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VPSSlim – €39/Year 1024MB OpenVZ VPS in the Netherlands.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: April 29, 2013 @ 9:57 pm, by Liam

A new month, a new offer! Ralph, from VPSSlim, has sent in this OpenVZ yearly offer located in the Netherlands. At the time of receiving this offer the plan was within LEB pricing but euro vs dollar has been fluctuating heavily.

VPS 512M

  • 2x CPU Core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB SWAP
  • 50GB Diskspace
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 2 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €4.50/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Netherlands
VPS BASIC

  • 2x CPU Core
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 1024MB SWAP
  • 100GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 2 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • €39/Year – Order Link
  • Location: Netherlands

VPSSlim have been featured on LowEndBox three times before. We last listed VPSSlim in February, when they sent in a similar offer with less bandwidth for €5.20 per month. Anyone who purchases one of these plans, will be entered into the chance to get a free dedicated server (dual core 2GB RAM, 1TB traffic/m and 250GB disk) for 6 months. Reviews on their last offer are really mixed – some good and some bad. If you currently have a service with them, let us know how you’re getting on! Ralph informs us that VPSs will be provisioned within 24-48 hours.

VPSSlim accept payments via Bank transfer and PayPal. They offer a a full 7 days money back guarantee and and provide a 99.99% Uptime guarantee. VPN is allowed for personal use only and TUN/TAP/PPP can be enabled via ticket. Adult hosting is also allowed. You can read their Terms of Service here.

Network Information:

VPSslim own all of their hardware and equipment. Servers are colocated with Serverius in Dronten, Netherlands.

Test IPv4: 5.178.64.10
Test Files: http://speedtest.serverius.com/

52 Comments

  1. Oooohhh… Good move on the dedicated contest. That’ll get buyers. Sadly, I can’t buy :( I am interested to know who does get it.

    April 29, 2013 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi D. Strout,

      We have added the 512M plan for you (In case you did not want to pay yearly) :)

      April 30, 2013 @ 3:08 pm | Reply
  2. RP:

    Didn’t need another VPS but the specs look good and I don’t have anything non-US at the moment. Great speed tests from ColoCrossing in NY and a RamNode VPS in Seattle, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

    Purchased!

    April 30, 2013 @ 2:41 am | Reply
    • RP:

      Instant provision. Here is some benchmarks:

      [root@nl ~]# bash ./bench.sh 
      CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency :  1646.197 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 1024 MB
      Total amount of swap : 1024 MB
      System uptime :   8 min,       
      Download speed from CacheFly: 76.9MB/s 
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 10.2MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 6.17MB/s 
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.02MB/s 
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 41.6MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 28.6MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.74MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 8.07MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 8.55MB/s 
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 14.8MB/s 
      I/O speed :  116 MB/s
      April 30, 2013 @ 3:04 am | Reply
      • Mogo:

        I/O speed quite slow.

        April 30, 2013 @ 4:29 am | Reply
        • Anar:

          slow becouse they over over overselling

          April 30, 2013 @ 9:12 am | Reply
        • 116/MBs is more than enough for most usage. Show me a case where you need 116/MBs read and write and i will happily take this comment back :)

          May 1, 2013 @ 3:10 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi RP,

      Thank you very much for your order!

      April 30, 2013 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
      • RP:

        I did wind up canceling my VPS, however. You seem to be on a great network (speed-wise), especially to many US locations but the actual machine underperformed and I got a lot of latency when connecting directly from my house.

        I see that the VPS has been shut down already. Just curious how long refund processing usually takes.

        April 30, 2013 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
  3. Dynweb:

    This guy is a really bad joke. All has been said here: http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/254363

    April 30, 2013 @ 5:00 am | Reply
  4. The Ninja:

    What to say about VPSSlim….schizophrenic?

    The network is one of the best I’ve experienced in the low-end arena, and frequently provides better speeds than some of the bigger players. But of course, to use that network, it has to be up, which is frequently becoming an issue with VPSSlim. Over the last months, I’ve grown used to multiple network dropouts per day (I can see 4 in the last 24 hours, one of at least 20 minutes), and this is clearly something they know about, but are unable to fix as I’ve had multiple emails stating that they’re doing something with the nodes to fix network problems. I/O also goes from respectable to absolutely dreadful.

    In short, do your homework before making a yearly commitment. If these guys ever get on top of their problems, they’ve got the beginnings of a decent service, but that’s a big ‘if’ for me right now.

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:15 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your comment. It has some great tips to improve our support structure.

      We are sorry for the problems you may have had when using your VPS. You should have received statements about the cause of your problem. If not then you can email us to ask for a statement.

      Thank you again for your input :)

      April 30, 2013 @ 1:31 pm | Reply
      • The Ninja:

        Hi,

        As I said, I get frequent emails from you saying that you need to reboot rooters etc. for fixes to take effect, I don’t raise tickets with you because you’re clearly aware of the problem.

        My issue that is that despite all the work you do on this front, the problems still persist. I don’t see this happening with any other provider, so either you’re in a bad DC, or you don’t have the requisite skills in your support teams to fix network issues.

        April 30, 2013 @ 1:53 pm | Reply
  5. x:

    more lag more downtime more suspended node, what a joke hostslim is i would not recommend this to my worst enemy, what a nightmare i had there i once had 15+ vps and all had same issues very poor indeed.

    and from what i can tell they dump all the specials on one server and overload it to death, then shitty support- “is that better””is that fixed” ” your abusing the node your using high cpu resources what with one website running on 4 gig ram
    dont run anything important here that i can say for sure and ralph the one man support team what a joke

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:18 am | Reply
  6. Freek:

    Do yourself a favor and avoid VPSSlim/Hostslim. The uptime of the past month has been 95% and everytime there is some excuse that your VPS has to be rebooted.
    I’ve been with VPSSlim/Hostslim for about 3 months now. In the beginning, i.e. the first 2 weeks, all was well. Performance was great and so was uptime. But then the horror started. Nodes are extremely oversold and therefore very unstable. I/O is usually piss-poor and everything feels slower than a Celeron mining Bitcoins. I’ve been moved to another node because of this, and the same it was exactly the same story; The first 2 weeks were great, but after the box got crowded, it was sluggish again.
    VPSSlim/Hostslim is a one man show. There’s nothing wrong with that, but Ralph, the owner, likes to solve problems using a game that’s called ‘Is it better now?’ If you open up a ticket, complaining about the performance, he will update the ticket in 5-15 minutes asking ‘Is it better now?’. Sometime it is, sometimes it isn’t. What I can tell you is that it isn’t better in the long run.
    Anyway, all in all HostSlim/VPSSlim tries, but that just isn’t enough. Nodes are oversold and unstable, but on the other hand ‘Support’/ Ticket responses are be fast and friendly. In the end that doesn’t matter if the service quality does not improve. Therefore I would not recommend VPSSlim/HostSlim to anyone.

    MORE HERE: http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/254363

    April 30, 2013 @ 10:20 am | Reply
    • WasteOfTime:

      Cannot agree more to that, besides they won’t let you do anything with your server after all.

      They fix the problem for one day just to keep your mouth shut but then it will happen again and again and again

      Total waste of time…

      April 30, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
      • VPSSLIM:

        Hi,

        Not sure what you mean with “they won’t let you use your VPS”.

        April 30, 2013 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
        • dynweb:

          He means that your VPS are unusable :( You never know if your VPS is (moderately) responsive or unreachable (as it happened to me several times a day — you should have gotten a ton of tickets from me).

          April 30, 2013 @ 2:00 pm | Reply
        • WasteOfTime:

          I actually mean that you are censored, vpsslim will actually choose the applications you can run or you cannot on your vps, i.e. each vps is not very well isolated from one another and you cannot use your total CPU slice….

          April 30, 2013 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  7. GoAway!:

    Lol maxed out all extra’s and its still € 39.00 EUR Annually..
    http://i.imgur.com/2yvo9jb.jpg

    April 30, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply
    • diti:

      HAHHA ,,, so you got it for € 39.00 ?

      April 30, 2013 @ 11:50 am | Reply
      • GoAway!:

        No i have already a server with them and i learned better then to order again from them.. :)

        April 30, 2013 @ 1:10 pm | Reply
        • GoAway!:

          Its still working btw..

          April 30, 2013 @ 1:16 pm | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hi,

      Thanks for the heads up. We are looking into this now.

      April 30, 2013 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
  8. VPSSLIM:

    @Liam thank you for adding the extra 512M offer Liam :)

    April 30, 2013 @ 1:34 pm | Reply
  9. VPSSLIM:

    @Dynweb Yes we have received tickets of you. We are very sorry for the troubles caused for you. We are working day in day out to give you the best quality. Though we want to thank you for your input.

    We have assigned extra collegues on our Europe support division to give the best quality support and help.

    April 30, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
    • Freek:

      Ralph, It’s not hard to improve your quality. Oversell less! I know you want to make money, everyone does and that’s fine, but overselling on this a scale like this is just crazy.

      April 30, 2013 @ 2:36 pm | Reply
      • VPSSLIM:

        Hi Freek,

        I’m sorry to hear that you are not satisfied at the moment, as you where in the beginning. We have made some adjustments to our LEB/LET offers. We will regulate this through a stock programm. This means that we will set a maximum amount of VPSSES per offer. Also we are planning to upgrade the current nodes and will use new nodes with cached SSD HWRAID-10.

        Thank you for your input Freek, althought it wasn’t always as nice/friendly towards us :)

        I hope this is an pleasing answer to your questions.

        April 30, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
  10. VPSSLIM:

    @WasteOfTime Yes we have a TOS which displays what you are allowed to host and what not… nothing strange about that.

    April 30, 2013 @ 3:01 pm | Reply
  11. VPSSLIM:

    Update: For the people who do not or are not interested in a yearly offer: Liam has added a monthly VPS plan offer.

    April 30, 2013 @ 3:06 pm | Reply
  12. JL79:

    WARNING!

    SAVE YOURSELF FROM HEADACHES!
    Do NOT get a VPS from VPSSLIM/HOSTSLIM!

    Been there done that! Good thing I asked for a refund with 5 days.
    The server is OVERSOLD! SLOW as a snail.
    Bought extra IPs and cPanel but it took them almost 2 days just to assign it to my account.

    Ran by a one man team.
    Don’t believe me? Then please go ahead and order one for yourself.
    I can assure you that you will just ask for a refund.

    April 30, 2013 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
  13. LowEndCriticus:

    I wish people who scream “WARNING! AVOID THIS HOST! THEY’RE OVERSELLING!” get an instapermban because they lack to come up with reasonable proof (like screenshots, benchmarks, etc).

    Do you know how easy it is for bullying a host by commenting such unsubstantiated messages via TOR?

    April 30, 2013 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
  14. Emil Gustavsson:

    VPSSLIM what to say… ordered 1 year :(
    first of all the performance goes from bad to really bad. Opened a ticket to cancel since the terms of service
    clearly stated that you had 7 days to get refund.

    First mail i got was an offer to change nodes. Told them i just want to cancel
    in second mail told me to just cancel in the client area witch i have already done
    in the third mail they asked me for my transaction id.
    after that i have not heard from them again.
    i dont think i will get my refund after all
    and whats up with the one man support team Ralph!?

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS PIECE OF SHIT..

    May 1, 2013 @ 7:34 am | Reply
    • RP:

      I’m in a similar boat but at least I got a reply to my refund request. (Had to open a ticket, however.) Either way, I’m still waiting. I was told it would be five business days and a “colleague” would look into issuing me one.

      May 2, 2013 @ 6:19 am | Reply
      • mrmjewp:

        Just curious did you receive a refund?

        May 12, 2013 @ 5:48 pm | Reply
        • RP:

          Not yet. It was promised to me in five business days after opening the ticket.

          That has long since passed. I’m still trying to be very friendly but it’s getting very old very fast.

          May 14, 2013 @ 4:22 am | Reply
  15. joe:

    i bought 3 yearlys all on the same node ended up with more downtimes blaming others abusers like above remarks,
    then after first month vps suspended with a html site on each i had there 4 gig ram so called 4 cores,4 gig my ass 400gig hd its a sham ended up with around 100mhz a load of shit stay well clear and go to a better place theres many here

    May 1, 2013 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
  16. GoAway!:

    Wow, what a lot of positive feedback!

    May 2, 2013 @ 3:03 pm | Reply
  17. David:

    Hi all,I’m also belong to the group of dissapointed users ;D

    I bought a VPS last offer. In the beginning, everything was right and I was surprised and exicted, after 1-2 weeks problems came out: internet connection loss, slow I/O, couldn’t connect ssh…

    Moreover, when I bought my VPS they had no TOS, and since they are in Netherlands I wanted the VPS to use Torrent. I even asked to Ralph here, if Torrent was allowed, and he told me it was no problem. After 1 month, Ralph sent me an email telling me that I must turn off torrent or my service would be canceled.

    I know its a cheap service, but its kinda useless since you can’t do anything enough well with these machines:

    – Bitcoin mining stops since it uses too much CPU.
    – Websistes are slow since I/O is slow.
    – Torrent is not allowed.
    – I didnt try VPN, but it looks like it falls as everything does.

    I just learn something, I prefer getting a real dedicated server from OVH for 6 months for rather than one of this.

    Regards

    May 15, 2013 @ 8:29 am | Reply
    • VPS:

      I was told torrents were allowed too prior to purchasing the yearly plan and then the files I downloaded were deleted without notice. There was also no acceptable use policy on their home page.

      It’s a nice scam they have going on. Setup yearly plans obviously suited for torrenting with 100 GB space and 2000 GB of bandwidth located in the Netherlands. Offer a 7 day money back guarantee and then once that time passes, start enforcing a no torrent policy and refuse refunds.

      May 19, 2013 @ 1:54 am | Reply
      • Emil Gustavsson:

        they will never give you your money back even if you are within seven days.

        they are scammers

        May 21, 2013 @ 7:08 am | Reply
  18. Bobby:

    I had a VPS there. It was awful. My site was offline 6-7 hours every day.

    May 17, 2013 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  19. Eaton:

    I have ordered 4 VPS at hostslim a few months ago and I can confirm a lot of comments above.

    I ordered using lowendbox 75% discount offer. I took yearly plans with directadmin (free on yearly plan) and additional IPs. Once my order paid, Ralph gave me the first VPS but without Directadmin and IPs telling me that it was a bug from their website and it was not included in the offer but I could buy them separately. Note that price with DA and IPs was higher than VPS with DA only so I paid for the IPs for sure.

    Sample of the invoice:

    3 x LITE VPS (19/03/2013 – 18/03/2014)
    Control panel: DirectAdmin one year (only choose on Annual order)
    Extra traffic: None
    IP addresses: 6
    We advice you a support plan: None
    3 x Promotional Code: LEB-OFF-75 – 75.00% Recurring Discount

    LITE VPS (19/03/2013 – 18/03/2014)
    Control panel: DirectAdmin one year (only choose on Annual order)
    Extra traffic: None
    IP addresses: 1 (included)
    We advice you a support plan: None
    Promotional Code: LEB-OFF-75 – 75.00% Recurring Discount

    (I can post the whole invoice if needed)

    Next, we found an agreement: Ralph agreed to give me 2 more VPS for 1 year to balance what I paid and what I received. I am still waiting for those VPS and get no answer to my support tickets.

    When you submit a ticket, keep in mind that it will be answered at least 2 days after and very often much more after.

    Now they suspended one of my VPS because it was taking too much ressources (no problem for that, if I made a mistake, I have to find it). They asked me to check it when they unsuspend it but I am still waiting for my VPS to be back…

    May 23, 2013 @ 8:02 am | Reply
    • Eaton:

      All problems solved !!!

      June 10, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
      • VPSSLIM:

        Hi Eaton,

        Good to hear. Thank you.

        March 4, 2014 @ 11:03 am | Reply
  20. not4you:

    there’s a slighly mistake in the above description.. uptime guarantee is 9.99%, not 99.99%

    May 24, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
  21. Spirit:

    VPS node is down.
    Control panel is down.
    Client area is down.
    hostslim website is down.
    vpsslim website is down.

    How you expect clients to reach you?

    June 16, 2013 @ 3:03 am | Reply
    • Jack:

      I could understand VPS CP and Billing area/Website but VPS Node shouldn’t be on the same network.

      June 16, 2013 @ 3:24 am | Reply
  22. Just waste of time & money. I brought “VPS BASIC” package from them but can’t use that as because it’s always down. Just useless server. Their I/O speed is very low. Less then 10 MB/s :(. I had opened several ticket but they responded very slow (take 2 days) & simply avoid their responsibility.

    June 25, 2013 @ 5:08 am | Reply
  23. Nitoe:

    Bad vps, more downtime than uptime. Uptime in one month is 49 %.
    Dont buy the vps from vpsslim (slim) dutch translation to smart.
    Be smart and dont buy the vps. Service is very bad. If you have a problem, they dont replie.

    September 3, 2013 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  24. David:

    This guy is threaten me non-stop sending me spam invoices emails. I got the LEB offer, it was 75% for a year, but I had to stop using the server because it was mostly down or it was saturated because overselling or whatever.

    I replied him that I’m not interesed anymore on his services, and he just told me that I’ve to pay due to I used the server 2 days LOL. Dear Ralph, I’m not using your fucking trash VPS since may, I just logged in SSH to backup my data and bring it to my OVH KS.

    I’m not gonna pay you fucker and i’ve already reported your crap company to the consumption office. I’m not sure if they’ll contact you, but I hope they’ll do.

    Just dont fucking get any VPS from this kid.

    December 8, 2013 @ 6:20 am | Reply
    • VPSSLIM:

      Hello David,

      Maybe it’s an good idea to cancel your service properly instead of abandoning it and guessing it will be cancelled for you.

      March 4, 2014 @ 11:01 am | Reply

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