Benchmark: Nexaracks KVM VPS in India

Review: India based VPS by Nexaracks. Blog of Amar Vyas

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. In this pose, I am excited to test our a VPS in India by a VPS provider from India.

Benchmark results from VPS

The below tests were performed on this KVM based VPS in India:

VPS Information (CPU,Disk, Memory)

YABS

bench.sh

Nench.sh

Concluding Remarks

Below are the benchmark results for this VPS

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

Benchmark tests on 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

$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

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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

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 

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.

Pricing plans for KVM VPs by Nexaracks, May 2020. Blog of Amar Vyas

Pricing Plans for Nexaracks. May 2020

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