ReadyDedis posted an offer on Low End Spirit and Low End Talk about their new Mumbai location. I was intrigued. Good, reasonably priced VPS (Virtual Private Server) plans in India are few, and for a while I have been looking at an option of a VPS in Mumbai. I do not have any servers in India, because the price to specifications ratio does not work well typically. In recent months, this has changed – two other offers for a VPS in Mumbai were posted by Cloudjiffy and Nexaracks recently. (read my benchmarks of Nexaracks VPS ) This offer added a third option.
Update December 2020: During Black Friday sale, ReadyDedis offerd a great deal for a Mumbai location. I will publish a separate review on that shortly.
VPS Plan by ReadyDedis, Mumbai location
I had received some good feedback about ReadyDedis from one of my current VPS providers. A peer level feedback is always a good thing, and that was one of the triggers to sign up. Pricing tier is 4 US Dollars per month or 40 Dollars if paying annually for base plan, i.e. the plan I chose for my testing.
Specifications under this plan are as follows:
25GB SSD RAID-10
500GB @ 1Gbps
Pricing for the VPS used in this post
The VPS is hosted in Webwerks datacenter in Mumbai.
Signing up process was quite standard, I selected the plan, named the server, entered root password, and chose the Operating System. I prefer Debian 10 usually but for testing and benchmarking of VPS purposes, I use Ubuntu. The default install in this case was Ubuntu 20.04. I changed it to Ubuntu 18.04 because I wanted to use either Runcloud or Gridpane for testing with a WordPress install. Alternately, I may use Webinoly.
ReadyDedis use a Hypervisor control panel, which is developed by them in house. The server provisioning was very quick- less than five minutes after the order was confirmed.
Using the Hypervisor Panel
The interface for Hypervisor panel is clean and intuitive. For a first time user like me, it is extremely easy to use. Below are some images of setting up the VPS and basic configuration before diving into the benchmarks. Click on the below images to see larger version.
|Creating a VPS in Hypervisor|
|VPS Information in Hypervisor panel|
|Using custom recipe in Hypervisor panel for VPS|
|Setting up firewall in Hypervisor panel|
Benchmark Tests on VPS
Below is the information about the processor, memory and disk:
YABS benchmark on VPS
Lets run Yet Another Benchmarking Script (YABS)
curl -sL yabs.sh | bash -s
Results from the test are seen in the image below
The VPS hung on Bench.sh and I had to restart the VPS. I will dig into the logs later to see what went wrong.
A user commented in one of my earlier posts that I should also include bench.monster in my reviews. Below are the results from bench.monster using the “Asia” option.
curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia
Our final test involves running nench.sh test.
Summing it all up
I have been looking for a VPS in India or Singapore region for some time. But so far, the pricing or the specifications did not meet my expectations. Maybe this VPS will change that. As I keep testing the system out, it may validate my feeling or otherwise.
The bandwidth (500 GB) may seem underwhelming at first. It did to me. But if you use a CDN, that may not be an issue. One example is fast.io, one of the CDNs I use for serving images for this blog. This service offers 100 GB monthly quota in its base “free” tier. I also use Publitio, which gives 500 GB of transfer per account.
The processor (Intel E5-2683 v4 @ 2.10GHz) is not a rocket that will take the benchmark tests into the stratosphere. But it should be good enough for a steady, stable, pack mule. But for the price point of 4 US dollars (INR 320 including Paypal fees) for the base tier or Cloud 1 GB plan, this is a good buy.
Thanks to ReadyDedis for feedback on a previous version of this post