In this post, I will do a quick review of VPS by Nexusbytes. Below I am posting the results from two test setups that user @seriesn from Nexusbytes provided. They are a provider out of Middlebury, Connecticut and they contacted me through LowEndTalk requesting for my review. While I am still a learner and a beginner, I cannot let go of a chance to test out a VPS, with some new learnings (as always) along the way. Let us dive into the review right away.
I was originally considering naming the VPS’es ‘toms’ and ‘huckfinn’ – considering that Nexusbytes are based out of Connecticut.
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, but I have 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, the blue theme is a plus.
b. More importantly: attitude of the provider. Seriesn 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 of the server is good, with reasonable configurations.
Test VPS Units- Comparing the specifications:
I named the configuartions as tweedledee (loc: Germany) and tweedledum (loc: NY, US):
1 Vcpu / 3.5 GHz
1 GB Ram
9.9 G Drive
IPV4 – 1
IPV6 – 1
tweedledum is a 3.3 GHz CPU, other specifications remaining the same.
Both running on stock Debian10, but with some modifications. In addition, I set up LUKS encryption on the disk for tweedledum.
Under the Hood
The CPU features are as follows:
>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
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
Results from Benchmark Tests on the Nexusbytes VPS
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
------------------------------------------------- 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.
Update December 28, 2020: I have updated parts of the original posts, with corrected links and added some more images. You can find more reviews of VPS by Nexusbytes on the Directory of VPS reviews.