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Leaseweb Singapore VPS Review

ProjectpopProjectpop Member
edited December 2015 in Reviews

A full review about Leaseweb’s Singapore Review. Recently, Leaseweb launched their Singapore location for their Virtual Servers. Let’s find out how it performs!

I had the VPS for more than a month before writing this review and got it during their Launch sale.

The VPS
I will be reviewing their XL VPS which comes with the following specs:

SSD Storage: 160GB (SAN Storage) (They write SSD in their order page now)
Virtual RAM: 8GB
Virtual CPU : 8 Core
Bandwidth: 10TB

Customer Portal (Control Panel)
What I love most about Leaseweb is how feature-packed their panel is. It has all the standard feature you need to manage your VPS like Reinstall, Reverse DNS, Graphs, and most notably IP Null Feature.

Support
On the order page, you have a choice of SLA, their default comes with free 24 hour SLA, and they have paid selection of better SLA but it is quite pricey in my opinion.

I have opened a ticket with them (not technical support though) and it was answered pretty quickly. I also have a dedicated server with them and they have always performed better than the purchased SLA.

Performance Benchmark

FreeVPS Benchmark Test

System Info
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Processor : QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.2.1
CPU Cores : 8
Frequency : 2299.996 MHz
Memory : 7870 MB
Swap : 4095 MB
Uptime : 57 days, 15:43,

Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64

Speedtest (IPv4 only)
———————
Your public IPv4 is xxx

Location Provider Speed
CDN Cachefly 11.5MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 1.03MB/s
Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 9.24MB/s
Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 8.94MB/s
San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 10.8MB/s
Washington, DC, US Softlayer 8.35MB/s

Tokyo, Japan Linode 17.5MB/s
Singapore Softlayer 105MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 9.91MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 5.77MB/s

Disk Speed
———-
I/O (1st run) : 78.6 MB/s
I/O (2nd run) : 79.9 MB/s
I/O (3rd run) : 85.6 MB/s
Average I/O : 81.3667 MB/s

Real-World Benchmark

This is based on a default cPanel Trial install, WordPress 4.3 install. Test is done from Singapore on a Fiber Broadband.


Average TTFB is 203ms, i’ve seen it go even lower to 160ms at times.

Verdict: Excellent real-world performance even though IO is average.

AB Benchmark

[email protected] [~]# /usr/local/apache/bin/ab -c 10 -n 1000 http://xxx/~xxx/wordpress/
This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 <$Revision: 1663405 $>
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Licensed to The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/

Benchmarking xxx (be patient)
Completed 100 requests
Completed 200 requests
Completed 300 requests
Completed 400 requests
Completed 500 requests
Completed 600 requests
Completed 700 requests
Completed 800 requests
Completed 900 requests
Completed 1000 requests
Finished 1000 requests
Server Software: Apache
Server Hostname: xxx
Server Port: 80

Document Path: /~xxx/wordpress/
Document Length: 10607 bytes

Concurrency Level: 10
Time taken for tests: 24.605 seconds
Complete requests: 1000
Failed requests: 0
Total transferred: 10831000 bytes
HTML transferred: 10607000 bytes
Requests per second: 40.64 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request: 246.046 [ms] (mean)
Time per request: 24.605 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate: 429.88 [Kbytes/sec] received

Connection Times (ms)
min mean[+/-sd] median max
Connect: 0 0 0.0 0 0
Processing: 186 245 30.1 241 366
Waiting: 147 198 27.9 193 319
Total: 186 245 30.1 241 366

Percentage of the requests served within a certain time (ms)
50% 241
66% 254
75% 263
80% 268
90% 286
95% 300
98% 320
99% 339
100% 366 (longest request)

The result is really excellent, it performs even better than my Dedicated server with them (E3 1230 16GB RAM Raid10 HD).

Uptime

Uptime is based on Port-Monitor on at least a 1 month timeline.

Uptime details from 01 Nov 00:00:00 to 18 Dec 23:59:59

Group Target Uptime Events
Servers LW CLOUD SG3 99.93% 0 events
Excellent uptime as you can see above.

Summary

Performance, network and uptime are all excellent. I will not hesitate to use this on a Production environment. The price is on the high side without the specials especially since now they have 6-month contract term :

However, for a production environment, for the price and quality, its quite worth it in my opinion. I definitely will use it to host my clients.

Thanked by 1lontong

Hostinglah.com - Your Friendly Singapore Web Hosting Provider =)

Comments

  • Mahfuz_SS_EHLMahfuz_SS_EHL Member, Provider

    Port Speed capped to 100 Mbit/s ?? Except the Softlayer, SG, no other location could cross more than 11.5 MB/s

    AlphaSSL Revocation Issue is being investigated.

  • Considering this VPS is in Singapore, Asia, I think that's pretty good speed to other countries.

    Hostinglah.com - Your Friendly Singapore Web Hosting Provider =)

  • winnervpswinnervps Member, Provider
    edited December 2015

    We host our own racks in Leaseweb row in Telstra's DC Singapore (110 Paya Lebar). They have around 4 rows, roughly (in my calculation). Comparing to most SG ISP/DC, Leaseweb come at the very cheapest bandwidth surroundings. Though IX BW would be capped to 10 MB, but APAC would gone far beyond that (AFAiK 100 MB), and SG local (through SGIX and Equinix will be 1 GB). None of ISP in SG would offer such GB or (couples offereed 100 MB in SG with certain conditions, I've researched them all already. That's why some providers wouldn't allow you to put any TUN/TAP/PROXY that are bandwidth's eater)

    WINNERvps | LA/NYC/UK/CA/SG/ID Windows Xen Forex VPS, Asia Server, SG Colocation and ID Rack Services

  • rokokrokok Member
    edited December 2015

    @winnervps said:

    Wondering how much they pay for leaseweb Singapore bandwidth like 250TB/mo :)

    CEO of PT. Rokok Kopi Internet Tidur Tbk.

  • @winnervps said:
    We host our own racks in Leaseweb row in Telstra's DC Singapore (110 Paya Lebar). They have around 4 rows, roughly (in my calculation). Comparing to most SG ISP/DC, Leaseweb come at the very cheapest bandwidth surroundings. Though IX BW would be capped to 10 MB, but APAC would gone far beyond that (AFAiK 100 MB), and SG local (through SGIX and Equinix will be 1 GB). None of ISP in SG would offer such GB or (couples offereed 100 MB in SG with certain conditions, I've researched them all already. That's why some providers wouldn't allow you to put any TUN/TAP/PROXY that are bandwidth's eater)

    Telstra (previously Pacnet) bandwidth is pretty cheap. You can also pick up a HE link for (very cheap) international transit.

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