GridVirt VPS (KVM) Review
I stumbled across lowendtalk about a month ago when looking for SSD VPS providers and thought I would share my experience with people here even though it is not a lowend VPS. I found out about GridVirt while doing some research on high performance VPS that make use of SSD technology. I saw how they took the number one spot at VPSeer against many other SSD based VPS providers so i thought I would give them a try and see for myself. I needed a high performance VPS as I planned to run a few different gameservers using it such as: Ace Of Spades (AOS), Desert Combat (BF 1942 Mod), and Lineage 2 the mmorpg.
I did some benchmarks over the first week to see if I would get close to the same numbers that VPSeer was able to get and I did. Consistently getting 3k average on Unix Bench and 100k IOPS on FIO. For DD I couldn't quite get the same numvers as VPSeer and averaged around 900 MB/sec which is still crazy fast. You can see what I am talking about on VPSeer if you look here vpseer.com. I really like the fact also of being on KVM.
When I ordered the VPS it was setup quickly and all relevant information sent within 5 minutes. I did have a few questions regarding their Virtualizor control panel and its use. My tickets were replied to within 30 minutes and the staff was friendly and courteous. I have had 0 downtime on the VPS and the network. The network is stable and fast. I have players from all over the world and they are for the most part loving this new VPS and its connection.
Overall I would have to give GridVirt a 9/10 rating and would give it 10 if I had been with them longer. While it clearly is a premium service and the price reflects that I am happy to pay the extra money to be with a host that is #1 in the industry for VPS performance. The speed and smoothness is instantly noticeable if you have experience with using your own VPS.
For those of you interested GridVirts site is here --> gridvirt.com