Automated Server Benchmarking
Hey guys, I'm new here. Been a lurker for quite a while, from Melbourne in Australia :)
We've been working (in our spare time) on something for the last few months to help people compare servers in general by performance metrics. I've seen how important benchmarking LEB's are when offers are posted & would love some feedback. I'm really sick of seeing review sites or comparison websites that only show affiliate offers & provide no real value.
Our script does the following:
Grabs general system info (CPUs/RAM/HDD info) dd - Runs 4 variations of dd for comparison IOping - 4 variations of IOping (Pings, Seek Test, Sequential & Cached IO) Network Efficiency - Tests download speed from 9 locations Tracert to Cachefly Ping to Cachefly UnixBench
It's all run from a single command which we append to a particular host & plan. If you personally run the benchmark we generate a report like this: serverbear.com/benchmark/2012/07/22/nhvwlr22zS4yz60O. You can share that or do whatever you like with it, the URL is private by default.
We aggregate some of the key metrics up so people can compare them when searching across plans (Here's VPS plans under $7 as an example: http://serverbear.com/compare/lowendbox), you could overlay SSD onto this report or filter by IO/Unixbench score. What other filters would be useful (i.e. Low End SSD Providers by IOPs).
We'd love some feedback, we're keen to make this as comprehensive as possible plus get as much data as possible, we're toying with the idea of a proper score based on all the data (rather than analyzing it individually). We only released the IO/IOping stuff today so we're a bit light on data.
Disclaimer: We do plan on monetising hosts that do have affiliate programs (we have to make a living), but that won't impact our data. It's filtered by the raw metrics, not by who pays us the most commissions.
Cheers, Stuart @ ServerBear
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