Hostigation 128 MB KVM VPS Review
Due to awesome reviews about Tim's Hostigation I decided to take a 128 MB KVM VPS from them almost 2 months ago. After payment, VPS was brought online in 5 minutes. Installation was easy, after a long ticket regarding I/O speeds, Tim enabled Virtio for me. Today I have 3 KVM VPSs and I'm a happy customer.
12:46:15 up 2 days, 12:53, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Uptime isn't best at Rock Hill due to constant reboots caused by broken UPS.
00:58:29 up 40 days, 18:51, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
There was only one reboot so far at Los Angeles.
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 124884 54816 70068 0 23472 12936 -/+ buffers/cache: 18408 106476 Swap: 242680 0 242680
With Debian 6 + Nginx + MySQL + PHP installed VPS uses about 18 MB of memory.
processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 13 model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) stepping : 3 cpu MHz : 3392.714 cache size : 4096 KB fdiv_bug : no hlt_bug : no f00f_bug : no coma_bug : no fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 4 wp : yes flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm up pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm bogomips : 6785.42 clflush size : 64 cache_alignment : 64 address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management:
VPS comes with 1 core of E3-1270, which outperforms dual E5620.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 9.7G 771M 8.4G 9% / tmpfs 61M 0 61M 0% /lib/init/rw udev 57M 112K 57M 1% /dev tmpfs 61M 0 61M 0% /dev/shm
All disk space is here.
# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.01671 s, 134 MB/s
I/O speed is great as always.
# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.03462 s, 178 MB/s
It's obvious that VPS node has hardware RAiD controller with cache.
# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test && rm -rf 100mb.test --2011-09-05 13:20:32-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `/dev/null' 100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 6.72M/s in 16s 2011-09-05 13:20:48 (6.31 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
Network speed is good too. It takes only 135 ms to reach it from Central Europe.
Integer Score: 2800 ||||||||||| Floating Point Score: 5667 |||||||||||||||||||||| Memory Score: 7961 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Stream Score: 5684 |||||||||||||||||||||| Overall Geekbench Score: 5124 ||||||||||||||||||||
Geekbench is impressive as this is a single core system.
Despite Tim is ridding solo, support ticket are being handled fast and promptly. What counts is that he goes beyond what everybody else do to keep customers happy. These 128 MB boxes are currently out of stock, but definitely a must have.