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Russian providers, part 2 with 3 VPS/providers
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Russian providers, part 2 with 3 VPS/providers

jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

This is a new second part of my older "Russian VPS" thread. Next to my own personal interest it was inspired both by constructive criticism/suggestions by some users (@raynor, to name one) as well as a couple of users contacting me privately with questions. Other than the LET typical request for cheap (but halfway decent) VPS there seems to be some interest in VPS with higher bandwith than the usual 100 or 200 Mb/s. Et voila, here you go ... albeit with a grain of salt:

The first VPS comes from 'hosting-russia' and costs a beestick over €2 per month. Note though that it's not their cheapest VPS which costs a bit under €1/mo, but only provides 100 Mb/s. This one however comes with 1 Gb/s, 1 vCore, 1 GB mem., 20 GB SSD, 30 TB traffic and up to 10 Gb/s DDOS protection.
So far the theory, here are the real world data (based on about 35 runs):

Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
OS, version: FreeBSD 13.0, Mem.: 990 MB
CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/13/3
Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
Std. Flags: fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36
          cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 sse3 cx16 x2apic hypervisor
Ext. Flags: syscall nx lm lahf_lm

AES? No
Nested Virt.? No
HW RNG? No

ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 134.7 - min 41.1 (30.5 %), max 228.8 (169.8 %)
ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 220.5 - min 207.6 (94.1 %), max 232.1 (105.3 %)
ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 222.5 - min 210.1 (94.4 %), max 232.6 (104.5 %)
ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 223.5 - min 205.7 (92.0 %), max 235.7 (105.5 %)
ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 48.0 - min 41.1 (85.5 %), max 51.5 (107.2 %)

Not even AES hardware support, meeh, and (my educated guess) Xeon 24xxL performance. Funnily RSA performance is better than quite a few other lowest cost VPS from other providers. Also note the quite acceptably low spread except for single-core mode.

Now, on to the disk:

--- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 8.57 - min 7.76 (90.6%), max 9.29 (108.4%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 8.36 - min 7.58 (90.7%), max 9.50 (113.7%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 25.17 - min 21.96 (87.2%), max 28.17 (111.9%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 21.88 - min 19.24 (87.9%), max 24.82 (113.4%)
--- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 7.52 - min 6.13 (81.5%), max 8.73 (116.1%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 7.47 - min 6.67 (89.3%), max 8.60 (115.1%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 23.59 - min 17.02 (72.1%), max 27.88 (118.2%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 21.11 - min 16.35 (77.4%), max 24.41 (115.6%)

--- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 59.14 - min 47.46 (80.3%), max 68.38 (115.6%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 70.47 - min 58.85 (83.5%), max 81.85 (116.1%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 774.51 - min 662.73 (85.6%), max 883.64 (114.1%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 288.49 - min 264.00 (91.5%), max 325.72 (112.9%)
--- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 6.15 - min 5.48 (89.2%), max 6.75 (109.8%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 4.62 - min 4.26 (92.3%), max 4.96 (107.4%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 764.29 - min 554.60 (72.6%), max 848.10 (111.0%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 272.55 - min 216.29 (79.4%), max 311.22 (114.2%)

--- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 69.80 - min 59.83 (85.7%), max 77.98 (111.7%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 158.09 - min 136.77 (86.5%), max 184.37 (116.6%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1249.75 - min 913.03 (73.1%), max 1423.08 (113.9%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 920.23 - min 767.87 (83.4%), max 1128.65 (122.6%)
--- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 39.83 - min 34.57 (86.8%), max 44.58 (111.9%)
Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 53.85 - min 47.66 (88.5%), max 60.42 (112.2%)
Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1255.14 - min 1137.88 (90.7%), max 1425.57 (113.6%)
Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 930.13 - min 773.95 (83.2%), max 1110.05 (119.3%)
--- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 9.10 - min 8.37 (92.0%), max 10.10 (111.0%)
IOps             : avg 2330.21 - min 2142.56 (91.9%), max 2584.66 (110.9%)

Nice, really nice for such a cheap VPS. Being at that I'd like to mention something interesting: this machine has completed about 2 to 3 times the number of test runs the other 2 machines achieved in about the same time, although it has a processor that is relatively slow. Why is that interesting? Because most of your systems don't run CPU-heavy tasks either and while often sitting in the second or third row disk performance is important and push an otherwise good VPS down or pull a not so great VPS quite a bit up.
Btw. note that this system is consistent with little spread that is, while the disk is "only" SSD, it is a quite good performer and you can rely on the performance. All in all I like it.

On to the network:

--- Network ---
US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 60.1 - min 51.5 (85.6%), max 63.1 (104.9%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 182.7 - min 179.0 (98.0%), max 189.4 (103.7%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 184.6 - min 180.7 (97.9%), max 198.5 (107.5%)

NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 37]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)

US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 54.6 - min 51.3 (93.9%), max 56.8 (104.0%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 187.5 - min 187.1 (99.8%), max 189.2 (100.9%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 201.0 - min 187.1 (93.1%), max 699.7 (348.1%)

AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 4]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 25.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 29.6 (116.2%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 325.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 355.2 (109.3%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 327.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 360.5 (110.2%)

JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 28]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 6.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 35.8 (564.3%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 167.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 198.1 (118.5%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 167.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 198.1 (118.4%)

IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 154.6 - min 148.8 (96.2%), max 157.2 (101.7%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 65.3 - min 65.0 (99.5%), max 72.8 (111.4%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 65.7 - min 65.0 (98.9%), max 77.8 (118.4%)

TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 82.3 - min 41.5 (50.5%), max 85.3 (103.6%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 77.4 - min 76.4 (98.7%), max 99.0 (127.9%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 77.9 - min 76.7 (98.5%), max 99.1 (127.3%)

FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 4]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 181.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 212.5 (116.8%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 49.7 - min 49.4 (99.3%), max 51.7 (103.9%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 50.2 - min 49.5 (98.7%), max 51.7 (103.1%)

SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 59.3 - min 49.7 (83.8%), max 60.5 (102.0%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 189.4 - min 189.2 (99.9%), max 191.6 (101.1%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 189.9 - min 189.2 (99.7%), max 193.4 (101.9%)

BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 6]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 36.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 45.4 (125.5%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 244.3 - min 244.1 (99.9%), max 245.4 (100.4%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 263.7 - min 244.1 (92.6%), max 862.9 (327.2%)

IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 58.2 - min 55.0 (94.6%), max 62.0 (106.5%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 170.3 - min 164.2 (96.4%), max 179.7 (105.5%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 203.1 - min 165.2 (81.3%), max 752.4 (370.5%)

GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 18]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 74.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 151.1 (203.8%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 40.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 84.7 (207.6%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 41.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 90.9 (221.3%)

US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 100.0 - min 94.2 (94.2%), max 102.3 (102.3%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 113.6 - min 112.6 (99.1%), max 119.1 (104.8%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 114.5 - min 112.6 (98.3%), max 121.8 (106.3%)

RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 1017.7 - min 894.8 (87.9%), max 1103.1 (108.4%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 1.3 - min 1.1 (88.0%), max 1.5 (120.0%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.8 - min 1.2 (67.1%), max 6.3 (352.1%)

US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 63.9 - min 61.0 (95.6%), max 66.2 (103.7%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 160.2 - min 159.9 (99.8%), max 160.6 (100.3%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 190.8 - min 159.9 (83.8%), max 1005.7 (527.1%)

UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 217.1 - min 210.2 (96.8%), max 231.5 (106.7%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 47.6 - min 47.3 (99.3%), max 50.4 (105.9%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 72.9 - min 47.4 (65.0%), max 997.2 (1367.7%)

US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 100.2 - min 91.2 (91.0%), max 105.1 (104.9%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 110.8 - min 109.4 (98.7%), max 113.4 (102.3%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 113.1 - min 109.7 (97.0%), max 134.0 (118.5%)

RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 1]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 167.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 183.4 (109.4%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 63.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 71.9 (112.6%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 66.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 106.1 (159.1%)

NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 4]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 254.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 305.5 (119.9%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 36.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 42.5 (116.7%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 45.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 398.0 (867.2%)

CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 6]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 31.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 50.5 (160.0%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 237.7 - min 223.0 (93.8%), max 269.9 (113.6%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 245.2 - min 224.2 (91.4%), max 282.4 (115.2%)

DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
  DL [Mb/s]:      avg 221.6 - min 58.5 (26.4%), max 330.1 (149.0%)
  Ping [ms]:      avg 37.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 43.4 (115.7%)
  Web ping [ms]:  avg 40.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 45.0 (112.0%)

1 Gb/s? ... Well, yes - but only within Moscow ... so much for '1 Gb/s'.
To anywhere else connectivity is let's call it OK, read, within the usual frame besides a few major european targets being above 200 and up to 250 Mb/s.

Note that hosting-russia offers English both for the panel which is the ISPsystem panel often encountered with russian providers. And yes, you can mount ISOs too.
As for their support which presumably is available in English too, well I can't tell you anything because everything worked so well and easy (once one knows one's way around with that panel) that I simply didn't need any support. I want to mention though that I also didn't see any link to support or for opening a ticket; might be simply me not seeing it though.

Probably I'll benchmark their small 1€ VPS too over the weekend. If so you'll find a mini-review here.

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  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    --- part 2 ---

    Now, on to the next provider which is quite well known and seems to have a decent reputation, VDSina. Note that this (tested) server is not at all cheap (ca.€11.30/mo) but it's not meant to be. I chose this model for two reasons, one of which is that I needed something better than their smallest VPS (about €4/mo) for something I had in mind (besides benchmarking).
    "Whoa, that's expensive!" you say? I'm not disagreeing, but read on ... (there are good newy too re. price)

    For a start this is one of the not exactly many englisch speaking providers in Russia that offers more than the usual 100 or 200 Mb/s connectivity, plus it's a well respected good provider who btw. offers patient, friendly, excellent and very fast (usually just a few minutes even in the middle of the (russian) night) support, so it can't really be compared to super cheap providers.
    Before I go on with my review ...

    ... let's look at the data, processor and memory first:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Common KVM processor
    OS, version: FreeBSD 13.0, Mem.: 1.990 GB
    CPU - Cores: 2, Family/Model/Stepping: 15/6/1
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid
              sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes xsave osxsave avx f16c rdrnd
              hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp
              lm lahf_lm lzcnt
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? No
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 193.6 - min 77.8 (40.2 %), max 310.0 (160.1 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 563.5 - min 491.4 (87.2 %), max 598.7 (106.2 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 576.1 - min 527.5 (91.6 %), max 607.4 (105.4 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 1246.3 - min 1224.0 (98.2 %), max 1256.3 (100.8 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 81.5 - min 77.8 (95.5 %), max 84.3 (103.5 %)
    

    OK, no nested virtualization, but both AES and PRNG hardware support, nice!
    Not so nice is single core performance; while somewhere in the Xeon 26xxv3 or v4 range, I don't like to see the high spread. somewhere between about 75 and 310? Sorry, VDSina, for that kind of money I don't expect a lottery game or in other word a bloody overcrowded node! Yuck.
    The rest is quite nice though; almost 100% more performance with 2 vCores and decent crypro results, too. If it weren't so bloody overcrowded that could be a very nice VPS approaching Epyc performance and worth the high price.

    Meeh, let's go on to the disk ("NVMe"):

    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.35 - min 2.22 (94.4%), max 2.46 (104.6%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 3.02 - min 2.84 (94.1%), max 3.12 (103.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 14.74 - min 13.75 (93.3%), max 15.15 (102.8%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 15.08 - min 13.32 (88.3%), max 16.30 (108.1%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.33 - min 2.22 (95.2%), max 2.40 (102.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 3.02 - min 2.87 (95.1%), max 3.16 (104.7%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 14.58 - min 13.56 (93.0%), max 15.26 (104.7%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 15.11 - min 13.07 (86.5%), max 16.57 (109.6%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 104.48 - min 94.91 (90.8%), max 115.88 (110.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 50.95 - min 48.85 (95.9%), max 53.07 (104.2%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 2385.86 - min 2264.48 (94.9%), max 2554.19 (107.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 144.02 - min 135.64 (94.2%), max 157.60 (109.4%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 3.63 - min 3.01 (83.0%), max 4.13 (113.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.06 - min 1.71 (83.1%), max 2.29 (111.3%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 2350.31 - min 2129.46 (90.6%), max 2541.57 (108.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 137.58 - min 129.93 (94.4%), max 148.32 (107.8%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 127.70 - min 116.85 (91.5%), max 136.64 (107.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 237.42 - min 219.00 (92.2%), max 260.68 (109.8%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1531.60 - min 1469.94 (96.0%), max 1651.99 (107.9%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 366.41 - min 337.05 (92.0%), max 388.84 (106.1%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 33.29 - min 28.09 (84.4%), max 36.75 (110.4%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 29.98 - min 26.08 (87.0%), max 32.43 (108.2%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1523.90 - min 1452.06 (95.3%), max 1603.96 (105.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 364.13 - min 336.93 (92.5%), max 393.44 (108.0%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 9.09 - min 8.81 (96.9%), max 9.40 (103.4%)
    IOps             : avg 2328.29 - min 2255.16 (96.9%), max 2406.07 (103.3%)
    

    Hmmm, this "NVMe" has a performance quite similar to the hosting-russia SSD above when looking a multithreaded IO and IOPS but is actually slower than the SSD above. Sad, but still in a reasonable ("well usable") range.
    Being at it, why the hell should we go for an NVMe - and pay the price for it - when what we actually get is SSD like performance? Dear providers, either shell out the $$ for a "real" (fast) decent NVMe or just call - and price - itas what it really is, a SSD, albeit in NVMe form factor.

    Oh well, let's go ahead and look at their connectivity:

    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 63.9 - min 52.4 (81.9%), max 66.8 (104.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 171.1 - min 166.5 (97.3%), max 175.2 (102.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 172.1 - min 168.6 (98.0%), max 175.9 (102.2%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 14]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 55.7 - min 53.9 (96.8%), max 58.0 (104.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 179.5 - min 177.5 (98.9%), max 184.4 (102.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 182.8 - min 177.6 (97.2%), max 188.6 (103.2%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 28.5 - min 27.8 (97.4%), max 29.3 (102.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 352.7 - min 350.3 (99.3%), max 360.7 (102.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 359.8 - min 354.5 (98.5%), max 363.9 (101.2%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 41.2 - min 32.5 (79.0%), max 43.7 (106.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 258.5 - min 258.2 (99.9%), max 259.8 (100.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 269.0 - min 258.3 (96.0%), max 288.3 (107.2%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 206.8 - min 204.1 (98.7%), max 212.2 (102.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 44.9 - min 44.9 (100.0%), max 45.0 (100.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 45.0 - min 44.9 (99.9%), max 45.2 (100.5%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 82.5 - min 79.5 (96.3%), max 83.2 (100.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 78.3 - min 78.1 (99.8%), max 78.4 (100.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 78.7 - min 78.1 (99.3%), max 80.0 (101.7%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 164.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 215.8 (131.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 46.6 - min 46.5 (99.8%), max 47.1 (101.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 47.4 - min 46.5 (98.1%), max 49.8 (105.1%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 60.0 - min 59.2 (98.7%), max 60.6 (100.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 185.7 - min 185.7 (100.0%), max 185.8 (100.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 185.9 - min 185.7 (99.9%), max 186.4 (100.3%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 35.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 43.9 (122.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 228.8 - min 227.1 (99.3%), max 232.5 (101.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 233.3 - min 227.2 (97.4%), max 247.0 (105.9%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 48.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 60.3 (124.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 167.0 - min 160.9 (96.4%), max 173.1 (103.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 224.3 - min 161.2 (71.9%), max 907.6 (404.7%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 7]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 76.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 156.5 (204.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 36.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 72.5 (200.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 36.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 74.7 (205.3%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 91.6 - min 71.7 (78.2%), max 94.9 (103.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 117.5 - min 117.4 (99.9%), max 117.9 (100.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 117.5 - min 117.4 (99.9%), max 118.0 (100.4%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 436.3 - min 391.3 (89.7%), max 444.5 (101.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.3 - min 1.2 (93.3%), max 1.3 (101.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.4 - min 1.3 (93.8%), max 1.5 (108.2%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 65.4 - min 63.2 (96.7%), max 67.2 (102.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 152.4 - min 150.4 (98.7%), max 157.3 (103.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 155.3 - min 151.9 (97.8%), max 162.3 (104.5%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 194.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 242.3 (124.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 46.5 - min 44.4 (95.4%), max 51.5 (110.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 46.5 - min 44.4 (95.4%), max 51.6 (110.9%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 94.9 - min 86.5 (91.2%), max 100.2 (105.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 115.0 - min 111.8 (97.3%), max 125.8 (109.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 117.0 - min 111.9 (95.7%), max 125.8 (107.6%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 149.9 - min 114.5 (76.4%), max 184.4 (123.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 70.5 - min 56.2 (79.8%), max 79.1 (112.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 76.1 - min 60.5 (79.5%), max 102.3 (134.5%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 268.1 - min 215.2 (80.3%), max 283.1 (105.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 37.8 - min 37.7 (99.7%), max 38.2 (101.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 39.0 - min 37.7 (96.7%), max 40.8 (104.6%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 46.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 51.4 (109.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 215.4 - min 146.0 (67.8%), max 222.5 (103.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 220.7 - min 219.8 (99.6%), max 222.5 (100.8%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 327.0 - min 325.8 (99.6%), max 328.1 (100.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 33.2 - min 33.1 (99.5%), max 33.4 (100.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 33.8 - min 33.3 (98.5%), max 34.6 (102.4%)
    

    Yay, now we're talking! Ok, not really 500 Mb/s but close to 450, but more importantly, this VPS doesn't deliver decent speed only within Moscow. DE, FRA, arguably the european reference target achives over 300 Mb/s and the other major european targets are above or at least not far away from 200 or 250 Mb/s too. Also note that the US east coast isn't far away from 100 Mb/s, Singapore is about 60 Mb/s and even Chennai is near 50 Mb/s.
    Re. "not the full advertised speed", well (a) "advertised" usually is a euphemism for lies, and (b) I guess it's providers setting the config limit a bit (usually about 10%) lower well knowing that there is some air (reaction time, etc) in software control.
    All in all a very respectable result for a russian provider, me pleased.

    Before going on to the next provider I have to lay out 2 price related points. First, yes, there are rebates when you pay for longer periods (typ. a year), but it's somewhat weird. They call it "bonus" and, if I got it right, it works like this: If you put 5000 Rubles (ca. €57, $65) into your VDSina account you get a 10% "bonus" or, if you put in double that amount you get 20% "bonus" - with a weird 'but': that bonus can only pay renewals. Example: My VPS costs 990*12 = 11880 Rubles or about €136. If I did put 10000 Rubles into my VDSina account the 10000 would pay my VPS for a bit over 10 months, after which (when the 10000 are used up) the 20% "bonus" would kick in and pay the remaining 2 months.

    But there is another point and a potentially very interesting one and also the second reason why I tested this VPS: They also sell "eternal VPS" where you pay 18 months worth of the corresponding "Hi-CPU" VPS (the kind I tested) and get it forever. Now obviously "forever" is very relative with servers because in 5 years what is hot today is a "slow box" in 5 years. But still, when you look back 5 years you are likely to find that a box from back then still is quite usable today.
    So the (at least mine) idea is to pay 18 months front-up and get a box for 4 or 5 years. If you calculate 4.5 years (3 x 18 months) you basically have the VPS for one third of its normal price. Might be interesting for some, besides the psychological factor of "phew, finally a box I need not be afraid to be late in paying and finding it terminated". Nope, you pay once for 18 months and have, say some sites important to you running forever (well, kind of). The "bad" news: there evidently is no renewal for eternal systems so forget about the rebate/"bonus" system.

    Oh btw, I'll highly likely test their above mentioned cheapest VPS too over the weekend. And yes it comes with the same connectivity as this one if I'm not mistaken.

    Thanked by 1amj
  • Any yabs? :#

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    --- part 3 ---

    Finally the third and last (for today) russian VPS. This one from HostVds is a bit of a grey zone as that company has a tainted reputation because their Cloud was announced with a lot of noise and then ... pretty much nothing happened. A while later they actually went operational but there seem to have been frequent problems. But then, they sell a 1 vCore, 1 GB mem. , 10 GB NVMe (with a "50.000 IOPS" label) and 50 Mb/s VPS thingy for just 80 cents a month ... Could I, an avid hunter of dirt cheap VPS, resist that temptation? Kind of. I "resisted" by taking the next higher model for ca. $1.60/month g which offers also 1 vCore but 2 GB mem., 20 GB NVMe, and importantly, a more reasonable 200 Mb/ connectivity.
    Front up: They do not provide ISO support like the other two and only offer a couple of linux templates, plus they don't yet support snapshots and some other features, but hey, you get a quite decent spec for less than a dollar. I mention it anyway because (please don't hate me, it's just what I observed over and over again) linux "lies" about disk performance, so take the results with a grain of salt.
    Before I continue: yes I had a problem right away; their system had problems with my debian template install, so I opened a ticket - yes, they provide both their site and support in english - and the problem was resolved. Since (a few days) the box worked without any hiccups, but the ticket response was slow.

    Here's the data:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: x86_64, Model: 06/55
    OS, version: Linux 5.10.0, Mem.: 1.961 GB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/85/2
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 fma cx16
              pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave
              avx f16c rdrnd hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx pat
              pse36 rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha umip pku ospke syscall nx
              pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm lzcnt
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? Yes
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 124.9 - min 35.4 (28.3 %), max 220.4 (176.5 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 213.6 - min 204.5 (95.7 %), max 219.1 (102.6 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 212.6 - min 204.8 (96.3 %), max 216.9 (102.0 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 749.8 - min 744.6 (99.3 %), max 758.1 (101.1 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 37.4 - min 35.4 (94.7 %), max 40.2 (107.7 %)
    

    Pardon me, 124 single core might be forgivable but a spread of about 75 in both directions? Thanks, no, that's clearly overselling driven to an extreme. They support nested virtualization - that must be a joke, who on earth would put yet another layer of virtualization on such a crappy, brutally overold VPS, and mind you this isn't the 80 cents a month thingy.

    On to the "NVMe":

    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.15 - min 1.90 (88.3%), max 2.25 (104.6%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 4.05 - min 3.38 (83.5%), max 4.61 (113.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 929.23 - min 820.06 (88.3%), max 1047.65 (112.7%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 2352.23 - min 1976.68 (84.0%), max 2516.51 (107.0%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.02 - min 1.72 (85.1%), max 2.17 (107.4%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 3.51 - min 3.03 (86.3%), max 3.91 (111.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 869.48 - min 702.76 (80.8%), max 1014.55 (116.7%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 2228.58 - min 1903.97 (85.4%), max 2521.22 (113.1%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 22.34 - min 20.45 (91.5%), max 24.32 (108.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 37.02 - min 34.18 (92.3%), max 40.24 (108.7%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1337.52 - min 1184.38 (88.6%), max 1421.38 (106.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 2449.70 - min 2299.51 (93.9%), max 2700.55 (110.2%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 21.68 - min 20.19 (93.1%), max 23.39 (107.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 33.13 - min 29.93 (90.3%), max 35.91 (108.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1332.92 - min 1225.47 (91.9%), max 1398.66 (104.9%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 2436.93 - min 2283.69 (93.7%), max 2739.39 (112.4%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 116.24 - min 103.32 (88.9%), max 128.06 (110.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 124.24 - min 117.08 (94.2%), max 138.57 (111.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1229.74 - min 1133.44 (92.2%), max 1292.70 (105.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 4386.20 - min 3985.22 (90.9%), max 4614.41 (105.2%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 108.03 - min 88.84 (82.2%), max 119.89 (111.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 109.87 - min 98.08 (89.3%), max 119.06 (108.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1230.63 - min 1151.24 (93.5%), max 1271.10 (103.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 4208.47 - min 3893.48 (92.5%), max 4649.51 (110.5%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 5.55 - min 5.10 (91.8%), max 5.80 (104.4%)
    IOps             : avg 1421.57 - min 1304.82 (91.8%), max 1485.47 (104.5%)
    

    Hmm, OK, those numbers indicate that this is yet another "NVMe" in form factor only but for a SSD on a €1.50/mo VP I wont complain. After all the "NVMe" on the €11+ VPS wasn't that much better ...

    So, on to their network:

    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 84.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 100.3 (118.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 173.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 194.1 (111.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 219.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 785.5 (358.0%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 14]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 46.3 - min 30.9 (66.7%), max 77.9 (168.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 185.2 - min 185.0 (99.9%), max 185.9 (100.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 254.8 - min 185.0 (72.6%), max 1056.2 (414.5%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 7]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 12.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 34.7 (274.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 297.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 320.4 (107.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 298.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 330.3 (110.7%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 49.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 83.4 (168.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 185.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 210.9 (113.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 241.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 841.9 (348.4%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 143.4 - min 103.5 (72.2%), max 161.0 (112.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 44.9 - min 44.8 (99.8%), max 45.1 (100.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 45.2 - min 44.9 (99.3%), max 46.0 (101.7%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 63.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 81.9 (129.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 54.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 72.7 (133.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 59.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 73.5 (122.7%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 103.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 149.5 (143.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 44.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 48.2 (107.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 65.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 328.7 (505.4%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 77.8 - min 47.9 (61.5%), max 87.2 (112.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 213.7 - min 213.5 (99.9%), max 214.3 (100.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 213.7 - min 213.5 (99.9%), max 214.3 (100.3%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 4]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 55.3 (180.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 208.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 224.6 (107.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 214.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 247.6 (115.6%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 68.0 - min 39.0 (57.3%), max 83.2 (122.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 172.9 - min 166.5 (96.3%), max 181.2 (104.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 178.6 - min 166.8 (93.4%), max 191.6 (107.3%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 6]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 92.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 164.5 (177.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 42.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 73.6 (175.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 42.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 75.0 (177.3%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 74.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 140.1 (187.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 116.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 125.8 (107.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 117.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 128.3 (109.6%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 171.7 - min 159.6 (92.9%), max 181.1 (105.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.2 - min 1.0 (84.3%), max 1.7 (143.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.3 - min 1.1 (86.0%), max 1.7 (133.0%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 46.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 59.0 (126.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 135.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 158.7 (117.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 171.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 645.3 (377.1%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 115.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 150.3 (130.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 46.8 - min 46.5 (99.3%), max 49.7 (106.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 48.6 - min 46.5 (95.7%), max 61.1 (125.8%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 115.8 - min 73.8 (63.7%), max 151.0 (130.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 121.6 - min 117.4 (96.6%), max 126.6 (104.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 151.5 - min 120.8 (79.7%), max 505.6 (333.6%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 111.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 153.3 (138.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 51.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 60.0 (117.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 54.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 87.2 (160.6%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 159.8 - min 131.6 (82.4%), max 169.6 (106.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 48.3 - min 48.0 (99.4%), max 50.2 (103.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 48.3 - min 48.1 (99.5%), max 50.2 (103.9%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 52.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 82.8 (157.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 240.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 258.7 (107.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 240.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 258.7 (107.8%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 170.6 - min 165.5 (97.0%), max 174.3 (102.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 35.4 - min 35.3 (99.8%), max 35.6 (100.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 36.2 - min 35.8 (98.9%), max 36.5 (100.8%)
    

    First, once again we find that even in their home town the network actually achieves only the advertised speed minus about 10%, but hey, keep in mind that we're looking at a €1.50/mo thingy, so about 170 Mb/s within Moscow is perfectly fine. Nice surprise: the speed to DE,FRA is pretty much the same as within Moscow and NL,AMS is closely behind, nice. But wait, it gets even funnier/better. US,LAX almost 85 Mb/s which funny becaue it's on the "bad" end of the USA; that's a very decent result, as is NYC which, just like UK,LON is about 115 Mb/s! While 115 Mb/s to London from Russia is decent but not special, 115 Mb/s to NYC is noteworthy. Some other targets like e.g. SGP are quite decent too.
    Clearly this network is a winner (for the low price), which brings me to the next and final point: Assuming that the even cheaper 80 cents per month box has the same connectivity albeit limited to 50 Mb/s I think that the super-cheap thingy might actually be a nice deal for low traffic use cases like e.g. a name server; the latency is easily good enough (ca. 35 ms to FRA).

    Btw. the Oslo target being bad with all and with many failures is quite likely to do with the target not with the tested VPS.

    My resumee for today: There is no clear winner IMO but each VPS has some points on their side.
    VDSina clearly is sh_t expensive and you don't get a VPS that's adequate for the high price but you get a very decent network, kind of good vCores, an acceptable SSD (called "NVMe" by them), and excellent and unearthly fast support, albeit tending to keep answers brief and somewhat canned (they love to point to their knowledge base which however is a bit hard to navigate for non Russian speakers).
    Hosting-russia probably is my winner if there is one. Nothing is particularly great but neither is anything particularly crappy - and the prices are really low and the network kind of decent.
    HostVDS is a bit of a wild card plus their support is slow and they offer linux only (no ISOs), so for me they are the least attractive.

    Probably interesting side note: Many russian providers offer quite low-cost additional IPs; I've seen prices typically under $1/mo/IP.

    Finally, I have a lemon to award. It goes to Qwarta because they seem to be psychologically deranged. Their offers look really attractive and nice but they seem to be hardcore russian language only plus they reacted psycho when I politely requested their help because they demand a phone number for registration and apparently accept russian numbers only. Instead of reacting halfway helpful - after all I was a prospective customer - their support ("Sergey") acted almost aggressively and front-up accused me of highly likely being a bad guy with criminal intentions (I kid you not. They really said that) because why else would someone from Europe want a VPS in Russia. When I tried to explain it politely, even friendly, they got even more aggressive and told me that my explanation is, I quote, "no excuse". Sad, really sad; they seem to have really nice product but seem to employ only from mental asylums.

    Oh, and a big middle-finger to the CloudF#%! f_cktards who first annoyed me with a capture about once per minute and finally forced me to split my post to get it through their shitfuckery ("sakkurity"). Can't the NSA afford better goons?

    Thanked by 2AlwaysSkint amj
  • NeoonNeoon Member
    edited January 14

    Try some gcore.
    Can you link the offers or pm them?

  • henixhenix Member

    @drizbo said:
    Any yabs? :#

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @Neoon said:
    Try some gcore.
    Can you link the offers or pm them?

    None are special. All three are standard products. The links are:

    Thanked by 2raynor amj
  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    edited January 14

    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @jsg said:

    @Neoon said:
    Try some gcore.
    Can you link the offers or pm them?

    None are special. All three are standard products. The links are:

    I guess all Moscow? Sadly 90% of them are Moscow.

    @jsg said:
    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

    They are russian.

  • LTnigerLTniger Member
    edited January 14

    @Neoon said: They are russian.

    At their roots they are Russians indeed. 2015 they relocated to LX, probably due to government pressure to gather "extra information" about foreign clients. But their engineering and service quality is still at legendary "Russian quality". They are top premium.

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @Neoon said:

    @jsg said:
    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

    They are russian.

    "Originally started in Russia" != "they are russian".

    As I already occasionally mentioned the point is this: If anything, be it company, be it the headquarters, be it the DC is in a 14 eyes country you may,, to put it somewhat pointedly, as well ask NSA or GHCQ for a dedi or VPS.

    That said, I might anyway test one of their products because I've repeatedly heard good things about them and because some people don't care for 14 eyes.

  • AXYZEAXYZE Member
    edited January 14

    @jsg said:

    @Neoon said:

    @jsg said:
    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

    They are russian.

    "Originally started in Russia" != "they are russian".

    As I already occasionally mentioned the point is this: If anything, be it company, be it the headquarters, be it the DC is in a 14 eyes country you may,, to put it somewhat pointedly, as well ask NSA or GHCQ for a dedi or VPS.

    That said, I might anyway test one of their products because I've repeatedly heard good things about them and because some people don't care for 14 eyes.

    Yandex is registered in Netherlands so I guess its not russian either?

    Its completly normal for russian companies to be registered somewhere else, they can bypass sanctions that way.
    Gcore Labs and Yandex are russian.

    Their job offers are targeted at Russians/Belarusians
    https://gcorelabs.com/careers/cyber-security-engineer/

    They are all Russian/Belarusian
    https://www.signalhire.com/companies/g-core-labs-s-a/employees

  • AnonekoAnoneko Member
    edited January 14

    @jsg said:

    @Neoon said:

    @jsg said:
    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

    They are russian.

    "Originally started in Russia" != "they are russian".

    As I already occasionally mentioned the point is this: If anything, be it company, be it the headquarters, be it the DC is in a 14 eyes country you may,, to put it somewhat pointedly, as well ask NSA or GHCQ for a dedi or VPS.

    That said, I might anyway test one of their products because I've repeatedly heard good things about them and because some people don't care for 14 eyes.

    You can purchase services from https://ruhosting.gcorelabs.com, this site is served by its original Russian team Джи-Кор Рус / G-Core Rus (formerly SkyparkCDN). For regions outside the CIS, they offer their services as G-Core labs S.A. by default.

    From my personal experience with them, their Russian team was very responsive in tickets, but poor in actually solving problems.

    Thanked by 1jsg
  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @AXYZE said:

    @jsg said:

    @Neoon said:

    @jsg said:
    @Neoon

    Re "gcore": got that tip already a few times. Unfortunately though they seem to be a Luxembourg company (and not russian), plus they aren't particularly cheap.

    They are russian.

    "Originally started in Russia" != "they are russian".

    As I already occasionally mentioned the point is this: If anything, be it company, be it the headquarters, be it the DC is in a 14 eyes country you may,, to put it somewhat pointedly, as well ask NSA or GHCQ for a dedi or VPS.

    That said, I might anyway test one of their products because I've repeatedly heard good things about them and because some people don't care for 14 eyes.

    Yandex is registered in Netherlands so I guess its not russian either?

    Its completly normal for russian companies to be registered somewhere else, they can bypass sanctions that way.
    Gcore Labs and Yandex are russian.

    Their job offers are targeted at Russians/Belarusians
    https://gcorelabs.com/careers/cyber-security-engineer/

    They are all Russian/Belarusian
    https://www.signalhire.com/companies/g-core-labs-s-a/employees

    I get that point, but: If even just 1 element is outside of Russia and in 14-eyes territory one isn't safe anymore because 14-eyes is known to push and if needed even blackmail providers to give them what they want; hell, they even kidnap people.

    If that is of no concern, and for many it probably isn't, then just go ahead. Yes, I'll highly likely look at them and try them, but my original intent was to test pure russian providers.

  • @jsg are you russian?

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @SpeedTest said:
    @jsg are you russian?

    Меня уже поймали.

  • The results need to be put into a spreadsheet or database so comparisons can be done between providers and servers. Otherwise, the numbers are nearly useless since its your proprietary program and not something public and reproducible. Way too much opinion and commentary instead of results speaking for themselves.

  • @SpeedTest said:
    @jsg are you russian?

    Water is wet.

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @TimboJones wisdom is unlimited.

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    As promised here's the next and for the time being final round, with 4 new contenders including gcorelabs which was kind of heavily promoted by a few users, but alas turned out to be rather mediocre albeit really cheap.

    Before I present the product mini reviews I have to mention something: As you may have heard I never, nevar, accept criticism or suggestions (according to some reality ignoring morons and haters). Not that reality matters in an idiocracy, but I'll mention it anyway: Actually I have looked at and considered quite a bit of criticism and suggestions which led to quite a few enhancements and changes both in my software and in how I present results.
    Recently I considered a particularly nasty a__hole's bleating and found that for once he actually had a point (albeit of course presented in a nasty way) and since then I adapted my presentation. Similarly the other long-time obtrusive jsg hater recently surprised me with a criticism and an implicit suggestion that looked quite reasonable - et voilà today's review of multiple providers includes a small table with some basic data that might help you to quickly get the big picture. You'll find that little table near after the single reviews, along with a kind of summary.

    I examined the gcorelabs 'KVM-SSD-0 DH', ca. €1/mo (in 3-month batches, not avail. everywhere), in Yekaterinburg. ISO (incl. upload) is supported but the FreeBSD version in their standard options is v. 11 (stoneage). Their ISPmanager panel is well usable but they play weird login password games (a secure 12 digit password (min. 2c2C2D) with or without special chars is rejected and I ended up accepting their poor 8 bytes "suggestion".

    Here's the results, based on a bit over 60 runs, as usual processor and memory first:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)
    OS, version: FreeBSD 12.2, Mem.: 474 MB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/58/9
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 pcid
              sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave avx f16c
              rdrnd hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? No
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 110.2 - min 40.4 (36.7 %), max 213.2 (193.4 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 184.0 - min 166.1 (90.3 %), max 238.8 (129.8 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 187.0 - min 169.6 (90.7 %), max 238.1 (127.3 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 420.1 - min 387.0 (92.1 %), max 548.0 (130.4 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 44.7 - min 40.4 (90.5 %), max 58.1 (130.0 %)
    

    Hardware AES and random support, good. But the general performance, meee, not nice, but hey, let u keep in mind that the other candidates are much more expensive (as in "3 x the cost"), plus I give a bonus point for not hiding behind "Qemu blabla" but actually naming the CPU.

    Now, on to the disk:

    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.78 - min 2.78 (100.0%), max 2.79 (100.3%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.66 - min 2.65 (99.7%), max 2.66 (100.0%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 9.04 - min 8.94 (98.9%), max 9.11 (100.8%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 8.22 - min 8.15 (99.2%), max 8.27 (100.7%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.78 - min 2.77 (99.8%), max 2.78 (100.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.66 - min 2.65 (99.7%), max 2.66 (100.0%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 9.07 - min 9.00 (99.3%), max 9.15 (100.9%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 8.21 - min 8.12 (98.9%), max 8.28 (100.8%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 26.06 - min 25.49 (97.8%), max 26.17 (100.4%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 23.46 - min 23.32 (99.4%), max 23.54 (100.3%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 261.60 - min 258.56 (98.8%), max 266.71 (102.0%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 128.86 - min 113.82 (88.3%), max 131.98 (102.4%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 13.37 - min 12.28 (91.8%), max 13.74 (102.8%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 12.20 - min 11.11 (91.0%), max 12.64 (103.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 262.62 - min 254.71 (97.0%), max 266.08 (101.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 117.78 - min 109.23 (92.7%), max 119.22 (101.2%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 31.90 - min 30.29 (95.0%), max 32.10 (100.6%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 59.66 - min 59.20 (99.2%), max 60.01 (100.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 219.00 - min 217.63 (99.4%), max 219.69 (100.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 192.62 - min 172.68 (89.6%), max 197.49 (102.5%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 31.54 - min 31.25 (99.1%), max 31.70 (100.5%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 57.90 - min 57.27 (98.9%), max 58.18 (100.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 219.18 - min 218.28 (99.6%), max 220.66 (100.7%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 196.78 - min 194.73 (99.0%), max 197.84 (100.5%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.72 - min 2.72 (100.0%), max 2.72 (100.0%)
    IOps             : avg 696.29 - min 695.75 (99.9%), max 696.97 (100.1%)
    

    OK, I'll spill the beans right here: that's the slowest disk of the bunch. But again, we're talking about a €1/mo box ...

    Let's look at the network results:

    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.7 - min 27.9 (91.0%), max 34.2 (111.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 208.6 - min 195.1 (93.5%), max 220.9 (105.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 214.1 - min 195.1 (91.1%), max 223.7 (104.5%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 59]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 28.7 - min 27.0 (93.8%), max 31.1 (108.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 214.3 - min 211.0 (98.4%), max 215.9 (100.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 237.4 - min 214.3 (90.3%), max 1155.8 (486.9%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 33]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 9.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 21.7 (229.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 306.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 364.1 (119.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 308.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 364.1 (118.0%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 58]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 23.2 (3022.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 289.5 - min 280.6 (96.9%), max 296.8 (102.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 289.5 - min 280.6 (96.9%), max 296.8 (102.5%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 72.6 - min 63.2 (87.1%), max 83.7 (115.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 73.3 - min 68.5 (93.4%), max 79.3 (108.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 81.9 - min 70.1 (85.5%), max 104.8 (127.9%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 59.0 - min 56.6 (96.0%), max 60.5 (102.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 102.6 - min 102.3 (99.7%), max 103.6 (101.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 104.3 - min 102.3 (98.1%), max 108.3 (103.8%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 69.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 82.1 (117.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 75.3 - min 75.0 (99.6%), max 75.8 (100.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 82.3 - min 75.1 (91.2%), max 369.6 (448.8%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 35.8 (118.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 196.8 - min 181.8 (92.4%), max 252.0 (128.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 199.3 - min 181.9 (91.3%), max 252.0 (126.5%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 22.7 - min 20.1 (88.4%), max 24.7 (108.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 254.7 - min 248.9 (97.7%), max 255.9 (100.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 262.7 - min 249.4 (94.9%), max 293.0 (111.5%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 57]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 1.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 24.6 (2239.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 300.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 335.2 (111.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 300.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 335.2 (111.6%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 30]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 26.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 58.3 (216.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 57.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 119.4 (208.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 57.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 122.5 (211.7%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 42.2 - min 39.0 (92.5%), max 46.5 (110.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 159.7 - min 159.5 (99.9%), max 162.1 (101.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 159.7 - min 159.5 (99.9%), max 162.1 (101.5%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 266.9 - min 195.6 (73.3%), max 299.6 (112.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 20.2 - min 19.8 (97.8%), max 27.2 (134.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 22.0 - min 19.9 (90.6%), max 27.9 (127.0%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 33.3 - min 30.8 (92.3%), max 35.5 (106.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 190.0 - min 188.1 (99.0%), max 194.2 (102.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 232.4 - min 188.1 (81.0%), max 1456.4 (626.8%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 76.1 - min 52.0 (68.3%), max 95.0 (124.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 72.2 - min 66.2 (91.7%), max 77.2 (107.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 76.1 - min 68.6 (90.1%), max 83.3 (109.4%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 44.9 - min 40.3 (89.7%), max 49.0 (109.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 140.8 - min 134.3 (95.4%), max 147.9 (105.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 146.0 - min 136.5 (93.5%), max 152.9 (104.7%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 67.3 - min 59.8 (88.8%), max 76.3 (113.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 95.3 - min 88.9 (93.3%), max 110.5 (116.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 97.4 - min 88.9 (91.2%), max 153.5 (157.5%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 84.3 - min 71.5 (84.8%), max 91.6 (108.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 71.4 - min 70.9 (99.3%), max 77.7 (108.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 73.5 - min 70.9 (96.4%), max 82.3 (111.9%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 7]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 29.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 36.5 (123.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 183.6 - min 175.3 (95.5%), max 227.6 (124.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 189.0 - min 175.3 (92.7%), max 235.8 (124.7%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 90.2 - min 83.5 (92.6%), max 98.1 (108.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 69.9 - min 63.6 (90.9%), max 72.0 (103.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 70.2 - min 65.4 (93.1%), max 72.9 (103.8%)
    

    Nothing to write home about but actually not that bad for a €1/mo thingy. It feels like some other super-cheap russian VPS, some of which btw. are more expensive. Plus, with gcorelabs you can get VPS all over the world although, again, this super-cheap box isn't available at all locations.

    Thanked by 1amj
  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    • part 2 -

    From VpsVille I tested their 'CAMP' VPS for ca. €3/mo. Similar to gcorelabs they also offer a stoneage FreeBSD version (11), but ISO (incl. upload) is also supported. Their templated install left me with networking not working due to a nonsensical default /etc/resolv which however was easy to correct (and had to be corrected in order to update). They have their own panel but it works well and has everything needed albeit sometimes feeling uncommon/confusing at the beginning, e.g. ISO mounting via VNC console.

    Here are the results, based on about 90 runs:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Common KVM processor
    OS, version: FreeBSD 12.2, Mem.: 986 MB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 15/6/1
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, ? L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 pcid sse4_1
              sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes xsave osxsave avx hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: syscall nx lm lahf_lm
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? No
    HW RNG? No
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 144.3 - min 42.3 (29.3 %), max 251.1 (174.1 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 238.9 - min 219.5 (91.9 %), max 278.1 (116.4 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 238.7 - min 217.3 (91.0 %), max 270.1 (113.2 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 554.0 - min 538.5 (97.2 %), max 603.5 (108.9 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 50.0 - min 42.3 (84.6 %), max 54.0 (108.1 %)
    

    While this is certainly not the slowest VPS, no hardware random support? Hmmm ... Wrt performance this VPS is about mid range.

        
    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 1.85 - min 1.68 (90.6%), max 1.95 (105.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.62 - min 2.29 (87.4%), max 2.86 (109.2%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 13.08 - min 10.12 (77.4%), max 14.26 (109.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 9.64 - min 8.33 (86.4%), max 10.71 (111.0%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 1.85 - min 1.73 (93.6%), max 1.97 (106.6%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.63 - min 2.45 (93.2%), max 2.86 (108.8%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 13.82 - min 12.45 (90.1%), max 14.96 (108.2%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 9.58 - min 8.15 (85.1%), max 10.78 (112.6%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 39.00 - min 31.14 (79.8%), max 43.93 (112.6%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 29.93 - min 26.06 (87.1%), max 34.09 (113.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 726.55 - min 639.37 (88.0%), max 785.33 (108.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 81.08 - min 69.75 (86.0%), max 89.41 (110.3%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 7.53 - min 6.94 (92.1%), max 8.17 (108.5%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 5.76 - min 5.17 (89.7%), max 6.40 (111.1%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 724.42 - min 623.71 (86.1%), max 785.06 (108.4%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 70.42 - min 64.16 (91.1%), max 80.88 (114.8%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 46.17 - min 39.53 (85.6%), max 51.61 (111.8%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 94.51 - min 87.08 (92.1%), max 103.41 (109.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 579.17 - min 510.69 (88.2%), max 614.32 (106.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 107.33 - min 71.78 (66.9%), max 131.52 (122.5%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 33.44 - min 31.07 (92.9%), max 38.28 (114.5%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 50.70 - min 46.70 (92.1%), max 57.26 (112.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 576.13 - min 506.00 (87.8%), max 621.95 (108.0%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 131.84 - min 123.44 (93.6%), max 149.09 (113.1%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 6.59 - min 5.35 (81.1%), max 6.93 (105.1%)
    

    IOps : avg 1688.07 - min 1369.46 (81.1%), max 1774.45 (105.1%)

    This disk on the other hand is among the faster ones tested here and among the 2 fastest SSDs, surpassed only by an NVMe. Quite nice!

     
    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 23.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 32.6 (136.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 187.0 - min 171.8 (91.8%), max 210.0 (112.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 199.4 - min 171.9 (86.2%), max 1018.0 (510.5%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 88]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 11.5 (8396.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 11.5 (8396.8%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 7]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 28.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 34.9 (121.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 185.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 195.7 (105.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 185.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 197.4 (106.5%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 88]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 342.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 350.6 (102.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 342.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 350.6 (102.4%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 67]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 6.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 33.4 (561.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 172.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 220.6 (127.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 172.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 220.6 (127.7%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 66.4 - min 31.5 (47.5%), max 103.1 (155.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 58.3 - min 57.9 (99.3%), max 68.3 (117.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 58.5 - min 58.0 (99.1%), max 72.5 (123.9%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 56.8 - min 28.9 (50.8%), max 71.0 (125.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 76.8 - min 71.6 (93.2%), max 98.7 (128.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 77.3 - min 71.6 (92.7%), max 99.7 (129.0%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 9]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 85.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 124.2 (145.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 51.1 - min 49.9 (97.7%), max 61.8 (120.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 88.3 - min 49.9 (56.5%), max 1412.0 (1598.8%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 27.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 32.0 (117.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 193.4 - min 191.3 (98.9%), max 217.5 (112.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 196.7 - min 191.3 (97.3%), max 217.5 (110.6%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 35]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 13.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 26.4 (195.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 235.2 - min 224.2 (95.3%), max 251.7 (107.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 250.7 - min 224.2 (89.4%), max 1348.0 (537.8%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 88]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 293.8 - min 193.2 (65.8%), max 330.4 (112.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 293.8 - min 193.2 (65.8%), max 330.4 (112.5%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 43]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 31.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 76.4 (242.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 38.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 82.2 (216.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 39.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 135.9 (347.7%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 44.6 - min 28.2 (63.3%), max 53.5 (120.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 114.5 - min 113.2 (98.9%), max 121.4 (106.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 116.2 - min 113.2 (97.4%), max 127.8 (109.9%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 1660.9 - min 952.9 (57.4%), max 2394.7 (144.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.4 - min 1.3 (89.9%), max 1.8 (124.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.6 - min 1.3 (83.4%), max 7.9 (506.8%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 34.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 41.5 (121.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 159.6 - min 159.0 (99.6%), max 174.8 (109.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 173.0 - min 159.0 (91.9%), max 1346.9 (778.4%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 99.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 132.6 (133.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 48.6 - min 47.5 (97.7%), max 59.0 (121.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 63.6 - min 47.5 (74.7%), max 884.8 (1391.0%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 36.4 - min 28.7 (78.8%), max 49.8 (136.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 124.8 - min 116.7 (93.5%), max 129.8 (104.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 125.8 - min 116.7 (92.8%), max 130.0 (103.3%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 58.0 - min 25.5 (43.9%), max 92.3 (159.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 65.7 - min 47.7 (72.6%), max 68.5 (104.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 66.9 - min 65.5 (97.9%), max 100.1 (149.6%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 91.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 131.5 (143.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 38.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 42.7 (111.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 69.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 452.6 (650.6%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 14]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 20.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 28.1 (134.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 227.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 348.8 (153.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 233.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 348.8 (149.3%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 105.0 - min 41.2 (39.3%), max 150.6 (143.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 37.9 - min 37.0 (97.7%), max 41.7 (110.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 41.4 - min 37.1 (89.7%), max 84.3 (203.8%)
    

    The network is kind of funny. While clearly leading the field in local (Moscow) speed with over 1.5 Gb/s it's quite lacking pretty much anywhere else. Unless you only have visitors from the Moscow region this is not a nice network.

    The third provider is Sale-dedic whose 'MSK-Mini' forca. € 3.20/mo I tested. They offer a decent OS selection incl. a reasonably current FBSD. Their ISPmanager panel worked fine.

    Here are the results, based on about 80 runs:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)
    OS, version: FreeBSD 12.3, Mem.: 986 MB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/58/9
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 pcid
              sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave avx f16c
              rdrnd hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? No
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 114.8 - min 32.4 (28.2 %), max 207.1 (180.4 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 173.9 - min 153.3 (88.1 %), max 191.2 (109.9 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 168.7 - min 154.6 (91.6 %), max 179.6 (106.4 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 422.4 - min 385.4 (91.2 %), max 448.8 (106.3 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 38.3 - min 32.4 (84.7 %), max 42.8 (111.8 %)
    

    Also no nested virtualization but AES and random hardware support but unfortunately the performance is very similar to the gcorelabs VPS, rather poor to put it bluntly - but at about 3 times the price of gcorelabs! Meee

    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 4.38 - min 3.54 (80.8%), max 5.30 (120.9%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 4.54 - min 3.24 (71.3%), max 6.16 (135.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 13.99 - min 9.66 (69.1%), max 20.04 (143.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 12.79 - min 8.24 (64.4%), max 17.50 (136.8%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 4.68 - min 3.23 (69.0%), max 6.09 (130.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 4.58 - min 2.87 (62.7%), max 6.19 (135.2%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 13.82 - min 6.71 (48.6%), max 19.55 (141.5%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 12.80 - min 7.43 (58.0%), max 17.85 (139.4%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 37.24 - min 21.65 (58.1%), max 49.89 (134.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 42.64 - min 22.63 (53.1%), max 56.51 (132.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 513.23 - min 362.56 (70.6%), max 593.02 (115.5%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 164.12 - min 111.43 (67.9%), max 218.06 (132.9%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 5.00 - min 4.43 (88.5%), max 5.61 (112.1%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 3.65 - min 3.26 (89.4%), max 4.06 (111.3%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 378.67 - min 309.79 (81.8%), max 413.18 (109.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 159.79 - min 101.35 (63.4%), max 210.07 (131.5%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 45.05 - min 27.98 (62.1%), max 60.39 (134.1%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 96.69 - min 62.31 (64.4%), max 128.82 (133.2%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 621.46 - min 517.86 (83.3%), max 735.04 (118.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 294.42 - min 200.65 (68.2%), max 391.27 (132.9%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 29.99 - min 21.35 (71.2%), max 38.38 (128.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 42.64 - min 30.02 (70.4%), max 50.95 (119.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 601.32 - min 479.16 (79.7%), max 710.73 (118.2%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 287.07 - min 178.62 (62.2%), max 402.03 (140.0%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 6.46 - min 5.70 (88.3%), max 7.01 (108.6%)
    IOps             : avg 1652.59 - min 1459.14 (88.3%), max 1795.13 (108.6%)
         
    

    A (tiny) bit slower than the VpsVille box and quite decent SSD performance, nothing to complain about.

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    • part 3 -
    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 34.5 - min 31.5 (91.4%), max 37.4 (108.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 187.5 - min 177.5 (94.7%), max 193.8 (103.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 189.3 - min 181.6 (95.9%), max 198.8 (105.0%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 76]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.7 - min 27.4 (89.2%), max 33.4 (108.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 192.5 - min 128.2 (66.6%), max 206.6 (107.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 231.6 - min 187.6 (81.0%), max 1357.1 (585.9%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 76]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 313.9 - min 312.4 (99.5%), max 324.6 (103.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 313.9 - min 312.4 (99.5%), max 324.6 (103.4%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 69]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 2.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 22.6 (1134.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 274.6 - min 271.5 (98.9%), max 286.9 (104.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 275.0 - min 271.5 (98.7%), max 286.9 (104.3%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 110.6 - min 102.3 (92.5%), max 120.0 (108.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 49.6 - min 47.1 (94.9%), max 56.1 (113.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 56.7 - min 47.2 (83.2%), max 507.9 (895.8%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 68.7 - min 66.2 (96.4%), max 70.5 (102.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 78.4 - min 77.4 (98.7%), max 101.9 (130.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 79.1 - min 77.8 (98.3%), max 101.9 (128.8%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 108.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 125.5 (115.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 50.2 - min 49.4 (98.4%), max 59.1 (117.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 62.7 - min 49.4 (78.8%), max 679.5 (1083.3%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.4 - min 28.8 (94.8%), max 32.4 (106.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 196.7 - min 194.9 (99.1%), max 205.7 (104.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 200.7 - min 194.9 (97.1%), max 212.0 (105.6%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 22.7 - min 20.7 (91.2%), max 25.3 (111.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 237.6 - min 236.4 (99.5%), max 243.9 (102.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 248.0 - min 236.4 (95.3%), max 613.4 (247.4%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 66]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 3.1 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 27.0 (881.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 283.8 - min 205.1 (72.3%), max 307.3 (108.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 285.3 - min 205.1 (71.9%), max 313.2 (109.8%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 27]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 46.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 76.4 (163.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 48.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 86.0 (179.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 64.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 1082.0 (1675.1%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 46.5 - min 44.0 (94.7%), max 48.8 (105.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 128.8 - min 128.2 (99.5%), max 134.3 (104.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 130.4 - min 128.2 (98.3%), max 139.6 (107.0%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 1184.2 - min 844.6 (71.3%), max 1611.5 (136.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.7 - min 1.3 (76.6%), max 3.5 (206.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 2.1 - min 1.4 (66.1%), max 9.6 (453.4%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 37.4 - min 34.7 (92.8%), max 40.3 (107.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 164.1 - min 160.1 (97.6%), max 173.6 (105.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 183.3 - min 160.3 (87.4%), max 1245.3 (679.2%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 117.3 - min 98.3 (83.8%), max 128.2 (109.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 48.6 - min 48.1 (99.0%), max 51.7 (106.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 78.6 - min 48.1 (61.2%), max 1428.4 (1816.5%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 51.7 - min 46.0 (88.9%), max 57.8 (111.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 128.6 - min 120.8 (93.9%), max 140.7 (109.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 130.2 - min 120.8 (92.8%), max 140.7 (108.1%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 93.0 - min 83.5 (89.8%), max 100.7 (108.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 62.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 66.6 (106.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 63.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 75.1 (118.4%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 126.0 - min 104.4 (82.9%), max 136.2 (108.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 42.8 - min 42.3 (98.8%), max 48.4 (113.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 43.2 - min 42.3 (97.9%), max 54.6 (126.4%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 27.1 - min 24.8 (91.5%), max 28.9 (106.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 216.3 - min 215.7 (99.7%), max 221.8 (102.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 228.4 - min 215.8 (94.5%), max 249.2 (109.1%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 135.5 - min 125.4 (92.5%), max 150.5 (111.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 39.5 - min 37.3 (94.3%), max 46.3 (117.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 41.6 - min 37.5 (90.1%), max 56.6 (136.0%)
    

    Less crappy than VpsVille's network outside Moscow but still, uhm, at the low end of mediocre.

    Finally I looked at a Reg.ru VPS for ca. € 3.45/mo. They have their own panel and an ISO can be mounted but via support ticket. Their support is actually good but quite hidden away while the omni-present chat is a lobotomized useless bot. While their site is in Russian only they do have english support. And, warning, they seem to play ad email games to a degree that may be seen as spamming.

    Here are the results, based on about 50 runs:

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
    OS, version: FreeBSD 13.0, Mem.: 990 MB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/85/4
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 fma cx16
              pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave
              avx f16c rdrnd hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid mpx pat pse36
              rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha pku ospke syscall nx pdpe1gb
              rdtscp lm lahf_lm lzcnt
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? Yes
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 161.7 - min 64.7 (40.0 %), max 248.2 (153.5 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 240.7 - min 229.5 (95.3 %), max 248.5 (103.2 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 240.8 - min 229.8 (95.4 %), max 249.9 (103.8 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 954.3 - min 863.6 (90.5 %), max 987.2 (103.4 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 82.8 - min 64.7 (78.2 %), max 87.8 (106.0 %)
    

    Second best performance of the field and close to the best one, nice! Also the only VPS supporting nested virtualization - whatever sense that may or may not make on a cheap small single core VPS.

    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.78 - min 2.04 (73.4%), max 3.23 (116.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 1.75 - min 1.52 (87.0%), max 1.86 (106.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 17.67 - min 11.07 (62.7%), max 20.36 (115.2%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 16.37 - min 9.31 (56.9%), max 19.78 (120.8%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 2.70 - min 1.94 (71.7%), max 2.95 (109.1%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 2.08 - min 1.56 (74.8%), max 3.05 (146.3%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 16.47 - min 10.25 (62.2%), max 18.31 (111.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 14.78 - min 8.15 (55.2%), max 16.86 (114.1%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 23.70 - min 19.79 (83.5%), max 25.88 (109.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 27.97 - min 21.08 (75.4%), max 30.65 (109.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 825.54 - min 705.80 (85.5%), max 913.60 (110.7%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 185.59 - min 136.92 (73.8%), max 202.95 (109.4%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 5.33 - min 4.33 (81.2%), max 5.60 (105.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 4.31 - min 3.90 (90.5%), max 4.42 (102.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 800.00 - min 584.59 (73.1%), max 850.56 (106.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 173.77 - min 135.31 (77.9%), max 190.91 (109.9%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 28.98 - min 22.76 (78.5%), max 31.58 (109.0%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 65.33 - min 50.69 (77.6%), max 71.15 (108.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 722.76 - min 660.25 (91.4%), max 768.19 (106.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 665.72 - min 434.83 (65.3%), max 740.64 (111.3%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 21.25 - min 18.04 (84.9%), max 22.61 (106.4%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 33.33 - min 29.49 (88.5%), max 35.29 (105.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 712.44 - min 590.11 (82.8%), max 756.54 (106.2%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 706.36 - min 534.04 (75.6%), max 758.69 (107.4%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 5.40 - min 3.86 (71.5%), max 6.16 (114.1%)
    IOps             : avg 1382.09 - min 987.48 (71.4%), max 1576.42 (114.1%)
    

    A quite decent SSD albeit a bit higher IOPS would be nice. But then who runs high performance jobs on a cheap single core VPS ...

    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 61.3 - min 54.8 (89.5%), max 64.5 (105.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 184.0 - min 178.0 (96.7%), max 192.1 (104.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 186.6 - min 180.8 (96.9%), max 199.2 (106.7%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 51]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 55.2 - min 53.2 (96.5%), max 57.5 (104.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 191.7 - min 188.4 (98.3%), max 193.2 (100.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 191.9 - min 188.4 (98.2%), max 193.4 (100.8%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 34.9 - min 25.9 (74.4%), max 38.2 (109.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 297.4 - min 291.8 (98.1%), max 348.9 (117.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 301.7 - min 291.8 (96.7%), max 348.9 (115.6%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 55.8 - min 47.5 (85.1%), max 61.8 (110.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 223.4 - min 199.2 (89.2%), max 251.4 (112.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 239.6 - min 199.2 (83.1%), max 1085.9 (453.2%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 195.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 217.5 (111.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 49.5 - min 49.3 (99.7%), max 50.8 (102.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 50.8 - min 49.3 (97.0%), max 52.5 (103.3%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 83.5 - min 76.3 (91.5%), max 84.0 (100.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 78.0 - min 75.4 (96.7%), max 83.9 (107.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 78.2 - min 76.0 (97.2%), max 83.9 (107.3%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 182.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 223.2 (122.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 49.5 - min 48.4 (97.9%), max 57.9 (117.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 99.2 - min 48.4 (48.8%), max 1039.6 (1048.2%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 54.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 59.0 (108.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 197.8 - min 197.7 (99.9%), max 199.6 (100.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 198.7 - min 197.7 (99.5%), max 200.6 (101.0%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 3]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 40.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 45.8 (112.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 233.5 - min 233.2 (99.9%), max 235.8 (101.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 263.2 - min 233.2 (88.6%), max 1016.2 (386.0%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 35.5 (117.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 303.4 - min 293.4 (96.7%), max 318.4 (105.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 304.7 - min 297.2 (97.5%), max 318.4 (104.5%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 27]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 60.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 136.3 (224.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 40.5 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 90.3 (223.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 40.9 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 93.0 (227.5%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 93.9 - min 87.7 (93.3%), max 97.5 (103.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 122.1 - min 121.6 (99.6%), max 133.9 (109.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 123.4 - min 121.6 (98.5%), max 133.9 (108.5%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 959.3 - min 867.7 (90.5%), max 980.8 (102.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.4 - min 1.2 (83.1%), max 3.2 (221.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.5 - min 1.3 (86.6%), max 3.2 (213.1%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 67.0 - min 64.9 (97.0%), max 69.4 (103.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 154.4 - min 154.1 (99.8%), max 158.2 (102.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 195.6 - min 154.1 (78.8%), max 1384.5 (707.7%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 228.6 - min 207.5 (90.7%), max 247.2 (108.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 49.9 - min 43.8 (87.8%), max 59.7 (119.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 91.7 - min 44.1 (48.1%), max 1176.2 (1282.7%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 95.0 - min 88.7 (93.4%), max 100.5 (105.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 121.1 - min 114.7 (94.7%), max 124.6 (102.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 122.5 - min 116.0 (94.7%), max 128.0 (104.5%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 168.7 - min 155.6 (92.2%), max 179.5 (106.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 69.7 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 74.3 (106.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 70.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 76.3 (108.5%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 254.7 - min 20.2 (7.9%), max 303.1 (119.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 44.5 - min 44.3 (99.4%), max 49.2 (110.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 44.8 - min 44.3 (98.9%), max 49.2 (109.9%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 10]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 34.2 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 50.2 (146.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 229.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 275.0 (119.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 232.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 278.7 (120.2%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 251.7 - min 26.9 (10.7%), max 282.7 (112.3%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 47.9 - min 47.7 (99.6%), max 49.1 (102.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 47.9 - min 47.7 (99.6%), max 49.1 (102.5%)
    

    A nice network indeed, about on par with VDSina's.

    Thanked by 1amj
  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    • part 4 -

    Plus I tested a much cheaper VPSina VPS for ca €3.80/mo. Here are the results, based on 25 runs and without remarks because this is largely the same as the one already tested.

    Version 2.5.0, (c) 2018+ jsg (->lowendtalk.com)
    Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Common KVM processor
    OS, version: FreeBSD 13.0, Mem.: 990 MB
    CPU - Cores: 1, Family/Model/Stepping: 15/6/1
    Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
    Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
              pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid
              sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes xsave osxsave avx f16c rdrnd
              hypervisor
    Ext. Flags: fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp
              lm lahf_lm lzcnt
    
    AES? Yes
    Nested Virt.? No
    HW RNG? Yes
    
    ProcMem SC [MB/s]: avg 179.8 - min 69.2 (38.5 %), max 314.5 (175.0 %)
    ProcMem MA [MB/s]: avg 284.5 - min 163.6 (57.5 %), max 312.3 (109.8 %)
    ProcMem MB [MB/s]: avg 287.0 - min 177.0 (61.7 %), max 312.5 (108.9 %)
    ProcMem AES [MB/s]: avg 1099.4 - min 487.8 (44.4 %), max 1261.0 (114.7 %)
    ProcMem RSA [kp/s]: avg 80.9 - min 69.2 (85.6 %), max 85.3 (105.4 %)
    
    --- Disk 4 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 14.01 - min 4.21 (30.1%), max 17.47 (124.7%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 8.71 - min 3.43 (39.4%), max 10.25 (117.7%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 25.04 - min 7.57 (30.2%), max 28.62 (114.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 17.63 - min 6.76 (38.4%), max 21.37 (121.2%)
    --- Disk 4 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 14.07 - min 5.02 (35.7%), max 16.57 (117.8%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 8.89 - min 6.37 (71.6%), max 10.08 (113.4%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 24.48 - min 11.87 (48.5%), max 29.45 (120.3%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 18.54 - min 11.67 (63.0%), max 21.72 (117.2%)
    
    --- Disk 64 KB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 84.79 - min 42.24 (49.8%), max 104.16 (122.8%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 73.76 - min 35.19 (47.7%), max 88.14 (119.5%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1349.96 - min 644.72 (47.8%), max 1568.88 (116.2%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 188.19 - min 110.43 (58.7%), max 229.01 (121.7%)
    --- Disk 64 KB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 4.22 - min 3.00 (71.1%), max 5.25 (124.4%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 3.15 - min 2.12 (67.3%), max 3.83 (121.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1333.20 - min 450.58 (33.8%), max 1514.66 (113.6%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 185.37 - min 82.29 (44.4%), max 228.78 (123.4%)
    
    --- Disk 1 MB - Buffered ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 107.72 - min 46.21 (42.9%), max 130.91 (121.5%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 295.43 - min 73.40 (24.8%), max 351.31 (118.9%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1151.88 - min 611.91 (53.1%), max 1267.95 (110.1%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 451.46 - min 233.14 (51.6%), max 542.05 (120.1%)
    --- Disk 1 MB - Sync/Direct ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 40.18 - min 25.55 (63.6%), max 48.32 (120.2%)
    Write rnd. [MB/s]: avg 49.09 - min 28.24 (57.5%), max 61.18 (124.6%)
    Read seq. [MB/s]:  avg 1129.70 - min 554.69 (49.1%), max 1262.96 (111.8%)
    Read rnd. [MB/s]:  avg 450.16 - min 193.35 (43.0%), max 539.11 (119.8%)
    --- Disk IOps (Sync/Direct) ---
    Write seq. [MB/s]: avg 22.66 - min 15.06 (66.5%), max 26.31 (116.1%)
    IOps             : avg 5799.94 - min 3854.57 (66.5%), max 6736.28 (116.1%)
    
    --- Network ---
    US LAX lax.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 65.7 - min 60.6 (92.3%), max 68.0 (103.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 168.0 - min 166.5 (99.1%), max 173.1 (103.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 168.9 - min 166.5 (98.6%), max 175.0 (103.6%)
    
    NO OSL speedtest.osl01.softlayer.com [F: 24]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 0.0 (0.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 0.0 - min 0.0 (-nan%), max 0.0 (-nan%)
    
    US SJC speedtest.sjc01.softlayer.com [F: 1]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 53.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 57.2 (107.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 180.4 - min 179.5 (99.5%), max 186.7 (103.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 203.7 - min 179.5 (88.1%), max 488.0 (239.5%)
    
    AU MEL speedtest.c1.mel1.dediserve.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 28.1 - min 26.8 (95.5%), max 29.3 (104.4%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 337.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 358.3 (106.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 345.0 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 370.1 (107.3%)
    
    JP TOK speedtest.tokyo2.linode.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 30.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 43.7 (142.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 271.8 - min 271.1 (99.8%), max 274.5 (101.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 274.6 - min 271.1 (98.7%), max 292.1 (106.4%)
    
    IT MIL speedtest.mil01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 200.9 - min 165.3 (82.3%), max 212.1 (105.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 44.9 - min 44.7 (99.5%), max 46.2 (102.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 45.1 - min 44.7 (99.0%), max 46.8 (103.7%)
    
    TR UNK 185.65.204.169 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 82.2 - min 73.9 (89.8%), max 82.9 (100.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 80.4 - min 77.1 (95.9%), max 101.7 (126.4%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 80.7 - min 79.0 (97.9%), max 101.7 (126.0%)
    
    FR PAR speedtest.par01.softlayer.com [F: 5]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 162.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 216.4 (133.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 47.0 - min 46.5 (98.9%), max 49.0 (104.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 47.6 - min 46.5 (97.7%), max 49.7 (104.4%)
    
    SG SGP mirror.sg.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 60.0 - min 58.8 (98.0%), max 60.6 (101.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 185.8 - min 185.6 (99.9%), max 187.0 (100.6%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 186.0 - min 185.7 (99.8%), max 190.0 (102.1%)
    
    BR SAO speedtest.sao01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 41.4 - min 37.5 (90.5%), max 44.3 (107.0%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 230.3 - min 229.6 (99.7%), max 234.7 (101.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 253.8 - min 229.6 (90.5%), max 785.4 (309.4%)
    
    IN CHN speedtest.che01.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 38.1 - min 31.9 (83.7%), max 49.7 (130.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 259.0 - min 194.1 (75.0%), max 301.1 (116.3%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 260.3 - min 195.4 (75.1%), max 301.5 (115.8%)
    
    GR UNK speedtest.ftp.otenet.gr [F: 14]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 63.6 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 156.5 (245.9%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 28.3 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 72.4 (255.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 28.8 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 72.8 (252.6%)
    
    US WDC mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 91.5 - min 52.6 (57.5%), max 95.4 (104.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 117.4 - min 117.3 (99.9%), max 118.2 (100.7%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 117.6 - min 117.3 (99.7%), max 120.0 (102.0%)
    
    RU MOS speedtest.hostkey.ru [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 441.7 - min 434.2 (98.3%), max 444.6 (100.6%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 1.4 - min 1.2 (85.2%), max 2.0 (142.0%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 1.5 - min 1.2 (79.4%), max 2.2 (145.5%)
    
    US DAL speedtest.dal05.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 65.4 - min 61.9 (94.6%), max 69.0 (105.5%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 155.6 - min 152.5 (98.0%), max 160.1 (102.9%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 156.3 - min 152.5 (97.6%), max 160.1 (102.5%)
    
    UK LON speedtest.lon02.softlayer.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 233.3 - min 208.2 (89.2%), max 241.9 (103.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 45.0 - min 44.5 (99.0%), max 48.8 (108.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 45.0 - min 44.5 (98.9%), max 48.8 (108.5%)
    
    US NYC nyc.download.datapacket.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 94.4 - min 81.9 (86.8%), max 100.1 (106.1%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 114.5 - min 111.8 (97.6%), max 117.4 (102.5%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 118.0 - min 111.9 (94.9%), max 129.0 (109.3%)
    
    RO BUC 185.183.99.8 [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 144.9 - min 133.1 (91.8%), max 153.2 (105.7%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 73.2 - min 72.7 (99.4%), max 74.7 (102.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 76.6 - min 73.0 (95.4%), max 82.3 (107.5%)
    
    NL AMS mirror.nl.leaseweb.net [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 267.0 - min 185.8 (69.6%), max 295.7 (110.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 39.4 - min 39.2 (99.5%), max 40.5 (102.8%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 39.7 - min 39.2 (98.6%), max 41.6 (104.7%)
    
    CN HK mirror.hk.leaseweb.net [F: 2]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 41.4 - min 0.0 (0.0%), max 51.3 (123.8%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 220.1 - min 219.2 (99.6%), max 222.4 (101.1%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 223.8 - min 219.3 (98.0%), max 262.4 (117.2%)
    
    DE FRA fra.lg.core-backbone.com [F: 0]
      DL [Mb/s]:      avg 325.0 - min 305.8 (94.1%), max 329.0 (101.2%)
      Ping [ms]:      avg 33.4 - min 33.1 (99.1%), max 34.5 (103.2%)
      Web ping [ms]:  avg 33.9 - min 33.2 (98.0%), max 35.1 (103.6%)
    

    Or wait, there is something that really should be mentioned: This VPS seems to be running on the same node type it much more expensive (recently reviewed) sibling runs that is, you get basically the same processor, memory and NVMe for about 1/3 of the cost (and a smaller system obviously), but wait: If what you are after isn't a beefy VM but just decent connectivity and excellent (english speaking) support then this VPS is a nice deal.
    The kind of bad news is that comparing the 2 VPS also shows how much lottery is in the game. For example the smaller VPS actually achieves better performance that the bigger one, but oh well, that come with pretty much all VPS (as opposed to VDS, and even those aren't really fully isolated from e.g. abusers on a node).

    Unfortunately I could not test the supercheap (< €1/mo) hosting-russia VPS as planned because those are currently out of stock.

    Finally the a.m little table that might be useful as an overview.

    [VPS/provider]      AES   Nest. RNG    mem [MB], disk [GB] ca. €/mo
    gcorelabs           Y     N     Y      512       7         1.0   
    reg.ru              Y     Y     Y      1024      25        3.45
    sale-dedic          Y     N     Y      1024      10        3.20
    VDSina2             Y     N     Y      1024      30        3.80
    VPSville            Y     N     N      1024      15        3.00
    
               procMem  SC     (Spread)     MA      MB     AES    RSA  
    gcorelabs           110.2  36.7/193.4   184.0   187.0  420.1  44.7 
    reg.ru              161.7  40.0/153.5   240.7   240.8  954.3  82.8 
    sale-dedic          114.8  28.2/180.4   173.9   168.7  422.4  38.3 
    VDSina2             179.8  38.5/175.0   284.5   287.0  1099.4 80.9 
    VPSville            144.3  29.3/174.1   238.9   238.7  554.0  50.0 
    
               disk     1 MB RSb  (Spread)     4K/4T WSs (Spread)     IOPS   
    gcorelabs           262.66    99.4/100.3   2.72      100.0/100.0  696.29 
    reg.ru              722.76    91.4/106.3   5.40      71.5/114.1   1382.09
    sale-dedic          621.46    83.3/118.3   6.46      88.3/108.6   1652.59
    VDSina2             1151.88   53.1/110.1  22.66      66.5/116.1   5799.94
    VPSville            579.17    88.2/106.1   6.59      81.1/105.1   1688.07
    
               network  RU,MOS   US,LAX  US, NYC  DE,FRA  UK,LON   SG,SGP  CN,HKG
    gcorelabs           266.9    30.7    44.9     90.2    76.1     30.3    29.5     
    reg.ru              959.3    61.3    95.0     251.7   228.6    54.4    43.2
    sale-dedic         1184.2    34.5    51.7     135.5   117.3    30.4    27.1
    VDSina2             441.7    65.7    94.4     325.0   233.3    60.0    41.4
    VPSville           1660.9    23.9    36.4     105.0   99.2     27.3    20.9
    

    For the disk I used the two probably significant (to most) values, 1 MB blocks, read seq. buffered plus spread, and the 4k blocks, 4 threads, write seq. sync plus IOPS. And for the network I chose Moscow and 2 significant and well know targets each in NA, Europe, and Asia.

    Now the big question: is there a clear winner and if so who?
    While I'm quite confident that gcorelabs is quite overrated (and there are other options as well), their VPS still is the by far cheapest one in this roundup, so it shouldn't be brushed away.
    For the rest have a look at the first section which shows you what you get for your money.
    For me sale-dedics VPS falls out because you get more than double the disk space for 25 cents more from reg.ru and triple the space for 60 cents more from VDSina, although, granted, the 10 GB from sale-dedic are on a nice SSD. VpsVille even asks less for a larger disk; unfortunately their processor&memory performance isn't attractive enough, so IMO they're out, too.

    Which leaves you with VDSina and Reg.ru, one of which has a strange "bonus" concept (rather than simply giving you 6 or 8 weeks for free if you pay yearly), while the other one has a non-standard panel and tends to email spam you. Tough choice but for me playing straight and excellent support win, so for me VPSina is the winner - relatively, that is. Because frankly, Russia (unfortunately) is (not yet at least) the country where I look for "serious" VPS, and, pardon me, paying 3+ Euros for a 1 GB mem., 10 - 30 GB SSD or not exactly fast NVMe and a single (and not exactly fast) old processor with at best mediocre connectivity (outside Russia) isn't something I consider attractive, sorry. Maybe I'm spoilt by european and us-american providers but that's how I see it. YMMV.

    TL;DR Unless you absolutely need relatively good connectivity just stick to firstbyte, ihor, and the likes and pay just €10 - 15 per year for a VPS that is not worse or not much worse than those €3+/mo. VPS above.
    I love you, Russia and Russians, but regarding hosting you really need to catch up.

    Thanked by 2pbx amj
  • pbxpbx Member

    Very informative, thanks for your efforts!

    Thanked by 1jsg
  • My 2 roubles. I (and my clients) have several VPS with VDSina (now) and reg.ru (past) both. VDSina is prem with hardware and support. reg.ru is large domain corporation, VPS/dedi are just for fun. And don't expect prices in Russia to be equal to EU/US, they're up to x2 mostly and this is our normal :) When you'll understand this you'll can afford good cheap Russian VPS ;)

    Thanked by 1VayVayKa
  • ArkasArkas Member

    If I get desperate enough to go for a Russian provider, please shoot me, it means I've already lost my mind.

    Thanked by 1vimalware
  • Well, they are good, just not LET-grade mostly, so keep your mind and money ;)

  • What does the ca mean in "VPS for ca €3.80/mo"?

  • AXYZEAXYZE Member

    @TimboJones said:
    What does the ca mean in "VPS for ca €3.80/mo"?

    Short for "circa' = around

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  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker
    edited January 21

    @raynor said:
    My 2 roubles. I (and my clients) have several VPS with VDSina (now) and reg.ru (past) both. VDSina is prem with hardware and support. reg.ru is large domain corporation, VPS/dedi are just for fun. And don't expect prices in Russia to be equal to EU/US, they're up to x2 mostly and this is our normal :) When you'll understand this you'll can afford good cheap Russian VPS ;)

    I have another suspicion:

    For one, obviously one (well 85% of Russians) has to or tends to play with what one can get and/but - and more importantly IMO - Russians tend to be wonderfully feet-on-ground, while westerner tend to be more "I, I, I, need the best only!" plus they tend to be more malleable (e.g. by trend, ads, etc). Let's be honest, fact is that even "crappy stone-age" systems are in fact more than good enough for the vast majority of users and let us also remember that there was life and a working internet on this planet before SSDs were (available and) a big thing.
    A friend of mine, for example, runs a quite significant (as in "in the top 25k sites in Europe") site on a "crappy stone-age" dedi (26xxv2 or 24xx ) with mediocre SSD (not even NVMe shriek) and it's not even using half of the available system power. And there virtually never was a complaint about his site being slow (because it really isn't). And yes, he also ticks like many Russians, with a feet-on-ground and "find and use the right size (dedi/VPS) for a job" attitude - and it evidently works well.

    Here, on the other hand, I often find an attitude that looks down on e.g. a 26xxv4 system that doesn't have the fastest Samsung pro NVMe. No, no, an Epyc is the very minimum that is acceptable and actually most think if an offer doesn't have "Ryzen" in its title it's not even worth looking at.

    That's btw, why I like the Xeon 26xxv4 so much. It's damn good enough (actually close to Epyc performance in most regards) yet (comparably) dirt cheap. And it's also the reason why I don't look down on decent SSDs (as opposed to NVMes). Most of us in most cases simply don't really need what we (were driven to) think we need.

    Acordingly my grumbling above is not because some providers use SSDs or slow NVMes. Nope, it's because I don't like to get a drive called "NVMe" (possibly even with a label "50000 IOPS") when it's actually just an SSD in NVMe form factor (or a crappy SSD).

  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @Arkas said:
    If I get desperate enough to go for a Russian provider, please shoot me, it means I've already lost my mind.

    Or it may mean that you have been blocked by twitter, got shadow-banned on facebook, are called "Nazi" simply because you think that the constitution shouldn't be ignored and trampled on.
    Or maybe because you want real free speech without woke "fact checkers" going after every word you say or you want some real privacy while your western country, like. e.g. the UK, seriously plans to maim or even prohibit encryption.

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