FST Servers – XenServer VPS Provider

by admin on December 20, 2011

in Virtual Private Server

Website: http://fstservers.com

Whois

FST Servers Whois

Datacenter Whois

Datacenter Whois

Spec and Features

FST Servers Spec n Features

FST Control Panel

FST Control Panel 1

FST Control Panel 2

FST Control Panel 3

error manage vps

System Information

FST Servers System Information

Download and Upload From International Location
Location: US – Port Speed: 1Gbit – Method: WGET & cURL

IX - IX (US)

Location: CZ – Port Speed: 100Mbit – Method: WGET & cURL

IX - IX (CZ)

Disk I/O Test

FST Servers Disk I/O test

Benchmark Test (I/O test disabled)

1 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Double-Precision Whetstone  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x System Call Overhead  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Pipe Throughput  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Pipe-based Context Switching  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 x Process Creation  1 2 3

1 x Execl Throughput  1 2 3

1 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)  1 2 3

1 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)  1 2 3

1 x Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)  1 2 3

========================================================================
   BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)

   System: xxxx: GNU/Linux
   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-238.el5xen -- #1 SMP Thu Jan 13 16:41:45 EST 2011
   Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
   CPU 0: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128 (5002.2 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, AMD MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/S
YSRET
   10:23:25 up 1 day, 9 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.89, 0.45, 0.19; runlevel
3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Nov 05 2011 10:23:26 - 10:47:15
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables        8270227.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     1754.6 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                                954.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              205609.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  59286.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               2177.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   1969.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   136.4 lpm   (60.3 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    271.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         189022.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    8270227.7    708.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1754.6    319.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0        954.0    221.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     205609.5    165.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      59286.1    148.2
Process Creation                                126.0       2177.0    172.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       1969.9    464.6
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        136.4      ---
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        271.8    453.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     189022.0    126.0
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          261.1

Summary
A few months ago, Joe contact me via comment in this blog and ask me to review FST Servers the XenServer VPS Provider and its In-House Control Panel, so here’s my personal review.

First about their control panel, i like it because it is very simple and covers the entire function, in the main dashboard you can see there are a few menus for start/stop and console for your existing VM, create new VM and request new IP address(es). If you click your VM name, you will be redirected to your VM details and there are several operating system for you to choose if you need to reinstall your VM. However, i experienced a few issue from this control panel, last time i got error when i want to reinstall the VM (something like the installation couldn’t be started), and now i cannot access the VM details / reinstall menu, i got this error (check the image)

Error
Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at FSTAccess.Controllers.ControlPanelController.Manage(String id)

i hope this error can be fixed soon, because i like their control panel.

Now about their power, i got 1 Core Opteron 6128 Processor, 256MB Memory, 10GB Hard Drive Space, and 500GB data transfer. I wondered why they are using AMD while most of VPS/VM provider using Intel, system benchmark index score from UnixByte Benchmark test for one CPU is 261.1 points, not very high among their “one core cpu” competitors, but i got a nice result on I/O test, 160MB/s in average. Next is for the speed, their downstream speed is fast, which is very good if we need to download file into this server, but not for the upstream speed, the maximum speed for accessing this VM from US is only 4MB/s and 500KB/s outside US. Opening the upstream bandwidth a little more can be a good consideration for the future :).

Okay, the conclusion for FST Servers will be the final score, i will personally give 8 points from 10 points, it is good to have affordable VPS with the power of XenServer.

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