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Free VPS for Two Years (OK, there's a catch)

raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator
edited October 2011 in General

I noticed nephoscale.com today, which will give you a virtual server which is very much like Amazon AWS's free tier, except it looks like it's a little more generous with bandwidth.

So, year one: Amazon AWS Free Tier, then you rsync to...
Year two: nephoscale.com free

After that, well, it's late 2013 and some other provider will come along :-)

Only downside is that both of these are pretty small plans. 10GB for disk, which is a little small to use for backup. 15GB bandwidth with AWS and 50GB with nephoscale.

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  • NordicVPSNordicVPS Member
    edited October 2011

    Can you provide a link to the offer?

    I can only find one with these details:

    NephoScale’s Free Cloud Computing and Storage Starter Package provides users with:
    
    750 hours per month usage of a cloud server with .25GB RAM and 10GB persistent storage
    10GB of inbound Internet transfer to the starter cloud server instance per month
    10GB of outbound Internet transfer from the starter cloud server instance per month
    1GB data store in the NephoScale object-based cloud storage service
    10,000 GET requests in object-base cloud storage per month
    1,000 PUT requests in object-based cloud storage per month
    1GB of inbound Internet transfer to object-based cloud storage per month
    1GB of outbound Internet transfer from object-based cloud storage per month
    CentOS 5.5 64-bit (base image) and Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit (base image) operating systems are available for use on the free cloud server.
    
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  • They also need cc details, they also charge you $1 to youre card

  • The buck you probably get back in a day or two.

  • DanielM it will only be a pending charge, they'll drop it after a few days/a week.

  • so is this good or what

  • Well if you need a very cheap web space, it'll work. It's only got a gig of transfer or what other folks call bandwidth. That'll be an issue for many.

  • asfasf Member
    edited October 2011

    They reserved only 0.01$ not 1$... Unfortunate I need to call them, because I didn't receive call back.
    I sound like this ... grrr, I hate speaking in english.

  • albertdbalbertdb Member
    edited October 2011

    asf said: I sound like this

    Much better than a Texas accent. Spanish and Italian English accents are the most understandable ones, excluding the native British English of course.

  • chicks dig it

  • drmikedrmike Member
    edited October 2011

    Why the heck is she standing outside for this? You can hear the background noise.

    sigh Redheads....

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  • Awwww, now I love that video =)

  • asf said: They reserved only 0.01$ not 1$... Unfortunate I need to call them, because I didn't receive call back. I sound like this

    Nothing wrong with that ;]

    You can spam me with any yearly shared hosting deal.

  • asfasf Member
    edited October 2011

    It's KVM. They use KVM templates.

    cat /proc/cpuinfo

    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 2
    model name      : QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.14.91
    stepping        : 3
    cpu MHz         : 2394.000
    cache size      : 4096 KB
    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 rep_good pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 4788.00
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    

    UnixBench v4.1.0 / WHT Variant

    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  6676017.1      177.2
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1     1684.6      202.7
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     2708.5      143.8
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   124406.0      465.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    41477.0      385.1
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   882249.0      573.6
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   236477.6      153.1
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  1417276.7      126.8
    Process Creation                               569.3     7404.1      130.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      451.5      100.8
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5  2828634.4      247.2
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                     209.1
    

    UnixBench v5.1.2

    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       19986506.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     2783.7 MWIPS (9.1 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               2844.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        545034.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          161436.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1118630.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             1364467.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 227132.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               8085.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3672.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    488.3 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        2960892.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   19986506.7   1712.6
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2783.7    506.1
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2844.6    661.5
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     545034.8   1376.4
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     161436.3    975.4
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1118630.9   1928.7
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1364467.7   1096.8
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     227132.6    567.8
    Process Creation                                126.0       8085.0    641.7
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3672.0    866.0
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        488.3    813.9
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2960892.4   1973.9
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         984.2
    

    hdparm -Tt /dev/vda2

    /dev/vda2:
     Timing cached reads:   12190 MB in  2.00 seconds = 6100.14 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  204 MB in  3.01 seconds =  67.85 MB/sec
    
    /dev/vda2:
     Timing cached reads:   11334 MB in  2.00 seconds = 5673.24 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  474 MB in  3.20 seconds = 148.34 MB/sec
    
    /dev/vda2:
     Timing cached reads:   11406 MB in  2.00 seconds = 5707.23 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  640 MB in  3.33 seconds = 192.45 MB/sec
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 12.8106 s, 83.8 MB/s
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.85787 s, 109 MB/s
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 19.1008 s, 56.2 MB/s
    

    ioping . -c 25

    25 requests completed in 24010.5 ms, 4777 iops, 18.7 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.2/0.4/0.1 ms
    

    ioping -R /dev/vda2

    237 requests completed in 3013.3 ms, 79 iops, 0.3 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/12.6/289.1/44.1 ms
    

    ioping -RL /dev/vda2

    311 requests completed in 3467.1 ms, 91 iops, 22.7 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.3/11.0/816.2/62.6 ms
    
    time sync
    real    0m0.020s
    user    0m0.010s
    sys     0m0.000s
    
    time sync
    real    0m0.002s
    user    0m0.010s
    sys     0m0.000s
    
    time sync
    real    0m0.002s
    user    0m0.010s
    sys     0m0.000s
    

    lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
    00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
    00:01.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 USB [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
    00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5446
    00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    00:05.0 SCSI storage controller: Qumranet, Inc. Virtio block device
    00:06.0 RAM memory: Qumranet, Inc. Virtio memory balloon
    

    100mb test file

    cachefly - 9.53 MB/s
    softlayer dal - 1.49 MB/s
    softlayer sea - 6.18 MB/s
    softlayer wdc - 686 KB/s
    leaseweb de/us ~ 18.7K/s!!!???
    leaseweb nl ~ 635K/s
    ovh ~ 10.7K/s!!!???
    
  • LOL, EU connectivity sucks xD

  • albertdb said: native British English

    Native British English is nearly unintelligible.

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  • miTgiB said: Native British English is nearly unintelligible.

    That happens when they use archaic vocabulary. I was talking about accent.

    Most native US English speakers talk like if they had his mouth full, because they don't pronounce.

  • Awwww, now I love that video =)

    heh, not outstanding but not bad. Doesn't do a whole lot for me.

    Most native US English speakers talk like if they had his mouth full, because they don't pronounce.

    That's because out mouths are full as we're the fattest country around and always eating. Last time I called my bank, the call center person (US by the way) was munching on popcorn. I know because I asked and we chatted for a bit as to what we like on our popcorn.

  • drmike said: That's because out mouths are full as we're the fattest country around and always eating. Last time I called my bank, the call center person (US by the way) was munching on popcorn. I know because I asked and we chatted for a bit as to what we like on our popcorn.

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  • Looks like she's got some Asian in her. There's no telling what's about to happen with those sausages.

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  • I need to be fair and update this, speeds with Europe are amazing considering others. I just love Level 3 network...
    Sometimes I am getting nesty speed results, but most of the time it's amazing.


    Nice ioping and dd results... this one is on debian...

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.60862 s, 412 MB/s
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.15031 s, 341 MB/s
    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.89861 s, 370 MB/s
    
  • @asf did you say something? Um.....

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