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Nixcom – CAD$1.99 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Canada Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 24, 2010 @ 4:53 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated October 2011: Martin from Nixcom has decided to terminate the service. See this comment and replied comments for discussions.

Nix Communications I have actually not logged into WHT for quite a few days because I kept on getting those “exclusive” offer from the providers. Thanks for the support. But do note that being “exclusive offer” to LowEndBox does not mean it is a verified and approved offer here, and a guarantee that the provider will never do a runner :) Just want to make it clear.

Martin from Nix Communications has emailed me this new exclusive offer to LowEndBox readers — Canada based OpenVZ cheap boxes. Two offers here

  • Offer 1 (sign up link)
  • 128MB guaranteed/256MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • $1.99/month or $4.99/Quater
  • Offer 2 (sign up link)
  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • $3.99/month or $10.99/Quater

Probably the best Canada VPS offers at the moment. Servers are with Canix Data Center at Montreal Canada. Test IP: 67.215.8.226. I believe the cost are in Canadian Dollars. Check previous offers from them for some comments on Nixcom in general. Nix Communications has also been using non-RAID drives on production so just need to remember take regular backups, as a single drive failure would mean sayonara to your data.

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48 Comments

  1. Daniel:

    Ive been using a Canadian VPS with them for the last few months and have had no problems with them, they use colo-serv.net

    October 24, 2010 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  2. Hanh:

    I have one with him last promo, there has been just one short downtime. Now order once more. I think the price/quality would be pertinent. Bon travail, alors.

    October 24, 2010 @ 9:12 am | Reply
  3. sebastian:

    Hello, I had taken their last XEN promo and used it for month but then left them because of quite often reboots (aproximately every 4-5 days if remember correctly).It was not a big problem for me, but it makes no best impression to me. They have sent mail claiming it was problem of only one their node so maybe I was just unlucky…

    October 24, 2010 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  4. Just want to subscribe to this post. I have 2 accounts from their previous offer and no complain so far. J’aime beaucoup Nixcom.ca!

    October 24, 2010 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  5. Thanks for all good comments, I do appreciate that :)

    October 24, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  6. Christian:

    Just bought one. Fast activation, but not instant. So far everything works great. :)

    October 24, 2010 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  7. FYI, headline says CAD1.99 but it charged me 1.99 in USD. The current exchange rate is close to 1 but it’s not exactly 1 (it’s like 0.97) so…

    October 24, 2010 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  8. Just a tip: When you checkout you got the choice to pay USD or CAD..

    October 24, 2010 @ 9:49 pm | Reply
  9. Setup took a few hours but server seems pretty fast. Only hiccup was the root password was not set to the one I specified at signup time and as indicated in the welcome email. However, the control panel password was correct so I set the root password from there.

    October 24, 2010 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
  10. coolmody:

    Offer 1 sold out already :(

    October 25, 2010 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  11. chachiris:

    how long does it take to set rDNS?

    October 25, 2010 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
  12. coolmody:

    Are you opening up any more orders? They sold out fast…

    October 27, 2010 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  13. We receiving new ip today, so stay tuned we gonna add more stocks! :) thank you all for good comments, and for trying our service.

    Rdns are setup in the same day normally, but recently we got a little issue with our dns server, so it took more time to propagate. For the rest, all seems to be working pretty fast and stable! :)

    October 28, 2010 @ 8:46 pm | Reply
  14. Waiting on some new stock on this one. Think I’ll get one of these.. I have 2x USA hosted servers, 1x Germany. Adding Canada to the list would be nice. LEB is making me poor $15 at a time. :)

    October 28, 2010 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
  15. Adding 8 VPS-128 & 5 VPS-256 :) Enjoy!

    October 29, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  16. Roman:

    Just want to vouch for Martin. I had some unusual requirements for Asterisk/FreePBX install and Martin gladly helped me out with a few mods and installs on the OpenVZ host, where I obviously don’t have access to. Very satisfied so far. Will order again when need a Canadian VPS.

    November 1, 2010 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
  17. chachiris:

    Any plant to bring more stock in chicago?

    November 3, 2010 @ 4:26 am | Reply
  18. Joshbaptiste:

    Signed up yesterday afternoon for the $1.99 plan, VPS creation took around ~6hours with the default 32bit Centos install. Signed in and all looks well , I already own a Dallas VPS with another company so I will use this one for some python distributed networking testing and ssh proxying/irssi when needed, no complaints on my end.

    November 4, 2010 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  19. coolmody:

    Can you release more stock? I missed out again…

    November 4, 2010 @ 7:10 am | Reply
  20. Great news! New offers that will be set gonna be instant setup!

    @ chachiris: New offer to come on Chicago node. Stay tuned. Should be on a new post… I’m waiting for LEB authorization :)

    November 6, 2010 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
    • I’ll post them — but still has a few more to clear from my queue first.

      November 7, 2010 @ 9:27 am | Reply
  21. chachiris:

    I saw you have more stock on 256/512MB from WHT, is there 128/256?
    Order link? doesn’t matter wheterh LEB posts here or not.

    November 8, 2010 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  22. @chachiris Tell me what is the plan you are interested in and I will check if I can find you a place :)

    November 10, 2010 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
  23. @LowEndAdmin Any ETA at this point?

    November 10, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Well. Maybe I’ll post them here?

      W512-oLEB1 package (direct order link)

      • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
      • 20GB storage
      • 500GB/month data transfer
      • $5.99/month

      Why didn’t I post it on the front page? I found it no better than this WHT offer that I posted 2 months ago, which gives twice the HDD and is still available. Both are from the same provider (Nix Communications), so why would a customer choose “LowEndBox special” rather than the “WHT special”?

      November 11, 2010 @ 7:03 am | Reply
  24. This new offer is instant setup, it is the first time we offer instant to users. WHT offer is not instant setup :)

    November 11, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  25. innya:

    So, if you want instant process, customer will be provided with half the disk space. Unless they want to wait for the verification process in order to get full disk space.

    That doesn’t make sense.
    Anyway this is LEB special for LEB users get only half the disk space.

    November 11, 2010 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  26. There is nothing about less space??? The post that lebadmin said is no longer available. This is new plans coming with instant activation, that’s it :)

    November 11, 2010 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
  27. innya:

    Thanks for the clearing up. Thought the old offer was still available.

    November 11, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
  28. earl:

    Just tried it and the old offer from WHT is still valid… and it does come with double the disk space

    November 11, 2010 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  29. Can you tell me the exact name of the plan you are talking about? Cause on my billing system all old packages are set to 0.

    November 11, 2010 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  30. earl:

    VPS W512-WHT3

    November 11, 2010 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  31. Stock was -1, I don’t know why you was able to order it. It’s now fixed :)

    November 11, 2010 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  32. literal:

    Hi Martin,

    Is there any chance that you will add more Canadian stock?

    Thanks for your time

    November 12, 2010 @ 6:32 am | Reply
  33. Shani:

    I need offer 1 [ $4.99/Quater ] can you find to allocate one?

    November 13, 2010 @ 11:26 am | Reply
  34. Sezer:

    No x64 Centos? I am trying to image but I only see 32bit stuff.

    November 25, 2010 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  35. justin:

    Going to be selling anymore of these soon?

    December 20, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  36. Bob:

    Would be interested to try out Nixcom if they come out with another interesting offer like this one :)

    December 27, 2010 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  37. its out of stock :(

    January 19, 2011 @ 10:18 am | Reply
    • Bob:

      Yup, wonder when they’ll have this offer available again.
      Thanks LEA for pointing out the WHT post though :)

      March 14, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
      • joshbaptiste:

        Update since signing up. no issues so far.. slightly higher ping compared to my other 2 VPS’s since i’m in Florida, but fits my needs. Only thing I wish was that they had an autopay Paypal service, I keep forgetting to pay and got my VPS suspended twice. The other two VPS companies I deal with get their payments sent automatically monthly.

        March 15, 2011 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
        • Hehe, some people want a subscription, and most people (the wants only paypal checkout (I am in the 2nd group).

          March 16, 2011 @ 12:31 am | Reply
  38. We gonna have some space left soon, stay tuned we gonna offer it again soon and giving the link in here for everyone wishing to buy :)

    March 17, 2011 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  39. Jim:

    The 1st plan (1.99 per month) is out of stock now.

    March 23, 2011 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
  40. They have shut down. Check for yourself at the main site:

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    This is a sad day for Nix Communications. We are planning to close our business for some different reasons:

    First of all, everybody knows that I was working hard on my own to offer the best price and service I can offer on the market. When health problems come, we have to make the good choice. I’m choosing to take a break of all that. I need to stay focus on myself and be sure to be in shape to have a great living life.

    Now the main problem resulting to that decision:

    When I was thinking about that decision, I’ve looked at myself and said: “I cannot to that. I can’t let down all my customers and the reputation I’ve made under the name of Nixcom”. At this point, I was ready to give it a try whatever the doctor, friends and so ever said. Then comes a big surprise. Tried to login to the billing system to check all tickets waiting, but nothing seems to work. It seems something happened to the data. No problem, I got a backup! Looking to take the last day backup but on the offsite server where it was located, there was no data on it at all! I decided to check all logs, and it seems that someone has been able to access both server and have some fun. At the moment, I do not have any data on my customers. What’s paid? What’s unpaid? What remaining time a customer has to be refund? Nothing but dust.

    I got no choice to close down that business, and I am really sorry to announce it like this. I always been honest with everyone and that’s why I’m posting that text on my website.

    All servers are still up and running. Everyone is able to access their vps servers at the moment. I would like to suggest to everyone to make a full backup of their data. All our nodes will be up until the end of the month to let the time for all customers to keep their important data and then move on.

    I know that we have a lot of customer that was looking for a good and stable service in Montreal, QC, Canada, so I would like to suggest them to look at:

    http://www.colo-serv.net

    I have been with them for several years and always had a good service.

    For those in Chicago, Scranton and Kansas City, a quick look at WHT forum and you’ll find what you are looking for.

    I would like to thank you all for your confidence in our service. A special thanks to Alexandre @ Colo-Serv.net that has always been there for me and help me out for any issues I got.

    It’s been a pleasure to deal with all of you. Good luck to everyone…

    Kind Regards,

    Martin Latendresse
    Nix Communications

    September 25, 2011 @ 11:57 am | Reply

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