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RackNerd Chinese New Year 2021 Specials - KVM VPS from $13.99/year - FREE Red Envelope Credits!

RackNerd submitted their lunar new year specials to us recently, and we felt this was an interesting one to share as they are giving away red envelopes (credits), which we thought was quite creative! RackNerd was also recently voted by the community as the #1 top provider – we certainly appreciate their devotion and commitment to the community, and for continuing to share deals with us, while maintaining an excellent reputation for providing commendable service.

All plans are instantly set up after payment. Their WHOIS is public and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs on their website. RackNerd is a registered business, with real office space (you can view their office photos here). They accept PayPal, Credit Cards, Alipay, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, USDT, UnionPay, iDEAL, India NetBanking, India UPI, and Boleto as payment methods.

Here’s more details about RackNerd’s Red Envelope event, and how it works:

RackNerd is pleased to announce our Red Envelope event, in celebration of Chinese New Year! Our development team has devoted a significant amount of time (and consumed a lot of coffee in the process of doing so) to develop this proprietary system, so we hope you enjoy!

No matter where you are from, anyone can participate in this creative & fun event and win some free credits towards a new VPS order! On any of the below promotions listed on this post — upon finishing the order and navigating to the invoice for the order, you will be greeted with a screen that looks like this:

From there, you’ll want to choose the envelope of your choice, and then you will see how much you’ve received! The amount you’re given is completely random by the computer, and will be applied as a credit against your order’s invoice.

Eligible Chinese New Year Specials below!

Intel (Dual E5-2680 V2 Cores) with PURE SSD Storage

1.5 GB SSD

  • 1x vCPU Core
  • 20 GB Pure SSD RAID-10 Storage
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 3000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Public Network Port
  • Full Root Admin Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM / SolusVM
  • LOCATIONS: San Jose, New York, Atlanta, and Amsterdam
  • $13.99/YEAR!


  • 2x vCPU Cores
  • 40 GB Pure SSD RAID-10 Storage
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 6000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Public Network Port
  • Full Root Admin Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM / SolusVM
  • LOCATIONS: San Jose, New York, Atlanta, and Amsterdam
  • $19.99/YEAR!


  • 3x vCPU Cores
  • 60 GB Pure SSD RAID-10 Storage
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 8000GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Public Network Port
  • Full Root Admin Access
  • 1 Dedicated IPv4 Address
  • KVM / SolusVM
  • LOCATIONS: San Jose, New York, Atlanta, and Amsterdam
  • $29.99/YEAR!

Network Info / Test IPs

Host Node Specifications

Intel based VPS nodes:

  • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V2’s
  • 256 GB RAM
  • 8x 2 TB Samsung 860 PRO SSD’s
  • LSI Hardware RAID10 w/ CVM
  • Dual 1Gbps Uplinks

RackNerd’s offers are usually highly commented by community members so please keep sharing your experience and opinions. Enjoy!



  1. Thank you the community, moderators and admins. We enjoy sharing our offers with the community. You can expect awesome support, competitive pricing and constant expansion to assist with your growth goals. We are grateful to have been voted #1 TOP PROVIDER on LET! Voted by you the community.

    If you have questions, please comment!

    February 24, 2021 @ 12:05 am | Reply
  2. No IPv6 for these locations, I’m guessing?

    February 24, 2021 @ 12:10 am | Reply
    • Hi Szarka, thank you for asking.

      On these particular plans, by default, we don’t offer native IPv6 – though if native IPv6 is a must, we can provide you with the latest promotions available in Los Angeles where we do provide native IPv6. If native IPv6 isn’t a must, you would be able to deploy tunneled IPv6 as an alternative for free, utilizing tunnelbroker.net for example.

      I’d also like to mention that IPv6 is premature from what we’ve seen in our years of experience. There isn’t much demand for it, not many deploy it. And we’ve seen this across virtualized product lines, including private bare metal product lines. There’s still plenty of IPv4, despite the years of “IPv4 is depleted” claims.

      February 24, 2021 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  3. M:

    hahaha I won $3.89 on the red envelope =D Made my VPS order $10.10 for the year, not bad!

    February 24, 2021 @ 12:22 am | Reply
  4. Eric:

    The top provider :) Can vouch for it. I have a VPS here in San Jose and another in Amsterdam.

    February 24, 2021 @ 12:44 am | Reply
    • Hi Eric, thank you for vouching for RackNerd’s services.

      Happy to see you’ve purchased multiple services from us as well.

      We appreciate your business, and look forward to working with you for years to come :)

      February 25, 2021 @ 12:17 am | Reply
  5. Wow.. I already have like 4 idling VPSes with you guys,.. should I resist.. or I shouldn’t. Anyway, please bring your rock solid nodes to Singapore… I’ll absolutely add more idle boxes in my racknerd account.

    February 24, 2021 @ 3:20 am | Reply
    • Hi Jasa Setup VPS,
      Thank You for being an amazing customer of RackNerd! Also for being so active within the community, we appreciate your support, business, and continued growth.

      Our goal is to continue our expansion efforts, and Singapore is on our radar :)

      February 25, 2021 @ 12:19 am | Reply
  6. bryan:

    can I set up a minecraft server for me and my few friends on a vps? think the 2 gb plan is ok for that?

    February 24, 2021 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
    • Cybervang:

      Nah, I got a 4 cpu, 6 gb ram and it’s barely making it on ticks. Don’t think so. Minecraft on these budget vps are no go.

      February 25, 2021 @ 11:22 pm | Reply
      • Hi Cybervang – we appreciate you being a customer — we work extremely hard to deliver a reliable service you can count on, and utilize. If you don’t mind reaching out via ticket, and sharing your ticket number here I can take a look at any performance issues you may be seeing.

        February 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm | Reply
    • Hello bryan — thank you for your interest in RackNerd — you can utilize the VM for Minecraft, not an issue.

      February 26, 2021 @ 12:31 pm | Reply
  7. Adam Kim:

    You would be very surprised what these red envelope’s can give you! Awesome savings throughout the year! These Lunar New Year offers are as good as their xmas and new year deals, if not better (yes, I pay attention =))! Try one of their plans, you will be amazed by the speed of the VPS and the prompt customer service when called.

    February 25, 2021 @ 2:54 am | Reply
  8. hi,

    I am from Vietnam, which is the fastest location?

    Thank you.

    February 25, 2021 @ 7:07 am | Reply
    • San Jose is my choice. I have 5 VPS here. All is stable and it has no downtime.

      February 25, 2021 @ 11:38 pm | Reply
    • Hello – thank you for your interest Thành Sàn Nhựa.

      Los Angeles, or San Jose would be the best location to choose for Vietnam.

      We hope to work with you.

      February 26, 2021 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
  9. Steve:

    Long time stalker, frequent buyer, 2nd year racknerd customer here. Last year racknerd posted a new year special here and I jumped on the 2.5 kvm for real cheap for a year. Ran a cpanel server there for the past year and and a month. Not a lot of traffic. A few small sites.

    Its not my primary server, but I use it for various things outside of hosting sites as well. I’ve never noticed any downtime, or any excessive maladroitness.

    Came back today looking for another LEB KVM and who do i see first. Im considering buying the 3GB KVM listed here (about to compare with other sites though). If i cant find anything significantly better spec’d to take a chance on. I’ll be buying another racknerd KVM for the year.

    As far as support, I’ve only ever needed to submit one ticket. They helped me within a matter of an hour or so.

    I’d say 4.5/5 when compared to the other LEB VPS’s I’ve had. Probably the only one I’ve ever renewed.

    February 25, 2021 @ 4:49 pm | Reply
    • Hi Steve, thank you very much for giving us an opportunity to be your provider. Happy to hear that our service level is working out for you, and that you’ve renewed for another year :)

      If you do ever need our support, we’ll be here to help. It is our hope that we continue to grow with you, and your business.

      February 28, 2021 @ 1:40 am | Reply
  10. Dennis:

    Hey, I appreciate the extra discount. I ordered a server to host my front web server in Chicago. Will be keeping y’all in mind if or when I need more.

    February 25, 2021 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dennis, thank you so much for ordering with RackNerd. We appreciate your business.

      If you ever need anything, just let us know. We’ll be here to help.

      February 28, 2021 @ 1:38 am | Reply
  11. Cybervang:

    I have my own license, is there windows templates??

    February 25, 2021 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Hello – thank you for your interest. At this time we do not allow customers to license their own Windows Install (it violates Microsoft SPLA) though if you’re interested in high performance Windows VPS we can offer these, fully licensed. These are based on Ryzen 3900X processors and Enterprise Intel NVMe.

      Take a look: https://my.racknerd.com/cart.php?a=add&pid=299

      February 26, 2021 @ 12:34 pm | Reply
  12. dan:

    Highly recommend RackNerd! I got a VPS with them located in Chicago, IL, the speeds and uptime are amazing and their support team is fast to respond with any questions and/or concerns you may have!

    February 27, 2021 @ 7:14 pm | Reply
    • Hi Dan, thank you so much for sharing your experience with the community and for trusting RackNerd with your business. Happy to hear that our service is working out for your needs. Support is an area we shine, along with our competitive pricing.

      Happy to see you vouching for us. See you around :)

      February 28, 2021 @ 1:37 am | Reply
      • way:

        Hi, is the promo over? Just want to try your service

        February 28, 2021 @ 6:46 pm | Reply
        • Hello way, thank you for your interest in RackNerd! The promotion is still available. Please purchase while you can :)

          March 1, 2021 @ 1:07 am | Reply
  13. Steve:

    Highest quality from RackNerd, you won’t go wrong going with them. For over a year now I have not had any problem and the one support ticket I had was answered within minutes.

    February 28, 2021 @ 12:39 am | Reply
    • Hi Steve, that’s awesome! Happy to have you as a valued customer, we appreciate the business.

      Let’s keep growing together!

      March 1, 2021 @ 1:07 am | Reply
  14. Fred:

    Hi, how long will the Chinese New Year promotion be available?

    March 1, 2021 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • Hi Fred, while there isn’t a set expiration date, we anticipate the sale to be ending soon – we monitor inventory closely, and also do our best to fulfill what we can based on the current demand. Though since the Chinese New Year is essentially over, we may be ending it soon. Be sure to grab one while you can.

      March 1, 2021 @ 9:55 pm | Reply
  15. J:

    Thanks Dustin for the promo and the RED envelope…
    Now I got to set up more VPSs…

    (HAPPY I took the previous promo even thought I did not win the PI – lol!)
    Even though I do not put a lot of load… (yet) these are good stable performers –
    THUS FAR RACKNERD beats all of the providers I have found here over the years…

    Next promo you will replace my aging OVZ6 machines which are being phased out by another provider who is no longer interested in the little VPS’s …
    stay safe and keep them running…

    March 3, 2021 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
    • Glad to hear you’ve had a positive experience with RackNerd!

      March 4, 2021 @ 9:03 am | Reply
    • Hi J,
      Thank You for giving us a shot :) Happy to hear our service has been excellent to you, this is the goal.

      We hope to see you continue growing with RackNerd. We’ll be around for years to come.

      March 12, 2021 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
  16. hi,
    Do you accept rDNS?

    March 13, 2021 @ 9:46 am | Reply
    • Hello – absolutely!

      New and future RackNerd customers will also have this feature included standard.

      RackNerd’s NEW FEATURE: You are now able to set rDNS (also known as PTR) records for your VPS IP addresses without needing to open a support ticket!

      Step #1: Log into our VPS Control Panel. If you do not have this login information, you will find this within your welcome email.

      Step #2: Once logged in, select “Manage” on your VPS.

      Step #3: Click on the tab which reads “Network“.

      Step #4: Next to the IP address you want to edit the rDNS record for, click on “[Edit]“

      Step #5: Enter your desired rDNS entry, and ensure you have a valid A record for it before clicking on “Update”. After updating, please allow up to 24-72 hours for global DNS propagation.

      If you find that the range you’ve been provided doesn’t have rDNS delegated, just get in touch via ticket and we’ll help. We’re here 24×7.

      March 15, 2021 @ 1:46 am | Reply
  17. Emanuel Chavez:

    Bug – cannot click on three envolopes at once

    March 19, 2021 @ 8:44 am | Reply
    • Hi Emanuel Chavez — thank you for pointing this out. The design/development is intended to allow one envelope (of your choice) to be selected, after selecting one a random discount will automatically be applied to that order/invoice. Otherwise selecting/revealing each discount despite them being random will defeat the purpose.

      March 21, 2021 @ 12:34 am | Reply

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