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Shadow Hosting VPS 5 Review - Sponsored by ShadowHost
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Hello Community


I am Honey and I've been a proud owner of this VPS for a whole year(this month completes the year), and I believe for the services It has offered me, the VPS has long deserved a proper review inside out.

I'll start out by displaying the specs, the VPS is a very strong VPS offered here on P4V, in fact, It only seconds to one or two other VPSes

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
CPU Cores       : 2
Frequency       : 3399.998 MHz
Memory          : 3944 MB
Swap            : 4095 MB
Uptime          : 131 days, 6:38,

OS              : Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 4.15.0-22-generic
Hostname        : host.pvp.cool


My personal use case was mostly for game servers and web hosting, in both of which, It proved to be a great server. The game I was hosting was Minecraft, which is known to be a ram hogger, however, It was able to run even modpacks(modded mc) without any problem, that's because the CPU has good single-threaded performance then what's usually offered. I used to own VPS 9 before switching, and one of the main reasons I switched to this VPS was the location. The ping difference was half, so if you reside in Asia and don't require too much ram then this is THE VPS for you.

As mentioned, I was also using this for hosting websites, Its still hosting 2 websites for my school events, here's the stats on one of them.

Cloudflare Image Link

As you can see, 18k requests in a month, but It had no difficulties hosting that site, I had also installed a Minecraft server panel on the VPS to make it easy for my friends to start/stop the MC Server when they want to, and It always functioned without any issues.

Coming to the topic of internet connectivity, I've faced no issues with the server in that regard ever, Here's the speed test benchmark.

[Image: 8996187010.png]

Here's a location-based speed test if it interests you,

Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is 138.201.99.146

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        80.2MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          6.47MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       5.38MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       4.88MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       4.82MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Leaseweb        11.5MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          6.89MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       4.90MB/s
Taiwan                  Hinet           3.10MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         92.3MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        109MB/s

The speed varies but Its mostly up to the mark, as seen in the picture above.

About the IO part, I never really knew how to notice IO speeds and how they could affect me, but crediting the fluid performance of the server, I think these IO numbers are considered good enough.

Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 58.0 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 105 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 85.4 MB/s
Average I/O     : 82 MB/s or .08 GB/s

Another big feature of VPS 5 is the presence of a control panel, meaning I don't really need to ask the admins when I want the OS reinstalled or restart the server if needed, which is very very helpful especially when you're trying out something experimental, I believe the control panel deserves a good compliment as It always functions just like It should.


Continuing my benchmarks, here is a web server performance benchmark by ApacheBench.

root@host:~# ab -n 5000 -c 500 http://localhost:80/
This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 <$Revision: 1807734 $>
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Licensed to The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/

Benchmarking localhost (be patient)
Completed 500 requests
Completed 1000 requests
Completed 1500 requests
Completed 2000 requests
Completed 2500 requests
Completed 3000 requests
Completed 3500 requests
Completed 4000 requests
Completed 4500 requests
Completed 5000 requests
Finished 5000 requests


Server Software:        Apache/2.4.29
Server Hostname:        localhost
Server Port:            80

Document Path:          /
Document Length:        10918 bytes

Concurrency Level:      500
Time taken for tests:   0.904 seconds
Complete requests:      5000
Failed requests:        0
Total transferred:      55960000 bytes
HTML transferred:       54590000 bytes
Requests per second:    5530.71 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request:       90.404 [ms] (mean)
Time per request:       0.181 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate:          60448.94 [Kbytes/sec] received

Connection Times (ms)
             min  mean[+/-sd] median   max
Connect:        0    1   4.4      0      25
Processing:     5   37 133.8     14     879
Waiting:        3   36 133.8     14     879
Total:         11   38 137.2     14     904

Percentage of the requests served within a certain time (ms)
 50%     14
 66%     14
 75%     15
 80%     16
 90%     21
 95%     30
 98%    879
 99%    892
100%    904 (longest request)

As you can see, Apache handled 5000 requests in under a second, that's how blazingly responsive it is!


GeekBench V3: https://browser.geekbench.com/geekbench3/8841733

ByteUnix Benchmark:

========================================================================
  BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)

  System: host.pvp.cool: GNU/Linux
  OS: GNU/Linux -- 4.15.0-22-generic -- #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018
  Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
  Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
  CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (6800.0 bogomips)
         x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
  CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (6800.0 bogomips)
         x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET
  05:26:10 up 131 days,  8:38,  1 user,  load average: 1.33, 0.71, 0.43; runlevel 2019-09-21

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Jan 31 2020 05:26:10 - 05:56:00
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       45166567.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3680.2 MWIPS (15.2 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5052.6 lps   (29.3 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        792222.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          205818.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2272534.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1128459.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 129301.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12266.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12028.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2291.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         804499.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   45166567.3   3870.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3680.2    669.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5052.6   1175.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     792222.0   2000.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     205818.6   1243.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2272534.6   3918.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1128459.6    907.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     129301.3    323.3
Process Creation                                126.0      12266.9    973.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12028.1   2836.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2291.8   3819.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     804499.6    536.3
                                                                  ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1383.6

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Jan 31 2020 05:56:00 - 06:25:50
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       88400419.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7443.9 MWIPS (14.7 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               9482.7 lps   (29.4 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1439935.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          377826.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3920139.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2213643.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 461052.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              20557.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  15795.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2436.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1502388.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   88400419.9   7575.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7443.9   1353.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       9482.7   2205.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1439935.5   3636.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     377826.7   2282.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3920139.4   6758.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2213643.4   1779.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     461052.5   1152.6
Process Creation                                126.0      20557.1   1631.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      15795.2   3725.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2436.4   4060.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1502388.0   1001.6
                                                                  ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2515.9

Conclusion

All in all, I beleive this VPS has been a great opportunity for me to be able to learn and experiment on Linux environment and being able to host game servers for my friends, I've been very thankful to Post4VPS Community and ShadowHost for providing us this amazing machine, and I hope that I'll continue to learn more on this VPS. I was planning on installing WordPress next and tinkering with that to perhaps start my own blog, and of course host my friends server where most of the resources are used. If I were to rate this VPS out of 10, It will probably get 11!

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#2
@Honey, congratulations on owning such a great VPS for almost an year! Wow that's really a long period.
This is such a wonderful review, hope someone find this as useful.
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#3
(01-31-2020, 06:09 PM)jagathks Wrote:  @Honey, congratulations on owning such a great VPS for almost an year! Wow that's really a long period.
This is such a wonderful review, hope someone find this as useful.

@jagathks  This post doesn't contribute anything to the review of the VPS and is therefore considered an off-topic post. If you want to congratulate and thank someone for a review, then please use the "rate" button to do that.  Do not post thank you notes in a review or in any other discussion as posts like that are considered off-topic posts and will be removed from the Forum.  

I'll let it through this once as a warning, but any similar posts like this one that doesn't make a contribution to the topic of the discussion will be removed from the Forum.
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Thank you to Post4VPS and VirMach for my VPS 9!  I'm finally up and running again after the upgrade to KVM.
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Nice review. Glad to know that this VPS 5 really has good ping results for Asia users, and you are highly satisfied with it.

@Honey I would suggest you to hide the public IP address from the benchmark result though. Smile


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