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PhoenixVPS – $4/Month 256MB XEN VPS in Phoenix, Arizona

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: April 28, 2013 @ 9:53 pm, by Liam

Marc, from PhoenixVPS, has sent us in four different VPS plans located at the PhoenixNAP datacenter in Phoenix, Arizona.

Business VPS 256 (Xen)

  • 256MB Ram
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 15GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 25Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen/SolusVM
  • $4/Month | Order Link
Business VPS 512 (Xen)

  • 512MB Ram
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 30GB Raid1 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 50Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen/SolusVM
  • $7/Month | Order Link

PhoenixVPS were formerly known as VPS Node Box (blog post), who appeared on LowEndBox twice before. Reviews on those past threads have normally been good, but over the past few days a few negative reviews have appeared. In my opinion, these reviews were unfair as PhoenixVPS suffered a problem with their payment process. So a few customers overreacted. PhoenixVPS have been a registered business in North Carolina since April 20th 2010. It is also worth noting that SWAP is enabled and that IPv6 addresses can be allocated on request.

Enterprise EXVPS 512 (Xen)

  • 512MB Ram
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 20GB Raid10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 50Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Xen/SolusVM
  • $7/Month | Order Link
Enterprise KVPS 512 (KVM)

  • 512MB Ram
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 20GB Raid10 Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 50Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $7/Month | Order Link

PhoenixVPS accept payments via Credit/Debit Card, PayPal and Google Checkout. They provide a 99.9& SLA. Hardware DDoS Protection and Hosted DNS is included. Any payments made to Phoenix VPS are non-refundable. Any refunds that they issue are granted on an individual basis at their own discretion. For further information, have a read of their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy.

Network Information:

Test IPv4: 198.15.125.165
Test IPv6: 2001:470:c:a09::a
Test files: http://test.phoenixvps.com (this address works over IPv4 and IPv6)
10MB file: http://test.phoenixvps.com/10mb.bin
100MB file: http://test.phoenixvps.com/100mb.bin
1000MB file: http://test.phoenixvps.com/1000mb.bin

53 Comments

  1. john:

    how good is the ddos protection ?

    April 28, 2013 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
    • Attacks are mitigated at the network level, so they won’t reach your VPS. Largest attack that we ever had against a customer was 10.58 Gbps back in March and it was successfully mitigated with no downtime for the customer.

      April 28, 2013 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
      • john:

        interesting… what if the attack continues? will the customer have to pay extra? im sure there has to be a point where you get fed up with it?

        also what locations have this feature?

        thank u

        April 28, 2013 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
        • john:

          also any yearly plans with the protection?

          April 28, 2013 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
        • The 256MB Xen plan is within LEB guidelines, it costs around $40 per year.

          All of our plans benefit from DDOS protection, regardless of size.

          April 29, 2013 @ 12:08 am | Reply
        • 40/yr that is with ddos protection already?

          April 29, 2013 @ 1:58 am | Reply
        • @jcaleb – $40 / year with DDoS protection :)

          April 29, 2013 @ 2:12 am | Reply
        • good price boss

          April 29, 2013 @ 3:57 am | Reply
  2. Marc is a good guy and trustworthy

    April 28, 2013 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for the support and positive comments :-) Let me know if you ever need anything.

      Kind regards,
      Marc

      April 29, 2013 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  3. Dong:

    Garbage, garbage quality, please do not shopping.

    April 29, 2013 @ 1:06 am | Reply
    • Would you please post the IP address for the VPS that you have with us to substantiate your claims?

      April 29, 2013 @ 1:14 am | Reply
  4. wget http://test.phoenixvps.com/100mb.bin
    --2013-04-29 08:48:22--  http://test.phoenixvps.com/100mb.bin
    Resolving test.phoenixvps.com... 198.15.125.165, 2001:470:c:a09::a
    Connecting to test.phoenixvps.com|198.15.125.165|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    100%[===========================================>] 104,857,600 1.27M/s   in 74s   
    2013-04-29 08:49:36 (1.36 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]
    April 29, 2013 @ 1:08 am | Reply
  5. ping 198.15.125.165
    PING 198.15.125.165 (198.15.125.165) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=1 ttl=51 time=39.3 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=2 ttl=51 time=39.4 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=3 ttl=51 time=39.2 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=4 ttl=51 time=39.5 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=5 ttl=51 time=39.3 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=6 ttl=51 time=39.2 ms
    64 bytes from 198.15.125.165: icmp_req=7 ttl=51 time=39.3 ms
    --- 198.15.125.165 ping statistics ---
    7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6006ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 39.278/39.383/39.579/0.275 ms
    April 29, 2013 @ 1:09 am | Reply
  6. Dong:

    [root@fyy ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 34.5506 seconds, 5.3 MB/s

    April 29, 2013 @ 1:10 am | Reply
    • Please provide an IP address for your VPS as proof that you are hosting with.

      April 29, 2013 @ 1:19 am | Reply
      • Dong:

        If I post the IP, I guarantee you will delete the VPS and my account.

        April 29, 2013 @ 1:45 am | Reply
        • Is this the best excuse that you can come up with not to post your IP? I just want confirmation that you are hosting with us.

          April 29, 2013 @ 2:22 am | Reply
      • Jarland:

        Can you not see host names easily on xen? This one would be “fyy.”

        April 29, 2013 @ 8:52 am | Reply
  7. Dong:

    Benchmark Run: Tue Apr 28 2013 22:58:18 – 00:31:58
    8 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 2569409.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone 2470.1 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput 1355.3 lps (29.7 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 105257.2 KBps (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 28403.6 KBps (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 310802.1 KBps (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput 165475.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching 28328.2 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation 1078.4 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 3347.6 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 596.0 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead 148985.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

    System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 2569409.4 220.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 2470.1 449.1
    Execl Throughput 43.0 1355.3 315.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 105257.2 265.8
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 28403.6 171.6
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 310802.1 535.9
    Pipe Throughput 12440.0 165475.6 133.0
    Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 28328.2 70.8
    Process Creation 126.0 1078.4 85.6
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 3347.6 789.5
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 596.0 993.4
    System Call Overhead 15000.0 148985.6 99.3
    ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score 245.5

    ————————————————————————
    Benchmark Run: Wed Apr 24 2013 00:31:58 – 01:08:59
    8 CPUs in system; running 8 parallel copies of tests

    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 16477687.3 lps (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone 19577.5 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput 2976.1 lps (29.8 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 269310.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 75352.6 KBps (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 894321.6 KBps (30.3 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput 1047005.7 lps (10.2 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching 179811.0 lps (10.4 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation 5200.2 lps (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 4314.4 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 642.6 lpm (60.3 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead 933361.8 lps (10.1 s, 7 samples)

    System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 16477687.3 1412.0
    Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 19577.5 3559.6
    Execl Throughput 43.0 2976.1 692.1
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 269310.9 680.1
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 75352.6 455.3
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 894321.6 1541.9
    Pipe Throughput 12440.0 1047005.7 841.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 179811.0 449.5
    Process Creation 126.0 5200.2 412.7
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 4314.4 1017.5
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 642.6 1070.9
    System Call Overhead 15000.0 933361.8 622.2
    ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score 865.2

    April 29, 2013 @ 1:12 am | Reply
    • Please provide an IP address for your VPS as proof that you are hosting with us.

      April 29, 2013 @ 1:20 am | Reply
  8. From china aliyun cloudhosting, very fast!

    |------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    |                                      WinMTR statistics                                   |
    |                       Host              -   %  | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
    |------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
    |                       ip223.hichina.com -    0 |   47 |   47 |    0 |    0 |   16 |    0 |
    |                            10.200.252.8 -    0 |   47 |   47 |    0 |    0 |    8 |    0 |
    |                             121.0.31.22 -    0 |   47 |   47 |    0 |    0 |   10 |    0 |
    |                          119.38.220.136 -   67 |   12 |    4 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |
    |                         122.224.213.210 -   67 |   12 |    4 |    0 |    6 |    7 |    7 |
    |                         220.191.135.157 -   29 |   21 |   15 |    0 |    2 |   23 |    1 |
    |                           202.97.34.197 -   14 |   30 |   26 |    3 |    3 |   12 |   12 |
    |                            202.97.33.66 -    6 |   39 |   37 |    3 |    4 |   22 |   22 |
    |                            202.97.34.50 -   29 |   21 |   15 |    0 |    4 |   10 |    4 |
    |                           202.97.52.178 -   44 |   16 |    9 |    0 |  137 |  178 |  130 |
    |                            202.97.90.14 -    6 |   39 |   37 |  133 |  143 |  153 |  151 |
    |   xe-5-1-2.edge3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net -   67 |   12 |    4 |    0 |  160 |  162 |  159 |
    |      vlan80.csw3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net -    0 |   47 |   47 |  137 |  138 |  145 |  140 |
    |    ae-82-82.ebr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net -    0 |   47 |   47 |  146 |  147 |  154 |  154 |
    |         ae-1-4.bar2.Phoenix1.Level3.net -    6 |   38 |   36 |  134 |  137 |  194 |  138 |
    |       CWIE-LLC.bar2.Phoenix1.Level3.net -    0 |   47 |   47 |  157 |  157 |  166 |  157 |
    | te-1-7.cr2.ss-xmr.141.7.8.phx0.cwie.net -    3 |   43 |   42 |  157 |  158 |  166 |  157 |
    |                   No response from host -  100 |    8 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |
    |                     srv3.phoenixvps.com -    3 |   43 |   42 |  159 |  160 |  163 |  163 |
    |________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
       WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider
    April 29, 2013 @ 1:33 am | Reply
  9. Mark:

    I’m curious about the low port speeds. Any particular reason?

    April 29, 2013 @ 3:42 am | Reply
    • They are dedicated ports, not shared ports. This way each customer is guaranteed a certain port speed. Sure, it sounds cool to advertise a 1Gbit shared port, however in practice some customers will get more and some less.

      April 29, 2013 @ 3:53 am | Reply
      • Jarland:

        So on the $15/m vps its fully dedicated 100mbit? Should make it 33TB and call it unmetered, then and people will go nuts over it :)

        April 29, 2013 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  10. Would it be possible to install centos6 32bit on your 256 MB plan?

    April 29, 2013 @ 4:40 am | Reply
  11. ryan:

    Always no reply by my several times consult?

    April 29, 2013 @ 8:06 am | Reply
  12. imperio:

    Chinese Attack :D

    April 29, 2013 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
    • I know but we are dealing with the attack. Very classy I might add.

      April 29, 2013 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  13. TobiasG:

    Is there a delay in setting up new orders?

    April 29, 2013 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  14. 我只想说 去你老母的。

    April 30, 2013 @ 3:05 am | Reply
    • 我只想说 去你老母的。 -> From Google Translate: I just want to say to your mother.

      Seriously?

      April 30, 2013 @ 6:50 am | Reply
    • :

      叼佢老母啦,佢翻译唔倒~

      April 30, 2013 @ 7:06 am | Reply
      • You are not doing your country any services by misbehaving like this. Most customers from China are good, decent people, however there are always a few rotten apples that can spoil the entire barrel.

        You have tried to cross post on several forums, you have posted fake benchmarks, you have performed several DDoS attacks yesterday against a few of our nodes and now you resorted to publicly cursing us out.

        If anyone that comes across this is wondering why this is posted here, it is because we have terminated a Mr. Huang ZhiCheng aka. “roiz” from YiChang, CN for filing false chargebacks and abusive behavior. I believe that there is a point where it is not okay anymore to harass and try to publicly humiliate a hosting provider just because that hosting provider didn’t let you do what you wanted.

        April 30, 2013 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
  15. @Marc M. Could you tell me how do you get IPv6 allocation please?

    I’m hosting directly with securedservers but they tell me they wont provide IPv6.

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:14 am | Reply
  16. Eddie:

    Can you KVM mount own ISO file?

    April 30, 2013 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
    • It depends on what you want to mount. For example we don’t support Windows at all.

      Kind regards,
      Marc

      April 30, 2013 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
  17. Robert:

    Hi Marc,

    I sent a question through your portal yesterday but received no response. I wanted to know if you charge for data transfer between multiple VPSes. Also, do you charge for inbound data transfer?

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
    • I am appologize for that. Do you happen to have a ticket number? If so, please email it to me directly at marcm_at_phoenixvps.com

      Or just email me the question and I’ll reply.

      Kind regards,
      Marc

      April 30, 2013 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  18. Hey, I just want to say that I’ve been hosting with PhoenixVPS for the last 2 months and I’m very satisfied with the performance and reliability so far. No downtimes and really stable performance.

    May 4, 2013 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  19. Any plans for openvz?

    May 7, 2013 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
    • Yes, we do have plans for OpenVZ, however we want to do it right ;-)

      May 10, 2013 @ 6:39 pm | Reply
      • Thanks , will they offer the same DDOSs protection?

        June 25, 2013 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
  20. OhL:

    assumes that you have 100 mbit dedicated to doing a test does not give not more than 8 80 if not 8

    May 11, 2013 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  21. OhL:

    does not give me or even 80 /mbps gives me 8 /mbps de connexion

    May 11, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  22. Don’t let the lower price intimidate you. I just signed up on a plan, and out of the gate, these guys are awesome. The server setup was practically instant. Too bad it’s after midnight where I am or I would start setting the server up :)

    I filed a quick ticket at onset because I goofed something up, and I was surprised at how ridiculously fast Marc responded. Kudos!

    I have to say, I will be glad to move to PhoenixVPS as my new host. Very clean and polished!

    May 24, 2013 @ 5:24 am | Reply
  23. Casey B.:

    I have an invoice (3464) with the seller. I submitted a ticket to billing support (PHX514060EXN) on 9/9/2013, advising that the payment went through, but it is not reflecting as PAID. Without responding to the support ticket, the seller CLOSED the ticket, and I responded on 9/11 asking why no response. I then once again noticed that it was CLOSED AGAIN, with no responses, and I reopened it again. I reopened it again TODAY.

    Because they have twice closed this ticket (and others in the past) without any response, I have submitted a Paypal dispute for services not rendered, since it has been a while since I had notified them that THEY HAVE THEIR MONEY.

    September 14, 2013 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
    • Ron N.:

      This has also happened to me today. I submitted a paypal payment for a new VPS. Paypal said that the payment was made but the according to Pheonix VPS’s cPanel, the payment was marked as UNPAID.

      I submitted a ticket, and it has been 18 hours with no response. I tried calling their # to see if there was any response, all I got as an IVR. I’ll file a dispute with Paypal and credit card company if I don’t hear by Monday.

      September 14, 2013 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
      • Casey B.:

        Whoops. See my post below. I didn’t reply in the right place ;)

        September 15, 2013 @ 1:06 pm | Reply
  24. Casey B.:

    Hi Ron,
    I just now closed the PayPal dispute. Marc stepped in and resolved it. While it leaves a VERY bad taste when for the third time, tickets were closed without a response, the issue is now ultimately resolved.

    My thought is, maybe something with the auto-pay feature in Paypal is messing up the process. That said, I am willing to help Marc out, be a beta tester etc., if he needs any help to get the root cause taken care of.

    Make sure you submit a billing ticket to Marc, and keep reopening it if it’s closing out on you, and he will see it. I also asked if maybe something is automatically closing it. If there is, I might can give him some pointers on how to disable auto-closes.

    Marc: If there is anything at all that I can do, let me know. Six Sigma guy here, so I’m well-skilled at hunting down issue root causes.

    Have a good day!

    September 15, 2013 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

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