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SPARKVPS 640MB SSD OPENVZ VPS REVIEW

Hello all! We have searched some time for the new provider to review. And finally, we found SparkVPS with 640MB SSD and we will make a quick review of it. This VPS is also featured on LEB and have some positive reviews about it. So let’s start:

SparkVPS OPENVZ 640MB SSD SPECIAL Specs:

  • 1 CPU Cores
  • 640 MB RAM
  • 10GB SSD Storage
  • 1000 GB (1 TB) Monthly Bandwidth
  • OpenVZ SolusVM

 

Let us see some UnixBench:

 

Benchmark Run: Sat Sep 29 2018 15:43:08 - 16:11:29
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables 19701818.1 lps (10.3 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone 2567.7 MWIPS (7.7 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput 3419.1 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 374929.9 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 92993.4 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 1038816.8 KBps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput 576007.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching 142569.3 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation 4065.1 lps (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 4983.9 lpm (60.6 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 390.5 lpm (65.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead 692928.0 lps (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 116700.0 19701818.1 1688.2
Double-Precision Whetstone 55.0 2567.7 466.9
Execl Throughput 43.0 3419.1 795.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 3960.0 374929.9 946.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1655.0 92993.4 561.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 5800.0 1038816.8 1791.1
Pipe Throughput 12440.0 576007.3 463.0
Pipe-based Context Switching 4000.0 142569.3 356.4
Process Creation 126.0 4065.1 322.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent) 42.4 4983.9 1175.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 6.0 390.5 650.9
System Call Overhead 15000.0 692928.0 462.0
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System Benchmarks Index Score 687.9

Let’s do some CPU Performance test:

Number of threads: 1

Doing CPU performance benchmark

Threads started!
Done.

Maximum prime number checked in CPU test: 20000


Test execution summary:
total time: 29.5278s
total number of events: 10000
total time taken by event execution: 29.5166
per-request statistics:
min: 2.38ms
avg: 2.95ms
max: 25.27ms
approx. 95 percentile: 4.29ms

Threads fairness:
events (avg/stddev): 10000.0000/0.00
execution time (avg/stddev): 29.5166/0.00

Speed test:

Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (Houston, TX) [0.79 km]: 7.688 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 663.47 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 418.64 Mbit/s

Last but not least bench.sh

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CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 3399.645 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 10.0 GB (2.8 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 640 MB (14 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 640 MB (17 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 1 hour 2 min
Load average         : 0.42, 0.51, 0.82
OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 2.6.32-042stab132.1
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 226 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 203 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 222 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 217.0 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         82.0MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          9.87MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            6.59MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           15.9MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           10.9MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             10.2MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           87.2MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          40.5MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            9.48MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           9.18MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          11.1MB/s
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Conclusion

We have done another review on our website for provider called Sparknode. Also, the price of this VPS is $1.95 per month ($23.4 per year). At this time we did not test support as we didn’t get any problem, and we have VPS in our hands only for a few hours. Regarding disk I/O, this is far from ” fastest VPS on the planet” as it is claimed on SparkVPS website. The speed of around 220 MB/s for SSD drive is kinda slow. Also, UnixBench score is lowest compared to other providers. You can always try and test yourself, but keep a note that they offer only 48 hours money back guaranteed as per their terms of services, and at the time when we write this review they use unverified PayPal address.

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