Which cloud service providers is Xeround available on?
Xeround operates in the following datacenters:
- Amazon EC2 US East Coast (US-East)
This datacenter also services our Heroku, Orchestra, PHP Fog and AppHarbor add-ons.
- Amazon EC2 West Europe (EU-West) – Currently does not offer Xeround FREE
- Rackspace US East Coast (ORD1)
- Rackspace UK (LON3) – Currently does not offer Xeround FREE
- Joyent Cloud (US-East-1)
- HP Cloud Services AZ2 (currently in beta, offering Xeround FREE only)
Support for additional cloud providers planned in the near future.
How do I create my Xeround FREE database instance?
Simply register to Xeround, then log in to your account and choose "Create New" to create your new database instance, then select "Xeround FREE" from the list of available editions.
How many Xeround FREE database instances can I create?
Every Xeround user is entitled to one concurrent Xeround FREE database instance per account. If you require additional databases, choose "Create New" from your Database Manager Online Console and select either "Xeround BASIC" or "Xeround PRO" from the list of available plans. The first 14-days of using Xeround Basic or Xeround PRO are free!
Can I use both Xeround FREE and try the paid editions for free?
Yes. In addition to your FREE instance, your account is also eligable to a 14-day free trial of Xeround BASIC or Xeround PRO. Your trial starts from the day you created your first Xeround BASIC or Xeround PRO instance.
How do I start my free trial of Xeround’s paid editions?
Simply register to Xeround (no credit card required), then log in to your account and choose “Create New” to create your new database instance, selecting “Xeround BASIC” or "Xeround PRO" from the list of available editions.
Before your 14-day trial period is about to expire you will be prompted to enter your credit card information to continue to use Xeround. If you do not wish to continute to use Xeround BASIC after the trial period, you can easily export your data to use with other tools.
Can I switch between Xeroud BASIC and Xeround PRO during the trial period?
Yes. During the trial period you can switch between editions by choosing "Change Plan" from the Database Manager Online Console (or by dropping your existing trial instance and creating a new one – this time selecting a different edition.) That way you could sample and compare both Xeround BASIC and Xeround PRO – to see which better fits your needs.
What are the Trial limitations?
Trial is limited to 14 days from the day you created your first instance. Xeround PRO trial instance is limited up to 3GB. If you require a larger database size, you can at any point submit your payment details to remove the size limitation.
How can I estimate my Xeround PRO costs for my particular database?
Try our Price Calculator. In addition, during the trial period (as well as when you become a paying customer), you can see an up-to-date report of your current Data Size and Data Transfer usage along with the associated costs. That way, during your trial you can get an accurate status report of what your costs would have been if you were a paying customer of Xeround. To view your usage and costs report, log in to your Database Manager Online Console and choose “Cost Preview” from the “My Account” menu item.
Can I mix editions for the databases under my account?
Yes. For some databases you’d require a Xeround BASIC plan, and for others you’ll need Xeround PRO functionality. When creating each database instance you’ll be asked ot select the appropriate plan for this database.
Can I share one database instance between several applications?
Yes. By using multiple schemas and GRANT access you can share one DB instance (for example, Xeround PRO) between multiple applications. This will allow you to enjoy a more robust feature set (including Auto-scaling) to be shared across apps – where some applications are more “demanding” in terms of their DB usage, while others less so.
As a Xeround customer, can I migrate my database Instance between editions?
Yes. Once you become a Xeround customer you can upgrade your Xeround FREE or Xeround BASIC database instance to a higher version by choosing “Change Plan” from the Database Manager Online Console. Alternatively, you can always drop your existing database instance and create a new one under a different plan.
What are the differences between Xeround’s plan on EC2/Rackspace and on Heroku?
You can see Xeround’s plans on Heroku here. The key difference relates to Xeround PRO edition: Due to current limitations of the Heroku platform, we are unable to offer pay-per-use billing via Heroku. Therefore, Xeround PRO Add-on on Heroku is offered as a tiered plan that includes both the data size and the data transfer of your database instance.
In addition, Heroku Add-on users can not inititate database backups via Xeround’s Database Manager Online Console.
- Xeround Pro on Heroku: Up to 0.5GB data size, including unlimited data transfer – for $95/month
If you require a larger database on Heroku, see here.
- Xeround PRO on Amazon EC2 and on Rackspace: Unlimited data size and data transfer – charged by actual usage with minimum charges for 0.5GB/hour.
If you have any additional questions not covered here, contact us and we’d be happy to help.