BIX2 is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
Hungary-based BIX2’s website doesn’t say when the company was founded, but it mentions that it works with partners such as T-Systems, Invitel, Intel, and Dell. Colocation and dedicated server services are provided from Invitel Dataneum and T-Systems Dataplex data centers, and the Budapest data center has 1,500 square meters of server space.
BIX2’s website can be switched between the English and Magyar (Hungarian) languages.
Features and Ease of Use
BIX2 offers four VPS plans, three server hosting (colocation) plans, and three dedicated (rental) server plans. The VPS plans provide you with:
- 99.9% availability
- Pre-installed Windows or Linux OS
- Processors with one or two cores
- 20 GB to 200 GB storage space
- 512 MB to 4,096 MB RAM
- 100 Mbps (expandable) shared bandwidth
- Server Observer app for iPhone and Android
The online administration page lets you manage your servers, and the Xen-based servers deliver improved performance since there are no capacity or load limits. RAID 1 helps protect you against a data disk disaster.
Colocated (hosted) servers and dedicated (rental) services benefit from N+1 power redundancy with an HVAC control system. In the event of a power outage, backups elements will take over to ensure continuous (99.999%) availability.
One of this provider’s unique features is the Server Observer mobile application for iOS and Android platforms, which won a prize in the Invitel InnoMax 2012 competition.
Pricing and Support
BIX2’s VPS plans are competitively priced, but the price soon shoots up when you include paid add-ons such as 50 GB backup space, system monitoring, the cPanel control panel, domain registration, and an SSL certificate. You can be billed via a traditional invoice or electronic billing, and pay by bank transfer or PayPal. BIX2 offers a one-week free trial of its VPS1 package.
You can make contact with this company’s 24/7 customer support team by telephone or email, although an online contact form or Facebook can also be used to summon pre-sales support. Unfortunately, I received no replies to my email or Facebook messages.
As is typical for a company that doesn’t do shared hosting, self-support resources are scarce and are limited to a YouTube channel that doesn’t exist, and a blog that hasn’t been updated since 2016: