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Nixcom – $49.99/Year 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Kansas City

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 19, 2011 @ 2:46 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated October 2011: Martin from Nixcom has decided to terminate the service. See this comment and replied comments for discussions.

Nixcom Via this WHT offer. Martin has also written me an email to remind me about it :) Nix Communications in Canada is restocking their servers and offering the $49.99/year package again (~$4.17/month). Similar to last time, but in Kansas City MO, rather than in Montreal Canada. Here is the link to order.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers with Joe’s Data Center in Kansas City MO (test IP: 204.27.58.122). Those are Sandy Bridge i7 boxes with RAID1 of SATA drives and 100Mbps port. Nix Communications have been around since 2008, been featured here since mid-2010, and Martin has been pretty quick in support from what I can see. Two issues were raised before — non-redundant NS and lack of SSL on web interface. I saw that Martin has managed to fix both — at least access to WHMCS is now protected (not too sure about SolusVM).

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57 Comments

  1. Highly recommend them, I have one of their Montreal servers and it works great in Canada, also the cheapest one I can find in Canada with similar specs. 2 months and yet to see any unexpected downtime. Only complains is sometimes their support email reply will go to my GMail spam box, but then I do not think it is their fault. Also they are using SolusVM on an alternative port (http://web.nixcom.ca:5353/), not the standard port 80. I am not sure if they have added SSL or not.

    May 19, 2011 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
    • Kel:

      Also agree, have only had minor problems which were solved in a professional and nice manner :-)

      Extremely stable now as well.

      May 19, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
    • I actually checked this just now for my VPS:

      uptime
       22:16:09 up 49 days, 22:37,  1 user,  load average: 0.06, 0.02, 0.00
      
      May 20, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  2. SSL is not ready on our SolusVM nodes. Still working on different major things to get our customers the best quality for the price they pay :)

    @GeekInFinance thank you for the great comment! I appreciate it.

    May 19, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  3. bob:

    I have one in Chicago.

    It was off to a really rocky start. I didn’t receive a welcome email (checked the spam). I searched online for the SolusVM url which was xeon.nixcom.ca:5353 and logged in with the user/pass from WHM. Then a few days after, the node went down.

    But everything is smooth now. 11:37:34 up 39 days
    Only problem now is that I couldn’t make a subscription because the paypal account wasn’t business class or something.

    May 20, 2011 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
  4. zidit:

    Is it possible to pay monthly and what price?

    May 20, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
    • I was going to suggest that you contact them directly and provide a link to their presales information but when I click on their Contact link, it goes straight into their Client Area.

      Which requires a login.

      Not that great of a setup, Martin.

      May 20, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
    • Try contacting their sales department, sales[at]nixcom.ca.

      May 21, 2011 @ 5:47 am | Reply
  5. VipieS:

    If storage 50GB. I would buy it.

    May 21, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  6. zidit:

    I already sent email to them yesterday, still waiting for reply

    May 21, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  7. No monthly promotions so far on that node.

    Sorry for the delay everyone, I had health problems.

    May 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  8. 63 places remaining, hurry up :)

    May 22, 2011 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
    • 6 places remaining*

      May 22, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
      • VipieS:

        Can you up HD storage to 50 GB. If you can i will order it.

        May 22, 2011 @ 10:25 pm | Reply
  9. ANNON:

    Well I was very attempted to go with these people and I am still tempted, how ever I have a few issues with there aup located at
    http://nixcom.ca/aup.html

    The two main issues I have a proble with are:

    1.14. Nix Communications subscribers will be held responsible and accountable for any activity by third parties, using their account that violates guidelines created within the Acceptable Use Policy.

    Do you really believe that any subscribers is going to agree to be responsible for thousands of people that may be coming to there site? Sorry but your trying to put your responsibility off on other people and that is not how it works!

    My second issue is just what gives you people the right to tell people what they may and may not do through there own email I can see to a point if it is using your email servers but what information I want to share using my own email account with other people is strictly my business
    not yours, Next you will be telling people what they can and can not talk about on in there own homes on there own phone!

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
  10. annon:

    Do you really believe that any subscribers is going to agree to be responsible for thousands of people that may be coming to there site? Sorry but your trying to put your responsibility off on other people and that is not how it works!

    My second issue is just what gives you people the right to tell people what they may and may not do through there own email I can see to a point if it is using your email servers but what information I want to share using my own email account with other people is strictly my business
    not yours, Next you will be telling people what they can and can not talk about on in there own homes on there own phone!

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
  11. What I mean is you are responsible of what’s going on into your vps even if it’s something done by a user that you give access to.

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
    • annon:

      ok and what about telling people what they can and can not talk about through emails were you refereing through your email servers or email period ?

      May 25, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
  12. Opened some new places, hurry up :)

    May 25, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
  13. TV-Abel:

    you guys put over 60+ VPSs per node?

    May 26, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
    • zidit:

      He make typo. It’s about 6 places remaining

      May 27, 2011 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  14. Never, why?

    May 27, 2011 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  15. nix user:

    I had an account with them and was happy with the service and their great customer support, but then my prepaid for a year account got terminated with no notice.

    August 10, 2011 @ 10:02 am | Reply
  16. Have you opened a ticket?

    We never terminate an account without any advice.

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply
    • nix user:

      Yes, I opened a ticket, twice. You responded that my server was scanning voip something or others. I replied that we don’t and my server should be secure as it only runs zencart and wordpress. No response from you on that or the new ticket for a day.

      August 11, 2011 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
  17. dpflap:

    so it looks like another one bites the dust:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1081616

    personally I don’t believe a word he’s saying. first class BS

    September 11, 2011 @ 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Well believe it or not… The conclusion will be the same.

      September 11, 2011 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
      • dpflap:

        come on, how stupid you do have to be to not have several backups?
        an come on:
        “Tried to login to the billing system to check all tickets waiting, but nothing seems to work. ”
        that’s 100% bullshit, why didn’t you change the password via mysql?

        it’s kids like you who makes webhosting bad name. personally I hope people will either sue you or at least get chargeback.

        September 11, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
        • Every refund demand will be processed. We had backups, everything was deleted! It seems to be a personal attack against me. We made our biggest investments this year and you think I’m just trying to fool everyone?! Yeah right. Like I said, I always been honest with everyone and I’ll continue.

          If I look into a lot of dead pool in here, there is a lot a people that have closed without any notice. My notice is done on WHT and on my website. I got nothing to hide.

          September 11, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          I don’t care waht your explanations are. I don’t care about your losses. I don’t care whether you are trying to fool anyone. I am just saying you’re a kid that shouldn’t be running a business if you don’t know a squat about it. Personal attack? Not at all, I’m not attacking you, just the way you perform at your soon-to-be in deadpool excuse of a company.

          September 11, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
        • Can you stop your rage dpflap? “Personal attack” isn’t about you, he is talking about what happenned to their servers and so ¬¬ And yes, he will be in the deadpool, obviously, then you don’t need to emphasize again.
          Finally, if you were a customer, and if he is a kid, why you trusted in his company?

          September 11, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
        • dpflap:

          @Yomero: seem to me you didn’t understand his reply, read it again, and again if you need. Especially this part:
          It seems to be a personal attack against me.

          September 11, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
        • Yomero is right. I’m talking about the billing system attack…

          Dpflap you said what you think and that’s it ok? I’m a kid. I’m stupid. I’m whatever you want.

          September 11, 2011 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
        • I think is other who needs to learn to read

          September 11, 2011 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
  18. Holy, such a surprise.

    September 11, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
    • At least he’s honest and giving advanced warning. Most providers who end their services just flip off the switch or their providers do it for them.

      September 11, 2011 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
      • Yeh, that is a plus. But i’m just surprised about Nixcom.

        I had a VPS a long while with them back, and it was pretty awesome.

        September 12, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  19. Mmm…wondering if Martin is going to refund his customers at least.

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
    • Quote…: “Every refund demand will be processed”

      September 12, 2011 @ 1:16 am | Reply
  20. Tom:

    I’m officially nominating Martin the dumbest fuck to ruin a successfully running business by his own stupidity.

    How stupid you have to be not fill a simple email address and receive your whmcs backups by email every day?

    Defaul whmcs function, no fucking knowledge needed!!! http://screensnapr.com/v/HmzvPY.png

    September 12, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
    • Whmcs was set to backup everyday via ftp instead of mail.

      September 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        Ow God, so you backup’ed to the same node that was hosting WHMCS and you call this a “backup solution”?

        September 12, 2011 @ 11:03 am | Reply
        • Yeah right! lol Are you kidding me?! The daily backup was made on an offsite server. I decided to backup like this instead of keeping all customer data on a gmail account…

          September 12, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
        • Antony:

          Then how come did your backups disappear too?

          Some friend / associate had all the logins / passwords to all these servers & decided to pressure you?

          September 12, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
      • I hope to hell that you mean sftp.

        September 12, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply
        • Antony:

          There was no way to get into the panel with SSL if I remember well, and it sounded like it was too complicated to set that up so well…

          So well, if even his admin interfaces were available in plain text only, and his backup server too… That might be an answer for “how did that happen”…

          Martin, how come can you be sure that no customer data have been compromised?

          September 12, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        “instead of keeping all customer data on a gmail account…” Ahahahaha, it’s not me who lost all his clients data and ruined his business? Get ready for chargebacks ;)

        September 12, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
        • As noted by Martin, just send him an email with your transaction IDs and let him take care of the refund for now. Doing a charge back would be like pouring salt on an open wound — which in this case is the collapsing of Nixcom.

          September 13, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  21. Bob:

    That’s strange…

    How can data dissapear like that?

    It means that either servers are totally unsecure / outdated software etc, or too many people know the (too easy to guess?) login & pass…

    Weird!

    I mean it’s pretty scray – and that’s the problem with VPS – to know that your data is not private or safe.

    If the customer data is not, imagine your own, on your tiny little VPS…

    :/

    September 12, 2011 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  22. zidit:

    I have been paid for a year but use only 3-4 months. REFUND is very needed. How???

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
    • You need to forward me your order confirmation and the paypal transaction ID at sales (at) nixcom (dot) ca

      September 12, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
  23. Bob:

    That’s a sad news, that was a great company.

    Hope that your health is getting better Martin though!

    September 20, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  24. Just to let know that refund should be all processed by the end of the month.

    September 25, 2011 @ 11:37 pm | Reply

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