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Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+CDN+DNS+Backups - 230K IOPS

Incredibly Fast UK SSD VPS - OnApp+CDN+DNS+Backups - 230K IOPS

jhjh Member
edited August 2012 in Offers


VirtIO provides premium SSD based hosting solutions on ENTERPRISE grade hardware in CustodianDC's facility in Kent, England. We offer high performance solutions at affordable prices without cutting any corners on quality - You'll always be getting the best with VirtIO.

Need server management? We can handle this for a small monthly fee. We'll be happy to work with you.


Our VPS nodes are powered by OnApp Cloud and use KVM virtualisation.

Our standard node specification HP DL120 G7 Chassis 4x Xeon E3-1240 @ 3.30GHz Cores + HT 16GB DDR3 memory Pure SSD storage Up to 230K IOPS Up to 1900/1700 MB/s read/write speed

Benchmarks? Here's a GeekBench test done on a 512MB VirtIO VPS - Over 7000!


We only chose the finest networks and datacentres here in the UK. If they won't deliver a consistently unrivalled service, we won't put your data in the building. CustodianDC Data Center (Kent, England) Private Multi-Redundant Network (AS50300) Native IPv6 Connectivity Bandwidth from Level3.

Test IP: (Ping/Traceroute friendly) Test Download:

VirtIO 1 - £7/pm £4.30/pm with coupon code: LOWENDBOX (ORDER)

256MB RAM 1 vCPU 3GB SSD Storage 100GB Premium Monthly Bandwidth Free DDoS Protected AnyCasted DNS for your Domain Names! (NEW) 100GB Global CDN Bandwidth. (NEW)

Any questions? Please visit our website to contact support for a friendly chat about what we can offer you. Alternatively, ask below! We look forward to working with you!

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  • Mix up the offer each month :P

    I know, I'm Dale Maily.

  • jhjh Member

    @Taylor said: Mix up the offer each month :P

    Ha! This is actually the only useful offer we can do under $7, but we've added free anycast DNS and free CDN this month as well to spice it up :)

  • jhjh Member

    Neither - we found the video on YouTube.

    Additional storage is available at £1.75/GB

  • serverbearserverbear Member
    edited August 2012

    Here's the benchmark from the basic plan:


    Benchmark Run: Tue Jul 31 2012 23:46:14 - 00:14:19
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       38325096.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     4211.6 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               4019.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1166976.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          309286.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2385965.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2441749.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 335220.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              10603.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5369.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    688.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        4761423.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   38325096.0   3284.1
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4211.6    765.8
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4019.9    934.9
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1166976.5   2946.9
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     309286.0   1868.8
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2385965.4   4113.7
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2441749.9   1962.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     335220.0    838.1
    Process Creation                                126.0      10603.0    841.5
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5369.3   1266.3
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        688.8   1148.0
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4761423.5   3174.3
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1625.5


    ioping -c 10
    request=1 time=0.2 ms
    request=2 time=1.9 ms
    request=3 time=1.8 ms
    request=4 time=1.3 ms
    request=5 time=0.5 ms
    request=6 time=1.6 ms
    request=7 time=1.8 ms
    request=8 time=9.6 ms
    request=9 time=1.7 ms
    request=10 time=8.3 ms
    10 requests completed in 9037.8 ms, 350 iops, 1.4 mb/s
    ioping -RD
    2773 iops, 10.8 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/0.4/42.0/1.1 ms


    dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync
    2.3654 s, 454 MB/s
    dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    2.15121 s, 499 MB/s


    Cachefly    9.65 MB/s
    Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA     2.17 MB/s
    Linode, Dallas, TX, USA  1.02 MB/s
    Linode, Tokyo, JP    1009 KB/s
    Linode, London, UK   10.8 MB/s
    OVH, Paris, France   4.58 MB/s
    SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands  11.0 MB/s
    Hetzner, Nuremberg, Germany  9.86 MB/s
    iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia  1.41 MB/s
    Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL, USA   9.55 MB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore     311 KB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA  686 KB/s
    Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA     1.29 MB/s
    Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA   1.27 MB/s

    Pretty nice results if you're need something fast in EU. Decent UB score for 1 core too.

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  • CloudxtnyHostCloudxtnyHost Member, Provider

    I thought you wanted to get out of this business and sold out to Othello tech?

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  • jhjh Member
    edited August 2012

    The acquisition of UKCloud by Othellotech was due to problems that company had that needed serious muscle to sort out.

    Now having a stable job and stable income through consultancy I decided to sell a little hosting on the side via VirtIO.

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