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CloudShards - $3.17/Month 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Buffalo, New York

Harry from CloudShards has an exclusive offer for LEB readers. This promotion is limited to first 500 customers.

OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU
  • 256MB Ram
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 20GB Diskspace Raid 10
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $3.17/Month – Coupon LEB25
  • Order Link
  • Location: New York
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU
  • 512MB Ram
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 20GB Diskspace Raid 10
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 350GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $5.61/Month – Coupon LEB25
  • Order Link
  • Location: New York

Cloud Shards opened up in 2012 and are based in Sydney, Australia with staff operating from around the world. This is their first post on LowEndBox and they aim to provide cost-effective, premium and reliable hosting to their clients. Their nodes are comprised of E3-1270v2/E3-1230v2 CPUS, 32GB RAM, Hardware RAID10 with BBU and Gigabit Ports. Harry is active on LowEndTalk and has recently posted a halloween special. There was a bit of controversy with them on LowEndTalk earlier this month, however from what I can tell it has now been sorted and the issues raised have been addressed. I couldn’t find any reviews, so if you’re a customer, be sure to leave a comment below! A SSD Cached VPS offer is listed below.

SSD Cached OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB Ram
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 20GB SSD Cached HDD
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • 1000Mbit Port
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $4.6875USD/month – Coupon: LEBWA1
  • Order Link
  • Location: Buffalo

The above coupon will work on any of their SSD VPS plans. Cloud Shards are GST registered (Goods and Services Tax (Australia), meaning that Australian customers will have to pay 10% GST. They accept PayPal and have a 7 day refund policy. An extra IP costs $1.50USD/month, extra Bandwidth is charged at $2.50/50GB/month and extra HDD is billed at $2.50/5GB/month. Other plans can be viewed here. Their terms of service can be viewed here and their Privacy Policy, here.

Network Information:

Servers are located in Buffalo, New York with Colocrossing.

AS Network: http://bgp.he.net/AS36352
Looking Glass: http://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/100MB.test


  1. kro:

    Hows about aussie location thur fellow aussies.
    I’m so full on the old: all you can eat USA locations ><

    lol @ GST.

    November 10, 2012 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Hi, thanks for the interest. This is definitely a long term plan. However, there are still things we’d like to see improved in Australia data centers before going down that route.

      November 10, 2012 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Erawan. For anyone having issues with Paypal, we’ve also added Payza as an extra payment option. Thanks to all those that have ordered so far!

      November 12, 2012 @ 10:26 am | Reply
  2. chemhack:

    Just bought one. Here is the speed test,

    [root@server1 tespeed-master]# ./tespeed.py 
    Getting ready. Use parameter -h or --help to see available features.
    Loading speedtest configuration...
    IP:; Lat: -37.850000; Lon: 145.083300; ISP: ColoCrossing
    Loading server list...
    Looking for closest and best server...
    Testing latency...
    264 ms latency for http://speedtest.mel.optusnet.com.au/speedtest/ ('Yes' Optus, Melbourne, Australia) [13.76 km]
    307 ms latency for http://speedtest-mel.cdn.on.net/speedtest/ (Internode, Melbourne, Australia) [13.76 km]
    257 ms latency for http://speedtest.micron21.com/speedtest/ (Micron21 Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia) [13.76 km]
    250 ms latency for http://mel1.speedtest.telstra.net/speedtest/ (Telstra, Melbourne, Australia) [13.76 km]
    291 ms latency for http://speedtest-cbr.cdn.on.net/speedtest/ (Internode, Canberra, Australia) [507.80 km]
    Best server with average latency 250ms - Telstra, Melbourne, Australia
                                                                                    Download size: 3.93 MiB; Downloaded in 1.44 s
    Download speed: 2.72 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Download size: 16.18 MiB; Downloaded in 1.97 s
    Download speed: 8.22 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Download size: 35.78 MiB; Downloaded in 3.61 s
    Download speed: 9.90 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Download size: 63.56 MiB; Downloaded in 4.81 s
    Download speed: 13.21 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Download size: 142.98 MiB; Downloaded in 7.30 s
    Download speed: 19.59 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Upload size: 2.10 MiB; Uploaded in 3.63 s
    Upload speed: 0.58 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Upload size: 2.10 MiB; Uploaded in 3.63 s
    Upload speed: 0.58 Mbit/s
                                                                                    Upload size: 4.19 MiB; Uploaded in 5.80 s
    Upload speed: 0.72 Mbit/s
    November 12, 2012 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Hi, great to have you on board. The speeds from New York to Australia will be slower. Having said that, we do have stuff in Los Angeles in the works that will be fast for Asia/Oceania. If you’re interested, just raise a ticket for pre-order pricing :)

      November 12, 2012 @ 10:10 pm | Reply
  3. Just ordered one, little worried that we’re only Invoice number 76.. I’ll just be sure to keep backups.

    November 20, 2012 @ 9:41 am | Reply
    • Thanks for your business. We are a relatively new provider but rest assured, we take great care in ensuring a great customer experience. We’ve also got RAID60 storage plans that you can use for backups if needed.

      If you ever need anything we have 24/7 support. Simply raise a ticket and we’ll work with you to resolve any issues.

      November 20, 2012 @ 10:14 am | Reply
  4. Bandwidth has now received a slight increase on all plans. Enjoy :)

    November 26, 2012 @ 7:23 am | Reply
  5. In the options field is this to add extra bandwidth and storage to your account?

    It seems if I put what the plan says then the price goes way up.

    December 7, 2012 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Hi, thanks for taking interest.
      Yes, these options provide you extra bandwidth and/or storage for purchase. You do NOT have to purchase any. They are optional.
      It looks like you picked the quarterly option? This is why the price is 3x the monthly price.

      December 7, 2012 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
      • It says Promotion code entered does not exist. Does this mean they all have been used?

        December 8, 2012 @ 2:57 am | Reply
        • Hi Charles, which plan did you try this for? Also are you paying monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually? Are you an existing customer?

          This discount only applies for new signups. If you are an existing customer, raise a sales ticket and we’ll see what we can do for you.

          December 8, 2012 @ 3:03 am | Reply
  6. Farel:

    Hi concerto, how about this plan https://www.cloudshards.com/cart.php?a=confproduct&i=0 i saw in freevps.us, is that plan still continue or not? And are you accept unverivied paypal, thx before.

    June 3, 2013 @ 10:17 am | Reply

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