Seeking VPS providers for low volume network probe


I'm looking for recommendations on a reliable VPS Provider(s) who can

1. Centos 6
2. IPv4 and IPv6 (preferably)

physically in the regions of African Continent, Eastern Europe/Russia,
Middle East, South America and Canada.

I've already deployed some globally with Vultr and Amazon (Brazil

Basically doing a low volume test point probe (512MB-1GB RAM, < 20GB
disk) for latency measurements. Would prefer to have a secure (logically
and financially) and reliable host.

Thanks in advance,


Ramnode is like $24 a year. They have a Netherlands cluster. I'm running
CentOS6 and get both IPv4 and v6. They use OpenVZ for the really cheap
stuff so depending on what you're doing you may run into issues.

Josh Luthman
Office: 937-552-2340
Direct: 937-552-2343
1100 Wayne St
Suite 1337
Troy, OH 45373

+1 for RamNode (AS3842). I have several VPS'es from them, very very
stable, awesome Support. Other nods go to OneAsiaHost (AS24482) in
Singapore, and RansomIT (AS45177) down under. All three of those
providers fundamentally understand BGP/peering.

As for Africa... I use the RamNode Netherlands to provide coverage to
Africa. I spent the past year and half trolling the African VPS
marketplace, and while there are excellent providers, the peering
SUCKS. I'm not going to get into why the peering sucks... let's just
say that one or two strategic providers seem to like for everything to
route through London. Anyhoo... In South Africa you can get solid
VPS'es from, and Their network peerings will
also allow you to adequately cover 75% of Nambia, Botswana, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique. On the Eastern side of
the continent there is (formerly, however
they are still working with TIX and KIXP (and have been for years) to
establish better regional peering (the whole of East Africa seems to
route 95% of traffic through London... someone on this list provides
that transit.... hopefully at cost....). Western Africa is best
reached/served from London/Netherlands... however there are a few
Nigerian VPS hosts but the infrastructure is not on par with the
South African or London datacenters. No VPSes in Riyadh, Dubai, or
Mumbai, seemed to have any capabilities of providing better
connectivity to East Africa.

Why do I know all this, well ~2 years ago there was a thread here
about how geoip DNS sucks (or such) and I set out to build a hobby
geoip CDN to see just how much it sucked. My takeaway is that the
tech is there, the politics (peering) isn't.... and that is most
prevalent in the whole of Africa (and pretty much unique to Africa).

-Jim P.

For eastern and southern Africa, there are reasonable
peering locations that could help fix these problems.

But the issue is not that a handful of providers prefer to
route everything through London, but that the majority of
service providers and mobile networks in Africa prefer to
buy capacity into Europe, than from local service providers
selling IP in Africa.

The reasons for this are legacy. While those reasons are
falling away and we are seeing more and more uptake for
service in-continent, it's not coming fast enough.



did you have a look at ?
They have two types of probes that are already in place.

Best regards

I've used several off this list