My 150 day review of GridVirt.com
I signup at GridVirt.com because I had heard about their insane I/O speeds. So of course I had to test this out. And everything I had heard was true, they have the best I/O speed of them all.
GirdVirt.com uses hardware virtualized KVM Virtual Private Servers with a SSD RAID setup and multiple 10GBit network backbone. And it’s not hard to see that they uses good hardware. The server is very fast, their network is very good, and all tops of with the insane disk speed from their SSD RAID.
Their VPS plans start with 1 Node plan, and it’s the plan I’m using. This plan offer 4 CPU cores, 1.5 GB of RAM, 20 GB SSD disk, 25 GB NAS, 1 TB BW and a 200mbit port. The price is $25/mo without any promo codes.
When you setup your VPS plan you get the choices of:
- SSD Configuration: 60,000 4kb Random R/W IOPS, 400-500MB/s Sequential or
- SSD Configuration: 100,000 4kb Random R/W IOPS, 600-900MB/s Sequential
So you can get the extra disk speed if your site needs it. They take $5/mo more for the best speed.
On their pages they say that they will never put more then 10 users on 1 node, so you will never share the server with more then 9 others. This can be one of the reason why there servers is so fast.
Since my 30 day review I have not had any support tickets. We had contact when they moved me from one DC to the new DC, and the migration was a dream. No issues at all.
The quality of the reply has also been good on their communications.
I have a 99.977% uptime since I was moved to a new DC, so I will say that the network and uptime is great. And their network speeds is also great, always getting my port speed.
GridVirt delivers what they promise, incredible fast VPS plans with really high disk performance. And all this for $25/mo. I glad I’m a customer and will stay for a long time. The only drawback for me, is that they only offers servers in USA.
I have reduced the number of points because the do not sell service anymore.