The KVM preview is here.

Run Docker and custom kernels on fully virtualized hardware—8GB of RAM at $14.99 for life.

These servers are part of a public preview. We expect no issues or downtime with this platform, but if you plan on running critical applications, keep this preview status in mind.

large

$ 14.99 /mo

Save 81% when billed annually
$80/mo billed monthly

8GB RAM

80GB SSD

8TB transfer

4-core processor

55% choose large

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small

$ 6.49 /mo

Save 67% when billed annually
$20/mo billed monthly

2GB RAM

20GB SSD

2TB transfer

1-core processor

10% choose small

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medium

$ 8.99 /mo

Save 77% when billed annually
$40/mo billed monthly

4GB RAM

40GB SSD

4TB transfer

2-core processor

20% choose medium

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x-large

$ 24.99 /mo

Save 84% when billed annually
$160/mo billed monthly

16GB RAM

160GB SSD

16TB transfer

4-core processor

15% choose x-large

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Available locations: Canada (Montreal).

Our prices are at least 60% lower than the competition, plus all plans include:

  • All plans include: Truly personal support Truly personal support
  • All plans include: Multiple Tier-1 ISPs Multiple Tier-1 ISPs
  • All plans include: Root access and a dedicated public IP Root access and a dedicated public IP
  • All plans include: Zero-downtime upgrades Zero-downtime upgrades
  • All plans include: Enterprise SSDs with RAID Enterprise SSDs with RAID
  • All plans include: Support for Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS Support for Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS
  • All plans include: A comprehensive control panel A comprehensive control panel
  • All plans include: Support for infinite applications Support for infinite applications
  • All supported by a 14-day money back guarantee

How we stack up against the competition

8GB plans SSD Nodes Vultr Linode Digital Ocean ChicagoVPS
RAM 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 3GB
CPU 4-core 4-core 4-core 4-core Unknown
Disk 80GB SSD 100GB SSD 96GB SSD 80GB SSD 80GB SSD
Transfer 4TB 4TB 4TB 5TB 3TB
Price $14.99/mo $40/mo $40/mo $80/mo $19.95/mo

For more information, check out the performance and value comparison between us and some of our biggest competitors.

What is KVM?

In short, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) offers full hardware virtualization and better node separation compared to OpenVZ and containerized servers. It will support any operating system, custom kernels, and even more advanced features like nftables, SELinux, and full-disk encryption.

Custom kernel-compatible

Custom kernel-compatible

Need a special kernel or a unique module to run your application? KVM gives you the flexibility to customize your environment and do more.

Full hardware virtualization

Full hardware virtualization

With direct hardware virtualization and increased separation between nodes, KVM better guarantees performance and security.

40% speed boost

40% speed boost

Thanks to optimization-focused kernel patches from Virtuozzo, you'll see a 40% performance boost over standard KVM.

OpenVZ KVM
Linux kernel 2.6.32-042stab12X Native OS kernel (3.10.0 and higher)
Custom kernels No support Fully supported
Docker support No support Yes, plus support for Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
Windows support No support Yes, will be available at full launch after preview
Custom OS options No support Yes, will be available at full launch after preview (ISO-based installation)
Hypervisor technology None KVM
Integrated high availability No support Yes (will migrate nodes in case of failure at host)
Live snapshots No support Yes, will be available as a free add-on
Integrated backups No support Yes, will be available as a paid add-on

SSD Nodes provided the best performance and best sized offering for the dollar—by far. My service was available within minutes and there were absolutely no issues getting everything setup and configured.

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Ken Linger

SSD Nodes allowed us to essentially run queries in 1/100th of the time of that which they were running on AWS.

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Kevin McCarthy

Support, and talking right to the founder, was a very personable and down to earth experience, and that only cemented the fact that I've brought my money to the right place when signing up for the SSD Nodes service.

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Steve Blackwell