LizCat Acceptable connectivity to China, bad connectivity to the rest of the world (April 2017)
Hello, LET mobs.
A few months ago, I bought a VPS from LizCat after reading this post.
4.5 USD for direct China route is a decent deal.
Back then, I needed a direct China route VPS which could be a proxy server of my machine in Beijing. Otherwise, it might take a long time to deploy my project on Github and grab data from Dallas Softlayer. At the very beginning, the performance was OK. I happily did some testings. In term of China connectivity, it was a good deal.
However, after buying the VPS for a few days.
The provider sent me an email and said that they were facing 5Gbps DDoS attack.
I was fine as I did not need the proxy server immediately. However, after the attack, the connectivity did not come back again.
After a few days, I connected to the VPS and tried to download data from Dallas Softlayer. The connectivity to Softlayer Dallas was terrible. Only a hundred KB/s.
I checked ping and traceroute. Nothing special.
I decided to put it away and waited for a period.
Two weeks later, I did another testing.
Here are the results:
2 vCPU (I added one CPU)
1 GB RAM
1 Gbps port
10 USD / month
Linode US East
Linode US West
Softlayer Hong Kong
Speedtest ( China server)
At that time, I had a rectified VPS
I also did a Speedtest (China server)
Comparing with Rectified Direct China Route VPS, LizCat VPS did have better performance in term of China connectivity.
However, it still looks pretty dead to me. Where's 1Gbps port? Only hundreds KB/s download speed from Linode and Softlayer could not satisfice my request.
I did not expect 1Gbps connection to China. Not with 10 USD per month. To be fair, my VPS did have good China connectivity. However, it doesn't matter. Given the bad connection to the rest of the world, I did not know what I can do with it. The only option was releasing this VPS and move on. 20 USD for a one-time proxy.
Today I saw LizCat giving out free KVM for one month, which reminded me this incident. In the provider's post, they claimed that many Chinese customers canceled their service. I think they do have a good reason to do so.