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NewHOST – €4 192MB Xen VPS in Romania Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: November 20, 2010 @ 9:39 am, by LowEndAdmin

NewHost.ro Mihai from newHOST.ro emailed me yesterday that they have just released some Xen VPS exclusive offer for the LowEndBox readers. Use this link to order, and those cost €4/month a pop.

  • 192MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 1 CPU core capped at 700MHz
  • 1TB/month data transfer at 100Mbps
  • Xen/SolusVM

1Gbps node uplink and Mihai especially mentioned no memory ballooning :) Servers are in Romania in their own data center, and you can access their test files here.

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29 Comments

  1. pebbles:

    This seems like a nice offer?

    But I am little bit confused. It says 1TB/month data transfer at 100Mbps and then 1Gbps node uplink?

    November 20, 2010 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
    • I think each VPS is limited to 100Mbps and then the physical box/dom0 has 1Gbps.

      November 20, 2010 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      LowEndAdmin is right, each Xen node has a 1Gbps uplink and each VPS is limited to 100Mbps.

      November 20, 2010 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
  2. But the speed is not that good. I got only around 100k/s from downloading the test file from the stats.

    November 20, 2010 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      Hi, just out of curiousity I’ve done a wget on the 100MB file from my VPS hosted in Canada (a budget VPS so impressive speeds are not to be expected) and the average download speed was 269 Kbps with spikes up to about 400 Kbps.
      It’s safe to assume that the download speed was not very good in the Canadian datacenter this is why I don’t know why you got such low download speeds.
      Could you please provide us with a MTR result?

      November 20, 2010 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  3. qwerty6666:

    just tryed with my big brain host vps

    [root@server files]# wget http://188.119.150.36/100MB.bin
    –2010-11-20 20:00:36– http://188.119.150.36/100MB.bin
    Connecting to 188.119.150.36:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100MB.bin’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 114K/s in 6m 54s

    2010-11-20 20:07:32 (247 KB/s) – `100MB.bin’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    November 20, 2010 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      I think it’s better off to measure the speed usin your home internet connection, rulling out the possibility that the other VPS provider has a slow route to us.

      Also, just out of curiosity use http://www.speedtest.net and choose the AdNet Telecom node in Bucharest, RO to measure the speed.

      November 20, 2010 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
      • bluetear:

        so, if possible use a speedtest server inside your own dataceter?
        vps speed should be measured using a connection to where most of it`s users will be (in romania i suppose the biggest % will do to rds-rcs ; if users will come from outside romania then you should definetively test connection from outside)

        November 27, 2012 @ 12:54 am | Reply
  4. circus:

    [off topic]Is the dot ro really lifetime?[/off topic]

    November 20, 2010 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      Until further notice from the Romanian TLD registrar – RoTLD.ro, the .ro domains and it’s derrivates are registered on life.

      November 20, 2010 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
      • Levente:

        What do you mean by lifetime domain? It does not need to be renewed?

        November 20, 2010 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
        • Mihai:

          It doesn’t need renewal. All I know is that they are about to change this and have the domain names expire after a period. However, no one knows wether the new policy will also affect the peviousli registered domain names or will it be applied only to newly registered domains.

          November 20, 2010 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  5. mrm2005:

    IPv6 Availability?

    November 20, 2010 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
    • Keith:

      No ipv6 on the previous OpenVZ offer, this one’s probably without ipv6 also.

      November 20, 2010 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      No IPv6 yet, nore very soon.

      November 20, 2010 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  6. Levente:

    What do you mean by lifetime domain? Is it registed forever, and it isn’t needed to be renewed?

    November 20, 2010 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Mihai:

      When RoTLD started selling the .ro domains, they were rather expensive (about US$60 + 19% TAX), yet they said the domain will be yours forever and ever. Now there are rumours that RoTLD is about to change this and move to per year payments, however no one knows wether this policy change, whenever will be released, will apply to old domain names too or only to domain names being registered from then on.

      November 21, 2010 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  7. Hey Mihai, i have several questions here:

    do you offer free domain come with new vps purchase?
    can you provide a coupon code for your “VPS One” plan?
    do you allow public web proxies on your vps?

    Thanks.

    November 21, 2010 @ 12:23 am | Reply
    • Mihai:

      Hello Krute,

      No, we don’t normally do this but maybe we can arrange something for you for a one year upfront commitment.
      Please contact us directly on our website to discuss more about your requirements as I would rather keep this disccussion more technical and less commercial.
      And yes, we do allow web proxies as long as you stick within the speed and traffic limits and don’t to anything illegal.

      Thanks.

      November 21, 2010 @ 10:03 am | Reply
  8. Gary:

    Speeds seem fine to me.

    25.de: 2.38 MB/s
    100.de: 7.63 MB/s
    100.uk: 7.61 MB/s
    100.uk: 10.2 MB/s
    1000.uk: 14.9 MB/s
    100.fr: 3.97 MB/s
    25.eg: 476 KB/s
    100.se: 9.46 MB/s
    100.us: 2.73 MB/s

    You have to bear in mind where .RO is located, geographically. It’s Eastern Europe. It’ll be good for most of Europe, peering considered, but if you’re expecting it to be fast to .US you’re going to be disappointed. That 2.73MB/sec it managed to Hostrail is impressive imo.

    I’m not sure how the limited-to-100mbit test server managed to average 14.9MB/sec with a finishing speed of 22.4MB/sec. The above tests were done with the 100MB file, so I retried that test with the 1GB file, and it peaked at 31640.94 KB/s. Average was 14.2MB/sec that time.

    These are pretty nice though, speeds are good to most of .EU and not too shabby to Hostrail at least, for the Americans.

    There are some nice deals on their website, I see. http://newhost.ro/en/compara/serviciu/vps/pachet/vps-one/

    6 euros gets you 30GB/512MB/2TB, 1.2GB worth of CPU and 8 IPs. Most other places would charge you more than that just for the IPs!

    The website says 8 IPs etc, but those are actually optional, and cost extra. Very misleading. Additional IPs are actually $1.36 each.

    November 21, 2010 @ 1:27 am | Reply
    • Oh.. I thought there’s 8 IPs for free but seems I was wrong lol:)

      November 21, 2010 @ 3:51 am | Reply
    • Mihai:

      Hello Gary,

      Glad to see some relevat speed test result :-)

      Regarding the download speeds, the test machine has no speed limit, it’s a nonsense to set traffic limits for it. I want to show you the full speed, not capping it @100Mbps. If the speed exceeds the theoretically 12MBps for a 100Mbps uplink, it’s safe to assume that as a regular client you won’t get more 12MBps (100Mbps).

      Regarding the number of IPs, I totally agree with you that it sounds misleading, that statement is there because the old VPS packages that were more expensive had these 8 IPs included for free, yet after we changed the packages the devel team forgot to remove that line.

      We don’t do cheap marketing, it’s just a spec that was left there by mistake. I already emailed the devel team to modify that line accordingly. Sorry about that.

      Thank you.

      November 21, 2010 @ 10:18 am | Reply
      • Gary:

        You’re welcome. :)

        November 21, 2010 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  9. Remem:

    It managed an impresive 5.44M/s from my VPS at Atlanta, GA.
    wget http://188.119.150.36/100MB.bin -O /dev/null
    –2010-11-21 06:10:33– http://188.119.150.36/100MB.bin
    Connecting to 188.119.150.36:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 5.44M/s in 23s

    2010-11-21 06:10:56 (4.36 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    November 21, 2010 @ 6:19 am | Reply
    • Mihai:

      This is why I’m saying that a single speed test is not relevant, multiple endpoints should be use in order to get a clear picture of the real throughput.
      While the first tester only got about 100kbps, Gary came up with a relevant result by measuring from multiple locations, and now you’re saying that you got 5.44MBps (43.52 Mbps).

      @All: feel free to post your speed test results here.

      November 21, 2010 @ 10:23 am | Reply
  10. Tim:

    fast setup and again top support :)

    November 22, 2010 @ 11:30 am | Reply
  11. waimao:

    Subtotal: 4.00 EUR
    TVA @ 24.00%: 0.96 EUR
    Total Due Today: 4.96 EUR
    Total Recurring: 4.96 EUR Monthly

    November 24, 2010 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
    • Mihai Aldea:

      Hello,

      All customers from the European Union should pay the VAT. Any other customers will not pay VAT. If there is anyone here who’s paying VAT, please contact our support department to have it waived from your profile.

      Thank you.

      November 25, 2010 @ 11:12 am | Reply

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