We are Privex Inc. ( WE ACCEPT STEEM ) - protecting your privacy in the Cloud

in introduceyourself •  10 months ago

What is Privex?

We're a cloud service provider that cares for your privacy. We take most cryptocurrencies as payment, and we don't ask for personal details when ordering our services.

Our CEO, @someguy123, often writes articles about censorship and surveillance, and is a strong advocate of privacy, offering TOR Hidden Services for many of his projects.

We're a hosting provider with a wide mix of people from different backgrounds, such as small game server hosts, cryptocurrency service developers, and even system administrators of large websites.

Who are we?

  • CEO - Chris (@someguy123)
    • Primary: Business & Financial Management.
    • Secondy: Back-end Developement. Network Planning.
    • Owner of AnonSteem, SteemValue, Steem Center Wiki, and a top 50 witness.
    • Experience working on exchanges & a range of cryptocurrency-related projects. 10 years of programming experience.
  • CTO - Kale (kryogenic)
    • Primary: Technical Management. Back-end Development.
    • Developer of LitecoinLocal.
    • Experience working for high traffic exchanges and Dice sites.
  • COO - Felix
    • Primary: Business & Financial advisor. Designing.
    • Secondary: Community. Marketing.
    • Experience working in project & team management, along with managing online communities.
  • CMO - Marcus (GitHub)
    • Primary: Marketing. Front-end Development.
    • Secondary: Sub-editing. Designing.
    • Experience working as Web Developer and working in media & advertising.
  • Lead Technical Support - Tyler
    • Primary: Systems Administrator. Technical Support.
    • Secondary: Network Planning.
    • Experience working in technical support and working as a Systems Administrator for a VPS provider.

How are we different?

Sadly, many major cloud service providers are based in the US. All of these providers are required by law to hand over customer information to the government, often without a warrant. You'll never know when they do.

Our company isn't based in the US, but in Belize. Belize is an independent country in South America, with high standards for privacy. As a Belizean company, we are not required to co-operate with law enforcement from the UK, US, and many other countries. The fact that we don't ask for any personal details means in the rare event that you manage to get the attention of the Belizean courts, we don't have any information to hand over.

We may do network inspections if we receive an abuse report, to confirm that an illegal site is operating on our servers, but we will never look at your files.

All of our staff are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements, with strict clauses stating that they are not allowed to view the contents of any customer VPS at any time, without expressed permission from the customer. Any staff member found to be in breach of this would be terminated immediately and would liable for damages.

This does not mean that we're a service for abuse. We have automated systems in place to detect DoS attacks coming from any server, and we'll still be ready to suspend a VPS or ban an account with no refund in the event that a customer is operating a site which is illegal in the region the server is located

What do we offer?

  • We offer any operating system on your VPS or physical server. Just ask, and we can do it :)
  • We offer competitive pricing, unlike most privacy hosts, who charge extremely high prices.
  • Many so-called "privacy" hosts are still based in the US and offer zero real privacy.
  • We offer FREE technical support, even for customers of our lower end packages. (many hosts don't offer support unless you're paying over $50/mo)
  • We offer FREE KVM access to our dedicated servers (many hosts such as OVH charge you for that)
  • We accept STEEM, SBD, LTC, and BTC, as well as various other cryptocurrencies on request (most won't touch BTC, or require you to add a credit card before you're allowed to use BTC).

We offer a range of virtual and dedicated servers in the EU and the US. Our main locations at the moment are Germany, and Virginia (US), however, we will be expanding to high privacy regions such as Switzerland and Sweden as we grow.

We accept STEEM, SBD, LTC, BTC, and other cryptocurrencies on request. At the current time, we do not support any fiat methods such as PayPal or Credit Card.

Note for Witnesses: We offer a special offer for witnesses - let us know that you're using the server for your witness, and you'll be insured by our Zero-Block Miss SLA. We're confident that our network is flawless, and will refund you $2 for every block that you miss due to our network or hardware.

Our virtual server (VPS) packages:

22GB50GB HDD$10/mo
24GB100GB HDD$20/mo
48GB200GB HDD$30/mo
616GB400GB HDD$50/mo

(SSD's and additional IP addresses are available on request)

Our most popular dedicated server packages:

2x Xeon L5420 (4c/4t)16GB DDR32x1TB HDD$45/moUnited States (East)1gbit/s
2x Xeon L5520 (4c/8t)36GB DDR31x3TB HDD$80/moUnited States (East)1gbit/s
2x Xeon E5 v3 (6c/12t)64GB DDR42x2TB HDD$170/moUnited States (East)1gbit/s
2x Xeon E5 v3 (6c/12t)128GB DDR42x2TB HDD$270/moUnited States (East)1gbit/s
Intel i7 (4c/8t)16GB DDR32x2TB HDD*$40/moGermany1gbit/s
Intel i7 SkyLake (4c/8t)64GB DDR42x500GB SSDs$65/mo + $120 setup feeGermany1gbit/s
Xeon E3 v2/3/4 (4c/8t)32GB DDR32x3TB HDD*$60/moGermany1gbit/s
Xeon E3 v2/3/4 (4c/8t)64GB DDR32x3TB HDD*$80/moGermany1gbit/s
Xeon E3 v5 (4c/8t)64GB DDR42x480gb SSD$80/mo + $150 setup feeGermany1gbit/s

(*) - Our drive configurations vary. Let us know your exact storage needs so we can provide you with a server that matches.

How do I know you're reliable?

We're still small, but we've been operating quietly for the past few months, and have many customers, especially in the STEEM community! We host a wide variety of customers who use us for different reasons, we have a few witness customers, but many operate online services, game servers, or use their servers for file storage.

Some of our happy customers you might recognise include @teamsteem, @theprophet0, @blockchained, @neoxian, and @williambanks (We host the witness for William's fantastic VIVA project)!

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How to order from/or contact us.

Our site is still under construction, but we're happily taking orders.

There are several ways to contact us:

Email - sales [at] privex [dot] io

PM @privex on Steemit Chat - Click Here

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Good to know. I will save this page.

Another happy customer here - @privex and @someguy123 have been great for my witness node and webserver

Great stuff @someguy123 also a big thank you to all that are working to make our steem community safe! Much love

@someguy123 can we by chance get a proof post just a reply that this data is valid please :)


Yep! Can verify this is legitimate :)


Awesome! upvoted followed and resteemed! Good work man!

So great to hear about Privex Inc. I bet a lot of people will be interested in trying out your service guys. I look forward to trying out your services.

What package do you recommend for running a steemit witness server? Also, can you give me assistance and support in setting one up?

This is great. Thanks for the information!

This is great :)

Cool :)) I go and look

This is awesome I hope to see more Steem based services come arise, I am honestly probably going to purchase just to support this.

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Awesome service!
Welcome to steemit. Happy Steeming!
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Awesome service ! Thanks !

I can highly recommend @privex, great people great service, Steem On!

Thank you very much. Noted (or rather bookmarked)

Welcome to Steemit! :)

Sweet! Not sure I am the market for this, but appreciate the initiative for privacy and security.

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must join, am sure its safe

Nice! Could be a bit cheaper but still a great service.

Why would some one need a server? I am new to all of this can you help me. I know you need one to run a witness but besides that how could I use one?

Hi Privex, I read your article. I never used the cloud before so your article went a little over my head, but I have had a couple of computers crash and lost pictures. That was really a bummer. Especially because Hurricane Katrina flooded all my real, physical childhood pictures and pictures I've come to learn are really special. I like deals and it seems yours is a good one, so maybe sometime soon, Bethany (Me) will get on the cloud- or rather privex!

nice...you deserve upvote and resteem...

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hi. Can you detail what is your witness config? I am hesitating between your offer and some traditional offer for running a lot of full nodes, in addition to my witness activities.

i can said and verify the servers from @privex works very fast! Thanks @someguy123.

This is great! I love to see businesses that accept digital currency :) Upvoted, re-steemed and followed.

This is great, government should be involved as little as possible

Thank you for all of the info. Still learning here. It all helps my base of knowledge grow bigger.

definitely interesting for me. saved ;-)

How cool is the name @privex ! Pivx coin should have been called Privex. Maybe Privex should make a coin then for its services :)