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VirMach Black Friday Elite+ OpenVZ VPS Benchmark

For Black Friday 2017, VirMach is offering their Elite+ OpenVZ VPS for 80% off, which translates to the amazing price of only $8 per year. (They have an even cheaper 384MB RAM plan for only $4/year!)


  • 1GB RAM
  • 2x vCPU @ 2GHz
  • 30GB SSD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • OpenVZ/SolusVM

Here's a benchmark of my Ubuntu 16.04 instance out of Chicago.


 nench.sh v2017.06.01 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2017-11-29 03:17:10 UTC

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz
CPU cores:    2
Frequency:    2100.094 MHz
RAM:          1.0G
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.32-042stab116.2 x86_64


CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 40.4 us / 49.6 us / 2.16 ms / 17.5 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 20.4 k requests in 5.00 s, 4.97 GiB, 4.07 k iops, 1017.7 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    587.46 MiB/s
    2nd run:    621.80 MiB/s
    3rd run:    553.13 MiB/s
    average:    587.46 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    23.94.36.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         59.61 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        6.13 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   7.97 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      9.62 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         21.14 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected

Disk performance is decent (on par with dedicated KVM instances running off non-SSD or SSD-cached storage). Network performance is just adequate - it would be nicer to see some higher numbers, especially in the US. For eight bucks a year though, I'm in no position to complain.