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[BLACK FRIDAY] Luna Node – $7/12TB Transfer, $7/450GB Storage, and $5.25/1GB KVM deals in Chicago

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: November 29, 2013 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

Luna NodeFavyen, from Luna Node, has sent in three great KVM offers for LowEndBox readers! These Black Friday specials should be able to cater everyone!

12TB Transfer

  • 512MB RAM
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 15GB Disk space
  • 12TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/Custom
  • $7/Month | Order
450GB Storage

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 450GB Disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/Custom
  • $7/Month | Order
1GB KVM

  • 1GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 20GB Disk space
  • 1.5TB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4 address
  • KVM/Custom
  • $5.25/Month | Order

Luna Node is another new host at LowEndBox, so welcome! Luna Node’s offers are hosted in Chicago from the Singlehop DC. Server run hard drives in RAID10 configuration mostly with Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108. In addition to the above, Luna Node offers a free wildcard OR single-domain SSL (AlphaSSL) certificate for each VPS purchased! Luna Node were found in August 2013 and have been putting up offers on LowEndTalk every since. I’ve personally given them a try and I have to say I was impressed with the server and their support. Please share your experiences with Luna Node with us here!

Luna Node accepts PayPal, BitCoins, and credit cards through PayPal for payments. Favyen also told us they are working on their own WHMCS replacement (https://pbobp.lunanode.com/) and you can even receive PGP-encrypted e-mail if you upload your key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw. Their TL;DR ToS: tor exit nodes, public proxies, public (i.e., open and allowing connections from anyone) virtual private networks are not allowed. Tor relay nodes, private proxies / VPN, adult content are allowed. Give their full Terms of Service a read before you order. Additional IPs are also available and they’re cheap! A  /29 block (five usable) is $3.00/month additional and a /28 block (thirteen usable) is $7.50/month additional (brief justification required).

Network tests

Test IPv4: 96.127.140.146
Test file: http://96.127.140.146/100MB.bin

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

44 Comments

  1. 12TB is a nice option for backup server or monitoring server. :)

    November 29, 2013 @ 1:47 am | Reply
  2. Pcjamesy:

    Nice offer, glad to see someone offering plenty of bandwidth.

    November 29, 2013 @ 2:16 am | Reply
  3. perennate:

    Thanks for posting our offer!

    November 29, 2013 @ 3:32 am | Reply
  4. How the I/O Speed?

    November 29, 2013 @ 4:52 am | Reply
    • I want know too :D

      November 29, 2013 @ 5:55 am | Reply
      • Espesial i wan know for calculating speed,
        for video converting.

        November 29, 2013 @ 5:56 am | Reply
        • perennate:

          Keep in mind that these plans only have one or two CPU cores with a fair share usage policy.

          November 29, 2013 @ 9:22 am | Reply
  5. blais:

    Here’s the results I got from this special

    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, 6.30413 s, 170 MB/s
    
    November 29, 2013 @ 5:46 am | Reply
  6. perennate:

    These plans will remain available for one week from today.

    November 30, 2013 @ 1:33 pm | Reply
  7. Talsit:

    Custom ISO allowed on KVM?

    November 30, 2013 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Yes, we can mount it manually.

      November 30, 2013 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  8. Does bandwidth within the LunaNode servers/network count towards the bandwidth limitations? For instance, could I get a 450GB storage server and a 12TB bandwidth server, and as long as the storage server was just talking to the 12TB bandwidth server, it wouldn’t use bandwidth?

    December 1, 2013 @ 12:01 am | Reply
    • Just got a reply from their support: “If you are using the private IP address supplied then it won’t count. The private interface has 1gbps connectivity. Note that there are still limitations (you are not allowed to continuously overload the private interface).”

      December 1, 2013 @ 12:14 am | Reply
      • I ended up getting a storage server and then adding on the specs of the bandwidth server, so I got a dual-core 1ghz machine with 465gigs of storage and 14tb of bandwidth for $163 a year.

        December 1, 2013 @ 11:47 am | Reply
    • Uggh, I had to request a cancellation.

      CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.14.1
      Number of cores : 2
      CPU frequency : 2266.746 MHz
      Total amount of ram : 996 MB
      Total amount of swap : 4095 MB
      System uptime : 4:58,
      Download speed : (3.67MB/s)
      I/O speed : 75.7MB/s

      I actually calculated that to download transfer 14 terabytes of data at 3.67mb/s would take just a few days short of a whole year.

      December 2, 2013 @ 2:58 am | Reply
      • daomingsi:

        DeftNerd. Request a cancellation? Why?

        Then you posted some specs, and the fact that 100mbit can do about 24TB a month, so 12tb would be about 5MB/s at all time.

        December 2, 2013 @ 6:08 am | Reply
      • perennate:

        Your test is in MB/s, not mb/s. The I/O speed and transfer speed are a bit lower than expected, but we were provisioning several machines yesterday which is completed now.

        December 2, 2013 @ 9:44 am | Reply
  9. daomingsi:

    Is it OK to use this VPS as a VPN?

    December 2, 2013 @ 6:22 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      If the VPN does not allow public connections from anyone on the Internet, then it is okay. Public proxies and VPN’s are not allowed.

      December 2, 2013 @ 1:11 pm | Reply
      • daomingsi:

        So I could try to make a profit, trying to sell VPN access for cheap to friends, and friends friends and so on, without violating any terms?

        December 4, 2013 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
        • daomingsi:

          I waited too long, out of stock. please drop me a line if it gets back in stock (12TB transfer).

          December 4, 2013 @ 12:52 pm | Reply
  10. Bharath:

    I found the storage VMs to be extremely slow. Here are the results from a run of vpsbench. I ran it multiple times. Was getting similiar results.
    CPU model: QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.14.1

    Number of cores: 1
    CPU frequency:  2266.746 MHz
    Total amount of RAM: 484 MB
    Total amount of swap: 0 MB
    System uptime:   1 day, 2:33,       
    I/O speed:  12.0 MB/s
    Bzip 25MB: 163.92s
    Download 100MB file: 11.1MB/s
    
    December 3, 2013 @ 7:28 am | Reply
  11. Bharath:

    With dd i got this

    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, 26.2292 s, 40.9 MB/s
    
    December 3, 2013 @ 7:31 am | Reply
    • dano:

      Hmm, I was wondering what the io looked like on those storage vm’s. Thanks for the info.

      December 3, 2013 @ 12:05 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      We are working on this, there was a RAID issue on some of our nodes that started last night.

      December 3, 2013 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      Please open a ticket so that we know which node you are on.

      December 3, 2013 @ 3:34 pm | Reply
  12. da0:

    Do yourll Allow legal Torrent’s in Any of those Plains? Sir.

    December 4, 2013 @ 2:50 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      Yes, torrenting is allowed as long as you are not doing violating any laws doing so.

      December 4, 2013 @ 9:53 am | Reply
  13. el kristofff:

    Damn, 450GB storage out of stock :-/

    December 4, 2013 @ 9:59 am | Reply
  14. perennate:

    We are currently out of stock on the Transfer 12 TB and Storage 450 GB plans. We still have stock in these plans:

    1 GB LEB special ($5.25/mo): https://www.lunanode.com/whmcs/cart.php?a=add&pid=22
    Budget KVM 512 MB ($4/mo): https://www.lunanode.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=1
    SSD KVM 1024 MB ($20/quarter, $7 first quarter): https://www.lunanode.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=7&promocode=SEP13LET1&billingcycle=quarterly

    December 4, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Bob:

      Do you plan to have more stock on storage plans anytime soon?

      Thanks!

      December 4, 2013 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
  15. I never would have thought of checking LEB for Black Friday deal. Now I’m really regretting missing out on the $7 450GB storage VPS. I hope it comes back because I’ll jump on it immediately.

    December 7, 2013 @ 3:49 am | Reply
  16. Tom:

    So the certificate is valid for 1 year…do I get a free certificate year for year or only the first?

    December 7, 2013 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      The specific requirement is, at the time that you request another certificate, you must have more active services than active certificates. A certificate is considered active until it expires.

      So, you can open a ticket for another certificate one or two weeks before the last one expires, assuming that at that time (i.e., in a year) you have an active service with us.

      December 7, 2013 @ 8:01 pm | Reply
      • Tom:

        Thanks. So how can you provide such a certificate for free when the least expensive one that AlphaSSL has to offer costs $49/year? Do you get them almost for free with a special deal with them? I’m just curious how you guys can offer a $4/month plan that includes such a certificate.

        December 7, 2013 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
        • perennate:

          We offer similar thing as CentrioHost.

          December 7, 2013 @ 9:24 pm | Reply
  17. `yuda:

    OMG, 450GB! Awesome offer for backup server

    December 12, 2013 @ 3:06 am | Reply
  18. Just got email notice that they’re getting kicked out of Chicago due to spam abuse and my node is to be moved to Scranton, PA. No thanks. Got my refund and now I get to look for a different Chicago provider.

    December 22, 2013 @ 11:27 am | Reply
    • Tom Robbins:

      Yea, well, that’s how the cookie crumbles.

      December 22, 2013 @ 1:09 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      The issue has been resolved.

      December 22, 2013 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
  19. bdboy:

    I have ordered 1 kvm vps 5 hour ago, how much time you take to deliver a vps?

    January 2, 2014 @ 11:30 am | Reply
    • perennate:

      We manually approve new orders, but once you have made a first order future orders will generally be completed within five minutes.

      January 3, 2014 @ 12:36 pm | Reply
  20. 450GB! Awesome offer for backup server

    April 26, 2015 @ 3:51 pm | Reply
  21. 1GB KVM is very good, I am a very light test for websites. recomended

    September 20, 2015 @ 12:37 am | Reply

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