Monthly Archives: December 2013

Maintenance 21st December

We will be performing essential maintenance work on our VPS host servers between 2AM – 4AM GMT on Saturday 21st December. During this window  your VPS will be unavailable for up to 20 mins while the host server is rebooted. Before rebooting we will be sending each VPS an ACPI Shutdown signal. If you have configured your VPS to respond to this, it will start it’s shutdown procedure, and shutdown cleanly. If you would like help configuring your VPS to respond to this, please raise a support ticket and we will be happy to help.

Additionally, we’d like to inform customers of additional work taking place between 1AM – 2AM GMT on Friday 20th December on our web servers and VPS control panel only. During this window all of our websites and VPS control panel will be unavailable for approx. 20 mins.

We’d like to apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.

Update 21st Dec 03:40AM – This work has been completed successfully and all VPS are back up and running. If you are experiencing any problems at all at this time with your VPS please raise a support ticket. Many thanks to all customers for their patience during this essential work.  There is no further maintenance planned during the festive period and we will endeavour to not make any changes to our infrastructure or reboot VPS servers at least until the beginning of January, save in emergency situations.

Free Two Week Trial

We are delighted to announce we have 20 free two week trials of our VPS10 package available immediately, on a first come, first come basis.

But there are only 20 available and when they’re gone, they’re gone! Update 6th Dec 2013 13:51 GMT– The 20 have gone but we’ve added 10 more trials so those who might have missed out can still benefit from this offer. We’ll post again here as soon as these 10 are gone.

Update 7th Dec 2013 16:15 GMT – There are 3 trials left so the 10 we added yesterday will soon be gone. For anyone who comes across this post in future, we will add more free trial places from time to time, as and when capacity allows. To check if there are places available just click through via the link below and if there are free places the system will allow you to order a free trial. If you cannot order a free trial, just contact us and we’ll see if we can offer you a trial at that point.

The Small Print

A payment of either 5 pence (0.05 GBP) or 5 cents (0.05 USD) is required to order the free trial, but you will then be refunded in full on order acceptance, making this a completely free trial!

This is a full, unrestricted trial, you will get everything you would normally get if you had ordered a VPS10 package without a trial, we’ll even accept reverse DNS requests.

You must log into the control panel and start your VPS within 72 hours of order acceptance, otherwise we will cancel your free trial. If you are unable to do this and need more time, please raise a support ticket between 48 and 72 hours after order acceptance (and not any earlier than this) and we can give you more time. All trialists who log in and start their VPS at least once within 72 hours will be allowed to continue the trial.

Only 1 trial per household or company/organisation allowed. Offer only open to new customers.

On Day 8 of the trial period we will issue an invoice for the first month of service commencing at the end of your trial, for our VPS10 plan. If you do not wish to continue the trial at the end of 14 days, simply raise a support ticket to let us know before the end of the trial, and we will cancel the invoice, and your trial and VPS service will end after 14 days. However, if you are happy to continue with service after the trial, simply pay the invoice before the end of the trial and your VPS service will continue working normally without interruption after the trial, with no need to sign up or order again. You can also choose a different plan to continue with, instead of VPS10, just raise a support ticket letting us know which plan you’d like.

To order your trial VPS10 for 5 pence (0.05 GBP) click here (the 5 pence is refunded on order acceptance)

To order your trial VPS10 for 5 cents (0.05 USD) click here (the 5 cents is refunded on order acceptance)

Centos 6.5 and Linux Mint 16 ISOs now available

We are a VPS company that strives to always have the latest operating systems available as soon as possible after release, so that our customers can benefit from uptodate installs.  On that note we’re very pleased to announce that we have added 32-bit and 64-bit installable ISOs for the just released Centos 6.5 and Linux Mint operating systems.  For Centos 6.5, as well as the standard DVD install ISOs, we’ve also added both the minimal and net install ISOs.

You can find the release announcement for Centos 6.5 here, and the release announcement for Linux Mint 16 here.

As always, if there is a particular operating system you’d like to see in our collection, whether you are a prospective customer thinking about joining us, or an existing customer, do not hesitate to suggest it, we will almost certainly say Yes!