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CloudShards - $3/Month 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas & Buffalo + Storage VPS

cloudshardsHarry, from CloudShards, has sent us in five offers. Three of which (shown below) are located in Buffalo and Dallas, and the other two are storage servers located in Los Angeles (click more to see them).

OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 25GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 35GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 700GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $5/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
OpenVZ 1024MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 50GB RAID10 Diskspace
  • 900GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo

CloudShards are based in Sydney, Australia and have been around for about 8 months now. They’re a legally registered entity and are also GST registered, which means Australian customers have to pay 10% GST. CloudShards have been featured three times before, their last offer was more or less identical to these. No coupons are required to purchase and these plans will be available whilst stock lasts. In Dallas and Buffalo, CloudShards are running servers with the E3-1270v2 CPU, 32GB ECC RAM and multiple WD RE4 in RAID10 with BBU. Reviews on their last post were great.

OpenVZ Storage 100GB

  • 1 CPU Core @50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 192MB vSwap
  • 100GB RAID 60 Diskspace
  • 400GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.85/Month
  • Order Los Angeles
OpenVZ Storage 200GB

  • 1 CPU Core @50%
  • 192MB RAM
  • 192MB vSwap
  • 200GB RAID 60 Diskspace
  • 800GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $6.25/Month
  • Order Los Angeles

CloudShards accept payments via PayPal and Payza. They offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy and provide a 99.9% uptime SLA. IPv6 is only available in Texas, you will receive 64 IPv6 Addresses by default. You can view more of their budget plans here and backup plans here. Extra disk and bandwidth can be ordered at checkout. Anything legal in the USA is allowed. Tor Exit, IRC and public VPN/Proxy are not allowed. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service.
Network Information:

You can find test IP addresses, files and test their network via the looking glasses below. Servers in Buffalo are with ColoCrossing, servers in Dallas are with Internap and they’re using WebNX in Los Angeles.

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


  1. heyits_bob:

    This website has the exact same website template of UGVPS :O

    May 2, 2013 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  2. Wang:

    i want to buy VPS.

    May 2, 2013 @ 6:21 pm | Reply
  3. Bobby:

    Lets hope its not UGVPS on the another scam. They have a bad reputation for ripping people off.

    May 2, 2013 @ 8:24 pm | Reply
    • Constrict:

      UGVPS is not a scam.. I’m currently sponsored by them. Crystal has been great so far.

      May 2, 2013 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Hi, we are not UGVPS nor in any way related to them. Thanks for the interest.

      May 2, 2013 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
    • UGVPS don’t scam anyone, they are very good at all, but brand

      May 3, 2013 @ 2:24 am | Reply
    • they have a very AWESOME service i would say though they have a new trainee in support who is extremely dumb. but this is a different host , i dont understand why would you bring another provider here :/

      May 3, 2013 @ 9:04 am | Reply
  4. Phil:

    Well I took the plunge and ordered one. I’m in the market for a vps, so I’m ordering a few to test out this month, and this seemed like a good idea. Just like the previous order, this one marked my order as high risk potential (Mind Max error). According to previous host, it has something to do with the VPN I use to protect myself from snoopers. I guess it’s on Mind Max’s list of high risk or something, I don’t know. Perhaps an outdated IP address database. Well I’ll update on how it goes

    May 2, 2013 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Phil:

      I meant MaxMind^

      May 2, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Phil:

      Update: They wanted me to disable my vpn and then place the order. I don’t like doing that as I’m afraid of unencrypted traffic (my job is sensitive). But I complied and disabled my vpn just to make the order. After I did so, I got the same message, and then they cancelled both my orders without notification. I guess they don’t want my business. On to the next VPS I guess.

      May 2, 2013 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
    • Phil:

      Nevermind my previous comment, I spoke too soon. They allowed my order to go on through. I apologize for the hasty comments.

      May 2, 2013 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
      • Hi, thanks for the interest. The reason is that MaxMind must confirm your originating IP address location to validate information for the order. Thanks for patience and we have tried our best to work with you in resolving the matter. All automated systems are not perfect. Support is here to help.

        I’m glad things have been sorted.

        May 2, 2013 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
        • simon:

          I use our proxy at work for all http traffic. Company policy states we have to. There is not PTR record for it. How on earth will I be able to order?

          May 6, 2013 @ 10:05 am | Reply
      • Hi Simon, submit a sales ticket and we’ll manually review your situation for you.


        Thanks for the interest. Having said that, you can always order outside of work also.

        May 6, 2013 @ 1:47 pm | Reply
  5. wm:


    Please provide documented proof (and not internet hearsay) that UGVPS is ripping people off. I currently have a VPS with them and their technical and sales/billing support is superior to many other VPS providers I have used in the past.

    May 2, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
  6. Phil:

    So to update everyone, I got up and running rather quickly. I haven’t gotten the setup email, but I was able to log in from the information on the panel. Server isn’t too fast. I downloaded a test file from another NY based datacenter and it was 10.2 MB/s. I think if both datacenters have a gigabit connection, the speed should be a bit faster, but maybe the file was too small, and the speed may have increased later on. Who knows. Just updating you guys

    May 2, 2013 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for being a customer. We acknowledge issues with NY. The best network performance you’ll see is in Texas, which is hosted with Internap and very high quality premium bandwidth. We are investigating and will address NY performance and optimize it in the future.

      May 2, 2013 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
    • If you were testing CacheFly, I’m afraid results will vary due to congestion to their very own ports.

      From CC, we have a single path to CacheFly, as do a lot of other people — so during busy hours, it probably does slow down a bit.

      They also have a larger, 200MB test file that they do not advertise, named 200mb.test appropriately. Please give that one a go sometime when it’s not the peak hour in the US East (As CacheFly starts being actually used, their available bandwidth quite obviously goes down.)

      Thank you for signing up, we’re glad to have you as a client.

      On behalf of CS, Paul.

      May 3, 2013 @ 12:41 am | Reply
    • Phil:

      Thankyou Paul for your reply. (btw, I’m the same guy commenting before, but I changed my email so my avatar changed). I was actually testing it out using webair, but I’ll do a retest during non-peak hours and report back. Thanks for having me :)

      May 4, 2013 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  7. Thanks Liam for posting this. Would just like to clarify that we’re not in anyway related to UGVPS. The website redesign is on our roadmap for this year.

    Let us know if you have any further questions and thanks everyone for taking interest.

    May 2, 2013 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  8. tested
    Server Location: Los Angeles, California

    Test IPv4:

    Server Location: Buffalo, New York

    Test IPv4:


    Server Location: Dallas, Texas

    Test IPv4:

    Test IPv6: 2605:eb00:1000:127:0:1:4d7e:cdfd


    very nice vps

    May 3, 2013 @ 5:50 am | Reply
  9. The Ninja:

    Cloudshards are excellent. Been with them for about 6 months now, running a busy-ish private ownCloud site for friends and family. Downloads/uploads are always quick and maintain a consistent speed, and support has always been polite, helpful and knowledge. I’d highly recommend their LA storage plans to anyone.

    May 3, 2013 @ 9:10 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the positive feedback.

      Stock has been replenished in Texas as we got a new server.

      May 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  10. I want to buy vps here.
    I am very interested
    but I am confused how to buy vps here.
    I come from Indonesia.

    May 5, 2013 @ 2:40 am | Reply
  11. Gldhost:

    well, it seems it’s worth a try

    May 7, 2013 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
    • Hi Gldhost,

      We’re glad you think so.

      Please do, we’ll try our best not to disappoint.

      May 8, 2013 @ 4:45 am | Reply
  12. Matt G.:

    I’ve had them for about 4-5 months now for a storage VPS and I have no complaints.

    May 30, 2013 @ 4:33 am | Reply
    • Matt,

      Thanks. Your positive feedback means a lot to us :)

      May 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am | Reply
    • Bought an storage VPS as well. It is doing a great job as a lightning fast git repo!

      September 18, 2013 @ 1:18 am | Reply
  13. SK:

    Can I run owncloud, openvpn (connected to my home), and samba on storage server?

    June 22, 2013 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
  14. Matt G.:

    Packet loss for the past 4-5 days in the Dallas datacenter. I’ve had the service for the past 6 months though, with little downtime. Received an e-mail from Paul S. when I submitted a ticket stating that they have been having issues with DDoSes and their kernel stack.

    I’ll hang tight for another day or two, but then I’ll have to start looking for another provider, unfortunately. :/

    June 28, 2013 @ 4:32 am | Reply
    • Matt,

      Firstly, sorry for the issues. However, are you still seeing those?

      We’ve had no more reports of the issue since last night, the DDoS and stack issues have all been dealt with too.

      I’d like to request that you re-check now. If you still are having issues, I can be reached personally over paul.s@cloudshards.com and will look into it for you.


      June 29, 2013 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
      • Matt G.:

        So far so good. I believe everything has been fine for the past 24 hours. :)

        Thanks Paul!


        June 29, 2013 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  15. hacktek:

    Got a daily plan in Dallas, working perfectly for my needs. Thanks a bunch!

    August 18, 2013 @ 9:14 pm | Reply

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