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North East Computer Systems - $6.75 256MB KVM VPS in UK


North East Computer Systems Limited was registered in the UK  July 2005, currently with 8 employees but are new in the VPS market.
NECS have, as an introduction offer reduced their starter plan as a low end box special.
They do allow IRC (no limitations mentioned in their AUP) but reserves the right to limit bandwidth throughput to 20 mbit if the VPS is streaming audio/video. The limit will be enforced if its causing impact on other clients.

The Starter 1 package comes with:
4 x vCPU cores
256 MB RAM
15GB Raid 10 HDD
1500 GB Monthly transfer @ 1gbit
1 x IP4
5 x IP6
Price: £4.30($6.75) / month. (+20% VAT if in the EU)

Direct Order link (use code: LEB2561205)
order link updated after email from Dean.

Test IP:
Servers are located in Red Station (Hampshire)


  1. Hi All, sorry the order link should be https://www.necs.co.uk/clients/cart.php?a=confproduct&i=1
    This is the Starter 1 package. thanks NECS

    June 17, 2012 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
  2. # 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, 2.53499 s, 424 MB/s
    4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       89161754.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                    12088.9 MWIPS (6.8 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                              15186.3 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        537201.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          144875.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1394707.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             7459270.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                1277328.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              46517.8 lps   (30.1 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  24274.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3239.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        5556069.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   89161754.2   7640.3
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12088.9   2198.0
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0      15186.3   3531.7
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     537201.5   1356.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     144875.3    875.4
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1394707.9   2404.7
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    7459270.5   5996.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1277328.4   3193.3
    Process Creation                                126.0      46517.8   3691.9
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      24274.5   5725.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3239.6   5399.4
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    5556069.5   3704.0
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3246.5

    Been using one for a few weeks now, results of some tests above that were posted on LET, happy to do any other tests if anyone wants them.

    June 17, 2012 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
  3. jcaleb:

    those are very good benchmarks right?

    June 18, 2012 @ 2:39 am | Reply
    • Mike:

      Probably because the nodes are empty however, if these benchmarks stay like this then it would be excellent but i doubt it.

      June 18, 2012 @ 4:11 am | Reply
  4. Jack:

    Looks very nice , I love the fact this is probably the only UK KVM provider in LEB market ?

    June 18, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
  5. Ken:

    What’s your policy on IP scanning? I plan to do it constantly at 100kB/s. That’s equivalent to approximately 250GB/month, far below the offered 1500GB/month.

    Don’t worry. I won’t be scanning government ranges or anything, just collecting emperical data. Completely legitimate.

    June 22, 2012 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  6. Hi, Sorry IP scanning is not something we would allow as this has the potential for complaints. Thanks

    June 25, 2012 @ 11:31 am | Reply
  7. eastonch:

    :o @Necs — I’m like, just around the corner from you! — Quite funny i’d find a provider around here….. (durham).

    Good luck with your sales.

    July 2, 2012 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  8. Tim:

    Horrible. Never buy from NECS.

    July 8, 2012 @ 1:11 am | Reply
  9. Hi Tim,

    Please accept our apologies if you have been dissatisfied with any of the services provided by NECS, as a Company we always strive to provide the highest quality of service and support to all our clients.

    I am sure when you signed up for 4 servers, one after the other you where quite satisfied with the packages and the help and assistance you received.

    It is important to remember that when you sign up for a VPS, you are in a shared environment and as per the terms and conditions you agreed to. You must not abuse the resources that are shared between all the clients on the node, which are not just for your servers to utilise at 100% continually.

    I would like to point out also that while it is the policy of NECS not to overprovision our servers, it is equally our responsibility to protect all the clients on the node; you included, guaranteeing that everyone has a fair allocation to the resources you have commented, “are so precious”.

    May I also remind you, that we asked you politely to address the abuse your servers were causing and gave you every opportunity to resolve this. We also did not cancel any of your services, but awaited your responsible action as a team player. It was your decision to cancel your servers and certainly not forced upon you.

    I would recommend that the nature of your usage would be better suited to using your own dedicated server and a good place to look might be Kinsufi.

    As a final note, NECS support over 4000 clients and have built the business on reputation and care for everyone we support. Our Company is not all about money as we have a genuine commitment to provide a quality service.

    Kind regards

    Company Owner

    July 8, 2012 @ 9:24 am | Reply
  10. Elie Zedeck:

    I was trying to purchase one, but when checking-out, the form displayed an Apache error (Moved Permanently). After that, I couldn’t even see my order, and thus I could not purchase.

    @NECS, It would be great if you could fix the page.

    July 19, 2012 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
  11. Hi Elie,

    Sorry we were updating the redirects on the website, this has been completed so you should be able to complete your order. Just to let you know that we have a special promo offer running at the minute: 3MONTH which gives you the first 3 month for £10.50.

    Kind regards


    July 19, 2012 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Elie Zedeck:

      No, it’s still persisting. I get exactly this page after clicking the Checkout button:

      Moved Permanently

      The document has moved here.

      Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

      Apache/2 Server at http://www.necs.co.uk Port 443

      July 23, 2012 @ 3:29 am | Reply
  12. Hi Elie,

    Sorry you are still having difficulty completing your order, I have tested the order process form various locations and it is working ok, additionally we have received multiple orders since your last post which completed without problem. May I suggest a couple of things:
    1. Try the order for a different PC, it may be that the page you are seeing is cached on your system.
    2. Contact us directly and we will process your order a manually.

    You can contact necs via email: support@necs.co.uk or phone +441912859999.

    Hope this helps


    July 23, 2012 @ 8:12 am | Reply

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