[UK+USA] The Eliminator™ is here: 40GB Disk, 1TB Bandwidth, 600MB RAM £4/$6 per month
+++++++++++++++++++ The Eliminator™ is here!
What is it? It's a great one-size-fits-all VPS plan available in a number of flavours and locations at an amazing price that other VPS companies simply can't compete with!
1. Choose your location:
We operate a very extensive high-capacity network within Manchester. Established in 2008, the Synergy House carrier neutral colocation facility has earned its reputation as one the highest quality data centres in the North. The facility provides over 23,000 sq ft of premium technical space. The data centre is completely carrier neutral and a major point of presence for some of the world?s largest network providers, commonly choosing the facility for its uptime guarantees and reputation for quality of service - achieved through robust, resilient and advanced infrastructure technology designed and driven by experts. In addition to private peering, transit is provided by PCCW/BTN, XO, Telia, Cogent, Hurricane Electric and BandCon/Highwinds and the network is protected from even large attacks with the use of Cisco Guard technology. Our network at Manchester is fully IPv6 ready and IPv6 space is available free of charge in large quantities without justification.
Test IP: 126.96.36.199
Test IPv6: 2a02:21a8:2:3b::c806:9545 Test Download (10MB)
The network is connected via 10-Gigabit Ethernet Wavelength handoffs on redundant/dual-path DWDM fibre-optic transport connections to XO Communications and Zayo Bandwidth. Verizon and Frontier Communications, fibre is also available in the facility. The network currently connects our POPs in Scranton, Philadelphia, & NYC. Transit is provided via multiple 10-Gigabit/Gigabit Ethernet transit circuits from Telia, Cogent Communications, BTN/PCCW, XO Communications, Hurricane Electric, & Deutsche Telekom. We also peer with multiple carriers at the New York Internet Exchange. For redundancy, we are currently running BGP4 to maintain the speed and uptime. If one backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the others. If one line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic. we are currently negotiating with additional major backbone providers to open POPs in the Scranton PA facility, with XO Communications being available already at this time. We are currently the only major data centre within 60-75 miles of the Tier-3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA USA Metro Area.
As mentioned previously, one of the key differences between our Xen and OpenVZ technologies is that OpenVZ allows for overselling, whereas Xen does not. There are 2 other key differences: firstly, Xen allows for the modification of the kernel through the use of pygrub, whereas OpenVZ does not. Typically, most users will not need to modify the kernel on their VPS. Be aware that pygrub only allows the loading of kernels specifically designed for Xen DomU use, such as the ones available from Stacklet.
Secondly, OpenVZ allocates resources according to UBC limits (aka Bean Counters) - this means that the system places limits of a number of things to limit the resources used by your VPS, in addition to your RAM and disk space limits. These limits include limits on things like how many active processes your server can have at any given time. Our policy towards these limits is to set them high enough that they're not noticeable under normal use, and if you do hit these limits, we may be able to increase them for you at no charge.
3. Get started!
40GB RAID5 or RAID10 Disk
1TB Premium Bandwidth
600MB RAM + 600MB Burstable (OpenVZ) or SWAP (Xen)
1 IPv4 + 16IPv6 (IPv6 in UK only)
15GB FREE FTP/rSync Offsite Backup Space
£4.00 per month for OpenVZ (includes VAT where applicable, approximately $6 USD)
£5.75 per month for Xen (includes VAT where applicable, approximately $9 USD)
Should I expect higher performance from Xen than OpenVZ? I keep seeing different opinions on this matter... can a Xen server still be affected by other clients on the same node? E.g. if another client is performing TONS of disk IO operations or stressing the CPU, how could that affect my VPS?
Performance should be roughly the same. Both options are limited in the usual ways by other VPSs, particularly by IO, but I don't think this is really anything to worry about as we have prioritisation and monitoring in place to reduce the impact any one VPS can have on others.