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CheapVPS – £4 256MB KVM VPS in UK

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 1, 2011 @ 11:55 am, by LowEndAdmin

CheapVPS Vladimir @ CheapVPS has just informed me their LowEndBox KVM Special. Price? £4/month (~USD$6.56). Only 25 are available, and here’s the deal:

  • 256MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • 2 IP addresses
  • KVM/SolusVM

It says “Hosted in Maidenhead, UK on our own hardware”, which would be BlueSquare. It’s KVM, which means full hardware virtualization that enables you to install also FreeBSD, NetBSD and Solaris. CheapVPS is now run by Simply Virtual Servers Ltd, a UK based company, and they seem to run other A2B2’s previous brands such as FsckVPS. Also note that the price excludes VAT, so add 20% if you are in EU and can’t be exempted.

12 Comments

  1. +1 for announcing the limits at the beginning of the sale. We’ve had hosts who kept that information quiet until after a few days after the announcement.

    So this is like the 2nd or 3rd time it’s been sold?

    June 1, 2011 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  2. Thank you for posting the offer for us. We are more than happy to see LEB users coming in actually. Should you also have any pre or post sales questions, feel free to fire us an email through our website. We’ll be happy to get in touch!

    June 1, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  3. On a side note, company was acquired by Namesco Limited in November 2009th and we’ve been part of the group since. We have no intentions of going anywhere actually :).

    June 1, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Hi,

      The first invoice includes VAT yet I don’t live in Europe. I did create a ticket asking billing for clarification as the payment is made by PayPal subscription.

      Note: I received a “Welcome to CheapVPS” e-mail sent by Simply Virtual Servers Limited. The billing ticket creation confirmation was sent by FSCKVPS Billing and the message signed by VAServe LTD.

      June 1, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  4. I’m still a bit skeptical about this company because of the VAServ connection.

    June 1, 2011 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
    • I’ve been with VAServ/A2B2/CheapVPS for *years* and have no intention/reason to leave. Friendly and prompt service + cheap hosting.

      June 22, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  5. We did have a free beta month of KVM offerings, making sure all the people can check quality of our service, free of charge. If you have any particular doubts feel free to get in touch with us – we definitely can vouch for the quality of our revamped UK platform and encourage people to give us a try.

    June 1, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
  6. For those of you interested in the KVM special, here is a review that I put up about it:
    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-v-cheapvps-kvm/

    Special thanks to LEA who helped me a lot in setting up the blog and also fanovpn with his comment here:
    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-v-cheapvps-kvm/#comment-85, which corrected some factual mistakes that I made in the writing :)

    June 1, 2011 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
  7. Francisco:
    uk4:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 31.9481 s, 33.6 MB/s
    
    uk4:/# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-02 01:18:02--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 25.5M/s   in 4.2s
    
    2011-06-02 01:18:06 (23.7 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    June 2, 2011 @ 1:18 am | Reply
    • Francisco:
      BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
      
         System: uk4: GNU/Linux
         OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.26-2-amd64 -- #1 SMP Tue Jan 12 22:12:20 UTC 2010
         Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
         Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
         CPU 0: QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1 (5029.7 bogomips)
                x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
         CPU 1: QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1 (4987.6 bogomips)
                x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
         CPU 2: QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1 (4987.5 bogomips)
                x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
         CPU 3: QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1 (4987.4 bogomips)
                x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
         01:26:07 up 40 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.09, 0.15, 0.10; runlevel 2
      
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Benchmark Run: Thu Jun 02 2011 01:26:07 - 01:50:22
      4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
      
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables       18734254.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone                     2899.3 MWIPS (10.2 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput                                656.8 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput                             1345072.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching                 101653.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation                               1180.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   1883.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   202.8 lpm   (60.2 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    397.5 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead                        2082671.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      
      System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   18734254.7   1605.3
      Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2899.3    527.1
      Execl Throughput                                 43.0        656.8    152.7
      Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1345072.7   1081.2
      Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     101653.0    254.1
      Process Creation                                126.0       1180.3     93.7
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       1883.8    444.3
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        202.8      ---
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        397.5    662.4
      System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2082671.2   1388.4
                                                                         ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          480.3
      
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Benchmark Run: Thu Jun 02 2011 01:50:22 - 02:14:48
      4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
      
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables       73711350.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone                    11334.5 MWIPS (10.2 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput                               1645.9 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput                             5251789.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching                 382805.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation                               2653.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   2947.0 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   205.3 lpm   (60.5 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    422.5 lpm   (60.3 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead                        2613015.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      
      System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   73711350.7   6316.3
      Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11334.5   2060.8
      Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1645.9    382.8
      Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    5251789.2   4221.7
      Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     382805.5    957.0
      Process Creation                                126.0       2653.3    210.6
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       2947.0    695.0
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        205.3      ---
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        422.5    704.1
      System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2613015.3   1742.0
                                                                         ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                         1153.4
      
      June 2, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply

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