Benchmark – Prometeus.com – BIZ XEN5 plan

Here is my benchmark test of my BIZ XEN5 plan at Prometeus.com

VPS17 – XEN – RAID5 – BIZ XEN5 plan

Server location: Italy.
Plan info: KVM – 512 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, 2 TB BW.
Disk info: RAID5 with  6 x 300GB SAS 3/Gs disks

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Benchmark – Prometeus.com – KVM7 plan.

Here is my benchmark test of my KVM7 plan at Prometeus.com

VPS18 – KVM – RAID5 – KVM7 plan

Server location: Italy.
Plan info: KVM – 1 GB RAM, 35 GB RAID5 HDD, 3 TB BW.
Disk info: raid5 with 6 x 600GB SAS2 10K

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Benchmark – Prometeus.com – BIZ KS5 Plan

Here is my benchmark test of my BIZ KS5 plan at Prometeus.com

VPS26 – KVM – SSD (BIZ KS5 Plan)

Server location: Italy.
Plan info: KVM – 512 MB RAM, 6 GB SSD HDD, 3 TB BW.
Disk info: SSD disk space

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My first impression review of prometeus.net

I switch over to OpenVZ/KVM/XEN hosting now in July, and after searching on WebhostingTalk.com for some time, I did see Prometeus.net having a good offer. Did not find any bad reviews from them, so I took it as a good sign.

Short info about Prometeus.net:

Started in 1997, and acquired the domain Iperweb.net. They used to have servers all over the world, but has the last 6 years moved all the business over to their self owned network and servers in Milan, Italy.

What to they offer?

Prometeus is offering shared webhosting and VPS hosting. They have OpenVZ, XEN and KVM plans.

My first impression:

I ordered a OpenVZ plan with their WHT offer, 15% of recurring payment. But short after ordering, I found out that I wanted a KVM VPS, and canceled my first VPS. I did not expect any money back, so I got very impressed when Prometeus gave me full refund for the first VPS, without me asking for it.

They had a good offer with 15%, but they give you even greater price if you pay 3, 6 or 12 months in advance. Normally I don’t recommend paying more then an month at the time. But something told me that this was a company I could trust. So I paid for 6 months. I pay €33/6 month for a KVM VPS with 1 GB of guaranteed RAM, 35 GB disk (on raid5 with 6 x 600GB SAS2 10K) and 3000 GB BW per month. Thats €5.5 per month, and thats cheap.

They servers seems rock solid, and I have not seen any high load on the servers yet. They uses a raid5 with 6 x 600GB SAS2 10K setup, thats give you incredible fast “IO” speeds. I now has four VPS with Prometeus, and here is my DD results of all of them:

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KVM1 – pm19 node
[root@vps19 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.20136 s, 335 MB/s
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KVM2 – pm21 node[root@vps18 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.63147 s, 296 MB/s
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OpenVZ1 – pm22 node[root@vps17 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.45688 s, 437 MB/s
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KVM with SSD – pm13 node[root@vps26 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.55838 s, 420 MB/s

Support/Sales

Since I’m new to KVM I have got some issues that I had to ask for help on. Prometeus is a unmanaged host, so I have not expected help, but they have been very friendly and helpful. They reply pretty fast to be a unmanaged host, within 30-60 minutes. And I have got all the help I needed.

DDoS attack

I got my first DDoS attack on one of the servers at Prometeus. I got a outage report from my monitoring service and logon to SolusVM. There my VPS was turned off. I was just opening a ticket when I got a mail from Prometeus, with 4 images of the bandwidth usage of my VPS. Mr. Salvatore told me that it was an ongoing DDoS attack, and the best thing was to have the server turned off for some time. I had no problem with that, since my site was up and running on the backup VPS.

After an hour the attack was over, and I could turn my server back on. My sites had no downtime at all, and the proactive support from Prometeus was very good.

Here is a picture of the bandwidth usage before the attack was stopped, it’s peaked around 550 Mbit/s

Since I have completely decided on what kind of solution I wanted, and how many VPS I needed from Prometeus, I have ordered and canceled a couple of times. And they have always taken care of my payments, using them on the new VPS or full refund.

I think I have completely decided now, and I have 4 VPS with them now. Three is prepaid for 6 months, 1 is month to month payment.

Time will tell if I did make the right decision going from a fully managed server at FutureHosting.com, to unmanaged servers at Prometeus.