Catalysthost OpenVZ 128MB (TX)

wlanboy

Content Contributer
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
    Code:
    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
    Code:
    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
    Code:
    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
    Code:
    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.

 
 

KuJoe

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
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
 
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ryanarp

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

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Can you post the transfer speeds to NL or DE or UK?
Sorry for the late response:

Code:
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]
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
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
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
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).
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
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.
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
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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