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miniVPS – £10/Year 128MB OpenVZ VPS in France


Simon @ miniVPS, registered in Scotland in the middle of 2011  is the unmanaged VPS part of Xavvo Ltd mentioned that they have recycled some cancellations on the £10 ($16.15) /year plan and can now offer some limited stock.

The offer is also posted on WHT, so except it to clear out fast. This time it’s a little less bandwidth then previous offers but still plenty to come around.

As a bonus to this offer, Simon is also offering 25% discount on their UK plans in Manchester. The package shown here (which was out of stock when writing this) is the largest plan that fits within this sites posting rules but you will still get the discount on larger plans.

France Yearly128MB OpenVZ Linux VPS
256MB VSWAP/Burst
15GB Disk Space
300GB Bandwidth
1 IPv4
Location: France (OVH)
Order Link
20 GB Disk Space
200 GB Bandwidth
1 IPv4
Price £3.00 ($4.85) /month BEFORE 25% discount
Order Link

Test IP/Files:
France IP –
100MB file – http://www.minivps.co.uk/100.dat
10MB file – http://www.minivps.co.uk/10.dat

Currently there are no speedtest files in the UK. Perhaps someone would be kind enough and post some results?


They offer a 99.9% Uptime guarantee and 7-Day Money Back guarantee.



  1. camarg:
    They offer a 99.9% Uptime guarantee 

    I have a couple of vps from a previous offer. I get multiple downtimes every month.
    I got some mails recently saying they were going to change some hardware on the host, hope that will fix it.

    May 15, 2012 @ 11:31 am | Reply
    • Hi

      Can you provide me your IP number, I can check the status of the node and look into it for you.

      Kind regards


      May 15, 2012 @ 11:36 am | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I also experienced regular short downtimes at o4.fr node last few months. This wasn’t issue end of 2011 when I got it.

        May 15, 2012 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
        • We have had to replace the board and the ram in the last week, that node is running stable now and we don’t expect any further issues from it :)

          Kind regards


          May 15, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
  2. Hi Camarg, did you submit any tickets? If so, can you give me a ticket number?

    It’s most likely from our o4 node that suffered a number of hardware problems that have now been resolved.

    May 15, 2012 @ 11:36 am | Reply
    • camarg:

      yeah I am @ o4

      I must comment that downtime aside, I’m happy with miniVPS

      May 15, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  3. Sounds like not so reliable?

    May 15, 2012 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. Spirit:

    Can we expect to use minivps IPv6 at World IPv6 Day? :) (http://www.worldipv6launch.org/)
    If I remember correct Martin said that IPv6 will be available in “first Q of 2012”.

    May 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
    • We are slowly rolling out IPV6, our SSD nodes are already IPv6 ready and customers on those nodes can apply for IPv6 IP’s, we hope to have rolled out IPV6 on all our FR nodes by world IPv6 Day.

      May 15, 2012 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  5. Freek:

    I have had a VPS at miniVPS for a couple of months now, also the 10 bucks a year deal, and I’m very satisfied. Uptime is good and support is responsive too. I am on node o7.fr.minivps.co.uk
    However, the post mentions people get 256MB of RAM. I only got 128MB of RAM. Is this an error?

    May 15, 2012 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      That was te old deal:
      You’re getting proper ram. That was the old deal.

      • 15GB Disk Space
      • 128MB Ram/256MB Burst
      • 500GB Bandwidth
      • 1 IPV4 Address
      • Full Root Access
      • L0.83/month! (L10/annually)

      But some nodes are with 256 MB burst (o4.fr) and some like yours (o7.fr) with 128 MB VSwap.

      May 15, 2012 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:



        free -m
        total used free shared buffers cached
        Mem: 256 60 195 0 0 0
        -/+ buffers/cache: 60 195
        Swap: 0 0 0

        CPU model : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4174 HE
        Number of cores : 1
        CPU frequency : 2068.815 MHz
        Total amount of ram : 256 MB
        Total amount of swap : 0 MB
        System uptime : 2 days, 23:19,
        Download speed : (35.2MB/s)
        I/O speed : 70.0MB/s


        free -m
        total used free shared buffers cached
        Mem: 128 32 95 0 0 19
        -/+ buffers/cache: 13 114
        Swap: 128 9 118

        CPU model : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4174 HE
        Number of cores : 1
        CPU frequency : 2183.112 MHz
        Total amount of ram : 128 MB
        Total amount of swap : 128 MB
        System uptime : 29 days, 2:42,
        Download speed : (12.1MB/s)
        I/O speed : 65.6MB/s

        + decent support response time so I really have no complains against service they offer for so little $.

        May 15, 2012 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  6. huluwa:

    Got a £10 plan (Node o7.fr) from them, 100% uptime so far.
    root@miniuk:~# 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, 15.6189 s, 68.7 MB/s

    root@miniuk:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 16
    model : 8
    model name : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4174 HE
    stepping : 1
    cpu MHz : 2300.528

    May 15, 2012 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
  7. jcaleb:

    vswap is better to order right if i want more predictable ram usage?

    May 16, 2012 @ 2:41 am | Reply
  8. i just order the 128mb vps
    and got VERY BAD I/O speed

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 121.986 seconds, 275 kB/s

    May 16, 2012 @ 7:51 am | Reply
    • Hello ‘Andy’

      Not sure why you’re using that name here but anyway. You submitted a ticket about this to the helpdesk and Simon replied to you quite quickly.

      As explained, the ‘standard’ ‘test’ that everyone does isn’t very accurate and doesn’t mean much, however, Simon replied with results from the correct ‘test’ people run:

      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
      8192+0 records in
      8192+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 6.59637 s, 81.4 MB/s

      Granted, this isn’t exactly lightning fast however you’re on one of our £10/year VPS specials. I’m afraid, if you’re looking for a lot better resources then you need to increase your budget and/or look elsewhere. Our high end VPS’s offer better resources but not at the same price.

      One does have to wonder why we should run these specials for customers. We don’t make any money from them and all they do is cause us grief from the select few customers who expect champaign and truffles.

      May 16, 2012 @ 12:20 pm | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I am getting tests between 60 – 80 MB/s (as posted above) and I would take as acceptable even some 20 MB/s less, so this really isn’t issue. Apart from some o4.fr downtime lately which is properly addressed and hopefully fixed now I really don’t see anything bad in vps performance. Imho. this is the best OVH vps offer in terms of price vs quality in LEB market at the moment.

        May 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
      • HR:

        I’ve got the 256mb version since december last year. Performance is good, uptime is good and response to support tickets is fast and friendly. Have been some small problems with the node, but always fixed quickly and communicated immediately on twitter/facebook. Really like that open and honest communication :-).

        Node 06.fr:

        CPU model : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4174 HE
        Number of cores : 1
        CPU frequency : 2300.025 MHz
        Total amount of ram : 256 MB
        Total amount of swap : 256 MB
        System uptime : 29 days, 11:38,
        Download speed (100mb, cachefly): 13.1MB/s
        I/O speed (write 1gb file): 60.1MB/s

        ioping -c 10 .
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=1 time=16.7 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=2 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=3 time=23.3 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=4 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=5 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=6 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=7 time=25.0 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=8 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=9 time=0.2 ms
        4096 bytes from . (simfs /vz/private/419): request=10 time=0.3 ms

        May 19, 2012 @ 10:40 am | Reply
        • Hey! Glad to see you’re happy with the service. It makes our work all the more pleasurable! :)

          May 20, 2012 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  9. Trawnik:

    Out of stock :/

    May 16, 2012 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
    • Just added a few more – we recycled a few more accounts within the past 10 minutes.

      May 16, 2012 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  10. Steve:

    Hi Simon / All,

    How can I get hold of the £10 / year deal please? Couldn’t spot it on the website, has the offer closed?



    May 16, 2012 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Oops, there’s a problem…
      Out of Stock

      May 16, 2012 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
    • Just gotta keep checking – they get added again in dribs and drabs depending on cancellations and terminated accounts. We just happened to build up a stock of unused, allocated accounts this time round ;) it happens every few months.

      May 17, 2012 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  11. Out of Stock! Do you have any other discount plans?

    May 23, 2012 @ 9:24 am | Reply
    • I’m sure there will be some recycled over night – check back in the morning :)

      May 23, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
  12. Miguel:

    Hi Martin,
    Can you let us know when there will be more discounted plans? Your 10 pound/year plan is great for starting :)

    Thank you

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Hey Miguel. I can only suggest you keep an eye on the site for when some come up. We’re not due to release further ‘batches’ of these plans for a while yet however, these plans do crop up from time to time when terminations and cancellations are processed. Hint: Check tomorrow morning, first thing :)

      June 1, 2012 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
      • Miguel:

        Wasn’t fast enough…

        Hopefully I’ll have a chance to check your services soon, thank you for the hint anyway :)

        June 2, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply
  13. Check now – there’s a few left from this run ;)

    August 3, 2012 @ 10:17 am | Reply
  14. Spirit:

    I am still missing IPv6 here (with those french plans). It was announced long, long tim ago…

    August 3, 2012 @ 11:18 am | Reply
    • As mentioned on the other post, IPV6 is now available :)

      August 17, 2012 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
  15. Raj:

    I missed this offer.. :(

    August 10, 2012 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  16. Hi:

    Are there any VPS in France pending recycling?

    August 29, 2012 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Hello

      There is nothing due to be released soon, best place to keep an eye on for information regarding this is our facebook page.

      August 29, 2012 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
      • Steve Harman:

        Hi Simon,

        Will you be tweeting about deals & the US beta? As an existing happy customer I stalk, sorry, follow you but don’t do FaceBook.



        August 29, 2012 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
        • Hello

          Yes all our facebook posts are piped to our twitter account, so you can stalk us there for the latest information :)

          August 30, 2012 @ 7:20 am | Reply

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