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SecureDragon – $1.99/month or $9.99/Year 64MB OpenVZ VPS and more in 9 US locations

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Jonathan Tan

SecureDragon

This is another post where the offers is not from our ticketing system. Maarten gave me the opportunity to pick a host I would like to feature. It is my pleasure to write about the very first host I tried in LEB – Secure Dragon.

I was using a VPS for a very long time already, but due to a sudden budget constraint, I needed a cheaper alternative to what I was using back then. My research made me discover LowEndBox. It was a surprise to me that a VPS service can be bought under $7 dollars. At such prices, I felt that I will get what I am paying for, but I was hoping to find a gem where quality service can be had at truly amazing prices.

I read through a lot of post in LowEndBox and reviews at 96MB, and I was very impressed with what was written about Secure Dragon and KuJoe. I tried their services, and indeed they were very good. Even when I have no current service with them, I am fairly confident that they are still a quality provider today.

Here are some offers I found from their website. Note that their regular prices are already very good and competitive.

OpenVZ – O64

  • 64MB RAM
  • 64MB vSwap
  • 3GB Disk Space
  • 250GB/month bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • 2 vCPU core
  • 1 x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyvern
  • $1.99/month or $9.99/year
  • Order Here
OpenVZ – O128

  • 128MB RAM
  • 128MB vSwap
  • 10GB Disk Space
  • 500GB/month bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • 2 vCPU core
  • 1 x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyvern
  • $2.49/month or $14.99/year
  • Order Here
OpenVZ – O256

  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB vSwap
  • 15GB Disk Space
  • 500GB/month bandwidth
  • 1Gbps port
  • 2 vCPU core
  • 1 x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • OpenVZ/Wyvern
  • $2.99/month or $24.99/year
  • Order Here

They have more plans from their website that includes KVM VPS, Storage VPS, DDOS Protected VPS and Web Hosting.

Secure Dragon are located in 9 locations within the United States. It includes the following:

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Portland, Oregon

To those who are not aware, Secure Dragon is using their own control panel named Wyvern. You can read about it’s cool features here. Their website also states that their services comes with free weekly data backups!

Secure Dragon accept payments via Paypal, Credit Card, and Bitcoin. Note that BitCoin payments are usually non-refundable. As they pride themselves with quality, they have a 30 day money back guarantee in place. As always, kindly read their Terms of Service, and Acceptable Use Policy before making any purchase.

Network information

CNServers – Portland, OR
Test IPv4: 198.57.47.4
Test IPv6: 2001:470:ea86:80ba::4
Test File: 100MB

QuadraNet – Los Angeles, CA
Test IPv4: 162.211.65.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:1::4:4
Test File: 100MB

PhoenixNAP – Phoenix, AZ
Test IPv4: 162.253.177.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:5::4:4
Test File: 100MB

Handy Networks – Denver, CO
Test IPv4: 198.57.46.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:d::4:4
Test File: 100MB

Steadfast Networks – Chicago, IL
Test IPv4: 162.211.66.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:2::4:4
Test File: 100MB

QuadraNet – Dallas, TX
Test IPv4: 162.253.178.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:6::4:4
Test File: 100MB

E Solutions – Tampa, FL
Test IPv4: 199.167.31.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:f::4:4
Test File: 100MB

Dacentec – Lenoir, NC
Test IPv4: 162.211.67.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:3::4:4
Test File: 100MB

DuPont Fabros – Piscataway, NJ
Test IPv4: 162.253.176.4
Test IPv6: 2602:fff6:4::4:4
Test File: 100MB

44 Comments

  1. OpenVZ – O128 and O256, it looks like the same price !

    October 16, 2015 @ 10:24 am | Reply
    • shi de ,ta keneng xiecuo le ,waiguoren douhen mahu de —– XD.

      October 16, 2015 @ 11:22 am | Reply
    • Typo in the post, actual price for 256MB is $2.99/month or $24.99/year.

      October 17, 2015 @ 12:12 pm | Reply
      • Jonathan Tan:

        updated, sorry for the mistake

        October 17, 2015 @ 2:37 pm | Reply
  2. file download speed test?

    October 16, 2015 @ 11:24 am | Reply
    • colibri:

      Network information

      Check their infrastructure page to get the details of their data center, test IP, and test files,

      October 16, 2015 @ 1:28 pm | Reply
    • You can go here for an easy table: http://drgn.biz

      October 17, 2015 @ 12:13 pm | Reply
    • very slow

      October 25, 2015 @ 12:26 pm | Reply
    • File download is very fast according to my test.

      [client-at-University-of-Arizona]$ wget http://[server-at-SecureDragon-LosAngeles]/100mb.test -O/dev/null
      –2015-11-07 08:11:50– http://[server-name]/100mb.test
      Resolving [server-name] … 162.211.65.X, 2602:fff6:1:X::X
      Connecting to [server-name]|162.211.65.X|:80… connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null’

      100%[==========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 14.8M/s in 7.8s

      2015-11-07 08:12:02 (12.8 MB/s) – `/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]

      November 7, 2015 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
  3. David:

    I’ve been with SecureDragon for almost 3 years now. They’re still great.

    October 16, 2015 @ 11:55 am | Reply
    • Consistency has always been our goal, glad to see we’re meeting (and hopefully exceeding) your expectations.

      October 17, 2015 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  4. colibri:

    These posts need to be reviewed for accuracy before published. This is the 2nd post with some similar errors.

    October 16, 2015 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  5. We’ve been a customer for several years now. Solid provider with solid networks.

    October 16, 2015 @ 6:18 pm | Reply
    • That means a lot considering how awesome NodePing is. :)

      October 17, 2015 @ 12:15 pm | Reply
  6. One of the better providers out there.

    October 16, 2015 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
  7. Acu:

    Wow, looks nice!

    – Do you have PPP support for PPTP private proxies ?
    – Do you use SolusVM as a panel ?
    – Is the 128Mb and the 256Mb the same ?

    Thank you!

    October 17, 2015 @ 11:33 am | Reply
    • 1) Yes, you can enable the module inside Wyvern.
      2) No, we use a custom control panel that blows SolusVM out of the water (Wyvern as mentioned in the post).
      3) No, there was an error on the pricing in the post (256MB is $2.99/month or $24.99/year).

      October 17, 2015 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
      • Acu:

        Cool! Thanks for your reply.

        I have been checking all the FAQ about the panel, looks cool. Just one question: Is there a way to connect by API or something ? I’m looking for buying several VPS and I need to check with API the bandwidth usage, etc…

        Thanks!

        October 18, 2015 @ 3:25 pm | Reply
        • Yes we have an API for checking bandwidth remotely (it will have more features in the future but for now it just report bandwidth usage).

          October 18, 2015 @ 10:36 pm | Reply
  8. 用来爬墙貌似不错
    It’s seems good for openvpn personal use.

    October 22, 2015 @ 11:07 am | Reply
  9. mark:

    why cant I install word press and use as hosting?

    October 22, 2015 @ 10:18 pm | Reply
    • That’s a good question, why can’t you?

      October 23, 2015 @ 4:32 am | Reply
      • raul:

        I guess someone is looking for a “one-click” install wordpress… Welcome to the VPS world Mark!

        October 23, 2015 @ 6:49 am | Reply
        • mark:

          ha, ok, could you expand your answer a tad?

          October 23, 2015 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
          • I agree with you that a man could wear this. In fact, it’s possibly a little too mansluice-leaning for me, but it is certainly a really beautiful fragrance. One of those that I appreciate a lot, even though I rarely wear it.

            April 24, 2017 @ 3:28 pm
      • mark:

        “Verify VPS Confirm that you understand that this is not a web hosting plan, no DDOS protection is offered with this service, and that this is an unmanaged service.”
        Does this mean that I can still put up a wordpress site but itll be unprotected?

        October 23, 2015 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
        • perennate:

          Ask yourself: do you know what SSH and nginx are and how to use them? If not, then a virtual private server will be useless for you, and you should opt for a web hosting plan instead. SecureDragon helpfully includes that message to prevent you from making a bad decision.

          October 24, 2015 @ 4:36 am | Reply
        • You can use your VPS for hosting a WordPress website but don’t order it expecting a web server to be installed and configured by default. You will need to install the webserver, configure it, install WordPress, configure it, and manage it yourself because we will offer no assistance for any third party software.

          October 24, 2015 @ 6:35 am | Reply
  10. Sahil:

    Is torrent traffic allowed over OPENVPN?

    November 1, 2015 @ 7:55 am | Reply
    • Technically we won’t know what you’re running over an encrypted VPN connection unless you or somebody else tells us and if that somebody else tells us in the form of a DMCA then you’ll want to find another provider.

      November 3, 2015 @ 9:06 am | Reply
  11. Firestarter007:

    How easy is it to run an ftp service on these VPS?

    November 1, 2015 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  12. I endorse SecureDragon as the best low cost OpenVZ provider.

    * Machine is stable. My website is down less than 10 minutes per month, and in most cases it’s my fault.
    * Customer service is fast. First response to a ticket is usually within 3 hours, and most problems can be fixed within 3 days. With other providers, you may not see the first response until 2 business days later, let alone the resolution.
    * Wyvern control panel is developed by Joe, the owner of this provider. Features can be added as necessary (I requested a few features and they become available after 1 month), without waiting for SolusVM.

    November 7, 2015 @ 3:23 pm | Reply
  13. cnug:

    Just tried 128m plan. It has been about a month. Lost connection once for about 20 min; they fixed it quickly. Satisfied so far.

    November 18, 2015 @ 10:46 am | Reply
  14. That is a bad question.I ordered the plan o64 by paypal,but paypal told me “recurring payment to your company”.What is wrong。

    https://dn-coding-net-production-pp.qbox.me/40bce21e-9bcd-41c7-ba50-a935febe836e.png

    February 11, 2016 @ 3:53 am | Reply
  15. James Taylor:

    This company took my money and ran! SCAM!

    March 11, 2016 @ 4:43 am | Reply
    • Jarland Donnell:

      I’m sure you’d love to share the whole story with full screenshots of all information (not selectively edited). You wouldn’t do that, of course, because the only way anyone can make a claim like you just made about SecureDragon is to lie.

      March 11, 2016 @ 6:55 am | Reply
      • John Senna:

        I face the same problem

        November 23, 2018 @ 4:47 am | Reply
  16. rdaltri:

    I can’t say enough good things about this provider. I have been with them since March of ’13 and truthfully cannot recall any unannounced or unplanned downtime. I’ve been through 2 server migrations with them and everything went as smooth as could be. Clear dates and times that were indeed met, full communication, transparency…everything you would hope/expect from a professional company. These guys just get it. Easily in my Top 3 of all providers. You won’t be disappointed.

    August 5, 2016 @ 12:34 am | Reply
  17. John Senna:

    After i paid abandon my acount. And did’t refund. And swearing me bastard.

    November 23, 2018 @ 4:31 am | Reply
    • You’re so adorable. You received 2 refunds and we did nothing but treat you with respect. You shouldn’t spread lies, it’s not a nice thing to do during the holiday season. Please post complete screenshots of the ticket or give us permission to. Have a nice day. :)

      November 23, 2018 @ 10:19 am | Reply

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