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PoundHost – £19.99 2GB 250GB Dedicated Server in Maidenhead, UK

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 30, 2013 @ 6:57 am, by Liam

David, from PoundHost, has got another exclusive offer for LowEndBox, that you will not find anywhere else. After payment is received,servers can take around 6 hours to provision, slightly longer if customised. David’s snazzy graphic is back again ;}

HP ProLiant LEB Dedicated Server

  • 2048MB DDR2 RAM
  • Intel Xeon X3065, 2.33 Ghz Dual-Core
  • 1 x 250GB SATA HardDrives
  • 5000GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • Virtualization Support (VT-x)
  • £19.99/Month | Order Link

PoundHost Internet Ltd were founded in 2001 and have been featured twice before. With this offer you can double your standard RAM for just another £0.99 pm, also you can double your standard hard disk to 2 x 250GB SATA for £0.99pm. PoundHost 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”. Reviews in the past have been great. If you signup, let me know how you get on.

PoundHost accept payment via Credit/Debit Card or Bank Transfer (BACS). A 99.9% uptime SLA is included. Services will be setup the same day. If you’re located in the European Union and do not have a valid VAT ID, you will be charged 20% VAT. IPv6 is available on request. When you’re at the ordering stage, there are many addons that can be purchased for your server. For more information, take a look at their Terms of Service and Service Level Agreement.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Pulsant datacenter in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Test IPv4: 31.193.135.90
Test File: http://www.poundhost.com/20mb.bin

47 Comments

  1. Simon:

    I’m in UK for a few months working but I live in a non EU country, I will have to buy from a computer on a UK network at work. If I fill in my non EU address at checkout is that OK? Also a friend at work will be paying on his UK registered credit card.

    September 30, 2013 @ 7:17 am | Reply
    • We would need a proof of address (recent utility bill is ideal) from the non-EU country if we are to remove the VAT

      September 30, 2013 @ 9:45 am | Reply
  2. Tom Robbins:

    Now that’s what I call a great offer. If they would just support Paypal…

    September 30, 2013 @ 7:38 am | Reply
  3. Not sure if the price was intentionally left out of the title or not? Nice offer though :)

    September 30, 2013 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  4. sundaymouse:

    Used servers with not great IO and not great Benchmark.
    However, awesome for the price.

    September 30, 2013 @ 7:49 am | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    Nice offer – Good – additional 2 Gb RAM only 1 GBP and no VAT. Bad – No PayPal this will avoid potential clients from purchase :/ Not everyone comfortable with CC payments..

    September 30, 2013 @ 7:59 am | Reply
  6. Hi there,
    We take BACs payments too! Sorry to say there is VAT on this offer, but if your a company you can claim it back, or if your outside the EU let us know and we can take the VAT off your first and recurring invoices.

    September 30, 2013 @ 8:03 am | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Credit Cards mean unautorized charges all the time, when forgot cancel for example.. Bank transfers not reliable from outside EU,its not a free and fees much highter than cost of purchase. In EU it takes up to week to delivery Need a wait.

      September 30, 2013 @ 8:32 am | Reply
      • Tom Robbins:

        Afaik, BACS only works within the UK, so even not usage for people inside the EU but outside the UK. IKt would be great if they would support Paypal.

        September 30, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
        • Tom Robbins:

          s/usage/usable
          s/IKt/it

          Damn you fast typing.

          September 30, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply
        • International customers can use BACS, just ask us for the bank details on a ticket!

          September 30, 2013 @ 9:37 am | Reply
  7. The Ninja:

    This appears to be a sick, sick deal. An extra 2GB RAM and a secondary 250GB drive for £1.98? Seems pretty much bang-on to me.

    September 30, 2013 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  8. recycleddomain:

    Does £19.99 include VAT or not?

    September 30, 2013 @ 9:46 am | Reply
  9. How much are extra IPs?

    September 30, 2013 @ 10:58 am | Reply
    • Hi there FtpIt,
      IPv4 addresses are £0.50 pm, and are subject to RIPE justification.

      September 30, 2013 @ 11:08 am | Reply
  10. john:

    VAT shows up on my order. I am from the US. How do I remove VAT?

    September 30, 2013 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
    • hi there John,
      Just put a ticket in with your details and we will remove it in the morning for you.

      September 30, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
      • john:

        I would like to order a 2nd server as well with a SSD. Do you have any smaller/cheaper SSDs? One-time fee maybe? I really only need 30GB.

        Regards,
        John

        September 30, 2013 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
        • Hi there John,
          I have a very limited number of 60 GB SSD (Intel 520 series) that I can add to the order form for a limited period. These will be set at £2.99pm, if you would like to email me david.ainscough@poundhost.com I many be able to do you a deal for a 1 time set-up fee on one.

          October 1, 2013 @ 4:14 am | Reply
        • john:

          David, I’ll place another order tonight! If we pass the 5TB mark does the server get turned off or will be billed for the excess bandwidth at an acceptable rate?

          John

          October 2, 2013 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
      • Hi John,
        we do not block a server when it reaches the traffic limit, we will allow the server to carry on with an overage charge as sometimes a server going dark can have real impact on a business or online service. I have mailed you with full details as well as how you can view your traffic in the PoundHost portal.

        October 3, 2013 @ 4:25 am | Reply
      • Hi John,
        We do not turn off a server unless a customer requests it, this can however be done in the PoundHost Portal. Customers tend to find a server suddenly going dark alarming and can harm their business so we do not do this, rather allow it to carry on and then charge overage fees on excess traffic. Traffic stats can be found in the portal where you can keep any eye on your daily and monthly usage.

        October 3, 2013 @ 5:51 am | Reply
        • john nguyen:

          Could you let me know the additional code for IPv4?

          October 9, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
  11. Awwwww “MaxMind has deemed your order to be potentially high risk and therefore it has been held for manual review.”…

    September 30, 2013 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  12. Colin:

    Hi. Great value offer. :-)
    Can you let us know what the overage charges are if you go over the monthly allowance?
    Thanks.

    October 6, 2013 @ 3:59 am | Reply
    • Hi Colin,
      The overage is £20 per TB exceeded.

      October 7, 2013 @ 4:20 am | Reply
  13. Jasper:

    Do you keep stock on spare parts?
    When a disk or PSU dies in a few years, would you still replace it?

    October 6, 2013 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Of course and yes.

      October 7, 2013 @ 8:48 am | Reply
      • Jasper:

        Nice. :)

        How many extra IP’s are allowed? Since the CPU allows for VT, is + reasonable?

        October 8, 2013 @ 5:00 am | Reply
        • Hi there Jasper,
          The system comes with 1 as default, we will normally allow a couple of extra IPv4 addresses however they are subject to RIPE justification.

          October 8, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  14. Tom:

    Hi, what download/upload speeds should I expect from this server please?

    Thanks!

    October 9, 2013 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
    • Hey Tom,
      On the last offer that we did, which was on the same network and in fact the same base hardware they got some results, you can see them here

      Some more European speed tests are listed below.

      Download speed from CacheFly: 10.8MB/s
      Download speed from Telecoms.bg, Varna, BG: 6.08MB/s
      Download speed from FDCServers, Zlin, CZ: 2.52MB/s
      Download speed from Equinix, Dusseldorf, DE: 11.1MB/s
      Download speed from Hetzner, Nuremberg, DE: 10.2MB/s
      Download speed from Telehouse, Frankfurt, DE: 10.9MB/s
      Download speed from Adamo, Barcelona, ES: 8.13MB/s
      Download speed from OVH, Roubaix, FR: 5.48MB/s
      Download speed from OVH, Strasbourg, FR: 5.07MB/s
      Download speed from Ecatel, Amsterdam, NL: 10.4MB/s
      Download speed from EvoSwitch, Haarlem, NL: 11.0MB/s
      Download speed from SmartDC, Rotterdam, NL: 10.9MB/s
      Download speed from Voxility, Bucharest, RO: 1.41MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 11.1MB/s
      Download speed from Rapidswitch, Maidenhead, UK: 11.2MB/s
      Download speed from Redstation, Hampshire, UK: 11.1MB/s

      October 10, 2013 @ 10:24 am | Reply
  15. i order this offer as it showing server will be ready in 6 hours
    ( After payment is received,servers can take around 6 hours to provision, slightly longer if customised. )
    now 9 hours still ( Billing emailed ) (Pending)

    so when it will be ready ?

    October 10, 2013 @ 1:28 am | Reply
  16. Anony Mous:

    I’ve had a PoundHost server before. It’s HDD crashed about 4 weeks after I ordered it.

    This deal seems great, though, because I can order 2x HDDs in a software RAID-1 (mirror) configuration for protection against a HDD failure.

    Had 64-bit Ubuntu installed (version is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Two CPUs, each has a bogomips of 4655.00. IPv4 configured, no IPv6 (I think that can be requested?). Ordered it in the afternoon, was installed around 1am so ready by the next day.

    No console access – always the biggest bugbear about PoundHost – but you can have the box reboot or re-installed with a new OS image using their web interface.

    Ultimately – the price is right. Just worth going for that HDD+RAID1.

    October 16, 2013 @ 8:27 am | Reply
    • Anony Mous:

      Actually a IPv6 address is supplied, you just have to find it in the web portal and then set it up in /etc/network/interfaces

      (cut and paste your supplied IPv6 into the following template in address and gateway, also use a netmask of 64, not 128 as specified from the web portal):

      iface eth0 inet6 static
      	address 2a02:af8:1:1a99::4239
      	gateway 2a02:af8:1:1a99::1
      	netmask 64
      	pre-up echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/autoconf
      October 16, 2013 @ 9:04 am | Reply
      • Hi again Anony Mous,
        I will check on the /64 Vs. /128 issue.

        October 17, 2013 @ 6:05 am | Reply
    • Anony Mous,
      Sorry to hear you had HDD issues, I hope they guys in the NOC fixed for you good and fast. As for the console, you do know that you can request a KVM to be attached to your server for a while to fix any issues. Just raise a ticket in your portal.

      October 17, 2013 @ 6:04 am | Reply
      • Anony Mous:

        Ah that sounds great! Thanks David!

        October 17, 2013 @ 12:00 pm | Reply
  17. Suj:

    Interested in this, but if there is no console access how do we manage the server?

    November 17, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Hi Suj,
      Only just noticed this question. We give you full root access with SSH, the servers come installed and configured ready to go, if you require a KVM you can request one though the PoundHost portal (https://portal.poundhost.com/). If you require a control panel such as Plesk or WebMin these are also options.

      November 27, 2013 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  18. ub3rst4r:

    Just a warning to other people wanting to buy from PoundHost: If you don’t pay your invoice and don’t continue using their service, they WILL send you to a collection agency (even if its only $20 GBP).

    November 28, 2013 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • DanielM:

      don’t worry about debt collectors. they are powerless over here. On the other hand any company who does that does no respect privacy nor customer service.

      November 28, 2013 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
  19. AndyM:

    Got one of these this week and I’m very impressed so far, I’ve had to move a lot of large files via wget and it’s been maxed out at 100mbs for most of them, also transferred them to a US Mirror server which was a respectable speed from the UK averaging 70-100Mbs. I went for extra 2GB Ram and an extra 250 drive, it’s such a good deal. I’ve experienced no downtime, and the support have been very responsive even at night. I flashed it with a new ISO and couldn’t get in, the password didn’t work. They responded within 10 mins with the fresh password, and this was after midnight. Hope it stays this good and thanks for the great deal.

    December 8, 2013 @ 8:05 am | Reply
  20. Shaun Wallace:

    Hi,

    What upgrades are possible, ie WHM/CPanel, more IPs etc?

    Also, what guarantee that its not going to vanish, have just been with one cheap server and lost 2 months of work! Any info you can give me would be good!

    Cheers – S

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

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