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DotVPS – $7/month 1GB KVM and $7/month 3GB OpenVZ in Maidenhead, UK

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 17, 2013 @ 4:54 am, by Maarten Kossen

DotVPSJack from DotVPS has several nice KVM offers for us located in Maidenhead, UK. But there’s also a giant OpenVZ offer included!

1GB KVM (UK)

  • 1GB RAM
  • 75GB Disk space
  • 1200GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 and 10 IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • No promo code
  • $7/month | Order link
3GB OpenVZ (UK/US)

  • 3GB RAM
  • 70GB Disk space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 and 5 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Promo code: 3GB
  • $7/month | Order link

DotVPS has been in business for over two years now, Jack took over the business on October 24th 2011. This year, they have moved data centers in the US and have recently launched their new LA location. The KVM offers are also quite new, having launched this year. Support is usually given during office hours, which are 9am to 5pm UK time (that’s either GMT or GMT+1 depending on the time of the year) but if you catch Jack outside that time, I’m sure he’ll help you out!

There’s more offers if you click ‘Read more’!

512MB KVM (UK)

  • 512MB RAM
  • 25GB Disk space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 and 10 IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • No promo code
  • $5/month | Order link
256MB KVM (UK)

  • 256MB RAM
  • 15GB Disk space
  • 750GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 and 10 IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • No promo code
  • $3.50/month | Order link
1GB OpenVZ (US)

  • 1GBRAM
  • 50GB Disk space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 2 IPv4 and 5 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • US Only
  • $28/year | Order link
128MB OpenVZ (UK/US)

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB Burst/vSwap
  • 10GB Disk space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 and 5 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $15/year | Order link

Jack  notes that IRC and adult content are allowed. VPN and proxies are only allowed if they are for private use. Tor is out of the question no matter what you use it for. Their Maidenhead, UK and Dallas, Texas, USA locations offer IPv6; the other locations are still awaiting some software updates before they can enable IPv6. Their Terms of Service and other legal documents (PP, AUP, NUP and SLA) are located on their Legal Documents page!

If you’re going to pick up one of these offers or already have experience with DotVPS, please share your experience with us!

Test IPs/Test files

Maidenhead, UK – Rapidswitch
Test IP : 95.154.225.67
http://uk.dotvps.co/10mb.bin
http://uk.dotvps.co/100mb.bin

Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Wiresix
Test IP: 192.252.213.17
http://atl.dotvps.co/10mb.test
http://atl.dotvps.co/100mb.test

Dallas, Texas, USA – Quadranet
Test IP: 173.254.252.5
http://tx.dotvps.co/10mb.test
http://tx.dotvps.co/100mb.test

Los angeles, California, USA – Colo@
Test IP: 192.111.134.6
http://la.dotvps.co/10mb.test
http://la.dotvps.co/100mb.test

66 Comments

  1. Cheers for writing this Maarten!

    Any Questions feel free to ask away!

    October 17, 2013 @ 4:58 am | Reply
    • Trent:

      What about putting a SSL certificate on one of your OpenVZ servers? I had issued with another provider, telling me to upgrade to cPanel for a super high price.

      November 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
      • Yes, but your VPS is unmanaged therefore you’d be required to do this yourself but plenty of guides are out there for it.

        Probably recommended you to CPanel for ease of setting it up.

        November 13, 2013 @ 10:48 am | Reply
        • Trent:

          Thank you, but Dallas locations seems to be no longer available.

          November 13, 2013 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  2. “512MB KVM (UK) $5.50/month” May want to get that fixed O(∩_∩)O~

    October 17, 2013 @ 5:07 am | Reply
  3. Ruriko:

    How many cores does the 1GB KVM plan get? is the cores dedicated or shared?

    October 17, 2013 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • 4 Shared, however you can burst into using all 4 for a fair amount of time.

      October 17, 2013 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  4. meongguk:

    Can i use 3GB OpenVZ (UK/US) for Torrent?

    October 17, 2013 @ 5:31 am | Reply
    • It’s in their T&C.
      >https://dotvps.co/terms-of-service.php
      >Prohibited Content List
      >…Illegal Torrents…

      And you may want to read their Network Usage Policy.
      https://dotvps.co/usage-policy.php
      They have a “Guideline Usage” for the speed, so you know, for uploading…

      October 17, 2013 @ 7:44 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Who sorting legal or illegal Torrents?

        October 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am | Reply
        • Well an example would be downloading an Ubuntu iso via Torrent would be most likely legal where as downloading the latest movie/game is probably going to be illegal.

          October 18, 2013 @ 1:50 am | Reply
          • dada:

            what about animes like dragon ball?

            October 18, 2013 @ 9:08 pm
  5. Ryan:

    Does the KVM 1GB offer Windows operating system?

    October 17, 2013 @ 7:55 am | Reply
    • If you provide your own key and iso yes.

      October 17, 2013 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
      • Trent:

        So what you are saying if you want a different OS than what you provide by selection, you will install one for us?

        November 13, 2013 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
        • No, If you provide the ISO we’ll mount it for you but we aren’t doing an install for you.

          November 13, 2013 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  6. 75GB of SSD on KVM for $7 jeeez. looks like thin provisioning is in effect

    October 17, 2013 @ 8:12 am | Reply
    • John:

      Where does it mention SSD? It’s RAID 10 HDD

      Also GD -> GB in the post

      October 17, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply
  7. akz:

    +1 for Jack been with him for a few months now and the service is stable and so is the support from Jack.

    October 17, 2013 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  8. I haven’t had a service, but Jack is a nice guy to deal with. +1 for him too.

    October 17, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  9. Jim Popovitch:

    Been with DotVPS for a few weeks now (UK and Dallas, and just added LA). Quality stuff. Jack is like a mini-Nick. :-)

    October 17, 2013 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  10. Do you allow applications for Distributed computing like BOINC. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

    October 17, 2013 @ 10:23 pm | Reply
  11. Anthony:

    Just ordered UK VPS – will post how it is :)

    October 18, 2013 @ 4:28 am | Reply
  12. Sorry for the delayed setup on the OVZ’s in the UK Guys!

    October 18, 2013 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
  13. daren:

    Order page gives 403 error.

    October 18, 2013 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  14. All of those order links showed me a 403 error message when I clicked on them.

    October 18, 2013 @ 4:50 pm | Reply
  15. Joe Joeson:

    FYI, almost all their billing stuff is down at the moment. Due to a recent WHMCS exploit, presumably they’ve brought it offline to avoid being compromised. More info at http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=80206

    October 18, 2013 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
  16. Geit:

    That 3gb openvz will be sweet for MC server, have a guy who needs one atm, gonna buy when he pays me for the server, hope the connections are good at dotvps :)

    October 20, 2013 @ 6:58 am | Reply
  17. Please read and re-read your New Server Information email for the VPS control panel login credentials also for KVMs – CentOS will NOT do a GUI install on 256MB RAM so if you plan on using CentOS please order the 512MB or higher KVM plan.

    October 20, 2013 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  18. Joe:

    Jack,

    DotVPS seems like a great hosting service, I have a few questions:
    Is your total bandwidth limit for outgoing traffic only, and if so is there a cap on incoming traffic?
    How much is additional bandwidth once exceeded? Thanks in advance!

    October 21, 2013 @ 12:38 am | Reply
    • Hi Joe,

      Bandwidth is for both in/out bound traffic.

      In the UK it works out about $25/TB and ATL is $13/TB , DAL is $10/TB and LA is $13/TB

      October 21, 2013 @ 2:40 am | Reply
  19. Pau:

    Does anyone have an idea of how long they will take to set up my VPS? I sent a support ticket some 5 hours ago (around 8AM UK time?) and still haven’t heard of their 24×7 support.

    I’m working on a project and need a UK VPS to conduct some tests; I must admit that I may not have done my due diligence. All I search for was ‘cheap UK VPS’ but wasn’t expecting a one man operation…

    October 21, 2013 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • This offer states: Support is usually given during office hours, which are 9am to 5pm UK time (that’s either GMT or GMT+1 depending on the time of the year) but if you catch Jack outside that time, I’m sure he’ll help you out!

      Not 24×7 Support.

      Your VPS failed to setup due to http://blog.soluslabs.com/2013/06/19/vps-server-com-what-is-it/ ‘3GB’ is not a valid hostname.

      For $7/mo what was you expecting? A team of 400 workers?

      Your VM is setup now, if you need anything else let me know.

      October 21, 2013 @ 9:18 am | Reply
      • Pau:

        Hey Jack, thanks for the reply.

        Just got my welcome email with the login details. I must have misread your offer about the support hours, thus my comment about 24×7. My apologies.

        And no, I’m not expecting a team of 400 workers for my little USD$7, just the normal support you should offer a new customer, whom by the way, you know nothing about. For all you know, I could turn up being one of your bigger clients, so I’d recommend not to scare people away with your sarcastic (and rude) comments.

        Oh, and I do not recall using 3GB as my FQDN during setup…

        Thanks,

        Paul

        October 21, 2013 @ 9:40 am | Reply
        • Hi Paul,

          Oh OK then, Sorry regarding the comment it was just the way it came across to myself.

          You can check your Order Confirmation email as that will have the ‘hostname’ you used.

          Cheers,
          Jack

          October 21, 2013 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  20. Pau:

    Hey Jack, thanks for the reply.

    Just got my welcome email with the login details. I must have misread your offer about the support hours, thus my comment about 24×7. My apologies.

    And no, I’m not expecting a team of 400 workers for my little USD$7, just the normal support you should offer a new customer, whom by the way, you know nothing about. For all you know, I could turn up being one of your bigger clients, so I’d recommend not to scare people away with your sarcastic (and rude) comments.

    Oh, and I do not recall using 3GB as my FQDN during setup…

    Thanks,

    Paul

    October 21, 2013 @ 9:40 am | Reply
  21. scott:

    I hope this speed is a joke.

    root@server:~# wget –output-document=/dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip
    –2013-10-22 11:07:16– http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip
    Resolving speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com… 208.43.102.250
    Connecting to speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com|208.43.102.250|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 524288000 (500M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `/dev/null’

    100%[=========================================================================>] 524,288,000 19.6M/s in 26s

    2013-10-22 11:07:42 (18.9 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [524288000/524288000]

    Where is the punch line?

    October 22, 2013 @ 3:09 am | Reply
  22. Sledger:

    @Jack KVM 1G is out of stock, when would it be available again?

    October 22, 2013 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  23. KonradGamess:

    Just wondering, Would a Minecraft server be allowed to host on the 3GB package?
    It doesn’t seem to be against their TOS unless if “CPU Wasting Scripts” applies.
    I’d appreciate an answer asap!

    October 25, 2013 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
    • You should be fine, if you burst over 1Core of usage for a long period of time then you will be capped to one core though.

      October 26, 2013 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  24. Jack Agnew:

    This is new to me…am not a computer tech, but a U.S. business consultant on extended visit to Thailand. I need a strong U.S. IP presence in Atlanta, so that it appears to Google and other sites that I am at an Atlanta IP address. I will not be hosting websites, just browsing to other sites to fill out applications, etc. This will be used about 1 hour a day only.

    Please give your suggestions on a VPS solution. I have been told by a few online marketing experts that a VPS will solve my problems.

    October 26, 2013 @ 3:38 am | Reply
  25. Myatu:

    How’s it that there’s no VAT to be paid?

    October 30, 2013 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  26. UK businesses with an annual turnover of £79,000 (of VAT taxable goods and services) are required to register for VAT and charge you VAT (registration for VAT is voluntary for businesses with annual turnover below £79,000).

    October 30, 2013 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
    • Myatu:

      Ah! Forgot about that :) Thanks for the clarification – cheers.

      October 30, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  27. How many CPU’s does each package come with, in particular the 3Gb…

    October 31, 2013 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  28. Max:

    After registration I missed confirmation call, and my account has been marked as fraudulent.
    I tried to get help in support, but got next response from Jack: “Can’t accept this order sorry.”.
    So… ok.

    October 31, 2013 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  29. Ordered a KVM-256MB vps, lets see their services :)

    November 1, 2013 @ 4:18 am | Reply
  30. IPv6 now available in LA!

    November 3, 2013 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
  31. Lusine:

    Jack is “Promo code: 3GB” lifetime? Going to order second box, that’s why need to clarify once again.

    November 7, 2013 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
  32. Lifetime.

    November 7, 2013 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
  33. power:

    Hello to all,
    as is often reported on lowendbox.com purchase offers . Yesterday I bought two ( Of one I had no problems , the other can read my misadventure ) .
    I rarely complain, rather it is the first time in several years that I ‘m in this situation

    I have some vps for several months , but since I have recently stumbled upon the small periods of maintenance of various services , I decided to get some more and synchronize with each other to allow my backend services can always work.

    On 14/11/2013 I purchased the offer year. I received the email as usual the transaction properly executed and managed from the panel to access the customer , where I showed the service activation .

    After more than 24 hours, I do not receive any email . I care and I go on the site and try to log in with the same email that their registration service told me the payment . The system prevents me to access the customer telling me that I was wrong email or password. Then I try to reset the password , the system here shows me that the email data is not in their archives , so I dread having already paid for the service for 12 months.
    Not very cordially Jack tells me that they do not have problems like this and thinks I’m trying to cheat them . This behavior is wrong for two reasons:
    The first is that no system is free of bugs .
    the second is that by sending the email sent to me by the system kept saying that I had added another email, even if the reporting system within the email itself also indicates my email .

    Damage on the damage , not only did not have the VPS I paid, maybe I will be refunded , but I have been blacklisted for users at high risk. All for their problem reporting .

    November 15, 2013 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
    • No point in lying now is there, you used a different email for your client area than you did for paying then forgot the email/password you had used, when I gave you the email you had used as the account was linked due to using the email you used to submit a ticket for payment you said “However, I have a second email, @fastwebnet (currently disabled due to problems with Fastweb) I have other email as @fastwebnet.it”

      Your order was refunded last night as you are clearly inexperience with how to order from providers offering services via WHMCS.

      November 16, 2013 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  34. power:

    Meanwhile, thanks to Jack are forced to look for another vps, thanks jack

    November 15, 2013 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  35. power:

    Hello Jack, 5 years after I buy vps inexperience I think it’s an insult.

    In addition, since the email on “fastwebnet.it” no email arrives, the server warns that the user is locked. You could also look at the logs.

    I asked if I could have access to. You have denied me.

    I lost 24 hours, thanks to you for nothing.

    November 16, 2013 @ 6:11 am | Reply
  36. Stay away from DotVPS:

    Stay away from DotVPS.
    1) After signing up with DotVPS the service was unavailable on and off for weeks due to various DDoS situations which the staff clearly could not handle.
    2) The company said then suddenly sold to some other unknown company. Then a new message was sent to us customers, saying that the company was NOT sold after all.
    3) After having been a customer for about 9 months, I suddenly got my VPS suspending (without any warning whatsoever) for “breaching the terms and conditions”. When I pointed out it I had done nothing wrong according to the ToC, the terms were suddenly changed so that it was suddenly not allowed.

    I did not get a chance to retrieve all my pages that were changed since last backup.
    So do yourself a favor. Keep away, it can become very expensive to host your site with DotVPS.

    And again… STAY AWAY FROM DOTVPS. This company is FRAUDULENT.

    December 16, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  37. Darren:

    This is not a company, this is a young teenager that tries to sell up every time he get DDoS situations. Its not the first time this has happened. He used to sell services on hack forums so don’t be surprised if this keeps happening. My advice is not to keep anything important in your databases or files.

    December 20, 2013 @ 8:50 am | Reply
  38. DO NOT pay for this service, do NOT buy from these guys. Talk about a complete and total ripoff, and unprofessional company.

    having been with them for 6+ months, I have to say, worst service EVER.

    BIG problem: Moving your data with no PROPER notice given
    This should set everyone’s alert level to high. No, really… Not once, but TWICE they’ve pulled this stunt

    Around August 2013, I had setup a client with their services, having tested the network myself. Lo and behold, 48 hours later, I get notice that they’re going to move things around and new IP addresses, etc were required.
    #1: This was on a Friday night (way after 5pm CST)
    #2: They claimed it would be in 7 days , but moved it on Monday afternoon

    Just last week? Same thing. Got notice on Wednesday that they were going to take the server down Friday, and move it to a new network… They claimed this was a ‘scheduled’ move, yet, surprise of all surprises, nothing was given for proper notice.

    Server just NOW went down (read: 20 minutes ago), still not back up, nor can I reboot it via solus.

    I’ve given up all hope in trying to talk to this kid (yes, he is a kid). He’s an idiot who has ZERO respect for his customers, or the community..

    AVOID AVOID AVOID

    February 22, 2014 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
  39. To all the nay Sayers and put downers. Your wrong! I’ve had my servers with dotvps for nearly a year with 99% uptime. Support tickets answered within an hour or two. Recently had my services moved to new hardware at no cost to me to allow them to remain in competitive market. During a recent downtime due to cable degradation constant emails were sent regarding my affected servers and steps they were taking to find the problem. Speeds are fantastic and upgrades are done instantly when requested.

    I’m so happy with them I’m treating myself to one or two more boxes from them

    So Jack keep it up. It’s hard to become the big fish in a sea of sharks ;)

    Matt

    March 27, 2014 @ 9:46 am | Reply
  40. Andrei Belogortseff:

    Beware: after a few months of giving the rate advertised in this offer, they suddenly tripled their price, citing “The price for power and bandwidth in the datacenters has gone up considerably…” If I wanted to pay triple I would not be looking for a low end box! So now I have to cancel this account and set up another VPS elsewhere. What a headache!

    Definitely stay away from this company.

    May 7, 2014 @ 1:15 am | Reply

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