SERVER MANIA!: SSD Cached Linux VPS – 4 GB RAM
Server Mania has a very attractive offer in WHT with the following features:
• 4 GB RAM, 4 GB vSwap RAM
• 4 IP Addresses
• 150 GB SSD RAID Storage
• 4000 GB Monthly Bandwidth
• Customize & Order – $88 USD/year!
The price: Only USD 88 for a year which works out to a paltry $ 7.33 for a month.
I bought a “SSD Cached Linux VPS: SSDC-4096L”.
The deployment of the VPS is not instant. The process took the (advertised) time of 45 minutes.
Here are the core specifications of the VPS:
The processor used for the VPS. I was worried that a weak processor would be offered. However, it is a 3.50 GHz processor with 4 CPU cores.
root@vps:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 58
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 3500.246
cache size : 8192 KB
cpu cores : 4
The I/O (Input Output ratio) of the VPS
root@vps:~# 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, 7.19166 s, 149 MB/s
Here is the download test:
root@vps:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
--2013-09-21 22:19:41-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 22.214.171.124
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|126.96.36.199|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'
100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 58.2M/s in 1.7s
2013-09-21 22:19:44 (58.2 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
The Upload & Download Speed:
root@vps:~# python speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from ColoCrossing (188.8.131.52)...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by LayeredServer (Buffalo, NY) [30.81 km]: 8.98 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 93.06 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 20.91 Mbit/s
So, I think it is an excellent deal especially considering the rock-bottom price.
I haven’t tested the support yet. They promise a “24/7/365 Technical Support Fleet with a 15 Minute Response Time’.
Also, we have to see how stable/ reliable the network is.