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MeteorVPS – $6.99 1GB OpenVZ VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 25, 2011 @ 5:10 am, by LowEndAdmin

MeteorVPS Chris from MeteorVPS wrote to me 2 days ago offering LowEndBox readers some specials on his UK-based VPS. The plan, literally LowEndBoxSpecial, is $6.99/month and here is the link to order. You get

  • 1024MB guaranteed/1536MB burstable memory
  • 15GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

They are taking PayPal only. Servers with Redstation in Hampshire UK. IRC is explicitly forbidden in their ToS. Their domain has only been registered since July, with WHOIS privacy protection and their whole website is hosted with HostGator (who uses non-redundant NS setup). “Meteor” but with a single-eyed green man theme. They seem to be doing mostly Minecraft hosting, as when you google “meteorvps”, most results are Minecraft related. Chris is based in North England, and is ~16-17 years old from the age he filled out on some online forums.

73 Comments

  1. Paul:

    They seem to be doing mostly Minecraft hosting

    People get hives when they see that here.

    November 25, 2011 @ 5:16 am | Reply
    • Which is why I am mentioning it. Personally I don’t prefer VPS hosting business that’s game server focused…

      November 25, 2011 @ 5:28 am | Reply
      • Thanks for putting us up here LEA,

        I did mis-send that e-mail, it should of said Unlimited B/W, we have enough to cope with any strain of VPS traffic, however the port will remain to be 100Mbits.

        I mis-read my providers TOS, here is the things we CANNOT allow on our servers, but anything else should be fine, including IRC.

        Illegal Material – This includes copyrighted works, commercial audio, video, or music files, and any material in violation of any Federal, State or Local regulation.
        Adult Material – Includes all pornography, erotic images, or otherwise lewd or obscene content. The designation of “adult material” is left entirely to the discretion of Redstation.
        Warez – Includes pirated software, ROMS, emulators, phreaking, hacking, password cracking. IP spoofing, etc., and encrypting of any of the above. Also includes any sites which provide “links to” or “how to” information about such material.
        Gaming websites – Includes pirated software, software downloads etc., and encrypting of any of the above.

        November 25, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  2. wanderer:

    This one and HVHost are using exactly the same ‘server’ images on their homepage.

    And LEA chose to place them right next to each other.

    November 25, 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply
    • Haha, the site was just re-designed so this clearly caused the designer to go look at some iconshack site and take a few, weird how we’re next to HVhost and they’re using the same image, good eye!

      November 27, 2011 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  3. Tom:

    I wouldn’t even associate a word business with with people who aren’t even adults.

    When this guy will be taking his exams and doing school work, you’ll be sitting with your server offline once any node problems occur. Better just pass such offers.

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:00 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      I wouldn’t got that far. I do think that some teenagers have great technical knowledge and a sense for business. What worries me is that if they are underaged they have no responsibillity.

      Also in Britan it’s really common to leave school at 16 and start working.

      November 25, 2011 @ 10:05 am | Reply
      • Not anymore, the age has been raised to 18 before leaving school.

        November 25, 2011 @ 11:22 am | Reply
        • I am soooo old :( when did that happen….?

          November 25, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
        • Orcworm:

          Not completely true, college from 16-18 isn’t compulsory but you’d be a fool not to go.

          November 25, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          They discussed raising the age to 18 for England, with a view to bringing in the legislation in 2015.

          Hardly the same as the age having been raised to 18 like you claim.

          November 25, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply
  4. Killerftw:

    Have anyone bought it? Tested? And feedbacks/reviews would be useful please :(

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  5. IN regards to my age, I am currently 17, I am weeks away from becoming 18. I have finished all my Exams and I am studying in college in the UK 3 days-a-week.

    ~Tom — Our servers have never crashed, this server has been running for over 97 days (uptime).

    We have had two signups as of yet, we anticipate many more, be warned, there is a limited number of these available. Please do not be dissapointed if you do not receive one.

    November 25, 2011 @ 1:08 pm | Reply
  6. Gronom:

    Do you allow torrents?

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply
    • redstation UK do not allow torrents so it is unlikely that MeteorVPS do.

      November 26, 2011 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
      • Depends on the nature, if it’s illegal warez, then no. If it’s an album of your family pictures, then sure.

        November 27, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
        • When does anyone use torrents for anything other then illegal content, lol.

          November 27, 2011 @ 10:11 am | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk,

          I don’t think that’s a matter to discuss openly. However there are many legit sources of torrents, such as the “new” mininova.

          Link: http://www.mininova.org/
          They had to change their ways of warez to freez. (hehe). On that site any “illegal” content is swiftly removed. I also respect the way they are still alive and people are seeding & leeching submitted content. it’s all about open-sourcability.

          Another reason for a torrent in legit reason is to distribute A game patch or something similar. For example, WoW requires ~30GB of download, so would that be quicker with one of these VPS’s or with 20 peers on a 50KB/S upload?

          ;]

          November 27, 2011 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  7. They block port 25 as well (Anyone that was considering anything email related)

    November 26, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
    • We do not block that port, however there is a mail relay set in place because of the spam Redstation was getting in the past, we have got this all setup and it’s pretty simple for others to use their VPS in mail too.

      November 27, 2011 @ 9:58 am | Reply
      • You do have docs somewhere on how to do that, right? I know recently I obtained a new VPS where the OS was stored on *.iso’s hosted locally but I couldn’t get any details on how to do that. Was very annoying and frustrating.

        November 27, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
    • I didnt mean you personally i meant Redstation. We have servers colo’d there.

      November 27, 2011 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
  8. Sorry. Just thought I would include this here ;

    TL;DR – Way too much criticism on youths in business.

    Abraham Lincoln, lawyer, U.S. president. Finished one year of formal schooling, self-taught himself trigonometry, and read Blackstone on his own to become a lawyer.

    Amadeo Peter Giannini, multimillionaire founder of Bank of America. Dropped out of high school.

    Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, and one of the first mega-billionaires in the US. Elementary school dropout.

    Andrew Jackson, U.S. president, general, attorney, judge, congressman. Home-schooled. Became a practicing attorney by the age of 35 – without a formal education.

    Andrew Perlman, co-founder of GreatPoint. Dropped out of Washington University to start Cignal Global Communications, an Internet communications company, when he was only 19.

    Anne Beiler, multimillionaire co-founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Dropped out of high school.

    Ansel Adams, world-famous photographer. Dropped out of high school.

    Ashley Qualls, founder of Whateverlife.com, left high school at the age of 15 to devote herself to building her website business. She was more than a million dollars by 17.

    Barbara Lynch, chef, owner of a group of restaurants, worth over $10 million, in Boston. Dropped out of high school.

    Barry Diller, billionaire, Hollywood mogul, Internet maven, founder of Fox Broadcasting Company, chairman of IAC/InterActive Corp (owner of Ask.com),

    Ben Kaufman, 21-year-old serial entrepreneur, founder of Kluster. Dropped out of college in his freshman year.

    Benjamin Franklin, inventor, scientist, author, entrepreneur. Primarily home-schooled.

    Billy Joe (Red) McCombs, billionaire, founder of Clear Channel media, real estate investor. Dropped out of law school to sell cars in 1950.

    Bob Proctor, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and co-founder of Life Success Publishing. Attended two months of high school.

    Bram Cohen, BitTorrent developer. Attended State University of New York at Buffalo for a year.

    Carl Lindner, billionaire investor, founder of United Dairy Farmers. Dropped out of high school at the age of 14.

    Charles Culpeper, owner and CEO of Coca Cola. Dropped out of high school.

    The list goes on..

    November 27, 2011 @ 3:08 am | Reply
    • Thanks for this comment Gregg.

      November 27, 2011 @ 11:14 am | Reply
    • You realize that you wrote on the subject than the folks doing the complaining, right? :)

      November 27, 2011 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      The fact remains that it’s illegal to enter into a binding contract with a 17 year old. Listing people who were able to make their businesses succeed is all fine and well, but if something particularly bad happens here, there’d be limited legal recourse due to the owner’s age, I’d imagine.

      How many of those dropouts were actually successful at 17, anyway? All you’ve given is a list of people who weren’t successful when they were young, and then went on to be. Given how many people there are in the world, and how many there have been in total, it’s not a surprise you can conjure up a list of a couple of dozen who did alright for themselves, eventually.

      I don’t think anyone was criticizing the owner in particular by pointing out his age, just letting people be aware of the facts. Owner is under 18, so it’s a legally tricky position to do business with him.

      November 27, 2011 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
    • Sigh. Every time age is brought up to my post is because of legal binding. If it is not a legal entity then who are we doing business with here?

      And what’s the point of bringing out a list of successful high school drop-outs? Shall I also list out all the unsuccessful ones as well for comparison? WordPress might chock from loading that lengthy list though…

      December 1, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  9. Ginger.:

    Reselling thrustvps?

    Tut.

    November 27, 2011 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • You’re kidding me right? Troll.

      Look at the initial post, it clearly states Redstation, to my knowledge Thrust does not have a server in the UK or in redstation.

      Thanks,
      Chris.

      November 27, 2011 @ 9:57 am | Reply
      • Gary:

        Your knowledge sucks then, you might want to look into who actually owns thrust, then revise the UK part. You’re right in saying they don’t host at Redstation though.

        November 27, 2011 @ 2:19 pm | Reply
        • He accused me of using Thrust to resell, when he clearly has not read half the comments on this page.

          November 27, 2011 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
        • Christopher, that’s kind of a negative attitude. “Troll” “Accused” That could have been dealt with a lot better on your part.

          Pretty sad to see you come down to the level of YardVPS and some of the other poor providers that have been listed here in the past.

          November 27, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
        • @Garry

          Do you ever have anything nice or be it unarrogant to grace us with. Every comment of yours i see is depressing and usually you just going out of your way to put people down.

          November 27, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          He said he believed Thrust did not host in the UK. Considering they’re owned by a UK company – in fact the same company that owns the Datacentre, Rapidswitch – it shows quite a lack of knowledge of the hosting business and their competitors, imo, if they genuinely didn’t know about it.

          And if every comment is depressing, it’s only because the hosting business is full of halfwits who shouldn’t be in the business. That is depressing, I agree.

          You’ve still got a stick up your ass over me taking you to task for your half-baked convoluted stories, I see.

          November 27, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
        • I actually don’t i just feel some of your posts come off as just been plain rude, at least to me.

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
        • Gary, irrelevant, all I know is that i’m not reselling from thrust, which was your main pointer right there. If you’ve come here to slate me, then kindly leave. You don’t know me, my company or anything else relating to myself, i don’t to extensive research to every competitor, there’s thousands, it’s not worth knowing everything about everybody. New companies pop up and go down every day.

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:45 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Blunt and to the point, perhaps. Rude? Matter of opinion.

          But yeah, the guy asking if he’s reselling Thrust was miles off, since Thrust don’t host at Redstation.

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
        • If you’ve come here to slate me, then kindly leave.

          Christopher, you may want to check what site you’re posting on. I don’t think you’re in a position to boss folks around.

          I was thinking positively about this provider. Guess I made a mistake. Especially since my question about the docs for using their mail relay has gone unanswered.

          November 27, 2011 @ 11:55 pm | Reply
        • Apologies, there is documentation available if you so require it.

          I just skim through these, I must of overlooked your own.

          November 28, 2011 @ 12:53 am | Reply
        • Thrust is owned by IOMart, who also operate the HIGHLY popular RapidSwitch datacenter at Maidenhead.

          RedStations DC is privately owned DC in Hampshire,

          November 28, 2011 @ 7:17 pm | Reply
  10. daimonb:

    wouldnt bother it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 in the uk to enter into a legally binding contract in this situation the contract being you pay he provides. Good on him for wanting to do something with his life at 17 but honestly go and have a social life first you wont get one doing hosting or vps’s am sure many providers can back me up with that.

    November 27, 2011 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the comment, however I would like to inform you and others who have similar feelings that I have both an active social, work & educational life. I fit time in for everything, meteorVPS is wired to my phone all the time, I get e-mails upon support tickets and I respond whenever I get signal in my damn town.

      November 27, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
      • daimonb:

        so you want to put peoples mind at ease by saying you can answer tickets when you get a signal. Look buddy good luck to you and please dont misunderstand me i do not wish to criticise only to wish you luck.

        November 27, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
        • Agreed, not purposely disputing that fact, however the legally bound contract thing, you’re correct, however, trust goes along way and it’s easilly manipulated. I hope that the users of LEB actually understand i’m not some 2-bit scammer and enjoy the service.

          November 27, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        You run a hosting company and you don’t have a reliable internet connection? That’s shocking. Are you serious?

        November 27, 2011 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
        • I do think you mis-interpreted what I was aiming at, as mentioned, when I have signal, by that I mean my phone, which the town I live in has a very bad tendancy to cut out mobile networks, there are plenty of wi-fi hotspots I have access to within town & at college so that’s no problem.

          I also operate on fibre optic while at home.

          Regards,
          chris.

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
        • Gary:

          Ah, that’s ok. I had visions of you running the hosting business out of a caravan or something. DaleFarmVPS. :D

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
        • Haha! I wish… Wonder if that domain is available…

          :]

          November 27, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  11. Christopher I would just chill out. I’ve been listed here and the past and you get the same type of comments. I would just have one goal in mind, to prove them wrong. Until then ignore anyone that tries and bring you down with the usual..

    “Reseller?”
    “Under Age?”
    “Hi I’m a competitor on a proxy!!”

    Etc. Good luck with your venture. =)

    November 27, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
    • @Gregg i concur that. I think some people here are quick to judge on nitty things. Nevertheless it is just some, i know alot more that have sensible attitude and approach when commenting or reviewing your service.

      Let time prove these people wrong. While there was a long list of deadpool here, i know there are quite a handful who actually runs their business with great sense of pride, dignity, passion and belonging of their brand names.

      cheers

      November 28, 2011 @ 2:00 am | Reply
  12. DG:
    November 28, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
  13. daimonb:

    were not arguring that he cant be a company director only that he cannot enter into a legally binding contract. Maybe its time you read the previous posts before posting.

    November 28, 2011 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
    • MD:

      Yes, you could have a legal contract with a company (which is a legal entity in its own right), even if its (sole) director were under 18. Otherwise, the 2006 change in the law to allow under-18 directors would have been a little pointless.

      However, it seems that MeteorVPS is *not* an incorporated legal entity; rather, it seems to be the trading name of a self-employed minor and “Sole Propertier” [sic] in which there is no distinction between the company and
      the proprietor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sole_proprietorship). So the contract would not be with a separate “MeteorVPS” entity but rather would be with Chris personally, and thus null and void.

      November 29, 2011 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
  14. blacky:

    Any test IP?

    November 28, 2011 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  15. Would just like to say the deal ends around the 10th of December.

    November 30, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
  16. Matthew:

    The age doesn’t matter much if you know what you’re doing…

    After reading that “their whole website is hosted with HostGator” I will definitely stay away… lol

    November 30, 2011 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
    • I don’t see any problem with using another host to host the site, it’s more of, if something happens in redstation and it goes down, i’m screwed for getting in touch with people, i’d rather have a larger site take care of that, incase something does go tits up and I do need to get in touch with everybody.

      December 1, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
      • Matthew:

        Yes I understand. But Hostgator? They oversell by miles which shows you may be doing the same… :|

        December 3, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply
        • That doesn’t show j oversell at all, the speeds and performance from host gator have been fine up to now, regardless of how much they oversell. Go look at hostbig they oversell.

          December 3, 2011 @ 10:06 am | Reply
  17. Billy Allen:

    I signed up for this yesterday and the server is still pending. Now i cant connect to the website at all.
    I’m mad

    November 30, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
    • Billy Allen:

      It works great exactly as advertised! I just had to wait a day.

      December 1, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  18. Matthew:

    Why is the price in USD for a UK host? VAT on top of that? VAT in the future?

    December 3, 2011 @ 2:18 am | Reply
    • Were not VAT regd, our income is far below the 60k gbp.
      Dollars are preferred in the world if hosting when your main market was the us, we just stuck with it to have one major currency, gbp would of worked much better in hind site.

      December 3, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  19. I started my first company when I was 16, and I turned out more than all right. I’m fully in support of anyone who can run a good service for the community. Age really doesn’t matter when it comes to being a competent sysadmin.

    December 3, 2011 @ 9:35 am | Reply
  20. You really need an accountant :(

    December 3, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
  21. I took a VPS LEB with him…had some startup problems with the right distro, but everything is solved and it is running smooth enough for what i want. For now thumbs up.

    Hope that he is nog running like UptimeVPS :)

    December 8, 2011 @ 10:45 am | Reply
  22. I bought a server from them 2 days ago. The server runs very smoothly and has a webserver (PHP+MySQL) and Minecraft server running with no lag at all.

    December 11, 2011 @ 8:38 am | Reply
  23. Jamie:

    Link is telling me that this is now out of stock – shame

    December 16, 2011 @ 11:32 am | Reply
  24. Mike:

    Still good or no?

    January 3, 2012 @ 4:02 am | Reply

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