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Prometeus – €5.34/ month 1024MB SSD OpenVZ & €18/ year 256MB SSD OpenVZ

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: November 29, 2012 @ 3:40 pm, by Liam

prometeus Salvatore, from Italian based Prometeus, has another smoking hot pizza offer for LowEndBox readers. This time they’re offeribg SSD plans on the OpenVZ virtulization platform.

VZ SSD7

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 1024MB Ram
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 25GB SSD Diskspace
  • 1 IPv4 + 4 IPv6
  • 3000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1000Mbps Port Speed
  • €5.34/ month ($5.90)
  • Coupon: 40NOVLET
  • Milan, Italy
  • Order Link
VZ SSD2

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB Ram
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 8GB SSD Diskspace
  • 1 IPv4 + 2 IPv6
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1000Mbps Port Speed
  • €18 /year ($22.8)
  • Coupon: 40SSD2
  • Milan, Italy
  • Order Link

Whilst Prometeus have only been featured four times before; they’re one of the most popular hosts on LowEndBox. To reflect this, they came second in our 2012 Q3 Top Providers poll and recently came first in our Q3 Top providers poll. Salvatore informs me that they’re currently working on providing a cloud setup, however, it’s not cheap, so hopefully this offer will help to raise some finance for it. The first offer, the 1GB ram, was already listed on LowEndTalk, http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/5994/why-wait-friday-openvz-ssd-1gb-vps-40-off-recurring-and-more, but it is still valid.

The only accepted payment method is Paypal and VAT, at 21%, is charged if you’re an EU citizen/company without a valid VAT ID. TUN/TAP/PPP/FUSE are all supported and services are provided on an Unmanaged basis. Servers will be provisioned automatically, once the payment process is compete. For more information, you can read their Terms of Service by clicking here.

Network & General Information:

Prometeus have 5 racks colocated in the largest campus/internet exchange of Italy. They’re a registered LIR (RIPE NCC member), operate their own BGP with the Autonomous System Number (AS34971) and currently have a total bandwidth capacity of 10Gb.

Test IPv4: 194.14.179.254 or 195.88.4.7
Test IPv6: 2a00:dcc0:eda:89::254:1

Test Files:

http://mirrors.prometeus.net/test/test10.bin
http://mirrors.prometeus.net/test/test100.bin
http://iperweb.net/test/test10.bin
http://iperweb.net/test/test100.bin

43 Comments

  1. sasha:

    what about KVM plans? =)

    November 29, 2012 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  2. Awesome host in every way. Has the lowest latency to my country (PK) and the uptime/performance is just amazing. I never had to open a single ticket to get attention to certain network or IO or other such issues which is normal with other LEB providers

    November 29, 2012 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  3. Tom:

    I’m sure in a year Salvatore will be offers 1GB ram for 1$ month in France. Just…need…some…patience…

    November 29, 2012 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      France? Ok, u mad…I mean Italy… :)

      November 29, 2012 @ 4:20 pm | Reply
  4. ClownJugglar:

    Signed up for the VZ SSD7, thanks. Hopefully this works out better than ChicagoVPS’s nightmare that I had. Reviews here speak for themselves.

    November 29, 2012 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      Replying to myself ftw.
      Talk about service. I was having issues with my default Ubuntu install (software issues). They resolved them in less than 10mins from the time I opened the ticket until closed. Even offered a *gasp* refund if I wasn’t happy with their solution (which I was).

      ChicagoVPS: you could learn from these guys.

      November 29, 2012 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
      • Prometeus has great service. We’ve used them for a few months and not nightmares. Quick to resolve any issues.

        November 30, 2012 @ 3:36 am | Reply
        • ClownJugglar:

          Indeed! Unlike at my other provider (which I wasn’t happy with and they won’t refund me), this VPS is up and running. My other one (see name in previous comments) has been nothing but trouble. Performance was terrible, so I just wanted to cancel. After server gets deleted they say they won’t refund, or only give $5 back. I say fine I’ll take the $5 just to get away from you. Now I have to wait for a ‘billing manager’. First it was “the billing manager will get back with you shortly”. Hours later I ask for an update and I get “oh the billing manager is out today, try back Monday”.

          Prometeus: Keep up the awesome work.

          December 1, 2012 @ 3:06 am | Reply
  5. NStorm:

    As already fixed on LET: €5.34 are ~ $6.90, not the $5.90.

    November 29, 2012 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  6. Adam:

    I’ve had a VPS from Iperweb (same company) for 8months now.. Great uptime, Great support, I have never regretted buying it.
    Recommend it alot!

    November 29, 2012 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  7. Si:

    I can’t tell from the terms and conditions, are IRC connections and bots and general daemons allowed?

    IRC is forbidden on the BIZ VPS, but this is not a BIZ VPS, correct?

    All other VPS users are not explicitly forbidden from using them.

    The shared hosting terms forbid IRC and daemon processes and tunnelling, yet the above description here at lowendbox says “TUN/TAP/PPP/FUSE are all supported” – so does that part of the terms not apply to these VPSes and only to shared web hosting?

    Thanks,
    Simon.

    November 29, 2012 @ 8:38 pm | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      No answer to this? Also do you allow rtorrent/rutorrent? Would be a personal tracker (private, friends only) and not for any infringing of course.

      December 1, 2012 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • IRC is forbidden on Biz vps, this is an offer on regular vps and irc is fine.
      Tunnels are allowed on vps (forbidden only in shared hosting).
      Torrents are allowed for legal contents and if configured to not hammer the server :-)

      December 1, 2012 @ 7:19 am | Reply
      • ClownJugglar:

        Cool, thanks for your answer. It didn’t dawn on my to just ask this in a ticket instead of here, lol.

        December 1, 2012 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
  8. I got the promotion with $5.75 :D
    It’s nice. Some of benchmark can be viewed in LET

    November 29, 2012 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  9. marrco:

    One of the most competent provider here. No surprise they just won the ‘top providers’ poll. I’m using their service for about 1 year (ovz, xen, kvm, biz vps, i tried a lot of services) and they are I’d say you get more than what you pay for. Definitely not a fly-by-night operation but a well know provider with own equipment (full racks) that started serving business customers back in the 90’s

    If you need a serious vps in Europe this is the deal best money can buy.

    November 30, 2012 @ 7:58 am | Reply
  10. Prometeus is when quality and good price meets.

    November 30, 2012 @ 8:56 am | Reply
  11. Paolo:

    Bought!

    November 30, 2012 @ 8:58 am | Reply
  12. Can I upgrade my yearly 192MB to 256MB with promotion? Please. :D

    November 30, 2012 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  13. My only complaint why I want to stay away with Prometeus, is most my VPS are with them.

    November 30, 2012 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  14. Blair:

    I bought a 128MB $15/yr VPS from them and the uptime has been great, only went down once for scheduled maintenance on my node, which they had emailed me prior so I had no problems with

    Before then I had a great 150+ day uptime, and it has not gone down since except for me when I do a OS reload or something similar.

    Sadly however, I am only supplied with 1 IPv6 address and apparently I am unable to get more due to the fact I am a yearly subscriber, which is a shame because IPv6 are free, but what can you do.

    I am on ‘pm32’ node, based in Italy and here are some specs:

    root@bob:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.40651 s, 168 MB/s

    root@bob:~# sh bench.sh
    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency : 2001.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 128 MB
    Total amount of swap : 128 MB
    System uptime : 17:17,
    Download speed : (29.6MB/s)
    I/O speed : 131MB/s

    November 30, 2012 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
    • I’m also in PM32 with 512MB :D

      December 1, 2012 @ 12:14 am | Reply
    • john:

      what do you do with ip6?

      December 1, 2012 @ 12:25 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      Raise a ticket for more IPv6, I use to give them for free, just ask how many and will assign you some.

      December 1, 2012 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
  15. Winglet:

    Can you find the way for credit card payment (2co or Google checkout)?

    December 4, 2012 @ 12:58 am | Reply
    • Maounique:

      You can sign up as paypal guest. You dont need to have an account.
      Unfortunately, we are almost out of stock.
      Luckily, now KVM stock arrived :)

      December 5, 2012 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  16. €5.34 per month is not $5.90, it’s nearly $7. Might want to correct that!

    December 13, 2012 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
  17. Will you be adding VZ SSD7 stock any time soon? Will this promo still be valid? Thanks!

    December 14, 2012 @ 11:37 pm | Reply
    • Maounique:

      We have a problem with one of the servers in this promotion with spurious reboots.
      While we investigate the opportunity to continue this promotion, it is on halt for the moment at least untill we manage to nail down the container causing this and subsequently the app or exploit involved.

      December 16, 2012 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  18. fatih:

    I got one a few hours ago. registered for a year. combined with promo code, it costs only 69$/year.
    so i can confirm they do have stock :)

    they dont offer free dns server u can use, and node comes with sendmail + bind pre-installed.
    other then those, everything is fine.
    vps seems to be rock solid and a real fast one.

    gonna install all needed stuff and start transferin my site.
    *fingers crossed*

    thx LEB & prometeus.

    December 24, 2012 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
  19. Cecilia:

    Out of Stock :'(

    December 31, 2012 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  20. Michael:

    @prometeus
    Any chance for getting a VZ SSD2 as offered above ?

    February 11, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
  21. abdu:

    out of stock

    when do you expect to have this service available agian ?

    May 30, 2013 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

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