About KVM Hosting

The goal of the KVM hosting setup is to provide cheap, reliable, and semi-managed hosting for a small number of users.

Using the KVM virtualization software we can rent a large powerful machine, divide it up into fair chunks, and then each benefit for that performance at a lower than average cost.

Note: The setup is deliberately kept small, and as such we will not be taking on additional users.

Our History

The original idea of dividing up a big host, and selling off the small chunks was first implemented in 2007, and lasted for approximately seven years.

Originally we were configured using the Xen virtualization platform, but time seems to have left Xen standing still, so after a couple of years we jumped to using KVM.

2007 - 2008

256Mb of memory & 10Gb disk for £10 a month.

2008 - 2009

512Mb of memory & 20Gb of disk.

2009 - 2010

1Gb of memory & 40Gb of disk for £11.50 month.

Then the jump to KVM which left it as 1Gb of RAM and 50Gb of disk for £12.75.

2010 - 2011

1Gb of memory & 50Gb of disk - i.e. No change.

Networking of the guests has been updated to support IPv6.

2011 - 2012

No changes to hardware, software, prices, or specifications.

2012 - 2013

No changes to hardware, software, prices, or specifications.


The service was terminated on 23rd September, 2014, after nine months of notice.