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Luminous Cloud - 2GB Hyper-V Cloud for $9/mo

Mark from Luminous Cloud sent in an interesting and unique offer for the Low End Box community. This first-time offer from Luminous features a 2GB cloud-like dedicated resource driven service for just $9/month, normally $25/month. Seeing as this is the first time Luminous has been highligted on Low End Box it’s important to note that their WHOIS is public and their terms of service is available here: http://www.luminouscloud.com/tos. Accepted methods of payment include PayPal and Credit Card (through a PayPal gateway).

According to Mark this offer is especially unique because this is a true virtualization service powered by Microsoft Hyper-V, No Container VMs! Dedicated Resources, Tier III Data Center in Kansas City, MO with 99.99% Network Uptime, No Overselling, Limited Quantity Available, Offer is Exclusive to Low End Box Users

In their own words:

Luminous is a Diversified Media Data Services, LLC brand (http://www.dmdsmanaged.com) a leading Midwest based provider of managed web, email and application hosting, colocation and data center services, hybrid IT and private cloud solutions for niche markets. Our Luminous brand offers affordable unmanaged hosting services for blogs, startups and small businesses – What makes us unique? We do not offer container based VPS, instead, our Cloud VPS services are powered by true Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization with dedicated resources, guaranteed. We offer great customer support with actual 24x7x365 availability.

Read more for the package signup links, more datacenter and network information and node specifications.

As always, feedback is welcome. Let us know about your experiences with Luminous Cloud!

CVPS-2GB @ $9/month, normally $25/month
– Dual-Core vCPU
– 30GB SSD HDD Space
– 1TB transfer
– 1Gbps uplink
– 1x IPv4
– IPv6 as Needed
– Powered by Microsoft Hyper-V
– $9/month
– Order link https://portal.luminouscloud.com/cart.php?gid=32


Additional notes:

Luminous Cloud will install the OS of your choice, full root/admin access. Windows available with your own license, Plesk panel available for $5.00 a month or $50.00 a year. 1 IPv4 address, IPv6 available as needed


Datacenter Details:
KCMO DC – Kansas City, MO, United States
Test IPv4:
Test file: http://static2.diversifiedmedia.net/content/downloads/1GBtest.zip


Node Specifications:
– 2x Intel Xeon E5645 CPU
– 96GB RAM
– 6x 500GB SSDs
– Hardware RAID
– 1Gbps uplink


Jon Biloh


  1. We really appreciate Low End Box for posting our offer! We’re very excited to be in business with such a great community of developers and IT professionals. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

    December 14, 2016 @ 7:02 pm | Reply
  2. VPSguy:

    The bandwidth allocation kills the deal for me. I can see someone who needs more ram and cpu then bandwidth but for the average user the resources are unbalanced.

    December 15, 2016 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
  3. Interesting offer. Though based on my experience, the performance of Linux VPS within Hyper-V is not that good compared to KVM or OVZ…

    December 16, 2016 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  4. Thank you for your feedback!

    We have found that a lot of potential subscribers think they will use more bandwidth than they actually do. Additional bandwidth is absolutely available, and honestly the limits are loosely enforced, but we want our packages to be realistic and true to our no-overselling promise.

    As for Hyper-V, catering to the “Low End Box” market is a new venture for us with the purchase of Luminous. Our parent company, DMDS, specializes in enterprise-grade hosted services for Midsize businesses, primarily Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Disaster Recovery, so our company has always used Hyper-V and our staff are experts with it. It’s true virtualization built for enterprise and we wanted to bring that quality of product to the more affordable market. Before Luminous, we’ve had around 100 *nix based VMs in service, in addition to countless Windows VMs, performance has always been great, but keeping ahead of capacity is important.

    Dedi Promo, I’d be interested in hearing more about your Linux on Hyper-V experiences, I know you mentioned OVZ and KVM, two very different products as OpenVZ are containers which is a shared virtualization, KVM uses true virtualization in a sense, but is still considered a Type 2 Hypervisor. Typically performance on Type 1 (running directly on system hardware) will trump Type 2 performance, regardless of the OS. Were you able to find the root cause of the performance issue you were having?

    Let me know if you guys have any questions!

    December 16, 2016 @ 5:24 pm | Reply
    • Virtuoso:

      Quoting Mark: “…”KVM uses true virtualization in a sense, but is still considered a Type 2 Hypervisor. …”

      KVM is a true bare-metal (type 1) Hypervisor.

      Per IBM – “… Myth #1: KVM is type 2 hypervisor that is hosted by the operating system, and isn’t a bare metal hypervisor.
      This is a persistent myth, but the truth is that KVM actually does run directly on x86 hardware. People assume it is a type 2 hypervisor because one of the ways that it is packaged is as a component of Linux – so you can be running a Linux distribution and then, from the command-line shell prompt or from a graphical user interface on that Linux box, you can start KVM. …” https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/ibmvirtualization/entry/kvm_myths_uncovering_the_truth_about_the_open_source_hypervisor?lang=en

      December 16, 2016 @ 10:00 pm | Reply
      • There is a lot of debate over KVM being Type 1 or Type 2, we’re in the Type 2 camp. Google will give you plenty of articles that state it’s Type 2 due to its emulation techniques.

        December 16, 2016 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  5. neutronscott:

    I’m not sure what I’ll use it for but it was an excellent deal that I couldn’t pass up.

    Setup isn’t automated, but Mark got me going. OK route/pings to my home.

    December 22, 2016 @ 12:39 am | Reply

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