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PlusHosted – 3.15 GBP 128MB Xen VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 18, 2010 @ 1:48 am, by LowEndAdmin
Updated February 2011: IP is no longer resolving since 16 February. Going to dead pool this month.

PlusHosted Via this WHT offer. PlusHosted has released their VPS packages recently, and is now running a 25% off promotion. Get the recurring discount when you use the promo code November2010. Their “Level 1” package then comes down to 3.15 GBP/month (~USD$5). Sign up link with promo code.

  • 128MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • Xen
  • Free AlphaSSL certificate

Servers in Chicago. Have to admit that it is one of the least informative offer on WHT — no mention of virtualization technology at all. I said that it is “Xen” as an “educated guess”, as it only supports up to Ubuntu 9(.04) so possibly they are running Xen PV on CentOS 5 boxes. The price would be too expensive for an OpenVZ box anyway. No test IP but I am guessing SingleHop. Free SSL certificate can be attractive, but those are at $10/Year a pop so not big deal.

Domain has been around since April this year, owned by an UK guy who runs RouteNinetyFour.com (a design shop since 2009).

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12 Comments

  1. Does the banner remind anyone else of GoatCX?

    Francisco

    November 18, 2010 @ 2:42 am | Reply
  2. Brian:

    Looks like a pretty decent deal…!

    A little concerned though – shouldn’t it read Dedicated RAM instead of CPU on the “VPS-Packages” page?

    November 18, 2010 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  3. Joose:

    They give a test server IP in the KB: 184.154.35.173 (rDNS is server1.breezehost.net )

    November 18, 2010 @ 3:03 am | Reply
    • bugs:

      they reseller breezehost.net

      November 19, 2010 @ 3:38 am | Reply
      • Snape:

        Neat trick when Breezehost are offline. :)

        November 19, 2010 @ 5:12 am | Reply
  4. Free domain name as well. Granted those are just $10 a year or so like the ssl cert but you don’t see that that often on this level.

    November 19, 2010 @ 1:34 am | Reply
    • ikr.:

      Free domain comes with a free ssl cert @ namecheap

      November 19, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
      • ikr.:

        er, buying a domain*

        November 19, 2010 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
  5. innya:

    Note that Free SSL Cert is only for 1 year.

    If you just need cheap domain, register *.INFO which is 1.99/year or 3.99/year depend on the company. Godaddy offer 1.99/year for .INFO.

    November 19, 2010 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

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