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MiniVPS - £4.40 ($7) Month 2GB OpenVZ in Maidenhead, UK

Martin, from MiniVPS, informs us that they’ve recently had a lot of customers asking them to run a special 2GB plan, so they’ve came up with the following special plan.

UK Budget VPS

  • 2048MB RAM with vSwap
  • 25GB SAS Raid 10 storage
  • 2 vCPU Cores
  • 400GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 10 IPv6 Addresses
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Maidenhead, UK

Since September 2011, MiniVPS have been featured on LowEndBox quite a few times. We’ve been told that this offer has been running for a short time now, on both WebHostingTalk and LowEndTalk, and that it has been well received, so stock may be limited. These plans are provisioned on new nodes, running the E3 1230 v2 CPU, and that only have these particular VPS plans hosted on them. I’ve had a look over their previous offers, and the reviews they tend to receive seem to be good (as highlighted on this thread at WebHostingTalk). As always, we would love to hear your reviews!

MiniVPS accept payments via PayPal and Moneybookers (Skrill) They offer a 7 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. I’ve had a look at there legal documents and basically it says: “Don’t do anything stupid”. IRC is allowed as long as you ‘behave’. Gameservers are not allowed without prior permission. TOR is not permitted but other types of VPN (pptp, openvpn, etc) are allowed. For further information, have aread of their Acceptable Usage Policy and Terms of Service. Their servers for this offer are located in Maidenhead, UK at the Rapidswitch/Iomart facility.


  1. NStorm:

    Like I’ve already mentionned in their previous LEB offer (http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/minivps-6month-1gb-openvz-vps-in-maidenhead-manchester-france/) they are totally awesome!
    Uptime for my OpenVZ on their France node: 18:56:32 up 155 days
    And only one short network outage so far (~30 minutes) resulting in 99.99% uptime.
    If you are looking for a stable and reliable provider, I would stronly recommend them.

    March 8, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  2. cloromorpho:

    indeed, mine from OVH works great.

    March 8, 2013 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  3. Roph:

    I have two MiniVPS boxes for 2 different purposes, and both do them brilliantly. Fast servers and the network is great :)

    March 8, 2013 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
  4. LinuxMania:

    I have a vps with them. I have very satisfied with they service:fast, stable and cheap! I recommend it!

    March 8, 2013 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
  5. Thanks for all the positive comments guys :)

    March 8, 2013 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
  6. ClownJugglar:

    “They offer a 7 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.”

    This is one of the reasons right here is why I would use this company over ChicagoVPS for a 2GB VPS. That, plus all the positive reviews around the web and here.

    Anyone run a ‘friends’ only Minecraft server? I know that I need to send in a pre-sales ticket to ask it seems. Just curious if anyone else runs one on their box. Talking 4-8 players max, 512-1536M RAM allocation.

    And last, thanks for those who posted uptime… pretty impressive!

    March 8, 2013 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
    • ClownJugglar:

      Replying to myself. I did get an OK to run Minecraft! Just make sure you ask. They were super quick on the reply too. Thanks, going to get an order in when I get off work.

      March 8, 2013 @ 7:31 pm | Reply
      • NStorm:

        Yup, just contact them for any personal requests/offers/questions. They are extremely fast on ticked resposnes

        March 8, 2013 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
  7. Well, they sold out fast!

    I’ve added more stock though. Thanks to Jason for getting in touch!

    March 8, 2013 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
  8. W1V_Lee:

    I have 2 with them, one for DNS and another for various sites. Nothing but good to say in over a year using them.

    March 8, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
  9. Sounds interesting. The only reason that kept me back from ordering is the very low disk space on offer.

    March 9, 2013 @ 2:57 am | Reply
  10. John:

    Tried out lots of different providers from this site, and minivps are the ones I’ve been most impressed with. Great network (rapidswitch) and generally fast servers.

    04:56:20 up 113 days, 20:42, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    Since I first started monitoring a few months ago with pingdom, the only outage has been 2 minutes.

    March 9, 2013 @ 5:02 am | Reply
  11. Raghavendra:

    Don’t allow hosting legal adult?

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply
  12. Alex:

    Very happy with this and my other VPS with MiniVPS. Great service, thanks Martin

    March 9, 2013 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
  13. Emil Vals:

    Just got one server, it’s very fast. Thanks Martin. :)

    March 9, 2013 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
  14. Got two servers with these for testing and DNS, pretty solid so far, keep it up!

    March 10, 2013 @ 12:25 am | Reply
  15. Thanks for the positive comments guys – good to see everything’s working well for you :)

    March 10, 2013 @ 10:13 am | Reply
  16. Raghavendra:

    Dont know why.. but, these guys never replied me over here or thru their contact form!

    I wonder how their support really handles support queries.

    March 10, 2013 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
    • Hello. We’ve replied to all queries we’ve had via our contact form. I know this because I’ve done it personally :) 2 were returned to us as undelivered as the address provided wasn’t valid. Perhaps one of them was yours?

      March 10, 2013 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
  17. I use a 96mb MiniVPS VPS to host my Quassel IRC core and I am really impressed, performance is REALLY good, great uptime and support is some of the best I have experienced!

    March 10, 2013 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
  18. James:

    Out of interest, are you able to offer 3 or 4gb VPSs? If so, would you be happy for me to run a Minecraft server on one?
    Thanks :)

    March 11, 2013 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
    • Hi James,

      Yes, we can provision larger VPS’s and have done for a number of customers. I think our biggest is a 16GB VPS.
      Just drop a ticket in for a quote and we’ll see what we can do :)

      March 11, 2013 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
    • Great to hear, Cameron :)

      March 11, 2013 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  19. We’re temporarily putting a hold on new orders while we get more servers online – we’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this offer and sold out across a few servers within a matter of hours!

    Should be back in stock in the next 24 hours! :)

    March 11, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  20. Just a quick note for everyone – we’re provisioning these plans again.

    Get them while you can as the last lot went really quickly!

    March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Andy:

      Just wanted to say thanks. Just picked up one of these as my first VPS. Initial speeds look promising (but then I guess I’m one of the first ones on there). A quick dd of 5.2G to /tmp came back at 453MB/s. Not bad at all.

      March 12, 2013 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
  21. Bill:

    What operating systems can be installed? Thanks

    March 12, 2013 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
  22. Lew Atan:

    Location: Maidenhead, UK support ipv6 rdns ?

    March 13, 2013 @ 2:27 am | Reply
    • IPv6, yes. IPv4 rDNS, yes. IPv6 rDNS – not as yet but I believe it should be possible soon.. from what the DC have told me.

      March 13, 2013 @ 9:46 am | Reply
      • Wrong! ;) Check the myserver panel it was added on Monday :)

        March 13, 2013 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
        • Yep – I’m aware of that. Not really relevant to whether or not ‘we’ offer it. We are waiting for delegation so I’m afraid in this case its you that’s wrong, Jack :)

          March 13, 2013 @ 9:29 pm | Reply
        • Fair enough you are right Martin ;), Good Luck getting delegation I am having issues but it could be due to me :)

          March 13, 2013 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
        • Patrick Hayward:

          Just submit ticket requesting nameserver delegation with your NS included in ticket and ask for it to be forwarded to networking team.

          The support had no idea what I was talking about but when it was pushed to networking they did it for v4 & v6.

          March 13, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | Reply
  23. yeg:


    What is your cpu abuse policy, can I use both cores 100%

    March 13, 2013 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
    • The cpu’s are shared allocation with other users, if you need your own cores and to be able to use them with just your vps, then I would suggest finding a different provider who offers 100% usage.

      March 13, 2013 @ 7:08 pm | Reply
  24. We’ve just added a new block of stock for these plans after they sold out again. Have at it :)

    March 14, 2013 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  25. I’m wondering when will the VPS get restocked again ? :)

    March 17, 2013 @ 12:58 pm | Reply
  26. helio:

    what kernel version do you have?

    March 19, 2013 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
  27. Riddy:

    A great hosting provider, Support was great. I would recommend people to go their.

    March 27, 2013 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
  28. Shigawire:

    Had any DDoS lately?

    I’d love to have a VPS in the UK, but recently this does not seem to be a place to host critical stuff.

    April 1, 2013 @ 12:28 pm | Reply
  29. Bazooh:

    I have a BIG community and SA-MP Server, hosted my SA-MP Server on there server (20MB RAM) but they didn’t can handle it. So there whole server goes down, and rejected to refund me. with the 7-DAY money back!
    A simple DDoS can make there server and website down!

    May 5, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Bazooh:

      Now they are trying to get me away with things like, against the TOS to host a gameserver. A gameserver of 20MB ram. WHAT A JOKE!

      May 5, 2013 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
      • Bazooh:

        VPS got deleted without a refund in the first week! Yeh

        May 5, 2013 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

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