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CloudShards $3/Month 256MB OpenVZ VPS in 3 US Locations

cloudshardsHarry from CloudShards has emailed us their exclusive offers once again for Dallas, Buffalo and Los Angeles.

OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 25GB Diskspace RAID10
  • 500GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Address (Texas)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3/Month
  • Dallas – Order Link
  • Buffalo – Order Link
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 35GB Hardware RAID10
  • 700GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Address (Texas)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5/Month
  • Dallas – Order Link
  • Buffalo – Order Link

CloudShards have been featured on LEB twice before with a decent feedback. They were mentioned in our Community Roundup 2012 as well. The above offer is a lot like the one they sent us before but there are certain changes here and there in the plans and pricing. According to Harry, they are ‘are heavily discounted compared to our normal offers’. You dont need any coupons to purchase these offers.


OpenVZ 1024MB

  • 2 CPU
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 50GB Hardware RAID10 with BBU
  • 900GB Traffic
  • 64 IPv6 Addresses (Texas ONLY)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month
  • Dallas – Order Link
  • Buffalo – Order Link
OpenVZ Storage 100GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 96MB vSwap
  • 100GB RAID60 HDD Space
  • 400GB Bandwidth @ 100mbit
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.85/Month
  • Los Angeles – Order Link
OpenVZ Storage 200GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 96MB vSwap
  • 200GB RAID60 HDD Space
  • 800GB Bandwidth @ 100mbit
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.25/Month
  • Los Angeles – Order Link

You can purchase extra 50GB HDD at $1.50/Month and extra 50GB bandwidth for $2.50/Month. CloudShards accept payments via PayPal and Payza and offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy. Their Terms of Services are very clear and mention that anything legal in USA is allowed such as No Exit TOR, No IRC and no public VPN/Proxy.

– Buffalo, New York, Colocrossing
– Dallas, Texas, Internap
– Los Angeles, Califonia, WebNX

Network Test

Buffalo, New Yorkhttp://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/
Dallas, Texashttp://tx.lg.cloudshards.net/
Los Angeles, Califoniahttp://ca.lg.cloudshards.net



  1. I have a storage VPS from CloudShards, for several months now. Great disk speeds, network is fast, performance is good for a backup VPS (I haven’t pushed it hard though) and most importantly, their support department is always helpful and quick to reply (less than 15 minutes to respond to tickets both times I’ve had to submit one).

    The only problem that I have is that they’re using XFS for the node I’m on. This means that `df` doesn’t work, since it uses vzquota (which isn’t able to get info about XFS filesystems). As a result, disk usage isn’t displayed in SolusVM, and you have to use `du` to determine disk usage, which can take quite some time. It’s not a huge problem for me, and based on the response that I got from them when I asked about it, it seems that they’re probably using Ext4 on their newer nodes, which avoids this poblem (support said that the Ext4 tools available when the node was deployed couldn’t handle such large filesystems).

    Which brings me to my next point… their staff is knowledgeable and they don’t dumb down their answers. When I originally asked about the disk usage not displaying, they could have very easily just said “It doesn’t work because of a technical limitation” or “Solus is broken, there’s nothing we can do about it”, but instead I got a full answer, explaining not only the problem, but why it does what it does, and why they set it up the way they did.

    Overall, I’ve had a good experience with them, and would definitely recommend them.

    March 14, 2013 @ 1:18 am | Reply
    • Hi Nick, thanks for the positive feedback. Yes, newer versions of ext4 and its tools are available to handle systems >16TB however, when we deployed this they were immature for a production environment.

      We’re revisiting this along with other options to improve the situation as we speak. Thanks again!

      March 14, 2013 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  2. ufshfsjfs:

    Just FYI, you messed up the tag. Should be “Los Angeles”, not “Los Angelles”.

    March 14, 2013 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  3. Raghavendra:

    Hi NickM,
    could you please post some ioping stats? i’m going to order their la location immediately after their network migration.

    March 14, 2013 @ 4:54 am | Reply
  4. Lucas:

    How many times seen this template on different VPS hosting sites.. :)

    March 14, 2013 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the feedback. We were one of the early adopters of this in communities we’ve been active on. After we adopted the design, others have followed. This has been noted by our team and we are working on an in-house redesign on the website at this point.

      March 14, 2013 @ 11:23 pm | Reply
    • They hopefully concentrate more on service than design :)

      March 15, 2013 @ 11:24 am | Reply
  5. As we have had a few sales inquiries over the hardware. These are all the latest Intel Xeon E3 on the OpenVZ plans with LSI hardware RAID + BBU. They are mostly Intel E3-1230v2 and E3-1270v2.

    The RAID60 backups run on an older generation of Intel Xeon, but more than enough grunt for backups. They utilize LSI hardware RAID + BBU also.

    March 15, 2013 @ 2:50 am | Reply
  6. The Ninja:

    I like CloudShards. I’ve had a storage plan with them for a few months now, and the performance has been top-notch, no downtime I can remember, and support was very helpful on the couple of instances I’ve needed them.

    March 15, 2013 @ 8:13 am | Reply
  7. I use their backup VPS to store client accounts outside of our datacenter. I’ve always been happy and their service is wonderful.

    March 16, 2013 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

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