RamNode is one of the trusted and reliable VPS provider. They offer fast SSD VPS and SSD cached VPS at very low price. They offer both OpenVZ VPS and KVM VPS.
VPS: KVM Virtualization, 2GB RAM, 30GB Pure SSD
Location: Netherlands, Europe
Price: $48.00 / Month (Search RamNode Coupon)
Disk I/O test
This is hard disk speed test that the server can read and write a 1GB file. Higher score is better.
root@server [/]# dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync 1024+0 records in 1024+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.95978 s, 363 MB/s
Result: 363 MB/s
Checked 2-3 times, but result is same. I am not very impressed with this speed. A good result should be above 500 MB/s
The speed at which a 100MB file can be downloaded from the CacheFly CDN edge location. Higher score is better.
root@server [/]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test --2013-12-18 06:03:39-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 126.96.36.199 Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: 100mb.test 100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 79.5M/s in 1.3s 2013-12-18 06:03:41 (79.5 MB/s) - 100mb.test
Download speed to server is very good.
Download speed test from server
I am now downloading a 100MB file hosted at RamNode VPS from a server in New York.
[root@server ~]# wget http://176.56.xxx.xxx/100mb.test --2013-12-18 05:12:13-- http://176.56.xxx.xxx/100mb.test Connecting to 176.56.xxx.xxx:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104857600 (100M) Saving to: `100mb.test' 100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 4.14M/s in 13s 2013-12-18 05:12:26 (7.43 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
Result: 7.43 MB/s Result is good.
Pros of RamNode VPS
- Good Price
- Fast SSD Disk
- KVM Virtualization
Cons of RamNode VPS
- Un-managed. No managed option.
- Slow Support
Overall RamNode KVM VPS is a very good choice at this price if you want an un-managed VPS.