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    Default VPS vs Godaddy

    I have link-4 and run dns, apache, mysql, and a game server.
    I have only been using VPS for about a week now but so far I am extremely pleased. The only problem that I seem to have is the network speed. It tops off around 250 - 350 KB/s, which is fast but I wish it was faster. I haven't been able to fully test it but so for I have been able to do everything I want with it without any lag or downtime.

    Before I was using godaddy.com's virtual dedicated servers and I had nothing but problems. It took 2 days before I could even do anything to the server and then it took another day for them to fix a ssh problem they had. It took VPSlink about 5-10 mins after ordering for me to start using the server. I was quite impressed. Also godaddy only offers fedora 7 and centos 4 & 5. Which fedora 7 is kind of old, there is fedora 9 out now.

    Pros and cons list.
    • Godaddy
      • Pro
        1. Can be cheaper
        2. Free simple control panel which has a lot of usful stuff.

      • Cons
        1. Takes forever to even start using it.
        2. Took 24 hours for them to even respond to a ticket.
        3. Only Fedora 7 and centOS 4&5
        4. They have there own repositories which limit you to stuff you can install.
        5. The cheapest plan is $30/month
    • VPSlink
      • Pros
        1. Start using almost instally
        2. Can't tell that it is a VPS
        3. Lots of options from the OS to the Hardware
        4. Cheapest play is 7 somethin.

      • Cons
        1. Network is slower that godaddies but not much.


    Overview:
    Godaddy is great for people who don't know much about the server side of a web site. They have nice free control panel that helps you set up anything you need. They do have many choices for hardware but the price goes up real quick. VPSlink is great from people who want full control over there server and don't want a bunch a stuff they will not use on the server. They also have a great selection of up to date Linux os's which is a very nice plus.

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    I've actually seen my vpslink node go to considerably higher than those numbers, especially when transferring to other servers rather than a home connection.

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    Fastest downstream I've seen so far is 16megabytes/sec over a period of 2-3 minutes. Not sure about upstream speeds but definitely no complaints.

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    Are you sure your cap rate is not just 300 -350 kb/s on your ISP (from a seattle datacenter)?

    I did a test on speed just a moment ago and see a 11 mb/s transfer rate.
    Code:
    root@vps [~]# wget http://vpslink.com/bigfile.zip
    --12:01:35--  http://vpslink.com/bigfile.zip
    Resolving vpslink.com... 66.249.0.92
    Connecting to vpslink.com|66.249.0.92|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `bigfile.zip'
    
    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 9.1s
    
    12:01:44 (11.0 MB/s) - `bigfile.zip' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    root@vps [~]#

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    I have never seen it go above 350KB/s. I have tried it from work which I have seen connection speeds get to 5MB/s and also when ever I install/upgrade packages it never gets above 350KB/s. It could be that I live in Michigan and the server is all the way Seattle or I am sharing the server with a bandwidth hogger.

    I also just did that same test you did SNN and I got the same results you did. Must be that I am far away

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    I can second SNN.

    Code:
    r0ot /tmp: wget http://vpslink.com/bigfile.zip
    --2008-06-05 21:22:45--  http://vpslink.com/bigfile.zip
    Resolving vpslink.com... 66.249.0.92
    Connecting to vpslink.com|66.249.0.92|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `bigfile.zip'
    
    100%[====================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.17M/s   in 9.6s
    
    2008-06-05 21:22:55 (10.9 MB/s) - `bigfile.zip' saved [104857600/104857600]
    
    r0ot /tmp:
    This was during peak hours, too. vpslink > godaddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywiley View Post
    The only problem that I seem to have is the network speed. It tops off around 250 - 350 KB/s, which is fast but I wish it was faster.
    The Universes made this download to test the network speed.

    http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test

    Try it, I can download at 11.2 MB/s. I was complaining too of the slow speed (80kb/s) but the problem is not the network. There are so many factors!!!

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    @Hashedbrain, thats not my speedtest, thats a file from cachefly, a commercial file distribution service.

    I have a speedtest.net test hosted on my VPS here:
    The Universes | Speed Test

    I can get 20megabits/second down and 3.4megabits/second up to my VPS at the fastest.
    Note: my views are my own and do not reflect those of VPSLink

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Universes View Post
    @Hashedbrain, thats not my speedtest, thats a file from cachefly, a commercial file distribution service.
    Ups, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Universes View Post
    I have a speedtest.net test hosted on my VPS
    The speedtest.net test is not accurate at all. I have an internet connection that tops at 1.5mbps and that test shows 2.5mbps. It is wrong. However the test should be done with wget because is the speed on the server.

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    Speedtest.net is very accurate for me. In any case, heres an offsite location (100mbps) downloading a 100mb file from my VPS here:

    [root@server ~]# wget http://alt.theuniverses.com/100mb.test
    --03:12:36-- http://alt.theuniverses.com/100mb.test
    Resolving alt.theuniverses.com... 66.249.9.128
    Connecting to alt.theuniverses.com|66.249.9.128|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `100mb.test'

    100%[=======================================>] 104,857,600 1.99M/s in 51s

    03:13:27 (1.95 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]

    [root@cns ~]#
    1.95 megabyte/s is roughly 15.6 megabit/s.
    Note: my views are my own and do not reflect those of VPSLink

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