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GoWeb – €3.15 256MB Xen VPS in Germany

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 25, 2011 @ 8:15 am, by LowEndAdmin

GoWeb Maurice from is offering LowEndBox readers a 10% off recurring discount on their new cloud VPS product (Xen with OnApp, yada yada). Use coupon code LEB-10-OFF to get the discount, and you can get the lowest spec of “Individual Cloud VPS” for €3.15/month (~USD$4.54). Here is the ordering link, and you get

  • 256MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/OnApp

Payment is PayPal only, and you get instant setup after payment. Servers in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (test IP:, where they have their own network setup (AS31147). GoWeb is part of Inline Internet Online Dienste who also owns (low end provider featured here since Feb 2008) and (remember those free IPv6-only VPS?). That certainly give them quite a bit of credential in VPS hosting.


  1. KLIKLI:

    Wow new site and.. Google AdSense?!

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:20 am | Reply
    • Just added the star ratings plugin and some AdSense ads (hopefully gradually phasing out BSA ads).

      August 25, 2011 @ 10:53 am | Reply
      • I thought the BSA adverts worked well for you.

        August 26, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
        • Same, I preferred them to the Google Ads, more interesting not so ugly.

          August 26, 2011 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
        • BSA has quite a lot of limitations. It’s also a bit trickier to kick an advertiser. I also got an account manager at Google who kept on asking me what other sites I can put the ads on :)

          August 26, 2011 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
        • I’m just surprised, especially considering how much those adverts were going for and after doing some math, how much you’re taking in from them.

          I can’t see you doing the same with adsense.

          I have 2 sites that I host that are in the “They have an Adsense account manager” page view volume and neither one of them make that much. Well enough to pay for the what it costs them to have the site but little past that.

          August 26, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
        • It’s a bit, hmm, different. Amount of $$ is not really relevant here, but at least now I can tell all the providers bugging me with ads space (yes BurstNet, I am talking about you) to point them to Google AdPlanner to do a placement targeting on

          Really going off topic here. Feel free to ask me question regarding ads on corresponding thread on LowEndTalk.

          August 27, 2011 @ 12:44 am | Reply
      • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

        The stars plugin is great, I love it! Really useful. Is it possible to get some widget to display the most rated posts?

        August 27, 2011 @ 1:10 am | Reply
        • Will probably wait for a month or two so I can get enough data to make listing in the order of rating useful.

          August 27, 2011 @ 6:25 am | Reply
        • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

          That’s probably the best thing to do, yeah.

          August 27, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  2. Google Adsense ? We don’t have any advertisements on our site


    August 25, 2011 @ 10:25 am | Reply
    • KLIKLI:

      Sorry for making you up, I meant, here.

      (Or perhaps I’m too late to discover it. Sorry.)

      August 25, 2011 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  3. Hehe, no problem :)

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:37 am | Reply
  4. Spirit:

    One of those hosts which keep consistency and won’t dissapear through night. I am with them (well around 3 years.

    btw. maurice does this offer include also IPv6? When will IPv6 come to :)

    August 25, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply
    • We’re migrating all VPS4LESS-VMs to SolusVM and new hardware at the moment. If all VMs are migrated, we’ll enable IPv6 on every node and VPS – free of charge.

      IPv6 is on our todo for the cloud, but no guarantee for it within the next 1.5 months.


      August 25, 2011 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  5. Francisco:

    Broken ordering system. IE8 and Chrome.

    August 25, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply
  6. Is this local based Storage or San Based storage. I see more and more providers springing up claiming to be a cloud setup but in reality the are just using OnApp?

    I hope you have done the sums correctly for after your 1 Year trial has ended (dont forget to included the $100 license for the Control Panel and then $10 per core).

    August 25, 2011 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • Matthew:

      its not a short idea – we’ve invested weeks for researching the right hardware. The SANs are based on Nexenta with dual 10GE NICs, 16 SAS drives and SSDs as ZIL. RAM size of the SANs is well calculated for deduplication etc. Also our heads come with a dual 10GE nic (for redundant storage connection (via iSCSI)).

      If you have further questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.


      August 25, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Simplyfast:

      Matthew check your site:
      HOMEPAGE -> unavaliable for design works.
      SERVICES -> avaliable for design works.

      August 25, 2011 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  7. We’ll give out 5 Cloud VPS free for 3 months for reviews – please qualify by writing to -> don’t order before.

    Review should be real and true, even it is bad.


    August 25, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • And reviewers should know how to use dd, …


      August 25, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  8. Totally nice offer. Would love to get one though I have many already :|

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
    • 4 free VPS still left – if you write a short review after that, and give feedback to us, what we should do better.

      Please send an short email to – weÄll drop you an email with an coupon.


      August 25, 2011 @ 10:37 pm | Reply
      • Pity I need a US based one. :)

        August 26, 2011 @ 12:38 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Thank you for telling us! :)

          August 26, 2011 @ 10:26 am | Reply
      • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:


        As you can see in my name and can check in your WHMCS, I’m a very old old client with no services right now.

        I do have to say that always provided me top reliable services, I love them and I wouldn’t have left them if I had enough money!

        I submited my email to get a vps and benchmark it.

        August 26, 2011 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  9. Advisor:

    Received server in less than half an hour.

    Performance looks pretty decent to me :

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 4.53751 seconds, 237 MB/s

    Datacenter :

    $ wget
    --2011-08-26 07:22:53--
    Resolving, 2001:1af8:3100:a003:1::10
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 726630400 (693M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `CentOS-5.6-i386-LiveCD.iso'
    100%[======================================>] 726,630,400 10.8M/s   in 74s
    2011-08-26 07:24:07 (9.36 MB/s) - `CentOS-5.6-i386-LiveCD.iso' saved [726630400/726630400]

    Looks very good !

    Thanks, Maurice.

    August 26, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  10. Check out the review I wrote on LowEndTalk, it contains everything you need to know!

    August 26, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
  11. Fox012:

    Got A Test VPS Today Despite The fact I Wrote my Request in German I Got an English Reply I tought this is a German Company… However Heres my Review of The Test System…

    Network speed

    root@fox012:/# wget
    --2011-08-26 16:57:15--
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 10485760 (10M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: “10mb.test”
    100%[=============================================================================>] 10,485,760   136K/s   in 68s     
    2011-08-26 16:58:24 (150 KB/s) - “10mb.test” saved [10485760/10485760]
    root@fox012:/# wget
    Resolving, 2001:1af8:3100:a003:1::10
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 726630400 (693M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: “CentOS-5.6-i386-LiveCD.iso”
    0% [                                                                              ] 5,489,032    132K/s  eta 71m 31s ^

    Dont know Why the network speed is that kind slow…

    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
    cpu family	: 6
    model		: 44
    model name	: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5620  @ 2.40GHz
    stepping	: 2
    cpu MHz		: 2400.084
    cache size	: 12288 KB
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 11
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 sep cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm constant_tsc up rep_good nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm
    bogomips	: 4800.16
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    root@fox012:/proc# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           252         58        194          0          1         28
    -/+ buffers/cache:         27        225
    Swap:         1023          0       1023

    root@fox012:/# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 7.68535 s, 140 MB/s

    To Me it looks Bad I’m out…

    August 26, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
    • Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

      Your dd hdd speed is great, the mirror you choose is probably not the best one to test.

      August 27, 2011 @ 12:52 am | Reply
      • Fox012:

        I used Cachefly and a Diffrent Mirror well both bad dont know why the downspeed was that kind of slow…

        August 29, 2011 @ 3:09 am | Reply
    • We’ll keep everything in english – sorry. Reason for this is, that in the past some customers translated tickets to german using e.g. altavista, but could not understand our answer (also in german then).

      August 27, 2011 @ 8:22 am | Reply
    • Fox: Thank you for the review, we’ll check why your dd speed was so bad.


      August 27, 2011 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  12. Miguel Ângelo Santos Pereira / MrGeneral:

    Hello folks,

    I decided to go ahead and ask for a VPS so I could write a small review.
    Logged in, typed a few commands an realised: waaaaaait, this VPS… Is HELL FAST!

    Read my full review here:
    It’s running in the VPS! :-)

    Definitely worths and I recommend to anyone who would love to have a reliable and super fast VPS.

    Just something to highlight, their SAN Setup definitely rocks:

    HDD dd test:

    miguel:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.38111 s, 318 MB/s
    miguel:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.80424 s, 383 MB/s

    And network speed to cachefly:

    Network Test:

    miguel:~# wget
    --2011-08-26 15:06:09--
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    100%[====================================>] 104,857,600 50.6M/s   in 2.0s    
    2011-08-26 15:06:11 (50.6 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

    God, I really want a VPS :-) (this one is for free for 3 months to do some tests)

    August 26, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  13. Thanks for all the reviews, to push the product a little bit more, we’ll give out a 100% free coupon for the first month. if you don’t like our cloud VPS – you don’t need to pay anything after first month – Cloud VPS will terminated automatic if the generated invoice will not get paid.

    Coupon code: 1ST-MONTH-FREE
    The coupon only applies to VPS up to 19 EUR per month – other order with this code will get canceled.


    August 27, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Leo:

      Hmmm. 10% off recurring or free month. Tough decision. :)

      August 27, 2011 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
      • If you need more specs than the 3.50 Cloud VPS, please open a ticket and we’ll find a solution for you – including one month trial.


        August 27, 2011 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
  14. I woulda expected LeA to put the word “Cloud” in speech marks,

    August 27, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
    • @Daniel: “Cloud” is relative. We provide auto-failover, online up-/downgrade (except storage extension) and all other kinds of “Cloud”-features.Also its possible to create new VPS on the fly – so what feature you’re missing? We’ll try to integrate it asap.


      August 27, 2011 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
    • He’d have to do that for every provider who offers cloud hosting. GoWeb isn’t the first to do so.

      August 27, 2011 @ 11:16 pm | Reply
  15. Daniel: 100% agree on that. Even if you ask global players, they will have their own definition. We’re naming it “cloud”, because our “Cloud VPS” does have most features, what competitors define as “cloud”. I wont define the features of our “Cloud VPS” here again, because this posting should not be sales related and is my own opinion which must not be the opinion of our company. I know you’re competitor (in some way), but Im interested personal what others (what means also you) define as “cloud”.

    If you don’t want to answer directly here, you can get back to me at: funke


    August 27, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
    • Im not speaking to you as a competitor, im speaking to you on behalf of my personal opinion.

      Sure load balancing and failover is a nice thing, but if someones pulls the plug on them SANS.

      August 27, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
      • Danil: We’re using SANs not local disks. Running a “cloud” on local disks making the speaking “cloud” senseless.


        August 27, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  16. Just ordered this one, and server has been received in seconds.
    Great service. I will update with speed test soon.


    August 30, 2011 @ 9:03 am | Reply
  17. My server Speed test :

    [root@rock /]# wget
    --2011-08-30 05:23:33--
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 54.5M/s   in 1.8s
    2011-08-30 05:23:35 (54.5 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]
    August 30, 2011 @ 9:26 am | Reply
  18. Brian:


    Your speaking here as “CLOUD” is just a marketing gimmick, when in a way, are you going to get 500MB/S IO speed’s on a standard VPS? NO!

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
    • ab:

      do you not know the difference between mb and Mb and mB and Mb

      September 12, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
  19. mark:

    website and vps is down atm

    December 5, 2011 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  20. Maurice:

    We had a very large DDoS today, all operations are back to normal now

    December 5, 2011 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

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