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Hello readers! As promised to some of our users we bring you BuyVM KVM VPS review. BuyVM is one well-known VPS company, which provide cheap VPS plans. Most of the time they are out of stock, so if you are really lucky you can get your hand on one of their VPS plans which can be found here. For this review, we are using SLICE 2048 in Las Vegas. It is also worth mentioning that BuyVM offers free software DirectAdmin (web hosting control panel), Softaculous (once click script installation) and also for Blesta (web hosting billing panel). Let’s start our review:

bench.sh

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CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 3499.976 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 38.0 GB (5.0 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 1837 MB (314 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 2047 MB (257 MB Used)
System uptime        : 92 days, 7 hour 56 min
Load average         : 0.24, 0.14, 0.09
OS                   : CentOS 7.7.1908
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 3.10.0-1062.9.1.el7.x86_64
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 451 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 433 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 446 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 443.3 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         99.6MB/s
Linode, Tokyo2, JP              139.162.65.37           18.1MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            12.3MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           1.19MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           1.20MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             17.3MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           1.57MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          6.05MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            838KB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           8.24MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          1023KB/s
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Speedtest

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Testing from FranTech Solutions (IP hidden due to security)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by LV.Net (Las Vegas, NV) [615.31 km]: 9.955 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 520.11 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed................................................................................................
Upload: 620.52 Mbit/s

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Unixbench

Benchmark Run: Fri Apr 03 2020 13:15:12 - 13:43:50
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       36967357.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3850.8 MWIPS (13.1 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3631.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        659722.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          186767.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1594631.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1047805.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 159308.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9849.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4806.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    612.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         996652.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   36967357.9   3167.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3850.8    700.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3631.3    844.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     659722.3   1666.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     186767.6   1128.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1594631.3   2749.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1047805.2    842.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     159308.7    398.3
Process Creation                                126.0       9849.4    781.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4806.4   1133.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        612.7   1021.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     996652.1    664.4
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System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1057.3

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:   379.45

General statistics:
    total time:                          10.0022s
    total number of events:              3796

Latency (ms):
         min:                                    2.45
         avg:                                    2.63
         max:                                    4.75
         95th percentile:                        2.81
         sum:                                 9990.93

Threads fairness:
    events (avg/stddev):           3796.0000/0.00
    execution time (avg/stddev):   9.9909/0.00

Support

We have tested support a couple of times by opening tickets at different times, and every time we got a response in a matter of minutes. For sure we can tell that BuyVM has a high support rating from us.

Pros & Cons

Here is a list of pros & cons for BuyVM VPS:

Pros

  • Reasonable prices
  • Custom In-house VPS control panel
  • Free software license
  • Good support

Cons

  • Always low on stock
  • Low number of cores on VPS

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