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Cloud Shards – $7/month 2GB OpenVZ, $7/month 500GB storage KVM, and more, in Dallas

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: March 10, 2014 @ 7:30 am, by Maarten Kossen

cloudshardsHarry, from Cloud Shards has sent in the following offers which are available in Dallas, Texas, USA. No coupon code is required for any of these offers. Cloud Shards is based in Sydney, Australia and have been around for well over a year now. They’re a legally registered entity in Australia and are also GST registered, which means Australian customers have to pay 10% GST. In addition to that, Cloud Shards is also a registered LLC (Cloud Shards DBA Query Foundry, LLC) in the state of Wyoming, USA. Cloud Shards have been featured multiple times before and has positive comments from the community. Last year Cloud Shards acquired Flip Host and recently they acquired GetDedi, expanding their reach even further.

KVM 500GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 320MB RAM
  • 500GB Disk space
  • 2TB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 8x IPv6 address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order here
OpenVZ 1GB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 8GB SSD space
  • 1TB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • 8x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.50/Month
  • Order here
OpenVZ 2GB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 16GB SSD space
  • 2TB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 Address
  • 8x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month
  • Order here

OpenVZ nodes have dual L5520 CPUs, 6x 256GB Sandisk Enterprise SSD in RAID10, and an LSI RAID card. Storage nodes have either dual L5520 CPUs or a single E3-1230v3, 12 or more 4TB Western Digital SE drives in RAID50, and an Adaptec RAID card with battery backup!

KVM 250GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 320MB RAM
  • 250GB Disk space
  • 1TB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 8x IPv6 address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $5/Month
  • Order here
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 7GB SSD space
  • 500GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 8x IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $30/year
  • Order here

Cloud Shards accepts payments via PayPal and 2Checkout. They offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy and provide a 99.9% uptime SLA. You can view more of their budget plans here and backup plans here. 8 IPv6 are provisioned by default and more can be requested via support tickets. Extra IPs, disk and bandwidth can be ordered at checkout. Anything legal in the USA is allowed. Tor Exit, IRC and public VPN/Proxy are not allowed. Be sure to take a look at their Terms of Service before signing up.

Network Information

Dallas, TX, USA (Cloud Shards DBA Query Foundry, LLC, Infomart Dallas):
Looking glass: http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net
Carriers: PCCW, Internap, Cogent, Tinet (pending) and Telia (pending)

37 Comments

  1. John:

    OpenVZ 2GB can you introduce it with bigger

    March 10, 2014 @ 8:02 am | Reply
    • John:

      space maybe normal hark disk then i will signup storage is very low.

      March 10, 2014 @ 8:03 am | Reply
      • This is pure SSD RAID10 storage space. So it’s a bit less. Thanks.

        March 10, 2014 @ 9:01 am | Reply
  2. 500GB Disk space,@backupsy !

    March 10, 2014 @ 8:39 am | Reply
  3. I’m using a 32mb vps from cloudshards

    March 10, 2014 @ 9:35 am | Reply
  4. DanielM:

    Windows allowed on kvm? (Windows Storage OS 2008)

    March 10, 2014 @ 10:51 am | Reply
    • Wintereise:

      Perhaps, assuming you’re able to deal with the installation and can show us proof of ownership of a valid license (if it’s not free.)

      March 11, 2014 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    Damn, still same creative design over a years.. nothing changes.. remember UGVPS :)

    March 10, 2014 @ 11:25 am | Reply
    • We have plans to redesign the page in the future

      March 10, 2014 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Heh, you told that a year ago.. :)

        March 10, 2014 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
        • We have been pretty busy in the meantime :P

          March 10, 2014 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
        • Wintereise:

          Building out a network, and moving everything takes a while, sorry for that ;)

          It will certainly happen though, and it will happen soon.

          March 11, 2014 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  6. The Ninja:

    A very solid host who don’t get the recommendations they deserve often. Support is friendly and fast, and uptime/network have always been excellent for me. Highly recommended.

    March 10, 2014 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  7. Suzukaze:

    Would you be able to buy two of the KVM 500GB and have it merged to one VPS?

    Thanks.

    March 10, 2014 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
    • Wintereise:

      Yep.

      Order only one, and notify us via a ticket before making Payment.

      Someone will then edit the invoice, and change the package being subscribed to.

      Thanks.

      March 11, 2014 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  8. Martin:

    Can any OS be installed as long as I have the iso, or do you charge a fee to make the iso available?

    March 10, 2014 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  9. John Glasdon:

    Worst provider ever. Doesn’t adhere to their terms and conditions and will screw you over like FortaTrust does if you ever try to leave.

    Good luck with them.

    March 10, 2014 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Wintereise:

      You might actually want to read what you’re ‘agreeing’ to before doing so from whoever you pick next.

      We honor our policies, and do not act outside them.

      March 11, 2014 @ 6:24 am | Reply
      • John Glasdon:

        You might want to tell people you’re passing information to third parties without consent.

        March 22, 2014 @ 7:04 am | Reply
  10. DalComp:

    Interesting… Where’s that 525GB thread…

    March 11, 2014 @ 6:45 am | Reply
    • Yes, that was the initial plan but we finalized it to 500GB at this point.

      March 11, 2014 @ 7:57 am | Reply
      • DalComp:

        Haha… That is still a very nice offer. If my dedi was not with you I would have bought one, I’ll stick with something off-site for now. :)

        March 11, 2014 @ 9:04 am | Reply
        • Thanks, let us know if you need anything else. Nice to have you.

          March 24, 2014 @ 6:53 am | Reply
  11. Hello what do you mean 1 CPU @ 50% ? i mean i want to buy but will work nonstop with no problem? and this 1 CPU @ 50% so i only need to use 50% from it? no more?

    March 11, 2014 @ 9:02 am | Reply
    • It means 50% of a whole CPU, so you get to use 1/2 of it’s full potential at most.

      March 11, 2014 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  12. Bartok:

    Is torrent allowed for personal usage?

    March 12, 2014 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Assuming it’s legal and we don’t get abuse reports – sure. We do react to those though.

      March 15, 2014 @ 1:35 am | Reply
  13. yor:

    its possible payments by bitcoin?
    thx

    March 14, 2014 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
  14. can i use 500 gb for store mp3 and rar files to download it and distribute ?

    March 16, 2014 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
    • No restrictions, as long as it’s legal and no abuse reports are received. We’ll definitely act on abuse reports.

      March 17, 2014 @ 12:44 am | Reply
  15. ss:

    Why Ubuntu 13.04 not 12.04 (LTS)?
    13.04 reached its end of life in January. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2014-January/000178.html

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  16. ss:

    Sorry if it is answered somewhere else. Am I correct that I can install and boot into dm-crypt & LUKS encrypted system? Is there a ways to connect to the console to enter a password when grub prompts for it?

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

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