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XenVZ – £6/6 months 96MB OpenVZ/Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 18, 2011 @ 12:09 am, by LowEndAdmin

XenVZ Via this WHT offer. XenVZ is currently offering their VPS for £6/6 months (1 pound a month, ~USD$1.61) and this is what you will get

  • 96MB memory, 128MB swap (Xen) or burst (OpenVZ)
  • 2GB storage
  • 20GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ or Xen with custom panel

To order, go to this sign up page and use coupon code WHT310311-1. This is supposed to be “exclusive to WHT” and expires on 31st of March. Servers in Maidenhead UK. I think XenVZ is hoping for people to make extra add-on purchases, although a 96MB Xen instance would be quite usable for many tasks (LowEndBox.com runs on 80MB Xen for example).

I have actually been a XenVZ customer for a year, using their £0.99 32MB OpenVZ offer 1 and half years ago. It was very stable having almost no down time.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

121 Comments

  1. potential customer:

    just for info, the SSL cert is bogus:
    http://img857.imageshack.us/i/certwarning.png/

    March 18, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
    • Hashed with MD5-RSA does not mean it is bogus. Still you get the opportunity to send in payment information via PayPal which uses SHA1 for their certificate.

      March 18, 2011 @ 1:34 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        We are actually to re-issue a non-md5 SSL certificate however we are waiting to decide on WildCard SSL or not first for some of our new developments.

        March 18, 2011 @ 3:18 am | Reply
    • Just poor cipher on the SSL. Ideally they should be using a stronger cipher on their SSL.

      March 18, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
    • That could also mean that they’re using the secure page of another domain via CNAME record (such as, if they’re a reseller), or that they’re using outdated weak cyphers, etc…

      It could mean a lot of things: Not necessarily that the domain is bogus.

      March 19, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
      • Edit: Not necessarily that the SSL is bogus.

        March 19, 2011 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
      • If you look at the screenshot, it stated pretty clearly that it came from a specific Firefox plugin “SSL Blacklist” that targets a specific known issue, i.e. MD5RSA certs. It’s an Equifax cert that’s valid for 5 years (2008-2013)! I don’t usually buy SSL certs that last that long. New vulnerability in the crypto space like this means you’ll need to get another cert and have money wasted :P

        March 20, 2011 @ 10:01 am | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Safari reports their certificate as Valid here.

          March 20, 2011 @ 10:06 am | Reply
        • Yeah. Appears to be only throwing warning if you have SSH Blacklist installed on Firefox. From the plugin page it says:

          SSL Blacklist now detects and warns about certificate chains that use the MD5 algorithm for RSA signatures.

          And that’s it! A plugin that does nothing but to report MD5RSA certs. I mean it is still a good thing to raise awareness of security, but for most people using IE/Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Opera they won’t even see a warning.

          March 20, 2011 @ 10:09 am | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I swear IE just reports every certificate as insecure anyway :)

          March 20, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply
      • It’s an issue that we just heard about a few weeks ago. Don’t worry – we will be replacing the certificate hopefully within the next few days in time for the release of major updates to our control panel :)

        March 21, 2011 @ 1:57 am | Reply
  2. Spirit:

    Yeah, unlike some other hosts around Sean is doing pretty well. My first invoice was paid 30-Nov-2008 and I am still with them. Unlike some other cheap offers around this one is more than worth of this money.

    March 18, 2011 @ 12:54 am | Reply
  3. Joe Merit:

    I agree, this is one of my favorite Xen providers. I have had service with them for a few years now and
    signed up for this also. I just cant resist for this price.

    March 18, 2011 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  4. Nice! More cheap XEN hosts!

    March 18, 2011 @ 1:17 am | Reply
  5. The real amount of ram is around 85 MB, but as LEA says, is enough for a lot of tasks.

    I got 2 xeon cores @2.33 Ghz
    I/O > 50 MB/s
    An the latency from MX is around 180 ms, that is pretty good.

    Is my first box in UK, and after some little analysis I decided to go with this offer

    March 18, 2011 @ 1:36 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Yomero tell us a secret. How many LEB featured vpses do you have? I wondering if you beats me :)

      March 18, 2011 @ 1:38 am | Reply
      • Isn’t a secret xD

        At this moment are a LOT

        3 hostrail
        1 123systems
        1 buyvm
        1 valueserver.de
        1 curlhost
        1 xenvz
        1 rockstarvps
        1 myresellerhost
        1 forever hosting
        1 enscloud
        1 vpstree (RIP xD )

        13 LEBs? Every offer was listed here.

        March 18, 2011 @ 2:46 am | Reply
        • id:

          don’t you think you can get 1 Linode for the same price of your lowendboxes altogether?

          :P

          March 18, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
        • circus:

          @id Why would he want to do that?

          March 18, 2011 @ 6:05 am | Reply
        • Hmmm, I can get a 512 linode :D and with the left money, I can go to buy some chips :D

          But I will get rid of some of these boxes. This is just test and error.

          March 18, 2011 @ 6:22 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          He would but where’s fun in this? :P
          Yeah, Yomero – you’re absolute winner :)

          March 18, 2011 @ 6:22 am | Reply
        • Until now, it rests:
          4 123systems
          3 YardVPS
          2 Nixcom.ca
          2 NordicVPS
          2 BurstNET (US, UK)
          1 Evorack
          1 YISP.nl
          1 PingVPS
          1 DirectSpace

          March 18, 2011 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
        • Now I am in second place u_u LOL

          March 18, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply
        • snape:

          3x vps4less.de
          3x buyvm
          2x hostingincanada
          2x nixcom
          1x cheapvps
          1x OSHS
          1x steadfast
          1x gigevps
          1x netdirekt
          1x 123systems
          1x hostrail
          1x spacerich
          1x yourwebhoster.eu
          1x quickweb
          1x citynet
          1x welcome2inter.net

          There might be one or two others I’m forgetting…

          March 18, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I have 36 VPSs at ThrustVPS and 6 at HostMist :)

          1 at MyResellerHost, 1 at HostRail, 1 at ClubUptime and plus my own dedicated at Burst.

          March 18, 2011 @ 10:21 pm | Reply
        • Pokemon flashbacks.

          Gotta collect them all. :)

          March 19, 2011 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Freaks :p

          March 21, 2011 @ 8:57 am | Reply
      • (?):

        Wow, 36 @ thrust!! why not a(maybe more) dedi?

        March 19, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
      • What do you guys do with all these VPSes?

        I have 2 BuyVM, 1 Quickweb and now 1 XenVZ and now I already felt I should come to LEB less often because I can’t stop from buying when I see a great deal like this, LOL :)

        March 21, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      I noticed that too on another VPS i have with them. Instead of getting 192MB on a 192MB vps I was getting about 12MB lower. Problem was solved when I installed the real debian xen kernel on the vps (there is instructions in the xenvz’s forums for doing this on debian squeeze.) The latest debian xen kernel gave me
      the full 192MB, I will try this on my 96MB vps soon.

      March 18, 2011 @ 1:54 am | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      Just installed 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 on debian, VPS reports 94MB of ram now instead
      of the 87MB I got with the default kernel.

      March 18, 2011 @ 2:07 am | Reply
      • I want to do that :D

        Can you share the link? (lazy mode…)

        March 18, 2011 @ 2:43 am | Reply
        • Joe Merit:

          https://forums.openitc.co.uk/index.php?topic=129.0 , paste the stuff in the code boxes
          into the linux commandline (hit enter a few times for the big one). Then go into the Xenvz control panel and enable custom kernel and power user and reboot VPS.

          They got instructions for Ubuntu 10.04 on there too.. These directions are for Debian 6 Squeeze.

          March 18, 2011 @ 2:47 am | Reply
        • I am sad, I got 91 MB only =(

          Also I didn’t enabled power mode, just pygrub and it worked

          That PyGrub stuff is weird :P

          March 18, 2011 @ 3:09 am | Reply
  6. Oh btw, their invoices are prorated as they says. My invoice was 6.45 because they bill you for the rest of this month plus the next 6 months.

    March 18, 2011 @ 1:37 am | Reply
  7. Deflo:

    All 64-bit OSes?

    March 18, 2011 @ 2:37 am | Reply
    • That’s sad =( yes

      In the VZ plans are the 32 bits os’s

      March 18, 2011 @ 2:47 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        The offer is available for OpenVZ too including 32bits. I have just enabled OpenVZ templates for this package.

        However be warned in advance: our OpenVZ products DO NOT SUPPORT TUN/TAP or some other iptables modules.

        March 18, 2011 @ 3:22 am | Reply
    • RobT:

      I saw that too. Is there an advantage to the provider in this restriction?

      March 18, 2011 @ 9:27 am | Reply
      • Hi Rob,

        This decision was made for stability and security reasons. Our Xen VPS are almost always the same price as our OpenVZ packages so there should be no issues other than 32/64bit support.

        March 19, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
        • RobT:

          “for stability and security reasons”

          You clearly can’t mean that that 32-bit Linux is inherently unstable and insecure.

          So what do you actually mean?

          March 19, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
        • Hi RobT,

          No, that’s not the reason. Unfortunately it’s just the way that OpenVZ works that’s the problem. We were able to reproduce a denial of service on the _entire_ host node through badly configured rules on a container.

          If you mean why we’re not running 32bit guests on Xen it’s because it’s not possible with our (RHEL5) version of Xen.

          March 21, 2011 @ 2:04 am | Reply
        • RobT:

          “If you mean why we’re not running 32bit guests on Xen […]”

          That was it, and thanks for the answer, Sean.

          Having trouble googling this deficiency in RHEL (I’m only pulling up stuff that seems to directly contradict you.) Do you have a reference?

          March 21, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
      • March 22, 2011 @ 12:40 am | Reply
        • I don’t know why you would use that as a source for your claim, I run 64bit Dom0’s and have no trouble at all with 32bit DomU of any flavor be it PV or HVM, and your link supports my findings.

          March 22, 2011 @ 12:47 am | Reply
        • Because we run 3.0

          March 22, 2011 @ 12:55 am | Reply
        • RobT:

          Thank you for digging that up.

          March 22, 2011 @ 1:08 am | Reply
        • yum update is your friend, and install

          cat /etc/yum.repos.d/gitco.repo
          [gitco]
          name=CentOS-$releasever - GITCO
          baseurl=http://www.gitco.de/linux/x86_64/centos/5/rpms/
          gpgcheck=0
          enabled=1
          
          
          xen_major              : 3
          xen_minor              : 4
          xen_extra              : .2
          March 22, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  8. I got a VPS with them when they did their Giga VPS offer in 2009, and I’m still with them. It’s very stable, and am using it as my primary monitoring station as well as backup MX.

    $ uptime
    11:33:29 up 150 days, 18:39, 1 user, load average: 0.05, 0.01, 0.00

    March 18, 2011 @ 3:40 am | Reply
  9. I also have one VPS with them. very stable, no downtime.
    If the VPS in west coast US, they will become my favourite provider

    March 18, 2011 @ 9:55 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      We do offer VPS in US west coast :)

      March 19, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
      • But your west coast VPS is not cheap.

        March 19, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
        • Unfortunately they are more expensive. That’s the price of 100mbit unmetered + DDoS protection I’m afraid!

          Our UK VPS are far cheaper because we use our own hardware – something we’re not going to do in the US without being stationed there.

          March 21, 2011 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  10. Chansion:

    Hi
    I used URL: ‘https://clients.openitc.co.uk/order/product/234’
    What’s the different use coupon or not use?
    The same price and same information?
    I’m wrong?

    March 18, 2011 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Strictly speaking the coupon code should be required however for this product it’s mostly informational only. It’s no problem if you don’t use the code on this order as we’ve set the base price of the package to exactly the same price.

      March 19, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  11. Is there any test IP

    March 18, 2011 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Bastian:

      from the WHT Page:

      Q: Do you have a speedtest file and an IP to ping for your UK network?
      A: Sure, you can ping 95.154.254.253. You can test our speeds via direct HTTP download at http://www.xenvz.co.uk/test50mb.bin

      March 18, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  12. No offense, but at their prices you can get a dedicated server …

    March 18, 2011 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
    • I’ll be interested to hear about your £1 dedicated server… Or do you mean their everyday price on the website?

      March 19, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  13. brettco:

    I just ordered one. What has your experience been regarding setup time?
    The site shows the status is on (active), but the vps screen says i have no vps???

    March 18, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
    • Yes, you must wait the deploy. Mine was setrup in 30 mins after paid.

      March 18, 2011 @ 4:40 pm | Reply
      • brettco:

        shortly after i posted here i got a reply from them. all is setup and running now
        thank you

        March 18, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • Due to the extreme popularity of this offer we have a backlog of orders right now. We are approving new accounts and answering queries as fast as possible. Rest assured that all orders placed so far will be provisioned by the end of today.

      March 19, 2011 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  14. Franky:

    Has anyone had their VPS setup with these guys yet? Mines been ordered 2x days ago and I’ve heard nothing and no reply from the support Email.

    March 20, 2011 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Hi Franky,

      Based on your nickname here I can’t find your order though even if we could we can’t discuss account queries here. Can you please contact us directly to have us look into this?

      It might be that you’ve paid by PayPal eCheque so our systems won’t see payment yet. Our systems have also flagged up a few orders for screening to which we are waiting for replies.

      March 21, 2011 @ 2:18 am | Reply
  15. OMFG!

    http://www.xenvz.co.uk and http://www.openitc.co.uk

    “Name Error: The domain name does not exist.”

    xDDDD

    March 20, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      They still load just fine :)

      March 20, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Loads fine for me. Could be your resolver having a glitch :P

      March 20, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Well, we monitor our services (DNS checks, HTTP checks) every minute both from Pingdom and internal systems and haven’t seen any issues.

      So far in March we have 100% uptime for ns1 and 99.99% uptime for ns2 (small outage on 5th).

      March 21, 2011 @ 2:10 am | Reply
      • dny:

        hi @Sean,

        can you check why my vps taken so long??

        tnx.

        March 21, 2011 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
    • Pffff, yes, I got it…
      Something n my ISP dns.

      Also, something more weird, previous whois queries showed empty registers :S

      Now is working for me.

      March 21, 2011 @ 3:46 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        Could be your whois servers too. I know the servers listed in jwhois.conf I pulled through CentOS repos (official or third party, haven’t investigated) are not the best in the world!

        March 21, 2011 @ 3:56 am | Reply
  16. Is IRC allowed on this Nano+ VPS?

    March 21, 2011 @ 7:33 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      They allow it on request.

      March 21, 2011 @ 8:03 am | Reply
  17. dny:

    been considering this company for years. this is just the great timing with great pricing. just sign up.

    how long usually i get the vps up?

    tnx

    March 21, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply
    • dny:

      still have not got my vps yet.
      is this normal?

      March 21, 2011 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  18. Signed up and paid @ 9:07pm last night (as per time stamp on my Paypal receipt email), got the VPS provisioned @ 9:38pm (all time in EST if that matters).
    So far it has been good, I was able to put up MySQL + Nginx + PHPMyAdmin on it without too much headache.
    Now comes to the fun part: I’ll squeeze in THREE wordpress blogs, 1 SMF forum and 1 doku wiki into the box.
    I’ve tried to do that with a BuyVM 128MB VPS without any problem, so let’s see if I’ll be able to squeeze even further :)

    March 21, 2011 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • After 2 days and reloading OS for more than a dozen times, I have got Nginx + PHP + PHPMyAdmin + MySQL up and running, and still has close to 400MB of space left for my websites, uploading websites right now, hopefully everything will work just fine :)

      March 24, 2011 @ 2:57 am | Reply
      • John:

        How much free RAM after setting all that up?
        I have about 20mb free with a PHP-FPM + APC setup (85MB total memory). Though I’m a little reluctant to put any live sites on it as running apt-get will sometimes use up swap.

        March 24, 2011 @ 3:09 am | Reply
        • Unfortunately all my RAM runs out (like 98.67% in use), but SWAP is almost 0% in use though, so I would imagine it will have to live on Swap to do anything serious….

          @LowEndAdmin: how much RAM does LEB use on average?

          March 24, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
        • @GeekInFinance — here is what I have at the moment:

          $ free
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:         81920      80092       1828          0        696      16512
          -/+ buffers/cache:      62884      19036
          Swap:       131064      16076     114988
          

          Do note that I am running Debian 5 on XenPV with 2.6.18 kernel. Sounds like you should start swapping and it’s strange your swap is still at 0%. Are you using OpenVZ?

          March 24, 2011 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
        • @LowEndAdmin: Nope, I am on Xen.

          Right now it looks really good:

          free -m
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:            96         47         48          0          1         14
          -/+ buffers/cache:         31         64
          Swap:          383        109        274
          

          That is because the WordPress site is not loading, and only a static site is viewable at the moment. When I tried to run WP, it literally takes the entire Mem and Swap off…

          I am using Ubuntu 9.04 (latest minimal template they have), looks like I’ll need to do a bit more fine-tuning, I am surprised how fast your site is loading though, considering it took my setup forever to even get to the home page.

          Guess still quite a bit of learning curve for me for this REALLY “Low-End” box :)

          March 25, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
        • As soon as I point my DNS to one of the wordpress blogs and visit the site, this is what I got:

          $ free -m
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:            96         94          1          0          0          8
          -/+ buffers/cache:         85         10
          Swap:          383        168        215
          
          March 25, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
        • M:

          You’re hitting swap even without any sites hosted. Reduce pm.max_children for php-fpm.

          March 25, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
        • Probably should not use Ubuntu 9.04 as it is no longer supported. It would not come with PHP-fpm anyway. Looks like you have too many PHP fastcgi processes?

          March 26, 2011 @ 11:44 am | Reply
      • @LowEndAdmin: I think Ubuntu really sucks in terms of memory usage, I’ll try the debian distro to see if it better.
        I originally set the fcgi process @ 1, but I can’t even load the admin/login page, so I increased the size

        March 26, 2011 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
        • Success! Here is what I got with the website loaded up:

          free -m
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:            96         74         21          0          0         21
          -/+ buffers/cache:         51         44
          Swap:          127          6        121
          

          Looks like Debian is a lot better than Ubuntu in terms of saving memory!

          March 27, 2011 @ 2:53 am | Reply
        • @LowEndAdmin How did you manage to format my comment, I can’t get the output to display properly, what tag did you use?

          March 27, 2011 @ 2:54 am | Reply
        • Use <pre>…</pre> to wrap around code or console output. Yes I found WordPress 3.1 unable to load the admin interface when you only have one single FCGI backend — might be caused by some racing condition somewhere. I am now running 2.

          March 27, 2011 @ 11:22 am | Reply
        • @LowEndAdmin: Thanks a lot! Also, could you tell me how do you actually solve the problem with the fcgi memory leak? i.e., do you have any process in place to restart the fcgi after a few request? If so, how do you accomplish this?

          Thanks!

          March 27, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
        • Afaik, the FCGI process respawns itself when FCGI MAX REQUESTS is set to a value != 0 and that process reach this number of requests.

          March 28, 2011 @ 12:11 am | Reply
        • What Yomero says. I have mine respawn every 5,000 requests.

          March 28, 2011 @ 1:10 am | Reply
        • Works pretty good now, memory still hangs around 94MB and here is how my configuration looks like if anyone needs it:

          pm = dynamic
          pm.max_children = 20
          pm.start_servers = 2
          pm.min_spare_servers = 1
          pm.max_spare_servers = 3
          pm.max_requests = 5000
          

          Thanks a lot for LowEndAdmin and Yomero’s help!

          March 28, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
  19. Just took the plunge (although at this price it’s hardly a plunge) and bought one, but I’m a noob and my RAM is reading 85. Do any of you guys have a link to a tutorial that can teach me how to use PyGrub and manage my own kernel, or have a short explanation on how to do it?

    March 22, 2011 @ 7:24 am | Reply
  20. Nevermind, found the link at the top. :P

    March 22, 2011 @ 7:39 am | Reply
  21. So far I am impressed by the performance. SSH login is almost instant. :)

    Disk I/O is really good. Quite surprising actually, especially for a £1/month VPS.

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 conv=fdatasync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 0.405656 s, 82.7 MB/s
    

    Network is really good too. :)

    $ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-03-22 15:05:08--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.8M/s   in 9.4s
    
    2011-03-22 15:05:17 (10.7 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    CPU (There are 2 of these cores)

    # cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 23
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5410  @ 2.33GHz
    stepping        : 10
    cpu MHz         : 2333.332
    cache size      : 6144 KB
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu tsc msr pae cx8 cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni vmx est ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 hypervisor lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
    bogomips        : 4666.66
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
    March 22, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  22. greenzoid:

    If i take this offer, can i host NGINX at my vps? I actually run free blogs (almost ten) and thanks to our GFW, the service blocked in our country. And i need a reverse proxy to overcome this issue.

    I’ll monitor here for replies.

    April 1, 2011 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Yes you can however I’m sorry to say this offer has now expired.

      We are bringing back similar offers very shortly, though.

      April 2, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
      • Pascal:

        When will those offers be available? I’m very interested in this or a similar offer.

        April 19, 2011 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
    • I setup Nginx + PHP + MySQL on one of these boxes, so I definitely do not see why not :)
      In fact, there are 2 cores for each VPS, so you can even set up 2 workers!

      April 3, 2011 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  23. Do you plan to propose this offer again anytime soon ?
    Do you offer Xen BSD domU ?

    April 25, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
    • Not yet however KVM is in the works! We’ve almost completed the re-write of our VPS manager so hopefully not much longer until KVM…

      April 25, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
  24. Battletux:

    I’m gutted I missed out on this offer, XenVZ are absolutly brillent, never had an isue when I was with them previously.

    April 25, 2011 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
  25. We’re hoping to bring back similar offers soon! For now we’re re-writing a lot of our systems from scratch to make it possible to have this as a permanent offer. Feel free to contact us to check availability at any time :)

    April 25, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  26. Steve81:

    Well, I tested CentOS, Debian 5/6 and ArchLinux and I find that CentOS and Debian 5 get full ram with the stock kernel (however Debian 6 get 91mb with the custom kernel).

    Maybe this can be usefull to someone.

    April 27, 2011 @ 12:05 am | Reply
  27. Has anyone heard from Sean lately? I sent him an email on Saturday but has yet to hear anything from him…

    May 2, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
    • UK is having a 4-days long weekend — royal wedding last Friday and banks holidays on Monday. Half the country is probably still drunk at the moment after the big wedding.

      May 2, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
      • @LEA: Ohh….that is why…thanks for reminding me :) you guys are going crazy down there?

        May 2, 2011 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        Indeed, May Day Bank Holiday.

        May 2, 2011 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        and …
        International workers’ day was on 1 may, celebrated in many country’s, and because it was a Sunday, allot of people get today off. I’m one of the unlucky ones, had to work today! ;)

        May 2, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
        • @SwordfishBE: Just to make you feel better, I am working on Friday AND Monday, no holiday in Canada :p

          May 2, 2011 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Canada has May Bank Holiday last time I heard.

          May 2, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
    • Just a follow up on this, David did email me last night apologizing for the delay due to the holidays and we managed to get everything sorted out. Thanks David!

      May 3, 2011 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  28. liam1412:

    Raid 1 data mirroring has absolutely no redundancy – 1 drive dies you are screwed. In fact raid 1 is not actually raid at all despite it’s name.

    June 17, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  29. Hello,

    You are thinking of RAID 0 (data striping). In a RAID 1 setup data is mirrored across 1 or more drives so in the event of a mirror HDD failure you will not lose any data.

    June 17, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  30. Daniel:

    Would love to get a real cheap LEB like this from XenVZ back in action hehe.

    February 21, 2012 @ 8:49 am | Reply

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