I came to know about KTS24 , a VPS provider through their offer on LowEndSpirit. KTS24 use inexpensive vServers based on DDR3 hardware. In their post on LES, they offered a 1 month free trial.

The idea of a VPS using older hardware seemed nice, and I signed up using the link provided in the post on LES. Once the account was set up, selected the server, but nothing happened! It turns out I have to extend the service in order to get the 2.99 Euro credit and the one month trial can begin from there. the server I tested is located in The Netherlands.

Account Dashboard for KTS24. Blog of Amar Vyas
Account Dashboard for KTS24

Below are the results from Benchmarks on the Trial VPS:

Yet Another Benchmarking Script (YABS)

Tue Jun 30 21:24:58 IST 2020

Basic System Information:

Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430L v2 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores : 1 @ 2394.230 MHz
AES-NI : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM : 1.9Gi
Swap : 2.0Gi
Disk : 7.8G

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
Block Size4k (IOPS)64k (IOPS)
Read9.94 MB/s (2.4k)69.95 MB/s (1.0k)
Write9.97 MB/s (2.4k)70.31 MB/s (1.0k)
Total19.92 MB/s (4.9k)140.26 MB/s (2.1k)
Block Size512k (IOPS)1m (IOPS)
——— —-—- —-
Read194.91 MB/s (380)179.10 MB/s (174)
Write205.26 MB/s (400)191.02 MB/s (186)
Total400.18 MB/s (780)370.12 MB/s (360)
Disk Read- Write speeds for VPS
iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):

Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | 959 Mbits/sec | 906 Mbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 615 Mbits/sec | busy
WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | 1.86 Gbits/sec | 193 Mbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | 1.86 Gbits/sec | 909 Mbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | 789 Mbits/sec | 35.4 Mbits/sec
Hostkey | Moscow, RU (1G) | 917 Mbits/sec | 109 Mbits/sec
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 1.67 Gbits/sec | 190 Mbits/sec
Airstream Communications | Eau Claire, WI, US (10G) | 901 Mbits/sec | 164 Mbits/sec
Hurricane Electric | Fremont, CA, US (10G) | 1.32 Gbits/sec | 125 Mbits/sec

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:

Test | Value
|
Single Core | 525
Multi Core | 524
Full Test | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/2750701

Menu for extending service- KTS24 VPS. Blog of Amar Vyas
KTS24 – Extending service

Speedtest.monster – Asia


OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10 (64 Bit)
Virt/Kernel : KVM / 4.19.0-9-amd64
CPU Model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430L v2 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Cores : 1 @ 2394.230 MHz x86_64 16384 KB Cache
CPU Flags : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
Load Average : 0.00, 0.12, 0.16
Total Space : 7.8G (1.4G ~19% used)
Total RAM : 1995 MB (56 MB + 91 MB Buff in use)
Total SWAP : 2043 MB (0 MB in use)

Uptime : 0 days 4:43

ASN & ISP : AS44592, SkyLink Data Center BV
Organization : Sascha Haendler
Location : Monschau, Germany / DE

Region : North Rhine-Westphalia

## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:

Single Core : 2399 (GOOD)
Multi Core : 2355

## IO Test

CPU Speed:
bzip2 : 83.2 MB/s
sha256 : 143 MB/s
md5sum : 379 MB/s

RAM Speed:
Avg. write : 1979.7 MB/s
Avg. read : 3993.6 MB/s

Disk Speed:
1st run : 120 MB/s
2nd run : 102 MB/s
3rd run : 110 MB/s

Average : 110.7 MB/s

Asia Speedtest

Location Upload Download Ping

Nearby 180.79 Mbit/s 634.16 Mbit/s 21.218 ms

India, New Delhi (GIGATEL) 20.32 Mbit/s 43.64 Mbit/s 141.266 ms
India, Mumbai (SevenStar) 149.23 Mbit/s 15.92 Mbit/s 120.982 ms
India, Bengaluru (I-ON) 79.65 Mbit/s 28.59 Mbit/s 153.844 ms


Screenshot of nench.sh for VPS by KTS24
screenshot of nench.sh

nench.sh


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

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2430L v2 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2394.230 MHz
RAM: 1.9Gi
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-9-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
vda 10G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
3.675 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
6.392 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.243 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 109.6 us / 206.0 us / 9.57 ms / 121.7 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 3.80 k requests in 5.00 s, 950.2 MiB, 760 iops, 190.0 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 134.47 MiB/s
2nd run: 77.34 MiB/s
3rd run: 106.81 MiB/s
average: 106.21 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 80.78.132.xxxx

Cachefly CDN:         87.72 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL):        3.61 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US):   5.61 MiB/s
Online.net (FR):      6.13 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA):         7.88 MiB/s
VPS by KTS24-Pricing Plans. Blog of Amar Vyas
VPS by KTS24-Pricing Plans

Summing it all up

I really like the idea of using a VPS based on (rather dated) inexpensive hardware. Not everyone needs a sportscar, not everyone drives a sportscar, better yet- not everyone knows how to handle a sportscar. Same is the case with VPS. Not everyone needs the latest and greatest hardware.

So, a lower priced VPS becomes an attractive proposition for tasks that are not compute intensive. Maybe run a small site (WordPress too!), use for storage, etc. Or, just get one for about 3 Euros (a little over 250 Rupees a month). Your call entirely.

As for me, I am going to return the VPS with ‘thanks’. I have a problem of plenty when it comes to VPS’es. Even if I had to keep this one, I wouldn’t really have much use for it. Best left for someone who needs it. Wishing the guys at KTS24 all the best!


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