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QuickWeb - $35.88/Year 256MB OpenVZ VPS with 50% Rebate in Credit

QuickWeb Roel from QuickWeb emailed me a new Christmas offer 2 (although it would have been 26th of December by now in New Zealand). He did send in 2 days ago but I just haven’t been able to juggle everything :) Anyway, same deal as their QW TestBox VZ II offer early last month. $35.88/year with the following spec

  • 256MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Servers would be in either Los Angeles CA (WebNX, Ordering link), or Germany (Equinix, Ordering link).

Moreover, they are offering special gifts for LowEndBox readers. By putting in the comment section of the order form “LEB X’Mas gift“, they will (manually) apply 50% credit to your account, i.e. $17.94, which you can then use it to buy new services or pay for existing services. Sorry but you cannot redeem it for cash. Promotion is valid until the end of 2010.

Disclaimer: LowEndBox.com is currently hosted with QuickWeb in their Xen VPS in Dallas/Softlayer.

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  1. Christian:

    You missed the German order link :S

    December 25, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
    • That’s OK. You missed his misspelling of Year in the title. ;)

      December 25, 2010 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
      • Christian:

        You are right. :)
        I would like to order it in germany.

        December 25, 2010 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Fixed. Sorry about that.

      December 25, 2010 @ 11:51 pm | Reply
  2. +1 again for these folks. Usually quick to respond to support requests. Haven’t had any issues with my vps with them. (Have a Xen VPS in Germany for my personal sites.)

    December 25, 2010 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
    • +1 too
      I am asking about adding more IP to my VPS, and mr. Roel answer me less than a minute.
      That is WOW !!!
      No one ever answering me that fast

      December 26, 2010 @ 12:04 am | Reply
      • I htink my request was like 7 minutes but even that is pretty darn quick.

        I did have one request that took a couple of hours but that was because they bumped it up to the owner for a response as it was a policy issue.

        December 28, 2010 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
        • yes Admin does not operate 24×7, so anything beyond 10PM (NZT) can have some delays for admin/sales tickets.

          December 28, 2010 @ 7:32 pm | Reply
        • I was happy with how that ticket was dealt with though. I was told that they had to bump it upstairs and it would take a couple of hours to get back to me. They were open about what was occurring.

          December 28, 2010 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  3. vm user:

    how can I check the creditwich I have?

    December 25, 2010 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  4. vm user:

    how can I check the CREDIT which I have?

    December 25, 2010 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  5. KLIKLI:

    Huh? Is this Christmas “too” Merry :p

    December 25, 2010 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Besides that the title says $35.88/Year*h*, lack of sleep clearly does its job ;)

      December 25, 2010 @ 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Arrr. Way too much booze. Nah :)

      December 25, 2010 @ 11:52 pm | Reply
      • Hey, no drinking and managing servers. That’s a DWA here in the US. Drinking While Admining. :)

        December 26, 2010 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  6. Daniel:

    LowEndAdmin was up all night.

    December 25, 2010 @ 4:39 pm | Reply
  7. nikomo:

    I’ve used these guys before, really good service.
    Only reason I stopped using their service was because of Hazenet’s offer.

    December 25, 2010 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  8. chakara:

    Is there test i.p for L.A?

    December 25, 2010 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
  9. armyf9:

    The only thing stopping me is the bandwidth and 10mbp connection.
    Seems kinda pointless for me, as the only reason i’d purchase a VPS is because of connection/bandwidth, otherhwise i’d set up a server on my i5 and i7 computers.

    Otherwise a good deal + reviews.

    December 25, 2010 @ 9:26 pm | Reply
    • I just re-read the email that Roel sent to me, and he did mention a free upgrade to 100Mbps at $5 value. I have now updated the post to say 100Mbps — but the monthly data still remains the same (250GB).

      December 25, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  10. i go to order link but it’s still on 10mbps so how we get 100mbps as lea writed at the spec

    December 26, 2010 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  11. vm user:
    --2010-12-26 09:04:57--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    100%[=============================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 9.2s
    2010-12-26 09:05:07 (10.9 MB/s)

    quick enough…

    December 26, 2010 @ 1:06 am | Reply
  12. vm user:

    give you some information, if anyone want to try this.

    1. I pay 35.88usd and get 50% rebate, about 18usd

    2. cat /proc/cpuinfo
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

    3. wget cachefly 100mb.test
    the download speed is about 10MB/s

    3. the data center is located in LA (WEBNX network) , I like this.

    December 26, 2010 @ 1:12 am | Reply
    • vm user:

      dd if=/dev/zero of=file1G.tmp bs=1M count=1024
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.22706 s, 875 MB/s

      December 26, 2010 @ 1:29 am | Reply
  13. vm user:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=file1G.tmp bs=1M count=1024
    1024+0 records in
    1024+0 records out

    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.22706 s, 875 MB/s

    December 26, 2010 @ 1:30 am | Reply
  14. Is the “50% credit to your account” recurring?

    December 26, 2010 @ 2:30 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      lol, you would like that wouldn’t you? :)

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:00 am | Reply
    • vmuser:

      I alost have the question, but I think the answer is “NO”

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:14 am | Reply
    • no it is not recurring, the rebate is our special gift to LEB readers, so you get back half of money payed in credit rebate, promo until end of the year or until sold out, few slots left!

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:26 am | Reply
  15. on those special price VPS from quickVPS the disk IO is soooo low:

    512MB openvz

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    8192+0 records in
    8192+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 17.6258 s, 30.5 MB/s
                 Total     Used     Free
    Kernel:   2048.00M    7.70M 2040.30M
    Allocate:  768.00M  492.53M  275.47M (512M Guaranteed)
    Commit:    512.00M  344.40M  167.60M (68.4% of Allocated)
    Swap:                 2.12M          (0.6% of Committed)

    1GB OpenVZ

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
    8192+0 records in
    8192+0 records out
    536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 14.0275 s, 38.3 MB/s
                 Total     Used     Free
    Kernel:   2048.00M   11.97M 2036.03M
    Allocate: 1500.00M 1197.00M  303.00M (1024M Guaranteed)
    Commit:   1024.00M  553.94M  470.06M (45.3% of Allocated)
    Swap:               380.40M          (70.2% of Committed)

    I have 4 quickVPS VMs, they all have pretty low disk IO, between 25MB/s to 40MB/s (avg 33MB/s)

    December 26, 2010 @ 3:13 am | Reply
    • vmuser:

      how can you get this information
      ” Kernel: 2048.00M 7.70M 2040.30M “

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:15 am | Reply
    • I think QuickVPS and QuickWeb are two different companies. Are you talking about us or them?

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:23 am | Reply
      • QuickWEB I mean, the NZ company.
        I find CPU quite good, and the option to add more CPU the VPS is also really nice. support is also great there!
        but disk IO is just way below average.
        if you would put better or more disks to the array, it would be my perfect VPS provider!


        December 26, 2010 @ 3:27 am | Reply
        • well we have RAID10 with 3ware or adaptec, you must be on sold out node and i can tell you that is a decent speed for a budget VPS with 20 minute response 24×7 support, and at this price range under $3? now with 50% rebate! hmmm…. :)

          December 26, 2010 @ 3:32 am | Reply
    • I get this:

      [root@vps ~]#dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=8k conv=fdatasync
      8192+0 records in
      8192+0 records out
      536870912 bytes (537 MB) copied, 3.33573 s, 161 MB/s

      Using one of their German 256meg VPSes. Granted it’s a Xen box though.

      December 29, 2010 @ 1:46 pm | Reply
  16. yes, I totally understand.
    I pay $15 for that 1GB vps thou.
    the concern really is not the speed much, but the availability, quality and trust.
    suppose a normal RAID10 gives a full IO of 150-180MB/s
    to be getting 30MB/s the disks must be really damn busy, and the latency/response goes to the sky.
    also life time of the disk, I guess 1 year? :) that makes me worry


    December 26, 2010 @ 3:47 am | Reply
    • well VPS is a shared environment so there are other customers sharing same disk array, if you want better i/o a dedicated hardware must be for you or any of our standard VPS from 19-49/mo. Also if you feel something is not right you can always open a ticket and we will look into it.

      Also keeping backup or your data is a **must** regardless whether you are paying the the most expensive VPS from the most reputable host or not, people will probably say many bad things about us if we cannot maintain availability, quality and trust you said, we are probably one of a very few host around that virtually no legitimate bad review ever since :)

      December 26, 2010 @ 3:59 am | Reply
  17. vmuser:

    I have a question there, a little important.

    you never use any WEBNX service on your product before,
    but why this time you choose WEBNX network?

    I know you provide Softlayer, Take2Hosting, Phoenix NAP
    but never see WEBNX before.

    December 26, 2010 @ 3:48 am | Reply
    • I’ve never owned a dedicated server. However whenever I saw an offer from WebNX on WHT it’s always some servers with crazy spec. Just take a look at their Dedicated Servers page — 20TB file servers and 32 core AMD monsters are their everyday package.

      The kind of servers that are suitable as VPS hosting “mothership”.

      December 26, 2010 @ 5:46 am | Reply
      • vmuser:

        In other word, WebNX is very cheap,
        so if choose WebNX as network infrastructure
        everything can cost down.

        December 26, 2010 @ 5:58 am | Reply
        • WebNX is a very good provider out of LA and we are not using their monster server as those special offers easily get taken away a few hours after being posted at WHT.

          I’m not sure why people are discounting WebNX they do not have any bad review and provides quality hardware and network, we only deal with DC of sterling reputation. If people think this special is still **overpriced** i could not do anything more for you guys :)

          December 26, 2010 @ 7:34 am | Reply
        • vmuser:

          actually, I’m very excited about you are using WebNX.

          because no other VPS would like to provide LA data
          center with WebNX network.really.

          I don’t why.

          December 26, 2010 @ 8:30 am | Reply
        • yes, quite successful nearing sold out now.

          December 26, 2010 @ 9:01 am | Reply
  18. I could not agree more with you!

    December 26, 2010 @ 4:05 am | Reply
  19. Jefx:

    Can joomla run smooth on 256 mb ram?

    December 26, 2010 @ 8:36 am | Reply
  20. Jeffrey:

    Can this package be enough for running joomla?

    December 26, 2010 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  21. vmuser:

    joomla work smooth.

    December 26, 2010 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  22. Any ipv6 in Germany?

    December 26, 2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  23. @QuickWeb-Roel – In other words, this Christmas promo is “Buy 2 get 3”. Is that correct?

    December 27, 2010 @ 5:17 am | Reply
  24. andhie:

    is there a managed vps,, :(

    December 27, 2010 @ 12:17 pm | Reply
  25. Webmister (*not* to be confused with LEB webmaster!):


    I am just wondering, because the text isn’t clear about it, does this credit also apply to other offers as well?
    Earlier this month I was deciding between getting Amazon or QuickWeb. In the end, although I had created a QuickWeb account I ended up going to Amazon at the last minute (for mostly vanity sites and blogs, you just can’t beat free).

    If this credit may be applied in the other offers I may very well swing back to get a VPS here (even if I end up using it just for VPNing in public places).
    Just for kicks, I always look for a European location to serve my blogs (it’s geographically closer) and look for an US location for VPNing (to bypass some geographical restrictions). So I am looking for your Germany plans first and only then your USA plans.

    Best Regards

    December 27, 2010 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • vmuser:

      credit can be used at any plan,
      I’ve asked them.

      December 28, 2010 @ 1:15 am | Reply
      • Webmister:

        Thanks! I will be making a new aquisition real soon then ;)

        December 28, 2010 @ 10:05 am | Reply
  26. AwfulCustomer:

    Does this 50% gift code works for all their VPS lines?

    December 28, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  27. Sidahmed:

    I got this when I validated the promotion code:

    # The promotion code entered does not exist #

    December 29, 2010 @ 11:06 am | Reply
    • hello,

      it is not promo code, as stated you need to put in the comment section and we will apply the credit so you need to pay the full amount during checkout.


      December 29, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply
      • Sidahmed:

        OK, misreading..

        December 29, 2010 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  28. Christian:

    Just got one :)

    December 29, 2010 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
  29. Jim Snow:
    $ root@la:~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2010-12-30 02:17:59--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    100%[===================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.9M/s   in 9.2s    
    2010-12-30 02:18:08 (10.8 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    but i wonder On almost every VPS company (including Quickweb) they dont sync the System clock
    what should i do with a MSK (Moscow) Time zone When the Vps is in LA ?

    if you try to setup a Vpn a wrong time zone can get you a Hardtime due timezone differences on the cert and your local time zone

    December 29, 2010 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
    • Not syncing the system clock is a very different issue than having a different time zone. You can set up whatever timezone you want for your system:

      $ date
      Wed Dec 29 23:26:03 UTC 2010
      $ sudo cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Tokyo /etc/localtime
      $ date
      Thu Dec 30 08:26:53 JST 2010

      Or you can just override the “TZ” environment variable for your users. For example

      $ TZ="Australia/Brisbane" date
      Thu Dec 30 09:28:50 EST 2010
      December 29, 2010 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
      • Jim Snow:

        Hey LEA thanks for the HInt

        i used NTPdate to sync the clock but i always got an “operation Not Permitted” error

        But this seems working =) Thanks

        December 29, 2010 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
    • tux:

      If you use Debian or Debian-based distribution, you can reconfigure tzdata package.
      sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

      December 29, 2010 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  30. Webmister:

    Erm.. my order form for either of this VPS locations doesn’t show a comment box. How can I take advantage of the 50% account credit?

    December 30, 2010 @ 11:55 am | Reply
    • The comment box is on the checkout page under the checkboxes for Payment Method. The box is labeled “Notes / Additional Information”

      December 30, 2010 @ 1:39 pm | Reply
  31. Just ordered a VPS and it was ready in less than 10 minutes and I don’t know how you guys do you it but I like it :) So far so good, keep up the good work!

    December 31, 2010 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  32. Yup! I installed PHP5.3.3 + MySQL + Apache2 + Memcached + eAccelerator and the server is running smooth with
    168.59 MB of 384 MB used. I did noticed some console delay but it’s a minor thing.

    December 31, 2010 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  33. Webmister:

    Alright, I have two questions:
    – How long did it take for the credit to show up in your accounts? (Not that I am in a hurry)
    – Does anyone know if the port upgrade to 100Mbit (for LEB costumers) is still in effect?

    And finally something I really must say about QuickWeb. After quite a few years of dealing with many Hosting/VPS providers, some of which very renowned and completely off the QW price range, I cannot left unnoticed how fast my support ticket was solved — way faster than what I was expecting!

    *That* is the reason why I am considering a second purchase, such good service deserves to be rewarded with my business.

    January 3, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  34. BuLe:

    Is this still available?
    What happen if I want to host a few website in here?
    Any control panel available? Not very “console” kind of guy.. :)

    Any help’s appreciated.

    January 10, 2011 @ 9:17 am | Reply
  35. Quickweb is very good!
    April 3, 2011 @ 3:14 am | Reply

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