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Atlantic.Net – $0.99 256MB KVM ‘Cloud VPS’ & more in Orlando, Dallas, & Toronto

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Rashid Alkhaili

Atlantic.NetMarty, from Atlantic.Net, told us that they have recently added two new locations to their Cloud servers. These are Dallas, TX and Toronto, Canada. These Cloud servers are powered by SSD RAID protected drives, and you can be up in 30 seconds! Something that I find useful for dev’s who like to test out their code is their pay-as-you-go billing system, where you pay per second, an industry’s first, and only for what you use. Atlantic.Net is a private S Corporation, which has been running for 20 years. They have been listed once before, and there were a mix of responses. If you tried them, or have any comments, please leave them below.

Go

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1vCPU
  • 10GB SSD Diskspace
  • 1TB Outbound Bandwidth
  • Unmetered Inbound Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $0.99/Month
  • Order Link
XSmall

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1vCPU
  • 20GB SSD Diskspace
  • 2TB Outbound Bandwidth
  • Unmetered Inbound Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $4.97/Month
  • Order Link


Atlantic.Net accepts payments only from major credit cards, such as visa, master card, discover, and american express. A small list of activities that are not allowed to be run on their network includes: using the server for CDN services, running Torrents or Seed Servers, TOR, crypto currency mining/generating, IRC or IRC bots. I usually like advise potential clients, to read through Atlantic.Net’s acceptable usage policy, and their terms of service document.

Network Information:

For test IPs and test files, please visit: https://www.atlantic.net/support/speed-test/

64 Comments

  1. why the “XSmall” is cheaper than “Go” ?

    October 16, 2014 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
  2. amhoab:

    The “Go” plan should be $0.99; that’s a typo.

    October 16, 2014 @ 2:31 pm | Reply
  3. Niz:

    I tried to sign up. they do not accept PayPal and 0.99 plans are not available with Centos OS.

    October 16, 2014 @ 3:07 pm | Reply
    • CentOS minimum recommend is above 256m; so its available at 512M+

      http://wiki.centos.org/About/Product

      October 17, 2014 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
      • Greg:

        I have several vps running centos 5 on 256mb fine. I to would be interested in the 256Mb offer if I could have Centos 5

        October 21, 2014 @ 1:23 am | Reply
      • kangkutu:

        I even have several vps centos 6 running on 128mb :D

        October 30, 2014 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
    • We will accept Paypal soon.

      October 17, 2014 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
  4. Mike:

    Read through the AUP…

    https://www.atlantic.net/support/acceptable-use-policy/

    What a useless VPS… They don’t allow anything..
    Why would you invest in a VPS when every possible use is not accepted?
    If you want to host a website, you can just get shared hosting.

    October 16, 2014 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Yeah, I’d never go with such providers – ‘Any individuals who are canceled for spamming will incur a $150.00 clean-up fee’, if anyone every used Kloxo or some other shity open source panel that constantly gets hacked this could easily happen and what, you’d have to pay 150$ ? Suck my d, no thanks bye.

      October 16, 2014 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
      • Jarland:

        So to be clear here, you intentionally run insecure code and you blame your provider for trying to protect themselves from idiots. Make sure to list your PayPal email address here so everyone knows not to take orders from you.

        October 25, 2014 @ 5:40 pm | Reply
    • Remuz:

      I don’t see anything bad in these? I do think the clean-up fee is a bit over the top but the rest seems fairly reasonable.

      October 16, 2014 @ 8:14 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        I prefer to stick to providers who in such case would give me my data and allow me to to move away instead of making my next bill from 1$ to 151$.

        October 17, 2014 @ 11:24 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      If you get hacked, you would not incur this fee. This fee is only to prevent spammers from signing up for our service and getting our IPs blacklisted.

      October 17, 2014 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
  5. Erslan:

    What is the port speed?

    October 16, 2014 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  6. Savik:

    Nice 0.99$!

    CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.0.0
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency : 2099.998 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 242 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime : 12 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 73.9MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 21.1MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 21.7MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.97MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 7.14MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 34.6MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.39MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.59MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 10.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 30.6MB/s
    I/O speed : 212 MB/s

    October 16, 2014 @ 5:38 pm | Reply
  7. David:

    I just signed up for a tiny GO server in Toronto Canada.
    Payment is indeed a bit unusual. Instead of pre-paying 1-12 months, Atlantic.net takes your credit card and charges your card monthly afterwards. That’s because they actually count all cost per hour your VPS is running. So some kind of pay-as-you-go.
    Besides that, the whole registration process as well as the web interfaces looks very professionl to me. Private IP network for your VPS, HTML 5 KVM console, and some other neat features. My Canadian public IP is not listed on any blacklist. Just missing IPv6.

    Regarding the actual VPS, here is a benchmark from freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh
    Mixed network performance, but great storage.
    Looks promising. Thanks Marty for this nice offer.
    Great to have something different; not yet another default WHMCS/SolusVM provider.

    CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.0.0
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2099.998 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 248 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime :   4 min,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 50.2MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 3.32MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 3.15MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 694KB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 965KB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 5.64MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 517KB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 1.61MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 1.66MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 5.02MB/s
    I/O speed :  263 MB/s
    October 16, 2014 @ 6:24 pm | Reply
  8. No problem. Thanks for the kind words. It is pay-as-you-go per second billing, so you literally pay month-to-month based on how long you keep your server running. We also support Linux, FreeBSD & Windows (Windows is more though :) )

    We are working on IPv6, as well as more locations and more features!

    October 16, 2014 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
    • sentry:

      I think you will benefit more from these cheap offers by adding PayPal. I am not sure why this option is not available, but well people are more reluctant when sharing credit card information than paying using PayPal. Also I wonder why you can only pay monthly and not for a whole year, I mean it’s just $11.88! Some people get charged for each transaction when using their credit card.

      October 17, 2014 @ 10:27 am | Reply
      • It is more expensive for us this way and we would make more money if we charged in advance. The reason we do it this way its true pay-as-you-go billing. This means if you run the server for 15 days you only pay 50 cents! We calculate your actual usage, then charge you at the end of the month. Our attitude is to focus the customer and customer experience; our goal is BETTER not just CHEAPER. We’re trying to make it cooler on the low end!

        October 19, 2014 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  9. NETWORK1001:

    So funny!!!
    Really?!?!?! Do you believe that I will send my CC details to someone unable to set a signup correctly?
    Get a PP account! Learn how to set up a “kind of website”…
    BYE!

    October 17, 2014 @ 5:09 am | Reply
  10. schnebi:

    You can even order the 0,99$ VPS with Windows….. Does this even make sense???

    October 17, 2014 @ 6:37 am | Reply
  11. David:

    @Marty
    Do you accept Bitcoins (via Bitpay.com gateway) as payment?

    October 17, 2014 @ 10:36 am | Reply
    • We are looking at various payment providers to accept Paypal/Moneybookers/Bitcoin in the future.

      October 17, 2014 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
      • trexos:

        We need PayPal! I would take one if there was PayPal :(

        October 17, 2014 @ 8:08 pm | Reply
  12. @Marty: Wanna try out your service but it seems you do not allow Phone verification in Vietnam, while you still allow to choose Vietnam as a country. Can you add Vietnamese number (+84) to the phone verification list?

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:29 am | Reply
    • Hi,

      Yes, I will look into it. Thanks for the tip!

      October 17, 2014 @ 3:49 pm | Reply
  13. B1G4:

    @Marty,
    Does your AUP allow personal VPN/Proxy?

    October 17, 2014 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
  14. sunshine:

    Too much of stress to order.


    -A Copy of your passport
    OR
    -A copy of your driver’s license
    OR
    -A copy of your recent credit card statement or bill with any information you do not want to release blacked out.

    For a 0,99$ purchase? If it would be 50$, alright, but 0,99$?

    Do not recommend

    October 17, 2014 @ 8:40 pm | Reply
    • Its not about the $0.99, its about trying to curb abuse; this will help keep our IPs from being blacklisted. Also remember we don’t bill in advance so there is credit risk for us, and you can order much larger servers once approved.

      October 19, 2014 @ 12:49 pm | Reply
  15. Andy:

    Hi @Marty

    Do you support custom ISO install?

    October 19, 2014 @ 12:57 am | Reply
    • It is on the roadmap, but not yet. It is a requested feature, so will will have it soon.

      October 19, 2014 @ 12:54 pm | Reply
  16. James:

    Another thing to note:

    “We are currently limiting customers to one GO 256 MB Server.
    Please choose another server size.”

    October 19, 2014 @ 12:58 am | Reply
    • sentry:

      Sound fair really, I mean this offer is for the ones that can’t afford better or well want a taste, not for resellers.

      October 19, 2014 @ 5:47 am | Reply
    • This is a new product for us and we wanted to make sure we had adequate capacity for everyone signing up. Over time, we expect to raise this limit.

      October 19, 2014 @ 12:51 pm | Reply
  17. jah mes:

    cant find the signup link for GO 256 MB Server

    October 21, 2014 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
  18. asterix:

    Asking for documents… and phone verification? Too much trouble for this.

    October 25, 2014 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  19. Austin:

    Come back when you’ve got PayPal.

    October 26, 2014 @ 4:11 am | Reply
  20. snotloy:

    I have made order but they cannot accept paypal

    October 27, 2014 @ 7:46 am | Reply
  21. miroslav:

    All new orders are blocked they ask for documents. Why was this offer here if you can’t buy?!

    October 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  22. No paypal no sign up

    October 30, 2014 @ 12:07 pm | Reply
  23. Andrew:

    Been using the Go plan as a small openvpn server. So far very happy. Account was set up and provisioned quickly and performance has been more than satisfactory. Don’t understand why people are whining so much about paypal… It’s a convenient option, but it took me about 2 seconds to reach for my mastercard and by providing correct and complete information I didn’t have to go through any of this verification nonsense.

    October 30, 2014 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  24. paypal please

    October 30, 2014 @ 4:19 pm | Reply
  25. Yes, almost everyone have a paypal account, why not support paypal as payment

    October 31, 2014 @ 6:25 am | Reply
  26. Andrew:

    no IRC no sign up

    November 2, 2014 @ 11:11 am | Reply
  27. Unfortunately not support paypal as payment, whereas just sign up!

    November 3, 2014 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
  28. Tony:

    @Marty: I would like to order one, but not sure which location to choose. My needs:
    – as reliable as possible
    – access from Europe (Germany) and Asia (Vietnam)

    thanks,
    Tony

    November 11, 2014 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
    • Use USA-EAST-1 for now, more locations are in the works that will be closer to you soon.

      November 12, 2014 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
  29. at416905:

    Hi,

    Last time I checked, you didn’t offer Paypal payments. Is that still the case?

    Thanks

    November 29, 2014 @ 2:27 pm | Reply
  30. Yes, we are working on this but we do not currently accept Paypal.

    December 1, 2014 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
  31. Thalles:

    possible install, distro freepbx linux or asterisk, for this server?

    December 1, 2014 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  32. dom:

    What kind of CPU processor are the servers using?

    December 6, 2014 @ 1:55 pm | Reply
  33. Gene:

    I’ve been using them since sometime in July. This is my first experience with a VPS and they’ve been great. Being new to this it’s incredibly helpful to be able to delete a server when I screw it up and have a fresh one in minutes. Being charged by the minute is really nice when you make a mess and don’t have time to start over. Just delete the server and come back to it in a few days without feeling like you’re wasting money running a useless server. I did manage to get a couple of GO servers up before they limited them and they’re still running. I run them as PPTP and L2TP/IPSec VPNs with Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. They seem to work fine as SSH tunnels too. Anytime I contact customer support they’ve been available quickly and have answered my questions. As for payment I had no trouble with MC. They haven’t asked for documents so I don’t know what that’s about. If you’re out of the US you could always use a friend or family member to verify.

    December 16, 2014 @ 6:16 am | Reply
    • Gene:

      Just a quick correction. I’m being billed for one server at $0.99/month and the other at $3.60/month. The $3.60/month for the smallest server is no longer available.

      December 16, 2014 @ 6:35 am | Reply
  34. Widio:

    No payment option for Paypal? Some people are just too paranoid to write their CC number on random website.

    January 21, 2015 @ 2:27 am | Reply
  35. Gene:

    I just noticed they now offer servers on the west coast.

    January 22, 2015 @ 12:45 pm | Reply
  36. potential customer:

    Hello would it be possible to combine 2 Go plans into 1 server? Thanks.

    February 9, 2015 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
    • saint:

      No, only one go plan allowed, I just tried :)

      March 18, 2015 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
  37. I wanted to order the Go plan, but I can’t seem to find it on the order page. Has the plan been discontinued ?

    April 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am | Reply
  38. Mark:

    @Marty – the ‘Go’ plan appears to have been discontinued. Is there any way you can allow this for LEB readers?

    May 19, 2015 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
  39. Are you offering any paypal options? Is there any new offer by which i’am unaware?

    June 25, 2015 @ 5:02 am | Reply
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    April 20, 2016 @ 12:53 am | Reply

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