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PoundHost – £10.99 2GB 250GB AtomCore Dedicated Server in Reading, UK

David, from PoundHost, has sent in an exclusive offer which you won’t find anywhere else. This is PoundHosts fourth appearance on LowEndBox and David says “now we can let our friends at LowEndBox have their first offer from the Reading DC”. Stock is however limited so grab it while it’s hot.

PoundHost AtomCore

  • Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz Dual-Core Hyper Threaded
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x 250GB SATA
  • Linux OS
  • 2000GB Monthly Transfer
  • 1 IPv4 Address

Price: £10.99/month (£9.89 a month if paid annually) comes down to aprox. $18.50/month

Direct Order Link

These Atom Servers were the first trial with High Density Servers and are the SuperMicro 2UTwin Atoms, with an Intel D525 Atom CPU.  The servers are delivered with a Linux OS of your choice, if you would like Windows, contact PoundHost and perhaps you can work something out.

PoundHost claims to currently have over 8,000 servers and 235 full racks in service. PoundHost also claim to have “20Gbit of Cisco resilient network capacity, meaning zero downtime and protection against DDoS attacks”.  Bold claim if you think of the attacks against UK hosts last year.

PoundHost accepts payment via Credit/Debit Card or Bank Transfer (BACS). You may be asked for Photo ID if the order is flagged for some reason. David mentioned that UK customers are not excluded.
A 99.9% uptime SLA is included. Services will be setup the same day, expected setup time is 6-12 hours. If you’re located in the European Union and do not have a valid VAT ID, you will be charged 20% VAT.

Terms of Service & SLA
You can do pretty much anything you like on them, just keep it legal and no IRC.
Terms of Service and Service Level Agreement.
Network information, Namesco datacenter in Reading, Berkshire.
Test IPv4:
Test File: http://www.poundhost.com/20mb.bin
Additional IPv4 Address available for additional charge.
IPv6 is available on request.


If this offer isn’t good enough, take a look at the previous posts, David has restocked all of them


  1. it will be better if a little more bandwith !

    April 9, 2014 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  2. Lucas:

    Heh, CC only and VAT applied to non EU.. than fraud checking madness starts..

    April 9, 2014 @ 9:58 am | Reply
  3. DanielM:

    great offer, however the “You may be asked for Photo ID ” is a huge put off. i don’t trust hosting companies with this sort of info.

    April 9, 2014 @ 10:11 am | Reply
    • James:

      Just like hosting companies don’t trust you with their services.

      April 9, 2014 @ 10:23 am | Reply
      • DanielM:

        they do though :).

        April 9, 2014 @ 4:55 pm | Reply
        • Shivanthi:

          Would you rather a portion of your photo ID, or your credit card information? Your choice.

          April 9, 2014 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
          • Cakey:

            I would rather not have any host have anything else than my money.

            April 9, 2014 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
          • NStorm:

            @Cakey, they do that to actually knew that it is *your* money, not someones else.

            April 11, 2014 @ 2:08 am | Reply
    • jarland:

      I’d give my ID to vouch for you.

      April 12, 2014 @ 4:20 am | Reply
  4. Lucas:

    I have my five years old netbook with the same specs..lol.. :)

    April 9, 2014 @ 10:22 am | Reply
    • Colocated within an UK datacenter with redundant fiber and 99.9% SLA?

      April 9, 2014 @ 10:58 am | Reply
      • The Ninja:

        Ha, good work sir.

        April 9, 2014 @ 11:02 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Hmm.. why my response removed? Dishonest :(

        April 9, 2014 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
        • It was a pointless comment, although I’ve no idea why it got removed – it wasn’t offensive, just useless.

          April 10, 2014 @ 4:14 am | Reply
          • Lucas:

            Damn, are you in touch with PH or affiliate? Stupid..

            April 10, 2014 @ 4:22 am | Reply
          • Don’t be rude, your comment ‘I prefer home servers, all under my control’ of whatever it was is of no value to anyone looking to purchase a server, and was therefore useless.

            I’ve got nothing to do with PoundHost, and I’m quite sick of people saying that to anyone who opposes their point of view. It’s a very immature approach to a debate.

            April 10, 2014 @ 9:53 am | Reply
          • Lucas:

            Its only joke, dude :) Relax, kick your shoes, be sure PH offer your first month for free..

            April 10, 2014 @ 10:51 am | Reply
          • The Ninja:

            Yes of course it was a joke. Clearly so. Hilarious one too, I’m still laughing now.

            April 11, 2014 @ 9:43 am | Reply
  5. ub3rst4r:

    I grabbed a server from PoundHost from their last deal here on LEB. After not paying to renew the server for another month, they threatened to send me to a collections agency over 20 EUR. I paid the 20 EUR and then found out they already disconnected my server. I should not of paid the 20 EUR and instead seen how much trouble they would go through to get it back (considering I live in a different country than them and it’s only 20 EUR).

    April 9, 2014 @ 11:40 am | Reply
    • ub3rst4r:

      Sorry, 20 GBP. Not 20 EUR.

      April 9, 2014 @ 11:42 am | Reply
      • The Ninja:

        Did you cancel or just not pay? Because their terms are quite clear that you need to cancel 2 days in advance, and if you don’t, you’ll be charged for next month.

        April 9, 2014 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
        • ub3rst4r:

          Well, hopefully others will take this into consideration before ordering from PoundHost and know that if they decide to cancel their server, they need to do it 2 days before the due date. It’s a scam that they do this if you ask me (considering its for a service), unlike if it was for some physical item (like a car). If I am renting out a dedicated server and the client didn’t renew, I would just disconnect the server. I’m not going to try and ruin their credit rating over it.

          It’s also evident by PoundHost charging VAT to everyone (regardless of what country they’re in), that PoundHost wants to squeeze every penny they can out of their customers.

          April 10, 2014 @ 12:37 am | Reply
          • The Ninja:

            How is that a scam you donut? Tons of other companies do the same thing for services. You have to give notice on practically everything, like cable, phone contracts etc, and it’s a lot more than 2 days.

            I’m sure the VAT thing is easily remedied by a ticket if you’re outside of the EU.

            April 10, 2014 @ 4:13 am | Reply
          • NStorm:

            That would be you scamming actually if you don’t cancel your server and don’t want to pay.
            Nearly every company do it that way. If you don’t want your services anymore – go on and cancel them. Otherwise your are on a term and are obligated to pay for the services provided until you cancel.

            April 11, 2014 @ 2:12 am | Reply
          • The Ninja:

            Well said good Sir. Careful though, the wombles will accuse you of working for PoundHost now for daring to disagree with them…

            April 11, 2014 @ 9:44 am | Reply
          • John:

            People like you are a fing disgrace to this industry if you run a business like this and do business like this, you need to get away from the industry

            April 20, 2014 @ 9:45 am | Reply
  6. David:

    I want to sign up if VAT will be removed. I am in US. Tax not removed after filling in my address and clicking update to recalculate.

    April 9, 2014 @ 4:26 pm | Reply
  7. David:

    Why are you so rude on this offer? Your activity efficiently discouraging me to give a try this host, really. Read about Public Relations (do not treat is as attack, just an advice). Cheers.

    April 11, 2014 @ 7:47 am | Reply
    • David:

      @The Ninja

      April 11, 2014 @ 7:47 am | Reply
      • The Ninja:

        I don’t work for PoundHost you muppet. I’m just addressing the absolute tools who post here about ‘scams’ and complaining about utterly useless posts being removed. If my comments are putting you off buying, go and sit in the shed with the rest of the spanners.

        I’m going to post like this in every thread now and see if everyone else is stupid enough to believe I work for a host simply for defending their practices against muppets.

        April 11, 2014 @ 9:38 am | Reply
  8. Bryan:

    No feedback from anyone about how good/bad the servers are, just a load of bickering? I was with PoundHost 5 years ago and they weren’t great (IP routing went wrong), but if these are better/more powerful than a VPS am interested to try..!

    April 17, 2014 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  9. AndyM:

    I picked up a dedicated server from PH in the December promotion on here and it has been rock solid, I’ve had a few dedicated servers over the last 10 years and this has been the most reliable by a long way. I don’t work for them, I’m just a happy customer reporting back.

    April 22, 2014 @ 4:01 am | Reply
  10. Bharath Ghanta:

    I picked up a dedicated server in this promotion and i got this invoice lurking in my mailbox even though my monthly bandwidth usage is less than 50GB.

    Invoice #177767
    Amount Due: £20.00 GBP
    Due Date: 23/05/2014

    Invoice Items

    April/2014 Service 10035 Bandwidth Overage: 1 * 1TB @ 20GBP per 1TB £20.00 GBP
    Sub Total: £20.00 GBP
    Credit: £0.00 GBP
    Total: £20.00 GBP

    Payment will be taken automatically on 23/05/2014 from your credit card on record with us. To update or change the credit card details we hold for your account please login at https://william.poundhost.com/bill/viewinvoice.php?id=177767 and click Pay Now then following the instructions on screen.

    I usually don’t read my mail closely but i had some time today and was going through my mails and came across this. If i hadn’t taken the time to read my mail, they would have scammed me out of 20GBP.

    It may have been a mistake but i wouldn’t trust a company where this type of billing mistakes happen.

    Also i raised the issue with their support a couple of hours back and they still haven’t responded.

    May 15, 2014 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  11. Tritonio:

    I got a server from these guys and I am quite pleased with it. They asked for photo verification which I gave them and the server was setup in a couple of hours. That’s the first time I moved to a dedicated server from VPSes and the difference is huge. At last consistent IO performance!

    In the past I was using YardVPS till they started having very low performance. Then I moved to ChicagoVPS which was amazing for a long time but during the past year or two they are taking a downfall in my opinion.

    May 26, 2014 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  12. Dv:

    I know this is a true testament to belatedness and I’m going to say it anyway.

    I’ve been with PoundHost for coming on 2 years now. Got a dedi from them when they were offering the HP’s with 2GB and dual core etc…

    Have had solid reliable service. They physically moved the server in the first year to Reading or Maidstone, can’t remember. That went fine, no worries.

    I was allocated more IP’s on request. I was able to purchase more RAM too.

    When I locked myself out once they provided a virtualKVM so I could regain control as though physically being there.

    I (also;referencing an above post) got a punctual invoice for 300 pounds for going over my bandwidth allowance by something like 20TB. Being a good Sysadmin I keep logs. I didn’t need to supply logs, when I brought my question to Technical they said it was an error and wiped it no worries.

    Finally, I have paid a day late on one of my services with no consequence.

    PoundHost have been nothing but a good experience for me and I’ve found all of the support team to be helpful, Some of whom have gone beyond the call of duty to be helpful.

    Of course, I treat them as I like to be treated.

    Hopefully a surfer finds this comment constructive.

    December 15, 2014 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

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