Recommended VPS #3: Crissic
So finally I have to remove ChicagoVPS from my recommended VPS list due some negative reviews about them. As a replacement, I put Crissic and give them 4 stars for their excellent service.
So who are they and what they offer? Crissic is basically not a new name in low end industry. Despite getting some not so good review in the past, the owner claimed that the new Crissic is totally at whole different level of service.
Crissic is a web hosting and VPS provider by Crissic Solution LLC based in Springfield. Their promise to customers is to provide the best possible level of service with enterprise, server grade, hardware at an affordable price. They say they will only purchase hardware from well established and financially backed providers that regulate their own network. Still not sure if they’re the right provider? They are also so confident in their services and their support staff that they offer a no questions asked 10 day money back guarantee.
They utilize Enterprise-grade equipment only so no matter what any other client is doing on the node, your service will always be as fast as you expect it to be. All of their equipment is entirely owned by Crissic, so they can extend quality products at an unbelievable rate.
Where is their Datacenter located at? Currently (the time for writing) they only offer one location which is at Jacksonfield, US. The Jacksonville location is home to their headquarters and is their flagship Datacenter facility. Located within an operating Federal Reserve branch, the building is heavily fortified with a 24/7 armed federal law enforcement unit and numerous N+1 redundancies for all power and connectivity to the building. They own and colocate all of their equipment with Server Complete (AS19531) which is comprised of nLayer/GTT, TeliaSonera, Atrato IP Networks, and peering on the Atlanta Internet Exchange and the Jacksonville Internet Exchange at a total capacity of over 50Gbps.
OpenVZ VPS Plans:
They have 4 main OpenVZ plans starting from 256MB of RAM @ $2/month – 2048MB of RAM @ $9/month. All OVZ plans are offered with 1 IPv4, 1Gbps uplink, and free DNS management feature. They don’t add IPv6 by default but you can submit ticket and they will be more than happy to give you freely.
- 256MB RAM, 256MB vSwap, 25GB HDD, 1TB Bandwidth @$2/m
- 512MB RAM, 512MB vSwap, 50GB HDD, 2TB Bandwidth @$4/m
- 1024MB RAM, 1024MB vSwap, 75GB HDD, 3TB Bandwidth @$6/m
- 2048MB RAM, 2048MB vSwap, 100GB HDD, 4TB Bandwidth @$2/m
KVM VPS Plans:
KVM plans start from 512MB of RAM as low as $4/month. These KVM plans also come with 1 IPv4, 1Gbps uplink, and full DNS management where you can use their fully redundant DNS cluster to manage all of your A, AAA, MX, TXT, SRV records, rDNS records, and more.
- 512MB RAM, 25GB HDD, 2TB Bandwidth @$4/m
- 768MB RAM, 35GB HDD, 2.5TB Bandwidth @6/m
- 1024MB RAM, 50GB HDD, 3TB Bandwidth @$8/m
- 2048MB RAM, 100GB HDD, 5TB Bandwidth @$16/m
They have special public Looking Glass page (available here) for anyone to test their network speed, You can find their IPv4 and IPv6 as well as test files for download.
Simple Benchmark Test:
# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null | bash CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz Number of cores : 3 CPU frequency : 1600.000 MHz Total amount of ram : 512 MB Total amount of swap : 512 MB System uptime : 1:12, Download speed from CacheFly: 56.3MB/s Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 68.6MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 26.6MB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.14MB/s Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 11.7MB/s Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 11.8MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.52MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.3MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 16.2MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 62.0MB/s I/O speed : 429 MB/s
As you can see that their network speed is pretty good as well as their I/O speed. They don’t use SSD but 12 (TWELVE) Western Digital RE4′s enterprise HDD on a hardware raid card Dell H700. Their I/O speed is in the same level as many SSD-based low end VPS providers. Also check their benchmark result at ServerBear.
They are very rarely release discount coupon and we do not know one. Tell us if you know one 🙂
With no coupon codes available, they do release special VPS plans with cheaper price tag. For example: they offer special OVZ512 promo (512MB RAM, 512MB vSwap, 3 Cores, 50GB, 2TB BW) for only $15/year or $2/month (normally $4/month) – order link. Need higher RAM? They also offer OVZ2048 promo (2048MB RAM, 2048MB vSawap, 4 Cores, 100GB, 4TB BW) for only $7/month
Their support is really quick, you can expect your tickets getting response not more than 3 hours but usually faster. Based on my personal opinion it is 10 minutes average. Also, they offer 10 days “no question asked” money back guarantee.
Quick AUP – They do not allow IRC, Bittorrent, P2P, warez, spamming, or anything illegal in the state of Florida or within the United States of America. PRIVATE proxies are allowed. Runescape bots and gameservers are NOT allowed. Personal IRC Bouncers are Permitted.
I can’t recommend Crissic Solutions, seriously stay away!
I ordered a fresh vServer and installed a basic nginx webserver for a new small website. The next day it was not possible to login, so i created a ticket stating that the server is unavailable and not reachable through ssh. The non-helpful answer without any problem-solving approach: “Your IP appears nulled due to a rather large outbound 900Mbps”. The next day i checked the traffic from the control panel and there was indeed a high amount of leakage, which is weird, because the IP was nulled. It seems the traffic was an internal network problem, finally i ask for cancellation regarding the money-back guarantee. The cancellation request was denied because this will only be possible for new customers. After insisting on the cancellation, the ticket was closed instantly and my account was suspended.
Crissic Solutions seems to be a one-man show with neither technical nor business or support professionals.
Furthermore the ticket messages are phrased in a manner way to inappropriate (almost to rude) for serious costumer contact.
They now offering SSD plan. Have you tried it mom?
I have had 3 VPS’s so far with crissic and they have always been better than most other low end providers. When I locked myself out of the VPS admin console they had the problem sorted in less than 5 minutes. They may have had some problems before but going on my experience I will use them again defiantly.
(If you insist on a cancellation, what do you think a company are going to do? Give you a free VPS for the rest of the year? What business does that?)