Atlantic.net S and M Server plans review
- S Server: $9.93/month all included.
- M Server: $19.94/month all included.
We appreciate that atlantic.net website doesn't let you create a VM until your payment method is verified, it's a much better experience than providers taking your order and payments details, and then making you wait for an indeterminate period of time for the VM to be up and running. In our case the wait was only a matter of minutes.
Atlantic.net administration web console is simple and effective. It only lacks graphs reporting resource usage on the VMs.
Creation of the VM itself is fast. The root password is sent in an email and is visible in the web console.
The setup of the VMs was relatively slow on both the S and the M Servers. Up to 100% of IOWait on the S server and 50% on the M Server was reported while installing packages.
- average response time: 104ms
- 5% slowest responses: 204ms
- average response time: 78ms
- 5% slowest responses: 160ms
In both cases severe slowdowns with high IOWait were recorded every day for around 30 minutes, when the response time would more than double. Those events were more frequents on the S Server plan.
There was no outage during the trials.
- Pricing is per hour.
- Curiously, SMTP outgoing port 25 was open on the M Server but closed on the S server.
The gap with faster competitors is not very large though and the straighforward UI and setup will make up for the below average response times for many customers.
Full review at http://www.vpsbenchmarks.com/posts/atlanticnet_performances