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123COM - £1.50 96MB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

123com Leyton from 123COM.org informed me about their new range of MicroVPS that starts from £1.50/month (~USD$2.33), or £15/year for annual payment. For “mVZ 96” it comes with

  • 96MB guaranteed/128MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • 1x IPv4 + 1x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

PayPal only. The only available location currently is Scranton with BurstNet (test IP:, although their data centre page shows availability in France and UK. They are a registered company in UK, and has been in hosting business since 2007. See also their previous offer for unmetered servers in UK and FR.

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  1. ma:

    wot suggests that their reputation was totally ruined. why?

    October 8, 2011 @ 9:23 am | Reply
    • Hello,

      “ThePro” is someone who had a personal vendetta against on of our Managers, and as a result tried to SPAM our inboxes, and aggravate the company.

      When they realised the member of staff didn’t own the company – and in fact they has aimed their “irritating” actions at the wrong company, they appologised – but however there is no way to remove their ‘review’ from WOT.

      I think judging by one WOT review made by a very poor choice is not a good way to judge a company.

      Obviously I am sure this is relevant – however there is little we can do about this WOT post.

      I invite anyone who has a concern about our services to partake in a 24 hour trial of our mVZ128 server by contacting support and quoting this URL. [offer expires 22 Aug 11]

      Leyton Reed

      October 8, 2011 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
    • a:

      WOT is? I only know wht

      October 8, 2011 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  2. thl:

    My VPS with them was up for 6 days and down for 8 days. (I ordered 14 days ago). The first downtime was because of a DoS (2 days down) and now my VPS doesnt start up and they dont know why (resulting in 6 days of downtime, and counting).
    And they dont want do refund. So I cant recommend them.

    October 8, 2011 @ 11:24 am | Reply
    • In response to this, all clients have been offered SLA credit for the attack, and the nodes have been hardened against this – however this only occurred in our France datacentre – not Scranton; and all containers are back online after the 48hour attack downtime.

      We regret this downtime, but all clients were reimbursed.

      If you are still having problems, we recommend you open a support ticket.

      Ryan P.

      October 8, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
      • thl:

        Ticket is open, but no response. And your SLA applies only to network and power outages and NOT to “conditions out of the company’s control.”. I only use LEB because I dont see any other possibility to get a working VPS (which I paid) or a refund.

        October 8, 2011 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
        • thl:

          5.1. Service Level Agreement. 123COM guarantees at least 99.9% network and power uptime. This excludes scheduled maintenance, reboots, self-inflicted downtime, acts of God, backbone issues, DDoS attacks, hardware failure, downtime on individual servers, service failures, labour strikes, or other conditions out of the company‟s control. In the unlikely event that we fail to meet our network uptime guarantee, we will issue a prorated credit to your account to be credited to your next invoice.

          October 8, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply
        • We know what our SLA states, very clearly; however it is our discretion as to what we choose to apply SLA credit for, and clients have been applied with the credit upon their next invoice generation.

          I recommend you use the ticket escalation procedure as was explained in the email when you opened the ticket.

          [email Ticket ID to management [at] 123com [dot] org]

          October 8, 2011 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
        • thl:

          Escalating the ticket will miracously solve all the problems? Cmon…
          I will escalate it nevertheless to show my good intentions.

          October 8, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
        • @thl; escalating will not “miraculously solve the problems” – but, if you feel your ticket has been missed, or inadequately handled, the procedure is there to allow you to get the ticket reviewed and bumped.

          Obviously this is a difficult time where a few select customers are experiencing issues, and we aim to resolve that in as quick of a time as we can.

          We apologize profusely for any inconvenience, however we are trying to handle the problems.

          If you escalated the ticket, it should receive a response soon.

          Nishant C.

          October 8, 2011 @ 2:11 pm | Reply
  3. twn:

    got a vps from them and it is more down than online

    October 8, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply
    • I make the same reply as above; but considering SolusVM shows 4 containers as offline at this moment in time – I am struggling to see why you don’t see a ticket as the appropriate means to deal with this.


      October 8, 2011 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  4. LowEndAdmin,

    Can I please make a correction about your post, we accept Credit Cards (2CO), Google Checkout, and PayPal – Alert Pay will also be added shortly.


    October 8, 2011 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  5. Funny choice of domain they have their..

    October 8, 2011 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
    • heh It’s like all those AAA… companies in the yellow pages. :)

      October 8, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  6. rmo:

    seems like there’s some speed issues there. i’m in midwest usa and i’m downloading their testfile at 88kbps

    October 8, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  7. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    @LEA, sir, location tags aren’t working properly, every location you choose in the top navigation won’t find any posts.

    October 9, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  8. Liz:

    Gosh, this “company” is run by a teenage boy. Do yourself a favour and get hosting elsewhere.

    November 3, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
    • That’s probably about half of these providers.

      November 4, 2011 @ 1:19 am | Reply
    • Ollie Saunders:

      I did research into this, and turns out this teenage boy is the grandson of the MD of a very successful insurance and legal company.

      November 4, 2011 @ 7:34 am | Reply
  9. Michael Craft:

    I would not recommend this company at all. I’ve had a VPS with them for weeks now and they have been unable to get iptables masquerading working at all, which is essential for the PPTP VPN I was hoping to set up on my VPS.

    November 8, 2011 @ 2:02 am | Reply
  10. Bart:

    I tried to get a service from them for over 2 weeks. Impossible to get a response from their service desk. Asked a refund via Google Wallet. I hope they come trough…

    December 21, 2011 @ 8:29 am | Reply
    • Hello Bart,

      We have recently had issues with our support system, which have now been resolved and all tickets are now responded to.

      You should now have a response and an offer in your inbox.


      December 21, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

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