OVH SSD VPS Review
OVH SSD VPS Review

Hello readers! This will be our first review on our website. We have selected one of the biggest web hosting provider, OVH. We are using OVH VPS SSD 1 which you can check and order here. Let’s go straight and do OVH SSD VPS Review.

bench.sh

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CPU model            : Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX)
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 2095.076 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 20.1 GB (6.7 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 1945 MB (818 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 364 days, 7 hour 57 min
Load average         : 1.00, 0.29, 0.16
OS                   : Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.15.0-45-generic
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 83.2 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 85.4 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 88.6 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 85.7 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         11.7MB/s
Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           5.15MB/s

As you can see bench.sh is not finished due to a slow network. We leave it like this for about 2 hours and it did not move. Also, at the time of writing this review, no answer is provided to our ticket regarding network problems.

Speedtest

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from OVH SAS (ip hidden due to security reasons)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by ORANGE FRANCE (Paris) [1.88 km]: 10.936 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 98.04 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 98.77 Mbit/s

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Unixbench

Benchmark Run: Wed Mar 25 2020 23:55:43 - 00:23:50
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       30032858.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4304.8 MWIPS (9.5 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2933.1 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        465843.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          144741.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1023808.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              859956.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 176706.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7202.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5812.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    748.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         610021.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   30032858.8   2573.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4304.8    782.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2933.1    682.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     465843.2   1176.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     144741.4    874.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1023808.2   1765.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     859956.7    691.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     176706.8    441.8
Process Creation                                126.0       7202.8    571.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5812.7   1370.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        748.9   1248.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     610021.3    406.7
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System Benchmarks Index Score                                         905.3

Sysbench

Running the test with following options:
Number of threads: 1
Initializing random number generator from current time


Prime numbers limit: 20000

Initializing worker threads...

Threads started!

CPU speed:
    events per second:   307.04

General statistics:
    total time:                          10.0022s
    total number of events:              3072

Latency (ms):
         min:                                  3.02
         avg:                                  3.25
         max:                                 15.05
         95th percentile:                      3.68
         sum:                               9991.98

Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           3072.0000/0.00
    execution time (avg/stddev):   9.9920/0.00

Pros & Cons

Here is a list of pros & cons for OVH SSD VPS:

Pros

  • Cheap price
  • Easy to use control panel

Cons

  • The disk is slow for an SSD
  • Overall slow performance
  • Slow network
  • Slow almost non-existent support

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