AmeriHosting OpenVZ VPS First Day Review

Jun 21, 2007

Running on a physical server Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2210 (0.8GHz) with 3 CPUs (cache size: 1024 KB) and 1048576kB of RAM, AmeriHosting VPSs seem the most powerfull available today in the web hosting industry. We ordered the Business model + Direct Admin control panel with a WHT promotion code for as low $43 USD/monthly. We payd using PayPal and received the VPS ready for use in exactly four minutes. The Business VPS is the top model of the ones running Open VZ under control of Hyper VM, revolutionary technology created by LxLabs. The Hyper VM control panel appears like SWSoft VZPP, but have more enhacements and is very intuitive. Through this Hyper VM CP the user can stop, restart, backup the VPS, see complete statistics, do various tasks including install and reinstall the operating system from a large list of distrus including CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian.These developers have been created also a control panel called LxAdmin that consumes only 15K of RAM (this turns VPS really smart!). In few minutes we did an #yum update yum and #yum install mc and #yum install emacs without problem bwith the operating system, CentOS 4x. To test this VPS we downloaded our Direct Admin tarball of /home (around 1.7GB) and untar it in 6 minutes, generating 5 GB of data concerning 15 domains names in two resellers. We changed the nameservers to & in our partner Dotster and 1 minute after the websites are running just fine in the AmeriHosting Business VPS. Note that AmeriHosting has 15 years of experience in the web hosting industry and it's IPs & DNS want not long time for propagate unlike in another providers. At the first day of our evaluation we are taing VPS AmeriHosting 10 of 10 in all items we consider concerning customer service and technical performance. Note that we do not consider support because this VPS is unmanaged. The VPS has this spec: ....

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[Review] AmeriHosting VPS 1-Week

Mar 20, 2007

Ordered: 2:02PM EST
Paid: 2:04PM EST
Login Details Received: 3:06PM EST
SLA: 99.9%
10 GB Disk Space
100 GB Bandwidth
128 MB Guaranteed Memory
256 MB Burstable Memory
1 IP Address
Full Root Access
CentOS 4
OpenVirtuozzo Based
LxAdmin Free
cPanel/DirectAdmin not available
$10/mo | Free Setup minus 10% = $9.00/mo

Ticket Issue 1
Opened a ticket asking for resolver nameservers/reverse-DNS entry
Opened: 3:29PM EST
Responded/Resolved 3:38PM EST

Ticket Issue 2
Opened a ticket regarding an issue with server speed. I was unable to get speeds about 250K/s and would fluctuate quite a bit.
Opened: 8:20PM EST
1st Response: 12:23AM EST (Ticket received, forwarding to network admin)
2nd Response: 5:07AM EST (Please check the issue again, should be fixed)
My Response: 9:42AM EST (Nope, still slow)
3rd Response: 3:08PM EST (OK will have admin look again)
My Response: 12:49AM EST (Any news?)
4th Response: 2:52AM EST (Problem found, switch issue, will be fixed ASAP)
Global E-mail: 8:54PM EST (Switch needs to be reset, downtime expected)
5th Response: 2:56AM EST (Found which switch it was, swapping it out)
6th Response + Resolution 1:37AM EST

Ticket Issue 3
Had trouble with install LXAdmin using HyperVM.
Opened: 10:02PM EST
Responded/Resolved: 5:14AM EST (They installed it for me)

Benchmark 1

PHP Code:

BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.1)
System -- Linux 2.6.9-023stab037.3-smp #1 SMP Wed Dec 13 19:31:35 MSK 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
/dev/simfs            10240000    509580   9730420   5% /

Start Benchmark Run: Sat Mar 17 03:01:46 MSK 2007
 03:01:46 up 16 min,  0 users,  load average: 0.10, 0.04, 0.01

End Benchmark Run: Sat Mar 17 03:12:35 MSK 2007
 03:12:35 up 27 min,  0 users,  load average: 5.93, 3.73, 1.88

                     INDEX VALUES
TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX

Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  4707613.5      124.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      682.6       82.1
Execl Throughput                               188.3     1943.1      103.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0    63369.0      237.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    19283.0      179.0
File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   478208.0      310.9
Pipe Throughput                             111814.6   738727.5       66.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6   106863.1       69.2
Process Creation                               569.3     4492.1       78.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      344.0       76.8
System Call Overhead                        114433.5   717245.0       62.7
     FINAL SCORE                                                     108.4 

Benchmark 2

PHP Code:

BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.1)
System -- Linux 2.6.9-023stab037.3-smp #1 SMP Wed Dec 13 19:31:35 MSK 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
/dev/simfs            10240000    517496   9722504   6% /

Start Benchmark Run: Tue Mar 20 16:39:05 MSK 2007
 16:39:05 up 1 day, 20:41,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

End Benchmark Run: Tue Mar 20 17:31:46 MSK 2007
 17:31:46 up 1 day, 21:34,  0 users,  load average: 14.50, 4.91, 2.44

                     INDEX VALUES
TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX

Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  8937427.9      237.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      708.7       85.3
Execl Throughput                               188.3     3702.0      196.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0   116627.0      436.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    25504.0      236.8
File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0  1135198.0      738.0
Pipe Throughput                             111814.6  1075104.7       96.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6    93084.1       60.3
Process Creation                               569.3     7147.6      125.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      625.8      139.7
System Call Overhead                        114433.5   965132.4       84.3
     FINAL SCORE                                                     165.8 

Good price, good service, good network. I was a bit upset by how long it took them to fix the switch issue though. The last few responses were too long apart. But when it was fixed, network was blazing. They run on pure Internap. Didn't have any downtime. And then benchmarks are pretty good for paying $10/month. However, I've found Unixbench doesn't weigh in RAM too much. But I still use the benchmarks to reference their CPU/Disk speed.

After my week was up, I took advantage of their 15-Day Money Back Guarantee and canceled my account. I'm now moving to another provider (will also provide a review soon). Still waiting to hear back from Amerihosting about my refund though, and I will post an update soon.

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I monitoring my stuff from three different services:

Jul 17, 2007 9:21:12 AM 1 Hrs 21 Mins
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Jul 5, 2007 10:29:52 AM 3 Mins 30 Secs
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