@Arif257 Was kind enough to provide me with a free VPS for a week for me to test. This is their "Starter Plan"
NOTE: I am another provider, so I can't promise that this review is un-biased.
The pricing/details page is simple, however it lacks details: What Hypervisor? Location? Port speed? Control Panel? CPU Cores?
Once we click one of the buttons, we are presented with a standard WHMCS interface. Starter? I thought it was called Bronze!
Not many OSes to choose from, but I'm assuming that there'll be more to choose from in the control panel.
Here is where I'm confused. This VPS comes with 2 IPv6 addresses. Does this really mean it comes with no IPv4? That's not very good, because I don't have IPv6 on my home connection, and all 4 VPSes I have access to don't have IPv6. This will make it hard to review if this is really the case.
Due to this, I decided to order an "extra" IPv4, just in case.
Mail went straight to spam.... google apps. Consider using SendGrid or similar.
Didn't get an activation email with SolusVM details, username, password etc, so had to log into WHMCS. Still no SolusVM details
You can also see that I was indeed provisioned 2 IPv6 and 1 IPv4. That means that their VPSes are IPv6 only by default, and IPv4 addresses are pretty expensive ($3)
Luckily I can SSH in, so no need for SolusVM at the moment, however it'll still be nice to see it.
[email protected]:~# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 50G 841M 46G 2% / tmpfs 256M 0 256M 0% /lib/init/rw udev 256M 0 256M 0% /dev tmpfs 256M 4.0K 256M 1% /dev/shm
About 850MB used disk space
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu---- r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa 0 0 0 411888 3696 58580 0 0 16 8 34 26 0 0 100 0
[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 44 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz stepping : 2 cpu MHz : 3199.998 cache size : 12288 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 1 core id : 0 cpu cores : 1 fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 11 wp : yes flags : fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 apic sep cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall lm constant_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm bogomips : 8002.08 clflush size : 64 cache_alignment : 64 address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management:
CPUInfo shows 4 of the above CPU Cores
[email protected]:~# 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, 5.94045 s, 181 MB/s [email protected]:~# 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, 5.27921 s, 203 MB/s [email protected]:~# 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, 5.92476 s, 181 MB/s
Generic DD tests... pretty good scores. No idea how full/empty the node is though.
[email protected]:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null --2012-12-03 22:02:45-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `/dev/null' 100%[=================================================>] 104,857,600 5.96M/s in 18s 2012-12-03 22:03:03 (5.71 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
[email protected]:~# sh bench.sh CPU model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz Number of cores : 4 CPU frequency : 3199.998 MHz Total amount of ram : 512 MB Total amount of swap : 0 MB System uptime : 17 min, Download speed from CacheFly: 6.13MB/s Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 2.04MB/s Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 697KB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 2.44MB/s Download speed from Linode, London, UK: Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.7MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 325KB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 400KB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 532KB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 917KB/s I/O speed : 217 MB/s
Took 25 minutes to run... :L
ServerBear is running. Please wait. It'll probably take a long, long time as the network tests will probable take ~30 minutes on it own .
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