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QualityServers – £3 256MB Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: January 28, 2011 @ 1:59 pm, by LowEndAdmin

QualityServers James from QualityServers (formally QuickVPS) emailed me their latest promotion. Use coupon code JAN60VPS to get 60% off recurring discount. You can now get their Bronze package for just £3/month (Direct signup link).

  • 256MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

QualityServers own their own boxes at Kent Science Park in UK (Sota Connect I think). QualityServers/QuickVPS has been around since December 2009 according to WHOIS.

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61 Comments

  1. ZTEC:

    Bought one, I’m curious how this famous host will work for me.

    January 28, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
    • ZTEC:

      The biggest reason I bought this was for [quote] Free Software
      ClientExec 4.0 is available at no cost with every plan, so you can manage and bill your clients.[/quote]

      Does anyone have experience on how to get this with quickweb?

      P.s. Centos 5.5 32 bit is using up 170mb memory with nothing installed yet, doesn’t seem normal?

      January 28, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
      • ZTEC:

        Scrap the last part, after a reboot it dropped to 44mb, still higher than my other VPS’ but reasonable.

        January 28, 2011 @ 4:33 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

          Xen seems to be doing that for me aswell, first boot it uses 140mb of RAM, after reboot much less. Only found it a problem with CentOS.

          January 28, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
        • ulimit?….

          January 28, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
        • Oh, no, forget it, is Xen… Well, maybe there are some processes loaded…

          January 28, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply
  2. Christian:

    Great offer. :)

    January 28, 2011 @ 6:05 pm | Reply
  3. Hi,

    Due to the very low price of this offer, we’d have to charge an extra £3.50 for ClientExec if you’d like it. This won’t affect most customers. Enjoy the great offer :)

    January 28, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
    • ZTEC:

      Yeah, was just about to post that aswell.
      Too bad they didn’t tell me beforehand.

      January 28, 2011 @ 6:59 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      That’s a pity… :S

      January 28, 2011 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  4. Sorry about that – I should have mentioned it before. The CE licences cost us roughly £3 each, so if we sell a VPS for £3 and give it away for free, we get nothing for the VPS and actually make a loss on the licence as well due to Paypal fees. The £3.50 just covers our costs, and CE for £3.50 is still a great offer anyway.

    January 28, 2011 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  5. ZTEC:

    True..£7 = $11 which is exactly what a CE license would cost me. So I’d get a free VPS just to host CE on.

    January 28, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
    • tommy:

      I was asking about this via livechat a few week ago and they tell me they will add information about additional fee for CE license on discount vps. But until now they not yet add that info :) marketing trick.

      January 29, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
  6. Exactly :)

    January 28, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  7. Anand:

    Can anyone tell how the companies get clientexec and other software for such a low price?

    cos £3 is almost equal to $4.75 and nowhere on the internet have I seen that price for clientexec. Licensepal sells the 25 client edition for $8.95. Thats the cheapest so far I have known.

    January 29, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
    • You buy them in packs of bulk directly.

      http://www.clientexec.com/reseller-hosting-software.html

      January 29, 2011 @ 3:04 am | Reply
    • Anand:

      @Daniel : Thanks for the clarification.Can we get bulk licenses for whmcs also?

      And sorry to be asking here, many companies are providing CPanel for $5 these days (especially those in Limestone networks). So is there a reseller license for CPanel also?

      January 29, 2011 @ 3:44 am | Reply
      • Anand:

        For CPanel Licenses, Im talking about as an add-on with the VPS Plans and not as a separate or external licenses.

        January 29, 2011 @ 3:46 am | Reply
      • Christian:

        @Anand
        Which company gives cPanel licences for 5 bucks away?

        January 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
        • Anand:

          One was HostRail with the 65% discount (Cpanel for $ 4.2) and the other I came across was host90 for $5. But as I said before, you get it at these prices only if you buy a VPS from them and not as external standalone licenses.

          Maybe if all the fans of LEB can unify and strike a deal with cpanel, then we all may get a VPS license for $5 :P

          January 29, 2011 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          I knew about hostrail, thanks for host90 :)

          January 29, 2011 @ 6:47 pm | Reply
    • ZTEC:

      Licensepal has a starter license for $8.95

      January 29, 2011 @ 1:05 pm | Reply
  8. id:

    i got this one. after so many OpenVZ offers, this catched my attention.
    so far so good. and just realized that it comes with 2 IPv4.

    i got 8 core

    processor : 7
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 0000 @ 2.13GHz
    stepping : 2
    cpu MHz : 2133.408
    cache size : 4096 KB
    physical id : 7
    siblings : 1
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 1
    apicid : 7
    initial apicid : 22
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 11
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu tsc msr pae cx8 apic cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni vmx est ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
    bogomips : 4268.29
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    BTW, what proc is this?

    Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 0000 @ 2.13GHz

    January 29, 2011 @ 7:26 am | Reply
  9. Hi,

    It’s a dual Xeon 5506 system.

    January 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
  10. armyf9:

    Test IPs please?

    January 29, 2011 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
  11. paul:

    Dunno if this is real right now.

    Length: 648448000 (618M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `Elastix-1.5.2-stable-i386-bin-31mar2009.iso’

    0% [ ] 1,111,783 16.4K/s eta 8h 47m
    [root@voip /]#

    LOL What a download speed

    January 29, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
  12. Hi Paul,

    That is very slow, but I think the slowness is on the other end as we use 100Mbit uplinks. Have you tried downloading a file from another location?

    January 29, 2011 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
  13. paul:

    Ok fair play, is looking better now.

    Server has about 8 CPU’s, did check however forgot off top of head. Going to use it for a pbx server, providing speeds keep up.
    All good so far, and latest speeds below.

    100%[==========================================================>] 648,448,000 1.55M/s   in 5m 48s  
    
    2011-01-29 12:26:11 (1.78 MB/s) - `Elastix-1.5.2-stable-i386-bin-31mar2009.iso' saved [648448000/648448000]
    
    [root@voip /]#
    
    January 29, 2011 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  14. Pascal:

    I’ve had a small VPS with them a while back. The vps itself was reasonably stable and performance was ok. But organisational they’re a mess. Lot’s of things that don’t work and very slow support. Check out my comment: http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/quickvps-2-gbp-96mb-xen-vps-in-uk/#comment-17048. Would go with them again. Ever.

    January 29, 2011 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  15. Pascal:

    Hm typo. Should be “Wouldn’t ever go with them again. Ever” of course.

    January 29, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  16. David T.:

    I can’t recommend this provider at all. I bought their offer less than 12 hours ago and it already failed. Went offline and can’t be brought back via the control panel.

    January 29, 2011 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
  17. Joe Merit:

    The company that hosts their servers (Vooservers) received a large DDoS attack that crippled their
    network for about 30 minutes until they blocked it. I would say this type of thing is extremely rare for
    them.

    January 29, 2011 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Adam:

      So they basically just resellers of Vooservers?

      Vooserver offer: 20% off and double gives you same spec for around £2.95 :)

      January 31, 2011 @ 2:47 am | Reply
      • Joe Merit:

        They appear to have their own servers and their own administrators
        and the network is slightly different.

        And the lowest Vooservers vps is £3.60 (after coupon) while this is £3.00 and gives you almost the same resources + two IP addresses. Either deal is a great deal.

        January 31, 2011 @ 2:57 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          Okay I see

          Get the low cost deal at Vooservers, you just need to pay annually and use their special coupon :)

          One could get their discounted offers and resell for the double amount :)

          January 31, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply
      • Hi,

        We’re not resellers. We own our own machines and colocate some of our equipment with Vooservers in Kent.

        January 31, 2011 @ 3:54 pm | Reply
        • circus:

          This is the problem with colocating servers with provider whose also offering vps (and it happens also for the same market/lowend), some will accuse you as a reseller ^_^

          January 31, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
        • I know. When we started out with Vooservers, they did not offer VPSs which worked well for us, but since the fall of RackVM, we have actually been competing with our supplier, which is not ideal, but we’ve made it work, managing to offer similarly great deals.

          January 31, 2011 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
  18. Hi,

    We have sent out an e-mail detailing the DDOS attack. Access should now be restored, my apologies for the inconvenience. As Joe mentioned, this is extremely rare for us.

    January 30, 2011 @ 7:54 am | Reply
  19. Tavis:

    I’m assuming this offer is only on till the end of January?

    January 30, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  20. Due to the enourmous demand for this offer from LEB and WHT, we only have 2 more VPSs we can offer under this promotion. Once these are filled, we will get some new nodes up and run a new promotion for February. So, if you want a VPS under this offer, get it now!

    January 30, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
  21. Just 1 left!

    January 30, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
    • Tavis:

      I managed to grab one earlier. Extremely pleased with it. Thanks!

      January 30, 2011 @ 8:26 pm | Reply
  22. This promotion is now finished. Thank you to everyone who made is a success! :)

    January 31, 2011 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  23. James, just curious to know what datacenter you;re using? Is it the Sota Connect and mentioned up above? We’ve been looking to offsite our backup server array and some of our support systems and are looking for a European full rack.

    How are they?

    thanks,
    -drmike

    January 31, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
  24. We have servers in Sota Connect in Kent and M247 in Manchester.

    January 31, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
  25. Everything’s been great so far. If you’re looking for good colo in the UK here are a few links:
    http://www.vooservers.com
    http://www.racksrv.com
    http://www.icecolo.com

    January 31, 2011 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  26. Hi all, it really was a great offer. I bought one vps for myself for testing purposes and everything works great. Very quick response and reliable helpdesk. Thanks James. Regards

    February 6, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  27. armyf9:

    Is this still available?
    Do you provide tun/tap support?
    Will you be able to change the rDNS entry for me?
    IRC allowed?

    February 7, 2011 @ 12:47 pm | Reply
  28. Thanks David :)

    This offer is no longer available. I will email LEA with February’s offer once we’ve got our new nodes online.

    February 7, 2011 @ 5:00 pm | Reply
  29. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    I hate having to make a PayPal subscription.

    February 8, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Christian:

      You can easily cancel it in your paypal account.

      February 8, 2011 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  30. The same sale is now back. Use code FEB60VPS for 60% off!

    February 17, 2011 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
  31. Joe Merit:

    I see on WHT you have servers in Manchester & Kent. Can we request which
    city we want the VPS in?

    February 17, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  32. You can do but we have very limited space in Kent we’re looking to move as much as we can to Manchester.

    February 17, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  33. Joe Merit:

    I would be more interested in Manchester. the DC you are hosting in there looks like it may be
    a better option than Kent. Still trying to decide!

    February 17, 2011 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
  34. Hi Joe,

    I personally think Manchester is a better bet, partly because if you need to upgrade, there’s more chance we can do it without renumbering you in Manchester. The network also has a higher capacity.

    February 17, 2011 @ 6:03 pm | Reply
  35. Would you guys be interested if we started offering OpenVZ VPSs at 20% less than this price?

    February 19, 2011 @ 1:08 am | Reply

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