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CheapVPS – 2.38 GBP “Part-Time” VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 21, 2008 @ 12:11 pm, by LowEndAdmin

CheapVPS.co.uk Via this WHT offer, CheapVPS.co.uk is offering some very interesting product — part time servers, starting from a low &pound2.38 (around USD$4.37) per month, and you get:

  • 128MB RAM
  • 10GB storage
  • 150GB monthly data transfer
  • CentOS/Debian/Fedora/Ubuntu/Gentoo/OpenSuse/Slackware
  • OpenVZ/HyperVM

UK or Dallas servers (if I remember correctly).

Now, the trick is that they are supposed to be “part time servers”. From their description page:

With our Part Time Servers you can purchase any of our servers for 50% less than the normal price but based on the idea of fair sharing. Like a desktop PC you turn it on when needed and when finished turn it off…

For this we do operate a “fair share” approach in that we ask users to aim for 50% usage over a month (i.e. 2 weeks usage out of 4 weeks) and anyone over this we will contact and ask to limit usage or to upgrade to a normal plan.

So basically you pay 50% the price and you can not turn on your server for more than 50% of the time. Nice if you are not serving something that require being 24/7 online. There are already many companies that give you per-day (Linode/SliceHost) even per-hour billing (Amazon EC2), but for the part time server, your files stay in tack when you switch the server off so it might be useful for backups.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

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