Review: Provisionhost PHVPS .5 Pack

Thanks @Brandon offer me the Virtual Server free for a month.

The detail of the Server from the ordering page:

  1. • 256MB RAM
  2. • 10GB Storage
  3. • 250GB Bandwidth
  4. • 1 Free IP Address
  5. • Toronto, Ontario
  6. • SolusVM Control Pane
  7. • IRC / OpenVPN Allowed
  8. • Price $6.45/mo

The normal price is a little expensive. So I run a small testing after I received the email about the server.

Now it is $5.00 /mo with promotional code “LET” [Update : 2012/07/20]

  1. IO Tesing
  2. [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test.bin bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    
    4096+0 records in
    
    4096+0 records out
    
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 2.72925 seconds, 98.4 MB/s
    
    [[email protected] ~]#dd if=/dev/zero of=testfilex bs=64k count=16k 
    conv=fdatasync
    
    16384+0 records in
    
    16384+0 records out
    
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.24248 seconds, 116 MB/s

    This is amazing.

  3. RAM Detail
  4. [[email protected] ~]# free -m
    
                      total    used    free   shared   buffers   cached
    
    Mem:                256     153     102       0         0       142
    
    -/+ buffers/cache:  10      245
    
    Swap:                0        0      0

    No double the server is based on OpenVZ with 256MB and not any burst or vswap.

  5. Network Testing
  6. [[email protected] ~]# wget  cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.bin
    
    --09:42:31--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.bin
    
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    
    100%[=================================================================
    ====>]
    
    104,857,600 11.0M/s   in 9.1s
    
    09:42:40 (11.0 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

    This shows that the network interface is 100MBps.

  7. CPU Testing
  8. [[email protected] ~]# less /proc/cpuinfo
    
    processor       : 0
    
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    
    cpu family       : 6
    
    model          : 45
    
    model name     : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz
    
    stepping        : 7
    
    cpu MHz        : 1200.000
    
    cache size       : 15360 KB

    This server has 4 E5-2620 CPUs. It is really powerful.

  9. Operating System
  10. [[email protected] ~]# lsb_release –a
    
    Version:    :core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:
    graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-
    
    4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch
    
    Distributor ID: CentOS
    
    Description:    CentOS release 5.3 (Final)
    
    Release:        5.3
    
    prename:       Final

    So far everything goes perfect. And I am planning to build a WordPress on it.

    But I will reinstall the Debian System for personal way.

    The SolusVM is very convenient to reinstall the OS with some clicks.

    But the root password need to reset after the server online. Good or not?

    For me, I can accept that.

    Finally, I build a WordPress Blog with the review of this server. The uptime will list on the page.

    That’s end. Enjoy yourself.

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