More virtual servers and a competition

September 24th, 2013 by

We’ve just extended our range of Virtual Servers to include a 512MB “VS Lite” option for just £7 + VAT per month – or the equivalent of £5.83/month if you pay annually.

We’ve been doing Virtual Servers for 10 years now, and we’ve always hosted them on machines with hot-swappable hardware RAID, meaning that we can replace failed disks without customers even being aware that there was a problem. One of the great things about virtualisation is that reliability shares really well – but it still adds a bit to the cost

A large proporption of our Dedicated Server customers use machines without hot-swappable drives, and we thought we’d extend the option of using cheaper hardware to our Virtual Server range in the form of the VS Lite, our most affordable Virtual Server yet.

The VS Lite host hardware still has monitored RAID, so we can cope with disk failures without data loss*, but it requires downtime in order to replace the drive.

Our standard Virtual Servers start at £12.50 + VAT per month for a 1GB server, and all run RAID-10 on hot-swappable drives, and offer a choice of data centres, allowing you to spread multiple servers across geographically diverse sites.

In the unlikely event that even £7/month sounds expensive, then we’ve got an even more affordable alternative with a bit of a twist up our sleeves which we’ll be unveiling shortly. The first person to guess what we’re planning can have one free for a year, and don’t worry, as with all our Virtual Servers you can upgrade and downgrade easily, so don’t be put off by the prospect of an even better offer in the pipeline!

On the other hand, there are no prizes for guessing what hardware we’re using for the VS Lite host servers…

* RAID is not backup.