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VPSSLIM - More value than what I paid for (~6 months)
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VPSSLIM - More value than what I paid for (~6 months)

bruh21bruh21 Member
edited May 23 in Reviews

I got an @VPSSLIM OpenVZ Machine on Black Friday of 2020. I was a bit skeptical at first, as there were many people in the comments complaining of poor quality, but I believe that I got one of the best deals possible, at least for me. Perhaps I got lucky, I don't know.

For 1.5 Euro a month, I got the following specs:
2vCPU (E5-2640 v2)
4gb RAM
1gbps uplink (see benchmark, it's surprisingly good)
5tb bandwidth
150gb "ssd" (very slow, might not even be an ssd)

On paper, it sounds unbeatable, but I was definitely not holding my breath. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

Firstly, their uptime was impeccable, I didn't notice any complete outages, although there was a point where my VPS was incredibly slow, to the point where my website would hardly load. Aside from that one event, I did not observe any issues with the service.

Here are the YABS results, for those interested.

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Sat May 22 20:10:19 EDT 2021

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v2 @ 2.00GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2299.926 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 4.0 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 147.5 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 796.00 KB/s    (199) | 14.32 MB/s     (223)
Write      | 829.00 KB/s    (207) | 14.95 MB/s     (233)
Total      | 1.62 MB/s      (406) | 29.28 MB/s     (456)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 26.37 MB/s      (51) | 22.61 MB/s      (22)
Write      | 28.18 MB/s      (55) | 24.97 MB/s      (24)
Total      | 54.55 MB/s     (106) | 47.58 MB/s      (46)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 932 Mbits/sec   | 854 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 946 Mbits/sec   | 873 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 931 Mbits/sec   | 913 Mbits/sec  
Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 755 Mbits/sec   | 122 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 898 Mbits/sec   | 471 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 853 Mbits/sec   | 344 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 568 Mbits/sec   | 315 Mbits/sec  
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 794 Mbits/sec   | 273 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 463                           
Multi Core      | 825                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/8038076

As you can see, the disk speed is incredibly poor for an SSD. That was not a priority for me, so it was not an issue. However, it's certainly something to think about in case you need very fast storage.
Another point to notice is that the network speeds were very respectable. I'm not sure if it was advertised as 1gbps dedicated, or if it was advertised as shared, but once again, for the price, I have zero complaints. Another thing that really isn't a priority for me, but it's certainly not bad to have.

When it comes to support, I've only contacted them on one occasion. It was during the aforementioned period where the machine was unusably slow. Just like the speeds that day, their support was molasses slow. They replied almost 2 days later, long after the problem was resolved. The problem only lasted for a couple hours.

Overall, I have to say that it was definitely worth much more than what I paid for. Just make sure you get it on a discount, because it is not worth the normal 10 euros or whatever they charge normally.

Thanked by 3ernie88 Pixels niceboy

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