AlphaVPS Review

Howdy all,

This is my first formal review of a provider here on LET. This review is of a VPS that I have with AlphaVPS ( @AlexBarakov ). I haven't really seen any reviews for AlphaVPS, so thought I'd provide a somewhat in-depth review.

AlphaVPS Review


Back in February, I posted a request for a yearly VPS on the East Coast of the US with DDoS protection. Within a few minutes Alex had simultaneously posted an offer that met these specs and sent me a PM. After some discussion with him regarding IPv6 and their DDoS protection, I considered all the offers and ultimately decided to go with them due to their low price point and decent specs.

VPS Information

For 12€/year I was able to secure the following VPS, which is still available:

1 GB Dedicated RAM
2 vCPU Cores
1 Gbps Port Speed
1 TB B/W
1 IPv4 + 10 IPv6
20 Gbps DDoS Protection

The VPS is located at Choopa's NJ/NYC DC and has great peering to most of the world (see speedtests below). I've had no issues with the node itself, as it isn't massively oversold and I haven't noticed any noisy neighbors. Alex is doing a great job at monitoring for abuse.

My use for the server is a somewhat large TeamSpeak server and Node.js site/forums for a gaming community (hence the need for DDoS protection) along with a few other personal static sites for myself and friends/family.

Issues & Support

Even the best providers can have issues arise from time to time, but it's how they deal with the problems that set them apart from others. Initially when I ordered the VPS, as I'm sure most of us do, I ran a quick of the server. Immediately I noticed that the port speed was limited to 100 Mbps. I shot off a ticket to Alex and he alerted me that other users had recently reported the same and the problem was with a recent replacement of a DC switch that wasn't negotiating the correct port speeds. He quickly offered a refund, if I wished, since the VPS did not match the exact specs of what was advertised. I was willing to wait until the problem was resolved. Within two days, I received a reply from Alex that the issue was fixed and sure enough it was.

I also had reached out to get IPv6 addresses assigned via a ticket. Within 10 minutes it was done. 10 minutes! Overall, Alex provides great and professional support for his products and serves as a great example of how providers should keep customers informed and provide stellar support.

Control Panel

The control panel is your standard WHMCS CP. You're able to monitor your server (see B/W, Mem, & Disk stats) as well as power cycle and launch a serial console (not tested) from the site. The usage graphs don't load for me, but that's a minor worry.


I am thoroughly satisfied with the services provided by Alex at AlphaVPS. The VPS is top notch, as is the support provided. I wouldn't hesitate to order another server from him should the need arise.

Speed & I/O Tests

As with every review, here is the obligatory Speed and I/O test, using the ServerBench script:

-------------------------System Information-------------------------
CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
Number of cores : 4
CPU frequency : 3492.021 MHz
Total amount of ram : 1024 MB
Total amount of swap : 0 MB
System uptime : 69days, 2:5:20
Load average : 0.11, 0.15, 0.06
OS : Debian GNU/Linux 7
Arch : i686 (32 Bit)
Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab120.19
--------------------------IPv4 Speed Tests--------------------------
Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 101MB/s
Vultr, Tokyo, JP 9.87MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 12.0MB/s
DO, Bangalore, IN 6.12MB/s
Softlayer, Chennai, IN 5.58MB/s
Vultr, Singapore, SG 4.75MB/s
DO, Singapore, SG 5.89MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 4.95MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG 8.49MB/s
Leaseweb, Singapore, SG 6.74MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 9.90MB/s
Leaseweb, HongKong, CN 6.13MB/s
Vultr, Sydney, AUS 5.54MB/s
Softlayer, Sydney, AUS 5.32MB/s
Softlayer, Melbourne, AUS 7.64MB/s
Tele2, Gothenberg, SE 10.2MB/s
Tele2, Kista, SE 12.3MB/s
Softlayer, Milan, IT 13.0MB/s
Prometeus, Milan, IT 22.6MB/s
Tele2, Riga, LV 12.7MB/s
Tele2, Vilnius, LT 9.35MB/s
Server.LU, Luxembourg, LU 24.5MB/s
Tele2, Frankfurt, DE 11.9MB/s
Vultr, Frankfurt, DE 15.4MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE 14.5MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE 15.6MB/s
Leaseweb, Frankfurt, DE 14.4MB/s
DO, Frankfurt, DE 12.4MB/s
Vultr, Paris, FR 2.02MB/s
OVH, Gravelines, FR 9.26MB/s
OVH, Strasbourg, FR 8.02MB/s
OVH, Roubaix, FR 9.39MB/s
Online.Net, Paris, FR 21.7MB/s
Tele2, Amsterdam, NL 15.4MB/s
Vultr, Amsterdam, NL 15.6MB/s
DO 2, Amsterdam, NL 22.2MB/s
DO 3, Amsterdam, NL 20.5MB/s
Leaseweb, Amsterdam, NL 13.4MB/s
i3d, Amsterdam, NL 15.5MB/s
Vultr, London, UK 16.7MB/s
DO, London, UK 18.3MB/s
Linode, London, UK 17.7MB/s
Softlayer, London, UK 31.5MB/s
Softlayer, Mexico, MX 32.7MB/s
Softlayer, Brazil, BR 12.1MB/s
DO 1, NYC, USA 84.8MB/s
DO 2, NYC, USA 94.9MB/s
DO 3, NYC, USA 96.6MB/s
Vultr, New Jersey, USA 52.5MB/s
Linode, Newark, USA 102MB/s
Vultr, Illinois, USA 33.8MB/s
Vultr, Atlanta, USA 33.0MB/s
Linode, Atlanta, USA 67.7MB/s
Vultr, Miami, USA 38.4MB/s
Vultr, Washington, USA 23.3MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, USA 34.5MB/s
Leaseweb, Washington, USA 86.3MB/s
Vultr, Dallas, USA 31.9MB/s
Linode, Dallas, USA 30.9MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, USA 49.5MB/s
Leaseweb, Dallas, USA 27.8MB/s
Vultr, Los Angeles, USA 23.0MB/s
DO, San Francisco, USA 14.2MB/s
DO, San Francisco, USA 22.1MB/s
Linode, Fremont, USA 4.47MB/s
Leaseweb, San Francisco, USA 16.8MB/s
DO, Toronto, CA 34.5MB/s
OVH, Beauharnois, CA 55.0MB/s
EastLink, Canada, CA 30.6MB/s
Softlayer, Montreal, CA 80.0MB/s
--------------------------IPv6 Speed Tests--------------------------
Node Name IPv6 address Download Speed
Linode, Atlanta, GA 2600:3c02::4b 37.6MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX 2600:3c00::4b 22.8MB/s
Linode, Newark, NJ 2600:3c03::4b 102MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG 2400:8901::4b 5.16MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 2400:8900::4b 12.3MB/s
Softlayer, Paris, FR 2a03:8180:1301:8::4 29.3MB/s
Softlayer, Tokyo, JP 2401:c900:1001:16::4 8.01MB/s
-----------------------------I/O Test-------------------------------
I/O speed(1st run) : 344 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run) : 406 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run) : 411 MB/s
Average I/O speed : 387 MB/s

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