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BudgetNode - DDoS Protected OpenVZ VPS Starting @ $12/year - Ashburn, Virginia

Jordan over at BudgetNode sent in an exclusive offer to celebrate their launch in Ashburn, Virginia.

BudgetNode is a brand of Access Internet Ltd. Registered in England and Wales (Company Number: 10219199).

The nodes are running Intel Xeon E3-1271v3 CPUs, with 32GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, and enterprise SATA-3 6Gb/s (Hotswap) drives in hardware RAID utilizing the Adaptec 2405 controller. They are connected to a 1Gbps port.

All plans come with 50Gbps of permanent DDoS mitigation, as well as free incoming bandwidth.

They offer PayPal, Credit/Debit Card (via 2Checkout), and Bitcoin as payment methods. Before ordering, please ensure you read their terms and acceptable usage policy, which are available here. If you have any quick questions, they also have an IRC channel here.


Additional IPv4: $1/month or $10/year
cPanel: $14.00/month


256MB Special
256MB RAM & 256MB vSwap
1 vCPU
20GB Storage
500GB Bandwidth
100Mbps Port Speed
1 IPv4
/64 IPv6
50Gbps DDoS Mitigation
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512MB Special
512MB RAM & 512MB vSwap
1 vCPU
30GB Storage
1TB Bandwidth
1Gbps Port Speed
1 IPv4
/64 IPv6
50Gbps DDoS Mitigation
Pay yearly and save $1/month ($24/year).
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1GB Special
1GB RAM & 1GB vSwap
2 vCPUs
40GB Storage
2TB Bandwidth
1Gbps Port Speed
1 IPv4
/64 IPv6
50Gbps DDoS Mitigation
Pay yearly and save $1/month ($36/year).
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2GB Special
2GB RAM & 2GB vSwap
4 vCPUs
60GB Storage
3TB Bandwidth
1Gbps Port Speed
1 IPv4
/64 IPv6
50Gbps DDoS Mitigation
Pay yearly and save $1/month ($48/year).
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  • 100Mbps or 1Gbps Port Speed (depending on plan)
  • Free Inbound Bandwidth
  • Announced IPv4 Space
  • Announced IPv6 Space
  • 50Gbps Permanent DDoS Mitigation
  • Edge firewall rules possible (block or ratelimit protocols).
  • OpenVZ Virtualization
  • Instant Provisioning (subject to fraud screening)
  • SolusVM Control Panel
  • Full rDNS Control (both IPv4 and IPv6)
  • TUN/TAP & PPP Support
  • Operating Systems: CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Scientific Linux

Locations & Test Information

[Ashburn Looking Glass]

Test IPv4:

Test IPv6: 2604:6600:2002:2::8629:215



  1. do u accept dmca?

    June 29, 2016 @ 8:27 pm | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      Accept DMCA?

      We forward it to the customer.

      June 29, 2016 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
      • and if cusotmer dont remove?

        June 30, 2016 @ 3:23 am | Reply
        • Nick L.:

          The servers are located in Virginia so obviously you would have to remove legit DMCA notices.

          June 30, 2016 @ 3:27 pm | Reply
  2. who is datacenter?

    June 30, 2016 @ 2:42 am | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      We use the Psychz facility in Ashburn, Virginia.

      June 30, 2016 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  3. I have just ordered the 2GB Special VPS. Everything looks good so far. The core is an Intel E3-1271 v3 running at 3.60GHz.
    I have run some benchmarks and so far the host server does not appear to be oversold or overloaded. I will post an update if anything changes.

    So far this service appears to be quite a great deal! :)

    June 30, 2016 @ 4:27 am | Reply
    • Jordan:

      Thank you for the kind comments!

      June 30, 2016 @ 10:55 am | Reply
      • Today I was served with an abuse notice for “using 100% or more of shared CPU time.”. Given the large number of VPS services I use and have used in the past for the exact same purpose I was very surprised to have this happen. Having recorded all player activities in my logs I found nothing out of the ordinary in terms of CPU usage (It was ever so slightly above the average, with my current highest loaded server having three times this ones load). It appears that they do not have the same CPU abuse standards as other hosting companies I have worked with in the past.

        July 27, 2016 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
      • After some conversation with the support team is appears that this service considers a server load of 1.00 to be 100% CPU usage as per section 20.2a of their ToS. This is strange as the VPS is a quad core service and one would expect around 70% usage on each core (load of 2.8 on a quad core vps) to be a fair way of rating 100%.

        Given this information it may be wise to not order the higher core count VPS services if you intend to run applications which bring your VPS load above 1.00?

        I will post for information as it becomes available.

        July 27, 2016 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
      • I would like to add that while I was served an abuse notice my service was NOT suspended. Other than the fact that a notice has been sent everything else is operating perfectly. Their servers remain completely fine with no latency/cpu spikes that I can detect. The service is still offering premium levels of speed and reliability.

        July 27, 2016 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
      • After some further communication it has been found that the peak load I have been spiking to is what has caused the issue (and abuse notice). While my baseline load has been quite low (the server sits idle 18 hours of the day) there have been uncomfortable spikes during peak times. The support team has conveyed that due to the nature of their server infrastructure that this level is not sustainable at the amazing low end box prices. I happen to completely agree as for the same level of load on my UK servers I tend to pay upwards of $20 a month USD. I have taken steps to lessen the peak load on their service.

        Despite the nature of the notice being negative the support team were able to convey all relevant information and issues in a timely and concise manner. Their level of professionalism has been outstanding (Both Jordan and Ishaq). A++ level support.

        July 28, 2016 @ 1:08 am | Reply
  4. Didtav:

    Do you allow copyrighted material?

    June 30, 2016 @ 12:56 pm | Reply
    • Jordan:

      We don’t allow copyrighted material.

      June 30, 2016 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Jasper:

        I suppose you mean to share copyrighted material? :’) There can be tonnes of legitimate cases of copyrighted material: think about self-hosted IPBoard/XenForo, which is completely legitimate. Only paying the license and a not-too-expensive server can cut the costs of their managed hosting solutions.

        July 1, 2016 @ 12:09 pm | Reply
        • Jordan:

          To use or distribute copyrighted content which you don’t have permission for.

          July 1, 2016 @ 2:29 pm | Reply
  5. tom:

    Since this is hosted with Psychz (which allow TOR Exit nodes) is it possible to run an extremely limited and secured TOR Exit node?

    July 1, 2016 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Jordan:

      Hi, we only allow bridges.

      July 1, 2016 @ 8:18 pm | Reply
  6. captain:

    Why do your TOS usurp all of our rights to everything that we put on our VPSes? It’s OUR stuff, not yours. I just want to rent a place for it, not give it all to you for your own use. :-/

    This is bat shit insane:

    8.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media / reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website / reproduce, store and, with your specific consent, publish your content on and in relation to this website.

    8.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 8.2.

    8.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

    “Moral rights”??? What is this?

    9.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
    (b) be obscene or indecent;
    by whose definition???
    (i) be blasphemous;
    WTF?? (wait, is WTF blasphemous??)

    I seriously give up. Good luck with that.

    July 2, 2016 @ 7:22 am | Reply
    • Petr:

      Basically, we have to grant them privileges to steal our contents and we have to pay for it.

      July 4, 2016 @ 11:55 am | Reply
    • Petr:

      Basically, we have to grant them privileges to violate US copyright law and we have to pay for it.

      July 4, 2016 @ 11:56 am | Reply
    • Didta:

      i hope people will read this before buy one

      July 4, 2016 @ 10:11 pm | Reply
    • You are quite right. I’ve posted their offer on my blog. Now thanks for your mentioning, I have to update this point to my post to inform my readers.

      July 5, 2016 @ 7:26 am | Reply
    • Jordan:

      This section of the terms of service has been removed.

      July 5, 2016 @ 6:27 pm | Reply
  7. lolz
    I guess they are future facebook

    July 4, 2016 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Jordan:

      We have rectified our terms.

      July 5, 2016 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  8. Lucas:

    Out of stock :(

    July 11, 2016 @ 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      Please open a ticket, we may be able to facilitate you depending on the plan you want.

      July 14, 2016 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
      • We now have stock again on our 512MB, 1GB and 2GB plans!

        July 15, 2016 @ 8:49 pm | Reply
  9. Lucas:

    Out of stock

    July 11, 2016 @ 2:56 pm | Reply
    • Matt:

      Is this coming back?

      August 3, 2016 @ 9:57 am | Reply
      • Ishaq:

        Hi Matt,

        Please open a ticket and we can sort something out for you.

        August 4, 2016 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  10. CK:

    Networking isn’t what they advertise. I’ve noticed serious bottlenecking even with just a small teamspeak server hosted.

    July 12, 2016 @ 7:43 am | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      We are already aware of a problem causing speeds to be considerably slow due to the permanent DDoS mitigation we have in place. We’re working with the upstream to restore full speeds.

      Apologies for the inconvenience!

      July 14, 2016 @ 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      I can confirm this is now resolved.

      Thank you for your patience.

      July 14, 2016 @ 11:07 pm | Reply
  11. Your lowest plan now runs like trash. I had to setup the locales and sources to even work the VPS. GG

    August 21, 2016 @ 7:56 am | Reply
    • Ishaq:

      Open a ticket if you’re a customer, there are no issues with our platform at the moment.

      August 21, 2016 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
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