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VPS Deploy – $4.99 384MB OpenVZ VPS with SSD

Tags: , , Date/Time: June 12, 2011 @ 1:40 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VPS Deploy admin at VPS Deploy wrote in to announce their new OpenVZ VPS with solid state drives. “VPS SSD Server Level 0” actually fits under the listing criteria here. For $4.99/month you can the following VPS:

  • 384MB guaranteed/512MB burstable memory
  • 5GB storage on SSD
  • 100GB/month data transfer on 100Mbps
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Use promo code LET50SSD you also get 50% off first month. Servers with Hetzner in Germany. They also posted some pretty impressive disk write benchmark figures. I am just worried about the failure rate of those solid state drives (after reading this on Coding Horror). Especially when quite a few other people are also doing dd writing like crazy.

VPS Deploy is a Spanish company. Domain registered in March 2010.

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38 Comments

  1. The failure rates on codinghorror are really bad. Now i can’t trust my own sdd any more (I had already made ​​the experience with some lags and outages)

    June 12, 2011 @ 2:44 pm | Reply
    • akam:

      if you’re a windows user, put page file in another mechanical hdd
      if you’re a linux user, put swap partition in another mechanical hdd

      that will expand your ssd life

      June 12, 2011 @ 7:34 pm | Reply
      • If your a Windows user, format your drive and install Ubuntu.

        That will expand the life also, and no annoying fragmentation errors every week.

        June 12, 2011 @ 7:36 pm | Reply
        • Sorry Daniel, but can you stop blaming Windows all the time?

          June 12, 2011 @ 7:40 pm | Reply
        • wanttostayanonym:

          Absolutly my mind.

          June 12, 2011 @ 8:03 pm | Reply
        • wanttostayanonym:

          About windows, I hate that, too ;)

          Linux, linux, linux – yeah :)
          Ubuntu for someone who want a mac, and all other for nerds :P

          June 12, 2011 @ 8:06 pm | Reply
        • @Yomero

          He’s a mac user, they all hate windows..

          June 12, 2011 @ 8:13 pm | Reply
        • Ill happily let you both know that I have a OS mix in my life, just no Windows.

          June 12, 2011 @ 8:30 pm | Reply
      • Well, with the memory amount that the machines have these days, about 4-8 GB swap is almost unused.

        But I guess LEStock is referring to other issue.

        June 12, 2011 @ 7:37 pm | Reply
      • fanovpn:

        Setting noatime (linux) or disablelastaccess (windows, defaults to off on newer versions) also helps. Use of RAM disks can also cut down on writes.

        But it all seems like too much for me, I’d rather wait on SSDs to get a bit better, that codinghorror article has been dampening my spirits about them ever since I read it.

        @Yomero: SSDs have a limited number of write/erase cycles in their lifetime, so you want to cut down on writes, and moving/disabling the swap file is usually the easiest/first target for doing that. Though as the codinghorror article LEA links shows, lots of people experience them failing a lot sooner than they should.

        June 12, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
        • Yes, what I am trying to say, is that swap is almost unused, just that. Then, the real impact is very low. Also, I guess, if someone has money to get SSDs, has money to get lots of RAM.

          But yes, the easy way is disabling it.

          June 12, 2011 @ 8:47 pm | Reply
  2. wanttostayanonym:

    Is there a RAID on the ssd?

    June 12, 2011 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
    • No, we dont have RAID… we are looking for a RAID-0 (only SSD, not SATA) for the future.
      We do a dayly remote rsync and weekly vzdump both with bwlimit factor to prevent IO delays, and you have 2 remote snaps in your Solus panel.

      June 12, 2011 @ 10:52 pm | Reply
      • Adam:

        No RAID? That is insane.

        June 13, 2011 @ 10:17 am | Reply
        • You do make regular backups, right?

          June 13, 2011 @ 12:46 pm | Reply
        • We do a dayly remote rsync and weekly vzdump both with bwlimit factor to prevent IO delays, and you have 2 remote snaps in your Solus panel.

          June 13, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Reply
  3. LOL at this http://vpsdeploy.com/vps-ssd

    I can get sometimes like 1GB/s with normal disks and a lot of caching (no fdatasync)

    June 12, 2011 @ 6:58 pm | Reply
  4. akam:

    got one
    activated 20min after payment
    i wasn’t asked about what os to be installed, the vps i got had ubuntu

    cat /etc/debian_version
    squeeze/sid

    
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && dd if=/dev/zero of=test2 bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.26014 s, 204 MB/s
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 4.62139 s, 232 MB/s
    
    
     wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    --2011-06-13 00:01:52--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 140.99.93.175, 140.99.93.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|140.99.93.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.4M/s   in 9.6s
    
    2011-06-13 00:02:02 (10.4 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    June 12, 2011 @ 8:02 pm | Reply
  5. akam:

    solus has a pretty impressive list of distributions

    centos5 32/64
    arch2010.5 32/64
    debian5 32/64
    debian6 32/64
    eyeos 1.9
    fedora14 32/64
    gentoo 64
    openwall 32/64
    Scientific Linux 6 32
    Slackware 13.1 32
    Suse 11.4 32/64
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32/64

    also 5 more with directadmin, gnome, virtualmin preinstalled

    June 12, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
  6. akam:

    @ LEA

    the correct amount of ram is 384MB guaranted / 512MB burst
    i’ve opened a ticket to verify it’s not a mistake

    June 12, 2011 @ 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Hi, is not a mistake.
      But swap is disabled in our hosts.

      [code][root@cluster002 html]# free | grep Swap
      Swap: 0 0 0
      [/quote]

      June 12, 2011 @ 8:39 pm | Reply
      • Even if you don’t oversell its usually a good idea to have swap, just for emergencies.

        June 12, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Thats my opinion, others opinion will differ.

        June 12, 2011 @ 8:43 pm | Reply
        • Yeah! and we respect it.
          But we prefer monitore it and not use swap. Sure in SATA servers… in this SSD host it’s possible i will change it for the future…

          PD- We have specified this info in our site.

          June 12, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply
  7. Birdian:

    Spain?

    June 12, 2011 @ 9:27 pm | Reply
    • German (Hetzner) servers.

      June 12, 2011 @ 10:53 pm | Reply
      • Birdian:

        But you’re a spanish company, right?

        Isn’t this kinda gay?

        June 13, 2011 @ 1:00 am | Reply
        • LOL! Are you being sarcastic/funny? Or this is racial….

          June 13, 2011 @ 1:28 am | Reply
        • What does nationality have to do with sexual identity and orientation?

          June 13, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | Reply
        • Christian:

          LOL :D

          June 13, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply
        • cd:

          Yes. Being a spanish company is completely homosexual.

          (What’s wrong with you?)

          June 13, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply
  8. wxlg1117:
    Linux d0it 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5.028stab091.1 #1 SMP Wed Jun 1 13:20:25 MSD 2011 i686 GNU/Linux
    Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
    
    Welcome to Ubuntu!
     * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com/
    
    The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
    the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
    individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
    
    Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
    applicable law.
    
    root@d0it:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fsync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 5.15165 s, 208 MB/s
    root@d0it:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=4k oflag=dsync
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out
    268435456 bytes (268 MB) copied, 5.21512 s, 51.5 MB/s
    root@d0it:~# wget http://www.wholesaleinternet.com/100mbit.bin
    --2011-06-14 00:46:39--  http://www.wholesaleinternet.com/100mbit.bin
    Resolving www.wholesaleinternet.com... 208.110.70.232
    Connecting to www.wholesaleinternet.com|208.110.70.232|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 101482752 (97M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mbit.bin'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 101,482,752 8.81M/s   in 14s     
    
    2011-06-14 00:46:54 (7.00 MB/s) - `100mbit.bin' saved [101482752/101482752]
    
    root@d0it:~# wget http://174.138.175.114/100mb-file.zip
    --2011-06-14 00:47:25--  http://174.138.175.114/100mb-file.zip
    Connecting to 174.138.175.114:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `100mb-file.zip'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 104,857,600 3.99M/s   in 30s     
    
    2011-06-14 00:47:55 (3.34 MB/s) - `100mb-file.zip' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    root@d0it:~# wget http://volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz
    --2011-06-14 00:48:16--  http://volumedrive.com/bigtest.tgz
    Resolving volumedrive.com... 204.124.180.10
    Connecting to volumedrive.com|204.124.180.10|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 129674464 (124M) [application/x-tar]
    Saving to: `bigtest.tgz'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 129,674,464  740K/s   in 3m 4s   
    
    2011-06-14 00:51:20 (690 KB/s) - `bigtest.tgz' saved [129674464/129674464]
    
    root@d0it:~# wget http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    --2011-06-14 00:57:35--  http://mirror.leaseweb.com/speedtest/100mb.bin
    Resolving mirror.leaseweb.com... 94.75.223.121, 2001:1af8:4030:1:0:dead:beef:cafe
    Connecting to mirror.leaseweb.com|94.75.223.121|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 100,000,000 4.74M/s   in 19s     
    
    2011-06-14 00:57:54 (5.02 MB/s) - `100mb.bin' saved [100000000/100000000]
    
    root@d0it:~# wget http://85.17.128.2/100mb.bin
    --2011-06-14 00:58:14--  http://85.17.128.2/100mb.bin
    Connecting to 85.17.128.2:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.bin.1'
    
    100%[================================================================>] 104,857,600 5.99M/s   in 20s     
    
    2011-06-14 00:58:34 (4.90 MB/s) - `100mb.bin.1' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    root@d0it:~#
    
    June 13, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  9. dpflap:

    1) fast, automatic deployment, received vps details just few minutes after the order
    2) blazing fast IO, as it was to be expected
    3) GeekBench
    4) PI thingy:

    real    7m28.600s
    user    3m45.168s
    sys     0m0.388s
    
    June 15, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply
    • lostom:

      Good to hear that, as I just ordered a vps at their website.
      We should make a review on WHT if we ran the servers for over 2 weeks.

      June 17, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply
  10. vps:

    Hi,
    with this server we dont have tun -> OpenVPN impossible

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply
    • Just open a ticket and request they enable tun. Most providers have only enable it on request.

      June 22, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  11. Scott:

    Hello, I just wanted to post that I just signed up, and the Servers are not at Hetzner in Germany, they’re in Roubaix, France, (OVH?). Perhaps they have servers at Hetzner too, but I got France.

    July 9, 2011 @ 4:59 pm | Reply
    • Their German node is full, so they only host at France now. (got one vps at france, and one at germany).

      July 10, 2011 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

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