Last week, user Someshzade from Nexaracks reached out at LowEndSpirit. He wanted to know if I would be interested in running Benchmarks and testing out their new VPS. My reply was, hell yes! Withing a few minutes, he sent another message with the VPS details.

Default operating system the VPS came with was CentOs, which was not to my liking. In Virtualizor Panel, the options available were : Ubuntu 16,04, CentOS, and Windows . I opted for Ubuntu, even though my personal preference is Debian if available. Anyways, were are not here to discuss the merits or lack of) Linux distributions.

A few months ago, I had run benchmarks on a VPS from Nexracks – Mumbai location (hosted on Leapswitch). Unfortunately, I lost the benchmark results (my fault entirely!). I had reached out to Someshzade via PM on LES – and had volunteered to run another set of tests. At that time, there were some other matters on their plate (as well as mine!). Over the weekend, I was contacted again on PM, and was asked if I would like to run some BM tests. My reply was, Hell Yes!“

A little bit about the VPS: Hosted on IoFlood in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Add screenshots of the VPS, some basics. Disk speeds indicate SSD, network speeds to Asia (Tokyo,Singapore, HongKong are in single digits, so also in all European locations. iPerf3 gave relatively better results. 

Lets do the basic tests

Screenshot showing dashboard from virtualizor. Blog of Amar Vyas
Screenshot of Virtualizor: Nexracks VPS

Ping Test

Below are the speeds I get from Bengaluru

--- 162.213.xxx.xxx ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 359.231/402.917/449.436/36.880 ms
sanganak-mac:~ amar$ ping -c 3 162.213.xxx.xxx0
PING 162.213.xxx.xxx (162.213.xxx.xxx): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=353.738 ms
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=348.638 ms
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=294.166 ms

--- 162.213.xxx.xxx0 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 294.166/332.181/353.738/26.961 ms
sanganak-mac:~ amar$ ping -c 3 162.213.xxx.xxx
PING 162.213.210.120 (162.213.210.120): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=286.119 ms
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=333.806 ms
64 bytes from 162.213.xxx.xxx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=240.396 ms

CPU

[email protected]:~$ lscpu
Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                4
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             4
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 62
Model name:            Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
Stepping:              4
CPU MHz:               2799.998
BogoMIPS:              5599.99
Hypervisor vendor:     KVM
Virtualization type:   full
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              256K
L3 cache:              25600K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3
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 eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms xsaveopt arat

Information on the processor using the 'lscpu' command in Linux Terminal. Blog by Amar Vyas
Processor Information- Test VPS- Nexracks

Memory

[email protected]:~$ 
total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           5825          48        5625           7         151        5717
Swap:             0           0           0

Disk

[email protected]:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            2.9G     0  2.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           583M  8.0M  575M   2% /run
/dev/sda1        60G  1.4G   55G   3% /
tmpfs           2.9G     0  2.9G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           2.9G     0  2.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           583M     0  583M   0% /run/user/1000

bench.sh

[email protected]:/tmp$ curl -Lso- bench.sh | bash

----------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
Number of cores      : 4
CPU frequency        : 2799.998 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 60.0 GB (2.2 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 5825 MB (69 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 1 hour 27 min
Load average         : 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.4.0-21-generic

----------------------------------------------------------------------
I/O speed(1st run)   : 565 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 581 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 601 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 582.3 MB/s

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         68.8MB/s      
Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           1.47MB/s      
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            8.55MB/s      
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           8.56MB/s      
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           8.37MB/s      
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             56.3MB/s      
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           39.2MB/s      
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          25.4MB/s      
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            8.99MB/s      
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           6.99MB/s      
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          8.25MB/s 

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Memory for VPS using the 'free -m ' command. Screenshot by Amar Vyas
Memory for the VPS

[email protected]:/tmp$ curl -sL yabs.sh | bash

## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##
Yet-Another-Bench-Script
v2020-02-10
https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script
## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##
Mon Apr 20 08:19:26 EDT 2020

Basic System Information:

---------------------------------
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2799.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 5.7G
Swap       : 0B
Disk       : 60G

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):

---------------------------------
Block Size | 4kb           (IOPS) | 64kb          (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 4.46 MB/s     (1.1k) | 51.22 MB/s     (800)
Write      | 4.48 MB/s     (1.1k) | 51.54 MB/s     (805)
Total      | 8.95 MB/s     (2.2k) | 102.76 MB/s   (1.6k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512kb         (IOPS) | 1mb           (IOPS)
  ------   | -----          ----  | ---            ---- 
Read       | 164.62 MB/s    (321) | 196.13 MB/s    (191)
Write      | 173.37 MB/s    (338) | 209.19 MB/s    (204)
Total      | 338.00 MB/s    (659) | 405.32 MB/s    (395)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):

---------------------------------
Provider                  | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                          |                           |                 |                
Bouygues Telecom          | Paris, FR (10G)           | 836 Mbits/sec   | 362 Mbits/sec  
Online.net                | Paris, FR (10G)           | 860 Mbits/sec   | 363 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream               | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | busy           
wilhelm.tel               | Hamburg, DE (10G)         | 697 Mbits/sec   | 279 Mbits/sec  
Biznet                    | Bogor, Indonesia (1G)     | 704 Mbits/sec   | 81.3 Mbits/sec 
Hostkey                   | Moscow, RU (1G)           | 812 Mbits/sec   | 672 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online           | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 903 Mbits/sec   | 613 Mbits/sec  
Airstream Communications  | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G)  | 899 Mbits/sec   | 833 Mbits/sec  
Hurricane Electric        | Fremont, CA, US (10G)     | 944 Mbits/sec   | 934 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:

---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 645                           
Multi Core      | 2418                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/1856436



-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2020-04-20 12:35:46 UTC

-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
CPU cores:    4
Frequency:    2799.998 MHz
RAM:          5.7G
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64

Disks:
sda     60G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    2.990 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    4.964 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    1.539 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 293.6 us / 458.2 us / 18.8 ms / 253.2 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 6.54 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.60 GiB, 1.31 k iops, 326.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    444.41 MiB/s
    2nd run:    523.57 MiB/s
    3rd run:    556.95 MiB/s
    average:    508.31 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    162.213.210.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         77.07 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        9.88 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   38.71 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      9.09 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         21.30 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected

[email protected]:/tmp$ ./speedtest -s 16529

   Speedtest by Ookla

     Server: WOW Solutions & Systems Pvt. Ltd - Pune (id = 16529)
        ISP: Input Output Flood LLC
    Latency:   243.15 ms   (0.96 ms jitter)
   Download:   756.95 Mbps (data used: 1.1 GB)                               
     Upload:   323.20 Mbps (data used: 396.5 MB)                               
Packet Loss: Not available.
 Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/1d09d57b-6277-4879-a482-fd76cc29f122
[email protected]:/tmp$ ./speedtest -s 19176

   Speedtest by Ookla

     Server: Seans Media Pvt Ltd - Bangalore (id = 19176)
        ISP: Input Output Flood LLC
    Latency:   227.70 ms   (1.97 ms jitter)
   Download:   375.62 Mbps (data used: 577.6 MB)                               
     Upload:   229.01 Mbps (data used: 380.9 MB)                               
Packet Loss:     0.0%
 Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/bd5db77e-3653-41b3-b1ce-ec1312e7ef91
[email protected]:/tmp$ ./speedtest -s 18976

   Speedtest by Ookla

     Server: Airtel Broadband - Bangalore (id = 18976)
        ISP: Input Output Flood LLC
    Latency:   251.78 ms   (0.10 ms jitter)
   Download:   319.41 Mbps (data used: 407.8 MB)                               
     Upload:   271.77 Mbps (data used: 410.9 MB)                               
Packet Loss:     0.0%
 Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/05da6798-25d0-4c91-bb13-467e3dae904b

[email protected]:/tmp$ ./speedtest -s 10388

   Speedtest by Ookla

     Server: Speedtest.net - Chennai (id = 10388)
        ISP: Input Output Flood LLC
    Latency:   216.67 ms   (0.07 ms jitter)
   Download:   906.92 Mbps (data used: 1.4 GB)                               
     Upload:   339.13 Mbps (data used: 442.2 MB)                               
Packet Loss:     0.0%
 Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/5e691358-f39c-4ef6-a2bb-2beaef29f2c2

Concluding remarks and comments

Good speeds for Pune / Mumbai region (download and upload). Others in APAC regiona may want to check for respective locations. Overall a stock VPS with no surprises, which is not a bad thing. With the exception of Ubuntu 16.04 as the default, there were no other quirks. Connection was steady. Geekbench scores show the processor to be decent, nothing that will fly a rocket ship – so to speak. The question(s) that need to be answered are: a. What will be the pricepoint(s) at which this VPS will be offered, and what configurations? b. Long-term how will it perform? 

This is not to question Ioflood’s service or the intent of the provider, but too early to call it either ways. As far as the provider’s ability to communicate, customer support, bugs, error addressing etc are concerned- again no experience for VPS. I do have a shared hosting plan with them, but in the overall scheme of things, those are questions for which time can provide answers. 

A new player in the market is always welcome!

Image from Virtualizor panel showing location of the server of IOFlood. Map of Phoenix Metropolitan area is shown.
Location of the VPS – IOFlood, Phoenix, USA


2 Comments

Bro · June 2, 2020 at 9:38 am

Do a monsterbench too, always. Thank you.

    Amar Vyas · July 8, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Thanks,
    I have started including the in the VPS benchmarks.

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