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PhotonVPS – $6.97 256MB Xen VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 15, 2010 @ 2:00 am, by LowEndAdmin

PhotonVPS Jim from PhotonVPS has sent me their exclusive offer to the LowEndBox readers. You can use promo code PHOTONLEB to get 30% off recurring discount on their WARP .25 or WARP .5 Xen VPS packages. So for WARP .25 it’s now $4.17/month and for WARP .50 it would be $6.97/month. You get (for a WARP .50)

  • 256MB memory/512MB swap
  • 4GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

Servers are in Los Angeles CA with good Asia connectivity. Test IP can be found on their network page. According to About Us page, the IT group, which PhotonVPS is a subsidiary of, has been around since 1999. WHOIS info points me to Psychz Networks.

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19 Comments

  1. Folks may want to review the comments on the previous posts on this company:

    http://www.lowendbox.com/tag/photonvps/

    September 15, 2010 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  2. We have an excellent track record so far. The issues that are reviewed are users who did not uphold some responsibility when it comes to maintaining their data, managing their VPS, nor contacted us to get their issues resolved. Our benchmark blows our competitors away where we put less servers on each machines and utilize our own facility, staff, and network.

    Our BBB records and RatePoint scores speaks for themselves. If users ever have issues they are welcome to contact us. We have thousands of nodes where we cater to high end users such as universities, government sites, and bank brokers which should show the reliablity of our services.

    BBB record – http://www.los-angeles.bbb.org/Business-Report/Profuse-Solution-LLC–13220719
    RatePoint – http://www.ratepoint.com/profile/26898

    These are credible rating systems where they have a mediators on both sides to resolve a client issue and if the score given by the users are worth noting.

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  3. We have an excellent track record so far. The issues that are reviewed are users who did not uphold some responsibility when it comes to maintaining their data, managing their VPS, nor contacted us to get their issues resolved. Our benchmark blows our competitors away where we put less servers on each machines and utilize our own facility, staff, and network.

    Our BBB records and RatePoint scores speaks for themselves. If users ever have issues they are welcome to contact us. We have thousands of nodes where we cater to high end users such as universities, government sites, and bank brokers which should show the reliablity of our services.

    These are credible rating systems where they have a mediators on both sides to resolve a client issue and if the score given by the users are worth noting.

    September 15, 2010 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  4. Eric:

    Why such a low amount of HD space for the xen plans? If the .5 plan had about 6 more GB of space then I’d consider it.

    September 15, 2010 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  5. Xen’s disk space cannot be oversold, assuming it’s already allocated in LVM. Also they might have very expensive disk array setup so they can’t afford to give out that much disk space.

    Or they are using 40GB disks from 5 years ago to build their RAID :P I doubt though.

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:11 am | Reply
  6. peterson:

    I have a question about photon vps.

    you are always reboot my VPS, why?

    the uptime of omy server never longer than 14days…

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  7. @Eric, these are “Low End Boxes” after all.

    @Peterson, have you tried opening a ticket?

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:25 am | Reply
  8. Eric:

    I know these are “Low End Boxes”, but there are other offers with a better disk space offering =) So that didn’t really explain why it’s a measly 4gb. I know about Xen and blah blah blah, but TB drives are getting cheaper and cheaper…

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:38 am | Reply
  9. Mike:

    More resources = more opportunity for abuse, probably. Given that none of the rapidleech idiots will touch a 4GB VPS, I’d almost consider that a prominent selling point, really. :)

    @Eric: Terabyte drives *are* getting cheaper, but have you ever tried to back up, or restore, that volume of data over the internet? Or even what you’d probably consider cripplingly modest amounts – 10 or 15 gigabytes? 10GB will take over an hour to transfer at a (fairly optimistic) rate of 20Mbps. You can work the rest out for yourself from there. (For those following along at home, and who are scared of maths, 1TB would take about four *days* to transfer at 20Mbps, or well over a week at 10Mbps, which might still be an optimistic speed if you’ve got a server in, say, California, and backup space with OVH in France…)

    September 16, 2010 @ 2:38 am | Reply
  10. @mike
    10GB in 1 hour is worst case when we don’t use incremental backup

    September 16, 2010 @ 9:39 am | Reply
  11. Mike:

    @bekanosky: For *making* the backup, yes. For *restoring* the backup via FTP or SFTP, however, expect to wait a good long while, regardless of how it was created.

    September 16, 2010 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  12. @mike
    Yes, that is the case in offline backup.
    If we use another VPS for backup that always ready to be used, then it is just a matter of updating DNS, some final setting, etc.

    September 16, 2010 @ 1:52 pm | Reply
  13. Quick note, we don’t allow additional IPs on our WARP.25 and WARP.50 plans.

    September 17, 2010 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  14. Ivan Gudym:

    I even started order, but OS template is strange. 32-bit Ubuntu only old 8.10, Debian 64-bit only. This is useless for LEB.

    September 23, 2010 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  15. PhotonVPS-Jim:

    What distro were you interested in?

    September 23, 2010 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
  16. I have been using Photon VPS for more than 6 months now and I am happy with them. They respond pretty fast for support tickets. They solve any issues if ever there are. I am on High end VPS with them. They are a bit costly but its worth it when it comes to the service and uptime.

    October 10, 2010 @ 10:06 am | Reply
  17. @egon

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

    October 11, 2010 @ 1:34 am | Reply
  18. Still receiving spam from these folks. No response from previous complaints about the issue. Jim, I’ll be happy to log a BBB complaint if you don;t want to follow up with complaints. Gotta admit that I think it’s pretty sad that you point folks to your BBB record. Those folks logging those reports are those who are fed up with your service. Good customer service would mean that you had no complaints filed with BBB. Instead you have 10 customers who got so pissed off at you and your company that they felt the need to go out of their way to record what their experiences were with your company.

    And anyone and their grandmother can fill out a ratepoint review.

    October 17, 2010 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  19. We do not spam our clients, however if you signed up for an account at anytime we will send global notices to all clients regarding maintenances and specials. Feel free to open a ticket to get your email removed from our database.

    October 17, 2010 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

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