VMHaus $3 per month vps benchmarking

VMHaus currently offer servers in two locations, London and Los Angeles. With six tiers of plans for each location starting at $3 per month for 512MB ram, 10GB NVMe space and 1 shared cpu core through to $28 per month with 8192MB ram, 100GB NVMe space and 4 cpu shared cores.

VMHaus use a custom control panel called Bonsai for deploying and managing your servers. Instant activation and DOS protection are the main features. The status page for VMHaus at this time showed 100% uptime for all readings, impressive.

I deployed the $3 instance in both locations and ran some benchmarks, here they are:

Los Angeles

bench.sh

CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 2599.998 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 9.9 GB (1.0 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 485 MB (59 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 13 min
Load average         : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
OS                   : Ubuntu 17.04
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.10.0-28-generic
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 61.9 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 88.2 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 90.6 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 80.2 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         87.6MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          4.28MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            2.96MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           3.07MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           120KB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             14.2MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           6.81MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          16.7MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            2.85MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           3.38MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          3.22MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv6 address            Download Speed
Linode, Atlanta, GA             2600:3c02::4b           5.34MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX              2600:3c00::4b           9.36MB/s
Linode, Newark, NJ              2600:3c03::4b           4.54MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           2400:8901::4b           1.51MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               2400:8900::4b           3.57MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA         2607:f0d0:2601:2a::4    23.0MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, WA       2607:f0d0:3001:78::2    1.02MB/s
Softlayer, Paris, FR            2a03:8180:1301:8::4     2.29MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        2401:c900:1101:8::2     3.21MB/s
Softlayer, Tokyo, JP            2401:c900:1001:16::4    2.35MB/s
nench.sh
 nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2018-06-14 02:36:05 UTC
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Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    2599.998 MHz
RAM:          485M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.10.0-28-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda     10G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    4.271 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    6.821 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    1.846 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 32.6 us / 68.3 us / 5.73 ms / 68.5 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 27.4 k requests in 5.00 s, 6.70 GiB, 5.49 k iops, 1.34 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    136.38 MiB/s
    2nd run:    104.90 MiB/s
    3rd run:    65.04 MiB/s
    average:    102.11 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    103.105.51.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         74.27 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        3.53 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   2.45 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      3.05 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         4.70 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2402:28c0:2:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        3.58 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   1.75 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      4.41 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         5.17 MiB/s

London

bench.sh

CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 3792.034 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 9.9 GB (1.0 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 485 MB (56 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 3 min
Load average         : 0.03, 0.08, 0.04
OS                   : Ubuntu 17.04
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.10.0-28-generic
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 260 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 566 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 708 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 511.3 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         102MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          4.80MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            7.07MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           99.2MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           54.0MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             5.48MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           7.32MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          7.80MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            30.7MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           6.79MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          6.27MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv6 address            Download Speed
Linode, Atlanta, GA             2600:3c02::4b           8.75MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX              2600:3c00::4b           4.35MB/s
Linode, Newark, NJ              2600:3c03::4b           11.8MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           2400:8901::4b           4.73MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               2400:8900::4b           6.60MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA         2607:f0d0:2601:2a::4    8.81MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, WA       2607:f0d0:3001:78::2    15.3MB/s
Softlayer, Paris, FR            2a03:8180:1301:8::4     56.2MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        2401:c900:1101:8::2     7.67MB/s
Softlayer, Tokyo, JP            2401:c900:1001:16::4    3.89MB/s

nench.sh

 nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2018-06-14 02:58:29 UTC
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Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v6 @ 3.80GHz
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    3792.034 MHz
RAM:          485M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.10.0-28-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda     10G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    2.492 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    4.213 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    0.793 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 15.7 us / 31.2 us / 10.6 ms / 81.6 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 52.1 k requests in 5.00 s, 12.7 GiB, 10.4 k iops, 2.54 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    415.80 MiB/s
    2nd run:    568.39 MiB/s
    3rd run:    658.04 MiB/s
    average:    547.41 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    144.48.63.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         24.84 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        84.32 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   2.45 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      69.19 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         0.97 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2402:28c0:100:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        66.68 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   2.03 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      75.85 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         14.93 MiB/s

The first thing I noticed was the horribly slow write speed in the Los Angeles location, I ran the benchmark a few more times just to check but it stayed around those speeds. Certainly very slow for something labeled as having NVMe. The Los Angeles server only generated 27.4 k request in the 5 second read test compared to 52.1 k forĀ  London.

On the network speeds obviously the Los Angles server will be quicker to other North America locations as the London server will be to Europe servers but the London server was more impressive and had substantially better speeds to Asia locations which I found odd.

The London servers come with a 3.80GHz cpu (compared to 2.60GHz) which the benefits can be seen in the hashing, compressing and encrypting aspects in the nench.sh benchmark. With this faster cpu taking less time to complete the benches.

Now you know, the Los Angles location for VMHaus is sub standard compared to their London location which has considerably better read/write speeds, marginally better network globally and the faster cpu clock speed.