Luna Node Review
Few hosts impress me with their offers these days. I've pretty much seen it all. Lunanode has offered a few variations of this plan if I recall, but I got in on this package because it impressed me:
Chicago KVM 1 CPU Core @ 2.0 GHz 512MB RAM 15GB Storage 1000GB Bandwidth @ 100mbit 5 IPv4 +Private networking $3.99/m
Chicago has been an area for me where I haven’t found a host that I liked since VPS6 was in it’s good days (and yes, @Spirit, you told me so). It’s not a big need for me so it’s not like I’ve been hunting, it’s just that I don’t see much diversity here in that town. I’ve always been a fan of SingleHop, and I was impressed to see these guys offering out of their racks.
I like their focus on keeping the VPS control in the billing panel. It’s a unique interface in WHMCS, to me at least. I’ll break it down.
General tab - Basic info, set hostname, set root, re-image VM.
Network tab - List of public IPs, set rDNS
VNC info - Information to VNC into the KVM
I signed up on September 7 of this year. Downtime thus far has been 0. Current physical uptime is 49 days, as I re-imaged on that date.
[email protected]:~# sh bench.sh CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.14.1 Number of cores : 1 CPU frequency : 2000.068 MHz Total amount of ram : 496 MB Total amount of swap : 0 MB System uptime : 49 days, 22:38, Download speed from CacheFly: 11.1MB/s Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 10.3MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 9.78MB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.63MB/s Download speed from i3d.net, NL: Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 5.59MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 2.38MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 6.86MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 6.01MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 6.82MB/s I/O speed : 277 MB/s
One time I did contact support for a technical question about the WHMCS integrated VM control. Here’s just how quickly they responded.
Ticket opened: 17/10/2013 01:01
Ticket replied: 17/10/2013 01:04
So if you’re looking for an affordable KVM in Chicago with some solid people behind it, I don’t think you could make a better choice.
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