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, ThurstVPS.com 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 cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test --2012-04-17 10:00:38-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|188.8.131.52|: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.
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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).
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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.
Awesome, thanks for sharing