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Screenshot of homepage of Nexaracks Web Hosting. Blog of Amar Vyas, May 2020

Nexaracks VPS: Benchmarks

Last week, user Someshzade from Reform Hosting reached out at LowEndSpirit. He wanted to know if I would be interested in running Benchmarks and testing out their new VPS. My reply was, hell yes! Withing a few minutes, he sent another message with the VPS details.

Default operating system the VPS came with was CentOs, which was not to my liking. In Virtualizor Panel, the options available were : Ubuntu 16,04, CentOS, and Windows . I opted for Ubuntu, even though my personal preference is Debian if available. Anyways, were are not here to discuss the merits or lack of) Linux distributions.

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Re-Test: OVZ by Hostslick

Introduction

I had posted the benchmark results from Hostslick OVZ earlier. Over the past few months, there were some issues with the node – essentially a problem with Virtualizor VPS Control Panel, to be fair not entirely the provider’s fault.

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Optimole Image Optimizer and CDN

Introduction: Optimole

I tried using Optimole Image Optimizer and wordpress plugin on a trial basis. I learnt about this plugin and tool when I was researching for Image compression and optimization programs. At present I am trying out the free version, which allows for upto 5,000 visitors per month.

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Option of selecting CDN "Push" or storage and CDN- Pushr CDN. Screenshot by Amar Vyas

Using PUSHRCDN Content Delivery Network

During a recent discussion on LET, Viktor from PUSHRCDN offered a free 1 month trial of their CDN (Content Delivery Network) service. I decided to sign up and give it a try for Underworld Startup.

In this post I will talk about the process of creating an account, setting up the CDN for “Push” plan. I will set up the storage option separately and update this post.

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Underworld Startup Blog: Control Panel for Avoro- KVM based VPS

Introduction: Avoro’s AMD Epyc Processor based KVM

Avoro recently posted their AMD EPYC special offer on LET. This was the same offer they had posted during the
“Palindrome Day” deals thread

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Creating a VPS using Hyper-V - Datawest, Australia. Screenshot by Amar Vyas

Introduction: KVM Plan by Datawest

Over at LET and LES, came the post about the ‘deal’ by Datawest- a provider from Australia. At 3.3 Aussie Dollars (INR 150) a month, a 1 CPU Core/ 6 GB SSD/ 1 GM RAM/ 1 TB BW KVM was tempting enough to try – at worst, for a month. Thus began my journey of struggles, frustrations, and finally some success with this VPS.

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Nexusbytes gave my VPS Ryzen+NVMe Upgrade

Screenshot of Bench.sh on Nexusbytes VPS- 12Jan 2020
Bench.sh on Nexusbytes VPS

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Screenshot of Dade2Cloud-login -Screen. Image by Amar Vyas

Spinning up Dade2 Cloud

Intro: Saw the post for Dade2 cloud– $ 100 credit, on Webhostingtalk (link to offer page). I had been thiking of giving a (non-AWS/non-Google/non-DO) cloud server a try. The offer was tempting, and decided to give it a try.

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FLOWVPS Black Friday 2019 Offer

I will updat this post with my notes later, for now- below are the results. You my also find more tests and discussion in this thread on Low End Talk.

Specifications

4 vCPU
4GB RAM
15GB NVMe - Primary
100GB SSD - Secondary (Not bootable)
1.5TB Data
1 IPv4

At 15 Australian Dollars/Quarter (about $ 10 US Dollars), this is one sweet deal!

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NexusBytes- VPS-2 Plan, New York

Nexus Bytes announced their Ryzen + NVMe offers recently on Low End Spirit among other places. I was thinking of consolidating the VPS’es in this quarter – somehow ended up building a collection of VPS’es in the second half of 2019. Jay (Seriesn) and I and separately, another user poisson had been exchanging messages about the same, when I finally decided to bite the bullet.

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