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RamNode – $15/year 128MB OVZ, $7/month 512MB KVM and more in 4 locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 15, 2014 @ 1:00 am, by Maarten Kossen

RamNode_2014-07-24_10.59.24 Nick, from RamNode, did some big changes over the past couple of weeks to RamNode and their plans. This time we feature some of their new plans, but many more can be found on their improved website! RamNode LLC have been featured numerous times before. They came first in the last couple of Quarterly Top Provider Polls. 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. Some of their recent changes include a new pricing system (no more coupons), increased disk space, and a new line of SSD servers. DDoS protection is being offered in all four location at additional cost. Reviews are mostly positive and their position in the Top Provide Poll attest to that. As always, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments.

128MB CVZ

1024MB SVZS

512MB SKVMS

512MB CKVM

For more LowEnd offers, please check the RamNode website!
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. They also offer DDOS Protected IPv4 for their Seattle and Atlanta locations only at additional cost. In addition to that, they offer free DNS Hosting. Please take a look at their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy before signing up.

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/

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

Maarten Kossen was the administrator of LowEndBox from 2013 to 2015, and brought many ideas and improvements to the website during his leadership. Today he is member of our community and LowEndTalk.

73 Comments

  1. I moved my sites over to RamNode recently from WeLoveServers and I could not be happier. Rock solid uptime, great disk I/O. Would recommend.

    August 15, 2014 @ 2:04 am | Reply
    • sandbox:

      Same here, i just signed up to move some sites i have from WeLoveServers.
      worst thing is, i signed up today(literally few hours ago) before i saw this LEB offer! oh my~~~~~~

      August 15, 2014 @ 3:05 am | Reply
      • No coupons so the offers listed here match our website :)

        August 15, 2014 @ 5:11 am | Reply
        • sandbox:

          good to know! :) I am glad i made the switch. Performance is very impressive, it’s even better than my other VPS I have with DigitalOcean.

          August 15, 2014 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
  2. im expecting yearly kvm deal :/

    August 15, 2014 @ 2:31 am | Reply
  3. Thanks Maarten! Small correction – we offer optional DDoS protection in all locations.

    August 15, 2014 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  4. Great to see yearly deal from Nick.

    August 15, 2014 @ 3:02 am | Reply
  5. Andy Smith:

    Uhm, prewarning. this company is a rip off. they offer “ddos protection” but what that really means is, if u get ddosed they will remove u. this company is a joke. whats even funner, my friend just bought a VPS from them within past 24 hours, he hasnt even used his VPS for nothing and his “ddos protected” VPS is getting ddosed before he can even use it. pathetic company. “Hey everyone, lets offer crappy ddos protection so we can turn around and cancel u for getting ddosed”. Whoever run lowendbox.com, i know you guys have more class then this, you should remove all ramnode sales. and let them go play with their crappy wanna be ddos protection.

    August 15, 2014 @ 3:25 am | Reply
    • @Andy Smith – Perhaps you should check your facts before making statements like that. Our DDoS protection does not apply to unfiltered IPs. There are some unfiltered IPs being attacked in our Netherlands location at the moment. Those IPs are indeed nullrouted if they receive attacks. This is common knowledge and laid out plainly on our website. As you can see from the write up, RamNode is very highly regarded here. We have been voted Top Provider for a year straight by the community itself. You are simply uninformed and making silly accusations.

      August 15, 2014 @ 3:56 am | Reply
    • ub3rst4r:

      And so they should. If your server keeps on getting hammered with DDoS attacks, then there’s probably something else going on that’s causing it (which is usually illegal activity).

      August 15, 2014 @ 3:59 am | Reply
      • Andy Smith:

        Plain and simple. You offer “ddos protected IPs” but you delete people for getting ddosed and thats a fact. Stop saying its DDoS Protection and be real with your customers, dont act like you’re gonna ddos protect them when you’re really gonna delete them.

        August 15, 2014 @ 4:21 am | Reply
        • Ok, that should be pretty simple to prove, right? Go ahead and show everyone the evidence so we can move on.

          August 15, 2014 @ 4:40 am | Reply
          • ByStander:

            I don’t understand your reasoning for a proof. The other guy is saying if a protection just means the node is removed, then it is misleading to present it as a feature. That’s a reasonable argument that needs no proof.

            I am actually get an overall positive impression of RamNode for my future plans. But you replies seem to suggest a bad sign about how to handle the truth.

            August 16, 2014 @ 8:37 am | Reply
        • I have used RamNode for a long time, and I can safely say that that are far from a bad host. If read, RamNode offers, “offers” being the key word in the sentence, DDoS protection. In no place on the RamNode website is this information presented in a misleading way. You BUY DDoS. It is an EXTRA feature.

          August 15, 2014 @ 6:06 am | Reply
          • dano:

            After the way I was treated for my high cpu issue, I can almost see where your coming from. I do not plan, or plan to recommend Ramnode to anyone, as I felt I was given a heavy hand for my supposed high cpu usage(which I saw a worse of 90% idle over 5 mins, with an average or 99%idle’using sar’). After I tried to login again, my node had been deleted/removed, and support let me know, when I asked what happened.

            I have the same config with a few providers currently running, and have never seen any notice for any issue, let alone being removed/deleted. I have had one other problem(different config), with one other provider, and they were much better with dealing with it to me….they treated me as a human, my node wasn’t deleted, as I was able to shut it down myself until the end of the billing cycle. When I finally tracked down what could have been the issue, they understood – the issue was gone from this point, and I am still a customer of them, but not Ramnode.

            August 16, 2014 @ 2:27 am | Reply
    • TeeDev:

      This is actually the most embarrassing comment I have ever seen on LEB, I’m cringing for the guy after reading it.

      I mean, to say “Whoever run lowendbox.com, i know you guys have more class then this, you should remove all ramnode sales” beggars belief. RamNode is the MOST highly regarded provider around here.

      It seems like this person doesn’t understand that they (or their friend) are not actually using the DDoS Protection, if they paid for it they would have got it. On two occasions I have received automatic emails from RamNode advising that a server of mine came under DDoS attack and had been null-routed for 5 minutes. These servers were not using the DDoS Protection and so that is acceptable. Null-routed does not mean deleted, they just effectively disable your IP for 5 minutes so that the attack “moves on” then you are re-enabled. If you think about it, this is good. If you’re under a DDoS attack your site is no good to anybody anyway so a 5 minute measure like this is a good way of protecting you when you haven’t bought the DDoS Protection.

      To say “this company is a rip off” around here will not get you any support, it’ll have you laughed out of the community.

      Personally, I have several servers with RamNode and trust them infinitely more than I do other big international suppliers I use. They have never ever let me down wither in performance, service or customer service. Definitely A1 in all categories.

      I wouldn’t be offended if LEB just deleted the comment for being wholly misinformed, inaccurate and downright defamatory.

      August 17, 2014 @ 3:04 pm | Reply
  6. Roy:

    @Nick_A
    do you offer larger subnets for IPv6?
    say.. a /112 or 500x/128 or something?

    August 15, 2014 @ 5:49 am | Reply
    • We are going to offer /64s very soon. Waiting on a few more fixes from SolusVM (working with them on it).

      August 15, 2014 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  7. Dennis:

    Will try them out for sure, will order soon!

    August 15, 2014 @ 8:11 am | Reply
  8. Great vps:

    good vps, good network, good support, and very stable.
    i definitely very recomend ramnode.
    but could you plz stop email customer about afliate every month.
    i think not every customer want to use referal benefit.

    August 15, 2014 @ 8:35 am | Reply
    • You only receive those if you are signed up as an affiliate. Please open a ticket to get it canceled.

      August 15, 2014 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
  9. jcaleb:

    I have some questions. Which of the 3 locations is best to Asia?

    What is the difference between SVZ and SVZS? I noticed 512mb ram SVZS is cheaper than 512mb CVZ.

    August 15, 2014 @ 10:44 am | Reply
    • sandbox:

      I signed up for Atlanta SVZS, and it has a very good connectivity to Asia. I wanted a vps which has equally good connectivity to North America and Asia, and I like to think Seatle location is the one. (someone correct me if i am wrong)

      My benchmark as below:-

      System uptime : 10:57,
      Download speed from CacheFly: 80.9MB/s
      Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 19.7MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 50.0MB/s
      Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 9.41MB/s
      Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 3.34MB/s
      Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 8.39MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 5.62MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 94.6MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 53.9MB/s
      Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 16.5MB/s
      I/O speed : 488 MB/s

      SVZS is ssd-cached which is fast (check my I/O speed above) for me!. but SVZ is faster since it is true SSD.
      for me SVZS is already good enough.

      you might want to check their FAQ page : https://clientarea.ramnode.com/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=39

      August 15, 2014 @ 2:02 pm | Reply
      • sandbox:

        Sorry, i was meant to say Seattle. Guess I am still sleepy duh~

        August 15, 2014 @ 2:20 pm | Reply
      • SVZS is pure SSD just like SVZ. It’s just an E5 system instead of E3. The new Standard plans are cheaper with less bandwidth, less space, and less core access.

        August 15, 2014 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
        • sandbox:

          ops, my bad! sorry nick. @-@

          August 15, 2014 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
          • No problem. The SSD-cached stuff is marked as such on our new “VPS” page. Only the MASSIVE plans are SSD-cached.

            August 15, 2014 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
    • perennate:

      They also have looking glass that you can use to check lowest ping.

      August 15, 2014 @ 5:11 pm | Reply
  10. I’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again… if you aren’t using RamNode, you’re doing it wrong. Great experience – solid provider.

    August 15, 2014 @ 3:16 pm | Reply
  11. Still happy with RamNode after… wow, I’ve lost count. Whatever, the service is solid and any downtimes have been absolutely minimal.

    I live in Atlanta, so having some of the servers here really helps (CKVM functioning in part as a VPN hairpin route to guard my traffic on public wifi hotspots, with very low latency). Not many providers have machines here, so that’s an extra bonus for me.

    August 15, 2014 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  12. Ishaq:

    I highly recommend RamNode. Been with them since the start and plan to stay with them for years to come.

    August 15, 2014 @ 3:35 pm | Reply
  13. Been with RamNode for a while now. Very stable nodes! One thing: 512MB CKVM shows as 256MB CKVM in Seattle and Amsterdam.

    August 15, 2014 @ 7:09 pm | Reply
  14. Ryan:

    I have been with RamNode after switching from WeLoveServers and it has been rock solid. I have been with them for over three months and my servers have been up since them. They are reliable and I even moved other sites over to RamNode too. I have three happy servers with them in NYC, Atlanta, and Seattle and they are all performing well. Good host and good prices.

    August 15, 2014 @ 7:50 pm | Reply
  15. David:

    Nice offer, what about payment in Bitcoins? Simply, I have no other.

    August 15, 2014 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
  16. @dano – We don’t “delete” people for CPU abuse. I’d like to see what ticket ID you’re referring to. The only time something is deleted is for non-payment or fraud.

    August 16, 2014 @ 3:17 am | Reply
  17. We’ve been made aware that the VSwap values on the two OpenVZ plans are not correctly listed here. Hopefully the staff can fix it up soon, but you can find the correct values on our VPS page on our website. Some of the KVM links also point to the wrong packages, but again, you can find the right ones on our website until LEB staff fixes it.

    August 16, 2014 @ 4:43 am | Reply
  18. Had 2 Seattle – 512MB SVZ from Ramnode.
    So far so good, even if i need to downgrade or upgrade the response so fast..
    @Nick_A Do u have any chances to make Cpanel Shared Hosting like buyvm do ??

    August 16, 2014 @ 9:25 am | Reply
    • Sorry, missed this one. No plans for cPanel shared hosting at this point.

      August 17, 2014 @ 9:51 pm | Reply
  19. @Bystander – That’s my point. That’s not what we refer to as protection. He is confusing two different things. The thing we call “DDoS Protection” is an optional add-on that you have to buy. It’s a separate IP system from our regular, unfiltered IPs. The normal IPs were attacked, and subsequently nullrouted, as standard protocol. The protected IPs were not impacted. He thinks that because his friend’s UNfiltered IP went down, that means our DDoS protection didn’t work. The reality of the situation was that the DDoS filtering never came into play.

    I hope that puts this issue to rest. As I indicated before, it’s a silly misunderstanding that I and others have tried to clarify for this disgruntled non-client.

    August 17, 2014 @ 1:29 am | Reply
  20. supahb:

    1 CPU core for KVM? Sounds like a downgrade?

    August 17, 2014 @ 6:56 am | Reply
    • The SKVMS is a new, cheaper plan. You can compare the old plans with it on our website. The 512MB CKVM does have 2 cores, but Maarten made a few typos. I’ve asked him to clear it up when he can. You can see an accurate listing of all plans here: http://ramnode.com/vps.php

      August 17, 2014 @ 5:05 pm | Reply
  21. Matrixik:

    I have one 1024MB CVZ. It’s fast and stable, no problems. They also added 50GB more storage to it after they updated all packages, big +.

    The only thing I miss from buyvm is Offloaded SQL.

    August 17, 2014 @ 6:06 pm | Reply
  22. John11:

    @Nick_A:

    Do your OpenVZ offeres support xattr (for things like GlusterFS etc that require it)?

    August 17, 2014 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
  23. Chandra:

    We currently have 2 servers with Ramnode for the past few months and have had no troubles to date. Solid up-time and well performing servers without any issues whatsoever. We’ll definitely be getting a few more accounts with these guys, they are great!

    August 18, 2014 @ 8:47 am | Reply
  24. Dan, Ricardo – this was covered above already. If you are still confused, please open a ticket. You can even email me directly. On a side note, I don’t see either of your names in our active client database.

    August 18, 2014 @ 10:50 pm | Reply
  25. mangowebs:

    I have bad experience in ramnode too, I bought script from someone and i installed in ramnode. I ordered yearly subscription, it works well in the front, but after a 10 months, ramnode said that script is ddosing others and directly turn off my VPS…I emailed my script provider and he said that is impossible and I believe it because I have installed it for months and not even update that vps.. after a few tickets, my vps up again, I backup-ed all of my data and move to other provider, I aborted my VPS even it still has more than 1 month before expiring.

    and now, my vps still run smoothly without any problem on other provider..

    I personally don’t recommend ramnode, even if their HW is good.. and for your note that kloxo is prohibited in ramnode, so if you are kloxo lover, choose another provider before your VPS turned-off

    August 19, 2014 @ 9:21 am | Reply
    • What was your ticket ID? Did you audit your script and your VPS? Or are you referring to Kloxo to begin with?

      August 19, 2014 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
      • mangowebs:

        #344636
        i am not updating my script for months, I’m not even logging to SSH….

        August 21, 2014 @ 8:50 am | Reply
        • You were running Kloxo – something we banned due to extremely poor security – and sending out DoS attacks. Only a few months ago practically every Kloxo installation in the LowEnd world was compromised and used to attack Bank of America. We banned it on the spot. You were also running open DNS resolvers as reported by a third party that your VPS was attacking.

          August 21, 2014 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
          • Blowendbox:

            Wait, what’s wrong with running an open DNS resolver? Is that really a big resource hog? Is it against your ToS? Why?

            August 24, 2014 @ 8:09 am | Reply
          • gshawahneh:

            Itis good idea to suggest alternatives of Kloxo, by email or on ur website

            August 24, 2014 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  26. Each VPS now comes with a /64 for IPv6!

    August 19, 2014 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
  27. Juggie:

    Nick,

    Can you guys setup a Centos 7 image?

    August 21, 2014 @ 3:37 am | Reply
  28. stevenjp:

    pls quote me

    EU
    2GB RAM
    4vCPU core
    40GB PURE SSD space
    2TB traffic
    1Gbps uplink
    1x IPv4
    16x IPv6

    August 21, 2014 @ 8:12 pm | Reply
    • TeeDev:

      All their prices are clearly available at http://www.ramnode.com – have you had a look there? They have very similar specs to that listed already ;-)

      August 22, 2014 @ 9:19 am | Reply
  29. David:

    Hello Ramnode owner,

    I’m a little confused about how to take advantage of the 16 ipv6 addresses you provide with a VPS rental. Could you please provide us an explanation about what’s the purpose of having more than one and why them are non aggregatable?

    Thanks,

    P.D. a happy ramnode client

    August 23, 2014 @ 8:16 am | Reply
  30. gshawahneh:

    for one month experience
    Gr8 vps, good network, good support, and very stable.
    I recomend ramnode.

    August 24, 2014 @ 9:15 am | Reply
  31. @Blowendbox – Open DNS resolvers are used for DNS reflection attacks.

    @gshawahneh – We recommend cPanel. I don’t know of any free panels that are nearly as trustworthy, so we’re not going to recommend something like that. Besides, we are unmanaged.

    August 25, 2014 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  32. Love RamNode so far. I have the OpenVZ SSD-Cached VPS (CVZ) – Seattle – 512MB CVZ. I love that it comes with 150GB of space. I just wish I could get 150GB with a KVM solution of comparable price so that I could run FreeBSD instead of Linux. That is my only complaint so far. Otherwise, performance has been great. I’ve had good experiences with support, answering quickly without any copy/paste answers.

    September 5, 2014 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  33. if i want to host a wordpress site on ubuntu 14, is 128MB CVZ plan , RAM 128MB( yearly 15$) enough?

    September 7, 2014 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
    • You should probably go for something with a bit more RAM.

      September 11, 2014 @ 5:57 am | Reply
      • if i want to host a wordpress site with daily visitor of 500 which minimum vps plan and softwares do u recommend?
        is 256MB ram is enough for php,nginx,mysql on latest debian/ubuntu?

        September 16, 2014 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  34. rektide:

    Really miss the coupon deals that used to cycle through availability. There was nothing quite like a good fair price that I could see an additional X% for life off of to sell me on a plan.

    September 19, 2014 @ 5:22 am | Reply
  35. Jiayi Bao:

    Now happy with the service, so far no replies to support tickets whatsoever and more downtime than uptime.

    March 31, 2015 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Jiayi Bao:

      Update: all is working now, support was fast and the issue is resolved. Excellent service!

      April 1, 2015 @ 12:13 am | Reply
      • perennate:

        Well, that was a sudden significant change of mind, eh?

        July 15, 2015 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
  36. fred metz:

    my ip address was banned from ramnude

    July 15, 2015 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  37. I have 4 VPS servers with RamNode for 2 years. I never had any issues with them. I recommend it to everyone.

    May 29, 2016 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

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