TechieVPS Review

So, I was tempted by one posting on WHT a few months ago but it was Rus Foster’s who posted about this new web outlet. The specs and the price was great. I opted for quarterly and it dropped to $2.5/mo with the following specs

  • 250MB memory
  • 10GB storage
  • 1TB of data transfer
  • 1 x IPv4
  • No IPv6 at the moment
  • XEN-HVM / SolusVM

Yes, its the same UK2 Group which also owns VPS.NET, etc. At first the test results were very good and tempting but I wanted to see how well it goes before putting something serious on it.

Support is decent, replies within 15-20minutes. After using it (idling) for the last 4 months, I must say that the server’s performance has degraded a lot and this is the latest test result

root@redmine ~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 115.089 s, 9.3 MB/s


root@redmine ~# wget
--2012-04-17 10:00:38--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 2.42M/s   in 28s

2012-04-17 10:01:06 (3.55 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]


root@redmine ~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -8
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 30
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU         750  @ 2.67GHz
stepping        : 5
cpu MHz         : 2666.263
cache size      : 8192 KB

Contacted support and got this in return so … this may not get fixed anytime soon. I was hoping to be suggested to transfer to another node or something. Support Ticket #223280 Support Ticket #223280

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Yes, I have cancelled my VPS effective immediately because I just cannot drag a VPS that I may not use. Rus Foster was nice enough to handle the request for me to refund the future invoice that I already paid in advance (due 24th April, paid 10th April).

2 thoughts on “TechieVPS Review

  • rm

    hdparm -tT (note he requested both t and T) actually tests both buffered and unbuffered speeds. But still this is reads and not writes.

    On a side note, I find that a good and consistent ioping is much more relevant to a VPS performance than dd. I have seen some with 20-30 MB/sec, but if ioping flats at 0.5 msec, this is nothing to worry about.

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