September 17, 2019, 7:41am
Kindly refer to their free tier program which is described here:
Cloud Free Tier | Oracle. You can get 2 VM’s for free, albeit network speed appears to be throttled. VM specs: 1/8 OPCU and 1 GB memory each.
Datacenter locations are listed here:
Here’s a bench ran on a box located in the Swiss datacenter:
[email protected]:~$ ./bench.sh
Benchmark started on Tue Sep 17 07:43:33 UTC 2019
Full benchmark log: /home/ubuntu/bench.log
Processor : AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
CPU Cores : 2
Frequency : 1996.245 MHz
Memory : 982 MB
Swap : MB
Uptime : 3 min,
OS : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 4.15.0-1021-oracle
Hostname : testvm
Speedtest (IPv4 only)
Your public IPv4 is xx.xx.xx.xx
Location Provider Speed
CDN Cachefly 5.79MB/s
Atlanta, GA, US Coloat 698KB/s
Dallas, TX, US Softlayer
Seattle, WA, US Softlayer
San Jose, CA, US Softlayer
Washington, DC, US Softlayer
Tokyo, Japan Linode
Rotterdam, Netherlands id3.net 5.70MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands Leaseweb 5.62MB/s
I/O (1st run) : 56.6 MB/s
I/O (2nd run) : 51.6 MB/s
I/O (3rd run) : 51.6 MB/s
Average I/O : 53.2667 MB/s
September 17, 2019, 8:28am
Native IPv4. Haven’t spotted IPv6 yet, but that might be a configuration thing or datacenter dependent. Don’t have much time on my hands to look through the configuration options right now
Brazil East (Sao Paulo)
South Korea Central (Seoul)
Japan East (Tokyo)
Australia East (Sydney)
September 17, 2019, 2:14pm
Debit cards are not accepted.
September 17, 2019, 2:16pm
Signed up anyways, will test out tonight
No sane hosting company would allow such anyways. As what’s stopping you from using one of those services and doing something your not supposed to and/or other ill intentions?
Fraud and illegal shiz is ever increasing in the hosting industry so try not to sign up for services using such if you want services on speed dial/at all.
September 17, 2019, 3:56pm
Like Java, their contributions to OpenSolaris, and so forth?
Yeah, no thanks. I don’t trust many things, and Oracle fits slightly below Google.
September 17, 2019, 4:46pm
Sure it’s fine you don’t trust them but then again, it’s free so it’s perfect as a playground and such. That’s what I’m using mine for.
September 17, 2019, 4:47pm
Pay a couple dollars for a NAT box; support your peers like
@mikho, @Cam, and @AnthonySmith. Feel good, live well.
Oxford Comma, bitches. Deal with it.
September 17, 2019, 4:49pm
One can never have too many VM’s to test. I pay a fair amount of money for NAT boxes and other boxes but these are just an addition to those, at least for me
September 17, 2019, 10:22pm
I trust Ellison less than Bezos.
September 18, 2019, 12:04am
Well, we haven’t seen what Ellison’s dick pic looks like, but we see how he cornholed Sun…
September 18, 2019, 1:41pm
Public IP ranges for ping/traceroute.
September 18, 2019, 3:48pm
They advertise “10 Mbps bandwidth” as part of their always free tier, so if anything that throttled speed could be even lower.
EDIT: Looks like that limit is for the load balancer. My bad.
September 18, 2019, 4:02pm
Yeah that’d be for the load balancer. I reckon it’s not perfect, but for light traffic sites or just development / playing around boxes they’re great and