Catalysthost OpenVZ 128MB (TX)

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  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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
      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.

     
     
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  2. ryanarp

    ryanarp Catalyst Host Verified Provider

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

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Thanks wlanboy!  
     
  4. peterw

    peterw New Member

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  5. ryanarp

    ryanarp Catalyst Host Verified Provider

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    Yes, we have a few people using openvpn as. 
     
  6. peterw

    peterw New Member

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    Fast. Thank you.
     
  7. ryanarp

    ryanarp Catalyst Host Verified Provider

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    I do what I can :)
     
  8. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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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
     
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  9. ryanarp

    ryanarp Catalyst Host Verified Provider

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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 :)
     
  10. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    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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  11. ryanarp

    ryanarp Catalyst Host Verified Provider

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

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Yup - no network downtime since I bought the vps.
     
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  13. peterw

    peterw New Member

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

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    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]
    
     
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  15. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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
     
  16. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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).
     
  17. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for the update:

    statuscatalyst4.jpg

    Every node does have a bad day.
     
  18. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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.
     
  19. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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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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  20. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Thanks @wlanboy!  

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