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Quantum Core

Nearly 2 months ago I came across a deal from @QuantumCore for a VPS in Sydney for $5 AUD per month (that's about tree fiddy in USD) - https://quantumcore.com.au/linux-vps

I'm going to paste this bench.sh before I continue.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU model            : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 2992.968 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 30.0 GB (19.0 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 985 MB (232 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 2047 MB (130 MB Used)
System uptime        : 44 days, 6 hour 5 min
Load average         : 0.25, 0.23, 0.15
OS                   : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.15.0-20-generic
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I/O speed(1st run)   : 401 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 465 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 590 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 485.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        204.93.143.143          90.8MB/s
Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           1.51MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            25.0MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           9.05MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           8.69MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             14.1MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           9.59MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          9.78MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            6.70MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           18.3MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          14.9MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------

That's not bad at all for $5 AUD per month, in Sydney. The network is fast my man. Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure, but it's premium AF.

Check out that Asia speed!

Looking glass: https://lg.quantumcore.com.au/

I've been using this as a remote desktop (it's 25ms away, performance is awesome with x2go) and I'm able to stream video from sites I wouldn't normally be able to on a VPS. (I'm not elaborating on that, you know exactly what I mean). For a single core, it's quite beastly. Definitely, absolutely, bet my left nut on it, it's NOT oversold.

Haven't needed support, no comment there. General chit chat with the owner has been friendly, and the vibe I get is he's focused on quality. Quick to respond during human waking hours.

There's a $50 free credits if you put $5 in. I believe the $50 credit lasts for 60 days. It'll cost you fuck all to try it out. - https://quantumcore.com.au/freecredit

I wanted to show @QuantumCore some love as they haven't got as much attention as I believe they deserve.

@poisson we have exothermic potassium here. Would be interested how this ranks, if you pay $5 for effectively 6 months (if you pay half yearly before 60 days), plus the change..

And finally, official certification:

Tl;dr grab your $5 AUD and get some Australian potassium of the finest quality outside of Melbourne :-)

Purveyor of high quality potassium

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  • That actually looks pretty good! Giving binarylane a run for their money :P

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  • @t0ny0 said:
    That actually looks pretty good! Giving binarylane a run for their money :P

    For Sydney, absolutely! If it was Brisbane I'd be losing my mind :P

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  • I also enjoyed this offer and shared it with a few friends, but most people do n’t know, the real offer is always short-lived

  • This, the @SmartHost flash sale and the most recent @seriesn flash sale have combined to be the 3 best purchases in recent times for me.

    Gotta say, with the $50 credit (especially if you got the first round with no expiration) and my $5 that's 11 months for $5. That makes this the steal of the year for me, looking at it that way.

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  • Have been using the $5AUD @QuantumCore VPS since May this year, as a fallback for a @HostDoc one. As you said @dahartigan it's a little known gem and that's without me getting the benefit of that big chunk of freebie credit.
    Mostly, it's completely stable (and idle) though I did use it in earnest whilst reconfiguring the HosDoc one. I pushed a CWP user account between them, no bother.
    It doesn't suffer from the I/O problems during host system backups either. ;-)

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  • Actually with the credit this is a winner for sure. Can the 50 dollar credit pay for 10 months of service in advance before the 60 day expiry?

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  • @poisson said:
    Actually with the credit this is a winner for sure. Can the 50 dollar credit pay for 10 months of service in advance before the 60 day expiry?

    I understand there may be a 50% off first invoice coupon that one could possibly use to purchase a year for $30 of credit before the 60 days expires.... waiting to hear back from @QuantumCore to see if this is a legal move or an oopsie that needs to be fixed..

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  • @AlwaysSkint said:
    Have been using the $5AUD @QuantumCore VPS since May this year, as a fallback for a @HostDoc one. As you said @dahartigan it's a little known gem and that's without me getting the benefit of that big chunk of freebie credit.
    Mostly, it's completely stable (and idle) though I did use it in earnest whilst reconfiguring the HosDoc one. I pushed a CWP user account between them, no bother.
    It doesn't suffer from the I/O problems during host system backups either. ;-)

    I personally plan to renew at $5/mo when the credits run out, put it that way ;) As you mentioned, it doesn't seem to suffer what ails another provider..

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  • @dahartigan said:
    ... and I'm able to stream video from sites I wouldn't normally be able to on a VPS. ...

    pr0ntassium? :wink:

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  • @bdl said:

    @dahartigan said:
    ... and I'm able to stream video from sites I wouldn't normally be able to on a VPS. ...

    pr0ntassium? :wink:

    LOL.. I've never known those sites to geoblock?

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  • s4suke7s4suke7 Member, Provider

    For me being in Canberra this can be 😍 the real deal with those credits

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  • dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

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    grape

  • @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

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  • @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

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  • @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

    My ISP is Exetel and I've got an amazing connection domestically to it. Never noticed any poor routing, now you mention it I'll see if i can find a weakness.. but in my normal usage it's been flawless. Same deal with binarylane too I believe..

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  • @dahartigan said:

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

    My ISP is Exetel and I've got an amazing connection domestically to it. Never noticed any poor routing, now you mention it I'll see if i can find a weakness.. but in my normal usage it's been flawless. Same deal with binarylane too I believe..

    That'll be because Exetel has recently switched to Superloop & Telstra transit so you will have been using Superloop the entire way to your server most likely. BinaryLane too use Superloop, their network is technically better than Quantum as they use SL for both domestic and international.

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  • @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

    My ISP is Exetel and I've got an amazing connection domestically to it. Never noticed any poor routing, now you mention it I'll see if i can find a weakness.. but in my normal usage it's been flawless. Same deal with binarylane too I believe..

    That'll be because Exetel has recently switched to Superloop & Telstra transit so you will have been using Superloop the entire way to your server most likely. BinaryLane too use Superloop, their network is technically better than Quantum as they use SL for both domestic and international.

    Thanks for explaining that, it makes sense now :-)

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  • QuantumCoreQuantumCore Member, Provider

    Glad to hear you're enjoying our service! Thanks for the kind words.

    @dahartigan said:

    @poisson said:
    Actually with the credit this is a winner for sure. Can the 50 dollar credit pay for 10 months of service in advance before the 60 day expiry?

    I understand there may be a 50% off first invoice coupon that one could possibly use to purchase a year for $30 of credit before the 60 days expires.... waiting to hear back from @QuantumCore to see if this is a legal move or an oopsie that needs to be fixed..

    The 50% off promo is currently ended, there are no active promo codes at this time unfortunately! But make full use of our free credit offer.> @s4suke7 said:

    For me being in Canberra this can be 😍 the real deal with those credits

    Although our servers are in Sydney - we're located in Canberra too! :) Come say hello some time.

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    https://quantumcore.com.au | Aussie VPS Host
    Pure NVMe Storage | 1GB Link | VPS Start at $5

  • @QuantumCore said:
    Glad to hear you're enjoying our service! Thanks for the kind words.

    @dahartigan said:

    @poisson said:
    Actually with the credit this is a winner for sure. Can the 50 dollar credit pay for 10 months of service in advance before the 60 day expiry?

    I understand there may be a 50% off first invoice coupon that one could possibly use to purchase a year for $30 of credit before the 60 days expires.... waiting to hear back from @QuantumCore to see if this is a legal move or an oopsie that needs to be fixed..

    The 50% off promo is currently ended, there are no active promo codes at this time unfortunately! But make full use of our free credit offer.> @s4suke7 said:

    For me being in Canberra this can be 😍 the real deal with those credits

    Although our servers are in Sydney - we're located in Canberra too! :) Come say hello some time.

    Ahh yeah I just noticed I was looking at an old promo code haha oops

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  • QuantumCoreQuantumCore Member, Provider

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

    My ISP is Exetel and I've got an amazing connection domestically to it. Never noticed any poor routing, now you mention it I'll see if i can find a weakness.. but in my normal usage it's been flawless. Same deal with binarylane too I believe..

    That'll be because Exetel has recently switched to Superloop & Telstra transit so you will have been using Superloop the entire way to your server most likely. BinaryLane too use Superloop, their network is technically better than Quantum as they use SL for both domestic and international.

    Huge network changes are coming soon (next year)! Will have more updates on this in the New Year.

    Thanked by 1dahartigan

    https://quantumcore.com.au | Aussie VPS Host
    Pure NVMe Storage | 1GB Link | VPS Start at $5

  • @QuantumCore said:

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @tester4 said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @corbpie said:

    dahartigan said: Not OVH. I don't actually know for sure

    Equinix

    Premium

    Unfortunately not, it's SAU which routes through a few providers like Superloop and Equinix but Equinix unfortunately mainly uses Vocus which is bad (HE is used a lot). Domestically it'll be a good network through.

    My ISP is Exetel and I've got an amazing connection domestically to it. Never noticed any poor routing, now you mention it I'll see if i can find a weakness.. but in my normal usage it's been flawless. Same deal with binarylane too I believe..

    That'll be because Exetel has recently switched to Superloop & Telstra transit so you will have been using Superloop the entire way to your server most likely. BinaryLane too use Superloop, their network is technically better than Quantum as they use SL for both domestic and international.

    Huge network changes are coming soon (next year)! Will have more updates on this in the New Year.

    Nice, hope you're going single homed Superloop (with someone like HE as backup) - at this rate there's not a single network in AU that beats the quality of Superloop in both international and domestic.

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  • dahartigan said: I/O speed(1st run) : 401 MB/s

    I/O speed(2nd run) : 465 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 590 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 485.3 MB/s

    Only an average of 485 MB/s?

  • @Gravely said:

    dahartigan said: I/O speed(1st run) : 401 MB/s

    I/O speed(2nd run) : 465 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 590 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 485.3 MB/s

    Only an average of 485 MB/s?

    Only? I find that to be quite fast, and that's around what I get from binarylane. I'm not sure if it should be higher or not, but it certainly feels fast when using it (and I'm using it as a remote desktop which would bug me even more if it were slow, it'd be noticeable opening firefox etc)

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  • @dahartigan said:

    @Gravely said:

    dahartigan said: I/O speed(1st run) : 401 MB/s

    I/O speed(2nd run) : 465 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 590 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 485.3 MB/s

    Only an average of 485 MB/s?

    Only? I find that to be quite fast, and that's around what I get from binarylane. I'm not sure if it should be higher or not, but it certainly feels fast when using it (and I'm using it as a remote desktop which would bug me even more if it were slow, it'd be noticeable opening firefox etc)

    My own cheap SSD laptop doesn't even give me these speeds and it feels very snappy already. Good enough.

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  • @poisson said:

    @dahartigan said:

    @Gravely said:

    dahartigan said: I/O speed(1st run) : 401 MB/s

    I/O speed(2nd run) : 465 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 590 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 485.3 MB/s

    Only an average of 485 MB/s?

    Only? I find that to be quite fast, and that's around what I get from binarylane. I'm not sure if it should be higher or not, but it certainly feels fast when using it (and I'm using it as a remote desktop which would bug me even more if it were slow, it'd be noticeable opening firefox etc)

    My own cheap SSD laptop doesn't even give me these speeds and it feels very snappy already. Good enough.

    Hehe, I was going to mention my laptop.. it's not cheap, it's an i7 with nvme and bench.sh gives me around 250ish and it's like freaking lightning.

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  • @dahartigan said:

    @Gravely said:

    dahartigan said: I/O speed(1st run) : 401 MB/s

    I/O speed(2nd run) : 465 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 590 MB/s
    Average I/O speed : 485.3 MB/s

    Only an average of 485 MB/s?

    Only? I find that to be quite fast, and that's around what I get from binarylane. I'm not sure if it should be higher or not, but it certainly feels fast when using it (and I'm using it as a remote desktop which would bug me even more if it were slow, it'd be noticeable opening firefox etc)

    Below is a bench from a $5/m VM from BL. Double the I/O speed;

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     OS           : Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (64 Bit)
     Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 4.15.0-46-generic
     CPU Model    : Intel KVM Processor v2.2
     CPU Cores    : 1 @ 2399.996 MHz x86_64 4096 KB Cache
     CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
     Load Average : 0.01, 0.01, 0.00
     Total Space  : 20G (1.2G ~7% used)
     Total RAM    : 82 MB / 985 MB (217 MB Buff)
     Total SWAP   : 0 MB / 0 MB
     Uptime       : 0 days 0:1
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ASN & ISP    : AS133159, Mammoth Media Pty Ltd
     Organization : Mammoth Media Pty Ltd
     Location     : Sydney, Australia / AU
     Region       : New South Wales
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:
    
      Single Core : 2845  (GOOD)
       Multi Core : 2659
    
     ## IO Test
    
     CPU Speed:
        bzip2     :  76.6 MB/s
       sha256     : 149 MB/s
       md5sum     : 405 MB/s
    
     RAM Speed:
       Avg. write : 2355.2 MB/s
       Avg. read  : 4881.1 MB/s
    
     Disk Speed:
       1st run    : 977 MB/s
       2nd run    : 1.1 GB/s
       3rd run    : 1.2 GB/s
       -----------------------
       Average    : 1110.7 MB/s
    
     ## Global Speedtest
    
     Location                       Upload           Download         Ping   
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Speedtest.net                  901.85 Mbit/s    524.20 Mbit/s    1.755 ms
     USA, New York (AT&T)           21.41 Mbit/s     34.56 Mbit/s    219.340 ms
     USA, Chicago (Windstream)      52.27 Mbit/s     51.80 Mbit/s    210.442 ms
     USA, Dallas (Frontier)         67.33 Mbit/s     7.71 Mbit/s     203.595 ms
     USA, Miami (Frontier)          58.51 Mbit/s     46.30 Mbit/s    240.189 ms
     USA, Los Angeles (Spectrum)    110.43 Mbit/s    90.25 Mbit/s    153.912 ms
     UK, London (Community Fibre)   35.73 Mbit/s     43.33 Mbit/s    261.073 ms
     France, Lyon (SFR)             29.39 Mbit/s     43.09 Mbit/s    272.061 ms
     Germany, Berlin (DNS:NET)      37.67 Mbit/s     63.44 Mbit/s    289.731 ms
     Spain, Madrid (Adamo)          39.99 Mbit/s     44.28 Mbit/s    245.249 ms
     Italy, Rome (Unidata)          44.90 Mbit/s     40.60 Mbit/s    271.070 ms
     Russia, Moscow (MTS)           18.51 Mbit/s     40.93 Mbit/s    317.911 ms
     Israel, Haifa (013Netvision)   12.40 Mbit/s     34.18 Mbit/s    300.125 ms
     India, New Delhi (Airtel)      66.41 Mbit/s     36.12 Mbit/s    191.766 ms
     Singapore (FirstMedia)         73.61 Mbit/s     81.27 Mbit/s     99.698 ms
     Japan, Tsukuba (SoftEther)     110.02 Mbit/s    64.25 Mbit/s    101.483 ms
     Australia, Sydney (Yes Optus)  772.77 Mbit/s    551.26 Mbit/s     1.353 ms
     RSA, Randburg (Cool Ideas)     12.96 Mbit/s     12.02 Mbit/s    416.854 ms
     Brazil, Sao Paulo (Criare)     18.72 Mbit/s     38.20 Mbit/s    333.383 ms
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Finished in : 11 min 8 sec
     Timestamp   : 2019-11-28 23:32:25 GMT
     Saved in    : /root/speedtest.log
    
     Share results:
     - http://www.speedtest.net/result/8805757284.png
     - https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/14978491
     - https://clbin.com/jbgAw
    
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  • seems like a good provider, and I wanted to try, unfortunately during that bonus offering fiasco they became a victim of their own success, and the actual potential customers weren't able to try, but some crazy mob from a Chinese forum (or that's how I remember it)

    @QuantumCore probably you should consider offering something in the future

    just my 2 AUD cents

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  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider

    @Gravely Which benchmark script is that? I've noticed with NVMe some of the dd tests yeild wildly different results.

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  • QuantumCoreQuantumCore Member, Provider

    @tgl said:
    seems like a good provider, and I wanted to try, unfortunately during that bonus offering fiasco they became a victim of their own success, and the actual potential customers weren't able to try, but some crazy mob from a Chinese forum (or that's how I remember it)

    @QuantumCore probably you should consider offering something in the future

    just my 2 AUD cents

    Hey TGL,

    Sorry I'm not quite sure what you mean? What would you like to see us offer?

    As for benchmarks, you really need to compare apples with apples. Run the same benchmark test on the same operating system with the exact same specs. :)

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  • @Gravely my Brisbane one was a lot less (I actually use this QC to replace my BL. Crazy right?) Perhaps I'll try a Sydney BL and see if there's a difference. I personally can't feel a difference between 400mb and 2000mb, if it's sub-100 it feels slow to me. Maybe I'm not super perceptive?

    @tgl you make a very good point that it was abused by the wrong crowd. I believe there is currently a promo, $5 gets you $50 credit you can use in 60 days. You can prepay for 6 months as soon as you get your credits, and either blow the remainder or let it expire out. $5 for 6 months ain't bad in AU.

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  • @trewq said:
    @Gravely Which benchmark script is that? I've noticed with NVMe some of the dd tests yeild wildly different results.

    curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Global

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  • @dahartigan thanks, did not know it was back on

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  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider

    @Gravely said:

    @trewq said:
    @Gravely Which benchmark script is that? I've noticed with NVMe some of the dd tests yeild wildly different results.

    curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Global

    Appreciate it

  • @Gravely I just did that benchmark on the VPS for completeness sake :)

    I really like this, it's very thorough and shows some handy info. I plan to bench my "fleet" with this for some mild entertainment.

    Here's the output:

    [email protected]:~# curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Global
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Speedtest Monster v.1.4.6 2019-10-29
     Region: Global  https://bench.monster/speedtest.html
     Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Global
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     OS           : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (64 Bit)
     Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 4.15.0-20-generic
     CPU Model    : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
     CPU Cores    : 1 @ 2992.968 MHz x86_64 16384 KB Cache
     CPU Flags    : AES-NI Disabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
     Load Average : 0.09, 0.11, 0.15
     Total Space  : 30G (19G ~66% used)
     Total RAM    : 231 MB / 985 MB (383 MB Buff)
     Total SWAP   : 130 MB / 2047 MB
     Uptime       : 45 days 2:53
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ASN & ISP    : AS45671, Servers Australia Pty. Ltd
     Organization : GoHosting
     Location     : Belconnen, Australia / AU
     Region       : Australian Capital Territory
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:
    
      Single Core : 3515  (VERY GOOD)
       Multi Core : 3341
    
     ## IO Test
    
     CPU Speed:
        bzip2     :  97.0 MB/s
       sha256     : 168 MB/s
       md5sum     : 453 MB/s
    
     RAM Speed:
       Avg. write : 1124.0 MB/s
       Avg. read  : 3242.7 MB/s
    
     Disk Speed:
       1st run    : 730 MB/s
       2nd run    : 575 MB/s
       3rd run    : 527 MB/s
       -----------------------
       Average    : 610.7 MB/s
    
     ## Global Speedtest
    
     Location                       Upload           Download         Ping
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Speedtest.net                  588.57 Mbit/s    485.53 Mbit/s    19.369 ms
     USA, New York (AT&T)           22.29 Mbit/s     48.64 Mbit/s    219.965 ms
     USA, Chicago (Windstream)      74.90 Mbit/s     177.42 Mbit/s   202.928 ms
     USA, Dallas (Frontier)         71.78 Mbit/s     2.16 Mbit/s     204.112 ms
     USA, Miami (Frontier)          63.31 Mbit/s     141.95 Mbit/s   239.939 ms
     USA, Los Angeles (Spectrum)    123.71 Mbit/s    240.93 Mbit/s   161.059 ms
     UK, London (Community Fibre)   30.70 Mbit/s     88.05 Mbit/s    266.484 ms
     France, Lyon (SFR)             26.66 Mbit/s     60.15 Mbit/s    267.117 ms
     Germany, Berlin (DNS:NET)      27.93 Mbit/s     84.99 Mbit/s    262.629 ms
     Spain, Madrid (Adamo)          49.33 Mbit/s     101.46 Mbit/s   245.266 ms
     Italy, Rome (Unidata)          30.79 Mbit/s     110.92 Mbit/s   243.863 ms
     Russia, Moscow (MTS)           20.11 Mbit/s     52.33 Mbit/s    315.408 ms
     Israel, Haifa (013Netvision)   19.92 Mbit/s     50.64 Mbit/s    299.606 ms
     India, New Delhi (Airtel)      86.62 Mbit/s     186.19 Mbit/s   196.842 ms
     Singapore (FirstMedia)         166.91 Mbit/s    238.20 Mbit/s    91.782 ms
     Japan, Tsukuba (SoftEther)     43.15 Mbit/s     275.75 Mbit/s   101.859 ms
     Australia, Sydney (Yes Optus)  877.73 Mbit/s    930.65 Mbit/s     0.916 ms
     RSA, Randburg (Cool Ideas)     12.63 Mbit/s     11.18 Mbit/s    443.328 ms
     Brazil, Sao Paulo (Criare)     18.85 Mbit/s     51.46 Mbit/s    331.444 ms
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     Finished in : 11 min 29 sec
     Timestamp   : 2019-12-01 09:50:45 GMT
     Saved in    : /root/speedtest.log
    
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  • dahartigan said: You can prepay for 6 months as soon as you get your credits

    That's genius! Where do you find that option?

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  • dahartigandahartigan Member
    edited December 2019

    @AlwaysSkint said:

    dahartigan said: You can prepay for 6 months as soon as you get your credits

    That's genius! Where do you find that option?

    When you order the service you want, change the cycle in the cart to 6 months and add it. Checkout and pay with the store credit :-)

    Edit: You still gotta cough up $5 initially to get the $50 credit, but since it expires in 60 days you just gotta choose the longest billing period you can afford.

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  • AlwaysSkintAlwaysSkint Member
    edited December 2019

    Ahh, not for existing - that's what confused me.
    I'll grab another coffee; you grab a beer. :-)

    Hope @QuantumCore wouldn't mind me ordering up another Qb-1, then cancelling the existing, once I migrate stuff over. :-/

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  • @AlwaysSkint said:
    Ahh, not for existing - that's what confused me.
    I'll grab another coffee; you grab a beer. :-)

    I had an existing monthly until I realized I could do this, so I just cancelled that at the end of billing period and migrated manually to the new 6 month one.

    I also edited my previous comment before I saw your reply to it.

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  • Or another genius approach would be to deposit $10, score $50 for a total of $60 and use that to buy a yearly.

    $10 for a year is just as good, plus you dont waste the leftovers.. us skint bastards need to remember these things :-)

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  • QuantumCoreQuantumCore Member, Provider

    @AlwaysSkint said:
    Ahh, not for existing - that's what confused me.
    I'll grab another coffee; you grab a beer. :-)

    Hope @QuantumCore wouldn't mind me ordering up another Qb-1, then cancelling the existing, once I migrate stuff over. :-/

    Sounds like a lot of work ... open a ticket and I'll just move your existing service to semi-annually after you add the credit ;)

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  • AlwaysSkintAlwaysSkint Member
    edited December 2019

    QuantumCore said: Sounds like a lot of work ... open a ticket and I'll just move your existing service to semi-annually after you add the credit

    Those who are Always Skint need to work that wee bit harder, usually ;)

    .. Brilliant!

    P.S. Typos in Ticket area: All account inquriries & All support inquriries

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  • If that counts as a support interaction, I'd say that's pretty damn good service. I never even considered opening a ticket haha. Like @AlwaysSkint said, us skint folks tend to do a lot of DIY to stretch a quid or buck further ;)

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  • AlwaysSkintAlwaysSkint Member
    edited December 2019

    Totally blown away by the speed of response and the result!
    @QuantumCore many thanks for the super early Xmas pressie. :-D
    Are you and @seriesn in cahoots? ;)
    Don't you go deadpool on us, with such generosity!
    Kudos to @dahartigan for the cunning plan.

    EDIT: typos, as per usual. :'(

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  • I don't think they will deadpool over this somehow @AlwaysSkint - this is their parent company:
    https://www.gohosting.com.au/about-us/ have a quick butchers hook when you get a chance

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  • My sole client in Oz doesn't directly benefit, except in having this super fallback server on hand. Might even knock a quid off his monthly bill, to keep the auld fella sweet. :)

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited December 2019

    Allrite @dahartigan you can stop playing a @poisson and stop casting an influential spell on unsuspecting souls. I'm sold. Cheers

    @QuantumCore super quick signup and service setup so far. Looking forward to using the service.

  • cybertechcybertech Member
    edited December 2019
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     nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
     benchmark timestamp:    2019-12-01 12:15:03 UTC
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    Processor:    QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
    CPU cores:    1
    Frequency:    2992.968 MHz
    RAM:          983M
    Swap:         -
    Kernel:       Linux 5.4.1-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 x86_64
    
    Disks:
    vda     30G  HDD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        2.010 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        2.641 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 24.4 us / 53.5 us / 12.1 ms / 74.0 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 27.4 k requests in 5.00 s, 6.69 GiB, 5.48 k iops, 1.34 GiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    465.39 MiB/s
        2nd run:    675.20 MiB/s
        3rd run:    895.50 MiB/s
        average:    678.70 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    203.28.238.xxxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         106.29 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        8.42 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   9.11 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      9.60 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         10.52 MiB/s
    
    No IPv6 connectivity detected
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        [email protected] fio-2.0.9]#   ./fio --randrepeat=1 --ioengine=libaio --direct=1 --gtod_reduce=1 --name=test --filename=test --bs=4k --iodepth=64 --size=4G --readwrite=randrw --rwmixread=75
    test: (g=0): rw=randrw, bs=4K-4K/4K-4K, ioengine=libaio, iodepth=64
    fio-2.0.9
    Starting 1 process
    test: Laying out IO file(s) (1 file(s) / 4096MB)
    Jobs: 1 (f=1): [m] [100.0% done] [233.7M/80315K /s] [59.9K/20.8K iops] [eta 00m:00s]
    test: (groupid=0, jobs=1): err= 0: pid=2522: Sun Dec  1 07:32:49 2019
      read : io=3073.3MB, bw=244866KB/s, iops=61216 , runt= 12852msec
      write: io=1022.8MB, bw=81488KB/s, iops=20372 , runt= 12852msec
      cpu          : usr=16.42%, sys=68.84%, ctx=10888, majf=0, minf=4
      IO depths    : 1=0.1%, 2=0.1%, 4=0.1%, 8=0.1%, 16=0.1%, 32=0.1%, >=64=100.0%
         submit    : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.0%, >=64=0.0%
         complete  : 0=0.0%, 4=100.0%, 8=0.0%, 16=0.0%, 32=0.0%, 64=0.1%, >=64=0.0%
         issued    : total=r=786755/w=261821/d=0, short=r=0/w=0/d=0
    
    Run status group 0 (all jobs):
       READ: io=3073.3MB, aggrb=244866KB/s, minb=244866KB/s, maxb=244866KB/s, mint=12852msec, maxt=12852msec
      WRITE: io=1022.8MB, aggrb=81488KB/s, minb=81488KB/s, maxb=81488KB/s, mint=12852msec, maxt=12852msec
    
    Disk stats (read/write):
      vda: ios=775465/258054, merge=0/2, ticks=360825/102790, in_queue=56041, util=98.09%
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  • @dahartigan said:
    Or another genius approach would be to deposit $10, score $50 for a total of $60 and use that to buy a yearly.

    $10 for a year is just as good, plus you dont waste the leftovers.. us skint bastards need to remember these things :-)

    That was what I was wondering. If billed monthly, then impossible to finish the credits on the lowest plan but if this is possible, then probably deal of the year goes to this. Beats many BF deals.

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  • @dahartigan Do you know what's the host node CPU?

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  • Should look into RansomIT/ColoAU for your new network blend as well @QuantumCore - similar to Superloop :)

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