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HTTPZoom - £8/Year 96MB OpenVZ in Maidenhead, UK

James, from HTTPZoom, contacted us a short time ago to be re-listed. According to James, they got a great response from their last offer and therefore have something a little bit better this month for you.

OVM – 96B

  • 64MB 96MB Dedicated Ram
  • 128MB Burstable Ram
  • Fair Share CPU
  • 5GB Diskspace
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Addresses
  • £2/Quarter, £4/Half Year or £8/Year
  • Direct SignUp
OVM – 160B

  • 128MB 160MB Dedicated Ram
  • 256MB Burstable Ram
  • Fair Share CPU
  • 5GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Addresses
  • £4/Quarter, £7.5/Half Year or £12/Year
  • Direct SignUp

HTTP Zoom have only been featured once before but are fairly active on LowEndTalk. As remarked last time, these servers certainly adhere to the ‘LowEnd’ ethos. Compared with their last listing. They’ve upgraded the servers to Raid10 and for a limited time only, they’re offering a free 32MB upgrade. All of the reviews, and there was a lot of them!, left on their last post seem to be very positive which is always great to see.

HTTP Zoom were launched in 2012, but their parent company (HTTP Simple) has been in business since 2007. They accept payments via Paypal, GoogleCheckout and Direct Debit. They also offer a 30 day refund policy, providing that you’ve not abused your service. Additional IPv4 addresses are billed at £2.25 – a great way to encourage IPv6! As usual, take a look at their Terms of Service before signing up.

Network Information:

Servers are located in Maidenhead, UK at the Rapidswitch datacenter.

Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2001:1b40:5600:d00:d00:d00:e4d6:6f3c


  1. An actual low end box for once. I like it.

    March 21, 2013 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  2. I have a 64mb vps with httpzoom, is it possible to get the upgraded ram?

    March 21, 2013 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  3. Just ordered a 96mb :)

    Will see how it goes!

    March 21, 2013 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
  4. Wow, nice offer for UK hosting. Will be purchasing.

    March 21, 2013 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
  5. Is there list of linux distro available?

    March 22, 2013 @ 12:55 am | Reply
  6. seems good, gonna order one.

    March 22, 2013 @ 11:55 am | Reply
  7. Jack:

    Do not buy hosting of this seller.Server is very slow must be oversold.

    March 24, 2013 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
    • I use them for a DNS server and it’s quite nippy so why are you lying?

      March 24, 2013 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
      • Jack:

        My server is slow and oversold how dare you say I lie. Who are you owner?I just see other reviews on websites that say same.

        March 24, 2013 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
        • Felix:

          Yeah mine is quite slow as well at times. Sometimes there is almost no reaction at all, but it sure does its job (iPlayer tunnel).

          March 24, 2013 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
        • Have you submitted a ticket?

          March 25, 2013 @ 12:19 am | Reply
        • Ryan:

          “How dare you”?! Welcome to the internet you stupid prick.

          May 16, 2013 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
    • Hey Jack,

      If you aren’t happy and the VPS isn’t suitable we can arrange a refund for you. We’d rather refund and lose business than have unhappy customers that cannot use their VPS for the purpose they require.

      Our servers are not oversold and unless we get a ticket from you we cannot really look into any specific issues.

      March 26, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  8. No I’m not the owner, I quite like the service thats all.

    March 25, 2013 @ 12:19 am | Reply
    • Felix:

      I didn’t submit a ticket because I don’t mind when its slow sometimes. Just for the record, here’s a benchmark of my 64MB box:

      Don’t get me wrong, this is a really great deal here! It is really fast most of the time (in my case), but sometimes feeling a little bit slower, so the node might be slightly oversold but it is still a very decent offer. The uptime is good as well (I have 48 days atm).

      March 25, 2013 @ 5:52 am | Reply
  9. salakis:

    Bought today.
    Support great, ticket got resolved in few minutes.
    Not quite satisfied with the speed though, from my German connection at home I get this:

    ****@XPS-M1530 ~ $ wget http://78.129.166.***/100mb.test
    --2013-03-28 14:42:20-- http://78.129.166.***/100mb.test
    Connecting to 78.129.166.***:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `100mb.test.3'

    100%[===================================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 371K/s in 3m 2s

    2013-03-28 14:45:23 (561 KB/s) - `100mb.test.3' saved [104857600/104857600]

    This one is from cachefly to the VPS:

    oot@salakis:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2013-03-28 17:42:15-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'

    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 5.06M/s in 23s

    2013-03-28 17:42:39 (4.33 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    Installed PPTP server on it, but it’s rather slow

    I will see if this changes, but still it’s great value and it’s enough for my usage.

    March 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
  10. James Bulmer:

    Regesterd three 64mb servers with them, super happy with there customer service. Let the fun begin!

    April 27, 2013 @ 9:35 pm | Reply
  11. Moritz:


    I use your 96MB offer and I am really happy, just one question, why does htop shows x/128MB ram and 0/0 vswap and not x/96MB and 0/128? It doesn’t affect my server, I’m just wondering :P

    April 29, 2013 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
  12. Newbie Person:

    Tried to sign up this evening but the SSL certificate is invalid and the shopping cart page seems broken and updates twice. :(

    May 11, 2013 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
  13. Soda:

    does anyone can share with us test of input/ouput hdd speed?
    and give us more info about uptime ?
    i/o result ? network speed good or bad ? how about uptime ?
    Does it work for host wordpress site with zero visitor?

    May 14, 2013 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  14. Oscar V:

    Is TUN/TAP enabled on the nodes? Can you use these containers to run a low traffic VPN?

    May 18, 2013 @ 8:29 am | Reply
  15. mono98:

    quite expensive 96mb for 12 pounds, can get a US server 256mb for 8 pounds and 128mb for around 6.66 pounds

    May 18, 2013 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
    • Jack:

      Bandwidth/General hardware in the US is cheaper.

      May 18, 2013 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
  16. alan6:

    Memory cheating by ballooning, it make my service always down during memory outage.

    I’m using 256MB/512MB with cPanel DNS only.

    May 21, 2013 @ 8:54 pm | Reply
    • HTTPzoom:

      Hey There,

      I can confirm we do not memory balloon.

      The majority of our nodes have Memory vastly under sold.

      May 21, 2013 @ 9:11 pm | Reply
      • alan6:

        VPS 1 (from ChicagoVPS)

        root@xxx [~]# free
        total used free shared buffers cached
        Mem: 262144 152836 109308 0 0 68384
        -/+ buffers/cache: 84452 177692
        Swap: 0 0 0

        VPS 2 (from HTTPZoom)

        root@xxx [~]# free
        total used free shared buffers cached
        Mem: 524288 464572 59716 0 0 0
        -/+ buffers/cache: 464572 59716
        Swap: 0 0 0

        Both VPS are running with cPanel DNS only, with the same setup procedure. Normally, from client side cannot see anything if the host is under ballooning, as the balloon will growth each process’s memory usage in the client side, to release the memory to the host.

        May 24, 2013 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
        • Jack:

          CVPS runs RHEL6 where as HTTPZoom runs RHEL5.

          The OVZ kernels handle memory different.

          May 24, 2013 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  17. J Marsh:

    I signed up with this deal a couple of months back and though I’d leave a review. I get around 100 megabits/s on my vps, the support is fantastic! I wasn’t given all 5 of my IPv6 addresses, I contacted support and had my problem resolved very quickly. I haven’t experienced any of the slowness problems as mentioned above. I haven;t experienced memory problems either.

    May 23, 2013 @ 5:37 pm | Reply
  18. Edmund:

    Amazing service from all 3 VPS’s they have, VERY good disk I/O and network speed. Using one box to host SA-MP servers, one for an IRC bnc, and one for a webserver when I’ve set it up. Ticket response is good, and I got one of my boxes quickly moved to another node following network issues (on my end).

    [linuxthefish@box1 ~]$ 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, 4.5106 s, 238 MB/s
    [root@box2 ~]# 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, 16.8483 s, 63.7 MB/s
    ltf@box3:~$ 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, 6.19839 s, 173 MB/s


    The new 4GB ram and 50GB disk space offer for existing customers is amazing, much faster than my friend’s KS 4G!

    August 19, 2013 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  19. Scotty:

    My particular service is a 64MB/5GB/200GB and I’ve had it since May 2013. I can’t comment on slowness as such as I only use it as a private proxy and means of website screenshot capture. Uptime is excellent, at present more than three months. I will renew in May 2014 unless a cheaper UK provider made something available as the exchange rate isn’t great at the moment.

    December 27, 2013 @ 12:37 am | Reply

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