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QuickWeb - $35.88/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS in UK

QuickWeb Roel sent me an email earlier this month about QuickWeb‘s new UK based OpenVZ VPS hosting offer. Same price as many previous offers$35.88/year or $24/6 months. You get

  • 256MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Order it here. Servers with UK2.net (test IP: and nLayer/Level3 transit between UK/US. For orders in February you also get free upgrade to Gbit connectivity (usually $10/year). The same offer is also available in Germany, Los Angeles and Phoenix. I have also noticed that the name of the plan has been updated to “Budget Box VZ II”, rather than “Test Box VZ II”. I guess the previous plan name might have scarde a few prospective customers away.

Disclaimer: LowEndBox.com is hosted on a Xen VPS sponsored by QuickWeb.

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  1. Hello, you can sign-up directly via this link: SIGN-UP the 1gps free port upgrade will be added just open a ticket, 1Gps port only applies to Phoenix and UK (DE and LA free 100mbit port upgrade). Let me know if you have questions.

    Happy Valentine’s day to all.

    February 15, 2011 @ 4:41 am | Reply
    • fanovpn:

      Is bandwidth 500GB/month (this post’s description), or 250GB/month (SIGN-UP link)?

      February 15, 2011 @ 4:49 am | Reply
    • Hello.

      On sign-up page (http://quickweb.co.nz/lowendbox), for Budget Box VZ II there is an option: “Double the allocations of standard Test Box VZ for extra $1!”.
      How ? There is no option when ordering, no matter what location I choose.


      February 16, 2011 @ 1:40 pm | Reply
      • armyf9:

        That’s in reference to “Budget Box VZ” which is 1.99. Budget Box VZ II with everything doubled is 2.99 (i.e including the extra $1, they renamed “Test Box” to “Budget Box” but forgot to edit the description).
        That’s how i understood it anyway and it’s what i bought.

        February 16, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  2. hello, that is supposed to be only 250GB per month, but since it say’s 500GB you’ll get 500GB then :) if you need that upgrade just put in the comment section when placing order.

    February 15, 2011 @ 4:53 am | Reply
    • Stewie:

      Hi Roel

      If I ordered now any chance you could still do the free 500GB/gbit upgrade on this package?


      October 17, 2011 @ 8:04 pm | Reply
  3. Christian:

    My favourite VPS provider is quickweb, great service at a reasonable price. I think I will go for this plan too. I would like to ask when will you have more stock in Switzerland(SupaVPS)

    February 15, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply
    • thanks for kind words :) so far we have no ETA for a the Swiss location.

      February 15, 2011 @ 10:02 am | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        oooeeee Swiss! nice!

        February 15, 2011 @ 10:05 am | Reply
        • Joe:

          Yep, switzerland location would be great :)

          February 15, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
  4. i use this site with quickweb so far so good

    February 15, 2011 @ 10:49 am | Reply
  5. armyf9:

    Bought this one also, paid for a year.

    Let’s see what the fuss is about :)

    February 15, 2011 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  6. excellent VPS provider here, any eta on IPv6 now IPv4 is out?

    February 16, 2011 @ 12:29 am | Reply
  7. w3cold:


    I need 512MB Ram, with 768/1GB burstable. Any offer you can give like those to me?

    February 16, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
    • Christian:

      Look at their Supa plans + 25% lifetime discount on WHT. :)

      February 16, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  8. one of the worst server experienced….

    i have only one site hosted on it {proxy site}
    it takes ages for it to open…

    i mailed them within 5 days of buying server but they dont offer refund

    “i got the answer that they dont provide refund, but can terminate the server right now”

    February 17, 2011 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  9. Sorry to hear that, please tell me your ticket number and i will look at it for you, make sure you did provide us details about how your server is slow so we can easily pin point the cause.

    Refund policy is stated in Terms of Service when you signed-up.

    February 17, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
    • i was contacted by ur staff but no solution yet…..
      i asked then to give me a all together new server for one month with kloxo installed so that i can try ur servers again and then decide….also i want the server with texas ip and not a routed ip

      awaiting a positive reply


      February 20, 2011 @ 7:50 am | Reply
      • hello,

        I checked your ticket and we are waiting for your advise to reload the OS you did not replied, please update the ticket so we can proceed, lowendbox is not our helpdesk.


        February 20, 2011 @ 7:57 am | Reply
  10. just signed up for the service for a 6 month contract .. signup for quick. vps was available right away. put my website online, seams to load fast enough..

    after my last experience with 123Systems, i am really hoping this works out as expected. with 123 systems i had around 5 hours of downtime everyday

    February 17, 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply
  11. I’m in The Netherlands, and this is my first server in the USA.
    I used that old offer in Phoenix (still works), because I couldn’t find the link for the UK.
    I can say, although the distance is huge, the speed is great!
    Even faster than my 4 other VPS’s in The Netherlands.

    But there’s one problem: The Debian installation is incomplete (no Aptitude, apt-get update doesn’t work like it has to, no Squeeze), but using CentOS, everything works.
    This is an issue for me, since I’m used to Debian, and I like using Debian better than CentOS.

    February 17, 2011 @ 2:08 pm | Reply
    • Hello, yes we are having Debian 6.0 available shorly

      February 17, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | Reply
    • debian 6.0 is now available :)

      February 18, 2011 @ 11:11 pm | Reply
      • SwordfishBE:

        Not yet for the xen in germany? Only 5.0 and 4.0.
        A Debian 6 32bit Pygrub would be nice *winks his eyes* :-p

        February 20, 2011 @ 9:33 pm | Reply
      • I only see Debian 6.0 (64 bit) Minimal.
        Isn’t it better to have a full installation of it?
        I mean, I don’t want to take risks for not having Aptitude, non-working “apt-get” command, etc., like I had with Debian 5 (which wasn’t a minimal installation).
        These commands need to work, as they’re Debian’s core apps.
        I mean, Debian without Aptitude is like CentOS without Yum, or OpenSuSE without YaST, or Arch without Pacman.

        February 21, 2011 @ 11:12 am | Reply
        • Stuffs like that you need to open ticket so we can fix it. 32-bit is coming soon.

          February 21, 2011 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
        • armyf9:

          im on this package and apt-get is working fine.
          Only problem i had was i had to recompile some of my 32bit programs :-/

          For some reason, minimal versions of the OS uses more RAM than the “normal” ones.

          February 21, 2011 @ 7:25 pm | Reply
        • By the way apt-get or yum update issue could be related to name resolver issue try editing /etc/resolve.conf and add namserver 88888

          February 22, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
        • Sorry I meant /etc/resolv.conf

          February 22, 2011 @ 6:49 pm | Reply
  12. Hello,

    Sorry we ran out of IP and we are still waiting for the new IP block.

    Kind Regards,

    Joe Selly
    QuickWeb Admin Staff

    QuickWeb Hosting Solutions
    Neodelphi Limited | Company no.2130513 | GST Registered | Ph 1.510.90-QUICK

    Run out ip on UK.

    February 20, 2011 @ 12:49 am | Reply
    • yes that’s true for UK location only, please refrain from posting internal communications in public, there is similar notice in our twitter account about this. Rest assured that UK VPS will be provisioned once we got new IP block.

      February 20, 2011 @ 1:13 am | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

        Nothing wrong with posting tickets, I have yet to find a provider that sues for people doing it. (I’ve done it plenty of times, and only received abusing and threatening emails and letters from one provider for doing it)

        February 22, 2011 @ 2:26 pm | Reply
        • Yes we consider all communications with client private unless with permission from us each company has their own privacy policy which shlould be repected.

          February 22, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
        • ZAY:

          Roel – I think you should just ignore this guy, read his comments on this thread:

          He really says nothing “constructive” and blames everyone else for his own failure, LOL :)

          February 22, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Whats wrong with pointing the obvious?

          Where did I blame anyone else….. ? Im confused.

          February 22, 2011 @ 7:01 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          If you want to do serious business, you should handle it private. It’s a great way how quickweb handles their communication.

          February 22, 2011 @ 8:41 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          I apologise for my rude comments. I was going through a “weird” stage, moodswings suck.

          February 22, 2011 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  13. more IPs are now available in the UK so setup is automated once again.

    February 20, 2011 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      How’s the Swiss location?

      February 20, 2011 @ 9:31 pm | Reply
  14. Highly recommended host, Roel and his guys are really “quick” with any of the server issue!

    February 21, 2011 @ 3:26 am | Reply
    • armyf9:

      Agreed, they are pretty good for the money :)

      February 21, 2011 @ 7:21 pm | Reply
  15. lous:

    Does the plan include free IP?

    Can I get a free SSL cert and use on that IP to have an SSL site?

    February 26, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply
  16. hello, it includes 1 IP address. Yes you can buy SSL certificate and use it.

    February 26, 2011 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
  17. SwordfishBE:

    So Roel/Joe, how is it going with the Swiss location?

    February 27, 2011 @ 5:20 pm | Reply
  18. The free upgrade to Gbit connectivity is still available ?

    March 1, 2011 @ 7:52 am | Reply
  19. Bought UK server yesterday. TAP/TUN enabled within a few minutes of my request. iptables nat added just as quickly. Impressed so far!

    March 2, 2011 @ 11:36 am | Reply
  20. Do you have any specials for the NZ based VPSes?

    March 7, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply
  21. Sean:

    Their UK Midphase OpenVZ node appears to have stability problems – it has gone down several times in the past week including as I write this.

    March 23, 2011 @ 12:49 am | Reply
    • yes we are working on resolving this issue, the node you are in is being hammered with DDoS attacks lately.

      March 23, 2011 @ 1:11 am | Reply
      • this should be resolved now, let us know if you are still facing any issues by updating or opening a new ticket.

        March 23, 2011 @ 1:34 am | Reply
  22. Gbit offer is still valid ? :)

    May 26, 2011 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
  23. littleguy:

    I would advise anyone from taking this offer.

    They have been suffering IO issues for weeks now and refuse to work on resolving it, claming the node is “pretty fast”, and saying they have no additional nodes to transfer my VPS over to.

    Here is a bench I took the other day, I think it speaks for itself:

    [root@vps ~]# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test oflag=dsync
    128+0 records in
    128+0 records out
    134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 482.603 seconds, 278 kB/s
    December 28, 2011 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
    • What about the classic conv=fdatasync?

      December 28, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
      • littleguy:
        [root@vps ~]# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
        128+0 records in
        128+0 records out
        134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 9.83015 seconds, 13.7 MB/s
        December 28, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
      • littleguy:

        As a side note, here is another run for dsync taken at the same time:

        [root@vps ~]# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test2 oflag=dsync
        128+0 records in
        128+0 records out
        134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 56.9874 seconds, 2.4 MB/s

        It’s slightly better than the original measurement, but still very slow.

        December 28, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
        • Heh, I guess the terminal feels pretty sluggish.

          Well, if the reality is as you say, and they refuse to fix this, is a shame.

          December 28, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
        • littleguy:

          They escalated this to someone who promised to look at it again, offered me a refund and promised new nodes “in January”, good on their part.

          I will wait and see if the performance improves…

          December 28, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
        • New nodes aren’t a good response. Probably they can’t accept how much uberoverselling that node has.

          December 28, 2011 @ 10:57 pm | Reply
      • Hello, this is being looked at, new nodes was a response from an inquiry. Please avoid running that stress test while we are working as it add to the problem. So far the speed is good from host node, some adjustments on your VPS settings is being investigated.

        December 29, 2011 @ 12:41 am | Reply
        • littleguy:

          This bench was taken a few minutes ago:

          [root@vps ~]# dd bs=1M count=128 if=/dev/zero of=test conv=fdatasync
          128+0 records in
          128+0 records out
          134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 16.245 seconds, 8.3 MB/s

          My sites have been basically offline (10-20 seconds page load time) for weeks now. Prospective buyers beware!

          January 3, 2012 @ 1:07 am | Reply
        • Hello, we can see the domain associated with your IP as online and loading well (Removed) please provide more details so we can further assist. As again if you are not happy we can always refund your payment.

          January 3, 2012 @ 3:36 am | Reply
        • @Roel I am not sure if revealing that information here is ok…

          January 3, 2012 @ 3:37 am | Reply
        • littleguy:

          I agree with Yomero, if Lowend Admin can redact the site URL, it would be appreciated.

          That being said, I will refrain from posting here until this matter is completely resolved.

          January 3, 2012 @ 3:46 am | Reply
        • right LEA can freely remove if not allowed however i don’t want to argue and let the people see for themself if web page is loading that slow as he claimming to be, no more guessing who is telling the truth or not just see for yourself! I’m telling the client if he is not happy just move elsewhere.

          January 3, 2012 @ 3:56 am | Reply
    • littleguy:

      To wrap this story up, I made a last ditch attempt and ran yum update to see if maybe an old package was causing my issue. This resulted in MySQL refusing to start, even on an empty database set, and the QuickWeb staff couldn’t assist me.

      They promised me a refund for my remaining time about a week ago, haven’t seen any money yet though. They removed my account so I can’t even see my tickets or proof of the refund they promised me. Anyway, I’m not mad about ten bucks but the whole experience with them has been ham-handed.

      January 12, 2012 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
      • littleguy:

        Sorry, my account wasn’t removed, just had some password troubles. :)

        January 12, 2012 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

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