2016-09-21, 9:38:18 pm (This post was last modified: 2016-09-21, 9:43:33 pm by Translucent. Edited 3 times in total.)
NodeBlade Server Review - VPS 14
This is my personal review of the VPS 10 that I swapped my previous server for during the July VPS giveaway. I've had this server for approximately 63 days at the time of writing. (Wednesday, 21st September, 2016). I am now able to express my opinion, concerns and so forth after using this server for two months.
Server Specifications & Requirements
Disk Size: 100 GB
Monthly Traffic: 1 TB
Memory: 1 GB & 1 GB vSwap
IP Addresses: 1x IPv4 & /80 IPv6
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S
Control Panel: SolusVM
Connection: 1 Gbit/s
Looking Glass: http://lg.nj.nodeblade.com/
Provided by: NodeBlade
Special Requirements*: Backlinks to https://nodeblade.com/ and https://freevps.us required.
Additional Restrictions: No public/open proxies, VPNs or tunnels allowed! Game server policy applies! You cannot make any fiscal benefit by for example reselling hosting from your VPS.
When reading through the specifications, everyone can see that these server specifications are not bad and are appealing to most of us on this forum. They are fair when it comes to the restrictions and so are the Terms of Service.
System Information & BenchmarksNetwork Performance test provided by FreeVPS.us
Real-time download of 1GB file provided by ThinkBroadband.
Disk test provided by FreeVPS.us
UsageI applied for this server mainly because of the location and connection that it provides. It's close to many and it proves good use for a music bot aswell as a bit of storage. My current use for this server is a music bot designed to connect to Teamspeak and play music that is either streamed through YT-DL or off it's hard-disk. This has proven well so far and I cannot complain on that aspect.
They do not lie when it comes to speed. This server has blazing fast download and upload speeds, there's nothing more that I can ask for in that aspect. The monthly traffic allowed which is 1 Terabyte is more than enough for me at the moment. Combine the amount of bandwidth with the speed and it gives me a fast bot that can provide me my music at the best quality possible. I haven't really touched anything regarding the IPV6 that comes with it so I can't really say for sure.
Performance wise I cannot complain. Server installations are fast, it processes my music fast but from time to time it gets a weird jitter that causes it to lag out and needs to be restarted. I haven't figured out exactly what's the problem with it just yet.
The server can be controlled via the SolusVM control panel that they have running. It's easy to use, fast responding and lightweight. They have a valid SSL certificates unlike some other provides that i've seen. Good to see they've made an effort to a wildcard certificate.
For two months now, i've been using this server to provide me with my music needs over Teamspeak and it's going great so far. The connection is great and so is the uptime. I haven't had any downtime that wasn't on purpose so far. What I mean by that is operating system installs and everything that is on my side and not any of the host's faults.
The speed of the harddrive is sufficient for me and so is the amount of space. I can use it to not only to listen to music but also to store some files for safe keeping when I run out of cloud space.
My suggestion is to allocate more RAM to this server, like a gigabyte or two. Other than that, it's perfect.
My final verdict is that this server is great. It's not over the top packed with resources but it's enough to get the average stuff that you need done. My final rating would be an 8/10, the remaining two I cannot give because those would usually go for support and I don't have anything to say about their support.