Before we purchased a server with LiteServer we opened a ticket enquiring about their TOS and a question about whether they would recommend the OpenVZ or KVM Storage server for our use requirements. We got a response an hour after opening the ticket with a very good reply from C. Venmans explaining that OpenVZ would probably be the best way to go for our use case. We replied asking about the refund policy and if there is a looking glass that we could test speeds with, we received a reply within an hour again (great considering this was 3AM in the Netherlands)!
The reply times and quality of the replies was fantastic and I thank C. Venmans for the great pre sale support.
You can find their looking glass and test files here:
The server we chose is the OVZ-STOR-128 which can be found here. The specifications are:
- 1 CPU Core
- 128MB RAM
- 128MB SWAP
- 100GB Disk
- 1TB of Bandwidth (in and out) on a 1 Gbps port
- 1 IPv4 + /64 of IPv6 addresses.
We bought this server during LiteServer’s Black Friday offer for a cool €9,60 (€11.52 with VAT) per year. To get this server now it will cost you €16.00 per year (excluding VAT) but you can use VPS15OFF for a 15% discount at checkout.
Performance & Benchmarks
You can see a freevps.us/bench.sh below
System Info ----------- Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz CPU Cores : 1 Frequency : 3499.686 MHz Memory : 128 MB Swap : MB Uptime : 3 days, 8:01, OS : CentOS 7 Minimal Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit) Kernel : 2.6.32-042stab120.11 Hostname : storage Speedtest (IPv4 only) --------------------- Your public IPv4 is 5.2.xx.xxx Location Provider Speed CDN Cachefly 79.9MB/s Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 2.28MB/s Dallas, TX, US Softlayer 27.9MB/s Seattle, WA, US Softlayer 25.0MB/s San Jose, CA, US Softlayer 21.6MB/s Washington, DC, US Softlayer 14.3MB/s Tokyo, Japan Linode 7.99MB/s Singapore Softlayer 18.3MB/s Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 96.5MB/s Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 69.6MB/s Disk Speed ---------- I/O (1st run) : 165 MB/s I/O (2nd run) : 82.8 MB/s I/O (3rd run) : 150 MB/s Average I/O : 132.6 MB/s
The server is very snappy and fast to use, it also has a great connection to some of the other providers that we use such as BuyVM and QuadHost which makes it great for quickly moving backups around!
So far we haven’t had any issues that would require us to open a technical support ticket, going from what we’ve seen in the pre sales tickets however we can almost guarentee that the support will be timely and top notch!
LiteServer doesn’t have many extra features, instead opting for more stability and fully owned hardware (which is just as good to us!). You can control your VPS either by using the client area on the my services panel or by using their dedicated SolusVM panel. You can also generate more IPv6 addresses by using the SolusVM panel and also recover lost passwords on KVM boxes.
Would I recommend this host? – YES! LiteServer is great, you’ll experience grade A support and a super stable service by going with LiteServer.nl.
Would I change anything? – An option to choose which specific datacentre in the Netherlands that the VPS would be deployed in would be nice although isn’t really needed, there isn’t really anything that I would change.
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