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$13/year 128MB Xen PV VPS @ drServer

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Have you ever found cheapest offer of a VPS powered with Xen PV instead of KVM or OpenVZ? So far I knew that major cheap yearly VPS offers are built powered with OpenVZ and some are KVM-based. But meet drServer, a Xen-specialized VPS provider running business –and well-known– in Low End segment. They have many brands running under their well-known name: drServer.net, ByteShack.net and the newly introduced DirtCheap.Ninja.

The Deal:

  • 2 CPU Powerful CORES
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 2GB HW RAID 10 SSD (6drives array)
  • 250GB @ 1gbs
  • 1 IPv4
  • 3 IPv6
  • Datacenter in Dallas TX
  • Xen PV virtualization
  • Special price: $ 12.99
  • Official deal page.
  • Order Page.

About Xen PV

Xen Paravirtualization (PV) is an efficient and lightweight virtualization technique introduced by the Xen Project team, later adopted by other virtualization solutions. Xen PV does not require virtualization extensions from the host CPU and thus enables virtualization on hardware architectures that do not support Hardware-assisted virtualization. PV delivers higher performance than full virtualization because the operating system and hypervisor work together more efficiently, without the overhead imposed by the emulation of the system’s resources.

Other interesting plans:

  • 64MB RAM
  • 1GB RAID 10 SSD
  • 50GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv6
  • $0.5/month

You can view all available plans here: https://dirtcheap.ninja/

Personally I simply couldn’t resist my desire to buy the “ninja”. What about you? Bought one? Do not hesitate to share how the ninja can perform.

Update: its performance is not so bad but I can’t say great.

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Ping Test (powered with HE Looking Glass):

core1.ams1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
No reply from remote host.
# Entry cached for another 31 seconds.

core1.fmt1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=60ms TTL=58
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=50ms TTL=58
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=53ms TTL=58
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=47ms TTL=58
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=48ms TTL=58
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max=47/51/60 ms.
# Entry cached for another 60 seconds.

core1.sin1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=214ms TTL=61
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=206ms TTL=61
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=213ms TTL=61
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=213ms TTL=61
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=216ms TTL=61
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max=206/212/216 ms.
# Entry cached for another 55 seconds.

core1.ber1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=158ms TTL=52
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=183ms TTL=52
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=165ms TTL=52
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=166ms TTL=52
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=158ms TTL=52
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max=158/166/183 ms.
# Entry cached for another 56 seconds.

core1.ash1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=53ms TTL=57
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=49ms TTL=57
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=50ms TTL=57
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=49ms TTL=57
Reply from 104.xxx.xxx.189 : bytes=16 time=50ms TTL=57
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max=49/50/53 ms.
# Entry cached for another 58 seconds.

core1.hkg1.he.net> ping 104.xxx.xxx.189 numeric count 5
  Sending 5, 16-byte ICMP Echo to 104.xxx.xxx.189, timeout 5000 msec, TTL 64
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
No reply from remote host.
# Entry cached for another 31 seconds.

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