1. Post #1
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    Order via our website here: http://ramnode.com/

    VPS Features

    In addition to our great hardware, each VPS comes with the following features:

    * SolusVM control panel
    * 1Gbps fair share port speed
    * INSTANT setup
    * Daily remote backups
    * TUN/TAP
    * FUSE

    Do you have any network tests?
    Atlanta:
    IPv4 - 199.241.28.6
    IPv6 - 2604:180::2
    IPv4 100MB download - test.atl.ramnode.com/100MB.test
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    Do you have any performance tests?

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    2. http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012...czwUt8Y4bUzfag
    3. http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012...yxg8uhCWY2HHMT
    4. http://vpseer.com/hosting-plan/62/ra...am-50gb-15-usd
    5. http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2012...N6BhumzwKpp7tG
    6. http://reviews.myhken.com/benchmark-...anta-kvm-1-gb/
    7. http://vpslist.net/cheapvps/2012/09/...-vps-showdown/

    What kind of virtualization do you use?
    We offer both OpenVZ and KVM.

    Do you provide remote backups?
    Yes, we take remote backups of each VPS image on a weekly basis. We keep each backup for seven days, at which time it is overwritten with a new backup. You can request a VPS restore through a support ticket.

    Contact Us
    There are a variety of ways you can contact us:

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    Sales: sales[at]ramnode.com
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    Skype: RamNode
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    IRC: #ramnode on irc.esper.net

    Can I use my VPS for
    Please see our AUP

    What is the difference between SSD and SSD-Cached?
    Our SSD VPSs are built with RAID10 arrays of pure SSD storage. They are some of the fastest on the market. Our SSD-Cached VPSs are also very quick, but come with more space. They store "hot" data (data frequently accessed by the server) in a RAID10 array of SSDs. Less frequently accessed data is stored on HDDs. The whole process is automated by our high performance RAID cards.

    What is the difference between KVM and OpenVZ?
    KVM is true virtualization where the VPS operates as its own server, independently of the host node. OpenVZ is a container style of virtualization which relies on the host node's kernel. KVM has no restrictions in terms of functionality, but it has more overhead than OpenVZ. OpenVZ is constrained by the host node kernel, but it has less overhead in the containers themselves.

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    What kind of hardware do you use?
    We use Intel Ivy Bridge E3-1230v2 CPUs, LSI RAID cards, Samsung 830 SSDs, and Western Digital or Seagate enterprise HDDs.
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  2. Post #2
    Ah... tits!
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    Vouch for darksoul because he's awesome and provides awesome services. Buy now.
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  3. Post #3
    PLEASE DON'T EAT ME!
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    Darksoul
    +
    Hosting

    Instant buy from me
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    provides mlp plot free of charge
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    Darksoul is a cool guy and Elpis' services are great. I vouch.
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    Can't decide what to fap to, porn or this.
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  6. Post #6
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    I'll be switching to this when I have money, thanks
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  7. Post #7
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    OpenVZ :-/
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  8. Post #8
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    OpenVZ :-/
    Yes.

  9. Post #9
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    blegh OpenVZ doesn't agree with Arch.

    I would've bought in to this otherwise
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    Darksouls a good guy, I would buy from him but I already have a VPS. :(

    Edited:

    I think this month is almost done though, so I am genuinely considering this.

  11. Post #11
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    snip

  12. Post #12
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    He posted that in the OP, please read it next time.

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    k
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  14. Post #14
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    Why the disagrees in the OP?
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    I would think about it if wasn't in the US :(
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  16. Post #16
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    June 2006
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    Latency and network throughput look good:

    Code:
    $ ping 23.29.117.134
    PING 23.29.117.134 (23.29.117.134) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=47.0 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    ^C
    --- 23.29.117.134 ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3003ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 47.038/47.124/47.196/0.164 ms
    
    $ wget http://ramnode.com/100MB.test -O /dev/null
    --2012-07-12 18:05:49--  http://ramnode.com/100MB.test
    Resolving ramnode.com... 23.29.118.175
    Connecting to ramnode.com|23.29.118.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================================>] 104,857,600 31.0M/s   in 3.2s    
    
    2012-07-12 18:05:53 (31.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    Shame it's OpenVZ, though.
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  17. Post #17
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    Latency and network throughput look good:

    Code:
    $ ping 23.29.117.134
    PING 23.29.117.134 (23.29.117.134) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=47.0 ms
    64 bytes from 23.29.117.134: icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=47.1 ms
    ^C
    --- 23.29.117.134 ping statistics ---
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3003ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 47.038/47.124/47.196/0.164 ms
    
    $ wget http://ramnode.com/100MB.test -O /dev/null
    --2012-07-12 18:05:49--  http://ramnode.com/100MB.test
    Resolving ramnode.com... 23.29.118.175
    Connecting to ramnode.com|23.29.118.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================================>] 104,857,600 31.0M/s   in 3.2s    
    
    2012-07-12 18:05:53 (31.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    Shame it's OpenVZ, though.
    Thanks! With Xen it's incredibly difficult to monitor a nodes total resource usage (CPU/etc) in real time and we have a hard enough time as is keeping track of the 30+ Xen nodes we have at MinecraftLayer and since we are intending on going beyond that with RamNode it's just not feasible to use Xen.

    With OpenVZ, we were able to implement a real time enterprise grade monitoring system with custom alerts on a per-vps basis and a per-node basis.

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you not like about OpenVZ?

  18. Post #18
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    Thanks! With Xen it's incredibly difficult to monitor a nodes total resource usage (CPU/etc) in real time and we have a hard enough time as is keeping track of the 30+ Xen nodes we have at MinecraftLayer and since we are intending on going beyond that with RamNode it's just not feasible to use Xen.

    With OpenVZ, we were able to implement a real time enterprise grade monitoring system with custom alerts on a per-vps basis and a per-node basis.

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you not like about OpenVZ?
    I've been running Xen for 3 years now, but I originally started out on OpenVZ. It turns out the project I build across a bunch of VMs doesn't build under OpenVZ without modification. Plus, I need to run VM-specific kernels, something I don't believe you can do in VZ by definition?

    I run a pretty large number of Xen nodes and don't really have any issues monitoring them, Nagios does a pretty good job.

    I am interested in moving to KVM (since CentOS basically dropped support for Xen) but I don't really want to have to migrate my entire set of nodes. I think I might try KVM out on new nodes though.

  19. Post #19
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    I'm not not saying it's impossible to monitor Xen VPS, just that you're pretty much limited to xm top output (which is what that is by the way - just graphed).

    Plus so far we're really enjoying OpenVZ. It's true that you can't load a custom kernel on a per VZ basis, but everything is running fine for everyone and so far we haven't had any complaints.

    We're also interested in exploring KVM, but that probably won't be for a couple of months - we want to get setup in Atlanta first.
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    Awesome service! That's all I have to say.
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    I'm not not saying it's impossible to monitor Xen VPS, just that you're pretty much limited to xm top output (which is what that is by the way - just graphed).

    Plus so far we're really enjoying OpenVZ. It's true that you can't load a custom kernel on a per VZ basis, but everything is running fine for everyone and so far we haven't had any complaints.

    We're also interested in exploring KVM, but that probably won't be for a couple of months - we want to get setup in Atlanta first.
    Will you expand if you oversell?
    also, that monitoring web interface is beautiful. Custom made?

  22. Post #22
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    Will you expand if you oversell?
    also, that monitoring web interface is beautiful. Custom made?
    It's not custom made. Atlanta is going to be a beautiful location - we're tossing a lot of money into it and will have our own core routers and racks so expansion is not going to be a problem. :)

  23. Post #23
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    It's not custom made. Atlanta is going to be a beautiful location - we're tossing a lot of money into it and will have our own core routers and racks so expansion is not going to be a problem. :)
    What web monitor is that then if I may ask? :>
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    If you don't mind me asking, what do you not like about OpenVZ?
    shared kernel
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  25. Post #25
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    Just purchased a VPS!

    Edited:

    Everything is great so far, and it has a very nice latency.
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  26. Post #26
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    Just purchased a VPS!

    Edited:

    Everything is great so far, and it has a very nice latency.
    Good to hear! Please let me know if you run into any problems.
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    I also wanna add on that unlike many of these other VPS companies where after you pay for the service and you have to wait a few minutes to an hour just for the money to go through and it all be set up, Ramnode is literally instant. I love it! :D
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  28. Post #28
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    Just purchased a VPS!

    Edited:

    Everything is great so far, and it has a very nice latency.
    No idea how 180ms is "very nice latency".
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    No idea how 180ms is "very nice latency".
    Unfortunately like any other server the further away you are the higher the ping will be.
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    No idea how 180ms is "very nice latency".
    It is, considering the server is in Dallas and I'm in Italy, on a shitty connection.
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  31. Post #31
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    Before I get one, how many nodes do you put in one server? Also any reason why the faq link at the bottom takes me to minecraftlayer.com?

  32. Post #32
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    Before I get one, how many nodes do you put in one server? Also any reason why the faq link at the bottom takes me to minecraftlayer.com?
    Oops, one of the URLs didn't get changed when we copied the footer from our site at MinecraftLayer. I'll fix that in a bit.

    We generally have around 40-50 VPS per node, most people grab 256MB-512MB VPS since they are so cheap.

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    Oops, one of the URLs didn't get changed when we copied the footer from our site at MinecraftLayer. I'll fix that in a bit.

    We generally have around 40-50 VPS per node, most people grab 256MB-512MB VPS since they are so cheap.
    If I may ask, how many nodes are there and how many VPS's are active? Cause I have to admit, mine is quite fast. So i'm guessing not too many?

  34. Post #34
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    If I may ask, how many nodes are there and how many VPS's are active? Cause I have to admit, mine is quite fast. So i'm guessing not too many?
    Not many. RamNode launched last month so we only have around one hundred VPS currently.

  35. Post #35
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    Just purchased a VPS!

    Edited:

    Everything is great so far, and it has a very nice latency.
    I'm working with him on his VPS and mother of god. I live in Australia and it's the best budget VPS I've used. I'm getting a 200ms ping and:



    I barely even get that type of speed to Australian servers.
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  36. Post #36
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    That's awesome!

  37. Post #37
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    That's awesome!
    Is internal traffic counted towards your bandwidth?

  38. Post #38
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    Is internal traffic counted towards your bandwidth?
    No, it's not counted.

  39. Post #39
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    Vouch for darksoul because he's awesome and provides awesome services. Buy now.
    I've seen a lot of people who are huge dicks to darksoul for barely any reason. Great to know that other people think he's a great guy as well.
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    Me too. Love his hosting service :)
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