Free VM's At Oracle Cloud

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]:~$ ./
Benchmark started on Tue Sep 17 07:43:33 UTC 2019
Full benchmark log: /home/ubuntu/bench.log

System Info
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
Singapore               Softlayer

Rotterdam, Netherlands         5.70MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        5.62MB/s

Disk Speed
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

Cool !

IPV4 / IPV6 / NAT ?

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 :slightly_smiling_face:

Brazil East (Sao Paulo)
South Korea Central (Seoul)
Japan East (Tokyo)
Australia East (Sydney)


oracle giving out something for free



Debit cards are not accepted.

Neither are VCC’s :frowning:

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.


Like Java, their contributions to OpenSolaris, and so forth?

Yeah, no thanks. I don’t trust many things, and Oracle fits slightly below Google.

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.

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.


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


I trust Ellison less than Bezos.

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Well, we haven’t seen what Ellison’s dick pic looks like, but we see how he cornholed Sun…

Public IP ranges for ping/traceroute.

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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.

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 free.

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