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ArmorShark - $7/month 2GB OpenVZ VPS in Piscataway, New Jersey

Richard, from ArmorShark, has got this exclusive offer for LowEndBox readers. This offer is located in Piscataway, New Jersey, with decent latency to both the USA and Europe!

Shark2048OVZ *Special*

  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 30GB SSD RAID10 Diskspace
  • 1500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 16z IPv6 address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month – Order link

ArmorShark LLC have been featured on LowEndBox four times before. ArmorShark are based in Albany, NY and have been in business since September 2012, although Richard has operated under different brands since 2010. ArmorShark’s website explains how they operate ‘environmently-friendly’. Servers will be deployed on new hardware, utilizing the Xeon E3-1245v2 CPU and hard drives in RAID10. Weekly Backups are included, but remember to take your own as well! I haven’t been able to find any recent reviews, so feel free to share your experiences you may have with them.

ArmorShark accept payments via credit cards and PayPal. They provide a 3 day money back guarantee and offer a 100% network uptime guarantee. Ubuntu, Centos, Debian, Fedora are all available. TUN/TAP is enabled on OpenVZ plans. Minecraft is not allowed. Anything else which is legal and is not spamming, warez, torrent sites, or the forging of email headers is allowed. For more information, have a read of their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Choopa datacenter in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2001:19f0:1613:943:0000:0000:0000:0000
Test File:



  1. Nicolas:

    Any special proposition for 1GB RAM?

    November 21, 2013 @ 3:52 am | Reply
  2. [root@as2g ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync 2>&1 && rm -f test
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 1.29048 s, 26.0 MB/s
    [root@as2g ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync 2>&1 && rm -f test
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 1.92535 s, 17.4 MB/s
    [root@as2g ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync 2>&1 && rm -f test
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 1.9932 s, 16.8 MB/s
    [root@as2g ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=512 oflag=dsync 2>&1 && rm -f test
    512+0 records in
    512+0 records out
    33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 2.03496 s, 16.5 MB/s

    November 21, 2013 @ 5:36 am | Reply
    • Here’s a test I just performed on your very node:
      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.67103 s, 402 MB/s

      November 21, 2013 @ 8:28 am | Reply
    • Why 34 MB ? O.o Doubt !

      November 21, 2013 @ 8:56 am | Reply
    • Vpstea’s dd test is misleading because he is using a write method that asks for completely synchronous output to disk. The write cache is basically unused in this case.
      The test I posted is the test most frequently used on this site.

      November 21, 2013 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
  3. We had daily issues with network and support was very slow to respond to problems.

    November 21, 2013 @ 10:41 am | Reply
    • Hi Shawn,
      The causes of your network issues were Minecraft servers. We had two Minecraft VPSes on that node that were heavily abusing resources and inviting DDoS attacks. Therefore, we have updated our policy to forbid Minecraft hosting.
      Also, your money was refunded 100% as a result of the service issues.

      November 21, 2013 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  4. The Ninja:

    ‘What’s a word that makes it sound like we keep data safe?’
    ‘And what’s a really terrifying creature that would keep intruders away?’
    ‘A dragon?’
    ‘That’s it, we’ll call ourselves SecureDragon!’
    ‘Erm, sorry to break it to you, but there’s already a SecureDragon’
    ‘Shit…ok, another word that makes you think of data being safe of secure’
    ‘And what’s the second most terrifying creature you can think of?’
    ‘A chimera, but they get a lot of bad press, so let’s just go for shark’
    ‘ArmorShark, yeah!’

    I’m here all week.

    November 21, 2013 @ 2:32 pm | Reply
  5. Tom Robbins:

    So how’s it going in Albania…eh…Albany?

    November 21, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
  6. David:

    Can I use 100% cpu whole day?

    November 21, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply
  7. Richard Leik:

    You cannot because that action will negatively impact other VPS users.

    November 21, 2013 @ 8:59 pm | Reply
    • David:

      Ah right, it’s OpenVZ. Thanks for reply!

      November 22, 2013 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  8. yylzcom:

    100% uptime grantee? how long have you keeped your grantee? more than 100 days? any review from existing customers?

    November 22, 2013 @ 3:02 am | Reply
  9. I just noticed that the ping test and test file is for one of our nodes that has been closed for signups. All signups are going on much emptier nodes.
    New ping test:

    November 22, 2013 @ 1:23 pm | Reply
  10. Chase H:

    I just ran a serverbear.com benchmark.


    My service took about 16hrs to deploy and I guess it was because they ran out of IPv4 addresses and the automatic system didn’t kick in or work or something? I’m not sure. I guess it was a fluke.

    November 25, 2013 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
    • That’s correct Chase. We had to manually add IPv4 blocks to some nodes and this caused a delay. My apologies.

      November 26, 2013 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
  11. Efranov:

    well my vps is already pending for 4 hours. How do you fix this ?

    November 26, 2013 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  12. Efranov:

    i have submitted the ticket, but problem is not solved

    November 26, 2013 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
    • Hi Efranov,
      I do apologize for the delay. Your VPS was setup later that night. We’re provisioning a large buffer of IPs for each node now so this shouldn’t happen again.

      November 27, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
  13. Tom M:

    Their site is down, my vps is down, I can go on

    November 27, 2013 @ 9:15 pm | Reply
    • Our site is online. All the hardware on your node is responding, but the OS software has gone into kernel panic. I have engineers working on the issue. Things like this happen and the best we can do is to devote our resources to solving this as quickly as possible. Worst case scenario we will reinstall the host OS and bring up backups from Monday. Note, this is only affecting one of our nodes and the vast majority of signups from LowEndBox are unaffected.

      November 28, 2013 @ 4:58 am | Reply
  14. robert:

    My vps if offline since 1 day and support is not answering.

    This is very very far from “100% network uptime guarantee”.

    November 27, 2013 @ 10:09 pm | Reply
  15. Tom M:

    VPS still offline going on a whole day….

    November 28, 2013 @ 9:53 am | Reply
    • It has been down for about 12 hours as of now, but the VPS restorations are already well-underway. If you need your site online now, send in a ticket and you’ll get priority restore.

      November 28, 2013 @ 11:45 am | Reply
  16. Tom M:

    Still down

    November 28, 2013 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Send in a ticket, please. A majority of VPSes are back online. We are rolling them back in order of total disk space used, so if your VPS has used a lot of disk space it’s probably in the back of the queue.

      November 28, 2013 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
  17. Arsen:

    Do not have too much expectation of this provider. I just discovered that my VPS host hosted by them died over 3 weeks ago. I have also opened a ticket for that and first response was 12 hours after telling me that the IP was null routed by their data center without any additional info or course of action how to resolve that problem. 11 hrs later their support responded me that this is actually no null routed IP issue and that they have no clue what’s happening. And they are asking me what happened… xD Anyways, ticket is still open, my VPS is still down, and they are “hoping” that they have some backup somewhere… I’ll keep you updated on our progress…

    December 20, 2013 @ 4:08 pm | Reply
    • Arsen:

      After a almost of month of downtime they recovered my host with backup which is about 3 weeks old.

      Well I guess that is better than nothing…

      December 23, 2013 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

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