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XVPS – $4.88 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Multiple Locations Exclusive Offer

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: August 25, 2010 @ 1:54 am, by LowEndAdmin

XVPS We haven’t heard much about XVPS.us when Yomura Holdings (owner of Delimiter, RentaVPS and many others) bought them out last month. Giles from Yomura just sent me an email about their latest LowEndBox exclusive special with this brand. Use coupon code LEBAUGUST2010 to get 25% off recurring discount. That brings down their basic package to $4.88/month (cheaper for longer payment terms).

  • 256MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

You also get to choose from 4 different data centers — Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris France or Frankfurt Germany. Giles said that there will be more locations this week and the same coupon code applies. The promo will be for August I guess.

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.

54 Comments

  1. http://uploadir.com/u/2c99cbcc

    There website has some alignment issues for me in Chrome.

    August 25, 2010 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  2. Anonymous:

    The website has alignment problems in all web browsers ;)

    August 25, 2010 @ 9:57 am | Reply
  3. Thought so – I have emailed them regarding the matter.

    August 25, 2010 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  4. Which was why I decided not to take the latest screenshot of their home page… yet.

    August 25, 2010 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  5. Dan Suhgor:

    Dear LEA,

    Can you please tell us who the heck are “Yomura Holdings”.
    Thanks.

    August 25, 2010 @ 10:59 am | Reply
  6. @Dan — I have no idea.

    From what I have seen it’s a parent company gobbling up many small hosting operators — some merge with existing brands, and some continue operating as an independent brand. Search for them on WebHostingTalk to get an idea.

    Or do you have a hosting company for sale? :)

    August 25, 2010 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  7. A.:

    Server performance isn’t bad, but I opened a ticket requesting a reverse DNS change over 2 days ago and no response so far.

    August 25, 2010 @ 11:41 am | Reply
  8. Gary:

    This looks like more or less exactly what I’ve been looking for. I might wait and see what these new locations are. OVH or Frankfurt (Netdirekt?) are both good (speedtests below) but i’ll hold off for a week I think.

    .DE > .SE 2010-08-25 13:40:58 (9.74 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip’ saved [52428800/52428800]
    .DE > .UK 2010-08-25 12:43:32 (1.82 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip’ saved [52428800/52428800]
    .DE > .FR 2010-08-25 15:44:03 (17.3 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip’ saved [52428800/52428800]

    .FR > .FR 2010-08-25 15:44:30 (6.75 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip.1′ saved [52428800/52428800]
    .FR > .UK 2010-08-25 12:45:04 (6.65 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip.1′ saved [52428800/52428800]
    .FR > .SE 2010-08-25 13:45:01 (3.61 MB/s) – `50mb-testfile.zip’ saved [52428800/52428800]

    Out of those I think I might end up going for .DE even though it has disappointing speeds to .UK (even more so directly to home – 4 or 5mbit tops)

    Awesome speed to .SE and .FR – better than their OVH to my OVH! :D

    August 25, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply
  9. Dan Suhgor:

    @LEA
    Not selling yet, but thank you for link :)

    August 25, 2010 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
  10. I got excited, but they’ve got an untrusted SSL certificate on their main page…

    August 25, 2010 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  11. This design looks similar to Delimiter hosting, and I think I’ve seen it on one other host as well. It must be a template. Not that this matters at all, but I’m just critical about web host designs.

    August 25, 2010 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
  12. Gary:

    The original post explain, they’re owned by the same people as delimiter.

    They’re not a web design company, they’re a vps provider. If they do that well (no idea yet, haven’t taken the plunge) they can have a one-page static site for all i care. :)

    Self-signed SSL certs aren’t a problem imo. It doesn’t look too professional, but I’m sure it’s just a temporary measure while they get a signed one sorted out. Either way it wouldn’t stop me ordering from them.

    Is there a representative from XVPS around who can give us a sneak preview of the new locations? If there aren’t going to be new .EU locations I’ll just go for a Netdirekt one I think.

    August 25, 2010 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
  13. Gary, I don’t think self-signed SSL certificates are a problem in most cases, but here, where I might be buying something from them, I don’t want to potentially expose my purchase info to some third party. I would add an exception if, say LEA got an e-mail from XVPS and posted here the fingerprint of their certificate so I could verify that at least I’m not being taken for a ride. Also, since they are owned by a larger company, shouldn’t they be able to afford a $30 SSL certificate?

    Otherwise, they sound pretty great. I am very interested in purchasing from them as long as the SSL issue is taken care of.

    August 26, 2010 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  14. Their SSL is signed by GlobalSign with an intermediate CA, issued on 16 July. Not self-signed…

    August 26, 2010 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  15. Gary:

    Ah, LEA thanks for clearing that up. I hadn’t actually ventured past their front page with the speed test files so I assumed Igor was correct.

    August 26, 2010 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
  16. Gary:

    Ah no, I take that back. Try and sign up as a reseller.

    secure.xvps.eu uses an invalid security certificate.

    The certificate is only valid for secure.xvps.us

    (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

    so not self-signed, just signed for their other TLD.

    August 26, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  17. They did not reply my ticket (#342041) for over 24h, even a saying “No”. That’s my first impression.

    August 26, 2010 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
  18. yes, they never reply my request !

    August 27, 2010 @ 5:50 am | Reply
  19. Legolas:

    I submit a ticket and in 8 hours the answer me. I will buy it now

    August 27, 2010 @ 8:55 am | Reply
  20. Yavuz ALNIAK:

    Terrible tech support. They give a very late response. Be careful shopping will get done here. I regret I have received. You should hand in your head.

    August 27, 2010 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  21. Gary:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=970984&highlight=xvps

    Reading around, the support seems to have gone down the pan when yomura bought them.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=6933902&postcount=2

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=6914136&postcount=7

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=6917325&postcount=18

    The most worrying thing is, I don’t see any reps from XVPS defending the company or explaining the problems. People like Rus from Thrust are very active in the community. I know he’s had his problems (and major ones) in the past, but he’s a well known figure in the hosting industry and I have to admire his willingness to interact with customers publicly.

    XVPS don’t seem to respond to support tickets and haven’t posted in this topic once, despite offering a LEB specific discount.

    I think we can assume their support is bad. For the money, you can’t expect much more than a basic level of support but right now it seems nonexistent. I’m still probably going to give them a try for a little over 3 pounds. I won’t need to use support unless there’s a serious problem with the VPS, so it’s worth the risk I think.

    August 27, 2010 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  22. Omio:

    As xvps and delimiter are same company, in my past experience I can say that those are not good at all.

    1. Support Staff – Late Response (Even 24h+ might be gone, you will not get answers)

    2. Server Sometimes Down – No immediate solution by support – Almost 4-5 hours downtime sometime counted

    3. No Phone Support, No Live Support by xvps/delimiter

    4. Their site design, offer, promotion all looks attractive, but if you look their internal management, very worst than any others.

    August 27, 2010 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  23. A.:

    Yup, support appears to be non-existent at the moment. I sent a request for a reverse DNS 5 days ago, and I haven’t heard back from them.

    August 28, 2010 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  24. Gary:

    Yeah, I’m going with NQHost. These guys clearly don’t care about customers. Sucks, because their packages are decent. No use if something goes wrong though. On the other hand, NQHost have a rep present on LEB who actually answers questions. They don’t give as much drivespace but they give umetered transfer, so it depends what you need.

    August 28, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  25. $4.88/month (cheaper for longer payment terms),wow…I will sent request for a reverse DNS later.

    August 29, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  26. Gary:

    Well I ended up going for one anyway, as well as NQHost. They’re both dirt cheap so if one (or both!) turn out to be rubbish I’m not losing much. Setup was very fast (totally automated by the looks of it) and speeds are great.

    MEGA WGET!
    ———-
    updating new WGET source list…
    WGET list updated successfully.
    beginning WGETs…
    ——-
    .DE
    ——-
    http://188.40.21.100/100mb 10.3 MB/s
    http://188.72.210.69/50mb-testfile.zip 9.64 MB/s
    http://188.72.233.134/test/100MB_TEST.bin 10.1 MB/s
    http://217.118.26.213/100mb.bin 11.1 MB/s
    ——-
    .FR
    ——-
    http://188.165.157.200/50mb-testfile.zip 9.50 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.ovh.net/test.bin 8.69 MB/s
    ftp://test:test@ftp.abyssunderground.co.uk/test.bin 11.1 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/AmericasArmy/Linux_v2.8.5/aa.2.8.5.0.linux_runtime.tgz 27.3 MB/s
    ——-
    .IE
    ——-
    http://testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com/100mb.bin 29.4 MB/s
    ——-
    .NL
    ——-
    ftp://dl.solcon.nl/pub/test/100mb.bin 9.47 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.iae.nl/100MB.bin 5.20 MB/s
    There seems to have been a problem with ftp://ftp.luna.nl/test/128MByte.bin – skipping…
    ftp://ftp.tweakdsl.nl/test/100mb.bin 8.13 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.xs4all.nl/pub/test/100mb.bin 4.53 MB/s
    http://85.17.128.2/100mb.bin 11.1 MB/s
    http://85.17.164.100/100mb.bin 27.6 MB/s
    http://89.248.167.11/100mb.bin 15.2 MB/s
    http://93.190.137.7/1000mb.bin 11.2 MB/s
    http://files.ecatel.nl/speedtest/100mb.bin 15.4 MB/s
    http://ns0.multikabel.net/100mb.nul 11.1 MB/s
    http://servermars.nl/100mb.bin 7.08 MB/s
    http://speedtest.bbned.nl/download/file100mb.bin 1.30 MB/s
    http://speedtest.exsilia.net/100mb.bin 11.1 MB/s
    http://speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl/files/100mb.bin 63.7 MB/s
    http://speedtest.speedxs.nl/100mb.bin 137 KB/s
    http://speedtest.swiftnoc.com/100MB.bin 10.2 MB/s
    http://test.euroaccess.nl/100mb.bin 3.76 MB/s
    http://www.giga-hosting.biz/treiber/testfile-100MB.test 10.8 MB/s
    http://www.kpnbroadbandvalley.nl/mxarena/downloads/100mb.bin 237 KB/s
    http://www.prahost.com/100mb.bin 7.26 MB/s
    http://www.proserve.nl/100mb.bin 11.0 MB/s
    http://www.streamservice.nl/100mb.bin 11.3 MB/s
    http://www2.versatel.nl/100mb.bin 10.9 MB/s
    ——-
    .SE
    ——-
    http://speedtest.bahnhof.se/100M.zip 56.6 MB/s
    ——-
    .UK
    ——-
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip 16.3 MB/s
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com:8080/100MB.zip 9.13 MB/s
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com:81/100MB.zip 15.2 MB/s
    http://fuller.zen.co.uk/test/100MB_nonzero.bin 11.1 MB/s
    http://static.btopenworld.com/broadband/adhoc_pages/speedtest/files/largedownload.me 4.90 MB/s
    http://london1.linode.com/100MB-london.bin 41.2 MB/s
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/news/nol/shared/spl/hi/technology/08/broadband_britain/broadband.mov 52.4 MB/s
    ftp://gamefiles.blueyonder.co.uk/blueyondergames/blueyondergames/battlefield1942/battlecraft/samples.zip 4.55 MB/s
    ——-
    .US
    ——-
    http://173.231.12.12/50mb-testfile.zip 2.19 MB/s
    http://174.138.169.114/100mb-file.zip 3.06 MB/s
    http://204.93.166.70/50mb-testfile.zip 985 KB/s
    http://208.97.141.21/test256 7.94 MB/s
    http://216.38.63.74/100mb.test 82.2 KB/s
    There seems to have been a problem with http://67.23.176.253/%7Edomainw/test.iso – skipping…
    http://www.bldhosting.net/100MB.bin 675 KB/s
    http://173.193.32.153/100mb.bin 1.42 MB/s
    http://the-irc.com/100MB.zip 796 KB/s
    http://test-bgp.iweb.com/100mbtest.bin 1.21 MB/s
    http://test-unmetered.iweb.com/100mbtest.bin 249 KB/s
    http://buyvm.net/100mb.test 3.34 MB/s
    http://newark1.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin 3.25 MB/s
    http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin 2.41 MB/s
    http://dallas1.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin 215 KB/s
    http://fremont1.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin 1.44 MB/s
    ——-
    MISC
    ——-
    http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test 52.9 MB/s
    http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test 18.9 MB/s

    August 30, 2010 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  27. Ticket #342041 has not been replied since 08/24/2010. This is my first and only ticket I opened.

    August 31, 2010 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  28. A.:

    @Gary: where is your server located? Frankfurt?

    August 31, 2010 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
  29. Gary:

    Ah, should’ve mentioned that. Mine’s at OVH.

    September 1, 2010 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  30. aED:

    @Gary is your vps still fine with them?

    September 1, 2010 @ 12:58 am | Reply
  31. Gary:

    Yeah, it’s been fine so far. A bit early to recommend them, and I’ve not had to use support yet…

    September 1, 2010 @ 10:26 am | Reply
  32. Gary:

    Aaaaaaaaaaand now it’s down. Can’t ssh, can’t ping.

    Control panel is loading slow as hell, but when it does load it says the VPS is offline. Try to reboot it, it says it’s gonna reboot, it does nothing.

    Host 178.33.14.0-178.33.14.31 aren’t responding to ping (assuming they’re meant to be), and my box is in that range. Went offline at 19:20 EDT judging by the graphs in the control panel, so it’s been down a little over an hour.

    Off to submit a ticket, wish me luck!

    September 2, 2010 @ 12:28 am | Reply
  33. Gary:

    It’s back now. No response to the ticket yet.

    05:10:09 up 3 days, 11:00, 2 users, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01

    So it was online, just had no net connection it seems, since the control panel couldn’t connect to it, and neither could I.

    Offline for 80 minutes or so in total. there are now 24 hosts online between 178.33.14.0-178.33.14.31.

    September 2, 2010 @ 1:14 am | Reply
  34. I have to say that I am eyeing one as well as a backup server for rsync/rdiff-backup + being packaging up the backup files for further processing. US West Coast, 30GB+ storage, under 5 bucks per month.

    The lack of support is a worry though.

    September 2, 2010 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  35. Gary:

    Back offline again. The performance when it was online was great. Good speeds all over the place, good disk IO, fast boxes. Just seems a little unstable. For what you’re thinking of it’ll probably be OK. I personally don’t mind a little downtime. I wouldn’t host anything mission critical on a box like this, but for the price, when it’s working (!) it’s very nice. I’m considering ordering one of their .de boxes for a month as well to see how it performs.

    September 2, 2010 @ 3:01 am | Reply
  36. Gary:

    20 minute outage that time. Let’s see how it behaves from now on…

    September 2, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply
  37. Gary:

    VERY happy to report that I received a reply to my ticket at XVPS, and in a reasonable amount of time, imo. For the price we pay I wouldn’t expect a reply within the hour, and the reply I got was ~12 hours after I submitted the original ticket.

    It appears to be a routing problem within OVH, hence the node still being up, but being unreachable.

    Big thanks to Mark at XVPS, hopefully the lack of ticket replies people have been talking about was a blip, and things are on the up now. The boxes and network are fast, support was all that was letting them down. Thumbs up from me.

    September 2, 2010 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  38. A.:

    It looks like they’ve sorted their support system out now.

    September 3, 2010 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  39. Gary:

    Yeah, they told me that it’s been a tricky transition but they’re going to get everything going smoothly very soon. I hope so, my VPS with them performs very well.

    September 3, 2010 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  40. i have 3 vps last time.. that no support, i request enable tun/tap and set RDNS is no respon, after 1 month !!! never support !!!

    is that a good company ?????

    September 4, 2010 @ 12:27 am | Reply
  41. Gary:

    When was this, Richard? Like I said, they’ve just been bought over a little while ago so time will tell if support improves.

    September 4, 2010 @ 12:23 pm | Reply
  42. Gary:

    Ok, just a heads-up. Don’t do business with these guys, they’re scum.

    I bought a vps from them, in france. It works fine.

    I then bought a VPS from them, in germany. It worked for a day, then broke. I couldn’t connect to it from anywhere, re-imaging the OS didn’t work, they wouldn’t respond to tickets.

    4 days of me updating the tickets asking why they wouldn’t answer later, I open a paypal claim.

    Now my .FR vps has been suspended, with no contact from them. The working one I paid for is now locked down, and I can’t use it.

    They’re thieves. Stay away.

    September 26, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply
  43. Gary:

    Hahaha, nice try XVPS

    We have been notified that a Paypal chargeback has been initiated on your account. It is company policy to immediately suspend the services of any party who attempts to carry-out a fraudulent chargeback. Accordingly your services have been suspended pending Paypal’s resolution.

    Would you contact Paypal and ensure that this payment is released to us immediately. Until we receive payment in full your services will remain suspended.

    Should funds not be received within the 7 days, your service will automatically be canceled.

    Yours faithfully
    Samuel J. Lucas
    Corporate Counsel
    XVPS / Yomura Holdings

    Funny how they’re able to email people when their funds are at risk. And accusing me of Fraud when they’re the ones who ripped me off? Priceless!

    September 27, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
    • Paul:

      They (delimiter) have done the same to me. And also PayPal didn’t get me money back as that was virtual good…

      October 8, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        Paypal are happy to take their commission, but don’t want to provide any kind of customer service. Paypal are a necessary evil sometimes. :(

        October 8, 2010 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  44. That’s bad. You would not issue a PayPal charge back if they actual respond to support tickets.

    September 27, 2010 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
  45. JP:

    Its a shame they dont have Tun/TAP enabled. The ping times are great from my place (Mumbai) and would have liked to get a good box from there if only they had tun/tap enabled.

    October 1, 2010 @ 7:30 am | Reply
  46. Gary:

    JP, read this thread then google for Yomura or XVPS or Delimiter, and find out what these guys are like.

    Just find another reputable provider who uses the datacentre that’s fast to you and go with them. Trust me, you’d regret going with XVPS.

    October 1, 2010 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  47. Rick:

    I used XVPS since Aug 5, 2010; and for the first 3 months, OK service, and THEN! it’s been problems ever since.

    I too got caught up in their PayPal issues, and then they had issues with Google Checkout, and now my server has been OFFLINE for 3 WEEKS, with NO REPLY from them. I can’t reboot it thru the console, the website, noda.

    I agree with Gary – “YOU’D REGRET GOING WITH XVPS”.

    December 17, 2010 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  48. Delimiter:

    Then you should stay away from their new Super-vm.com :)

    December 17, 2010 @ 8:31 am | Reply
  49. Jose M:

    Hello,
    This guy is Giles Anderson from Yomura Group?

    Because this is the general manager of Centralhost Ltd and is a scammer.
    Warning with this.

    October 4, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Yep, same bloke. Scammed a ton of people.

      October 4, 2011 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
  50. I want to test my website derekyao.com

    November 22, 2012 @ 6:00 am | Reply
  51. Just find another reputable provider who uses the datacentre that’s fast to you and go with them. Trust me, you’d regret going with XVPS.

    thank you

    September 27, 2015 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

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