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Prgmr.com – $5 64MB Xen VPS + Free First Month

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 1, 2008 @ 12:35 am, by LowEndAdmin

Prgmr.com Prgmr.com has been around offering Linux and NetBSD Xen VPS for a while but last time I checked they had temporarily suspended new sign ups. Good news is — they are back! You can now sign up to their Xen VPS offerings, including their low-end $5/month VPS in Herakles DC in Sacramento.

  • 64MB memory
  • 10GB 5GB storage
  • 20GB monthly transfer
  • Debian 3/4, Ubuntu 7.04, CentOS 4/5, FedoraCore, Slackware, NetBSD

Currently they are offering a time limited special — first month is free, because “prgmr.com is still something of a mess”.

Update: Prgmr.com is now offering 5GB instead of 10GB of storage because of mirroring. Doing RAID 1 is a Good ThingTM — you get 2x the read speed, but most importantly, a failed drive does not take hours (or days!) of downtime.

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5 Comments

  1. ajd4096:

    From their website:
    Please Note, currently I am only installing CentOS 5.1 and Debian 4.0 distributions.

    June 10, 2008 @ 3:00 am | Reply
  2. Ted:

    I’ve been using prgmr for about 3 weeks now and am impressed with the service, please note he has changed the plans around again.

    Also one other thing, it is now hosted at HE.net in
    their Fremont-2 Datacenter.

    June 28, 2008 @ 12:43 pm | Reply
  3. The first month free deal is over… and I’ve reduced disk and transfer further. However, for $6/month, you can get 128M ram and 3GB disk, which I believe is a much better deal, even with the reduced disk and transfer. 128M is a lot more ram than 64M.

    Yes, at the moment, I’ll only install CentOS5 or Debian4. I do use PyGRUB so if you want to muck with it, you can install something else. In fact, in the PyGrub menu for the Debian image, I have a NetBSD-CURRENT netinstall kernel.

    November 20, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  4. are you able to setup this account and also setup a complete control panel free, for hosting websites. Cheers, Tommy

    php mysql would be great.. cheers

    January 1, 2009 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
  5. unixbench:

    512MB Xen VPS… this is the first VPS provider in my life

    ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)
    
       System: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xen.prgmr.com: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-22-generic-pae -- #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 14:57:29 UTC 2010
       Machine: i686 (unknown)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
       CPU 0: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128 (4000.3 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, MMX, AMD MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
       09:28:00 up  9:59,  1 user,  load average: 0.21, 0.15, 0.09; runlevel 2
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:01 - 09:55:55
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        6866146.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     1106.4 MWIPS (8.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               1158.3 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        216521.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           64313.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        484847.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              415095.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                  39523.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               1919.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   2157.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    249.4 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         496968.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    6866146.8    588.4
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1106.4    201.2
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1158.3    269.4
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     216521.7    546.8
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      64313.9    388.6
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     484847.9    835.9
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     415095.2    333.7
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      39523.2     98.8
    Process Creation                                126.0       1919.4    152.3
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       2157.3    508.8
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        249.4    415.7
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     496968.9    331.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         334.9
    
    December 16, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply

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