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ITLDC.com VPS Review

Another year gone by and another invoice in my mailbox reminding me that Black Friday deals are upon us.
Anno Domine 2017 I was hunting for some new prey to dump my unvisited blog and underused VPN on and among the lackluster Black Friday offers I noticed a sweet deal from eastern europe. 1vCore 1GB RAM 10GB SSD 1IPv4 1 IPv6 for ~13,50€ per year with locations all over the world. I went with Amsterdam [Netherlands].

I've looked into the company to avoid a dead pool and can't tell you if this is a one man shop but they look too big for one. The guy running the show is Dmitry Deineka from Ukraine living and operating out of Bulgaria right now. They got a seperate company in the US and used to have post boxes in the countries they had servers in but those I can find no longer.

Current bench running all the stuff I need. You can compare it to my old virgin bench from a year ago. Sequential write speed went down hard and failed speedtests are dead servers. Everything works fine on my side so if you got a better bench script do tell.

-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2018-11-14 10:20:43 UTC
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Processor:    QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    3491.912 MHz
RAM:          992M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.4.0-101-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda    9.8G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    3.819 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    5.541 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    2.963 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 25.5 us / 186.2 us / 40.9 ms / 1.19 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 12.3 k requests in 5.00 s, 3.01 GiB, 2.46 k iops, 615.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    171.66 MiB/s
    2nd run:    185.01 MiB/s
    3rd run:    152.59 MiB/s
    average:    169.75 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    Cachefly CDN:         61.46 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        57.47 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      28.33 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         6.31 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        88.30 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      0.00 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         11.86 MiB/s
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The uptime over the last year was 99,97%. A detailed report provided from HetrixTools can be found here.

What I didn't like:

  • Only 1 IPv6, more cost 0,01€ each
  • Their backend (ISPSystem) is overwhelming and intimidating at first
  • IPv6 isn't preinstalled in the offered distributions
  • extra fee for paying with PayPal
  • Automated invoice doesn't apply discounts. You need to renew manually to get the good price

What I like:

  • The VPS feels fast
  • Good uptime
  • Privacy. They only want your name, email and PayPal account
  • It just works

Long story short the server still runs fine, I never needed the support, the uptime is good for the price and should you need a small VPS for your personal projects you won't regret it.

Disclaimer: Some links contain my affiliate link. I will get filthy rich using your curiosity so don't click on anything if you don't want me getting all the dollars.

Thanked by 3eol Shot2 vimalware

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Comments

  • I just received the auto invoice too (ua/kharkov dc)

    The uptime on UA kvm has been yo-yo. Lots of network interruptions and at least 3 (to 5) unannounced reboots. I felt it because I had to manually unlock luks volume each time.

    Network-in varies from 25mbit to 600mbit depending on time of day. I guess the 'unmetered' clause means it's just surplus capacity from their corporate clients dedicated 1G/10G uplinks.

    I wish 100mbit was guaranteed via qos /shaping.

    I think I'd prefer to switch to AMS/Bulgaria if they permit . I'm guessing available minimum network capacity would be better there.

    No issues with provider or support. They gladly enabled cpu AES flag passthru once they were satisfied I wasnt a cpu mining sociopath.

    My pick for reliable 2GB SSD-KVM(10+50GB) : ultravps[dot]eu in AMS/LON/DAL/LAX/Moldova/Düsseldorf
    starting @ €33.6/yr SSD-Special-2 (Limited Stock) <-- bonus discount (upto €3.0 off in 1st year for new clients.)

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