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RamNode - $3.90 256MB KVM and 128MB OpenVZ $15.60/Year | 8 Offers KVM/OpenVZ & Cached/SSD in Atlanta, GA

Nick, from RamNode, has sent in a mix of offers including KVM and OpenVZ plans with SSD or HDD diskspace. According to Nick, the 256MB KVM Cached has only recently been added.

128MB OpenVZ SSD

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 5GB SSD RAID10 Disk Space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $15.60/Year – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
256MB KVM Cached

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 20GB RAID10 Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $3.90/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia

RamNode LLC have been featured three times before, with their last offer being posted in mid December. I have quickly reviewed that thread and all I could find were good reviews about them – not a single bad comment in sight. That could partly explain how RamNode finished an impressive third in our Q4 2012 Top Providers poll. Servers will be provisioned instantly once you have paid unless the plan is out of stock. Although KVM servers are available instantly, customers are responsible for installing the Operating System. Only today a RamNode review was posted on our sister-site LowEndTalk.

RamNode take remote backups of each VPS image on a weekly basis. They keep each backup for seven days, at which time it is overwritten with a new backup. Apparently, customers can request a VPS restore through a support ticket. They offer a variety of Linux 32 and 64-bit OS templates and ISOs. Paypal and Google Wallet are both accepted. As usual, you may want to review their Terms of Service and Acceptable Usage Policy before purchasing.

128MB OpenVZ Cached

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 30GB RAID10 Disk Space
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $15.60/Year – Order Link 
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia

  • 256MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 5GB SSD RAID10 Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $3.90/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
256MB OpenVZ SSD

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 10GB SSD RAID10 Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $8.29/Quarter – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
256MB OpenVZ Cached

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 50GB RAID10 Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $8.29/Quarter – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
512MB OpenVZ SSD

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 20GB SSD RAID10 Disk Space
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $4.88/Month – Order Link
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
512MB OpenVZ Cached

  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 60GB RAID10 Disk Space
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Port Speed
  • 1 IPv4
  • 16 IPv6
  • Promo – LEB35
  • $4.88/Month – Order Link
  • Promo LEB35
  • Location: Atlanta

Network Information

Servers are located at the 55 Marietta datacenter in Atlanta, Georgia. RamNode own their IP addresses and operate their own ASN (AS3842).

Test IPv4:
Test IPv6: 2604:180::7a1c:3cd1
Test File: test.atl.ramnode.com/100MB.test


  1. David B:

    RamNode FTW!

    February 11, 2013 @ 11:01 pm | Reply
  2. Thanks for posting our ad!

    February 11, 2013 @ 11:03 pm | Reply
    • Nick, haven’t the disk space(s) been increased recently? I don’t think it’s reflected on the post.

      February 11, 2013 @ 11:32 pm | Reply
      • That’s correct! I submitted the ad a month ago, so there have been a few changes since then. Perhaps Liam or one of the writers can update that fact.

        February 11, 2013 @ 11:35 pm | Reply
        • john:

          why don’t you say it here?

          February 12, 2013 @ 12:50 am | Reply
        • Hey John,
          Why do you behave so rough ?? Nick informed us the real fact. So, no questions any more. If RamNode don’t increase the Spaces still it will get orders !

          February 12, 2013 @ 8:45 am | Reply
  3. Microlinux:

    Good stuff from these guys.

    You know a provider is good when you try to think of things that would justify the purchase of yet another VPS when you see an offer . . .

    February 11, 2013 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  4. Updated sizes:

    128MB CVZ – 30GB RAID10 SSD-Cached space
    256MB CVZ – 50GB RAID10 SSD-Cached space
    512MB CVZ – 60GB RAID10 SSD-Cached space

    128MB SVZ – 5GB RAID10 SSD space
    256MB SVZ – 10GB RAID10 SSD space
    512MB SVZ – 20GB RAID10 SSD space

    February 12, 2013 @ 2:06 am | Reply
  5. Is your new Bandwith Carrier (nLayer) integrated already ??

    February 12, 2013 @ 2:15 am | Reply
    • Port is ready, just waiting for them to finish the cross connect.

      February 12, 2013 @ 2:19 am | Reply
  6. Signed up for the 128MB CVZ plan to check it out, since I keep hearing good things about RamNode.

    Holy cow.

    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.38026 s, 778 MB/s

    February 12, 2013 @ 4:57 am | Reply
  7. pub crawler:

    Yep, I am a RamNode customer. Zero complaints. Definitely a top provider for a good reason.

    nLayer bandwidth will be a welcomed addition. Will shore up some goofed routes a network monitor like me nitpicks over from time to time.

    February 12, 2013 @ 6:24 am | Reply
    • The nLayer Bandwidth will be helpful for me. Bcz, from my ISP, the network is routed through Telia.Net, but latency of Telia from my ISP is about 400+ ms :( where nLayer is 250-300 ms.

      February 12, 2013 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  8. zack:

    Pity they don’t have a EU location :(

    February 12, 2013 @ 7:47 am | Reply
    • Nick, you heard him. :P

      February 12, 2013 @ 8:35 am | Reply
      • I hear you guys :) But we’re focusing on the west coast US first at this point. Getting IPs in Europe sounds like it’s pretty messy, whereas we have our own blocks from ARIN over here. If I’m not mistaken, I could only request a /22 from RIPE, and that would not last us very long at all… I’m not ruling the idea out completely, but it’s not in our plans for the immediate future.

        February 12, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
        • anona:

          what is the ETA on west coast servers?

          February 13, 2013 @ 10:12 am | Reply
        • paul:

          Go west coast US, I’ll sign up. There is a relative scarcity of good west coast hosts, and lots of good European ones. Edis, Prometeus, and Inception are all in Europe. I guess Hostigation has a Los Angeles site but all the others I see listed are less well known.

          February 16, 2013 @ 11:39 am | Reply
  9. I think that EU location is not necessary. Bcz, from other EU providers, the port is capped. On the other hand, at RamNode, 1Gbit port is connected. You may not get full speed to EU. But, will get at least 60% of that. But, EU providers can’t give you that.

    February 12, 2013 @ 8:41 am | Reply
    • zack:

      Lol, i would like EU location because i am from EU :P

      February 12, 2013 @ 9:05 am | Reply
  10. Zeno:

    Need more than 35% XD

    February 12, 2013 @ 11:01 am | Reply
  11. Christian:

    Sounds like a great offer. I’m one to stick to only Canadian servers.. but this could tickle my fancy enough to try.

    Would the LEB35 offer be for the life of the account? or for max of one year.

    Thanks for the offer.

    February 12, 2013 @ 12:32 pm | Reply
  12. Marian:

    How many VPS can hold a simple SSD?

    February 12, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  13. I am with RamNode on a quarterly trial basis (256MB OpenVZ SSD cached). I originally signed up for the IPv6 capabilities (they’ll give you additional free IPv6s for nothing, BTW, no questions asked), but I’ve loved the speeds, quick response times, and great prices (after coupons). This isn’t technically a “new” offer, as the coupon code LEB35 (lifetime, BTW) has been active since their last offer, but it is worth noting that disk space has increased and a few additional plans have been added, so it’s great that RamNode’s getting some more attention. When my quarter runs out, I’m probably going to open a ticket to switch to yearly billing. Great service all around.

    February 12, 2013 @ 2:25 pm | Reply
  14. Mark:

    Can PPP be enabled from the control panel?


    February 12, 2013 @ 2:47 pm | Reply
    • Yes, you can enable PPP through our SolusVM control panel.

      February 12, 2013 @ 2:52 pm | Reply
  15. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and support of RamNode. :)

    February 12, 2013 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
  16. Joe:

    I must say ramnode is great!
    Latency is only 210ms to Shanghai which has never been seen before for a west coast server.
    Worth the price! It is true that ramnode is more expensive compared other vps in LEB, however you get what you pay for.

    February 12, 2013 @ 3:13 pm | Reply
  17. KrisF:

    I just wanted to say that I’ve been very impressed with Ramnode. The service they provide is better than most companies that are charging double.

    Thanks Nick

    February 12, 2013 @ 5:02 pm | Reply
  18. Thanks Joe! Thanks KrisF!

    February 12, 2013 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
  19. Alex:

    I have never seen better professionalism and customer service than from Nick and RamNode. I have run through many many services, and never had such a personal (and fast) experience with RamNode. Nick went out of his way to find a .gzip backup of my data after I TERMINATED my own service, and it had been dead for a while. They are a confident yes choice. BTW, do any technical benchmarks and comparisons and you will see they rank at the very top, but its the small things and customer service which is most important to me.

    February 13, 2013 @ 6:04 am | Reply
  20. Want to know how RamNode is doing? Check their uptime and performance: http://z1s.org/dashboard/checks/5114a86808120fa410000124 (SolusVM) – http://z1s.org/dashboard/checks/511b43163bfc0a5450079085 (Atlanta) and their homepage: http://z1s.org/dashboard/checks/511b433b3bfc0a545007917f

    February 13, 2013 @ 7:42 am | Reply
    • Just a quick note that the SolusVM control panel is not actually inside of our network.

      February 13, 2013 @ 7:52 am | Reply
      • I can’t add comments to a particular check sadly. I did add a tag “in-other-network” to the check for correctness. Thanks for mentioning it.

        February 13, 2013 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    Ordered 128MBCVZ Just now. Paid using Google Wallet. NO INSTANT SETUP. Hope it worth the waiting.

    Google order number: 543065560117425
    Invoice #19519

    February 13, 2013 @ 9:12 am | Reply
    • earl:

      if you log into your client area I think your VPS is already provisioned they just did not email the login info for solusvm..

      February 13, 2013 @ 10:58 am | Reply
      • SFYEASMIN:

        Still didn’t get anything.
        In client area it’s showing “Unpaid”.
        In services list it’s “pending”

        February 13, 2013 @ 11:41 am | Reply
        • Never used Google Wallet, so I’m not sure if it’s the nature of Google Wallet or some integration issue.

          Submit a ticket and see what Nick has to say.

          February 13, 2013 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
        • Automatic setup/payment should work with Google Wallet / Check Out and WHMCS.

          February 13, 2013 @ 12:24 pm | Reply
        • SFYEASMIN:

          Opened a support ticket sometimes ago. NO ANSWER UNTIL NOW.

          Surely some problems in my order process (Don’t remember what rootpassword I used or if it was asked. I heard there is some problems with special chars.

          Hope for a quick reply.

          Will keep updated.

          February 13, 2013 @ 1:48 pm | Reply
        • earl:

          yeah you might have a different problem then.. I ordered the same yearly deal as you and although I received the paypal payment confirmation the solusVM login came much later, I did put in a ticket but no reply as well. not a big deal thought.

          February 13, 2013 @ 2:07 pm | Reply
        • SFYEASMIN:

          I also received Payment confirmation but no login still now.

          February 13, 2013 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
        • Google often runs Customer Reviews without notifying the customer. It’s annoying on both ends: https://clientarea.ramnode.com/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=65

          February 13, 2013 @ 3:47 pm | Reply
        • SFYEASMIN:

          Don’t get me wrong please. I knew there is some problems with it. Used Google Wallet previously but didn’t face such issue earlier. If it’s a Google problem you have nothing to do. I should better use PayPal. :)
          The thing is a was hoping for quicker response in support ticket which I didn’t get, maybe for time zone difference. I understand.
          I answered you in support.

          February 13, 2013 @ 4:54 pm | Reply
      • SFYEASMIN:

        Using a new credit card is the issue with Google Wallet.
        I received the 2nd reply within minutes.

        Great support. Hopefully will be able to test the VPS soon.

        February 13, 2013 @ 5:07 pm | Reply
  22. sam:

    I would love to know when the west coast location will be live. I’m looking to consolidate my LEB (in different locations of course) with fewer providers instead of having 3-4 different accounts.

    February 15, 2013 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
    • We’re trying to get it going as fast as possible, but it looks like it will take a few months at this point. We’ll keep everyone updated on Twitter as we go.

      February 15, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
      • sam:

        Cool not a problem. My yearly subscription for my current WC provider ends later this year. So I’ll definitely switch when the time comes. ;-)

        February 15, 2013 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  23. a nice try for using 256MB KVM Cached, test it derekyao.com

    February 15, 2013 @ 6:23 pm | Reply
  24. the fonz:


    February 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm | Reply
  25. aMunster:

    If you are running torrents, submit a ticket to have your vps rate limited. Ramnode shut me down for using the entire gigabit line. They do not have a system in place to deprioritize torrent traffic. Furthermore, I was warned of a possible DoS when running a file transfer at 25Mbps. I won’t pass judgement here. I expected more sophistication.

    Overall my review is neutral. Many companies over promise and under deliver. Ramnode over delivers. However, I wouldn’t trust it with production items.

    March 10, 2013 @ 7:51 am | Reply
    • To be clear for the visitors here, I shut you down because your traffic was over 950Mbps for a considerable amount of time and going to a bunch of IPs. It’s extremely rare to see a false positive at that level. As I said in your ticket:

      “The goal of shutting down a VPS in this situation is to prevent abuse reports and to keep the network stable for the rest of our clients. I’m sure you can understand that we have to do what is necessary to ensure that as many people as possible are receiving the best possible service. When your traffic looks exactly like one of the frequent DoS abuses we see around here, we will not hesitate to stop it quickly. Any unusual traffic patterns are a cause for concern, particularly when a single VPS is sending 950Mbps+ to a wide variety of IPs.”

      Your particular host node was already behaving strangely, which is what piqued my interest when I noticed your smaller traffic spikes upfront. I would rather err on the side of keeping a close eye on our network than assuming everything is fine and dandy when the numbers are considerably abnormal. When a user goes from 25Mbps to a sustained 950Mbps, that is a cause for concern 99 out of 100 times.

      Your opinion is your own, but I would kindly remind you that your experience is a unique one and shouldn’t be conclusive evidence to judge our production worthiness, so to speak. The fact that we allow torrenting at any significant scale is rare from what I can tell. To further clarify, we are ratelimiting your connection in accordance with our AUP; so we do have a system in place.

      March 10, 2013 @ 1:51 pm | Reply
      • aMunster:

        It is not my intent to use LowEndbox for support.

        My post is proactive to prevent this happening in the future to someone else. Ask for a 100Mbps rate limit – then you won’t have any trouble torrenting as much as your bandwidth transfer allows. This is an acceptable solution in my opinion.

        Allowing torrenting to a significant scale is rare – likely correct. I run irssi, legal torrents and file transfers home because my home routing is terrible. It is not my concern whether this is viewed as abnormal. Ramnode’s network management is effective, albeit reactive. My primary gripe is there was not an automated system in place. The fact that downtime is used ahead of other solutions is why I do not feel comfortable running production items here. This is not unique to Ramnode so it may not be an issue to others.

        March 10, 2013 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
      • Sergei:

        So, is it okay if I set download and upload limit around 10-20 Mbps for Torrent client?

        August 20, 2013 @ 2:05 am | Reply
  26. oh oh

    March 13, 2013 @ 10:27 am | Reply
  27. bayu:

    i use 4-5 vps plan from this vps,good support and speed for me,my client happy,big thanks for nick,u have the best support

    March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 am | Reply
  28. Joel:

    Using the cached 512MB plan, and have been quite happy with Ramnode.

    We will be waiting for when they get more servers installed.


    March 22, 2013 @ 10:34 pm | Reply
  29. pub crawler:

    > If you are running torrents, submit a ticket to have your vps rate limited.

    It’s much easier and wiser to limit your own throughput inside your torrent client. When said feature doesn’t exist there are other options within the OS to do this yourself.

    Impressed with RamNode and their response to this though.

    April 23, 2013 @ 6:14 am | Reply

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