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Front Range Hosting – $1.20 128MB OpenVZ & $4.20 256MB KVM in Colorado

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: March 20, 2013 @ 10:40 pm, by Liam

Front Range HostingCorey, from FrontRangeHosting, has sent in a staggering eight plans to be featured! Some of them were listed back in January but others are new or have been altered.

OVZ-128

  • 128MB memory / 128MB vSwap
  • 5GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 250GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $1.20/Month – Promo Code MMOVZ
  • Direct Order Link
OVZ-1024

  • 1024MB memory / 1024MB vSwap
  • 40GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $7/Month – Promo Code 1G7D
  • Direct Order Link

Front Range Hosting are running a “March Madness” sale with discounts on their SSD Cached OpenVZ plans and on their SSD Cached KVM plans! Corey informs us that these are lifetime discounts and will still apply if you upgrade. Front Range Hosting were founded in 2011 and have featured on LowEndBox four times before. They’re running Intel Xeon E5-2620 Based Nodes with LSI CacheCade SSD Cacheing Technology. You’ll be pleased to know that they’re using native IPv6. If you read their previous threads, you will notice that reviews seem to be mixed. As ever, it would be great if existing customers could share their experience with us.

Front Range Hosting offer many different operating systems including the most popular. Their KVM plans have access to over 70 popular *nix & *bsd ISO’s. If you need something particular, you’ll be pleased to know that they accept requests but do not support Windows at this time. As usual, have a read of their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy before signing up.

OVZ-256

  • 256MB memory / 256MB vSwap
  • 10GB Raid-10 SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $2.40/Month – Promo Code MMOVZ
  • Direct Order Link
OVZ-384

  • 384MB memory / 384MB vSwap
  • 15GB Raid-10 SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 750GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $3.60/Month – Promo Code MMOVZ
  • Direct Order Link
OVZ-512

  • 512MB memory / 512MB vSwap
  • 20GB Raid-10 SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.80/Month – Promo Code MMOVZ
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-256D

  • 256MB memory
  • 15GB Raid-10 SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 256GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $4.20/Month – Promo Code MMKVM
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-384D

  • 384MB memory
  • 22GB Raid-10 SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 384GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $6.30/Month – Promo Code MMKVM
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-512

  • 512MB memory
  • 30GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 512GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $7.00/Month – Promo Code 5127D
  • Direct Order Link

Network Information:

Servers are located at the Data102 datacenter in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA). Front Range Hosting operate their own ASN and own their IP space.

Test IPv4: 198.147.20.15
Test IPv6: 2604:2880::e191:6267
Test File: http://testden.frontrangehosting.com/test10m.dat

26 Comments

  1. Jon617:

    Good host!

    March 20, 2013 @ 10:55 pm | Reply
  2. ClownJugglar:

    512MB KVM with them (paid for a year up front). No issues other than the power loss they had about a month ago that wasn’t their fault. FRCorey was very vocal about what was going on and gave several (some argue too many) status updates.

    I would recommend this VPS provider. This is my 2nd VPS with them. I had a personal issue arise after buying my first one… to which I was promptly refunded no questions asked (I did provide details about said personal issue).

    Performance seems great.. but all I used it for (before power outage) was squirrelmail box with postfix and dovecot imapd. Sometimes using them as a SSH proxy @ work to get past some filters :P

    March 21, 2013 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  3. Recommended. I’ve been hosting a couple of low traffic sites on their KVM-512 (Ubuntu 12.04, nginx, node, Mongo DB) – one minor outage, but they seem to be on it before I managed to open a ticket.

    March 21, 2013 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  4. I got a box with them a while back during the March Madness sale (before it was popular for hipster cred), and I can attest that the coupon works across upgrades. As to the box itself, it seems to work well, has good speeds and all that. Like move providers with IPv6, they’ll give you more addresses on request (though I had to explain what I wanted with 60 additional addresses. You don’t get to know). Overall seems to be a fine company to me, and the recent outage, rather than shaking my faith in them, reinforced it – Corey seems to know what he’s doing.

    March 21, 2013 @ 2:10 am | Reply
  5. Raghavendra:

    The only problem is they don’t allow legal adult hosting!

    March 21, 2013 @ 1:19 pm | Reply
  6. dano:

    I have had a 384mb KVM with SSD disk cache with FRH for about 6 months or so, and I do like the performance of the machine and location of the data center. As others above have said, the only issue I have ever had with FRH was the “loss of AC power” during maintenance initiated by the data center a month or so ago, which was communicated to customers and handled in a professional manner. Otherwise, Corey/support has handled any questions I have had quickly, and with a friendly attitude. I would recommend Front Range Hosting.

    March 21, 2013 @ 3:37 pm | Reply
  7. frank:

    Signed up with them yesterday and today my VPS went down already (couple hours, not rebootable).

    Not a good start :<

    March 22, 2013 @ 8:53 pm | Reply
    • frank:

      Edit: But they replied to the ticket quickly (within 1 hour) and are looking into it now. There’s hope!

      March 22, 2013 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
      • FRCorey:

        Yes there was a Kernel Panic with IPTables being the last thing seen on the console so were looking into what may have happened.

        March 22, 2013 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
        • frank:

          Thanks for the quick recovery (VPS is up again)!

          March 22, 2013 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
        • Guessing you maxed out your allowed iptables rules / the amount of containers blocking IPs caused iptables to floor out the machine exhausting memory.

          Happened to another company I consult for a week or so ago, host-node had to be rebooted at console because of this.

          BTW: Routing doesn’t seem to backhaul to odd locations anymore. Comcast -> Cogent CoS. Plus that $4.20 price just seems… right :) Might have to pick up one of these for another local server.

          March 24, 2013 @ 9:28 am | Reply
        • FRCorey:

          @Kris

          Actually that server had more VPS’s in the past without problems, but that’s the last thing that was on the console when it crashed. Similar issue with another node, but we decided to put ksplice on it and were keeping an eye on them, were several KP bugs that were resolved in the last month since we rebooted them so rather than do another reboot we used ksplice to bring the kernel up to date.

          March 25, 2013 @ 5:05 am | Reply
  8. http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/8878/its-march-madness-at-front-range-hosting-40-off-ssd-cached-openvz-and-30-off-ssd-cached-kvm
    You say

    Best Deal! 1G/2G/1G 40G Disk 2TB Xfer 7.00/mo with Code 1G7D Buy Now!

    And here : 1TB Bandwidth

    Which is correct?

    March 23, 2013 @ 4:58 am | Reply
    • FRCorey:

      It’s 2, just a typo. If there’s ever a question what the specs are on our website are correct.

      March 24, 2013 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  9. i did not want to add a review here , but it seems that front range hosting does deserve one.
    Okay so i ordered the 256 one , as soon as i finished order , i was put to fraud status. Opened a ticket , support forwarded ticket two times , next day i was allowed to pay. As soon as i paid , the final checkout gave some module error , refreshed the page , the bill said it is paid , got details in email.
    Starting configuring my vps , moved data and all , took me about 5 hours , at some time it was getting very slower , the console got un responsive. After alot of hardwork , my vps went offline , tired restarting , didnt work. Opened a ticket , reply was it was being checked. I had already turned off my old vps. And i wanted a long time handshake here. Anyways , after 2 hours they restarted whole node and said , they might apply some updates etc. First impression was not so good.
    as they have 7 days full return policy , i switched back to my old vps and requested for a refund. the support forwarded my ticket twice , After few hours one senior admin replied: he is away and cannot process ticket from mobile so as soon as he gets home he will process it”. I said Okay.. After two days nothing happend , and my ticket was closed by the support , i replied on it asking that if the refund was not processed why my ticket is closed? and the support again re-forwarded it (HUH?).. After hours , i got a reply that the refund has processed.
    It has been more than a day now , i never got my money back. My server is still on with them , it was also not cancelled yet.
    So , i have given up getting the money back , because all the support can do is to forward TICKETS only and use the vps till the end of month. I am glad it was a monthly plan , not yearly. I wished to be a long time customer , as i have always paid yearly.. but , i dont think with such attitude , things can go anywhere.

    Ticket ID: #569258

    March 26, 2013 @ 10:55 am | Reply
    • Just to add , I have got my money back –

      The benchmark from my 256 mb server was :

      UnixBench score: 1881.6

      I/O rate: 372.0 MB/second

      Bandwidth rate: 41.5 MB/second

      April 2, 2013 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  10. I have 2 websites with these folks, and two with others, and fortunately both with them in the development phase. When I first set one of these up, they were much more helpful than other unmanaged server hosts in helping to get a mail server working and helping to debug it in a rather helpful and pleasant fashion. I suspect Cory is a consientious and dedicated individual running the show.
    Overall, I have been happy with then aside from their recent power problem which they did apologize for. They offer competitive prices, their own nameservers, and respond to tickets promptly. I plan on sticking with them, and hope the quality of their services and products will improve over time. I suspect they will compensate for their recent shortcomings which may be beyond their control with appropriate measures. I look forward to a more robust system to be in place as a result.
    -Mahesh

    March 27, 2013 @ 12:15 am | Reply
  11. salakis:

    Got their 128MB VPS since end of December 2012.
    100% satisfied! Transit to Europe is really good, despite the higher latency (due to location).
    Support also great.

    March 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm | Reply
  12. Aj:

    Aw, These coupons have expired..

    April 7, 2013 @ 5:39 pm | Reply
  13. Tom:

    Have had a 256 with these guys for a couple months, just upgraded to a 512. FANTASTIC service, AWESOME support, QUICK ticket replies, these guys have it going on. Also, did you know, this is the only v6 provider I’ve found who actually gives you rDNS access and support for IPv6? Highly recommend. :D

    May 13, 2013 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

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