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CloudShards - $3/Month 256MB OpenVZ Dallas & Buffalo & $4 100GB OpenVZ Storage in LA

Harry, from CloudShards, is back with another exclusive LowEndBox deal. Further savings can be made if purchased on a quarterly, semi-annually or annual contract.

OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 25GB Hardware RAID10
  • 350GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Address (Texas)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3/Month – Code LEB25
  • Dallas Sign Up – Buffalo Sign Up
OpenVZ Storage

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 96MB VSwap
  • 100GB RAID60 HDD Space
  • 400GB Bandwidth
  • 100mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.93/Month – Code LEB25
  • LA Sign Up

Cloud Shards are an Australian based webhosting company who’ve now been around for about four months. This is the second time that we’ve featured Cloud Shards on LowEndBox. Their last offer was posted back in November but this time round, they’ve improved their pricing and are back with five offers instead of three. Harry informs us that discount applies to other BudgetVPS plans & Standard VPS plans as well. Nodes are equipped with the E3-1270v2/E3-1230v2 CPU, 32GB ECC RAM, Western Digital RE4’s, Hardware RAID10 with BBU and Gigabit Ports. SSD cached servers are using CacheCade with a mix of Intel 520 and Samsung 840 Pro drives (Texas nodes are all Samsung 840 Pro at the moment). Click more to view three other offers.

SSD Cached OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB VSwap
  • 25GB SSD Cached HDD
  • 350GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Addresses (Texas)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.68/Month – Code LEBWA1
  • Dallas Sign UpBuffalo Sign Up
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB VSwap
  • 35GB Hardware RAID10
  • 500GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Addresses (Texas)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5.31/Month – Code LEB25
  • Dallas Sign UpBuffalo Sign Up
OpenVZ Storage

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 96MB VSwap
  • 200GB RAID60 HDD Space
  • 800GB Bandwidth
  • 100mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.47/Month – Code LEB25
  • LA Sign Up

As we mentioned last time, Cloud Shards are GST registered (Goods and Services Tax (Australia), meaning that Australian customers will have to pay 10% GST. Servers in Buffalo are located in the ColoCrossing datacenter, Dallas servers are located at the Internap facility and Los Angeles based servers are with WebNX. CloudShards have a 7 day, no questions asked, refund policy. As for payment options, they accept PayPal and Payza. Exit TOR, IRC and public VPN/Proxy is not allowed. However anything else that is legal in the USA is allowed. For a full read of their Do’s and Dont’s, you can read their Terms here.

Network Information:

Buffalo, New York –http://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/
Dallas, Texas – http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net/
Los Angeles, Califonia – http://ca.lg.cloudshards.net


  1. jcaleb:

    good host

    January 13, 2013 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  2. Any restrictions for the backup servers?

    January 13, 2013 @ 6:41 pm | Reply
    • As long as it’s legal in the USA it’s allowed
      You can run any program you want on it

      January 13, 2013 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
    • Please follow http://www.cloudshards.com/terms.php if clarification is required. No Exit TOR, no IRC, no public proxy/vpn and illegal content.

      January 13, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
      • So we can generally install our own software on the backup server (as long as it is not CPU/IO heavy, of course)? :)

        January 13, 2013 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
        • Sure, it’s a VPS. That’s what it’s for. Cloud Shards doesn’t monitor or control what you do. Storage VPS is simply a plan with more storage, less CPU and RAM. No other differences to a normal VPS except specs.

          January 13, 2013 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
        • Alex:

          But you say that as if the OP didn’t say CDN isn’t allowed. That sounds like a gray area to me, probably why so many questions. I can’t host the images from my website here?

          January 14, 2013 @ 4:52 am | Reply
        • CDN is allowed. This is simply a mistake in the posting. I have contacted LowEndBox to correct this.

          January 14, 2013 @ 8:43 am | Reply
        • The CDN issue has been corrected in the OP thanks to LowEndBox. Do let us know if you have any further questions and/or problems. We do offer 24/7 Support.

          January 15, 2013 @ 9:19 am | Reply
  3. gasak:

    website down? Do you allowed IRC inside?

    January 14, 2013 @ 1:45 am | Reply
    • IRC isn’t allowed. Where are located? It works fine here.

      January 14, 2013 @ 1:50 am | Reply
      • Jon:

        Just curious but why is IRC not allowed? I need a backup plan but would like to have a irc bouncer as well.

        January 23, 2013 @ 6:25 am | Reply
        • Hi Jon,

          I’m the lead tech, also an avid IRC user. However, the issue is that our DCs are the ones restricting IRC usage – we don’t really particularly care to restrict it, for we ourselves are users.

          Which location are you interested in? I believe the rules vary a bit.

          January 23, 2013 @ 8:12 am | Reply
  4. Do you offer custom package?

    January 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Sure, just leave us a pre-sales ticket with what you want and we’ll get back to you with an offer. :)

      January 14, 2013 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Yes, please submit a ticket to sales and we will work something out with you :)

      January 14, 2013 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
  5. jason:

    Just to check: Tor exit nodes are not allowed, but running a hidden service is allowed?

    January 15, 2013 @ 12:27 am | Reply
    • Exit TOR is not allowed. Otherwise, anything that is not in the exclusion list, isn’t illegal and doesn’t abuse any services is fine.

      If you have further questions or queries, please contact sales @ http://www.cloudshards.com/contact.php. Thanks for the interest.

      January 15, 2013 @ 8:50 am | Reply
  6. We have had a VPS from these guys since their first listing. Pingdom is showing 99.97% in the last month, better than URPad’s 80%. Thanks!

    January 15, 2013 @ 9:13 am | Reply
    • That most likely is due to the 8 minutes or so of downtime Colocrossing’s switch replacement caused us last month.

      Regardless, we’re glad to hear that you’re happy with the service.

      January 15, 2013 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  7. So, no VPN allowed on this VPS? Unfortunately I search for VPS that I can run OpenVPN on it.

    January 18, 2013 @ 1:54 am | Reply
    • VPN for private usage is allowed. AS long as it is not a public service. Thanks for your interest!

      January 18, 2013 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  8. Thanks for all the interest so far. We have just restocked since being sold out. Enjoy!

    January 19, 2013 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  9. Wouter van Eekelen:

    Cloud Shards is excellent. :)

    February 25, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply

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