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XenPower – 1GB RAM, 120GB Disk, 2TB Traffic for $6/month in Milan and Dallas

Date/Time: January 19, 2014 @ 2:20 am, by Maarten Kossen

Salvatore, from Prometeus, sent in an e-mail regarding the launch of his new brand: XenPower! XenPower offers high-resource servers for a very reasonable price! XenPower was started because Salvatore once purchased the domain (xenpower.com) and still hadn’t done anything with it. What better to do with it than offer some great Xen servers! These servers are hosted on a host node with dual Intel E5-2620v2 CPUs, 128GB of RAM and 12x 3TB SATA hard drives in RAID10! This happens to be Prometeus’ first deployment of servers with SATA disks (all others are SAS, SSD, or SAN) and I have to say, the speed is very good! We all know Prometeus: most reviews are very positive, support is fast, and the customer always comes first! Please share your own experiences with XenPower in the comments!

The offerXen Power

  • 2 vCPUs
  • 1GB RAM
  • 120GB Disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 2x IPv6 address (/64 on request)
  • XenPV/SolusVM
  • Coupon: XENPOWER25
  • Price: €4.42/month or +/- $6/month
  • Order in Milan
  • Order in Dallas

Prometeus accepts payments via Paypal. VAT, at 22%, is added if you’re an EU citizen/company without a valid VAT ID. Prometeus is a registered LIR (RIPE NCC member), which means they own their IP addresses. Like noted above, an IPv6 /64 is available for free on request. No refunds are offered. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service.

Network information

Looking glass Milan: http://lg-milano.prometeus.net/
Looking glass Dallas: http://lg-dallas.prometeus.net/

72 Comments

  1. Monsta_AU:

    Looks like a pretty decent deal, especially with the generous amount of disk space. Most other offers would be 60-80GB at this price range.

    Especially like the fact you can get the same deal outside the US – this will continue to be important for citizens of other nations not wanting to host their data inside the US.

    January 19, 2014 @ 3:00 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Thank you :)

      This was one of our problems, people were comparing other providers offering SATA storage with our SAS/SSD/SAN which was, obviously, lower, at the same price.
      Now we are offering SATA too but this is top range with many disks and a good raid card.
      However, please remember we offer free FTP/secure FTP/HTTP/HTTPS back-up space for free to all our customers (sure, non-budget plans such as Biz ones benefit from larger storage).

      January 19, 2014 @ 3:59 am | Reply
  2. Awesome, got one for my (again!)

    January 19, 2014 @ 4:27 am | Reply
  3. jcaleb:

    Let’s go sign up!

    January 19, 2014 @ 5:19 am | Reply
  4. Hybrid:

    Windows an options?

    January 19, 2014 @ 5:43 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      XenPV does not support windows. You can try http://www.iwstack.com if you need to install from arbitrary ISO, it has also licensed windows templates.

      January 19, 2014 @ 6:24 am | Reply
  5. James:

    Best node is node 19 ;)

    January 19, 2014 @ 5:44 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      pm19 is KVM…

      January 19, 2014 @ 6:24 am | Reply
      • James:

        Exactly, KVM + SAS drives feel like the best options from Prometeus.

        January 19, 2014 @ 7:32 am | Reply
        • Amitz:

          I can assure you: I have multiple VMs with Prometeus and its brands in different locations. XEN, OpenVZ and KVM. They are on different nodes, of course, and they ALL are “the best”. No matter what drives, no matter what Virtualization, Prometeus simply rocks.

          January 19, 2014 @ 7:56 am | Reply
        • Maounique:

          We had to perform maintenance just a month ago and took it down after some 500 days of uptime. SAN is better, but even that must be upgraded. We are now upgrading the SAN and some latency is seen.
          Pm20 and pm21 are still counting the 500+ uptimes :)

          January 19, 2014 @ 8:32 am | Reply
        • im on pm19. a little hiccup but all good

          January 19, 2014 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
          • James:

            My fault for mentioning, indeed some issues atm as my websites are down, ssh isn’t loading, restart does nothing =/

            January 20, 2014 @ 12:11 pm
        • Maounique:

          If you are the guy with KVM1103 yeah it is stuck in D state, we cannot shutdown the node to solve this issue, too many people would have downtime, seems that the last upgrade introduced some bug in KVM.
          Salvatore is dumping your data now, it should be started some other place soon. Sorry for this issue, Murphy hit you hard, it seems, Xen never needed restart, though, after the time bug in 2012 I think.
          We will compensate you for this. Please make a reasonable request in the ticket after it is done.

          January 20, 2014 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  6. KU:

    Can someone post the disk I/O speed please?
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    Do not forget to delete the “test” file ;)

    January 19, 2014 @ 7:31 am | Reply
    • XPu1G Dallas
      # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm test
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.16815 s, 339 MB/s
      ….
      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 1999.999 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 1007 MB
      Total amount of swap : 511 MB

      January 20, 2014 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  7. Amar:

    Is this for new customers only? I have 2GB RAM one and already used this code (or some similar). Wondering if I could use it again to purchase this one.. ?

    January 19, 2014 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      It was certainly not intended for new customers only, from what I know it should work, if it doesnt, then maybe there is another problem, please open a ticket with the error you get.

      January 20, 2014 @ 2:29 am | Reply
  8. raghavendra:

    does it include any swap?

    January 19, 2014 @ 8:53 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Yes, it does, but it should not be used as a RAM replacement.

      January 20, 2014 @ 2:30 am | Reply
  9. shi:

    buy one. running now. hope get good performance.

    January 19, 2014 @ 9:01 am | Reply
  10. I still prefer the one I bought with 4 cores and 40g ssd in Dallas.

    January 19, 2014 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  11. Anon:

    Is Bittorrent (legal) and Minecraft server allowed?

    January 19, 2014 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Yes, everything legal and which does not abuse resources. If you BT is pounding disk at 40 MB/s 24/7, it is not ok.
      Game servers are allowed, but DDoS is not. If you receive attacks without using our DDoS protection, the server might be suspended/terminated.

      January 20, 2014 @ 2:28 am | Reply
      • David:

        Do you have DDoS protection on these plans? I do not see it as an option. If so. How much is it?

        January 20, 2014 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Hello !

          We didnt route DDoS protected IPs to these servers and it is only available in Italy, anyway, but we will consider it if there is demand. It looks lie people do not care and prefer to be blackholed after attacks and hope it does not happen again.
          A filtered IPv4 costs 9 Eur/month.
          However, this means speeds will not be great and there is a bit of extra latency. The filtered traffic totals 200 mbps.

          January 20, 2014 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
          • David:

            I see, thank you for your quick response, please let us know if you every decide to get DDoS protection.

            January 21, 2014 @ 5:55 am
  12. David:

    Tempting for the 1GB RAM, but the 512MB on my current KVM there does the job (for a bit over $6/month), and it uses SSD. I’ve had Prometeus service since Oct. 2012, and I’m on pm14.

    January 19, 2014 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
  13. I’ve been using XenPower 1G in Italy since the launching of it, 25 days ago, and always impressed :)

    January 19, 2014 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
    • Mas Erawan, me too. I’m a satisfied customer :)

      January 20, 2014 @ 2:50 am | Reply
  14. Dylan:

    Prometeus service+Incero’s Dallas network=awesome!

    January 19, 2014 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
    • So you bought the vps in Dallas? Did it comes with IPv6?
      Last time I checked the offer for xenpower in Dallas, it’s comes with less disk, but in SSD.

      January 19, 2014 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
      • Dylan:

        If you go to the XenPower.com site there are tabs for Italy, USA, and USA SSD. The USA tab has the same regular SATA HDD plans as Italy. I think they were just added within the past couple of days.

        I’ve had one of the Dallas SSD plans for a couple weeks and picked up a Dallas HDD plan yesterday. They all have IPv6.

        I think the Dallas IPv6 is tunneled through HE until they can get native with Incero but it works just fine for me.

        January 19, 2014 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
  15. IPv6 is available in Dallas?

    January 19, 2014 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Hello !

      Yes it is, but over a HE tunnel (non-native) :(

      January 20, 2014 @ 1:01 am | Reply
  16. I’m Xen Power proud user. :)

    January 19, 2014 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  17. KU:

    Can someone please post the disk performance?
    Thanks.

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:44 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Jae did just a minute before you asked again :)

      Jae:

      XPu1G Dallas
      # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm test
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.16815 s, 339 MB/s
      ….
      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 1999.999 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 1007 MB
      Total amount of swap : 511 MB
      January 20, 2014 @ 2:43 am | Reply

      January 20, 2014 @ 4:33 am | Reply
  18. jcaleb:

    kindly share ioping

    January 20, 2014 @ 5:01 am | Reply
    • Dylan:

      ioping -c 10 .
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=1 time=0.1 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=2 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=3 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=4 time=0.3 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=5 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=6 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=7 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=8 time=0.2 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=9 time=0.3 ms
      4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/xvda1): request=10 time=0.3 ms

      — . (ext3 /dev/xvda1) ioping statistics —
      10 requests completed in 9004.0 ms, 4464 iops, 17.4 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.0 ms

      January 20, 2014 @ 5:41 am | Reply
  19. raghavendra:

    1. do you have cheap internal cpanel licenses like $10/m at italy?
    2. how much is extra ip?

    January 20, 2014 @ 6:02 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Hello !

      We are not cPanel resellers, only for Direct Admin.
      You can of course, use your own license.
      An extra IPv4 is 12 Eur a year.

      January 20, 2014 @ 8:43 am | Reply
  20. over:

    Accept CPU mining?

    January 20, 2014 @ 9:18 am | Reply
  21. coupon works on annual. sweet, double discount!

    January 20, 2014 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  22. well i give in the temptation and bought XP4G vps package… but i have a problem, i accidentaly choosed from Milano instead of dallas…

    January 21, 2014 @ 9:59 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      You can open a ticket and we reprovision in dallas.

      January 21, 2014 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
  23. pikachu:

    Great offer ! but phone verification with pin is required. I hope I won’t get spam sms.

    January 21, 2014 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Hello !

      Only in some cases over a certain risk treshold.
      It is done by a third party, we only bought services from them.

      January 22, 2014 @ 12:03 pm | Reply
  24. How long does it take to provision? Just purchased a 2G deal now.

    January 22, 2014 @ 6:22 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      It takes up to 24 hours, but much faster usually. I am dealing with this usually but was in a 2 days vacation so could have taken a couple of hours or so.

      January 23, 2014 @ 2:00 am | Reply
  25. sd:

    How is the DDOS attack protection? and server uptime status

    January 24, 2014 @ 3:14 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      We only recently started offering DDoS protection. It applies only to certain plans for now, but we plan to extend it. It protects fro 10+ Gbps and 1 nil+ pps Over that treshold the IP is nulled for an hour.
      As for server uptime, we just deployed them, the plans were launched a month ago.
      Example uptime (KVM):

      [root@pm20 ~]# uptime
       16:47:03 up 601 days, 21:12,  1 user,  load average: 9.44, 9.61, 10.01
      You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
      /pre>
      
      Other Xen plans node: 
      [root@pm12 ~]# uptime
       16:49:22 up 457 days, 20:06,  1 user,  load average: 0.13, 0.11, 0.05
      January 24, 2014 @ 10:50 am | Reply
      • David:

        Do you guys offer DDOS for Dallas?

        January 24, 2014 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
        • Maounique:

          Hello !

          No, we only offer it in Italy.

          January 24, 2014 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  26. Ruriko:

    any plans in restocking the Italy non-ssd plans?

    January 28, 2014 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Yes, but will take some time, we did not expect to sell so fast. In the meantime, we have SSD in Italy and non-SSD in US.

      January 29, 2014 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  27. bob:

    Hi

    When do you plan to restock XP1G?

    Cheers

    February 1, 2014 @ 5:41 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      I am not sure, will take some time to order and receive new servers, we didnt expect it will go so fast.

      February 4, 2014 @ 5:41 am | Reply
  28. KaKue:

    I’ve read some posts above, and learned that anything is fine, as long as it’s legal.
    But just want to make sure.
    1. Do you all adult content website (legal)?
    2. VPN usage?

    Thank you

    February 2, 2014 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      All legal content is allowed. It must be legal in Italy/US, though, not your country of origin.

      February 4, 2014 @ 5:41 am | Reply
  29. Promo code was expired,
    Please give me chance to order your service again.

    I have one from XENPower with SSD plan, that very awesome. :D

    February 4, 2014 @ 12:24 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Please open a ticket.

      February 4, 2014 @ 5:42 am | Reply
  30. Yay~
    Now i have 2 VPS on XENPower :D
    Thank you, i really like your services.

    But is legal torrent allowed on server Milano, Italia ?

    February 4, 2014 @ 7:56 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Legal torrenting is allowed on any location on non-biz plans (this means only budget ones such as OVerZold XenPower and a few others). Please make sure you do not abuse the disk and dont go over 300 mbps sustained.

      February 4, 2014 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
  31. Si:

    Allowed to install Plex media server?

    February 7, 2014 @ 6:34 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Anything legal which does not abuse is allowed.

      February 12, 2014 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
  32. Si:

    Any stock of the XP1G coming up again?

    February 7, 2014 @ 7:02 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      We only have a bit of non-ssd in US and some SSD in Italy. Planning to get more, however, cannot give an ETA.

      February 12, 2014 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
  33. Russian:

    I just checked your tracert, using http://lg-milano.prometeus.net/ , and I see that packets go through all the world to me. The path is Italy – France – USA – Japan – Russia. Total ping is more than 200ms. Can this be fixed? Right path is Italy – German – Russia.

    February 23, 2014 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  34. Bartok:

    Will Dallas server become available any time soon?

    March 12, 2014 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  35. GoogleMonster:

    Looks like this deal is expired now :/

    March 29, 2014 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

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