Here we are again, reviewing yet another VPS from Wishosting, this time its their "KVM SSD Plus LA" plan, which has the following specs:
- 4 vCPU cores Intel Xeon E5-2650
- Unlimited CPU cores 2.4GHz Turbo
- 16GB ECC RAM
- 80GB SSD
- Linux/Windows OS
- Bandwidth 250Mbps
- Traffic 8TB
- 1 IPv4
- Private networking
- Location - Los Angeles
- Setup time up to 24 hours
- Price: $15.99/month
What I love about Wishosting's VPS is they come with no limits on the CPU usage. You can run ANYTHING and make 100% usage of the resources advertised. I think other providers should do the same, they could learn something from Wishosting.
Apart from that, they have extremely friendly and helpful support - when I speak with Michael he's so damn professional in his ticket etiquette - again, other providers should take a page out of his book!
They use a system which is called OpenNebula which is a breath of fresh air after seeing so many SolusVM hosts. I really like the fact that you can basically treat a VPS as a resource pool. This one comes with 4 cores and 16GB of RAM plus 80GB SSD. I could split this into 4 VMs if I wanted to. It's nice to know those options exist.
Anyway, let's have a look at the performance of this KVM.
CPU model: Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge) Number of cores: 4 CPU frequency: 1999.999 MHz Total amount of RAM: 16051 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 4 min, I/O speed: 275 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 6.55s Download 100MB file: 95.0MB/s
:) :) That I/O is nice, 6 second bzip is also nice. But 95MB/sec looks a lot like gigabit speeds to me, and it's only advertised as 250mbit!
CPU model: Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge) Number of cores: 4 CPU frequency: 1999.999 MHz Total amount of RAM: 16051 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 6 min, I/O speed: 506 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 7.79s Download 100MB file: 103MB/s
Consistent as we can see here, the I/O jumped the second time round which is typical with these benchmarks.
Here's another "benchmark" you may be interested in:
[2018-02-28 12:02:54] speed 2.5s/60s/15m 126.4 133.3 n/a H/s max: 145.8 H/s [2018-02-28 12:02:59] speed 2.5s/60s/15m 101.0 131.3 n/a H/s max: 145.8 H/s [2018-02-28 12:03:04] speed 2.5s/60s/15m 89.6 129.4 n/a H/s max: 145.8 H/s [2018-02-28 12:03:09] speed 2.5s/60s/15m 101.6 127.5 n/a H/s max: 145.8 H/s
I thought I'd run that for a minute to see what it's like, the CPU supports AES-NI and this is on 3 of the 4 cores :)
I've reviewed plenty of servers in the past, and a few from Wishosting, but this is the first Wishosting server I've had which is located in LA, which has great connectivity to Australia. I'm happy with the way this performs, I could probably easily justify keeping this server as a web server with the 80GB SSD it's insanely fast.
If you're looking for a speedy, beefy KVM with some kickass specs for a reasonable price, I'd recommend this package from Wishosting.