DotVPS OpenVZ 64MB - UK

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  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Provider: DotVPS
    Plan: OpenVZ 64mb VPS
    Price: 10$ per year
    Location: Maidenhead, UK

    Purchased: 05/2013

    Hardware information:

    • 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 : 3501.000
      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 : 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 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 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms
      bogomips : 6999.88
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

    • cat /proc/meminfo
      Code:
      MemTotal: 65536 kB
      MemFree: 22544 kB
      Cached: 33812 kB
      Active: 20112 kB
      Inactive: 19360 kB
      Active(anon): 1776 kB
      Inactive(anon): 3884 kB
      Active(file): 18336 kB
      Inactive(file): 15476 kB
      Unevictable: 0 kB
      Mlocked: 0 kB
      SwapTotal: 65536 kB
      SwapFree: 59132 kB
      Dirty: 0 kB
      Writeback: 0 kB
      AnonPages: 5660 kB
      Shmem: 5180 kB
      Slab: 3512 kB
      SReclaimable: 1124 kB
      SUnreclaim: 2388 kB
      
    • 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, 14.4274 s, 74.4 MB/s
    • second dd
      Code:
      dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=2k count=2k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
      2048+0 records in
      2048+0 records out
      4194304 bytes (4.2 MB) copied, 0.0213988 s, 196 MB/s
      
    • wget
      Code:
      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2013-05-31 15:04:21-- 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 20.2MB/s in 5.4s
      2013-05-31 15:04:26 (18.4 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      

    What services are running?

    • Ruby scripts
    • static webpage
    • openvpn
    Support:

    I have opened 2 support tickets during this month. All get polite answers within minutes. If I look to them:

    • Asking to enable vswap. Done.
    • Problems running Ubuntu 13.04. They moved me to a host which runs a .32. kernel. Problem solved.
    Support is really fast and polite.
     

    Overall experience:

    I am a happy customer. Network is really good. Ping to europe is 12ms, ping to Atlanta is 100ms, ping to Tampa is 117ms and ping to Buffalo is 83ms. Perfect vpn machine. Installing and compiling Ruby was possible. Ruby scripts are running ok. I will not try to run any php scripts on it. But static content is ok.

    traceroute to lemonde.fr:


    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 1.222 ms 1.220 ms 1.208 ms
    4 ldn-b5-link.telia.net (80.239.195.125) 6.658 ms 6.655 ms 6.717 ms
    5 cogent-ic-150885-ldn-b5.c.telia.net (213.248.77.134) 1.547 ms 1.552 ms cogent-ic-125507-ldn-b4.c.telia.net (213.248.70.238) 1.776 ms
    6 te0-5-0-6.ccr21.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.46) 1.765 ms te0-3-0-5.mpd21.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.0.58) 1.832 ms te0-1-0-5.ccr21.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.1.2) 1.909 ms
    7 te0-6-0-7.ccr21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.37.170) 9.402 ms te0-5-0-0.mpd21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.59.22) 9.156 ms te0-2-0-7.mpd21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.37.154) 9.031 ms
    8 te0-7-0-30.mag21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.158) 9.608 ms te0-0-0-30.mag21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.142) 8.920 ms te0-7-0-18.mag21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.38.182) 9.578 ms
    9 149.6.161.30 (149.6.161.30) 11.906 ms 149.6.115.22 (149.6.115.22) 12.259 ms 149.6.161.30 (149.6.161.30) 11.883 ms
    10 bzn-crs16-1-be1106.intf.routers.proxad.net (212.27.59.101) 9.140 ms 9.111 ms 9.176 ms
    11 dedibox-2-p.intf.routers.proxad.net (212.27.50.162) 9.954 ms 9.944 ms 9.959 ms

    traceroute to dvhn.nl:


    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 1.171 ms 1.169 ms 1.160 ms
    4 202.core1.hex.as20860.net (62.233.127.1) 34.919 ms 34.924 ms 34.939 ms
    5 linx-2602.ge-0-0-0.jun1.thn.network.bit.nl (195.66.237.51) 10.365 ms 10.241 ms 10.432 ms
    6 805.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-1.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.105) 23.240 ms 806.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-2a.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.109) 23.219 ms 23.213 ms

    traceroute to sueddeutsche.de:


    3 610.core1.hex.as20860.net (62.233.127.181) 1.237 ms 1.238 ms 1.277 ms
    4 202.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.11) 1.187 ms 1.183 ms 1.223 ms
    5 lndgw2.arcor-ip.net (195.66.224.124) 5.437 ms 1.996 ms 5.418 ms
    6 85.205.25.129 (85.205.25.129) 5.693 ms 16.514 ms 16.464 ms
    7 92.79.213.161 (92.79.213.161) 19.101 ms 17.065 ms 17.053 ms

    traceroute to washingtonpost.com:

    Code:
    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 1.161 ms 1.152 ms 1.144 ms
    4 ae3-309.lon11.ip4.tinet.net (77.67.74.101) 1.092 ms 1.089 ms 1.076 ms
    5 as6461.ip4.tinet.net (141.136.100.30) 1.061 ms 1.052 ms 1.087 ms
    6 ge-TBA.mpr1.lhr2.uk.above.net.24.125.64.in-addr.arpa (64.125.24.221) 1.357 ms 1.471 ms 1.436 ms
    7 xe-5-2-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.26.21) 85.064 ms 75.392 ms 75.433 ms
    8 xe-1-1-0.mpr3.iad1.us.above.net (64.125.31.113) 75.666 ms 75.636 ms 75.599 ms
    9 64.124.201.150.allocated.above.net (64.124.201.150) 75.844 ms 75.892 ms 75.880 ms
    10 208.185.109.100 (208.185.109.100) 75.767 ms 75.794 ms 75.778 ms
    
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 2, 2013
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  2. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    That DD isn't normal.
     
  3. Zen

    Zen New Member

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    Very nice. There seems to be an abuser on that node and that's causing the terrible I/O - Sure Jack will fix it up!
     
  4. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    There we go;

    [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test

    16384+0 records in

    16384+0 records out

    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 8.38139 s, 128 MB/s

    [[email protected] ~]# 
     
  5. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    He immediately took care about it.

    Updated my dd test today.
     
  6. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    55MB/s is a little better.

    I am still getting 100MB/s+ on the Hostnode though.. 

    It's possible that you're doing it at the same time as someone else or something unzipping something, not to sure.

    I have locked UK3 now anyway after yesterday's abuse issues took me an hour straight and 2-3 VMs were involved.
     
  7. Zen

    Zen New Member

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    I/O appears to have improved from what I can tell ;)
     
  8. johnlth93

    johnlth93 New Member

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    seem to be a great deal especially UK location

    will consider getting one  :)
     
  9. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    That's the reason I bought this little box: Location and good network.
     
  10. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Updated the dd test. Now I/O runs as fast as the network :D
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 2, 2013
  11. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time to update my review too.

    What services are running?

    • static webpages
    • irc bouncer
    • openvpn
    Support:

    Not a single support ticket needed.

    Overall experience:

    This nice little vps is my UK vpn to enjoy Capital FM (Edinburgh), Real Radio Scotland and to watch some BBC stuff. Running all the time when ever my laptop awakes.

    Due to the uptime and the good routing I moved my irc bouncer to this vps.

    And still place left:

    Code:
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 64 51 12 0 0 23
    -/+ buffers/cache: 28 35
    Swap: 64 4 59
    
     
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  12. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Great! Just out of curiosity which node are you on?
     
  13. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    I am on node UK3.
     
  14. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Cheers.
     
  15. black

    black New Member

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    @wlanboy - Do you mind running and posting the results? If the network speeds are good I might get one and add it as a new speedtest location.

    Code:
    wget dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh 2>/dev/null -O- | bash 
     
  16. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    Testing US locations

    Speedtest from Houston, TX, USA on a shared 1 Gbps port

    Download Speed: .18 MB/sec

    Upload speed: 4.06 MB/sec

    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port

    Download Speed: 3.60 MB/sec

    Upload speed: 2.21 MB/sec

    Speedtest from South Bend, Indiana, USA [ generously donated by NodeBytes ] on a shared 100 Mbps port

    Download Speed: 1.54 MB/sec

    Upload speed: 4.40 MB/sec

    Speedtest from Dallas, TX, USA on a shared 4x1 Gbps port

    Download Speed: 2.40 MB/sec

    Upload speed: 4.19 MB/sec

     

    Testing EU locations

    Speedtest from Tallinn, Estonia on a shared 1 Gbps port

    Download Speed: 7.13 MB/sec

    Upload speed: 12.05 MB/sec
     
  17. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    No problem:

    Code:
    wget dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh 2>/dev/null -O- | bash
    Testing US locations
    Speedtest from Los Angeles, CA, USA [ generously donated by http://maximumvps.net ] on a shared 1 Gbps port
    Download Speed: 2.18 MB/sec
    Upload speed: .37 MB/sec
    Speedtest from South Bend, Indiana, USA [ generously donated by NodeBytes ] on a shared 100 Mbps port
    Download Speed: 1.67 MB/sec
    Upload speed: .54 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Houston, TX, USA on a shared 1 Gbps port
    Download Speed: 1.98 MB/sec
    Upload speed: .54 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Dallas, TX, USA on a shared 4x1 Gbps port
    Download Speed: 1.65 MB/sec
    Upload speed: .51 MB/sec
    Speedtest from Buffalo, NY, USA on a shared 1 Gbps port
    Download Speed: 2.69 MB/sec
    Upload speed: .68 MB/sec
    Testing EU locations
    Speedtest from Tallinn, Estonia on a shared 1 Gbps port
    Download Speed: 6.76 MB/sec
    Upload speed: 1.61 MB/sec
    
     
  18. fahad

    fahad New Member

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    I am using DOT-VPS 256mb KVM . Server performance is perfect for me.

    Running Service :

    1.lighttpd-phpfpm
    2.Proxy Server,

    3.Torrent Server
    4.PPTP VPN

    -----------------------------

    Tried 3 wordpress installation, just superb speed. ram only 100-130mb used , now running only one website(piwik) which causes 95mb with other running smoothly.

    Support ? No one can object about that. DotVPS support is fast and friendly.
     
  19. earl

    earl Active Member

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    Looks pretty good!! just so happens the 64mb VPS deal is still available, so I went ahead and ordered one :)
     
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  20. Jack

    Jack Active Member

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    IP pricing is going up in the UK so these probably won't be offered in the UK for much longer.
     
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