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[UK] xenSmart : Quality Unmanaged Xen VPS from £5.00/M - 4 Years Trading

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by pcsmart, Mar 19, 2010.

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    xenSmart.co.uk specializes in providing powerful, stable and affordable UK virtual private servers based on the Xen hypervisor. We are known for our rock solid platform, consistent performance, enterprise-class infrastructure and our unbeatable price/performance/reliability ratio.


    All VPS include the following:

    • Xen paravirtualization technology.
    • 4 - 8 CPU Cores & Hotswap RAID-10
    • Full root access and console-over-ip.
    • Instant start, stop and reboot.
    • Instant custom RDNS (PTR) records.
    • Instant operating system reloads.
    • Over 30 operating system templates.
    • cPanel and DirectAdmin available at extra cost.
    • 99.9% Network uptime guarantee.
    • 7 Day money back guarantee.
    • 5 Minute setup time.


    VPS Plans:

    We use the xen credit scheduling system for CPU allocations. Larger VPS have a larger amount of credits, and therefore have a higher priority over CPU time. A 256MB VPS for example gets twice as much priority over CPU as a 128MB VPS. All VPS can burst upto the full power of the host machine.

    Each VPS comes with 1 IP Address by default, additional IPs are available for £0.50/Month per IP, subject to RIPE justification.

    128MB Dedicated RAM
    128MB Swap
    10GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    150GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £5.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    256MB Dedicated RAM
    256MB Swap
    15GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    250GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £9.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    384MB Dedicated RAM
    384MB Swap
    20GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    350GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £13.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    512MB Dedicated RAM
    512MB Swap
    30GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    450GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £16.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    768MB Dedicated RAM
    768MB Swap
    40GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    550GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £24.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    1024MB Dedicated RAM
    1024MB Swap
    60GB RAID-10 Disk Space
    650GB Premium Bandwidth
    1 IP Address
    PRICE: £30.00 / Month [Order HERE via SSL]

    Need a larger VPS? Click Here to view our complete list of plans with upto 8GB RAM, 540GB RAID-10 Disk Space and 4,000GB of bandwidth!


    Control Panels:

    Control Panels can be chosen during the order process.

    • Webmin (Free, pre-installed operating system template available)
    • DirectAdmin £5.00/Month
    • cPanel/WHM £10.00/Month
    • cPanel/WHM with Fantastico £15.00/Month


    Operating System Templates:

    We offer one of the largest maintained template libraries for your Xen VPS!
    Operating systems are 64bit (reccomended), however most of the bare OS's are available in 32bit too.

    • CentOS 4.x
    • CentOS 5.x
    • CentOS 5.x with Linux Desktop via VNC !HOT!
    • CentOS 5.x with Nagios
    • CentOS 5.x with Cacti
    • CentOS 5.x with Webmin
    • CentOS 5.x with cPanel DNS Only
    • CentOS 5.x with cPanel/WHM (Requires License)
    • CentOS 5.x with DirectAdmin (Requires License)
    • Debian 4.0
    • Fedora 8
    • Fedora 9
    • Fedora 10
    • Fedora 11
    • Ubuntu 8.04
    • Ubuntu 8.10
    • Ubuntu 9.04
    • Gentoo 2008
    • Slackware 12.1



    We operate on an all Cisco powered, 68GBps multi-homed BGP4 network, with transit from Tiscali, TeliaSonera, Teleglobe, LonAP and LINX, and over 200 peering sessions on UK and european exchanges.

    The core of the network is powered by the latest Cisco VSS-1440 virtual switching system, based around 2x Cisco Catalyst 6500 series routers in a high availability failover configuration. All edge switching is handled by Cisco Catalyst 3750 series switches.

    Pingable IP:

    Speed Test:

    Hyperspin Uptime Statistics: Click Here


    Frequently asked questions (FAQs):

    Q. How long have you been in business?
    A. 4 Years, our parent company has been trading since 2006.

    Q. Are you a reseller?
    A. Absolutly not! We own all of our hardware, have our own rackspace and manage all infrastructure in-house.

    Q. Can I run my own kernel?
    A. Unfortunatley your VPS shares the kernel with the host machine. You can however compile and load kernel modules.

    Q. What version of Xen / Kernel do you use?
    A. When a new hardware node is deployed, we use the latest stable Xen release, which is currently 3.42, and a stable CentOS/RHEL5 2.6.18 based kernel.

    Q. Do you allow adult content?
    A. If it's legal within the United Kingdom, yes.

    Q. Do you allow proxy hosting?
    A. If it's for legal purposes yes, however we will not allocate a large number of IPs for VPN use.

    Q. Do you allow IRC, Bittorrents, Warez Linking, Seedboxes?
    A. No. All of the above are strictly against our acceptable use policy.
    Q. What hardware do you use?
    A. We use enterprise-class rackmount hardware from Supermicro. All VPS nodes are based around Quad Core Intel CPUs with 8GB-12GB RAM and Hardware RAID-10. Our newest systems are based around Intel Nehalem Xeon and Core i7 CPUs.

    Q. What is the connection speed?
    A. Each VPS hardware node has a dedicated, non-contended 100Mbit (Full Duplex) connection onto our Edge Switches, which in turn have multiple gigabit uplinks to the network core. VPS can burst upto the full speed of the host machines 100Mbit connection. Since this is not shared, we are quite happy to provide upto 10,000GB of bandwidth on individual VPS, if you require it.

    Q. How many VPS are on each hardware node?
    A. Typically between 15 and 20, and we have a maximum density policy in place of 30 VPS per hardware node.

    Q. What support is provided for my VPS?
    A. We provide a strictly unmanaged service, which means we will provide support for hardware issues and network issues only. IF you are really stuck then we may offer some advice depending on how busy we are. Support is available at additional cost, and we can provide fully managed VPS via our parent company. Email for a quote.

    Q. Can I resell your VPS?
    A. Absolutly. We offer highly competative discounts (10% - 25%) for customers with at least 1GB of RAM worth of VPS with us at standard pricing. We will also be offering actual VPS reseller accounts in a few months time.


    Contact Us:

    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on any of the following mediums:


    MSN Messenger:

    For further information you can also visit our website at http://www.xensmart.co.uk
    pcsmart, Mar 19, 2010 IP