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RackVM - £3 512MB OpenVZ VPS in France Exclusive Offer

Updated Sept 2010. Yes, RackVM is in deadpool. Servers died by end of August and the website no longer resolves by early September. FAIL.

RackVM Ben from RackVM emailed me about their new range of servers in France with OVH, and their exclusive offer to LowEndBox readers. Using this ordering link, you can get the following OpenVZ VPS for £3/month (USD$4.55/month).

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 300GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

No coupon is required. The node is going live on “Wednesday” according to Ben so all orders prior to going live will be queued. Physical server uses Core i7 and RAID1.

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  1. anyone have experience with RackVM?

    July 8, 2010 @ 1:33 am | Reply
  2. mina:

    Yeah, I got one of their earlier promotions. It’s been stable, however once I had issues with slow I/O, but Ben fixed it after I made ticket about the issue.

    I would say go for it if you’re in the need of French virtual server.

    July 8, 2010 @ 7:20 am | Reply
  3. Hi Mina, thank for your reviews! How long have you been with RackVM?

    July 8, 2010 @ 10:01 am | Reply
  4. When i went at there site homepage, written “Live chat online”, but when i went to chatting page, showing this “Online Support is currently not available. Please leave a message.”

    July 8, 2010 @ 11:47 am | Reply
  5. eM:
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7 22087417.3      586.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1709.7      205.7
    Execl Throughput                               188.3    14581.1      774.4
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   389564.0     1457.9
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0   107471.0      997.9
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0  2390574.0     1554.1
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6  1012003.8      655.1
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  3357996.3      300.3
    Process Creation                               569.3    34667.9      609.0
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8     2218.6      495.2
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  3400806.4      297.2
         FINAL SCORE                                                     601.4

    not bad, had problems logging in first time (password didn’t work), but the support is very fast and sorted it in no time

    July 8, 2010 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  6. just to add: I have similar package with Virpus and their score is ~900

    July 8, 2010 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
  7. mina:

    @Minh@Minh Meo’s Blog:

    From 14/05/2010 according to first invoice.

    July 8, 2010 @ 3:11 pm | Reply
  8. earl:


    with Unixbench 4.1-wht.2 you are getting 900 with Virpus? Mine is always around 200 I’ve seen it go as low as 90, But I’m on an AMD with Centos 5.5. What OS are you using?

    July 9, 2010 @ 4:36 am | Reply
  9. @earl
    AFAIK, unixbench 4.1-wht2 is obsolete

    July 9, 2010 @ 6:51 am | Reply
  10. eM:

    @earl I’m using CentOS 5.5 x64 Quad-based (funny, on their website they advertise only 12GB nodes, when my one has only 4GB), 900 was the best result I got, today for example it’s 749. thing is, I’m switching over to RackVM because it’s just cheaper

    I need to give some praise to Ben from RackVM, he’s *very* helpful. Keep it up!

    July 9, 2010 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  11. earl:

    Wonder if using 64 bit OS makes that much a difference.. the highest I ever got was 230, I’d be happy with 749. But I’m on an old AMD Opteron 270.

    July 9, 2010 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
  12. Hi All

    Ordering is now back open but all orders will be setup tomorrow ( Monday 12th ) If not sooner. We have had to order more nodes due to the amazing response thank you LEB :)

    July 11, 2010 @ 9:49 am | Reply
  13. Ricko:

    Does anyone know when this offer is valid until? Or is that subject to change?

    July 14, 2010 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
  14. Ivan Gudym:

    I am happy with them as for now. Get VPS in an hour.
    Good work!

    July 14, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

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