We support a variety of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), HIVE, HBD, EOS, Dogecoin (DOGE), and Bitcoin (Bitcoin Core - BTC). Unlike most services that accept crypto - we process crypto with our own in-house made payment gateway and billing system, to maximise your privacy during payment :)
We're also able to accept US, UK, EU, and AU domestic bank transfers, as well as international SWIFT transfers - but only for transactions over a certain amount, and we charge a fee for most bank transfers - please see our page on paying with Bank Transfer
We DO NOT accept Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, Gift Cards, or most other fiat payment methods - this is out of our control due to payment processors not trusting offshore companies due to offshore countries protecting privacy/security too much, upsetting finance services' strict Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.
To pay in advance, we recommend using our self-service automated Account Top-Up service, simply enter the email you registered with, and the amount you'd like to top up, and you'll be able to pay using the same methods you can for a normal order.
Your account credit NEVER expires, and it's held in USD, so you don't have to worry about cryptocurrency exchange rates
Alternatively - if you'd only like to pay for a single server in advance, you'll need to contact us, we can either let you pay for multiple months of a server in one invoice as a one-off, or we can change your billing frequency to quarterly/annually/bi-annually so that you always pay for 3/6/12/24 months each time you get a renewal invoice.
We generally don't allow this - as to prevent people trying to use us as a bank to convert their crypto and hold the exchange rate.
It's only allowed in rare cases, such as if you accidentally topped up too much and noticed it within a few days (e.g. if you made a typo and topped up $1000 instead of $100).
It may also be allowed if you have a custom referral agreement with us - discussed beforehand, where we agreed that some/all of your referral rewards could be paid out in cash.
We are a registered company (Privex Inc.) in Belize. Belize has high standards of privacy, with strong legal safeguards allowing us to protect your information.
We offer servers in a variety of countries, but we don't currently offer servers in Belize or other offshore locations.
Individuals and companies from all over the world can use Privex! The only exception to this is Belize, we're not allowed to offer services to Belize individuals or domestic Belize corporations/orgs - but we CAN offer services to Belize IBCs (offshore Belize corps).
You don't need to order a server in your country of residence, or where your customers are located. If you plan to run a latency sensitive app/service such as game servers, it would be recommended to order a server as close to you / your users geographically as possible - for best performance.
For common websites/services, it makes little difference which region you pick in terms of performance, so you should use regions which have the specific servers that meet your needs, or regions which have appropriate laws/rules for your service if you're running something that may be illegal / disallowed in some areas.
Currently we offer servers in the USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, and Finland.
We're always expanding when we can, so there will be more regions in the future :)
Yes we do! It's currently only available by quotation in our Sweden and Netherlands regions.
We can offer colocation from as little as 1U, to as much as 12-24U, or even a full 40U-48U rack!
We can act as your transit provider (ISP), assist you with networking, help you source hardware / build a server, and provide a small block of IPv4 addresses + large block of IPv6 for use on your colocated devices.
If you've never colocated a server before, don't worry! We can help you every step of the way, to make sure your colocation experience is as smooth as possible :)
For a basic price reference, prices start at $40/U/mo for Sweden, and $100/U/mo for The Netherlands - prices will vary depending on the power usage of your server, and the kind of networking you'd like.
Please contact us for more information about colo, price quotations, and to get started with colocating your server(s) with us :)
Yes! You can access the panel here
If there's anything you can't do from the panel yourself, please contact us and we can do it from our end.
Yes you can! Both dedicated and virtual servers can be upgraded for an adjustment in your monthly fee, and/or a one-time setup fee.
You can find information and pricing about upgrades HERE.
Click here for information about buying additional IPv4 / IPv6 addresses/subnets
Click here for information about Bringing Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP) via BGP
Please see this page for information and pricing about unmetered network pricing
If you own or rent IPv4 / IPv6 subnets (min /24 of v4, min /48 of v6), and are able to control their
route6 objects in the WHOIS database, you can bring them to Privex (only our autonomous regions), even if you don't have an ASN :)
If you have an ASN, you can advertise them yourselves via a BGP session to our core router. If you don't, we can advertise them under our ASN and route them to your servers with us.
Click here for more information about Bringing Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP)
At the time of writing (June 2022), we have 2 fully Autonomous Regions:
An Autonomous Region is a region where Privex has full autonomy over our content policies, which means that it's entirely up to Privex how to handle an abuse report regarding a server in an Autonomous Region.
This allows us to host content/services in those regions that most server hosts don't allow, such as Tor Exit Node's, sexually explicit content, (legal) drug related websites, and more!
In Standard Regions - abuse reports generally first go through the datacenter / hosting provider we use for that region, and then the provider will forward it to us - telling us that the customer is required to take down the problematic content/service, and if we or the customer does not comply with the takedown within 12-72 hrs, then the provider will forcefully suspend or terminate the server containing the problematic content/service.
Where-as in Autonomous Regions, abuse reports go directly to Privex, so unless the report is from law enforcement / a court in a jurisdiction where we must comply (either Belize, or the court/police of the region where the server is hosted), it's entirely up to Privex whether to comply (suspend/terminate the customer), or refuse to comply (leave the server untouched).
Some other features our Autonomous Regions (usually) have:
Short answer: YES
You can run a RELAY (non-exit) in all of our regions, AS LONG AS you have the appropriate unmetered bandwidth plan.
You can run an EXIT node in our Autonomous Regions only, IF you have permission from us. Please see our Tor Exit Policy page for more details on how to run a relay or exit properly at Privex.
If you're hosting (legal 18+) pornography for the PUBLIC (whether for free, or behind a paid subscription/paywall system), it can be hosted in our autonomous regions - which are currently Sweden (SE) and Netherlands (NL).
It MIGHT be possible in our US region too, but our US provider's policy on adult content is unclear.
Hosting explicit sexual content publicly is 100% banned in our Germany (DE) / Finland (FI) regions, you will be suspended/terminated without a refund if you're caught hosting explicit sexual content.
We very strongly recommend sticking to Privex's autonomous regions for hosting any risque content. (pornography, drugs, open proxies, or a service with user-generated content which has a high risk of users posting risque content)
If the content is NOT PUBLIC (i.e. only YOU / your friends can access the content, and there's no indication that your server is hosting pornography if someone were to browse your server's IP / domain), then it would be generally okay in all regions.
If you have any more questions related to this, please contact us!
Otherwise, if you're ready to order - simply go to our order form and order a server in the region appropriate for you, and make sure to enter "legal pornography website" or something similar in "Purpose of Use" so that we're aware that you host pornography in the future, which helps us to protect your server in the event of abuse reports regarding your server.