Over the past few months thanks to LowEndtalk (and the frown of my spouse), I have managed to gather a collection of Virtual Private Servers (VPS’es). Ten at the last count. Till April this year, I did not even know what a VPS was. Five months later, I am writing a post comparing the performances of different VPS’es, some of which are KVM, others OVZ and the rest are NAT devices.
Update Sept 22, 2019: I added some more VPS’es and re-ran the tests over the past week, you can see the results here.
I learnt about using speed test-cli through discussions on LowEndTalk. It was a relaxed Saturday afternoon, and it seemed like a god opportunity to try out something new. I took screenshots or copied out results with different VPS machines that I have recently started using…
The Long Story Short : How I ended up Testing the VPS
**If you would prefer to dive straight into the mini-review, you can skip this section and head straight to the “Nuts and Bolts” segment**
Sometimes, long time plans do not work out, and often they get replaced with some unexpected developments. Yesterday (Friday) was no different.
I was originally planning to work from home, neded up working from my coworking space instead. That’s when I learnt that there was a session on growth “hacking” by someone whose work I admire. Therefore, ended up staying back till 6 PM. Which meant that when my wife and I travelled back together, we faced the Friday evening rush hour. Which *also* meant that my plans of having a beer or two with schoolmates did not materialize. For the record, I do not like the term, “hacking” but running out of words here – maybe some time later I