Edit 11/11/2016: A lot of people are complaining that DediStation are starting to lose quality, as in support not answering tickets and servers being down. you can read more about it here
In this post we will be reviewing one of “DediStation”s storage VPS packages, the package we chose is “UK Storage VPS 250” and has the following specifications:
3GB DDR4 ECC RAM 250GB Disk Space Free Monthly Backups 2 CPU Cores 2TB Bandwidth @ 1Gbps 1 IPv4 Address 5 IPv6 Addresses London, UK Datacenter SolusVM Control Panel
I should also mention that when I purchased my server there was an offer that gave an extra 1GB of RAM and 50GB extra storage space so the specifications of my server are slightly different to the ones above, I’ve also had the server a couple months as I wanted to see what the uptime was like.
I can’t review the pre-sales support of DediStation as I forgot to ask them anything before purchasing. Taking from their technical support I can probably assume that it is pretty good.
DediStation has a lot of packages available however most of them are hidden inside the billing panel, on their website you can see the following packages:
I wont list their other offers as these are the only services that they advertise pubicly, you can find some of their other packages on LowEndBox.com
Performance & Benchmarks
Full benchmark log: /root/bench.log System Info ----------- Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v5 @ 3.60GHz CPU Cores : 2 Frequency : 800.000 MHz Memory : 4096 MB Swap : 0 MB Uptime : 80 days, 2:16, OS : Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit) Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab113.11 Hostname : storage Speedtest (IPv4 only) --------------------- Your public IPv4 is REDACTED Location Provider Speed CDN Cachefly 17.0MB/s Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 652KB/s Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 5.02MB/s Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 14.3MB/s San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 16.4MB/s Washington, DC, US Softlayer 7.57MB/s Tokyo, Japan Linode 8.00MB/s Singapore Softlayer 3.82MB/s Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 85.5MB/s Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 87.6MB/s Disk Speed ---------- I/O (1st run) : 910 MB/s I/O (2nd run) : 1.2 GB/s I/O (3rd run) : 1.2 GB/s Average I/O : 304.133 MB/s
I opened two tickets while I was testing my Storage VPS with them, the first time I was blown away with the speed of the response from their support while the second was more of a standard response time.
The first ticket I opened was created at 9:50pm (Dedistation is based in the UK so that is quite late at night for their support) and I received a reply at 9:53pm! The best part is that it was not a standard copy/paste response, a member of their support had wrote the ticket for me.
The second ticket was created at 1:20am and I received a response at 7:10pm the same day, like the first it was a detailed response and not a standard scripted reply.
I quite like the support at DediStation, they know what they’re doing and get problems resolved quickly.
DediStation doesn’t currently have any extra features, instead opting to making their service better as a whole. They use the standard SolusVM control panel and HostBill billing platform. It would be nice to see some AnyCast systems like BuyVM has or a custom control panel.
Leave your own experiences with DediStation in the comments below