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Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by Dannymh, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Dannymh

    Dannymh New Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Local Time:
    3:55 AM
    Have been running on a great VPS for a number of years out of Sydney Australia however had a hardware fault and ever since my server has been in constant flux and consuming a lot of CPU

    Finally last night I was moved to new hardware and couldnt raise the site so bumped myself over onto a temporary host on digitalocean however the cpu optimized base package of digitalocean has been running amazingly for me for the past 24 hours though my peak times are on Saturday.

    I have decided that staying with my current VPS provider probably isnt going to be long term viable or wise, so I need to find a new place. Digitalocean seems to have great optimized servers but being in Singapore with my main audience sitting in Sydney seems a bit of an issue for me.

    My server runs one site which is a xenforo site with a database of about 1 - 2Gb.

    We have about 1.1m posts and aBOUT 50K threads.

    We are an active site but not out of control, really need some guidance here as no amount of tuning seems to make the old host work and perhaps the base diitalocean is enough but if anyone has some worthy thoughts on where I could move I would be appreciative
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    12:55 PM
    Nginx 1.19.x
    MariaDB 5.5/10.x
    • For US hosting, Los Angeles or US West is best if you have an Australian audience.
    • For Australian hosting, check out ramsomit.com.au I have tried their Melbourne and Sydney VPSes for a few years - with current Melbourne VPS in use & moved to their new server hardware with Intel Xeon Scalable Skylake cpu based KVM VPSes. With 2 cpu, 1GB ram and 20GB disk and 600GB/month bandwidth. They also have Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide based as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo VPSes too.
    Code (Text):
    Architecture:          x86_64
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order:            Little Endian
    CPU(s):                2
    On-line CPU(s) list:   0,1
    Thread(s) per core:    1
    Core(s) per socket:    1
    Socket(s):             2
    NUMA node(s):          1
    Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
    CPU family:            6
    Model:                 94
    Model name:            Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
    Stepping:              3
    CPU MHz:               3599.994
    BogoMIPS:              7199.98
    Hypervisor vendor:     KVM
    Virtualization type:   full
    L1d cache:             32K
    L1i cache:             32K
    L2 cache:              4096K
    L3 cache:              16384K
    NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0,1
    Flags:                 fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl xtopology eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch ibrs ibpb stibp fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm rdseed adx smap xsaveopt arat spec_ctrl intel_stibp

    Disclaimer though, ramsomit folks have been providing me with a free VPS for a few years for my Centmin Mod cluster/testing while I did pay for the other VPS.

    Australian VPS listing at Australian VPS - Ransom IT
  3. Dannymh

    Dannymh New Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Local Time:
    3:55 AM

    Awesome, I am going to keep on digitalocean for a week or so to see its stability Singapore is acceptable at this point as the last 3 weeks have been constant downtime.

    Looks like the $50 a month 4gb RAM and 4 CPU's seems like it is good value so will move to that soon too

    Thanks for your help