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DEAL: DataWest - 1GB RAM - Perth AU - $3.30 AUD/month

trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider
edited January 21 in General

Have never used them before, just had it sent to me and thought I'd share. It's a good deal.

CPU: 1 vCore
RAM: 1GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 60GB
BANDWIDTH: 1TB Traffic

Read https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/3075301/#Comment_3075301 before even thinking about ordering.
https://datawest.com.au/product/vps-dedicated-server-per-month-vpswper1/

Thanked by 2dahartigan NanoG6

Comments

  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    trewq said: BANDWIDTH: 1TB Traffic

    Is bandwidth finally getting cheaper on your side of the land?

  • trewqtrewq Administrator, Moderator, Provider

    @seriesn said:

    trewq said: BANDWIDTH: 1TB Traffic

    Is bandwidth finally getting cheaper on your side of the land?

    Not this cheap.

  • Nice find. Never used them either but that's a good deal. If only it were in Brisbane.. haha

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited January 21

    @dahartigan said:
    Nice find. Never used them either but that's a good deal. If only it were in Brisbane.. haha

    They have Perth and Birsbane location from what I saw on their site. But looks like this deal is for Perth. Also posted on LES some more information.

    Edited, corrected

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  • @vyas11 said:

    @dahartigan said:
    Nice find. Never used them either but that's a good deal. If only it were in Brisbane.. haha

    I take it you are only kidding. They have Perth and Birsbane location from what I saw. Also posted on LES some more information that I found.

    Not kidding unfortunately, I clicked around their (somewhat confusing) site and couldn't find an order link for Brisbane.

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  • so......... any bench?

    Remember the value of LET is purely based on its traffic.

  • Ordered and pending, it seems manual review. Anyone have a test IP?

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited January 21

    @NanoG6 said:
    Ordered and pending, it seems manual review. Anyone have a test IP?

    Likewise. Ordered, pending. I ping'd their website- assuming that they eat their own dogfood...

    From Bengaluru, rather flaky mobile 4G network:

    64 bytes from 203.33.252.50: icmp_seq=0 ttl=44 time=164.791 ms
    64 bytes from 203.33.252.50: icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=126.850 ms
    64 bytes from 203.33.252.50: icmp_seq=2 ttl=44 time=123.631 ms
    

    Should get sub - 100 ms latency once home network is up and running.

  • vyas11 said: I ping'd their website

    Not that good routing to Indonesia, or at least when I'm using AliCloud network.

    Tracing route to datawest.com.au [203.33.252.50]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1    10 ms    13 ms   146 ms  10.2.0.1
      2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
      3   146 ms    61 ms    54 ms  11.58.164.57
      4    12 ms    10 ms     9 ms  11.58.164.2
      5    18 ms    51 ms    27 ms  11.58.184.97
      6    12 ms    82 ms   131 ms  116.251.83.46
      7   106 ms    43 ms    20 ms  202.152.45.25
      8   132 ms    14 ms    17 ms  36.37.78.38
      9   130 ms   202 ms    42 ms  36.37.77.43
     10    63 ms    54 ms    31 ms  154.18.2.249
     11   187 ms   203 ms   221 ms  154.54.45.193
     12   191 ms   250 ms   211 ms  be3271.ccr41.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.42.101]
     13   294 ms   313 ms   282 ms  be3176.ccr21.sjc01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.31.190]
     14   333 ms   340 ms   219 ms  be2063.rcr21.b001848-1.sjc01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.1.162]
     15   254 ms   252 ms   300 ms  38.122.92.2
     16   245 ms   253 ms   364 ms  49.255.255.18
     17   234 ms   241 ms   241 ms  100g-0-0-0-0.cor01.lax01.ca.vocus.net [49.255.255.1]
     18   234 ms   291 ms   235 ms  bundle-200.cor01.alb01.akl.vocus.net.nz [114.31.202.44]
     19   232 ms   261 ms   309 ms  BE-201.cor01.syd11.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.202.53]
     20   233 ms   236 ms   359 ms  BE-1.cor02.syd04.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.192.41]
     21   236 ms   245 ms     *     103.1.77.8
     22   235 ms   234 ms   237 ms  be803.lsr01.stpk.wa.vocus.network [103.1.76.145]
     23   251 ms   456 ms   237 ms  be-200.cor03.per02.wa.vocus.net.au [103.1.77.97]
     24   236 ms   260 ms   372 ms  ten-1-0-0-5.bdr01.per02.wa.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.206.49]
     25   268 ms   312 ms   310 ms  ten-2-0-0.bdr01.per05.wa.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.206.41]
     26   278 ms   274 ms   267 ms  asn9822.cust.bdr02.per02.wa.VOCUS.net.au [175.45.100.202]
     27   273 ms   235 ms   367 ms  203.161.65.62
     28   307 ms   243 ms   248 ms  te0-5-0-22.asr9010pe-6000-01.wa.amcom.net.au [203.161.65.94]
     29   348 ms   357 ms   351 ms  116.212.203.202
     30   252 ms   329 ms   249 ms  203.33.252.50
    
    Trace complete.
    
  • tester4tester4 Member
    edited January 21

    I've used them before, HORRIBLE service. Their VPS service isn't meant for people like us, it's meant for people who want their host to do everything for them so they use things like VMWare and what not I believe (I used them in May last year, flaky memory). It was incredibly slow, VPS OS installation system didn't work so they had to manually do it for me meaning I couldn't do OS re installations ever.

    Error received:

    Error in template (Line 59, Column 26): Collection expression should evaluate into the value implementing IEnumerable interface.
    

    EDIT: Having now looked back at my email(s) with them, the network speed maxed out at 2 MB/s as if it was hosted in someones house using ADSL2+ (they probably have NBN now so may be faster). I also cancelled the server on first day and now looking, they issued me invoices for half a year as they left it online the entire time and tried to chase for payment.

    All in all, avoid, spend a few more dollars per month and go with BinaryLane for Perth - or FlowVPS if you want Melbourne.

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  • @NanoG6 said:
    Ordered and pending, it seems manual review. Anyone have a test IP?

    Were you able to get the login/ access? I am yet to figure my way around Hyper-V. Late in the night though. Server created, would give it a try in the morning.

  • Unable to login at first, but then they reset and recreate control panel password. Logged in, build a VM, more errors. Tried again, succeed, but only got private IP.
    Raised a ticket again, and just like what @tester4 said, they need to manually create the VM for us..

  • JordJord Moderator, Provider

    My eye balls hurt, that is one super confusing site.

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  • Do they have a test IP? Really curious as to which data center they're using.

    I like how their about page says "With a combined 100 years of experience in, corporate IT, project management. We are more than equipped to look after your corporate IT needs". Combined years of experience, lol. That could just be 200 interns and work experience students each with half a years worth of experience 🤔

  • Daniel15Daniel15 Member
    edited January 21

    What does this even mean? (from https://datawest.com.au/about-us/)

    Does this mean they're running at 90% capacity on their VPS nodes? 25% of domains are not registered? They have 5% unsold inventory of dedicated servers? I'm so confused.

    At least their address actually seems like a business address, but who knows if they actually have employees there, or just a mailbox.

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  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited January 22

    Posted my comments here.

    Posting results from nench.sh below

    nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
         benchmark timestamp:    2020-01-22 01:26:37 UTC
    
    
        Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5640  @ 2.67GHz
        CPU cores:    1
        Frequency:    2666.756 MHz
        RAM:          922M
        bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
        Swap:         -
        Kernel:       Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64
    
        Disks:
        sda     60G  HDD
    
        CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
            5.738 seconds
        CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
            8.942 seconds
        CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
            4.360 seconds
    
        ioping: seek rate
            min/avg/max/mdev = 472.2 us / 920.7 us / 40.5 ms / 904.7 us
        ioping: sequential read speed
            generated 1.41 k requests in 5.00 s, 352 MiB, 281 iops, 70.4 MiB/s
    
        dd: sequential write speed
            1st run:    399.59 MiB/s
            2nd run:    738.14 MiB/s
            3rd run:    555.04 MiB/s
            average:    564.26 MiB/s
    
        IPv4 speedtests
            your IPv4:    203.33xxx.xxxx
    
            Cachefly CDN:         1.15 MiB/s
            Leaseweb (NL):        0.13 MiB/s
            Softlayer DAL (US):   0.24 MiB/s
            Online.net (FR):      0.16 MiB/s
            OVH BHS (CA):         0.20 MiB/s
    

    And my review will be here.

  • Looks like they are still using ADSL2+.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited January 22

    @tester4 said:
    Looks like they are still using ADSL2+.

    Sometimes lower?

  • I've used them before and decided against posting it as a deal here. Their network is slow and disk IO was lacking. It's a real shame because in terms of budget Perth VPSs, there's not much available apart from BinaryLane (who are superb mind you).

    Also, everything is manual in terms of VPS creation.

    Support was friendly though, and understanding of the slow network. They mentioned something about providing an option for a gigabit downlink, but I think most of the nodes are on 100mbit hence the abysmal speeds.

  • IncognitoBurrito said: It's a real shame because in terms of budget Perth VPSs, there's not much available apart from BinaryLane (who are superb mind you).

    MrVM has a Perth location, hosted out of RansomIT. It's OpenVZ6 though, unfortunately. http://lg-au-per.mrvm.net/

  • @Daniel15 said:
    What does this even mean? (from https://datawest.com.au/about-us/)

    Does this mean they're running at 90% capacity on their VPS nodes? 25% of domains are not registered? They have 5% unsold inventory of dedicated servers? I'm so confused.

    At least their address actually seems like a business address, but who knows if they actually have employees there, or just a mailbox.

    When you bought that website template for 100$ and you realize you have no cool data to visualize in all the fancy widget snippets and you think "i could come up with some numbers for sure"

  • datasweat

    Remember the value of LET is purely based on its traffic.

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