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Digital Ocean's True VPS review
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Digital Ocean's True VPS review

luis123456luis123456 Member
edited July 2012 in Reviews

Ok, so I was just testing the Digital Ocean service (they have a free trial, if you want too).

I was able to convince them to get the 512 MB machine. It comes with 1 GHZ CPU and 20 GB space, out of which I use 1 for swap, Now, it works seamlessly.

Here's a quick benck mark:

[[email protected] ~]# sh

CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.14.0
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 2127.998 MHz
Total amount of ram : 490 MB
Total amount of swap : 1023 MB
System uptime : 20:10,
Download speed from CacheFly: 12.4MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 2.23MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 1.68MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 1.82MB/s
Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 22.4MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 2.07MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 296KB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 423KB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 471KB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 725KB/s
I/O speed : 24.6 MB/s

[[email protected] ~]# ioping . -c 10

4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=1 time=0.4 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=2 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=3 time=0.6 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=4 time=0.4 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=5 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=6 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=7 time=0.4 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=8 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=9 time=0.5 ms
4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/sda): request=10 time=0.4 ms

--- . (ext4 /dev/sda) ioping statistics ---
10 requests completed in 9007.4 ms, 2099 iops, 8.2 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.4/0.5/0.6/0.1 ms

[[email protected] ~]# free -mt

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 490 91 399 0 20 14
-/+ buffers/cache: 57 433
Swap: 1023 2 1021
Total: 1514 94 1420

[[email protected] ~]# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda 20G 4.0G 15G 22% /
none 246M 192K 246M 1% /dev/shm

That's it for now. I am using it as a VNC Desktop, for browsing the Web. It's from Amsterdam. IP:

I'm looking for a sponsored KVM VPS, but I'm not in a hurry. Just want to hear what you might offer to me


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