Over the past few months thanks to LowEndtalk (and the frown of my spouse), I have managed to gather a collection of Virtual Private Servers (VPS’es). Ten at the last count. Till April this year, I did not even know what a VPS was. Five months later, I am writing a post comparing the performances of different VPS’es, some of which are  KVM, others OVZ and the rest are NAT devices.

Till date, this is completely new language for me, and a disclaimer: I probably know enough to be dangerous, the keyword being dangerous. But years of tinkering around with Linux has come to my aid so far when it comes to installing the Operating System (Debian 9 or 10),  setting up basic administrative tasks and the likes. More on that maybe in a separate post. For now, let us get back to comparing the VPS’es in question.

All about the VPS’s

Here is the list of the VPS’es that I have used or a using at the time of writing (September 2019). Except for AWS instance, all were a result of deals found on lowendtalk.com.The charges I ended up paying ultimately for each server are as follows:

  1. Stockservers – KVM US $ 15/quarter
  2. Hostslick – VZ6 US $ 6 /year
  3. Ramnode – KVM US $ 15/year
  4. HostDoc– KVM GBP 18/year
  5. Hosthatch– KVM US $ 16/ year
  6. Inception Hosting – 3 NATs US $ 6/year
  7. Gullos – NAT US $ 4.5/year
  8. AWS Instance N/A  (AWS credits)
  9. IntoVPS– KVM US $ 10 /quarter (Discontinued, refund received)

Note:

i. The prices mentioned are in Indian Rupees or INR in the image, and  US Dollars above. For converting INR to US Dollars, divide by 70. For example, for Stockservers, the annual charges works out to INR 4,300/70 = approx. US Dollars 61.5. Because of varying exchange rates and fees charged by Paypal, etc. the amount may be higher than per quarter fees.

ii. Amount paid till date: US $ 80, plus an additional US $ 76 for Rorarii VPS. Total : US $ 156 till date. I may discontine the Stockservers VPS, but if I do renew it for three quarters, add an additional $ 45 to it, bringing total spend between May 2019-June 2020 to USD 200 or approx. 14,000 Rupees.

Comparing the specs:

Here are the specs for each VPS that I  subscribed to. Note that except for the AWS instance, I paid for all these machines. In other words, these are my own reviews and not influenced or sponsored by anybody.

Image showing comparison of features of VPS machines used by Amar Vyas, Sept 2019
Comparison of VPS machines used by Amar Vyas

Why I signed up- the backstory behind each service.

April 2019:  SOS and the First VPS

In early April 2019, I was scheduled to travel out of country for work. On 1st April, the server  then hosting gaatha story (shared hosting) began to have issues, and it finally went down for 8 hours. That was also the period when I had scheduled several promotions for gaatha story, our podcasting company and had scheduled several blog posts in advance- one for each podcast episode that would be released while I was away.

Enough is enough! This needs to get fixed.. now!

-Minu, my wife and cofounder of gaatha story

I concurred and complied. A few mails to the awesome team at my web hosts, Rorarii, resulted in a suggestion that we upgrade to a VPS. Not knowing what a VPS was, a few pages of reading on Wikipedia and other sites convined me to take the plunge. In this post, I will not be mentioning more about this VPS.

June 2019 – August 2019 : The Problem of plenty

I had originally signed up for the Shared hosting plan with Stockservers (now discontinued). I liked the attitude and responsiveness of the Stockservers Customer support team, and decided to snap up the VPS offer when they announced it. (On a side note: I cannot believe it’s nearly three months as I am writing this. Almost time to decided whether I want to continue or not- just received their renewal notice).

The Hostslick VPS happened as a result of a challenge on LET. Someone had posted if one could get a half decent machine for $ 5 a year. One set of such configurations  was offered by Hostslick. A week into the discussion, there were about 3 left. I snaped one up just to get a feel for this beast called OVZ, and was pleasantly surprised.

I had been reading and seeing quite a few deals being offered by HostDoc. I signed up for one from a Finland based server with unlimited bandwidth, for a special audio project. More to come on that one later.

Hosthatch VPS- I gave in to temptation. Maybe I should not have signed up for it. But then looking at the specs, the question was: Why not?

I had heard quite a bit about NATs, when the offer came up from Cam at Gullo’s for a @ 2 a year NAT with 128 MB RAM, I signed up. The installation and configuration was not quite as intimidating as I thought initially, so I upgraded to a $ 4 a year/ 256 MB RAM plan.

The result of that experiment was another set of NATs- a Birthday special offer from Anthoy of Inception Hosting from the UK. A three NAT deal with locations in the UK, the Netherlands, and Phoenix, USA. Two of the three birthday specials worked fine, the third one (UK) did not for over a month. Turns out it was a configuration error on my part. Now all is up well!As you may see, now I have 4 NATs.

All of these gave me confidence of setting up a VPS on AWS. Finally got to try out some of the things I always wanted to on AWS!

Running the Benchmarks

The command for running the nench.sh test as is as below. You may see that it makes 2 runs of the tests. In this post, I will be adding the output from just 1 run of nench.sh.

curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash 2>&1 | tee nench.log

or

wget -qO- wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; wget -qO- wget.racing/nench.sh | bash 2>&1 | tee nench.log

Also included for the servers is the output from speedtest-cli, the command line verion of running the Speedtest utility, is also included. For some of the installations, I simply had to run the below command to install speedted-cli. Depending on your Linux distribution or operating system, the command may vary.

sudo apt-get install speedtest-cli

In a separate post, I will publish results from some other tests (dmidecode, etc) as suggested in one of the discussions again on lowendtalk.com

Results of the Benchmarking Tests

I. StockServers- DE (KVM)

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:16:49 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50GHz
CPU cores: 2
Frequency: 3499.996 MHz
RAM: 3.9G
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-9-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 60G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
4.802 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
7.983 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.138 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 22.0 us / 76.0 us / 45.1 ms / 1.16 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 25.9 k requests in 5.03 s, 6.33 GiB, 5.16 k iops, 1.26 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 161.17 MiB/s
2nd run: 171.66 MiB/s
3rd run: 278.47 MiB/s
average: 203.77 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 81.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 43.63 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 31.06 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 10.10 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 28.34 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 6.00 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2a02:xxx.xxx:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 17.10 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 9.52 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 17.67 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 16.68 MiB/s
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II. HostSlick-NL (VZ)

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:17:52 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
CPU cores: 2
Frequency: 2095.104 MHz
RAM: 2.0G
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab136.1 x86_64

Disks:
Filesystem Type Size Inodes
/dev/simfs simfs 30G 96M

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
4.524 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
7.829 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.476 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 36.1 us / 57.3 us / 73.4 ms / 269.7 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 13.3 k requests in 5.00 s, 3.25 GiB, 2.66 k iops, 665.2 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 160.22 MiB/s
2nd run: 67.52 MiB/s
3rd run: 44.16 MiB/s
average: 90.63 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 5.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 52.34 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 47.71 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 6.96 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 25.56 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 6.56 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Kiwiana Hosting Limited (5.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by KKTC TELSIM (Nicosia) [36.85 km]: 111.405 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 190.04 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 74.33 Mbit/s

VPS-Usage-11Sept2019

III. Ramnode- Dallas, US (KVM)

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:15:31 UTC
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Processor: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 3100.020 MHz
RAM: 229M
Swap: 329M
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-60-generic x86_64

Disks:
sda 7G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
3.041 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
5.456 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
3.429 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 147.2 us / 196.1 us / 26.9 ms / 406.2 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 18.7 k requests in 5.00 s, 4.57 GiB, 3.75 k iops, 936.8 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 697.14 MiB/s
2nd run: 667.57 MiB/s
3rd run: 570.30 MiB/s
average: 645.00 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 199.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 86.43 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 5.76 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 89.06 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 6.53 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 16.78 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from RAM Host (199.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Nitel (Dallas, TX) [28.07 km]: 2.525 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 668.26 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
Upload: 3.95 Mbit/s

IV. HostDoc – Finland (KVM)

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:00:19 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1246 v3 @ 3.50GHz
CPU cores: 3
Frequency: 3499.996 MHz
RAM: 1.9Gi
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 30G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
2.924 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
4.430 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
1.283 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 89.0 us / 3.75 ms / 57.8 ms / 4.22 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 2.78 k requests in 5.00 s, 695.8 MiB, 556 iops, 139.1 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 123.98 MiB/s
2nd run: 129.70 MiB/s
3rd run: 117.30 MiB/s
average: 123.66 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 95.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 49.65 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 8.20 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 0.86 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 8.43 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 6.82 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected

[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Hetzner Online GmbH (95.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Nebula Oy (Helsinki) [0.56 km]: 12.336 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 423.15 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
Upload: 4.15 Mbit/s


V. Hosthatch- Chicago, US (KVM)


nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:08:34 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 v2 @ 3.00GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2999.998 MHz
RAM: 996M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 16G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
3.176 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
5.566 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
1.763 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 69.9 us / 121.3 us / 7.69 ms / 89.1 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 15.8 k requests in 5.00 s, 3.85 GiB, 3.15 k iops, 788.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 738.14 MiB/s
2nd run: 953.67 MiB/s
3rd run: 673.29 MiB/s
average: 788.37 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 193.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 81.74 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 22.94 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 61.93 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 24.23 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 92.95 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from HostHatch LLC (193.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Windstream (Chicago, IL) [3.01 km]: 1.688 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 887.66 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 1062.61 Mbit/s

VI. Inception Hosting (3 NATs)

a. UK

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:34:58 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v4 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2399.996 MHz
RAM: 128M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab136.1 x86_64

Disks:
Filesystem Type Size Inodes
/dev/simfs simfs 3.0G 1.5M

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
10.379 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
5.205 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 246.2 us / 127.0 ms / 1.02 s / 264.4 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 76 requests in 5.42 s, 19 MiB, 14 iops, 3.51 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 9.54 MiB/s
2nd run: 15.64 MiB/s
3rd run: 14.59 MiB/s
average: 13.26 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 185.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 62.85 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 39.57 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 1.82 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 28.41 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 2.47 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2a04:xxx.xxx:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 11.77 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 6.00 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 19.04 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 6.11 MiB/s
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Speedtest not completed
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b. NL

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:30:04 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2400.102 MHz
RAM: 128M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab138.1 x86_64

Disks:
Filesystem Type Size Inodes
/dev/simfs simfs 2.0G 1.0M

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
6.702 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.251 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 80.5 us / 170.8 us / 38.7 ms / 449.9 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 8.44 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.06 GiB, 1.69 k iops, 421.9 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 165.94 MiB/s
2nd run: 179.29 MiB/s
3rd run: 185.01 MiB/s
average: 176.75 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 95.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 60.25 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 35.80 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 13.02 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 18.61 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 5.05 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2a00:xxxx.xxx:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 22.47 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 11.58 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 9.55 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 1.62 MiB/s
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Testing from ALFA TELECOM s.r.o. (95.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Selecting best server based on latency…
Hosted by Damecon B.V. (Rotterdam) [0.86 km]: 6.512 ms
Testing download speed………………………………….
Download: 154.13 Mbits/s
Testing upload speed…………………………………………..
Upload: 175.18 Mbits/s


c. Phoenix, USA

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:32:21 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2599.998 MHz
RAM: 128M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab138.1 x86_64

Disks:
Filesystem Type Size Inodes
/dev/simfs simfs 2.0G 1.0M

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
12.907 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
7.511 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 77.1 us / 3.95 ms / 77.6 ms / 7.60 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 979 requests in 5.00 s, 244.8 MiB, 195 iops, 48.9 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 36.33 MiB/s
2nd run: 45.68 MiB/s
3rd run: 36.53 MiB/s
average: 39.51 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 104.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 6.11 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 1.34 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 0.66 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 1.24 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 1.51 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2001:xxx.xxx:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 0.75 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 2.19 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 1.14 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 0.11 MiB/s
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VII. Gullo’s, DE – NAT

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:26:50 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 1700.024 MHz
RAM: 256M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-042stab127.2 x86_64

Disks:
ploop48399p1 5G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
5.775 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.600 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 73.2 us / 677.3 us / 92.1 ms / 2.58 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 2.54 k requests in 5.06 s, 634.2 MiB, 501 iops, 125.4 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 541.69 MiB/s
2nd run: 778.20 MiB/s
3rd run: 715.26 MiB/s
average: 678.38 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 148.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 90.55 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 70.30 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 13.81 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 58.07 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 14.21 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2a01:xxx.xxx:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 76.88 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 13.87 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 66.17 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 11.52 MiB/s
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Testing from Hetzner Online GmbH (148.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Selecting best server based on latency…
Hosted by KNT Internet (Riethnordhausen) [107.87 km]: 14.905 ms
Testing download speed………………………………….
Download: 681.15 Mbits/s
Testing upload speed…………………………………………..
Upload: 159.32 Mbits/s
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VIII. AWS, Mumbai, India

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-09-10 02:24:30 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2676 v3 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores: 2
Frequency: 2399.846 MHz
RAM: 7.8G
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
xvda 160G SSD
xvdf 8G SSD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
3.257 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
5.530 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
1.597 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 163.0 us / 270.9 us / 6.19 ms / 166.1 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 2.92 k requests in 5.00 s, 731 MiB, 584 iops, 146.1 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 135.42 MiB/s
2nd run: 123.98 MiB/s
3rd run: 123.98 MiB/s
average: 127.79 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 13.xxx.xxx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 27.45 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 3.34 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 2.33 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 5.78 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 3.91 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
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[email protected]:~$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Amazon.com (13.xxx.xxx.xxx)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by OneBroadband (Mumbai) [3.08 km]: 2.213 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 853.65 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed…

IX. IntoVPS- Romania (KVM)

I had posted previously about the KVM plan I had subscribed to from IntoVPS (M2 Plan, Cluj, Romania location) and had thought of writing a separate post about it. But now I am no longer using this setup, and my plan has been cancelled, refund promptly received. Here is the link to that post.

A note about Speedtest-CLI

I had posted the results from Speedtest-cli for some of the above servers. Since that post, I reinstalled the Operating system for 4 of the five. Therfore it makes sense to re-post the Speedtest results with this new configuration. The fifth is the Roraii server.

Conclusion and Way Forward:

In hindsight, I think I signed up for way too may services. This is particularly true considering that we have decided to simply forward several of the domains (e.g. gaatha.tk, the domain for the Stockservers VPS) to gaathastory.com. I may contibue with most of the VPS’es for the duration of one year- the last one ends in August 2020. And am in two minds about renewing the Stockservers VPS.

The purpose behind getting these machies was to keep a standby option ready to the Rorarii VPS. But this created a problem of plenty. There is a plan to put these “idlers” to use in the meantime, some day.

Update September 14, 2019

I ended up reinstalling Ubuntu 18.04 on the Stockservers VPS. After a dist-upgrade, here are the results from nench.sh

Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB

    4.677 seconds

CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB

    7.548 seconds

CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB

    1.999 seconds

ioping: seek rate

    min/avg/max/mdev = 21.9 us / 78.2 us / 49.7 ms / 1.21 ms

ioping: sequential read speed

    generated 26.9 k requests in 5.00 s, 6.58 GiB, 5.39 k iops, 1.32 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed

    1st run:    154.50 MiB/s

    2nd run:    262.26 MiB/s

    3rd run:    264.17 MiB/s

    average:    226.97 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests

    your IPv4:    81.xxx.xxx.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         61.65 MiB/s

    Leaseweb (NL):        31.34 MiB/s

    Softlayer DAL (US):   8.44 MiB/s

    Online.net (FR):      28.58 MiB/s

    OVH BHS (CA):         9.60 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests

    your IPv6:    2a02:xxx:xxx:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        19.41 MiB/s

    Softlayer DAL (US):   7.60 MiB/s

    Online.net (FR):      18.74 MiB/s

    OVH BHS (CA):         16.85 MiB/s

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