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ramnetramnet Member, Provider

TinyKVM is a specially discounted service provided by RAM Host. For over 10 years, we have been providing quality virtual dedicated servers for people on a budget. With our proven record, you can rest assured you will receive a quality stable professional product from a proven company that takes pride in offering affordable high quality web hosting solutions.

All VM's are hosted on Intel Xeon enterprise grade server hardware.

OS - your choice of:

ArchLinux, CentOS, Debian, Gentoo, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Slackware, Ubuntu, and many more. Custom ISO images can be added too!

TinyKVM Plan Details

  • 256 MB Dedicated RAM
  • 7 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 200 GB Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Gigabit Network
  • IPv4 and IPv6 dual-stack, Each VPS includes 1 IPv4 and 1 /112 IPv6, additional available!
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FAQ:

Q: Do you allow IRC?
A: IRC Servers/Clients/Bots/Bouncers are allowed for personal use.

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A: Yes. As these plans are powered by KVM, almost anything that will work on a dedicated server will work inside your KVM VPS.

Q: Can I run my own kernel?
A: Yes, you can run custom Linux, BSD or other kernels on our KVM service.

Q: What about adult content?
A: We allow adult content as long as it is legal under US law.

Q: Do you allow BitTorrent / P2P?
A: Yes, provided you don't transfer anything illegal.

Q: Do you allow Honeypots?
A: Yes, as long as no abuse traffic is generated outgoing.

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: We have been operating servers since January 19 2009 - Over 10 Years!

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider
    edited June 2019

    One of the OG "top 3 holy trinity".

    Glad to see things are still going well over there :)

    Francisco

    BuyVM - Free DirectAdmin, Softaculous, & Blesta! / Anycast Support! / Windows 2008, 2012, & 2016! / Unmetered Bandwidth!
    BuyShared - Shared & Reseller Hosting / cPanel + Softaculous + CloudLinux / Pure SSD! / Free Dedicated IP Address
  • XeiXei Member
    edited June 2019

    TBH can't recommend them if you ever will use bandwidth, otherwise stable/good. Had service for at least 2+ years. Always idle. Ran a personal socks5 proxy, RamNet was like using any mb/s for more than a few minutes/sustained is not allowed and/or abuse (was probably 4-8mb/s probably no more than a hour or two, too long ago now). If you're in your bandwidth allotment and doing nothing illegal you shouldn't run into that. Never looked back... too many better alternatives.

  • ramnetramnet Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    @Xie i'm not sure how long ago you had service with us, or what the details of your specific situation was, but at the present time we generally don't have any problem with users using the bandwidth at those levels.

  • Just to say that "SSD" in the title is a little misleading. (This was pointed out the last time as well.)

    Thanked by 3maverickp Yandex mfs

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • The website page is really simple.

    My blog http://www.vpsxxs.com
    Many Chinese readers - Contributions are welcome, email [email protected]

  • Kvmba_Kvmba_ Member

    hello , any speed test file and test ip ?

  • level6level6 Member

    @fensuiji said:
    The website page is really simple.

    But it loads fast af.

    Thanked by 1ramnet

    That's not me.

  • ramnetramnet Member, Provider

    @Kvmba_ said:
    hello , any speed test file and test ip ?

    You can ping the website which is hosted in our Dallas location.

    Thanked by 1vimalware
  • Is this SSD or spinning rust? Noticed it says hard drive in the post.

    lurking in the shadows like a wombat or some shit

  • ramnetramnet Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    @SirFoxy said:
    Is this SSD or spinning rust? Noticed it says hard drive in the post.

    Both. Storage configuration is hard drives in raid10 with enterprise ssd caching on top of that for higher performance.

  • @ramnet said:

    @SirFoxy said:
    Is this SSD or spinning rust? Noticed sit says hard drive in the post.

    Both. Storage configuration is hard drives in raid10 with enterprise ssd caching on top of that for higher performance.

    Can you or someone post a Dallas bench?

    lurking in the shadows like a wombat or some shit

  • ramnetramnet Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    @SirFoxy said:
    Can you or someone post a Dallas bench?

    https://rhnx.net/kvmdd.png

    Dallas and Los Angeles use identical hardware.

    disclaimer: actual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

    Thanked by 2SirFoxy uptime
  • jarjar Provider

    I don't even know what year it is anymore. Talk about a blast from the past, and a good one.

  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited June 2019

    I can dig it

    it's a tinyKVM

    expecting solid uptime, stable performance - probably most suitable for low-bandwidth applications such as monitoring node, DNS, lightweight server duty

    got one in LA - seems to be in quadranet DC - seeing about 30 to 40 MB/s scp to and from servers at Psychz and ColoCrossing, and 25 MB/s to Fremont (freerangecloud, probably via HE). (Slower elsewhere, about 10 MB/s to Chicago, 6.5 MB/s to Amsterdam. Not tested many other locations since I just care about connectivity in West Coast US for this one.)

    CPU is generic QEMU clocked at 3100 MHz - doesn't have aes flag enabled as far as I can tell - which is probably why I'm seeing slower disk (and/or cache) speeds when writing to LUKS encrypted partition.

    Seems pretty consistent writing to LVM on LUKS on 64-bit Debian 9 at around 130 MB/s (probably could be improved considerably with some tuning on my end but is good enough as is for what I need it to do).

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • vimalwarevimalware Member
    edited June 2019

    I guess I'll wind up here, if vpsdime decides it's not worth it to upgrade the $7/yr birthday special openvz6 (crazy loss-leader) to at least OpenVZ7.

    Thanked by 1ramnet

    1TB Backup-KVM (US) €4.25/mo 2GB Ram!
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  • Do I really need this. Yeah, I guess I do.

    Thanked by 1ramnet
  • vyas11vyas11 Member

    Resistance WAS futile. 'nuff said

    Thanked by 1ramnet
  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    I miss the days when all LET providers were hosted in Kansas City... now nobody is there anymore. :disappointed:

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, OR, TX, and AZ
    Need backup space? Check out BackupDragon
  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Provider

    @KuJoe said:
    I miss the days when all LET providers were hosted in Kansas City... now nobody is there anymore. :disappointed:

    WSI/DataShack/Joe's has truly gone out of style...

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    Which DC in LA? Do you have a looking glass/test period? Thanks :)

  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    @sanvit said:
    Which DC in LA? Do you have a looking glass/test period? Thanks :)

    @sanvit - the one I got in LA is in Quadranet DC

    stable so far (up 45 days since I got it) and feels pretty snappy

    maybe check ramhost.us (or Quadranet) for a looking glass - or send me a PM and I could put a test file up on nginx or whatever

    Thanked by 1sanvit

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @uptime said:

    @sanvit said:
    Which DC in LA? Do you have a looking glass/test period? Thanks :)

    @sanvit - the one I got in LA is in Quadranet DC

    stable so far (up 45 days since I got it) and feels pretty snappy

    maybe check ramhost.us (or Quadranet) for a looking glass - or send me a PM and I could put a test file up on nginx or whatever

    Thanks :)

    Could you check what kind of speed you get on speedtest-cli if you don't mind?

  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    @sanvit - this?

    # ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from RAM Host (199.180.xxx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Bel Air Internet LLC (Los Angeles, CA) [0.90 km]: 2.464 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 816.05 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed................................................................................................
    Upload: 133.17 Mbit/s
    
    Thanked by 1sanvit

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @uptime said:
    @sanvit - this?

    # ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from RAM Host (199.180.xxx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Bel Air Internet LLC (Los Angeles, CA) [0.90 km]: 2.464 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 816.05 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed................................................................................................
    Upload: 133.17 Mbit/s
    

    Yup. Thanks!

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    @uptime said:
    @sanvit - this?

    # ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from RAM Host (199.180.xxx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Bel Air Internet LLC (Los Angeles, CA) [0.90 km]: 2.464 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 816.05 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed................................................................................................
    Upload: 133.17 Mbit/s
    

    Thanks!
    On a relaxed Saturday afternoon, I got to learn something new. Next I repeated the test for me. Here goes...

    'Hosted by Hivelocity Hosting (Dallas, TX) [27.56 km]: 3.372 ms
    Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
    Download: 850.70 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
    Upload: 4.02 Mbit/s'

    Thirdly, went ahead and rinsed and repeated for other VPS'es. And finally, got base material for a post on a new site where I am putting together a few learnings. All providers but one courtesy this forum! The objective was to share my results, not seo juice for a new site. Posting only because of relevance and yes a paying customer for TinyKVM..

    Thanked by 1SmallWeb
  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @vyas11 said:

    @uptime said:
    @sanvit - this?

    # ./speedtest-cli
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from RAM Host (199.180.xxx.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by Bel Air Internet LLC (Los Angeles, CA) [0.90 km]: 2.464 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 816.05 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed................................................................................................
    Upload: 133.17 Mbit/s
    

    Thanks!
    On a relaxed Saturday afternoon, I got to learn something new. Next I repeated the test for me. Here goes...

    Hosted by Hivelocity Hosting (Dallas, TX) [27.56 km]: 3.372 ms
    Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
    Download: 850.70 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
    Upload: 4.02 Mbit/s

    Thirdly, went ahead and rinsed and repeated for other VPS'es. And finally, got base material for a post on a new site where I am putting together a few learnings. All providers but one courtesy this forum! The objective was to share my results, not seo juice for a new site. Posting only because of relevance and yes a paying customer for TinyKVM..

    That upload speed you posted seems a little too slow. Maybe the speedtest servers are saturated?
    For the Gullo error, it's mostly OOM. Try speedtest-cli --no-pre-allocate

    Thanked by 1vyas11
  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    @vyas11 - "underworldstartup" ...?

    Like, some real gangsta shit - or am I misinterpreting the intended connotation?

    Well it's all good in the hood I suppose.

    Anyhoo - just a heads up to make sure you do whatever necessary due diligence in terms of tuning your network stack - ie, maybe BBR makes a difference - and beware of trusting the benchmarks overmuch. @jsg may have some friendly advice to share along these lines (seriously - he probably does and might just be willing to explain it to us slowly and using simple words as though we may be of the severely cognitively impaired persuasion. :smiley: Be prepared to take it for what it's worth, possibly with several grains of salt - but it's often at least some good food for thought.)

    Cheers!

    Thanked by 1vyas11

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    @uptime said:
    @vyas11 - "underworldstartup" ...?

    Like, some real gangsta shit - or am I misinterpreting the intended connotation?

    Well it's all good in the hood I suppose.

    Anyhoo - just a heads up to make sure you do whatever necessary due diligence in terms of tuning your network stack - ie, maybe BBR makes a difference - and beware of trusting the benchmarks overmuch. @jsg may have some friendly advice to share along these lines (seriously - he probably does and might just be willing to explain it to us even though we may or may not be of the severely cognitively impaired persuasion.)

    Cheers!

    Thanks... Yes, just like analyst reports, I take the BM tests with a grain of salt. Also tweaking things on the go.
    I had registered the domain for an as yet unfinished fiction novel. Some day in the future I may actually finish it....

    Sorry what is BBR?

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    vyas11 said: Sorry what is BBR?

    https://github.com/google/bbr

    As per https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-deploy-google-bbr-on-centos-7

    BBR (Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT) is a new congestion control algorithm which is contributed to the Linux kernel TCP stack by Google.

    I've recently heard it described as the "fuck this, and this, and also that" algorithm.

    It may increase throughput in some situations - not necessarily on a VPS but might be worth a try if seeing low speeds.

    EDIT2:

    Also - mtr is a most interesting indicator of bandwidth - will be interesting to compare with the speedtest-cli results. (Look for the mtr-tiny package available for many common linux distributions.)

    EDIT3: I meant to say iperf of course!

    # iperf --server
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Server listening on TCP port 5001
    TCP window size: 85.3 KByte (default)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    [  4] local 199.180.xxx.xxx (tinyKVM / Quadranet LA) port 5001 connected with 185.198.xxx.xxx (HostHatch / Psychz LA) port 50180
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  4]  0.0-10.0 sec   882 MBytes   739 Mbits/sec
    ^C
    
    # iperf -c 185.198.xxx.xxx (HostHatch / Psychz LA)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Client connecting to 185.198.xxx.xxx (HostHatch / Psychz LA), TCP port 5001
    TCP window size: 85.0 KByte (default)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    [  3] local 199.180.xxx.xxx (TinyKVM / Quadranet LA) port 51730 connected with 185.198.xxx.xxx (HostHatch / Psychz LA) port 5001
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   915 MBytes   768 Mbits/sec
    

    So yeah - definitely compare notes with iperf :)

    Thanked by 1vyas11

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • dracodraco Member

    Would recommend them. Been using them for hobby sites with no issues. Support is quick as well even though I’m from a different time zone.

    Thanked by 2uptime ramnet
  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    @vyas11 - just pinging to indicate significant info added in edits above ^ ...

    tl;dr: iperf is where it's at - and tinyKVM can haz decent upload bandwidth too.

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @uptime I have ordered mine and awaiting. As I wait, would you be kind enough to run these two commands for me please?

    iperf -c cloudflare.com -p 443 -i 1
    iperf -c hnd-jp-ping.vultr.com -p 80 -i 1

    Thanks :)

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    @sanvit - network is fast my man!

    # iperf -c cloudflare.com -p 443 -i 1
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Client connecting to cloudflare.com, TCP port 443
    TCP window size: 85.0 KByte (default)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    [  3] local 199.180.xxx.xxx port 58140 connected with 198.41.215.162 port 443
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0- 1.0 sec  92.1 MBytes   773 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  1.0- 2.0 sec   100 MBytes   839 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  2.0- 3.0 sec  91.4 MBytes   767 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  3.0- 4.0 sec  91.9 MBytes   771 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  4.0- 5.0 sec  90.2 MBytes   757 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  5.0- 6.0 sec  86.4 MBytes   725 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  6.0- 7.0 sec  87.4 MBytes   733 Mbits/sec
    ^C
    
    # iperf -c hnd-jp-ping.vultr.com -p 80 -i 1
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Client connecting to hnd-jp-ping.vultr.com, TCP port 80
    TCP window size: 85.0 KByte (default)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    [  3] local 199.180.xxx.xxx port 50690 connected with 108.61.201.151 port 80
    [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  3]  0.0- 1.0 sec  6.38 MBytes  53.5 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  1.0- 2.0 sec  16.9 MBytes   142 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  2.0- 3.0 sec  12.5 MBytes   105 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  3.0- 4.0 sec  11.1 MBytes  93.3 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  4.0- 5.0 sec  10.8 MBytes  90.2 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  5.0- 6.0 sec  10.5 MBytes  88.1 Mbits/sec
    [  3]  6.0- 7.0 sec  11.2 MBytes  94.4 Mbits/sec
    ^C
    
    Thanked by 1sanvit

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  • sanvitsanvit Member

    Lol 100Mbps to JP.! That's awesome! Thanks :)

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • jsgjsg Member

    @uptime said:
    ... @jsg may have some friendly advice to share along these lines ...

    ???

    Thanks no.

  • uptimeuptime Member

    @jsg said:

    @uptime said:
    ... @jsg may have some friendly advice to share along these lines ...

    ???

    How to benchmark network performance without getting null-routed ...?

    the Amitz.party lives on!

  • ramnetramnet Member, Provider

    @uptime said:

    How to benchmark network performance without getting null-routed ...?

    As a general rule: bigger packets are better than smaller packets, and don't sustain the transfer very long.

    Thanked by 2uptime nocom
  • jsgjsg Member
    edited July 2019

    @uptime said:
    How to benchmark network performance without getting null-routed ...?

    I did quite a bit of research on that for my vpsbench. One factor is obviously to not create lots and lots of traffic.The good news I found is that "downloading" 100 MB is enough (actually beyond 64 MB virtually nothing changes). The other factor is to do the testing in "slices" which actually corresponds nicely to the way a network works anyway. But it comes with a "but": you need high resolution timing (microseconds). Having that available (which most benchmarks don't) you do many small network reads with small pauses in between (a couple of milliseconds) but you carefully measure and add up only the working time. The third factor is obviously to not take name lookup into the timing measurement (which unfortunately most benchmark scripts do and which can badly bend the results).

    Note: This is only low precision in local area networks, so use that only for testing hosts that are a couple of ten milliseconds away (which usually is the case in our benchmarks here).

    Note 2: This is still not a high quality test (for diverse reasons, one of which is that we target http) but it's a lot better than the usual crude script toys and btw also allows to learn more about a target than merely "network speed". I actually use my benchmark (in a special mode showing the "guts" of a connection and transfer) as a simple quick internet analyzer. One point I found very interesting is what might be called "connection establishment and settling". One can see and learn a lot by closely observing how the speed rises which is due to connection establishment and settling of the systems along the route. In a primitive quick and dirty benchmark this can't be seen and is not considered important but fact is that no matter how fast the target server (the box you want to test) is the systems in between the target and yourself almost always draw down performance quite a lot until all of them are settled.

    Thanked by 3uptime vyas11 ITLabs

    Thanks no.

  • uptimeuptime Member

    @jsg thanks for explaining all that so clearly - definitely raises the bar quite a bit for low-end speedtests!

    Thanked by 1ITLabs

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  • KeilKeil Member

    Good stuff. Installed alpine linux and ditched hardened kernel. Hasn't rebooted yet.

    $ uprecords
    # Uptime | System Boot up
    ------------------------------------------+---------------------------------------------------
    -> 1 555 days, 02:52:26 | Linux 4.9.65 Thu Jan 18 01:40:19 2018
    2 7 days, 11:21:54 | Linux 4.9.65-1-virtharded Fri Jan 5 02:40:41 2018

    Anybody requested additional bandwidth? Like, +300mb/yr. I'm afraid the price won't be so tiny.

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • jsgjsg Member

    FWIW I just had a look at that speedtest-cli thingy and I am between shocked and appalled. It's fat beast with a high degree of boilerplate and gadgets and its time measuring is pretty much worthless. Oh and btw offering benchmarks against a httpS target is mindless due to more than just the factor of session establishment being expensive.

    Thanked by 1uptime

    Thanks no.

  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited July 2019

    jsg said: between shocked and appalled

    This is generally about the extent of my expressive range as well.

    With occasional interludes of bemusement, and rare episodes of maniacal laughter.

    Thanks for the insight wrt speedtest-cli and the finer points of benchmarking in general - much appreciated!

    Thanked by 1ITLabs

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  • ITLabsITLabs Member

    @uptime said:
    With occasional interludes of bemusement, and rare episodes of maniacal laughter.

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited July 2019

    @ITLabs said:

    @uptime said:
    With occasional interludes of bemusement, and rare episodes of maniacal laughter.

    That and some language lessons from the master himself... Minute 2:15 onwards

    Thanked by 2uptime ITLabs
  • uptimeuptime Member

    sometimes sense of humor may be the only good sense I have left, really ...

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