Going to leave Buyvm
Buyvm is hot, check this page, http://www.doesbuyvmhavestock.com/, their stock gone quickly. I think this's because BuyVM is the cheapest one in the top 3 here (I mean LowEndBox). Everyone here are looking for a cheap and good VPS, and so many VPSs are posted every day, and we don't which ones are good and what ones are not, so the ranking by LEB became a standard for a newbe like me to pick one.
Have being with BuyVm about two months, 512M OpenVZ on Node07, but the performance was very bad, so I posted "my review" at here, http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/111/no-sure-why-buyvm.net-ranks-high, Francisco is a nice guy, not sure if he did something, the node seemed to be better. But I am still experiencing slowness. First of all the ssh is slow, they said this is router issue and they could not control, that's ok. But I would say about half of time, php execution is slow, database connection is slow, so the website is slow even a static page. Could not image if I did not turn on the cache.
I was about to jump out. Last Thursday, the node was down, finally they told me,
Due to multiple complaints on your node we were forced to move everyone off the node in preparation of bringing it down to upgrade, the control panel has been updated with your new node location."
I was so glad to hear that and I found I was moved to node31 from node7. I thought everything would be changed. Unfortunately, I was wrong. The performance is still unstable, sometime is ok and sometime is terrible.
Another thing I would like to mention is Memory. I never see my memory usage is over 300M. Most of time it's around 200M.
[[email protected]:~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1024 145 878 0 0 0 -/+ buffers/cache: 145 878 Swap: 0 0 0
So, I decided to move my sites out of BuyVM this weekend.
Note that this is just my experience.