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CloudShards – $5/Month 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas, Buffalo and Los Angeles

cloudshardsHarry, from CloudShards has sent in the following OpenVZ plans which are now available in Los Angeles, Buffalo and Dallas. No coupon code is required since all order links are special for LEB/LET

OpenVZ 256MB

  • 1 CPU Core
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 25GB RAID10 Disk
  • SSD Disk Cache (Los Angeles ONLY)
  • 500GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 16 IPv6 (Dallas, TX only)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $3/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
  • Order Los Angeles
OpenVZ 512MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 35GB RAID10 Disk
  • SSD Disk Cache (Los Angeles ONLY)
  • 700GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 16 IPv6 (Dallas, TX only)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $5/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
  • Order Los Angeles
OpenVZ 1024MB

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB vSwap
  • 50GB RAID10 Disk
  • SSD Disk Cache (Los Angeles ONLY)
  • 900GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 16 IPv6 (Dallas, TX only)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Price – $7/Month
  • Order Dallas
  • Order Buffalo
  • Order Los Angeles

CloudShards are based in Sydney, Australia and have been around for about 10 months now. They’re a legally registered entity in Austrailia and are also GST registered, which means Australian customers have to pay 10% GST. They have recently also as LLC in USA in the state of Wyoming. CloudShards have been featured multiple times before and has positive comments from the community.

Buffalo and Dallas nodes are E3-1270v2 and 32GB ECC RAM. All drives are WD RE4. Los Angeles is a new chapter in the company since it features 100% owned coloated hardware running dual E5-2630L, 96GB ECC RAM, RAID10 8xHDD and SSD-Cache.

The addons are flexible as well for the OpenVZ plans

Extra IP: $1.50USD/month
Extra HDD: $1.00USD/10GB/month
Extra Bandwidth: $2.50USD/50GB/month

OpenVZ Storage 100GB

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

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

The backup plans comes with the following addon options

Extra HDD: $1.50USD/50GB/month
Extra Bandwidth: $2.50USD/50GB/month

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 can view more of their budget plans here and backup plans here. 16 IPv6 are provisioned in the start and more can be requested via support tickets. Extra IPs, 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. Be sure to take a look at their Terms of Service before signing up.
Network Information:

You can find test IP addresses, test files and test their network via the Looking Glass below.

Buffalo, New York (Colocrossing): http://ny.lg.cloudshards.net/
Dallas, Texas (Internap): http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net/ (IPv6 ready)
Los Angeles, Califonia (MultaCOM): http://ca.lg.cloudshards.net


  1. Thanks for the post! We are registered under Query Foundry, LLC in Wyoming.

    Also to note that auto rDNS is available in the VPS control panel for Los Angeles. We’re working on bringing this available to other places too.

    July 28, 2013 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  2. wow!the number of IPv6 . “IPv6 race”

    July 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am | Reply
    • somedate:

      Is there any reason you can’t give /48s to customers? at a minimum a /63?
      You just can’t save enough IPv6 addresses, don’t you?

      July 28, 2013 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
      • Mainly the way OpenVZ works and also the operating system. It’s not that it’ll run out, but there’s also performance / maintenance considerations. Sometimes people like to have their VPS moved. This requires manual work. Between locations IP addresses aren’t shared. Anyway, we try to do what we can. If you have a specific need – let us know!

        July 28, 2013 @ 11:47 pm | Reply
  3. ugvps and your website has damn same resemblence :S

    July 28, 2013 @ 10:59 am | Reply
  4. fontanella normanna:

    Forgive my noob question but how does one install and configure these VPS instances once you buy one? I’m used to SSH-ing into a remote linux box and doing all my work that way, but I can’t tell if that mode is supported by any of these services.

    July 28, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • florin:

      a vps is just like a dedicated server, you can use SSH to do everything

      some have also the VNC option, but I guess SSH is preffered

      July 28, 2013 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
    • Yes, there’s SSH out of the box. Login details will be provided. You can re-install or use the serial console via the VPS Control Panel. Let us know if you have any problems!

      July 29, 2013 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
  5. kev:

    nice support, got maxmind error. but it was resolved quickly.
    fast connection to asia. no problem so far

    August 6, 2013 @ 6:30 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the positive feedback! Do let us know if you have any issues.

      August 7, 2013 @ 11:12 am | Reply
  6. Update: IPv6 is now available for Los Angeles VPS

    August 10, 2013 @ 9:54 am | Reply
    • brian:

      hy, will you let me eat all the vswap??

      September 13, 2013 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  7. DP:

    I’ve been with Cloudshards for over a year. They’ve been quick and terrific.

    September 29, 2013 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  8. perennate:

    Have had a VM for a few months from Cloud Shards, it’s uptime is terrific and the support is generally quick, definitely knowledgeable, and also polite. Can’t remember ever having any problems with the server.

    December 18, 2013 @ 12:34 am | Reply

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