Review: Hudson Valley Host E3-1240 Dedicated Server

5 Jan

Hudson Valley Host is a Dedicated server provider that offers services in several data centers across the United States at a fraction of the price of some of the bigger competitors around. The owner Ernie is a fantastic person to do business with and is always willing to work out a deal. Enough with the pleasantries, on with the review!

Config and Benchmark


System Info
Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31240 @ 3.30GHz
CPU Cores       : 8
Frequency       : 3292.665 MHz
Memory          : 16034 MB
Swap            : 15359 MB
Uptime          : 19 days, 22:18,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 7
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 2.6.32-39-pve
Hostname        : web

Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        109MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          71.2MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       44.3MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       30.7MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       26.4MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       23.0MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          8.28MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       6.78MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands         14.1MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        43.4MB/s

Disk Speed
I/O (1st run)   : 100 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 105 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 100 MB/s
Average I/O     : 101.667 MB/s

This server is located in the Dupont Fabros Facility in Toronto. The network is rock solid and blazingly fast as demonstrated by the benchmark above.

Pricing and Availability

The configuration of this server is as follows:

  • Xeon E3-1240 @ 3.3 GHz
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • 10TB of Bandwidth
  • 13 IP addresses (/28 Subnet)

The price of the above configuration is $75 USD per month and is worth every penny as far as I’m concerned.

Generally availability of these machines in the Chicago facility is rare, because the network is rock solid and people very seldom cancel services in this particular data center. So if Hudson Valley Host tells you they have one available, you better snatch it up.

Customer Service

This is where Hudson Valley Host leaves everyone in the dust. Their staff are incredible, friendly, and are always willing to help. They are led by owner Ernie who is a terrific salesman and is always willing to work out a deal. I seldom have had to wait any longer than an hour for a support response and have had zero downtime in over a year of working with Hudson Valley Host.

Overall Experience

My experiences with Hudson Valley Host have always been positive and I am glad to have found a provider who has bent over backwards to help myself and my business out of certain situations that have come up in the last year. They’ve handled my account professionally and expediently any time I’ve had a need.

Hudson Valley Host offers tremendous value for the money you spend with them, and you’d be unwise to not give them a try.

Check out their services here, and do leave a comment if you have any questions or specific requests in terms of benchmarks.