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CheapVPS - 256MB SSD £20/Year OpenVZ or £25/Year KVM in Maidenhead, UK

Greg, from CheapVPS, informs us that they’ve had a load of people ask them when their next offer will be… Well the time is now :) They’ve got 20 of each of the below plans available for LowEndBox readers.

256MB OpenVZ

  • 256MB Ram
  • 256MB Burst
  • 10GB RAID10 SSD Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • IPv6 On Request
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • £20/Year | Order Link

  • 256MB Ram
  • 256MB Swap
  • 10GB RAID10 SSD Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • IPv6 On Request
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • £25/Year | Order Link

CheapVPS have been featured on LowEndBox quite a few times before; since their inaugural offer, way back in 2008. Greg mentions, in the email, that these nodes will be moved to their brand new DC that they’ve recently built. The KVM node is scheduled to be migrated on the 23rd October and the OpenVZ node on the 14th November. Obviously this will mean a couple of hours of unavoidable downtime, whilst they’re being moved. They’re using Dell server equipment, with multiple Intel 520 SSDs in hardware RAID 10. Past reviews have been really good.

CheapVPS accept payments via Paypal and Credit/Debit card. They provide a 99.9% uptime guarantee. CheapVPS are a subsidiary of Simply Virtual, who are a part of the DADA group (which includes the domain registry Namesco). If you’re located in the European Union, and do not have a valid tax id, you will have to pay 20% vat when purchasing. You can choose from a selection of Linux distros when signing up. According to their website, additional IPv4 addresses are charged at £15.00 per year. For more information, take a look at their Terms and Conditions.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Pulsant datacenter in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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  1. Hybs:

    The reason I buy elsewhere in Europe but I am from the UK is mostly because of VAT. VAT really puts me off buying in the UK when in some other EU countries like in the NL I don’t pay it

    September 19, 2013 @ 9:59 am | Reply
    • How do you avoid VAT? If you’re in the UK then you have to pay VAT in EU also. That’s the reason I buy in the USA, as VAT on this deal bumps up the price to £30 ($45) per year for the 256MB KVM. Many better deals available for this price such as Prometeus and others such as USA offers around $10 for 256MB KVM! UK is a rip off already, the VAT just makes this worse!

      September 19, 2013 @ 11:13 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Also GBP is expensive currency up to twice more than USD at the same amount, just screwed with it..:| Always prefer USD or EUR ( lucky not from EU ) :)

        September 19, 2013 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
      • DomainBop:

        asterisk14 said “How do you avoid VAT? If you’re in the UK then you have to pay VAT in EU also.”

        If you’re a UK consumer the only way to avoid paying VAT would be to buy from one of those “1-man shows who could disappear if the owner got hit by a bus” that you started a thread about :P UK businesses with an annual turnover of £79,000 (of VAT taxable goods and services) are required to register for VAT and charge you VAT (registration for VAT is voluntary for businesses with annual turnover below £79,000) .

        W1V_Lee said “Charging VAT speaks volumes about their income which is a good thing.”


        September 19, 2013 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
      • Hybs:

        I got a ramnode vps in the EU that I don’t pay VAT on, I guess it’s because they are a US company.

        September 19, 2013 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
        • Lucas:

          VAT charged only from currencies inside EU :)

          September 19, 2013 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • W1V_Lee:

      Charging VAT speaks volumes about their income which is a good thing.

      September 19, 2013 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  2. pechspilz:

    I live in Europe but in a non-EU country and they still want to charge me the VAT at checkout.

    September 19, 2013 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
    • I would advise that you buy the item and open a ticket to get it removed from your invoice before paying.

      September 19, 2013 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Hi

      If you are outside the EU, please let us know and we will reimburse the VAT.

      If you are a business in the EU and have a valid company number, then we will reimburse the VAT.

      Hope that helps.

      September 20, 2013 @ 3:48 am | Reply
    • Hi Pechspilz,
      if you order your package, the send us a ticket we can get the VAT removed from your order, this can be done for any non-EU resident or Business.

      September 20, 2013 @ 4:06 am | Reply
  3. I got a ramnode vps in the EU that I don’t pay VAT on, I guess it’s because they are a US company.

    September 20, 2013 @ 9:49 am | Reply
  4. Paul:

    I’m in UK and I also wont be buying one due to VAT, this is another way for a UK company to get more money out of a person. I don’t know why you charge it, I doubt you are paying it.

    September 20, 2013 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  5. Hi All

    We’ve now sold out the LEBOVZSSD2.

    Thanks a lot for the orders!

    September 20, 2013 @ 10:28 am | Reply
    • You can still order the 256MB KVM’s

      September 20, 2013 @ 10:39 am | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Really? OVZ still exist for purchase :)

      September 20, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply
  6. Danail Vanchev:

    I am using my US resident address for the orders and they have removed the VAT when I submitted a ticket. Just purchased all the OpenVZ servers they offer so now I have like 40 servers with them :).

    I really like the services and the servers are running pretty good. Thank you guys for the good service and keep up the good work.

    Will probably get half of those KVM servers you have later today when I figure out a slight bank problem I have :).

    September 20, 2013 @ 11:01 am | Reply
    • Thanks Danail :)

      September 20, 2013 @ 11:10 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      You know there is also an option of simply buying a dedicated server?

      September 20, 2013 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
  7. Danail Vanchev:

    I cannot use dedicated server for the project I need these VPSes. Also this provides better security having each client I have on different server anc these VPSes are just perfect for that.

    September 20, 2013 @ 1:57 pm | Reply
    • Did you mention ‘Security’? Openvz containers can be cloned, and logged into by dubious providers.

      September 21, 2013 @ 8:18 am | Reply
      • Danail Vanchev:

        yes I did mentioned data security as the servers are with RAID10. If you do not have your own data-center where you control the access to the server and you rent the servers any provider can change your root password even on a dedicated server and get to your data.

        So unless you have your own data-center your post is just not applicable to the conversation here.

        September 24, 2013 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  8. VAT sux!

    September 21, 2013 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  9. Few days ago i have buy 256MB KVM . Service is very good but it very costly. But i am very happy about their service.

    September 28, 2013 @ 2:21 pm | Reply
  10. Danail Vanchev:

    I have lots of servers with these guys man. The tech support is amazing even though not very fast but only for questions not coverred. It is unamnaged service but despite that fact they help you with certain things especially with the kvm servers. The servers speed — just amazing for the money you pay. The fees the best probably on the market for UK service. The moment I found these guys I stopped looking for other providers.

    In a wort their service is — AMAZING.

    September 28, 2013 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  11. Do you supoprt gre and tun interfaces?

    October 2, 2013 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

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