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ShardHost – $30/Year 1024MB KVM in Dallas, Texas

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 13, 2013 @ 10:22 pm, by Liam

Marc, from ShardHost, has sent in four annual/monthly offers to celebrate their second birthday. Whilst there are only three offers shown below, you can see the fourth offer by clicking ‘more’.

1024mb KVM

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB Swap
  • 3 vCPU Cores
  • 100GB Diskspace
  • 1024GB Bandwidth
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $5/Month | Order
256mb KVM

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB Swap
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 5GB Diskspace
  • 256GB Bandwidth
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $10/Year | Order
1024mb KVM

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB Swap
  • 2 vCPU Cores
  • 20GB Diskspace
  • 1024GB Bandwidth
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $30/Year | Order

ShardHost is a UK LTD company (reg 07679837) that has been providing hosting services since June 2011. We have featured them once before on LowEndBox. They currently serve over 3500 clients on their fully owned vps hardware. Their SuperMicro servers are running Intel Xeon E3 1240 v1/v2 processors, Enterprise Hard Drives (WD RE4 or Seagate Constellations) with hardware Raid 10. Marc informs us that they can “double/triple resources on any plan for double/triple the price”. Reviews on their previous thread, as well as on let 1 2 3, all seem to be positive.

512mb KVM

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1 vCPU Cores
  • 10GB Diskspace
  • 512GB Bandwidth
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $18/Year | Order Now

ShardHost currently only accept Paypal. They offer a 7 day moneyback guarantee. EU clients will be liable for VAT charged @ 20% (GB136446902). Plans come with one IPv4, additional IPv4 are $1/mo. IPv6 is not currently available. To summarise their Terms of Service: Be a good neighbour, No spam/abuse, Legal stored content only and finally No TOR. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service and their Acceptable Usage Policy.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Colo4Dallas datacenter (via ColoCrossing) in Dallas, Texas.

Test IPv4: 172.245.61.2
Test Files: 10mb & 100mb

173 Comments

  1. Ryan:

    Any chance can get the 256mb KVM plan with 10gb storage? If so how much a year

    July 13, 2013 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
    • I am afraid due to how tightly disk is linked to storage on this setup we have no flexibility. If you need more disk space you will need to order the 512mb plan.

      July 13, 2013 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
  2. Jon617:

    What is the uplink speed per VPS?

    July 13, 2013 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  3. Interesting. will order it.

    July 13, 2013 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  4. Ruriko:

    any chance of allowing windows? :(

    July 13, 2013 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
    • Please contact us via ticket with specific details.

      July 14, 2013 @ 12:03 am | Reply
  5. James214:

    It seems to charge VAT @ 20.00% at the checkout page even if you’re not from Europe.

    July 13, 2013 @ 11:40 pm | Reply
    • When you add a non EU address it is removed at the checkout

      July 14, 2013 @ 12:04 pm | Reply
  6. Thanks to Liam for preparing this submission.

    July 14, 2013 @ 12:10 am | Reply
  7. kousinnryou:

    any chance of allowing windows? :(

    July 14, 2013 @ 1:06 am | Reply
    • Please contact us via ticket with specific details.

      July 14, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
  8. Joe Merit:

    “Servers are located at the Colo4Dallas datacenter in Dallas, Texas.”

    Why don’t you just say Colocrossing?

    July 14, 2013 @ 1:10 am | Reply
    • In their last offer they said, “Servers are located at the CoreXchange datacenter in Dallas, Texas.”

      July 14, 2013 @ 1:15 am | Reply
      • They possibly moved away from Incero from the looks of it.

        July 14, 2013 @ 2:02 am | Reply
        • Spencer:

          AFAIK they were never in Incero, but colo in CoreXChange

          July 14, 2013 @ 2:15 am | Reply
        • They had a rack with CoreXchange directly and then moved to Colo4Dallas it appears through ColoCrossing

          July 14, 2013 @ 10:11 am | Reply
      • We moved from Corexchange to Colocrossing

        July 14, 2013 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • The offer we sent in actually said Colo4Dallas via Colocrossing.

      July 14, 2013 @ 5:02 am | Reply
  9. Lucas:

    172.245.61.2 – test IP in NY, not in Dallas Why providers starts give a wrong info? Its most important.

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:32 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      The IP is clearly in Dallas, have you tried pinging it? Why people starts trusting geolocation data more than actual ping? Its most important.

      http://lowendping.nikkii.us/

      July 14, 2013 @ 5:48 am | Reply
    • Test IP is correct. Please use other methods than possibly outdated geolocation info.

      July 14, 2013 @ 6:54 am | Reply
  10. Cheap prices.Receiving a special notice, hereby, and give my support to you.

    July 14, 2013 @ 9:48 am | Reply
  11. Can I use a month, and then apply for the annual pay for it? Yearly next month or $ 30 for it?

    July 14, 2013 @ 12:10 pm | Reply
    • The annual plans are not offered on a monthly basis; however we do offer a full 7 day money back guarantee

      July 14, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  12. I’ve been with them since the last offer they published in lowendbox, really good customer support and connection speed. Using the KVM as both as VPN and web / graph database server, very pleased by the performance.

    July 14, 2013 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the kind words, we’re glad it’s meeting expectations

      July 14, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  13. Beny Ibrani:

    Does it supported openvpn tun/ tap and port forwarding nat?
    And how is it good from asia ?

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
    • As it is KVM it supports anything you can pretty much think of (tun/tap/openvpn is fine)

      Speeds to Asia are OK for a Dallas location. If you need fantastic speeds then maybe a VPS on the west coast would be better for you

      July 14, 2013 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
      • Beny Ibrani:

        How do I get it ? Need advise

        July 14, 2013 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
        • Get what sorry? It may be easier for you to open a ticket on our website for questions.

          July 14, 2013 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
      • Beny Ibrani:

        Get the west coast vps

        July 14, 2013 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
  14. Beny Ibrani:

    Does it support openvpn tun/ tap and port forwarding nat?
    And how is it good from asia ?

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
  15. James214:

    Hey, do you think it’s possible to get a larger test file? I am getting around 13568 KB/s (~ 105Mb/sec) before it done downloading. (I am guessing the files are on a 1Gb/sec connection). Thank you!

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:56 pm | Reply
  16. jcaleb:

    I’m so gonna sign up for the KVM

    July 15, 2013 @ 12:24 am | Reply
  17. Bogdan:

    Any chance you can add an option other then PayPal for payments. PayPal is one of the worst companies in the world, as far as I am concerned.

    July 15, 2013 @ 2:04 am | Reply
  18. What is the lists of the OS templates?

    July 15, 2013 @ 4:38 am | Reply
    • 金将军:

      Click the “reinstall” button

      July 15, 2013 @ 5:46 am | Reply
    • Andre Fonseca:

      Typical ones. CentOS 6, SL 6, Fedora 18, Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04. OpenSuse 12.2. Debian 7. You have great choices. This is not the full list, only said the ones that I remember.
      I will use the service for a very lightweight workload (just to develop some webapps and have a remote testing server always on). I subscribed yesterday and it appears to be a very good server.

      July 19, 2013 @ 9:42 am | Reply
  19. Robberrt:

    So jcaleb: tell us what templates are available to be used :)

    July 15, 2013 @ 7:06 am | Reply
    • Hopefully, shardhost will not mind me answering this.

      The templates have nice selections. im happy, but i really wish turnkey be included by most hosts

      Scientific Linux 6 x86_64 Minimal
      CentOS 5 x86 Minimal
      CentOS 5 x86_64 Minimal
      CentOS 6 x86 Minimal
      CentOS 6 x86_64 Minimal
      Debian 6 x86 Minimal
      Debian 6 x86_64 Minimal
      Scientific Linux 6 x86 Minimal
      Debian 7 x86 Minimal
      Debian 7 x86_64 Minimal
      Ubuntu 13.04 x86 Minimal
      Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64 Minimal
      Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86 Minimal
      Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86_64 Minimal
      Ubuntu 12.10 x86 Minimal
      Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64 Minimal
      ClearOS 6 x86 Minimal
      ClearOS 6 x86_64 Minimal
      OpenSuse 12.2 x86 Minimal
      OpenSuse 12.2 x86_64 Minimal
      Fedora 18 x86 Minimal
      Fedora 18 x86_64 Minimal

      July 15, 2013 @ 7:12 am | Reply
    • If you prefer to install via cdrom, i also saw freebsd 9.1 x86 (and 64bit), Vyatta Core 6.6, and Arch.

      I love the fact they put in a BSD

      July 15, 2013 @ 8:24 am | Reply
      • Abhijeet Pathak:

        I have installed Ubunut 12.04 x64.
        I can’t figure out how to install Arch Linux form cdrom. Can someone please guide me?

        July 15, 2013 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
        • If you open a ticket with the specific issues you are facing we’ll see what we can do for you.

          July 15, 2013 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  20. did you find what you like in the list?

    July 15, 2013 @ 7:15 am | Reply
    • I saw Debian 6 and 7 with minimal template, also the Ubuntu with the minimal template.
      It’s nice. :)

      July 15, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply
      • Hi Pak Erawan,

        I already purchase with 10 usd/year, the speed is not bad from Indonesia. It’s ok for watching hulu & netflix with HD quality.

        But I can not find for the mikrotik template.

        July 15, 2013 @ 8:58 am | Reply
        • Terima kasih informasinya Pak :)
          Agak jarang yang menyediakan template mikrotik disini. Dulu pernah ada, tapi lupa nama providernya

          July 15, 2013 @ 9:12 am | Reply
        • Please open a ticket with support and we can get this installed for you

          July 15, 2013 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
  21. Wira:

    how much additional charge double ram for this 1024mb KVM monthly offer?

    July 15, 2013 @ 7:48 am | Reply
  22. Mino:

    Register one but the status is “Fraud” ,I can’t pay for it . I hope they unlock my orders . Did others had the same situation? I already submit an ticket yet , waiting for response. Thank you!

    July 15, 2013 @ 8:45 am | Reply
    • Our automated fraud checking will mark a number of orders as this status based on different criteria. If you contact us we’re willing to work with you in moving this status

      July 15, 2013 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
  23. CB:

    If I order an annual plan will it renew at this special rate? I don’t want to be hit with a larger bill next year.

    July 15, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
    • The price is not a discounted rate. As we own this hardware we hope to offer this price on an ongoing basis. Unless we have a massive change to our colocation costs we do not envisage this price changing at renewal. We’ve never increased prices for existing customers in two years.

      July 15, 2013 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  24. CB:

    Is the transfer limit a monthly value? 256gb per month, even if you order the annual plan?

    July 15, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  25. G:

    any particular reason a monthly user get a 1 gbs port while yearly gets 100 mbs? almost sounds counter intuitive, you shoukd reward the person willing to pay yearly…??

    July 15, 2013 @ 4:46 pm | Reply
    • Hello G,

      1GB Monthly = $60/year (12 x $5)

      1GB Annual is half the price. We can provide a 1Gbps upgrade if people wish for a one off fee of $5

      July 15, 2013 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
      • innya:

        what is a one off fee $5? one time fee of $5 or recurring $5/yr?

        July 23, 2013 @ 5:54 am | Reply
        • florin:

          one off means one time i think

          July 23, 2013 @ 6:04 am | Reply
        • To Clarify,

          The payment would be due each year.

          July 26, 2013 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  26. Ken:

    Anyone have BAD experiences with this host? I just made an error of judgement by giving 2Host another chance and I’m looking for a STABLE long term provider. Shardhost sounds ideal but too many positive comments make me nervous. :-)

    July 15, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
    • Ken:

      Replying to my own post here. Ditched 2Host after only a month due to horrible downtime. Only been a couple days, but so far so good with ShardHost.

      July 27, 2013 @ 12:30 am | Reply
      • Hi Ken,

        Did try to reply to your original post when you made it; however was not able to. Glad you are enjoying the service.

        July 27, 2013 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
  27. Mohammed:

    Colo4 sold or re-branded? They are now named TierPoint.

    July 15, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
    • It’s a rebrand.

      Cequel III have owned Colo4 since 2011 and recently acquired Tierpoint. This has led to the rebranding of all divisions under the Tierpoint name.

      July 15, 2013 @ 6:40 pm | Reply
  28. Great offer. If I didn’t have 2 idleing VPSes already, I would definately get one!

    July 16, 2013 @ 12:52 am | Reply
    • Put your other two to use :) I am sure there are some projects worthy.

      July 16, 2013 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  29. 金将军:

    Sarah, your SSL certificate has expired.

    July 16, 2013 @ 1:29 am | Reply
    • Thanks, was a slight issue with how we replaced it. Issue resolved.

      July 16, 2013 @ 6:12 am | Reply
  30. FS:

    Just got one, needed some help to add an ISO. They responded fast and was very helpful. Seems like a great host!

    July 16, 2013 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Thanks. We’re glad this is meeting your expectations

      July 16, 2013 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  31. If E3 then this only have 32gb ram? so only few vm in 1 node?

    July 16, 2013 @ 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Yes we only have 32GB maximum

      July 16, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
      • is it just a limited promotion?

        July 17, 2013 @ 12:21 am | Reply
        • We have nearly 1TB of RAM to sell on this promotion. Once we have sold this, it is then limited by stock availability (cancellations etc).

          We’re pleased with the 500 customers that have signed up with us as a direct result of this promo and we hope to serve many more. Thanks to them for their confidence and LEB for the opportunity.

          July 17, 2013 @ 7:02 am | Reply
        • jcaleb:

          good luck, may you stay around for a very long time and make us happy clients

          July 17, 2013 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  32. Can we use our own MS Window on the KVM by using our own key?

    July 16, 2013 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  33. James214:

    Is there a possibility to order additional IPv4s?

    July 17, 2013 @ 1:02 am | Reply
    • Yes additional IPv4 are charged at $0.50; however must have proper justification.

      July 17, 2013 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  34. kousinnryou:

    Please see tickets,I have provide a download link for my iso,waiting.

    July 17, 2013 @ 3:44 am | Reply
    • Your tickets have been resolved. In all honesty your ticket will usually be replied to before any comment made here.

      July 17, 2013 @ 7:00 am | Reply
  35. EM:

    Sarah: Do you offer re-seller packages?

    July 17, 2013 @ 9:40 am | Reply
    • Please open a sales ticket on our website regarding reseller packages

      July 17, 2013 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
  36. Egren:

    How can I double resources (and price) in $30 VPS?

    Do you provide VPS in Europe?

    July 17, 2013 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
    • Simply open a ticket after purchase of the base plan. We are in negotiations with various EU data centres. We hope to open service within the UK in a few months time.

      July 17, 2013 @ 10:03 pm | Reply
  37. Jaenudin SJM:

    I already upgrade, please see tickets. Thx

    July 18, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  38. Egren:

    Network problems last hour?

    July 18, 2013 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
    • An email is on its way out to all clients explaining the issue

      July 18, 2013 @ 5:09 pm | Reply
      • Sarah, Mind posting a copy here too? I saw the same issue in Dallas and they said ‘we have no issues’.

        As per issues in Chicago and Buffalo in the past.

        July 18, 2013 @ 5:45 pm | Reply
        • Today we suffered network disruption that caused intermittent connectivity for clients. This was an issue with our upstream provider. They had a problem with their primary network carrier in Dallas. The primary network’s BGP session did not go dark and instead showed packet loss. Due to this our network providers system did not switch to other transit options. We will be working with them to ensure this issue does not arise again.

          July 18, 2013 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
      • Brian:

        May I suggest a public network status stream on twitter or the like? I wouldn’t have opened a ticket and you guys wouldn’t have to answer the tickets if I could check the network status and know that you’re aware of the problem. I see you do have a network status page for logged in customers. Thanks.

        July 18, 2013 @ 6:45 pm | Reply
        • We’ll be implementing a public status/issue tracker shortly.

          July 19, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Reply
  39. Nico:

    I just bought 1024mb KVM $30/Year.
    Its very powerful and high network speed.

    July 19, 2013 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Glad to have you on board

      July 19, 2013 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
      • @nico ,

        Can you post some benchmarks please?

        July 19, 2013 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
        • James214:

          Not mine, but I found this from like 11 days ago. Hope it helps http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2013/07/09/TzOgUNhpmivbUIrk

          July 20, 2013 @ 5:51 am | Reply
        • Nico:

          BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

          System: momo.com: GNU/Linux
          OS: GNU/Linux — 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.i686 — #1 SMP Tue Jul 16 21:12:30 UTC 2013
          Machine: i686 (i386)
          Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”UTF-8″, collate=”UTF-8″)
          CPU 0: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6585.0 bogomips)
          x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
          CPU 1: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6585.0 bogomips)
          x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
          16:39:35 up 1:51, 1 user, load average: 0.19, 0.14, 0.09; runlevel 3

          ————————————————————————
          Benchmark Run: Fri Jul 19 2013 16:39:35 – 17:07:55
          2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

          Dhrystone 2 using register variables 20259535.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Double-Precision Whetstone 3207.8 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Execl Throughput 3775.0 lps (29.9 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 675584.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 176952.7 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1883729.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          Pipe Throughput 1053409.8 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Pipe-based Context Switching 235347.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Process Creation 11632.4 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 6070.9 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
          Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1412.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
          System Call Overhead 975425.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
          Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 20259535.6 1736.0
          Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 3207.8 583.2
          Execl Throughput 43.0 3775.0 877.9
          File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 675584.4 1706.0
          File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 176952.7 1069.2
          File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 1883729.4 3247.8
          Pipe Throughput 12440.0 1053409.8 846.8
          Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 235347.9 588.4
          Process Creation 126.0 11632.4 923.2
          Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 6070.9 1431.8
          Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 1412.3 2353.8
          System Call Overhead 15000.0 975425.9 650.3
          ========
          System Benchmarks Index Score 1149.2

          ————————————————————————
          Benchmark Run: Fri Jul 19 2013 17:07:55 – 17:36:16
          2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

          Dhrystone 2 using register variables 40468832.2 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Double-Precision Whetstone 6407.2 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Execl Throughput 9641.9 lps (29.8 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1074792.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 281238.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 3137900.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          Pipe Throughput 2036398.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Pipe-based Context Switching 462733.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
          Process Creation 35434.2 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
          Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 10732.2 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
          Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1429.1 lpm (60.1 s, 2 samples)
          System Call Overhead 1822569.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

          System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
          Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 40468832.2 3467.8
          Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 6407.2 1164.9
          Execl Throughput 43.0 9641.9 2242.3
          File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1074792.4 2714.1
          File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 281238.9 1699.3
          File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 3137900.4 5410.2
          Pipe Throughput 12440.0 2036398.0 1637.0
          Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 462733.4 1156.8
          Process Creation 126.0 35434.2 2812.2
          Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 10732.2 2531.2
          Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 1429.1 2381.8
          System Call Overhead 15000.0 1822569.4 1215.0
          ========
          System Benchmarks Index Score 2132.0

          July 20, 2013 @ 6:14 am | Reply
        • Nico:

          [root@momo unixbench-5.1.3]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
          processor : 0
          vendor_id : GenuineIntel
          cpu family : 6
          model : 13
          model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
          stepping : 3
          cpu MHz : 3292.520
          cache size : 4096 KB
          fdiv_bug : no
          hlt_bug : no
          f00f_bug : no
          coma_bug : no
          fpu : yes
          fpu_exception : yes
          cpuid level : 4
          wp : yes
          flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm unfair_spinlock pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm
          bogomips : 6585.04
          clflush size : 64
          cache_alignment : 64
          address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
          power management:

          processor : 1
          vendor_id : GenuineIntel
          cpu family : 6
          model : 13
          model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
          stepping : 3
          cpu MHz : 3292.520
          cache size : 4096 KB
          fdiv_bug : no
          hlt_bug : no
          f00f_bug : no
          coma_bug : no
          fpu : yes
          fpu_exception : yes
          cpuid level : 4
          wp : yes
          flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm unfair_spinlock pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm
          bogomips : 6585.04
          clflush size : 64
          cache_alignment : 64
          address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
          power management:

          July 20, 2013 @ 6:19 am | Reply
  40. Fontella Normanna:

    What about a TOR hidden service running in a TOR client? In other words, no TOR relays, no TOR exit nodes. It is really just a normal webservice with clients coming in through the TOR network.

    July 21, 2013 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Please open a ticket with specifics of this application over the HSP

      July 22, 2013 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  41. jack:

    I just bought 1024mb KVM $ 30/Year.

    Its very powerful and high network speed.

    Dear Sarah, can you help me for my VPS update ISO?

    July 22, 2013 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
    • Sure, please open a ticket. Feel free to put for the attention of myself.

      July 22, 2013 @ 10:08 pm | Reply
      • jack:

        Thank you @Sarah
        I hope shardhost customers can quickly react submitted Ticket.
        This will make us feel better experience.

        July 23, 2013 @ 1:38 am | Reply
  42. Richard:

    Been hopping between VPS providers and decided to try out ShardHost. Bought a 1024mb KVM $30/year yesterday and I have to say that I am impressed! Everything from buying to setting up has been smooth and performance is definitely on par with what I expect from a good VPS service provider! I’m definitely looking forward to being a customer for the long term.

    July 24, 2013 @ 3:27 am | Reply
    • That is great to hear. Thanks for placing your hosting with us.

      July 25, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  43. tnet:

    Could you add Windows Server 2003/2008 template to your OS template list?

    July 25, 2013 @ 8:04 am | Reply
    • We will not be adding Windows templates as we do not officially support it. We will however add a Windows ISO if you can provide a download location and use your own licence.

      July 25, 2013 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
  44. Tom:

    Bought the $5/month 1024mb KVM package yesterday. Great value, quick setup, and (very) impressive network speeds. Very happy with my purchase.

    July 25, 2013 @ 4:43 pm | Reply
    • We’re happy to have you on board. If you need anything from us just let us know!

      July 26, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  45. I just wanna give + feedback: i did upgrade my service into 30 usd/ year. The server and network speed are great. I hope their quality keep good and has very minimal downtime.

    July 26, 2013 @ 4:56 am | Reply
    • Thanks for the feedback, we’re happy to have you on board with us.

      July 26, 2013 @ 7:09 am | Reply
  46. Richard:

    Hey , I have some questions about this and I hope someone can give me an answer …
    1.) It is possible to upgrade the bandwidth ?
    2.) It is possible to test the VPS 1x Month and then upgrade it ( double / triple the resources )
    ~Richard

    July 26, 2013 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Hello Richard,

      1) Yes this is possible. Please contact our sales for details on pricing
      2) Yes this is also possible, you’d merely pay a pro-rata amount for the remaining time.

      July 26, 2013 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  47. DrJinglesMD:

    Just added my 3rd ShardHost VPS to my account. It’s pretty hard to beat a $30/year for a KVM host.

    Every thing has been solid!

    July 27, 2013 @ 9:43 am | Reply
    • Glad to hear you are continuing business with us!

      July 27, 2013 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  48. hanif:

    is that allowing torrent? for personal use?

    July 29, 2013 @ 7:32 am | Reply
  49. blusmurf:

    Hi Sarah,

    Do you offer cheap/free Directadmin license?

    July 29, 2013 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  50. I just upgrade my VPS to 1024MB, waiting my VPS.

    July 30, 2013 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  51. DarK:

    Just wanted to post and say I now have several VPSs from shardhost and they are AWESOME! Very good support and the quality of the VPSs are very nice. Keep up the great work guys!

    August 1, 2013 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
    • That’s great to hear. It’s always a pleasure.

      August 2, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  52. ngn:

    No IPv6 no go

    August 2, 2013 @ 3:50 am | Reply
    • Hello Ngn,

      It’s always disheartening to lose a customer over no IPv6. I can see you’ve posted on a number of hosts comments with a variation of the same one liner, so obviously IPv6 is important to you. If you’d like to open a ticket with our support desk we can ensure you are informed the moment we have IPv6 available.

      August 2, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  53. brokenshard:

    Account password transmitted via email in plaintext?! :( Very disappointed. This is 2013.

    August 2, 2013 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
    • Hello Brokenshard,

      It’s always hard to balance usability and security. Your initial account password is transmitted in plaintext; however is not stored in plaintext. It is possible to change this password within the client area without it being further sent in plaintext.

      August 3, 2013 @ 8:30 am | Reply
      • brokenshard:

        I think it’s rather important for you to notify your users as they are signing up for an account that the initial account password will be transmitted in plaintext first so that they can treat the password chosen as a TEMPORARY password.

        In any case, transmission of passwords in plaintext over email in this day and age is really unforgivable. SolusVM really need to change this default ‘policy’.

        August 4, 2013 @ 10:08 am | Reply
  54. With over 600 orders placed for our KVM LEB plans we have to announce that the Annual servers are now out of stock and will only be restocked through cancellations.

    The KVM monthly product is still available.

    August 5, 2013 @ 12:53 pm | Reply
    • Matt:

      Could you notify me if more come in stock? I wouldn’t mind a second :)

      August 8, 2013 @ 4:20 am | Reply
      • A small amount has been released today

        August 9, 2013 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
        • Matt:

          It seems only the 512MB is in stock. Do you have any 1gb ones?

          August 9, 2013 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
      • Please open a ticket with sales on our website. I am sure we can help you out with a 1GB plan

        August 11, 2013 @ 10:30 am | Reply
    • Cezary:

      I think we will be wait to next year… ;/

      August 8, 2013 @ 9:42 am | Reply
      • I think so, because you have missed this opportunity!

        August 8, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
      • A small amount has been released today

        August 9, 2013 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
        • Cezary:

          I’m looking everyday on the website for released account, but unsuccessfully :/ (512mb kvm)

          August 20, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  55. ShardHost is very good, I have joined shardhost.

    August 5, 2013 @ 5:41 pm | Reply
  56. We’ve released a small amount of the annual stock today

    August 9, 2013 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Ahmed Aly:

      HI Sarah, I got one of the $30/Year VPS, and I’m not able to bring the server online, always showing offline, tried to install several OSs, but no luck , am I missing any steps to bring it up ? Thanks

      August 13, 2013 @ 4:29 pm | Reply
      • Ahmed Aly:

        Created a ticket, and issue was resolved within 24 hours, Thanks

        August 14, 2013 @ 9:58 pm | Reply
  57. Ruriko:

    if no one wants their annualy vps then give it to me :o

    August 10, 2013 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
    • Please open a ticket with sales on our website. I am sure we can help you out with a plan

      August 11, 2013 @ 10:30 am | Reply
  58. budingyun:

    So far i’m satisfied with the vps performance. :D

    Specification
    ----------------------------------------
    CPU: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    Core: 4
    Frequency: 3400.024 MHz
    RAM: 1006 MB
    Swap: 0 MB
    I/O: 70.5 MB/s
    
    Network speed test
    ----------------------------------------
    01) CacheFly: 59.7MB/s
    02) Amsterdam: 8.15MB/s
    03) Atlanta: 2.33MB/s
    04) Beauharnois: 23.3MB/s
    05) Dallas: 66.9MB/s
    06) Fremont: 22.4MB/s
    07) Haarlem: 8.19MB/s
    08) London: 9.00MB/s
    09) Los Angeles: 27.7MB/s
    10) Manassas: 17.0MB/s
    11) Newark: 22.1MB/s
    12) Nuremberg: 5.84MB/s
    13) Paris: 8.83MB/s
    14) Perth: 3.01MB/s
    15) Rotterdam: 1.64MB/s
    16) Roubaix: 8.93MB/s
    17) San Jose: 22.0MB/s
    18) Seattle: 19.7MB/s
    19) Singapore: 5.04MB/s
    20) Strasbourg: 7.52MB/s
    21) Sydney: 923KB/s
    22) Tokyo: 7.04MB/s
    23) Washington: 25.8MB/s
    
    August 13, 2013 @ 3:20 pm | Reply
  59. As these services are now sold out, we will no longer be checking this thread. Please open a support ticket if any questions need to be answered.

    August 23, 2013 @ 9:16 pm | Reply
  60. Billy:

    Hi,

    I have recently bought a KVM VPS and I am facing a problem.
    I have sent many tickets to theyr support team but no answer!
    Theyr support is the worst I have ever seen!!
    They read my tickets and they close them after reading without giving a sigle answer!
    Is this right?
    Anyway. I am so dissapointed with shardhost.com
    I will not recomend to anyone buy something from them because of the unexisted support.

    (sorry for my English but it’s not my native language :) )
    Regards.

    October 4, 2013 @ 7:33 am | Reply
    • Hello Billy,

      That’s certainly not how we operate. If you can give any ticket IDs that I can verify or check up on for you please let me know.

      October 10, 2013 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Jr:

      I can confirm that he’s not joking. My first ticket was answered in minutes, while another was not answered after one day and I replied to my own ticket, and the next morning they finally said it was a template issue! They may have good servers and prices, but not their support.

      October 15, 2013 @ 1:24 pm | Reply
  61. Deepal:

    They are very tricky .here mark to the USD but link display to the British pound .also they are lie ..
    we cant trust …sorry

    October 21, 2013 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
  62. Bubba:

    My host has been down all day (about 12 hours now). Ticket 646598 has not been touched. What’s the purpose of a high ticket if it doesn’t get seen?

    November 10, 2013 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
  63. Shardhost customer:

    Can’t connect to my kvm server in Buffalo and just got the following email. Now how do I get my money back (prepaid for the year)?

    Due to recent unexpected trading circumstances Shard Hosting Solutions LTD has ceased trading with immediate effect. We urge all clients to take a backup of their data immediately as we cannot guarantee how long services will operate for before being disconnected by our upstream suppliers.

    If you feel you are a creditor and owed money by the company please contact:

    PHILIP LAWRENCE

    email:- philip.lawrence@baverstocks.com

    Baverstocks Limited Dickens House, 3-7 Guithavon St, Witham CM8 1BJ

    November 12, 2013 @ 2:14 pm | Reply
  64. Neth:

    Son of a b1t%h. Shardhost is GONE. The only reliable LEB I’ve had in years. Got this email, then an hour later my VPS is gone.
    —————————————————–
    Due to recent unexpected trading circumstances Shard Hosting Solutions LTD has ceased trading with immediate effect. We urge all clients to take a backup of their data immediately as we cannot guarantee how long services will operate for before being disconnected by our upstream suppliers.

    If you feel you are a creditor and owed money by the company please contact:

    PHILIP LAWRENCE
    email:- philip.lawrence@baverstocks.com

    Baverstocks Limited Dickens House, 3-7 Guithavon St, Witham CM8 1BJ
    —————————————————–

    November 12, 2013 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  65. where we can get backup now. we have lot of shared sites hosted on there server and got the mail and they shut down. No time to backup.

    thanks
    Naveen

    November 13, 2013 @ 1:57 am | Reply
  66. ksg:

    C’mon Shard Host, we want our money back!

    November 13, 2013 @ 3:28 am | Reply
  67. zetsurin:

    Yeah, awesome work ShardHost… I JUST signed up on the 30th Oct on an annual plan. Will be placing a dispute via PayPal if (or should I say when) I don’t hear back regarding my request for refund.

    November 13, 2013 @ 4:52 am | Reply
  68. Accel:

    sh*t shardhost.. what kind of provider you are? at least give us our money back

    November 13, 2013 @ 6:00 am | Reply
  69. Give my money back !!!!

    November 13, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply

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