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miniVPS – £4.45/Month 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Manchester, UK

miniVPS Simon from Scotland based miniVPS emailed me that their new offer to LEB. So for £4.45/month (~USD$6.95 according to xe.com) using this sign up link, and you get

  • 1GB guaranteed/1GB vSwap memory
  • 20GB RAID10 protected storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer @ 100mbit
  • 2 vCPU cores
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4
  • 10 x IPv6
  • Location: Manchester, UK

They accept payments via PayPal and Moneybookers Skrill. Servers in Manchester, UK with Turing House.

MiniVPS is part of Xavvo Ltd which is a registered company (Company House ID: SC402161). They have been regularly featured here and popular for their previous £10/year VPS.

Update: Simon confirms that they will be releasing limited stock (16 in total) of their popular £10/year VPS as listed previously later today. He further adds “We don’t make any money on these, but we feel it’s good to give back to a community, like LEB who have supported us.” so get this offer while it lasts. The details of France Yearly OpenVZ Linux VPS are the same

  • 128MB VSWAP/Burst
  • 15GB Disk Space
  • 300GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4
  • Location: France (OVH)

Price: £10/year – Direct signup link

Test IP (UK):

Test Files (UK):
http://www.minivps.co.uk/100MB.dat (100MB)
http://www.minivps.co.uk/1GB.dat (1GB)


Test IP (France):

Test Files (France): (10mb) (100mb)


  1. Taylor:

    Where did the comments go?

    August 1, 2012 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  2. Mike:


    August 1, 2012 @ 11:15 pm | Reply
  3. All out of stock but just 2 comments asking for comments :P funny

    August 2, 2012 @ 8:55 am | Reply
    • Hi Asim,

      The £10 a year specials went out of stock pretty quickly, hopefully everyone is enjoying them :)

      We do at random times release more (normally when existing £10 a year specials expire and are not renewed) best place to keep upto date on that is either on our web site or on http://www.facebook.com/minivps

      There are only 10 UK specials left as well at the time of this post.

      Kind regards

      August 2, 2012 @ 9:06 am | Reply
      • Simon, I would like to discuss a custom package … how do I get in touch with you?

        When I try to use the contact form on your site, it is requesting that I login; I don’t have a login as I am not yet a customer. There doesn’t appear to be a pre-sales contact form.


        August 6, 2012 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  4. Stephen Knox:

    I already have a VPS with miniVPS and pretty pleased. Just one question, with the 1GB RAM offer, would you be able to provide some more HDD space?

    August 2, 2012 @ 9:44 am | Reply
    • Hi Stephen,

      It’s something we could look in to for you – just drop in a ticket.

      August 4, 2012 @ 9:14 am | Reply
  5. medankia:

    Was mistaken order £10 plan. Thought the VPS is located in UK. My cancellation ticket was responded in minutes and refunded right away. Kudos to Simon.

    August 2, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  6. jucarlap:

    He comprado el paquete de 1Gb y hasta el momento todo va perfectamente
    Un notable alto.
    Si dentro de un mes todo funciona igual de rápido y fiable, se merecerán el sobresaliente

    (by google) :)

    I bought the 1Gb package and so far everything is going well
    A remarkably high.
    If within one month everything is working as fast and reliably, the outstanding merit

    August 2, 2012 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  7. roman:

    i need windows vps to run MT4 platform . i live in UK but don’t have a credit card any other form of payment are available ,cash in a bank for example or Ukash ??

    August 2, 2012 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Hi Roman. You can’t run Windows an on OpenVZ VPS.

      August 4, 2012 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  8. Ron:

    Why not also offer a 512MB VPS for half the price of the 1GB VPS? I would get it right away…

    August 3, 2012 @ 4:29 am | Reply
    • We took your suggestion on board and launched a 512MB special :)

      November 19, 2012 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  9. Price is great, I’m wondering about buying

    August 3, 2012 @ 11:29 am | Reply
  10. charlie:

    does this offer include cPanel?

    August 3, 2012 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
    • Hi Charlie,

      I’m afraid not – not at these prices! :)

      August 4, 2012 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  11. 2 days ago, we brought up a new node to replace an existing node, we are now able to offer more of the UK Specials and they have been added to stock, but they are bound to go fast if the last week is anything to go by.

    August 6, 2012 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
  12. take out 2GB offer greetings

    August 7, 2012 @ 2:16 am | Reply
  13. George:

    Had one of the special plans for a while and it ran mostly without issues. But make sure not to use any CPU at all or you get hit with a suspension without warning. They just shut it off and then make you wait a few hours between ticket responses.

    This is enough to get you suspended. Ridiculous.

    August 8, 2012 @ 9:31 am | Reply
    • Hello George. Perhaps a little context would help.

      We suspended your VPS because of CPU usage spikes. I personally informed you of this after you submitted a ticket. We informed you it was because of a single process. You were told this particular process has spiked on more than one occasion for and excessive period of time. Your original ticket was replied to within 2 minutes, after your reply to this, we replied in 13 minutes.

      By your own admission, you stated the CPU spikes could have happened just before the VPS was suspended – “It may have been at the time of suspension, but it doesn’t seem like the norm.”

      Our last reply was a little ‘late’, 7 hours to be precise, however you seemed to have resigned yourself to the fact the VPS was suspended because of late payment which again, as notified to you, wasn’t the case. We’ve had no further reply from you since our last reply (07/08/2012 07:28 ) so I’m not entirely sure why you’re here complaining? You haven’t indicated you want to resolve the problem or would like help in resolving the issue so your VPS has remained suspended. Feel free to get in touch and we’ll get it sorted.. but in the meantime, we’re not mind readers.


      August 8, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
      • Should also point out you’re referring to the VPS1 special and not the 1GB UK Special.

        August 8, 2012 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
  14. Down to 2 remaining stock on the UK 1GB specials, and the £10.00 a year deal is sold out as well.

    August 9, 2012 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  15. Dam your yearly ones are sold out !

    August 15, 2012 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
  16. johnlth93:

    openvpn hosting allowed?
    how much charges for extra bandwidth?

    August 19, 2012 @ 4:41 am | Reply
  17. 5 more UK specials have been added to stock.

    August 21, 2012 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
  18. they are hosting from (46-20-235-14.rdns.melbourne.co.uk)

    Announced By
    Origin AS Announcement Description
    AS39451 Melbourne Server Hosting Ltd

    August 30, 2012 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  19. That’s correct :)

    We’ve just added new stock, too!

    September 5, 2012 @ 8:59 am | Reply
  20. Bigy:

    Just wanted to order and again out of stock, aaaargh. Second time :(

    September 5, 2012 @ 11:41 am | Reply
  21. Try again – there was a little glitch! :)

    September 5, 2012 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Bigy:

      I already ordered, but didnt get any server information after payment :(

      September 5, 2012 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
      • Hello

        Did the server info reach you ? If not, open up a ticket and I’ll look into it for you.

        September 5, 2012 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
        • BigY:

          Everything is fine now :)

          September 5, 2012 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
  22. We are down to the last stock of the 1GB UK Specials, 5 are left, once they are gone, they are gone!! we can’t guarantee if / when they will be back.

    So if you have been thinking about it for the last few days, an entire new node stock value has almost gone in under 48 hours, time is running out for this offer, so act now and find out why miniVPS is so popular ;)

    September 6, 2012 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  23. Dean:

    Hi guys, not related to this offer specifically, but do you allow more than one website to be hosted on your VPS plans?

    October 3, 2012 @ 8:38 am | Reply
    • @Dean there is no limit to how many static, dynamic, parked website or no-websites-at-all you host on any VPS. The only real limit are the resources (disk, bandwidth, memory aka RAM)

      October 3, 2012 @ 10:51 am | Reply
    • As Asim has mentioned above, there are no limits to the sites you can host on the VPS. The only limitations are the resources you have ordered – that will govern how many (and of what type) of websites you can host :)

      October 11, 2012 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  24. Just a quick note – we’ve added another small batch of these to stock this morning!

    October 15, 2012 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  25. That’s another few added to stock. We’ll be releasing a larger block towards the end of the week along with another UK special plan. Keep your eyes peeled :)

    October 30, 2012 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  26. laurie:

    This doesn’t bode well :-\ I just signed up, all went swimmingly. But now, everything has just ground to a halt, the web-based control panel is painfully slow, and I have no chance of using ssh – it just doesn’t connect at all.
    I can ping my IP, but not a lot more. I have high hopes for this service and the customer service rep i spoke to was really helpful, so I hope this is just bad luck?

    November 17, 2012 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
    • laurie:

      Update: I think it must’ve just been a funny 30 minutes – everything is good now. Seems fast and responsive. Still one of the cheapest configurations I can find and I’m glad I’ve signed up.

      November 17, 2012 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
      • Hi Laurie. Did you submit a ticket about this?

        It doesn’t sound at all normal. If you were on uko2 that might explain it as we had an issue with this node on Saturday.

        November 19, 2012 @ 11:43 am | Reply
        • laurie:

          Hi Martin,
          Sorry I didn’t respond sooner, I didn’t get notification of your reply.
          no, sorry I didn’t submit a ticket, purely because I couldn’t access any of the logged in features. I did use the contact form, but I’m not sure whether it reached you or not?

          I’ll be honest, I’m not sure whether I am on uko2 or not – i will check when I get home from work if it helps?


          November 19, 2012 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
        • Hi Laurie,

          yeah, if you wouldn’t mind. I’d like to know what’s happened so we can either sort it out or explain correctly! :)

          If you could just drop a ticket in we’ll be able to identify your node straight away.

          November 19, 2012 @ 6:06 pm | Reply

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