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$5 XEN VPS Hosting? What are your thoughts?

sprakerspraker Member
edited November 2013 in Help

I'm considering switching from my current XEN VPS from Linode to a new company Xenfinity. Any reviews or current customers? What do you guys think about the package options?

UPDATE: Nick Liu will be commenting on behalf of the confusion and misleading nature of this post - http://deltik.org/news.php?item.11.4 / Reddit AMA - http://redd.it/1re6op http://redd.it/1rebf7

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  • Well, IMHO if you know Nick Liu, its a go

    Happy to be alive and kicking!

  • Uh... their plans.. are a bit...

    Best way I can explain it.

  • Wouldn't touch this company with a 10-foot pole. Everything about this feels sketchy.
    The description on one of their plans is 'wat.'

  • PatrickPatrick Member
    edited November 2013

    Signed up, first post and uh...new site.

    Totally not suspicious

    Patrick | INIZ
  • Nice site with no real info,
    Where is the data center
    what is cost of addon ip's
    do you offer IPv6 Address

  • tridinebandimtridinebandim Member
    edited November 2013

    Joined 12:38AM

    post 12:42AM

    oh shit forgot to post link 12:43AM

    Last Active 12:59AM

    gone...

    (i am not sure if you see the same time i see..(time zone))

    Hi!

  • painfreepcpainfreepc Member
    edited November 2013

    Driven By You

    "Your success is our success.
    We cater to your needs,
    not to amassing profits.
    It's about stability,
    not get-rich-quick."

    So are you running a business are a hobby,
    if it's a hobby, you can be here today and gone tomorrow.

  • sprakerspraker Member
    edited November 2013
  • @vRozenSch00n said:
    Well, IMHO if you know Nick Liu, its a go

    from Round Rock? worked at HostGator this summer, currently a high school senior, and Deltik really has been around since 2008 http://www.deltik.org/news.php

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  • @skybucks100 so do you see this as a good or a bad thing?

  • lukasubolukasubo Member
    edited November 2013

    @skybucks100 said:
    Uh... their plans.. are a bit...

    Best way I can explain it.

    Server Exploding

    That's what happens when hosts scale their plans like this.

    Also, what the hell does "1+" IP addresses mean?

  • @spraker said:
    skybucks100 so do you see this as a good or a bad thing?

    Uh.. Ya see, Most "average" LEBers don't need 16gb of RAM. "We" like variation, as in anything from 96mb to the occasional 8GB. Not "here you get one or the other". If I needed 16gb for $75, i'd go out and buy a dedicated server.

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  • JerryHouJerryHou Member
    edited November 2013

    Looking at their plans. Now it's fiver, doubler and square. "doubler", is that a word?

  • @JerryHou said:
    Looking at their plans. Now it's fiver, doubler and square. "doubler", is that a word?

    Technically yes, it is a word. "A device that doubles the frequency or voltage of an input signal." I highly doubt thats what they meant.

    Thanked by 1JerryHou
  • anyNodeanyNode Member, Provider

    At least they have an SSL cert

    anyNode.netLA & Miami KVM & Miami Dedicated Servers

    http://twitter.com/anynode

  • They belongs this company? http://www.deltik.org/news.php

  • DomainBopDomainBop Member
    edited November 2013

    @anyNode said:
    At least they have an SSL cert

    issued on 11-16-2013
    expires on 2-15-2014

    tl;dr it's a frickin' free 90-day EssentialSSL trial certificate :P

  • Tried to pre-order one, but it seems I need to pay first? @[email protected] reminds me of swiftway...

  • budi1413budi1413 Member
    edited November 2013

    Their plan and pricing is confusing.

  • sprakerspraker Member
    edited November 2013

    @JerryHou according to other posts I have read about them on 96MB and web hosting talk they are launching sometime this week.

  • DomainBopDomainBop Member
    edited November 2013

    @spraker said:
    according to other posts I have read about them on 96MB and web hosting talk they are launching sometime this week.

    All 3 posts on WHT that mention Xenfinity were made by you today within a 15-minute time period.

    Oh look...

    Twitter profile
    
     Kyle Spraker
    Sprak_
    
    Founder at Flyyers and Xenfinity. Rep @suppsonspecial
    
    Dallas, Tx 

    https://twitter.com/Sprak_

    tl;dr Xenfinity is off to a bad start...

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  • @DomainBop that is why I said it is a go if he knows Nick Liu. ;)

    Happy to be alive and kicking!

  • anyNodeanyNode Member, Provider

    @DomainBop said:

    Damn, nevermind!

    anyNode.netLA & Miami KVM & Miami Dedicated Servers

    http://twitter.com/anynode

  • @vRozenSch00n said:
    DomainBop that is why I said it is a go if he knows Nick Liu. ;)

    what's the story of this Nick Liu?

  • If you are a friend of his, then you can trust him, and being his customer would help him launch the new business.

    Unfortunately I don't know him ;) but xenfinity.com is registered to him.

    Happy to be alive and kicking!

  • @vRozenSch00n said:
    DomainBop that is why I said it is a go if he knows Nick Liu. ;)

    WHT already banned him for his spam.

  • zRam = zSwap, it's a new feature in the Linux 3x Kernel, its used in Ubuntu 13.10. "zswap basically trades CPU cycles
    for potentially reduced swap I/O." https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/vm/zswap.txt

  • @Jeffrey said:
    zRam = zSwap, it's a new feature in the Linux 3x Kernel, its used in Ubuntu 13.10. "zswap basically trades CPU cycles
    for potentially reduced swap I/O." https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/vm/zswap.txt

    "For this reason, zswap is a work in progress and should be considered experimental."

    It's not production ready.

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  • sprakerspraker Member
    edited November 2013

    UPDATE: Nick Liu will be commenting on behalf of the confusion and misleading nature of this post - http://deltik.org/news.php?item.11.4 / Reddit AMA - http://redd.it/1re6op http://redd.it/1rebf7

  • @spraker

    I don't see anyone that's confused we all know you are tied with the company and just tried to self promote by pretending to be a potential customer..

    Shame on you..

  • @ATHK Right. So for example, I work for Southwest Airlines and I get flight benefits; however, I still have to pay taxes to non rev internationally... I am still going to look up flight prices, compare prices, and read airline quality reviews before I pay the taxes on a "maybe" seat just in case there is a nicer airline I can fly for close to the same price or less. Just because I am "tied", to them does that mean I cannot purchase something from them?

  • marcmmarcm Member
    edited November 2013

    Another day, another joke on LET (God bless Themeforest for cheap templates...):

    • so you're phishing right now, if people give you money, you have a nice x-mas, if not, screw it, you've tried, right?

    image

  • @marcm lol at your recent posts and discussions.

  • marcmmarcm Member
    edited November 2013

    @spraker who the fudge are you? You just joined like a few hours ago. Get the frack out and run your scam some place else.

  • Ash_HawkridgeAsh_Hawkridge Member
    edited November 2013

    "stirred quite a bit of controversy"

    Not really, it's just a standard LET thread. Who does this guy think he is haha?

    Thanked by 1marcm
  • Ash_Hawkridge said: Not really, it's just a standard LET thread. Who does this guy think he is haha?

    @Ash_Hawkridge - I haven't been around that often lately, but this is a new one for me. At least in the past I've seen folks trying to promote a small but functional hosting company in an attempt to get their brand name out of obscurity. This however is a new level of low. No product to speak of, yet he collects money.

  • @spraker said:
    ATHK Right. So for example, I work for Southwest Airlines and I get flight benefits; however, I still have to pay taxes to non rev internationally... I am still going to look up flight prices, compare prices, and read airline quality reviews before I pay the taxes on a "maybe" seat just in case there is a nicer airline I can fly for close to the same price or less. Just because I am "tied", to them does that mean I cannot purchase something from them?

    I can only assume that's an American domestic airline?

    Anyway sure you can read the reviews and make your own judgement to weather or not you want to purchase one, what i don't understand is your post, it has nothing to do with an employee posing as a client or potential client.

    In reality your initial post looks to me at least like you're trying to self promote or at best get the companies name out there for more potential clients (which again would be self promoting).

    You are asking us for reviews on a newly created hosting company but yet you're either a employee, investor or co owner, you as one of the above should know the companies products and the quality of the services you provide.

  • drserverdrserver Member, Host Rep

    This looks like kickstarter project to me. Great idea. Lots of features and unsustainable business plan or no business plan at all.

    Good luck

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  • DeltikDeltik Member
    edited November 2013

    Hello LET community,

    I'm Nick Liu, the creator of Xenfinity, a project that was prematurely brought into the limelight. (Yes, it is I; you can confirm by checking my email address on my LET profile.)

    First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your comments. Even though I didn't expect all this attention, you guys have been really helpful at pointing out the problems on the website. I'm going to take this constructive criticism to improve my service before I even launch it.

    I'm a bit embarrassed by @spraker that my rough draft wording was suddenly sent out to all of y'all. Right now, the site looks different from the screencaps from yesterday, as I have begun to make changes based on what you all have been saying.

    There is indeed an AMA on reddit for skeptics who want to learn about my motives on a public forum: http://redd.it/1rebf7

    Again, I am really thankful to have all of your comments. I plan to address some loose ends in this thread throughout the day, but for now, I'm going to leave this acknowledgement for anyone who's on this discussion.

    Have an awesome day!

    -- Nick

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  • marcmmarcm Member
    edited November 2013

    Epic fail, but very entertaining.

  • drserverdrserver Member, Host Rep

    I don't wish to be rude but can someone explain me math on this. How it is possible to make 4GB plan on xen platform for 5 USD ?

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  • @DomainBop said "tl;dr it's a frickin' free 90-day EssentialSSL trial certificate :P"
    @Deltik said "One of the billing systems that I've been looking into is called Stripe, which requires a valid SSL license. I have no idea how Xenfinity will turn out, so buying a full-fledged SSL license could be a waste of money if Xenfinity were to fail."

    You can buy an SSL certificate for less than $10 if you shop around. I paid $5.99 two weeks ago for an EssentialSSL certificate. If you can't afford to spend $5-$10 on an SSL certificate you shouldn't be starting a business. If you are unwilling to invest/risk a few dollars on an SSL because you are unsure of your business plan's viability you shouldn't be taking pre-orders.

    Right now, the site looks different from the screencaps from yesterday, as I have begun to make changes based on what you all have been saying.

    Changing a few graphics isn't going to make a drastic difference. There's more to starting a business that will be viable for the long term than just setting up a website and taking orders.

    Did you bother to write a business plan (stupid question, obviously not because if you had you wouldn't be worried about spending money on a trivial expense like an SSL certificate and would have budgeted for these expenses). Do you have a big enough cash cushion to sustain the business through the first 3-6-12 months since the average startup usually doesn't start making profits right out of the gate? Do you have a big enough cash reserve so that the inevitable chargebacks and other unexpected expenses (bandwidth overages, equipment replacement, etc) won't throw you into a financial crisis?

    Here's a suggestion (I love to toss this link into LET threads. :P ): visit this site --> http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/writing-business-plan ..and wait to launch until you do some more planning. Rushing into starting a business without being fully prepared is a good way to guarantee the business will fail.

  • DeltikDeltik Member
    edited November 2013

    @vRozenSch00n
    Thank you for your impartiality! I really appreciate your consideration of my point of view.

  • @skybucks100
    As I've said in another comment, the live site was in a drafting stage. The home page has been modified to reflect the correct variety of plans that I'm offering.

    There are more plans at https://xenfinity.com/plans

    I've got three low-end plans, not just one, and there's a range of other plans beyond just the low-priced ones.

  • @Magnittude
    I agree. "Sketchy" is the first word to come to my mind if I were a VPS shopper. Seems impossible to offer such a plan, eh?

    The simple truth is that I'm not blinded by the love of money, so I'm not trying to make 200% more than I spend per unit.

    Now, other VPS owners may beg to differ. Before you say anything, think about who your server provider is. Reputable as your provider or datacenter might be, I'm quite confident that their prices are quite higher than they should be, and this is where I see the bulk of the corruption.

  • @INIZ
    You have every right to be suspicious! It is very clear that @spraker (Kyle) was impetuously advertising my upcoming VPS host. Had I kept a better eye on him, I would have seen that he immediately registered and started leaking my project.

    Yes, I invited Kyle to the Xenfinity project; however, I'm not regretful. Your comments—and everyone else's—were really helpful at providing attention about Xenfinity before it was launched.

    Did you know that Alfred Nobel was able to see the world reaction to his death before he died? Ludvig Nobel, his brother, died, but the press mistakenly thought that Alfred had died. Alfred Nobel was heavily criticized for his work with destructive materials, and this was horrifying to him because he knew that he would be remembered as a bad guy. In the end, Alfred, inspired to redeem himself as a great scientist, gave up his money to create the Nobel Prize.

    A similar thing is happening to Xenfinity right now. I am truly thankful for each one of your comments, for they will be helpful in designing Xenfinity to have a healthy and stable start.

  • jarjar Provider
    edited November 2013

    Edited. Can't really be a part of this.

    MagicSpam blackmails providers into buying their software, and ServerHub is a professional spam organization.

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