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VooServers – £4 256MB Xen VPS in UK IPv6 Offer

Tags: , , , Date/Time: March 1, 2011 @ 1:33 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VooServers Matt from VooServers emailed me about their new POP and IPv6 deployment. They have established a new point of presence in Maidstone, Kent, and can now provide IPv6 connectivity. They are now running a special to attract more people to IPv6 with promo code IPV6ME, which gives you 50% off recurring discount. So…

  • 128MB memory/256MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 200GB/month data transfer
  • £2.25/month (Sign up link)
  • 256MB memory/512MB swap
  • 20GB storage
  • 500GB/month data transfer
  • £4.00/month (Sign up link)

Note that the discount only applies to one server. These are Xen VPS managed by SolusVM, and each VPS comes with 1 IPv4 and 10 IPv6 addresses. VAT is payable to UK/EU customers. VooServers are one of the bigger providers on LowEndBox, and seem to be providing quite consistent service. Didn’t get enough love in our last quarterly poll, but hopefully will do better this time. It is also nice for them to push IPv6 (which is kind of necessary now due to IPv4 exhaustion).

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109 Comments

  1. Thanks for the listing LEBAdmin.

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  2. id:

    Hey Matt, do you have debian 6 template?

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
  3. mina:

    They do, on order form atleast.

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
  4. Gary:

    Like a lot of offers (And provider websites) there’s no mention of port speed here, is it 100mbit or gbit?

    March 1, 2011 @ 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Hi Gary,
      These are on 100mbit port. We are going to be making some upgrades to our website soon so I will add this to go on the list.

      March 1, 2011 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        Nice quick reply, thanks. :)

        March 1, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  5. do you have a test ip (v4 and v6)?

    March 1, 2011 @ 3:56 pm | Reply
  6. I am using VooServers since Sep, 2010 after the RackVM episode. I never had a single downtime, nor did I see that the support is getting lame, or service disruptions etc. Matt provides a rock solid service

    I highly recommend VooServers to anyone

    March 1, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
  7. Tom:

    Numbers look attractive, but when you convert it to USD and add an awesome thing called VAT that comes down to 4.15usd for 128MB, it just isn’t any better then having triple the ram on openvz host.

    March 1, 2011 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
    • Hi Tom,
      If you are from outside the EU you do not need to pay VAT which is removed on the order form once you select your country and press the update button.

      March 1, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Hi, unfortunately I’m exactly at the middle of European Union. My PayPal balance is in USD as I do 9/10 transactions with it, so for me this offer is just not attractive.

        March 1, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
      • and what about being in the EU but having a VAT ID. Then you shouldn’t pay VAT either. I didn’t see a field in the order form were I had to enter my VAT number….

        March 3, 2011 @ 7:22 am | Reply
        • Hi Dirk,
          If you have an EU VAT number please put the VAT number in the order notes. We will then generate an invoice with your VAT number on it as well and remove the VAT from the invoice.

          March 3, 2011 @ 8:41 am | Reply
    • How can you factor in VAT when comparing since you are subject to VAT on everything? Obviously purchases made outside the EU are not going to be collected with VAT, but are you not still responsible to pay it on your own?

      March 1, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
  8. Spirit:

    At the moment most likely best LEB deal in price/quality – relation. I just tryed their fast support response.
    And those guys most likely wont just vanish.

    March 1, 2011 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Agreed, I am with them since Sep 2010.
      Upgraded to the latest offer (this one) and the VPS (IO / network wise) is awesome with the same great support

      March 2, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply
    • Harbinger:

      Yeah looking for a reliable and quick 512mb in europe, its between vooservers and hetzner but vooservers discount code does not apply to their 512mb plan.

      March 2, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
  9. LEU:

    Hi Matt

    I have a VPS from the last offer, is it possible to switch over/get IPV6?

    Cheers

    March 2, 2011 @ 6:01 am | Reply
    • Hi Leu,
      At the moment we are unable to offer IPv6 on the VPS’s setup prior to this offer as these are in a different data centre which runs a separate network and does not support IPv6 yet. The network in our Sittingbourne POP which is where the older VPS’s are is expected to have IPv6 rolled out by the network engineers over the next few months however at which time we will be making it available to all existing customers. If you need IPv6 straight away we can re-create your VPS in the new POP however your IPv4 address will also change. If you would like to take this option please log a support ticket and someone will be happy to help you.

      March 2, 2011 @ 11:50 am | Reply
  10. azx:

    the “50% off” is for the first time or i can get the same discount when renew?

    March 2, 2011 @ 8:31 am | Reply
    • circus:

      It’s recurring, so the same price forever.

      March 2, 2011 @ 11:45 am | Reply
    • Hi azx,
      This is a recurring discount so will apply for the life time of the VPS.

      March 2, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply
  11. Craig:

    ohhh… i thought it was a “f” in voo ^_^

    March 2, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  12. Is that a CSC datacenter? Never used them. How are they? Still looking for an European rack provider.

    March 2, 2011 @ 4:27 pm | Reply
    • It’s CustDC which is a separate company. I believe the CSC one in Maidstone is primarily government and public services. It is a bit more expensive than some other data centres in the UK however the south-east in general is one of the more expensive areas to operate in for any business. If you are looking for multiple racks though the pricing is very good. If you want to shoot me an e-mail to matt@vooservers.com I will be happy to pass you our account manager’s details.

      March 2, 2011 @ 6:00 pm | Reply
  13. Dino Suarez:

    Awesome deal.. one question. Are you willing to setup rdns entries for ipv6 addresses? and are you willing
    to eventually support ipv4 and ipv6 rdns being set directly through SolusVM so that requests do not have to be put in via ticket?

    March 2, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dino,
      Yes IPv6 RDNS is not a problem and we have a lot of client’s with RDNS for IPv6 addresses already up and running. We do not have any plans to add support for RDNS directly through SolusVM at the moment as the IP ranges used are also partially used for dedicated server and colocation customers so they DNS is hosted on our distributed name servers for redundancy. Tickets for RDNS are generally responded to within 10 minutes as well so it hasn’t really risen as an issue before.

      March 2, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
  14. Simon:

    All I can say is, “woah”. Signed up, and paid with paypal. Told my mail client to download my email. I actually received the email from voo with my server details BEFORE i received the confirmation from paypal that i had paid.

    100Mbit speeds also :)

    root@xen:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 9.79M/s in 10s
    (9.78 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

    Very nice !

    March 2, 2011 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
  15. Deflo:

    How many vCPU’s do we get access to?

    March 3, 2011 @ 5:17 am | Reply
    • Spirit:

      grep ‘cpu MHz’ /proc/cpuinfo
      cpu MHz : 2526.984
      cpu MHz : 2526.984
      cpu MHz : 2526.984
      cpu MHz : 2526.984

      March 3, 2011 @ 6:02 am | Reply
  16. Question for Matt:
    Let’s assume the node crashes (let’s hope it never does) and you have to re-install a new node. The VPSes are all re-created. Do they all get the same IPs as before (both ipv4 and ipv6)?

    March 3, 2011 @ 6:07 am | Reply
    • Hi Dirk,
      Yes, they would all receive the same IP’s. The control panel allocates the IP’s to the particular VPS and then reserves them so they cannot be used by another VPS. If the server was to crash and had to be re-installed the control panel would write the configuration files for the VPS’s again when they are first booted with the same IP’s. The control panel database which holds this information is also held on a separate server and the database is backed up every 4 hours.

      March 3, 2011 @ 8:39 am | Reply
  17. nice offer. i’m from indonesia so the vat won’t applyed on my now order. is that right?

    March 3, 2011 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
    • Yes that’s correct. Once you select your country and press update on the order form it will remove the VAT from the order.

      March 3, 2011 @ 5:49 pm | Reply
  18. Now, my 3rd month using their VPS.
    Stable, good uptime, fast ticket response.

    March 4, 2011 @ 12:23 am | Reply
  19. phser:

    can i buy two with the promo code?

    March 4, 2011 @ 1:03 am | Reply
  20. Dufu:

    @Matt some time ago you mentioned you would be offering HVM vps’es too. Any news on that?

    March 4, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
    • Hi Dufu,
      We gave Xen HVM a trial run however there wasn’t really much demand for it so we have put it on hold for now unless more demand is made for HVM. We are still looking to launch Hyper-V based VPS’s however which may offer what you need.

      March 4, 2011 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
  21. Spo0lsh:

    Nice offer for me.
    Instant setup. Very, very nice.
    I hope this vps will be stable in the future too. :-)

    March 4, 2011 @ 7:57 pm | Reply
  22. Ben:

    Is it possible to get some test files to download on ipv6/ipv6?

    March 4, 2011 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
  23. Will the discount apply if I choose to upgrade the server later?

    March 5, 2011 @ 12:43 am | Reply
    • Hi Yang,
      Yes, the discount will still apply if you upgrade your package at a later date.

      March 5, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply
  24. How long will the coupon last?

    March 6, 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply
  25. Seem like discount coupon does not apply for bigger plan.

    March 9, 2011 @ 4:07 am | Reply
  26. When will the stock be back? I see both plans are out of stock.

    March 9, 2011 @ 6:05 am | Reply
    • Hi Yang,
      We are expecting a delivery from HP either today or tomorrow at which point we will be installing more nodes. I will update here once there is availability again.

      March 9, 2011 @ 7:52 am | Reply
    • Hi Yang,
      We do now have stock again however we have a number of specials going out on different websites today so if the popularity of IPv6 stays the same I am not expecting the stock to last long. We are preparing a number of other nodes hopefully for early next week to try and keep up with demand however.

      March 11, 2011 @ 10:28 am | Reply
  27. Spo0lsh:

    Now I still see: Out of Stock. :(

    March 13, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply
    • SwordfishBE:

      “We are preparing a number of other nodes hopefully for early next week to try and keep up with demand however. –Matt Parkinson”
      So you will have another change, this week!

      March 13, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
      • Yes, that’s correct. We put another node in on Friday however it had fully sold out by mid-day yesterday however we will have a couple more nodes going in this week.

        March 13, 2011 @ 11:07 am | Reply
        • Spo0lsh:

          I hope I catch “free slot” with this promotion. :D

          March 13, 2011 @ 5:23 pm | Reply
        • SwordfishBE:

          Give us a heads-up when they are ready.

          March 13, 2011 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
        • No problem. We have quite a bit of demand already so I will see if we can get quite a few nodes in to cater for everyone.

          March 13, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  28. fugoki:

    Grabbed one of these when first posted (128) and very happy, solid little box, benches around 1400 in latest unixbench, full 100Mbs. Thumbs up so far, staying on the keep list; a bargain.

    March 13, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  29. Spo0lsh:

    I still waiting for new node :/

    March 17, 2011 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Hi,
      Sorry I meant to update here sooner. We are currently awaiting some new allocations from RIPE for our VPS’s as although they are IPv6 they still require at least one IPv4 address. This is taking longer than expected for a response from RIPE so we have had to hold back on deploying the new nodes until the allocations are made to us.

      March 17, 2011 @ 2:22 pm | Reply
      • Spo0lsh:

        Hi,
        I hope you made new node with this very nice offer.

        March 17, 2011 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
        • Hi,
          As long as your interest in the promotion is registered here then we will guarantee that you receive it once the new node is ready.

          March 17, 2011 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
        • Spo0lsh:

          Hi,
          Good.
          Thanks for very fast answer.

          March 17, 2011 @ 2:34 pm | Reply
  30. Deflo:

    Good to know. Thanks.

    (This post served to register my interest in this promotion here.) :)

    March 18, 2011 @ 2:40 am | Reply
    • Hi Deflo,
      No problem. I am going to chase up about our application today and see if I can get a response on it.

      March 18, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  31. For those people waiting we have now had confirmation that we should have some IP’s coming available on Monday which will allow us to take around 80 new orders until our allocation from RIPE comes through. I will update again here once the order form is opened up again on Monday.

    March 19, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  32. Aaron:

    It’s Monday in the UK already. When can we order?

    March 21, 2011 @ 10:55 am | Reply
    • Hi Aaron,
      Nick is configuring the node next to me right now so it will be available this afternoon. I will update here as soon as he has finishing installing it and orders are opened again.

      March 21, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  33. Hi Guys,

    Just a quick heads up to let you know that a new VPS node has been added so we have plenty of stock now avaliable to order through the link at the top of this page.

    March 21, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  34. Deflo:

    Ordered mine. Waiting for it to be set up.

    March 21, 2011 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
    • Thank you. Subject to passing fraud checks orders are activated instantly upon payment so you should receive the details within a few minutes of payment being made.

      March 21, 2011 @ 5:21 pm | Reply
      • Deflo:

        Seems like MaxMind (or equivalent) has stopped my order from going in.

        Order 7936881764, Invoice #5922.

        March 21, 2011 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
        • Hi Deflo,
          On our systems it is showing as automatically activated and details sent to your registered address. I have re-sent the activation e-mail to you however if you don’t receive it in the next few minutes if you could create a support ticket I will pop the details in there as well for you.

          March 21, 2011 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
        • Hi Deflo,
          Sorry I have found the problem actually. It looks like although it’s showing as active it hasn’t created the VPS correctly. I am looking into why this is now and will re-send the details again once deployed correctly which should be in the next few minutes.

          March 21, 2011 @ 5:33 pm | Reply
  35. Deflo:

    Hah! I see it in the “My emails” section of the client area, but it isn’t in my inbox. Thanks.

    March 21, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Hi Deflo,
      I have now fixed the activation issue with your account and re-sent the e-mail again with the full details for you. If you have any further issues if you can drop in a support ticket one of us will get back to it pretty quickly for you.

      March 21, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
  36. Deflo:

    Yes, I have received the activation email with the VPS IP (the last email didn’t contain an IP). FYI, the root password I had supplied during ordering didn’t work, but a password change via SolusVM fixed it. Or maybe it was a typo on my part. ;)

    Thank you, Matt, for quickly resolving the activation issue. I’ll send in a support ticket later tomorrow for setting up rDNS.

    March 21, 2011 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
  37. Dino Suarez:

    Hey Matt,

    Is this offer being provisioned in Manchester now? and is there native ipv6 there too?

    March 21, 2011 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dino,
      We won’t ever be launching any of our services in Manchester as it is about 5 hours away from our offices so just wouldn’t be properly supportable. All of our new services are located in Maidstone and Sittingbourne in Kent however this particular offer is for VPS nodes in Maidstone.

      March 22, 2011 @ 7:26 am | Reply
      • Dino Suarez:

        Ok, I saw in your WHT post you listed an IP starting with 194. that i did a lookup on and thought it was being routed to OhTele in Manchester. Guess not!

        March 22, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
        • Hi Dino,
          No problem. That IP should be one of the ranges from our Sittingbourne POP. We like to make sure we have staff no more than 15 minutes from the data centres we use which is why Manchester wouldn’t work for us as we are all southerners and especially myself heading up an operation in Manchester would mean a long time away from home to train staff and put an office in etc.

          March 22, 2011 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  38. Matt,
    if today I would sign-up for a 128mb VPS, is it then later on possible to upgrade it to an 256/512/1024mb VPS? And will the discount then also apply on those upgrades?

    March 25, 2011 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dirk,
      Using this promotion you could upgrade to the 256MB VPS and keep the discount at a later date however the 512MB and 768MB VPS’s are not part of this promotion so we could not offer the same discount on those. If the need did arise for you to upgrade to a 512MB or 768MB VPS however I am sure we could try and work something out that is similar to this promotion and fits your budget.

      March 25, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
      • OK thanks for the info.
        Are the VPSes back in stock?

        March 25, 2011 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
        • No problem. Yes, we add some new nodes on Monday so there is plenty of space at the moment.

          March 25, 2011 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
        • Sorry that was meant to be “added”

          March 25, 2011 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
        • Question: can I pay via Paypal AND did you set “creditcard” as prefered on paypal? (seems that even if you have money in your paypal account that paypal forces CC if the merchants prefers CC :-( )

          March 25, 2011 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
        • Yes, you can pay via PayPal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer. We take credit cards separately to PayPal so we don’t have any kind of forced credit card preference from within PayPal as far as I am aware.

          March 25, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply
        • Order placed….
          As we have a VAT number (and provided it), I’ll await the changed “invoice” before actualy paying….

          March 25, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply
        • Thank you. You should received a 2nd invoice creation notice within a couple of minutes as I have applied your EU VAT number and resent the invoice.

          March 25, 2011 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
        • Indeed I did get that … paid it and it did go off my balance (and not off my CC)….

          Thanks

          March 25, 2011 @ 4:13 pm | Reply
  39. M:

    Not sure if I’m on the new nodes or not (signed up monday night) but I’m very pleased with the overall performance. Sales queries were handled super quick too. However I did notice that my VPS in NL gets noticeably better global ping times than all my UK based VPS(s). Maybe the peering in UK isn’t as good as NL?

    Matt, care to share the specs for the host nodes?

    March 25, 2011 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
    • Hi M,
      If you signed up Monday night you should have gone on to one of the new nodes as we started deploying VPS’s on them around 4PM on Monday. Good to hear that thing’s are going well for you! The node specs are as follows:

      Intel Xeon X3440
      12GB DDR3 ECC Memory
      4 x 500GB Disks in RAID10
      100mbit uplink with capability of 1Gbit if required.

      March 26, 2011 @ 11:45 am | Reply
      • M:

        Thanks for the info :) Good to know the hardware is well balanced, unlike most budget providers who stuff their servers with huge amounts of RAM and then oversell on disk I/O.

        March 26, 2011 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  40. Dino Suarez:

    Is this offer still available? I see the banner add here on LEB still for 2.25 but the coupon
    doesn’t seem to take any money off the purchase and says “this coupon has already been entered”
    when I try to apply it. (and still wants the 4.50/mth for the 128MB plan)

    May 27, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dino,
      Yes, we still have this offer open at the moment so it should work. It may be worth clearing your basket on our website and then trying again. If that fails just put the other through as is but when you get to the payment page just close the page and I will then adjust it for you manually.

      May 27, 2011 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dino,
      The promotional code should now be fixed as it was not just related to you.

      May 27, 2011 @ 2:51 pm | Reply
  41. I have 2 VPSes with them, both based on the above offer and I can only say one thing about them: they are GREAT. No downtime, fast responses to support requests, realy top!!

    May 27, 2011 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dirk,
      Thank you for the feedback. It’s great too hear back from our client’s.

      May 27, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | Reply
  42. Will OS:

    I also had the problem with the code, it doesn’t work. I added a note to my order, if you could please readjust the total I will pay the invoice directly.

    May 27, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Hi Will,
      I will check out the promotional code in a second and see what’s going on with it as it was previously functional. I have adjusted your order and sent you a new invoice notification. Once paid the VPS should automatically activate.

      May 27, 2011 @ 2:49 pm | Reply
    • Just in case anyone else looks here. The promotional code should now work.

      May 27, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  43. akam:

    bought a 256mb yesterday. it’s lightning fast.
    I hope it stays that way, fingers crossed

    May 29, 2011 @ 12:42 pm | Reply
  44. Purchased a VPS from these guys last night. (128MB RAM deal.) Am impressed so far – Matt has been very helpful via support ticket – rDNS request was dealt with very quickly.

    Impressed so far :)

    June 12, 2011 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  45. Will OS:

    I’m also very happy with these guys. My vps is good and fast, as is the support.

    June 15, 2011 @ 11:57 am | Reply

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