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Cloud Shards – $30/year 512MB, $7/month 2GB, and more in Dallas or LA

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: July 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

cloudshardsHarry, from Cloud Shards has sent in the following offers which are available in Dallas, Texas, USA and some in Los Angeles, CA, USA. No coupon code is required for any of these offers. Cloud Shards is based in Sydney, Australia and have been around for well over a year now. They’re a legally registered entity in Australia and are also GST registered, which means Australian customers have to pay 10% GST. In addition to that, Cloud Shards is also a registered LLC (Cloud Shards DBA Query Foundry, LLC) in the state of Wyoming, USA. OpenVZ nodes have either dual L5520 CPUs, 6x 256GB Sandisk Enterprise SSD in RAID10, and an LSI RAID card, or dual E5-2620 CPUs with 8x 2TB hard drives in RAID 10 backup up by an LSI RAID card. Storage nodes have either dual L5520 CPUs or a single E3-1230v3, 12 or more 4TB Western Digital SE drives in RAID50, and an Adaptec RAID card with battery backup! Cloud Shards have been featured multiple times before and has positive comments from the community. Recently, CloudShards acquired LiquidHost, expanding their reach even further. As always, feel free to share your experiences in the comments or at LowEndTalk!

OpenVZ 512MB SSD

  • 1 CPU core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 7GB SSD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $30/year
  • Order in Dallas
OpenVZ 512MB HDD

  • 1 CPU core
  • 512MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 18GB HDD space
  • 500GB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $30/year
  • Order in Dallas
  • Order in LA
OpenVZ 1GB SSD

  • 2 CPU cores
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 12GB SSD space
  • 1TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.50/month
  • Order in Dallas
OpenVZ 2GB SSD

  • 2 CPU cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB vSwap
  • 20GB SSD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order in Dallas

More offers inside!

KVM 250GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 320MB RAM
  • 250GB HDD space
  • 1TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $4.75/month
  • Order in Dallas
KVM 500GB

  • 1 CPU @ 50%
  • 320MB RAM
  • 500GB HDD space
  • 2TB traffic
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • 8x IPv6
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $7/month
  • Order in Dallas
OpenVZ 1GB HDD

OpenVZ 2GB HDD

Cloud Shards accepts payments via PayPal and 2Checkout. They offer a 7 day no questions asked refund policy and provide a 99.9% uptime SLA. You can view more of their budget plans here and backup plans here. 8 IPv6 are provisioned by default and more can be requested via support tickets. Extra IPs, disk and bandwidth can be ordered at checkout. Anything legal in the USA is allowed. Tor Exit, IRC and public VPN/Proxy are not allowed. Be sure to take a look at their Terms of Service before signing up.

Network Information

Dallas, TX, USA (Cloud Shards DBA Query Foundry, LLC, Infomart Dallas):
Looking glass: http://tx.lg.cloudshards.net
Carriers: PCCW, Internap, Cogent, Zayo (pending)

Los Angeles, CA, USA (MultaCOM):
Looking glass: http://ca.lg.cloudshards.net
Carriers: PCCW, Internap, Cogent, Zayo (pending)

16 Comments

  1. KVM 250GB is out of stock, and the order link for KVM 500GB is broken.

    July 8, 2014 @ 2:24 pm | Reply
    • Hi, have got Lowendbox staff to fix the 500GB order link. KVM 250GB restock is being worked on. This offer was submitted sometime ago, so do apologize for this.

      July 8, 2014 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  2. Martin:

    I’ve had the 500GB storage plan in Dallas (albeit upgraded to 512MB ram) since.. march, I think. No problems what so ever, no down time, performance has been fine and support has been quick to answer every time.

    July 8, 2014 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
  3. jcaleb:

    250gb and 500gb can be used in anything? Meaning not storage only?

    July 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm | Reply
    • Hi, yes, it is a VPS catered for storage purposes, but can be used for anything.

      July 8, 2014 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  4. aabid khan:

    Hi

    July 8, 2014 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
  5. aabid khan:

    Yes 512 odr

    July 8, 2014 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  6. Lucas:

    Still in stone age..remember unique geek :)

    July 8, 2014 @ 8:28 pm | Reply
    • Being in stone age isn’t that bad sometimes :) We’re still around is what counts!

      July 9, 2014 @ 9:34 am | Reply
  7. Andrei G.:

    I have nightmares when I see hosting companies with a $50 template.

    July 10, 2014 @ 7:51 am | Reply
  8. Coolabah:

    Do you have an Ubuntu 14.04 x64 template available yet ? Would also want to be sure ip_conntrack and ip_state modules are loaded for iptables support.

    July 13, 2014 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
    • Will have this available shortly. Modules should be loaded. If problems. Contact support.

      July 14, 2014 @ 4:08 am | Reply
  9. Israel:

    Can the KVM 500GB ram be increased?

    July 14, 2014 @ 11:18 am | Reply
  10. lPaul M:

    My wife had previously been hosting her business website with Hostmonster, and it was performing very slowly. I migrated to Cloud Shards and it’s running very well, it’s standard LAMP – joomla/php, apache, mysql, the usual. It’s not a very high traffic website, but it needs to be responsive.

    I am using munin to monitor the server and it indicates that the server is responsive, doesn’t detect much cycle stealing.

    I had to contact them over something minor and they were very quick to respond.

    Overall then I am happy to recommend Cloud Shards.

    August 30, 2014 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

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