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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @FieldMoose said: Too slow to even operate (i.e. actually ssh in)

    doesn't seem so bad my node....

  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Patron Provider
    edited May 2012

    Mine was deployed in about 3,5 hours after signup on node2 as well. Let's play around with it :)

    EDIT: Pretty zippy so far.

    EDIT2: Interesting. Network speed isn't great, but very acceptable. There is absolutely zero SSH lag, which is a first for me.

    Thanked by 2netomx TheHackBox
  • tuxtux Member
    edited May 2012

    My lunch is usually some kind of meat (chicken, pork, beef) with potatoes or rice, some sauce and vegetables (peas and carrots mostly) for around 2-3€ at my university's cafeteria.

    In there (Finland) pricing is very similar and typical food list seems like this.

    @Chronic said: Free education for the win! Hooray!

    Studying in university in Finland is free (only if you are from EU/EFTA) but you must pay membership fee (about 100 €/year) to student union one time per year.

  • joepie91joepie91 Member, Patron Provider
    [email protected]:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5630  @ 2.13GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency :  266.664 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 128 MB
    Total amount of swap : 640 MB
    System uptime :   6:38,       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 9.11MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 1.82MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 1.02MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 2.13MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 7.44MB/s 
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 3.80MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 229KB/s 
    Write failed: Broken pipe

    The broken pipe is most likely because I didn't do anything in that terminal and some tests took too long to complete, so the SSH session died. It seems the network speed isn't particularly bad, and I think the issue is mostly with very strong fluctuations in speed.

    Not bad at all for a free VPS.

  • @yomero said: Well, I can't remember if "guest" users were able to submit tickets.

    After submitting your order, your account should have been created...

  • yomeroyomero Member

    @Legendlink said: After submitting your order, your account should have been created...

    o_O
    I guess you are right :P

  • NevilNevil Member
    edited May 2012

    My VPS on Node2 is acting up (up/down and so on).

    Atleast reinstallation works but then the VPS won't come back and their SolusVM is insanely slow for some reason.

    As always Node2 went down on sunday again :(.

    http://www.host1free.com/forum/vps-technical-support/7606-vps-wont-boot.html

  • DomDom Member

    My instance got deployed on Node4 and apart from an initial delay in getting the VPS booted, it's been pretty decent for a free service. Only issue i can see is the incorrect clock; adjusting the timezone still puts it about 2hrs a few minutes out - guessing this can't be corrected from within the container, rather it has to be done on the host?.

  • jcalebjcaleb Member

    i did "apt-get update" and not yet finished after 15min. is there a way to make that fast?

  • Mon5t3rMon5t3r Member

    @jcaleb said: i did "apt-get update" and not yet finished after 15min. is there a way to make that fast?

    better try this step for any busy directory http://www.chrisnewland.com/using-linux-tmpfs-to-reduce-disk-writes-for-power-saving-and-longer-cf-lifespan-186

    Thanked by 1jcaleb
  • djvdorpdjvdorp Member

    @joepie91 said: The broken pipe is most likely because I didn't do anything in that terminal and some tests took too long to complete, so the SSH session died. It seems the network speed isn't particularly bad, and I think the issue is mostly with very strong fluctuations in speed.

    Try running it with GNU screen next time, so you can disconnect and it will be resumable afterwards ;)

  • Mine was down for most of the night after I got it, but now it's up and seems to be working well. Performance is generally in line with what everyone else has advised.

  • NevilNevil Member

    Node2 is back online!

  • yomeroyomero Member

    So, definitively I won't order... :|

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    Well @yomero , mine is nice let me tell you

  • sandrosandro Member
    edited May 2012

    I'm on node2, it goes offline very often,
    ssh hangs too

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator
    edited May 2012

    i'm on node 2, and it is stable =/

    edit: yeah it is lagging, but not offline

  • yomeroyomero Member

    So, lagging
    Not worth the trouble :P

    Thanked by 1netomx
  • NightNight Member

    I think the only useful free VPS has been Amanah Tech's offer

  • DomDom Member

    @Night said: I think the only useful free VPS has been Amanah Tech's offer

    Are they still doing this offer? (can't see anything on their site)

  • proteusproteus Member

    With such an offer, it is only a matter of days before their nodes are abused. I would treat these as unstable until they get some checks and balances in place.

  • NightNight Member

    @Dom It used to be here https://support.amanah.com/cart.php?gid=14 but it isn't anymore.

  • u4iau4ia Member

    node7
    image

  • u4iau4ia Member
    edited May 2012

    And just for comparison, node vps3 at Amanah:
    image
    (the 12 day uptime is from a reboot that I did, uptime is very stable on their end.)

    *edited to show correct I/O speed

  • JeffreyJeffrey Member

    I remember when Host1Free Offered 3 month trial VPS's and you had to pay $1 to activate it. Just signed up for this offer, might use it for DNS or backups.

  • vahevahe Member

    @u4ia said: And just for comparison, node vps3 at Amanah:

    Your io speed ]for Amanah is incorrect. You exceed your quota during dd and the reported output is incorrect. Check the free space you have with df -h and run a test again with file size that is less than the free space you have by reducing the count, eg: dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k conv=fdatasync

    Thanked by 1u4ia
  • NightNight Member

    @vahe Here's the result with your corrections on my Amanah VPS:

    It is still decent for being completely free.

    CPU model :    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
    Number of cores : 4
    CPU frequency : 2394.063 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 128 MB
    Total amount of swap : 0 MB
    System uptime :   36 days, 10:16,
    Download speed : (10.4MB/s)
    I/O speed : 46.9MB/s
  • vahevahe Member

    @Night said: It is still decent for being completely free.

    Agree, I'd say Host1Free's io is also decent for being free.

  • proteusproteus Member
    edited May 2012

    node5

    image

  • u4iau4ia Member
    edited May 2012

    @vahe said: You exceed your quota

    Quite right, sir, thanks. I forgot there is not enough space for the standard dd :)
    Corrected stat: 49.0 MB/s
    I also edited my original post with an updated screen shot.

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