Reviews and expert opinion BIX2

Ranked 1430th from 3234 Web Hosting
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
BIX2 is a Hungarian provider of VPS, colocation, and dedicated server rental services. The affordable virtual servers can get expensive as you add essentials, and there are no shared hosting plans.

Overview

BIX2

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:

BIX2

Pricing

4.2

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
100 Mbit/s shared
1 core
512 MB
$23.91
30 GB
100 Mbit/s shared
1 core
1,024 MB
$33.48
50 GB
100 Mbit/s dedicated
1 core
2,048 MB
$46.47
0 GB
100 Mbit/s dedicated
2 cores
4,096 MB
$85.41
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
100 Mbit/s shared
1 core
512 MB
$23.91
30 GB
100 Mbit/s shared
1 core
1,024 MB
$33.48
50 GB
100 Mbit/s dedicated
1 core
2,048 MB
$46.47
0 GB
100 Mbit/s dedicated
2 cores
4,096 MB
$85.41
More Details

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1 x 160 GB HDD
100 Mbit/s dedicated
Intel DualCore
2 GB
$97.37
2 x 160 GB HDD RAID 1
1,000 Mbit/s shared
Intel DualCore
4 GB
$119.57
2 x 500 GB HDD RAID 1
1,000 Mbit/s shared
Intel QuadCore
4 GB
$222.06
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1 x 160 GB HDD
100 Mbit/s dedicated
Intel DualCore
2 GB
$97.37
2 x 160 GB HDD RAID 1
1,000 Mbit/s shared
Intel DualCore
4 GB
$119.57
2 x 500 GB HDD RAID 1
1,000 Mbit/s shared
Intel QuadCore
4 GB
$222.06
More Details

Bottom line on BIX2

BIX2 could be a good place to go for competitively priced virtuals servers, but the costs soon stack up when you add extras. I’d feel better about this company if I could establish contact before signing up for a server.

Pros

  • Competitively-priced virtual servers
  • N+1 power system redundancy
  • One-week VPS free trial
  • Server Observer mobile app

Cons

  • No shared hosting plans
  • No self-support resources

If you’re hungry for a Hungarian VPS, visit BIX2.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.
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