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North East Computer Systems - £3.75/Month 256MB KVM VPS in the UK

NECS Ramon, from North East Computer Systems, has an exclusive KVM offer for LowEndBox readers.

UK KVM – Starter 1

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 256MB Ram
  • 15GB Raid 10 Diskspace
  • 1500GB @ 1gbit
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 x IPv4
  • 5 x IPv6
  • £3.75/Month – £10.50/Quarter
  • Monthly Promo Code: newleb256oct
  • Quarterly Promo Code: newleb256octQU
  • Order Link
  • Location: Gosport, Hampshire.

According to their Linkedin, NECS have been operating since 2005 but they’ve only recently moved into the VPS market. This is their second offer on LowEndBox, on their previous offer; necs commented that they have over 4000 clients. They’re a registered company in England (company no: 5504556) and are VAT registered (927 2078 19), thus customers within the European Union who are not VAT registered will have to pay 20% VAT. They operate out of the Redstation datacenter in Gosport, Hampshire. Windows is available for free and 15GB of free offsite backup space can also be provided, on request.

NECS accept payments via PayPal and offer a full 7 day refund policy. IRC is allowed but you can view their full Terms and Conditions, here. Interestingly, as well as emails & whmcs, customers can receive support via the telephone. An additional IP address is charged at £3.75 a quarter and DirectAdmin licences are sold for £4.99 a month. They will even install the operating system for you, for a one time fee of £9.99.

Network Information:

Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2a02:2658:1020:0:a456:d630:e4bb:615b
Test File 20MB: http://testfile.necs.co.uk/20MB.test
Test File 100MB: http://testfile.necs.co.uk/100MB.test


  1. misterT:

    In the first offer here they said:
    “we have a special promo offer running at the minute: 3MONTH which gives you the first 3 month for £10.50”

    Now is this one here “Quarterly Promo Code: newleb256octQU” recurring?

    Also, how could this guy Tim from the other offer abuse the ressources? I thought with KVM you have fixed ressources. I would expect to be allowed to use the full 4 cores you offer me 24/7 as this is what the specs say. Can I expect this from your service or not?

    Best regards

    October 29, 2012 @ 12:40 am | Reply
  2. @misterT

    Yes the offer is now recurring.

    Your expectations would be wrong I am afraid, in a dual quad core you have 16 logical cores so for obvious reasons it is not possible to give 4 dedicated cores, all VPS’s are shared resource environments when it comes to IO be that disk or CPU.

    Our terms to cover CPU use, the cores are given on an equal share basis, the previous abuse you are referring too from memory was a case of someone running 4 cores at 100% 24×7

    So in short you cannot expect to be able to use 4 cores 100% of the time no, you can expect 4 cores on an equal share basis though.

    October 29, 2012 @ 10:31 am | Reply
    • misterT:

      Thank you for the statement. I doesn’t make the offer any worse, because it’s good to know that your company gives honest answers and as you said in the other offer you are first trying to resolve the problem of using high ressources together with your customer.

      So, thanks a lot for your answer again.

      October 29, 2012 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  3. eastonch:

    Was actually about a mile away from the DC today… It’s great to see a local provider from my end of the world be posted here ^^.. Shame ping is worse than my france ovh :s

    October 29, 2012 @ 11:51 am | Reply
    • eastonch:



      I thought you were hosting in the Newcastle DC, it’s Hampshire? Wasnt there this morning. :P

      Average 181ms to your ipv4 from my TalkTalk.

      October 29, 2012 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
      • misterT:

        181ms? I get 43ms from eastern germany, what are you doing? Could you post your traceroute? I am really interested in the route from you to their ip.

        October 29, 2012 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  4. @eastonch we are actually only a mile or so away from wildcard/NE5 DC there is a chance new services will be stood up there one the new wildcard DC has been tested.

    October 29, 2012 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
  5. Signius:

    Would it be possible for you to do a Mikrotik RouterOS OS option on this offer ?

    October 30, 2012 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  6. Hi Signius,

    Happy to add the ISO so you can install it upon request.

    October 30, 2012 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  7. Zoe:

    All are out of stock…

    November 4, 2012 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
    • Hi Zoe,

      We are just adding a new range of IP,s and all offers will be available shortly, sorry for any inconvenience, if you require a vps please email support@necs.co.uk and we will contact you asap



      November 4, 2012 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
  8. Update:

    New IP range added, all products available now, thanks again Zoe, I think I may need to offer you a job with necs :-)

    November 4, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  9. My review on their KVM box, first 96MB review for 2013!


    In general, the disk I/O is pretty good for the KVM VPS and the network is not bad on continental Europe as well.

    January 2, 2013 @ 3:58 am | Reply
    • Signius:

      More a plug for your own review website, why not just write a meaningful review on the offer it applies to on the website it applies to ?

      January 2, 2013 @ 9:37 am | Reply
      • I am wondering why it would be considered as a meaningful review when I am reviewing the same offer, just bought it from WHT instead of LET :)

        January 19, 2013 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
    • Hello Jack,

      Many thanks again for your review, we are always keen to improve our services and feedback like this is appreciated.


      January 2, 2013 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

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