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RamNode – $15/year 128MB OpenVZ and more in 5 locations


Nick, from RamNode, is back with some offers for the LowEndBox community, to celebrate the launch of their Los Angeles location. This new location uses the network blend of PCCW and NTT, with Staminus for filtering.

For our new readers, RamNode is a popular provider in the LowEndBox and LowEndTalk community. They have been featured numerous times before and they came first in the last couple of Quarterly Top Provider Polls. I can also confirm the quality of their service as I am a current customer. My box with them is very fast and stable.

RamNode owns their IP space (AS3842) and all their hardware and network equipment at all of their locations. Their network blend, depending on the location, contains (amongst others): GTT, NTT, TeliaSonera, and Cogent. They recently changed their pricing system by discounting their regular prices with no need of coupons. They also included generous amount of disk space on all their plans. DDoS protection is being offered at additional cost.

Reviews of their service are generally positive and their consistent position in the Top Provide Poll attest to that. For current customers, kindly share your experiences with us in the comments section.





More LowEnd offers are available at their website. They are also offering the coupon WOWSSD5 that gives $5 credit for new VPS order (one per account). The credit will be added after the new VPS is ordered. The order process should be completed and credit will be added manually after verifying the order. They also provide free DNS hosting. cPanel licenses are available for $13/month.

RamNode accepts payments via PayPal and Stripe. Nothing illegal in the US or anything that is disruptive is allowed. Adult content, Tor (relays only; no exit nodes), IRC and VPN are all allowed. TUN/TAP and PPP are available. For new customers, note that there’s a 3-day refund policy in place for the first invoice, first service only! As with any host, kindly check their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy before purchasing any service.

Network Information

Telehouse Chelsea – New York City, New York
Looking glass: http://lg.nyc.ramnode.com/

55 Marietta – Atlanta, Georgia
Looking glass: http://lg.atl.ramnode.com/

The Westin – Seattle, Washington
Looking glass: http://lg.sea.ramnode.com/

Equinix – Los Angeles, California
Looking glass: http://lg.la.ramnode.com/

Dataplace – Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
Looking glass: http://lg.nl.ramnode.com/


  1. so except in us ,u ignore dmca?

    March 12, 2015 @ 1:30 pm | Reply
    • No, we do not ignore DMCA. We are a US company.

      March 12, 2015 @ 4:57 pm | Reply
    • amar:

      Just in case you were wondering whether they will allow torrenting (“dmca” –> so my guess) – yes they will, but a toned down version (that is fine) but what was surprising that they allow torrents “only in USA” usually it’s the opposite that providers don’t allow torrents on their US boxes but do so on other locations like NL, FR or DE.

      Anyway, this is still an awesome deal.

      March 13, 2015 @ 2:37 am | Reply
  2. Happy customer here. Got 3 nodes with RamNode already. :P

    March 12, 2015 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
  3. ask123:

    Best provider here! No discussion on that, stable, prompt response, creative, good prices and fast servers.

    March 12, 2015 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  4. Thanks for the write up Jonathan!

    March 12, 2015 @ 4:58 pm | Reply
    • Jonathan Tan:

      Pleasure. Man, even your lowest ram offer is very fast. Good cpu and io, not in terms of benchmark as I dont test that anymore. I just feel it is snappy when I do stuff inside like compress a few gigs of files.

      Good luck on your business and sales

      March 13, 2015 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  5. I have a VPS with Ramnode. Great service, stable and good support.
    I hope Ramnode will expand to Asia (Singapore, Japan or HK)

    March 12, 2015 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  6. ub3rst4r:

    I couldn’t resist, so I got another VPS from RamNode. Here’s a ServerBear benchmark I did. RamNode is known for having rock solid performance and great customer service. The only thing is a couple of the download tests were on the slow side (but that probably has something to do with the place that’s hosting them) and the geo location of the IP address is showing up as Smarr, Georgia, USA (instead of Seattle). But I’m assuming that’s just because that’s the address that was given for RamNode’s ARIN registration, as a traceroute ends up going through a IP address with “sttlwa” (which I assume stands for Seattle, Washington) in the reverse DNS.

    March 12, 2015 @ 11:09 pm | Reply
    • Thanks for your kind words! We can tweak geolocation to some degree with SWIP. Just open a ticket if you need assistance.

      March 12, 2015 @ 11:44 pm | Reply
  7. amar:

    Don’t you have something like “128MB CVZ+128MB CVZ”?

    Do you offer pure storage boxes (low cost disk space with less RAM and CPU) – something like budget cold storage?

    (Also please consider allowing torrent on NL servers; you already limit it to “20Mbps” on a 1Gbps line – you have pretty much covered the abuses part. And USA is anyway likely to have more issues than NL in this regard)

    March 13, 2015 @ 2:41 am | Reply
  8. byronbb:

    Looking for a box to run rtmpdump once and a while. Storage and transfer limits not important. Would the 128MB CVZ work or would I need more ram + cpu?

    March 13, 2015 @ 4:59 am | Reply
  9. Tom W.:

    Ramnode is , by far, the best out there. I’ve been using them for better than a year, and every time they open a new location, I just HAVE to get a new VPS ;)

    Right now, I have 8 VPS’ with them, and have switched most of my stuff from dedicated to ramnode, mainly because they’re that good.

    Their support can be a bit tricky , but they do what they can to help out. For an unmanaged provider, this is the best of the best

    March 13, 2015 @ 7:23 am | Reply
  10. Derek:

    I’ve been using Ramnode for 2yrs and recently just migrated my VPS to LA. A trusted provider!

    March 13, 2015 @ 1:21 pm | Reply
  11. Derek:

    The only problem is that Google often mislabeled their GeoIPs as China.

    March 13, 2015 @ 1:22 pm | Reply
  12. David:

    Hiya Nick, do you accept Bitcoins as payment?

    March 13, 2015 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
  13. krish:

    Do you offer offloaded mysql for a price? Needed a better system for wordpress, but I don’t want to manage mysql myself.

    March 13, 2015 @ 8:16 pm | Reply
  14. If RamNode have Japanese VPS, the price expensive spot, I will still to buy it.

    March 13, 2015 @ 9:30 pm | Reply
    • crystom:

      xiongdi, I like your blog but not your English..

      March 16, 2015 @ 5:06 am | Reply
  15. Mark:

    I have 3 VPS with RamNode, very happy with all of them. I’ve had two over 12 months (Netherlands) and the other for over 2 years now I think. Wholeheartedly recommend.

    @Nick_A – out of curiosity, could I migrate my Atlanta box to NYC?

    March 13, 2015 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  16. crystom:

    Ramnode’s service impressed me a lot. Every time I open a ticket, they provide with a helpful response kindly and quickly.
    I hope that they could provide a more powerful control panel so that we customers can do more things ourselves.

    March 14, 2015 @ 7:44 am | Reply
    • It’s in the works! That’s our main focus right now.

      March 14, 2015 @ 10:44 pm | Reply
  17. Mohammad:

    Hey. I’m really new in ordering VPS.
    Is The mentioned bandwidth limits Monthly? or it’s for a 12 month plan?
    what about yearly plans ? like “128MB CVZ” ? do I have 500 Gb bandwidth each month?

    March 14, 2015 @ 6:09 pm | Reply
  18. RamNode is one of the best WHMCS+SolusVM mashups out there.

    March 14, 2015 @ 10:56 pm | Reply
  19. Higor!:

    If is forbidden kloxo also is forbidden to cpanel?

    March 15, 2015 @ 2:22 am | Reply
    • No, in fact we sell cPanel licenses on our website.

      March 15, 2015 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
  20. David:

    What’s the price of additional traffic in NL, let’s say 1 TB?

    March 15, 2015 @ 10:48 pm | Reply
  21. WP:

    Just want to confirm fast support, was able to migrate a vps from one location to another in under an hour or so.

    March 16, 2015 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
  22. kied:

    how or where i know when $5 credit from coupon WOWSSD5 added to my balance?

    March 19, 2015 @ 9:16 am | Reply
  23. saltine:

    Apparently I triggered the fraud check. :(

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
    • Please open a ticket and we’ll be able to assist.

      March 21, 2015 @ 5:16 pm | Reply
  24. gary:

    do you allow xdcc downloading through irc

    March 22, 2015 @ 10:40 am | Reply
  25. Art:

    may i run my own gameserver on it? what is the ping in Kiev,Ukraine for e.x.? And in Moscow, Russia?
    if i take vps in netherlands

    March 23, 2015 @ 4:31 pm | Reply
    • Sure – we have looking glass links above and on our homepage.

      March 23, 2015 @ 5:26 pm | Reply
  26. Mark L.:

    Torrents (Only allowed in US locations – must be limited to 20Mbps total)

    I will try to run a personal seedbox. If you could give me more info about “must be limited to 20Mbps total”.


    March 24, 2015 @ 5:14 am | Reply
  27. Budi:

    With 128MB CVZ package, can I run VestaCP with WordPress ?

    March 26, 2015 @ 4:58 am | Reply
  28. Lee:

    I have 5 vps with RamNode, and buy two new vps today. This company is a very reliable VPS provider.

    March 26, 2015 @ 1:25 pm | Reply
  29. WOWSSD5 has expired. We now have NICE10 for 10% off recurring on ATL and SEA Premium plans.

    March 30, 2015 @ 5:55 pm | Reply
    • Pete:

      Maybe next time you could state a date until it´s valid.
      I wanted to order tomorrow (had no time today) and now the the code has expired :(

      Nevertheless thanks for your offers. Great provider!

      March 30, 2015 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
      • Feel free to open a ticket and we’ll work it out for you.

        April 2, 2015 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  30. My VPS stopped working after an emergency reboot was announced “to clients on NLCVZE54. The node has experienced a CPU lockup and had to be rebooted”, according to the email received last Sunday. Since then I cannot reach my server by any means other than the CP, which states it as active (???). If the problem persists the 15$ per year offer barely paid for a few days of uptime, definitely not worth it. Any solution on its way? Other than that very happy with the service, specially the free DNS and domain configuration CP.

    March 31, 2015 @ 5:02 am | Reply
    • Have you opened a ticket? We offer 24/7 support through the Client Area. We’re here to help, but we don’t check LEB for support requests.

      April 2, 2015 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  31. Patrick:

    I’ve been using their low-end offer for the past six months or so and it’s perfect. Very fast and stable, I’d recommend it to anyone.

    April 4, 2015 @ 9:23 am | Reply
  32. Daniel Foltynek:

    2 questions as a VPS newbie, yesterday I have purchased 1024MB SVZS Ramnode plan for my wordpress site, I was also thinking about buying some plan for backup, is the first plan (128MB CVZ) good enough to use it for backup purposes? Another question will SolusVm manage both plans inside one account or do I have to manage 2 accounts? Sorry for those stupid questions but till yesterday I ve’used share hosting on Bluehost, so poor knowledge about that

    April 19, 2015 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
  33. rattaratta:

    Is it possible to get more than just one /64 ? I want to put up ipv6 tunnels and need one /64 per tunnel in order to have working SLAAC on the other side.

    May 17, 2015 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
  34. Chandra:

    These guys are the best.

    I have several VPS with them. Their servers are top notch, fast and never run into any problems. Nick is always very friendly and accommodating.

    I’m with 4 companies now and ramnode is the best out of all.

    I highly recommend them to everyone and I’ll definitely be ordering more server from them in the near future.

    June 5, 2015 @ 3:39 pm | Reply
  35. 500gb bandwidth per month or per year?

    February 13, 2016 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

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