LiteServer (LiteServer.nl) OpenVZ Storage Review

Pre Sales

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:

http://testfiles.liteserver.nl

http://lg-dro.liteserver.nl



Cost

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
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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)
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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
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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!


Technical Support

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!


Extra Features

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.


Conclusion

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.

 


Leave your own experiences with LiteServer in the comments below

One thought on “LiteServer (LiteServer.nl) OpenVZ Storage Review

  • 3rd October 2017 at 5:44 PM
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    I’ve had a ssd128 server (later updated to a better package) for a few years now. I havent had any downtime and the service works great. Customer care always responds in two hours.

    Think twice before choosing the smallest 128mb package. If you’re running a modern website with cms, it can be challenging to setup your server with so little memory.

    I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a affordable vps host.

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