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HiFormance.com Black Friday Special-VZ1 VPS Benchmark

HiFormance.com is a relatively new hosting provider. For Black Friday 2017, they've posted a number of specials, including the following Special-VZ1 plan for the low, low price of $9 per year.

Special-VZ1

  • OpenVZ
  • 1 CPU
  • 0.5GB Ram
  • 20GB SSD
  • 1TB BW
  • 1Gbps
  • 1IP
  • OpenVZ / SolusVM
  • $9/year ($0.75/month)

Here's a disk and network benchmark from the popular bench.sh script:

Benchmark started on Sat Nov 25 21:10:28 EST 2017
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
CPU Cores       : 1
Frequency       : 3500.000 MHz
Memory          : 512 MB
Swap            :  MB
Uptime          : 5 min,

OS              : Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 2.6.32-042stab125.5
Hostname        : -


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is -

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        94.5MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          95.2MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       75.6MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       51.6MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       43.2MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       23.8MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          11.6MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       9.63MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         15.9MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        40.2MB/s


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 1.3 GB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 1.6 GB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 1.6 GB/s
Average I/O     : 1.5 MB/s

Definitely no slouch in network as well as disk performance, which in my subjective opinion are both well above average for an OpenVZ-based VPS. Ultimately I decided to cancel within their 3-day window for a full refund since I needed something with more RAM, but if 512MB is enough for you this is a great offer.