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Neutrino – $5 512MB Xen VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 28, 2010 @ 4:45 am, by LowEndAdmin

Neutrino Dylan from Neutrino Networks emailed me about their exclusive offer for Low End Box readers on their XenServer-based virtual servers. Use this link and coupon code LEBJUNJUL10 to get 75% off recurring discount (expiring on July 14, 2010), which reduces their “Budget” package to $5/month, and you get

  • 512MB memory/1024MB swap
  • 50GB RAD5 + 25GB RAD10 storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • XenServer
  • 1x IPv4 + 1x IPv6

On their home page it says their servers are in New York City metro area. Pretty awesome spec — only if you can order one. I have just tried and it displays it is currently out of stock.

Domain has been registered for a month to a New York based company “Neutrino Networks”. Although their servers are in NY their website is at WebFaction in Houston TX. In the email, Dylan also left a signature that says “Neutrino AB” — which indicates that it might be a Swedish company.

Update: Dylan has sent me the following info

Open letter to anyone that inquired about VPS services:

We kind of had some teething problems with the new XenServer VPSes, most of us are Virtuozzo guys – not really Xen. Had a batch of drives fail, degraded RAID arrays, some issues with controllers and Citrix, and ran into API “issues” when coding our inhouse control panel plus some other stuff.

I am asking Lowendadmin to take off the links/coupon for now, we will be delaying the release of VPS service for a bit until all the kinks are properly worked out.

We will be revamping the entire system (or maybe changing to VMware or Xensource) and opening up a free beta testing period, which probably should
have been done in the first place, to the public in the near future for about two to three months to make sure there are no issues before going production again. Don’t have an ETA right now.

I’m sorry for inconveniencing all that have wanted to order. We have actually only gotten payment from about four people before disabling orders, all of those that paid have been fully refunded plus 15% for their trouble.

Again, apologies for the trouble.

Dyl

Well. All I can suggest to other hosting providers is — do not send me anything if you do not think you want to commit to provide the services advertised.

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21 Comments

  1. How is the general quality of service for sweden based vpn?

    June 28, 2010 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  2. Orders are closed…. ????

    June 28, 2010 @ 6:34 am | Reply
  3. Nunim:

    Looks like no dice :( I would have hopped all over a $5 512 Xen, even if the host is new.

    June 28, 2010 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  4. mina:

    I must say that their AUP/FAQ/SLA all looks good, hopefully someone can get their VPS online.

    June 28, 2010 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  5. Order page does not work, an ajax image spinning but nothing happens, if you click CONTINUE, it takes you to a page which tells you orders are closed.

    I think No SolusVM

    June 28, 2010 @ 9:09 am | Reply
  6. http://www.neutrino.us/pulse/662d714a205dfc3f61afed7d9fd8d3e3/orderapp.dll/oauth/passedpreauth

    This is the address I got after I press “Countine”, as it is a dynamic page (.dll and variable string), I think it sound pretty promising :)

    June 28, 2010 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  7. mina:

    mm, looks like they don’t support Paypal due to “horrible track record and bad decisions”. But well, PayPal was never meant for internet goods.

    June 28, 2010 @ 9:43 am | Reply
  8. @mina Totally agree, I never get my refund from bad host when I am paying with paypal :(

    June 28, 2010 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  9. AKB:

    @Jimmy They are probably just using: http://www.pulsesolutions.com/standard_shopping_cart_systems.aspx or some customized software of theirs.

    June 28, 2010 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
  10. Joe Merit:

    75GB of storage, 512MB of ram and 500GB of bandwidth in New York City for
    5$ ? sure thing!

    June 28, 2010 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  11. sounds too good to be true!

    June 28, 2010 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  12. only 1 IPv6 :) lol

    June 28, 2010 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
  13. CheapVPS:

    Now the page pops up a message about their Xen hardware having problems so they are disabling ordering until it’s resolved. This is an auspicious start.

    June 29, 2010 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  14. Got some new info from Dylan @ Neutrino and added to the blog page.

    June 29, 2010 @ 5:01 am | Reply
  15. mina:

    @tommy;

    /64 IPv6 subnet includes 18,446,744,073,709,552,000 invidual ip-addresses.

    They offer /64 IPv6 subnet within their VPS plans.

    June 29, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply
  16. Joe Merit:

    So did anyone actually get a vps or is this some sort of marketing stunt?

    June 29, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  17. Jamie:

    I think they had the intention to do it, but failed.

    June 29, 2010 @ 9:25 pm | Reply
  18. r0y:

    Citrix?!

    Just goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover. From their site it looked like they had a clue.

    July 14, 2010 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  19. eM:

    and it seems it was only a joke…

    July 17, 2010 @ 9:16 pm | Reply
  20. mina:

    Joke, how so?

    They looks really promising, and I’m waiting until they get their stuff together within Xen packages.

    July 17, 2010 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
  21. eM:

    the coupon already expired and they’re still waiting for that alleged new servers. over 3 weeks already.

    July 19, 2010 @ 3:02 am | Reply

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