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QualityServers – £25/Year 256MB Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: September 22, 2011 @ 2:54 pm, by LowEndAdmin

QualityServers Via LowEndTalk offers. QualityServers is doing their September Xen blowout. You can get their Xen PV server with the following spec for £25/Year (~USD$38.50).

  • 256MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 750GB/month data transfer
  • 1x IPv4 + 1x IPv6
  • Fully managed
  • Xen/SolusVM

Here is the link to order. That offers is actually getting better with USD as US greenback appreciated a bit over the last couple of weeks. Servers in UK with BurstNET I believe (from previous post, test IPv4: 217.114.63.178, IPv6: 2a02:21a8:2:3b::e76a:c130). I am not too sure about the level of management provided here, although James did mention helping clients migrating websites so I guess it might be part of the package.

James/QualityServers provides pretty decent service and one of better UK providers out there. Check previous posts for past reviews and comments.

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42 Comments

  1. Probably the best UK host, I’ll be thinking about this one. I actually prefer OpenVZ…

    September 22, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  2. Littleguy:

    Cheap yearly xen – great!

    September 22, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  3. D:

    1 IPv6 address struck me as being rather mean, but clicking through to the LET thread its actually 16x IPv6 – a typo posting it here I guess.

    September 22, 2011 @ 4:03 pm | Reply
  4. rm:

    BurstNET is particularly nasty towards IRC, even to the degree of possibly blocking port 6667 ( http://burst.net/policy/terms.shtml ). But with this offer “IRC, torrents and proxies are allowed for legal use”. I wonder is this really possible without any problems in the long run. Can you allow what your DC doesn’t, or do you have a special arrangement w/them.

    September 22, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      a little over 2 quid a month, not too shabby. :)

      I’ve got 2 VMs with these guys, one tiny Xen one for irc and an OpenVZ for random stuff, testing, coding on, all that jazz. I’ve been pretty happy with both.

      The Xen one had a little network instability at first. It was just after they started allowing IRC, and i assume they picked up a few bad apples because the network problems were down to a DDOS. There were 2 or 3 shortish outages, but since then it’s been rock solid.

      Network’s fast, boxes are fast and the price is right.

      Support’s always fast, they’re based in the UK and so are the support staff, and they conduct themselves in a professional manner, which can’t be said for some hosts… :)

      I don’t like yearly offers, but I’d trust James.

      September 22, 2011 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  5. Hi

    It’s 16 IPv6.

    We have a special arrangement with regard to IRC and proxies etc.

    September 22, 2011 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  6. tortau:

    @James: Is the IRC arrangement just for the UK datacenter or valid for US as well? I have a US Xen Eliminator with your company but my understanding was no IRC allowed…

    Thanks.

    September 22, 2011 @ 7:13 pm | Reply
  7. Im still long wishing the 1 GBP to 2 USD would come back, although some providers here while probably have to rise their USD Prices

    September 23, 2011 @ 5:56 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Good times. :) I had a ton of VPSes then, and spent a crazy amount on junk from DealExtreme. :D

      September 23, 2011 @ 1:12 pm | Reply
  8. APCyberax:

    was just looking at this but the bandwidth overage charge is massive. £0.80/GB

    September 23, 2011 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
  9. DG:

    Hey, James when do you plan to bring back the £15/Year 128MB?

    September 23, 2011 @ 11:57 pm | Reply
  10. Hi,

    When you say fully managed, it means that I can add as many sites I want from the admin console without going in SSH mode or anything else?

    I’m not really comfortable with those things (I tried many times, just took a VPS recently to do basic stuff but always keeping the server tidy and optimized is a job, not mine).

    I just need a hosting service where I can have full control (just in case, maybe install Redmine or Ruby) and add a few websites but without having to manage the updates or whatsoever.

    Thanks,
    Max’

    September 24, 2011 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
    • In that case I would recommend having us install Kloxo for you.

      September 24, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        Thank you for the quick reply. I’m trying this right now. I don’t know centos at all (and I don’t like having an “old” OS running (V5) but it’s looking really nice till now). I’m gonna push my test with it.

        Have a great week-end,
        Max’

        September 24, 2011 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
    • DG:

      As per James recommendation I also argee that having Kloxo CP installed will be a great benefit for you.

      September 24, 2011 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  11. I have purchase one VPS and paid the money 12 hours ago. However there is no active yet. It seems that QualityServers is really busy with their new promo…. :(

    September 27, 2011 @ 5:20 am | Reply
    • Yes, we are very busy. I’ve just deployed the order queue though.

      September 27, 2011 @ 6:58 am | Reply
  12. Would recommend these guys to everyone!

    No downtime on one of our UK vm’s for 5 months!

    October 1, 2011 @ 10:54 pm | Reply
    • Interesting. The site you link to is on Cloudflare, not QualityServers.

      October 2, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  13. For a reason, duh! And on cloudflare? It’s not a hosting service it’s a DNS service, so it is not ‘on there’

    http://217.114.63.56

    Jee, was just sticking up for the guys!

    October 2, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Easy mistake to make if you host and whois the IP. Dunno how long you’ve been around here, Paul, but there are a lot of scammers and cheats on here, so the default position is cynical. :)

      I agree too, I’ve been happy with Qualityservers. You’re lucky with no downtime, mind you. I’ve had a few periods, spread across my Xen and OpenVZ boxes, but usually there’s a blog post made on their support pages before I get a chance to moan about it. I don’t mind problems if they’re fixed quickly, and James and co are always on top of things.

      October 2, 2011 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
  14. Well drmike is around regular here.

    Anyway, they have been good but sadly I plan to move :)

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      You don’t quite have the hang of replying to the correct posts yet. I do the same sometimes, this isn’t the best software to have a threaded conversation on. :(

      I’m surprised he’s never heard of Cloudflare, mind you.

      Why are you leaving QualityServers?

      October 2, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
      • I’ve heard of cloudflare. We’ve talked about it many times around here. Could have sworn that their paid services was for hosting.

        If you do a whois on the poster’s site, you’ll see that the linked to site is listed as being hosted by them:

        http://whois.domaintools.com/dialahost.co.uk

        http://whois.domaintools.com/173.245.60.18

        Just would be nice if reviewers and commenters who are actually connected with the site in question actually offered up some proof that they were in fact so.

        96 pixel flashing text….

        October 2, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
      • Paul:

        Clearly he has a lack of knowledge with technology.

        I am moving onto our own hardware we have just got for the main site.

        October 2, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  15. Paul:

    1) Because my name is linked do not ‘assume’ that is what it hosts.
    I have over 30 servers, why would that one host that site always??

    Assumptions.

    2) If you talk about cloudflare then you would know how it works, cloudflare blocks the actual servers ip that is used to host it, called a CDN, it works from proxying things, maybe you should learn about technology before making accusations because that is what they are.

    Now I am no liar.

    http://uploadir.com/u/l0gl32 so look at that and go sit back in your chair.

    October 2, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      He only pointed something out, no need to have a hissy fit. He misunderstood what CloudFlare was, he wasn’t accusing you of anything.

      Interesting how the posts as DialAPaul were sensible and civil, and now these posts as Paul are hostile. Is Paul another alias of one of the previously abusive members? I’m sure LEA will be able to check if they’re the same person. Either way, shitty attitude.

      October 2, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  16. ville::

    Hi Pauline,

    DrMike devotes a lot of his spare time here , helping people with there vps issues and also making sure hosts are not bogus.

    He understands software and hardware a lot more than you usual vps user.

    He also has a doctorate in computer science? (I think) and runs a successful hosting company,

    Lay of bashing Mike

    October 2, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  17. Just did a review for them for those who are interested:

    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-xxxi-qualityservers-xen-blowout/

    Interesting VPS indeed, the benchmarks are pretty good but the disk I/O is surprisingly low and I was told that dd is not a good test for disk I/O…

    October 2, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply
    • That’s a LONG review :)

      BTW, I noticed your comments on Geekbench. The latest Geekbench does not run correctly on less than 512MB of RAM. That’s probably why it kept aborting.

      October 2, 2011 @ 11:53 pm | Reply
    • Leo:

      If the IO is throttled by some means would dd only show the max IO rate you can get, and nothing on how the overall IO system experience is on the VPS. As long as your IO rate is bellow the throttling limit should all IO be as responsive as on a normal unsaturated IO system.

      October 3, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply
  18. Benny:

    I am using QualityServers for more than a year now. Exceptional service in all apsects. Keep it like that.

    October 13, 2011 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  19. JerseyBoyyyy:

    I have 2 VPS servers from Quality Servers, i bought my first server 52 days ago… System uptime 52 days, 6 hours, 03 minutes

    Great servers, i don’t even use my second VPS, i bought it because i just wanted it!

    October 28, 2011 @ 10:14 pm | Reply
  20. Matthew:

    Does anyone know if the IPv6 IP’s can be used as a VPN for legitimate purposes?

    November 29, 2011 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
  21. Matthew:

    Oh and which Linux distro would be most suitable for this package?

    November 29, 2011 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

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