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EDIS - €3.99 256MB KVM VPS in Austria

EDIS William from EDIS emailed me quite a while ago about KVM VPS availability in their Austria data center, which was also announced here in their previous post. Yes, KVM again. I asked last November that why don’t we have KVM low end providers, but we seem to have so many of them these days. EDIS’s KVM offers are relatively more expensive than their Linux-vserver based plans, starting at €1.99 for 128MB but with only 1GB of disk space. Even the Debian 5 VPS hosting nothing but this very blog uses more space. €3.99/month KVM Smart gives you double — at 2GB which is more usable. Use coupon code BESMART would get you another upgrade to 5GB space.

  • 256MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
  • KVM

Servers in Graz, Austria (test IP: Check my previous posts about them on their background and people’s general comments about EDIS’s services. Also check these benchmarks posted by SwordfishBE on their KVM Smart VPS. They have been around for 12 years, and provide great connectivity if you are from that part of Europe.

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  1. Wesley:

    Nice offer for people that are in Australia, few of my clan members are in Australia, but still traffic is expensive, and you don’t see alot of hosts that have 100GB Transfer

    Maybe going to buy this for a TS3 server in australia

    August 20, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
    • Austria != Australia… Sorry mate.

      August 20, 2011 @ 11:28 am | Reply
      • Wesley:

        Ooooh, Sorry didn’t read that good -.-
        Sometimes i just do that idk why :D

        August 20, 2011 @ 11:41 am | Reply
      • heh I was thinking the same thing actually when I first saw this. Maybe LEA needs to start adding in a small flag for the country. :)

        August 20, 2011 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  2. William:

    As usual thanks for listing!

    As future things:
    Italy VRS/Hosting will be available in some days/weeks – I delivered the server yesterday at the provider.
    Own image upload for KVM will be done soon.
    USA (east) VRS/Hosting will also be available in some time, but dont quote me on that – Finding good US colocation providers is not easy…

    So far this is all, maybe some other locations will follow – i have quite a bit in my mind but sadly we cannot realise all of them since it should be profitable too ;-)

    Would anyone be interested in some combination packages?
    I.e. get 1 VRS in Austria, Switzerland, UK, Italy and USA and pay a lower fee than for each alone normally
    Or take 3 from any location and get them cheaper.

    As usual you can reach us over support @ edis.at or by Phone (0043 316 827 500 300) (however not me, i’m on vacation til Thursday :p)


    August 20, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
    • circus:

      “€1.99/m for 128MB” yearly only or do you accept monthly payment? from your wht thread it said yearly.

      August 20, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • ab:

      Take a look at voxel.net for east

      August 20, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
      • ab:

        Alternatively fastserv (VA) or interserver (NJ)

        August 20, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      Would anyone be interested in some combination packages?
      I.e. get 1 VRS in Austria, Switzerland, UK, Italy and USA and pay a lower fee than for each alone normally
      Or take 3 from any location and get them cheaper.

      Still planning an action like that?

      September 18, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
      • Ville:

        I would probably be interested!

        September 18, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
  3. Preetam Jinka:

    Do you provide SSD storage only, or in combination with the normal HDD storage? It would be interesting to see a combination.

    August 20, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  4. William:

    @circus: Yearly only.
    @ab: Thanks, will do!
    @Preetam: KVM is only available on HDD (SAS), VRS are available on both depending on location but never at the same time.


    August 20, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  5. Christian:

    Great that they are now offering KVM aswell, I’m having a really good austian v-server box with them, which has 100% uptime so far and performs in general quite well. I’m also interested at their swiss and italian location, maybe I will get some new KVM boxes there. :)

    Anyway which city are you going to host your italian nodes?

    August 20, 2011 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
  6. Ross:

    Ordered a server. Do you have test ips for other locations?

    August 21, 2011 @ 1:38 am | Reply
    • William:

      Yes: Switzerland (test IP:, United Kingdom (

      August 21, 2011 @ 6:33 am | Reply
  7. Bob:

    That could be nice the better deal for more than 1 location.

    What other locations do you plan to add in the future? (Sweden? Spain? Russia? Something in Asia?)

    BTW, I do believe that will is from Edis since the beggining but that he decided to play some game to get edis @ LEB… :)

    August 21, 2011 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      It crossed my mind more than once too, but we will never know and honestly… who cares as long they provide that great service :)

      August 21, 2011 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
      • William:


        Yes, Asia is planned too (HK likely).
        Other locations arent fixed yet.

        And no, i was not with EDIS since the beginning – if you want i scan my work contract which clearly says the date i applied there ;-)


        August 22, 2011 @ 10:37 am | Reply
        • Bob:

          No problem Will, as Spirit says, “who cares” – but it’s sooo strange to see how fast you had so much responsibilities :)

          HK would be awesome, do you have any ETA?

          As far as the US goes, don’t you think that Canada could be a great alternative?

          August 22, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  8. @ALL:

    I’d like to sort out one thing about William and EDIS and hope that there will be no more reason for any rumors:

    Will started working for EDIS in April 2011 … after the following happened:

    March 2011: Suddenly an unexpected growth in vps sales occurred … we were looking for a reason.
    One of our customers mentioned a posting on lowendbox .. we had no clue what that was.
    We figured out that somebody was promoting our products on that particular forum and was helping people to sign up (with screenshots and detailed descriptions, … the signup process was in German language only by that time and actually really crappy I must say ;- )
    After that I tried to figure out who this person was and tried to get in touch with him. Obviously he must have been a customer of ours to be able to post detailed reviews and all of that … well, … caught him!
    After a couple of long and late emails … some conversations on the phone … we finally hired him … he moved to Graz and is working for EDIS since that.
    And we are very happy to have him in our team!

    And once again a huge thank you to lowendbox.com and the whole crowd here for being the driving force behind our vps
    AND … without all of you, William would not be working for us now ;-)


    August 23, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
    • ville:

      Graz is a nice place. I lived near munchen for a couple years when I was younger and regularly visited Austria/Bavaria. Was william already living in Austria?

      August 23, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
      • William:

        Thanks Gerhard for the kind words ;)

        Yes, i was living near Vienna (Lower Austria) and working as a freelancer at this time for mostly Asia based companys due to my family background ;-)

        So it was not a very big move, just some hours – needless to say it was still not easy to get everything going here but it worked out quiet well with all the help i recieved :)


        August 23, 2011 @ 10:26 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          OH your zhang. (Read in previous post) Remember you from WHT.

          September 1, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  9. Bob:

    @Edis: for a privacy conscious user, is there any difference between data centers / one that you’d recommend or do you apply the same rules (what are they) on each DC?


    August 26, 2011 @ 8:32 pm | Reply
    • @Bob: What exactly are you concerned about? I think that I did not quite understand what you exactly would like to know.

      August 26, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        If a customer minds about personal data non-disclosure, (customer name, ip, payment information, etc) is there a data center better than another (where local law would protect such information) or are they all the same?

        (Is there a country where the law protects more the privacy of a user than another one or do you apply the same rules in all locations)

        See what I mean?

        August 26, 2011 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
        • Hi Bob,

          thank you for your explanations, now I understand. We are a company registered in and operated from within Austria. No matter in what datacenter your data is hosted, we will only forward personal, client-related information to an Austrian court or Austrian criminal police if enforced with a valid court order from an Austrian court.

          best regards,

          August 27, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply
        • Bob:

          Ok, thanks :)

          August 27, 2011 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  10. Bob:

    BTW, any hope to be able to install FreeBSD or another BSD on KVM nodes?


    August 27, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
    • Absolutely! We provide standard I/O drivers for FreeBSD and other distributions as VirtIO is not yet supported from certain distros.
      You can change the settings (from VirtIO to Standard) in our admin-interface.
      Ciao, Gerhard

      August 27, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        Wow, so it’s already possible?

        Sounds like I’ll have to try that out :)

        August 27, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
        • William:

          Yes, the FreeBSD ISO (7.2 i believe) is already available in the customer panel for install ;)

          You have to install it yourself over VNC.


          August 27, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          Ok, thanks (other question is as answer to circus if you can give more information it would be very welcome)

          August 27, 2011 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
        • Yes, the FreeBSD ISO (7.2 i believe) is already available in the customer panel for install ;)


          I could cry….

          August 27, 2011 @ 11:17 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        Do you already have an image for *BSD or is it possible to import and use any image? (don’t know much of that KVM stuff)

        August 27, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
        • circus:

          For freebsd you have to install it by yourself (via vnc) after mounting the iso and set it as first boot.

          August 27, 2011 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          Ok, thanks.

          And that way I can install any OS/version, or only pick from the already available iso?
          If it’s the last one, which OS/versions are currently available?


          August 27, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
        • Hi Bob!
          we are working on providing a secure way to upload your own images.
          In general it is already working, but we have to undertake the routines some more testing prior to the launch.
          Best regards,

          August 28, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  11. Heinz:

    I wondering would it be possible to move or recreate account on some other location if first one (yearly pre-paid) location from some reason don’t suit anymore.

    August 31, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      Good question.

      Another one: when will other locations be available for KVM?


      September 1, 2011 @ 8:02 am | Reply
      • Hi Bob! apologies to you as well for the late reply. EDIS is still in the launch-phase of KVM (we started KVM about 3 weeks ago) – additional services are being developed (eg. upload of custom images) … Looking at the KVM sales-curve of the last 3 weeks I would absolutely say that KVM will become available on multiple locations soon. We were thinking about KVM in Switzerland as the next step, but will start a quick poll to see what our customers really need.
        have a good one …

        September 4, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • @Heinz: sorry for the late reply – notification went missing on the way ;-)
      If your server location does not suit you anymore, we can for sure create a new server at another location for you (and for sure take-over your prepayment)

      September 4, 2011 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  12. Hello from EDIS
    this one is a little bit off-topic here, but maybe you are interested in the location though.
    just wanted you to know that we will launch webhosting and VPS (vserver) directly from the heart of Italy => Milano on Wednesday Sept. 7th 2011

    September 4, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
    • Nicolaius:


      I will try it when available

      September 5, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
    • Heinz:

      Does your vps node from “heart of Italy” have proper Italian IPs or your own austrian allocation?

      September 7, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I requested last night move from .ch to .it and they did it very fast without any complications – as usually very kind from them.

        @Heinz, it’s austrian IP – sadly :(

        September 7, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
      • @Heinz: IP-addresses show Austria in maximind geoIP, but the update was already initiated – we are waiting for it to become active.
        Then it will properly indicate Italy as the country.
        Cheers, Gerhard

        September 7, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
        • … forgot to mention: the update usually takes 2 weeks to become active …

          September 7, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:


          MaxMind GeoIP City/ISP/Organization Edition Results
          Hostname 	Country Code 	Country Name 	Region 	Region Name 	City 	Postal Code 	Latitude 	Longitude 	ISP 	Organization 	Metro Code 	Area Code
          178.255.155.* 	IT 	Italy 					42.8333 	12.8333 	ANEXIA Internetdienstleistungs GmbH 	EDIS GmbH 	

          maxmind geoip is already showing IT.

          September 7, 2011 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
        • Heinz:

          This is not mentioned to critize EDIS and their otherwise excellent service however even with IT stated in some maxmind (which means same as nothing) and in RIPE stated as austian IP routed to IT it is and it will be always recognized for most of the internet as IP from austrian IP address pool and internet services which from some reason require italian IP wont work. Same as buyVM canadian IPs which are used in States can’t access HULU TV or FDC american IPs which are used in their czech DC can’t access czech IRCnet servers, etc…
          So if you think that you will be abled to use this vps from italy with some service which require italian IP as example IRCnet IT servers you’re wrong. It won’t work.
          If you require IT vps with proper italian IP this maybe isn’t option for you. I would like to have IT vps however I think that I will pass this offer and wait some proper low end IT vps.

          September 9, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  13. Spirit:

    Quick preview of new edis.at location:

    processor       : 23
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 44
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5649  @ 2.53GHz
    stepping        : 2
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cache size      : 12288 KB
    root@vserver:~# grep 'cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380
    cpu MHz         : 2533.380

    Yes, 24 cores instead usual edis 16 cores :-)

    root@vserver:~# 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, 5.04212 s, 213 MB/s

    New node yet so this can be different through time.

    root@vserver:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-09-07 17:37:00--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...,,
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: â100mb.testâ
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.62M/s   in 21s
    2011-09-07 17:37:21 (4.80 MB/s) - â100mb.testâ

    Location: Italy (Milano)
    geoIP: Austria

    September 7, 2011 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
    • OMFG! That is nasty xD
      What plan and price is this?

      September 7, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        This is VRS SMART 2.99€/month (prepaid yearly) but you can get cheaper VRS MICRO for 1.45€/month.

        September 7, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
        • circus:

          just for information the micro plan is yearly only.

          September 8, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply
    • vampireJ:

      I thought intel cpus have maximum 8 cores as of now- and amd I know has 24 already and you can have dual cpus so that makes 48 possible

      September 7, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  14. vampireJ:

    confirmed E5649 has 6 cores and other xeon cpu has max 10 cores


    September 7, 2011 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  15. Ville:

    Just ordered a KVM! If I Remember correct do you get billed the first of each month?

    September 8, 2011 @ 10:03 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      I think that it’s random and it takes around 7 days or so.

      September 8, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
  16. Van Hinden:

    Is it possible to get +1GB Diskspace on the 128mb VPS?

    September 14, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  17. Pascal:

    Ordered a week ago, so far so good. Friendly and knowledgeable support.

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:15 am | Reply
  18. I can’t ping your test IP (

    September 17, 2011 @ 11:53 am | Reply
    • I can’t either but it may be on my end.

      September 17, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
      • try to ping the router at – this should always work.

        September 19, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
  19. subbed

    September 19, 2011 @ 6:26 am | Reply
  20. William:

    The IPs are known as Italian now and also work for Ircnet and Efnet IRC.

    BuyVM insists on keeping their IPs as Canadian (country: CA).


    The IP has some problems, try i.e. which is one of our new RIPE PA IPs


    September 19, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Just tryed and you’re incorrect William :) IRCnet recognize them as IPs from .at IP pool and they cannot be connected to any italian IRCnet server while austrian IRC server recognize and accept connection as “local”. But I have your good .at VPS for this already and there’s no sense to have two vpses from different locations connected to same austrian IPv4 IRCnet server.
      For the sake of bouncher stability it would be great to have italian vps connected to their local servers but as this isn’t possible sadly all rest isn’t really interesting for me here so I will keep most likely only austrian vps and let this one unused to expire next year.

      With EFnet is different – they mostly don’t limit connections to local users and everyone can connect to (mostly?) any server anyway (but that’s not network for us europeans ;-)

      September 19, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
      • @Spirit: maybe they are using maximind geoIP database – the updated was made at the beginning of September and they might not have the update yet. as far as I know some versions of geoIP are only updated once per month (this means, the update will follow in the first days of October and this might solve this issue).
        best … Gerhard

        September 19, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
        • *grr* 2 typos within 3 lines is not good – sorry for that. I wanted to say that we updated the country flag after the last update was released – some versions of geoIP will then receive the updated DB in the first days of October and this should fix your issues.
          Once again sorry for the typos (its already late here …)
          cheers, Gerhard

          September 19, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Sadly things don’t work that way and maxmind isn’t authoritative. It’s only one commercial service from plenty and means a little..

          Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate your service and kindness and don’t take this as complain but this /21 is assigned to Austria and it will be always that way even if small part of IPs from this block is temporarly routed to Italy and this noted in RIPE database.

          You can see country IP blocks here http://www.countryipblocks.net/

          IP Address assigned to: AUSTRIA

          IP Address: is located within the following Network:

          Network Range: –
          Total addresses: 2,048
          Registrar: RIPENCC

          Some individual services like maxmind might recognize it as italian IP but for bigger part of the internet it will be always austrian IP.
          As I said, I appreciate your service (i.e. austrian vps) and this isn’t complain neither negative critic (you provide too good service to be negative about) but I would like to make you to understand that relying on some maxmind in this case have very little weight and most internet won’t work they way some commercial service wants. /21 IP range is assigned to Austria.

          September 19, 2011 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
        • @Spirit: thank you very much for your explanations. This issue can be solved. We will request a /24 from RIPE assigned to the Italian IP space and immediately roll out new IP addresses.
          Cheers, Gerhard

          September 19, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  21. dennis:

    is there already ipv6 support???

    September 19, 2011 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      1 tunneled ipv6 ip.

      September 19, 2011 @ 5:58 pm | Reply
      • dennis:

        from who? from edis? over sixxs?

        September 20, 2011 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          No they provided me with 1 ipv6 from there own range, tunneled into my kvm instance.
          The SixXS PoP from Slovenia has, for now, a better latenecy.

          September 20, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  22. William:


    *** Connecting to port 6667 of server irc1.tiscali.it
    *** Please wait while we process your connection. (from javairc.tiscali.it)
    *** Welcome to the Internet Relay Network testnick!~root@178.255.155.*

    I am not sure what your problem with ircnet is…

    Also we dont want to use local IPs since we have no portability then when the ISP goes out of business or something else – In future we will try to use our own Subnets everywhere.
    Maxmind and WorldIP are by far the most used GeoDBs and i never even heard about yours before (and i use Geodbs for anything, from my DNS to my websites and my IRC…)

    As example: Big ISPs like UPC or Deutsche Telekom have their /15s registered to “DE” or “AT” and still have subnets in /22, /21 or even /24 sizes in their other presences which works fine.
    Example: UPC Ireland users get their IPs from UPC Austrias /15 network and still have no problems connecting to IRC Networks and Irish limited websites.

    We have this IPs since a merely 3 weeks and of course not all (not even most, just some) GeoDBs are updated now – This will take time.

    The pros outweight the cons in this case in my opinion.

    We now assign /122 subnets in IPv6 of 65000 IPs size ;-)
    Yes at KVM, you can request it over support – it is BETA though.


    September 20, 2011 @ 11:17 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      [i]I am not sure what your problem with ircnet is…[/i]

      I don’t have any problem with IRCnet. Did I said something like that? Don’t add to my writings something what isn’t said.

      But about all rest.. how you’re not sure as I wrote very clear and simple – this IP allocated to austria can’t be connected to any Italian IRCnet server but it can be to Austrian. IRCnet recognize it as IP from IP block allocated to Austria. What isn’t clear here? Feel free to try it by yourself.

      [16:19] Tue Sep 20 16:19:43 :User edis () trying javairc2.tiscali.it port 6667 ().
      [16:19] Tue Sep 20 16:19:43 :User edis () connected to javairc2.tiscali.it:6667 ()
      [16:19] *** Please wait while we process your connection.
      [16:19] Tue Sep 20 16:19:49 :User edis () got disconnected (from javairc2.tiscali.it) Reason: Closing Link: edis-it[edis@178.255.155.x] (Unauthorized connection)

      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:13 :User edis () trying irc1.tiscali.it port 6667 ().
      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:13 :User edis () connected to irc1.tiscali.it:6667 ()
      [16:20] *** Please wait while we process your connection.
      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:19 :User edis () got disconnected (from irc1.tiscali.it) Reason: Closing Link: edis-it[edis@178.255.155.x] (Unauthorized connection)

      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:43 :User edis () trying javairc.tiscali.it port 6667 ().
      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:43 :User edis () connected to javairc.tiscali.it:6667 ()
      [16:20] *** Please wait while we process your connection.
      [16:20] Tue Sep 20 16:20:49 :User edis () got disconnected (from javairc.tiscali.it) Reason: Closing Link: edis-it[edis@178.255.155.x] (Unauthorized connection)

      [16:21] Tue Sep 20 16:21:13 :User edis () trying vienna-ng.irc.at port 6667 ().
      [16:21] Tue Sep 20 16:21:13 :User edis () connected to vienna-ng.irc.at:6667 ()
      [16:21] *** Please wait while we process your connection.
      [16:21] *** 040WAAHJ8 your unique ID

      Finally connected.. to vienna-ng.irc.at :)

      [i]Maxmind and WorldIP are by far the most used GeoDBs… [/i]

      Completely irrelevant if some commercial service cover huge part, lets say… 20% of market and all others together cover 80% of it. 80% of internet will still treat it as austrian IP.

      [i]…and i never even heard about yours before…[/i]

      Irrelevant again. It’s not mine. It’s just one from many helpful online tools.. in this case “IP blocks allocated to countries”, which I used to tell you something which you fail to undrestand. It’s very helpful sometimes, but nothing more than that.

      And if you wanna stick with that… lets try 50 random IP-to-country tools. 3% of them will maybe show you Italian location. Do you consider this as helpful? Wanna take a bet that next month wont be much different? And so what if this number increase from 5% to 20%.. or even to 90% (which is not going to happen) – big part of the internet will still treat it as IP from .at IP block. What is so hard for you to understand here?
      Your argument regarding maxmind is like “sudo apt-get should work with your linux because Ubuntu is most popular linux distro”. (but I use centos)

      You don’t need to be defensive. I didn’t attack edis.at, I just posted how things regarding this little part of AUSTRIAN IP block temporary routed to Italy are and if you accept it or not. And I agree that this have also some advantages. As example in case of DC migration user would be able to keep same edis.at IP even after migration – that’s something good for sure.

      I am sorry to make this post to look like arguing because I have very high opinion regarding edis.at host (otherwise I wouldn’t have two vpses here and recommend your service also to others) however I can’t accept your defending of interests of company as fact which can apply for whole internet. Those IPs from Austrian /21 blocks are recognized by most of the internet as Austrian not Italian. Period.

      September 20, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I think that I said what I had to say and to prevent further my posts regarding this which might look like critizing edis.at which as excellent hosting provider don’t deserve that for sure I will rather mail Will… to see what’s the difference between my and his IP from same range.

        September 20, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
      • @Spirit: Thank you very much for your long reply. It obviously sounds a bit defensive, but that’s ok. We don’t have to quarrel about anything. We clearly understand your opinion and highly value you as our customer.

        What William tried to underline in his last posting was: The IP-addresses we use in Italy have been re-delegated 3 weeks ago. RIPE WHOIS records have been updated 3 weeks ago. This means, that not all databases (neither commercial nor any other public databases) have been synced with the right country-flag yet – only some. To us, the only database authoritative is RIPE itself – this is where the ip-addresses have been assigned to. We don’t know exactly about the update-policies of all of these ip-database-providers. The only thing we wanted to say was: please allow some more time for the databases to sync – this will maybe take some more weeks and the “problem” will disappear by itself.

        Kind regards,
        Gerhard Kleewein
        EDIS GmbH, CEO

        September 21, 2011 @ 6:40 am | Reply
  23. Bob:


    When will KVM be available in switzerland?

    Thanks :)

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Ville:

      +1 for more kvm locations!
      Come on guys the future is KVM!

      October 3, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
      • we are working on an deployment, to make KVM available on all locations (but please don’t tell anybody)

        October 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  24. Bob:

    Btw, how is it possible to do an ‘Automatic daily backup’ – if I understand KVM well, the VPS would have to be stopped, and the partition unmounted for that to be possible, isn’t it?

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      lvm ? qcow?


      October 3, 2011 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
      • William:

        Hi Bob, the whole volume (we store KVM volumes as file, qcow, with LVM as underlying disk system, over a raid array) is backupped (= copy) on a remoteserver without the KVM going down.

        Hope this helps!


        October 4, 2011 @ 10:06 am | Reply
    • Bob, please send your inquiry regarding backups to support@edis.at
      I personally think that the forum here shall not be used for direct support …


      October 3, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        Well, it was more of a general question about your service as I see ‘Automatic daily backup’ on the product page of this KVM VPS, I was wondering how it was possible… :)

        October 3, 2011 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
        • Well Bob, I honestly don’t know – this is something our techs can for sure tell you more about.
          We are using LVM, yes … but the rest is … sort of magic ;-)

          October 3, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          Ok, will try to remember to send en email to support@ to get more information :)


          October 3, 2011 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
  25. Hi Bob! There is no ETA yet, and we are very busy these days. New routing infrastructure, additional gigabit upstreams, interesting projects.
    We actually planned to go online in New York this September … this means, that we already have quite a pile of things that need to be done.
    We will look into KVM in Zurich as well – Switzerland is a very important location for us. Hope Hewlett Packard will be able to deliver all the necessary machines ;-))
    We will keep you updated on the KVM front – most likely it will not become available in the next 4 weeks, but we’re pretty sure to be online closer to the end of the year.

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:40 pm | Reply
    • Ville:

      Gerhard count me as your first new york and italian kvm customer , when you finally offer them there.

      Good luck and keep up the good work!

      October 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
      • TNX a lot for your feedback!
        Hope to have you soon in our Manhattan KVM “penthouse” ;-)

        October 3, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
    • Bob:


      thanks for your quick reply :)

      If I order a VPS in austria, will it be possible to move it to switzerland when you’ll have the new node running?
      (I guess it will need a change of IP address though)


      October 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
      • Absolutely ;-) And yes, you are right – only the ip-address needs to be changed (in vnc)

        October 3, 2011 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
        • Ville:


          How many vps do you host now?


          October 3, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
        • @Ville: some, yeah ;-) last time when I was counting I saw at least 25 different ones when I looked at the process list *smile*

          October 3, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          KMV austrian node?

          October 3, 2011 @ 10:07 pm | Reply
        • @Bob: this actually was a joke ;-) In between we host 1000+ vps …

          October 3, 2011 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
        • Not doubting these folks but…

          In between we host 1000+ vps …

          Hmmm, where have I heard that claim before?

          October 3, 2011 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
        • @drmike: about 9 months ago, nobody here @EDIS did believe that there is a market for vps.
          Thanks to LEB and finally William whom we got to know here, we are now on that track …

          October 3, 2011 @ 10:31 pm | Reply
        • Ville:

          // I was trying to apply to your originial comment you had only 25 vps :P last night but my smartphone wasn’t sending the comment.

          Nice joke, and welldone. I’m trying to find an excuse to buy another EDIS KVM as they are like drugs once you have one you need another one!

          October 4, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
  26. Im really looking forward for NYC

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  27. BTW: just ordered additional bandwidth. NATIVE IPv6 will become available soon – the VPN times will be over ;-))

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      Some more news about native ipv6 availability?
      When will rDNS be possible?

      October 20, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
      • Hi
        if everything goes well, native IPv6 should become available with additional bandwidth we ordered through a new, high performance carrier.
        Additional fiber connections will be installed in around 4 weeks timeframe, new routing infrastructure will be delivered in 3 to 5 weeks from now.
        I personally would assume, that native IPv6 will be available in less than 8 weeks from now.

        October 20, 2011 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
      • Reverse DNS on IPv6 addresses can be done manually at the moment.
        The guys here are still working on the implementation to the admin-interface. No ETA yet.

        Cheers, Gerhard

        October 21, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  28. Bob:

    Oh (that might be of interest for others as well) what is the price for extra IPV4 IPs?

    Thanks :)

    October 3, 2011 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
    • we charge EUR 1,50 per month for an additional address

      October 3, 2011 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
  29. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    I still get emails from these folks and logged to the instances long time ago and they were up, I never paid them though, they setup the vps before payment (my bad, I didn’t know this, but I was planning to pay before running into some financial issues, that still go on)

    However, I must say that EDIS I/O and network is IMPRESSIVE.

    I recommend.

    October 3, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
    • Hello Miguel,

      I think that this is not the right place to discuss payment issues, but thank you for your friendly feedback regarding our products!

      Let’s put it that way: we are a bit old-fashioned here and and deliver products right after the order was placed. The invoice is sent a couple of days later. We also give our clients the chance to try out our products 4 hours free of charge.

      BUT …

      we assume, that “placing an order” in an online-shop is a common task and a person should be aware of that he/she is about to purchase or rent something after several confirmations and there will be invoices to be payed. EDIS starts rendering services to this person immediately. Not to use provided infrastructure is not a valid cancellation! We do not check if somebody is logging-in his/her vps regularly or not. If you – for any reason – would like to get rid of your product, PLEASE LET US KNOW by simply sending an email to support@edis.at – mentioning your client-id, product name (preferably with ip-address) and your wish to cancel. If you do that, the contract(s) will be terminated and the machines recycled.

      Another thing that just crossed my mind so I place it here: our products are low-end-priced, but hosted on premium hardware with the best carriers available in certain locations. Please be fair and pay your bills!

      Thank you very much!

      Gerhard (CEO, EDIS GmbH)

      October 4, 2011 @ 7:05 am | Reply
  30. Carlos:

    I get vps on edis and works perfect,
    My vps Is kvm smart
    And works faster,reinstall os its easy and vnc its perfect

    October 5, 2011 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
  31. Ville:

    A few pictures from Edis Twitter : http://bit.ly/qghPmR bit.ly/pPsg29 bit.ly/nxSCjR .
    Apparntly they ordered 512GB of RAM for there new KVM Plans.
    Hope some of that is going across the atlantic!

    October 10, 2011 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Ville:
      October 10, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
    • Hi from EDIS

      OK, I’d like to share with you what we gonna do with these babies:

      with immediate effect we add new KVM production systems at our Austrian HQ (ETA today)
      within the next 2 weeks timeframe KVM in Switzerland will become available (ETA < 2 weeks)
      In less than 5 weeks webhosting, vserver and KVM products will become available "trans-atlantic" (ETA < 5 weeks)

      and btw: Thanks to William for the pictures. I also found them on our twitter feed yesterday night and was reposting them on facebook afterwards.

      Cheers from Moscow (yeah, Russia!)

      October 11, 2011 @ 7:20 am | Reply
      • Ville:

        I hope your in Moscow to negotiate with a datacentre :P
        Thank’s for your reply Gerhard.
        Looking forward to buying more KVMS.
        Subscribed to your facebook page too last night.
        It’s mostly in german but I understand a fair bit.

        October 11, 2011 @ 7:30 am | Reply
        • Hi! let’s see, we are not going to reveal all the secrets here, but stay tuned ;-))
          In terms of facebook: we’re starting to post in English language too. Up until now there were primarily German speaking clients on facebook and English speaking followers on twitter, but this changed massively (which is good)
          have a good one!

          October 11, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply
        • Ville:

          Will do!
          I knew studying German Over French at college would help me in the future :P

          Have a nice trip.

          October 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am | Reply
        • Thank You!

          October 11, 2011 @ 8:08 am | Reply
      • Bob:

        Wow Edis KVM in Russia? ;)
        (You might just have some family there as well though)

        Edis is going to have servers in the whole world :p

        Great to hear that the swiss KVM are coming soon!

        October 15, 2011 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
        • @Bob: you never know ;-) Russia is a very interesting market …
          The KVM machines to Switzerland are already on their way – now it is only the time it takes through customs plus 2 days for final delivery to the datacenter – then we are live with EDIS-LPS-KVMCH01 (this is the internal name of the system)

          October 15, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  32. Bob:

    @ExPl0Rer: could you keep us informed where you are ready to launch EDIS-LPS-KVMCH01?


    October 20, 2011 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
    • Hi Bob!

      It is a good thing you are asking ;-) We launched KVM services in Switzerland tonight – just finished the last testing-procedures …
      The products can be ordered on our website already. And once again we have the “BESMART” coupon-code valid that gives you 5 GB instead of 2 GB on KVM SMART.


      October 20, 2011 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
      • Bob:

        Ok, great, will test that pretty soon :)

        Would BESMART work with KVM Micro too?

        Thanks :)

        October 21, 2011 @ 10:31 am | Reply
        • BESMART only works on SMART PLANS
          BESMARTER gives you additional discount on SMART PLANS, but requires annual, non-redundable prepayment.


          October 21, 2011 @ 10:39 am | Reply
      • Bob:

        BTW, is there a discount if we pay yearly?

        October 21, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply
  33. >> BESMARTER gives you additional discount on SMART PLANS, but requires annual, non-redundable prepayment

    with BESMARTER you pay EUR 42,– per annum instead of EUR 47,88 and you will get 5 GB instead of 2 GB


    October 21, 2011 @ 10:51 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      Allright, thanks!

      Would it be possible to know a test IP of the new node?

      Thanks :)

      October 21, 2011 @ 11:26 am | Reply
  34. Jack:


    Payment is paypal only or it’s possible to pay via ukash / paysafecard or anything else?


    November 1, 2011 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
    • Hi Jack!
      sorry for the late reply. We offer credit card payments and paypal. For larger annual prepayments we provider Western Union and if you are based in Austria or Germany direct debit services from your bank account are offered.

      So far there was no requirement for additional payment methods. paysafecard is way too expensive – they charge you FIFTEEN % disagio on every single purchase and ukash does not really seem to be “business-ready” (please correct me, I might be wrong). As far as I know, there is also an option to top-up your paypal account using paysafecard (isn’t it?) – maybe this would also give you the freedom you are looking for.

      best wishes,

      November 2, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  35. Hi guys!
    Just in case you did not read it on twitter or facebook: EDIS >>DOUBLED<< included bandwidth on all VRS and KVM plans.
    This also affects already existing contracts with immediate effect. Merry pre-Christmas ;-)

    details you'll find here … http://en.edis.at/virtual-root-server_82.htm


    November 18, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
  36. oliver:

    I was browsing edis.at and liked what I saw. What I couldn’t find, IPv6 support on KVM hosts and upgradability of KVM hosts. Say I start with a micro today, using the mentioned code above, ‘besmart’, i still get a ‘doucble’ of 2gb?

    What if I want to upgrade later to kvm smart, is that even possible? Would the coupon still count? e.g. upgrade to 5g then?

    Same if i then upgrade again to kvm starter, would the double still hold here?

    Lastly, what about IPv6 support?

    Sorry for ‘nagging’ but thinking long term here ;)

    December 25, 2011 @ 12:05 am | Reply
    • oliver:

      and sinds I can’t edit, as an AMD ‘fanboi’ do you have AMD kvm’s? Also, any plans for Linux Containers for VRS?

      December 25, 2011 @ 12:11 am | Reply
      • Oliver, what did you exactly mean with
        >> Also, any plans for Linux Containers for VRS?

        December 25, 2011 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
        • oliver:

          Linux Containers is quite new, VRS (Virtual Root Server) is what I understood is edis’s name for OpenVZ and KVM, if i understood correctly.

          December 26, 2011 @ 11:48 am | Reply
      • Hi Oliver
        EDIS VRS series are Linux vServer containers – no tun/tap device available, no vpn, shared 16 or 24 cpu cores (linux only)
        EDIS KVM series are KVM servers – full hardware virtualization, tun/tap enabled, 1 shared 2,5 GHz CPU core (freeBSD, Windows, any ISO bootable)

        EDIS does not use openVZ.


        December 26, 2011 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Hi Oliver!
      upgrades are possible any time, BUT you have to migrate your data to a new (larger) KVM, because the filesystem can not be enlarged easily. The coupon code “BESMART” is only valid on our SMART vps plans (KVM smart and VRS smart) – it gives you 5 GB instead of 2 GB HDD. IPv6 support is currently available on our Austrian KVM plans – the other locations will be enabled in Q1/Q2 2012.
      … and we only work with Intel machines – no AMD CPUs here – on KVM it makes no difference at all, as you get a virtual KVM cpu anyway ;-)

      Merry Christmas!

      December 25, 2011 @ 11:52 am | Reply
  37. and here comes one side-note … we are currently working on a migration tool, to easily upgrade KVM machines automatically.
    This tool will become available within 1 months timeframe. This tool upgrades RAM and HDD without having to re-install the server. A 5 to 10 minutes downtime applies while upgrade is in progress.


    December 25, 2011 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Liam:

      How about intergreting billing and support into your panel?

      December 26, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  38. Hi guys!
    Just in case you did not notice yet … we changed our VPS billing system to whmcs … this means: realtime invoicing, online paypal billing, no more stupid cancellation times, more convenience for you and for us … and, (I almost forgot the mention that) an easy to use shopping cart for our VPS ;-) YEAH!

    Thank you very much to all of you – YOU are the driving force behind these developments ;-)
    Gerhard @ EDIS

    March 10, 2012 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  39. Hi guys!

    SWEDEN is online – premium location – Pionen – White Mountain – Bahnhof Datacenter – Stockholm, Sweden
    VPS and KVM available … lines are open for orders https://manage.edis.at/whmcs/

    Gerhard @ EDIS

    March 15, 2012 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

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