It’s been a while since my last post about review and today I have a special opportunity to try an OpenVZ VPS from HostSailor. But first I have to tell you a short –some kind of– disclaimer that even I didn’t buy the VPS but my review will be objective and as it is.
What is HostSailor and who are they? HostSailor is one of many providers out there offering VPS hosting, Dedicated Servers, Domains, SSL certificates, and more. They are a registered company at Dubai (UAE) and they are very transparent about it so you can see their company address clearly mentioned in the footer of their website.
Their main datacenter is located at Amsterdam (NL) connected with about 300-400Gbit of Internet capacity with a blend of peering and transit providers are utilized. Yet, they also recently expand to Romania so users will have a unique distinctive experience. Read more about their datacenter here.
They currently have a wide range array of VPS plans from 4 virtualizations: OpenVZ, Xen, KVM Linux and KVM Windows. OpenVZ plans start from $2.99/month while Xen plans from $3.99, KVM Linux $3.99 and KVM Windows $8.99.
The VPS I use
For this short review I use their Sailor OpenVZ plan that gives me 512MB RAM, 512MB SWAP, 50GB RAID10 storage, 1 CPU core access, 1 IPv4, 512GB bandwidth @1Gbps, and it is located at their Romania DC. I installed CentOS 7 x86_64 on it.
FreeVPS.us Test Script
As what we can see from above screenshot that the server is fast enough. Considering its location at Romania so those download speed results are understandable. But take a look at the I/O speed, hey! it is 1.2 GB/s which is way faster from many providers around. Even on RamNode I usually get 600 – 700 MB/s on their SSD plans.
This test shows some basic information about the VPS including hostname, OS, kernel, virtualization, CPU type and speed, etc. which in my situation it is Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3. Even the VPS I use has access to only 1 CPU core but it is at full speed @3.4GHz. See again to its Disk speed, it is even now showing 2.0 GB/s. So much wow!
I/O Test via DD
Still don’t even believe it so I did another I/O speed test via DD command and the result speaks itself.
Speedtest.net conducts download and upload speed always from nearest location by default (it can customized though) and the result is pretty impressive.
With its low price, their OpenVZ vps plans are really rock! You can see it from the test results above. Yet, their Customer Support is also fast answering ticket.
Final word: Recommended!
What about you? Have a service with them? Any experience? Do not hesitate to share it with me and other readers in the comment section below.