[VPS] VortexNode Century Deal KVM
#1
This was a limited-time deal that I snagged in time for $8/yr.
I picked Atlanta as my location; there was other locations as well.
It's a KVM with 512MB of RAM, with 20GB of HDD, and SolusVM (your standard VPS CP).
Okay, I'll get on to review now:

bench.sh:

Code:
root@banne-vn:~# ./bench.sh
Benchmark started on Thu Feb 16 19:59:34 CST 2017
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor       : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
CPU Cores       : 1
Frequency       : 2400.084 MHz
Memory          : 494 MB
Swap            : 678 MB
Uptime          : 4 days, 53 min,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 8
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.16.0-4-amd64
Hostname        : banne-vn


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is <blah>

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        34.8MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          36.5MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       6.15MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       5.25MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       3.94MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       17.8MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          1.50MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       1.58MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         1.08MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        7.12MB/s


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 722 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 648 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 748 MB/s
Average I/O     : 706 MB/s
As you can see, it's lacking internationally and around US even. I'm pretty sure it's someone abusing the line.
The slow speeds echo in the Speedtest.net results (even though it's better than my home net):
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Regarding uptime, it has been stable since I left it alone (it's been my OS testbox for a day or two maybe, mounting ISOs from their CP back and forth)

I'd improve on the networking and also a few other touches (maybe a bit more HDD space, 30GB? Or upgrade the HDD to SSD. But it seems to be SSD speed so I don't mind Tounge).

Overall, this is a solid KVM for a usage in development, or anything that it can handle. It was great for the price too.
This VPS receives a very solid 9/10 from my conclusions.

Pros:
+ KVM; customizable
+ Standard SolusVM
+ Nice support
+ Very cheap price
Cons:
- Windows didn't like it really, even though I don't mind Linux. (Edit: Windows doesn't support due to 512)
- Slow networking, again, it could just be a abuser.
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#2
Agghh!

I missed the century deal VPS, but I can certainly say I am indeed satisfied with their shared hosting.

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#3
I've used VortexNode once for a project of mine, their VPSes are excellent and do perform well. I do think you got a really good deal from them so I wouldn't be too iffy about the network speed but I do think you should try and get support to look into it. Either way, great review!!
#4
I have received a RFO for Atlanta and got mine moved to Toronto, (with a free month of service). Moved quickly, have yet to test. I'll post another one here shortly.
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