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Inceptionhosting.com Black Friday 2022 50% off KVM VPS

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by eva2000, Nov 25, 2022.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Inceptionhosting.com (affiliate link) are doing a 50% off their annually billed plans for their 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, 6GB, 8GB and 16GB KVM VPS Plans.

    I got one of their VPS from 2020 Black Friday deal for Centmin Mod testing and just renewed it for the 2nd year :) They have 10Gbit/s network connectivity and fast Intel processors. Phoenix has Intel Xeon E-2276G, E-2278G or E-2286G while European locations have those cpus along with older Intel Xeon E3-1270v6.

    An example offer:


    KVM - Pure NVMe
    • 2 vCPU
    • 2 GB Ram
    • 50 GB Disk space
    • 18000 GB Bandwidth
    • Free Direct Admin available
    • Complimentary DDOS protection
    • €25 /year.
    • Available in London. Amsterdam, Frankfurt & Phoenix.
    Offer link at Inception Hosting Special Offers (visit affiliate referral link first will be much appreciated :) )

    I bought 2 more 2CPU/2GB KVM VPS plans from this Black Friday deal for more planned Centmin Mod testing on AlmaLinux 8. The 10Gbit/s network connectivity seems to fluctuate between 60-533MB/s for cachefly but for Vultr LAX it's consistently ~260MB/s as it's shared and seems a lot of new users are benchmarking/testing right now :)

    Code (Text):
    wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2022-11-24 16:03:14--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘/dev/null’
    
    /dev/null                100%[=================================>] 100.00M   533MB/s    in 0.2s
    
    2022-11-24 16:03:14 (533 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    Code (Text):
    wget -O /dev/null http://lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com/vultr.com.100MB.bin
    --2022-11-24 16:08:34--  http://lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com/vultr.com.100MB.bin
    Resolving lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com (lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com)... 108.61.219.200
    Connecting to lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com (lax-ca-us-ping.vultr.com)|108.61.219.200|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘/dev/null’
    
    /dev/null                100%[=================================>] 100.00M   266MB/s    in 0.4s
    
    2022-11-24 16:08:34 (266 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [104857600/104857600]
    


    Virgin KVM VPS AlmaLinux 8 setup for 2CPU/2GB plan
    Code (Text):
    cat /etc/os-release
    NAME="AlmaLinux"
    VERSION="8.7 (Stone Smilodon)"
    ID="almalinux"
    ID_LIKE="rhel centos fedora"
    VERSION_ID="8.7"
    PLATFORM_ID="platform:el8"
    PRETTY_NAME="AlmaLinux 8.7 (Stone Smilodon)"
    ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
    LOGO="fedora-logo-icon"
    CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:almalinux:almalinux:8::baseos"
    HOME_URL="https://almalinux.org/"
    DOCUMENTATION_URL="https://wiki.almalinux.org/"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.almalinux.org/"
    
    ALMALINUX_MANTISBT_PROJECT="AlmaLinux-8"
    ALMALINUX_MANTISBT_PROJECT_VERSION="8.7"
    REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="AlmaLinux"
    REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION="8.7"
    

    Memory
    Code (Text):
    free -mlt
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:           1818         128         462          13        1227        1495
    Low:           1818        1356         462
    High:             0           0           0
    Swap:          2047          10        2037
    Total:         3866         139        2499
    

    Disk
    Code (Text):
    df -hT
    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    devtmpfs       devtmpfs  895M     0  895M   0% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs     910M     0  910M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs          tmpfs     910M   20M  890M   3% /run
    tmpfs          tmpfs     910M     0  910M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/vda1      ext4       48G  2.3G   43G   6% /
    tmpfs          tmpfs     182M     0  182M   0% /run/user/0
    

    CPUs for Phoenix KVM VPS
    Code (Text):
    lscpu
    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
    BIOS Vendor ID:      Red Hat
    CPU family:          6
    Model:               158
    Model name:          Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2286G CPU @ 4.00GHz
    BIOS Model name:     RHEL 7.6.0 PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
    Stepping:            10
    CPU MHz:             4008.000
    BogoMIPS:            8016.00
    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 arch_perfmon rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid tsc_known_freq 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 invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 arat md_clear
    

    AlmaLinux 8 Linux kernel
    Code (Text):
    uname -r
    4.18.0-240.15.1.el8_3.x86_64
    

    If I need more disk space, I can just use Cloudflare R2 S3 buckets and mount storage to filesystem via JuiceFS too GitHub - centminmod/centminmod-juicefs: JuiceFS file system for S3 mount storage :D

    These discounted annually billed KVM VPS are just perfect for folks to cheaply test Centmin Mod on :D
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Inceptionhosting has speedtests at https://as62240.net/speedtest seems for my new Phoenix KVM VPS to same Phoenix Clouvider hosted speedtest 1GB file the speed is ~302MB/s. AFAIK, Inceptionhosting uses servers from Clouvider which have great 10Gbit/s network based server offerings :)

    default AlmaLinux 8.7 without Centmin Mod LEMP stack installed
    Code (Text):
    wget -O /dev/null https://phx.speedtest.clouvider.net/1g.bin
    --2022-11-24 17:59:30--  https://phx.speedtest.clouvider.net/1g.bin
    Resolving phx.speedtest.clouvider.net (phx.speedtest.clouvider.net)... 45.86.208.131
    Connecting to phx.speedtest.clouvider.net (phx.speedtest.clouvider.net)|45.86.208.131|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 1048576000 (1000M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘/dev/null’
    
    /dev/null                100%[=================================>]   1000M   302MB/s    in 3.3s 
    
    2022-11-24 17:59:34 (302 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [1048576000/1048576000]
    

    with Centmin Mod 130.00beta01 installed and default better tuned TCP = 572MB/s
    Code (Text):
    wget -O /dev/null https://phx.speedtest.clouvider.net/1g.bin
    --2022-11-24 19:29:32--  https://phx.speedtest.clouvider.net/1g.bin
    Resolving phx.speedtest.clouvider.net (phx.speedtest.clouvider.net)... 45.86.208.131
    Connecting to phx.speedtest.clouvider.net (phx.speedtest.clouvider.net)|45.86.208.131|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 1048576000 (1000M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: ‘/dev/null’
    
    /dev/null                100%[=================================>]   1000M   572MB/s    in 1.7s   
    
    2022-11-24 19:29:34 (572 MB/s) - ‘/dev/null’ saved [1048576000/1048576000]
    
     
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    Thanks for this. Very few 'good' offers this year.

    Grabbed a couple to provide a test for Alma8 and far less outlay over my upcloud test servers. Although they also served to test upcloud ahead of hosting choices in 23.