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VooServers – £2.70 128MB Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 17, 2011 @ 12:37 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VooServers Matt from VooServers emailed me their latest special. Use promo code DOUBLEBW to get 40% off recurring discount + double the monthly data, and this promotion will run until the end of year. Their cheapest plan is now £2.70/month (~USD$4.25) + VAT for those in UK/EU. First bill is pro rata to the end of the month. Direct sign up link.

  • 128MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 400GB/month data transfer
  • 1x IPv4 + 10x IPv6
  • Xen/SolusVM

They’ll take payment in PayPal or credit card. Their servers are in Maidstone UK (test IPv4: 91.220.127.200, IPv6: 2a00:1c10:3:634::10). I guess quite a few people here can vouch their service — simply one of the best UK providers featured here. They are also having Hyper-V based Windows VPS in the works & there might be a LowEndBox special for that. Stay tuned.

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50 Comments

  1. Thank you for featuring us LEB.

    November 17, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  2. WillOS:

    “simply one of the best UK providers featured here”

    Couldn’t agree more.

    November 17, 2011 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  3. They do seem to have lots of good and positive reviews on their previous offers.

    Hopefully they’ll do better in the quarterly voting.

    November 17, 2011 @ 1:58 pm | Reply
  4. Great offer but the DC doesnt have the best upstreams in the world they have:

    Cogent
    HE
    Virgin Media
    Netrino
    4D

    Sadly no level 3 though :(

    November 17, 2011 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Our DC is continually adding upstreams so if you can let me know what you would like in an ideal world I will feedback to them and see what’s in the pipeline. We have recently moved a lot of our customers over from our Sittingbourne data centre and the only feedback on the network we have had is that the latency and speed of the network has greatly improved.

      November 17, 2011 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
      • How about CW? and maybe peer with H3G? :D

        November 17, 2011 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
      • Jeremy Bowen:

        Just one minor counterpoint to this: I have a VPS which was hosted in the Sittingbourne DC and the speed/latency has changed for me now it’s hosted in the current DC. It’s hard to quantify as I didn’t record any traceroutes from the old location but things seem a little slower now.
        I’m still more than happy with the overall service though and have been recommending Vooservers to others.

        November 28, 2011 @ 1:32 am | Reply
        • Hi Jeremy,

          Generally we have seen a lot of improvmenets in speed/latency since our data centre migration. Could you please drop us a support ticket with a trace route and we will happily investigate this for you.

          November 28, 2011 @ 11:21 am | Reply
    • iKocka:

      My traffic is going trough Telia. With Level3 ping would be 30 ms instead of 40 ms.

      November 17, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
      • I will have a chat with the network engineers at the data centre when I see them and see if there are any plans for Level3 connectivity.

        November 17, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply
        • Any update on Level 3?

          November 24, 2011 @ 1:15 am | Reply
        • Sorry I don’t have any solid information yet. However I will let you know when I do.

          November 24, 2011 @ 8:00 am | Reply
        • I followed up with this just now and this is what they have said:

          “We currently do have them, just not directly as we get to them via Virgin Media but they do re-announce us as a full transit.

          From Maidstone via Virgin Media:
          • Level 3
          • C&W
          • Tiscali
          • Global Crossing
          • AboveNet

          From Docklands using private interconnects:
          • Cogent
          • AMS-IX (Amsterdam)
          • EDGE-IX
          • LonAP & ManAP
          • Via AS31715:
          o LINX (Extreme)
          o LINX (Brocade)
          o BT (Private Interconnect)
          o JANET (Private Interconnect)
          • Via AS35662:
          o NT&T
          o Global Crossing
          o Telia
          o HWNG

          From Byfleet via 4D-DC:
          • Seabone / Telecom Italia
          • Hurricane Electric
          • Cogent
          • Global Crossing

          All 5 of the Tier-1 providers shown under Virgin Media re-announce us as a full transit customer, as if we had a direct connection with them. We just happen to use Virgin Media’s network to get to them. That said, we are in discussions with Telia and Global Crossing (owned by Level 3) for additional direct connections out of THN at present.”

          November 24, 2011 @ 9:10 am | Reply
  5. SwordfishBE:

    This is one of those few providers, I can’t say anything bad about.

    16:35:37 up 141 days, 11:28, 0 users, load average: 0.46, 0.36, 0.13

    All maintenance are told in advance.

    Network is great, stability is great, support is great,.. just great.
    I/O, benchmark test are found in older offers. So no need to redo them.

    November 17, 2011 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  6. rm:

    It shows 200 GB transfer (not 400) on the ordering page.

    November 17, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply
    • The order page is for our standard package. If you use the promotional code it will then be doubled once your account is approved in our ordering system.

      November 17, 2011 @ 3:59 pm | Reply
  7. dan:

    I’m a half an year client of them and I must say it’s the best service I’ve had until now.

    Kind and light speed support, and 100% uptime.

    Hope nothing will change.

    Thanks guys!

    November 17, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
  8. I took Matt’s offer when RackVM went down (remember?) and It was one of the best decisions I made. I have two VooServer VPS at the moment and I have never been happier. Matt is very vocal and keeps his customers updated with whatever is happening on the NODE and the Infrastructure even if it does not effect the VPS much (e.g. DDoS etc)

    I have QuickWeb’s XEN VPSes too and if I want to compare both in terms of stability, support & performance, I would say both are the same. Of course VooServers are more tempting because of more resources at lowend prices :)

    Support? Well the average resolution time (not RESOLUTION not REPLY) is less than 5min, sometimes the “Ticket has been created” and Resolution emails come at the same time :p

    Overall, I am a very satisfied customer of VooServers and I recommend it to anyone looking for a headache free VPS solution with personalized support

    November 17, 2011 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  9. Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate it! I will be sure to pass your comments on to Nick and Lynne as well.

    November 17, 2011 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  10. Mark Bailey:

    Thanks to the good reviews here I’ve just ordered a 512 VPS from them :)

    November 17, 2011 @ 5:22 pm | Reply
    • How much you have pay for 512 (in usd)?

      November 17, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply
      • A 512MB VPS is about $15.12/month with the discount.

        November 17, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
        • Bob:

          That’s not cheap but well, sounds like it’s good stuff?

          November 17, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
        • Right, its not cheap. I can compare with another company from LEB sources, and I will get good price and good stuff.

          November 18, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
        • I appreciate compared to some providers this is not the cheapest of promotions resource wise however that is not our aim. Our main aim is to provide a high level of support which costs money and as such is reflected in our pricing. How many providers on here can you actually reach by phone 24×7 if they even publish a phone number?

          November 18, 2011 @ 8:17 am | Reply
  11. doug:

    Wow, ordered the vps with the promo code at 9:30pm (local time in Paris France), opened a bottle of beaujolais nouveau (it’s is beaujolais nouveau day!) logged in to ssh 2 minutes later, hardly had a chance to finish my 1st glass!, installed squid/webmin and was connected to my UK based proxy 5 mins later, now second glass…

    November 17, 2011 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  12. Paul:

    Good thing they don’t have online cops tell you that you were surfing under the influence (SUI).

    Great to hear about your experience with Voo. I might consider getting from them too. :)

    November 17, 2011 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
  13. Is the VPS a Xen HVM? Thank you.

    November 18, 2011 @ 2:24 am | Reply
    • circus:

      No, it’s xen pv.

      November 18, 2011 @ 4:14 am | Reply
    • At the moment these are all Xen PV plans however we have Hyper-V for Windows hosting and Xen HVM in the pipeline. They were originally planned for the beginning of November but we have had to hold back for a short while. We will be announcing plans as they develop both on our Twitter and Facebook if you follow us.

      November 18, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
      • john:

        are you going to remove damn VPS? I live in the states.

        November 19, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
      • On the order form if you select United States and press update it will remove the VAT from the order automatically.

        November 19, 2011 @ 6:35 pm | Reply
  14. dan:

    Guys, maybe it’s not the cheapest company but you’ve got plenty of support.

    And it’s that type of support that really tries to help you with your problem.

    And, another critical thing, they’re constantly upgrading their infrastructure.

    November 18, 2011 @ 8:45 am | Reply
  15. You can’t go wrong with VOOServers, they are TOP! Have 2 VPSes with them and both rock.

    November 18, 2011 @ 11:27 am | Reply
  16. vo:

    why “The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet – please check the promotion terms” ?

    i am an exists customer.

    November 21, 2011 @ 2:43 am | Reply
  17. Hi,

    The promotion is configured to apply for new accounts only however if you put in a support ticket we will happily honor it for you.

    November 21, 2011 @ 9:18 am | Reply
  18. Just ordered one of the 256MB versions to use as a nameserver, great support from Matt so far.

    November 21, 2011 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  19. john:

    mine just went down…

    December 4, 2011 @ 12:04 am | Reply
    • Synapse56:

      So?

      Every computer goes-down at some point…the only computer that doesn’t is the one that isn’t turned-on.

      December 4, 2011 @ 8:56 am | Reply
    • Didn’t you got email from Matt? he says there was a massive DDoS

      SUBJECT: Network Disruption – 03/12/11 23:50 to 04/12/11 00:50
      SENT: 8 hours ago approx

      You may have noticed between 23:50 and 00:50 tonight there was some intermittent packet loss with periods of complete outage of your services. This was caused by a denial of service attack on the node you are on which was coming from spoofed addresses which made it quite hard to filter as it was also restricting our access to management tools to find the specific IP it was attacking. In the end we had to resort in rebooting the node and the management equipment to track down the target and this should now be filtered however we are still monitoring it closely.

      We do have some advanced denial of service attack systems we are currently testing and were due to implement in a couple of weeks time however we are now looking at bringing this forward to Monday as it would have prevented an attack like this from affecting anyone but the specific IP being targeted. We will send out an e-mail in regards to this once we have finalised plans.

      If you still have any services off-line or have any queries please contact us by e-mailing support@vooservers.com or by creating a support ticket in our client portal at https://secure.vooclients.com.

      Best Regards,
      VooServers Support.

      December 4, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
      • I should have wordwrapped it :(

        December 4, 2011 @ 11:08 am | Reply
      • Seems to be down once again, no email this time so assuming it’s unexpected downtime? Was excellent performance when it was up, so I hope this won’t last for long and too often?

        December 7, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
        • Hi Johan,
          Everything has been fully operational all evening so if you are experiencing any issues you may want to drop a ticket in as it looks like it may be an isolated issue to your VPS.

          December 8, 2011 @ 12:42 am | Reply
        • Hi Johan,
          I have looked up your VPS from your name on here and confirmed it was an isolated issue to your VPS. It looks like your VPS may have had an operating system fault or crash as the VPS was not booted and was in an offline state however a shutdown command has not been issue to it as far as we could see. You may just want to have a quick scan over the logs and see if there are any kernel messages there to indicate what the cause was.

          December 8, 2011 @ 1:02 am | Reply
  20. newtesla:

    Just one thing – vps debian 6.0 64bit has US mirror in /etc/apt/sources.list – and the speed is, like, 20k :( everyone should just change that to some european mirror – I typed in some french mirror, and now apt-get goes something like 6-10mbps :)

    Maybe other OSes have some similar issue. So, if your repositories are slow, have a look in sources.list.

    December 9, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
    • Over the next couple of months we are aiming to roll out our own internal mirrors at which point we will be updating all of the templates to point at those. This project was meant to be completed at the beginning of November however due to the hard disk price hikes we have held of until they start to come back down as we are speccing this up with 48TB of space.

      December 9, 2011 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  21. Erik:

    do you guys still have the windows on? i’m looking for good windows host

    June 16, 2013 @ 5:51 am | Reply
  22. Erik:

    do you guys still have the windows on? i’m looking for good windows host

    sorry for the double post

    June 16, 2013 @ 5:52 am | Reply

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