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Front Range Hosting – $1.20/Month 128MB OpenVZ VPS in Colorado & $2.25 384MB KVM

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: December 27, 2012 @ 5:15 pm, by Asim Zeeshan

Front Range Hosting Corey, from FrontRangeHosting, has sent in a few Christmas offers, which were suppose to get posted before Christmas but due to the massive backlog, they’re only now being posted. Corey mentioned that this promotion will be extended until January 6th which also happens to be apart of Christmas for some people around the world.

OVZ-128

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap RAM
  • 5GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 250GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $1.20/Month – Promo Code HOHOHO
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-384

  • 384MB RAM
  • 7GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 750GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $2.25/Month – Promo Code HOHOHO
  • Direct Order Link

FrontRangeHosting have been listed on LowEndBox twice before. This promotion gives you 40% off their normal prices. Their VPS Nodes are built with Supermicro chasis’s and are based around the E5-2620 CPU which runs at 2.0GHz with a turbo speed of 2.5GHz. For diskspace, they use Enterprise 6Gb/s SAS Hard Drives with Intel Gen 2 520 series SSD’s providing SSD caching. I have to admit that we do see a lot of lowend OpenVZ deals but we don’t see as many KVM offers, so they’re KVM range may be more appealing to you. They operate their own AS network (AS54856) and own their IPv4 and IPv6 ranges, this allows them to provide services cheaper than other hosts who may be renting.

FrontRangeHosting provide 24/7 support and offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. They accept major credit cards, Paypal, 2Checkout, Google Wallet and Amazon Pay as payment methods. Unlike most hosts who use the infamous FDCServers to provide services in Colorado, FrontRangeHosting’s servers are located in the Data 102 datacenter in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA). All plans come with a 30 day money back guarantee. For more information, do check out their Terms Of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy.

OVZ-256

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

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

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 20GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM
  • $4.80/Month – Promo Code HOHOHO
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-384D

  • 384MB RAM
  • 22GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 384GB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $5.40/Month – Promo Code HOHOHO
  • Direct Order Link
KVM-512

  • 512MB RAM
  • 10GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 1 IPv6 Address
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • $3.00/Month – Promo Code HOHOHO
  • Direct Order Link

Network Information:

Servers are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

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

75 Comments

  1. Tried to get this in before Chrismas but it fell into a black hole somewhere :)

    So the codes will run until Jan 6th.

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
  2. rds100:

    So it’s burst RAM ot vswap?

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:50 pm | Reply
    • vSwap.

      December 27, 2012 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
    • Hanjin:

      [root@us ~]# free -m
      total used free shared buffers cached
      Mem: 128 126 1 0 0 122
      -/+ buffers/cache: 3 124
      Swap: 128 3 124

      December 27, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  3. curtisg:

    IO speed?

    December 27, 2012 @ 6:22 pm | Reply
    • They are SSD Cached for reads so the most requested data on a node are cached on the SSD’s for quick access. Writes are not cached, but typically speeds are anywhere from 100-200MB/s depending on what’s going on with the node at any given time.

      December 27, 2012 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Hanjin:

      [root@us ~]# 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, 3.8616 s, 278 MB/s

      [root@us ~]# 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, 8.14586 s, 132 MB/s

      [root@us ~]# 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, 9.76365 s, 110 MB/s

      [root@us ~]# 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, 4.82929 s, 222 MB/s

      December 27, 2012 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  4. well, is it too cheap to be true?ahahaha

    December 27, 2012 @ 6:32 pm | Reply
  5. john:

    @FRCorey This is not going to be on kenobi or Belth, right?

    December 27, 2012 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Belth is an older node were looking at retiring it’s been locked out for awhile. What’s wrong with Kenobi?

      December 27, 2012 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
      • JohnJohn:

        What are you going to do with the node once you retire it?

        December 27, 2012 @ 9:08 pm | Reply
        • It will become a utility node running monitoring software & such.

          December 27, 2012 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
      • john:

        Nothing is wrong, I already have one on the node, kind of stupid to have 2 vps on same node.
        that’s all.

        December 27, 2012 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
        • Everyone on Belth would be moved to a new server not to an existing server. Do you currently have 2 OpenVZ VPS’s on the same node? If so open a ticket and we can migrate one to a different node.

          December 27, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
  6. Adam:

    vpn allowed?

    December 27, 2012 @ 9:09 pm | Reply
  7. Little confused.

    I ordered the 20GB SSD Package : OVZ-512 – 512MB memory – 512MB vSwap – 20GB SSD Disk Space

    But I’m on the same node as a non SSD VPS I have purchased previously with you.

    Also the Disk speed doesn’t quite look SSD.

    I/O speed : 83.2 MB/s

    Was I placed on the wrong node?

    December 27, 2012 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
    • You’re on a SSD Cached node, we only cache Reads not writes, DD tests are tests of writes to the HDD’s not the SSD’s. No writes touch the SSD’s.

      December 27, 2012 @ 11:00 pm | Reply
      • “20GB SSD Disk Space”

        So it’s not an SSD Based VPS. My storage isn’t on SSD.

        December 27, 2012 @ 11:02 pm | Reply
        • Ugh I see up there. No it’s SSD Cached Disk Space, but yes that’s a pretty damning typo up there :(

          December 27, 2012 @ 11:04 pm | Reply
        • With SSD Caching the most accessed blocks are placed on the SSD’s, so in a web server situation maybe a file keeps being read the SSD Cacheing algorithm moves a copy of it onto the SSD’s for faster access to the data. If the file becomes less popular then it could be replaced by something more popular.

          It works at the HDD block level not the filesystem level.

          December 27, 2012 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
  8. OK – Understandable! I just was very surprised to find myself on the same node (Fine, but not SSD) when I purchased what I thought was a pure SSD plan.

    December 27, 2012 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
    • Seems the writer of this article is to blame. Not FRCorey’s fault.

      December 27, 2012 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
      • Yup, just realized that from his replies. Already use them & found myself on the same node when I thought I was getting pure SSD. For some reason I can’t reply to his posts, not sure if it’s because it’s a few posts deep.

        December 27, 2012 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
        • Funny I could not reply to another post as well just replied to the same thread.

          December 28, 2012 @ 12:36 am | Reply
      • Yes, my typo. Duh!!

        December 28, 2012 @ 7:36 am | Reply
    • Yeah Sorry about that, Pure SSD’s would be way more expensive to implement for now. I believe SSD cacheing is more of a transitionary phase to pure SSD’s in the future. SSD Size increases are happening, but the prices are nowhere near going down anytime soon. I think that’s why even Apple implemented their Fusion Drive technology in their new mac’s. FWIW I have a 2011 MBP and I redid the SSD and HDD into a Fusion drive and it works great.

      December 27, 2012 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
  9. Does the KVM nodes having RAID-10 SAS Enterprise Hard Drives same as OpenVZ nodes?

    Do you provide KVM template based install? Thank you.

    December 28, 2012 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • We have a few KVM templates loaded, and yes the OVZ and KVM nodes are pretty much the same build.

      December 28, 2012 @ 5:06 pm | Reply
  10. enj0y:

    SSD Too small
    There is no mechanical hard drive

    December 28, 2012 @ 5:31 pm | Reply
    • SSD Cached, which means there are Mechanical Drives. The KVM Plans are 2 each, one with less disk for less cost for those who dont need it, and one with a larger disk for those who want to pay the price for it.

      December 30, 2012 @ 3:15 am | Reply
  11. salakis:

    Just ordered the $1.20 plan today. Got stuck in fraud protection first, but this issue got resolved quite quickly.

    Until now, I have to admit that I’m pretty impressed by the speed, especially to Europe.

    Download from NL (BIT B.V.),average 7.13 MB/s – peaking at 9.53 MB/s

    root@***:~# wget http://nl.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template
    --2012-12-28 23:52:21--  http://nl.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/quantal/ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template
    Resolving nl.releases.ubuntu.com... 2001:7b8:3:37:213:136:29:219, 213.136.29.219
    Connecting to nl.releases.ubuntu.com|2001:7b8:3:37:213:136:29:219|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 56092977 (53M)
    Saving to: `ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template.3'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 56,092,977  9.53M/s   in 7.5s    
    
    2012-12-28 23:52:29 (7.13 MB/s) - `ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template.3' saved [56092977/56092977]

    Same file from UK server (mirror.as29550.net) in 6.5s / peaked at nearly 11 MB/s.

    Connecting to mirror.as29550.net|213.229.119.169|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 56092977 (53M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template.2'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 56,092,977  10.2M/s   in 6.5s    
    
    2012-12-28 23:51:09 (8.21 MB/s) - `ubuntu-12.10-server-amd64+mac.template.2' saved [56092977/56092977]

    Regarding upstream, download peaked at 2.7 MB/s in my case (using a UPC CZ 60 Mbit connection)

    powerbook-g4-17:~ user$ wget http://192.40.57.***/100mb.bin
    --21:05:27--  http://192.40.57.***/100mb.bin
               => `100mb.bin'
    Connecting to 192.40.57.***:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104,857,600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    
    100%[==============================================================>] 104,857,600    2.61M/s    ETA 00:00
    
    21:06:28 (1.67 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

    So, all in all thank you very much for this great promo, highly recommendable VPS.

    December 28, 2012 @ 8:15 pm | Reply
  12. Mark:

    Are the KVMs totally sold out now?

    Mark.

    December 29, 2012 @ 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Mark:

      Never mind, read the full offer and the 512MB KVMs are still in stock.

      December 29, 2012 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
  13. desynch:

    can i run freeBSD on kvm256? thanks

    January 1, 2013 @ 5:28 pm | Reply
    • You can if the installer ISO would work with that much ram. You need to check with FreeBSD. Most installers need 512mb to work I think.

      January 1, 2013 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
  14. I did try these guys for a few months last year, must say it was pretty decent and issue free for the price.

    Probably going to get another at some point.

    January 1, 2013 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  15. desynch:

    Can you pls check if I can run freeBSD netinstall with kvm256? thanks a lot FRCorey.

    January 2, 2013 @ 4:11 am | Reply
    • Out of space on the KVM servers, I have a new KVM server build that should perform better than the first two. Maybe sometime next week if it ships tomorrow.

      January 4, 2013 @ 8:45 am | Reply
      • If netinstall will run on 256mb of ram you’re fine.

        January 4, 2013 @ 8:56 am | Reply
  16. Steve K:

    Had a server with this company before to host an IRC DNS blacklist. Highly recommend. Incredibly fast servers and barely, if any downtime. Only cancelled because the blacklist was no longer necessary. Gonna pick up another server with these guys when my current host expires on the 16th.

    January 2, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply
  17. Bill:

    Server configured within a couple of minutes of payment and initial test results are positive:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync;rm test -f; ./ioping -c 10
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.34396 s, 321 MB/s
    -bash: ./ioping: No such file or directory

    January 2, 2013 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  18. cause:

    on node named pike, my kvm512 instance was down for hours until I boot manually today.
    boot.log shows some files were not closed because of sudden poweroff.

    and test result on my node, maybe worst one.

    — . ioping statistics —
    20 requests completed in 22116.1 ms
    min/avg/max/mdev = 59.9/155.6/406.7/73.9 ms

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync

    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 29.8686 s, 35.9 MB/s

    January 2, 2013 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
    • cause:

      > We are aware of an issue impacting the Pike node, we are currently investigating the problem and should have a updated status shortly.

      from email. my vps could not boot up now. even manually via control panel.

      January 3, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
    • Tyler:

      also on Pike, KVM384. FreeBSD 9.0 installed with no issues, using virtio drivers

      test# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=16k conv=sync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes transferred in 27.002278 secs (39764861 bytes/sec)
      — test.bin (ufs /dev/vtbd0p2) ioping statistics —
      20 requests completed in 19372.1 ms, 59 iops, 0.2 mb/s
      min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/16.9/117.0/35.7 ms

      so getting very similar results.

      January 4, 2013 @ 3:38 am | Reply
      • hope that was not this morning, SSD cacheing takes about 30 minutes to sort itself out :/

        January 4, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply
        • Tyler:

          might have been (it was middle of the night for me). It is even worse right now though..

          January 5, 2013 @ 5:30 am | Reply
  19. got two of the OVZ-128’s one for a VPN link am pleased with speeds/stability so far, other is for synced file backups, really liked the dns/control interface, & ability to set reverse dns, and ability to set TUN/TAP without opening ticket.

    January 3, 2013 @ 5:11 am | Reply
  20. Ruriko:

    do you plan to stock more of the KVM plans soon?

    January 4, 2013 @ 2:13 am | Reply
    • Next week or early the week after I’m waiting on a new server to arrive might ship tomorrow. I stopped provisioning on them because Pike kernel panicked and both are near each other in terms of VPS’s on the box. We will be moving into a full cabinet so I plan on rebooting both servers when they move and to also take advantage of a kernel upgrade that does address some kernel panick situation at the same time.

      The current nodes are running Intel 520’s for the SSD cache in a raid 1, I”m not impressed with the performance on the disk side though. We only cache writes, the box coming in next week will be quad Samsung 840 pro’s in a raid-10, but on the horizon I’m trying to get the Intel S3700’s because of their IO SLA’s built into the disks which put all accesses in a very tight pattern compared to the randomness of current generation SSD’s. If that works out then we’ll work with people to migrate onto new boxes and recycle those back into OpenVZ nodes since they performed very well in that configuration.

      KVM is new for us, but it’s more figuring out the hardware side of things to perform as well as how our OpenVZ nodes have been.

      January 4, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
      • So will the promo be extended as well? or will it expire today because of unforeseen circumstances?

        January 4, 2013 @ 9:00 am | Reply
        • I got your email :) no anyone who asks for the package we’ll open a ticket and put it on hold, and apply the promo once that server gets here.

          Only KVM is impacted we have plenty of OpenVZ space left for those who want that.

          January 4, 2013 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
  21. Zinn VPS:

    Well i have to say im very pleased with kvm 512 package got 2 extra ips for a good price.

    January 4, 2013 @ 10:42 pm | Reply
  22. tes123:

    nice vps n fast support altough i am flagged by maxmind,
    very fast setup after bill payment,
    i want to ask, what will happen after bandwidth quota reached?
    and i am a little bit confused,
    in terminal i am using free -m and get result :
    total used free
    Mem: 128 98 29

    but in solusvm i got
    11.95 MB of 128 MB Used / 116.05 MB Free

    what should i follow, solus / terminal,

    anyway, 9/10 nice service :D

    January 5, 2013 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
    • JohnJohn:

      Could you add freebsd-9.1-bootonly?

      January 6, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
      • JohnJohn:

        ment to be a new comment -.-

        January 6, 2013 @ 1:07 am | Reply
    • Exceed your bandwidth by 10% and it suspends.

      As for memory believe your OS not SolusVM, someone over there is bad at math.

      January 9, 2013 @ 7:37 am | Reply
  23. Was Brazil banned from Frontrangehosting ?
    Since Dec ~ 10, I can’t open frontrangehosting.com (tryed on multiple locations with multiple ip adresses).

    January 5, 2013 @ 11:50 pm | Reply
    • Lucas I did, I dont have many orders from there and I was having a hell of a time getting rid of a persistent fraud case I’ll unban it.

      January 6, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  24. Have 3 quick ques:
    When will KVM-512 be available again?
    Any plans for an $6 KVM-1024 promo?
    How much for additional ipv4’s and ipv6’s?
    Thanks.

    January 8, 2013 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Probably cheapest I’ll get in the near future is going to be 7.50 for a KVM-1024.

      Additional IPv4 ip’s are 1 dollar, ipv6 are free, but I’m not giving out dozens of them.

      January 9, 2013 @ 7:36 am | Reply
  25. desynch:

    root@nodeone:/home/vpn# 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, 1.23011 s, 873 MB/s

    — this is a great host for its price. 2 thumbs up for this host. I hope you just get better as time passes by.

    January 13, 2013 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
  26. Glass:

    Promotion code expired.

    January 13, 2013 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
    • William:

      Do you still have Christmas in your region?

      January 13, 2013 @ 7:10 pm | Reply
      • Glass:

        William:
        Do you still have Christmas in your region?

        FRCorey:
        Next week or early the week after I’m waiting on a new server to arrive might ship tomorrow.

        Quite clever, William; but next/week after next week after Jan 4th would be around this time, no?

        January 14, 2013 @ 4:35 am | Reply
        • The code expired on the 7th, you can use FRH25 for 25% off any plan unless you were someone who opened a ticket to raincheck on the offer before the 7th.

          January 15, 2013 @ 1:24 am | Reply
  27. Glass:

    Grabbed one to play around (for now). Initial impressions are great, instant setup, instant/super fast and helpful support, dd>400MB/s (am I the only one on the node?!). Top LEB provider material if this is consistently maintained. Thanks.

    January 16, 2013 @ 6:40 am | Reply
    • You’re probably on Torrey it’s a new node about 30 people on it currently.

      January 19, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  28. iky:

    Do not purchase vps from frontrangehosting, they have very horrible servers, once I found my vps is offline, then I asked them to fix it, then they gave me an empty online vps. I lost all data on their vps, and when I asked them where my data is, guess what they said:

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. If you have any backups then please upload in the server since the data is lost.

    Thanks for choosing Front Range Hosting

    March 12, 2013 @ 2:11 am | Reply
    • iKY you know we had a power outage in the datacenter and your data is corrupted and non recoverable. Our TOS States that customers are responsible for their data and it’s your responsibility to be making proper backups. We are now making weekly backups, but that is no excuse to not have your own copies of your data. We did not delete your data on purpose it was an act of god. I’m sorry it happened, but you are completely misrepresenting what happened.

      March 15, 2013 @ 7:08 am | Reply

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