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Top Providers 2013 Q2 Poll : The Results

I am happy to announce the Top Providers 2013 Q2 Poll’s results. Thank you to everybody who participated and congratulations to all of the hosts who received points! The full result table will be out in the next few days; so keep your eyes peeled. We send our commiserations to Prometeus for being dislodged from the top spot, but at the same time send our congratulations to RamNode for coming first! A bottle of something nice is on the way to help you celebrate, Nick ;-) Sorry for the delay in posting this! I had hoped to post last week, but I’ve not had any internet access (damn mountains).

First: RamNodeSecond: PrometeusThird: BuyVM

Coming first, for the first time ever, is RamNode with 187 points! RamNode have reached the top spot after coming third and then second in our last two polls respectively.

  • 512MB Ram
  • 512MB vSwap
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 20GB SSD Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 + 16 IPv6
  • OpenVZ / SolusVM
  • $4.65 /month
  • Atlanta & Seattle
  • & Netherlands

In second place, with 132 Points, is Prometeus! Prometeus had won our last three polls, but with low stock, they couldn’t compete with RamNode this time round.

  • 512MB Ram
  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 25GB Diskspace
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 : /112 IPv6
  • KVM / SolusVM
  • €11.25 /3 months
  • Coupon: LEB2Q2013
  • Direct Signup
  • Milan, Italy.

Last but not least, in third place with 57 points, is BuyVM! BuyVM have featured in all of our previous top providers polls. No special coupons.

RamNode originally started off providing OpenVZ and KVM services from Atlanta, GA. But earlier this year, they expanded to Seattle, Washington; and in the past few weeks have entered the European market by setting up shop in the Netherlands. RamNode have never came first before. On the last poll they came second, and on the poll before that, they came third. What their customers say: Alonemrinal – “Amazing VPS and Nothing before this, ever made me feel like a ‘valuable’ customer.” Vemacs – “Ramnode, great I/O, great value (can safely vswap without I/O throttling), quick support (when you need it), great uptime even when attacked” Oxide – “RamNode = great performance, great uptime, and Nick seems like a knowledgeable and hard working fellow.”

Prometeus had won our last three Top Providers polls and had came within the top three for the last four polls. With ipv4 shortages, and the launch of a cloud platform, Prometeus have not had much stock for sale. Prometeus also operate the OVerZold and IperWeb brands. What their customers say: perennate – “most stable VPS I’ve had, and great performance all around.” badpatrick – “My first provider of VPS. Still with them today. No technical or billing issues ever. Smooth.”

BuyVM have appeared within the top three of all our previous top provider polls. BuyVM have been involved with the lowendbox community since 2009. They offer kvm, openvz and storage vps; in Las Vegas and Buffalo, NY. What their customers say: Ellimist – “Impeccable service and network. Like someone said, so stable, it’s actually boring”.

Thank you everyone once again! Like last time, Hostigation came fourth and EDIS 5th. We will be publishing the full table as soon as possible.


  1. Bobby:

    Congrats all

    August 13, 2013 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
  2. W1V_Lee:

    Usual suspects then :) Well done all again.

    August 13, 2013 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
  3. Nice one, congrats to all.

    August 13, 2013 @ 8:58 pm | Reply
  4. Congratulations all! About time Ramnode was ranked first…hopefully not the last time that happens.

    WOWNUM1 is the 38% off coupon. If the previous ones are any indication, it will work on any Ramnode service you order. And do use my aff link :D

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Click my name, that is. So that’s how that website field works… I must have confused LEB and LET. Click on a LET name and you get taken to their profile instead.

      Also, Liam: you might want to update the Ramnode thumbnail, and put the paragraphs fully below the images :)

      August 13, 2013 @ 9:21 pm | Reply
      • sundaymouse:

        That’s an affiliate link. Just want to clarify that.
        Link with no chain involved : http://ramnode.com

        August 13, 2013 @ 11:06 pm | Reply
        • If you don’t like giving some random person $1 on the internet for free, don’t click on affiliate links. I for one like spreading good karma around.

          Just want to clarify that.

          August 13, 2013 @ 11:54 pm | Reply
  5. vemacs:

    Congrats! Also, the Ramnode website thumbnail is old.

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:14 pm | Reply
  6. Congrats to all.

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:18 pm | Reply
  7. Tux:

    “RamNode have reached the top spot after coming third and then second in our last two polls respectively. Nick ”

    Might want to fix that.

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:23 pm | Reply
    • Sorry! Post was done from my smartphone. My dongle has not yet been activated (after driving 50km to buy one)00. Signal is non-existent up here, and the only ASDL line in bay is currently down following a storm.

      August 13, 2013 @ 9:59 pm | Reply
      • sundaymouse:

        Where do you live at the moment Liam, sounds extremely remote.

        August 13, 2013 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  8. Congrats all! Keep up the good work.

    August 13, 2013 @ 10:13 pm | Reply
  9. Thank you everyone who voted for us! Enjoy the coupon and stay tuned for further NL expansion :)

    August 13, 2013 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
    • Wira:

      Any time periode for the new coupon code Nick? I plan to purchase next week.

      August 14, 2013 @ 5:39 am | Reply
  10. budingyun:

    Congratulations Nick, Uncle Salvatore and Francisco. :D

    August 13, 2013 @ 11:20 pm | Reply
  11. Congratulations for all :)

    August 13, 2013 @ 11:59 pm | Reply
  12. Wow, congrats to all winners! The result is expected. :)

    August 14, 2013 @ 1:05 am | Reply
  13. Congratulations everyone! I look forward to the full results table being posted soon.

    August 14, 2013 @ 1:26 am | Reply
  14. mitsuhashi:

    Congrats to the winners, I think it’s pretty clear that dedication and professionalism is valued highly even by low-end customers. It’s great for the consumer that the “You paid $5 for a VPS and you’re complaining that it’s down?” argument doesn’t really work anymore, and you guys are at the forefront of making this trend possible. Much thanks!

    August 14, 2013 @ 2:33 am | Reply
  15. Congratulations for all.

    August 14, 2013 @ 2:44 am | Reply
  16. Sadly they are out of stock :(

    August 14, 2013 @ 3:22 am | Reply
  17. I am using RamNode,The first fully deserve.
    URPAD although no ranking,but i also like it,it feels good to me.

    August 14, 2013 @ 3:55 am | Reply
  18. Congratulations RamNode, My Favorite VPS Hosting provider. I am a customer but more like a fan of your service after witnessing the way you handled the Solus exploit saga. Best of Luck for future too.

    August 14, 2013 @ 5:18 am | Reply
  19. Wira:

    Congratsss all…

    August 14, 2013 @ 5:23 am | Reply
  20. ken:

    Buyvm is not a good business man.

    August 14, 2013 @ 6:35 am | Reply
    • mitsuhashi:

      Why is that?

      August 14, 2013 @ 11:20 am | Reply
      • Jim Popovitch:
        August 14, 2013 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
        • ken:

          What a terrible AUP !!!

          Buyvm will extort money from over $25 if you type a wrong address or wrong real name (actually this kind of information they really don’t care).

          If you don’t pay for it, they will cancel your account. I think this is not AUP but blackmail!

          So stay away from this SCUM!

          August 15, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply
      • ken:

        What a terrible AUP !!!

        Buyvm will extort money from over $25 if you type a wrong address or wrong real name (actually this kind of information they really don’t care).

        If you don’t pay for it, they will cancel your account. I think this is not AUP but blackmail!

        So stay away from this SCUM!

        August 15, 2013 @ 11:19 am | Reply
  21. Congrats to all the three winners.

    August 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply
  22. Not surprising. Good companies ran by good honest people.

    August 14, 2013 @ 8:24 am | Reply
  23. Roph:

    Well done, you deserve it Nick :D

    August 14, 2013 @ 9:12 am | Reply
  24. Congratulations to all the poll winners.

    August 14, 2013 @ 10:28 am | Reply
  25. Raghavendra:

    Congrats to winners..!

    August 14, 2013 @ 11:40 am | Reply
  26. Congratz Nick and RamNode people. I love RamNode service and support. Its just amazing!

    August 14, 2013 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
  27. Congratulation for all of you. I have vps from all of you. Good performance, good uptime and good CEO… :)

    August 14, 2013 @ 1:42 pm | Reply
  28. perennate:

    RamNode is very professional, whenever anything impacts their services even if it’s just for a short time they email affected customers (and they try to do it in advance). Most others at best post on some blog or Twitter. They are professional in tickets too.

    Even without the SSD disks (not so necessary for most of my servers), the plans are great with the high bandwidth offers, low overselling (or at least get very consistent CPU performance on SVZ, not so much on cached). The biggest problem I’ve had with them was high pings to Europe (from Atlanta), but nowadays it actually seems to be lower despite using the same carriers; still, could use another upstream provider in Atlanta location.

    August 14, 2013 @ 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Thank you. We expect to have the rest of our product lineup available in NL within a couple days if you’d like to switch :)

      August 14, 2013 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
      • Anonymous coward:

        Since you’re a US based company, I’m assuming even with equipment in EU, those equipment (the ones in EU) will still be under the jurisdiction of the US Government right? :)

        August 15, 2013 @ 6:07 am | Reply
    • Correction, we have everything up now :)

      August 14, 2013 @ 11:56 pm | Reply
  29. ken:

    I think BuyVm is made in China. Because they know Chinese.

    August 15, 2013 @ 11:20 am | Reply
  30. wow , congrats for Ramnode :)

    August 15, 2013 @ 1:44 pm | Reply
  31. tomasox:

    ramnode – Perfect, and unbeatable price.

    After the security issue, they recovery in a short time. Superb !!

    The price with the Disk Space & Bandwith, really awesome!!

    They are really LowEnd KING!!

    August 15, 2013 @ 2:15 pm | Reply
  32. Congrats to RamNode on getting the first spot.

    I have been using RamNode since February 2013. Infact, I have already paid for their my server for another 6 months.

    August 16, 2013 @ 7:42 am | Reply
  33. We were using a small RamNode box. The quality and uptime is topnotch. Keep up the good job and offer some EU locations in near future ;)

    August 19, 2013 @ 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Thanks! We actually offer NL as an EU option already.

      August 19, 2013 @ 4:25 pm | Reply
  34. Maounique:

    Thank you all that voted for us and congratulations to the Winner :)
    I wish to offer my sincere apologies for our lack of stock. We plan to rectify this later this year and by then will have a much broader offering.
    Thank you again !

    August 19, 2013 @ 7:44 pm | Reply
  35. only used BuyVM,it’s good.

    August 21, 2013 @ 3:53 am | Reply
  36. Wira:

    Been with RamNode for a month now. Very fast and stable server. Hope will always like this in the future.
    Good Job Nick.. :)

    September 3, 2013 @ 8:54 am | Reply
  37. I have a buyvm vps, Congrats it.

    September 28, 2013 @ 5:36 am | Reply
  38. DerNiro:

    Congratulations. I’m definately going with Ramnode. Good thing I spent 2 weeks researching a provider.

    October 6, 2013 @ 1:22 am | Reply
  39. CWms:


    Would not recommend, Prometeus.net / IperWeb.com / OverZold.com

    Closed my account and would not even allow me
    to BackUp my account after more than 2-Years of
    paying them with punctuality on time ever time !

    When I mention that I would post to LowEndBox.com
    about it is when they terminated my account from suspended
    to terminated, very NAZI-Like / GOD-Like attitude, STAY AWAY !

    February 14, 2015 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

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