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Cobalt Host - VPS 5 - By RickB
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Cobalt Host VPS 5 review from Post4VPS.com


Introduction
During the 4th giveaway of Post4VPS.com, Dynamo gave me an VPS from package VPS5. I were really thankful since the specs are quite good. Unfortunately the network and the I/O were slow at the beginning. Even too slow to even use it. I now make a review since those are improved now, but I don't know when they are bad again...


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Specifications-


Disk Space 50 GB
RAM: 2 GB RAM
IP Addresses: 1x IPv4
Virtualization: VMWare
Monthly Traffic: Unlimited
Location: [Image: ca.gif] Canada
Control Panel: Cobalt Panel
Connection: 100 MBit/s
Provided by: CobaltHost
Terms: TOS
Requirements: Backlinks to CobaltHost and Post4VPS are required.


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Benchmarks
 
FreeVPS Benchmark Script V2 made by Hidden Refuge


[email protected]:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh && sh bench.sh
--2016-01-12 14:24:04--  http://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh
Resolving freevps.us (freevps.us)... 198.57.47.101
Connecting to freevps.us (freevps.us)|198.57.47.101|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh [following]
--2016-01-12 14:24:04--  https://freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh
Connecting to freevps.us (freevps.us)|198.57.47.101|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16711 (16K) [text/plain]
Saving to: âbench.shâ

100%[======================================>] 16,711      --.-K/s   in 0.07s

2016-01-12 14:24:05 (228 KB/s) - âbench.shâ saved [16711/16711]

Benchmark started on Tue Jan 12 14:24:05 EST 2016
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5335  @ 2.00GHz
CPU Cores       : 2
Frequency       : 2000.071 MHz
Memory          : 2001 MB
Swap            : 953 MB
Uptime          : 12 min,

OS              : Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.13.0-32-generic
Hostname        : ubuntu


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is 104.233.XXX.XXX

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        9.50MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          3.30MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       4.50MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       5.20MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       1.33MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       5.30MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          3.04MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       1.82MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         893KB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        2.95MB/s
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Well, the speeds aren't that good. But I don't feel I have to complain about those, since they also aren't that bad.

Speedtest.net


[email protected]:~# speedtest-cli --share
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from KW Datacenter (104.233.XXX.XXX)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by Source Cable Ltd (Hamilton, ON) [54.03 km]: 34.505 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 127.03 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 75.05 Mbit/s

Image proof

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I/O Speed


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 8.3 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 37.9 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 40.6 MB/s
Average I/O     : 28.9333 MB/s
Yup, those speeds are still very low...

Control Panel

The control panel of Cobalt Host is quite simple. Actually just like CloudAtCost. Since even the code is very similar I won't be surprised if it's the CAC reseller panel. The looks aren't that good. However it gets the job done!

Suggestions

Fix the I/O and stable up- / downlink.


Final Ratings
The VPS is good enough for testing things. Totally not suitable for running a production environment! Although I would never host an production at a free VPS, but still..

Final Rating 5/10


Special thanks to TrK, since I used his review as a "template" for mine.
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Pretty nice review RickB clean and simple hope they will fix your issues shortly. Good work dear. But one thing you publicly not need to display your IP you need to made it hidden or replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX or just hide some numbers or blocks.
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#3
(01-13-2016, 08:32 AM)TrK Wrote: Pretty nice review RickB clean and simple hope they will fix your issues shortly. Good work dear. But one thing you publicly not need to display your IP you need to made it hidden or replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX or just hide some numbers or blocks.

I only showed the first 2 blocks? To verify that they resell CAC servers. You can have your own opinion based on that said.
#4
(01-13-2016, 01:05 PM)RickB Wrote:
(01-13-2016, 08:32 AM)TrK Wrote: Pretty nice review RickB clean and simple hope they will fix your issues shortly. Good work dear. But one thing you publicly not need to display your IP you need to made it hidden or replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX or just hide some numbers or blocks.

I only showed the first 2 blocks? To verify that they resell CAC servers. You can have your own opinion based on that said.
are you sure you hide your IP see here **removed** you have not changed your IP in speedtest results.
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#5
(01-13-2016, 01:12 PM)TrK Wrote:
(01-13-2016, 01:05 PM)RickB Wrote:
(01-13-2016, 08:32 AM)TrK Wrote: Pretty nice review RickB clean and simple hope they will fix your issues shortly. Good work dear. But one thing you publicly not need to display your IP you need to made it hidden or replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX or just hide some numbers or blocks.

I only showed the first 2 blocks? To verify that they resell CAC servers. You can have your own opinion based on that said.
are you sure you hide your IP see here http://puu.sh/mu7Ey/bd977f6b1d.png you have not changed your IP in speedtest results.
Oops! Fixed Smile
#6
Hello RickB,
has this problem persisted yet?
I am planning to get a Cobalt VPS 5 :/
VIP Linux VPS 2$/month (25$/year 60$/2 years)
1 GB RAM 20 GB Storage 500 GB Bandwidth(50Mbit) 1 core 1 IPv4 1 IPv6
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#7
Nope. I would choose a different server. Cobalt is very bad quality.
#8
(01-14-2016, 10:43 AM)RickB Wrote: Nope. I would choose a different server. Cobalt is very bad quality.

Oops, which one do you recommend to me?
about 1GB RAM and support Windows!
VIP Linux VPS 2$/month (25$/year 60$/2 years)
1 GB RAM 20 GB Storage 500 GB Bandwidth(50Mbit) 1 core 1 IPv4 1 IPv6
facebook.com/SnoOpyMinhThang
snoopy-xserver.com
#9
(01-14-2016, 10:51 AM)SnoOpy Wrote:
(01-14-2016, 10:43 AM)RickB Wrote: Nope. I would choose a different server. Cobalt is very bad quality.

Oops, which one do you recommend to me?
about 1GB RAM and support Windows!

That's totally up to you. 1GB must be enough to run a fine installation of Windows when not doing the most intensive tasks, but some more would be nice. Only other thing you have to think of is that the virtualization method is Xen, VMWare or KVM. OpenVZ does not support Windows or BSD.
#10
(01-14-2016, 10:43 AM)RickB Wrote: Nope. I would choose a different server. Cobalt is very bad quality.

I can't even get VNC anymore.
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