BlueVM VPS Review(BLUE1 $1/mo VPS Special) - Loving these guys!
Not sure if this is much of a review, but I managed to pick up one of BlueVM's BLUE1 special today at $1.00/month, thats right $1/month, paid month to month! They sold out quickly this morning but tonight I was able to pick one up after they added some stock!
I am not sure how they are managing to offer all this for $1/month as after Paypal transaction fees I am sure they make close to nothing. I suppose this is only a limited time promotion to put Feathur into production.
Feathur Control Panel
Feathur is BlueVM's latest and newest in-house control panel, designed to replace HyperVM/SolusVM.
In one word, Feathur is simple. It gets the job done, and does more than what SolusVM or HyperVM would do. It also displays your server's CPU usage, load average, and uptime, something that SolusVM does not do. It also has a little command center feature for those who need to execute a quick ssh command or two, without needing to open a fully featured SSH console based out of java.
I especially like the fact that it seems like Feathur was built with security in mind, for example they do not store any root passwords, and upon ordering a VPS they will not email you with a password. When you reinstall a VPS, it prompts you to enter your desired password:
Feathur also has the option to enable TUN/TAP, PPP, and iptables right from the panel. AFAIK, SolusVM and HyperVM do not support one click enabling of the iptables modules, so this is another plus.
I am pleased with the server performance for the $1/month I am paying for this VPS.
My VPS was provisioned with 1 core at 3.4 GHZ, Intel Ivybridge E3 1240 v2. They also run .32 kernels.
[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 58
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 3400.140
cache size : 8192 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp : yes
flags : fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 sep cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm rep_good aperfmperf unfair_spinlock pni pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dts fsgsbase erms
bogomips : 6800.28
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
[email protected]:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/simfs 10G 2.0G 8.1G 20% /
none 128M 4.0K 128M 1% /dev
none 26M 1.0M 25M 4% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 128M 0 128M 0% /run/shm
none 100M 0 100M 0% /run/user
[email protected]:~# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 256 255 0 0 0 243
-/+ buffers/cache: 11 244
Swap: 256 48 207
Not bad at all, I would highly recommend everyone to grab their special before they run out of stock. You definitely get more than what you pay for, and its a solid VPS.
Fantastic job @BlueVM Hope you guys enjoyed my little review.