[avoid] ChicagoVPS dedicated, fake dedicated, huge packet loss
Can't find review for their dedicated service, think I'd post about my experiences using Chicago VPS dedicated.
Hope this can be a warning for the next person to avoid them.
Okay, I am cheap, so I signed up for the 25% off deal.
Intel Xeon E3-1240V3 2 x 3.4GHz 8GB 200GB HDD 10TB $25/mo
The main use of this machine is to do some data analysis(python pandas etc). No data stored, this is only a computation node, so I am not worried about losing data.
EDIT: I was expecting 1/2 of E3-1240v3 which is 2 cores. This QEMU CPU, I don't know what real hardware it is.
Correction: sysbench on 1 thread shows 2x performance of $5 DO. two thread is 4x. My bad to miss it.
It is a VPS, not dedicated. Performance is not great, definitely not a "E3-1240V3"
sysbench performance is about 2x of a $5 digitalocean node.
processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 13 model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) stepping : 3 microcode : 1 cpu MHz : 3400.014 cache size : 4096 KB physical id : 0 siblings : 1 core id : 0 cpu cores : 1
Problem 2: Network unstable
Huge packet loss, using internet on the VPS is such a pain.
Takes me on-average 5 tried to sign into SSH.
YUM install program fails, wget slow/fail
Anything that touches the internet is very unstable.
NSLOOKUP takes 1~2 sec on average. Tried all different nameservers, none can be reached reliably (Mon Oct 24 00:35:42 EDT 2016)
time nslookup yahoo.ca Server: 188.8.131.52 Address: 184.108.40.206#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: yahoo.ca Address: 220.127.116.11 Name: yahoo.ca Address: 18.104.22.168 Name: yahoo.ca Address: 22.214.171.124 real 0m2.031s user 0m0.001s sys 0m0.003s