No sure why buyvm.net ranks high
It's my first VPS, 512M OpenVZ at BuyVM.net. Yes the pricing is awesome for $5.95/month I got 512M, 50G, 2TB! LED's script also worked great to set up the box with Nginx, PHP-CGI, MySQl. However the performance is really not good. :-( I keep on seeing the slowness of my Wordpress website, which worked great on the shared hosting.
Furthermore, I see many "upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out) while reading response header from upstream" errors in the log. Finally, I figured out that the IO is slow most of time in that node.
See the following, you must be WOWed!
512+0 records in 512+0 records out 33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 16.6113 seconds, 2.0 MB/s
Hawkhost, a shared hosting (my previous hosting)
512+0 records in 512+0 records out 33554432 bytes (34 MB) copied, 0.335879 seconds, 99.9 MB/s
What do you think guys? When LEA provides some many cheap VPS hostings here, do we need to think about performance of the box before we buying it? (I had been worried about the performance already, that's why I pick the one which is listed in top3 by LEB) Or maybe I just be an unlucky man?
BTW, You may want to know why I switched to VPS. The reason was that the shared hosting only provides 6G space and 60G/month data transfer and contract was going to end.