Luna Node Dynamic: Canadian Cloud Virtualization Platform (now with e-mail hosting!)
Luna Node Dynamic - the Canadian Cloud Virtualization Platform (KVM)
Luna Node Dynamic is a powerful cloud virtualization platform featuring rapid virtual machine deployment, snapshotting capabilities, an API for automation, complementary minimal server monitoring and DNS hosting, security groups, detachable volumes, and more. We have locations in Toronto and Montreal, providing reliable virtual private server hosting using the KVM hypervisor and the OpenStack software suite.
We've recently rolled out hosted e-mail services, allowing you to easily send and receive e-mail on your domains. This is available from the E-mail sidebar tab in the control panel. The pricing is simple:
- $0.2/mo per GB storage
- $0.1 per 1,000 e-mails sent
The first 5,000 e-mails sent each month and the first 1 GB of storage used is free (accounting per-client, not per-domain), assuming that you spend at least $3 of credit during the month on other services.
Web-mail is available via Roundcube, or you can connect your desktop mail client with IMAPS/SMTPS. You can add user accounts, aliases (which can forward e-mail to one or more recipients, either on the same domain or external), and configure DKIM from the panel. E-mail is replicated across two locations for availability, and backups are taken regularly for data integrity (this is included in the storage price).
We're continuing to revamp our non-core feature suite, and there'll be some significant improvements to DNS and monitoring infrastructure in the next few weeks.
All plans come with a 1gbps network port, unmetered internal traffic, KVM virtualization (with support for installation from custom ISO's), and optional storage on a distributed Ceph RADOS cluster.
- 512 MB - 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 1000 GB bandwidth, $0.005 hourly ($3.6 monthly)
- 1024 MB - 2 vCPU, 20 GB storage, 1500 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly)
- Special 2048 - 2 vCPU, 20 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0097 hourly ($7.00 monthly)
- Special 1536 - 1 vCPU, 15 GB storage, 2000 GB bandwidth, $0.0072 hourly ($5.18 monthly)
We offer a rich set of cloud features to fit your needs, no matter the application.
- Hourly billing: create and destroy virtual machines at any time, and only pay for the hours used. Our service is prepaid, and payments can be made via Paypal or Bitcoin.
- Custom operating systems: add custom ISO and qcow2 images directly from the panel by submitting a URL to the image; once the panel has finished downloading your image, you can begin provisioning VMs from it immediately.
- Live snapshots: snapshot your running VM at any time (no need to even turn it off!). The disk state will then be saved on a distributed filesystem, and can be cloned to provision more instances with the same configuration, or simply kept as a backup.
- API: a powerful API is available to programatically manage your servers and other cloud services.
- Private virtual networks: isolate your network traffic and get more control over your network configuration.
- Load balancers: HTTP(S) and TCP load balancers can be created within virtual networks to easily set up a distributed and redundant service.
- Detachable volumes: create arbitrary-sized block devices (volumes) and attach/detach them to virtual machine instances on the fly. Volumes are stored on a reliable, distributed Ceph RADOS cluster.
- Security groups: define external traffic restrictions on a VM-group level to make securing your software easy.
- Startup scripts: specify shell or cloud-config scripts to be run the first time your new VM instances boot.
- Server monitoring and DNS hosting: we offer complementary server monitoring (with various checks such as ping, TCP connect, and HTTP substring, and alerts over e-mail or SMS) and DNS hosting.
Get started by registering an account in our panel!
You can open a ticket within the first week to request a refund of remaining credit on your account, no questions asked.
All standard plans and cloud features are available in both our Toronto and Montreal locations. We feature premium DDoS filtering in Montreal, capable of protecting against large network-level attacks.
- Toronto location (245 Consumers Rd 300 Toronto; Cogent DC): http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test
- Montreal location (OVH BHS): http://montreal-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test
Based in British Columbia, Canada, LunaNode Hosting Inc. first launched in August 2013, focusing on low-cost, reliable KVM virtual private server hosting. We use OpenStack for our back-end and an in-house billing / VM management panel called lndynamic on the front-end. We are committed to security and privacy and believe in the necessity of free software (see our GitHub). Our staff consists of experienced developers, system administrators, and network engineers; we are constantly monitoring and improving our infrastructure to ensure maximal uptime, and developing new tools to help you better manage your virtual machines.
Upload your PGP key to https://lunanode.com/gpgmw to receive encrypted email from our mail server.
- Hosted Email
- Volumes can now be extended in size; volume creation from volume snapshots has also been implemented
- Virtual machines can be resized (as long as the new plan has a larger disk size; disk shrinking is unsupported)
- We've redesigned and simplified the virtual machine details page
- Various service functions have been added to the API
I always want to use the service, but unfortunately have no project need to be done per now. But, you guys are on my top list.
Good luck guys!
I just signed up for their service and I must say the initial impressions are very good. @perennate is really very helpful. Server is running smooth and now they've added Hosted email!
Nice. I may try. Hosted email with spam filter or not?
Standard RBLs are enabled. SpamAssassin and greylisting may be added as options (customizable for individual domains) in the future. Outgoing e-mail is rate limited.