LunaNode VPS Review

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LunaNode

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LunaNode was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Canada.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • France

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LunaNode VPS Features

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No
Backups  No

$0.03/GB/mo, billed hourly.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network, CPU, IO.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Bitcoin
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

Called Security Group in LunaNode UI.

Shelving  Yes

Shelving allows you to deactivate a temporarily unneeded virtual machine so that you only pay for the storage space and assigned IP addresses: https://wiki.lunanode.com/index.php/Shelving

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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • No charge other than for storage and IP address for turned off instances.
  • Bandwidth pooling.

LunaNode Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, LunaNode also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage   Object storage Load balancer   Floating IP addresses  
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each LunaNode VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
58s 15s 120s 7

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Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Description Restriction
Snapshots $0.030 Snapshots are created on users requests and are images of block storage disk volumes. They can be used to clone VMs
https://www.lunanode.com/features/snapshots
Block $0.030 HDD volumes. Also available: SSD volumes only in Toronto: $0.06/GB/month. LunaNode volumes can be used as boot devices and you will only be charged for the portion of the volume size that exceeds the storage space included with the VM.
https://www.lunanode.com/features/volumes

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by LunaNode for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Free allowance: 2.5 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: yes
https://www.lunanode.com/pricing
$0.003/GB


This provider offers the following promotion:

Sign up for a new LunaNode account and then go to Billing/Promotions and enter the promo code below to receive a $20 credit.

Users must verify a Canadian or U.S. credit card to validate their account.

Promo code: TATMTCX

Value: $20

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LunaNode Instance Types and Plans

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All LunaNode instance types

Plan Num cores RAM Price
Family:
General purpose
Instance Type:
s

General-Purpose plans come with CPU, memory, and storage resources that are appropriate for a wide range of web and other server applications.

s.1 2 1.0GB $7.00
s.2 4 2.0GB $14.00
Family:
Memory optimized
Instance Type:
m

Memory-Optimized plans are designed for applications with higher-than-average memory-to-CPU requirements.

m.1s 1 1.0GB $3.50
m.2 1 2.0GB $7.00
m.4 2 4.0GB $14.00
m.8 4 8.0GB $28.00
m.16 6 16.0GB $56.00
m.32 8 32.0GB $100.00
Family:
Compute optimized
Instance Type:
c

Compute-Optimized plans include dedicated CPU cores, along with ample memory and storage resources, for compute-intensive applications like batch processing and video encoding.

c.1 1 5.0GB $20.00

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