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Linode Linode users - thought about alternatives ?

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by eva2000, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. hardousse

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    yes
    yes this what i did and i am waiting for answer.
     
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    Still can't access the manager, from my phone using 4g and their android app.
     
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    same just times out for me but i can ping it :/ from Telstra.
     
  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    If you guys have a VPN or proxy you can go through, maybe you can log in ?
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    has it ended yet Linode: back at last after ten days of hell • The Register ?

     
  6. rdan

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    Same here for android app only.
     
  7. rdan

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    I almost forgot I have $45 remaining credits on vps.net for 3 years without any use, so I'm testing their SSD VPS now :).
    SSD VPS SERVERS - VPS.NET
     
  8. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ooh been a while since i looked at them and seems their pricing matrix looks alot better
     
  9. rdan

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    Never mind them, basic benchmark.
    CPU and Network is not ideal (n).
    Code:
    Benchmark started on Mon Jan  4 19:32:14 UTC 2016
    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        : 990 MB
    Swap        :  MB
    Uptime        : 5:07,
    
    OS        : \S
    Arch        : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel        : 3.10.0-229.20.1.el7.centos.plus.x86_64
    Hostname    : 2gb
    
    
    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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    Your public IPv4 is 172.98.72.76
    
    Location        Provider    Speed
    CDN            Cachefly    28.0MB/s
    
    Atlanta, GA, US        Coloat        2.81MB/s 
    Dallas, TX, US        Softlayer    3.63MB/s 
    Seattle, WA, US        Softlayer    5.09MB/s 
    San Jose, CA, US    Softlayer    7.52MB/s 
    Washington, DC, US    Softlayer     2.43MB/s 
    
    Tokyo, Japan        Linode        2.04MB/s 
    Singapore         Softlayer    1.51MB/s 
    
    Rotterdam, Netherlands    id3.net        1.49MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb    2.84MB/s 
    
    
    Disk Speed
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    I/O (1st run)    : 494 MB/s
    I/O (2nd run)    : 466 MB/s
    I/O (3rd run)    : 460 MB/s
    Average I/O    : 473.333 MB/s
    
     
  10. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ouch the network connectivity speed is quite low :(

    the hunt continues :D
     
  11. rdan

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    Basic Benchmark for 3 months old Live server with them :).
    Code:
    System Info
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    Processor    : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
    CPU Cores    : 6
    Frequency    : 2999.996 MHz
    Memory        : 7870 MB
    Swap        : 255 MB
    Uptime        : 18 days, 4:30,
    
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    Hostname    : server6.host.com
    
    Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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    Your public IPv4 is 8.8.8.8
    
    Location        Provider    Speed
    CDN            Cachefly    29.0MB/s
    
    Atlanta, GA, US        Coloat        22.3MB/s 
    Dallas, TX, US        Softlayer    24.4MB/s 
    Seattle, WA, US        Softlayer    25.3MB/s 
    San Jose, CA, US    Softlayer    27.6MB/s 
    Washington, DC, US    Softlayer     12.5MB/s 
    
    Tokyo, Japan        Linode        11.4MB/s 
    Singapore         Softlayer    10.4MB/s 
    
    Rotterdam, Netherlands    id3.net        7.92MB/s
    Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb    28.8MB/s 
    
    
    Disk Speed
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    I/O (1st run)    : 295 MB/s
    I/O (2nd run)    : 144 MB/s
    I/O (3rd run)    : 127 MB/s
    Average I/O    : 188.667 MB/s
    
    
    SSD speed is SLOW!
     
  12. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah so not that much better.. disk throughput is one thing but iops is also important so not the whole picture.. but cachefly result seems slow though at 29MB/s so they cap to 250Mbps ?
     
  13. rdan

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    Maybe :unsure:.
     
  14. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah doesn't meet either of our 500Mbps to 1Gbps requirements. For me portability of data to and from a server is important (for backups/restores and migrations) and how fast you can do that is very important to me.
    • At 29MB/s, transferring 100GB of data would take in theory = (100x1024)/29 = 3,531 seconds or 58.85 minutes.
    • At 29MB/s, transferring 250GB of data would take in theory = (250x1024)/29 = 8,828 seconds or 147.13 minutes.
    both too slow heh and if in Singapore at 10.4MB/s that would take nearly 2.8x times longer ~165 to 411 minutes !
     
  15. rdan

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    That's only for single file?
    How about 300K PHP/Images files? :D
    Could take more time.
     
  16. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    indeed but usually for backup/migrations you'd tar/gzip all of it in one file :)
     
  17. rdan

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    For large site/forum, I don't do that most of the time.
    I just use rsync.

    Doing tar/gzip could consume more time and CPU usage :D.

    But for DB/SQL file, Yes I archive it before transferring to another host.
     
  18. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    that's why you need to chose and spec your server hardware appropriately - 24/7 normal loads should include backup/restore tasks + data restore/recovery from corruption tasks in the formula for choosing the appropriate server hardware. This is what I usually do as part of my private client server optimisation consults :D
     
  19. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I prefer to rsync first to backup server, then just do the compression on backup server so that resources on my limited 4GB Linode will not be use much :D.