RamNode VPS Review-Cheap KVM and SSD VPS Starts at $3.50/mo

Ramnode.com is available for the purpose to provide the affordable VPSs with the best and powerful features with the years of hosting experience.They have been in market for long time providing VPS cloud servers at affordable price tag.

Ramnode offers high speed SSD VPS with Intel Xeon CPU’s. RamNode has several data centers (Netherlands, Atlanta, New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles) and they all offer excellent uptime in my experience.

One level of RamNode VPS’s services are that they offer SSD-Cached plans. These plans give you a VPS on a server that has SSD hybrid drives.You can read the following articles to know more about Cheap VPS Hosting.

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RamNode VPS Plans & Pricing

Ramnode  has got a new DC, new servers, new technology (KVM) and SSD Cached plans.Click on “View Plans” and choose your server location e.g. Seattle.

RamNode VPS  plans goes from 512 MB RAM up to 8 GB of RAM, and the price starts at $3.50/mo up to $60/mo.Choose the VPS that is best suited for you,Click “Order Now”.

VPS Setup Guide for Ramnode

Visit: http://www.ramnode.com,And go  to the Client Area,Click the “Secure Client Login” button and login.

Click “View Details”,There are options here to reboot server etc together with billing and account info.

Go to the Solus VM Control Panel,Click “Manage” button for your server.

Click “Reinstall” button,It will show you a list of possible OSs,croll to bottom of page and click the “Reinstall” button.I reinstalled the OS and updated all packages in Control Panel just like with BandwagonHost VPS.

If you’re interested in running a US based VPN, RamNode gives you the choice to enable TUN/TAP (required for OpenVPN) or PPTP in your VPS control panel.

RamNode VPS performance

As for speed, the company uses tier-1 network and I/O with RAID 10 SSD storage to provide fast speed for their users. For this test I used a single-core 512Mb Ram OpenVZ with 256Mb Swap and a 40Gb SSD-Cached disk, running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit.

Disk I/O test.This is hard disk speed test that the server can read and write a 1GB file. Higher score is better. Result: 711 MB/s.

Bandwidth Test.The speed at which a 100MB file can be downloaded from the Speedtest.net . Higher score is better.Result: 584M/s.

Download speed test from the CacheFly CDN edge location.

UnixBench benchmark results for RamNode VPS .

Conclusion

As I said previously, if you care for disk speed and general performance and you value a great Control Panel, with nice graphics and all those neat options, RamNode VPS is a great choice.

You have the choice between really fast pure SSD plans with up to 966 MB/S disk speeds (DD) and slightly slower SSD cached plans with lot more disk space and disk speeds around 7-800 MB/s.