Review: Database by Design LLC Servers

11 Jan
Database By Design Logo

Database by Design LLC is a new provider I’ve decided to give a try. They have a fantastic promotional auction going on over at WebHosting Talk that will get you this configuration much cheaper than you normally would get it for.

Config and Benchmark

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31270 @ 3.40GHz
CPU Cores       : 8
Frequency       : 1599.859 MHz
Memory          : 16075 MB
Swap            : 32745 MB
Uptime          : 1 day, 11:55,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 8
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.16.0-4-amd64
Hostname        : phi


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        42.9MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          67.2MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       37.5MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       21.1MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       11.8MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       87.8MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          5.93MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       6.62MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         8.07MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        12.4MB/s


Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 81.1 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 81.1 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 81.3 MB/s
Average I/O     : 81.1667 MB/s

Customer Service

I have to admit that usually with budget servers, the customer service is the first thing you loose. Database by Design LLC had my server up and running in under 24 hours from placing my order.

When I received the server it came with CentOS as a default and I wanted Debian installed and since the server had IPMI I was able to do this myself. When I tried to load up the ISO, the IPMI interface was locked out from virtual media. I emailed their support and within 2 minutes I received a response and got sorted out. (Thanks Ryan!)

Did I mention this issue was at 4AM EST?!?! It was incredible to get this fast of a response at 4AM on a Saturday morning!

Overall

This server is an absolute steal for the price! The support is fantastic, the network is quick, and the config is great for my needs and the needs of many others.

If you’re in the market for an east coast server with a great network and low latency in Canada, you should give them a try! Hit the WebHosting Talk thread and get it while you can!

VolumeDrive X5650 Dedicated Server Benchmark

6 Nov

Not too bad for a $60 a month server eh?

CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X5650  @ 2.67GHz
Number of cores : 24
CPU frequency :  2666.867 MHz
Total amount of ram : 64416 MB
Total amount of swap : 63487 MB
System uptime :   1 min,       
Download speed from CacheFly: 50.5MB/s 
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 22.3MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 38.2MB/s 
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 3.00MB/s 
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 5.07MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 21.8MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.49MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 25.3MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 21.4MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 63.4MB/s 
I/O speed :  113 MB/s

DelimiterVPS Atlanta

22 May
CPU model :  Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  230   @ 1.60GHz
Number of cores : 2
CPU frequency :  1599.996 MHz
Total amount of ram : 1860 MB
Total amount of swap : 3935 MB
System uptime :   15 days, 2:07,
Download speed from CacheFly: 41.9MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 18.0MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 8.78MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 2.95MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 1.00MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.6MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 1.87MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 5.48MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 5.62MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 15.1MB/s
I/O speed :  65.7 MB/s

Delimiter performance isn’t amazing, but for $60 a year, I really can’t complain. Really love each one of these 🙂

ChicagoVPS Buffalo

22 May
CPU model :  Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  C2758  @ 2.41GHz
Number of cores : 8
CPU frequency :  2416.668 MHz
Total amount of ram : 16036 MB
Total amount of swap : 15359 MB
System uptime :   1:20,
Download speed from CacheFly: 71.5MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 22.6MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 37.0MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 9.88MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 9.59MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 1.58MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.05MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 27.6MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 25.4MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 61.2MB/s
I/O speed :  145 MB/s

Joe’s Data Center Kansas

21 May
CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420  @ 2.50GHz
Number of cores : 8
CPU frequency :  2499.967 MHz
Total amount of ram : 7869 MB
Total amount of swap : 10047 MB
System uptime :   1:27,
Download speed from CacheFly: 76.2MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 6.47MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 79.5MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 14.6MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 13.5MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 52.3MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 9.64MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 45.8MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 39.4MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 58.8MB/s
I/O speed :  97.7 MB/s