Earlier this week, Someshzade from Nexaracks reached out to me with information that they were launching a VPS offer in India. I had earlier tested their VPS from Leapswitch, Mumbai location, and was more than happy to rest out this new test piece.
Update:
1. You can find the plans and the pricing here.
2. Fixed the links to the images.

Last month, I had run benchmarks on the Arizona, US location offered by Nexaracks.

About this Post

This post is structured in the following sections:

VPS Information (CPU,Disk, Memory)

YABS

bench.sh

Nench.sh

Speedtest

Concluding Remarks


Below are the details fo this VPS are the benchmark results.

CPU Information for VPS by running the lscpu command- Nexaracks. Blog of Amar Vyas.
CPU Information for VPS

Benchmark VPS: Under the Hood

CPU Information

$lscpu
Architecture:        x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):      32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:          Little Endian
Address sizes:       46 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
CPU(s):              2
On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
Thread(s) per core:  1
Core(s) per socket:  1
Socket(s):           2
NUMA node(s):        1
Vendor ID:           GenuineIntel
CPU family:          6
Model:               63
Model name:          Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Stepping:            2
CPU MHz:             2394.454
BogoMIPS:            4788.90
Hypervisor vendor:   KVM
Virtualization type: full
L1d cache:           32K
L1i cache:           32K
L2 cache:            256K
L3 cache:            15360K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):   0,1
    Flags:               fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm abm invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt arat md_clear

$free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           1971          64        1046           4         860        1739
Swap:             0           0           0
Changing mirror for Debian. Screenshot by Amar Vays
Changing mirror for Debian.

Disk Space

$df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            972M     0  972M   0% /dev
tmpfs           198M  4.6M  193M   3% /run
/dev/vda1        20G  1.4G   18G   8% /
tmpfs           986M     0  986M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           986M     0  986M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           198M     0  198M   0% /run/user/1000
Screenshot of Virtualizor panel for a KVM VPS. Blog of Amar Vyas
Absence of NoVNC is a minor irritant

Yet Another Benchmarking Service (YABS)

$curl -sL yabs.sh | bash

Wed May  6 06:45:51 EDT 2020

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2394.454 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 1.9Gi
Swap       : 0B
Disk       : 20G

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4kb           (IOPS) | 64kb          (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 148.87 MB/s  (37.2k) | 188.50 MB/s   (2.9k)
Write      | 149.26 MB/s  (37.3k) | 189.49 MB/s   (2.9k)
Total      | 298.14 MB/s  (74.5k) | 378.00 MB/s   (5.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512kb         (IOPS) | 1mb           (IOPS)
  ------   | -----          ----  | ---            ---- 
Read       | 220.99 MB/s    (431) | 224.88 MB/s    (219)
Write      | 232.73 MB/s    (454) | 239.85 MB/s    (234)
Total      | 453.73 MB/s    (885) | 464.74 MB/s    (453)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider                  | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                          |                           |                 |                
Bouygues Telecom          | Paris, FR (10G)           | 113 Mbits/sec   | 155 Mbits/sec  
Online.net                | Paris, FR (10G)           | 81.1 Mbits/sec  | 126 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream               | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | 154 Mbits/sec  
wilhelm.tel               | Hamburg, DE (10G)         | 97.8 Mbits/sec  | 171 Mbits/sec  
Biznet                    | Bogor, Indonesia (1G)     | 150 Mbits/sec   | 180 Mbits/sec  
Hostkey                   | Moscow, RU (1G)           | 77.1 Mbits/sec  | 214 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online           | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 68.8 Mbits/sec  | 131 Mbits/sec  
Airstream Communications  | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G)  | busy            | busy           
Hurricane Electric        | Fremont, CA, US (10G)     | 85.4 Mbits/sec  | 90.2 Mbits/sec 

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 767                           
Multi Core      | 1427                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/2049571

Bench.sh


CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Number of cores : 2
CPU frequency : 2394.454 MHz
Total size of Disk : 20.0 GB (1.4 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem : 1971 MB (64 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime : 0 days, 0 hour 44 min
Load average : 0.00, 0.04, 0.07
OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)

Kernel : 4.19.0-5-amd64

I/O speed(1st run) : 479 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run) : 474 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run) : 455 MB/s

Average I/O speed : 469.3 MB/s

Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 139.59.24.185
Linode, Tokyo2, JP 139.162.65.37 791KB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 139.162.23.4 8.63MB/s
Linode, London, UK 176.58.107.39 3.05MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE 139.162.130.8 3.66MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA 50.116.14.9 2.64MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX 173.192.68.18 3.28MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA 67.228.112.250 3.95MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 159.122.69.4 7.96MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 119.81.28.170 17.1MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 119.81.130.170 2.70MB/s



nench.sh 

$ https://git.io/nench.sh

Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz CPU

cores: 2

Frequency: 2394.454 MHz

RAM: 1.9Gi

bash: line 156: swapon: command not found Swap

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64

Disks: vda 20G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB 3.118 seconds CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB 4.817 seconds CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB 1.466 seconds

ioping: seek rate min/avg/max/mdev = 102.4 us / 168.3 us / 801.0 us / 65.1 us ioping: sequential read speed generated 3.93 k requests in 5.00 s, 982.2 MiB, 785 iops, 196.4 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed 1st run: 459.67 MiB/s 2nd run: 438.69 MiB/s 3rd run: 432.01 MiB/s average: 443.46 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests your IPv4: 103.26.204.xxxx

Cachefly CDN:         22.11 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL):        2.92 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US):   2.03 MiB/s
Online.net (FR):      2.90 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA):         2.51 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected


Speedtest

Speedtest for Bengaluru Servers

$speedtest-cli –server 13919 

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration… 

Testing from LeapSwitch Networks Pvt (103.26.204.10)… 

Retrieving speedtest.net server list… 

Retrieving information for the selected server… 

Hosted by I-ON (Bengaluru) [784.74 km]: 20.679 ms 

Testing download speed…………………………………………………………………….. 

Download: 224.80 Mbit/s 

Testing upload speed………………………………………………………………………………………… Upload: 4.13 Mbit/s 

[email protected]:/tmp$ speedtest-cli –server 7379 

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration… 

Testing from LeapSwitch Networks Pvt (103.26.204.10)… 

Retrieving speedtest.net server list… 

Retrieving information for the selected server… 

Hosted by ACT Fibernet (Bangalore) [783.34 km]: 22.796 ms 

Testing download speed…………………………………………………………………….. 

Download: 257.91 Mbit/s Testing upload speed………………………………………………………………………………………… Upload: 4.10 Mbit/s 

Speedtest for Pune Server

$ speedtest-cli –server 6404 

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration… 

Testing from LeapSwitch Networks Pvt (103.26.204.10)…

Retrieving speedtest.net server list… 

Retrieving information for the selected server… 

Hosted by YOU Broadband India Pvt. Ltd. (Pune) [369.56 km]: 34.754 ms 

Testing download speed…………………………………………………………………….. 

Download: 257.15 Mbit/s 

Testing upload speed………………………………………………………………………………………… Upload: 4.11 Mbit/s 


Concluding Remarks

For the price the specifications (in particular the 200 GB/month bandwidth) may raise some questions and eyebrows. I had a chat with Somesh on this matter, and their take is that the high cost of bandwidth makes it difficult to propose an offer. The additional 200 GB/month on paying annually might take care of this, maybe they could offer an option of buying additional BW for a fee.

A note on the tests

The tests were not without their quirks. Below I have mentioned a couple of them.

  1. Choice of Operating System:
    In the test machine, Virtualizer offered only three Distributions of Linux: CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. I found it quirky that options under Ubuntu were 16.04 and 18.10.
Choice of Operating Systems- Nexaracks VPS is limited. Screenshot by Amar Vyas
Choice of Operating Systems- Nexaracks VPS
Location of Test VPS - Virtualizer Panel. The VPS is supposed to be in Pune.
Location of Test VPS – Virtualizer Panel

2. The location of the VPS is rather perplexing, because in Virtualizor panel it shows the location as somewhere in Eastern India (in the state of West Bengal). But if I triangulate the distance to from the Speedtest results, I get a completely different location.


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