BudgetNode - decent beginnings, more than decent price.
Earlier this month, I bought a cheap little server from BudgetNode, not to long before the advert was posted. I've been very impressed with the service they have provided so far and am hoping that good things come from them. I've not been with them for too long so this review can't be that decisive but first impressions have impressed me greatly. RDNS works like a charm, IPv6 works perfectly too.
Couple of standard benchmarks:
SO: Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 (jessie) 64 bits
cpu: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60GHz
vcpu: 1 core / 7199.82 bogomips
RAM: 512 MB (64% used) / swap 512 MB (0% used)
HD: 22G (4% used) / inkling speed 1.2 GB/s
cachefly 10MB: 78.3 MB/s (probably Gigabit Port)
Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60GHz
CPU Cores : 1
Frequency : 3599.911 MHz
Memory : 512 MB
Swap : 512 MB
Uptime : 14 days, 23:05,
OS : Debian GNU/Linux 8
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab116.1
Hostname : bugger.off
Speedtest (IPv4 only)
Your public IPv4 is 185.101.x.x
Location Provider Speed
CDN Cachefly 48.9MB/s
Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 12.3MB/s
Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 49.6MB/s
Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 27.1MB/s
San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 25.3MB/s
Washington, DC, US Softlayer 40.3MB/s
Tokyo, Japan Linode 11.0MB/s
Singapore Softlayer 8.55MB/s
Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 11.4MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 2.20MB/s
I/O (1st run) : 928 MB/s
I/O (2nd run) : 1.4 GB/s
I/O (3rd run) : 1.4 GB/s
Average I/O : 310.267 MB/s
Overall, I can see good things coming from BudgetNode in the future - I haven't had any downtime as of yet - however it's a little to close to call for the time being. The support (although I haven't really needed it) is there and active and the community chat channel seems to have a few active staff members in too. Their website is easy enough to use although the WHMCS installation has a few visual glitches.
Cheap and cheerful.
Glad to hear
Thanks for the feedback.
Definitely. And OMG no provider tag for Ishaq, direct violator of the Terms of LET I will need to report this to the reverend court.
Any thoughts on a KVM line?
It's planned but no solid ETA.
We might be opening up the budget line (OpenVZ) in Internap Dallas soon. And then expand into KVM in both locations.
Hopefully, the KVMs will be offered on E3 nodes.
I'm looking for some VMs but need E3s (3GHz+) with KVM.
That combo is becoming scarce.
Scarce, but still around.
Where is the pricing? The link on your sig requires login.