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FitVPS – $5 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Bulgaria

Tags: , , Date/Time: March 13, 2011 @ 11:09 am, by LowEndAdmin

FitVPS William has tipped me some European providers that he has used, one of them being FitVPS, which is based in Varna, Bulgaria. It is actually a subsidiary of Telecoms Ltd in Bulgaria which is a local ISP runs its own data center since 1998. Their SLIM package is $5/month (+ VAT as Bulgaria is now part of EU). Order link here, and the plan detail:

  • 256MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer on 10Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in their own data center (test IP: 88.213.207.3, more information). Nice price for an exotic Southeast European location.

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21 Comments

  1. Thanks for listing ;)

    Here are some usual tests on the cheapest VPS, Connection seems to be Gbit shared on the hostnode (besides that it is noted as 10Mbit, maybe some are higher?):

    Leaseweb, NL

    Connecting to mirror.leaseweb.com|94.75.223.121|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/x-install-instructions]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 19.3M/s   in 5.6s
    

    Softlayer, Washington DC

    Connecting to speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com|208.43.102.250|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `test100.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,874,307 16.7M/s   in 12s
    
    2011-03-13 13:55:49 (8.18 MB/s) - `test100.zip' saved [104874307/104874307]
    

    Tun/Tap can be enabled for 1cent at ordering, and PPTP works fine for me, Debian Image is a very nice minimal image in English.

    IO:

    bg1:~# 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, 12.1938 s, 88.1 MB/s
    

    A good value for that price.

    March 13, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      How’s the uptime?

      March 13, 2011 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
      • Over a month without problems for me

        March 13, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          But BG has strong anti-piracy law though… :)

          March 14, 2011 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  2. Craig:

    wew!

    another real low end of specs :o)

    March 13, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
    • mina:

      Keep moving on to highly oversold hosts, please. Nobody needs your comment, neither this.

      March 13, 2011 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
      • Craig:

        everyone need the truth,
        i even have 3 hosts that beyond soooo far away than yours and they’re all good!

        but you can keep your 90’s style of your low specs with the high budget :p

        is it low.end.box but with high.prices.box ?

        March 13, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
    • $5/month for a 256MB guaranteed OpenVZ VPS is actually not bad a deal, as it is from a local ISP running their own network and racks. LowEnd *was* about the spec, which usually translates to low price but not necessarily.

      March 14, 2011 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  3. Francisco:

    Operating System: debian 5 64 Bit
    Location: Varna, Bulgaria
    Status: Online

    Memory: 256 MB
    Burst: 384 MB
    Disk Space: 5 GB
    Bandwidth: 100 GB

    bg:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family      : 16
    model           : 10
    model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1075T Processor
    stepping        : 0
    cpu MHz         : 1054.061
    cache size      : 512 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 6
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 6
    apicid          : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 6
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mm
    x fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_
    tsc pni cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy altmovcr8 abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowp
    refetch osvw
    bogomips        : 6027.12
    TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate [8] [9]
    
    bg:~# 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, 11.269 s, 95.3 MB/s
    
    
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
    
       System: bg: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.2 -- #1 SMP Fri Dec 17 19:25:15 MSK 2010
       Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
       CPU 0: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1075T Processor (6027.1 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, AMD MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, AMD virtual
    ization, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       10:04:43 up 46 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Fri Mar 04 2011 10:04:43 - 10:32:53
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        4360698.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     2272.3 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               1217.0 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              452439.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 115464.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               3277.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   1650.5 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   117.5 lpm   (60.5 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    230.3 lpm   (60.2 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         425186.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    4360698.6    373.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2272.3    413.1
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1217.0    283.0
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     452439.6    363.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     115464.8    288.7
    Process Creation                                126.0       3277.0    260.1
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       1650.5    389.3
    Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        117.5      ---
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        230.3    383.8
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     425186.9    283.5
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          333.1
    
    March 13, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Craig:

      yo frans, i made it to make my “m” key on my keyboard re-works!!
      hurray

      March 13, 2011 @ 6:19 pm | Reply
  4. LEA: Bulgaria is not so exotic as it sounds. We have over 1320years of history…, and more than 15 years Internet experience. So don’t forget and John Atanasov – the father of the computer. If you dig a while you will find that Exotic Bulgarians gave too much to not so exotic world :)

    Steliyan, Varna, Bulgaria

    March 14, 2011 @ 6:27 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      I agree with you Steliyan, but I guess it depends the point from where you look at Bulgaria…

      Anyway, I’d think that you have way more than 1320 years of history! :)

      March 14, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply
    • rm:

      You can have 5000 years of history and still be exotic to the rest of the world :)
      And it’s not a bad thing at all, to be exotic. E.g. for me that rhymes with “exciting”. :))

      March 14, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
    • Sorry. I meant it’s an exotic location for those looking for low end VPS, as LowEndBox is mostly populated by US, UK and DE offers.

      March 14, 2011 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
  5. LEA: I have been surprised to see Offer from Bulgaria here! Pleasant surprise :) This offer is about 1/4 in price of most offers here in Bulgaria…

    March 15, 2011 @ 6:46 am | Reply
  6. SwordfishBE:

    Try coupon: wht50off
    It will give you 50% off the first month.

    March 15, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply
    • rds100:

      And i will give you a personal coupon code for first month free if you want (just email me), thanks for reporting that EUR exchange rate problem.

      March 15, 2011 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  7. Interesting offer but I’m really concerned about using a provider that lists having upper tier uplinks but doesn’t list who they are. Last I came across someone who did that, they were operating out of their parents basement with a Time Warner cable modem and saying that they were tier 1.

    Not saying that these folks are doing this. Just would like to see specifics.

    Also concerned about backup peering. If something goes wrong, there’s really no fallback. One of the reasons why I like sticking my equipment in a third party datacenter. If something goes belly up, five minutes later (if that long) previously setup peer agreements kick in and my data is going across someone else’s wire.

    March 15, 2011 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  8. What you want to see?

    Fitvps is clearly owned by Telecoms.bg (look at the IP whois), and you can see all their Uplinks there:
    http://bgp.he.net/AS16154

    Main Upstreams being Level3 (50%), Interroute (27%) and Cogent (16%) and some big local ISP (3%).
    28k IPs, some Peering and DSL/Cable Customers – you dont run such a Network from your Basement, and if you do – your Basement is already a complete Datacenter comparable to normal DCs.

    March 15, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  9. @drmike: Look at the Will’s comment – telecoms.bg is one of oldest and probably most reliable ISP here in Varna, Bulgaria. Few of their customers are local ISP’s too. Their network is pretty good for Bulgaria.

    March 16, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  10. rds100:

    We can now provide ipv6 to customers. If you are a customer and are interested – please open a support ticket and we will add ipv6 to your VPS. We do not recommend to run your production traffic over ipv6 just yet.

    P.S. We also have implemented working ipv6 rdns in SolusVM

    ipv6 test ip for ping6: 2a02:7900:f17::1
    ipv6 test dl url: http://ipv6test.fitvps.com/100M.bin

    April 28, 2011 @ 7:37 am | Reply

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