Great Deals & Great Buys of BF/CM 2018


Should have named him Black Cyber! :grin:


I got a couple of KVM packages from Vapornode. Hivelocity-powered :smiley:

Something free and something paid from Virmach.

I still don’t buy the dedi I wanted. Quadranet is playing hard to get :sweat_smile:


I purchased the $19/month Dual Xeon L5420/16GB RAM/1TB HDD in WV from Dedispec, a free web hosting plan on Netcup, some things on Amazon, and am waiting for delivery of the Kimsufi flash deal.


I’ve not since I was somehow concerned about their “not new” cpus but I should have thought about services being oversold more than just not the latest cpus.
I’ve got myself a virmach ( those non balanced deals of them with 20gb Ssd and 30 gb of ram heh).

Will give it a try in some days :wink:


Yes, that’s a concern but all those cores compensate the power… I think.


Someone once told me to “calm down my tits” so that’s what I will do since most guys from cough other forum must be hammering the nodes with benchmarks.

If possible tell us how good your Vapor node box was :slight_smile:


This is a server I have for 2 months

It looks like the network is not a strong point right now:

CPU model            : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
Number of cores      : 6
CPU frequency        : 2933.436 MHz
Total amount of ram  : 3950 MB
Total amount of swap : 1019 MB
System uptime        : 23 days, 16:49:7
Load average         : 0,64, 0,33, 0,29
OS                   : CentOS 7.5.1804
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 bits)
Kernel               : 3.10.0-862.14.4.el7.x86_64
I/O speed(1st run)   : 203 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 216 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 194 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 204.333 MB/s
Node name                                 IPv4 address     Down. speed
CacheFly                             72,6MB/s
Go Mach 5 (Psychz), Los Angeles, US     32,8MB/s
Virmach (ColoCrossing), Buffalo, US      579KB/s
Virmach (ColoCrossing), Dallas, US       8,34MB/s
Virmach (ColoCrossing), Los Angeles, US      34,6MB/s
Cloudcone (Multacom), Los Angeles, US        13,1MB/s
Incero, Dallas, US                     378KB/s
DO 1, NYC, US                        10,3MB/s
DO 2, NYC, US                         13,0MB/s
DO 3, NYC, US                         11,9MB/s
Vultr, Miami, US                     40,2MB/s
DO, San Francisco, US                  5,55MB/s
DO, San Francisco, US                 33,2MB/s
FDC Servers, Chicago, US               1,47MB/s
OVH, Beauharnois, CA                   8,04MB/s
Netcup, Nuremberg, DE                  19,8MB/s
OVH, Roubaix, FR                      4,71MB/s, Paris, FR                   8,19MB/s
Softlayer, Mexico, MX                   11,5MB/s
Softlayer, Brazil, BR                 4,64MB/s


Anyone using NVMe servers from HostHatch? I’m thiking on getting the 6GB package but not sure if it’s a good idea for a production server.


All i’ve heard was they did quite good . But when it comes to a prod server :man_shrugging: idk

BTW : location and budget ( check my sig), I’m joking :stuck_out_tongue:


Wish I could help. Have a storage server with them, and I’ve been very happy with it. Was considering bumping to the 2.5TB version and maybe getting a NVMe server (or from Inception Hosting).

Haven’t been able to decide.


I have a storage server in AMS from BF2017 and just took the plunge on the 2.5TB plan this year. Their service has been solid so far.


I’ve used both storage and NVMe servers from Hosthatch the last year. Solid service and server feels snappy.
Let me know if you want me to do any benchmarks. See below.

Support is kind of slow, but that’s probably because I only have Black friday/promotion servers (which stated somewhere to not be prioritized). Never had any real problems though, so no problem waiting for an answer.

Benchmark from a NVMe Stockholm server bought last BF. Mainly used for VPN.

CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v2 @ 2.80GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 2799.998 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 4.9 GB (2.3 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 740 MB (52 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 63 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime        : 6 days, 11 hour 15 min
Load average         : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
OS                   : Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.4.0-116-generic
I/O speed(1st run)   : 981 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 995 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 1.2 GB/s
Average I/O speed    : 1068.3 MB/s
Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        85.1MB/s      
Linode, Tokyo, JP               6.93MB/s      
Linode, Singapore, SG             7.08MB/s      
Linode, London, UK               62.8MB/s      
Linode, Frankfurt, DE            67.4MB/s      
Linode, Fremont, CA                10.7MB/s      
Softlayer, Dallas, TX            11.8MB/s      
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          10.5MB/s      
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE            43.5MB/s      
Softlayer, Singapore, SG           6.21MB/s      
Softlayer, HongKong, CN          5.43MB/s


I have a storage server with them since 01/18. It has been excellent so far.


It looks like I will get the server then.


Would you run Geekbench, please? I’d like to compare it with a server I have.


here goes nench

benchmark timestamp: 2018-11-28 21:53:04 UTC

Processor: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6)
CPU cores: 4
Frequency: 2199.998 MHz
RAM: 28G
Swap: 255M
Kernel: Linux 3.10.0-862.14.4.el7.x86_64 x86_64

vda 20G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
7.225 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
7.643 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 103.1 us / 210.2 us / 18.0 ms / 355.0 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 12.4 k requests in 5.00 s, 3.03 GiB, 2.48 k iops, 620.8 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 150.68 MiB/s
2nd run: 165.94 MiB/s
3rd run: 164.99 MiB/s
average: 160.54 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 96.8.115.xxxx

Cachefly CDN:         165.23 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL):        18.38 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s (FR):      1.50 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA):         8.64 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected


edit : im taking a mkt course and Im bored :stuck_out_tongue:


28G RAM! :smiley:


yep, more ram than ssd :stuck_out_tongue:


Wait, is this from HostHatch? Looks like a Virmach one.

The result looks like a bit dissapointing.


Virmach indeed. Honestly I think I am to be blamed . The guy that is in charge of Virmach sales tempted me despite I knew it wont be as good as I would have expected :stuck_out_tongue:

I just wanted something a bit cheaper than netcup ( which has been superb ) and I assume full “blame” .