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[Review] Strato VPS Entry V3
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[Review] Strato VPS Entry V3

Quick note before I start: I've been reading LET for some time now but never registered until recently. This is not an ad and I'm not affiliated with them in any way. Just thought this would be a good start as I have never seen Strato being mentioned here and I think it's a very good offer.

I was looking for a cheap idle VPS from a reputable provider. I found Strato's VPS Entry for just 1 EUR per month for half a gigabyte of ram, 10 GB SSD and unmetered 100 mbps bandwidth.

A Plesk license is included as well but I haven't actually tried that out.

-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2019-12-09 13:29:48 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    1999.511 MHz
RAM:          512M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0 x86_64

Disks:
ploop65206     10G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    3,966 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    6,650 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    2,199 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 1.79 us / 418.9 us / 63.5 ms / 2.45 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 993 requests in 5.10 s, 248.2 MiB, 194 iops, 48.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    94.80 MiB/s
    2nd run:    77.15 MiB/s
    3rd run:    85.93 MiB/s
    average:    85.96 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    81.169.131.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         73.10 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        140.87 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   6.03 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      94.99 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         22.94 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2a01:238:42e1:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        144.50 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   13.99 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      102.44 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         23.21 MiB/s
-------------------------------------------------

Speedtest.net

[email protected]:~# ./speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from Strato AG (81.169.131.xxxx)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by ColocationIX 10G (Dusseldorf) [61.73 km]: 10.091 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 2312.27 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 97.35 Mbit/s
[email protected]:~

Download 10 GB file from Hetzner:

Verbindungsaufbau zu speed.hetzner.de (speed.hetzner.de)|2a01:4f8:0:59ed::2|:443 … verbunden.
HTTP-Anforderung gesendet, auf Antwort wird gewartet … 200 OK
Länge: 10485760000 (9,8G) [application/octet-stream]
Wird in »/dev/null« gespeichert.

/dev/null           100%[===================>]   9,77G   144MB/s    in 69s

2019-12-09 15:08:12 (145 MB/s) - »/dev/null« gespeichert [10485760000/10485760000]

I tried Geekbench as well but it's always crashing.

They advertise 100 mbps networking but seem to only throttle the upload.

Their website is only in German but here's a translation:

1 vCore
512 MB memory
10 GB SSD
IPv4 / IPv6
Plesk Web Admin Edition License
Virtuozzo container virtualization

https://www.strato.de/server/linux-vserver/mini-vserver/

Overall, I'm very pleased with the performance and would recommend this. Keep in mind that this is a one-year contract which has to be cancelled. They will probably hunt you down if you don't pay. ;-)

Comments

  • Why didnt you chose the 1&1 offer. It's exactly the same, however you'll get 20GB SSD (yes, it's a mistake) & KVM virtualization. Further, a 1Gbps connection is included which is very nice.

    is annoyed of VirMach's Black Friday Flash Sale Page.

  • fynnfynn Member
    edited December 2019

    @benj0x Thank you, I didn‘t know about that offer. I suppose the performance will be similar as it‘s the same parent company (United Internet). Would you mind posting a benchmark?

  • fynnfynn Member
    edited December 2019

    Nevermind, ordered one myself.

    -------------------------------------------------
     nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
     benchmark timestamp:    2019-12-09 15:37:38 UTC
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz
    CPU cores:    1
    Frequency:    2194.844 MHz
    RAM:          458M
    Swap:         1.9G
    Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64
    
    Disks:
    sda     20G  SSD
    
    CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
        3.545 seconds
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
        6.058 seconds
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
        1.301 seconds
    
    ioping: seek rate
        min/avg/max/mdev = 125.8 us / 360.5 us / 10.4 ms / 420.1 us
    ioping: sequential read speed
        generated 4.74 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.16 GiB, 947 iops, 236.8 MiB/s
    
    dd: sequential write speed
        1st run:    247.96 MiB/s
        2nd run:    328.06 MiB/s
        3rd run:    215.53 MiB/s
        average:    263.85 MiB/s
    
    IPv4 speedtests
        your IPv4:    212.227.191.xxxx
    
        Cachefly CDN:         45.23 MiB/s
        Leaseweb (NL):        45.85 MiB/s
        Softlayer DAL (US):   10.55 MiB/s
        Online.net (FR):      46.36 MiB/s
        OVH BHS (CA):         15.46 MiB/s
    
    No IPv6 connectivity detected
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
    Testing from 1&1 Internet AG (212.227.191.xxx)...
    Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
    Selecting best server based on ping...
    Hosted by KNT Internet (Riethnordhausen) [107.87 km]: 10.955 ms
    Testing download speed................................................................................
    Download: 395.98 Mbit/s
    Testing upload speed......................................................................................................
    Upload: 397.77 Mbit/s
    

    EDIT: BTW, it's VMWare (not KVM)

  • benj0xbenj0x Member
    edited December 2019

    @fynn said:
    Nevermind, ordered one myself.

    EDIT: BTW, it's VMWare (not KVM)

    Ah, sorry, my bad. :disappointed:
    I hope that's also fine for you, if not you can use your so-called "Widerrufsrecht" to cancel your service immediately.

    Thanked by 1fynn

    is annoyed of VirMach's Black Friday Flash Sale Page.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    There is no other contract period?

    image

  • inb4 I did not cancel my 1and1 contract and now they send a collection agency after me

    Thanked by 1Ympker

    UltraVPS.eu KVM in US/UK/NL/DE: 15% off first 6 month | Netcup VPS/rootDS - 5€ off: 36nc15279180197 (ref)

  • @fynn said:
    ```
    ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 1.79 us / 418.9 us / 63.5 ms / 2.45 ms
    ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 993 requests in 5.10 s, 248.2 MiB, 194 iops, 48.7 MiB/s

    dd: sequential write speed
    1st run: 94.80 MiB/s
    2nd run: 77.15 MiB/s
    3rd run: 85.93 MiB/s
    average: 85.96 MiB/s

    I know these benchmarks are notoriously unreliable but holy dipsticks, do they really sell this as SSD? That is some bad I/O you’ve got going on there. Probably a very oversold host (as one would expect at Strato). I wouldn’t be happy with that, but could be that it doesn’t impact you in real life performance.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    It's a dollar

    Thanked by 1fynn
  • @Falzo

    They're also the only company (that I know of anyway) that will continue your contract after you transfer your domain away. Go figure.

    wget https://s.flamz.pw/dl/bench.sh && bash bench.sh

    curl https://s.flamz.pw/analytics/bench/stats.php

  • @hzr said:
    It's a dollar

    Fair enough, thought that would just be a promotional price for the first x months, but seems to be a fixed price.

    I’ve seen a lot better for a euro a month too (1&1 above for instance) so yeah. Still not very impressed.

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