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Thrust::VPS – £3.32 OpenVZ/£3.99 Xen/Windows VPS in UK

Tags: , , , Date/Time: February 9, 2011 @ 3:47 am, by LowEndAdmin

Thrust::VPS Rus just sent me an email detailing Thurst::VPS‘s latest blow out offer for their UK-based VPS hosting. Use promo code UKBLOWOUT to get 33% off recurring discount. So their “Aquatic” VPS is now £3.32/month for OpenVZ, and £3.99/month for Xen PV or Xen HVM (which allows you to run latest Linux, FreeBSD and Windows). Just make sure you choose GBP when you check out as by default it might select USD and its own currency conversion is not favoring it. Each package comes with

  • 512MB memory (512MB swap for Xen/Xen HVM)
  • 15GB storage
  • 1TB/month data transfer
  • SolusVM

Servers are with RapidSwitch in UK.

Thurst::VPS has also recently started offering VPS in Germany — same price as their US VPS. Servers are with Core-Backbone GmbH (test IP: 1.xn.de.damnvps.com). It’s not on the website, but can be ordered from WHMCS (Germany OpenVZ VPS).

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46 Comments

  1. Good price for Xen HVM VPS. But AFAIK they don’t have good reputation.
    I’d like to hear about them from other LEB readers

    February 9, 2011 @ 5:01 am | Reply
  2. They have good uptime and support is well then.

    February 9, 2011 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  3. Arthur:

    Does that mean you can install your own OS? Though I might as well not bother because the Win2008 aren’t that expensive after discount

    February 9, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply
    • Arthur:

      I’m a bit confused. Is Windows 2008 licensed included in the HVM cost? Because it seems to cost the same as Linux.

      February 9, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
      • Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

        They use some sort of weird license.

        February 9, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
        • SPLA Licensing.

          If you license the host node for Server 2008 Datacenter (per processor), you can install as many slave licenses of Windows Server as you please at no additional cost.

          February 9, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • Jamie:

        Yeah it’s included. You just mount the Windows 2008R2 image, install it and submit a ticket for them to activate it.

        February 9, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
  4. irfan bahcdim:

    They have good uptime and support is well then.

    February 9, 2011 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  5. Ben:

    As kinda noted in the write-up, I can’t get the USD pricing indicated here on their site.

    February 9, 2011 @ 7:40 am | Reply
    • After you fill in the server name + password, click on Update Cart to go to the Shopping Cart page, you can then choose the currency.

      February 9, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply
      • Spirit:

        I think that this option don’t work for existing customers. Once you log in, $ is only option.

        February 9, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          It uses the currency On your profile. Myn is GBP

          February 10, 2011 @ 6:42 am | Reply
  6. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    Add the 20% for VAT for EU Customers.

    February 9, 2011 @ 8:01 am | Reply
  7. Bob:

    Does anybody knows if there is a way to have more than one ipv4?
    And are those folks ipv6 ready?

    :)

    February 9, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
  8. Michael:

    I’ve got 3 VPS with thrust VPS, one on east/west/central, the speed is slow to okay, but at times you can really feel the box is oversold with big waits seemingly unrelated to what I’m actually doing. Also they constantly (okay probably ~1 time per week average) restart one of the servers I’m on, which is annoying. I use them as backups, wouldn’t recommend them for anything live.

    February 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am | Reply
  9. more review on this? i read bad review on wht

    February 9, 2011 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
  10. Arthur:

    Pretty weird. I boot the VPS and connect via VNC and only get a blank screen and after about a minute the VPS goes back too offline.

    February 9, 2011 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      Reinstall the OS, or reboot, SolusVMs VNC is a bit… Buggy.

      I have 4 VPSs with them, 3 in UK, one in East Coast US, all run pretty well.

      February 9, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
      • Arthur:

        The reinstall option is blank, and the reboot button is stuck. I’ll see if it unlocks itself tomorrow.

        February 9, 2011 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
    • n0rb33r7:

      I have the same problem, I installed Windows Server 2008 R2, but I can’t really reinstall the operation system, and when I want to connect with VNC, I have a blank screen and it disappears :(

      February 9, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
  11. Have a production HVM VPS with them currently. Actually, I have this VPS for like 7 months and just put into production mode 2 months ago.

    Sometimes it feels like it’s either choking on CPU or I/O… but it’s better than some of the budget providers I’ve tried. Uptime is pretty good. Very little to none downtime.

    February 9, 2011 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
  12. kyle:

    I was with them for two months. It ranged from slow to decent. Support was pretty good. One downside was if you order an addon, you would have to open a ticket or you’d never get it. No idea if they’ve worked out this problem yet. I don’t have much to comment on.

    February 9, 2011 @ 6:08 pm | Reply
  13. Daniel @ LowEndTalk.com:

    LowEndAdmin forgot to add the UK Tag :P

    February 9, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  14. Steve:

    After a shaky start with my Xen HVM VPS in Germany, I can say I’m pretty pleased with it so far. Though my past experience with Thrust was pretty awful.

    February 10, 2011 @ 11:58 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      Same here, first experience was awful. SolusVM HVM is just poor.

      February 11, 2011 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  15. innya:

    They are out of stock!

    February 11, 2011 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  16. Arthur:

    Finally got Windows running on it. Windows 2008 R2 is pretty unstable on the HVM, however 2003 seems fine.

    February 11, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  17. CryptWizard:

    They were great when they first started up, but then lag and more problems kept popping up as they loaded up the nodes. I bought like 4 VPSes from them within my first month, and now I’m down to 2, as I’ve been cancelling each one as performance got unacceptable.

    February 12, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  18. Miles:

    Thrust::VPS, that’s interesting. Rus used you run FCKVPS a couple of years back – that started pretty reliably. I must admit I’ve heard some horror stories of Thrust, hopefully that’s just Chinese whispers.

    Grabbed an instance to have a play with :).

    February 17, 2011 @ 7:22 pm | Reply
    • bob:

      I ordered a Xen and a OpenVZ from them to test. In one month both of them lost connection to the internet for 1+ hour in 3 separate occasions.

      The Openvz had extremely high spikes of iowait. Your shell will randomly pause for 5-10 seconds. I asked Rus to move my VPS which he said it would only take 24 hours. Somehow he forgot about me and it took almost a week to get moved.

      February 17, 2011 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  19. Using the links I could not seen that price, specially in Dollar (not Euro).
    Other thing: in the price you see there, 10.95$, if you get 33% you will need to pay $7.33 and not $5.95 like is describe in its home page.

    Can anyone explain it better?

    Is this working?

    I want to test a Windows VPS.
    Here we don’t fine some Windows Vps offers.

    Tks!

    February 18, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  20. I have bought a UK HVM intending to install debian. So far I have got nowhere. Whilst the range of OS’s offered looks impressive I have found it impossible to load any of the Debian installations I have tried. The autoinstall images fail at load time with error messages about kernel panics and failure to mount root fs, whilst the debian install DVDs get as far as network configuration and then just hang after (apparently) attempting to contact one of the network mirrors for the rest of the installation. Raising tickets with the “tech support” team appears futile. They have not helped and have simply bounced me back to sales.

    Yes this is cheap, but it aint working.

    February 19, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | Reply
    • The same problem. Finally I changed hvm to pv, and I can say that it is working very well.

      March 4, 2011 @ 12:45 am | Reply
  21. Steve:

    So I decided to get one of these and do a speed test.
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1166592547.png

    Impressive.

    February 21, 2011 @ 12:52 am | Reply
  22. David T.:

    I got their cheapest OpenVZ offer. I can’t recommend it because I/O is very very slow.

    February 22, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
  23. Michael:

    I bought my son one of Thrust’s Xen PV servers in the UK to learn Linux (that’s my idea for what it’s for) and as a minecraft + possibly other games server (that’s his idea of what it’s for :) )

    So far so good. The email saying our server was ready arrived within the 48 hours setup time specified (in fact it arrived earlier than I expected it to, because I’d ordered late on Friday, and I didn’t expect the 48 hours to include the weekend – but it did, so obviously they don’t watch Top Gear :-) )

    I can’t compare with other VPS since I’ve never used one before, but having read a lot of posts I went in half expecting to hit problems and issues and half thinking that some of the threads I’d found on the internet (not here) were from folks who sounded a little bit OTT TBH. I’d found a couple of people who’d posted that they were using thrust to host minecraft servers.

    I’m pleased to say, I haven’t had any issues at all to date, and the machine runs really well. My son’s had minecraft running with a peak of 19 people on it – I don’t think he expected anyone to join either, so he was happy. Today we installed left 4 dead 2 and Garry’s mod to see how they would run, and they both worked fine too.

    Our ping to the server is around 20-30, which is great, probably as good as any of the UK game servers I play on frequently.

    So I’d recommend their UK VPS servers.

    February 27, 2011 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  24. WhatEver:

    Very bad net connection to the vps.
    Goes anywhere from 7mb down/up to 30 max. and that was only once.
    When they are sitting on a 100mbps line.
    Also no refund, I likey.

    March 4, 2011 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  25. Adil:

    Hi,

    I signed up and am waiting to be setup. I noticed that setup time is instant on their website and it has been around 2 days now (though it was a weekend).

    Will keep you posted on the service experiences.

    Thanks

    March 7, 2011 @ 12:41 pm | Reply
  26. Tianchao:

    Can I Install Windows???

    November 24, 2011 @ 4:22 pm | Reply
    • Droid:

      Yes you can install windows on there ‘Windows” plan.

      January 3, 2012 @ 3:20 am | Reply
  27. Droid:

    I have 6 VPS located in different location with Thrust ive never had a issue.

    January 3, 2012 @ 3:21 am | Reply
  28. jontxudino:

    Expired!

    August 30, 2013 @ 10:20 am | Reply

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