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RackVM - £2.20 128MB Xen VPS in UK 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 exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers. Use coupon code LOWENDBOX-May to get 45% recurring discount for their OpenVZ Xen virtual servers. That means their lowest package is now just £2.20/month (USD$3.25). This offer is available for the whole of May, and you get

  • 128MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • Xen/SolusVM

Servers are located in Kent Science Park Data Centre in UK. Thanks Ben!

Interestingly their home page slide looks extremely similar to UK2’s VPS.net home page slide, where you can drag and adjust resources before ordering… Except ordering does not really work, and you still have to pick the right plan afterwards.

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  1. Jude:

    OpenVZ or Xen? For just one month or for life time?

    May 12, 2010 @ 3:34 am | Reply
  2. It says “Xen” on the website, and it’s a recurring discount.

    May 12, 2010 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  3. Jude:

    Thanks! But you said “Use coupon code LOWENDBOX-May to get 45% recurring discount for their OpenVZ virtual servers. “

    May 12, 2010 @ 4:29 am | Reply
  4. He said it was recurring and it is recurring o_O

    May 12, 2010 @ 5:00 am | Reply
  5. Jude:

    I just ordered one, interesting, the product pages says £4/month, but when i processed to the order page, the price changed to £2.58/month, and after using the oupon code, it’s only £1.42/month. The setup is instant and now activated.

    May 12, 2010 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  6. Jude:

    And yes, it’s Xen!

    May 12, 2010 @ 5:29 am | Reply
  7. Sorry my fat finger — meant to type “Xen” and somehow typed “OpenVZ”… :P

    May 12, 2010 @ 5:35 am | Reply
  8. Zlayer:

    You’re typing “OpenVZ” too much :)

    May 12, 2010 @ 6:38 am | Reply
  9. terii:

    @Jude, it’s “pro-rated”.

    May 12, 2010 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  10. Borja:

    Got one VPS, at €1.63EUR VERY CHEAP!

    It was very fast… just paid it and got the information in my email….

    Lets see how it works!

    May 12, 2010 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
  11. Taco:

    RackVM has stolen vps.net copyrighted material.
    I would advise anyone to think twice before ordering…


    Why has no one else mentioned this?

    May 13, 2010 @ 8:04 am | Reply
  12. RackVM and its staff has not stolen anything just to clear this up or I guess it depends how one wants to look at it. The site was designed by Payton Designs. I have just this moment contacted him to get something else drawn up for the front page. Either way we shall get this problem ironed out in due course.

    May 13, 2010 @ 8:50 am | Reply
  13. Just to clear this issue up we’ve now removed the slide navigation and images from the server.

    May 13, 2010 @ 9:07 am | Reply
  14. @ Ben

    Wont be the first time any of us have seen work stolen by Payton……

    May 13, 2010 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  15. Yes I must say i’m quite miffed about it, I looked at the script for the slider when the site was coded and noticed it was open source, in terms of the code but apart from that we knew no different.

    May 13, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  16. Just to add, it’s not copyright to VPS.net ? They actually said themselves it’s an open-source thing and not designed by them what they use on their website.

    May 13, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  17. @ben

    Payton does a lot of work that is stolen, You should check out some of the threads about him on WHT, He’s constantly stealing peoples content, There was also a thread about where he was modifying FREE templates and then selling them for 300-400$.

    It’s not in anyone’s best interest to get a design that his designed by Payton your not going to get your moneys worth and that’s a fact. :D

    May 13, 2010 @ 5:43 pm | Reply
  18. Yeah I’ve read a fair bit over the course of today. We even had to wait for 3 months for the site too, quite shocking with the amount we paid but did get a parital refund.

    Just a note to everyone who may want to order. – We have received a brilliant response from this offer which has required us to deploy more servers. If there is a slight delay with your order please don’t panic we do apologise however some orders may be on hold while we finishing the setup of more nodes, all pending orders will be setup at 1am GMT. I shall come back here when they are up just to let everyone know orders are on auto piolet again :) Many thanks for every one that has placed an order so far!

    May 13, 2010 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  19. Kris:

    I was looking for a low end vps to use as secundairy dns for a colocated solution.
    First had a look at 123systems, but they only had higher end vps’s available at the moment, so after a bit of surfing i ran into rackvm on this site.

    Ordered, payed, and available inside of 10 minutes, so far i’m very impressed :-)

    May 13, 2010 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
  20. I’m very happy with my VS’s performance so far. The Debian 5.0 vanilla image is flawlessly prepared, and comes without useless, unneeded baggage. Well done!

    May 13, 2010 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  21. Igor:


    Just to note, it refused my CC as it was not issued in UK…


    May 14, 2010 @ 8:14 am | Reply
  22. Hi Glad everyone is pleased :) We have had a few problems with the nodes we have deployed however we’ve now ironed out the problems. We are just awaiting IP Allocation and all pending orders will be created and put back on auto setup :) Many thanks for your patience and sorry for the delays.

    May 14, 2010 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  23. Hi All, All servers have been deployed and now accepting orders on an auto setup basis within 5 minutes again. Very sorry for the delays and would like to thank everyone for their orders and patience.

    May 14, 2010 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  24. xzonisy:

    website down ?

    i can’t access it.

    May 14, 2010 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  25. mina:

    same problem.

    May 14, 2010 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  26. * ns1.rackvm.com returned (SERVFAIL)
    * ns2.rackvm.com returned (SERVFAIL)
    * ns3.rackvm.com returned (NORECORDS)
    * ns4.rackvm.com returned (NORECORDS)

    May 14, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  27. Kris:

    Could someone btw confirm if rackvm is using utc for the HW/host clock ?
    Since it seems that when i apply the correct timezone settings, i end up with a 1hour overshoot, as if the hwtime is already set to uk local time (utc +1 right now) which causes CET timezone to add another 2 hours instead of one.

    Rgrds, Kris

    May 14, 2010 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  28. Use Ntpd if your getting an 1 hour overshoot.

    May 14, 2010 @ 6:26 pm | Reply
  29. Kris:

    Ntp seems to be unable to correct the difference (it does show the offset, but change does not persist), and setting the date manually with date –set results in an immediate changeback to the previous time.

    anyway, “echo “xen.independent_wallclock=1″ >> /etc/sysctl.conf” , followed by a reboot seems to fix both the timeshift and the ntp/dateset issues.

    Thanks for the effort though Andrew.

    May 14, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | Reply
  30. We are sorry about this there are problems with our main site server and are currently resolving the issue, all customers vps servers are still live due to the main website being off site and not placed on a VPS hostnode.

    Our site will be back online shortly

    We are sorry for any trouble caused

    May 14, 2010 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  31. Server is now back online. :)

    May 14, 2010 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  32. Brian:

    Can it be used for Forex EA Hosting?

    May 15, 2010 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  33. xzonisy:

    hi Ben

    could you show me a IP , i need to test the speed .

    thank you

    May 15, 2010 @ 12:19 pm | Reply
  34. Hi Sure..

    May 15, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply
  35. @Brain yes this is no problem :)

    May 15, 2010 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  36. Sandro:

    very slow for me :(

    May 17, 2010 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  37. Kris:

    Avg speed from the link that Ben provided is around 1900KB/s from my home connection, and 8.54M/s from a colo server in Germany. So speed is very OK imho.
    Opened a support ticket for a rdns entry saturday, got a response (real one, automated does not count) within half an hour.

    So far i can recommend rackvm… good service and decent speed. offcourse future will have to tell if they will remain so efficient :)

    May 17, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  38. I’ve been using RackVM for the last month and have been VERY impressed by their customer support, server uptime, and bandwidth speeds. For £2.20/month this is really an unbelievably fantastic deal. Keep up the phenomenal work, guys!

    May 18, 2010 @ 12:46 am | Reply
  39. Al:

    Just some silly questions…

    if I don’t have a DNS name, can I enter whatever I want for hostname, ns etc?
    What happens if I break the box so I can’t login?
    I assume you get a static public IP?




    May 18, 2010 @ 9:45 pm | Reply
  40. Hi Al, you can enter what ever you like in the hostname and ns. All VPS Servers are provided with 1 Public IP Address which is static. Hope this helps :)

    Just a note. We have some low end Windows 2003 Servers if any one maybe interested please raise a ticket and we will be more than happy to issue more details specs are a 256MB Memory 10GB Space and 200GB Bandwidth for £10.00/mo.

    May 18, 2010 @ 11:41 pm | Reply
  41. Where are your windows servers located?

    May 19, 2010 @ 12:00 am | Reply
  42. Hi At the same place Kent Science Park. :)

    Order link https://secure.rackvm.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=49

    May 19, 2010 @ 12:06 am | Reply
  43. Nick:

    Hey Ben, I’m getting an SSL error while trying to access the signup page in the comment above this (in both Firefox 3.6 and Chromium 5.0)

    May 25, 2010 @ 1:58 am | Reply
  44. Nick:

    Ooh, it’s working now! Thanks :-)

    May 26, 2010 @ 12:29 am | Reply
  45. Hi,
    where is the resource slider ?
    I can’t find.

    May 29, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
  46. @bekanosky — They have removed the slider as the 3rd party designer quite possibly copied it from VPS.net.

    May 30, 2010 @ 10:01 am | Reply

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