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raindog308’s Journeys: Secure Your Data With a Dragon at SecureDragon

Tags: , Date/Time: April 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308


A long time ago in a galaxy…well, in Florida, there was a company called BackupDragon.  They provided backup VPSes, in a time when these were not yet common.  Today, “storage VPSes” are all over the marketplace but a decade ago, there were few players who specialized in the “high storage, low other resources” offering.

BackupDragon evolved into SecureDragon, a very well-run provider owned by Joe Dougherty (@KuJoe on LET).

Joe has been in the hosting game since forever.  In fact, he used to be an admin on FreeWebHostingTalk (when it still existed – it since has been folded into WHT).  He quite literally wrote the book on free web hosting.  As you might imagine for a book copyright 2010, its information is archaic today but it was an excellent book that talked about many practical aspects of free web hosting.

So when you buy services from SecureDragon, you know you’re benefitting from the experience of someone who’s been around the block.  SecureDragon offers OpenVZ, KVM, backup service, Storage VMs, and cPanel hosting.

What’s neat about SD is that they’ve continued to innovate.  Instead of chasing the bottom of the price ladder, they’ve added features to keep their business sustainable.  Some examples:

  • They have a custom control panel called Wyvern that includes features not seen at other providers.  For example, you can live-migrate your OpenVZ containers to any of their 8 locations.  This panel has been professionally audited for security.
  • They continue to offer a backup service separate from their storage servers.  So if you want space for backups but don’t want to admin a VPS, you can just get a backup account.
  • They’ve continually focused on transparency, including server status, frequent announcements, and published average ticket response times.

I’ve always had a good experience at SD.  They’re generally not the cheapest (though watch LET for occasional deals!) but they always work hard to earn your business.

Now read more to see some pricing!

All prices current as of this posting.

KVM 512

  • 512MB
  • 10GB Disk
  • 1 Core
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • Tampa, FL
  • $3.99/mo
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KVM 1GB

  • 1GB
  • 20GB Disk
  • 2 Cores
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • Tampa, FL
  • $4.99/mo
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KVM 2GB

  • 2GB
  • 40GB Disk
  • 4 Cores
  • 4000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • Tampa, FL
  • $9.99/mo
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OpenVZ 96MB

  • 96MB RAM
  • 3GB Disk
  • 2 Cores
  • 250GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • 9 US Locations
  • $11.99/year
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OpenVZ 512MB

  • 1GB RAM
  • 25GB Disk
  • 4 Cores
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • 9 US Locations
  • $5.99/mo
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OpenVZ 2GB

  • 2GB RAM
  • 35GB Disk
  • 4 Cores
  • 3000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port
  • 1 ipv4
  • /64 ipv6
  • 9 US Locations
  • $12.99/mo
  • [ORDER]

I'm Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

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