Dariusz on Software Quality & Performance

08/02/2010

Linode.com 1 year Xen-based VPS review

Filed under: en — Tags: , , — dariusz.cieslak @

1Linode.com sells unmanaged VPS servers based on Xen virtualisation technology.

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it means one phisycal server is split into smaller parts and every "part" gains his own IP, disk space, CPU and IO resources. You are sharing server resources with other VPS-es, but have much better isolation and customisation than shared hosting supports.

Off-topic note: Besides there's management panel for Linode you should know Linux/Unix administration very well to make use of "unmanaged VPS". If you are not advanced administrator better stay with shared hosting or buy "managed VPS". It will save you many headaches later. VPS (like dedicated server) is not a "piece of cake" for novice webmaster. You've been warned.

It's a review written after one year use of Linode services for one of my customers, Cartalia.com.

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08/12/2009

Linode VPS, welcome to Europe

Filed under: en — Tags: , — dariusz.cieslak @

Linode, VPS hosting company I'm using, just opened signups to new dataceneter in Europe. This new deployment is located at Telecity Group’s Powergate facility.

Checking tracerote to London from Warsas shows the benefits:

Packets               Pings
 Host                        Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 (...)
 5. war-b2-link.telia.net     0.0%    21   32.7  32.9  31.7  39.8   1.7
 6. ffm-bb1-link.telia.net    0.0%    21   32.7  34.3  30.3  83.4  11.4
 7. prs-bb1-link.telia.net    0.0%    21   40.7  46.6  40.7 100.3  14.7
 8. ldn-bb1-link.telia.net    0.0%    21   48.9  55.1  48.0 127.5  20.5
 9. ldn-b2-link.telia.net     0.0%    21   48.5  48.7  48.0  49.7   0.4
10. globix-118206-ldn-b2.c.t  9.5%    21   48.8  58.0  48.3 216.9  38.5
11. te4-1-dist65-01.lon10.te  0.0%    21   50.0  49.5  48.6  50.1   0.4
12. london1.linode.com        0.0%    21   49.0  50.0  48.7  57.9   2.0

Now packet travels only 50ms to server from Warsaw (Newark location I'm using now has 130ms). It's big improvement.

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