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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks within variance range for a VPS with neighbours :)
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    On ssdnodes 4cpu KVM VPS with Intel Xeon Skylake cpus did a reinstall of CentOS 7 64bit OS and did fresh install of Centmin Mod 123.09beta01 with betainstaller72.sh which installs PHP 7.2 latest by default
    Code (Text):
    yum -y update; curl -O https://centminmod.com/betainstaller72.sh && chmod 0700 betainstaller72.sh && bash betainstaller72.sh
    

    install times
    Code (Text):
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Curl Installer YUM or DNF Time: 171.0251 seconds
    Total YUM Time: 12.513712393 seconds
    Total YUM or DNF + Source Download Time: 42.8973
    Total Nginx First Time Install Time: 215.0278
    Total PHP First Time Install Time: 253.2077
    Download Zip From Github Time: 1.4060
    Total Time Other eg. source compiles: 327.2845
    Total Centmin Mod Install Time: 838.4173
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Install Time (curl yum + cm install + zip download): 1010.8484 seconds
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
    4 2099.998
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Post install checklist
    Code (Text):
    *************************************************
    * Post-Install Check List....
    *************************************************
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check ccache Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    ccache version 3.4.1
    
    Copyright (C) 2002-2007 Andrew Tridgell
    Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Joel Rosdahl
    
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
    the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
    Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
    version.
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Nginx Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    nginx version: nginx/1.13.12 (040618-014708)
    built by gcc 7.3.1 20180303 (Red Hat 7.3.1-5) (GCC) 
    built with OpenSSL 1.1.0h  27 Mar 2018
    TLS SNI support enabled
    configure arguments: --with-ld-opt='-ljemalloc -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/lib' --with-cc-opt='-m64 -march=native -DTCP_FASTOPEN=23 -g -O3 -fstack-protector-strong -flto -fuse-ld=gold --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wimplicit-fallthrough=0 -fcode-hoisting -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -gsplit-dwarf' --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf --build=040618-014708 --with-compat --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-libatomic --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_image_filter_module=dynamic --with-http_geoip_module --with-stream_geoip_module --with-stream_realip_module --with-stream_ssl_preread_module --with-threads --with-stream=dynamic --with-stream_ssl_module --with-http_realip_module --add-dynamic-module=../ngx-fancyindex-0.4.2 --add-module=../ngx_cache_purge-2.4.2 --add-module=../ngx_devel_kit-0.3.0 --add-dynamic-module=../set-misc-nginx-module-0.32 --add-dynamic-module=../echo-nginx-module-0.61 --add-module=../redis2-nginx-module-0.15 --add-module=../ngx_http_redis-0.3.7 --add-module=../memc-nginx-module-0.18 --add-module=../srcache-nginx-module-0.31 --add-dynamic-module=../headers-more-nginx-module-0.33 --with-pcre=../pcre-8.42 --with-pcre-jit --with-zlib=../zlib-cloudflare-1.3.0 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_v2_module --with-openssl=../openssl-1.1.0h --with-openssl-opt='enable-ec_nistp_64_gcc_128'
    
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    Check PHP-FPM Version:
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    PHP 7.2.6 (cli) (built: Jun  4 2018 01:54:13) ( NTS )
    Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
        with Zend OPcache v7.2.6, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check MariaDB installed RPM Versions:
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    MariaDB-common-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-client-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-devel-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-compat-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-server-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-shared-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Memcached Server Version:
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    memcached 1.5.8
    
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    Check CSF Firewall Version:
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    csf: v12.04 (generic)
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Siege Benchmark Version:
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    SIEGE 4.0.4
    
    Copyright (C) 2017 by Jeffrey Fulmer, et al.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
    There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
    FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check mysqlreport version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    mysqlreport v3.5-maria11 Jul 4 2013
    
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    Check pure-ftpd Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    pure-ftpd v1.0.42
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check YUM Repo List
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    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, versionlock
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
     * base: centos.mirror.lstn.net
     * epel: pubmirror1.math.uh.edu
     * extras: mirror.dal10.us.leaseweb.net
     * rpmforge: mirror.lstn.net
     * updates: www.gtlib.gatech.edu
    279 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
    repo id                 repo name                                    status
    base/7/x86_64           CentOS-7 - Base                              7,658+2,253
    centos-sclo-rh/x86_64   CentOS-7 - SCLo rh                              7,371+96
    centos-sclo-sclo/x86_64 CentOS-7 - SCLo sclo                                 521
    epel/x86_64             Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_  11,611+974
    extras/7/x86_64         CentOS-7 - Extras                                    305
    mariadb                 MariaDB                                             44+2
    rpmforge                RHEL 7 - RPMforge.net - dag                      136+109
    updates/7/x86_64        CentOS-7 - Updates                               517+137
    repolist: 28,163
    
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    mytimes check:
    /usr/bin/mytimes
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    Mon Jun  4 01:58:18 UTC 2018    [UTC]
    Mon Jun  4 11:58:18 AEST 2018   [Australia/Brisbane]
    Sun Jun  3 18:58:18 PDT 2018    [America/Los_Angeles]
    Sun Jun  3 20:58:18 CDT 2018    [America/Chicago]
    Sun Jun  3 21:58:18 EDT 2018    [America/New_York]
    Sun Jun  3 21:58:18 EDT 2018    [America/Montreal]
    Mon Jun  4 02:58:18 BST 2018    [Europe/London]
    Mon Jun  4 03:58:18 CEST 2018   [Europe/Berlin]
    Mon Jun  4 08:58:18 +07 2018    [Asia/Bangkok]
    Mon Jun  4 08:58:18 +07 2018    [Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh]
    Mon Jun  4 08:58:18 WIB 2018    [Asia/Jakarta]
    Mon Jun  4 09:58:18 +08 2018    [Asia/Kuala_Lumpur]
    Mon Jun  4 09:58:18 +08 2018    [Asia/Singapore]
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    Ubuntu LXD Containers



    ssdnodes VPS has enough cpu cores, memory and disk space for me to play with Ubuntu LXD containers, so switched to Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver OS. You'll need to contact ssdnodes tech support to manually switch from CentOS 7 to Ubuntu 16.04 and then update to Ubuntu 18.04 dev release as update via standard do-release-upgrade command isn't available till July. Ssdnodes has no ETA on when Ubuntu 18.04 image will be offered right now.

    ssdnode VPS with updated Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS
    Code (Text):
    systemd-detect-virt
    kvm
    
    cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04 LTS"
    

    LXD/LXC version and the 2 created LXD container OSes one for CentOS 7.5 64bit and one for Ubuntu 18.0.4 LTS
    Code (Text):
    lxc --version
    3.0.0
    
    lxc list       
    +----------+---------+----------------------+-----------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+
    |   NAME   |  STATE  |         IPV4         |                     IPV6                      |    TYPE    | SNAPSHOTS |
    +----------+---------+----------------------+-----------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+
    | centos75 | RUNNING | 10.71.164.168 (eth0) | fd42:769c:ebd9:a0f7:216:3eff:fefd:23a2 (eth0) | PERSISTENT | 0         |
    +----------+---------+----------------------+-----------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+
    | ubuntu18 | RUNNING | 10.71.164.145 (eth0) | fd42:769c:ebd9:a0f7:216:3eff:fe42:4ca8 (eth0) | PERSISTENT | 0         |
    +----------+---------+----------------------+-----------------------------------------------+------------+-----------+
    

    Ubuntu 18.04 64bit LXD container info which uses host node's Linux 4.15.0-22 generic Kernel
    Code (Text):
    lxc exec ubuntu18 cat /etc/lsb-release
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04 LTS"
    
    lxc exec ubuntu18 -- uname -a
    Linux ubuntu18 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    lxc exec ubuntu18 systemd-detect-virt
    lxc
    
    lxc exec ubuntu18 -- free -m
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:          16040          48       15797           8         194       15992
    Swap:             0           0           0
    
    lxc exec ubuntu18 -- df -hT
    Filesystem                  Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ext4       79G  4.3G   70G   6% /
    none                        tmpfs     492K     0  492K   0% /dev
    udev                        devtmpfs  7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev/tty
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     100K     0  100K   0% /dev/lxd
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     100K     0  100K   0% /dev/.lxd-mounts
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G  140K  7.9G   1% /run
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    

    CentOS 7.5 64bit LXD container info which uses host node's Linux 4.15.0-22 generic Kernel
    Code (Text):
    lxc exec centos75 cat /etc/redhat-release   
    CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)
    
    lxc exec centos75 -- uname -a
    Linux centos75 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    lxc exec centos75 systemd-detect-virt
    lxc
    
    lxc exec centos75 -- free -m
                  total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
    Mem:          16040          12       16013           8          14       16027
    Swap:             0           0           0
    
    lxc exec centos75 -- df -hT
    Filesystem                  Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ext4       79G  4.3G   70G   6% /
    none                        tmpfs     492K     0  492K   0% /dev
    udev                        devtmpfs  7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev/tty
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     100K     0  100K   0% /dev/lxd
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     100K     0  100K   0% /dev/.lxd-mounts
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G  8.1M  7.9G   1% /run
    tmpfs                       tmpfs     7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    

    Will see about getting Centmin Mod to support installing into a LXD container based CentOS image :)

    First test Centmin Mod 123.09beta01 install within a LXD CentOS 7.5 based guest container
    Code (Text):
    yum -y update; curl -O https://centminmod.com/betainstaller.sh && chmod 0700 betainstaller.sh && bash betainstaller.sh
    

    Code (Text):
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Curl Installer YUM or DNF Time: 164.2376 seconds
    Total YUM Time: 12.035656178 seconds
    Total YUM or DNF + Source Download Time: 48.6145
    Total Nginx First Time Install Time: 203.2347
    Total PHP First Time Install Time: 208.0195
    Download Zip From Github Time: 1.9152
    Total Time Other eg. source compiles: 274.1117
    Total Centmin Mod Install Time: 733.9805
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Install Time (curl yum + cm install + zip download): 900.1333 seconds
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
    4 2099.998
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Code (Text):
    *************************************************
    * Post-Install Check List....
    *************************************************
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check ccache Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    ccache version 3.4.1
    
    Copyright (C) 2002-2007 Andrew Tridgell
    Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Joel Rosdahl
    
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
    the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
    Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
    version.
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Nginx Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    nginx version: nginx/1.13.12 (050618-001557)
    built by gcc 7.3.1 20180303 (Red Hat 7.3.1-5) (GCC) 
    built with OpenSSL 1.1.0h  27 Mar 2018
    TLS SNI support enabled
    configure arguments: --with-ld-opt='-ljemalloc -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/lib' --with-cc-opt='-m64 -march=native -DTCP_FASTOPEN=23 -g -O3 -fstack-protector-strong -flto -fuse-ld=gold --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wimplicit-fallthrough=0 -fcode-hoisting -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -gsplit-dwarf' --sbin-path=/usr/local/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf --build=050618-001557 --with-compat --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-libatomic --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_image_filter_module=dynamic --with-http_geoip_module --with-stream_geoip_module --with-stream_realip_module --with-stream_ssl_preread_module --with-threads --with-stream=dynamic --with-stream_ssl_module --with-http_realip_module --add-dynamic-module=../ngx-fancyindex-0.4.2 --add-module=../ngx_cache_purge-2.4.2 --add-module=../ngx_devel_kit-0.3.0 --add-dynamic-module=../set-misc-nginx-module-0.32 --add-dynamic-module=../echo-nginx-module-0.61 --add-module=../redis2-nginx-module-0.15 --add-module=../ngx_http_redis-0.3.7 --add-module=../memc-nginx-module-0.18 --add-module=../srcache-nginx-module-0.31 --add-dynamic-module=../headers-more-nginx-module-0.33 --with-pcre=../pcre-8.42 --with-pcre-jit --with-zlib=../zlib-cloudflare-1.3.0 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_v2_module --with-openssl=../openssl-1.1.0h --with-openssl-opt='enable-ec_nistp_64_gcc_128'
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check PHP-FPM Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    PHP 5.6.36 (cli) (built: Jun  5 2018 00:21:55) 
    Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
        with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check MariaDB installed RPM Versions:
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    MariaDB-server-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-common-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-shared-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-compat-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-client-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    MariaDB-devel-10.1.33-1.el7.centos.x86_64
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Memcached Server Version:
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    memcached 1.5.8
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check CSF Firewall Version:
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    csf: v12.04 (generic)
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check Siege Benchmark Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    SIEGE 4.0.4
    
    Copyright (C) 2017 by Jeffrey Fulmer, et al.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
    There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
    FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check mysqlreport version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    mysqlreport v3.5-maria11 Jul 4 2013
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check pure-ftpd Version:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    pure-ftpd v1.0.42
    
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Check YUM Repo List
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, versionlock
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
     * base: repo.us.bigstepcloud.com
     * epel: fedora-epel.mirror.lstn.net
     * extras: repos.forethought.net
     * rpmforge: mirror.lstn.net
     * updates: mirrordenver.fdcservers.net
    279 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
    repo id                 repo name                                    status
    base/7/x86_64           CentOS-7 - Base                              7,658+2,253
    centos-sclo-rh/x86_64   CentOS-7 - SCLo rh                              7,371+96
    centos-sclo-sclo/x86_64 CentOS-7 - SCLo sclo                                 521
    epel/x86_64             Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_  11,611+974
    extras/7/x86_64         CentOS-7 - Extras                                    305
    mariadb                 MariaDB                                             44+2
    rpmforge                RHEL 7 - RPMforge.net - dag                      136+109
    updates/7/x86_64        CentOS-7 - Updates                               517+137
    repolist: 28,163
    
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    mytimes check:
    /usr/bin/mytimes
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    Tue Jun  5 00:25:25 UTC 2018    [UTC]
    Tue Jun  5 10:25:25 AEST 2018   [Australia/Brisbane]
    Mon Jun  4 17:25:25 PDT 2018    [America/Los_Angeles]
    Mon Jun  4 19:25:25 CDT 2018    [America/Chicago]
    Mon Jun  4 20:25:25 EDT 2018    [America/New_York]
    Mon Jun  4 20:25:25 EDT 2018    [America/Montreal]
    Tue Jun  5 01:25:25 BST 2018    [Europe/London]
    Tue Jun  5 02:25:25 CEST 2018   [Europe/Berlin]
    Tue Jun  5 07:25:25 +07 2018    [Asia/Bangkok]
    Tue Jun  5 07:25:25 +07 2018    [Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh]
    Tue Jun  5 07:25:25 WIB 2018    [Asia/Jakarta]
    Tue Jun  5 08:25:25 +08 2018    [Asia/Kuala_Lumpur]
    Tue Jun  5 08:25:25 +08 2018    [Asia/Singapore]
    --------------------------------------------------------
    
     
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    So what would be better for WordPress performance? A Skylake-based VPS from ssdnodes with a ton of RAM, or a higher clock-speed Broadwell VPS with less RAM from UpCloud?

    By the way, I'm getting a dirty taste from ssdnodes' practice of a deceptive countdown on their pricing page.
     
  5. eva2000

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    Yeah the countdown's sometime reset to extend their discounted specials - guess it's there as an introductory offer.

    For wordpress either once is good so pick one and be happy - though ssdnodes price is hard to beat. Upcloud has other benefits like block device storage you can add to extend your existing VPS storage space but comes at a cost too.

    Only annoying things right now for me is ssdnodes, you can't switch OSes without support intervention but you can reinstall existing OSes - good for testing/development. Not really an issue if CentOS 7 is only OSes you want to use/try. For upcloud, you can't reinstall the same OS but instead have to delete the VPS and re-create a new VPS with new IP so can't retain same IP if you want to reload the OSes.
     
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    Also, it seems that ssdnodes doesn't offer backups.
     
  7. eva2000

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    Yup - will have to do your own backups - though you should do that regardless of web host used.
     
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    So my latest thinking is that while Vultr seems to be upgrading their CPUs (2.6 GHz Skylake processors) and I can get higher performance from them, I can still get quite good performance from ssdnodes (2.1 GHz Skylake processors), and either twice the RAM for 1/4 the price or quadruple the RAM for 1/2 the price.

    UpCloud? I think I’ll leave them right after I joined them, because their 3 GHz Broadwell CPUs are being beat by both ssdnodes and Vultr’s new servers.
     
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    I have used SSDNodes for one VPS that I got on a similar special offer for over a year. The reliability has been excellent. (outside of my own mistakes of course). The performance is OK. As pointed out, it is not as good as the description seems to imply for use of SSD drives with large memory. I compared benchmarks with other VPS that use regular disk drives and similar CPUs and the performance is about the same. I have not used the server to the full extent of RAM where performance should prove better than most VPS at this price level that have less RAM. The overall judgment on price/performance is high IMO. The SSDNodes servers might be well suited for memory-intensive servers such as email servers that use lots of RAM for spam and virus filtering or high-traffic websites with heavy database and use of a virtual disk and buffering.

    The questions about how they can provide so much memory or SSD space for the price can probably be answered by it working out because the cost of RAM is not so much the issue and SSD costs have come down quite a lot while size of drives have increased, making the cost of the allocated partition lower. That can work to attract customers. Sales costs money: it can cost several tens of dollars in advertising costs to 'acquire a customer'. They may get more 'free' word of mouth advertising by offering low price deals. So long as a VPS supplier does so as a renewable service without price increases, it is a good deal to customers.

    I don't know if they allow current customers to sign up for the discount service. I may check it out.
     
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    My experience has been that VPS providers have improved their offerings over the years due to more competition and probably more stable VPS platform environments. I used to have issues with multiple of the lower priced VPS but have come to use a couple, including SSDNodes and have observed what others have said about their experiences so that I now think the field of suppliers has become much more reliable than in the past. This may also have to do with the fact that some of the huge server farm companies have surplused their not so old equipment into the grey market. It has been a practice for low-end VPS to use surplused/used equipment and components to lower their cost compared to new. Some stuff no longer matters - memory and SSDs are now low enough in price so that use of used components makes little sense. However, some of the gear appearing on the grey market is just a couple years 'old' and is being replaced in order to implement new compact servers or highly dense servers with lower power capabilities or better integrated security features. What I know for sure is that the price/performance of VPS have improved.
     
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    indeed, Vultr has stepped up it seems Vultr - Vultr guarantee Intel Xeon Skylake on $10+ Plans

    meanwhile, I'm loving my playtime on ssdnode 4CPU VPS for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS LXD containers for testing Centmin Mod LEMP installs or new features as I can create and destroy CentOS 7 LXD guest containers as often as I need to :)

    here's a write up for how I am creating custom CentOS 7 LXD containers at centminmod/centminmod-lxd not really production ready as still working on iptables/UFW firewall setup needed to redirect Ubuntu 18.04 LTS LXD host traffic to the internal LXD guest container's internal IP as LXD containers aren't publicly accessible by default. But for Centmin Mod dev testing seems okay for some features within CentOS 7 LXD containers.
     
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    @eva2000 overall how has your experience been with ssdnodes?
     
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    So far been excellent - performant and value for money and having that much memory has been great on 4CPU 16GB 80GB SSD plan. Just for me needs I am running up disk free space limits as I now have so many LXD container OS installs for my LEMP comparison benchmark testing Nginx - Nginx HTTP/2 HTTPS Benchmarks - Centmin Mod vs Easyengine vs Webinoly vs VestaCP vs OneInStack :LOL:

    But I am using ssdnodes in testing capacity only and not production site and well too early to tell. Really only way is to try first - hence why I nabbed my ssdnodes VPS when I did :D
     
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    I'm using SSD Nodes for my live sites and I've been pleased with the performance coming from a crippled Vultr server. But I tainted my own performance testing by splitting up my WordPress Multisite into several individual sites and upgrading to latest CentOS and Centminmod beta. So performance comparison with my old VPS would be too tainted.

    Nonetheless, I love the lower price, but I am a little disappointed in some of the missing features, like automatic whole-server backups or snapshots, and some other features.
     
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    Yeah that is missing but for the price, you could get a 2nd ssdnode VPS just for backups heh
     
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    Total YUM Time: 15.112750907 seconds
    Total YUM or DNF + Source Download Time: 49.4553
    Total Nginx First Time Install Time: 269.9036
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    Download Zip From Github Time: 0.0000
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    ssdnodes addresses overselling concerns Let’s talk about VPS overselling | Serverwise

     
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    Thanks for posting.

    The VPS business model is based on reaching higher payback from equipment and network capacity. In essence, the business spreads the usage across multiple VPS users to achieve a better balance of usage. Mobile network operators are in a similar situation: they plan their network capacity based on peak and average load rates. Usage varies depending the time of day, the day of the week, and seasonal patterns. A large VPS can balance the loading by using virtualization of capacity to the extent that it fits within the physical location, fiber-optic and hardware capacities. 'Optimal loading' usually considers the peak rates and usage trends plus a cushion to take into account usage growth.

    It's good to see SSDNodes is willing to publish some of the load data. That is a sign that the company intends to provide reasonable loading rather than the bait-and-switch/dump tactics of some VPS providers.
     
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    Yeah key to any form of system management is balancing the and managing the resource usage loads :D

    However, folks forget how powerful the last 6 generations/years of Intel cpus are compared to older siblings and how much better SSD/NVMe disk I/O performance has improved along with PHP 7/MariaDB/MySQL improvements.

    SSDnodes uses Intel Xeon E5 latest and/or Intel Xeon Scalable cpus which are latest so typically can handle more than what some other VPS providers use i.e. some still are on Intel Xeon 55xx (Nehalem-EP) or Xeon 56xx (Westmere-EP) based processors from 2009/2010 for their VPS host nodes ! FYI, a 1st generation Intel Xeon E3-1270v1 (Sandy Bridge) made in 2011 with only 4 core/8 threads could match those older Intel Xeon 55xx/56xx in most work loads !

    For static Centmin Mod Nginx file serving, I pushed Vultr bare metal Intel Xeon E3-1270v5/v6 Skylake/Kabylake with only 4 core + 4 virtual threads = 8 cpu threads to around 10,000 concurrent connections and to a ceiling of 80,0000 to 350,000 concurrent nginx connections in both single and load balanced configs with 2nd/3rd servers added - comfortably would be around 5,000 to 8,000 concurrent connections. So that is just with 8 to 16/24 cpu threads. Imagine what SSDnode's Intel Xeon Scalable Gold cpus do in dual config with 16-22x2 = 32-44 cpu threads can do !
     
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