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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by Matt S., Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Matt S.

    Matt S. New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've spent the past month shopping around for the perfect VPS plan, and wound up doing a lot of testing (all Centmin Mod based, also using Centminbench). I published my results today if anybody's interested: 2018 Budget VPS Survey

    I'd love any comments or criticisms, as it's been a lot of fun!
     
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    Nice Information.
    (y)
     
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  3. bassie

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    Thanks @Matt S. Great review!
    To bad that ssdnodes is north america only.

    Fully agree with you: Webfaction was gold in the old days.
    I have been a member for years, until they replaced the rock solid Amsterdam Softlayer servers with
    crappy unstable UK shit from their own parent company.
     
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  4. eva2000

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    Very nice review @Matt S. alot of work, time and $$$ went into those I see (y)

    Don't know how you managed to get Linode Fremont location with Xeon Gold 6148 cpu - been trying for ages and never managed to land on such a host node - been mainly landing on E5-2680v2/v3 and E5-2697v4 myself.
     
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  5. Matt S.

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    @eva2000 Dumb luck, I guess! My user account there was so old I had to first convert to hourly billing to do anything with it.

    Thanks for the kind words!
     
  6. bassie

    bassie Well-Known Member

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    Please, do not pin too much to a processor.

    I had several Linode gold's VPS servers in London.
    But quietly. one by one they fall away because after maintenance on the node.
    You are automatically migrated to an older server, with a little bad luck.
     
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    @Matt S. do you know a Webfaction spin off?
    there was a French provider of similar python hosting at the time?
     
  8. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Woah that's ancient !
    Yeah that's one of the downsides with Linode right now - not having some certainty around cpu models you end up with. Vultr did the right thing in guarantee specific plans having Skylake cpus at least. Though Upcloud San Jose datacenter has all been Xeon Gold 6136 Skylake for me. So good for testing when I need guranteed Xeon Skylake cpus i.e. GCC/Clang compiler testing.
     
  9. Matt S.

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    Sounds interesting but no, I've not heard of any Webfaction spinoff.
     
  10. bassie

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    it may seem silly but I even consider taking an account again with Webfaction or if possible Webfaction like.
    Webfaction was the best for set and forget projects.

    And I still have a few try-outs that I do not want on a VPS.
    Every recommendation is welcome. Functional and price just like at Webfaction please.
     
  11. Matt S.

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    I've not found any shared host that's remotely similar to Webfaction, and its performance is still strong as long as high CPU comes in short bursts. (I just don't like GoDaddy.)

    The closest I've been able to get to "set it and forget it" is managed hosting, which is obviously more expensive. I've specifically used Arcustech as the company is popular in the development microcosm I work in, but I haven't thoroughly explored the managed hosting landscape.
     
  12. bassie

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    Absolutely true.
    Apart from the business management, the owner is objectionable.
    Thanks for the managed suggestion.

    Problem is that managed hosting is way to expensive for try-outs and set and forgets.

    I look further and hopefully I find something similar.
    But fear the worst.
     
  13. Xon

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    Migrated my site's database server due to CPU steal, and got a very noticeable change in CPU usage straight away after migrating

    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz
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    Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6148 CPU @ 2.40GHz
     
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  14. eva2000

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    woah you landed on Xeon Gold 6148 Skylake - very very nice. Still haven't been able to land on one and I have tried since @bassie and @jlchandler reported seeing them on Linode Linode - Guessing Linode's next server cpus ? :)
     
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    @eva2000 I lost the last gold after maintenance.
    It is what it is.
     
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  16. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    True Linode should follow Vult's example offer up a separate line of VPS plans with guranteed Skylake and newer cpus :)
     
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    It would be interesting to see there vpsdime, since it only costs 7$ and have 4 vCpu and 6Gb of Ram.
     
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  18. bassie

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    Mhwha It does not matter to me. if necessary, you can easily upgrade.
    Linode still works best and offers the most comprehensive configuration options. For me.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Indeed VPSDime was looking good when i tested back last year too Benchmarks - 4GB VPSDime Premium KVM VPS Benchmarks Review :)

    True.. and yup Linode still best for me - hence why this forum is still on Linode :)
     
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    I'm not 100% sure what the CPU measure includes, but the linode graph has a large difference before/after the migration;
    upload_2018-11-20_20-37-46.png

    I guess IO steal & IO Wait from slower disks really hurt performance.
     
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