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Benchmark/Review of ServaRica
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Benchmark/Review of ServaRica

jsgjsg Member
edited September 2019 in Reviews

Thanks to @Hani who was friendly enough to give me access to a test VPS I can offer this review.

Here is the System info

Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz
OS, version: FreeBSD 12.0, Mem.: 5.977 GB
CPU - Cores: 4, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/62/4
Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 256K L2, 20M L3
Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
          pse36 cflsh acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16
          pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave avx
          f16c rdrnd hypervisor
Ext. Flags: fsgsbase smep erms syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm

Not much to say here. A E5-26xx, even v2, is always a nice processor in a cheap VPS. And the important flags are there.

Now, let's look at its performance

Single core: Median 229.5, Min 206.1, Max 239.1, Dev(min) 10.2, Dev(max) 4.4
Multi core:   Median 1050,  Min 990.0, Max 1130,   Dev(min) 5.70, Dev(max) 7.62

As is to be expected from an E5-26xx v2 the single core performance is in the 200 - 250 and multi core performance is also in the expected range for a 4 vCore system. And the Deviation values show a consistent (not flaky, overbooked) node. Nice.

Here's the disk (again Median, Min, Max and Deviation of Min and Max) -- old version ---

Seq. write: 618.8  579.6    619.5  6.33  0.12
Rnd. write: 216.5  205.5    235.1  5.09  8.56
Seq. read:  1154   1091 1192   5.46  3.29
Rnd read:   938.7  926.6    997.1  1.30  6.22

And here's the new version of the upgraded VPS: -- upgraded system ---

Seq. write: 1124   913.5    1269    18.73   12.90
Rnd. write: 413.8  391.7    447.9   5.33    8.26
Seq. read:  2527   1532 2904    39.37   14.92
Rnd read:   2084   1726 2302    17.18   10.46

Now, that looks more like a NVMe! Looking at the deviations though ServaRica might want to look into some fine tuning. The target is get those 2 numbers down to 10.0 or max. 15.0 which would indicate a consistent and stable disk performance. But again, what we see is a considerable speed increase!

Finally, the network (again Median, Min, Max in Mbit and Deviation of Min and Max)

GR_UNK: 35.4   33.5   38.3   5.37     8.19
US_SJC: 51.2   44.9   60.3   12.30   17.77
OK_LON: 56.3   15.0   58.6   73.36   4.09
DE_FRA: 51.4   45.5   56.3   11.48   9.53
BR_SAO: 0.971  0.592  1.1   39.03   13.29
FR_PAR: 53.8   51.3   57.5   4.65     6.88
US_WDC: 95.2   0.0     96.4   100.00  1.26
RO_BUC: 39.8   39.0   40.9   2.01      2.76
AU_MEL: 22.2   21.6   23.2   2.70      4.50
IT_MIL:  46.4   43.2   50.9   6.90      9.70
SG_SGP: 22.3   22.0   22.6   1.35      1.35
US_DAL: 73.0   67.7   75.2   7.26      3.01
RU_MOS: 42.0   1.9     45.2   95.48    7.62
JP_TOK: 28.1   23.4   29.2   16.73    3.91
NO_OSL: 47.9   40.6   48.6   15.24    1.46
IN_CHN: 4.1     1.9     13.7    53.66    234.15

Well, the good news is that the numbers indicate that the average speed to many locations is quite close to the highest speed and that the average speed to most locations is also, let's call it on the good side of average. Nothing to write home about but neither a reason for loud complaints. The bad news is that the 100 Mbit mark is hardly ever reached and that the weak links (India, Brazil) are really poor with Chennai being really flaky.

@Hani was very friendly, so I'd like to put it nicely: This VPS is really nice in terms of processor, memory, and disk performance but I would like to see significantly better and more consistent connectivity.

TL;DR If the network were better this would be a quite nice VPS.

P.S. Sorry for the poor formatting.

Thanks no.

Comments

  • Thanks for the review. Nice server indeed but their network connectivity is a major weakness.

  • servarica_haniservarica_hani Member, Provider

    appreciate the review
    for the connectivity some parts of Asia it is not that good and we are looking for peering options to fix that
    inside Canada and most of the us we have very good connectivity though which is not shown here

    VPS and shared hosting
    http://servarica.com

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