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VPSDC – $6.95 256MB Xen VPS in UK

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 10, 2011 @ 11:06 am, by LowEndAdmin

VPSDC Suhail from VPSDC emailed me a while ago about their LowEndBox July Special. I guess I better post it as it’s already 1/3 into July. It’s labelled as “VNC Remote Desktop”, which I guess has VNC, desktop environment and some X11 software already installed — something I believe most LowEndBox readers here would have no problem doing themselves from a netinst VPS anyway. It’s $6.95/month which you can order with this link. As of it’s spec…

  • 256MB memory/1024MB swap
  • 10GB storage
  • 50GB/month data transfer
  • CentOS 5 64Bit
  • Xen/SolusVM

Based in UK. I guess if you are doing up a remote desktop VM, 50GB/month would be sufficient. CentOS 5 is a bit ancient for a desktop OS though, which I guess some people might just scrap that and load Ubuntu instead. Suhail runs Open Source Hosting Solution, which Suhail has been the managing director since 2005. VPSDC would be one of the brand of OSHS.

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4 Comments

  1. Seems like they have a few brand names – http://viewdns.info/reverseip/?host=vpsdc.com

    bionichosting.co.uk
    helpinghandhost.co.uk
    helpinghandhost.com
    ns-hosting.co.uk
    rackfirm.co.uk
    studentwebhosting.co.uk
    vpswow.com
    vpsxtra.com

    Just to name a few.

    July 10, 2011 @ 11:33 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      I think most of them are companies OSHS bought over. vpswow for instance was run by, iirc, Jason Scales and Danny Johnson (or just one of them? can’t be arsed googling) who were/was involved in the 30mb.co.uk debacle.

      I’d avoid OSHS companies if running anything important, because there can be quite a delay (1 day+ when replying to tickets).

      July 10, 2011 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
      • Jason ran vpswow – Not Danny :)

        July 10, 2011 @ 5:18 pm | Reply
      • snape:

        I’d avoid everything OSHS not just because the support is subpar (which it is), but because the service itself is pretty mediocre. I’ve had a couple low-end VPSes from low-end providers that got acquired by OSHS, and there’s always been a noticable drop in performance after the inevitable migration. I’ve one VPS with them right now – 256MB/20GB, $25/quarter – that’s hosted on an old 2.8GHz, 1MB cache Xeon box and is slow as molasses, despite not doing anything. vmstat reports 500-700 context switches per second (which is *nothing*, as most OpenVZ providers can attest), but it still chugs along like, well… my 1GHz PIII is substantially faster.

        On the plus side, it’s online, mostly, they do respond to tickets, eventually, and they haven’t tried to jack up prices for existing customers… yet.

        July 10, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

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