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

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 17, 2011 @ 2:22 pm, by LowEndAdmin

QualityServers Okay. Enough n00b-provider-postings from the last 2 days and let’s get into some real deals. James from QualityServers informed me about their new offer on WHT. The Eliminator™ is available in both US (Tampa FL) or UK (Manchester), and in either OpenVZ or Xen flavor. £4/month (~USD$6.50) will get you this:

  • 600MB memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer on 1Gbps port
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers in either Tampa FL (Hivelocity, test IP: 68.233.240.69, sign up link) or Manchester UK (Burst, test IP: 217.114.62.48, sign up link). IPv6 available only in the UK plans. The plans are also fully managed.

QualityServers have been around for a while (used to be known as QuickVPS.co.uk), a proper UK business with phone number + an office. James mentioned that there are ~50 on each Eliminator plan so the stock would soon be “eliminated”.

107 Comments

  1. Signing up now. will give some benchmarks (if my order passes fraud checks etc)

    May 17, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  2. AlexA:

    Really cheap prices so I couldn’t resist and grabbed a “eliminator” package with cPanel.
    Huge thanks to this blog! :D

    May 17, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  3. May 17, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
    • I don’t understand unixbench….

      May 17, 2011 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
      • That score is very good for a VPS, and even reasonable for a dedicated server.

        May 17, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
        • May 17, 2011 @ 5:36 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Remember, speedtest is done in bits not bytes. Wget is done in bytes not bits.

          a lot of people get confused :p, not saying you are but just for people reading.

          May 17, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
        • Yeh i know

          For example my internet connection is 100Mbps which means i would get a max of 11-12MB/S if am correct :)

          May 17, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Around there, yes. If your connection was on a 100 megabit connection, it would be around 10 – 12 megabytes connection.

          May 18, 2011 @ 5:55 am | Reply
    • Adam:

      How man cores and what CPU do you get?

      May 17, 2011 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
    • How you execute unixbench? I mean, what flags? or just as is?

      May 17, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
      • Just extracted it and run it.

        May 17, 2011 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
        • Pff, that unixbench sucks, REALLY sucks. Stressing a node for about one hour just to bench? I will not do it again… Geekbench ftw, period.

          My “fastest” vps http://pastie.org/1917969

          May 17, 2011 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
        • The score Daniel got on our VPS is very good for a £4 VPS. I’m not saying it’s the best in the world, but for the money you’ll be hard pushed to find performance like that.

          May 17, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
        • Well, please don’t misunderstand…

          I am just sharing one result, not trying to complain with your performance. As I said, I don’t understand unixbench because I don’t know any point of comparison, and for that I did a test.

          Also, I am talking about how much I think Unixbench sucks…

          Finally, after doing a test myself, I agree with you, is a good score.

          May 17, 2011 @ 7:48 pm | Reply
        • Sorry Yomero, I thought you meant our offers sucks!

          Personally I don’t think Unixbench is bad at all, but what it does do is slow the node down while it runs.

          May 17, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
        • LOL sorry, I read again my comment and, can be interpreted like that….

          And yes, that is the reason because sucks, it loaded my VPS like hell, >10.0 loads I felt afraid to be suspended during this hour :| xD

          May 17, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  4. OS: GNU/Linux — 2.6.18-238.9.1.el5.028stab089.1 — #1 SMP Thu Apr 14 14:06:01 MSD 2011
    Machine: i686 (i386)
    Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”UTF-8″, collate=”UTF-8″)
    CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5335 @ 2.00GHz (3990.0 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
    CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5335 @ 2.00GHz (3990.0 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
    CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5335 @ 2.00GHz (3990.0 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
    CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5335 @ 2.00GHz (3990.1 bogomips)
    Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
    18:20:38 up 2 min, 1 user, load average: 0.54, 0.24, 0.09; runlevel 3

    May 17, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  5. There was a mistake on the ad which I’ve just noticed. New orders are getting the correct disk space – 40GB, not 60GB. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    May 17, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      PFFFFT, I was about to buy for 60GB space =/

      How much dedicated CPU can we get from this offer (used 24/7 without complains)?

      May 17, 2011 @ 7:55 pm | Reply
      • Sorry about that, the mistake’s my fault.

        You won’t get complaints about your CPU as your allowance is based on what everyone else is using. If the node is mostly idle, you can use a full 4 cores. If the node is jam packed (which our nodes never are), you’ll get 16GHz/average 40 VPSs. Of course there is a sliding scale in between which is the most likely scenario.

        Either way, we’re offering a 14 day MBG on this plan, so if you’re not happy, just ask for a refund.

        May 17, 2011 @ 7:59 pm | Reply
  6. Xypher:

    I got my XEN PV (UK) vps last evening. Setup was instant. Their servers are pretty decent and fast; ipv6-ready (in the UK). Nothing to complain about (for now..)

    May 18, 2011 @ 6:14 am | Reply
  7. LEB,

    The WHT post says

    60GB RAID5 or RAID10 Disk
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1048935

    Corrections needed!

    May 18, 2011 @ 11:01 am | Reply
  8. Hi,

    Did QualityServers accept order from french people ?

    Regards,

    May 18, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  9. Gary:

    Interesting. I think I might pick myself up a couple of these…

    May 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Gary:

      Ordered, delivered very quickly. USA Xen boxes are currently out of stock, but they let me know immediately and fixed me up with OpenVZ instead. Thumbs up for customer service so far.

      May 18, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  10. I bought the USA OpenVZ almost an hour ago, and so far so good. Setup was pretty much instant. Server seems fast and stable. No complaints so far!

    May 18, 2011 @ 9:53 pm | Reply
  11. USA Xen is full. USA OpenVZ, and UK Xen and OpenVZ left. These will likely be sold out by tomorrow!

    May 18, 2011 @ 11:46 pm | Reply
  12. Max:

    Is torrenting allowed?

    May 19, 2011 @ 11:16 am | Reply
    • The Freebie:

      I actually asked them this the other day, they said yes as long as it’s legal.

      May 19, 2011 @ 11:19 am | Reply
      • Small, private legal use is fine (e.g. downloading a CentOS DVD by torrent). Other torrent use is not allowed.

        May 19, 2011 @ 12:35 pm | Reply
        • Spirit:

          What about irc (internet relay chat)? I can’t find anything against in TOS however I wondering because Burst usually don’t like it on their network…

          May 19, 2011 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
        • IRC is fine for small, private, legal use.

          May 19, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  13. ***NEXT 5 ORDERS FROM LEB GET THEIR 2ND MONTH FREE***

    May 19, 2011 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  14. And I guess no chance US Xen will come back soon?

    May 20, 2011 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
    • I’m not sure yet. If you’re in a hurry I would recommend USA OpenVZ. The performance is almost the same.

      May 20, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
      • @James: Nah, not really, just want to have a taste how the “managed” services will look like…actually I am really curious why people are going crazy after Xen when, honestly, I do not see a lot better performance on Xen than OpenVZ with similar specs.

        May 20, 2011 @ 2:45 pm | Reply
  15. ****NEXT 5 ORDERS FROM LEB GET THEIR 2ND MONTH FREE****

    May 20, 2011 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
    • Adrian:

      Pah, I seem to have managed to place an order in between the free month posts :(

      May 20, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
    • Can I reserve a spot now and sign up when your Xen node is available?

      May 20, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
      • No, sorry. I’m still not sure about USA Xen stock. At the moment I’m trying to find a more suitable USA-based dedicated server provider as HiVelocity isn’t entirely sustainable for lots of growth (IP price, custom server turnaround time). I’ll let everyone know when more stock is available and what the situation is with US Xen soon. In the mean time I would highly recommend USA OpenVZ or UK Xen/OpenVZ.

        May 20, 2011 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  16. Invoice #3345, please add the credit, thanks :)

    May 20, 2011 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
  17. Hey:

    Hello!

    I bought from them a few days ago, and yes, I am STRONGLY recommend them, very fast support, and very cheap. Good job, and I am sad you will remove “Eliminator” as this is the best deal of all, do NOT do this please! :(

    May 21, 2011 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
  18. VPS:

    Do they offer reverse DNS-records for VPS’s?

    May 22, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
    • Yes of course

      May 22, 2011 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
      • VPS:

        the setup really was instant and everything looks extremely good. Allthought “15GB FREE FTP/rSync Offsite Backup Space” advertised on WHT was not included.

        May 24, 2011 @ 10:02 am | Reply
        • Spirit:

          Also not 16 advertised .uk IPv6 addresses included. On request you get one so it seems that there’s needed to open atleast two tickets to get more. Apart from this everything seems ok.

          May 24, 2011 @ 11:09 am | Reply
        • For the backup space, you need to request it – just open a ticket.

          For the IPv6s, just let us know how many. If you don’t give a number you’ll get 1.

          May 24, 2011 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
  19. LAST FEW LEFT IN THE UK!

    May 23, 2011 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • Hello James!

      By any chance this “few left” are already exhausted? I don’t know how your sale system react (e.g. if there is out of stock, you are still able to buy?) but I bought one OpenVZ in UK and the payment process went fine but the Status is still Pending. I want UK especially for the IPv6 offer as I need to test some networking solutions.

      Please don’t take this as a complain or that I’m unsatisfied :), far from me this ideas, just want to ask if everything is fine or stock is exhausted.

      Thanks and keep on the good job!

      May 24, 2011 @ 10:50 am | Reply
  20. I processed the cancellations to make a bit more room. There is still a tiny bit of space but most packages are now on 24 hour setups while we get new nodes online.

    May 24, 2011 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for activation and help with IPv6! Quick and professional!

      May 24, 2011 @ 1:07 pm | Reply
    • Would it be possible to move me to a Xen node now since I see you have stock? Thanks!

      May 24, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply
      • We don’t actually have stock yet. We’re accepting pre-orders for when we do, which should be about another 24 hours. If you open a ticket we can give you a fresh Xen VPS when we have stock.

        May 24, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
        • Oh, nice, so basically when the stock arrives you can just turn off my OpenVZ box and turn on my Xen box? That’s good :)

          May 24, 2011 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
        • Ticket ID: FWW-508-26322, I really hope it works out :) Thanks!

          May 24, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  21. Also, do you mind just to clarify a little what exactly are the items included in “management” feature? Like what will you guys help and what you won’t? Thanks!

    May 24, 2011 @ 1:37 pm | Reply
    • – Tweaking and securing your server
      – Migrating cPanel-to-cPanel accounts
      – Fixing thing if someone goes wrong
      – Installing pretty much any software you need

      May 24, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  22. I want some of this:

    @ James – Whats the main node specs?

    May 24, 2011 @ 2:38 pm | Reply
    • It varies node to node but something like:

      Dual quad core Xeons
      16-32GB RAM
      5x 500GB SATA HW RAID5

      May 24, 2011 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  23. Will OS:

    Just got one of these, looks good although the I/O does seem a little slow.

    There doesn’t seem to be any VPS management interface like QuickWeb etc. How do I reboot or install new OSs, do I have raise a ticket?

    May 24, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      There is an control panel. Your welcome email should point you to https://cp.qvps.net:5656/

      May 24, 2011 @ 10:41 pm | Reply
      • Will OS:

        Thanks! Usually look in the Service detail page for that info. Must have missed it in all the various mails.

        May 25, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply
      • Will OS:

        Here’s my I/O FWIW:

        dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

        16384+0 records in
        16384+0 records out
        1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 100.208 s, 10.7 MB/s

        May 25, 2011 @ 9:34 am | Reply
        • Adam:

          Wow thats very bad I/O rate

          May 25, 2011 @ 10:03 am | Reply
        • Better than some here.

          May 25, 2011 @ 11:49 am | Reply
        • Gary:

          To balance things out:

          dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 47.0506 s, 22.8 MB/s

          dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
          16384+0 records in
          16384+0 records out
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 13.2995 s, 80.7 MB/s

          For my UK then my US one.

          May 25, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  24. Matej:

    Are UK location still in stock ?

    May 25, 2011 @ 10:11 am | Reply
    • New nodes will be online today, so feel free to place an order :)

      May 25, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  25. Will OS:

    @Gary is that Xen?

    Mine is UK Xen, should have said.

    May 25, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  26. sander:

    james: i started a ticket asking for the free 15Gb backup space, but no response since 16 hours?

    May 25, 2011 @ 6:43 pm | Reply
    • Hi Sander,

      You’ll get a response in a little bit – I’m at the DC at the moment deploying new hardware.

      **NEW UK STOCK AVAILABLE FOR XEN AND OPENVZ**

      May 25, 2011 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
  27. Will OS:

    Gotten worse tonight it’s at 6 MB/s!

    Is this normal for the UK Xen James?

    May 25, 2011 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
    • No it’s not, we aim for 50MB/s. Could you please open a ticket with us?

      May 25, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
      • Will OS:

        Thanks, just submitted one.

        May 26, 2011 @ 6:09 am | Reply
  28. Will OS:

    James completely sorted my issue, great support.

    I for one am a very happy customer!

    May 26, 2011 @ 6:30 pm | Reply
  29. **NEW US XEN AND OPENVZ STOCK IS HERE**

    We’re currently on order number 982. Order number 1000 gets a year’s free hosting!

    May 26, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
  30. sander:

    any issues with the uk vps server?
    my vps doesn’t boot anymore

    June 11, 2011 @ 10:53 am | Reply
    • Hi Sander,

      You have a ticket with us and we’ll keep you updated on there. LowEndBox.com isn’t really for customer support.

      June 11, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply
  31. sander:

    i know, but my other ticket hasn’t been answered yet, thats why

    June 11, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  32. sander:

    lots of troubles the last weeks, hopefully this gets solved soon, downtime has been a lot the last weeks

    June 17, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
  33. Tralamazza:

    Just got one (US – OpenVZ), fast activation. But I am a bit confused on how to access my vps.
    My Virtual Server Control Status is currently Unavailable.
    Sorry but not the greatest first experience.

    Thank you,
    Daniel

    June 18, 2011 @ 7:09 am | Reply
    • Tralamazza:

      Btw your forum’s “Login with facebook” is not working.

      June 18, 2011 @ 7:15 am | Reply
    • Tralamazza:

      Sorry, your “New QuickVPS Information” email was flagged as spam (all the others weren’t).

      Thank you,
      Daniel

      June 18, 2011 @ 7:43 am | Reply
    • Tralamazza:

      Nothing but great support, extremely pleased so far. Just activated the offsite backup and a tun interface.

      Cheers,
      Daniel

      June 18, 2011 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
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  35. Rob:

    Anyone elses’ US VPS down or VERY slow atm?

    June 26, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
    • Hi

      Please open a ticket if you’re having issues and we’ll look into it for you. There shouldn’t be any issues at the moment.

      June 26, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
  36. m:

    Is Gentoo available?

    June 30, 2011 @ 5:58 am | Reply

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