OpenITC OpenVZ 256 MB (UK)

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  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Provider: OpenITC
    Plan: OpenVZ 256mb VPS
    Price: £12.00 GBP per 3 month
    Location: Maidenhead, UK

    Purchased: 07/2014

    This is one of the reviews that are sponsored by vpsboard.

    I will update each review every two months and will add notes on what happend during this time.

    MannDude is funding the reviews and we are randomly selecting providers and test their service, their panels and their support.

    If you want to discuss about this topic -> start here.

    So back to the review of OpenITC.

    Hardware information:

    • cat /proc/cpuinfo (2x)

      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 45
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 0 @ 2.30GHz
      stepping : 7
      cpu MHz : 1725.005
      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 arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
      bogomips : 4600.01
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

    • cat /proc/meminfo
      Code:
      MemTotal:         262144 kB
      MemFree:           31488 kB
      Cached:           212948 kB
      Buffers:               0 kB
      Active:            66556 kB
      Inactive:         157440 kB
      Active(anon):       5104 kB
      Inactive(anon):     5944 kB
      Active(file):      61452 kB
      Inactive(file):   151496 kB
      Unevictable:           0 kB
      Mlocked:               0 kB
      SwapTotal:             0 kB
      SwapFree:              0 kB
      Dirty:                16 kB
      Writeback:             0 kB
      AnonPages:         11048 kB
      Shmem:              2752 kB
      Slab:               6648 kB
      SReclaimable:       4196 kB
      SUnreclaim:         2452 kB
      
    • dd
      Code:
      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, 0.257772 s, 521 MB/s
      
    • wget
      Code:
      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2014-08-16 04:44:00--  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 69.2M/s   in 1.4s
      
      2014-08-16 04:44:07 (69.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
    Network:

    traceroute dvhn.nl


    2 87.117.212.41 (87.117.212.41) 0.421 ms 0.408 ms 0.390 ms
    3 610.core1.hex.as20860.net (62.233.127.181) 1.284 ms 1.283 ms 1.280 ms
    4 linx-2602.ge-0-0-0.jun1.thn.network.bit.nl (195.66.237.51) 1.672 ms 1.664 ms 1.708 ms
    5 806.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-2a.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.109) 23.033 ms 23.023 ms 805.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-1.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.105) 22.993 ms

    traceroute theguardian.co.uk


    2 87.117.211.41 (87.117.211.41) 0.452 ms 0.432 ms 0.456 ms
    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 1.169 ms 1.157 ms 1.140 ms
    4 ae11.lon10.ip4.gtt.net (46.33.94.5) 1.184 ms 1.344 ms 1.328 ms
    5 ae8.edge4.London.Level3.net (4.68.111.25) 1.233 ms 52.181 ms 52.113 ms
    6 vl-3507-ve-121.csw1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.166.10) 1.338 ms * *
    7 ae-21-52.car1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.98) 1.529 ms 1.548 ms ae-11-51.car1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.66) 1.453 ms
    8 GUARDIAN-UN.car1.London1.Level3.net (212.113.8.30) 1.677 ms 1.859 ms 1.845 ms

    traceroute sueddeutsche.de


    2 87.117.211.41 (87.117.211.41) 0.495 ms 0.476 ms 0.452 ms
    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 1.154 ms 1.133 ms 1.191 ms
    4 lndgw2.arcor-ip.net (195.66.224.124) 5.590 ms 5.586 ms 5.161 ms
    5 85.205.25.117 (85.205.25.117) 5.438 ms 5.445 ms 5.424 ms
    6 92.79.213.165 (92.79.213.165) 18.318 ms 17.711 ms 17.684 ms
    7 92.79.201.226 (92.79.201.226) 19.446 ms 22.914 ms 22.678 ms
    8 92.79.202.110 (92.79.202.110) 19.523 ms 19.540 ms 19.518 ms
    9 188.111.149.114 (188.111.149.114) 25.299 ms 25.357 ms 25.332 ms
    10 145.253.180.29 (145.253.180.29) 24.639 ms 24.797 ms 25.022 ms

    traceroute washingtonpost.com


    2 87.117.211.41 (87.117.211.41) 0.313 ms 0.296 ms 0.309 ms
    3 593.core1.thn.as20860.net (62.233.127.173) 33.445 ms 33.438 ms 33.458 ms
    4 40ge1-3.core1.lon2.he.net (195.66.224.21) 13.825 ms 14.076 ms 14.066 ms
    5 100ge1-1.core1.nyc4.he.net (72.52.92.166) 66.993 ms 66.986 ms 66.970 ms
    6 10ge4-1.core1.nyc5.he.net (184.105.213.218) 75.532 ms 74.984 ms 74.748 ms
    7 lightower-fiber-networks.10gigabitethernet3-2.core1.nyc5.he.net (216.66.50.106) 67.019 ms 67.193 ms 67.150 ms
    8 ae12.nycmnyzrj91.lightower.net (64.72.64.110) 71.491 ms 67.168 ms 67.162 ms
    9 xe-0-3-0.nycmny83j41.lightower.net (72.22.160.132) 67.482 ms 67.438 ms 67.433 ms
    10 xe-7-3-0.nwrknjmdj91.lightower.net (72.22.160.146) 67.629 ms 67.625 ms 67.609 ms
    11 remote.hvdata.net (64.72.64.26) 72.989 ms 72.985 ms 72.960 ms
    12 66.37.33.198.lightower.net (66.37.33.198) 74.540 ms 74.503 ms 74.707 ms
    13 198.72.14.34 (198.72.14.34) 74.667 ms 74.661 ms 74.704 ms

    Speedtest through OpenVPN:

    openitcspeedtest.jpg

    What services are running?

    • OpenVPN Server
    • Private SMB server
    • Redis node
    Support:

    No tickets needed yet.

    Custom control panel:

    First impressive feature: You are able to select the node.

    opentic1.jpg

    Afterwards you can select the known parameters:

    opentic2.jpg

    opentic3.jpg

    opentic4.jpg

    opentic5.jpg

    Nice overview about your vps:

    opentic6.jpg

    And the ability to migrate the host node:

    opentic7.jpg

    And full IPv6 support:

    opentic8.jpg

    Overall experience:

    A snappy vps with a good network connection.

    I like their panel and the idea behind it. You can manage everything on your own.

    Did not have to send a single ticket.

    Yet another host having the "one login for all" strategy.

    Update status:

    statusukitc1.jpg

    13 minutes of network downtime since the first month. The first two minutes do not count because I started the test before I started the vps.

    CPU and I/O are doog.

    Network is great within the EU.

    I will refresh the uptime report every two months.
     
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  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Oh wow, those are some impressive panel features actually! I don't think I've ever seen anyone let you choose your own node or migrate your instance yourself. Did you try the migrate feature yet?
     
  3. yomero

    yomero New Member

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    A little detail. The dd output is incomplete, or was cut or something =P

    Edit: And yes, OpenITC probably has the panel with most features in the market (at least the low end market).
     
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  4. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Nope, no need to change the node ;)

    Thanks, updated the section.

    And yes their panel is great - you can even set vps to auto expire or auto renew mode.
     
  5. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc2.jpg

    0 minutes of network downtime since the first month.

    Uptime of the vps itself is 111 days.

    CPU and I/O are good.

    Network is great within the EU:


    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2014-10-27 12:10:36-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175, 88.150.247.170
    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 52.4M/s in 1.9s

    2014-10-27 12:10:38 (52.4 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

    It is now my one and only uk vpn server.
     
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  6. yomero

    yomero New Member

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    Yep solid as rock, but unfortunately I cancelled mine because it was just idling. One of the best offers around, when they started to offer KVM stuff. Even cheaper than this plan and with 256MB too.
     
  7. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc3.jpg

    0 minutes of network downtime since the last month.

    Uptime of the vps itself is 165 days.

    CPU and I/O are very good.

    Network is still great within the EU but have some times with limited available bandwidth:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2014-12-20 14:11:03--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 88.150.247.170, 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|88.150.247.170|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[===================================================================================>] 104,857,600 13.3M/s   in 7.6s
    
    2014-12-20 14:11:10 (13.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  8. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc4.jpg

    42 minutes of network downtime since the last month. (Downtime was an announced maintainance of the node)

    Uptime of the vps itself is 2 days.

    CPU and I/O are very good.

    Network is great within the EU (and even greater after the port upgrade):

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null--2015-01-26 15:22:01--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175, 88.150.247.170
    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 78.1M/s   in 1.3s
    
    2015-01-26 15:22:02 (78.1 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  9. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc5.jpg

    17 minutes of network downtime since the last month.

    Uptime of the vps itself is 25 days.

    CPU and I/O are very good.

    Network is good:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-02-23 09:09:15--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 88.150.247.170, 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|88.150.247.170|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[========================================================>] 104,857,600 66.2M/s   in 1.5s
    
    2015-02-23 09:09:16 (66.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  10. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc6.jpg

    0 minutes of network downtime since the last month.

    Uptime of the vps itself is 56 days.

    CPU and I/O are very good.

    Network is good:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-03-26 20:20:49--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 88.150.247.170, 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|88.150.247.170|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[========================================================>] 104,857,600 60.7M/s   in 1.6s
    
    2015-03-26 20:20:51 (60.7 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  11. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc7.png

    0 minutes of network downtime since the last update.
    Uptime of the vps itself is 186 days.
    CPU and I/O are very good.
    Network is great:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-08-03 11:54:21--  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  109M/s   in 0.9s
    
    2015-08-03 11:54:22 (109 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
     
  12. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    statusukitc8.jpg

    0 minutes of network downtime since the last update.
    Uptime of the vps itself is 215 days.
    CPU and I/O are very good.
    Network is great:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-09-01 18:31:15--  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  104M/s   in 1.0s
    
    2015-09-01 18:31:16 (104 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
     
  13. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:


    statusukitc9.jpg


    0 minutes of network downtime since the last update.
    CPU and I/O are very good.
    Network is great.