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GigeVPS - $4.46 384MB OpenVZ VPS in UK

Updated June 2011 — GigeVPS, after being acquired by ThrustVPS in March, is now redirecting to Thrust’s main site. Company in dead pool.

GigeVPS Rus from GigeVPS tipped me about the launch of their new UK nodes. Use promo code UKLAUNCH to get 25% off recurring discount. GigeVPS offers the same price for both US and UK nodes. So for $4.46/month you can get their “Bronze” package with the following spec (UK signup link).

  • 384MB memory
  • 20GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer on 1Gbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Since GigeVPS has been bought by NetIntelligence earlier this month, whom also owns Thrust::VPS and RapidSwitch — which is probably where these VPS will be housed. Too bad the 30% off exclusive offer discount from 2 weeks ago has already disappeared.

On an off-topic note, I have been since for the last couple of days (bad bad virus) and will probably be operating in degraded mode for the next couple of days. So don’t expect intelligent posts. And don’t worry if you are a provider who have emailed me to be featured — they will come. Just will be a bit late.

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  1. Gary:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I don’t use much BW each month, but I need the ability to burst to more than 100mbit on occasion. The box being in the UK is the icing on the cake.

    I was a customer of Rus’s a few years ago, for a dedicated server. I realised I was paying out the equivalent of $80 a month and hardly using the box, so decided to make the leap to VPS. Best decision I ever made, purely for financial reasons. These days I have several VPS and all together they don’t come to half of that.

    I was happy with Rus’s services, so hopefully I’ll be as happy with his VPS offerings. I’ll keep you guys informed on how it goes!

    I actually went for the next package up, which is slightly over the threshold for being a low-end box at $7.46 but the extra ram and transfer might be useful for me.

    So far: Instant setup, decent range of OSes, reimaging was super fast.

    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3440 @ 2.53GHz

    type 16 bytes 64 bytes 256 bytes 1024 bytes 8192 bytes
    aes-128 cbc 40960.61k 54226.41k 58626.30k 94857.90k 103733.58k
    aes-192 cbc 60947.16k 73793.46k 105897.05k 107556.18k 115234.13k
    aes-256 cbc 83029.95k 103084.78k 102412.16k 111259.31k 106673.49k

    Running unixbench right now, then wget tests afterwards. It feels very quick though.

    September 25, 2010 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
    • Derp:

      Were you able to set up NS easily?
      I think I did something wrong. I installed Cent OS Hostingabox and created my domain on klaxo. I then added the 1 ip for ns1 and ns2 and then changed my name servers to ns1.mysite.com ns2.mysite.com all in godaddy. its 3 days later and I think I need something wrong on the vps side as it hasnt resolved

      October 2, 2010 @ 2:06 pm | Reply
  2. Gary:
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7 15586914.0      413.7
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1218.6      146.6
    Execl Throughput                               188.3    14302.6      759.6
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   341761.0     1279.0
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    93230.0      865.6
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0  2305926.0     1499.1
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  2550699.1      228.1
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   823163.4      532.8
    Process Creation                               569.3    36090.3      633.9
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8     3212.0      717.0
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  2343826.8      204.8
         FINAL SCORE                                                     526.7
    September 25, 2010 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  3. ikr.:

    get well soon LEA :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
  4. Gary:

    Oops, didn’t see that bit, was in too much of a hurry to order my VPS. Hope you’re feeling better soon mate.

    September 25, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  5. Gary:

    Wget results are in… Some very nice speeds, especially from some .US, which is nice to see.

    updating wget list…
    wget list updated successfully
    beginning wgets…
    ——- 7.93 MB/s 18.5 MB/s 7.78 MB/s 10.8 MB/s
    http://client.citynethost.com/10mbf.zip 2.51 MB/s
    ——- 7.86 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.ovh.net/test.bin 11.7 MB/s
    ftp://test:test@ftp.abyssunderground.co.uk/test.bin appears to be down – skipping wget
    ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/AmericasArmy/Linux_v2.8.5/aa. 29.0 MB/s appears to be down – skipping wget
    http://testmeplease-eu.s3.amazonaws.com/100mb.bin 47.6 MB/s
    http://s18.assiva.net/100MB.bin appears to be down – skipping wget
    ftp://dl.solcon.nl/pub/test/100mb.bin 23.4 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.iae.nl/100MB.bin 2.71 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.luna.nl/test/128MByte.bin appears to be down – skipping wget
    ftp://ftp.tweakdsl.nl/test/100mb.bin 4.14 MB/s
    ftp://ftp.xs4all.nl/pub/test/100mb.bin 1.81 MB/s 11.1 MB/s 16.2 MB/s 11.1 MB/s 31.8 MB/s
    http://files.ecatel.nl/speedtest/100mb.bin 10.0 MB/s
    http://ns0.multikabel.net/100mb.nul 11.1 MB/s
    http://servermars.nl/100mb.bin 4.90 MB/s
    http://speedtest.bbned.nl/download/file100mb.bin 782 KB/s
    http://speedtest.exsilia.net/100mb.bin 10.9 MB/s
    http://speedtest.onsbrabantnet.nl/files/100mb.bin appears to be down – skipping wget
    http://speedtest.speedxs.nl/100mb.bin 117 KB/s
    http://speedtest.swiftnoc.com/100MB.bin 8.96 MB/s
    http://test.euroaccess.nl/100mb.bin 3.20 MB/s
    http://www.giga-hosting.biz/treiber/testfile-100MB.test 10.7 MB/s
    http://www.kpnbroadbandvalley.nl/mxarena/downloads/100mb.bin 363 KB/s
    http://www.prahost.com/100mb.bin 5.66 MB/s
    http://www.proserve.nl/100mb.bin 5.82 MB/s
    http://www.streamservice.nl/100mb.bin 8.60 MB/s
    http://www2.versatel.nl/100mb.bin 10.8 MB/s
    http://speedtest.bahnhof.se/100M.zip 845 KB/s
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip 35.6 MB/s
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com:8080/100MB.zip 36.0 MB/s
    http://download.thinkbroadband.com:81/100MB.zip 38.9 MB/s
    http://fuller.zen.co.uk/test/100MB_nonzero.bin 11.2 MB/s
    http://static.btopenworld.com/broadband/adhoc_pages/speedtest/files/largedownload.me 8.42 MB/s
    http://london1.linode.com/100MB-london.bin 57.8 MB/s
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/news/nol/shared/spl/hi/technology/08/broadband_britain/broadband.mov 24.6 MB/s
    ftp://gamefiles.blueyonder.co.uk/blueyondergames/blueyondergames/battlefield1942/battlecraft/samples.zip 2.27 MB/s
    http://adm.nixcom.ca/files/test.tar.gz 8.64 MB/s
    http://www.abrutis.ch/100mb.bin 3.29 MB/s
    ——- appears to be down – skipping wget 8.41 MB/s appears to be down – skipping wget 2.36 MB/s 7.41 MB/s 9.04 MB/s 6.69 MB/s 9.42 MB/s 7.70 MB/s appears to be down – skipping wget
    http://www.bldhosting.net/100MB.bin 473 KB/s appears to be down – skipping wget
    http://the-irc.com/100MB.zip 39.6 KB/s
    http://test-bgp.iweb.com/100mbtest.bin 528 KB/s
    http://test-unmetered.iweb.com/100mbtest.bin 87.2 KB/s
    http://buyvm.net/100mb.test 320 KB/s
    http://newark1.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin 3.63 MB/s
    http://atlanta1.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin 3.05 MB/s
    http://dallas1.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin 2.12 MB/s
    http://fremont1.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin 289 KB/s
    http://www.tocici.com/100MB.zip 154 KB/s
    http://buyvm.net/100mb.test 306 KB/s
    http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test 79.5 MB/s
    http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test 30.3 MB/s

    A whopping 79MB/sec from cachefly, better than my OVH gbit VPS.

    If this performance keeps up I’ll be a customer for a long time. :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
  6. Gary:

    Oh, and for anyone wondering, you appear to get either the same amount of burst ram as guaranteed, or 512MB across the board.

    September 25, 2010 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  7. Get Well Soon LEA :)


    September 25, 2010 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  8. mrm2005:

    Get Well Soon LEA :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  9. mina:

    Get Well Soon LEA :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
  10. Get Well Soon LEA :)

    September 25, 2010 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  11. InsDel:

    C-C-C-CO..oh wait, wrong website.
    get well soon ;)

    September 25, 2010 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
  12. Beny:

    Get well soon LEA

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:42 am | Reply
  13. Beny:

    @Gary, how is the speed on wget ?

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  14. Get well soon LEA :D

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:47 am | Reply
  15. Wish you get well soon LEA :)

    September 26, 2010 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  16. Beny:

    Is this dedicated on 1 Gig ?

    @Erawan, are u Indonesian ?

    September 26, 2010 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  17. @LEB Get well soon mate! and thanks for linking to my blog post :)

    September 26, 2010 @ 12:02 pm | Reply
  18. @LEA get rid of that nasty bugs, recompile, restart and get well soon Bro!

    September 26, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  19. Gary:

    @Beny – I pasted a massive list of wgets earlier.

    If you’re asking about speed FROM the VPS, here are some tests.

    18.1MB/sec to OVH
    2.2MB/sec to home (more or less maxing me out)
    7MB/sec to Sweden

    It’s generally very fast. I’m impressed :)

    September 26, 2010 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
  20. Beny:

    @Gary, thank you very much, those thing, could be my first consideration for getting one slot in there then.

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  21. Beny:

    @Gary, they have good internet/link speed, it makes me want to try.

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
  22. Gary:

    I’d recommend it Beny. I’ve always had good service from Rus’s companies.

    September 26, 2010 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
  23. Kev:

    I’m not very happy with the service I’ve got from gigevps. for some reason the ip address they have given is wrong somehow unable to ssh into it with the details they have provided and it even resolves to a website already. I know it’s not much in the grand scheme of things but it’s put me off using Gigevps wish I’d used someone else now

    September 26, 2010 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
  24. Beny:

    Can I enable tun/tap , torrent client ?
    And how many max users in one box ?

    September 26, 2010 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
  25. Gary:

    A clerical error has put you off them? They gave you the wrong IP. They’ll fix it.

    No idea on those Beny. TUN doesn’t appear to be enabled, but whether they’ll enable it on request is another thing. There doesn’t appear to be a mention of torrent/p2p/peer in their T&C, so I’d assume it’s allowed.

    September 26, 2010 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  26. hc:

    They gave me the wrong IP as well. I had to submit a ticket and they fixed it in an hour. Sloppy, but it hasn’t occurred again, so I guess it’s OK. I’m also interested in TUN, anyone tried it yet?

    September 27, 2010 @ 6:24 am | Reply
  27. We support tun/tap out of the box so it should just work on any VPS within 10 minutes of setup

    September 27, 2010 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  28. Just ordered the described VPS package a couple of hours ago. I’m very pleased thus far with the setup process and the general performance of the VPS.

    Looking forward to seeing whether if performance will degrade in the future as more users are added. I hope not!

    September 27, 2010 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  29. Mohammad Tahir:

    Their “5 Min Guaranteed Setup” is laughable because I paid almost 8 hours ago using Google Checkout and I was told it will take couple of hours when in fact it never takes more then 15min.

    Secondly, I got an email one hour ago saying

    “From what we see on our end we received no paymnet … Mind pasting the trans. info and we will mark as paid here ~ Nathalie Seleans”

    Wow, I pasted my google order number and still no reply. I am not too sure about after-sales support

    September 27, 2010 @ 8:44 pm | Reply
  30. Mohammad Tahir:

    Nice, after waiting for 8 hours and demanding that my VPS be delivered. I was told payment was not received.

    I demanded now that my payment be refunded and funny but I got a refund instantly. I just don’t know how they don’t get see my payment at the first place.

    September 27, 2010 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
  31. Thanks for the comments. Still a bit sick (problem of getting old, arghhh!) but we’ll see how it goes.

    September 28, 2010 @ 1:29 am | Reply
  32. Mohammad Tahir:

    The staff helped me set this up again, got my details in a few hours. The best part is that the downloads are right (5+ MB/sec probably bcoz its a free box) and the ping from my country is the best I have had in years (160ms). Lovin it!

    September 28, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
  33. Mohammad Tahir:

    @LEA Take rest and get well soon. I am one of your silent readers :)

    September 28, 2010 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  34. chachiri:

    Why don’t they answer ticket?
    Maybe don’t want any business., then why bother to advertise?

    September 29, 2010 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
  35. hc:

    Rus answered two tickets that I opened in less than an hour on both occasions.

    September 30, 2010 @ 12:04 am | Reply
  36. Gary:

    I’ve had good support so far too. no long waits between replies etc. Thumbs up from me so far.

    September 30, 2010 @ 1:23 am | Reply
  37. chachiri:

    what’s the swap memory size?

    September 30, 2010 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  38. hc:

    Zero, and I can’t set up my own swapfile, for some reason…

    September 30, 2010 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  39. Gary:

    In the VPS, there is none, on one page of the control panel it has 512MB (i went for the 512MB guaranteed one) and on another it has none.

    I’m assuming there’s meant to be none, and the bit in the panel that says 512MB is wrong.

    September 30, 2010 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  40. Rus:

    These are open vz so there isn’t any swap

    September 30, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
  41. Mizrahi:

    Just got my container, seems nice and fast thusfar. Order was instantly setup, I’ve trimmed the VPS down to 11MB usage. :)

    October 9, 2010 @ 3:24 am | Reply
  42. Gary:

    Yeah, there’s a real sense of satisfaction in optimising things. I went for the next one up, with 512MB of ram, but I don’t use anywhere near that much. I just wanted the extra transfer, and the knowledge that there’s a little more breathing room.

    October 9, 2010 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
  43. Hasanul:

    Anybody here can access gigevps.net? My VPS running fine, but I can’t acess their website. I have a due date bill today at them :)

    December 4, 2010 @ 5:58 am | Reply
    • KLIKLI:

      The website transfers soooo slow. Sometimes I get a timeout error while sometime I can sloooowly load it.

      December 4, 2010 @ 6:46 am | Reply
  44. There is currently a network issue to the server hosting our website. Its currently being worked on. The support desk is hosted elsewhere

    December 4, 2010 @ 7:08 am | Reply
    • Hasanul:

      Great. Just paid a few second ago. :)

      December 4, 2010 @ 7:52 am | Reply
  45. We have ordered a new VPS for US based DNS hosting project. It was provisioned and the IP was not pingable and working. We have applied for Paypal refund cause we have canceled this exact US based VPS and they have deleted the whole account with other 1 UK based working VPS in it … I am totally pissed off.

    December 25, 2010 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  46. SwordfishBE:

    @Gary (and others)

    Still happy with the service?
    When googleing around I got mixed reviews.

    January 7, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Yep, nothing to complain about. Still fast and stable. :)

      January 7, 2011 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

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