SwiftSlots SSD VPS Review
SwiftSlots SSD VPS Review

Hello readers! Today we will do a review about hosting provider called SwiftSlots. We are using SwiftSlots VPS SSD S which you can check and order here. It is an OpenVZ based VPS. Let’s go straight and do SwiftSlots SSD S VPS Review.

bench.sh

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CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60GHz
Number of cores      : 3
CPU frequency        : 3600.031 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 50.0 GB (0.6 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 2048 MB (20 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 2560 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
Load average         : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 2.6.32-042stab113.11
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 1.6 GB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 1.8 GB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 1.7 GB/s
Average I/O speed    : 1740.8 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         96.8MB/s
Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           4.04MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            4.34MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           84.4MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           72.6MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             6.72MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           18.3MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          15.2MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            98.2MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           13.5MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          10.9MB/s
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As you can see from the test, we can get good disk I/O speed (normal for and SSD), and we have good 1 Gbps network speed. The kernel is 2.6.32 which means that this box is OpenVZ 6 based.

Speedtest

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from Petersburg Internet Network ltd. (ip hidden due to security reaons)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by SDHD Hosts (Dronten) [1.45 km]: 1.678 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 894.36 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 780.49 Mbit/s

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Unixbench

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Benchmark Run: Wed Mar 25 2020 19:15:14 - 19:43:34
3 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       37265579.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4114.9 MWIPS (10.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3139.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        450919.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          130299.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1422353.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              791477.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 169395.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12525.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10257.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2262.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         791136.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   37265579.2   3193.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4114.9    748.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3139.6    730.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     450919.6   1138.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     130299.5    787.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1422353.0   2452.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     791477.0    636.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     169395.6    423.5
Process Creation                                126.0      12525.7    994.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10257.6   2419.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2262.0   3770.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     791136.4    527.4
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System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1142.4

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Benchmark Run: Wed Mar 25 2020 19:43:34 - 20:11:44
3 CPUs in system; running 3 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      105476091.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    13235.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10646.4 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        475770.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          134569.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1466697.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2233993.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 542635.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              24585.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  21654.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3063.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1936591.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  105476091.6   9038.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      13235.5   2406.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10646.4   2475.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     475770.1   1201.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     134569.6    813.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1466697.8   2528.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2233993.3   1795.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     542635.4   1356.6
Process Creation                                126.0      24585.4   1951.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      21654.3   5107.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3063.1   5105.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1936591.3   1291.1
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System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2294.4

Sysbench

Running the test with following options:
Number of threads: 3

Doing CPU performance benchmark

Threads started!
Done.

Maximum prime number checked in CPU test: 20000


Test execution summary:
    total time:                          7.9331s
    total number of events:              10000
    total time taken by event execution: 23.7872
    per-request statistics:
         min:                                  2.22ms
         avg:                                  2.38ms
         max:                                  6.41ms
         approx.  95 percentile:               2.57ms

Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           3333.3333/7.85
    execution time (avg/stddev):   7.9291/0.00

Pros & Cons

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

Pros

  • Good network speed
  • Awesome support
  • Awesome performance

Cons

  • Price
  • OpenVZ 6 (Kernel version 2.6.32)

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