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SoftShellWeb: Exceptional Value in EU/US (KVM 1GB-6GB from $20/year!)

SoftShellWeb recently posted on LowEndTalk and I asked them if they’d like to expand their audience to the LEB readership as well, and here we are.  They’re a new player (2019) based in the UK, offering service in Amsterdam and San Jose.

I like their approach to bandwidth: they give you a set allocation, and then if you exceed it they throttle you.  Perfect for people who are still figuring out how much they need, or folks who have bursty needs.  They’re running KVM nodes on some solid gear and have a nice spread of offers ranging from 1GB to 6GB of RAM.

BTW, did I mention that soft shell crab poboys are one of my all-time favorite foods?  I may have to give them a try just because of that.

Their WHOIS is public and they are registered in the UK. You can find their TOS on their website and you can pay with (let me take a deep breath before I read these off): PayPal, Alipay, Debit/Credit Card, BitCoin, UnionPay, WebMoney, Moneta, QIWI, India Netbanking, iDeal, SOFORT Banking, DOKU, DragonPay, Boleto, Banco do Brasil, Alfa-Click, Malaysia e-banking, Pago Fácil, Rapi Pago, Red Pagos, and last but not least, Bancontact.

Remember that the LEB community thrives on individual sharing their experiences, so if you try out SoftShell Web Hosting, please comment below!

Here’s what they had to say: 

“SoftShellWeb is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 2019 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for efficient operation of websites. A combination of stable technology, attractive pricing and flexible support and services has enabled SoftShellWeb to continuously strengthen its market position both nationally and internationally. SoftShellWeb stands for high-quality and fast hardware in conjunction with an outstanding price-performance ratio with the support of a competent, in-house service team. We have set up an exceptional team that offers innovative, top-quality service. They support our clients on a daily basis and work to develop the technologies of tomorrow. We focus on human values. We believe in collective effort: the complexity of our businesses requires a wide range of skills. We have great confidence in our employees’ talents.”

Full info on their host nodes and network after the jump, but first, here are the offers!  


  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 20GB SSD space
  • 2 TB transfer
    (limited to 50Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $20/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2x vCPU
  • 40GB SSD space
  • 5 TB transfer
    (limited to 100Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $30/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3x vCPU
  • 60GB SSD space
  • 6 TB transfer
    (limited to 100Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $40/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4x vCPU
  • 80GB SSD space
  • 8 TB transfer
    (limited to 100Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $50/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


  • 5 GB RAM
  • 5x vCPU
  • 100GB SSD space
  • 10 TB transfer
    (limited to 100Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $60/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


  • 6 GB RAM
  • 6x vCPU
  • 120GB SSD space
  • 10 TB transfer
    (limited to 100Mbit when bw exceeded)
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6 (EU ONLY)
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $70/year
  • [Order in US]
  • [Order in EU]


Network Info
DataOne Datacetners – Wormer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, EU
Test IPv4:
Test file: http://ams-test.softshellhosting.com/100MB.test
Looking glass: http://ams-test.softshellhosting.com/
AquaNX – San Jose, California, USA
Test IPv4:
Test file: http://sj-test.softshellhosting.com/100MB.test
Looking glass: http://sj-test.softshellhosting.com/

Host Node Specifications


  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620v2 or E5-2430Lv2 CPU
  • 128GB RAM / 192 GB RAM
  • 2x 2TB SSD / 6x 1TB SSD (Datacenter)
  • Software Raid 1 / Hardware raid 10
  • 1Gbps uplink


  • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2650v2
  • 128GB RAM / 192 GB RAM
  • 2x 2TB SSD (Datacenter)
  • Software Raid 1
  • 1Gbps uplink

Please let us know if you have any questions/comments and enjoy!



  1. KVM – 36GB RAM?

    August 20, 2020 @ 12:36 am | Reply
  2. Thank you for listing us! We sincerely appreciate the feature and have prepared some special offers for the community to enjoy!

    With the help from the community we have managed to expand our services.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    August 20, 2020 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  3. James:

    I tried signing up with your US-KVM-SSD-1GB-Flash-Sale and it says my nameservers are invalid.

    August 20, 2020 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
    • Hey, you can use ns1 and ns2 as your nameservers during the ordering process.

      If you have any questions please let us know.

      August 20, 2020 @ 11:42 pm | Reply
  4. Fixed the 6GB offer typo :-)

    Also we had some art assets go astray when we had to restore LEB from backup, and I hadn’t noticed this was one of the few articles affected. I re-uploaded the missing images in this article so it should render correctly now.

    August 20, 2020 @ 6:38 pm | Reply
  5. Ty:

    Any issue running a channelsdvr (getchannels.com) or plex server on these plans? Looked at the TOS and it wasn’t clear if this would be allowed or not. Thanks

    August 21, 2020 @ 6:53 am | Reply
    • Ty:

      Hi I see you have responded to the subsequent queries but not mine. Can you please provide a response. Thanks

      August 25, 2020 @ 5:27 am | Reply
  6. Serge:

    Can i install my own OS?

    August 21, 2020 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
    • Hey, yes you can upload your Custom OS ISO via the Virtualizor control panel.

      August 23, 2020 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  7. User:

    can we use the vps as a private proxy

    August 21, 2020 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
  8. Grum:

    Hi, for a UK company do you have pricing in GBP (or even EUR)? Are you VAT registered? Thanks.

    August 25, 2020 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  9. Evan:

    I created a ticker for refund request and no one reply. Seems like customer service is lacking.

    September 10, 2020 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
  10. Pedro Sousa:

    The link for “KVM – 1GB RAM” (EU offer) is not correct; it should end with



    September 27, 2020 @ 9:47 am | Reply
  11. Is it still alive?
    I have extended vps services but the status suspended.

    The support is not active, my tickets was not answered. They only answer when I opened dispute on paypal to make sure that they still alive. After closing dispute, they did not respon to my tickets again.

    September 8, 2021 @ 1:36 am | Reply
    • Cahyo:

      The support still alive, took 2 days to respond my support ticket, hope they can fix the delay

      September 9, 2021 @ 1:05 am | Reply

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