Review: Prometeus 512MB KVM (KVM5) (12 Month Review)

Jack

Active Member
Introduction

 

Back in June 2012 They did an offer on LET for 60/70/80/90% OFF  so I couldn't refuse but to purchase one.

 

 

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512MB RAM

25GB Disk

2 TB of Bandwidth

1 IPv4/6 Address.

 

Support & Communication

 

My server took 34 minutes to get setup, Contacted support to see if I could get proxmox mounted as an ISO and this was done in around 15 minutes. I email Sal every now and then and he usually responds within an hour with anything service/non service related so I can't see an issue with them being 'Silent' when there could be an issue.

 

Hardware Information

 

Can't seem to find details on what the hardware is but I'd imagine it would be pretty new as the OVZ plan I had was on an E3.

 


[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo

processor : 0

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 13

model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)

stepping : 3

cpu MHz : 1999.999

cache size : 4096 KB

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 4

wp : yes

flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm unfair_spinlock pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm

bogomips : 3999.99

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 64

address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:

 

processor : 1

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 13

model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)

stepping : 3

cpu MHz : 1999.999

cache size : 4096 KB

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 4

wp : yes

flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm unfair_spinlock pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm

bogomips : 3999.99

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 64

address sizes : 46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:

 

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Meminfo Results

 


[email protected]:~# cat /proc/meminfo

MemTotal:        1014232 kB

MemFree:           80880 kB

Buffers:          184044 kB

Cached:           478384 kB

SwapCached:        19512 kB

Active:           417356 kB

Inactive:         405628 kB

Active(anon):      46540 kB

Inactive(anon):   126708 kB

Active(file):     370816 kB

Inactive(file):   278920 kB

Unevictable:           0 kB

Mlocked:               0 kB

SwapTotal:       1113080 kB

SwapFree:        1066080 kB

Dirty:                68 kB

Writeback:             0 kB

AnonPages:        142472 kB

Mapped:            33224 kB

Shmem:             12692 kB

Slab:              86660 kB

SReclaimable:      69220 kB

SUnreclaim:        17440 kB

KernelStack:        1320 kB

PageTables:         7332 kB

NFS_Unstable:          0 kB

Bounce:                0 kB

WritebackTmp:          0 kB

CommitLimit:     1620196 kB

Committed_AS:     583240 kB

VmallocTotal:   34359738367 kB

VmallocUsed:        9740 kB

VmallocChunk:   34359724304 kB

HardwareCorrupted:     0 kB

AnonHugePages:         0 kB

HugePages_Total:       0

HugePages_Free:        0

HugePages_Rsvd:        0

HugePages_Surp:        0

Hugepagesize:       2048 kB

DirectMap4k:        8180 kB

DirectMap2M:     1040384 kB

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Inode Allocation:

 


[email protected]:~# df -i

Filesystem            Inodes   IUsed   IFree IUse% Mounted on

/dev/vda1            1569792  182669 1387123   12% /

tmpfs                 126779       5  126774    1% /lib/init/rw

udev                  124991     999  123992    1% /dev

tmpfs                 126779      25  126754    1% /dev/shm

/dev/fuse              10000      23    9977    1% /etc/pve

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vmstat:


 

[email protected]:~# vmstat

procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu----

 r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in   cs us sy id wa

 1  0  47000  81508 184044 478388    0    0     0     9    0    0  4  2 95  0

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**The Network**

 

Probably one of the most stablest network I have used, never had reports of packetloss on it.

 

Cachefly test


[email protected]:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

--2013-06-26 13:02:27--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175

Connecting to 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 87.3M/s   in 1.1s    

 

2013-06-26 13:02:28 (87.3 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

 

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Few Speedtest CLI's

 


Hosted by Aruba S.p.A. (Arezzo) [96.93 km]: 158.946 ms

Testing download speed........................................

Download: 750.80 Mbit/s

Testing upload speed..................................................

Upload: 51.14 Mbit/s
 

 


Hosted by H3G (Rome) [98.69 km]: 207.98 ms

Testing download speed........................................

Download: 431.63 Mbit/s

Testing upload speed..................................................

Upload: 43.73 Mbit/s
 

Overall pretty decent, Latency is good too.

 

Benchmark Tests

 

_Good Ol' DD_


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

16384+0 records in

16384+0 records out

1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.31654 s, 115 MB/s

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IOPing


[email protected]:~# ioping -c 10 .

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=1 time=0.2 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=2 time=0.3 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=3 time=0.8 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=4 time=0.3 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=5 time=0.5 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=6 time=0.3 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=7 time=0.0 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=8 time=0.3 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=9 time=0.4 ms

4096 bytes from . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176): request=10 time=0.2 ms

 

--- . (ext3 /dev/disk/by-uuid/9b14ea10-b8d3-47e4-b494-694e05b80176) ioping statistics ---

10 requests completed in 9010.3 ms, 2967 iops, 11.6 mb/s

min/avg/max/mdev = 0.0/0.3/0.8/0.2 ms

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UnixBench


 

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   Version 5.1.2                      Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark

 

   Multi-CPU version                  Version 5 revisions by Ian Smith,

                                      Sunnyvale, CA, USA

   December 22, 2007                  johantheghost at yahoo period com

 

 

1 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

1 x Double-Precision Whetstone  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

1 x Execl Throughput  1 2 3

 

1 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

1 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

1 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

1 x Pipe Throughput  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

1 x Pipe-based Context Switching  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

1 x Process Creation  1 2 3

 

1 x System Call Overhead  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

1 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)  1 2 3

 

1 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)  1 2 3

 

2 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2 x Double-Precision Whetstone  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2 x Execl Throughput  1 2 3

 

2 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

2 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

2 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks  1 2 3

 

2 x Pipe Throughput  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2 x Pipe-based Context Switching  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2 x Process Creation  1 2 3

 

2 x System Call Overhead  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

2 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)  1 2 3

 

2 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)  1 2 3

 

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   BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

 

   System: debian: GNU/Linux

   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-12-pve -- #1 SMP Tue May 15 06:02:20 CEST 2012

   Machine: x86_64 (unknown)

   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")

   CPU 0: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (4000.0 bogomips)

          x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET

   CPU 1: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (4000.0 bogomips)

          x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET

   13:09:05 up 354 days, 21:39,  1 user,  load average: 0.48, 0.47, 0.29; runlevel 2

 

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Benchmark Run: Wed Jun 26 2013 13:09:05 - 13:36:56

2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

 

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       20275929.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Double-Precision Whetstone                     2314.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)

Execl Throughput                               1936.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        555999.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          159100.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1109649.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

Pipe Throughput                             1506972.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Pipe-based Context Switching                 166091.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Process Creation                               4118.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)

Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4245.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)

Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    925.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)

System Call Overhead                        2482437.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

 

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX

Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   20275929.8   1737.4

Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2314.9    420.9

Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1936.6    450.4

File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     555999.8   1404.0

File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     159100.7    961.3

File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1109649.0   1913.2

Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1506972.3   1211.4

Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     166091.4    415.2

Process Creation                                126.0       4118.6    326.9

Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4245.8   1001.4

Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        925.8   1543.0

System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2482437.1   1655.0

                                                                   ========

System Benchmarks Index Score                                         917.9

 

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Benchmark Run: Wed Jun 26 2013 13:36:56 - 14:04:59

2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

 

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       36740108.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Double-Precision Whetstone                     4573.0 MWIPS (9.7 s, 7 samples)

Execl Throughput                               4437.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        524154.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          144696.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1349613.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)

Pipe Throughput                             2775570.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Pipe-based Context Switching                 305081.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

Process Creation                              10391.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)

Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7275.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)

Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    912.2 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)

System Call Overhead                        3381186.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

 

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX

Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   36740108.7   3148.3

Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4573.0    831.4

Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4437.8   1032.1

File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     524154.1   1323.6

File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     144696.3    874.3

File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1349613.7   2326.9

Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2775570.2   2231.2

Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     305081.8    762.7

Process Creation                                126.0      10391.6    824.7

Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7275.9   1716.0

Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        912.2   1520.3

System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3381186.8   2254.1

                                                                   ========

System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1406.7
Will update UnixBench when completed..


 

Conclusion_

 

Well I'd say Prometeus is one of the most reliable VPS provider I have used, haven't had a single outage in 354 days, network nor hardware issues in the past year.

 

My server has performed well over than the expected for pricing.

 

I believe the service is EXCELLENT value for money. 

 

Keep up the good work

 

**Copied Layout from a LEB review that @Liam wrote!**
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Prometeus is the real deal.  Great service and the numbers spell that out.

Yes, I am a happy customer also :)
 

Amitz

New Member
Prometeus is the best - may I repeat? - THE BEST long-term VPS provider of all that I have ever used for my projects. Their website is crappy, but their service is the bomb! I <3 Prometeus!
 
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