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BigScoots – $10/Quarter – 256MB OpenVZ VPS in Chicago

Tags: , , Date/Time: November 7, 2012 @ 8:49 am, by Zahra

Scott, from BigScoots, has sent us yet another exclusive offer for the LowEndBox community.

Scoots LEB256

  • 256MB RAM
  • 384MB Burstable
  • 20GB Diskspace (RAID10)
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • IPv4: 1
  • IPv6: 15
  • $10/quarter – Direct Signup
  • Location: Chicago
Scoots LEB512

  • 512MB RAM
  • 640MB Burstable
  • 35GB Diskspace (RAID10)
  • 750GB Bandwidth
  • SolusVM/OpenVZ
  • IPv4: 1
  • IPv6: 15
  • $15/quarter – Direct Signup
  • Location: Chicago

Since February 2011, BigScoots have been featured many times before on LowEndBox. Their last offer was posted in August, of this year, and according to Scott, it was well recieved so he’s decided to send in a few more offers for you. These offers are available in either Monthly and yearly contracts and can be viewed on their special dedicated page for LowEndBox. BigScoots are IPv6 ready and can provide you with as many as you like, just open a ticket with them.

The company is registered in Florida and were featured on here four times last year. All of their storage is RAID 10 protected with BBU raid controllers. Their Datacenter is the Steadfast datacenter in Chicago, Illinois. They accept payments via American Express, Discover, PayPal, Master Card, VISA and Google Checkout. IRC and VPN/Proxies are allowed on a case by case basis, Legal Adult is also allowed but torrents or anything illegal is not permitted. For a better understanding of what is and what isn’t allowed, do read their Terms of Service.

Network Information:

Test IPv4: 50.31.98.47
Test File: http://testfile.chi.steadfast.net/

11 Comments

  1. Cool cool cool:

    [root@chi ~]# sh bench.sh -o bash
    CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3450  @ 2.67GHz
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency :  2666.645 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 512 MB
    Total amount of swap : 128 MB
    System uptime :   23 min,       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 17.2MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 6.20MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 4.54MB/s 
    Download speed from Peer1, Toronto, CA: 10.2MB/s 
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 609KB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 3.66MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 15.5MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 13.9MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 1.31MB/s 
    I/O speed :  154 MB/s
    

    IOPing :

    [root@chi ioping]# ./ioping -Dc 10 /
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=1 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=2 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=3 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=4 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=5 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=6 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=7 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=8 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=9 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from / (simfs /vz/private/503): request=10 time=0.1 ms
    
    --- / (simfs /vz/private/503) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 9002.7 ms, 7353 iops, 28.7 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.1/0.2/0.0 ms
    

    Nice fast little machine I’ll post a full benchmark on soon. Steadfast seems to have some good peering too.

    November 7, 2012 @ 9:59 am | Reply
    • Usman:

      @Kris,
      Is there some script for these tests??

      December 19, 2012 @ 3:45 am | Reply
  2. nice, congrats Scott!

    November 7, 2012 @ 10:41 am | Reply
  3. Scoots LEB 512 Benchmark via UnixBench 5.1.3 :

    ========================================================================
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)
    
       System: chi.kriscloud.com: GNU/Linux
       OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-042stab062.2 -- #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 18:28:35 MSK 2012
       Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
       Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="UTF-8", collate="UTF-8")
       CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz (5333.3 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, 
    SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
       CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz (5333.3 bogomips)
              Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, 
    SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
    
       14:05:08 up  1:42,  1 user,  load average: 0.17, 0.06, 0.01; runlevel 3
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Wed Nov 07 2012 14:05:08 - 14:33:16
    2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       24957739.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     3146.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               2939.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        659555.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          186251.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1408034.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             1459704.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 127625.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               9752.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5348.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    894.4 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        1672536.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   24957739.6   2138.6
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3146.9    572.2
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2939.6    683.6
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     659555.0   1665.5
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     186251.0   1125.4
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1408034.5   2427.6
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1459704.8   1173.4
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     127625.6    319.1
    Process Creation                                126.0       9752.3    774.0
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5348.4   1261.4
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        894.4   1490.6
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1672536.8   1115.0
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1072.4
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Wed Nov 07 2012 14:33:16 - 15:01:27
    2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables       50337434.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     6297.8 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               6537.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        884648.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          254735.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2351946.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                             2943132.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 195833.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                              18111.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7899.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    844.1 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                        3063501.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   50337434.5   4313.4
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6297.8   1145.1
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6537.4   1520.3
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     884648.8   2234.0
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     254735.9   1539.2
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2351946.7   4055.1
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2943132.2   2365.9
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     195833.9    489.6
    Process Creation                                126.0      18111.2   1437.4
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7899.4   1863.1
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        844.1   1406.8
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3063501.0   2042.3
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1768.1
    
    [root@chi UnixBench]# 
    

    Very good disk I/O and CPU levels from an established provider.

    November 7, 2012 @ 12:08 pm | Reply
  4. Thanks @jcaleb :)

    @kris – thanks for the detailed benchmark. This 3450 of ours really keeps on trucking – it just goes to show what proper maintenance and planning can do for a machine. We place new VPSs across an assortment of servers, our most recent ones being the rather popular dual hexacore E5-2620′s. Every VPS that comes in we make an attempt to optimize its deployment in an effort to avoid timely and I/O costing migrations down the line. We generally try to keep our capacity around ~60% to ensure optimal performance during even the highest of loads.

    All-in-all we are pleased you labeled us as an ‘established provider’ and even more pleased regarding your detailed assessment of having ‘Very good disk I/O and CPU levels.’

    With new servers recently racked we’ve got lots of room to go around. E-mail, call, stop by our live chat or open up a support ticket – lets find you a VPS! ;)

    November 7, 2012 @ 1:27 pm | Reply
  5. sam:

    where is the dedicated LEB’s page? It links directly to their website

    November 7, 2012 @ 7:07 pm | Reply
  6. John_R:

    BigScoots is awesome.

    My uptime is the duration between re-images.

    Support is good as well.

    November 11, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply
  7. Frank White:

    What about porn that depicts the prophet Muhammad?

    November 14, 2012 @ 8:41 am | Reply

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