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    PowerVPS Network

    Can all currently user of PowerVPS comment on their network ? I'm thinking of getting VPS from PowerVPS but I'm unsure how stable is their network and how's the network uptime?

    Thank you
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    PowerVPS are excellent, I have been with them over a year now with more than four VPS no major problems at all,

    I definitely recommend them!!!
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    VPS should be more stable than normal dedicated server

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    PowerVPS has an excellent network for UK transit.

    Here you can try a test if you want:
    www.medialayer.com/16mb.test.file.zip

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    Slower speed than ServInt in USA. Not trying bashing, sorry.

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    Mind posting a speed test link rather saying its slower.

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    http://forumnyc.com/16mb.test.file.zip

    This is ServInt test file. Note that server is not empty, and i get around speed around 600 kbs. Well, test it for yourself.

    P.S. I love this competition!
    Last edited by mrkredo; 06-20-2005 at 11:08 PM.

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    mrkredo,

    Can you show us a tracert to PowerVPS and one to ServInt? PowerVPS has BtN which is what ServInt uses as their primary provider. It shouldn't be any faster at ServInt to be honest.

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    This is pretty neat; I set up a client (in Japan) at powervps today, and she said the ping time was faster.

    Anyway, all looks good to me here, but as I said in another thread I've only been there for two days now.

    When I ping'd both though, they were mostly the same, maybe a millisecond difference now and again. That's coming from Pennsylvania.

    As a neat little note, if you ping powervps from a servint vps, you get an average of 1ms ping times!

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    Target Name: servint.com
    IP: 209.50.251.77
    Date/Time: 22/06/2005 09:21:00


    10 19 ms 19 ms cr02.ldn01.pccwbtn.net [195.66.224.167]
    11 114 ms 114 ms 63-218-97-138.btnaccess.net [63.218.97.138]
    12 147 ms 116 ms so-1-1-0.br1.iad1.servint.net [209.50.254.246]
    13 117 ms 113 ms www.servint.net [209.50.251.77]

    Target Name: powervps.com
    IP: 205.177.13.44
    Date/Time: 22/06/2005 09:21:39

    8 18 ms 18 ms 19 ms tele-ic-1-so-010-0.inet.ntl.com [62.253.185.82]
    9 17 ms 18 ms * cr02.ldn01.pccwbtn.net [195.66.224.167]
    10 111 ms 115 ms 108 ms www.powervps.com [205.177.13.44]


    from ntl in the uk. not a masive difference, couple less hops and a few less ms to powervps.
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    Originally posted by richy
    Target Name: servint.com
    IP: 209.50.251.77
    Date/Time: 22/06/2005 09:21:00


    10 19 ms 19 ms cr02.ldn01.pccwbtn.net [195.66.224.167]
    11 114 ms 114 ms 63-218-97-138.btnaccess.net [63.218.97.138]
    12 147 ms 116 ms so-1-1-0.br1.iad1.servint.net [209.50.254.246]
    13 117 ms 113 ms www.servint.net [209.50.251.77]

    Target Name: powervps.com
    IP: 205.177.13.44
    Date/Time: 22/06/2005 09:21:39

    8 18 ms 18 ms 19 ms tele-ic-1-so-010-0.inet.ntl.com [62.253.185.82]
    9 17 ms 18 ms * cr02.ldn01.pccwbtn.net [195.66.224.167]
    10 111 ms 115 ms 108 ms www.powervps.com [205.177.13.44]


    from ntl in the uk. not a masive difference, couple less hops and a few less ms to powervps.
    Richy,

    Could you try my server instead? "medialayer.com". Charles @ PowerVPS told me that www.powervps.com is hosted on BtNAccess single-homed only.

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    --18:17:16-- http://forumnyc.com/16mb.test.file.zip
    => `16mb.test.file.zip'
    Resolving forumnyc.com... 207.58.169.194
    Connecting to forumnyc.com|207.58.169.194|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 16,777,216 (16M) [application/zip]

    100%[========================================================================================>] 16,777,216 4.42M/s ETA 00:00

    18:17:20 (4.35 MB/s) - `16mb.test.file.zip' saved [16777216/16777216]

    --18:19:02-- http://www.medialayer.com/16mb.test.file.zip
    => `16mb.test.file.zip.1'
    Resolving www.medialayer.com... 204.157.11.95
    Connecting to www.medialayer.com|204.157.11.95|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 16,777,216 (16M) [application/zip]

    100%[========================================================================================>] 16,777,216 906.43K/s ETA 00:00

    18:19:15 (1.26 MB/s) - `16mb.test.file.zip.1' saved [16777216/16777216]

    ----

    Downloading from medialayer.com was strange... speed fluctuated between 700KB/s and 4.0MB/s. Here I tried again and this time speed was almost constant (yet not as fast as from forumnyc):

    --18:20:17-- http://www.medialayer.com/16mb.test.file.zip
    => `16mb.test.file.zip.2'
    Resolving www.medialayer.com... 204.157.11.95
    Connecting to www.medialayer.com|204.157.11.95|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 16,777,216 (16M) [application/zip]

    100%[========================================================================================>] 16,777,216 3.38M/s ETA 00:00

    18:20:22 (3.51 MB/s) - `16mb.test.file.zip.2' saved [16777216/16777216]

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    That's PowerVPS, right?

    --20:11:18-- http://hosting.xiphin.com/16mb.test.file.zip
    => `16mb.test.file.zip'
    Resolving hosting.xiphin.com... 204.157.7.6
    Connecting to hosting.xiphin.com|204.157.7.6|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 16,777,216 (16M) [application/zip]

    100%[========================================================================================>] 16,777,216 4.31M/s ETA 00:00

    [B]20:11:22 (3.95 MB/s) - `16mb.test.file.zip' saved[B] [16777216/16777216]

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    Yes its on PVPS. Its a Defender Hosting original server

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    It could be that the VPSs are capped at a certain rate. Still, that's quite fast. What location are you at?

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    I've been real happy with PowerVPS.com and have been with them for the past 6 months. Before that I was with Hostgator (in the Planet (tx) and before that I had my own server in the Planet (tx).

    The support and stability has been very impressive. The speed is decent although I feel like I had much better throughput from The Planet DC in Texas.

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    Originally posted by fender21
    I've been real happy with PowerVPS.com and have been with them for the past 6 months. Before that I was with Hostgator (in the Planet (tx) and before that I had my own server in the Planet (tx).

    The support and stability has been very impressive. The speed is decent although I feel like I had much better throughput from The Planet DC in Texas.
    How is their speed of the server & uptime for network?
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    I can't recall any network downtimes during the last six months. I have the first VPS package and the speed is adequate. After running through the VPS tweaks thread on WHT, it improved quite a bit.

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    where is the vps tweaks thread?

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    Hmm..maybe that's my thread =). VPS To-do list, search for it.

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    I tried both companies and at my opinion powerVPS has better speed in Europe (Greece) and their support i think powerVPS wins
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    Yes, PowerVPS has a lot more bandwidth providers than ServInt does which will lead to better speeds.

    IIRC, they have:

    nLayer
    BtN Access
    Server Central
    Aleron
    NAC
    Tiscali

    Compare that to ServInt's bandwidth providers:
    BtN Access
    D-Tag

    GSV
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    Its the Tiscali link that PVPS added back in April. Gives great pings for Europe and Asia users.

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    Damn that was many replies! I have made up my mind and I'm going to use PowerVPS

    Now is the only question on how to do??

    Edit: wtf?? Is the cost $44.50/month? PowerVSP is to expensive for me I can afford about 6$/month. Does anyone use this defenderhosting . com they say they are good for streaming media.
    Last edited by JMH83; 07-04-2005 at 04:29 PM.

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    hahaha search for 7526983962 at ebay Maybe that could be something? ;-)

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    You will *not* find a VPS with cPanel for $6/mo.

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    Originally posted by elix
    You will *not* find a VPS with cPanel for $6/mo.

    -GSV
    You might be able to find one with a BYOV plan.
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    Edit: wtf?? Is the cost $44.50/month? PowerVSP is to expensive for me I can afford about 6$/month. Does anyone use this defenderhosting . com they say they are good for streaming media.
    Did you not think to maybe compare pricing and your actual budget before deciding on a providor or even a service?
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    People are expecting vps's for $6 now? What's the world coming to?

    *sighs and gives up*

    Edit: By the way, powervps is pretty much a brand of defenderhosting.com that offers vps's, as I understand it, so you're dealing with the same company.

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    Originally posted by ZapX Technologies
    People are expecting vps's for $6 now? What's the world coming to?

    *sighs and gives up*

    Edit: By the way, powervps is pretty much a brand of defenderhosting.com that offers vps's, as I understand it, so you're dealing with the same company.
    PowerVPS was a seperate brand later taken over by Deftech Group (Defender Technologies)
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    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\dan.kitchen>tracert www.powervps.com
    
    Tracing route to powervps.com [205.177.13.44]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  dist1-ge4.dur.uk.razorblue.com [82.163.169.81]
      2     3 ms     2 ms     2 ms  core1-fe2.dur.uk.razorblue.com [82.163.169.99]
      3    28 ms    27 ms    27 ms  edge1-fe1.lon.uk.razorblue.com [213.130.147.49]
    
      4    28 ms    28 ms    28 ms  82.163.0.61
      5    29 ms    29 ms    29 ms  195.66.226.167
      6   125 ms   128 ms   127 ms  www.powervps.com [205.177.13.44]
    
    Trace complete.

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    [[email protected] root]# traceroute 82.163.169.81
    traceroute to 82.163.169.81 (82.163.169.81), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
    1 ge7-4.2.colo1.pccwbtn.com (205.177.13.1) 0.316 ms 0.308 ms 0.366 ms
    2 ge3-2.br01.frf02.pccwbtn.net (63.218.14.58) 99.796 ms 99.761 ms 99.774 ms
    3 de-cix1.cr1-telhe-lon-uk.as15444.net (80.81.192.71) 95.276 ms 96.169 ms 95.515 ms
    4 82.163.0.34 (82.163.0.34) 100.022 ms 99.774 ms 99.271 ms
    5 fe2-1-cr1.dur.uk.razorblue.com (82.163.169.97) 119.269 ms 120.384 ms 120.518 ms
    6 *
    [[email protected] root]#

    Over the pond in 100ms and then delays...

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    Dan,

    Please try this IP: 204.157.0.1

    www.powervps.com is on single-homed BtN. But, clients are on a BGP mix of NAC, nLayer, Tiscali, BtNAccess, Aleron, and Server Central.

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    Routenverfolgung zu medialayer.com [204.157.11.95] über maximal 30 Abschnitte:

    1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms fritz.box [192.168.1.1]
    2 12 ms 11 ms 78 ms lo1.brun-01.de-str.hansenet.net [213.191.89.16]

    3 10 ms 11 ms 11 ms gi0-0-0.crju-01.str.hansenet.net [213.191.88.57]

    4 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms so1-1-0.crju-01.fra.hansenet.net [213.191.87.157
    ]
    5 14 ms 14 ms 14 ms po4-0.pr-0243-01-02.de-fra.hansenet.net [213.191
    .87.182]
    6 17 ms 16 ms 22 ms po1-0.core01.fra03.atlas.cogentco.com [80.81.192
    .63]
    7 121 ms 117 ms 114 ms p10-0.core02.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.1.
    17]
    8 116 ms 115 ms 115 ms p14-0.core01.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.
    198]
    9 108 ms 108 ms 109 ms defender.as.eqxashva.aleron.net [205.198.14.246]

    10 110 ms 112 ms 110 ms eqash25.defenderhosting.com [204.157.0.100]
    11 111 ms 110 ms 114 ms w2.bizquality.com [204.157.11.95]
    hrm they'r using Cogent....
    In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

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    Originally posted by BiGWill
    hrm they'r using Cogent....
    Yes! Our Aleron GE became Cogent after they bought them, but it is just one of many providers and many GE's we have.

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    Originally posted by BiGWill
    hrm they'r using Cogent....
    Only because Aleron has the best route to you. Try tracing to just "powervps.com" which is "Aleron free". You'll probably get higher latency.

    Code:
    [email protected] [~]# traceroute 213.191.89.16
    traceroute to 213.191.89.16 (213.191.89.16), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
     1  eqash25.defenderhosting.com (204.157.0.100)  0.144 ms  0.097 ms  0.050 ms
     2  63.218.94.93 (63.218.94.93)  165.556 ms  998.448 ms  21.162 ms
     3  equinix.ash-us.hansenet.net (206.223.115.118)  0.597 ms  1.538 ms  1.426 ms
     4  213.191.75.101 (213.191.75.101)  99.789 ms  98.997 ms  99.195 ms
     5  gi0-1.cr-0048-04-02.de-ham.hansenet.net (213.191.84.130)  99.065 ms  99.425 ms  98.951 ms
     6  po2-0.cr-0176-03-02.de-ham.hansenet.net (213.191.76.117)  101.723 ms  99.215 ms  99.505 ms
         MPLS Label=12404 CoS=3 TTL=1 S=1
     7  so2-1-0.crju-0176-03-01.de-ham.hansenet.net (213.191.75.126)  94.507 ms  94.740 ms  94.279 ms
         MPLS Label=111840 CoS=3 TTL=1 S=1
     8  so0-0-0.crju-01.fra.hansenet.net (213.191.87.146)  94.534 ms  94.707 ms  94.841 ms
         MPLS Label=112432 CoS=3 TTL=1 S=1
     9  so0-3-0.crju-01.str.hansenet.net (213.191.87.158)  105.220 ms  98.413 ms  97.875 ms
         MPLS Label=102064 CoS=3 TTL=1 S=1
    10  lo1.brun-01.de-str.hansenet.net (213.191.89.16)  99.295 ms  99.438 ms  98.515 ms
    -GSV
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    (From a PM)
    Can you redo your tracert for this IP instead: 204.157.0.1
    Code:
    H:\>tracert 204.157.0.1
    
    Tracing route to colo.aleron.com [204.157.0.1]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    
      1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  dist1-ge4.dur.uk.razorblue.com [82.163.169.81]
      2     4 ms     3 ms     3 ms  core1-fe2.dur.uk.razorblue.com [82.163.169.99]
      3    29 ms    30 ms    30 ms  edge1-fe1.lon.uk.razorblue.com [213.130.147.49]
      4    29 ms    30 ms    29 ms  82.163.0.61
      5    30 ms    30 ms    29 ms  195.66.226.185
      6   100 ms   100 ms    99 ms  p10-0.core01.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.0.46]
      7   105 ms   105 ms   103 ms  p5-0.core01.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.118]
      8   123 ms   124 ms   124 ms  p4-0.core02.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.81]
      9   123 ms   125 ms   125 ms  p14-0.core01.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.198]
     10   125 ms   125 ms   125 ms  colo.aleron.com [204.157.0.1]
    
    Trace complete.

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    Seems like there is a lot of priority brought to Aleron, ATM.

    Edit: This is because of issues with Telia & ServerCentral. It'll be back to normal soon.

    -GSV
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    Glad I found this thread. I'm also surprised that lots of European routes are now going thru Cogent/Aleron. I tested from Germany, France, and Belgium.

    I never like to see Cogent in any traces, except if it's truly better and faster route. I believe BTN, NAC, ServerCentral (with Telia) or Tiscali is better for European routes than Cogent. Anyway, I hope PowerVPS/DefenderHosting will fix this "strange" routing soon.

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