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QuickVPS – £2 96MB Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: August 2, 2010 @ 12:42 am, by LowEndAdmin

QuickVPS Lucie from QuickVPS wrote to me over the weekend about their current specials on their Xen-based virtual servers in UK. For £2/month (USD$3.14/month) you can get the following “Limited Edition” package:

  • 96MB memory/96MB swap
  • 6GB storage
  • 75GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

I guess it is rightful to call it the limited edition as the resource is indeed a bit, hmm, limited. However 96MB can still do wonders depending on what you are trying to achieve. You are also getting Xen rather than OpenVZ that’s more common at this ~$3/month price range. There has not been much discussions on their offers in the past though. The same offer can also be found here on WHT.

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5 Comments

  1. Would be interesting to see what download speeds are like from this service. What the specifications of the node are, node location and how many containers they have to a node.

    Jack.

    August 2, 2010 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  2. Tested the speed.

    vps:~# wget http://194.0.252.51/100MB.zip
    --2010-08-02 23:05:23--  http://194.0.252.51/100MB.zip
    Connecting to 194.0.252.51:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MB.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.21M/s   in 62s
    
    2010-08-02 23:06:25 (1.61 MB/s) - `100MB.zip' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    vps:~# rm -rf 100MB.zip
    vps:~# wget http://94.76.194.143:5353/100MB.zip
    --2010-08-02 23:10:11--  http://94.76.194.143:5353/100MB.zip
    Connecting to 94.76.194.143:5353... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100MB.zip'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.1M/s   in 13s
    
    2010-08-02 23:10:23 (7.89 MB/s) - `100MB.zip' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    Top test is from one of their US servers and the bottom test is from a UK node. Both tests taken from my German VPS. (Hetzner, DE)

    Jack xD

    P.S. Hope I have the correct BB code.

    August 2, 2010 @ 10:12 pm | Reply
  3. There are speed test files and IPs on our website. Your connection will be on a shared 100Mbit uplink and will not be throttled.

    Nodes are typically Q8300 processors with 8GB RAM and 1TB RAID10 disk space. We only use brand name hardware.

    Nodes are in Sota Com in the Kent Science Park, UK.

    Approximately 20 containers to a node.

    August 3, 2010 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
  4. Pascal:

    This package is still available so I ordered it last thursday. So far it’s not going very well.

    They say to have instant setup. After about 18 hours my VPS still wasn’t setup so I sent them an email and it took them another 6 hours or so to set it up.
    When they finished the setup, the ip address allocated to me didn’t respond (Destination Host Unreachable). SolusVM reports the VPS is running, but I can’t access the VPS through the SolusVM console either. So I reported this last friday but it is still not working. Ok, it’s weekend but they claim to deliver 24×7 support.
    So far all they have said is that a senior admin will look into it.

    I guess I’ll just wait a little bit and see what happens, but so far it hasn’t really been “quickvps” to me.

    December 12, 2010 @ 11:59 am | Reply
  5. Pascal:

    I canceled. They’re really a mess.

    – It took over 48 hours before they “fixed” the broken network on my VPS by creating a new VPS.
    – They send an email about them rebranding to “qualityservers” with new email addresses for support which don’t even work
    – Average reply to tickets is well over 24 hours; thats OK for such low budget service if the replies would be meaningful, but they’re not.
    – They just fail to enable PyGrub to be able to load my own kernel. First they said I just had to install grub and a kernel, they apparently didn’t know they had to enable pygrub. When I told them they had to enable pygrub, they said they did but it still didn’t work. It really seems they have no clue about what they’re doing.

    So all in all they just give me a bad feeling, better stay away from them.

    December 15, 2010 @ 9:28 am | Reply

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