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LoveVPS – $7/month 512MB RAM SSD KVM in Orlando

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 27, 2013 @ 4:00 pm, by Humza

Matt, from LoveVPS, sent in an offer last month with SSD storage on one of their exclusive Orlando based KVM packages located in the DimeNoc (HostDime) DC.

SSD KVM 512MB – Orlando

  • 512MB Ram
  • 4 vCPU Cores
  • 15GB SSD HDD (HW RAID 10 w/BBU)
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • 16 IPv6 Addresses
  • KVM/SolusVM
  • 1Gbit port
  • $7/Month | No Coupon
  • Order link

LoveVPS, who have been in business since 2011, have been featured a total of 10 times here and seem to be continuing their trend of 512MB VPS’s and staying away from the ‘ram race’ but instead venturing into the SSD based storage and KVM markets. The nodes for this offer are E3-1230’s with 32GB RAM and 4x 512GB SSDs in RAID 10 with LSI MegaRAID (w/BBU) on 1Gbit ports. What’s also interesting is that they claim on their website to “under load” their nodes as opposed to “overcrowding” their nodes. They provide free NodePing monitoring with each VPS and also have 24/7 support according to their website. Overall reviews have been positive for example these reviews at WHT or this rather brief review at LET. As always do leave your experiences below in the comments.

LoveVPS accept payments made via PayPal only, and have a refund policy where cancelled services are not refund however if it was a double payment or anything where the client is not at fault they will provide refunds, pro-rata refunds are issued with payments longer than a month. IRC is among the prohibited items on these VPS’s. Their AUP is viewable here and TOS here.

Matt has provided some benchmarks which will be posted in the comments for those interested.

Network Information – (Orlando, FL) | DimeNoc/HostDime

Test IP: 184.171.241.178
Test File (128MB): http://184.171.241.178/128mbfile.tgz

19 Comments

  1. What’s the relationship between the two sites ?DimeNoc HostDime

    July 27, 2013 @ 4:09 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      DimeNoc is the name of HostDime’s DC in Orlando, Florida.

      July 27, 2013 @ 4:15 pm | Reply
  2. Hello,

    First of all I would just like to add something to the above, these VPSs all include free monitoring from NodePing (See more here: http://www.lovevps.com/blog/). Secondly IPv6 is available from the 3rd July, we are busy rolling this out across all our nodes at the moment hence the delay.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via here or by our website.

    Thanks.

    July 27, 2013 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
    • John:

      Did you mean July 3rd 2014?

      July 27, 2013 @ 5:12 pm | Reply
      • Hello,

        Sorry I meant 3rd of August. We started rolling out IPv6 on the 3rd of July.

        July 27, 2013 @ 8:05 pm | Reply
    • So you are saying HostDime has finally offered IPv6? or did I got it wrong?

      July 27, 2013 @ 9:09 pm | Reply
      • HostDime has offered IPv6 for a while now. Just not officially.

        July 28, 2013 @ 6:28 am | Reply
  3. Loving the new site, good work guys

    July 27, 2013 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  4. florin:

    lovely

    July 27, 2013 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
  5. kaflo:

    “Matt has provided some benchmarks which will be posted in the comments for those interested.”

    Where is it?

    July 28, 2013 @ 2:02 am | Reply
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      Version 5.1.3 Based on the Byte Magazine Unix Benchmark

      Multi-CPU version Version 5 revisions by Ian Smith,
      Sunnyvale, CA, USA
      January 13, 2011 johantheghost at yahoo period com

      1 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      1 x Double-Precision Whetstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      1 x Execl Throughput 1 2 3

      1 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1 2 3

      1 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1 2 3

      1 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1 2 3

      1 x Pipe Throughput 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      1 x Pipe-based Context Switching 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      1 x Process Creation 1 2 3

      1 x System Call Overhead 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      1 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 1 2 3

      1 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1 2 3

      4 x Dhrystone 2 using register variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      4 x Double-Precision Whetstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      4 x Execl Throughput 1 2 3

      4 x File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1 2 3

      4 x File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1 2 3

      4 x File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1 2 3

      4 x Pipe Throughput 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      4 x Pipe-based Context Switching 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      4 x Process Creation 1 2 3

      4 x System Call Overhead 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

      4 x Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 1 2 3

      4 x Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 1 2 3

      ========================================================================
      BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)

      System: ******************
      OS: GNU/Linux — 3.8.0-19-generic — #29-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 17 18:16:28 UTC 2013
      Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
      Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”UTF-8″, collate=”UTF-8″)
      CPU 0: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6400.0 bogomips)
      x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
      CPU 1: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6400.0 bogomips)
      x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
      CPU 2: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6400.0 bogomips)
      x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
      CPU 3: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6400.0 bogomips)
      x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
      13:46:52 up 1:25, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05; runlevel 2

      ————————————————————————
      Benchmark Run: Thu Jul 18 2013 13:46:52 – 14:14:57
      4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

      Dhrystone 2 using register variables 36905448.2 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone 3569.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput 3912.4 lps (29.9 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1127112.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 319174.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 2570154.8 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput 2161745.4 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching 360114.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation 10921.9 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 11245.7 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 3655.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead 4078808.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

      System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 36905448.2 3162.4
      Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 3569.7 649.0
      Execl Throughput 43.0 3912.4 909.9
      File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1127112.4 2846.2
      File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 319174.5 1928.5
      File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 2570154.8 4431.3
      Pipe Throughput 12440.0 2161745.4 1737.7
      Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 360114.5 900.3
      Process Creation 126.0 10921.9 866.8
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 11245.7 2652.3
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 3655.3 6092.1
      System Call Overhead 15000.0 4078808.9 2719.2
      ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score 1932.1

      ————————————————————————
      Benchmark Run: Thu Jul 18 2013 14:14:57 – 14:43:03
      4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

      Dhrystone 2 using register variables 144743374.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Double-Precision Whetstone 14266.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
      Execl Throughput 14291.7 lps (29.9 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1191193.7 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 336907.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 2758621.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Pipe Throughput 8531370.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Pipe-based Context Switching 1378551.1 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
      Process Creation 50719.9 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 28634.9 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 4331.8 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
      System Call Overhead 11429347.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

      System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
      Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 144743374.5 12403.0
      Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 14266.4 2593.9
      Execl Throughput 43.0 14291.7 3323.6
      File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1191193.7 3008.1
      File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 336907.9 2035.7
      File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 2758621.9 4756.2
      Pipe Throughput 12440.0 8531370.5 6858.0
      Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 1378551.1 3446.4
      Process Creation 126.0 50719.9 4025.4
      Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 28634.9 6753.5
      Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 4331.8 7219.7
      System Call Overhead 15000.0 11429347.9 7619.6
      ========
      System Benchmarks Index Score 4678.9

      UnixBench (w/ all processors) 4678.9
      UnixBench (w/ one processor) 1932.1

      ioping -c 10
      request=1 time=0.1 ms
      request=2 time=0.1 ms
      request=3 time=0.3 ms
      request=4 time=0.1 ms
      request=5 time=0.1 ms
      request=6 time=0.1 ms
      request=7 time=0.1 ms
      request=8 time=0.1 ms
      request=9 time=0.2 ms
      request=10 time=0.2 ms

      10 requests completed in 9003.0 ms, 7022 iops, 27.4 mb/s

      dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 0.922279 s, 1.2 GB/s
      (System: Ubuntu 12.04 – ext4 file system)

      July 28, 2013 @ 6:27 am | Reply
    • Sorry, totally forgot about it. Matt has posted it here now. ;-)

      July 28, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply
  6. ngn:

    Can I get multiple /64s? I don’t get why you only hands out /128s….

    August 2, 2013 @ 3:43 am | Reply
  7. ad:

    Just Asking?
    How much load do yourll have on your cpu ?

    August 12, 2013 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
  8. Brendan Tynes:

    FYSA Folks:

    I just canceled my service with LoveVPS due to unresponsiveness to my tickets. I requested two things; an extra IPv4 address, and to be invoiced for one year of service. The tickets stayed open for more than 24-hours. Not to mention that MaxMind caused issues with getting access to my account even after payment had been made satisfactory, I can help it if our office uses a Proxy/Firewall.

    Respectfully
    Brendan

    October 4, 2013 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Hello,

      Can you grab me the ticket IDs please, in the last 48 hours someone has flooded our sales department with lovely spam, we are working our way through it. We have stopped the flood, but we still have a large backlog to work through in between Technical Support and Abuse (which are a higher priority).

      If its tech support our response times are still under 15 minutes for today, so let me know and I will have a look, either Rob or I will get back to you.

      If its sales, we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

      Apologies.

      October 4, 2013 @ 5:59 pm | Reply
  9. Brendan:

    Matthew,

    Ticket #140964.

    Client Reply Cancellation Request Account ID: **** Sales (9AM – 5PM GMT) 2013-10-04 22:15:40
    Client Reply LoveVPS: Contact form submission Sales (9AM – 5PM GMT) 2013-10-03 16:26:56
    Closed LoveVPS: Contact form submission Sales (9AM – 5PM GMT) 2013-10-02 16:16:51

    I am going home for the weekend. If you fix the problems and have the invoice in my inbox Monday, I will go ahead and buy another 11 months. I don’t need anything other then the two items requested (11 months of service invoiced & extra IPv4 address).

    Have a good weekend
    Brendan

    October 4, 2013 @ 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Brendan:

      Well LEB community,

      I never heard anything back from LoveVPS. I would say you need to understand that they provide you with a VPS; but that is it. As far as support for configuration changes and billing support, they are lacking. If your needs are very simple, then you are good-to-go; if not look down at Miami or up to Atlanta.

      Their network speed was never an issue, neither was the system over head on the KVM-VPS. Re-installing the OS was not an issue either, and was quite fast.

      Thank you
      Brendan

      October 8, 2013 @ 11:03 am | Reply

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