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XenPower (Prometeus) has some nice new offers...

AmitzAmitz Member
edited May 2014 in Providers

Dear all,

I just stumbled across the facelifted XenPower site and saw some real nice (new to me) offers for great storage VPS (and surely other purposes):

http://xenpower.com (Italy)

€3.95/month
1 vCPU
1GB RAM
200GB Disk space (Raid 6)
2000GB Traffic included

€4.95/month
2 vCPU
2GB RAM
400GB Disk space (Raid 6)
4000GB Traffic included

€9.9/month
4 vCPU
4GB RAM
800GB Disk space (Raid 6)
6000GB Traffic included

Paid quarterly or yearly as it seems.

That's quite sexy, especially for backups, if you ask me... If it is old news and I was sleeping under a stone for weeks, then just close this topic! :-)

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  • larslars Member

    Pretty mad offers.

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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    That looks really good.

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    they disallow torrenting?.. their ToS isn't really clear.

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member

    Mark_R said: they disallow torrenting?.. their ToS isn't really clear.

    if they do just mask it.

    I AM BACK :)
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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @TarZZ92 said:
    if they do just mask it.

    ?

  • NyrNyr Member
    edited May 2014

    @TarZZ92 you are a < gingerbread man >.

    @Mark_R I suppose they do as long as you aren't a < gingerbread man > about it (abusing I/O or DMCA notices).

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member

    i.e send it through a tunnel or change the ports & enable encryption.

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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @Nyr said:

    Mark_R I suppose they do as long as you aren't a dick about it (abusing I/O or DMCA notices).

    DMCA shouldn't be a issue with a Italy server provider.

  • edited May 2014

    Did the cpu reduced but with more disk space? Last promo for the 1GB Xen comes with 2 CPU and 100GB Disk :)

    Edited : Last time we only can buy the XP1G, but now we can buy XP-L

  • AmitzAmitz Member

    If I were Prometeus, then I would not allow torrents with those plans. They are obviously made for storage and non-ressource hungry applications.

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  • NyrNyr Member

    Mark_R said: DMCA shouldn't be a issue with a Italy server provider.

    Distribution of copyrighted works is. DMCA obviously doesn't apply but it can be processed like any other abuse notification.

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @Amitz said:
    If I were Prometeus, then I would not allow torrents with those plans. They are obviously made for storage and non-ressource hungry applications.

    Torrent clients are not resource hungry.. and if they were then it is only for the amount of time it takes to download a torrent. after the download is finished it will be idling and caching the most requested data pieces in the RAM memory to reduce IO access.

    Those clients improve everyday to minimize the resource usage and at this point they already barely use any resources. Deluge is a great example of that.

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member

    Nyr said: you are a dick.

    You are a lowlife scumbag.

    I AM BACK :)
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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @TarZZ92 said:

    stay cool!

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @Nyr said:
    Distribution of copyrighted works is. DMCA obviously doesn't apply but it can be processed like any other abuse notification.

    I still dont get why a server provider would care about the entire copyright bullshit. its one big game and not worth playing.

    if you provide a service outside the USA and aren't living over there then I assume you do ignore any incoming DMCA requests because it wouldn't be of your concern. they do not even have the right to send you a DMCA in the first place because you aren't doing business in the USA.

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member

    Mark_R said: stay cool!

    right of reply my friend :)

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  • NyrNyr Member
    edited May 2014

    Mark_R said:

    I still dont get why a server provider would care about the entire copyright bullshit. its one big game and not worth playing.

    if you provide a service outside the USA and aren't living over there then I assume you do ignore any incoming DMCA requests because it wouldn't be of your concern. they do not even have the right to send you a DMCA in the first place because you aren't doing business in the USA.

    Look, I don't like the ISP-policing-customers situation either, but I can understand why a low end provider doesn't want a customer paying 5€/month and getting repeated DMCA notices each month. Sometimes is just not worth the hassle.

    And you can ignore DMCA since nobody really cares, but then you can't say you weren't aware of copyright violations on your network.

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @Nyr said:

    I doubt that you get repeating DMCA messages when you are not in business with the USA. If this happens and you find it annoying just add it to the spamlist.

    Again, there is no valid reason to suspend/drop a customer for a DMCA report while the customer uses hosting services provided outside of the USA.

  • smile93smile93 Member

    Last time, they allow monthly payment, this offer is for quarterly and annually billing cycle. I think they offer great discount for long term customers rather than those pay, benchmark and run customer.

    The min EUR 16 first payment may stop a lot of abusers. I think this is good move.

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  • NyrNyr Member

    @Mark_R said:

    You can get tons of them.

    There is very valid reason to require action from the customer: he is infringing copyright laws on the country where the server is hosted, even when DMCA doesn't apply. You can't just ignore abuse reports.

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @Nyr said:
    There is very valid reason to require action from the customer: he is infringing copyright laws on the country where the server is hosted, even when DMCA doesn't apply. You can't just ignore abuse reports.

    I think that has more to do with ethics/morals, something the provider shouldn't be busy with aslong they follow all legal law procedures of their own country.

  • AmitzAmitz Member
    edited May 2014

    Would you mind taking your DMCA discussion to one of the dozens of other DMCA threads here? ;-)
    This is getting really off-topic.

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  • NyrNyr Member

    Yeah, sorry, let's not derail the topic any further.

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited May 2014

    Hello!

    We just received the new servers for XenPower and thought to do it differently, so we put more disk due to raid 6 as opposed to 10 before. This is still SATA and we do not have any SSD with this offer as the plan is to give big storage. Servers have 12 4 TB Enterprise grade disks and have more memory, otherwise are identical to the others. In short, bigger disk, lower CPU, but there is no restriction, you can still use the CPU at 100%, just dont get load over the number of cores for long, this is a budget brand and we do not underprovision to keep reserves such as in the regular plans and even more in the Biz ones.

    The current price is an introductory one (recurring, though), as usual, when the stock is out, the promo will be over and price will be similar to the old XP plans. There is no logic in discounting a product without stock.

    To answer the torrenting thing, we do not block torrents per se, however, we do have provisions in the ToS/AUP (http://board.prometeus.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1390&sid=7e7bb7fcbc77463c97b74a76e82eef5c) which forbid illegal activities. In Italy and USA as well as in India, it is illegal to distribute copyrighted work without a license to do so, therefore, torrenting is allowed, illegal torrenting is not. This is not a matter of resources, our servers stay at 30 % CPU and disk at peak time, but we did have to suspend torrenters in the past for resource hogging as they go over 800 mbps seeding and packet loss starts to appear due to port capacity approaching maximum. This does not mean we are seeking torrenters or we look at what anyone does until we receive a complaint or we see resource abuse in certain patterns which might mean hacking.

    It appears to have enough juice even for the lowest plan with one core, I put up a rdp session with firefox and flash and run a speedtest. Surely, the servers are almost empty now, not even at 10% yet.
    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3522211483

    [email protected]:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash          
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2100.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 997 MB
    Total amount of swap : 511 MB
    System uptime :   12 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 47.7MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 12.4MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 14.0MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.86MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 40.2MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 25.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 6.33MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.2MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 11.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 22.0MB/s
    I/O speed :  513 MB/s
    
    
    [email protected]:~# wget dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh -O- | bash
    --2014-05-26 03:51:08--  http://dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh
    Resolving dl.getipaddr.net (dl.getipaddr.net)... 141.101.117.83, 141.101.116.83,                                                                              2400:cb00:2048:1::8d65:7453, ...
    Connecting to dl.getipaddr.net (dl.getipaddr.net)|141.101.117.83|:80... connecte                                                                             d.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 6447 (6.3K) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `STDOUT'
    
    100%[======================================>] 6,447       --.-K/s   in 0s
    
    2014-05-26 03:51:08 (243 MB/s) - written to stdout [6447/6447]
    
    -------------Speed test--------------------
    Testing North America locations
    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.ne                                                                             t ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 5.87 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 6.79 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by TeraFire, LLC ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 4.82 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 5.90 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Las Vegas, NV, USA [ generously donated by http://hostnun.net/ ] on a shared 200 Mbps port
            Download Speed: 3.82 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 6.63 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Phoenix, AZ, USA [ generously donated by http://goodhosting.co/ ] on a shared unmetered 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 11.71 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 6.20 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Dallas, TX, USA on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: .09 MB/sec
            Upload speed: .11 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Dallas, TX, USA [ generously donated by http://cloudshards.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 10.40 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 13.18 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Chicago, IL, USA [ generously donated by http://vortexservers.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 5.98 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.09 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Chicago, IL, USA [ generously donated by http://goodhosting.co/ ] on a shared unmetered 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 17.98 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 9.93 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada [ generously donated by http://mycustomhosting.net ] on a shared 1000 Mbps port in / 500 Mbps port out
            Download Speed: 17.62 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 12.17 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Atlanta, GA, USA [ generously donated by http://hostus.us ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 9.64 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 13.09 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Clifton, NJ, USA [ generously donated by http://dedicatedminds.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 4.60 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 11.48 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Miami, FL, USA [ generously donated by http://virtovo.com ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 3.11 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 1.45 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Jacksonville, FL, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 0 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 0 MB/sec
    
    Testing EU locations
    Speedtest from Tallinn, Estonia on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 15.96 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 17.25 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Milan, Italy [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 47.08 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 106.85 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Frankfurt am Main, Germany [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 26.82 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 27.48 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Bucharest, Romania [ generously donated by http://www.prometeus.net ] on a semi-dedicated 1 Gbps port
            Download Speed: 16.62 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 28.62 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Amsterdam, Netherlands on a shared 100 Mbps port
            Download Speed: 10.02 MB/sec
            Upload speed: 4.33 MB/sec
    ---------------CPU test--------------------
    CPU: 1 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
    Time taken to generate PI to 5000 decimal places with a single thread: 0m31.761s
    ----------------IO test-------------------
    Writing 1000MB file to disk
    (1.1 GB) copied, 2.15454 s, 498 MB/s
    
    

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  • ArchieArchie Member

    Nice offer :}

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  • blackblack Member
    edited May 2014

    I forgot to reboot an offline node in FL and remove a slow node in Dallas. Sorry about that & thanks for using the speedtest script :)

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  • SetsuraSetsura Member
    edited May 2014

    @Maounique said:
    Servers have 12 4 GB Enterprise grade disks

    I guess you mean TB? Lol. Anyway I might get one, and Xen is always cool.

    Will shill for Pop-Tarts(must be strawberry flavour).

  • @Setsura said:
    I guess you mean TB? Lol. Anyway I might get one, and Xen is always cool.

    Indeed :( I go change. I guess I am too old and remember 20 MB disks, even have one.

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  • SetsuraSetsura Member

    @Maounique said:
    Indeed :( I go change. I guess I am too old and remember 20 MB disks, even have one.

    It's okay, I had one too. And to think I can barely contain some log files in that space now, I remember when a few KB of text was unreasonable.

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  • instatechinstatech Member
    edited May 2014

    First vpsdime and now xenpower.What can i say LET is becoming more and more awesome day by day.Good work by @Maounique.But the billing cycle is Quarterly and Annually not monthly :( i will have to pass vpsdime is good for me.

  • RurikoRuriko Member

    hmm no coupon this time? :o

  • smile93smile93 Member
    edited May 2014

    @Ruriko said:
    hmm no coupon this time? :o

    No coupon, but they limited the total number of orders.

    XP-L (99 Available)
    XP-XL (40 Available) <-- few hours ago, this was 60....
    XP-XXL (24 Available)

    I think there will gone within days.

    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited May 2014

    The coupon thing was found to be too cumbersome for some customers so we decided to include it in the price. After the stock is gone, the full price similar to the other XP plans will be in place. They are on sale now, and the limit is the number of slots available, they do sell already well, after the LEB post will be done, they will probably be gone in days as last time for some. The SSD version and those in US sold slower, but the ones in Milano without ssd were gone in 2-3 days after LEB listing.

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  • J1021J1021 Member

    Mark_R said: Torrent clients are not resource hungry.. and if they were then it is only for the amount of time it takes to download a torrent. after the download is finished it will be idling and caching the most requested data pieces in the RAM memory to reduce IO access.

    Those clients improve everyday to minimize the resource usage and at this point they already barely use any resources. Deluge is a great example of that.

    Torrent clients can be resource heavy. If you have 500GB of torrents downloaded and 2GB of RAM then obviously a large proportion of that seeding is going to be reading from the disk as the RAM won't be big enough to accommodate a lot of cached files.

  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    I am eyeing off the XP-XL, just wondering how people think this compares to the Kimsufi KS-1 dedicated.

    Obviously processing is different, but also wondering if I can or can't do anything on this compared to that (eg KVM virtualisation, remote console etc).

    Checkout my blog. I review VPS providers and mess around with Debian and FreeBSD!

  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @1e10 said:
    Torrent clients can be resource heavy. If you have 500GB of torrents downloaded and 2GB of RAM then obviously a large proportion of that seeding is going to be reading from the disk as the RAM won't be big enough to accommodate a lot of cached files.

    Wrong. but i'm not going to comment any further on this thread. @Amitz stated that he doesn't want the thread to go offtopic.

  • J1021J1021 Member

    Mark_R said: Wrong. but i'm not going to comment any further on this thread. @Amitz stated that he doesn't want the thread to go offtopic.

    Feel free to PM me.

  • kyakykyaky Member
    edited May 2014

    nice plans, will give it a try.

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  • jhjh Member

    Really nice website and nice plans too. Shame I don't need one.

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  • mmmh, finally I cannot prevent myself from purchasing a box... Poor me :-(

  • fitvpnfitvpn Member
    edited May 2014

    @Amitz > said: That's quite sexy - What? Good jerk off? Some new kind of sexual orientation after zoofily :)

    Yes, I can boogie

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited May 2014

    BluBoy said: I am eyeing off the XP-XL, just wondering how people think this compares to the Kimsufi KS-1 dedicated.

    Obviously processing is different, but also wondering if I can or can't do anything on this compared to that (eg KVM virtualisation, remote console etc).

    This is Xen-PV. Compared with KS-1 has more cpu, less disk (but faster and raid 6 protected) and limited traffic (on 1 gbps port, though). However, you can get /64 IPv6 for free and extra IPv4 (12 Eur a year) if you need. It lacks the setup fee and it is going for a minimum of 3 months (to prevent abuse since the price is lower the our previous XP line even discounted). You cannot install windows on it, as you cannot mount ISOs and windows kernel is incompatible with Xen-PV. Also BSD is not supported.
    It does not have DDoS protection, either and we are blackholing the IPs for long time if they receive attacks.

    If you need unlimited traffic and you dont mind the port speed, DDoS protection and windows/bsd, go with KS. If you need more CPU, faster and safer port speed and disk, Italy location, better support, free ftp'n'web storage, free anycast DNS hosting, no setup fee, join the Prometeus customer base :)

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  • fitvpnfitvpn Member

    Probably mr Romania got payday as a political reviewer on LET ;)

    Yes, I can boogie

  • AmitzAmitz Member

    @fitvpn said:
    Amitz > said: That's quite sexy - What? Good jerk off? Some new kind of sexual orientation after zoofily :)

    Yes. Jerking off to animals became boring.

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  • @fitvpn said:
    Probably mr Romania got payday as a political reviewer on LET ;)

    Huh? Wrong thread?

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    Got mine! great offer, no need to think twice

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  • jvnadrjvnadr Member

    @Maounique Is it possible for custom offer? The second plan with less traffic (e.g. 1GB) and access to 3 vcpu's?

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited May 2014

    In theory, yes, however, we do not do custom plans on budget brands (xenpower/overzold). It is a pain to maintain, as humans we do a lot of errors, I try to forget some :(

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @Maounique said:
    In theory, yes, however, we do not do custom plans on budget brands (xenpower/overzold). It is a pain to maintain, as humans we do a lot of errors, I try to forget some :(

    Talking of human errors, my local Walmart had a "promotion" or a "sale": a 14" core i3 laptop, touchscreen, for $260 dollars, included tax. It was an obvious mistake.

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