Regolithmedia KVM VPS Review

regolith_logo_rlza7rBeberapa hari yang lalu saya diberi kesempatan untuk mencoba VPS server dari Regolithmedia. Perusahaan ini terhitung lumayan baru, bisa dilihat company profile-nya.
VPS yang saya dapet adalah KVM dengan RAM 128 dan HDD 5 GB. Lebih dari cukup untuk VPN, personal website atau forum kecil-kecilan. Control panel menggunakan SolusVM terbaru, proses shutdown, reboot, instalasi OS, dsb bisa dilakukan langsung dari SolusVM.

Operating System: Debian 6.0 64-bit
CPU Cores: 2
IPv4 Address: 2
IPv6 Address: 0
Location: Texas
Bandwidth: 500 GB @ 1Gbit port
Disk Space: 5 GB
Memory: 128 MB
Virtualization Type: KVM

Harganya cuma Rp 250.000 / tahun. Wew murah banget. Oya, Regolithmedia termasuk royal karena kita dapet 2 buah CPU core dan IP address bahkan untuk VPS termurahnya ini(!). Berikut contoh hasil benchmark yang udah saya lakukan kemarin:

UnixBenchUnixBench (w/ all processors) 3281.8
UnixBench (w/ one processor) 1962.6
BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.3)
System: regolith: GNU/Linux
OS: GNU/Linux -- 2.6.32-5-amd64 -- #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 10:07:46 UTC 2012
Machine: x8664 (unknown)
Language: enUS.utf8 (charmap="ANSIX3.4-1968", collate="ANSI_X3.4-1968")
CPU 0: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6385.5 bogomips) Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET
CPU 1: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) (6385.5 bogomips) Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSCALL/SYSRET 14:19:30 up 49 min, 1 user, load average: 0.15, 0.03, 0.01; runlevel 2
Benchmark Run: Tue Oct 23 2012 14:19:30 - 14:47:36
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests Dhrystone 2 using register variables 34818623.5 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 3802.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 4437.3 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1211398.3 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 336108.6 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 2734483.2 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 2533436.7 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 452152.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 11414.7 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 10497.2 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 2204.5 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 4140165.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 34818623.5 2983.6
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 3802.9 691.4
Execl Throughput 43.0 4437.3 1031.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1211398.3 3059.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 336108.6 2030.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 2734483.2 4714.6
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 2533436.7 2036.5
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 452152.6 1130.4
Process Creation 126.0 11414.7 905.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 10497.2 2475.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 2204.5 3674.2
System Call Overhead 15000.0 4140165.3 2760.1
======== System Benchmarks Index Score 1962.6
-------- Benchmark Run: Tue Oct 23 2012 14:47:36 - 15:15:44
2 CPUs in system;
running 2 parallel copies of tests Dhrystone 2 using register variables 69417568.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 7597.1 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 10700.1 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1365634.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 358216.0 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 3708125.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 5055668.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 877209.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 34341.5 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 17146.3 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 2259.2 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 6486418.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 69417568.9 5948.4 Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 7597.1 1381.3
Execl Throughput 43.0 10700.1 2488.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1365634.5 3448.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 358216.0 2164.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 3708125.9 6393.3
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 5055668.0 4064.0
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 877209.9 2193.0
Process Creation 126.0 34341.5 2725.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 17146.3 4043.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 2259.2 3765.3
System Call Overhead 15000.0 6486418.0 4324.3
======== System Benchmarks Index Score 3281.8

Dari semua VPS yang saya punya, ini adalah VPS dengan score UnixBench tertinggi, 3281.8 untuk 2 core dan 1962.6 untuk 1 core, karena rata-rata VPS saya yang lain score nya di kisaran ~500-700 untuk 1 core.

I/O Pings

ioping -c 10
request=1 time=0.2 ms
request=2 time=0.2 ms
request=3 time=149.4 ms
request=4 time=0.2 ms
request=5 time=0.2 ms
request=6 time=0.2 ms
request=7 time=0.2 ms
request=8 time=0.2 ms
request=9 time=0.2 ms
request=10 time=0.2 ms
10 requests completed in 9152.0 ms, 66 iops, 0.3 mb/s

I/O Seek Test (No Cache)

ioping -RD
6500 iops, 25.4 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.2/119.0/1.1 ms

I/O Reads – Sequential

ioping -RL
2175 iops, 543.8 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 0.3/0.5/33.8/0.6 ms

I/O Reads – Cached

ioping -RC
412132 iops, 1609.9 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0 ms

DD

dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync
4.17254 s, 257 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
8.78025 s, 122 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k oflag=dsync
4.982 s, 216 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k oflag=dsync
10.1574 s, 106 MB/s

FIO

Read IOPS 639.0 Read Bandwidth 2.5 MB/second Write IOPS 950.0 Write Bandwidth 3.8 MB/second

Traceroute

Traceroute (cachefly.cachefly.net):
traceroute to cachefly.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 192.211.51.1 (192.211.51.1) 2.189 ms 2.247 ms 2.330 ms
2 23.29.127.153 (23.29.127.153) 1.225 ms 1.134 ms 1.217 ms
3 23.29.112.73 (23.29.112.73) 3.857 ms 3.940 ms 3.937 ms
4 incero.corexchange.com (209.105.225.45) 0.313 ms 0.335 ms 0.367 ms
5 tengigabitethernet2-2.asr1.dal2.gblx.net (208.48.236.129) 0.542 ms 0.644 ms 0.673 ms
6 vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175) 0.420 ms 0.563 ms 0.551 ms

Ping

PING cachefly.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=1 ttl=58 time=0.522 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=2 ttl=58 time=0.466 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=3 ttl=58 time=0.489 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=4 ttl=58 time=0.438 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=5 ttl=58 time=0.500 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=6 ttl=58 time=0.480 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=7 ttl=58 time=0.453 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=8 ttl=58 time=0.473 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=9 ttl=58 time=0.510 ms 64 bytes from vip1.G-anycast1.cachefly.net (205.234.175.175):
icmpreq=10 ttl=58 time=0.453 ms
--- cachefly.cachefly.net ping statistics --- 10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9016ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.438/0.478/0.522/0.032 ms

Dengan harga cuma Rp 250.000 / tahun, performance nya impressive ya! 😉 UPDATERegolithmedia sedang ngasih promo diskon seumur hidup: “KVM10OFF” for 10% recurring all billing cycle “KVM20OFF” for 20% recurring all billing cycle “KVM40OFF” for 40% recurring all billing cycle

VPS Gratis

Yang mau coba-coba pake VPS, ada yang ngasih trial gratis nih;

http://www.ovh.ie/dedicatedservers/usaorder_beta.xml
http://www.kimsufi.co.uk/vks/geovks.xml
http://www.cloudee.eu/preorder
http://www.host1free.com
http://www.elastichosts.com/cloud-hosting/free-trial
http://cloudshare.com
http://e-planet.ru
http://cloudsigma.com
http://openhosting.com
http://rsaweb.co.za
http://openhosting.com
http://hosting-service.com.ua
http://www.vps.net
http://www.torqhost.com (Cuma Rp 12.000 untuk 3 bulan)

Terserah mau dipake apaan, VPN, web hosting, web service development, dll. Template OS ada banyak. Kalo salah-salah konfigurasi, gampang tinggal wipe dan install ulang dalam semenit server udah ready lagi. Lumayan buat main atau belajar 😉 Untuk VPS KVM murah, saya sarankan coba layanan dari Pyramidserver. Murah karena dengan spek:

No. of Core 1
Mem. 128 MB
Swap 256 MB
Disk 5 GB
Bandwidth Transfer 300 GB

harganya cuma Rp. 300.000 / TAHUN!! Untuk kualitas ngga perlu ragu, udah saya coba sendiri saat ini dijadikan home server untuk blog ariw.net sangat mumpuni. [update] Baru-baru ini Pyramidserver juga nyediain VPS OpenVZ dengan harga mulai dari Rp. 30.000 / bulan RAM 256MB. PS: Untuk website yang berbahasa asing seperti Rusia, saya sarankan daftar pakai browser Google Chrome, karena nanti akan ditranslate otomatis oleh browser Chrome.