MaxKVM posted their offer on LowEndSpirit for the new and shiny Singapore location (hosted at Hivelocity). In this post, you will find my first impressions about this service.

Welcome email from MaxKVM once account is set up

Screenshot of Welcome email from MaxKVM once account is set up
Welcome email from MaxKVM once account is set up

These Epyc based systems’ configurations start from 512 MB RAM and go up to 4 GB RAM. Except for the 4 GB Plan, all VPS’es come with 1 (shared) CPU core. Below you will find the specifications and pricing for the lowest and the top tier plans.

SKVM-512M PlanSKVM-4G

1x CPU
512MB
ECC RAM
15GB NVMe SSD RAID 10
0.5TB Transfer @ 1Gbps
1x IPv4 & IPv6 /64
Price: US $ 3/month
2x CPU
4GB ECC RAM
75GB NVMe SSD
RAID 10
3TB Transfer @ 1Gbps
1x IPv4 & IPv6 /64
Price: $ 6/month
Plans offerd by MaxKVM in Singapore

First Impressions: Benchmarks

Bench.monster

Bench.monster
A note on this test: I ran bench.monster twice. Results for CPU in the first test seem to be off. Results from first test: https://clbin.com/Nwbwt 
Results from second test:.
 
Results from first test: https://clbin.com/Nwbwt
Results from second test: 
https://clbin.com/i46bcUsage : curl -LsO
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/3234275
I re-ran bench.monster and got the following result.
New figures are in line with scores from YABS.
Geekbench v5 CPU Benchmark:
Single Core : 1002 (EXCELLENT)
Multi Core : 1009

Original test results are posted below
$bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 OS           : Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (64 Bit)
 Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 5.4.0-42-generic
 CPU Model    : AMD EPYC 7302P 16-Core Processor
 CPU Cores    : 1 @ 2999.998 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
 CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
 Load Average : 0.38, 0.10, 0.03
 Total Space  : 24G (1.7G ~8% used)
 Total RAM    : 981 MB (56 MB + 260 MB Buff in use)
 Total SWAP   : 1023 MB (0 MB in use)
 Uptime       : 0 days 0:12
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ASN & ISP    : AS29802, HIVELOCITY, Inc.
 Organization : Hivelocity Singapore
 Location     : Queenstown Estate, Singapore / SG
 Region       : 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 ## Geekbench v5 CPU Benchmark:

  Single Core :   (POOR)
   Multi Core : 


 ## IO Test

 CPU Speed:
    bzip2     : 119 MB/s
   sha256     : 216 MB/s
   md5sum     : 493 MB/s

 RAM Speed:
   Avg. write : 2730.7 MB/s
   Avg. read  : 8977.1 MB/s

 Disk Speed:
   1st run    : 1.4 GB/s
   2nd run    : 1.4 GB/s
   3rd run    : 1.4 GB/s
   -----------------------
   Average    : 1433.6 MB/s
Results from SpeedTest for network speed- MaxKVM Singapore
Speedtest retuls

Configuring with Gridpane

This is the first time I am writing a section on Gridpane in my reviews. I thought of adding it, because I am looking to host my author site and other sitesin gaathstory network in Singapore or Mumbai. ReadyDedis, Mumbai is a close contender, but for the specs to price ratio, the current plan is a good option.

Configuring Gridpane's server management panel for WordPress.
Installing Gridpane’s server management panel for WordPress.
Image showing Gridpane configuration complete for a KVM VPS
Gridpane configuration complete for a KVM VPS

Note: You can also find the results from bench.monster over here

YABS

Mon Aug 10 00:52:34 UTC 2020#### Basic System Information:Processor : AMD EPYC 7302P 16-Core Processor
CPU cores : 1 @ 2999.998 MHz
AES-NI : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM : 981Mi
Swap : 1.0Gi
Disk : 24G#### fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):| Block Size | 4k (IOPS)            | 64k (IOPS)        |
| ---------- | -------------------- | ----------------- |
| Read       | 224.98 MB/s (56.2k)  | 1.65 GB/s (25.8k) |
| Write      | 225.57 MB/s (56.3k)  | 1.66 GB/s (25.9k) |
| Total      | 450.56 MB/s (112.6k) | 3.31 GB/s (51.8k) |
|            |                      |                   |
| Block Size | 512k (IOPS)          | 1m (IOPS)         |
| ------     | --- ----             | ---- ----         |
| Read       | 2.69 GB/s (5.2k)     | 2.62 GB/s (2.5k)  |
| Write      | 2.83 GB/s (5.5k)     | 2.80 GB/s (2.7k)  |
| Total      | 5.53 GB/s (10.8k)    | 5.43 GB/s (5.3k)  |Disk read/write speeds for 1 GB KVM Plan#### iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv SpeedBouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 825 Mbits/sec | 421 Mbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 839 Mbits/sec | 501 Mbits/sec
WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | 792 Mbits/sec | 373 Mbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 791 Mbits/sec | 276 Mbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | 806 Mbits/sec | 925 Mbits/sec
Hostkey | Moscow, RU (1G) | 720 Mbits/sec | 633 Mbits/sec
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 504 Mbits/sec | 303 Mbits/sec
Airstream Comms | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 655 Mbits/sec | 285 Mbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | busy | 439 Mbits/sec#### Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:Test | ValueSingle Core | 1037
Multi Core | 1038
Full Test | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/3234060

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