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VPSslim – €2.99/Month or €17.88/Yearly 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Netherlands

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: November 23, 2012 @ 8:58 pm, by Zahra

Ralph, from VPSslim, has an exclusive 75% off discount running for LowEndBox readers on yearly contracts of their OpenVZ plans.

VPS LITE

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 256 MB SWAP
  • 25 GB HD
  • 250 GB traffic p/m
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1 IP address
  • € 17.88/Yearly ($23)
  • Coupon: LEB-OFF-75
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Order Link
VPS BASIC

  • 1024 MB RAM
  • 1024 MB SWAP
  • 100 GB HD
  • 1000 GB traffic p/m
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1 IP address
  • € 29.88/Yearly ($38)
  • Coupon: LEB-OFF-75
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Order Link

VPSslim were founded in 2010, however this is their first offer on LowEndBox. They don’t have a Terms of Service because they claim their services have “No contracts, all of our products are prepaid”. I have spoke to a few hosts and they have told me that this is nonsense, as it’s still a contract for a set period of time. There is a long post on LowEndTalk which you may like to view before purchasing, where some customers have complained of poor performance. However, on their latest LowEndTalk offer, they claim the problems have now been fixed. You can use the promotional code “LET50VPS” to get the 256MB OpenVZ for €2.99 a month and the 1024MB plan for €4.99.

VPSSlim offer a full 7 days money back guarantee and accept Bank transfers, PayPal and iDeal as payment methods. VPN is allowed for personal use only and adult content is allowed. TUN/TAP & PPTT can be enabled and they offer a 99.99% Uptime guarantee. When ordering, you can choose from quite a few different addons including bandwidth, software (Castcontrol, Centovacast and cPanel) and IP addresses.

Network Information:
Their servers are fully owned and are located with SERVERIUS in Dronten, the Netherlands.

Test IPv4: 5.178.64.10
Test File: http://speedtest.serverius.com/2000/100mb.bin

77 Comments

  1. White:

    And are torrent allowed`?

    November 23, 2012 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
  2. LowEndCriticus:

    They have a ToS: http://hostslim.nl/voorwaarden.pdf But it’s only in Dutch.

    tl;dr:
    – Dutch jurisdiction applies.
    – No adult sites or ‘mp3 sites’, depends where the datacenter is located. In other words, it’s allowed to host adult sites on VPSes in this offer, Till the servers of VPSslim relocate outside the Netherlands.
    – Nulled scripts aren’t allowed. But I strongly doubt that it would be an issue since there are enough open source / free scripts nowadays :P

    As a sidenote I get the impression that you aren’t really buying a VPS at them, you’re ‘subscribing’ yourself for a VPS with a fee. You could only unsubscribe yourself after 6 months. Paying goes via automatic incasso. So when you want to just have a VPS for a year, you have to act in due time. In case when you want to continue the service but don’t pay timely even after you get a x amount of notification, you’ll get changed € 45,- exclusive VAT extra.

    Conclusion: Not quite shocking. It’s a fair deal, as long as you keep attention like you have to do with each purchase of a VPS-service at any provider.

    November 23, 2012 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  3. fatmike:

    Have anyone tried this before?

    November 23, 2012 @ 10:38 pm | Reply
  4. David:

    Offer looks great,but that old review kill my good thinking about it. Im not gonna waste 50$ for a year,in order to get a server wich does nothing…

    Anyway,I supose that Torrent is allowed since Netherlands has no problems with it,true?

    November 24, 2012 @ 1:41 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      You should choose Annual Payment and then it should work.

      November 24, 2012 @ 4:57 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      There is a 7 days money back guarantee. They forgot to post this, so you can try it out and if you’re somehow not satisfied then you can ask for a refund.

      November 24, 2012 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  5. ward:

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

    (Got that when trying to order either one of them, good start…)

    November 24, 2012 @ 3:16 am | Reply
  6. ninjafada:

    took the basic yesterday almost instant delivery
    so far no problem, the vps is fast and responsive , low ping, can change the OS in less than 10min
    ticket answered in an hour
    75% discount they are crazy !

    November 24, 2012 @ 8:48 am | Reply
    • fatmike:

      yes it seems like a great offer, but what if they are planning to turn off their service in a couple of months?

      November 24, 2012 @ 10:59 am | Reply
      • David:

        Or even more, what would happen if the IO problem comes again. Last offer they posted was a total fail since they oversold as hell, and servers has around 4Mb/s IO.

        Its a sweet, tasty, but risky to take. I’m considering the offer, Netherland is an interesting country for me, and server is just godlike.

        November 24, 2012 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  7. DomainBop:

    “yes it seems like a great offer, what if they are planning to turn off their service in a couple of months?”

    They’re an established company so it’s unlikely they’re planning on turning off the service anytime soon. They’ve been around 4 years and are a registered company in the Netherlands
    http://www.webhosters.nl/webhosting-providers/hostslim-b-v/
    http://www.ispgids.com/isp/hostslim-internet-solutions

    November 24, 2012 @ 11:35 am | Reply
  8. David:

    As @fatmike told before, could you tell me @VPSSLIM what guarantees I have if I get one of your VPS? I wouldn’t like to get a real powerful VPS and lose it with all my information with no warning. VPSSLIM has been overselling too much and its quite strange.

    If you can convince me about no worries, you probably will get +1 client for one year.

    November 24, 2012 @ 3:45 pm | Reply
  9. Alex:

    Quick setup and support tickets replied immediately (thanks Ralph). Powerful servers. 7 day money back guarantee very reassuring.

    November 24, 2012 @ 4:05 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Thank you for the kind words :)

      November 24, 2012 @ 8:55 pm | Reply
  10. Nik:

    What stopped me from registering is that traceroute openly advertises the vps provider

    12 58 ms 59 ms 59 ms hosted-by.vpsslim.nl [46.249.46.116]
    13 63 ms 62 ms 62 ms 5.178.64.10

    I prefer to connect to general purpose backbone providers!

    Regards,
    Nik

    November 24, 2012 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      It should be whitelabel now.

      November 24, 2012 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
      • Nik:

        Great!

        It’s systems GO for me!

        Thanks!

        November 25, 2012 @ 9:38 am | Reply
  11. jaykay:

    are torrents allowed ? can anyone confirm eitherway

    November 25, 2012 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  12. Is it RAID 10 Disk??

    November 25, 2012 @ 3:31 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Aziz,

      Yes it is.

      November 25, 2012 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  13. JohnyC:

    Why no response on the torrent questions? People are curious, at least respond.

    November 25, 2012 @ 4:23 pm | Reply
  14. VPSSLIM:

    Torrent is not allowed

    November 25, 2012 @ 4:52 pm | Reply
    • John:

      Aren’t they?Your ticket team told me that they are allowed since Netherlands is not against P2P.

      Anyway I’m considering to keep the server, its quite slow.

      November 26, 2012 @ 1:00 am | Reply
      • fatmike:

        I purchased a year basic package(couldnt resist). Havent test it yet but you say its slow. Maybe use it as secondary server or keep multimedia and databases on another.
        Anyway if it keeps online; 30€ per year is awesome even for some extra “horsepower”.

        November 26, 2012 @ 10:18 am | Reply
        • John:

          I/O was working slowly. I sent a ticket and it looks like they have solved it quitely. Now my server is working as I want.

          I just hope it keep working this way.

          November 26, 2012 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  15. Petros:

    € 29.88/Yearly ($38)
    is this right? i don’t find it with the promotional.

    November 25, 2012 @ 10:28 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      Yes. You should select the annually payment and then use the promo code.

      November 26, 2012 @ 6:04 am | Reply
  16. Mathew Paret:

    Is the offer recurring? Or only for the first year?

    I will be using the site for two basic things:

    1. As my dev and testing server
    2. If good enough,then maybe as prod
    3. To run Squid so that i can access websites blocked in my office (this would strictly be for personal use and no one else would be able to access squid)

    So is it ok to run squid also?

    November 26, 2012 @ 3:31 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Mathew,

      Yes the offer is recurring indeed. You mean Squid as in VPN? Yes that’s allowed.

      November 26, 2012 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  17. fatmike:

    I purchased the basic package for ~30€. My only concern is if one day the servers go offline or of bad “neighbors”..

    November 26, 2012 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  18. timon:

    Is the prices with cPanel included?

    November 26, 2012 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      No it’s not.

      November 26, 2012 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
      • jasiek:

        hey

        … so is it mistake at website? cPnale is -1 euro at the order summary (for one year order)

        thx

        November 26, 2012 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
        • VPSSLIM:

          Hi,

          Yes it is indeed. Thanks.

          November 26, 2012 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
        • timon:

          Yes it makes more sense. How to discount a product thats not exactly yours 75%?

          November 27, 2012 @ 12:01 pm | Reply
  19. Petros:

    Can uoi put ubuntuj 12.04 as temolate?

    November 26, 2012 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Yes. We have those.

      November 26, 2012 @ 6:29 pm | Reply
  20. Wipi:

    IRC client / server / bouncer allowed?

    November 27, 2012 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      IRC is allowed yes.

      November 27, 2012 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  21. JEFF:

    I bought this service for a year. Raplh is very helpful.
    speed is very decent. you guys should buy it . its worth every penny.

    November 28, 2012 @ 10:00 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Thank you Jeff :)

      November 28, 2012 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
    • John:

      I can confirm that. Tickets are incredible fast attended, and they always solve the problems.

      November 28, 2012 @ 1:41 pm | Reply
      • VPSSLIM:

        Thank you John. We’re glad to hear that you’re satisfied.

        November 28, 2012 @ 7:19 pm | Reply
      • Nik:

        Yes, that’s true !

        November 28, 2012 @ 7:28 pm | Reply
  22. Azmi:

    I have already bought this service, no control panel for me to change the OS.

    November 28, 2012 @ 10:53 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      There is. You should’ve recieved an e-mail about it. If not, then please open a ticket.

      November 28, 2012 @ 11:08 am | Reply
      • Azmi:

        Oh thanks. Just delay receiving it.

        November 29, 2012 @ 5:02 am | Reply
        • VPSSLIM:

          Ok good to hear.

          November 29, 2012 @ 9:16 am | Reply
  23. K-Ray:

    very old OS to choose from. is this normal?
    ubuntu 8.04?? support is long gone for that one.

    I like debian 6 32bit minimal for vps.

    December 3, 2012 @ 10:20 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi K-RAY, Debian 6 32bit is no problem. We do support these, and is available in your VPS CP.

      December 3, 2012 @ 10:50 am | Reply
      • Thon:

        Hello VPSSlim,

        I have ordered your VPS server for 12 months with 75% discount which is brilliant. However, I cannot use your VPS server to meet my requirements as there are lots of errors after I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Postfix and ISPconfig 3.

        Please note that I do install the same above applications on my other Ubuntu 11.10 VPS servers without issues.

        I have requrested a full refund (very sorry for this) a couple of days ago; you mentioned you wanted to help resolve this technical issue. However, you seem no longer reply to my message, and now I have been very frustrated with this situation whether you have intention to help resolve tech issue or simply give me a full refund?

        Cheers

        Thon

        December 5, 2012 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  24. Hi VPSSLIM,

    I have ordered a vps server from you for 12 months with 75% discount; it is a good deal!

    However, I have not able to use it to meet my requirements as there some bugs after I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Postfix and ISPConfig 3. Please note that I do install the same applications on my other Ubuntu vps servers without issues.

    You did mention you wanted to resolve the tech issue when I asked for full refund. But you seem no longer reply to my message.

    Could you please give me a full refund as I am a bit frustrated with this delay.

    Cheers

    Thon

    December 5, 2012 @ 12:29 pm | Reply
  25. Hello VPSSLIM,

    I have tried to send you message in support session, but you never respond to me?

    Cheers

    Thon

    December 5, 2012 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Thon,

      Your support tickets are answered. We try our best to help you as soon as possible, for free.

      December 6, 2012 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  26. x360:

    lol they will help you for free thats what a good host does anyway glad i held off on the yearly plan

    December 7, 2012 @ 7:30 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Yes. But in your opinion we should manage the whole VPS meanwhile the VPS plan is unmanaged?

      December 10, 2012 @ 1:36 pm | Reply
  27. xereeto:
    The site's security certificate is not trusted!

    Hmm, not sure if I want to do this. VPSSLIM: fix this and you’ve got a sale :)

    December 10, 2012 @ 12:16 am | Reply
    • Ruriko:

      If I were you I wouldn’t even bother buying. At first you think the server is fast because you’re on a fresh node but 2weeks later the server is like freaking slow & unstable mainly cause they oversell. You can easily tell by checking your disk space it is slowly shrinking

      December 10, 2012 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
      • K-Ray:

        no reply from vpsslim on this one?

        December 16, 2012 @ 11:26 am | Reply
        • DomainBop:

          >”no reply from vpsslim on this one?”

          Here’s a reply :)

          This is what a VPSSlim Pro plan which is supposed to have 200GB of diskspace looks like after 30-days. I’ve only used 3.3GB of storage and there is only 25GB of hard drive space available not the 196 GB I should still have available.

          > df -h
          Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
          /dev/simfs 74G 3.3G 25G 12% /
          tmpfs 1.0G 0 1.0G 0% /lib/init/rw
          tmpfs 1.0G 0 1.0G 0% /dev/shm

          >”At first you think the server is fast because you’re on a fresh node but 2weeks later the server is like freaking slow & unstable mainly cause they oversell. You can easily tell by checking your disk space it is slowly shrinking”

          Yep, this node was fast 30 days ago. The server is now slow, unstable, and the 200GB of available storage space has shrunk to less than 30GB. This same thing has happened to me on every node I’ve been on at VPSSlim.

          December 16, 2012 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Xereeto,

      It’s totally fine here?

      December 10, 2012 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
      • xereeto:

        Sorry about that, it was showing up “Untrusted” on my phone, but on my PC it’s fine. Ah well, buying now :)

        December 10, 2012 @ 8:37 pm | Reply
        • VPSSLIM:

          Ok great :) we’ll have a check on that anyway. Thanks!

          December 10, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
  28. r3chn3r:

    Is it just me or are all the hostslim boxes down for the count?

    December 16, 2012 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
  29. Nik:

    I really want to point out how fast the technical support is. Replies were immediate, although it was Sunday late afternoon, and VPSSLIM really tried and solved the issues ASAP.

    Nik.

    December 16, 2012 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
    • Spirit:

      Yeah, support is impressive. They solved my “problem” around ten times. Ten times or so they updated me with “IPv6 will be available in next few hours” ;-) Now… half year later or so, still no IPv6. On the top of that I must admit that they are always kind so I can’t be really pissed off on them even when I want to :)

      December 16, 2012 @ 9:44 pm | Reply
      • VPSSLIM:

        Hi Spirit,

        First of all we want to apologize for the delay. This is not what we want of course, we want you to be satisfied as a client. I found your ticket and I’ll update you A.S.A.P. with a possible solution for you. Thank you for being a steady client! :)

        Thank you for the kind words though!

        December 17, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Nik,

      Thank you again for the kind words. We always try to respond as soon as possible.

      December 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am | Reply
  30. mines been down for 24hours not too good seeing though only had it 5 days and one of them i couldnt use it maybe refund time

    December 17, 2012 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      24 hours??? No it’s not? Please open a ticket and we’ll check your VM personally.

      December 17, 2012 @ 1:35 pm | Reply
  31. Xei:

    I was considering getting one but am concerned by all the negative feedback here and in the LET thread. People make it appear that stuff gets randomly deleted and the disk is under such heavy usage that it’s not really usable. Any 30-60+ day users with good experiences let me know.

    December 26, 2012 @ 10:21 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi Xei,

      Thank you for considering our offer. You can always signup, and if not fully satisfied, ask for a refund within 7 days from ordering. We want you to be satisfied and try our best to achieve this.

      Just send us an e-mail if you have any further questions.

      Happy holidays!

      December 28, 2012 @ 10:29 am | Reply
  32. I used the VPS BASIC service for about two-three months, just to see if it was worth it.

    + Support is very quick to respond and very helpful

    – Slow to connect, as if the machine is in hibernate, often have to wait around 10 seconds for a login or a webpage.
    – I had two downtime notices 3 minutes before the host was brought down for what appears scheduled maintenance like updating the ipv6 config.
    – Commands like top,ls, git pull can take random 0-10 seconds to start.

    As a hobby web developer this machine is unusable. I canceled my account and not going to use the 9 months I already paid for, because its to frustrating slow.

    March 4, 2013 @ 8:25 pm | Reply
  33. VPS:

    Worst support and performance what I have met. 4 tickets are just closed 2 or 3 times with no answer.
    My VPS has been down over a month(some IP routing issue what I had to tell them mysel because they couldn’t figure out that my VPS has sometihng wrong) and they have not give me IPV6 address so far(after 6 months).

    I have contacted my lawyers and I’m going to sue them, because they won’t refund and I can’t use my VPS.

    September 15, 2013 @ 6:26 am | Reply
  34. Bob:

    Stay Away from HostSlim
    You get what you pay for is there motto I’m sure. I got this offering and it was good at the start. I setup a VPN on the server. After a few months of no problems I went to use the VPN and found there was no connection.
    I logged into the server and tried to start openvpn and I got this:

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    : ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    SIOCSIFDSTADDR: No such device
    : ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    SIOCSIFMTU: No such device

    I did a quick google search and found this is a problem on the openvz server.

    When I opened a support ticket explaining the problem this is the response I got:

    Hi,

    What you’re trying to say is that we should check if tun/tap is enabled on your vps?

    If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,
    Ralph

    After a 3 days of back and forth in the ticket I could again establish a VPN connection. Then just 8 days later Tun/Tap was dead again. I reopened the ticket and I was asked if I had rebooted the server. When I tried that and updated the ticket I got this response:

    Hi,

    Please stop rebooting your vps then if we are working on it :)

    If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.Kind Regards,
    Ralph

    I updated the ticket 3 more times with no response and 4 days later the ticket closed with no resolution.
    I reopened the ticket and 3 days later I get a response saying it should be fixed, Nope still broken
    1 more day, another update saying it should be fixed: nope still not working
    Eventually it took over a month and 4 separate tickets to resolve this issue.
    Then just as I thought everything was working fine it died again not even 15 days later.
    So Now I am on day 12 of my 3rd Tun/Tap outage and still my ticket ends up closing because of no updates from hostslim.

    I lost it on them today, I was “that” customer that I hated when I worked in support. I’m not proud of my response but I’ve honestly had enough of these guys. Their response to my rant:

    I’m not mad that easily so don’t worry as I do understand you’re frustrated. Though you’re not paying the money to rush us at all.

    We’ll keep you updated later today/tomorrow.

    If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,
    Ralph

    Rush them? Good God rushing is having something fixed in a few hours.

    Stay the hell away from these jokers!

    October 2, 2013 @ 10:28 am | Reply

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