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Dedicated server near Ireland

Hi guys.

Currently I live in France and I rent a Centos 8 dedicated server from Ikoula. It's a Xeon E3-1220v6 with 16Gb of DDR4 RAM, a 240Gb SSD, and a small nVidia GPU GT710). It has a 1Gb port, one ipv4 and an ipv6 subnet. I use it among other things to run a Windows 10 VM to which I passthrough the GPU. I access the VM via RDP inside a SSH tunnel, and also via Apache Guacamole. I pay 22.50 euro (non including VAT) per month for the server.

I'm going to move to Ireland, and I don't know if the latency to Ikoula's datacenter will be good enough for RDP'ing into the server from there. So I am wondering if it's possible to rent an equivalent or better server near Ireland (I'm guessing in the UK?) with similar specs including the GPU (I think I can passthrough an iGPU if needed) at a decent price? I'm thinking under 35 euro (not including VAT).

I checked Leaseweb, but their cheaper options have older Xeons (so no GPU), and they don't have a SSD, which I'd like to have.

In terms of price, SoYouStart comes close with the XEON-SAT-1-32, but no GPU and no SSD :-(

Do you guys know if what I am looking for exists?

Comments

  • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

    If you check traceroute with various looking glasses you may see routes from Dublin like

    10ge16-1.core1.dub1.he.net (185.6.36.69)  0.393 ms
    100ge3-2.core1.man1.he.net (72.52.92.197)  4.524 ms
    100ge13-1.core1.lon2.he.net (72.52.92.201)  10.228 ms
    100ge1-2.core1.par2.he.net (184.105.223.254)  17.928 ms
    ikoula.10gigabitethernet8-17.core1.par2.he.net (184.104.205.18)  18.909 ms
    core16.ikdc1.Eth-Trunk4.ikoula.com (213.246.50.193)  20.222 ms
    

    or

    ldn-b5-link.telia.net (213.248.96.37) 12ms
    prs-b5-link.telia.net (213.155.130.23) 19ms
    ikoula-ic-327236-prs-b5.c.telia.net (62.115.40.13) 21ms
    core16.ikdc1.Eth-Trunk4.ikoula.com (213.246.50.193) 22ms
    

    So traffic will most likely always go via London to Paris.
    However the additional latency between London and Paris is only about 8 ms RTT.

    I do not think you will notice the additional 8 ms, even with SSH, RDP or other interactive applications.
    And since you most likely do not cross an additional carrier from London to Paris as most T1-carriers will have POPs in both locations I wouldn't expect any negative impact either.

    So if you are happy with your server from Ikoula, keep it and give it a try.
    Especially since you most likely won't get a similiar server at that price in London, I personally would not care about <10ms latency.

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  • You make a very good point dfroe, thank you very much for your input!

  • WSCallumWSCallum Member, Provider

    Agreed with dfroe you will see very little in it and you probably wont find a server in your budget in the UK, wait until you move and give it a try but its probably only an extra 10ms or so over what you are seeing now.

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