Posting results from two test setups that user @seriesn from Nexusbytes kindly provided. They are a provider out of Middlebury, Connecticut and they contacted me through LowEnd Talk requesting for my review. While I am still a learner and a beginner, I cannot let go of a chance to test out and idle – with some new learnings (as always) along the way. Therefore, posting the below.

I was originally considering naming the VPS’es toms and huckfinn – considering that Nexusbytes are based out of Connecticut.

Screenshot from Nexusbytes LLC Website - Review on underworldstartup.com
Screenshot from Nexusbytes LLC Website

These are one month for trial machines but review is my own. Posting extracts from some of the tests I’ve run  so far: nench.sh; bench.sh; YABS, dd . The VPS provider does offer option of installing Webuzo- haven’t tried that, I’ve installed and broken easy engine(WordPress install) on tweedledee so far, not run any other applications or scripts.
Will post the link to the post with above tests shortly.

What I liked so far:
a. Website and login interface- clean, blue theme is a plus.
b. More importantly- attitude- provider has been warm in communication, seems approachable, eager to get some more recognition and acceptance within the Low End Talk community. With the right spirit and attitude.
c. Performance is good – with reasonable configs.

Test VPS Units- Comparing the specifications:

I named the configuartions as tweedledee (loc: Germany) and tweedledum (loc: NY, US):
tweedledee specifications:
1 Vcpu / 3.5 GHz
1 GB Ram
9.9 G Drive
IPV4 – 1
IPV6 – 1

tweedledum is a 3.3 GHz CPU

Both running on stock Debian10, but with some modifications. In addition, I set up LUKS encryption on tweedledum disk.

Under the Hood

The CPU features are as follows:
“tweedledee”

 
    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor   : 0
    vendor_id   : GenuineIntel
    cpu family  : 6
    model       : 62
    model name  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v2 @ 3.50GHz
    stepping    : 4
    microcode   : 0x1
    cpu MHz     : 3499.998
    cache size  : 4096 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings    : 1
    core id     : 0
    cpu cores   : 1
    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 mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon rep_good nopl cpuid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm cpuid_fault pti ssbd ibrs ibpb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms xsaveopt arat md_clear
    bugs        : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds swapgs
    bogomips    : 6999.99
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

“tweedledum”

 
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor: 0
vendor_id: GenuineIntel
cpu family: 6
model: 60
model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 v3 @ 3.30GHz
stepping: 3
microcode: 0x1
cpu MHz: 3300.016
cache size: 8192 KB
physical id: 0
siblings: 1
core id: 0
cpu cores: 1
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 mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm abm invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt arat md_clear
bugs: cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds swapgs
bogomips: 6600.03
clflush size: 64
cache_alignment: 64
address sizes: 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

nench.sh

tweedledee

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v2 @ 3.50GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 3499.998 MHz
RAM: 987Mi
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: -
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 x86_64
Disks: vda 10G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
5.551 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
9.677 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
3.427 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 64.1 us / 184.2 us / 96.6 ms / 2.37 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 8.27 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.02 GiB, 1.65 k iops, 413.5 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 576.97 MiB/s
2nd run: 372.89 MiB/s
3rd run: 330.92 MiB/s
average: 426.93 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 144.76.245.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 29.76 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 38.16 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 10.18 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 54.94 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 16.42 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected

tweedledum

-------------------------------------------------
nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-10-08 16:25:26 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 v3 @ 3.30GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 3300.016 MHz
RAM: 987Mi
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: -
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 10G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
5.034 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
8.091 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.494 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 106.4 us / 263.3 us / 51.2 ms / 2.51 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 5.33 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.30 GiB, 1.07 k iops, 266.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 473.02 MiB/s
2nd run: 464.44 MiB/s
3rd run: 474.93 MiB/s
average: 470.80 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 45.61.147.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 70.62 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 22.13 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 29.28 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 28.24 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 64.81 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2602:fed2:7709:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 19.55 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 30.87 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 9.38 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 64.02 MiB/s

 

In part II of this post, I will publish the outputs from YABS and bench.sh. As of publishing  this Part I, I have spent one week with these two VPS’es. In the coming days, I plan to ‘dismantle and rebuild’ that is, re-set the machines and teinstall the Operating Systems. Probably with either CentOs or Ubuntu.

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