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Big Brain Host – $5 512MB OpenVZ VPS in Ashburn

Tags: , , Date/Time: July 17, 2011 @ 2:15 pm, by LowEndAdmin

BigBrainHost Brian from Big Brain Host emailed me their new LowEndBox exclusive offer. It has been a while since their last offer here. They are now back with a new fancy design + a nice low end deal. Here is the sign up link and for $5/month you can get the following VPS “LEB-512MB Special”.

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 40GB storage
  • 600GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

They have recently turned one year old. According to Brian, they have had some big changes since late last year. They now have their own colo space in Northern Virginia and have been doing pretty well. You can traceroute their home page to find out that their servers are now with InfoRelay in Ashburn VA. That has been a big change since the early days where they were reselling VPS from Virpus.

Pretty standard AUP. Take Credit Card and PayPal. One nice review on WHT and from previous posts, Big Brian Host excel in support.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

5 Comments

  1. Francisco:
    va:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.8047 s, 91.0 MB/s
    va:~# time sync
    
    real    0m2.212s
    user    0m0.000s
    sys     0m0.013s
    va:~#
    va:~# wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-07-17 15:57:51--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    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: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[==========================================================>] 104,857,600 11.0M/s   in 9.4s
    
    
    va:~# tracert cachefly.cachefly.net
    traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  iad1ovz.bigbrainhost.com (205.251.65.17)  0.045 ms  0.014 ms  0.011 ms
     2  cr1.iad1.inforelay.net (66.231.176.241)  1.976 ms  1.982 ms  1.997 ms
     3  xe-3-0-7-301.ar2.iad1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.30.229)  3.009 ms  3.009 ms  3.008 ms
     4  ae0-30g.ar1.iad1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.31.133)  3.146 ms  3.147 ms  3.145 ms
     5  vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175)  2.022 ms  2.038 ms  2.037 ms
    va:~#
    va:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor       : 0
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 26
    model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5520  @ 2.27GHz
    stepping        : 5
    cpu MHz         : 2266.801
    cache size      : 8192 KB
    physical id     : 1
    siblings        : 8
    core id         : 0
    cpu cores       : 4
    apicid          : 16
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 11
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dt
    s acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc pni monitor ds_c
    pl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 4533.60
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    
    July 17, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:
      apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libxext-dev perl  perl-modules make
      
      cd /usr/local/src
      
      wget http://byte-unixbench.googlecode.com/files/unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz
      
      tar -zxvf unixbench-5.1.2.tar.gz
      
      cd unixbench-5.1.2
      
      make
      
      ./Run dhry2reg whetstone-double syscall pipe context1 spawn execl shell1 shell8 shell16
      
      
      
       BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)
      
         System: va: GNU/Linux
         OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab079.2 -- #1 SMP Fri Dec 17 19:25:15 MSK 2010
         Machine: x86_64 (unknown)
         Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap="ANSI_X3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
         CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz (4533.6 bogomips)
                Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Inte
      l virtualization
         21:20:17 up  5:36,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00; runlevel 2
      
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Benchmark Run: Sun Jul 17 2011 21:20:17 - 21:45:59
      1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
      
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables       16456318.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone                     2646.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput                               3507.7 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput                             1834925.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching                 377767.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation                              10933.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5876.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                   331.1 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    757.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead                        3156495.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      
      System Benchmarks Partial Index              BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   16456318.6   1410.1
      Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       2646.2    481.1
      Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3507.7    815.7
      Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1834925.7   1475.0
      Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     377767.2    944.4
      Process Creation                                126.0      10933.5    867.7
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5876.4   1386.0
      Shell Scripts (16 concurrent)                     ---        331.1      ---
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        757.4   1262.3
      System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3156495.5   2104.3
                                                                         ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score (Partial Only)                         1105.3
      
      July 17, 2011 @ 9:48 pm | Reply
  2. Hello,

    Thanks for listing us again, LowEndAdmin!

    We’re just about out of stock on these orders! All orders from the last day or so have been processed and have been successfully setup.

    July 18, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
    • Francisco:

      Hi,

      I guess you are firewalling the VPS ports which precludes the use of SSH alternative ports. Is it possible to disable your firewall on a per VPS basis?

      Thanks.

      July 18, 2011 @ 2:13 pm | Reply
      • Hi Francisco,

        We do use a firewall to protect users. Just submit a ticket to the helpdesk if you require another port for SSH.

        Regards,
        Brian

        July 18, 2011 @ 2:15 pm | Reply

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