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QualityServers – £4 600MB OpenVZ VPS in US or UK

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 22, 2011 @ 1:22 am, by LowEndAdmin

QualityServers Here comes another sweet from another fine provider in UK. James from QualityServers emailed me about some up to date details regarding their “Eliminator” plan, which can be found on this WHT post. Same offer at the same price — £4/month (~USD$6.50). Again, EU/UK consumers have to pay VAT.

  • 600MB guaranteed/1200MB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer on 1Gbps port
  • 1x IPv4 + 16x IPv6 (UK only)
  • 15GB offsite backup space
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in either Scranton PA (BurstNET, test IP: 64.191.80.200, sign up link) or Manchester UK (Burst, test IP: 217.114.62.48, sign up link). The plans are fully managed, which you can read about what they offer here. If you pay annually and use promo code 10eliminator you can also get 10% off recurring discount.

They have already been nominated for this quarter and looks like there are quite a few happy souls with them.

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80 Comments

  1. Just to clarify, the prices listed include VAT where applicable, so there is nothing extra to pay.

    Also, IPv6 is now available at both locations.

    June 22, 2011 @ 1:42 am | Reply
  2. Test IP for US location is down, 100% package lost: http://just-ping.com/index.php?vh=64.191.80.200&c=&s=ping%21

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
  3. Chill:

    No burstable memory ?

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:14 am | Reply
  4. ab:

    So 19% off for non EU if it’s included?

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:21 am | Reply
    • Everyone pays the listed price, we just pay the VAT for people in the EU :)

      June 22, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
  5. carlosg:

    I think there is a mistake in the post, it says 1x IPv6 + 16x IPv6 (UK only), the first IPv6 should be IPv4?

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  6. vedran:

    “the plans are fully managed” …

    Have anyone tried the “fully managed” part from the last time? Are they really fully managed?

    June 22, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply
  7. I am on the Eliminator UK plan (XEN instead of OpenVZ which cost me 5.75 pounds per month) and its running smoothly. No issues. Decent support and the Kent Science Park DC I am in, has excellent connectivity to Asia, everyone is 200ms+ but Kent DC is 150ms flat

    Thanks for the great offer

    June 22, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
    • Vlad C:

      I have the USA OpenVZ Eliminator (same plan as in this offer) and everything is smooth too.
      Great network and uptime; I/O: 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 13.4012 s, 80.1 MB/s
      haven’t tested support yet.

      June 22, 2011 @ 9:36 am | Reply
    • akam:

      @asim
      how is I/O on uk xen ?

      June 22, 2011 @ 9:03 pm | Reply
      • Some issue with IO today, else its normally around 70MB/sec+

        root@xen:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 26.4363 s, 40.6 MB/s

        Network is pretty good

        root@xen:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O 100mb.test && rm -fr 100mb.test
        --2011-06-23 12:17:41--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
        Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
        HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
        Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
        Saving to: `100mb.test'
        
        100%[===========================================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 8.41M/s   in 11s
        
        2011-06-23 12:17:52 (8.86 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
        June 23, 2011 @ 7:21 am | Reply
  8. Carter:

    so.. no v6 for US DC? :(

    June 22, 2011 @ 9:36 am | Reply
  9. XterNalz:

    Even though they promised a 14-day money-back guarantee, I still don’t receive any reply regarding my refund request.

    June 22, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
    • Please let me know your ticket number.

      June 22, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply
      • XterNalz:

        Ticket ID: XCJ-394-57583

        I was planning to set up a VPN service for my friends because the government of my country recently prohibits us to visit certain websites but my VPN on your VPS has been too slow for our daily use.

        June 22, 2011 @ 10:42 am | Reply
        • Refunded

          June 22, 2011 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
        • XterNalz:

          Fast response from James, their service/server was good but I had too high pings. Thumbs up!

          June 22, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  10. blogono:

    hello,
    what is the dedictaed and what burst ram value?

    June 22, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  11. All plans.

    June 22, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  12. Taylor:

    “Third party scripts (by best endeavour)”

    So you would install things like open vpn?

    June 22, 2011 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  13. harleqin:

    Support was very helpfull, i ordered the wrong location and their livechat solved the problem within a few seconds.
    Thanks :)

    June 22, 2011 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
  14. Has anybody experienced any email issues with this company? I’m thinking of signing up; been having my emails go to spam boxes on different vps recently.

    June 22, 2011 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
  15. Derek:

    do we have full root access for this vps?

    June 23, 2011 @ 3:37 am | Reply
  16. Yes, that is the idea of a VPS =P

    June 23, 2011 @ 4:46 am | Reply
  17. kode89:

    Hey just wondering, are we allowed to install lighttpd and PostgreSql?

    June 23, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
    • With root account, you are allowed to do anything that is not explicitly forbidden in their terms and conditions.

      June 23, 2011 @ 6:34 am | Reply
  18. Until when is the promo? If I am satisfied, can I upgrade my subscription to anual with the discount? Thanks!

    June 23, 2011 @ 7:54 am | Reply
  19. Yes, that’s right.

    June 23, 2011 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  20. Matej:

    After long 27 days uptime, now it’s back on 15 hours :(

    June 23, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | Reply
    • 27 days is not too impressive. My laptop that I use as a minecraft server has been up 22 days.

      June 23, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
      • Matej:

        ye it’s not impressive, but i wanted more idk why it got restarted ;), my computer have uptime almost 5month ;)

        June 23, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
        • Some VPSs got locked up and it was the only way to restore access. The reboot only took 5 minutes..

          June 23, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply
      • That can’t be good for your laptop. Get a VPS instead!

        June 23, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  21. Ztc:

    I ordered a UK VPS but didn’t get 15GB offsite backup space.
    Can’t find the ipv6 aswell, but I’m less concerned about that.

    June 24, 2011 @ 8:51 am | Reply
    • Matej:

      for ipv6 contact support, same with backup ;).

      June 24, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  22. html:

    Any chance of getting extra IPv4 addresses on these plans, out of interest?

    June 24, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
  23. Taylor:

    My current VPN provider is having problems, I am not very good with linux but for this price completely managed i couldn’t refuse. I was told by james that they could install openvpn for me so there was no way i could refuse it now. Setup was intent and have just submited a ticket for openvpn.

    June 24, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
  24. A bit late this time, but this is my review for the Eliminator openVZ servers:
    http://www.96mb.com/96mb-low-end-vps-review-part-x-qualityservers/

    June 28, 2011 @ 2:22 am | Reply
    • I think is good, but no for my future cpu needs. I tried their plan and requested the money back guarantee.

      I was in a i7 2600 box. Very fast, but their scheduling, after some cpu usage throttles you very hard. Also, like the 3rd or 4th day I got very slow performance in general, and finally I requested my money.

      June 28, 2011 @ 2:38 am | Reply
      • Interesting, I am not sure if the CPU was throttled on my VPS, which appears to be not the case. As for slow performance, I did not notice any myself, perhaps it is one of the good node/bad node story? In any case, I think it is definitely a lot of work if James is really running a one-man show and providing “full management” (no matter what it means), so I really think it is more like a learning machine for beginners than a production box for lots of serious heavy-lifting.

        June 28, 2011 @ 2:45 am | Reply
  25. Am:

    Servers in either Scranton PA (BurstNET, test IP: 64.191.80.200, sign up link) or Manchester UK (Burst, test IP: 217.114.62.48, sign up link).

    What does this mean? They are BurstNET reseller?

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:53 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      We’re not a reseller. We have our own racks with Burst in the UK and dedicated servers with them in the USA.

      June 28, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  26. TheScrub:

    Client area password sent via email after order completion :\

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
  27. Taylor:
     wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-29 22:02:54--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.6M/s   in 11s
    

    After having the VPS for little under a week now I am very happy decent speeds and they even set up OpenVpn within 30 minutes of opening a ticket. They even helped me set up the password for it [ I am derp with linux] Cant complain. No downtime I am aware of :D With defo renew if it stays like this.

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  28. Marc White:

    Have had a Xen Eliminator Package from Quality Servers. It does exactly what it does on the tin. This is one quality server. I had an impressive setup time and given real honest advice as to what vps would be best for me. Since then I have receive top notch support, through tickets/live chat and their excellent forum (www.qualityservers.com/forum). I have been so pleased with my plan I have decided to double my specifications next month!

    A fuller review can be found here: http://www.qualityservers.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic/57-my-vps-experiences/

    June 29, 2011 @ 10:32 pm | Reply
  29. Marc:

    I have had my VPS for just under a month now so please take this as a snapshop of my initial VPS experiences with QualityServers.

    I was initially attracted to a VPS with QualityServers due to their appearance on LEB. I was looking for a VPS to trial a few concepts before moving them to dedicated.

    Before purchasing I spoke with James via livechat who gave me some advice over what VPS to choose. I then placed the order and the VPS was set up almost immediately. The welcome emails I received gave me all the information I needed and directed me to these forums (which by the way I think are excellent and should be used more). I logged into my VPS and started playing.

    The SolusVM control panel offers great control over my VPS and is very straightforward to use. I have also had excellent experiences with support when needed. I have raised a couple of tickets all of which have been answered within minutes, even when the problem was of my doing!

    Performance has been superb for a relatively tiny VPS. Disk IO and network are all more than acceptable for the price that I am paying.

    I have been so happy with the service I have received this month that I decided to continue my service with QS and upgrade my package. My upgrade was activated immediately and my server was migrated to a new node. James asked me when I would like my server migrated and explained how long it was expected this migration would take. Throughout the migration I was provided with regular status updates and a final message to let me know the server was ready for use.

    I would recommend QS to anyone who is looking for a VPS and look forward in the future to expanding my custom with them.

    Definitely try to visit their forums at: http://www.qualityservers.co.uk/forum/

    June 30, 2011 @ 7:47 am | Reply
  30. m:

    I asked this question on the older thread (by mistake), so I’ll ask here again:

    Is Gentoo available?

    Thanks!

    July 2, 2011 @ 4:13 am | Reply
  31. Fahid:

    QS is absolutely fantastic.
    The support is lightning fast ( I’ve submitted 3 tickets at different times of the day and they have all been responded to within 5 minutes ). I initially ordered one VPS, but after the brilliant specs and service, i ended up ordering two by the end of the night ( One in the UK/ one in the usa). Two thumbs to James and the team at QualityServers, keep it up !

    July 8, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
  32. sandoz:

    and again a downtime for more then 12 hours
    james whats ghoing on??

    July 10, 2011 @ 6:17 am | Reply
  33. James:

    Signed up for the OpenVZ service in Scranton on the 7th and seems to be pretty good so far. Not played with it much yet but its not gone down so far!

    Would be good to have a Ubuntu 10.04 minimal or LAMP image available James!

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
  34. Just to add my comments on the deals from qualityservers, I ordered a VPS switched to a reseller as it better suited me. James did it without question, I have always ordered hosting from big names in the business usually ending up on a crappy US server shared with 1000 other sites. For the same price I have a lightning fast UK server with great support. Thumbs up from me.

    July 19, 2011 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  35. Joeri:

    Signed up for a UK Xen Eliminator vps yesterday.
    Received all the information in minutes.

    I’m now waiting for my tickets being solved. Only ipv6 connectivity is working at the moment.

    I/O is rather slow, can not see the 70+mb/s as stated above by some customers.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 46.9722 s, 22.9 MB/s
    
    August 14, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
    • Joeri:

      Working fine now!
      Great support from James.

      August 14, 2011 @ 11:59 am | Reply
    • Spirit:
      dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 48.3778 s, 22.2 MB/s

      Almost same result as yours and also Eliminator vps plan. What’s your node? That’s vz1uk.

      August 14, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:
      dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 39.4459 seconds, 27.2 MB/s

      And that’s node vz2uk.
      Those results aren’t something to bragging with…

      August 14, 2011 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      vz2uk can be better on moments – up to 45 MB/s while vz1uk seems constantly around 20 MB/s.

      August 14, 2011 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Joeri:

        I’m on node xm11 (I have the Xen Eliminator vps plan)

        root@matterhorn:/# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 64.274 s, 16.7 MB/s
        

        I hope disk performance will be much better in the near future…

        August 14, 2011 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  36. bashful:

    I got an eliminator xen uk too, It’s like wading through treacle, extremely slow response to all shell commands. Got a feeble 11.7MB/s on the same as above. Ok, it’s cheap, but then I’ve had $15 a year throwaway trash vps that is far more responsive.

    August 30, 2011 @ 12:16 am | Reply
  37. bashful:

    I didn’t open a ticket. I don’t have issues with other vps I have from other uk providers to my uk ISP. Traceroute shows that from vps->entry to ISP network is 8x slower than other uk vps I have (some in london some in manchester) and is slightly slower than a german vps I have too. I’m not particularly fussed about the io benchmark, as you point out it doesn’t mean that much (having said that the same test on a more upmarket xen uk vps was 4x faster). I tried tunnelling via a server with extremely good gigabit connect in telecity and there’s no difference, don’t think this is a routing issue.

    August 30, 2011 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  38. Andrew:

    I signed up for this deal and everything seemed great at first – fast setup, fast support, great price, reasonable speed. A month later the server crashed and lost all my data – no backups ! Nice touch for a ‘professional’ hosting company.

    Luckily, at that stage I hadn’t lost that much so I recreated my server. James apologised and gave us all a free couple of months and promised to setup a backup solution. Everything was fine for 3 weeks and then bang it goes again. This time I lost a lot more and had to recreate from scratch and unfortunately no backup system was yet in place. Now 4 months later, it’s gone again and guess what – still no backups.

    You can’t run a hosting business like this – it’s unprofessional. Three total wipeouts in 6 months, no backups. I work in IT and RAID failures are a very rare thing – what must you be doing to get 3 in 6 months.

    December 18, 2011 @ 12:02 am | Reply
    • Taylor:

      You would think after the second time you would crate a backup solution your self…

      December 19, 2011 @ 12:36 am | Reply

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