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Atlantic.Net - $5.11 256MB KVM 'Cloud VPS' in Orlando, Florida *free credit*

Atlantic.NetAdnan, from Atlantic.Net, recently contacted us about their “VPS in the cloud” plans, which have been reduced in price by up to 50% in the past few months. Atlantic.Net are currently offering a free $10 credit to new customers.


  • 256MB RAM
  • 2.4 GHz Xeon Processor
  • 10GB Diskspace
  • 1GB 1TB Outbound Bandwidth *read below*
  • Unmetered Inbound Bandwidth
  • 10Mbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • $5.11/Month | Order Link

Atlantic.Net, a private S Corporation, was formed in 1994 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. As with other cloud vps providers, hourly billing, at $0.007 per hour, is available as an alternative to the monthly price of $5.11. A plan with 512MB Ram is available for 20 cent more than the LEB limit. A self-service DNS management tool and nightly backups are included for free with each plan. Whilst their Datacenter has both IPV4 and IPV6, their Cloud currently only has IPV4. We are told that IPV6 will be implemented shortly. Do leave your reviews and benchmarks below!

Atlantic.Net accept payment via major credit cards, checks and wire transfers. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee and 100% uptime guarantee. Diskspace is provided via SSD accelerated redundant storage, housed on separate disk arrays with Mellanox’s Infiniband technology. Atlantic.Net also offer dedicated servers. They plan to introduce a LEB priced dedicated server in the coming weeks. Each additional IP Address is billed at $0.005 per hour. For more information, take a look at their Service Policies.

Network Information:

Servers are located at their own datacenter in Orlando, Florida. You can find more test files here.

Test IPv4:
Test File: http://www.atlantic.net/images/speed-test-downloads/100MB_Test.bin


  1. Hyb:

    Hang on 1GB bandwidth…. is this another April fool?

    May 12, 2013 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
    • 1GB outbound is included with the plan. Inbound is free. You can purchase more once deployed. I have reached out for a better clarification.

      May 12, 2013 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
      • Its going to 1TB tommorow, anyone signing up today will get the 1 TB limit. -marty (found/ceo)

        May 13, 2013 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
    • rm:

      > Data Transfer Out: $0.05/GB (All plans include 1GB free transfer)

      Seriously crappy b/w terms.

      May 12, 2013 @ 10:59 pm | Reply
      • Hyb:

        $25 for 500GB bandwidth :O

        May 12, 2013 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
        • DomainBop:

          > Data Transfer Out: $0.05/GB (All plans include 1GB free transfer)

          If you’re using it for a DNS server that does less than 10GB outbound transfer that’s less than 50 cents :P

          The “free 1GB outbound” is fairly common among cloud providers. GoGrid’s plans include 1GB outbound for free and they charge $0.12 per GB

          May 13, 2013 @ 12:17 am | Reply
        • Yea, but as a DNS server, a $5 plan might be expensive. A DNS server can operate on even 32 MB RAM, on one of the $10 per year VPSes.

          May 13, 2013 @ 12:54 am | Reply
      • tommy:


        wtf with that bandwith? even my cellphone use more that 1 GB/month

        May 13, 2013 @ 3:58 am | Reply
  2. Albert:


    Shut Up and Take My Money

    May 12, 2013 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
  3. cloromorpho:

    10Mbps Port Speed and 1 gig outbound?? This is not a competitive offer for LET…

    May 12, 2013 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
    • Hyb:

      I didn’t see the 10mbit port, that’s quite funny.

      May 12, 2013 @ 11:05 pm | Reply
  4. Marcus:

    Leb.. yea right

    May 13, 2013 @ 12:08 am | Reply
  5. Shivanthi:

    The cash cow is strong with this company.

    May 13, 2013 @ 12:09 am | Reply
  6. 1GB Outbound Bandwidth
    It’s amazing.Can do nothing at all with such low bandwidth I think..:(

    May 13, 2013 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  7. “Each additional IP Address is billed at $0.005 per hour.”


    May 13, 2013 @ 12:59 am | Reply
  8. Hang on 1GB bandwidth….too sad…

    May 13, 2013 @ 1:19 am | Reply
  9. Sonic:

    It’s cloud =)))))

    May 13, 2013 @ 2:50 am | Reply
    • tommy:

      it’s cloudly here too :)

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:59 am | Reply
  10. Hourly billed cPanel is somewhat new, though. Or at least for me…

    May 13, 2013 @ 8:08 am | Reply
  11. LMAO @ ip rule and bandwidht

    May 13, 2013 @ 8:14 am | Reply
    • what funny about the ip rule? It comes with 1 IP, and you can buy more and attach them to any of your servers for only $3.5 a month?

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  12. Hi,

    Marty w/Atlantic.Net here. We are announcing 1TB tommorow from 1GB, all plans will be get the new bandwidth.

    Additionial IPs are $3.5/mo, each server comes with 1.

    We are giving you basically two months free on the low end plan :)

    Basically, this is totally different than basic VPS, it has redundant storage, we store all your data on two disk arrays, physical disks with SSD acceleration, per second billing [great for testing], pay as you go [you pay NOTHING up front], you can attach multiple additional IPs to servers, Windows AND Linux, and much more!

    We’ve got good stuff going on, check us out!

    May 13, 2013 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
    • With the increased bandwidth it is looking better. I signed up already because it is free with the credit. Note that phone verification is required.

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
    • I am at a loss to find an application for this kind of server. @D. Strout: What do you use yours for?

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
      • What is this strange thing you speak of? Using a VPS? I thought one just accumulated them!

        May 13, 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
      • Not not about using a VPS per se. I mean this particular ‘breed’ of Cloud VPS with unmetered inbound traffic, and a relatively low disk space, bought at a premium. At $5 per month for 256MB RAM and 10GB space, this is one of the expensive plans compared to our usual LEB plans. I was wondering whether this kind of cloud server was particularly useful for some kind of specific purpose at which it is good at?

        In other words, there are cheaper 256MB options out here at a lower cost, and better specs. Is there something that a Cloud VPS is specially suited for?

        May 13, 2013 @ 3:53 pm | Reply
        • Its actually very inexpensive for what you get:

          * Free Backups
          * SSD acceleration (Using mirrored SSD for cache read/writes)
          * Data stored on two seperate drive arrays (mirrored)
          * 24x7x365 live support
          * Cloud features: redundancy, scalability, etc.
          * Pay-as-you-go: you pay nothing upfront so your costs mirror your income [there is credit risk for us, so that is a cost]

          Its definately not as cheap as someone putting up a Xen Server with a Raid5 out of a colo and charging you once per year, but then, you get what you pay for.

          This is a great product for people who want to get all the benefits for a very attractive price. Its definately not the absolute cheapest option, but in terms of value its amazingly inexpensive.

          May 13, 2013 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
    • Great news, now I’m in. :)

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Get excited LEB users, as I mentioned before the service is *FREE* for two months with the trial credit on our basic plan, so I’m not taking your money :) PLUS, its even better because its pay-as-you-go, what this means is like your utility bill, you pay AFTER you use the service. This is huge because it aligns with your revenues, so you only pay us as you bring in revenue. There aren’t any big up front fees (NONE) so its really cool because as you grow you don’t keep getting hit with big one-time fees to upgrade.

      Tommorow, all plans will include 1TB transfer free. This platform isn’t just cheaper, its better.

      We have a drive architecture called Spindlerella, its a mixture of physical disks + SSD. We offer free nightly backups of your data, plus 24x7x365 staffed support and almost 20 years in business.

      Because its distributed, we have solved the noisy neighbor problem, we have code that will load balance (transparently migrate away noisy neighbors) to other more idle servers. So we can load balance across our fleet.

      Plus, we doing Infiband, so its running @ 40G/bps on the back end. One of the challenges is that you can’t using IP at that speed so you have to go to other protocols, like SRP.

      So basically, its totally new. We wrote the code ourselves,so try it out for *FREE* and tell me what you think !

      -marty (founder/ceo)

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
  13. florin:

    that’s more like it

    May 13, 2013 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
  14. OK, I’ve signed up, but there are a few things that are unclear to me. Under “private IPs”, it basically shows me as having allocated to me. So what can I do with this private range? I also allocated myself a second IPv4 address and assigned it to my single server, but when I try to access it over HTTP, the connection times out. Do I need to reboot for the assignment to “stick”? And finally, do you support IPv6? Since this is KVM, I can tunnel, but native is always better. I looked up your ASN and it does have an IPv6 prefix, but is that for common use? Finally, what/who is the “Internet Connect Company, Inc.” that your IP prefixes reference?

    May 13, 2013 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
    • To be clear, when I say I allocated/assigned a second IPv4 address, that was a public one. Also, with “Internet Connect Company, Inc.”, I Googled it, but found only this that seemed to be pertinent, and that is from 1997! At the bottom of that page is this:

      About Internet Connect Co.
      Gainesville, FL-based Internet Connect Company, a recognized leader in the highly competitive Internet access field, offers service in 15 cities throughout Florida. ICC offers a variety of high speed dedicated Internet solutions and Web hosting services for businesses. To learn more about ICC’s complete line of service offerings, call (800)422-2936 or visit ICC’s Web page at http://www.atlantic.net.

      But now the company seems to only go by Atlantic.net. If that’s the case, why don’t you update your AS details?

      May 13, 2013 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
      • Figured out the public IPv4 issue:

        ip addr add [address] dev eth0

        The other questions still stand: what are the private IPs for, do you support IPv6 on these servers, and what is with Internet Connect Company?

        May 13, 2013 @ 4:02 pm | Reply
        • IPv6 is not available today, yes we are going to add it we need to finishing doing some router upgrades first. But yes, its on its on the roadmap.

          Also, yes you do have to add the IP to the server if you choose to add an additional IP, as you have pointed out.

          May 13, 2013 @ 6:37 pm | Reply
      • Thanks for pointing that out, we have had the block for a long-time and we need to update the name with arin (it has the right address). Internet Connect Company was our original name in the 90’s when we did dialup, our domain was always Atlantic.Net. We switched our name to Atlantic.Net to prevent confusion [as has happened here].

        Good catch though!

        May 13, 2013 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
    • The private IP range is another benefit of our offering. We assigned you a /24 which is private to you if you want to be able to privately communicate between multiple servers you provision instead of using a public interface. For example, lets say you make three servers, a firewall/proxy, a web server, and a database server. You turn off the public IPs of the web server + database server, and use the private IP range to communicate between your firewall + webserver/database server. You have a private network (that no one else can see) so its more secure than using all public IPs. Its free and another benefit.

      May 13, 2013 @ 6:25 pm | Reply
      • FM:

        Please what is the bit rate of the private network? Is the private IP range free? Thanks.

        May 16, 2013 @ 10:50 am | Reply
  15. “1GB 1TB Outbound Bandwidth *read below*” can’t understand?

    May 14, 2013 @ 1:15 pm | Reply
    • florin:

      it was 1GB, but it was upgraded to 1TB, it says READ BELLOW, but obviously you did not read below

      May 14, 2013 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  16. Looks good:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=testtest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.5075 s, 712 MB/s
     104,857,600 1.27M/s   in 79s
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:18 pm | Reply
  17. Can someone post a benchmark of download speeds?

    wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash
    May 15, 2013 @ 4:07 am | Reply
    • This is from their 256MB plan (10 Mbps):

      CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.12.3
      Number of cores : 1
      CPU frequency : 2400.020 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 249 MB
      Total amount of swap : 517 MB
      System uptime : 3 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 1.27MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 1.26MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 1.29MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 969KB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 1.29MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 1.14MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 646KB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 1.30MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 1.30MB/s
      dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/2gb.dat bs=8k count=256k conv=fdatasyncDownload speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 1.30MB/s
      I/O speed : 300 MB/s

      May 15, 2013 @ 6:47 am | Reply
      • Nevermind the dd command, pasted it into putty too early and forgot to remove it when making the post.

        May 15, 2013 @ 6:52 am | Reply
    • This is from their 1024MB plan (30 Mbps):

      CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.12.3
      Number of cores : 1
      CPU frequency : 2400.200 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 1010 MB
      Total amount of swap : 2048 MB
      System uptime : 1 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 3.86MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 3.88MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 3.88MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.69MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 3.69MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.71MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.39MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.82MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 3.81MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 3.88MB/s
      I/O speed : 212 MB/s

      May 15, 2013 @ 6:48 am | Reply
    • This is from their 16384MB plan (70 Mbps):

      CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.12.3
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency : 2400.166 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 15949 MB
      Total amount of swap : 4095 MB
      System uptime : 10 min,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 8.98MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 8.94MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 8.97MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.12MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 8.28MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.81MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.74MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 8.66MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 8.69MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 9.01MB/s
      I/O speed : 363 MB/s

      May 15, 2013 @ 6:49 am | Reply
  18. Do you accept PayPal?

    May 16, 2013 @ 4:04 pm | Reply
    • not right now

      May 16, 2013 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
      • florin:

        maybe add that option in the future, considering you are trying to (also) offer ‘low end’ products, PayPal is a ‘must have’ I think, also its a great bonus because it is the perfect payment method for small sums and most people trust it and are used to paying with it ‘without revealing their financial information’

        May 17, 2013 @ 6:06 am | Reply
        • Mike Hat:

          No PayPal is hardly a ‘must have’ – every credit card I’ve ever used has come with $0 fraud liability, so “revealing my financial information” is something I couldn’t possibly care less about anymore. If the card number gets stolen, what do you possibly stand to lose?

          What I would like to see is a port speed greater than 10mbps. I’d pick this up in a heartbeat if they could do better than 10mbit – this would make a great node on my CDN.

          May 17, 2013 @ 6:21 am | Reply
        • florin:

          – PayPal is not ONLY funded by credit card(s), it can be funded by bank accounts, also ‘friends’ can send you money etc
          – some credit card processors do not accept Discover, American Express, JCB, Diners, just VISA/MC, some credit card processors have some BINs blocked, from specific countries, some have PREPAID cards BINs blocked, etc, while PayPal accepts most credit cards

          – if you prefer a chargeback or replacing your card, I prefer PayPal to handle that

          – about the 10Mbit speed, there are other options, if you look above that have 70Mbit port speeds, but they are more expensive

          May 17, 2013 @ 6:41 am | Reply
        • Mike Hat:

          Your first two points make a bit of sense – they’re convenient features for some users, but by my own experience, 95% of users can get along just fine with just a plain old fashioned credit card. The amount of cards blocked or otherwise restricted by most hosting merchants is about as minor as it gets.

          if you prefer a chargeback or replacing your card, I prefer PayPal to handle that

          Have you ever actually handled a dispute through PayPal? PayPal “handles” (this phrase gives them far too much credit) issues by waiting 15-30 days before making a decision. No one at PayPal takes ownership for any issues, and getting them to sort out any problems or to look at any additional information after a decision has been made is much like winning the lotto: it doesn’t happen often. What if the merchant you’re disputing your transaction with has a $0 account balance? You’re completely out of luck, that’s what. Credit cards are superior for this reason alone.

          about the 10Mbit speed, there are other options, if you look above that have 70Mbit port speeds, but they are more expensive

          Saw that as well. 70mbit is a bit weak for such an expensive package. Definitely not worth it for my purposes.

          May 17, 2013 @ 7:06 am | Reply
      • I think it’s just good to offer more payment options, whether credit card, Paypal or Google Checkout etc. It benefits the customers, opens up the options. More payment options = more potential customers. Everything has pros and cons.

        May 17, 2013 @ 6:48 am | Reply
  19. Christopher Easton:

    Looks pretty good, a non saturated network! :)

    May 16, 2013 @ 6:07 pm | Reply
    • its only going to get better :) But thats for June!

      May 16, 2013 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
  20. asterisk14:

    digital ocean is better, you can take a snapshot and recreate your vps. on atlantic you can’t do that. also digital give $20 free credit = 4 months.

    Is there any expiry on the free credit?

    May 18, 2013 @ 11:08 am | Reply
    • florin:

      for the $20 (WHT) you need to enter your credit card, also you need to point a domain to their nameservers, anyway I prefer an experienced hoster than trying my luck with an experiment for $15 extra

      I have heard good things about digitalocean, and bad things also, all I am saying is that price should not always carry so much weight in taking a decision like this.

      May 18, 2013 @ 10:40 pm | Reply
  21. 1GB Outbound Bandwidth…I think we cannot do anything with such low bandwidth.

    May 20, 2013 @ 1:53 am | Reply
  22. asterisk14:

    also no snapshot with atlantic. digital ocean wins

    June 3, 2013 @ 1:32 pm | Reply
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