Benchmark – Ramnode.com – KVM SSD-Cached VPS

Ramnode.com continue expanding their VPS line, and have now added KVM VPS with SSD Cached HDD. You get more space then on their pure SSD nodes, but of course, you get lower disk speeds. Still, you get VERY good disk speeds with SSD cached plans also.

Here is my benchmark test of their 1 GB KVM SSD cached plan.

Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Atlanta, USA
*1024MB CKVM* –$30 / mo
Plan info:
KVM – 1024 MB RAM, 50 GB , 2000 GB BW, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2
Disk info: RAID10 SSD-Cached HDD Space

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Benchmark – Ramnode.com – Atlanta KVM 1 GB

Ramnode.com is still expanding their line of products, and this time they have added KVM plans. And with all Ramnode plans you get some kind of SSD. The plan I tested uses pure SSD RAID setup, but they will also offer SSD-Cached KVM plans soon. With 804 MB/s in disk speed (DD command) this is the second best KVM node ever tested.

Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Atlanta, USA
*1024MB SKVM* –$30 / mo
Plan info:
KVM – 1024 MB RAM, 20 GB SSD , 2000 GB BW
Disk info: RAID10 SSD HDD Space

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Benchmark – Ramnode – SSD Cached VPS

Ramnode continue their server upgrading, and do now offers a SSD Cached VPS line. Here is what Ramnode is writing about their SSD cached servers: “These VPSs run on RAID10 arrays of HDDs behind a RAID10 array of SSDs that act as a cache for “hot” data. That means data frequently called for by the server stays on the SSD space. These VPSs provide similar performance to our all-SSD VPSs but with more than twice the space available! ” When I tested the VPS I got a disk speed of 583 MB/s, that a very good speed, but their pure SSD nodes is faster with 966 MB/s. But you get lots more disk space with their SSD cached plans.

Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Atlanta, USA
*1024MB VPS* –$15 / mo
Plan info:
OpenVZ – 1024 MB RAM, 50 GB , 2000 GB BW, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2
Disk info: RAID10 SSD-Cached HDD Space

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Benchmark – Ramnode.com – Atlanta 1024MB plan

Ramnode.com has got a new location, Atlanta, and I have tested their new location on a 1 GB VPS plan. All I can say is that they really have a good disk setup, with the fastest disk speed I ever have tested, 966 MB/S with DD command. See the complete test here:

Thank you for providing me with this VPS for my test.

Server location: Atlanta, USA
*1024MB VPS* –$15 / mo
Plan info:
OpenVZ – 1024 MB RAM, 15 GB , 2000 GB BW, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2
Disk info: SSD RAID10

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30 day review – KnownHost.com

KnownHost is one of my fully managed services, and I think this is the reason why I have not had any issues with them the last 30 days. Read more in my review.

Product/hardware/price

KnownHost is a US based company with data centers in Texas, California and New Jersey. They are using Virtuozzo on their servers, and offer fully managed plans with both Plesk and Cpanel.

Their plans goes from 192 MB of RAM to 1.6 GB of RAM. With a price of $25 – $85/mo.

I’m using their VS2 plan with 960 MB of RAM, 40 GB of RAID 10 protected disk space and 2.500 GB of BW. I’m using Plesk 11 as control panel. The price for this plan is $40/mo and for a fully managed server with Plesk/Cpanel this is a decant price.

Service/Support

KnownHost is known for their good service, and I have only positive experience with KnownHost so far. There has be no need to create any support tickets, so I can’t say anything about how their support works, or their average support times. I will keep you updated on this, and will update my review later on.

Network/uptime

My monitoring services tells me that I have a 100% uptime the last 30 days.

Conclusion

It just works. No downtime, no issues, no need for support. What a perfect host. My only problem with them are that I have northing to write about in my review. If you need a fully managed host with Cpanel/Plesk in the US, take a look at KnownHost.com, and I’m sure you will be happy.

30 day review – TMZvps.com

Here is my 30 day review of my VM-1024 plan at Tmzvps.com

Product/hardware/price

tmzvps.com has five standard fully managed VPS plans, from 512 MB RAM to 2.5 GB RAM. I used their VM-1024 plan with 1 GB of RAM for my test period. They offer only OpenVZ plan just now, but they have announced that they will start offering KVM servers soon. They are using RAID10 disk setup with really good disk speeds. I got 314 MB/s on my DD test.

I tested their L.A node, and I did get a UnixBench score of 1454. It’s not a very high results, but it’s not a very low score either.

Their price is in the higher range for most of my VPS servers. Around $36/mo for my 1 GB plan. For that price I got 1 GB of RAM, 40 GB HDD, 1500 GB BW and 1 x 2.26 Ghz CPU core. It’s also include a Cpanel license.

Service/Support

tmzvps.com offer fully managed servers (you can get unmanaged also). In their price you get Cpanel/WHM also, and you have to have a control panel if you want their fully managed service.

I did only open one ticket in the period I used their service, and they used 49 minutes to reply on my ticket. That not fast for a fully managed host. Still, since I only opened one ticket, I can’t say what their average support time is.

One good thing is that TmzVPS (user TMZHosting) is very active on Webhostingtalk.com, so if you have any issue, I’m sure you can get a reply there. But it’s of course not their official support channel.

Network/uptime

My server was up 100% in the time I used it, with 1 minutes monitor service from several location. I have not seen any other problems with their network speeds or other.

Benchmark

Read the latest benchmark of my VPS at TmzVPS.com here…

Conclusion

If you need a fully managed server in US or in UK with Cpanel and OpenVZ technology, Tmzvps.com can be the right host for you. They are highly recommended at Webhostingtalk.com and if you search their offer section, you may find a good offer also.

They do not have the fastest servers I have tested, but still, solid servers backed up with a solid network.

Benchmark – FutureHosting – Gold/Miami

Here is my benchmark test of my Gold plan with FutureHosting.com in Miami. Thank you FutureHosting.com for providing me with the VPS for this test.

Server location: Miami, USA
*Gold – Unmanaged – 20% + CPU* – $30.22 / mo
Plan info: Virtuozzo – 768 MB RAM, 30 GB , 2000GB  BW
Disk info: Raid 10 Drives with 15K SAS drives

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Benchmark – 50tbcloud.com – Level 5

Here is my benchmark test of my Level 5 plan at 50TBcloud.com. They had a great offer on WHT, 80% off all plans. So I got a Level 5 plan thats normally cost $119/mo. I had big hopes for this plan, since I have seen some reviews stating that 50TBcloud has very good I/O speeds. Here is my benchmark test:

Server location: Chicago, USA
*Level 5* – $119 / mo
Plan info: OpenVZ/Cloud – 6 GB RAM, 300 GB , 50.000 GB BW!!
Disk info: SSD caching for high performance I/O, up to 5000 IOPS

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Benchmark – WireNine.com – Lvl20 plan

Here is my benchmark test of my LVL20 plan at Wirenine.com. They have a 99% off coupon on WHT for the moment, and I did go for the highest plan, priced to $120/mo, and got it for $1.20.

Server location: Los Angeles, USA
*Lvl20* – $120 / mo
Plan info: OpenVZ – 5 GB RAM, 120 GB , 1200 GB BW, 6.6GHz CPU
Disk info: SA-SCSI RAID HDs

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