My initial Results with Vultr Hosting

Okay, so I decided to give Vultr Hosting a test so as to base my judgement from my own (actual) experience.

Here is (briefly) what happened:

  • Money deposited from PP, no hitches, and it doubled as per the promo offer
  • I picked one of the primary locations (Amsterdam, Netherlands) for deployment
  • OS: Ubuntu 13.10 x64
  • Server becomes ready, did not take very long (not even one minute)
  • I try to reach the instance via SSH – connection times out, repeatedly, so I reboot it: same result.
  • So I decided to try to reinstall the OS, perhaps there was some hiccup for w/e reason…okay, all done, I wait a few moments extra just to be sure everything is deployed, and then I SSH to it: connection refused.
  • After I had written the above I try it again (SSH) and it now works :)

I’ll do some (again only superficial / brief) testing on it:

[divider]VPS specs[/divider]

CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 v3 @ 3.30GHz
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 3300.014 MHz
Total amount of ram : 490 MB
Total amount of swap : 511 MB
System uptime : 20 minutes
I/O Speed 472 MB/s
HDD 20 GB

[divider]DD[/divider]

dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.27012 s, 473 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k oflag=dsync
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 4.06191 s, 264 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k oflag=dsync
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.8949 s, 90.3 MB/s

[divider]UnixBench[/divider]

UnixBench (w/ all processors) 2447.2
UnixBench (w/ one processor) 2451.1

[divider]Speedtest.net Speed Test[/divider]

vultr-speedtest01

vultr-speedtest02

vultr-speedtest03

[divider]PetaByet.com Benchmark[/divider]

[divider]ServerBear Benchmark[/divider]

http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2014/02/24/59PJIiMbmxTdAWzg

[divider]Conclusion[/divider]

There is no conclusion yet, but my initial impressions of Vultr Hosting is not exactly bad — when concentrating purely on the VPS itself, and leaving all else aside. I will update this post with a ServerBear benchmark when it completes. If the VPS proves to be stable (evaluation time for that — in my case — is at least one month), I’ll put up another IRC node. There is one perk with my location — as with all primary locations — and that is it comes DDoS protected, or so they claims or claimed.
That’s all for now

[divider]Update[/divider]

I also ran a benchmark on their 512 MB VPS at their New Jersey location, here’s that benchmark (ServerBear):
http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2014/02/24/syxJ8n3UMjwFcFbn
I felt there was no need to create a separate post just for this, so I add it here. Over and out!

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