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Prometeus Bundle Offer – 512MB OpenVZ + 128MB OpenVZ for €35.90/yr in Milan, Italy

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: February 14, 2013 @ 6:01 pm, by Liam

prometeusSalvatore, from Prometeus, has sent in something unusual for us today. Instead of getting just one server, in this offer you will receive two virtual servers on two different nodes.

VZSSD5

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 15GB SSD Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 4 IPv6 Addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Location: Milan, Italy
VZ0

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 6GB Diskspace
  • 256GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Location: Milan, Italy

Both for €35.90/ Year ($48) | Direct Signup

This is the first offer from Italian based Prometeus since they won the 2012 Q4 Top Providers poll. The bundle offer is only available on a yearly billing cycle. All of their bundles can be viewed here and all their LowEndBox plans are listed here. Since 1997, Prometeus.com has been solely focused on high-quality, high-reliability web services and professional consulting. I found this excellent review on LowEndTalk and there is also a great review on 96MB. Please do share your reviews and thoughts on this bundle idea below :)

Prometeus are a registered LIR (RIPE NCC member). Paypal is the only accepted payment method. VAT, at 21%, is added if you’re an EU citizen/company without a valid VAT ID. Servers are unmanaged and TUN/TAP/PPP/FUSE are all supported. Servers will be setup automatically once the payment process has been completed. As usual, before purchasing we advise you to read their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

Prometeus currently have 5 racks colocated in the largest campus/internet exchange in Italy. They operate their own BGP (AS34971) and currently have a total bandwidth capacity of 10Gb.

Test IPv4: 194.14.179.254 or 195.88.4.7
Test IPv6: 2a00:dcc0:eda:89::254:1

http://mirrors.prometeus.net/test/test10.bin
http://mirrors.prometeus.net/test/test100.bin
http://iperweb.net/test/test10.bin
http://iperweb.net/test/test100.bin

38 Comments

  1. cloromorpho:

    i love prometeus.

    Never had an issue with them.

    :)

    February 14, 2013 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
    • Thank you :P

      February 14, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
    • Duncan:

      Likewise! Been with them around 5 months and had zero problems.

      February 14, 2013 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  2. rzlosty:

    I like this idea :)

    Its a shame that you only get 1 IPv4 for two machines but i guess with the shortage and everything you cant complain at the price :)

    February 14, 2013 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
  3. neqste:

    I STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO USE PROMETEUS! I GET ONLY FUN WITH THEIR SERVICES! NO DOWNTIMES, NO LAGS, NO PACKETLOSS, GOOD SUPPORT, CHEAP OFFERs.

    PROMETEUS ROCK!

    February 14, 2013 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
  4. 5n1p:

    I think in last 3 months since i use prometeus i had only 1 downtime of 5 minutes, and it was my mistake :D
    They Rock
    +1

    February 14, 2013 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  5. john:

    +1 A best provider out there…

    February 14, 2013 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  6. Maounique:

    Thanks all :)

    This offer came because we have inbalances regarding IPs around due to the segmentation with VLANs and many people requested upgrades even at higher prices so now we have IPs left without much space for the actual VM.
    It looks like people buy small machines to test us, thent hey like the service and are ready to pay extra for space just not to setup everything again or change IP due to moving to another server.
    It is limited to the IPs available in small pools here and there for the small VPSes.
    An effort to give value to wasted IPs, but we do not have that many, so I dont know how much this will last.

    February 14, 2013 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
  7. Emil Vals:

    Can’t go wrong with Prometeus, one of my few favorites. :)

    February 14, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  8. Been with them for nearly a year now. Pushing 2 TB monthly on my first VPS never had an issue (2 downtimes though) and i really love em :)

    February 15, 2013 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  9. Jack:

    Salvatore is an amazing guy!

    Currently have 2 Services with them [Prometeus]

    Been with them since June 2012 when they did an amazing deal on KVM.

    KVM5 and VZ0 Both with amazing uptime!

    Support;

    With the 3 tickets I have submitted , the response time has been around 5-10 hours.

    Uptime:

    Amazing , Only outages were on the VZ0 and that was due to Kernel panics I believe and the resolution was to move to a new hardware node.

    February 15, 2013 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  10. pub crawler:

    Great company. Active in this community. All around nice folks.

    Very interesting 2-for-1 offer. I really like this bundling idea.

    February 15, 2013 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  11. Strong recommend.
    Im using KVM9 on PrometeUs and happy :)

    February 15, 2013 @ 3:02 am | Reply
  12. Adding my regular http://z1s.org uptime links here would not help since the uptime monitor itself runs at Prometeus. Thumbs up for them!

    February 15, 2013 @ 4:37 am | Reply
  13. marrco:

    One more terrific offer from the Best VPS provider in Europe. No surprise they won the last few top providers poll. This is a great annual bundle, a safe bet for anyone looking for a production vps + a smaller test node.

    February 15, 2013 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  14. I replaced my old Kiloserve VPS with a 512MB KVM VPS from Prometeus back in October last year, and it has been wonderful.

    February 15, 2013 @ 10:42 am | Reply
  15. changhefirst:

    Is it possible to pay by USD?

    And if there are not only bundle offers for LEB provided, but also promo codes of other plans posted on the LEB, it will be better.

    February 15, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
    • You can switch the currency clicking on the flags in the cart interface. Some of the old promotional code are still active, just see our previous offers.

      February 15, 2013 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Even if the older codes dont work anymore, you can register in our forum and we have there some codes that work on most products.

      February 15, 2013 @ 8:36 pm | Reply
  16. Freek:

    Can’t go wrong with Prometeus. I’ve got three VPSes from them, solid as a rock. Their KVMSSD5 is an amazing little machine.

    February 15, 2013 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  17. cloromorpho:

    Guys, be carefull ordering, i just screwed everything up and purchased other product.

    Fortunatly Prometeus rocks and everything got sorted out.

    :D

    February 15, 2013 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  18. cloromorpho:

    Thank you for the awesome support “John Deer”.

    I now have my 2 VPSs online.

    February 15, 2013 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  19. cloromorpho:

    response and resolution time: -10 min.

    (sorry for the spam)

    February 15, 2013 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  20. Phantium:

    €35.90? When I went to check out it was €35.90.
    When I actually ordered, suddenly it turned to €43.44 because €7.54 21% VAT was added.

    This should be more clearly specified, no thanks!

    February 16, 2013 @ 12:51 am | Reply
  21. Phantium:

    To follow-up, I see now that 21% vat is mentioned here on LEB, but it is not at first in the shop of Prometeus, thus I assumed it would be 35,90. Instead of 43,44.

    February 16, 2013 @ 12:58 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Italy has a 21 % VAT, that is the law. The billing software does not know if you qualify to be VAT free (outside EU or a VAT registered business in EU) untill you dont submit all data. Then it generates the invoice and, of course, you can skip the payment. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do without breaking the law.
      We have some offers on our baby company in UK which has a low enough turnover not ot be forced to register for VAT, this means the LEBs there are VAT free: http://my.iperweb.com

      February 16, 2013 @ 1:30 am | Reply
      • Jack:

        I knew there was a reason why you were doing it under different brands ;)!

        February 16, 2013 @ 1:34 am | Reply
      • Phantium:

        Thanks for explaining :)

        February 16, 2013 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  22. Mr. Pragma:

    I just got myself a different version of this offer, the one with a 512MB KVM VPS (plus a 128MB VZ0).

    Frankly, I didn’t expect much of the “thrown in” 128MB VZ. Man, was I wrong!

    That small VPS works like a breeze and is a pleasure to work with. Actually I had 256MB from other not at all low-end providers that are simply lame compared to the Prometheus 128MB VPS.

    But the positive experience really started when I wanted to put FreeBSD on my 512MB KVM VPS. It seems that Prometheus doesn’t like FreeBSD too much on their boxes (for technical reasons on the FreeBSD side). After I asked them, however, they took it upon themselves to change the server in a way so as to allow me to dea with it myself. Fair enough; after all t’s a low-price box and while their service and support is fine I could and did not expect them to do free work for me.

    To make it short: I would not advise beginners to do it themselves (but then beginners typically are more than happy with a well configured Linux system – which Prometheur provides out of the box).

    I had to install FreeBSD (from an image provided by Prometheus) and build and configure the necessary virtio “plumbing” myself (which is OK and feasible if you have some FreeBSD experience).

    Once done, they configured their side of it – et voila – I’m now a happy FressBSD user on Prometheus KVM box.

    All in all: Very positive experience. Great VPSs, friendly support, great connectivity.

    The only caveat: It seems (well, I haven’t tried hard) that they are quite short on the documentation, howtos, knowledgebase side. So, bloody beginners without even basic Linux experience might experience a somewhat rough path.

    I recommend Prometheus’ offers. They are clearly among the best VPS providers and on top of it they offer attractive prices. Thumbs up!

    February 22, 2013 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
  23. SiKop:

    I was really impressed with the large number of positive comments for Prometeus. But, I haven’t received any response to a ticket for the past 29 hours even though it was marked High. This really disappointed me as I didn’t expect this from a Provider that has been receiving rave accolades.

    I am from India and am on a short visit to Germany on an assignment. I have been going through LEB and planned to take a VPS from Prometeus. But, on trying to complete the order, it didn’t get through with the status ‘Fraud’ – this possibly being that my address is in India and my IP Address reflects Germany. I had immediately raised a support ticket on how to address this issue. But, unfortunately, I haven’t received any reply on this from you. Can you kindly let me know how I can complete the order?

    February 28, 2013 @ 12:42 am | Reply
    • We have a large number of orders which don’t pass the maxmind checks, they require manual review and verification and are handled when possible :-)
      Anyway, I’m sorry for the delay

      February 28, 2013 @ 9:21 am | Reply
      • SiKop:

        Thank you for replying, Prometeus.. I didn’t mean to sound harsh.. It’s just that I was impatient to sign up for one of the best services I have been hearing about. ;-)

        Do let me know when I can get on the bandwagon. ;-)

        February 28, 2013 @ 12:38 pm | Reply
        • SiKop:

          I was able to complete the order.. Thanks a lot, Prometeus. :)

          February 28, 2013 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
      • Davi:

        Is it possible to get this one offer now. I know offer is expired but it will be great if you can offer it.

        April 18, 2013 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  24. 902hfx:

    I’m extremely picky with my servers. How picky… I’m a closet leb follower and only have one vps!

    I believe to have found my second! :)

    May 13, 2013 @ 1:40 am | Reply

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