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Nixcom – $4.99 512MB Xen VPS Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 8, 2010 @ 2:43 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated October 2011: Martin from Nixcom has decided to terminate the service. See this comment and replied comments for discussions.

Nixcom Martin from Nixcom.ca has sent me an exclusive offer on their new Xen nodes in Baltimore MD. Two packages, and I suspect these are Canadian dollars (so less when you convert to USD).

  • VPS-256-xLEB (order link)
  • 256MB memory/512MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • $2.99/month or $7.99/quarter
  • VPS-512-xLEB (order link)
  • 512MB memory/1024MB swap
  • 20GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • $4.99/month or $12.99/quarter
Updated: Xen nodes have all been sold out (just over an hour after I posted the above offer), but Martin has kindly set up some OpenVZ boxes. Same price, same spec. Chicago DC. Order VPS-256-oLEB, and Order VPS-512-oLEB.

You can use onyx.nixcom.ca for ping/traceroute test. The actual server is dual-core i3-540 with 8GB memory and RAID1. Low end desktop grade stuff but very good bang for the buck. It is a very good deal though which I think might be below cost. So it is a loss leader to gain market share and available in very limited amount.

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94 Comments

  1. just ordered one

    i couldn’t set up a pay pal subscription though as it gave me an error on the paypal site….

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:12 am | Reply
  2. Alex:

    ordered one

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:33 am | Reply
  3. VPS was provisioned afer about 20mins and all is running well

    some quick tests on the performance:

    Venus:~# uname -a
    Linux Venus.guildgear.com 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Jul 1 19:41:05 EDT 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Venus:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k; sync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.19216 s, 131 MB/s
    Venus:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-09-07 23:46:21--  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: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[==============================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.8M/s   in 9.0s
    
    2010-09-07 23:46:30 (11.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    looks good so far… lets hope they last more then a week

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:48 am | Reply
  4. forgot to mention my server was provisioned on the oynx node they gave to test above.

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:50 am | Reply
  5. rm:

    Out of stock on both items :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  6. It seems that both package already out of stock. Good deal though, but doesn’t last long.

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  7. Very limited amount indeed.

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  8. hehe, thanks for your business!

    It seems that this good deal is very popular!!! We have some ressources left but we have to wait for more IPs to be set on this node. We will have more stock available soon :)

    Thanks to everyone, and a BIG thanks to LowEndBox :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  9. @martin can I suggest you have a look at the paypal error I mentioned earlier?

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:15 am | Reply
  10. No subscription has been set for now. Did you took a 3 month term? If so, after that, would you like we deal something out for a long term deal?

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:18 am | Reply
  11. Two spaces left for tonight on VPS-256-xLEB deal :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  12. Already placed an order. Thanks for bringing it back, hope more to come Martin

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  13. Just did the setup of your vps, enjoy :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:35 am | Reply
  14. It’s been a rush… I don’t know why, I’m tired ?! ;) Anyone want a deal like this on openvz? We got a lot of place on openvz nodes … Let me know, we will deal something out :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 4:49 am | Reply
  15. @Martin Surely that would add an advantage, for me personally i can work on OpenVZ or XEN. Most of readers here prefers XEN though. Let me know if there is such package and i’d like to know if you have reseller program on VPS. Thanks and brgds

    September 8, 2010 @ 5:31 am | Reply
  16. @Martin Hello buddy, send me openVZ deal …. vps.network@ovi.com

    September 8, 2010 @ 5:50 am | Reply
  17. Gunnar:

    Hi Martion.

    If you can give the same deal in OpenVZ, please let me know.
    mailto: sajtxl.webhosting(at)gmail.com

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:55 am | Reply
  18. Gunnar:

    Sorry, Martin.

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:55 am | Reply
  19. @martian i signed up for the 1 month, but when i try to set a paypal subscription to have it paid for automaticly i get and error

    something about it can only be dong on a buissness account?

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  20. Tom:

    Out of Stock on both orders, can we get a 100mb test file from some readers?

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  21. Dirk:

    @Martin: OpenVZ is fine for me too.
    Do you offer the same in Montreal too?
    dirk at woodstone dot nu

    September 8, 2010 @ 8:28 am | Reply
  22. Dirk:

    (forgot to subscribe, sorry)

    September 8, 2010 @ 8:29 am | Reply
  23. skomes:

    Damn, I missed out, but good deal.

    Too bad, would have really like a Canadian VPS for my Asterisk/Freepbx IP-PBX setup.

    September 8, 2010 @ 9:38 am | Reply
  24. Openvz deal will be set today, thank you for your interest and patience :)

    Openvz deals, will be available on both nodes: Chicago AND Montreal…

    I’m gonna try to contact everyone ASAP on that offer, and we will update this post too :)

    Have a good day,

    Martin

    September 8, 2010 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  25. Dirk:

    @Martin: and in Baltimore? Also do you offer native ipv6 addresses?

    September 8, 2010 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
  26. Sidahmed:

    @Martin: Do you have any plan to offer VPS-512-xLEB back?

    September 8, 2010 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
  27. Sandro:

    i wonder why I ping it so high :| 320ms

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  28. Gunnar:

    From Sweden about 128ms, thats normal for this long distans

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  29. Ping is fine as normal here… It depends on where you from…

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
  30. Openvz deals will be posted here in about 3 hours, stay tuned ! :) I have a busy day of work, some tickets from new users to answer and some troubleshoot…

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  31. @sidahmed no ipv6 on all our nodes, sorry :o/

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  32. Tom:

    Martin, give us the speed test file.

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  33. cchi:

    Any more Xen deals Martin? I guess most here prefer Xen (correct me if I am wrong..).

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  34. We don’t want to put a speed test file.. It is too fast for you guys! :P lol tonight we gonna bring you a speed test file :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  35. Sandro:

    it was a temp problem…now I ping 150ms

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  36. Sidahmed:

    @Martin: Thanks, Any ETA about Xen 512MB deals?

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  37. Tom:

    Ping is kinda unstable (124min 136max 10 ping jumps), but routing to lithuania seemed good, lt->telia->nlayer-singlehop and I think I maxed out with 1.9MB’s on your file.

    PS:Muahah found it on WHT http://adm.nixcom.ca/files/test.tar.gz ;P
    PSS:I’ll order a xen if you come back with that offer ;)

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  38. You found for chicago node, not baltimore ;) better luck tonight :P

    September 8, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  39. cchi:

    Hi Martin, will you only offer Openvz deals? Please just let us know whether you will offer Xen or not. so we dont need to come back here, and the admin of this site can switch this to Openvz category…

    September 8, 2010 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  40. I wanted a xen-512MB, but it is out of stock right now. That is too bad.
    From Spain ping is around 160ms.
    Will I ever see a cheap Spanish vps ??

    September 8, 2010 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
  41. VPS-256-xLEB – 1 available.

    September 8, 2010 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  42. Sidahmed:

    I have placed my order, are you going to have 512MB deals? I’m interested in that as well.

    September 8, 2010 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  43. Sidahmed:

    @Martin, Thanks very much, you have had tough day today.

    Are you going to offer XEN 512MB deals again? interested in it as well.

    September 8, 2010 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
  44. OpenVZ deals are ready on our billing system and nodes.

    VPS-256-oLEB

    SPACE: 10 GB
    MEMORY: 256 MB
    BURST: 512 MB
    BANDWIDTH: 500 GB

    http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=45

    VPS-512-oLEB

    SPACE: 20 GB
    MEMORY: 512 MB
    BURST: 1024 MB
    BANDWIDTH: 1000 GB

    http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=46

    There you go :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  45. XEN is sold out, we are trying to find a solution ASAP. The best solution could be to buy a new node. We are dealing with our DC right now. That’s why we are offering openvz solution for some users. Sorry about that.

    September 8, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  46. I have updated the post to include the OpenVZ packages.

    September 8, 2010 @ 11:45 pm | Reply
  47. @LowEndAdmin Thank you very much :) Just an update, we offer it to our Montreal, Canada node too :)

    September 9, 2010 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  48. Sidahmed:

    Thanks Martin,

    You are doing great.
    I have received my VPS.

    September 9, 2010 @ 12:57 am | Reply
  49. @Sidahmed your TWO VPS :P hehe Great review, thanks :)

    September 9, 2010 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  50. Sidahmed:

    @Martin, My TWO VPSs. (Smile).

    I’m enjoying it right now, and thanks LEB, you proved to be very useful.

    September 9, 2010 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  51. yep, LEB rulz :P

    September 9, 2010 @ 1:23 am | Reply
  52. Do you have stock available in Canada DC?

    September 9, 2010 @ 1:58 am | Reply
  53. skomes:

    Can you post an IP for your Montreal DC?

    September 9, 2010 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  54. Dirk:

    And how can we order in Montreal and Baltimore?
    Don’t see an option to select the DC….

    September 9, 2010 @ 5:22 am | Reply
  55. @skomes ip for montreal: web.nixcom.ca

    @Dirk : We host an openvz node in montreal on: web.nixcom.ca

    September 9, 2010 @ 5:26 am | Reply
  56. Dirk:

    @Martin: and how do I order it? Same link and set Montreal in the remark field?
    Do you also have something in Baltimore (like the original XEN offer)?

    September 9, 2010 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  57. order the 256 or 512 deal and then open a ticket to say you want it in montreal. both nodes have a lot a space left.

    regards,

    Martin

    September 9, 2010 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  58. Tom:

    @ Martin

    Oh, then please post a right one ;)

    September 9, 2010 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  59. Dirk:

    @Martin: order placed and ticket open….

    September 9, 2010 @ 6:49 am | Reply
  60. @Martin – just order a Order 3months VPS-512-oLEB, unfortunately the subscription is not working, so please remind me a week before the next payment due.

    September 9, 2010 @ 8:26 am | Reply
  61. it seems it’s not a instant-setup billing system.

    September 9, 2010 @ 9:20 am | Reply
  62. Fabienne:

    Order placed. Waiting everything is setup as requested. Opened ticket for setup VPS on Montreal node.

    September 9, 2010 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  63. Look like I missed the limited XEN deals

    @Martin any ETA on XEN plans? I want XEN plz

    September 9, 2010 @ 9:45 am | Reply
  64. Ron:

    Going to give them a try for a month I think. Almost didn’t after reading a post on WHT, and seeing the “personal” use of a “business” twitter account… but I’ll give them a chance I guess. At 4.99 CAD/month can it *really* be that bad?

    September 9, 2010 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  65. Ron:

    Or not, they’ve sold out – again.

    September 9, 2010 @ 9:50 am | Reply
  66. Ron:

    Ugh, nevermind, either I clicked the wrong order link, or they got stock in again.

    September 9, 2010 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  67. No surprise here, their OpenVZ VPS seems to be out of stock as well now. Fortunately, I managed to order one. Would love to get started on it soon (as my sandbox!) – awaiting setup…

    September 9, 2010 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
  68. techDarko:

    Both show out out of stock again.

    September 9, 2010 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  69. Two VPS-256-xLEB in stock for Chicago node!

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  70. @Martin when is XEN coming?

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  71. @Asim Still dealing with our DC for a new node.

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  72. @Martin – This xen link http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=43 out of stock, but this openVZ link worked http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=45 and I’ve just placed an order. Let’s see how it is going within 3-6 months time, maybe we can work something out.

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
  73. @Martin – Wow, that’s fast! Thank’s a lot.

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  74. @vRozenSch00n No problem :)

    September 10, 2010 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
  75. @Martin, where can I get more information about these two configs? Even the regular price plan page don’t have too much information:
    http://nixcom.ca/vps.html

    September 11, 2010 @ 4:48 am | Reply
  76. All Out of Stock

    September 11, 2010 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
  77. Marko:

    Is there any available slot for use?

    September 11, 2010 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
  78. Tom:

    They have 2 VPS’es left on there normal plans and they don’t seem to bother with adding new nodes.
    Rus should probably add one more host to his portfolio lol.

    September 12, 2010 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  79. @Tom Rus as in Rus Foster? if so, only a host would go to him (be merged) if they want to see bad support and lots of downtimes

    September 12, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply
  80. Tom:

    Yes I do mean him and I think he’s doing a lot better then the host owners who sold out.

    September 12, 2010 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  81. @Tom No offense but I think otherwise

    @Martin still waiting for XEN

    September 13, 2010 @ 10:19 am | Reply
  82. Sidahmed:

    @Martin, some one here also waiting for Xen 512MB plan.

    September 13, 2010 @ 10:22 am | Reply
  83. Simeon:

    Another person here hoping that the Xen packages will be made available again.

    September 13, 2010 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  84. VPS-256-oLEB

    SPACE: 10 GB
    MEMORY: 256 MB
    BURST: 512 MB
    BANDWIDTH: 500 GB

    http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=45

    VPS-512-oLEB

    SPACE: 20 GB
    MEMORY: 512 MB
    BURST: 1024 MB
    BANDWIDTH: 1000 GB

    http://my.nixcom.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=46

    Stocks added on these two deals :)

    September 15, 2010 @ 3:00 am | Reply
  85. Some space left! Hurry up.

    September 17, 2010 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  86. @martin : please create my VPS…

    September 18, 2010 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  87. Anyone interested in that kind of offer:

    XEN Virtualization

    512Mb RAM
    1024Mb SWAP
    50Gb SPACE
    1000Gb BANDWIDTH
    1 IP

    For $9.99/month ? (probably with a quarterly deal)

    If so, give us your mail, we are preparing a new node for XEN services :)

    September 18, 2010 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  88. Are there XEN nodes up? any restocking on XEN PV?

    October 11, 2010 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
  89. JP:

    Any new stock on OpenVZ?

    October 14, 2010 @ 8:30 am | Reply
  90. newbie:

    If I can, I want a $4.99 or 30GB Space for $5.99,maybe BW 600G ok…

    October 20, 2010 @ 10:17 am | Reply
  91. @newbie send us an email to sales (at) nixcom (dot) ca telling what you expect to have exactly… We will make you a custom quote :)

    October 21, 2010 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  92. Sorry to everybody, All LEB mail was sent to my junk folder :(

    October 21, 2010 @ 1:54 am | Reply
  93. New XEN offer soon! :)

    October 21, 2010 @ 2:01 am | Reply
  94. innya:

    Martin, are you going to restock 512mb xen soon? or new xen offer?

    October 28, 2010 @ 2:48 am | Reply

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