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My initial Results with Vultr Hosting

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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:

VPS specs
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
DD
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
UnixBench
UnixBench (w/ all processors) 2447.2
UnixBench (w/ one processor) 2451.1
Speedtest.net Speed Test

vultr-speedtest01

vultr-speedtest02

vultr-speedtest03

PetaByet.com Benchmark

ServerBear Benchmark

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

Conclusion

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

Update

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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k0nsl

k0nsl

k0nsl is a programmer, server administrator, designer, moderator, spokesman and factotum of a wide-variety of web pages. You can reach k0nsl via e-mail — i.am@k0nsl.org.

7 Comments

  1. The reason you couldn’t connect is because the instance is not ready within a minute. while the VM is created pretty quickly, it has to go through the entire install process for the OS. After you create the instance and get the ‘Manage’ link, click on that, then go to view the console in the web browser – you can follow the install process there. In my case, installing with Ubuntu 13.10 x64 took 6 minutes and 10 seconds; not quite ‘under 60 seconds’. @CrowdThunder

  2. I’m not that much of a VPS buff to be honest but your blog is really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. Cheers regards from Nicola.

  3. Yeap, also when you deploy a new VM, just open console and u’ll see the automated script installer going on =)

  4. BTW, how do you make those speedtest.net tests while being in a linux console ? thx =)

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