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SSDNodes – OpenVZ SSD VPS starting at $30/year – Dallas, TX & Montreal, CA

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: June 21, 2016 @ 12:56 am, by Ishaq

Matt with SSDNodes sent in an exclusive offer for us, with plans based in Dallas, TX and Montreal, Canada.

SSD Nodes, Inc is a registered corporation in Delaware with file / registration number 5098270.

The hostnodes are running Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 (Dallas) Intel E5-1660 v3 (Montreal), with 64-128GB of ECC RAM, along with 4 to 8 enterprise SSDs configured in hardware RAID10. They are connected to a 1 or 10Gbps port depending on location. They claim to have achieved 1GB/s writes and 200K+ IOPS on their platform.

They offer PayPal, Credit Card, and Bitcoin as payment methods. Before ordering, please ensure you read their terms and legal documents, which are available here.

Offers:

LowEndBox Large
4GB RAM
– 40GB SSD
– 4x Intel E5 v3 CPU
– 4TB Transfer
– 1x IPv4
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $6.99/month
– $48/year
Order Texas
Order Montreal

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LowEndBox Medium
2GB RAM
– 20GB SSD
– 2x Intel E5 v3 CPU
– 2TB Transfer
– 1x IPv4
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $4.99/month
– $40/year
Order Texas
Order Montreal

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LowEndBox Small
1GB RAM
– 10GB SSD
– 1x Intel E5 v3 CPU
– 1TB Transfer
– 1x IPv4
– OpenVZ/SolusVM
– $30/year
Order Here
Order Montreal

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Locations & Test Information

Dallas, Texas (Incero)
Test IPv4: 66.11.122.222
Test file: http://66.11.122.222/test100.zip

Montreal, Canada (OVH)
Test IPv4: 167.114.120.200
Test file: http://167.114.120.200/test500.zip

80 Comments

  1. Naveed:

    I have a monthly 4gb plan from their previous offering. The performance is good. I had an issue and the response was within 2 hours. For some reason I can’t login with an ssh certificate, but that is almost certainly not their fault.

    June 21, 2016 @ 3:19 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Sorry to hear you’re having issues, if you still need help please reply to the ticket and we’d be more than happy to assist.

      June 21, 2016 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
  2. refund policy is not clear

    June 21, 2016 @ 5:42 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Hello and thanks for your interest. We offer a 14-day refund on all orders, provided that no more than 10% of the bandwidth has been used and there has been no abuse on the server (spam, etc).

      June 21, 2016 @ 3:18 pm | Reply
  3. Vuong:

    Could I install Docker then Discourse.org on the OpenVZ based server? Thanks. The price is worth to purchase comparing with other offers currently.

    June 21, 2016 @ 7:44 am | Reply
  4. Simon:

    Thought i’d just write a quick post for anyone considering the SSD Nodes Large deal (while i wait for Centmin to install!)..
    Looking at the specs and the price I had to buy one. It’s double the CPU and 4 times the RAM of my current VPS for the same price (although 1 less IPv4 Address.. but then again i’ve never used my second one!).
    Latency is a little higher than my existing VPS (given it’s in Dallas vs LA) but we’re talking milliseconds that will make no difference after CDN setup. Network seems to run pretty decent and the box seems pretty quick. Signup by Paypal took me about 2 minutes and VPS setup 1 minute. 1 minute to reinstall OS after I decided against really installing Ubuntu and going back to CentOS. OS selection is quite limited but that doesn’t worry me as I really only use Centos.

    If anyone needs me to run any tests let me know and i’ll be happy to do so.

    June 21, 2016 @ 12:22 pm | Reply
  5. Matt Connor:

    Hi everyone. I’m Matt, the founder of SSD Nodes. We’ve been in business for 5 years (our first LEB offer was in 2011), and our mission is to provide amazing customer service with a high quality hosting experience. With that said, in full transparency the reason we’re able to offer these servers at such discounted rates is due to most of the support costs being removed (you’re just paying for the hosting and the support is best effort). Of course we’re still available for urgent issues, we just won’t be able to help with application-specific issues (but can still provide guidance).

    I’m here if you have any questions, or you can email me matt@ssdnodes.com

    You can read some reviews from our last post: https://lowendbox.com/blog/ssdnodes-ssd-openvz-vps-starting-at-2-99month-dallas-tx/

    MikeN: “I’ve been using these guys for a month on a 4GB plan and it’s been good. No shenanigans.”

    Amir Softic: “I just wanted to write about experience with ssdnodes, I purchased LEB large about week ago and have been testing and just moved remote desktop support application to production. I’m extremely happy with ssdnodes coming from DigitalOcean, VPS is extremely fast and reliable, I tested upload speeds and it clocked about 800 Mbps down and 300 up… pretty fast if you ask me.

    Matt has been amazing to work with and although we had some issues with the application he was there to assist and on my request added new image in the image selection area… I bought whole year right away and if it stays like this I’ll be @ ssdnodes for a while.”

    Devin S: “I’ve purchased the LEB Large plan. Its been 3 weeks and i’ve been very satisfied with the performance im getting out of the VPS. Great Value! Thanks Guys!”

    Ethan K: “I got an LEB Small box, and I have to say that I’m quite pleased. Box is snappy and connection is fantastic. No hiccups yet.

    Speedtest: http://www.speedtest.net/result/5243196500.png

    WILLIAM: “I’m about to purchase my second SSD Nodes VPS. This is largely due to the performance, scalability and data center location for my existing VPS. It also doesn’t hurt that Matt seems “aight”. lol”

    Maxton: “I’ve had the LEB Extra Large server (8GB, seamlessly upgraded from the LEB Large 4GB) for about one month now and I’m very impressed. I think I’m getting much more than my money’s worth out of this server. Performance is great, support has been fine, and I haven’t had any connectivity issues so far.”

    Georgi: “I purchased LowEndBox Large packet and have to say that I’m very satisfied with the service. And also Matt is very friendly and always ready to help.”

    Filip: “perfect service, we run on them (LEB instance) 2 servers for non-company services and must say… work perfectly. no downtimes, cheap price, works almost without any human (if you know how to properly setup server).”

    June 21, 2016 @ 3:29 pm | Reply
  6. @Vijay: Is refunds all you think about?

    June 21, 2016 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
  7. Does virtualization technology such as SolusVM work with Docker? Your offer is really tempted, I am doubted about Docker and Discourse though.

    Thanks.

    June 22, 2016 @ 1:10 am | Reply
  8. Alex:

    Maxmind’s fraud detection doesn’t work.
    With my white german IP, white phone and verified paypal order was marked as fraud!

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Alex:

      Very quick solved issue. Ordered 4GB version. Disk is really quick.
      Download speed from france to dallas ca 220 Mbit/s

      June 22, 2016 @ 11:19 pm | Reply
  9. Kesava Belletty:

    I signed up for the Medium plan and got marked for fraud. I submitted a ticket, but am still waiting roughly 31 hours later. Ticket #302792.

    June 23, 2016 @ 11:17 am | Reply
  10. Kesava Belletty:

    I signed up 32 hours ago and was marked as fraud so I submitted a ticket. Still waiting for a response.

    June 23, 2016 @ 2:23 pm | Reply
  11. Max:

    Can I order the 4GB Large plan for one month first, and then update the pay cycle to annual (according the listed price $48)?

    June 23, 2016 @ 8:31 pm | Reply
  12. mssph7:

    Will docker work on these OpenVZ instances?

    June 23, 2016 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
  13. Kesava:

    I signed up about 48 hours ago, and my order got marked as fraud. I submitted a ticket but am yet to hear back.

    June 24, 2016 @ 2:55 am | Reply
  14. Emre:

    what about windows?

    June 25, 2016 @ 1:36 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Hi there, this is OpenVZ, which unfortunately doesn’t support Windows.

      June 25, 2016 @ 1:40 am | Reply
      • will nested virtulaisation work?

        June 25, 2016 @ 3:32 pm | Reply
        • Matt Connor:

          Hi Vijay, unfortunately it won’t since OpenVZ uses containers which use the host kernel

          June 25, 2016 @ 5:14 pm | Reply
  15. Hi! Can I order 4G Large for 1 month, then change the payment frequency to yearly plan ($48/year)?

    June 25, 2016 @ 8:34 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Yes of course! Just open a ticket whenever you’re ready to upgrade to yearly.

      July 2, 2016 @ 7:02 am | Reply
  16. Mario:

    Does it support fuse?

    June 26, 2016 @ 2:11 am | Reply
  17. Mario:

    Does it support fuse mounting?

    June 26, 2016 @ 2:12 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Yes, simply open a ticket to get fuse enabled.

      July 2, 2016 @ 7:02 am | Reply
  18. Matt Connor:

    Hi all, we now support Ubuntu 16.04 as a default OS option. It’s available immediately, simply choose it on the sign-up page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reply here or send me an email at matt@ssdnodes.com

    June 26, 2016 @ 4:38 am | Reply
  19. John O.:

    This is awesome! When does this offer expire, if ever? I need to move some money around but this is probably the best deal I’ve ever seen.

    June 27, 2016 @ 7:18 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Depends on availability and other factors, so not forever. But once you order the server you’re locked into that price.

      July 2, 2016 @ 7:02 am | Reply
  20. Martin:

    It’s possible to run vagrant machines?

    June 29, 2016 @ 1:15 am | Reply
    • Doug:

      I seriously doubt it – it would require nested virtualization.

      June 29, 2016 @ 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Nope, unfortunately, since these are already containers (OpenVZ) and use a thin virtualization layer instead of a fully virtualized environment. This means we get major performance gains, along with the flexibility of live upgrades.

      July 2, 2016 @ 7:01 am | Reply
  21. Gaurav:

    Hi Matt,

    I have a question about your VPS ?
    Can I run multiple vm’s in the 4 GB Box by assigning them slices of RAM and may be partial CPU cores or only one VM can be run at any time

    Thanks

    June 30, 2016 @ 2:47 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Hey there, we don’t have a way to sub-divide your server into multiple servers. Instead the best way would be to order multiple servers (for redundancy and failover as well)

      July 2, 2016 @ 7:00 am | Reply
  22. mikefallen:

    Is this deal renewable….meaning can i pay the same next year?

    June 30, 2016 @ 9:05 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Yes, the pricing is “locked” and recurring for the life of the server.

      July 2, 2016 @ 6:59 am | Reply
  23. Joe:

    When you mention the servers are connected to 1Gbps or 10Gbps depending on location, which is which?

    July 2, 2016 @ 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Hi Joe, good question. Montreal is connected to 1Gbps, and Dallas is connected to 10Gbps.

      July 2, 2016 @ 4:53 pm | Reply
  24. Anthony:

    Do you plan to offer a managed version?

    July 3, 2016 @ 12:55 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Depends on if there’s demand for this, as managed services can get pricey very quickly (we’ve gotten the costs discounted on these since we’re taking out most of the support costs).

      July 4, 2016 @ 1:13 am | Reply
  25. captain:

    Quick and easy to get up and running. TOS is one of the LEAST offensive I’ve read. Kudos!
    ssdnodes is a little heavy on the “welcome wagon” though. Seriously, I don’t need 10 email messages from y’all pointing out how I can reinstall one of four linuxes, and that you’re happy I’m here. ONE message with critical howto info, ONE with accounting, and ONE “welcome wagon” would be plenty. ;-)

    July 3, 2016 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Thanks for the great feedback! Will definitely pass this along. The initial reasoning was to make ourselves accessible while touching on critical information (security, etc). :)

      July 4, 2016 @ 1:12 am | Reply
  26. Just purchased a package when read the news on WHT, the performance is good, happy with cheap VPS. Keep up the good work

    July 4, 2016 @ 10:25 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Thank you for the kind words, glad to have you hosting with us.

      July 5, 2016 @ 6:15 am | Reply
  27. Alejandro Carrasco:

    Can you set a VPS with 6GB RAM & 80GB or 100GB Disk? How much $$?

    July 4, 2016 @ 11:12 pm | Reply
  28. Alejandro Carrasco:

    Massive problem in Montreal?

    July 8, 2016 @ 1:19 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      It appears your hardware node is having some problems, from your internet ticket notes I’ve seen you’ve already been migrated off that node.

      July 8, 2016 @ 2:43 am | Reply
      • Matt Connor:

        internal* ticket notes, my apologies

        July 8, 2016 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  29. Web Host Mob:

    How much is it for an additional IP I would like Atleast two Ips, I will probably get one of the larger plans.

    July 12, 2016 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
  30. zeitgeist:

    Thank you for randomly flaging my account as fraud with a clean IP from Switzerland.

    It does not beget of great technical knowledge when you are not able to maintain a proper fraud detection system which flags for no real reason.

    Do you want my money or not? So, why flag me as fraud even before payment?

    July 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Hey there, it looks like your order was approved. We’ve had a lot of fraud issues in the past so our system is a bit sensitive when flagging, and that’s simply to protect our customers.

      July 23, 2016 @ 6:52 pm | Reply
  31. start:

    Does it have ddos protect?

    July 15, 2016 @ 4:53 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      We have DDoS protection in our Montreal facility.

      July 23, 2016 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  32. Konstantin Boyandin:

    Added LEB Large to another VPS I have with SSD Nodes. I use their hosting for several years, both performance and support are excellent all the time. Those wishing to get proof of my hosting with them, feel free to contact me.

    July 15, 2016 @ 10:12 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      Thank you very much, Konstantin. It’s been a pleasure to have you with us.

      July 23, 2016 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
  33. PedRo:

    do you support private networks if i bought 2 vps ? and do you accept own ISO for OS installations ?

    July 16, 2016 @ 7:51 am | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      We don’t have a private network in our non-Enterprise plans, but you can use iptables to lock down both servers to each other for a pseudo private network. Even using a VPN between them.

      No ISOs unfortunately, since this is OpenVZ.

      July 23, 2016 @ 6:55 pm | Reply
  34. PedRo:

    I bought 4GB vps everything is good but unfortunately cannot update time using NTP because they don’t want to enable compability sys_time in VPS

    July 23, 2016 @ 2:59 pm | Reply
    • Matt Connor:

      We already have NTP on the hosts, and the guests are automatically synced from the hosts. I believe it’s more of a security feature that we don’t enable sys_time. If you have a special use case, please let me know (either here or email me matt@ssdnodes.com)

      July 23, 2016 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
  35. Amit:

    Been using SSDnodes service for a week. I am very satisfied with it. Matt is a great guy.

    July 25, 2016 @ 3:15 pm | Reply
  36. Ava:

    I bought a LEB large vps from ssdnodes and I am confused about how to set my already purchased and owned domains onto the vps, is there something i have to do in the console? Sorry for the lack of knowledge

    July 26, 2016 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
  37. Mike:

    Hello Matt,

    Can I host any type of wordpress sites on your server without needing a cpanel? I’m in for the Large one in that case. Do you have any restriction on content type can be used on a site?
    Thank you in advance.

    July 28, 2016 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
  38. Richard:

    Hi, the offer states 4TB transfer, but as you can pay either monthly or yearly does this transfer limit apply monthly or yearly?

    August 2, 2016 @ 9:51 am | Reply
  39. Richard:

    Hi, is the 4TB transfer limit monthly or yearly?

    August 2, 2016 @ 11:13 am | Reply
  40. spybot:

    Can I install docker on that type of VPS ?

    August 11, 2016 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
  41. Can I run openvpn, pptp or l2tp vpn on your server?

    August 13, 2016 @ 6:16 am | Reply
  42. RealOpty:

    Purchased the LEB Large plan in Dallas. Setup was instant. Seems stable and responsive. Loving it so far
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    /\ / \___\ _ _ / / / / | / / _/ | / / ____/ __ \
    / \ \ / / | | / / /_/ /| | /| / // // |/ / /_ / / / /
    / \ \/___/ \ | |/ / __ / | |/ |/ // // /| / __/ / /_/ /
    / \_________\ |___/_/ /_/ |__/|__/___/_/ |_/_/ \____/
    \ / / vHWINFO 1.1 May 2015 | https://vhwinfo.com

    hostname: 2ez (public ip )
    SO: Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 (jessie) 64 bits
    kernel: 2.6.32-042stab116.2
    virtual: OpenVZ
    cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz
    vcpu: 4 cores / 4800.28 bogomips
    RAM: 4096 MB (34% used) / swap 0 MB (0% used)
    HD: 52G (4% used) / inkling speed 1.1 GB/s
    cachefly 10MB: 91.1 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)

    August 16, 2016 @ 7:26 am | Reply
  43. Vantz Stockwell:

    I had SSDNodes for 11 days and I’m not leaving because I’m dissatisfied with the service. I want to make that clear up front and anyone who has issues with SSDNodes needs to reach out to Matt Connor. He worked with me to help me try and find a solution to meet the demanding needs of the application I’ve built for my client. But after 10 days, 3 days passed the refund period I cancelled my nodes and Matt still offered me a refund.

    Matt and his team are professional, courteous, and polite. I’ve spoke to Matt and 3 different employee’s via tickets and email. If you have a need for a good, professional and fast VPS look no further than SSDNodes. It’s been a very dependable service.

    In the future I would use them again if they met the requirements of my needs.

    August 18, 2016 @ 10:52 am | Reply
  44. Dzung:

    hi Matt,
    I ordered one package from you but your system prevent me pay the bill.
    My order no. is 9180266477.
    Please help me,
    Thanks

    August 29, 2016 @ 2:50 pm | Reply
  45. Masum:

    Can I order additional ip ?

    September 2, 2016 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
  46. eman:

    Do you support Fedora 23 ?

    September 12, 2016 @ 5:08 pm | Reply
  47. Simone Roche:

    Darn….I guess the promo is over…:(

    October 25, 2016 @ 11:08 am | Reply

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