Torqhost KVM 512MB

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Provider: Torqhost
Plan: KVM 512mb
Price: 25$ per year
Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Purchased: 05/2013

Hardware information:

  • cat /proc/cpuinfo

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 13
    model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    stepping : 3
    microcode : 0x1
    cpu MHz : 2400.084
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    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 up pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm
    bogomips : 4800.16
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

  • cat /proc/meminfo
    Code:
    MemTotal:         507560 kB
    MemFree:          409624 kB
    Buffers:           21720 kB
    Cached:            47872 kB
    SwapCached:            0 kB
    Active:            34236 kB
    Inactive:          46332 kB
    Active(anon):      11004 kB
    Inactive(anon):      540 kB
    Active(file):      23232 kB
    Inactive(file):    45792 kB
    Unevictable:           0 kB
    Mlocked:               0 kB
    HighTotal:             0 kB
    HighFree:              0 kB
    LowTotal:         507560 kB
    LowFree:          409624 kB
    SwapTotal:        522236 kB
    SwapFree:         522236 kB
    Dirty:                 0 kB
    Writeback:             0 kB
    AnonPages:         10984 kB
    Mapped:             8080 kB
    Shmem:               572 kB
    Slab:              11884 kB
    SReclaimable:       6440 kB
    SUnreclaim:         5444 kB
    KernelStack:         520 kB
    PageTables:          592 kB
    NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
    Bounce:                0 kB
    WritebackTmp:          0 kB
    CommitLimit:      776016 kB
    Committed_AS:      53484 kB
    VmallocTotal:     512004 kB
    VmallocUsed:        2484 kB
    VmallocChunk:     507884 kB
    HardwareCorrupted:     0 kB
    AnonHugePages:         0 kB
    HugePages_Total:       0
    HugePages_Free:        0
    HugePages_Rsvd:        0
    HugePages_Surp:        0
    Hugepagesize:       2048 kB
    DirectMap4k:       28660 kB
    DirectMap2M:      495616 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, 6.29152 s, 171 MB/s
  • wget
    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2013-05-28 13:20:05--  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 8.51M/s   in 12s
    
    2013-05-28 13:20:18 (8.12 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
What services are running?

  • Small static websites
  • RabbitMQ server
  • Mumble server
  • Ruby scripts
  • OpenVPN

Support:

No support tickets needed. You will not get any emails - even the "vps is ready" message was a ticket.

Overall experience:

I am a happy customer. The vps is fast and the network is very reliable.

Network:

Ping to europe: 27ms

Ping to US (Buffalo): 118ms

Ping to US (Atlanta): 139ms

Ping to US (Chicago): 135ms
 

mpkossen

New Member
I can say their support is very fast, from the little experience I have with it. I ordered and mentioned my VAT number in the comments. I had a ticket opened for me within 10 minutes to say my invoice had been amended. I've sent a total of three replies and all were responded to within fifteen minutes (I think even less).
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Traceroute to france (lemonde.fr):


3 r9-ae3-0-Tln-Linx-EE.linxtelecom.net (195.222.7.169) 0.371 ms 0.438 ms 0.417 ms
4 r9-ae2-0-Sln-Song-SE.linxtelecom.net (212.47.201.190) 6.847 ms 6.836 ms 6.814 ms
5 xe-10-3-1-651.bar1.Stockholm1.Level3.net (213.242.110.77) 5.727 ms 5.717 ms 5.756 ms
6 te0-0-0-4.ccr21.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.15.229) 6.113 ms te0-7-0-4.ccr21.sto01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.14.5) 6.423 ms 6.423 ms
7 te0-3-0-7.ccr21.sto03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.62.54) 6.686 ms 154.54.77.134 (154.54.77.134) 33.607 ms 154.54.77.130 (154.54.77.130) 6.588 ms
8 te0-3-0-5.ccr22.ham01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.38.37) 37.160 ms te0-6-0-4.ccr21.ham01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.76.178) 59.058 ms te0-3-0-2.ccr22.ham01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.73.65) 33.497 ms
9 te0-4-0-3.ccr21.muc01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.76.233) 59.267 ms te0-1-0-3.mpd22.fra03.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.49.225) 36.893 ms te0-1-0-4.ccr21.muc01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.3.213) 59.026 ms
10 te0-1-0-6.ccr21.mrs01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.89) 59.112 ms te0-0-0-13.mpd22.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.48.129) 52.146 ms te0-1-0-6.ccr21.mrs01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.74.89) 59.362 ms
11 te0-2-0-3.mpd21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.36.182) 59.292 ms te0-7-0-21.mag21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.38.186) 48.060 ms te0-0-0-15.ccr21.par01.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.2.197) 59.279 ms
12 snsci.demarc.cogentco.com (149.6.160.50) 43.339 ms 149.6.114.210 (149.6.114.210) 46.207 ms 149.6.115.26 (149.6.115.26) 43.554 ms
13 bzn-crs16-1-be1106.intf.routers.proxad.net (212.27.59.101) 43.066 ms 46.388 ms 46.436 ms
14 dedibox-2-p.intf.routers.proxad.net (212.27.50.162) 44.722 ms 48.020 ms 48.203 ms

Traceroute to UK (guardian.co.uk):


3 r9-ge-0-2-1-0-Tln-Linx-EE.linxtelecom.net (195.222.7.169) 80.203 ms 80.190 ms 80.170 ms
4 r9-ae2-0-Sln-Song-SE.linxtelecom.net (212.47.201.190) 46.859 ms 13.362 ms 46.837 ms
5 xe-10-3-1-651.bar1.Stockholm1.Level3.net (213.242.110.77) 5.818 ms 5.811 ms 5.791 ms
6 ae-9-9.ebr1.Berlin1.Level3.net (4.69.200.254) 47.162 ms 47.341 ms 47.320 ms
7 ae-1-100.ebr2.Berlin1.Level3.net (4.69.148.206) 47.282 ms 47.683 ms 47.226 ms
8 4.69.200.161 (4.69.200.161) 47.062 ms 4.69.200.173 (4.69.200.173) 47.617 ms 47.654 ms
9 ae-47-47.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.205) 47.341 ms ae-46-46.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.201) 47.254 ms ae-47-47.ebr1.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.205) 47.239 ms
10 ae-24-24.ebr2.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.66) 47.168 ms ae-22-22.ebr2.Amsterdam1.Level3.net (4.69.143.58) 47.286 ms 47.567 ms
11 ae-45-45.ebr2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.143.70) 47.495 ms ae-48-48.ebr2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.143.82) 47.491 ms 47.509 ms
12 ae-56-221.csw2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.153.130) 47.161 ms ae-58-223.csw2.London1.Level3.net (4.69.153.138) 47.387 ms 47.318 ms
13 ae-21-52.car1.London1.Level3.net (4.69.139.98) 172.695 ms 172.661 ms 165.727 ms
14 GUARDIAN-UN.car1.London1.Level3.net (212.113.8.30) 47.619 ms 47.792 ms 47.647 ms

Traceroute to NL (dvhn.nl):


3 r9-ae3-0-Tln-Linx-EE.linxtelecom.net (195.222.7.169) 0.304 ms 0.312 ms 0.304 ms
4 r9-ae2-0-Sln-Song-SE.linxtelecom.net (212.47.201.190) 5.893 ms 5.877 ms 5.840 ms
5 r9-xe-5-3-0-0-Fra-Anct-DE.linxtelecom.net (212.47.201.194) 26.096 ms 26.091 ms 26.074 ms
6 decix-2701.ge-0-0-0.jun1.fra4.network.bit.nl (80.81.192.95) 46.603 ms 46.239 ms 45.761 ms
7 804.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-1.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.81) 32.063 ms 32.004 ms 803.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-2a.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.89) 32.477 ms

traceroute to US (washingtonpost.com):

Code:
 3  r9-ge-0-2-1-0-Tln-Linx-EE.linxtelecom.net (195.222.7.169)  0.275 ms  0.292 ms  0.271 ms
 4  r9-ae2-0-Sln-Song-SE.linxtelecom.net (212.47.201.190)  5.892 ms  5.734 ms  5.858 ms
 5  xe-10-3-1-651.bar1.Stockholm1.Level3.net (213.242.110.77)  5.793 ms  5.948 ms  5.882 ms
 6  ae-8-8.ebr1.Dusseldorf1.Level3.net (4.69.200.250)  42.613 ms  47.137 ms  35.620 ms
 7  ae-45-45.ebr3.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.143.166)  35.678 ms ae-46-46.ebr3.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.143.170)  35.569 ms ae-47-47.ebr3.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.143.174)  35.805 ms
 8  ae-93-93.csw4.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.163.14)  35.603 ms ae-63-63.csw1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.69.163.2)  37.043 ms  36.291 ms
 9  * * *
10  xe-0-2-0.mpr1.fra4.de.above.net (64.125.14.5)  35.802 ms  35.766 ms  35.856 ms
11  xe-0-1-0.mpr2.cdg12.fr.above.net (64.125.24.94)  45.062 ms  71.578 ms  71.432 ms
12  ge-6-1-0.mpr1.lhr2.uk.above.net (64.125.22.185)  49.300 ms  49.303 ms  49.238 ms
13  xe-5-2-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.26.21)  123.746 ms  123.751 ms  123.733 ms
14  xe-1-1-0.mpr3.iad1.us.above.net (64.125.31.113)  124.778 ms  124.714 ms  124.718 ms
15  64.124.201.150.allocated.above.net (64.124.201.150)  123.599 ms  123.638 ms  123.676 ms
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Looks like a provider can change during some months.

During the last two months Torqhost failed to communicate changes.

It all ended up in following game several times:

  • Alert from Nodeping -> host is down
  • Writing support ticket (because Controlpanel is deactivated)
  • Getting response: "Oh we updated the node, Was your vps not restarted?"
  • Me: "Nope - without WHMC modul and without control panel I am not able to restart my vps without writing a ticket"
Looking to the last days:

2uotora.jpg

Latest issue was a random shutdown bug on their node. Libvirt was shutting down some vps on random intervalls.

They could not fix it - they tried several days - and they could not move me to another node. They are out of stock...

I am disappointed. No communication and no intention to find a solution.

Bye bye Torqhost.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I like these sorts of followups.  As important or more than the original review.

Lots of providers that start out alright, but as nodes fill up, everything goes wrong.
 
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