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BinaryLane – $5/month 512MB KVM VPS in Brisbane, Australia

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 7, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

A little while ago I’ve been gotten in touch with Nathan, from BinaryLane. BinaryLane was first seen on LowEndTalk a couple of weeks ago, but I immediately felt they deserved a spot on there as well. Offering a $5/month service out of Australia is not something you see every day. Binary Lane was launched in February 2014, but their parent company, Mammoth Media Pty Ltd, was founded in 2002! Mammoth has been offerings VPS for a while now, though they’ve always been above LEB pricing. Binary Lane changes that. They use the same control panel as Mammoth uses, which has been custom built and has been in use for 4 years now. This offer is a true ‘cloud’ offer, meaning it’s actually redundant across multiple servers. Your VPS’s disk is stored on multiple physical servers so in case one host node drops out, another one can just take over. Host nodes run Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 CPUs with 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM and SSDs. The bandwidth is naturally somewhat limited compared to the offers you’re used to, as Australian bandwidth isn’t cheap. IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity is included as well as automated backups. Feel free to leave your reviews in the comments!

The offerBinary_Lane_-_Australian_Cloud_SSD_VPS_Server_Hosting_-_2014-05-06_06.32.45

  • 1 CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 20GB SSD space
  • 100GB bandwidth
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • 1x IPv6 address
  • KVM/Custom
  • $5/month
  • Sign up here

BinaryLane currently only accepts payments via credit cards. Word is that PayPal will be added in the future, though their is no ETA. Their control panel has some nice features, among which bring-your-own-ISO, elastic plans, a web-configurable firewall, adding a load balancer, resizing your disks, and the option to upload/download full backups. You can find their legal documents, like their Terms of Service, right here.

Network information

Please find network information, test IPs, and a test file at their customer site: http://www.binarylanecustomer.com/

15 Comments

  1. eddynetweb:

    Wait… “true cloud”…? Wow, that’s a first, and not just a marketing gimmick this time. Nice!

    May 7, 2014 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  2. tommy:

    let’s wait until they allow paypal as payment gateway.

    May 7, 2014 @ 1:48 am | Reply
  3. Lucas:

    Yep, CC only prevent from try out this provider

    May 7, 2014 @ 2:58 am | Reply
  4. User:

    the customer site says “Binary Lane has a asynchronous connection with 100mbit incoming (from the internet to our facility) and 200mbit outgoing (from our facility to the internet)” but the listing says 1Gbps uplink??? other australian offers are better so far

    May 7, 2014 @ 3:03 am | Reply
    • rm:

      > the listing says 1Gbps uplink

      1Gbps uplink of the VPS node to their switches. You can probably get speeds up to 1 Gbps to other hosts within their DC or other VPSes.

      > other australian offers are better so far

      How come? In Australia they likely have similar or worse internet connections, just don’t tell you as honestly as this provider.

      May 8, 2014 @ 6:42 am | Reply
      • 0xdragon:

        Sadly this is very true. BinaryLane’s network appears to be *much* worse than almost every other provider in Australia (barring Exigent).

        June 14, 2014 @ 8:27 am | Reply
  5. Sam Sun:

    I assume that’s supposed to be

    512MB RAM

    instead of

    512B RAM

    May 7, 2014 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  6. No paypal? That’s a major turn off.

    May 7, 2014 @ 3:52 pm | Reply
  7. matt:

    Tried to sign up now, but no paypal, so no thanks.

    May 8, 2014 @ 11:06 am | Reply
  8. pawz:

    I signed up with them and after requesting a copy of my ID due to me trigger the system’s anti-fraud protection, had it provisioned. the server seemed pretty decent and response. Unfortunately a couple of days later I went to login and the server was offline and when I tried to login to their admin interface I got an error message from a page called “banned”. I got no emails from Binary Lane about this. I have no idea what happened. They apparently just killed my service and banned me for no reason. I hadn’t even done anything with the server yet except a basic apt-get update.

    Not happy with this poor customer service.

    May 16, 2014 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
  9. hostyn:

    nice bandwidth .. lol. when it will be 1TB /month ? :D

    May 21, 2014 @ 11:53 am | Reply
    • Hintswen:

      When you stop trying to get a low cost VPS in Australia.

      May 27, 2014 @ 10:50 am | Reply
  10. Hintswen:

    I was about to order but it’s a massive 16 hops from me (Melbourne)

    May 27, 2014 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  11. John:

    There’s a “referer” field in their signup but variations on ‘lowendbox’ didn’t work. Are you missing out on a kickback?

    June 14, 2014 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  12. DC:

    I’ve been using them for quite some time now and apart from some BIG outages a few months back, their service has been pretty good.

    Signup and provisioning was fast.

    The only thing that has been problematic is upload speed to the server (as compared to my old provider) – upload to the VPS of a 500MB tar.gz file took approx 1.5 hours.

    That has been my only real concern.

    August 4, 2015 @ 4:58 am | Reply

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