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BeastNode – $4/month 512MB and $7/month 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Dallas and LA

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 15, 2014 @ 3:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

BeastNodeMinecraft_Hosting_BeastNode_Performance_Server_Hosting_&_VPS_Hosting!_-_2014-07-14_06.32.53Justin, from BeastNode, has sent in two offers for LowEndBox readers. BeastNode tells me they started almost three years ago, I assume as a MineCraft host. They are currently expanding into the VPS market and these two offers are a result of that expansion. I haven’t got much information about BeastNode, other than that their host nodes have Intel Xeon CPUs, SSD drives, and a 1Gbps uplink. I have not been able to find any reviews yet for their VPS services as they are quite new in the VPS market, so please share your experiences with us in the comments or at LowEndTalk.com.

The offers

These offers were modified after the original post; this includes the available locations.

512MB OpenVZ

  • 4 CPU cores
  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 25GB SSD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 16x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: 4for512
  • $4/mont
  • Order in LA
  • Order in Dallas
1GB OpenVZ

  • 4 CPU cores
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 35GB SSD space
  • 4TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 16x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • Coupon: 7for1024
  • $7/month
  • Order in LA
  • Order in Dallas

BeastNode accepts payments via PayPal and credit cards through PayPal. They have a 7-day refund policy; if you’re not completely satisfied within the first 7 days you’ll get a full refund. Cancellations must be done 5 days before the next invoice due date. Please read their full Terms of Service before you order.

Network Information

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Test IPv4: 198.55.111.5
Test IPv4 Asia-Optimized: 204.152.218.25
Test IPv6: 2607:fcd0:0:a::1
Dallas, TX, USA
Test IPv4: 96.44.142.2
Test IPv6: 2607:fcd0:daaa:daaa:daaa:daaa:daaa:daaa

 

31 Comments

  1. Just dropping in to leave a review. Used them previously so thought I could help!

    We’ve got a 1GB VPS in their (now unavailable) Amsterdam location. Running a simple name server and has been very reliable for the last two months. Can’t really comment on how well it holds up under load as DNS hardly stresses the connection or machine but updating and installing package updates from a US mirror was very quick (8-9MB/s). Pings to most places in Europe are sub 50ms.

    So far very happy with them! The only let down (especially for us and our DNS servers) is the lack of IPv6 support, but other than that it’s been a pleasure working with them! Can’t really comment on support because we haven’t had to deal with them (which is a good thing) but they responded to our request for rDNS in under an hour!

    Can’t comment on US locations but would recommend their Amsterdam location!

    July 15, 2014 @ 8:11 am | Reply
    • Anthony:

      I am thinking about hosting a VPS with them. Just want to know, how is their support?

      July 15, 2014 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
      • Support (so far) seems great

        Had 2 tickets, one critical, one me being an idiot (it happens ;)) , both resolved within an hour, between 3 and 5am CST

        Doesn’t appear to be a one person show, maybe one per shift.

        July 16, 2014 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
        • We have several on staff for different support areas, but I am happy your issues were resolved quickly.

          July 17, 2014 @ 12:11 am | Reply
    • Thank you, XeonCore! You’re lucky you get the Amsterdam location and we are working to re-stock that location :).

      July 17, 2014 @ 12:10 am | Reply
      • Indeed we are! Is IPv6 something we can expect soon-ish or is it something further down the roadmap? We currently use your Amsterdam location as our primary nameserver so IPv6 support would be really nice!

        July 17, 2014 @ 6:47 am | Reply
  2. Daniel:

    Their website says the plans have 1Gbps uplink but LEB says 100Mbps.. which one is correct?

    July 16, 2014 @ 12:31 am | Reply
    • We have a “gentle” cap at 100Mbps, but if there is room to give you more then you’ll be able to achieve greater speeds.

      July 17, 2014 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  3. so far:
    Setup – A bit shaky (had 2 issues)
    Support – Spot on. Said 2 issues were resolved within 1 hr, being around 2am CST
    Network – Great
    VPS stability – Great

    Of course, it’s only been a few hours, here’s hoping they can keep this level of stability :)

    July 16, 2014 @ 10:21 am | Reply
    • Hi Tom,
      I’m glad your issues were resolved in a quick manner. Enjoy the VPS!

      July 17, 2014 @ 12:12 am | Reply
  4. Anybody willing to help publishing the benchmark?
    Thinking to get one too.

    July 16, 2014 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
    • NY (from a mysql server pushing 150+ q/s right now)

      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
      Number of cores : 4
      CPU frequency : 3399.748 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
      Total amount of swap : 2050 MB
      System uptime : 7:55,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 68.6MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 51.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 38.4MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.32MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 5.70MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 47.0MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.72MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 15.5MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 24.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 81.7MB/s
      I/O speed : 1.1 GB/s

      LA:
      CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 3399.920 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 512 MB
      Total amount of swap : 512 MB
      System uptime : 8:03,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 89.9MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 34.9MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 56.9MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.46MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 7.92MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 29.3MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 11.8MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 72.2MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 89.1MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 33.0MB/s
      I/O speed : 891 MB/s

      July 16, 2014 @ 4:44 pm | Reply
      • Thanks a lot Tom, they look pretty impressive, at least compared to my current VPS ..

        July 16, 2014 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  5. Thanks for the comments everyone! We’ll be opening up a new location hopefully by the end of this week!

    July 17, 2014 @ 12:10 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      Will this same offer be available in the new location?

      July 17, 2014 @ 12:45 am | Reply
      • Indeed it will! The new location will be Dallas, but we’re waiting for our hardware to finish being set up.

        July 17, 2014 @ 1:08 am | Reply
        • Sounds interesting! Will be good to see someone else in the Dallas area that will be able to compete with the prices that BudgetVM offer. What’s the carrier mix like? What sort of cross-location ping’s can we expect?

          July 17, 2014 @ 6:46 am | Reply
          • TinTin:

            It looks like they published the test IP on their website so you can try that :).

            July 23, 2014 @ 6:39 am
  6. pwlo:

    # The promotion code entered has expired #

    July 22, 2014 @ 10:12 am | Reply
    • TinTin:

      You have to use the information given above and the links since the packages were recently changed. Well worth it and the speeds are amazing! Love my IPv6 :).

      July 23, 2014 @ 6:14 am | Reply
  7. TinTin:

    Great service, speed, and friendly support!

    July 23, 2014 @ 6:13 am | Reply
  8. Sileighty:

    Been testing this out for the last couple days and everything has been going pretty well. Was initially a customer through their MineCraft hosting.

    Setup: Fairly easy process. Everything required was provided once checkout was complete. OpenVZ panel was easy to use and their guides through the KB helped out.
    Network: Have not had any issues yet and seems to be going smooth, so far. Have yet to put it under a heavy load. So may be too early to tell.
    Support: Support was handled quickly. Had a few questions and they were handled by a few different people. So it looks like they have multiple people running support.

    Overall really glad with their service and would recommend to other.

    July 23, 2014 @ 7:00 am | Reply
  9. BigBox:

    Those are some great offers :).

    July 24, 2014 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  10. TinTin:

    There is definitely some good hardware here! Did a bench for everyone to see:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 3499.721 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 2048 MB
    Total amount of swap : 2050 MB
    System uptime : 2 days, 2:24,
    Download speed from CacheFly: 29.2MB/s
    Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 28.8MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 21.2MB/s
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.55MB/s
    Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 4.55MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 25.3MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 10.9MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 72.7MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 98.0MB/s
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 30.2MB/s
    I/O speed : 922 MB/s

    July 24, 2014 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  11. Justin_BN:

    Thank you for the positive review!

    July 25, 2014 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
  12. Justin_BN:

    Just wanted to update everyone that we also opened up a East Coast location! The facility used is the Dupont Fabros Technology center in Piscataway, New Jersey (Choopa).

    Test information:

    Test IPv4: 108.61.5.89
    Test IPv6: 2001:19f0:1504:5123:1057:a11:da7a:1000
    File Test (100MB): http://108.61.5.89/100MBtest.bin
    File Test (1GB): http://108.61.5.89/1GBtest.bin

    July 25, 2014 @ 1:13 pm | Reply
  13. Coconut:

    Very happy with my Los Angeles VPS!

    July 28, 2014 @ 9:17 pm | Reply
  14. Tom W:

    After a few months with these guys, I have to warn people to just stay the hell away if you actually rely on professional, reliable service. They are nothing (and I do mean nothing) but a joke.

    Within the first week, problems occurred requiring people to change IP addresses, because “the datacenter” gave them the wrong IP’s

    Twice now (since July), they’ve forced migrations on people, closing down “datacenter” after “Datacenter”, migrating them into one big cluster of a mess.

    Adding to this, hours upon hours of downtime with these individuals just not paying any attention to the nodes themselves.

    Even more fun? these individuals accusing their customers of a ‘DDOS attack’ for SNMP monitoring of servers, causing yet MORE downtime for their customers.

    Like I said, if you’re after professional services, look elsewhere. Really, far away from beastnode. This is clearly just a kid trying to raise a few extra bucks while in school

    October 6, 2014 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

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