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Nixcom – CAD$5.99 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 6, 2010 @ 2:23 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. Nix Communications has (1) updated their web site to a much flashier template, and (2) updated their VPS packages since their last mention here. Here is what you will get for $5.99 Canadian Dollars/Month (~USD$5.76). Direct order link here.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in Chicago IL, however they also have servers in Montreal if you wish to be hosted in Canada. They have been around since 2007. However currently they seem to have some fatal issue with DNS — domain of 2 of name servers is actually not registered! They are also using non-RAID drives on their OpenVZ plans. Not just reduced IO performance, there might also be reliability issue.

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15 Comments

  1. Wow, when did the Canadian dollar become worth more than the US dollar? That’s a rarity.

    September 6, 2010 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  2. Gary:

    It’s not. $5.99 CAD is worth $5.76 USD. You get more than $1 CAD for $1 USD, so USD is “worth more” than CAD.

    The last time CAD was worth more than USD was 2007, and before that, the 1970s.

    September 6, 2010 @ 11:44 am | Reply
  3. Wow, when did the Canadian dollar become worth more than the US dollar?

    Yes a rarity but it did happen :) But Gary was right. CADUSD actually went above 1 at the beginning of 2008 as well, just went above the parity on 20 and 22 of April this year :)

    September 6, 2010 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  4. It seems their price is high then you described here, http://www.nixcom.ca/vps.html

    September 6, 2010 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
  5. @Enrick — I have just added the direct order link in.

    September 6, 2010 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  6. @LEB Admin, what you think “They have been around since 2007” I can trust them? I’m looking for 512-1GB based ram, 40-50GB HDD at 5-6$/mo budget. Which company I can put trust on?

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:00 pm | Reply
  7. If any other member suggest me with this config based best vps provider which will not gone to deadpool, I will be glad to you.

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  8. Gary:

    I don’t think you’ll get many people promising you a company won’t end up in the deadpool, you never can tell.

    You’re talking about paying next to nothing, so take regular backups and take it on the chin if a host dies. And don’t pay more up front than you can afford to lose. You’ll save more in the long run by using budget hosts.

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  9. @Gary, well I run cPanel … With around 50GB+ data. Do I need another cPanel server to keep my data backup? I believe burst.net is good to keep databackup, right? But only have question, cPanel server data can keep on other server where there is no cPanel? Can after host dies I can recover from non cPanel based backup server? (1300+ cPanels)

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
  10. Gary:

    IIRC Cpanel can back everything up to a .tar which you can then store wherever you like, without needing Cpanel installed on the backup box.

    You’d need another Cpanel server to host the sites on though, yep.

    September 7, 2010 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  11. New lowendbox exclusive deals are coming… I just sent that to the admin. hope everybody’s gonna like my good deals :)

    September 7, 2010 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
  12. @Martin — sorry it usually takes me a day or two to clean the queue.

    @Enrick — again there is no way I can guarantee you that this host will stay for a while. The common wisdom is to always go to a brand name. For example Burst. Running stuff on those low end VPS is always going to be “riskier” so make sure you have good backup and redundancy strategy :)

    September 7, 2010 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
  13. Yep, and there is no contract… So you can try for a month or two to see if it’s stable or not. At these prices, why don’t you take a look? I’m pretty sure you can get what you are searching for.

    September 8, 2010 @ 1:24 am | Reply
  14. Burst.net / Burstnet.eu is the king of all vps, we can trust on them. Only the problem is they are providing restricted INodes. Very few INodes they give to customers as well limited QGID limit too. Where as SolusVM VPS provider gives so huge. Onthe other hand. I can use them as backup drive for sure :)

    September 8, 2010 @ 5:49 am | Reply
  15. Darn just my luck, they are out of stock. I was looking for a middle man for my French VPS, so I could dump from my frenchVPS to a State side one at a higher band width, and then from that download the stuff to me at a better speed. Right now just toooo many hops and the PING time is horrible. hehehe building my own expensive ass VPS Around the world VPN.

    September 12, 2010 @ 9:06 am | Reply

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