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BHost – £1.60/Month 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Maidenhead, UK

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 7, 2012 @ 5:14 pm, by Zahra

Nick, from BHost, has an exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers on their OpenVZ platform.

OpenVZ Iron

  • 256MB Ram
  • 512MB Burst Ram
  • 10GB Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 250GB Bandwidth
  • 100 Mbit Port Speed
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 2 vCPU Core
  • 1 IP Address
  • £1.60/Month ($2.50/ €1.99) | Order Link
  • Coupon: LEBXMAS2012
  • Location: Maidenhead, United Kingdom

BHost have been featured on LowEndBox a whopping eleven times before. On their last offer, back in July, they received generally positive feedback. Bhost, who were founded in 2002, have an account on LowEndTalk but aren’t active. This offer will expire at the end of January 2013. Nick informs us that the 20% recurring discount (which is valid on all services) is the highest discount that they’ve ever done on their current range of packages (you can get a further 10% off if you pay for the year in advance). VAT will be applicable if you’re from the EU and don’t have a VAT ID.

They accept payments via credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) or by PayPal. They offer a full 5 day money back guarantee, if you’re not 100% satisfied. Basically they allow all reasonable things on their servers except for certain IRC networks, tor exits, and any torrenting. You can view more OpenVZ plans here and Xen here. For more information, be sure to read their full Terms of Service and their Privacy Policy.

Network Information:

Servers are located in Maidenhead, United Kingdom at the Iomart datacenter – RapidSwitch. More information can be found here.

Test IPv4: 78.129.251.251
Test File: http://test.bhost.net/100MB.zip
Looking Glass: http://test.bhost.net/

60 Comments

  1. Very stable node. Still miss their XEN offer from last time

    December 7, 2012 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
  2. nunim:

    No lower-end Xen plans in stock :(

    December 7, 2012 @ 10:06 pm | Reply
  3. Exussum:

    I have 2 Bhost VPS, They are awesome, Best host ive used i would say

    December 8, 2012 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  4. Damian:

    Thoroughly satisfied with Bhost. Recommended to anyone who needs UK/EU connectivity.

    December 8, 2012 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  5. Meg:

    Hi,
    just a quick question
    can this VPS used for botnet usage ?

    December 9, 2012 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  6. Evgeniy:

    Support very slow. 1 day ago suspended my VPS, I do not know reason. Ticket not answered.
    Bad.

    December 10, 2012 @ 5:03 am | Reply
  7. Raghavendra:

    Thinking of getting a vps with these guys.

    Can any one specify how fast is support in case of node hardware/ network issues?

    December 10, 2012 @ 7:40 am | Reply
  8. Ariel:

    Something is wrong with this company! I used this offer to purchase 1.60/month VPS.
    It was 2 days ago. I did payment via Paypal and never got any email back from Bhost. Since then I sent two emails asking why there is no reply. Guess what – no reply, no refund. Nothing!
    :-(
    I am still waiting for their email. If this the way to treat new customers, I wonder how do they treat support tickets?!

    December 10, 2012 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
  9. Ant:

    Signed up with this company a couple of hours ago, everything’s gone smoothly so far. VPS details received within 10 minutes.

    December 10, 2012 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  10. Teddylong:

    Just sent an email to BHost. I signed up for the 1.60/pm plan yesterday afternoon but received no confirmation of my order. I am hoping that there might be some administrative error as it seems laughable that they would sell themselves out for next to nothing.

    December 10, 2012 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
    • The vast majority of customers get their welcome email instantly (or within a couple of minutes). Some orders get flagged for further scrutiny – please email sales@bhost.net with your order number and we can take a look.

      December 10, 2012 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  11. Nik:

    Is vpn allowed or not ??

    Thanks,
    Nik.

    December 12, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply
  12. Mat:

    Just purchased this now. Seems pretty good so far.

    December 13, 2012 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  13. John:

    I almost hit the Order now button when I’ve decided to look over your terms of use. Would have purchased for sure if you would have allowed irc services to Undernet.

    December 13, 2012 @ 9:43 pm | Reply
  14. I have to say BHost has been great. I have been with them for a year after a Lowendbox offer. They had a server failure in August, and all looked lost, but they tried really hard to recover the data, and in the end they did. Kept me informed all the way along. Recommended.

    December 17, 2012 @ 8:27 am | Reply
  15. Yashar:

    Perfect !

    December 19, 2012 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
  16. Luis Aguilar:

    When does this coupon expire? I’d love to transfer, but can’t tie my affairs up with my old host until the beginning of the new year!

    December 19, 2012 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Leo:

      It’s in the description “This offer will expire at the end of January 2013.”

      December 20, 2012 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  17. Leo:

    Just ordered this. Got all the details through in about 10 seconds. I’ll be using this for websites, but interested to know if I’m allowed to use it as a game server?

    December 20, 2012 @ 10:19 am | Reply
  18. Maff:

    Been with BHost for more than a year now and the VPS I have with them has been tremendously stable. Network is excellent, there’s been all of one or two major outages in the space of a year (One of which was a DDOS, the other was a failing network switch). The only time my VPS ever went down was was when the Raspberry Pi mirror I was hosting caused the server to be suspended for exceeding my bandwidth.
    I heartily recommend BHost to anyone looking for a VPS in the UK.

    December 22, 2012 @ 8:36 am | Reply
  19. Stefan:

    root@uk:~# wget -O /dev/null http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/1GB.zip
    –2012-12-27 00:09:40– http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/1GB.zip
    Resolving ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com… 80.249.99.148
    Connecting to ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com|80.249.99.148|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 1073741824 (1.0G) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    1% [ ] 20,061,712 1.29M/s eta 13m 0s

    December 26, 2012 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
  20. Stefan:

    root@uk:~# wget -O /dev/null http://test.bhost.net/100MB.zip
    –2012-12-27 00:12:01– http://test.bhost.net/100MB.zip
    Resolving test.bhost.net… 78.129.251.251
    Connecting to test.bhost.net|78.129.251.251|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    86% [================================> ] 90,918,872 1.29M/s eta 3s

    December 26, 2012 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  21. austin:

    Is it possible to use rtorrent client here ?

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
  22. olga:

    Great hosting . The best i ve seen ever.

    December 28, 2012 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  23. Bartek:

    Slow support confirmed. I’ve reinstalled os using vps control panel and ended up with offline, not accessible state of machine. 17h, still no response.

    I don’t mean to be offensive, but do all cheap vps have ‘cheap’ support? I’d be happy to use something more reliable if it comes to ticket answering. (it’s my first step in vps land)

    December 29, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
    • user:

      @Bartek Same here, lodged ticket over 48 hours ago, no response and still can’t boot VPS, even left message on their 24/7 support line. Must be on holiday.

      December 29, 2012 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Can you post your ticket number here (or Tweet it to us) so we can chase this – we have no outstanding tickets!

      December 30, 2012 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
      • We’re pretty proud of the level of support we provide for the price range, so this is an unfortunate comment. I’ve double checked on our support system and we have no pending tickets. Did you log the ticket on my.BHost or by email? Let us know the details so we can investigate this.

        December 30, 2012 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
        • user:

          Ticket 27038 and now 26927, guess there is some gremlin in the ticket system. To be fair I was pretty impressed with the speed for £1.60 until it broke.

          December 30, 2012 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
        • Bartek:

          I’ve already gone with some other vps provider, but if that may help debugging ticket system, there you go: 26985 and 27001.

          December 30, 2012 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
  24. I got it and having terrible internet speed. Was getting 40KB/s download speeds from multiple sources. Openned a ticket. Got same day response saying “engineers getting it fixed”. Two weeks have passed and it only improved a little. Now I get 80KB/s to 160KB/s. Very unstable network if you ask me. Still insisting because I need UK connectivity. You guys know other UK cheap vps?

    December 29, 2012 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
    • Speed will vary depending on where you are connecting from. Can you re-open the ticket so we can check everything’s OK our side? Thanks.

      December 30, 2012 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  25. TeamMCS:

    My original experience with BHost was pretty spot on (a year ish with great uptime) but this time around it’s been exceptionally poor.

    Now my little disclaimer is I picked up the cheapest VPS for a quick weekend project I had in mind. I completed the order on christmas eve, the VPS was created immediately but it had no connectivity (despite being up and online?).

    I raised a ticket with support pretty much immediately – as it was Christmas and a cheap box I wasn’t in any hurry (I just grabbed another from a different provider). Now we’re into the 10th and I’ve had 3 responses the last of which was 4 days ago. I had a chuckle to myself when they issued an invoice for the next month.

    Hopefully this is just a one off but come on, this isn’t acceptable. At least some kind of service should have been provided even if it the VPS is less than a Tesco sandwidge.

    I think the answer should basically be a re-provision if you cannot resolve the setup issue within a day.

    January 11, 2013 @ 9:27 am | Reply
    • Can you let me know your customer ID (or email it to management@BHost.net) so I can review this poor experience you’ve had and issue you a service credit as compensation. Apologies for the inconvenience and hopefully you’ll continue to enjoy our normally excellent service. Thanks.

      January 12, 2013 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
      • Miles:

        Hi Nick, id: 3506

        January 12, 2013 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
        • OK, apologies. We’ve provisioned you a new VPS (hopefully now fully working) and also fully refunded your first month of payment, and given you the 2nd month free.

          January 13, 2013 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
  26. VPStester:

    I recommend this service! I have a vps from 2 months, and I have only good opinion from Bhost!Keep it up this good (and cheap) service!

    January 12, 2013 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
  27. HashBang:

    Slow support confirmed (again). Raised an emergency ticket 14 hours ago and no response. Had to leave 123Systems for non-existent support, hopefully BHost won’t go the same way because the service is otherwise pretty good for the price. Unfortunately waiting 14 hours for a response to an emergency ticket is unacceptable for any system in production use, regardless of price. Also, I’m fairly sure Nick is a one man band – I’ve never had a response from anyone else in ~20 tickets over a couple of years.

    Nick, if you’re watching, ticket #27692. It’s an easy fix for you.

    January 19, 2013 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • Their support is not available 24×7, they operate in UK office timings only

      January 19, 2013 @ 9:15 am | Reply
    • Unfortunately our response times are not up to their usual standard as we’re down one staff member who left near the end of last year. We’re actively trying to recruit a replacement person (see https://www.bhost.net/jobs for details) to ensure all tickets get prompt responses. Apologies for the wait, I can see your ticket has now been attended to.

      January 19, 2013 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  28. Adam:

    Ticket is 4days ish old, still no vps setup.

    February 13, 2013 @ 12:04 am | Reply
  29. rob:

    verry bad vps
    would never deal with them again

    March 9, 2013 @ 11:13 pm | Reply
  30. Ramesh:

    Bad Bad Support response…
    I buy two xen server 6 days ago. I receive welcome email with any information of server, I also visit my.bhost.net I not find any information about server, I also create support ticket but from 5 days in not get single reply of my all 3 tickets

    March 15, 2013 @ 9:05 am | Reply
    • Please let us know your order number and we can check this for you – we have no outstanding tickets at time of writing

      March 16, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply
      • Ramesh:

        My VPS as follow
        3892 Xen PV VPS
        3893 Xen PV VPS

        March 16, 2013 @ 1:14 pm | Reply
  31. diptis:

    I did payment via Paypal and never got any email back from Bhost. Still waiting…

    April 17, 2013 @ 9:23 pm | Reply
  32. diril:

    don’t trust them.

    use other vps providers.

    worst support ever.

    April 20, 2013 @ 10:45 pm | Reply
    • We are 100% committed to customer satisfaction. We’ve had a bit of a ticket backlog recently so apologies if there has been a delay in responding to your ticket. If you wish to escalate to management, please email our management team on management A T BHost.net and we’ll ensure everything is resolved to your complete satisfaction. Thank you.

      April 23, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  33. John:

    Ok, I have purchased a VPS paid via Paypal my VPS is not listed after about 1 week. No response of Bhost. I have send 3 Tickets all have been closed instantly.If you want to have details people, just comment this post. I will send you screenshots to prove you. Just warning you.

    May 22, 2013 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Please let me know your ticket number or order number and I will investigate this right away

      May 23, 2013 @ 7:35 am | Reply
      • John:

        Go Check this Ticket: #30731 Closed one. 2 weeks ago via paypal my VPS still not listed in the control panel.

        May 28, 2013 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  34. Edmondas:

    Why it takes so long to respond to support tickets? I’m already waiting one week… Ticket number #31511.

    July 5, 2013 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  35. Hi,
    I have ordered platinum VPS service and paid for it, but could received any email or confirmation and its 5 hrs now. You guys suppose to do in 30 seconds and no news yet.
    1) I email 4 times to all the contacts available in your page (sales, support, management and account) and couldn’t received any reply and even sent reminder in ever hours.
    2)Tweet to your team 3 times no reply
    I have asked my credit card company and its already paid now please let me know what to do in this case.
    Disappointed
    thanks

    February 5, 2015 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  36. Coby:
    May 22, 2016 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

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