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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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Checking out AMD Ryzen – ExtraVM Dallas

I had been eyeing the AMD based VPS’es by ExtraVM for some time. I had also exchanged some messages with Mike from ExtaVm on Low End Talk about a VPS plan in Singapore. That somehow did not materialize.

On January 1st 2020, New Year’s Day, Mike Posted his offer for VPS on Low End Spirit for an AMD Ryzen based VPS, based in Dallas. The pricing after 30 percent discount (and an additional CPU core at no cost!) was tempting. I signed up for a 3 month period.

Specifications (base plan)

1GB RAM
1 Core (3.5-4.7GHz)
15GB NVMe
3TB Bandwidth
1 IPv4, 1 IPv6

At a little over 10 US Dollars for one quarter after applying the discount, my new virtual toy for the brand new year was up and running in no time. The provision of the VPS was very quick, and I had to raise a single ticket to request for the additional CPU core. Mike responded in less than an hour, saying that the core had been added to the plan and the server had been rebooted.

Up and running in no time! Of course because of our move – last two weeks we have been in the process of shifting houses and my home office- I did not have time to play around with this VPS till this morning.

Update: I did a clean install of Debian 10 (not using the standard template), enabling disk encryption. The disk performance showed some improvement!

bench.sh:

I/O speed(1st run) : 605 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run) : 718 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run) : 653 MB/s
Average I/O speed : 658.7 MB/s

nench.sh

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 30.5 us / 100.2 us / 64.5 ms / 1.15 ms
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 6.09 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.49 GiB, 1.22 k iops, 304.4 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 576.02 MiB/s
2nd run: 506.40 MiB/s
3rd run: 438.69 MiB/s
average: 507.04 MiB/s

bench.monster- Speedtest

Disk Speed:
1st run : 226 MB/s
2nd run : 254 MB/s
3rd run : 277 MB/s
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Average : 252.3 MB/s

‘dd’

16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.0 GiB) copied, 2.81504 s, 381 MB/s

Running Benchmark Tests

The first order of business was to set up Debian10 and run benchmarks. Note that I have decided to change the modus operandi for running the benchmarks. Going forward, I will run the BM’s periodically say once a quarter to assess the medium to long term performance. But I wanted to see how the ryzen stacked up on Geekbench and other tests.

bench, nench, YABS, Speedtest and dd.

screenshot showing nench.sh test run by Amar Vyas on a VPS by ExtraVM, Jan 2020

running nench.sh test on ExtrVM VPS

Yet Another Benchmark Script (YABS)

# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #

# Yet-Another-Bench-Script #
# v2019-10-08 #
# https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #

Thu Jan 2 17:06:57 CST 2020

Basic System Information:
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Processor : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU cores : 2 @ 3493.438 MHz
AES-NI : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM : 987Mi
Swap : 0B
Disk : 14G

Disk Speed Tests:
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| Test 1 | Test 2 | Test 3 | Avg
| | | |
Write | 255.00 MB/s | 246.00 MB/s | 288.00 MB/s | 263.00 MB/s
Read | 511.57 MB/s | 481.37 MB/s | 498.59 MB/s | 497.17 MB/s

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.67 Gbits/sec | 1.13 Gbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.92 Gbits/sec | 1.70 Gbits/sec
Severius | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.49 Gbits/sec | 674 Mbits/sec
Worldstream | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.58 Gbits/sec | 1.34 Gbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 1.21 Gbits/sec | 1.51 Gbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | busy | busy
Hostkey | Moscow, RU (1G) | 790 Mbits/sec | 866 Mbits/sec
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 4.90 Gbits/sec | 2.89 Gbits/sec
Airstream Communications | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 5.07 Gbits/sec | 5.97 Gbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | 3.68 Gbits/sec | busy

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.81 Gbits/sec | 1.07 Gbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.86 Gbits/sec | 445 Mbits/sec
Severius | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.50 Gbits/sec | 378 Mbits/sec
Worldstream | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.59 Gbits/sec | 989 Mbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 1.26 Gbits/sec | 1.53 Gbits/sec
Airstream Communications | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 5.48 Gbits/sec | 5.95 Gbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | 4.73 Gbits/sec | busy

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Results of dd test

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
[sudo] password for amar:
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.0 GiB) copied, 4.12692 s, 260 MB/s

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bench.sh

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CPU model : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
Number of cores : 2
CPU frequency : 3493.438 MHz
Total size of Disk : 14.0 GB (2.5 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem : 987 MB (67 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime : 0 days, 21 hour 31 min
Load average : 0.02, 0.01, 0.00
OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 4.19.0-5-amd64
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I/O speed(1st run) : 396 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run) : 391 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run) : 300 MB/s
Average I/O speed : 362.3 MB/s
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Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 205.234.175.175 85.6MB/s
Linode, Tokyo2, JP 139.162.65.37 16.5MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 139.162.23.4 8.43MB/s
Linode, London, UK 176.58.107.39 20.7MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE 139.162.130.8 18.5MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA 50.116.14.9 52.4MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX 173.192.68.18 112MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA 67.228.112.250 50.9MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 159.122.69.4 8.14MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 119.81.28.170 10.8MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 119.81.130.170 11.5MB/s
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nench.sh
(Only one result posted below)

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

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2020-01-02 23:49:59 UTC
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Processor: AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU cores: 2
Frequency: 3493.438 MHz
RAM: 987Mi
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 15G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
1.746 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
3.738 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
0.759 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 27.7 us / 113.1 us / 1.24 ms / 50.3 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 9.71 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.37 GiB, 1.94 k iops, 485.2 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 322.34 MiB/s
2nd run: 516.89 MiB/s
3rd run: 547.41 MiB/s
average: 462.21 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 107.155.xx.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 186.22 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 19.65 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 111.75 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 21.02 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 33.11 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
your IPv6: 2604:4500:a:xxxx

Leaseweb (NL): 16.61 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 81.12 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 15.68 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 42.55 MiB/s

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Speedtest- Asia

> curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia

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OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10 (64 Bit)
Virt/Kernel : KVM / 4.19.0-5-amd64
CPU Model : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU Cores : 2 @ 3493.438 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
CPU Flags : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
Load Average : 0.17, 0.12, 0.04
Total Space : 14G (2.5G ~18% used)
Total RAM : 987 MB (71 MB + 71 MB Buff in use)
Total SWAP : 0 MB (0 MB in use)
Uptime : 0 days 21:42
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ASN & ISP : AS29802, HIVELOCITY
Organization : OwnedNetworks
Location : Panama City, Panama / PA
Region : Provincia de Panama
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## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:

Single Core : 5841 (EXCELLENT)
Multi Core : 10277

## IO Test

CPU Speed:
bzip2 : 144 MB/s
sha256 : 304 MB/s
md5sum : 674 MB/s

RAM Speed:
Avg. write : 3242.7 MB/s
Avg. read : 9932.8 MB/s

Disk Speed:
1st run : 191 MB/s
2nd run : 406 MB/s
3rd run : 429 MB/s
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Average : 342.0 MB/s

Asia Speedtest

Location Upload Download Ping
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Speedtest.net 530.83 Mbit/s 1521.37 Mbit/s 32.511 ms
India, New Delhi (GIGATEL) 20.10 Mbit/s 63.07 Mbit/s 281.967 ms
India, Mumbai (SevenStar) 22.29 Mbit/s 76.72 Mbit/s 255.740 ms
India, Bengaluru (DBroadband) 19.79 Mbit/s 65.50 Mbit/s 240.717 ms
Sri Lanka, Colombo (Telecom PLC) 46.38 Mbit/s 112.51 Mbit/s 236.072 ms
Pakistan, Islamabad (Jazz) 20.97 Mbit/s 62.29 Mbit/s 293.438 ms
Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar (Mobicom) 19.62 Mbit/s 28.69 Mbit/s 232.921 ms
Bangladesh, Dhaka (Skytel) 20.33 Mbit/s 62.27 Mbit/s 294.449 ms
Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan Telecom) 15.43 Mbit/s 45.31 Mbit/s 343.360 ms
Myanmar, Mandalay (Ooredoo) 14.62 Mbit/s 45.36 Mbit/s 314.037 ms
Laos, Vientaine (Mangkone) 31.20 Mbit/s 74.20 Mbit/s 270.578 ms
Thailand, Bangkok (CAT Telecom) 51.64 Mbit/s 138.34 Mbit/s 224.718 ms
Cambodia, Phnom Penh (Smart) 37.91 Mbit/s 106.45 Mbit/s 215.910 ms
Vietnam, Hanoi (Viettel) 57.32 Mbit/s 124.50 Mbit/s 229.478 ms
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Extreme) 18.47 Mbit/s 57.36 Mbit/s 265.064 ms
Singapore (PT FirstMedia) 17.96 Mbit/s 18.58 Mbit/s 262.817 ms
Indonesia, Jakarta (Desnet) 18.90 Mbit/s 181.49 Mbit/s 218.850 ms
Philippines, Manila (Sky Fiber) 88.06 Mbit/s 192.47 Mbit/s 204.906 ms
Hong Kong (GTT) 72.66 Mbit/s 290.33 Mbit/s 177.499 ms
Taiwan, Taipei (TAIFO) 34.93 Mbit/s 52.08 Mbit/s 159.651 ms
Japan, Tsukuba (SoftEther) 109.50 Mbit/s 287.43 Mbit/s 137.111 ms
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Finished in : 11 min 27 sec
Timestamp : 2020-01-03 00:02:51 GMT

https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/15097101

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Speedtest for Bengaluru server

speedtest –server 11468
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from HIVELOCITY (107.155.81.106)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Retrieving information for the selected server…
Hosted by TTN Broadband (Bangalore) [14977.06 km]: 369.4 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 86.03 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed…………………………………………………………………………………………
Upload: 3.49 Mbit/s


 

Note: The CPU details are as follows:

>cat /proc/cpuinfo

/proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 23
model : 1
model name : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
stepping : 2
microcode : 0x1000065
cpu MHz : 3493.438
cache size : 512 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 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid extd_apicid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw topoext perfctr_core cpb ssbd ibpb stibp vmmcall fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 virt_ssbd arat umip
bugs : fxsave_leak sysret_ss_attrs spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass
bogomips : 6986.87
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

Closing Remarks:

This setup looks like a solid performer for a medium traffic website or a web server for personal use. Will keep an eye on this one as time passes, especially when it is time to renew.

Added later: the disk speeds are rather sluggish for NVMe. Mike has acknowledged this is an issue (for the setup running under Linux). Maybe a clean install from an iso instead of a template might give different results?

 

 

 

Using Webinoly for WordPress

Intro: Heard about Webinoly in FB group ,and also discussion on LES. Thought of giving it a try.

Command:

wget -qO weby qrok.es/wy && sudo bash weby 3

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Php-Friends

3 Dec 2019

I had run these benchmarks many months ago, while updating this website, saw this post int he drafts folder. Therefore I am publishing it here.

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Asia BM’s My VPS’es

curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -asia

PHP-Friends.de

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OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10 (64 Bit)
Virt/Kernel : Dedicated / 4.19.0-6-amd64
CPU Model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Cores : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz x86_64 4096 KB Cache
CPU Flags : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
Load Average : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Total Space : 64G (1.4G ~3% used)
Total RAM : 91 MB / 5962 MB (513 MB Buff)
Total SWAP : 0 MB / 0 MB
Uptime : 7 days 20:36
—————————————————————————
ASN & ISP : AS44066, First Colo GmbH
Organization : PHP Friends
Location : Frankfurt am Main, Germany / DE
Region : Hesse

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NAT VPS For $ 1 a year, anyone?

Cam from Gullo’s offer for Cyber Monday/ Black Friday:

Finland

wget -qO- wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; wget -qO-

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Hosthatch-London

Bench.sh

sudo wget -qO- bench.sh | bash

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Checking out QuantumCore VPS

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