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UK-VPS – £3.50 128MB OpenVZ/Xen HVM VPS in UK

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 10, 2010 @ 12:32 am, by LowEndAdmin

UK-VPS Via this WHT offer. UK VPS, which is part of Switchlink (which again is part of Britbank Media, whose website is currently showing weird PHP error), is offering cheap virtual servers at £3.50/month (~USD$5.56). Here is the specification:

  • 128MB memory
  • 5GB storage
  • 100GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ or Xen HVM

On the WHT ads it says “Ideal platforms for IRC Services…” so I assume IRC is allowed. Servers are in either Manchester UK or Dallas TX, and you get up to 15% discount when you pay annually. Interestingly they are hosting their website at Servage Hosting (popular European shared hosting overseller). Switchlink has been around for over a year although not much review about them when I did some search (except one with mediocre performance benchmark, but a lot can change over the last 8 months).

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4 Comments

  1. Jack:

    Have ordered a VM from these guys, got it within a few minutes and support seems to be great! Answered a few questions I had about the vm as I’m not hugely technical.

    Thanks lowendbox, another great recommendation!

    By the way, I went for a Xen-1000 – seemed like a decent speed to get, and it really is nice and quick, great speed on the server and superb download speed.

    August 11, 2010 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
  2. I have had a VPS with switchlink for some time now (around 2 months). I use it to run gameservers on. I use openvz package and haven’t had any problems. Panel is by far the best i’ve used so far, and it doesnt need constant logins to get into like other hosts do! Brilliant.

    I’ve contacted support a few times and always had a quick response. Think the longest wait for about 2 hours, but the issue was petty and not really their problem (is this plugin compatible). Something i could have looked up myself to answer but was too lazy. Support team helped me set up webhosting on the vps and even hooked me up with a free control panel for it thats available on the web, rather than pressuring me into buying plesk for example.

    Top notch guys and i’d definitely recommend em like Jack would. To the original poster – a few typos might be nice to correct them as well as the links. for googles sake.

    August 16, 2010 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
  3. Mike:

    I had a VPS with switch link for almost 1 month now, I must admit the uptime has been 100% and the speeds are excellent. had a problem with reverse dns which support team said was down to ripe and now fixed although has actually NOT been fixed and still rdns is not possible. if they have it sorted by the time my month is up I will be happy to purchase a higher spec vps for future use,

    September 11, 2010 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
  4. Mike, the IP range you are on is still locked by RIPE and is awaiting release.

    We would be more than happy to move you to another range to speed up the resolution time for you.

    September 11, 2010 @ 11:33 pm | Reply

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