Background: VPSDime had posted an offer for a $ 7 a year OVZ based VPS on LowEndSpirit a few months ago. I decided to install ClassicPress, a fork of WordPress, OVZ on it.

I was testing WordPress (actually: ClassicPress) on a $10 a year VPS with the following specs:
– Brizy pagebuilder
– 85 speeds on Google Pagespeed: mobile; 93 on Desktop (without optimisation)
– ClassicPress
– Openlitespeed Server and Quic.cloud for CDN

Someone in a FB group did not believe it. In fact, he labelled me a scammer when I mentioned the above. Some deep dive into the posts in that group revealed the following:
a. Vested interest of some members of that group peddle the services of expensive web hosts and get affiliate commission in return.
b. Reliance on vanity metrics and plugins for speeds and performance. Case in point: I am yet to see a single post with a link to a Geekbench score or a Benchmark test to talk about the hardware (or network). But people keep posting GTMetrix results.
c. Questions asked are often framed incorrectly or are plain silly. So are the answers.

Simply stating monosyllabic terms like :The service is good:, “Support is awesome” etc does not help.

I have decided not to post in such groups anymore. Let the users deal with the usual low priced crappy providers, or ultra expensive, feature deficient ones. Benchmarks on the VPSDime VPS were in response to the accuser, who I believe lacks the capacity to understand the results. The readers of this blog can. For them, they are posted below.

Link to the offer from VPSDime (Now expired) : here

CPU: 1 Core @ 2.7 Ghz

RAM: 1 GB; Swap : 0 GB

Disk: 10 GB HDD

Bandwidth: 1 TB / month

Specs of the VPS
Benchmark on 1 GB OVZ by VPSDime
Benchmark on 1 GB OVZ by VPSDime

Bench.sh


 CPU Model       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz

 CPU Cores       : 1

 CPU Frequency     : 2700.000 MHz

 CPU Cache       : 16384 KB

 Total Disk      : 9.8 GB (3.8 GB Used)

 Total Mem       : 1024 MB (294 MB Used)

 Total Swap      : 0 MB (0 MB Used)

 System uptime     : 10 days, 22 hour 51 min

 Load average     : 0.11, 0.05, 0.07

 OS          : Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

 Arch         : x86_64 (64 Bit)

 Kernel        : 5.4.0

 TCP CC        : 

 Virtualization    : OpenVZ

 Organization     : AS394727 Nodisto IT, LLC

 Location       : Wilmington Manor / US

 Region        : Delaware

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 I/O Speed(1st run)  : 88.2 MB/s

 I/O Speed(2nd run)  : 138 MB/s

 I/O Speed(3rd run)  : 121 MB/s

 Average I/O speed   : 115.7 MB/s

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 Node Name    Upload Speed   Download Speed   Latency   

 Speedtest.net  2962.56 Mbps   4409.60 Mbps    2.29 ms   

 Beijing  CU  101.17 Mbps    123.95 Mbps     226.12 ms  

 Shanghai  CT  1.04 Mbps     1137.59 Mbps    191.80 ms  

 Shanghai  CU  37.61 Mbps    249.71 Mbps     261.20 ms  

 Hongkong  CN  327.03 Mbps    853.13 Mbps     197.18 ms  

 Singapore SG  418.06 Mbps    844.51 Mbps     211.07 ms  

 Tokyo   JP  44.61 Mbps    110.00 Mbps     143.22 ms  
 

nench.sh

nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh

benchmark timestamp: 2020-10-24 11:57:15 UTC


Processor:  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz

CPU cores:  1

Frequency:  2700.000 MHz

RAM:     1.0Gi

Swap:     -

Kernel:    Linux 5.4.0 x86_64



Disks:

ploop56418   10G HDD



CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB

  4.588 seconds

CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB

  6.167 seconds

CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB

  2.046 seconds



ioping: seek rate

  min/avg/max/mdev = 145.7 us / 410.0 us / 12.4 ms / 311.2 us

ioping: sequential read speed

  generated 3.23 k requests in 5.00 s, 806.8 MiB, 645 iops, 161.3 MiB/s



dd: sequential write speed

  1st run:  180.24 MiB/s

  2nd run:  149.73 MiB/s

  3rd run:  238.42 MiB/s

  average:  189.46 MiB/s



IPv4 speedtests

  your IPv4:  104.251.xxx.xxxx

  Cachefly CDN:     313.48 MiB/s

  Leaseweb (NL):    16.80 MiB/s

  Softlayer DAL (US):  69.31 MiB/s

  Online.net (FR):   17.81 MiB/s

  OVH BHS (CA):     43.37 MiB/s



IPv6 speedtests

  your IPv6:  2606:cd80:xxx:xxxx



  Leaseweb (NL):    7.57 MiB/s

  Softlayer DAL (US):  81.78 MiB/s

  Online.net (FR):   5.79 MiB/s

  OVH BHS (CA):     10.80 MiB/s

Wrapping it up:

If one is willing to dig deep enough, and be willing to learn and experiment with WordPress, one can get great setup at a very low cost. it is a DIY setup, of course, and you will be responsible for security, backups, updates and so on. And this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who relish typing away into the command line, the following makes for a killer combination:

  • Linux on a VPS
  • Open Litespeed
  • CDN (Quic.Cloud)
  • Litespeed cache
  • ClassicPress

give it a try, you would not be disappointed.

Note:

I wrote a post in a different Facebok group in reponse to a silly question asked by the users.Their question was “which is the best web host for WordPress”

Variations of this question include

“Which is the cheapers Webhost?”

“Who is the best webhost?”

or

“Which Web hosting would you recommend? “

If you want some good, qualitative answers, some background information bright help, such as: 1. Which location?
2. Where will your customers typically come from? What about their customers?
3.LS required or optional?
4. Will Wp sites have woo comm?
5. Will this be managed WP or DIY ?
6. What are the minimum specs you are looking for? (Ram/disk/bandwidth iops…)
7. Which panel? CP, DirectAdmin, Plesk…
8. WP only or email and other features also?
9. CDN?
10. Why or why not a VPS?
11. Backups ? Local or third party
12. Any specific compliance requirements? GDPR etc.
13. Budget (there, I finally said it)


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