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Bitronic Technologies – $3.09 256MB SSD Xen PV VPS in Tampa, Florida

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: June 30, 2013 @ 11:33 pm, by Liam

bitronictechBryan, from Bitronic Technologies, has sent in his first ever offer for LowEndBox readers. This exclusive offer takes 15% off their regular prices with the coupon code LowEndBox2013.

Nano VPS

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB SSD vSwap
  • 6GB SSD Diskspace
  • 256GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen PV/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: “LowEndBox2013
  • $3.39/Month | Order Link
Tiny VPS

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024MB SSD vSwap
  • 10GB SSD Diskspace
  • 512GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen PV/Virtualizor
  • Coupon: “LowEndBox2013
  • $5.09/Month | Order Link

Bitronic Technologies was founded in 2007 and are a registered DBA in New York State. Whilst they’re new to LEB, they have been active on LET since November 2012. Their nodes are using the Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 3.3Ghz CPU and Intel 520 SSD drives (6000IOPS). Bryan informs us that this offer will expire on July 31st 2013. I found some interesting fiverr videos reviews on youtube. You can also see a benchmark report of their TinyVPS on ServerBear.

Bitronic Technologies accept payment via PayPal, Google Wallet, Bitcoin, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover. They offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and 99.9% Uptime SLA. Additional IPv4 are charged at $2.50/Month. IPv6 is not currently available. Cpanel can be added for an additional $10/Month. No Illegal Activities or Spamming are allowed. Adult, Tor and IRC is allowed but on “dedicated IPs”. For more information, read their TOS or AUP.

Network Information:

Servers are located with Hivelocity in Tampa, Florida.

Test IPv4: 198.178.126.55
Test Files: http://198.178.126.55/10mb.test & http://198.178.126.55/100mb.test

19 Comments

  1. What’s the meaning of the word? DBA??

    July 1, 2013 @ 1:00 am | Reply
    • mitsuhashi:

      Like your company’s publicly known names (DBAs) can be China Host, Fast-Fix, LowBlow Host, but the legal name on documents might be something like Pig Technology Corporation.

      July 1, 2013 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  2. DBA is Doing Business As according to sba.gov like CNAME for your LLC

    July 1, 2013 @ 1:19 am | Reply
  3. The price is good, but the SSD is too small, could you give more disk space as the same price?

    July 1, 2013 @ 4:46 am | Reply
  4. florin:

    $3.09 or $3.39?

    July 1, 2013 @ 5:49 am | Reply
    • Use the coupon ;-) Prices will correct at checkout.

      July 1, 2013 @ 8:36 am | Reply
      • DalComp:

        I think he referred to the title, it says $3.09 while the offer is $3.39.

        July 1, 2013 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
  5. It’s kind of strange to see “vSwap” and “Xen PV” mentioned together.

    July 1, 2013 @ 6:23 am | Reply
    • I think it refers to swap. Possibly a typo. Having vSwap via SSD would definitely be strange.

      July 1, 2013 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  6. Tamolis:

    Just placed an order. 6 GB sounds like not much, but it should be enough for my needs.

    July 1, 2013 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  7. I’ve just ordered the 512. The first time I tried, I got a 400-bad request from nginx. So I broke it down into smaller tasks – registered for the client area, then checked out the cart. I’m not sure which step threw a wobbly the first time, but I got there second time around.

    Looking forward to seeing how it performs…

    July 2, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
    • Initial impression: Price is very good for a Xen PV setup. Everything certainly works as it should.

      Time from payment to setup: 7 hours, 39 minutes.

      Performance: Not the fastest VPS I’ve ever used, but not the slowest either. It’s mid-range. I realise this is not a full benchmark but a subjective take: By “not the fastest”, compiling PHP from source would usually have configure and make as the slow stages, with “make install” very quick. “make install” took long enough to be worth doing something else and coming back. By “not the slowest”, I’ve never had any problems transferring a site onto the VPS and working with it – it’s never frustrating because it’s slow. Whereas I’ve had other VPS from other providers that have been maddeningly slow at times.

      # 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, 14.9415 s, 71.9 MB/s

      I’ve had to open one ticket, because I couldn’t find how to set PTR in their panel. That ticket’s been open 57 hours and counting. So probably best to keep as a provider where little ongoing support will be needed.

      The overall impression would still be that I’m very happy with what I’ve got for the price I paid.

      July 6, 2013 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
    • Interesting

      The VPS I got seems to be in the Netherlands. The Test IP given is, however in Tampa FL. With the purpose for which I am using this VPS, this makes no difference at all, but I thought it worth reporting back in case location is a critical issue for others.

       2  agg-b01b02.r01.a05.ams01.singlehop.net (198.20.100.189)  1.510 ms  1.481 ms  1.664 ms
       3  cr-b02.r01.a05.ams01.singlehop.net (198.20.100.245)  46.706 ms cr-b01.r01.a05.ams01.singlehop.net (198.20.100.249)  44.955 ms cr-b02.r01.a05.ams01.singlehop.net (198.20.100.245)  46.633 ms
       4  ae4-1674.ar2.ams2.nl.nlayer.net (198.47.124.37)  2.259 ms ae4-1673.ar2.ams2.nl.nlayer.net (198.47.124.33)  2.205 ms ae4-1674.ar2.ams2.nl.nlayer.net (198.47.124.37)  2.190 ms
       5  ae3-50g.cr1.ams2.nl.nlayer.net (69.22.139.238)  0.867 ms  0.854 ms  1.062 ms
       6  xe-11-1-0.cr1.nyc2.us.nlayer.net (69.22.142.90)  78.286 ms  78.263 ms  75.519 ms
       7  NYCL-PEER-03.twtelecom.net (198.32.118.36)  75.797 ms  75.791 ms  75.976 ms
       8  tpa1-ar1-xe-2-0-0-0.us.twtelecom.net (66.192.251.214)  125.811 ms  170.611 ms  170.528 ms
       9  66.162.27.46 (66.162.27.46)  123.429 ms  123.698 ms  123.669 ms
      10  ve225.ds01-r127.tpa.hivelocity.net (206.51.235.216)  128.054 ms  128.335 ms  128.292 ms
      11  198-178-126-55.static.hvvc.us (198.178.126.55)  128.487 ms  128.453 ms  124.130 ms
      July 7, 2013 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
      • From that traceroute, the ip you are pinging is in Florida and you’re in NL. Have you got confused?

        July 7, 2013 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
        • Sorry – I should have explained.

          I was logged into the VPS I had with Bitronic using this offer. I was pinging the test IP in the post.

          July 8, 2013 @ 5:45 am | Reply
        • Hop #1 was

          1  frostfang.bitronictech.net (198.20.109.129)  1.649 ms  2.074 ms  2.266 ms

          (which is obviously not my VPS’s IP, but the first node the route passes through on its way out from my VPS)

          July 8, 2013 @ 5:47 am | Reply
  8. Sam:

    is it MT4 friendly?

    July 3, 2013 @ 4:42 am | Reply

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