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123Systems - $8.85/3 Months 64MB OpenVZ VPS Exclusive Offer

123Systems Andrew from 123Systems sent me another exclusive offer for the LowEndBox readers. Here is the direct ordering link. For $8.85/3 months ($2.95/month) you can get the following VPS

  • 64MB guaranteed/128MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 250Gb/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

On the ordering page you can also choose between Fremont CA or Chicago IL for data center location. Limited stock & first come first serve. I do appreciate that Andrew wrote to me about the stability of his company (10 technical staffs currently, apparently), although I do not think there is a need to repeat it here. Customers are free to give their own testimonies here.

A 64MB OpenVZ VPS can still do quite a few things with a bit of optimization. We did see the rise of sub-$3 VPS featured here — maybe that will be a new trend?

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  1. “We did see the rise of sub-$3 VPS featured here — maybe that will be a new trend?”
    I’ll be very happy with this kind of trend.
    sub-$3 KVM or XenHVM VPS will make me happier

    August 3, 2010 @ 8:32 am | Reply
  2. lol @ bekanosky . Count me too :)

    by the way, I wonder what you can run on a 64MB XEN? (not that I am gonna order because I had conflicts with 123Systems and LEA issued me a yellow card) but just for info.

    I am running nginx+php5+mysql on a 128MB XEN with another provider and it does not feel any different (memory-wise) from my lighttpd+php5+mysql config. I thought it should have been a great difference in terms of memory-usage.

    Can anyone tell me why?

    August 3, 2010 @ 11:32 am | Reply
  3. @Asim — well.

    PHP5 — same on both stack.
    MySQL — same on both stack.
    Nginx vs. Lighttpd — minimum difference between the two. Nginx would start up using more because it has one master + one worker process by default (vs. only one proc for lighttpd). However from my old experience with lighttpd it seems to be leaky.

    Can’t see why you would have great difference in terms of memory usage.

    There are also CMS that does not require MySQL. I used dokuwiki quite extensively in one of my other projects, and it’s flat-file based. Habari is also a good blogging platform, and SQLite can be used.

    August 3, 2010 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. Thank you,Learn a lot from LowEndAdmin.

    August 4, 2010 @ 1:36 am | Reply
  5. Got it almost instantly. The Chicago location seems to work well. I had reservations about this company after reading some of their responses on this blog, but I figured they deserved a second chance. It’s hard to argue with this price and I hope it does become the trend.

    August 5, 2010 @ 12:26 am | Reply

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