Update: 1st May 2015 – EU VPS Servers are here
As you can see from the screenshot below, the EU Servers are based in Amsterdam, which is a known location for excellent connectivity throughout Europe and linked directly to the US.
The pricing of the EU servers is the same as the US servers starting at $49 per month for 120GB disk space and 1GB Memory. Eleven2 use Acceleron caching Technology to cache frequently accessed data to SSDs to speed up the responsiveness of your site.
We have not yet carried out an Eleven2 VPS review, but just looking at their VPS plans it is a little difficult trying to compare them to the competition. The reason is that we can not find any indication of the amount of CPU resources available for each plan. Of course, they mention that their servers use some pretty good Dual Hexa-Core Xeon e5-2620 Processors but it is hard to know if this gives good value for money without knowing how much of those resources you actually get to use.
Some of the features of their VPS plans are:
- Free cPanel and WHM
- Free 24/7/365 Management
- Guaranteed Resources
- Acceleron Caching Technology on SSD drives
- Multiple Backups
- Instant Scalability
- Redundant Power and Premium Bandwidth Providers
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Update: 27th September 2014
It has been almost a year since we wrote this post, and unfortunately Eleven2 does not seem to have launched their European VPS servers. Their landing page for the announcement is still in place, but the only location for their VPS servers are Los Angeles, USA as you can see from the screenshot below:
Furthermore, while many other companies have increased their resources given to their VPS plans (i.e. more RAM, CPU, etc. – Hostnine, SiteGround), Eleven2’s VPS plans do not seem to have changed. Hopefully, Eleven2 will be able to work on, and fix whatever is preventing them from launching their promised European based VPS servers. We’ll make sure to keep you updated when new information is available.
Eleven2 European VPS Servers Launching soon (28th October 2013)
Eleven2 European VPS Servers are coming, enabling Eleven2 to grow its reach with a more varied lineup of servers. Eleven2 already offer shared hosting in the USA, Europe and Asia, so it is only natural that it develops some of its other services to match.
We have reached out to Eleven2 to inquire whether the European VPS servers will be similar in specification to that of its US counterparts:
@thebesthostnews Yes they will be very similar. We are still working out the last few bits and pieces. Have you got your email…
— eleven² (@Eleven2) October 29, 2013
Newly launched VPS services are available in three offerings, VPS 100, VPS 200 and VPS 300 with VPS 100 being the cheapest one available from $49/month with 1GB memory, 120GB storage and 1TB RAM and VPS 300 being the most expensive one available from $149/month with 3GB memory, 360GB storage and 3TB RAM. VPS 200 is priced at $99/month and includes 2GB memory, 240GB storage and 2TB RAM. Customers can also receive an additional discount of 10% is provided if they choose to prepay for a year. Their infrastructure is built on Dual Hexa-Core Xeon e5-2620 Processors, with 64GB DDR3 Registered Memory & 8 x 2TB SAS Drives in RAID 10 for Speed and Reliability. Eleven2 calls this infrastructure their “Elite Series Servers” and we must say that we are very impressed with them.
All their VPS Servers are deployed at their Los Angeles Datacenter, and if you search their site, you will see that they talk about launching their VPS in a “variety” of locations so we imagine (although this is speculation on our part) that they may expand their VPS offerings into Asia.
We haven’t fully reviewed Eleven2’s VPS servers yet, but based on our experience with their shared hosting, we imagine they are pretty good. Certainly, their support is excellent, as well as their community presence (they are very active in web hosting forums, often giving exclusive offers – see our Eleven 2 coupons page for one example of Upgrading Reseller plans).
We will make another announcement when the Eleven2 European VPS Servers are launched, so watch out for that.