RamNode OpenVZ Review

So far I have tried 3 VPS providers and I’ll be writing a review on each of them. RamNode was my Third and most favorite host I have used. They offer two kinds of hosting OpenVZ or KVM. You can chooses a pure SSD plan or a cached SSD plan. I have a 128MB, 512MB, 1024MB VPS from them, I will be posting the results from the 1024MB. Seeing the others are about the same just with less Ram.

So far I am very happy with Ramnode. Everything responds very fast and the downloads speeds are great too. I have my development website on hosted there and it responds very quickly. When my hosting for this website goes out I will be moving it to RamNode. Ramnode allows Minecraft servers and IRC

Details:

Each VPS comes with 1 IPv4 and 16 IPv6 addresses, Weekly Remote Backups, 1Gbps Port, A SSD-Cached HDD Space, TUN/TAP

Plan RAM VSwap CPU Core SSD-Cached HDD Space Bandwidth Price Yearly
128MB CVZ 128MB 128MB 1 20GB 500GB $24.00 Annually N/A
256MB CVZ 256MB 256MB 1 40GB 1000GB $12.75 Quarterly

$45.90

512MB CVZ 512MB 512MB 2 50 2000GB $7.50 Monthly $81.00
1024MB CVZ 1024MB 1024MB 4 60 3000GB $15.00 Monthly $162.00
2048MB CVZ 2048MB 2048MB 4 75GB 4000GB $30.00 Monthly $324.00
4096MB CVZ 4096MB 4096MB 4 100GB 5000GB $60.00 Monthly $648.00

They also offer OpenVZ SSD VPS, KVM SSD-Cached VPS, and KVM SSD VPS. You can find those over here.

System Specs:

RAM 1024 MB
HDD 61 GB
CPU Model Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
CPU Cores 4
CPU Speed 3400 MHz
CPU Cache 8192 KB

Speed:

Download:

Location Rate
Cachefly 20.7 MB/s
Amazon Cloudfront 29.5 MB/s
Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA 11.1 MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX, USA 13.4 MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 6.10 MB/s
Linode, London, UK 3.89 MB/s
OVH, Paris, France 12.0 MB/s
SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands 11.4 MB/s
Hetzner, Nuremberg, Germany 11.7 MB/s
iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia 3.31 MB/s
MammothVPS, Sydney, Australia 1.04 MB/s
Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL, USA 625 KB/s
Softlayer, Singapore 4.71 MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA 10.1 MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA 16.0 MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA 54.1 MB/s

Ping:

Benchmark Ping

Hard Drive:

FIO
Read IOPS 7210.0
Read Bandwidth 28.8 MB/Second
Write IOPS 2271.0
Write Bandwidth 9.0 MB/Second

 I/O Pings

ioping -c 10
request=1 time=343.9 ms
request=2 time=2.1 ms
request=3 time=63.9 ms
request=4 time=54.2 ms
request=5 time=0.1 ms
request=6 time=1.3 ms
request=7 time=1.1 ms
request=8 time=0.3 ms
request=9 time=1.2 ms
request=10 time=0.3 ms

10 requests completed in 9469.1 ms, 21 iops, 0.1 mb/s

Byte Unix Bench:

View the full benchmark here:

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BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 5.1.2)

System: vps3: GNU/Linux
OS: GNU/Linux — 2.6.32-042stab061.2 — #1 SMP Fri Aug 24 09:07:21 MSK 2012
Machine: x86_64 (x86_64)
Language: en_US.utf8 (charmap=”ANSI_X3.4-1968″, collate=”ANSI_X3.4-1968″)
CPU 0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz (6800.3 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
CPU 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz (6800.3 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
CPU 2: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz (6800.3 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
CPU 3: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz (6800.3 bogomips)
Hyper-Threading, x86-64, MMX, Physical Address Ext, SYSENTER/SYSEXIT, SYSCALL/SYSRET, Intel virtualization
09:21:17 up 19 min, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00; runlevel 2

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Benchmark Run: Sat Dec 08 2012 09:21:17 – 09:49:17
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables 37729592.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 4527.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 4798.4 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1044941.8 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 288493.2 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 2453836.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 2074484.8 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 211560.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 15073.0 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 13862.4 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 3796.0 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 2653348.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 37729592.3 3233.0
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 4527.4 823.2
Execl Throughput 43.0 4798.4 1115.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1044941.8 2638.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 288493.2 1743.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 2453836.9 4230.8
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 2074484.8 1667.6
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 211560.9 528.9
Process Creation 126.0 15073.0 1196.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 13862.4 3269.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 3796.0 6326.6
System Call Overhead 15000.0 2653348.9 1768.9
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System Benchmarks Index Score 1901.3

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Benchmark Run: Sat Dec 08 2012 09:49:17 – 10:17:21
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables 137452915.8 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 17586.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 19446.4 lps (29.6 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 1125290.2 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 290886.3 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 3356516.5 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 7395514.9 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 612081.7 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 47606.9 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 30159.8 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 3445.5 lpm (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 7665692.6 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 137452915.8 11778.3
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 17586.3 3197.5
Execl Throughput 43.0 19446.4 4522.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 1125290.2 2841.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 290886.3 1757.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 3356516.5 5787.1
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 7395514.9 5944.9
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 612081.7 1530.2
Process Creation 126.0 47606.9 3778.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 30159.8 7113.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 3445.5 5742.5
System Call Overhead 15000.0 7665692.6 5110.5
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System Benchmarks Index Score 4256.0