VPS 9 Dallas to the rescue!

Following the change of IP and upgrade to KVM, my lovely VPS 9 Phoenix was not the same VPS any longer.  It was still reasonably OK, but not like it used to be.  Took me hours and hours to finally get an OS that would work seamlessly with the VPS, an older version of CentOS 6.5.  For the more up to date (not that up to date any longer) CentOS 7.0, SELinux has to be disabled and for me that was a step in the wrong direction.

Anyway, about a few weeks ago when I had to do some testing on a spare VPS 9 Dallas, I found a total difference in performance, even better than my VPS 9 Phoenix before the upgrade.  Like light and day almost.  I then managed to swop VPS 9 Phoenix for Dallas, and it’s almost as though I’ve got my old VPS 9 back again.  In retrospect I had a wonderful experience with VPS 9 Phoenix on SolusVM 6 from April 2018 to October 2019. The KVM Lite experience between November 2019 and March 2020 was not bad, but performance of the VPS not nearly as brilliant as it had been before. Looks like I’m finally getting back on the happy track with VPS 9 Dallas in April 2020.

A history of my struggles with VPS 9 Phoenix after the upgrade to KVM, has been recorded in a few posts at post4vps.com.  It ended finally in comparing Benchmark tests of the two VPSs and the test results speak for themselves:

VPS 9 Phoenix

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Cores       : 2
Frequency       : 2399.996 MHz
Memory          : 7870 MB
Swap            : buffers/cache: MB
Uptime          : 86 days, 11:25,

Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is 50.2.xx.xx

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        66.1MB/s

Lenoir, NC, US          Dacentec        28.5MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       43.1MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       34.7MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       52.8MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Leaseweb        30.1MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          15.7MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       7.65MB/s
Taiwan                  Hinet           7.25MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         14.7MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        10.5MB/s

Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 129 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 108 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 87.6 MB/s
Average I/O     : 108 MB/s or .10 GB/s

Speed Test by Ookla

VPS 9 Dallas

System Info
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Processor       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz
CPU Cores       : 2
Frequency       : 2499.998 MHz
Memory          : 7870 MB
Swap            : buffers/cache: MB
Uptime          : 2:48,

Speedtest (IPv4 only)
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Your public IPv4 is 23.94.xx.xx

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        81.3MB/s

Lenoir, NC, US          Dacentec        53.6MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       57.4MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       30.2MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       33.9MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Leaseweb        25.4MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          10.2MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       6.91MB/s
Taiwan                  Hinet           6.20MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         27.2MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        80.6MB/s

Disk Speed
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I/O (1st run)   : 522 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 473 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 612 MB/s
Average I/O     : 535 MB/s or .53 GB/s

Speed Test by Ookla