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VikingLayer – 3 OpenVZ offers in France starting at $14.95/year for 256MB

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: December 15, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Viking_Layer_-_High_Quality_Virtual_Private_Servers_-_2014-12-14_17.18.16Philip, from VikingLayer, has sent in the following offers to LowEndBox. These offers are all located with OVH in Roubaix, France.

OpenVZ – 256MB

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 CPU core
  • 25GB HDD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /112 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €12/year ($14.95)
  • Order here
OpenVZ – 1024MB

  • 1024MB RAM
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 100GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /112 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: 1024LEB
  • €3.95/month ($4.92)
  • Order here
OpenVZ – 2048MB

  • 2048MB RAM
  • 4 CPU cores
  • 125GB HDD space
  • 3TBB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /112 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: 2048LEB
  • €5.45/month ($6.79)
  • Order here

VikingLayer is currently run by Philip himself, who is located in Sweden. He told us he’d be working to become a sole proprietorship in the future. Their WHOIS information is currently public, which is a good thing. Host nodes contain Intel Xeon E5-1600 Series CPUs, 64GB of RAM, and 3x 2TB hard drives in a RAID setup. VikingLayer is looking to expand to Stockholm, Sweden soon, after which they would like to expand to the United States. These offers come with OVH’s Anit-DDoS Pro, of which the most interesting feature is permanent DDoS mitigation. Servers come with a /112 IPv6, so you’re future-proof! If you have experience with VikingLayer or decide to give them a shot, please share your experiences with us in the comments!

PayPal and BitPay are accepted payment methods. They have a verified PayPal Business account. (D)DoS attacks, port scanning, Tor exit nodes, cryptocoin mining, and SPAM are all strictly prohibited. No illegal activity allowed either and you should be a good neighbor (or you will be contacted by them to discuss the situation; server termination will be used as a last resort. Those who receive frequent attacks that cannot be handled by OVH will be terminated eventually as well. For all the details, please read their Terms of Service.

Network information

OVH – Roubaix, France
Test IPv4: 5.196.116.1
Test IPv6: 2001:41d0:2:e0bc::1:1337
Test file: http://188.165.12.106/files/1Gb.dat

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

76 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting our offer! Just wanted to let you know that there seems to be some problems with PayPal IPN (Payment Notifications) at the moment, so if your order isn’t setup automatically after payment – just open a ticket and include your Transaction ID and we’ll help you out! :)

    December 15, 2014 @ 1:08 am | Reply
  2. a:

    I wonder how fast the disk io would be on this one specially when node is full.

    December 15, 2014 @ 2:43 am | Reply
    • If you need fast disk I/O you should wait for our SSD servers which will be released in the near future. I assure you that the I/O is enough for most applications on these servers though.

      December 15, 2014 @ 4:07 am | Reply
  3. We do not tolerate spam and none of our IPs are blacklisted AFAIK. We have a 3 day refund policy, however if we find out that you used the service for spam we will not refund you.

    December 15, 2014 @ 7:28 am | Reply
    • DanielM:

      i think he is a spammer so watch out :)

      he spams every providers post with same question

      December 15, 2014 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
      • Adam:

        To be fair, you do spam every provider and look very suspicious asking about getting a refund if IP is spam listed… and your English isn’t the greatest either.

        December 15, 2014 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
      • sandbox:

        You sound very suspicious (spammer maybe??), and your ‘engrish’? :)

        December 16, 2014 @ 6:06 am | Reply
      • colibri:

        He runs a “social community” but won’t get Mandrill, spammers cant spam from Mandrill

        December 23, 2014 @ 2:54 am | Reply
  4. Lucas:

    Will be fine if you offer something out from main location, not from OVH ;)

    December 15, 2014 @ 11:16 am | Reply
    • You mean Sweden? Stockholm is going to be our next location :)

      December 15, 2014 @ 11:41 am | Reply
      • Lucas:

        Cool :) Better if you offer KVM instead OpenVZ

        December 15, 2014 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
        • That’s the plan. I’m thinking KVM CloudStack servers in Stockholm. Also looking in to making those SSD-Cached. We’ll see what fits our budget :)

          December 15, 2014 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
          • Lucas:

            OK, SSD or HDD not matter for some folks, even 5 Gb HDD fine,so it will discreased costs ;)

            December 15, 2014 @ 3:43 pm | Reply
  5. algkmn:

    is there any deadline for this offer?

    December 15, 2014 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  6. Do you have OVH canada?

    December 15, 2014 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  7. You should be less offensive with such policies

    December 15, 2014 @ 5:35 pm | Reply
  8. soda:

    hi , Philip

    Do you have rack space with ovh ?

    i’d like to know about it ;)

    December 15, 2014 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  9. micalm:

    Not available anymore – out of stock.

    December 16, 2014 @ 11:37 am | Reply
  10. We’re almost sold out, adding a new node! What location would you want the most? OVH Canada, OVH France or QuadIX Scranton, USA? Or do you have any other suggestions? Let me know. (Stockholm is still on the list, but that’s for later).

    December 16, 2014 @ 12:55 pm | Reply
    • Lucas:

      Canada will be fine but KVM, not OVZ :)

      December 16, 2014 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  11. Canada at good price
    What I like the most is to be more tolerant with this policy
    No one is free of a Ddos

    the speed of those dedicated canada php are amazing

    December 16, 2014 @ 1:56 pm | Reply
    • We will never shut down a client just because they get hit by a DDoS attack. The writing here on LEB makes it seems like we’re more restrictive than we actually are. We only shut down clients if they get hit with very frequent and large attacks that causes issues to other clients.

      December 16, 2014 @ 2:10 pm | Reply
  12. I’ve been using Vikinglayer for 2-3 months I believe!
    It’s been working really good, my website has been upp for 100% I guess, have no feeled any downtime atleast.

    Also good and fast support!
    I would strongly recommend Vikinglayer to everyone!

    December 16, 2014 @ 3:40 pm | Reply
  13. We’re back in stock!

    December 16, 2014 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  14. Andreu:

    Hello,
    What will happen if I exceed the 500GB traffic? In the 256mb machine I plan to make a TeamSpeak3 server (VoIP) for 20 concurrent users, and I don’t know if I will exceed the quota.

    Sorry for the newbie question,
    Thanks

    December 17, 2014 @ 5:21 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      You will be notified via a support ticket to upgrade your bandwidth. I’m quite certain that a TeamSpeak server won’t use much bandwidth at all.

      December 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
  15. Fahd:

    Nice offer. $15/year I can afford. How much CPU can I use though? Thanks!

    December 17, 2014 @ 7:20 am | Reply
    • There’s no strict limit on CPU usage, larger plans gets higher priority (cpu units). Our general limit is that clients shouldn’t run processes that use the equivalent off a full CPU core (1.0 Load) for extended periods of time. However, that is negotiable, seeing as our CPU load is quite low at the moment.

      December 17, 2014 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  16. David:

    Please add Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to images. Thanks.

    December 17, 2014 @ 1:20 pm | Reply
    • We’ll make sure to add this tonight :)

      December 17, 2014 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Sorry for the delay, i’m adding Ubuntu 14.04 right now. Will be available to install via SolusVM in ~1 hour.

      December 18, 2014 @ 9:43 am | Reply
  17. rosso:

    Philip, from your various responses I gather that this hosting business of yours is also a work of love – and it is important to me. So I plan to order soon.

    Just a a note to consider: there are people, like me, who highly value privacy. By a possible expansion of the business to the US you may lower some of your shields granted by the European legal system, even though your legal place of business is Sweden. When Gandi expanded to the US a couple of years ago, some users did not like that at all.

    December 17, 2014 @ 8:19 pm | Reply
    • Hi,

      I understand your concerns, we value privacy too. We’re operating from Sweden so we’re not under pressure from any United States laws. Of course, content hosted on US servers need to comply with their laws, but it won’t impact users that only have servers with us in Europe. That’s just AFAIK, I’ll do more research on this subject.

      Anyways, our next planned expansions are Stockholm, Sweden and Montréal, Canada. So we’re not expanding to the United States yet.

      December 18, 2014 @ 9:40 am | Reply
  18. roel:

    Philip, is a ZNC bouncer allowed on the OpenVZ – 256MB offer? Thank you in advance

    December 18, 2014 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  19. swlx:

    Got my server in Strasbourg, good because ping is better than Roubaix for me. Instant setup, no complains yet. Impressed with the CPU! I will post serverbear soon.

    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v2 @ 3.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency :  3500.162 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 512 MB
    December 18, 2014 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  20. sajith:

    Is the inbound traffic unlimited?

    December 19, 2014 @ 4:36 pm | Reply
  21. they are not allow email sending .

    December 21, 2014 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
    • Of course we allow you to send e-mails, but we do not allow SPAM. There’s a difference :)

      December 21, 2014 @ 7:52 pm | Reply
  22. xproj:

    I bought a vps with 2G of RAM. It’s very fast! Philip, will you consider backups in the future?

    December 22, 2014 @ 6:34 am | Reply
    • Sorry for the late response. We will definitely consider adding backups in the future!

      December 24, 2014 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  23. Greg:

    Has the discount finished on the 256?

    December 23, 2014 @ 10:48 am | Reply
    • We where getting a lot of orders for the 256MB plan, it was a bit hard to keep up. So we raised our original price. We do have a promo code which will give you €12/yr though: 256LEB :)

      December 24, 2014 @ 9:16 pm | Reply
  24. Kayne:

    The PROMO seems ended… 18€ annually, instead of $14.95!

    December 23, 2014 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
  25. townboy:

    why the small VPS price went up. I just checked and it show 18 euro for 1 year. but here it mentions 12 euro. How can I get it for 12 euro

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:26 am | Reply
  26. Kayne:

    18€ instead of 12 now…

    December 24, 2014 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
  27. Regarding the pricing at €18/yr for the 256MB plan now. You guys can still get it with the promo code: 256LEB. Forgot to mention it here earlier, sorry about that :)

    December 24, 2014 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  28. Thanks for your kind words vijay. You’re welcome back at anytime :)

    December 24, 2014 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  29. Kayne:

    My fault, you can remove all of my messages…
    Sorry.

    December 24, 2014 @ 9:41 pm | Reply
  30. XmIRC:

    *Reminder*
    Philip Plahn:
    Yes, the promotion ends on 1st Jan 2015.

    And you waved off these LEB offers 10 days before the date you mentioned.
    I guess LEB has given you more clients than you expected. You were not supposed to step back from your words though.

    December 24, 2014 @ 9:42 pm | Reply
  31. XmIRC:

    Oh. I just saw the last comment of Philip Plahn containing that Promo Code.
    Admin, remove my comments on this and don’t publish it please. Thankyou.

    December 24, 2014 @ 9:46 pm | Reply
  32. adda:

    Hi,
    Is there a promo for 512MB machine? I need to get one in Europe.
    Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2014 @ 8:22 pm | Reply
  33. XmIRC:

    Great Service. Excellent Support. Big vouch for VikingLayer.

    December 30, 2014 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  34. Ovh?

    December 31, 2014 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
  35. OVH canada cuando?

    December 31, 2014 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  36. We decided to continue the promotion for 1GB and 2GB for one more month (expiry Feb 1). However, this is the last day you can get the 256MB plan at €12/yr. Happy new year! :)

    January 1, 2015 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  37. Hm, I posted this once before but I can’t find the comment.

    We’re continuing the promotion for 1GB and 2GB for ONE MORE MONTH! We won’t continue the promotion for the 256MB Plan though, but that’s still cheap at only €18/yr!

    Happy new year!

    January 2, 2015 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Nevermind, I can see my old post. Looks like the comments got a bit messed up here ;p

      January 2, 2015 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  38. Sami:

    I bought 2GB plan a few weeks ago to test against my other similarly spec’d vps in NL. VikingLayer has much faster upload speeds and it seems also better hardware. Ping is a bit slower from Finland (probably because greater distance). All in all I’m impressed and I’d recommend VikingLayer any day to my friends :) Thanks.

    Viking Layer: 100%[==============>] 104,857,600 19.2M/s   in 5.8s  Average ping rtt 43.455
    My other VPS: 100%[==============>] 104,857,600 9.15M/s   in 12s   Average ping rtt 30.289
    

    Philip: Is there any chance of moving my existing vps to Stockholm location when its available?

    January 8, 2015 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Sorry for the late answer, haven’t been checking this post lately.

      We can definitely move you over to Stockholm when it’s live! Id expect it to be about 2 months until it’s live, maybe less :)

      January 10, 2015 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  39. rosso:

    “These offers come with OVH’s Anti-DDoS Pro, of which the most interesting feature is permanent DDoS mitigation”

    My 256MB server has been down for the last couple of hours or so due to DDOS attack on the node (per support).

    Has this attack been to such a scale that it overcame OVH’s pro anti-DDOS? What is the PPS limit on such machines before you null-route them? I am not complaining, just curious.

    January 15, 2015 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Yes, we got hit by a large attack that bypassed VAC. We had to work together with OVH in order to fully block it and we managed to fix it by early morning yesterday.

      We only monitor outgoing packets and auto-suspend servers at 500k PPS. We get e-mail alerts at 110k PPS so we can check on it manually.

      Everything is working great now though and VAC is successfully blocking this attack (which is still coming and going).

      Send in another ticket (or update your current one) and I’ll issue some credit to your account for compensation. The same goes for everyone else that where having issues on SBG1 during the night 15-16th.

      January 17, 2015 @ 1:05 am | Reply
  40. jim:

    Worst bloody support ever, two days for a ticket, no reply.

    March 9, 2015 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

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