VPSBlast.net Germany SSD VPS Review

by admin on June 13, 2012

in Virtual Private Server

Website: http://vpsblast.net

Whois
VPS Blast Whois

Spec and Features
VPS Blast Spec n Features

System Information
VPS Blast System Information

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

Location: IT – Port Speed: 100Mbit – Method: WGET & cURL
IX - IX (IT)

Location: NL – Port Speed: 1Gbit – Method: WGET & cURL
IX - IX (NL)

Disk I/O Test
VPS Blast 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: manstap: GNU/Linux
   OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-042stab055.12 -- #1 SMP Wed May 23 16:07:36 MSD 2012
   Machine: i686 (unknown)
   Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
   CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (6823.3 bogomips)
          Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET, In
tel virtualization
   07:06:01 up 1 day, 18:26,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00; runlevel
2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:06:01 - 07:30:03
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       22651990.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3668.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2715.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1309968.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  74773.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7965.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3188.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   263.9 lpm   (60.2 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    548.3 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         971878.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   22651990.6   1941.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3668.4    667.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2715.4    631.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1309968.5   1053.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      74773.9    186.9
Process Creation                                126.0       7965.8    632.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3188.6    752.0
Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        263.9      ---
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        548.3    913.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     971878.2    647.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                          709.1

Summary
So, SSD or Solid State Drive has become popular in the web hosting industry today. There are lots of providers using or adding SSD into their servers so they can keep up with the trend of SSD packages. One of many providers that comes with Solid State Drive package is VPSBlast.net, the newly born VPS provider (based on their domain registered on March 31, 2012). But if we check who or what is behind this provider, then you will find IT7 Networks Inc. I don’t know either about IT7, but it seems that they have been playing since 2005.

Back to the business, this provider uses server from Hetzner Online. The server has Intel Core i7 2600 with 4 cores @ 3.4GHz, not bad but not so good if you create too much crowd inside the node. The benchmark’s score for one cpu (in this package) is 709 points. Next for the network speed, 1Gbit uplink can be felt from Europe, in this case i did tests from Netherland and Italy. How about another location? United States for example? Don’t worry, you will still be able to get 100Mbit. Now the disk I/O test of the Solid State Drive, 250 MegaByte per Second is enough to prove that they are really using it. This is good for customer, because some says that this kind of disk is very fast for reading. On the other hand, this is not so good in the term of life time compared to the conventional one, makes this is not so good for a long term use. Last thing to be discussed is about their support, 24 hours in seven days for network problem, but for the vps it is only available in work hours because it is unmanaged. The conclusion for VPSBlast.net will be 8.5 for the price and what you will get. Hopefully the condition of the server and support will be forever, i like this provider.

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