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North East Computer Systems - £2.50 Monthly 256MB KVM in Maidenhead, UK

NECSRamon, from North East Computer Systems, has sent in a couple of exclusive offers for LowEndBox readers. Both plans are located at the RapidSwitch datacenter in Maidenhead, UK.


  • 256MB RAM
  • 15GB Disk Space (RAID10)
  • 4 Shared CPU Cores
  • 750GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbit
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Addresses
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • £2.50/Month ($3.80)
  • Coupon: 256250
  • Order Link

  • 512MB RAM
  • 25GB Disk Space (RAID10)
  • 4 Shared CPU Cores
  • 900GB Bandwidth @ 1Gbit
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 5 IPv6 Addresses
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • £4.60/Month ($7.00)
  • Coupon: 512460
  • Order Link

NECS are a registered limited company in the UK (5504556) who have been around since 2005; when they started providing local IT solutions to companies in the North East of England, hence the name. They expanded into the VPS business in 2012. Since then we have featured them three times before. Auto install KVM Templates and self install ISO’s are available with their KVM packages. Reviews on previous threads all seem to be positive. If you do signup, please share your experience with us below.

NECS accept payments via PayPal or Google Checkout. They offer a 7 day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime SLA. As they’re VAT registered (927 2078 19), non-VAT registered European Union citizens will have to pay an additional 20% in VAT. Additional IPv4 addresses are charged at £3.75GBP Quarterly. A range of other addons can be added at the ordering stage. For more information, do take a look at their Terms & Conditions.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the RapidSwitch datacenter in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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  1. Hi,

    Just a quick update from Solus, If you create an order, please make sure that when you add the hostname that you have .com or similar at the end.


    June 19, 2013 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
  2. Do yourll Torrent client allowed ?

    June 19, 2013 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      Torrents are prohibited on their Terms and Conditions.

      June 19, 2013 @ 7:56 pm | Reply
      • ad:

        thank you

        no torrent yourll know what it means

        June 20, 2013 @ 12:57 pm | Reply
  3. Tom:

    Whats your ipv6 range? Native?

    June 20, 2013 @ 3:40 am | Reply
  4. Pretty much my only LEB that I use daily is with NECS, it has always been solid and the latency is even better since migrating to Rapid Switch.

    June 20, 2013 @ 10:39 am | Reply
  5. Andy:

    Can it support custom ISO upload?

    June 21, 2013 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
  6. Hello Tom,

    Yes the servers come with native IPv6, the range is 2001:1b40:56:09::

    June 21, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  7. Hello Andy,

    Yes we can upload a custom ISO for you.


    June 21, 2013 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Andy:

      I will place an order then.

      June 22, 2013 @ 12:14 am | Reply
  8. Jacob:

    I´m very interested in ordering but is it possible to get a 12 month billing cycle?

    June 24, 2013 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
  9. Adam:

    If this interests anyone:

    CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 3300.024 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 243 MB
    Total amount of swap : 1023 MB
    System uptime : 1:02,
    Download speed : (19.0MB/s)
    I/O speed : 63.1MB/s

    June 25, 2013 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
  10. Hi Jacob.

    We do offer monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually billing



    July 1, 2013 @ 8:52 am | Reply
  11. Ramon:

    After reading your TOS, it’s fully protect the provider, not even a thought for customer. No backup event of any hardware failure… what is the point of raid 10? too much to mention here. I feel like your TOS is a joke only to protect the “provider”.

    July 1, 2013 @ 9:14 am | Reply
  12. Raid is not a backup technology, we also provide free backup space for anyone that wants it free of charge, this part of the terms is fairly common across the industry, it is a self managed service and it is your data and thus you are responsible for your own data and data backups as well. The point of raid 10 is to allow some fault tolerance as they are mechanical drives while providing enough IOPS for the host node to cope with the servers running on it.

    If this is an issue for you then you might want to consider someone like known host who offer a fully managed service including your backups if you want them, this is a free market and I could pick almost any provider on the first 3 pages on the LEB blog and find the same terms.

    Again the terms are not intended as a joke, I hope this addresses the points you have made, you are obviously free to choose another host, this is an open market.

    July 1, 2013 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Ramon:

      After doing your suggestion, reading few provider on front page on the LEB blog, their TOS, for me are reasonable for me. I still feel like your TOS is over protective for “provider” and is a joke.

      July 3, 2013 @ 2:14 am | Reply
      • Hello,

        In response to your comment,
        necs are happy to work closely with our customers to provide the level of support and service they are happy with, in order to address your concerns and to be taked as a genuine suggestion please provide your name and email address and the specific area of our terms that you wish to discuss and we will certainly look at your comments.

        many thanks

        July 4, 2013 @ 7:11 am | Reply
  13. Adam:

    Seem to be having issues with openvpn server access on this provider. Once connected no web pages load, nothing. All my other VPN’s work perfectly. I did contact support they don’t offer support for third party software which is understandable.

    July 2, 2013 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
    • florin:

      usually this happens when ip_forwarding is not enabled

      maybe try:

      cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

      and if it’s zero, do this:

      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

      July 2, 2013 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  14. Reece Couchman:

    Been with NECS for ~6 months or so now, have a Windows VPS with them and a Linux VPS, great support – on each occasion they have responded the same day with a resolution.

    Zero downtime, and even during their migration to a different DC they gave me 4 weeks of parallel running to get both my VPS’s moved over manually and test etc etc.

    Definitely recommend these guys if you want a solid VPS that’s UK hosted and reliable 24/7.


    July 5, 2013 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
    • Reece Couchman:

      Looking back on my invoices its 12 months I’ve used NECS for not 6 …. Time flies when you don’t have to worry about uptime/reliability!

      July 5, 2013 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
  15. Been up and running for a week with NECS with this deal and I am very please, using this to host a small but script heavy site. The VPS has performed effortlessly with APACHE installed and I am very please.

    In addition in was provisioned in minutes.


    July 12, 2013 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
  16. necs:

    Hi all, the VPS market of NECS has been splitted off completely and it’s now be known as Servers NV Ltd. INFO

    You can see our current offers below:



    October 10, 2014 @ 9:19 am | Reply

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