A Different way of benchmarking some popular hosts...
OK, So I'm trying to write a bash script to install Nginx with OpenResty, Nginx modules FFMpeg, ImageMagick, Php 5.5, MariaDB and Nginx tweaks & configurations... Et cetera...
The script installs most of the stuff from the source, except DotDeb Php and MariaDB.
I included a timer function to calculate how much time is spent (minus the time you spend on setting a mysql password page, I always forget to check that part so I is not calculated).
I ran this installation on some different providers I could lay my hand on.
The results are as below.
1- Vultr.com AMS 768 Mb RAM
0 hours 27 minutes and 11 seconds
2- Runabove - Steadfast Res. L 4 Gb Ram 8 Cores
0 hours 32 minutes and 52 seconds
3- DO AMS2 512MB Ram
0 hours 40 minutes and 17 seconds
4- Linode London 512 Mb Ram
0 hours 41 minutes and 17 seconds
5- Mirantis OpenStacks 4GB Ram 4 Cores
0 hours 46 minutes and 0 seconds
6- DO NYC 512 Mb Ram
0 hours 48 minutes and 14 seconds
7-UltraVPS.eu 1GB Ram
0 hours 58 minutes and 41 seconds
8- Kimsufi KS-1 (N2800 one)
2 hours 22 minutes and 7 seconds
All tests are done with a Debian 7 system.
The criteria for DO, Vultr and Linode was the cheapest package available.
As for RunAbove and Mirantis I chose the best I could get.
Kimsufi? Well... What was I expecting?
I do have an Online.net SCG-2 but I couldn't add it to tests since it's in use. If someone can and share the results I'ld be appreciated.
Strangely, every time I ran, Vultr finished way faster than all the rest.
OK, in my so-called-benchmark mostly the CPU power is important.
But that also means something...
Anyway, I just wanted to share.
If anyone wants to contribute a different result, it's appreciated. [Script]Note: Only for Debian