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Colo-Serv – CAD$12/3 Months 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Canada

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 6, 2011 @ 12:39 pm, by LowEndAdmin

Colo-Serv Alexandre from Colo-Serv sent me two new offers last week, for their OpenVZ virtual servers.

  • Promo – VPS 128 Web
  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • CAD$12/QuarterDirect Signup Link
  • Promo – VPS 256 Web
  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 350GB/month data transfer
  • CAD$18/QuarterDirect Signup Link

Do note that the set up is not instant. Colo-Serv have their servers with Canix Datacenter in Montreal, Canada (test IP: 68.168.113.48). They have been in business since 2006 and from comments of their last two posts here they do get some nice reviews.

15 Comments

  1. ray:

    This is an INSANE promotion considering their normal price!

    November 6, 2011 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      Did you consider that maybe their normal price is INSANE to begin with?

      $20/mth for 128MB guaranteed is a little much.

      November 6, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
      • ray:

        Hmm, that’s true.

        November 6, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
      • Snape:

        It’s not that insane for Canada, no. Now that Nixcom is gone, the Canadian market is largely “sustainably priced”, with very,very few LEB-level offers actually *in* Canada. (There are a couple Canadian companies with servers at Burst or Hetzner, but I’m not counting those.)

        November 8, 2011 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  2. Spirit:

    Their AuP allow IRC on vps but as it seems from their vps page you need to buy “protected vps” in case you want to use it for IRC. This offer as it seems don’t include “irc allowed” vps.

    November 6, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      It would be nice if they added some DDOS Protected IRC offers. I’ve been waiting for the $6.50/mth offer to come back in stock :)

      November 6, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        Or to allow IRC also on regular packages. $6.50/mth is imho too much if you need vps only for some irc bouncer or so.

        November 6, 2011 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
      • Hi Joe,

        Just send a email to sales[at]colo-serv[dot]net that will open a ticket in our system.
        We will verify if one is available on the DDoS protected network for IRC use. We don’t want to post an offer for only one or two VPS available. Put in the email that you ask for the LEB offer for IRC use.

        Regards.

        November 6, 2011 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
  3. winson:

    Nixcom.ca is recommending Colo-Serv on the page. But Nixcom is planing to close theris business.

    It sounds that”a guilty person conspicuously protests his innocence.”

    November 7, 2011 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Martin has been a customer and been recommending colo-serv even before nixcom.ca was closed…

      November 7, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  4. William:

    I bought one, Setup was not too bad (15min ca.) – Specs are ok.

    Speed to europe is total crap, Disk is very slow.
    Else it is not so bad.

    November 8, 2011 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
  5. Here’s a few test from the node your are on William

    Traceroute to bbc.co.uk

    [root@omega ~]# traceroute bbc.co.uk
    traceroute to bbc.co.uk (212.58.241.131), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  72.10.168.169 (72.10.168.169)  0.197 ms  0.163 ms  0.147 ms
     2  72.10.164.53 (72.10.164.53)  1.659 ms  1.884 ms  2.120 ms
     3  po11.csr1.mtl3.gtcomm.net (67.215.0.80)  0.846 ms  1.102 ms  1.094 ms
     4  te1-4.cr1.mtl3.gtcomm.net (67.215.0.77)  1.082 ms  1.067 ms  0.892 ms
     5  te1-1.cr2.mtl3.gtcomm.net (67.215.0.98)  0.641 ms  0.861 ms  0.847 ms
     6  te3-4.car2.Montreal2.Level3.net (67.215.0.150)  146.684 ms  146.925 ms  146.911 ms
     7  ae-11-11.car1.Montreal2.Level3.net (4.69.141.2)  0.765 ms  0.735 ms  0.696 ms
     8  ae-5-5.ebr2.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.141.6)  7.929 ms  8.133 ms  8.120 ms
     9  ae-62-62.csw1.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.148.34)  8.090 ms ae-72-72.csw2.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.148.38)  8.176 ms ae-82-82.csw3.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.148.42)  12.884 ms
    10  ae-81-81.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.134.73)  8.149 ms  8.352 ms ae-61-61.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.134.65)  8.852 ms
    11  ae-42-42.ebr2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.137.69)  76.773 ms ae-43-43.ebr2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.137.73)  76.777 ms ae-44-44.ebr2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.137.77)  77.227 ms
    12  ae-58-223.csw2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.153.138)  76.829 ms  76.882 ms  77.139 ms
    13  ae-24-52.car3.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.100)  77.634 ms  77.606 ms  78.143 ms
    14  195.50.90.190 (195.50.90.190)  83.385 ms  83.153 ms  83.154 ms
    15  212.58.238.169 (212.58.238.169)  83.160 ms  83.130 ms  82.862 ms
    16  virtual-vip-231.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.241.131)  83.158 ms  83.410 ms  83.660 ms
    

    Traceroute to Google.com

    [root@omega ~]# traceroute Google.com
    traceroute to Google.com (74.125.226.240), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  72.10.168.169 (72.10.168.169)  0.178 ms  0.153 ms  0.132 ms
     2  72.10.164.53 (72.10.164.53)  2.793 ms  3.026 ms  3.017 ms
     3  po11.csr1.mtl3.gtcomm.net (67.215.0.80)  0.788 ms  0.787 ms  0.777 ms
     4  te1-4.cr1.mtl3.gtcomm.net (67.215.0.77)  157.858 ms  157.384 ms  157.350 ms
     5  ix-10-1-0-0.tcore1.W6C-Montreal.as6453.net (80.231.91.29)  0.660 ms  0.654 ms  0.642 ms
     6  if-13-0-0-987.mcore4.MTT-Montreal.as6453.net (216.6.115.93)  3.845 ms if-10-0-0-970.mcore3.MTT-Montreal.as6453.net (216.6.114.73)  1.360 ms if-9-0-0-968.mcore3.MTT-Montreal.as6453.net (216.6.114.41)  1.059 ms
     7  if-10-3-0-0.tcore2.NYY-NewYork.as6453.net (216.6.114.30)  24.766 ms if-12-0-0.mcore3.MTT-Montreal.as6453.net (216.6.114.25)  1.221 ms  1.181 ms
     8  if-10-3-0-0.tcore2.NYY-NewYork.as6453.net (216.6.114.30)  24.903 ms  24.502 ms  24.485 ms
     9  if-11-2.tcore1.NYY-NewYork.as6453.net (216.6.99.2)  24.451 ms  24.441 ms  24.417 ms
    10  if-2-0-0-1577.core3.NTO-NewYork.as6453.net (63.243.186.41)  72.353 ms Vlan2133.icore2.NTO-NewYork.as6453.net (63.243.186.134)  24.855 ms  24.336 ms
    11  Vlan2133.icore2.NTO-NewYork.as6453.net (63.243.186.134)  24.873 ms 72.14.222.122 (72.14.222.122)  8.864 ms  9.671 ms
    12  72.14.238.232 (72.14.238.232)  28.689 ms 72.14.222.122 (72.14.222.122)  8.706 ms 72.14.238.232 (72.14.238.232)  8.963 ms
    13  72.14.238.232 (72.14.238.232)  70.922 ms  70.632 ms  9.119 ms
    14  72.14.239.252 (72.14.239.252)  9.344 ms lga15s29-in-f16.1e100.net (74.125.226.240)  9.094 ms 72.14.239.252 (72.14.239.252)  9.440 ms
    

    some speedtest

    [root@omega ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-11-08 18:07:18--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[===================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 9.85M/s   in 10s     
    
    2011-11-08 18:07:28 (9.67 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    [root@omega ~]# wget -O /dev/null http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    --2011-11-08 18:09:59--  http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    Resolving mirror.leaseweb.com... 94.75.223.121, 2001:1af8:4030:1:0:dead:beef:cafe
    Connecting to mirror.leaseweb.com|94.75.223.121|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[===================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 100,000,000 7.41M/s   in 12s     
    
    2011-11-08 18:10:12 (7.70 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [100000000/100000000]
    

    DD test this one was made on high load at peak hours

    [root@omega ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 16.5298 seconds, 65.0 MB/s
    [root@omega ~]#
    

    This one was made with a normal load out of peak hours

    [root@omega ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.9281 seconds, 83.1 MB/s
    [root@omega ~]#
    
    November 8, 2011 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  6. Jeremy:

    Purchased VPS back on Sept 27th, so i wanted to wait a little while before leaving a comment. I’ve got to say they offer the best customer support i’ve dealt with, EVER. I was having a software issue and they went above and beyond to help me figure out what was wrong. Their network is stable, i use the IRC protected network, and i can stay connected to IRC for weeks without interruption. I dont’ know what to say, but you get what you pay for and this place is definately worth the money. i highly recommend. thanks pierre and alex!!

    November 9, 2011 @ 2:10 am | Reply
    • Thanks for your comment Jeremy, our techs ( Like Pierre ) and engineers do everything to help customers to resolve their problems. I think it’s the base of a hosting business along with the stability of the network.
      Glade to hear that you enjoy your server.

      Regards.

      November 9, 2011 @ 4:07 am | Reply
  7. Nice offer if you have a Canadian presence requirement. Otherwise it’s not attractive to me — and I’m Canadian :)

    I get equally good if not better connectivity to the northeast US, and much better prices.

    November 10, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

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