ReadyDedis posted an offer on Low End Spirit and Low End Talk about their new Mumbai location. I was intrigued. Good, reasonably priced VPS (Virtual Private Server) plans in India are few, and for a while I have been looking at an option of a VPS in Mumbai. I do not have any servers in India, because the price to specifications ratio does not work well typically. In recent months, this has changed – two other offers for a VPS in Mumbai were posted by Cloudjiffy and Nexaracks recently. (read my benchmarks of Nexaracks VPS ) This offer added a third option.
Earlier this week, Someshzade from Nexaracks reached out to me with information that they were launching a VPS offer in India. I had earlier tested their VPS from Leapswitch, Mumbai location, and was more than happy to rest out this new test piece.
Last week, user Someshzade from Nexaracks reached out at LowEndSpirit. He wanted to know if I would be interested in running Benchmarks and testing out their new VPS. My reply was, hell yes! Withing a few minutes, he sent another message with the VPS details. Default operating system the VPS came with was CentOs, which was not to my liking. In Virtualizor Panel, the options available were : Ubuntu 16,04, CentOS, and Windows . I opted for Ubuntu, even though my personal preference is Debian if available. Anyways, were are not here to discuss the merits or lack of) Linux distributions.
I had posted the benchmark results from Hostslick OVZ earlier. Over the past few months, there were some issues with the node – essentially a problem with Virtualizor VPS Control Panel, to be fair not entirely the provider’s fault.
Introduction: Avoro’s AMD Epyc Processor based KVM
Avoro recently posted their AMD EPYC special offer on LET. This was the same offer they had posted during the
“Palindrome Day” deals thread
Nice way to begin the new year- as an existing user Nexusbytes , I got an upgrade for my 4 vCPU/4 GB RAM plan. Initially I was getting lower disk speeds while running the BM tests. A chat with Jay at Nexusbytes and a couple of reboots later, below are the numbers..
In early January, I saw the post for Dade2 cloud who were offering a $ 100 credit, on Webhostingtalk . I had been thinking of giving a (non-AWS/non-Google/non-Digital Ocean) cloud server a try. The offer was tempting, and decided to dive in. Account setup was easy, and the credit was applied right away. Within an hour or so I was up and running.
Nexus Bytes announced their Ryzen + NVMe offers recently onLow End Spirit among other places. I was thinking of consolidating the VPS’es in this quarter – somehow ended up building a collection of VPS’es in the second half of 2019. Jay (Seriesn) and I and separately, another user had been exchanging messages on this topic, when I finally decided to bite the bullet and sign up for this service.
I had been eyeing the AMD based VPS’es by ExtraVM for some time. I had also exchanged some messages with Mike from ExtraVm on Low End Talk about a VPS plan in Singapore. That somehow did not materialize.
On January 1st 2020, New Year’s Day, Mike Posted his offer for VPS on Low End Spirit for an AMD Ryzen based VPS, based in Dallas. The pricing after 30 percent discount (and an additional CPU core at no cost!) was tempting. I signed up for a 3 month period.
$ wget -qO- yabs.sh | bash # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## # # Yet-Another-Bench-Script # # v2021-06-05 # # https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script # # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## # Di 5. Okt 13:28:26 CEST 2021 Basic System Information: --------------------------------- Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz CPU cores : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz AES-NI : ✔ Enabled VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled RAM : 5.8 GiB Swap : 1024.0 MiB Disk : 62.9 GiB fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50): --------------------------------- Block Size | 4k (IOPS) | 64k (IOPS) ------ | --- ---- | ---- ---- Read | 33.42 MB/s (8.3k) | 170.42 MB/s (2.6k) Write | 33.49 MB/s (8.3k) | 171.32 MB/s (2.6k) Total | 66.92 MB/s (16.7k) | 341.74 MB/s (5.3k) | | Block Size | 512k (IOPS) | 1m (IOPS) ------ | --- ---- | ---- ---- Read | 271.73 MB/s (530) | 299.47 MB/s (292) Write | 286.16 MB/s (558) | 319.42 MB/s (311) Total | 557.90 MB/s (1.0k) | 618.90 MB/s (603) iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4): --------------------------------- Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed | | | Clouvider | London, UK (10G) | 932 Mbits/sec | 888 Mbits/sec Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 934 Mbits/sec | 896 Mbits/sec WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | 935 Mbits/sec | 893 Mbits/sec Biznet | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G) | busy | busy Clouvider | NYC, NY, US (10G) | 901 Mbits/sec | 830 Mbits/sec Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 847 Mbits/sec | 624 Mbits/sec Clouvider | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 838 Mbits/sec | 549 Mbits/sec Iveloz Telecom | Sao Paulo, BR (2G) | 697 Mbits/sec | 515 Mbits/sec iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6): --------------------------------- Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed | | | Clouvider | London, UK (10G) | 931 Mbits/sec | 875 Mbits/sec Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 937 Mbits/sec | 874 Mbits/sec WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | busy | 882 Mbits/sec Clouvider | NYC, NY, US (10G) | 889 Mbits/sec | 802 Mbits/sec Clouvider | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 827 Mbits/sec | 561 Mbits/sec Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test: --------------------------------- Test | Value | Single Core | 590 Multi Core | 1138 Full Test | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/10250701
I had run these benchmarks many months ago, while updating this website, saw this post in the drafts folder. Therefore I am publishing it here.
This VPS from PHP Friends was on offer as posted on LowEndTalk. The price and the specifications were very tempting, so I signed up after some back and forth with their team. My order had got flagged as fraud, and after exchanging some courteous messages with Tim (ceo of the company) my order was approved and we were up and running!