First, like a week ago I started my first iwstack instance at USA for production use. Previously it was just for tests and so. And I had a mysterious shutdown like a week ago. No idea what happened, but I booted my machine manually.Second, my first support ticket (notice the first, so I never required support until now, which is great) was left unanswered after a little bit of conversation. Maybe they just forgot to answer it and got closed automatically or something. Not a big deal since isn’t an important issue to be honest.
Overall, I am happy. The service is really good for the price, and I am looking forward to see new features in their offerings. Mainly, I hope to get the Milan features at Dallas, like true HA, or native IPV6 and so on.
Price: ~7€ / month
Location: Milan, Italy
- 2 cores @ 2GHz
- 1024MB RAM
- 10GB root disk (included free) + extra 20GB disk
- 1 IPv4 and /64 IPv6
- Unmetered incoming traffic & 1TB/month outgoing
- Free DNS hosting with Rage4
What the instance is doing:
- Private email server
- My website (static site generated)
- 2 small PHP webapps with MySQL
- IRC bouncer (znc)
- Squid private proxy
How it is doing the job:
The VPS is doing its job just fine with no issues. Only time when it felt slow was when my webapp was eating all the ram accidentally
Uptime is currently rocking at 133 days. This month I installed uptime monitoring service on a Kimsufi box which reports 99.991% availability with downtime of 4 minutes. (Might have been caused by the kimsufi box and its network though )
The latency from my location (Finland) is 49ms which to me is completely acceptable considering my usage.
I’ve needed a ticket to set a reverse DNS entry for my domain. I set my ticket as low priority and it got answered in an hour, which I find good for low priority tickets. As a previous customer of Prometeus I’ve noticed that all the replies are very polite.
- cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor :0 vendor_id :GenuineIntel cpu family :6 model :13 model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) stepping :3 microcode :0x1 cpu MHz:1999.999 cache size :4096 KB fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level :4 wp : yes flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm nopl pni cx16 hypervisor lahf_lm bogomips :3999.99 clflush size :64 cache_alignment :64 address sizes :46 bits physical,48 bits virtual power management:
dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in16384+0 records out1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied,3.56492 s,301 MB/s
CPU model : QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)Number of cores :2 CPU frequency :1999.999MHzTotal amount of ram :1002 MB Total amount of swap :465 MB System uptime :133 days,22:35,Download speed fromCacheFly:54.5MB/s Download speed fromColoat,Atlanta GA:3.69MB/s Download speed fromSoftlayer,Dallas, TX:3.55MB/s Download speed fromLinode,Tokyo, JP:1.73MB/s Download speed from i3d.net,Rotterdam, NL:17.8MB/s Download speed fromLeaseweb,Haarlem, NL:13.2MB/s Download speed fromSoftlayer,Singapore:1.70MB/s Download speed fromSoftlayer,Seattle, WA:2.93MB/s Download speed fromSoftlayer,SanJose, CA:2.54MB/s Download speed fromSoftlayer,Washington, DC:4.42MB/s I/O speed :278 MB/s
Prometeus – rock solid as usual. Uncle is running a great show. Very stable server. Absolute uptime without it costing an arm and a leg. 5/5 would host business critical apps with.