Secure Dragon OpenVZ 128 MB (Chicago)

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  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Provider: SecureDragon
    Plan: OpenVZ 128mb VPS
    Price: $17.99 per year
    Location: Chicago, IL

    Purchased: 03/2014

    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 Secure Dragon.

    Hardware information:

    • cat /proc/cpuinfo

      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 23
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz
      stepping : 6
      cpu MHz : 2493.648
      cache size : 6144 KB
      physical id : 0
      siblings : 4
      core id : 0
      cpu cores : 4
      apicid : 0
      initial apicid : 0
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 10
      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 lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm dca sse4_1 lahf_lm dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
      bogomips : 4987.29
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 38 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management:

    • cat /proc/meminfo
      Code:
      MemTotal: 131072 kB
      MemFree: 30208 kB
      Cached: 22948 kB
      Buffers: 0 kB
      Active: 31340 kB
      Inactive: 53376 kB
      Active(anon): 16868 kB
      Inactive(anon): 44900 kB
      Active(file): 14472 kB
      Inactive(file): 8476 kB
      Unevictable: 0 kB
      Mlocked: 0 kB
      SwapTotal: 131072 kB
      SwapFree: 44280 kB
      Dirty: 12 kB
      Writeback: 0 kB
      AnonPages: 61768 kB
      Shmem: 2636 kB
      Slab: 16136 kB
      SReclaimable: 12620 kB
      SUnreclaim: 3516 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, 0.320369 s, 419 MB/s
      
    • wget
      Code:
      wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2014-04-26 22:07:01-- 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 10.9M/s in 9.1s
      2014-04-26 22:07:11 (11.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
    Network:

    traceroute dvhn.nl


    2 ge-8-1-3.er2.ord2.us.above.net (208.185.22.157) 0.427 ms 0.451 ms 0.434 ms
    3 xe-1-1-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.189) 10.993 ms 10.988 ms 10.972 ms
    4 ae4.er2.ord7.us.above.net (64.125.20.42) 0.370 ms 0.455 ms 0.446 ms
    5 64.125.12.86 (64.125.12.86) 0.880 ms 0.893 ms 0.934 ms
    6 ae-7.r20.chcgil09.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.4.145) 0.585 ms 0.648 ms 0.637 ms
    7 ae-4.r23.nycmny01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.41) 20.684 ms * 20.508 ms
    8 * * *
    9 * * *
    10 * ae-2.r23.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.145) 160.389 ms *
    11 ae-1.r03.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (129.250.2.147) 160.488 ms 174.219 ms 175.395 ms
    12 bit-0.r01.amstnl02.nl.bb.gin.ntt.net (81.20.69.254) 166.241 ms 163.295 ms 170.177 ms

    traceroute theguardian.co.uk


    2 ge-8-1-3.er2.ord2.us.above.net (208.185.22.157) 0.417 ms 0.420 ms 0.415 ms
    3 xe-1-1-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.189) 0.643 ms 0.631 ms 0.614 ms
    4 ae4.er2.ord7.us.above.net (64.125.20.42) 0.387 ms 0.434 ms 0.421 ms
    5 * * *
    6 * * *
    7 * * *
    8 * * *
    9 * * *
    10 * * *
    11 149.11.142.74 (149.11.142.74) 96.457 ms 93.736 ms 96.332 ms

    traceroute theguardian.co.uk


    2 ge-8-1-3.er2.ord2.us.above.net (208.185.22.157) 0.479 ms 0.468 ms 0.451 ms
    3 xe-1-1-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.189) 0.656 ms 0.646 ms 0.631 ms
    4 ae4.er2.ord7.us.above.net (64.125.20.42) 0.399 ms 0.389 ms 0.371 ms
    5 te0-5-0-24.ccr21.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.10.197) 100.875 ms 100.898 ms 101.009 ms
    6 be2005.ccr41.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com (66.28.4.73) 98.020 ms 97.699 ms 97.813 ms
    7 be2138.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.43.202) 103.218 ms be2137.ccr21.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.43.194) 97.576 ms be2140.ccr22.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.43.186) 100.544 ms
    8 be2388.ccr21.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.44.178) 103.008 ms 104.752 ms be2389.ccr22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.44.182) 103.102 ms
    9 be2286.mpd22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.50.73) 100.969 ms be2315.ccr22.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.73.110) 102.811 ms be2316.ccr21.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.73.114) 103.225 ms
    10 te1-1.mag02.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.110) 100.850 ms 100.251 ms te2-1.mag02.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.114) 101.632 ms
    11 te2-1.mag02.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.114) 102.045 ms 101.096 ms 102.280 ms
    12 * 149.11.142.74 (149.11.142.74) 94.750 ms 94.348 ms

    traceroute washingtonpost.com


    2 ge-8-1-3.er2.ord2.us.above.net (208.185.22.157) 0.426 ms 0.418 ms 0.439 ms
    3 xe-1-1-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.26.189) 0.665 ms 0.657 ms 0.639 ms
    4 ae5.cr1.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.28.233) 0.625 ms 0.644 ms 0.612 ms
    5 ae6.cr1.lga5.us.above.net (64.125.24.33) 19.140 ms 19.235 ms 23.239 ms
    6 ae5.cr1.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.26.97) 86.702 ms 82.737 ms 82.717 ms
    7 xe-1-1-0.mpr3.iad1.us.above.net (64.125.31.113) 82.835 ms 82.800 ms 82.786 ms
    8 64.124.201.150.allocated.above.net (64.124.201.150) 87.118 ms 83.295 ms 83.183 ms
    9 208.185.109.100 (208.185.109.100) 87.053 ms 87.038 ms 83.064 ms

    What services are running?

    • MongoDB cluster node
    • Ruby cron jobs
    • Lighttpd
    • My homepage - wlanboy.com
    Support:

    No tickets needed.

    Overall experience:

    I am enjoying my vps.

    Instant deployment, fast CPU and I/O.

    If I had to say something bad about this location ...

    Nope, there is nothing bad about this new location of Secure Dragon.

    Uptime:

    securechi1.jpg

    Uptime of the vps itself is 100%

    There where two minor network blips - so 3 minutes without network for a whole month.

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

    Jack Active Member

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    Before KuJoe comes along... 

    Joe, when will the DC migration thing be up?

    I have a 64mb VM which I'd love to move around to find which network is best ect.
     
  3. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Thanks for the review @wlanboy! I'm glad to see all of the positive reviews for our new Chicago location, we're happy with how it's turning out.

    @Jack it's in testing now and working nicely. I hope to have it added to the production server before the end of the month after I add some more error checking and do some benchmarks.
     
  4. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    And one announcement:

    If someone wants to ask about the port speed.
     
  5. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi2.jpg

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Same for the network.

    2 hours and 22 minutes of downtime due to a host restart - restarted my vps by hand and everything was fine.
     
  6. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi3.jpg

    1 hour and 14 minutes of network downtime since the last update (the kernel 0-day).

    Uptime of the vps is 2 days due to a host restart.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Same for the network.

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2014-07-12 16:00:40-- 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 11.0M/s in 9.1s
    2014-07-12 16:00:49 (11.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  7. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi4.jpg

    51 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

    Uptime of the vps is 53 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Same for the network.

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2014-09-14 21:35:49-- 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 10.3M/s in 9.8s
    2014-09-14 21:35:59 (10.2 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  8. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi5.jpg

    1 hour and 33 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

    Uptime of the vps is 30 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Same for the network.

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2014-12-07 17:59:36-- 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 11.4M/s in 8.8s
    2014-12-07 17:59:45 (11.4 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
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  9. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi6.jpg

    37 minutes and 58 seconds of network downtime since the last update.

    Uptime of the vps is 22 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Network is ok:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-01-19 18:28:16-- 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 11.5MB/s in 8.8s
    2015-01-19 18:28:25 (11.4 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  10. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    @wlanboy can you test the network now? We made some changes to our OpenVZ plans today. ;)
     
  11. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Yup:


    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-01-23 09:45:38-- 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 15.7MB/s in 6.4s

    2015-01-23 09:45:45 (15.6 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

    My homepage is loading faster now - there was some package loss yesterday to routes to Europe.

    Whatever you did it worked.
     
  12. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    @wlanboy It'll be even faster shortly. We have a ticket open with our data center to get the network speed resolved. I'm glad you keep this thread updated so we were made aware of the problem. ;)
     
  13. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi7.jpg

    1 minute of network downtime since the last update.

    Uptime of the vps is 57 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Network is great again:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-02-23 12:02:11-- 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 109MB/s in 0.9s
    2015-02-23 12:02:12 (109 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
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  14. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Loving those numbers.

    Good job @KuJoe!
     
  15. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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  16. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi8.jpg

    0 minute of network downtime since the last update.

    Uptime of the vps is 90 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Network is beyond dragon standards:

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-03-28 08:57:40-- 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 15.7MB/s in 6.4s
    2015-03-28 08:57:46 (15.7 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
     
  17. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    @wlanboy, that wget should be much better. I'll see if there's anything going on with our Chicago network.
     
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  18. KuJoe

    KuJoe Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    @wlanboy if you are able to, can you try restarting your VPS via Wyvern and see if that fixes your network speed? I was scratching my head as to why the slow network speeds and when I rebooted our test VPS it fixed it for some reason.
     
  19. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Nothing changed.
     
  20. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    Time for an update:

    securechi9.jpg

    7 minutes of network downtime since the last update.
    Uptime of the vps is 126 days.

    CPU and I/O are great.

    Network is ok:
     

    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2015-08-03 15:06:42-- 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 89.1MB/s in 1.1s
    2015-08-03 15:06:43 (89.1 MB/s) - '/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]