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ShardHost – $7/Month 1024MB KVM & 2048MB OpenVZ in Dallas, Texas

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 24, 2013 @ 1:16 pm, by Liam

Marc, from ShardHost, has got two offers for you! One OpenVZ and one KVM plan located in Dallas, Texas.

1GB KVM

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB Swap
  • 3 vCPU Cores
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $7.00/Month* | Order Now
2GB OpenVZ

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 2048MB Swap
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 100GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $7.00/Month* | Order Now

*EU orders will be liable for VAT charged @ 20%

ShardHost have never been featured on here before but they’ve been a member of our LowEndTalk community since December 2011. They’re a UK private limited company who were registered in June 2011 (Reg No. 07679837). They operate the Daddycheese game server hosting brand and currently host over 3500 services. They’re using SuperMicro servers with: a mixture of Intel Xeon E3 1240 v1 & v2 CPUs and multiple WD RE4 or Seagate Constellations drives in Hardware Raid 10. I found this review on LowEndTalk and these reviews on a Minecraft website.

At present ShardHost only accept Paypal and they offer a 7 day refund policy. We’re told that IPv6 is genuinely coming soon. They already have an IPv6 range and both their DC and our equipment support it but they’re just sorting out ‘a few back end considerations’. To summarise their Terms of Service: Be a good neighbour, No spam/abuse, Legal stored content only and finally No TOR. You can read their TOS here and their AUP here.
Network Information:

Servers are located at the CoreXchange datacenter in Dallas, Texas.

Test IPv4: 209.105.248.2
Test Files: 10mb & 100mb

31 Comments

  1. Thanks for the listing Liam.

    March 24, 2013 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  2. Spencer:

    I have one of their KVM offers from the latest LET deal and it is fantastic!

    March 24, 2013 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  3. There’s an error, it says “1GB OpenVZ”, it should be “2GB OpenVZ”.

    March 24, 2013 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
    • I’ve fixed that, Liam must’ve been a little tired when writing this. ;-)

      March 24, 2013 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
  4. Babah:

    any chance offering 512mb KVM?

    March 24, 2013 @ 6:02 pm | Reply
    • Hello Babah,

      We tried to price these where existing 512mb KVMs were priced. We do; however, understanding not everyone needs 1gb.

      If you open a ticket on our website, we’ll see what we can do for you.

      March 24, 2013 @ 6:17 pm | Reply
  5. Customer:

    No IPv6, no go…

    March 25, 2013 @ 5:43 am | Reply
    • IPv6 will be deployed within the next two weeks. We have an assignment and our networking equipment is v6 capable.

      March 25, 2013 @ 7:11 am | Reply
  6. Imtiaz:

    I am hosting my website on their 2048MB Plan and it is AMAZING. Website loads in less than 1 second. Extremely fast compared to hosting providers.

    March 25, 2013 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
    • Thanks ever so much for the comment. Glas it is meeting expectations

      March 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  7. Ordered two VPS with them and VPS are good and nice speed.

    Hope I will stay a long here.

    March 26, 2013 @ 7:47 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the comment, we’re glad you are happy with the speed. If there is anything else we can do just let us know.

      March 26, 2013 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  8. As an update to the post, we also accept Bitcoin as a payment method.

    March 26, 2013 @ 8:48 pm | Reply
  9. Shivanthi:

    I remember you back from when you were still testing out HostBill! Great to see an offer from you on LEB. Best wishes!

    March 28, 2013 @ 5:52 am | Reply
  10. JWU42:

    SO far so good…

    jw@oxygen:~$ sh bench.sh
    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31240 @ 3.30GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 3300.248 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 2048 MB
    System uptime : 23:55,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 51.0MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 26.2MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 62.2MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 6.86MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 1.90MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.11MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.30MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 16.1MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 9.06MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 7.89MB/s
    I/O speed : 112 MB/s

    March 29, 2013 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
    • Looking good. If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out.

      March 29, 2013 @ 8:50 pm | Reply
  11. What are the guaranteed port speeds?

    March 29, 2013 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Port speed on VZ is 100Mbs (node is 1Gbit)

      Port speed on KVM is not restricted

      March 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
  12. I’m ordering from India. Why am I still getting VAT charged on USD purchase?

    March 29, 2013 @ 5:13 pm | Reply
    • I believe this has been handled via support ticket; however, VAT will only be applied to an order when an EU address is entered in the order process. VAT is not applied if a non-eu address is entered.

      March 29, 2013 @ 6:01 pm | Reply
  13. I recently got their OpenVPN 2GB OpenVZ box, performance is excellent. Really fast. Very happy with the choice so far.

    March 31, 2013 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Thank you for the comment. We’re glad that everything is working out for you.

      March 31, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  14. Hi I am keen to purchase your KVM if it supports FreeBSD 7.2. Please advise if possible. Thanks. Jessica

    April 1, 2013 @ 2:10 am | Reply
    • Thanks for your interest. We can add this ISO with no problem. Simply open a ticket after purchase.

      April 1, 2013 @ 6:39 am | Reply
  15. Alam:

    I bought this and I am extremely happy with the service provided. Very fast and helpful. It makes such a difference. I can totally recommend and will use shardhost again again in the future. Thank you again!

    April 9, 2013 @ 7:29 pm | Reply
    • Thanks Alam. It’s been a great pleasure to work with you on your hosting needs

      April 9, 2013 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  16. aiur:

    Just upgraded to the new KVM plan, very satisfactory with the performance. And ShardHost allowed me to install my own ISO, that’s fantastic! The support is great and billing is generous. In a word, according to my experience, ShardHost is different and very well worth you to have a try.

    Let me give you 2 examples where they exceed others, both in their service quality and their attitude:

    (1)
    I have been with several other VPS providers. One of the VPS provider (do not want to mention their name) has a very strict restriction on concurrent connections. If my website has concurrent connections more than 2000, 3000 thousand, my VPS would be brought down without any notice and will not be bring back until you contact me. This annoys me as I believe a better way is to notify me first, grant me some time to improve the situation and then decide the next step. Sign~~. So on that VPS I can only run some static html pages…However, ShardHost is different, they allow me to have > 10,000 connections at the same time as they informed me that they have just upgraded their infrastructure.

    (2)
    And the 2nd VPS provider (do not want to mention name), they only provide Paypal “subcription” when you pay the fee. I see most providers have multiple options as “checkout” and “subscription”. You know how ugly this is. I cancelled the service but the payment is still rolling. I contacted that provider to get the money back and they told me “why don’t you cancel your subscription when you cancel our service?”. I got pissed off at this attitude. Thank you for letting me know that why you only provide “subscription” in the checkout as you want me to forget there is money getting out of my account every month to yours, “automatically” without any notice. I would say again ShardHost is differnet again at billing, they are fair and generous. I upgraded my service, they (at least two guys took care of me) refunded my remaining balance and opened a new invoice. The returned amount is little, only 1.5 pound, but the attitude from ShardHost makes me feel so comfortable when compared with others. I believe the 2nd provider I was with would never take the time to do so voluntarily for the customers. Thanks to Rebecca from ShardHost, you are so nice.

    I would recommend you guys have a try of their service. Who doesn’t want a hassle free high quality service :)

    April 12, 2013 @ 8:07 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for the the time you have taken to write this detailed and complementary review.

      We try to help people where we can and always have in mind how we would like to be treated if we were customers ourselves.

      April 12, 2013 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
  17. Alam Hosseinbor:

    Are these offers still open?

    June 29, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

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