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HostSailor KVM 1GB (Seaman) VPS Review
#1
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KVM - 1GB RAM (Seaman) VPS Review
Review from FreeVPS.us



Intro
I recently acquired a decent KVM VPS from HostSailor, a 2-year-old web hosting company (providing VPSs as well as very cheap dedicated servers) that is rapidly growing and owns all of its hardware. They have donated to the CentOS-WebPanel project and their name is shown on their site (http://centos-webpanel.com/noc-partner-list). So, here's the review!!

Side Note: Their SolusVM images are pretty much stock images with no changes at all, whatsoever.
Second note: Even though it says there is swap, there is none because it's KVM.


Specs
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB HDD
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 1 Gbit Port
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 address
  • Unlimited IPv6 addresses
  • Romania
  • KVM
Those specs aren't bad! And those Unlimited IPv6s are nice however you do not see them in SolusVM.
It has an average amount of RAM, and HDD space. 4 CPU cores is immensely useful when you're doing certain things. A 1Gbps uplink with 1TB bandwidth is also good. It's also nice being in the Romania, however some network latency is caused by me being in Detroit, Michigan. And, it's KVM!!!!



General Info
From lscpu
Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                4
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             4
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 13
Stepping:              3
CPU MHz:               2399.996
BogoMIPS:              4799.99
Hypervisor vendor:     KVM
Virtualization type:   full
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              4096K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3
CPU:  Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 @2.40Ghz (http://ark.intel.com/products/83352/Inte...e-2_40-GHz)
Number of cores: 4
Processor ID:  GenuineIntel
L1 Instruction Cache:  32KB
L1 Data Cache:  32KB
L2 Cache:  4096KB (4MCool
L3 Cache:  15MB
 
Memory: 1024MB
Swap:  N/A for KVM machine

 
OS: CentOS release 6.6 (Final)
Architecture: x86_64 (64 bit)




Network
Like I said, this is a server in Romania and I have quite a bit of latency (~400ms), even with my decent internet (30Mbps down, 10Mbps up). Speedtest.net:
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See how HostSailor is an ISP? There you go, they own their own hardware. Their speeds are incredibly fast, even with a ST server that's 50 miles away. Their network is very reliable, with no downtime or even slowdown at all.
Now, for the FreeVPS benchmark script:
Benchmark started on Thu Nov 26 18:25:12 EST 2015
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor       : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
CPU Cores       : 4
Frequency       : 2399.996 MHz
Memory          : 996 MB
Swap            : 1023 MB
Uptime          : 1:37,

OS              : CentOS release 6.6 (Final)
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 2.6.32-504.23.4.el6.x86_64
Hostname        : --Redacted for Security Reasons--


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is --Redacted for Security Reasons--

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        53.3MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          13.1MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       8.97MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       7.43MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       7.29MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       11.8MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          7.03MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       5.74MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         22.8MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        40.1MB/s

Download speeds are good, however as you may have noticed, the farther away the server is the slower the speeds are. The NL server has a surprising 40MB/s.



Disks
More from the FVPS BM script.


Disk Speed
----------
I/O (1st run)   : 611 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 573 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 553 MB/s
Average I/O     : 579 MB/s
The I/O is quite high for a regular old HDD.

Now for: dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.3053 s, 823 MB/s
Again over performing for an HDD, 823MB/s is faster than even an SSD!!

df -h:
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vda1        39G  1.8G   35G   5% /
tmpfs           499M     0  499M   0% /dev/shm

Now, with those tests you can clearly tell that their disks are blazingly fast, even faster than the 2 Intel 480GB SSDs (RAID1) in my NAS!




CPU
This VPS comes with a decent quad core 2nd gen Xeon processor running at 2.40GhZ. This processor WILL NOT be killed by ANY amount of stressing (bitcoin miners?)
Info from lscpu:

Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                4
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             4
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 13
Stepping:              3
CPU MHz:               2399.996
BogoMIPS:              4799.99
Hypervisor vendor:     KVM
Virtualization type:   full
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              4096K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3



Control Panel
This VPS comes with SolusVM:
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It does not lack in features, however the interface is not as good as Virtualizor in my opinion.


Conclusion
This VPS is very good, with high I/O speeds, a bunch of fast CPU cores, and decent amount of RAM. There could be more RAM, however for the price it is a very good deal!

Thanks for reading this, and have a great day Smile
#2
No doubt Hostsailor is nice Host for VPSs also their Speed is awesome. And they are an ISP as they have their own ASN IP ranges thats by they are an ISP.
Karatekidmonkey your review is really a nice review also your VPS but you made a mistake you revealed your IP in FVPS bench script then try to hide it in Images.

Quote:Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is XXX.XXX.XX.XXX

See i highlighted that IP with bold tag, once you fix that tell me i ll remove that IP from my post.
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#3
Did you get it for free or paid?
If paid, please mention the cost?
#4
(11-27-2015, 02:58 PM)Sagnik Sasmal Wrote: Did you get it for free or paid?
If paid, please mention the cost?

Paid, it's $6.99/month.
But hey, if there's a regular mechanical HDD with ~900MB/s I/O, why not!
#5
(11-27-2015, 04:26 PM)karatekidmonkey Wrote:
(11-27-2015, 02:58 PM)Sagnik Sasmal Wrote: Did you get it for free or paid?
If paid, please mention the  cost?

Paid, it's $6.99/month.
But hey, if there's a regular mechanical HDD with ~900MB/s I/O, why not!

You didn't pay for it?

This is in the second line of the post:
"From FreeVPS.us"
#6
(12-01-2015, 08:41 PM)RickB Wrote:
(11-27-2015, 04:26 PM)karatekidmonkey Wrote:
(11-27-2015, 02:58 PM)Sagnik Sasmal Wrote: Did you get it for free or paid?
If paid, please mention the  cost?

Paid, it's $6.99/month.
But hey, if there's a regular mechanical HDD with ~900MB/s I/O, why not!

You didn't pay for it?

This is in the second line of the post:
"From FreeVPS.us"

No, I did pay for it.
From FreeVPS.us means that I copied the review over to here (I wrote it on FVPS too).


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