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Aim2Game – $6/month 2GB RAM and 50GB SSD disk space OpenVZ VPS in Buffalo

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: January 25, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Aaron, from Aim2Game, has sent in an exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers! They have been featured twice before on LowEndBox! Since that time, they have been purchased by Moonrise Hosting, which resides in Sausalito, CA. Aim2Game was originally launched as a Minecraft Host. They have been offering VPS servers and Dedicated servers in addition to MC Hosting for a while now. Aaron told me to assure you that the servers they use for VPS hosting are not used for MC Hosting. Their servers are loaded with an E3-1270v2 CPU, 32GB RAM and 8x 240GB Intel 520 SSD’s RAID10 and are located in Buffalo, NY, USA. This promotion will expire by the end of the month, so be quick to grab a box. If you try them, share your experiences with us below!

The offerAim2Game

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB vSwap
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 50GB SSD disk space
  • 2TB bandwidth
  • 100Mbit uplink
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • Coupon core: LEBSSD2014
  • Order here

In addition to specs listed above, you get free, automated weekly backups but you can also get additional IPv4s at $1/piece! IPv6 is currently not available. Aim2Game accepts payment via Visa, Mastercard and Paypal. If you’re not satisfied with your server you can get a no-strings-attached refund within the first 48 hours. Servers will be set up instantly. Take a look at their Terms of Service to know the rules before you sign up.

Network Information:

Servers are with ColoCrossing in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Test IPv4: 198.46.155.98
Test File: http://172.245.28.2/test100mb

12 Comments

  1. xxdesmus:

    Was interested until I saw “IPv6 is currently not available.” …need to have that these days.

    January 25, 2014 @ 2:01 am | Reply
    • Herman:

      One of ColoCrossing’s shell companies, what’d you expect?

      January 25, 2014 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
  2. w00ds:

    how is stability of network? i know lot of game hosting servers get attacked/hacked/ddos. like to expand a project for my family (family photos/videos) and like to get some good SSD space. just dont want horrible down times!

    January 25, 2014 @ 2:18 am | Reply
    • CTS:

      “Aaron told me to assure you that the servers they use for VPS hosting are not used for MC Hosting.”

      You shouldn’t have to worry that much.

      January 25, 2014 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
  3. Great, 50Gb SSD! Would someone post disk benchmark?

    January 25, 2014 @ 7:27 am | Reply
  4. sky:

    SSD or SSD cache ecouse this diffrent many provider write SSD but the true only SSD cache

    January 25, 2014 @ 9:25 am | Reply
  5. This is true RAID 10 SSD, write speeds are nearly 2000mbps. Our network for our game servers and our VPS are in the same datacenter, but protected from each other. We have yet to have a DDOS on a game server ever effect our VPS in any way.

    48 hour refund, give us a try and see if it works for you.

    January 25, 2014 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  6. ElectroPulse:

    Quick question: When you say “This promotion will expire by the end of the month,” do you mean that it will expire at the end of the month, or before? Currently trying to decide a couple of options before the deadline runs out.

    January 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am | Reply
  7. rafaelenrike:

    I just bought this offer and I’m impressed by the performance. Network and I/O are awesome. Here some results:

    I/O write test:

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -f test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 0.95192 s, 1.1 GB/s
    

    Network speed test (with speedtest.net python client):

    # python speedtest-cli.py
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Testing from ColoCrossing (192.3.3.172)...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by LayeredServer (Buffalo, NY) [16.56 km]: 29.008 ms
    Testing download speed........................................
    Download: 93.98 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed..................................................
    Upload: 86.17 Mbit/s
    
    # python speedtest-cli.py
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Testing from ColoCrossing (192.3.3.172)...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by TekSavvy Solutions (Toronto, ON) [91.69 km]: 30.994 ms
    Testing download speed........................................
    Download: 471.10 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed..................................................
    Upload: 45.76 Mbit/s
    
    # python speedtest-cli.py
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Testing from ColoCrossing (192.3.3.172)...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by NRBN (St. Catharines, ON) [46.52 km]: 28.69 ms
    Testing download speed........................................
    Download: 535.22 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed..................................................
    Upload: 75.80 Mbit/s
    

    CPU Information: cat /proc/cpuinfo

    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 60
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 875.034
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 0
    initial apicid  : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm
    bogomips        : 7000.27
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
    processor       : 1
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 60
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 875.034
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 1
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 2
    initial apicid  : 2
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm
    bogomips        : 7000.27
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
    processor       : 2
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 60
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 875.034
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 2
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 4
    initial apicid  : 4
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm
    bogomips        : 7000.27
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
    processor       : 3
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 60
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 875.034
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 3
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 6
    initial apicid  : 6
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm
    bogomips        : 7000.27
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    

    Hope they continue with this level of performance from now on.

    Thanks

    January 26, 2014 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
  8. dogdiego:

    Kinda new to the world of VPS. Would I be able to install Plex media server along with Sab+, Sickbeard, Couchpotato etc?

    February 3, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply
    • James:

      It sounds like you want to build something for local media files, VPS of this nature of more for things like web based services.

      you probably need to search for a bare bones system and buy one of those, or go get an old computer from a garage sale.

      February 4, 2014 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
  9. Quackster:

    Hello, just wondering if I were to buy a VPS from here would I be allowed to host my own type of game servers? They’re not a target for any DDoS attacks either so they won’t affect your network.

    April 6, 2014 @ 2:17 am | Reply

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