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KVM hosts BuyVM VS Hostigation.

KVM hosts BuyVM VS Hostigation.

thekreekthekreek Member
edited August 2011 in General

I have to admit, its getting difficult to choose a LEB based on KVM, BuyVM with their 25/year and hostigation on a similar price.

Anybody has records about differences on their network performance, since both host have proven support and quality?

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  • fanfan Member
    edited August 2011

    AFAIK, they both have advantages:

    CPU: H(E31270)>B(L5520) Network: B(1000Mbps)>H(100Mbps) Disk: B(15G)>H(10G) Network connectivity (for Asia): H(LA, Quadranet) (slightly)>B(SJC, Coresite)

    Personally I prefer BuyVM since it's slightly cheaper. But Hostigation is awesome too.

  • AsimAsim Member

    Well I never compare prices but QoS (Quality of Service). I have 128MB KVMs from both providers, let me share benchmarks

    BuyVM 128MB yearly KVM

    root@kvm:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 6.69112 s, 160 MB/s
    
    root@kvm:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O 100mb.test && rm -fr 100mb.test
    --2011-08-09 09:28:20--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.00M/s   in 10s
    
    2011-08-09 09:28:31 (9.78 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    Hostigation 128MB Monthly KVM

    root@kvm:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.6915 s, 100 MB/s
    
    root@kvm:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O 100mb.test && rm -fr 100mb.test
    --2011-08-09 09:33:00--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 8.17M/s   in 14s
    
    2011-08-09 09:33:15 (7.00 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    So my experience with both is amazing, up till now.

    Thanked by 1thekreek
  • dmmcintyre3dmmcintyre3 Member
    edited August 2011

    Hostigation has 2 locations unlike BuyVM. The extra $5/year for Hostigation is worth it considering Rock Hill, SC is less than 50 miles from my house (I have been within 2.5 miles of the DC) instead of over 2,500 for BuyVM.

    FreeVPS.us - The oldest post to host VPS provider
    Thanked by 1Asim
  • dirkdirk Member

    @dmmcintyre3 : why is the distance between your house and the DC an important parameter (for you)? The distance in "ms" might be interesting, although I would think that for most people a lower "ms"-distance between the DC and their "customers" is mostly important (and not to their house). If this was about rented rackspace then I would understand....

  • @dirk You would think logic would dictate distance from datacenter to customer would be the most important factor, but rarely the actual case. I've been doing this for 15+ years now, and I'm always amazed by webmaster to data center concern over the visitors. Now, in dmmcintre3's defense, while he is hosting freevps.us on his VPS, he is using it mostly for a personal VPN I think, and he has stated from his home to my SC location, 25ms latency.

    As for the topic, have at it, there are strengths on both sides of this coin and I'm not getting into it.

    Hostigation High Resource Hosting - SolusVM OpenVZ/KVM VPS
  • @mitgib - i think the only way to settle this is that we both agree that nordicvps has bes- sorry i couldn't finish that with a straight face.

    (too soon?)

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN, PPTP, FUSE, SIT & GRE Enabled! / Stallion Control Panel
  • looking at my traffic stats, it's mostly (eastern) US and then half UK and half asia, but more of the active forum members are from Europe than Asia. But yes, I do use it as a VPN server.

    FreeVPS.us - The oldest post to host VPS provider
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