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Have You Tried the Heyderdahl Free VPS? My Experience So Far

I saw this offer and signed up back on 26 January. Got it today. Promises a 512MB VM with 30GB storage but I actually get a 1GB system.  Service is in Kansas City.

Logged in to Proxmox and the Ubuntu 20.04 CD is mounted. I guess I have to install the OS. OK…

Quick tip: make sure you select “Proxmox VE authentication server” for realm.  When I first connected, “Linux PAM” was selected and that doesn’t work.

PVE Login

My first two install attempts failed. I got a few steps into the installer and then it stops responding. Attempt #3 was stuck at “downloading and installing security updates…curtin command in-target” for about 15 minutes but it finally completed. Maybe that’s usual for Ubuntu? I don’t know, I always use Debian but that ISO seems hardwired in PVE.

So after boot, I was kind of expecting a pubic IP address…

The welcome email said:

So I guess at the moment I can login and use it via console, but I don’t think I can ssh to it from the outside, unless I’m missing something.

Heyderdahl (@Exanteros) commented in my LowEndTalk thread:

As mentioned above, we provided everyone with 1GB of RAM to get the installer going and start in the adventure with us.

As I am looking at this thread, we‘ll increase this to 2GB to get you satisfied.

We currently face IPv6 issues with our provider so we gave everyone a custom Heyderdahl sub-domain and a log-in to a reverse proxy in order to enable remote ssh from outside. We are trying to fix that asap.

The disk is indeed 30gb. I am sorry, but there only remains 17 of these 30 after the install.

For qemu and kvm virtualization, it is normal to show the processor inside the vm as processor with QEMU virtual cores.

And what did you think of the free virtual machine in the first place? That it will break records with one virtual core and 1 GB of RAM?

We are also are eager to help everyone. Please write an email to us at noreply@heyderdahl.com

And guys, don’t forget something: it’s free, so please, if something isn’t perfect directly, it will get fixed shortly.

Here’s a YABS:

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Fri 16 Feb 2024 12:06:09 AM UTC

Basic System Information:
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Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes
Processor  : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
CPU cores  : 1 @ 3391.448 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 965.0 MiB
Swap       : 1.9 GiB
Disk       : 15.6 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS
Kernel     : 5.4.0-171-generic
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : WholeSale Internet
ASN        : AS32097 WholeSale Internet, Inc.
Host       : atv vision sdn bhd
Location   : Kansas City, Missouri (MO)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 447.00 KB/s    (111) | 5.94 MB/s       (92)
Write      | 469.00 KB/s    (117) | 6.27 MB/s       (98)
Total      | 916.00 KB/s    (228) | 12.22 MB/s     (190)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 27.91 MB/s      (54) | 37.58 MB/s      (36)
Write      | 30.08 MB/s      (58) | 40.27 MB/s      (39)
Total      | 57.99 MB/s     (112) | 77.85 MB/s      (75)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
-----           | -----                     | ----            | ----            | ----           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 40.4 Mbits/sec  | 39.0 Mbits/sec  | 98.3 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 40.4 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 107 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 40.7 Mbits/sec  | 39.1 Mbits/sec  | 122 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 38.9 Mbits/sec  | 26.8 Mbits/sec  | 199 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 41.7 Mbits/sec  | 39.6 Mbits/sec  | 30.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 41.8 Mbits/sec  | 38.5 Mbits/sec  | 10.9 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 41.5 Mbits/sec  | 39.3 Mbits/sec  | 41.2 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 446                           
Multi Core      | 328                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4930365

YABS completed in 39 min 4 sec
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1 Comment

  1. shawon:

    yeasterday i paid for an server its already 24 hour havent replied my ticket or my server what i can do?

    March 27, 2024 @ 2:55 am | Reply

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