Liquid Web, Servint, Powervps...Who is the fastest?
I am narrowed down to Liquid Web, Servint, and Powervps for a VPS account.
Besides reliability and support, I also would like a super fast website...so out of these three, who is the fastest? I want my website to be protected, secure, fast, have fast downloads, and reliable...which company is best suited for my needs?
A few things that make me hesitant to purchase from Servint and Liquid Web:
I read alot about how Servint has a slow network speed, when a Unixbench test was performed..the average is 14 (i know nothing about unixbench really, just repeating what I read about). A few people said there was lag as well. I want my website to be on a fast server, because I am predicting increases in bandwidth every month, and I want pleasant and fast surfing for my visitors. Furthermore, I have mp3s on my site, so I would like fast downloads.
About Liquid Web...I read about downtime issues. Lots of people were complaining that they didn't honor their 99.999 percent uptime, which I think is stupid really. No one is perfect. Maybe some people are just fanatics when it comes to their site being down for a few hours. The thing that scares me though is the thread seemed to have alot of angry people. I dont know why people get so angry, lots of bad things happen to me but remaining calm is the best way to run a business. There are infinite solutions.
Powervps...The only bad thing I read was some guy whos site went down at 3am every morning. Seems that it was his fault, how can the network go down every time at 3 am and the company stay in business?
Yes it would seem servint does perform slowly with that benchmark, however, that isnt network speed but the level of machine resources. Servint are looking into the matter I believe and trying to find a solution. I cant speak regarding the other companies, all I could say is Servints network is blazing fast to the US and Europe (I havent tested from Asia), theres no lag, no slow dl rates (my vps easily saturates a 2mbit line when I back it up to my home dsl) and I ve yet to have any performance issues whatsoever. On top of that the staff are excellent.
I think hes talking about physical performance here, rather than connectivity. You'll find that the major bottleneck on a VPS is CPU/resources, and that's what will kill your download, not connectivity. All of the providers you mentioned have pretty solid networks.
Have you tried looking at the (rather huge) benchmark thread, which includes lots of VPS benchmarks from the market leaders.
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True lack of physical resources will prohibit speed but I certainly havent had that issue with servint, as I said it saturates my dsl line at 2mbit, I havent pushed too much dynamic content and yes it certainly seems based upon unixbench that servint doesnt score well. How well that translates into real world I couldnt say. Theres more to a package then raw speed, what use a score of 60 with no reliability for example. Why dont you give them a whirl for a month each with a test site?
Originally posted by mkc modernbill on my servint account was painfully slow. it ran better on my powervps account, but its sitting on a dedicated box now.
From my understanding ServInt is working on increasing speed =)
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I should rephrase my question. Out of the VPS offered by LW, Servint, and Powervps, which one is the fastest?
For just $10/more per month with LW, I can get an extra 10 gigs of space, and 1 more Gig of burstable ram than I can with Servint. Furthermore, the benchmark test indicated that LW was faster than Servint, however I really was hoping I could get actual experience with this. I think I am pretty close to choosing LW over Servint. Is this a good decision?
The reason why a fast server is important to me is because I want my users to have a pleasant surfing experience. I also want my pages to be indexed quicker by Google, Yahoo, and MSN, and I am thinking server speed may play a role in this.
powerVPS is the fatest for me. Servint 's VPS has been slow since day one they launched their VPS, however their netowrk is fast for sure. I would personally choose liquidweb because they provide more supports than Servint(They don;t do server iniital security hardening) and similar to powervps. Big adavantages is that LW owns their DC which powerVPS don't. Who knows maybe next month powerVPS will be sold to someone like VPScolo is sold to dedicatednow.
However, check dedicated servers specials forums, many servers out there are only 60usd and you have FULL capacity of server to use
Originally posted by chopin2256 Would LW install things if I ask them to, if I happen to need anything? The only thing I really would need at this point is AWStats. Would they install this for me if I have trouble?
I thought AWstats came with a standard cPanel install.
I been with powerVPS since 2004 and their performance is awesome. I run a forum with around 40 to 60 users on at anytime and it just flies. Load is around .30 to .60 at anytime during the day, only time it goes past 1 is when awstats and directadmin processes logs and builds stats.
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BTW the root (host) server is Dual Opteron 250, 8gb RAM, Raid-10 15k drives.