StockServers [KVM DE] benchmark and a quick review

It somehow happened that I ended up with a KVM VPS in DE from StockServers. So I of course benchmarked it. The price btw is in the € 45 to 50 per year range iirc.
Here's the result (Avg result as usual in the first column):

System:

Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50GHz
OS, version: FreeBSD 12.0, Mem.: 1.985 GB
CPU - Cores: 2, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/63/2
Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 256K L2, 15M L3
Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 fma cx16
pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave
avx f16c rdrnd hypervisor
Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid umip syscall nx
pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm lzcnt


Yummy. 2 vCores (wait for the results of these!), 2 GB memory, and a nice full set of flags. Nice.

Processor/memory:

Avg. Min Max Dmin Dmax Span
single core: 352,70 222,70 383,67 36,86 8,78 45,64
multicore: 809,06 498,92 889,22 38,33 9,91 48,24


What? 352 single core? WOW! I'd like to guide your attention to the fact that the average is pretty close to the max, meaning the a value near max is normal . The same goes for multi core. Now, that's a really, really nice result!

Disk:

Seq Wr: 722,36 320,60 848,70 55,62 17,49 73,11
Rnd Wr: 430,22 85,35 485,99 80,16 12,96 93,12
Seq Rd: 1.470 940,51 1.691 36,03 15,01 51,04
Rnd Rd: 1.374 909,15 1.522 33,83 10,77 44,60


Yay! And again the average is pretty close to the max. And what a nice fast SSD (NVMe I guess) it is! Again, a really nice result!

Network:

GR_UNK: 50,61 4,30 69,20 91,50 36,72 128,23
US_SJC: 25,97 4,60 30,90 82,28 19,00 101,28
OK_LON: 126,52 17,30 174,50 86,33 37,92 124,25
DE_FRA: 265,47 53,90 472,30 79,70 77,91 157,61
BR_SAO: 20,13 6,70 24,10 66,71 19,74 86,45
FR_PAR: 110,37 20,00 145,90 81,88 32,19 114,07
US_WDC: 33,07 9,10 48,60 72,49 46,95 119,43
RO_BUC: 74,89 9,10 100,70 87,85 34,46 122,31
AU_MEL: 12,79 4,70 14,50 63,26 13,34 76,60
IT_MIL: 148,34 19,70 271,70 86,72 83,16 169,88
SG_SGP: 25,77 10,10 29,80 60,81 15,62 76,44
US_DAL: 31,26 6,30 36,40 79,85 16,44 96,29
RU_MOS: 75,42 32,70 86,30 56,64 14,43 71,07
JP_TOK: 13,79 3,70 18,90 73,16 37,09 110,25
NO_OSL: 72,09 19,40 99,30 73,09 37,75 110,84
IN_CHN: 23,40 7,00 27,00 70,09 15,38 85,47


Yes sir, thank you. That's a respectable result except for the fact that North America isn't much faster than South-America. Probably not the best VPS for people desiring a fast presence from both Europe and USA/Canada but for me (I pretty much care only about Europe incl. Russia) that is a result I really like. Very fast within Europe and 75 Mb/s to Moscow is quite decent too. I also like the fact that connections are quite OK all over the globe (connections to Brasil and India are often high latency and slow).

About my only criticism is that StockServers seem to be icky about isos, but they offer netboot.xyz and if you are really ugly (like I am) they show pity and make an exception

All in all, I'm very happy with my VPS from StockServers. I usually prefer NL, FR, IT over Germany but this thingy is really yummy. Kudos @Bopie !

Clearly: Recommended ..

(As usually apologies for my sh_tty HTML formatting. Hey, I'm a developer and not a web designer)

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