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wlanboy

Catalysthost OpenVZ 128MB (TX)

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Provider: Catalysthost
Plan: OpenVZ 128mb VPS
Price: 17$ per year
Location: Dallas, TX

Purchased: 10/2013

 

Hardware information:

 

  • cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 45
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
    stepping        : 7
    cpu MHz         : 2000.086
    cache size      : 15360 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 12
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 6
    apicid          : 0
    initial apicid  : 0
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 13
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
    bogomips        : 4000.17
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    
  • cat /proc/meminfo
    MemTotal:         131072 kB
    MemFree:           19128 kB
    Cached:           102784 kB
    Active:            10252 kB
    Inactive:          98388 kB
    Active(anon):       3800 kB
    Inactive(anon):     2056 kB
    Active(file):       6452 kB
    Inactive(file):    96332 kB
    Unevictable:           0 kB
    Mlocked:               0 kB
    SwapTotal:        131072 kB
    SwapFree:         126992 kB
    Dirty:                12 kB
    Writeback:             0 kB
    AnonPages:          5856 kB
    Shmem:              2604 kB
    Slab:               3292 kB
    SReclaimable:       1724 kB
    SUnreclaim:         1568 kB
    
  • df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/simfs       50G   19G   31G  38% /
    tmpfs            13M   44K   13M   1% /run
    tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    tmpfs            52M     0   52M   0% /run/shm
    
  • dd
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.73205 s, 110 MB/s
    
  • wget
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2013-10-11 20:47:26--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600  108M/s   in 0.9s
    
    2013-10-11 20:47:27 (108 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

What services are running?

 

  • Rsync backup space - 50GB of it!

  • Git repository

  • CalDAV server

  • OpenVPN server

Support:

No tickets yet. Maybe I should write a ticket about how good just everything is working.

 

Overall experience:

I am a very happy customer. Network is really good. And throughput is beyond my expectations. Did not have a second vps that can push that much MBs per second. Does reveal the included 1TB of traffic in a different light (a good one).
Ping to europe is 122ms, ping to Atlanta is 20ms, ping to Tampa is 23ms and ping to Buffalo is 39ms. Perfect rsync and vpn machine. Installing and compiling Ruby was snappy too.

 
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Thanks for the review wlanboy. We appreciate the feedback always :)

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Yes, we have a few people using openvpn as. 

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Yes, we have a few people using openvpn as. 

Fast. Thank you.

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My advice is use a test file from outside of their data center for a more accurate view of their network. Their WAN speed is pretty impressive also. ;)

 

Here's some tests from outside of their network:

 

Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 22.5MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.89MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 11.0MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 11.0MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 6.72MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 29.8MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 31.4MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 34.1MB/s
 
Our test files:
Tampa: 24.1MB/s
Chicago: 10.8MB/s
Denver: 42.7MB/s
Oregon: 6.67MB/s
LA: 36.5MB/s
Edited by KuJoe

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Thanks for the feedback Kujoe! Personally I am a huge fan of the network and bandwidth capacity. Lots of room to gallop :)

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We appreciate the feedback always :)

Time to add the uptime for this vps too. Waited some weeks to get enough information.

statuscatalyst.JPG

What should I say about these numbers?

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Looks good :) Is that the length of your current service? Thanks for the update!

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Is that the length of your current service? Thanks for the update!

Yup - no network downtime since I bought the vps.

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Yup - no network downtime since I bought the vps.

Can you post the transfer speeds to NL or DE or UK?

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Can you post the transfer speeds to NL or DE or UK?

Sorry for the late response:

wget from NL:
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [text/plain]
Saving to: `file.txt'

100%[================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 3.85M/s   in 29s

2014-01-11 13:30:30 (3.41 MB/s) - `file.txt' saved [104857600/104857600]
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The last posts updated the date and so I thought that this vps was allready updated.

So time to update the stats

 

Congratulations:

Over 100 days without any issue:

statuscatalyst2.JPG

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Well ... some kind of an update ... basically nothing new:

statuscatalyst3.JPG

Performance is still great, network is still great, support is still great (and not used).

 

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Time for the update:

statuscatalyst4.JPG

Every node does have a bad day.

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Time for an update:

statuscatalyst5.JPG

I missed the migration of the IP address and also forgot to enter the maintenance window in statuscake.

So the real downtime of the vps is 0 minutes.

CPU and I/O are great.

Network is good.

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Time for an update:

statuscatalyst6.JPG

0 minutes of downtime since the last update.

CPU and I/O are good.

Network is - as always - beyond any compare:

--2014-06-17 20:09:53--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[===========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 80.3M/s   in 1.2s

2014-06-17 20:09:54 (80.3 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

This vps is my mongodb primary for about 6 months.

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Thanks @wlanboy!  

 

Yeah we had a few tickets asking us about downtime ;) but they simply blanked the IP change.  

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      2 hos-tr1-juniper3.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.230.1) 0.208 ms 0.231 ms hos-tr4-juniper4.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.233.97) 17.155 ms 3 core21.hetzner.de (213.239.245.105) 0.249 ms 0.255 ms core22.hetzner.de (213.239.245.145) 0.740 ms 4 core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.214) 2.784 ms core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.29) 2.795 ms core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.214) 2.794 ms 5 juniper4.rz2.hetzner.de (213.239.245.26) 2.883 ms juniper4.rz2.hetzner.de (213.239.203.138) 2.851 ms 2.808 ms 6 ae51.bar2.Munich1.Level3.net (62.140.25.101) 5.599 ms 17.905 ms ae55.edge7.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (195.16.162.253) 7.347 ms 7 ae-11-51.car1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.66) 100.511 ms 100.513 ms 100.737 ms 8 ae-11-51.car1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.66) 100.782 ms 100.807 ms 115.422 ms 9 GUARDIAN-UN.car1.London1.Level3.net (212.113.8.30) 17.101 ms 19.110 ms 19.147 ms traceroute sueddeutsche.de
      2 hos-tr1-juniper3.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.230.1) 0.179 ms hos-tr3-juniper4.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.233.65) 0.215 ms 0.180 ms 3 core21.hetzner.de (213.239.245.105) 0.465 ms core22.hetzner.de (213.239.245.145) 0.225 ms 0.253 ms 4 core4.hetzner.de (213.239.245.14) 4.894 ms core1.hetzner.de (213.239.245.177) 4.848 ms 4.928 ms 5 juniper1.ffm.hetzner.de (213.239.245.5) 6.329 ms 4.858 ms juniper4.ffm.hetzner.de (213.239.245.1) 4.985 ms 6 ec-r7604-hro-01.ediscom.de (80.81.193.73) 115.008 ms 164.183 ms 164.199 ms 7 212.204.40.54 (212.204.40.54) 22.298 ms 22.144 ms 22.361 ms 8 94.55.204.212-static.ediscom.de (212.204.55.94) 29.183 ms 29.315 ms 29.482 ms traceroute washingtonpost.com
      2 hos-tr1-juniper3.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.230.1) 0.137 ms hos-tr3-juniper4.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.233.65) 0.191 ms hos-tr1-juniper3.rz16.hetzner.de (213.239.230.1) 0.159 ms 3 core22.hetzner.de (213.239.245.145) 0.226 ms 0.208 ms 0.245 ms 4 core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.214) 2.780 ms core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.29) 2.777 ms core12.hetzner.de (213.239.245.214) 2.790 ms 5 juniper4.rz2.hetzner.de (213.239.245.26) 2.822 ms 2.833 ms juniper4.rz2.hetzner.de (213.239.203.138) 2.886 ms 6 r1nue2.core.init7.net (82.197.163.29) 3.046 ms r1nue1.core.init7.net (77.109.135.101) 2.914 ms r1nue2.core.init7.net (82.197.163.29) 3.059 ms 7 r1lon1.core.init7.net (77.109.140.253) 17.194 ms r1ams2.core.init7.net (77.109.140.157) 53.511 ms r1ams1.core.init7.net (77.109.140.25) 25.195 ms 8 ae-15.r02.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (80.249.208.36) 19.875 ms r1muc1.core.init7.net (77.109.128.231) 7.392 ms ae-15.r02.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (80.249.208.36) 20.065 ms 9 ae-15.r02.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (80.249.208.36) 15.684 ms ae-2.r22.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.112) 18.386 ms ae-2.r03.londen01.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.8) 26.441 ms 10 ae-1.r02.londen01.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.36) 27.145 ms ae-15.r02.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (80.249.208.36) 14.428 ms ae-5.r23.londen03.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.197) 32.894 ms 11 62.73.179.186 (62.73.179.186) 25.374 ms ae-5.r23.londen03.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.5.197) 18.976 ms 62.73.179.186 (62.73.179.186) 17.573 ms 12 ae-2.r02.londen01.uk.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.3.1) 25.938 ms * 24.876 ms 13 * * * 14 * * * What services are running?
      OpenVPN Nginx (both behind CloudFlares IPv4 Proxy) Ruby workers Support:
      No tickets needed.

      Overall experience:
      CPU ok, I/O could be better and a good network connection.
      Did not have to send a single ticket.

      Update status:

      0 minutes of network downtime since the first month.
      The node did have some rough times during the first weeks, I/O itself does have some spikes but is quite solid. 
      Uptime of the vps itself is 56 days.
      CPU is ok and I/O could be better.
      Network is good within the EU.
      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null --2015-03-22 06:39:43-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `/dev/null' 100%[========================================================>] 104,857,600 53.1M/s in 1.9s 2015-03-22 06:39:45 (53.1 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600] I will refresh the uptime report every two months.
    • By GIANT_CRAB
      Hey all, 
       
      So it has almost been a year since I have been with Cloudshards. So here's my experience with them: 
       
      I've heard a lot of good things about Cloudshards and the prices are really amazing so I decided to spin up a 2GB OpenVZ with them on 27/03/2014. As of now, I have 2 VPS with Cloudshards and they are working really great. Although the company name has the word 'cloud' in it, Cloudshards doesn't provide Cloud Hosting services yet. 
       
      Uptime: 10/10
       
      So far, no downtime in terms of both network and hardware. They have some downtime once every few months due to scheduled network maintenance or upgrade but they gave a good window of 3 to 5 days before carrying it out so that all the customers will be well prepared for the scheduled downtime. 
       
      Network: 10/10
       
      Their network connectivity worldwide has very low latency and is really superb! Connectivity to Asia was especially great and I've gotten only 160ms from Singapore. :) 
       
      Here's a ping to my Los Angeles Cloudshards VPS

       
      Support: 9/10
       
      Their support team replied within 4 hours and they read through my issues carefully. I've once experienced unreliable network connectivity and opened a support ticket with them. Within a few hours, they replied to me and told me it was because there was a DDoS on the node and offered to transfer me to another node. I accepted the transfer and it was done within minutes! :)
       
      Prices: 10/10
       
      I spun up a few VPS with lots of RAM and they only cost $7 for 2GB. For the price and service offered, it is a really great deal! They also offer KVM storage with lots of space and it is very affordable too. I've also asked for a customized upgrade from 2GB to 4GB and they did so without much hesitation. 
       
      Overall, their VPS offer very smooth performance with great network speeds and latency at really affordable price. 
       
      Thank you Cloudshards for giving me such a memorable experience! :)
    • By wlanboy
      Provider: NanoVZ
      Plan: OpenVZ 128 MB VPS
      Price: € 3 per year
      Location: Roubaix, France
      Purchased: 01/2015

      Hardware information:

      cat /proc/cpuinfo (1x)
      processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 26 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3530 @ 2.80GHz stepping : 5cpu MHz : 2800.140 cache size : 8192 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 8 core id : 0 cpu cores : 4 apicid : 0 initial apicid : 0 fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 11 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm dca sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm ida dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpidbogomips : 5600.28 clflush size : 64 cache_alignment : 64 address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual power management: cat /proc/meminfo
      MemTotal: 131072 kB MemFree: 100784 kB Cached: 18156 kB Buffers: 0 kB Active: 17320 kB Inactive: 8908 kB Active(anon): 5152 kB Inactive(anon): 2920 kB Active(file): 12168 kB Inactive(file): 5988 kB Unevictable: 0 kB Mlocked: 0 kB SwapTotal: 131072 kB SwapFree: 125448 kB Dirty: 4 kB Writeback: 0 kB AnonPages: 8072 kB Shmem: 2604 kB Slab: 4048 kB SReclaimable: 1124 kB SUnreclaim: 2924 kB dd
      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=8k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test 8192+0 records in 8192+0 records out 134217728 bytes (134 MB) copied, 2.47973 s, 54.1 MB/s wget
      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null --2015-02-25 00:21:23-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.testResolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OKLength: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: `/dev/null' 100%[========================================================>] 104,857,600 31.8M/s in 4.0s2015-02-25 00:21:27 (25.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600] Network:
      20 NAT IPv4 Ports /80 IPv6 Subnet 100 GB Transfer
      traceroute dvhn.nl
      2 rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu (213.186.32.253) 0.874 ms 1.045 ms 1.026 ms 3 ams-1-6k.nl.eu (94.23.122.186) 5.531 ms * * 4 amsix-501.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-2a.network.bit.nl (80.249.208.35) 7.341 ms 6.905 ms 7.282 ms traceroute theguardian.co.uk
      2 rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu (213.186.32.253) 0.837 ms 1.042 ms 1.071 ms 3 th2-g1-a9.fr.eu (91.121.215.132) 4.607 ms th2-g1-a9.fr.eu (91.121.131.210) 4.227 ms 4.600 ms 4 * * gsw-1-6k.fr.eu (91.121.215.135) 13.906 ms 5 * * * 6 ae-15-51.car5.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.70) 7.661 ms 8.227 ms 7.977 ms 7 ae-15-51.car5.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.70) 8.100 ms 8.618 ms 8.390 ms 8 GUARDIAN-UN.car5.London1.Level3.net (217.163.45.90) 7.910 ms 7.982 ms 7.925 ms traceroute sueddeutsche.de
      2 rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu (213.186.32.253) 0.874 ms 1.038 ms 1.038 ms 3 ams-1-6k.nl.eu (94.23.122.114) 5.646 ms * * 4 AMDGW1.arcor-ip.net (80.249.209.123) 6.443 ms 6.381 ms 10.108 ms 5 bln-145-254-5-158.arcor-ip.net (145.254.5.158) 19.876 ms 19.829 ms 19.747 ms 6 82.82.24.142 (82.82.24.142) 19.131 ms 19.200 ms 19.218 ms 7 212.204.41.194 (212.204.41.194) 26.180 ms 26.155 ms 26.101 ms traceroute washingtonpost.com
      2 rbx-g1-a9.fr.eu (213.186.32.253) 0.850 ms 0.996 ms 1.050 ms 3 th2-g1-a9.fr.eu (91.121.131.210) 4.471 ms th2-g1-a9.fr.eu (91.121.215.132) 4.488 ms th2-g1-a9.fr.eu (91.121.131.210) 4.374 ms 4 * * * 5 * * * 6 NEUSTAR-INC.edge3.Paris1.Level3.net (212.73.242.130) 4.416 ms 4.375 ms 4.316 ms What services are running?
      Postfix Nginx (both behind CloudFlares IPv4 Proxy) Php Redis Support:
      No tickets needed.

      Overall experience:
      CPU ok, I/O ok and a good network connection.
      Did not have to send a single ticket.

      Update status:

      3 hours 29 minutes 35 seconds of network downtime since the first month.
      The node did have some rough times during the first weeks, network itself does have some spikes but is quite solid. Hoping for some calm weeks.
      Uptime of the vps itself is 30 days.
      CPU and I/O are ok.
      Network is good within the EU.

      I will refresh the uptime report every two months.