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Colo-Serv – CAD$5.50 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Canada

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 31, 2011 @ 10:49 am, by LowEndAdmin

Colo-Serv Communications Alexandre from Colo-Serv Communications emailed me their special offers on their OpenVZ VPS plans. Yes their “Premium” range is quite expensive — $19.95 CAD for 128MB OpenVZ VPS. Their promo offer is more inline with LowEndBox’s pricing — CAD$5.50/month (~USD$5.66) using this sign up link.

  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ

Servers in Montreal at CANIX. Colo-Serv has been in hosting business since 2006, although their domain was registered in February 2008. Incorporated in Canada, and owns all their equipments (although their Premium/Protected VPS range do look like reselling GloboTech’s?) Not much info can be found on WHT and their account there was disabled. A little bit expensive, although there does not appear to be any good Canadian offer at the moment (all the Nixcom ones are out of stock).

23 Comments

  1. Thank you for publishing our package. Golobotech provide to us their links and IPs adresses only.
    For Nixcom, for sure it’s a good provider, we host one of their servers since many years.
    Hi know Martin very well and he runs a reliable company.
    Feel free to leave a comment or if you need any informations.

    May 31, 2011 @ 11:44 am | Reply
    • Colo-serv.net is great also ;)

      good support, premium bandwidth, stable…

      give it a try you’ll see :)

      May 31, 2011 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
      • Thanks Martin, i hope it’s all the reasons why you are with us since many years :)

        May 31, 2011 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
      • @Martin: So you are able to rent the servers from them and offer the VPS at 1/4 of what they charge? LOL, that start to make me wonder how profitable this business is haha :)

        June 1, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
        • @96mb, rent a server and have our equipment is not the same exploitation fee by month. :)

          June 1, 2011 @ 11:24 pm | Reply
  2. Why your WHT account got disabled?

    May 31, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
  3. A long story between an other company that use our trademark
    and we had to engage pursuit and WHT disable the account
    to avoid mismatch between them and us.

    May 31, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
  4. Dino Suarez:

    Is IRC permitted? the ToS page does not mention IRC at all.

    May 31, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
    • IRC is not allowed on our Web VPS, you can see it in our vps package on the website.
      IRC is only allowed on the protected network but it’s not this promotion.

      May 31, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
    • I;m sitting here looking for the AUP since you mentioned it. The ToS page mentions it “…the Colo-Serv Communications Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)…” but I’ve yet to find it.

      But yes, the VPS page has red check marks all the way across for IRC on the Premium servers. The protected vps’es allow it though.

      May 31, 2011 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
      • drmike:

        I;m sitting here looking for the AUP since you mentioned it. The ToS page mentions it “…the Colo-Serv Communications Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)…” but I’ve yet to find it.

        Thanks for your comment drmike, we change our website recently and we forgot to correct this line, i will ask our webmaster to make the correction. He took the old page of our old website for the TOS.

        May 31, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
      • Thanks for the response and the follow up.

        May 31, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  5. Francisco:

    I have a VPS with Colo-Serv since March, 26. 100% uptime.

    May 31, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Some tests (March,26) :

      ~# 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, 11.3981 s, 94.2 MB/s
      
      ~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-03-26 13:12:36--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 3.37M/s   in 36s
      
      2011-03-26 13:13:12 (2.81 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
      ~# wget -O /dev/null http://216.38.63.74/100mb.test
      --2011-03-26 13:14:15--  http://216.38.63.74/100mb.test
      Connecting to 216.38.63.74:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 102400000 (98M) [text/plain]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[==========================================================>] 102,400,000 9.92M/s   in 14s
      
      2011-03-26 13:14:29 (6.91 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [102400000/102400000]
      
      ~# wget -O /dev/null http://testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com/100mb.bin
      --2011-03-26 13:15:36--  http://testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com/100mb.bin
      Resolving testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com... 178.236.4.23
      Connecting to testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com|178.236.4.23|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) []
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      10% [=====>                                                     ] 11,049,215   704K/s  eta 2m 33s
      
      ~# wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl/files/100mb.bin
      --2011-03-26 13:16:57--  http://speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl/files/100mb.bin
      Resolving speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl... 88.159.1.78
      Connecting to speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl|88.159.1.78|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'
      
      100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 5.10M/s   in 20s
      
      2011-03-26 13:17:18 (4.92 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
         BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
      
         System: ca: GNU/Linux
         OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab081.1PAE -- #1 SMP Thu Dec 23 21:08:29 MSK 2010
         Machine: i686 (unknown)
         Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
         CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4811.1 bogomips)
                Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, Intel virtualization
         CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4810.9 bogomips)
                Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, Intel virtualization
         CPU 2: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4810.9 bogomips)
                Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, Intel virtualization
         CPU 3: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4810.9 bogomips)
                Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, Intel virtualization
         13:30:52 up  1:34,  1 user,  load average: 0.09, 0.06, 0.02; runlevel 2
      
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Benchmark Run: Sat Mar 26 2011 13:30:52 - 13:54:44
      4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
      
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables        8191546.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone                     1405.3 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput                               1916.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput                              315628.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching                 111413.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation                               5846.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4137.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   376.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1236.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead                         448222.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      
      System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    8191546.7    701.9
      Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1405.3    255.5
      Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1916.6    445.7
      Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     315628.2    253.7
      Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     111413.2    278.5
      Process Creation                                126.0       5846.7    464.0
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4137.6    975.8
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        376.8      ---
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1236.1   2060.2
      System Call Overhead                          15000.0     448222.5    298.8
                                                                         ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          488.2
      
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Benchmark Run: Sat Mar 26 2011 13:54:44 - 14:25:01
      4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
      
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables        8232273.0 lps   (10.1 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone                     5361.9 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput                               2024.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput                              320061.7 lps   (10.1 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching                 113548.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation                               5859.6 lps   (30.1 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3292.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   226.0 lpm   (60.4 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    451.2 lpm   (60.2 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead                         450077.8 lps   (10.1 s, 7 samples)
      
      System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    8232273.0    705.4
      Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5361.9    974.9
      Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2024.4    470.8
      Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     320061.7    257.3
      Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     113548.8    283.9
      Process Creation                                126.0       5859.6    465.1
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3292.3    776.5
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        226.0      ---
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        451.2    752.0
      System Call Overhead                          15000.0     450077.8    300.1
                                                                         ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          499.2
      
      May 31, 2011 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      wow.. francisco say something positive about different provider, this is new ^_^
      … wait.. different francisco?

      /jk

      June 1, 2011 @ 4:38 am | Reply
      • circus:

        s/different/other/

        June 1, 2011 @ 4:38 am | Reply
        • vampireJ:

          ^ He’s not Francisco Dias though of buyvm. Not sure if he is a provider

          June 1, 2011 @ 5:32 am | Reply
        • I’m nice to plenty of hosts, just I spot out the problematic ones a lot too :)

          I’ve been in the hosting industry for 5 years now so I can spot the scams pretty easily.

          Francisco

          June 1, 2011 @ 8:30 am | Reply
      • Adam:

        There seem to be 2 x Franciscos here. Sorry circus :)

        June 1, 2011 @ 7:46 am | Reply
        • And I’m actually his love child if you listen to some of the folks here.

          Can I have a pony?

          June 1, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  6. Thank you for your comment Francisco.

    May 31, 2011 @ 11:41 pm | Reply

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