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OpticServers - Unmetered transfer OpenVZ VPS in Surrey, UK starting at £2/month

opticservers com 2015-02-20 09-37-04Joe, from OpticServers, has written us to share these offers with us. These are located in Surrey, United Kingdom and include Arbor DDoS protection for up to 40Gbps.

Plan 1

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 10GB SSD space
  • Unmetered transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: Opening2014
  • £1.70/month ($2.31)
  • Order here
Plan 2

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 10GB SSD space
  • Unmetered transfer
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: Opening2014
  • £3.40/month ($4.61)
  • Order here

Please note that there are always limits beyond those displayed in case of unmetered transfer.

OpticServers is a registered company in the United Kingdom and have been since September 2014. According to Joe they operate their own data center in London, but Surrey is close to Gatwick Airport which is a bit outside of London. Still, the latency to London should be really low. DDoS protection is shared amongst all users, meaning that the 40Gbps attack capacity is not available exclusively to just one VPS. With the unmetered traffic, I have to say this is quite a unique offer, especially at this price point. If you do give them a shot, please let us know how it goes!

PayPal is currently the only accepted payment method. The server is customizable during ordering, though it could take it over the $7-pricing limited. Before you order, please read their Terms of Service!

Network information

Own DC – Surrey, United Kingdom
Test IPv4:
Test file: https://opticservers.com/100mb.opticservers



  1. DanielM:
    February 21, 2015 @ 3:56 am | Reply
    • 5,8MB/s I/O, what?

      February 21, 2015 @ 10:13 am | Reply
      • DanielM:

        it does not feel that slow. but they said it was a raid problem

        February 21, 2015 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
        • Alex:

          How long ago? I still get around 12MB/s now.

          February 22, 2015 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
          • There is currently an issue with our RAID Card the Battery is dead on that particular host node, a new battery has been purchased and everyone on that host node will be compensated up to 7 days once the Battery has been replaced.

            February 23, 2015 @ 6:54 am | Reply
          • DanielM:

            2 months maybe. i only use it for VPN anyway

            February 23, 2015 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  2. Lucas:

    Probably the best offer for UK but if offer KVM instead OVZ will be much better

    February 21, 2015 @ 6:52 am | Reply
  3. David:

    Offer and @DanielM’s benchmark looks awesome. Finally something unmetered in UK. @Lucas, yes – I would love to see KVM offer next to OVZ.

    February 21, 2015 @ 8:17 am | Reply
  4. if the demand is there for KVM we will defiantly work on deploying a host node for KVM Virtualization, thanks for the kind words. we will start to sell dedicated servers in the next couple of day’s also! please feel free to contact us with any custom request’s or enquires we are open to any idea’s.

    February 21, 2015 @ 9:45 am | Reply
  5. Christian:

    Where is that DC now? Joe, can you please clarify? Because that test ip brings up so many cities on http://www.iplocation.net/ and another one on maxmind.com, but never I see London.

    February 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am | Reply
    • Mohamed:

      From another forum, it seems their operating their own DC and using Virgin Media for transit.

      February 21, 2015 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
  6. We are based just on the out skirt’s of London. Our Datacenter Address: 48 Ormside Way, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LW

    February 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  7. Is the Arbor mitigation permanent?

    February 21, 2015 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
    • It is on our upstream provider’s edge and it normally detect’s and filter’s the attack with in 15 – 30 Seconds.

      February 21, 2015 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  8. Jamie S:

    I can verify it is in Surrey. Their IPs don’t show up as any specific location due to Virgin Media not being so good at editing the geolocation on business IPs. :P

    February 21, 2015 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
  9. Tom:

    So if I host legal downloads, at what point are you going to cut me off? After all, “unmetered” should be unmetered, right? Or does that conveniently fall into the “Network Stressing” category in your TOS?

    February 21, 2015 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
    • We have no limitation on the bandwidth inbound and outbound however if the 100Mbps uplink on your VPS is being abused you would be notified about it and have 48 hours to resolve the issue as we clearly can not provide a full 100Mbps uplink 24/7 to 1 VPS, and the “Network Stressing” is more if you were trying to send outbound malicious traffic from our network (DrDDoS)

      February 22, 2015 @ 7:20 am | Reply
  10. Joe:

    Out of stock :( Any idea when there’s more?

    March 1, 2015 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  11. David:

    Do you accept Bitcoin as payment? Thanks.

    March 1, 2015 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
  12. Daibhi:

    Is anyone else having random network outages or is it just me….

    March 4, 2015 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
    • Herm:

      Had a lot of outages and extended periods of extremely slow network speeds, I was down to less than 300Kb/s several times.

      Decided that its not really stable enough even though I was only intending it to run dns services as at times, it has been too slow to even allow dns zone transfers.

      Also, they say they are £3.40/month but apparently that’s a 1st month promotion and the price goes up after that.

      March 15, 2015 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
      • Daibhi:

        Yeah Its pretty slow… for even basic stuff :/

        March 19, 2015 @ 12:47 am | Reply
  13. Daibhi:
    March 20, 2015 @ 2:05 am | Reply
    • DanielM:

      Same here.

      pings are higher aswell (20ms more)

      March 20, 2015 @ 2:27 am | Reply
      • Daibhi:

        I don’t know its like its uh how do I say hosted on a residential broadband connection instead of a backbone connection o-o”

        March 20, 2015 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
        • Herm:

          That thought had crossed my mind more than once, whatever the truth, the speed is dismal. I downloaded my backup last night, 700Mb of data, max speed I got was around 256Kb/s.

          March 21, 2015 @ 12:17 am | Reply
        • DanielM:

          it appears to be some kind of leased line fibre optic (maybe big red internet from virgin media?)

          March 21, 2015 @ 12:52 am | Reply
    • DanielM:
      March 21, 2015 @ 12:59 am | Reply
      • Daibhi:


        Still maxing out at about 1.47MB/s to another server in the uk.

        March 21, 2015 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
        • DanielM:

          that server i used is in the actual network (virgin media) itself

          so should be a lot faster

          March 21, 2015 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
          • Daibhi:

            I don’t know then but its slow…. rather shameful but heh….

            March 21, 2015 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
          • DanielM:

            what is more worrying is no reply to ticket either as yet (maybe they don’t work weekends?)

            March 21, 2015 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
        • Herm:

          I was hoping this would be a good UK offering, not expecting the earth at these prices but a network speed that varies between slow and dial-up speed makes the whole thing useless even for basic things. Shame really, looked really good.

          March 25, 2015 @ 5:48 am | Reply
  14. Daibhi:

    o-O thats weird……

    March 21, 2015 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
    • Herm:

      I think that sums things up pretty well ;)

      March 25, 2015 @ 5:43 am | Reply
  15. Max:

    Is tun/tap enabled?

    March 24, 2015 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
  16. madalin:

    hy, vps is down. adress site not avaible

    March 26, 2015 @ 6:57 am | Reply
  17. DanielM:

    it would appear the WHOLE network is down again! (including there main website)

    March 26, 2015 @ 6:59 am | Reply

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