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QuickWeb - $4.99 300MB OpenVZ VPS in LA, Phoenix, UK and Germany

QuickWeb Saw QuickWeb‘s tweet over the weekend, and here we have it — an low end box offer from these great kiwis who have been voted the top 3 providers over the last 3 quarters. Similar to this offer 2 months ago, $4.99/month or $35.88/year will get you

  • 300MB guaranteed/384MB burstable memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 250GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps (free 1Gbps upgrade in Phoenix and UK)
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Update: You need to request the memory to be updated (from 256MB to 300MB) and upgrade to 1Gbps via a support ticket, mentioning the LowEndBox August offer. You can pay with either PayPal, credit card directly, bank deposit for New Zealand customers and GCash for Philippine customers. 4 locations to choose from — Phoenix AZ, Los Angeles CA, Dusseldorf Germany or London UK.

Disclaimer. LowEndBox.com is currently hosted on a VPS sponsored by QuickWeb.co.nz.

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  1. Ben:

    Tooo fast. Already nothing left in LA!

    August 22, 2011 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  2. there’s more stocks allocated for LA thanks, please note that free RAM and port speed upgrades will be manually applied by our staff please open ticket or put on order comment about LEB Aug promo :)

    PS. Thanks to LowendAdmin for posting our offer.

    August 22, 2011 @ 7:01 am | Reply
    • Sonic:

      Free Ram? I dont see LEA mention about it

      August 22, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  3. Hello Mr Roel,

    I would like to ask, is it allowed to use the tun/tap and the iptables?

    August 22, 2011 @ 8:53 am | Reply
    • Hello Erawan, tun can be enabled by request for OpenVZ VPS.

      @Sonic, if you notice order form description say’s 256MB RAM VPS which is the original plan, in this case you will get 300MB RAM instead so there’s little freebie :)

      August 22, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply
      • Jim Snow:

        I tried to run an Openvpn Server on it (due to the lack to set one up from source)

        But It Don’t Start because Because of the lack of iptables so I can say Tun/tap works but iptables for some reason not… :(

        August 23, 2011 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
        • I just use Putty and it works for me. May want to open up a ticket and ask them.

          Of course I just realized that I may not be running iptables myself….

          August 23, 2011 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
    • Jim Snow:


      Well My System says “iptables is up2date” but i cannot start the Openvpn Gateway server because it gaves me an iptables error must be an Openvz Issue

      August 23, 2011 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
      • Jim, no offense but you may have missed this:

        May want to open up a ticket and ask them.

        LEA frowns on people using the comments here as a support forum. It’s one thing to report a problem here and that’s fine but most of us realize the next step is via a support ticket.

        August 24, 2011 @ 12:01 am | Reply
        • Jim Snow:

          Well..thanks for the advice but i did that already some while ago because i have this VPS for longer and the Support could not fix it as I said its probaly a Openvz Issue it was not a Support Question more like sharing my Experience =)

          August 24, 2011 @ 12:38 am | Reply
      • I’m not sure which OpenVPN you are using as there are lots of customer running OpenVPN on our nodes, if that’s OpenVPN AS that is not supported yet you need XEN.

        August 24, 2011 @ 1:06 am | Reply
  4. CPS:

    Nice new themes.. more fresh and clean.. :D keep up the good work Roel and QW Team. *twothumbsup*

    August 22, 2011 @ 9:41 am | Reply
  5. Bob:

    Sounds great!

    Would it be possible to have a test IP for each locations?

    I did read few month ago that you did offer VPS in switerland in the past. Do you plan to open this location again?


    August 22, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  6. Jonathan:

    Great service , I recommend it so much, Been with them with a Geek VPS for almost a year,no down time at all and show’s 0 over selling , QuickWeb is the best way to go.

    August 22, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
    • +1 also for these folks. There’s an occasional random reboot (like 3 in the last 8 months or so) but besides that, I haven’t seen any real issue.

      Since some of us actually believe in ethics and professionalism, I will mention that I received a free month of service a long while ago due to a billing issue. :)

      August 22, 2011 @ 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Leo:

      I have had a 256MB VPS from QuickWeb in Germany for almost a year now. On stability they scores big (248 days of uptime for my VPS at the moment, and the last reboot was my fault). But on IO speed have they not been any good. At the moment are the IO speed on my VPS from QuickWeb the slowest of my VPSes, beaten by 15$/year VPSes with good margin.

      August 23, 2011 @ 1:19 am | Reply
      • Leo, please contact us by opening ticket with details so we can look into it for you.

        August 23, 2011 @ 1:48 am | Reply
        • Leo:

          Done, working as intended (because the node was full) was the answer. But the IO speed has improved some now. From the lower 20ish MB/s it was earlier in the week to the 30ish MB/s it has been today.

          August 26, 2011 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
    • Jim Snow:


      Yeah Service is Good Been with them for almost a Year and have two VPS with them

      my VPS in LA is Working Like a charm =)

      20:48:37 up 150 days


      August 23, 2011 @ 6:50 pm | Reply
  7. Can anyone shared the download speed from CacheFly with this offer? Thank you.

    August 23, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
    • Jim Snow:


      wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-08-23 20:56:06--  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 11.2M/s   in 9.0s    
      2011-08-23 20:56:15 (11.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      August 23, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
    • I’m in Germany on one of their Xen VPSes:

      >Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net…

      >2011-08-23 19:32:22 (9.27 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved

      >11 secs

      August 23, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
    • patrick:

      Just opened a UK VPS…

      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 41.4M/s in 2.4s

      2011-08-29 12:48:22 (41.4 MB/s) – `100mb.test’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      August 29, 2011 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
  8. Ricky:

    Any re-stock for LA? I would love to have it.

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:02 am | Reply
  9. jferrerd:

    Test IP for each location?

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  10. New site design too. I think someone is channeling Ben and Jerry’s a bit. :)

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:45 pm | Reply
  11. bayoewebid:

    just miss the LA node, waiting for restock for LA

    August 24, 2011 @ 7:35 am | Reply
  12. I fancied picking up one of the UK based ones, but for some reason monthly billing isn’t available for UK, just semi-annual and annual. Deliberate or just an oversight?

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  13. Leon:

    I got one of the Phoenix nodes, but have been pretty disappointed with it. Some wget stats:

    vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    100%[====================================================================================>] 104,857,600 1.25M/s   in 81s
    vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip
    100%[====================================================================================>] 104,857,600  770K/s   in 2m 12s
    vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://www.vianet.ca/software/100mb-uncompressed.bin
    100%[====================================================================================================>] 102,400,062 1.14M/s   in 92s
    vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://fuller.zen.co.uk/test/100MB_nonzero.bin
    100%[====================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 1.02M/s   in 99s

    I asked support about this but was told

    the network might at peak now and since you are non on dedicated port you can try again sometime after 6 hours

    . My Burst.net VPS (Scranton) gives normal results (11.0M/s, 9.01M/s, 5.84M/s and 10.9M/s) when run at the same time.

    Website load time is noticeably slower from my location (UK) than the Burst.net VPS too. Not sure if this is a keeper, which I’m surprised about seeing as this comes recommended by LEB users. Will give it some time first though.

    August 25, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • Loopinini:

      It sounds like you’ve been capped to 10Mbit/s judging by those speed tests. It’s perfectly fine since they’re trying to keep a quality service.

      August 26, 2011 @ 9:17 am | Reply
    • email me your ticket, looks like you are still at default 10Mbit port… i will ensure you get free upgrade.

      August 26, 2011 @ 9:25 am | Reply
      • Leon:

        Thanks. I continued mailing with support and it seems it was still capped:

        Yes seems like your port was still capped last time, sorry for the trouble caused./blockquote>

        I had previously received a couple of emails from support telling me the upgrade had been completed, so I’m not sure how that happened. Speeds are now fine:

        vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://www.vianet.ca/software/100mb-uncompressed.bin
        100%[====================================================================================================>] 102,400,062 5.34M/s   in 18s
        vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://fuller.zen.co.uk/test/100MB_nonzero.bin
        74% [=========================================================================>                           ] 77,731,214  8.91M/s  eta 6s
        vps:/# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
        100%[====================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 28.7M/s   in 4.0s

        On the plus side, replies from support were very quick – and they even apologised for the trouble caused which is very rare with tech support! ;-)

        August 26, 2011 @ 9:47 am | Reply
        • glad it is resolved now, yes sorry about that due to large number of orders technicians can sometimes get confused which have been upgraded and which are still on queue for upgrades…


          August 26, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  14. trafficdivide:

    I have to say I’m very disappointed with the Atlantis Node in Phoenix. The server has had repeated high load issues for the past week which I have reported. Please finally get this issue resolved.

    August 26, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
  15. trafficdivide:

    I’ll add that support has been quick to respond but the solution is temporary. The server seems to come to a halt when the load is above 1.0 and I’ve seen the load as high as 11.85. Unacceptable.

    I was offered a refund if I’m not happy so I guess the solution is to go elsewhere?

    August 26, 2011 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
    • let me know if you are still experiencing issues, email me your ticket no and i will personally look at it.

      August 26, 2011 @ 7:46 pm | Reply
  16. trafficdivide:

    I’ve been told by QuickWeb support that with OpenVZ others users can affect performance and I should switch to XEN. Isn’t it reasonable to ensure they monitor server performance and promptly stop users from abusing the entire node regardless if I’m using OpenVZ?

    August 26, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
    • Agree

      August 26, 2011 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Raj:

      You’re right. All hosts should be proactively monitoring servers to make sure no adjacent OpenVZ customers are abusing the node.

      Having said that, in my experience, Quickweb is in fact doing that. I have never had an issue in the time I’ve been with them in Phoenix (6 months or more now, I think).

      August 26, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
      • trafficdivide:

        Are you on the Atlantis server? I finally installed a load monitoring script after repeated downtime due to server performance.

        On August 25th in Eastern Time..these are load averages for 15 minutes.

        4:43 am – The load average is currently 3.15. Your limit is 1.00.

        5:12 am – The load average is currently 11.59. Your limit is 1.00.

        5:45 am – The load average is currently 11.85. Your limit is 1.00.

        3:46 pm – The load average is currently 1.03. Your limit is 1.00.

        4:15 pm – The load average is currently 1.15. Your limit is 1.00.

        August 26, 2011 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
        • Raj:

          Nope, I’m on Soyuz.
          08:17:10 up 20 days, 11:45, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

          August 26, 2011 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
        • Leon:

          I’m sure I could get my load averages up to 11 if I moved a high traffic site onto the low-end box. How can you be sure it’s the server that’s at fault?

          Also, how can you find out the name of the server you’re on?

          August 26, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
        • Raj:

          SolusVM shows your node hostname

          August 26, 2011 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
        • Leon:

          In “Hostname” in the menu in the left bar? Shows my hostname as “vps.server.com”. Does yours show soyuz.server.com?

          August 26, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
        • LOL, no, is a column in the list of VPSs in the main page in SolusVM

          August 26, 2011 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
        • Leon:

          Yomero, you go into too much detail. I totally understand how to find out my hostname now.

          August 27, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
        • Too much detail? I don’t mean your hostname, but your host node.

          August 27, 2011 @ 2:44 am | Reply
        • Leon:

          Sorry Yomero, comprehension has finally dawned. To anyone else struggling: log into QuickWeb VPS manager (this is SolusVM). The very first page you see lists the VMs you have, and there’s a column for node. Also – do “tracert YOURIP” (from the command line) and the penultimate hop will show the node name/server hostname.

          For the record, I am on Atlantis. Did you decide to go elsewhere trafficdivide?

          August 29, 2011 @ 9:29 am | Reply
      • yes it is constantly being monitored and appropriate actions is being performed.

        August 26, 2011 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
        • XiaoZHI:

          Why the old Client can’t update memory(from 256MB to 300MB) and upgrade to 100Mbps.
          Ticket answer:”You are not covered by that promo only purchased VPS on that promo period.”

          August 30, 2011 @ 1:44 am | Reply
  17. Have heard lots of good things about this provider :)

    August 27, 2011 @ 10:39 pm | Reply
  18. DarK:

    Just ordered 2 of these, one in Phoenix and one in UK. UK one gets good speeds (30MB/s) but Phoenix only got 10MB/s yesterday and 3MB/s today (the cachefly 100meg test). I put in a ticket to see if they can transfer my Phoenix VPS to Germany.

    The Ordering process was very smooth and efficient! When i put in a ticket for the upgrades and to enable tun/tap they answered within 30min and finished within an hour i believe!!! AWESOME SERVICE! Would recommend these VPS’s.

    September 1, 2011 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
  19. DarK:

    Well, they have a $5 charge for moving VPS, so i opted not to. Instead i just purchased a Germany one and got the 100mbit/300meg mem upgrade. It hit 100mbit on the cachefly and they responded to my ticket VERY quickly.

    Overall i’m VERY happy with this provider as they answer support tickets very quickly and there vps’s are awesome for the price! Although i’d stay away from the Phoenix VPS, as it seems to be iffy. Currently it’s ok, speeds a little slow at times, but like i said, great company, and all other locations are awesome.

    September 2, 2011 @ 11:31 pm | Reply
  20. Mask:

    Anyone having issue with their Phoenix node?
    Mine is getting frequent iowait issue …

    September 10, 2011 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
  21. Mask:

    Well, not to bash or something … but looking at comments above, apparently you are aware of this issue since August 26, 2011 (trafficdivide’s comment) still this is on going issue….

    On the bright side, I sent the ticket after waiting for it to respond to my ssh commands. And they quickly resolved it. (I am guessing by shutting down the abusing vps) but if you really are monitoring it (form your own comment above) should this continuous issue be resolved by now??

    And for the record I am on Atlantis Node.

    And PS …
    I have been extremely happy from their UK node performance. It been nothing but the best so far :)

    September 10, 2011 @ 11:49 pm | Reply
    • well any client can abuse the node especially at the bottom barrel prices some people like to just it like a dedicated server role… most of the new orders from this promo goes on that node for Phoenix, once we go live with our “new” fully owned network in Phoenix you guys will be move to our own brand new supermicro boxes :)

      September 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am | Reply
      • pardon me for some typos wish there’s edit mode here haha, typing on tablet’s screen is no fun :0) –hope everyone’s having great weekend. checkout rugby world cup … Kiwis FTW! :)

        September 11, 2011 @ 12:11 am | Reply
  22. Just got annoyed with Quickweb. They’re having an issue with a raid card/drive and sent out an email linking to a monitoring page.

    The url they used is a shortner. Not cool and I have to admit kind of unprofessional.

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:18 pm | Reply
    • Unprofessional? we want to gauge how people are reading the notice the more hits the more we are aware there are people who knows the issue we are dealing for decision making purpose. Also it is posted on announcement page of our website!

      September 12, 2011 @ 12:27 pm | Reply
      • If you are using Google Analytics you can just add those `utm` parameters to the query string. Or doing a redirect using your own domain.

        I think with drmike, the issue is that he often works in the library where commonly used URL shorteners are blocked.

        September 13, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
      • “Hi, we have an important announcement but we’re going to send you an indirect link that may or may not work for folks. Oh and when you open up a support ticket to ask what the correct url is to this important announcement, we’re going to reply with ‘Don’t worry about it. The issue’s been resolved.’ and still not answer the question anyway by not giving you the ink that you asked for.”

        Yes kind of dropped the ball on this one. I hate saying that but…

        Normally they’re better than this.

        Many public networks like libraries and free public wifi’s have common url shortners blocked as they’re commonly used for sex/porn sites. Also some networks don’t allow such redirection either as a prevention of browser hijacking.

        Also it is posted on announcement page of our website!

        Really? First I knew about that. Not sure why I wasn’t told that when I asked.

        September 13, 2011 @ 1:07 am | Reply
        • Well it is a shortened link going to announcement page, wasn’t aware you got issue with that Mike so we take note of this for future notices. We are focus on resolving issues and prevent data losses, in fact issues was resolved well under 30minutes of detection where historically other hosts takes days to resolve! Take our apologies if you think we did not done great job last night :( thought customers will get happy but apparently still all our best effort arent still good enough for some! Anyway im just sad :( sorry everyone hardware can fail but we done our best though not 100% probaby on all aspects as we are very focus on the most important task! Save your data and bring you back online before you even know disaster just strucked us.

          September 13, 2011 @ 1:23 am | Reply
        • I doubt you’ll ever get 100% of customers happy, because that’s just business. You could probably record it to 95% if you really tried (and likely reduce your profits in particular ways), but some retails I’ve worked in only pushed for 50% customer satisfaction.

          Can’t please everyone :)

          September 13, 2011 @ 1:48 am | Reply
        • They closed the ticket without resolution.

          And from Roel’s response up there, I gather he still doesn’t see it as a problem. He wants to bring up the hardware issue again which is fine but in this case, it’s really a customer service concern.

          You know I wouldn’t dream of sending out such a link to our clients, especially since to some it would be a foreign domain that’s not involved with one of their or mine sites. We try to drill security into folk’s heads on the net and then turn around and do something silly like this. I know most of my clients wouldn’t dream of clicking on such a link.

          This could have been handled by Quickweb so much better.

          September 14, 2011 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
        • hey there, the ticket is set to auto-closed after 48 hours via cron job, it was not closed intentionally… please forgive us if we are failing sometimes of your expectations, you are anyhow perfectly move to a better host that can meet your expectations, there are a lot of going on at QuickWeb part of growing and will definitely will iron out some details of operations, hope you can forgive us for issues like this as we prioritise very critical things at the background :)

          We did not imagined that once mistake of sending shorten link will be very very serious issue to you so won’t happen again so i do not need to worry about this details and focus on big issues.

          September 14, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  23. emersn:

    is this offer still available?

    September 13, 2011 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
    • hello yes there are some few stocks on other locations available i think.

      September 14, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
      • hein:

        how about free 1gbps upgrade? is it still available?

        September 17, 2011 @ 12:20 am | Reply
  24. Mask:

    Anyone having issue with Atlantis Node (Phoenix DC)?
    Its becoming a continuous issue now .. :(

    Its down on me AGAIN ..

    September 18, 2011 @ 6:31 pm | Reply
  25. Mask:

    Can’t even connect to vpsmanager … (SolusVM)

    September 18, 2011 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
    • hello, VPS Manager service should be back to normal now, open ticket if you are still having issues.

      September 18, 2011 @ 7:53 pm | Reply
  26. Mask:

    Yea, VPSManager is back now. How about the continuous issue with Atlantis node?

    September 18, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
    • yes we are going to decommission this server wait for official announcement.

      September 18, 2011 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  27. dpflap:

    any chance for restock for UK location?

    September 25, 2011 @ 10:37 am | Reply
  28. Is this offer still valid?

    November 1, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
  29. Yes in phoenix location

    November 1, 2011 @ 2:50 am | Reply
  30. jed:

    does this promo still existing? also for the free 1gps upgrade? love to get 1 from phoenix..

    November 6, 2011 @ 3:31 am | Reply
  31. ugh!:

    I had their “EURO VPS 512” service for 5 months. I have 8 vps:es around the globe that are monitored from two different places as well as keynote. The availability is really good for all of them but this one. Last month I had service unavailable 37 times (lasted more than one minute).

    I do not recommend their EURO VPS 512 service.


    November 11, 2011 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
    • things like this happened when node is under DDoS attack but it is being mitigated once detected.

      December 10, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
  32. Peter:

    I can’t say anything about their VPS but here is my comments on their business.

    When I first signed up the first confirmation I got contained additional terms that could not be derived from the TOS read before I sent my money. Apparenlty they had a hidden AUP that I yet have not found any link to other than the reply from them when I explicitly asked about it. https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.quickweb.co.nz+AUP does not give any results.

    I never used their service, canceled it the same day. I got their reply but even though I stated the above concern they did not recognize it as a problem and refused to return my money by simply ignoring my request.

    To add, their TOS contain a clause that allows them to change the terms at any time. These kind of conditions is not valid, at least in Sweden and I would assume in Europe as well, since they operate there. Still this was not something they considered an issue either.

    Finally the same day I ordered and canceled they replied with a confirmation of the cancellation. Still I now, one month later, got a new invoice. I have had this last issue with many providers which all fall in the same category.

    December 9, 2011 @ 2:28 pm | Reply
    • Peter, AUP and TOPS links are availabe at the bottom of our website i’m not sure what you are talking about it is hidden better check our website first. Regarding invoice it might be WHMCS glitch and can be ignored or reported an we will cancel it with no issue. There are many host with similar TOS/AUP it is pretty standard and definitely you have the right to chose any host that will satisfy your requirements and wish you the best.

      December 10, 2011 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
  33. Dell Gay:

    Does anayone know where I can find a balk “notice order form” to fill out?

    September 6, 2015 @ 1:29 am | Reply
    • Dell Gay:

      Does anayone know where I can find a blank “notice order form” to fill out?

      September 6, 2015 @ 1:30 am | Reply

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