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Review: Allsimple.net 15 gbp/year (Approx. $25 USD/yr) 128MB Xen VPS

Review: Allsimple.net 15 gbp/year (Approx. $25 USD/yr) 128MB Xen VPS

JoeMeritJoeMerit Member
edited June 2012 in Reviews

Hello !

I thought I would do a review of Allsimple.net's Xen VPS offer that I purchased approximately 2 months ago.

First off I'll list the specifications 1 CPU Core (E5506 @ 2.13GHz) 128MB RAM / 256MB SWAP 4GB of HDD 100GB of Bandwidth @ 100mbit port speed 1 ipv4, 10 ipv6 (more ipv6 given free on request - native ipv6) Hosted at 4D Datacentres on the outskirts of London UK. ( http://bgp.he.net/AS31463 )

At the time of purchase 15 pounds per year worked out to $25 usd, so roughly $2 month.

I purchased this VPS with the intent to use it as an IRC vps to run irc bouncers and bots off of and to do the occasional proxy/VPN hookup to watch content that is restricted to UK IPs. It has worked out excellently for this purpose as the network and server is extremely stable. In the 2 months I have had it, the node I am on needed to be restarted once for a critical security update (which many other Xen providers also had to do.) -- other than this I have suffered no network or server downtime.

Network Speeds - My VPS usage really does not demand high network speeds. However, Allsimple performs well and a variety of UK testfiles (like cachefly) give me full 100mbit speeds (as well as other test files around Europe) - Speeds to US/Canadian test files are not as good (nor would I expect them to be) but still on par with other UK providers I have tested in the last few years (XenVZ,Vooservers,EDIS UK).

Disk Speeds - Generally pretty stable around 70-100MB/sec whenever I run the following test: dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.549 s, 85.6 MB/s

Control Panel - Allsimple uses a custom control panel that shows graphs of network,cpu and io utilization and offers RDNS for ipv4,ipv6 (rdns not automated though, but always done quickly) as well as the ability to reboot & re-image vps.

Support - Martin handles support quickly and is frequently active on IRC to handle questions, super nice guy :0

Final Thoughts - Allsimple.net seems great in every aspect for the price I am paying. Highly recommended LEB for UK/Europe.

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  • Update: if anyone is interested in the same offer I hunted the link down to this deal

    https://clients.allsimple.net/cart.php?a=add&pid=56

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  • MartinMartin Member

    Thanks for the review :)

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    allsimple is great. but i got mine for more expensive that that. but worth it.

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    Thanked by 2Martin Liam
  • AllSimple are indeed great! I cannot recommend them enough!

    Martin provides decent professional support

    Thanked by 2Martin Liam
  • Indeed I am from England.

    By network are you referring to my home connection?

    Thanked by 1Liam
  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    what's wrong if not from England?

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  • MartinMartin Member

    @liam Here's the ping from my Virgin Media connection:

    20 packets transmitted, 20 received, 0% packet loss, time 19031ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 13.997/15.952/21.134/1.883 ms
    

    You can use 178.17.41.100 to test and there is also a downloadable file at http://ns1.allsimple.net/100mb.zip

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanked by 1Liam
  • inverseinverse Member
    edited June 2012

    I've never had any problems accessing them or noticed high pings.

    This is from my work connection (10mbit DSL) - it's not the greatest connection but suffices

    Pinging malachisoord.com [178.17.41.235] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=26ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=57
    Reply from 178.17.41.235: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=57
    
    Ping statistics for 178.17.41.235:
        Packets: Sent = 20, Received = 20, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 22ms, Maximum = 27ms, Average = 24ms
    

    I'll update with my home connection (50mbit Cable) when I get home

    Thanked by 1Liam
  • SpiritSpirit Administrator

    My experience with Allsimple is similar as op described. One of those hosts where you can't go wrong with.

    Thanked by 3Martin Liam jcaleb
  • emilvemilv Member

    I've had a VPS from Allsimple for few months and I must say I am very happy with it.

    Thanked by 1Martin
  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    From same plan, IO is great:

    CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5506 @ 2.13GHz Number of cores : 1 CPU frequency : 2133.496 MHz Total amount of ram : 121 MB Total amount of swap : 255 MB Download speed from CacheFly: 9.67MB/s I/O speed : 159 MB/s I/O speed : 195 MB/s I/O speed : 190 MB/s

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