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KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep
edited May 2012 in Offers

Hello, I'll keep this short. We've built a test KVM node to play with an want some help testing it so here we are. We have 5 of each option: 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB (all come with 5GB of disk space and 100GB of bandwidth to play with).

This is for testing only, these are not on production servers and do not have everything our public release will have (assuming we decide to offer KVM after testing is done). Right now we only offer 3 ISOs (Debian 6, CentOS 5.8, and Arch Linux), do not ask for more as we are not adding more in our test environment.

All VPSs last 14 days after order and we will manually provision orders to prevent abuse (I will process orders when I have time, it may be a few hours before I return to my PC so I apologize for the wait). Not all orders will be processed either so we apologize if your order does not make it. Thanks for your help! Any feedback you can provide would be appreciated!

Thanked by 1djvdorp


  • I signed up.

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Patron Provider, Veteran

    Just ordered one. Will post results of some testing in a couple of hours. :)

  • AsadAsad Member

    Placed an order, happy to help test it.

  • zhuanyizhuanyi Member

    Only 128MB is available and just grabbed one :)

  • TaylorTaylor Member

    Got a 128, would of been nicer for something larger but am very happy to test this (:

  • WilliamWilliam Member

    order'd :)

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @KuJoe said: CentOS 5.8, and Arch Linux

    Not enough ram to install CentOS (the 512mb will work) and Arch is for Hipsters :P

    Thanked by 1Francisco
  • InfinityInfinity Member, Host Rep

    @liam said: Taylor, 128mb is plenty to play with!


    @liam said: I've ordered too...

    Me too.

  • yomeroyomero Member

    Out of stock xDDD

  • @miTgiB said: Not enough ram to install CentOS (the 512mb will work) and Arch is for Hipsters :P

    Arch is a nightmare to get working with propriety drivers.

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Host, Host Rep, Veteran

    @miTgiB said: Arch is for Hipsters :P

    Quote of the year, I love it

  • Damnit, all taken :/

  • netomxnetomx Moderator, Veteran

    @yomero said: Out of stock xDDD

    128 yeah, but I have just ordered 256.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep
    edited May 2012

    Wow, I think like 90% of the sign-ups are from overseas (and mostly from the UK). I'm going to cancel the remaining orders and will open up some more for US and CA users since we only got 1 of each. LoL.

  • Thanks, Just signed up, I'm from the US!

    Hope I get accepted.

  • TaylorTaylor Member

    @liam said: 128mb is plenty to play with!

    It is considering that my other plan with them is 32mb :P

  • Nice disk IO:
    (booted from the arch iso, waiting on my cent6 32 bit disk image to upload, at 1mpbs)

  • I also ordered one. LOVE IT :D

  • ivpsivps Member
    edited May 2012

    Just order one, in fact, I like KVM, and I would like to have a 64M RAM VPS for a vpn server.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep
    edited May 2012

    @dmmcintyre3 said: Nice disk IO

    Thanks. We hope it will be even better on our production server (6 drives instead of 4).

  • JoeMeritJoeMerit Veteran

    Thanks!, looks like a great way for people to test your new network location out as well.

  • I keep getting authentication failed when connecting to VNC.

  • netomxnetomx Moderator, Veteran

    Wow, I've never used VNC for CD install... nice!

  • InsidieaInsidiea Member
    edited May 2012

    @netomx said: Wow, I've never used VNC for CD install... nice!

    Yeah, this is my first time too!

  • netomxnetomx Moderator, Veteran

    Update 1: Apt-getting, super fast, very nice @KuJoe !

  • Truly amazing I/O

    root@FSTEST:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.17835 s, 493 MB/s

  • netomxnetomx Moderator, Veteran
    edited May 2012

    Update 2:

    Using apache2, php, mysql, and Magento:

    free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           247        220         27          0         29        100
    -/+ buffers/cache:         90        157
    Swap:          258          0        258



    pre>ps ax
    1 ? Ss 0:00 init [2]
    2 ? S 0:00 [kthreadd]
    3 ? S 0:00 [migration/0]
    4 ? S 0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    5 ? S 0:00 [watchdog/0]
    6 ? S 0:00 [migration/1]
    7 ? S 0:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
    8 ? S 0:00 [watchdog/1]
    9 ? S 0:00 [events/0]
    10 ? S 0:00 [events/1]
    11 ? S 0:00 [cpuset]
    12 ? S 0:00 [khelper]
    13 ? S 0:00 [netns]
    14 ? S 0:00 [async/mgr]
    15 ? S 0:00 [pm]
    16 ? S 0:00 [sync_supers]
    17 ? S 0:00 [bdi-default]
    18 ? S 0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
    19 ? S 0:00 [kintegrityd/1]
    20 ? S 0:00 [kblockd/0]
    21 ? S 0:00 [kblockd/1]
    22 ? S 0:00 [kacpid]
    23 ? S 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
    24 ? S 0:00 [kacpi_hotplug]
    25 ? S 0:00 [kseriod]
    28 ? S 0:00 [kondemand/0]
    29 ? S 0:00 [kondemand/1]
    30 ? S 0:00 [khungtaskd]
    31 ? S 0:00 [kswapd0]
    32 ? SN 0:00 [ksmd]
    33 ? S 0:00 [aio/0]
    34 ? S 0:00 [aio/1]
    35 ? S 0:00 [crypto/0]
    36 ? S 0:00 [crypto/1]
    167 ? S 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
    168 ? S 0:00 [khubd]
    170 ? S 0:00 [ata/0]
    171 ? S 0:00 [ata/1]
    172 ? S 0:00 [ata_aux]
    174 ? S 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
    175 ? S 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
    212 ? S 0:01 [kjournald]
    276 ? S

  • dmmcintyre3dmmcintyre3 Member
    edited May 2012

    Installed CentOS 6 (In ~8.4 min), now to do some more tests.


    If you want to use that disk image, it's at Just rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and remove the mac address line in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 then reboot to fix networking. If DHCP doens't work, you'll have to set up networking manually. Root password for the disk image is "temp-pass" without quotes. Be sure to change that after rebooting.

  • netomxnetomx Moderator, Veteran

    and the usual I/O

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/tmp bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.09455 s, 347 MB/s
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