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FluidRhino – $7/Month – 512MB XEN VPS in Dallas, Texas

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 17, 2013 @ 8:53 am, by Zahra

Ryan, from Fluid Rhino, is back with another exclusive offer for LEB readers.

FLUID 512MB

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB Swap
  • 1 vCPU Core
  • 50GB RAID 10 DiskSpace
  • 200GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • XEN/SolusVM
  • $7/Month – Promo Code: 7LEBFORLIFE
  • Order Link
  • Location: Dallas

FluidRhino have been featured once before, and that was in December 2012. The main difference from their last offer is that instead of 25GB diskspace, this time round you will receive 50GB. Following feedback from their last offer, they’ve bumped this plans port speed up to 100Mbit and have reduced pricing on their other “high end” plans. As we highlighted in our last post, FluidRhino LLC are a registered company in Kentucky. They’re also running another promotional code which is valid until the end of February. TAKEITOFF113 – this takes 66% off the price of any plan for the first 3 months. FluidRhino’s last offer seemed to go down well, as it sold out quite quickly and several of their customers left positive feedback.

IPv6 is not available with this offer. According to Ryan, to make “LEB’s financially viable, we have to configure our servers using SoftLayer static IP’s. This means we’re using network-route/vif-route in Xen, and IPv6 support in that configuration is non-existant.” That said, he reassures us they’re still working to make it happen. They accept payments via PayPal and Credic Card. FluidRhino have a 7 day refund policy. Ryan sums up their TOS/AUP by saying “You have full root access. Don’t break the law, no spamming, etc.” Do have a read of their Terms of Service for further information.

Network Information:

Servers are located with Softlayer in Dallas, Texas.

Test IPv4: 174.121.238.139
Test File: http://www.fluidrhino.com/linux-3.2.35.tar.bz2

9 Comments

  1. The Ninja:

    This one takes the ‘weirdest name’ award off RoboShark or whatever that other shark-related host was called,

    February 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am | Reply
  2. Albert:

    > They’re also running another promotional code which is valid until the end of January. TAKEITOFF113 – this takes 66% off the price of any plan for the first 3 months.

    It’s February

    February 17, 2013 @ 10:59 am | Reply
    • When we put the offer in, it was January. That promotion is now extended until February 28th.

      Thanks,
      Ryan

      February 17, 2013 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
  3. Very tempting offer, not to mention the premium softlayer data center. Any review about this provider?

    February 17, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  4. bx:

    I switched from Linode to Fluidrhino a few weeks back b/c of this promo. I have been very pleased so far.
    Fyi, I’m running a simple webserver/mailserver.

    Here’s fluidrhino results from bench.sh script

    bx@fluidrhino.com  ~ $ ./bench.sh 
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X5670  @ 2.93GHz
    Number of cores : 1
    CPU frequency :  2933.438 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 489 MB
    Total amount of swap : 511 MB
    System uptime :   8:13,       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 47.7MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 13.0MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 79.0MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.51MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 5.14MB/s 
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 7.96MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.04MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 20.1MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 20.1MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 23.9MB/s 
    I/O speed :  397 MB/s
    

    Same script from my (former) linode 512:

    bx@linode ~ $ ./bench.sh 
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5520  @ 2.27GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency :  2266.746 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 496 MB
    Total amount of swap : 511 MB
    System uptime :   73 days, 7:06,       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 61.4MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 12.1MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 101MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 7.84MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 2.51MB/s 
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 13.2MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.88MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.6MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 26.0MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 26.0MB/s 
    I/O speed :  113 MB/s
    
    February 18, 2013 @ 3:44 pm | Reply
  5. We’ve been using them for a few weeks now (since the previous offer), and we’re very impressed. Performance is great, there hasn’t been any downtime, and support is very responsive. We only needed them for one issue logging into the VPS control panel, and they couldn’t have been faster or more helpful.

    For the price you can’t beat it!

    February 19, 2013 @ 5:32 am | Reply

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