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    What Do You Think Of Webintellects' VPS ? Better than Servint & Spry?

    I am attracted to Webintellects' VPS Plan 1 which offers a very generous 15GB diskspace and 500GB data transfer for only US$35 per month. I regretted that I ignored them a few months back when I was searching for a VPS. That time I didn't know anything about this great forum.

    My heart is with Servint and my stingy mind asked me to go for slightly cheaper Spry's VPS but today after looking at Webintellects' plan, I think I have to take them into consideration before I commit myself for another VPS as the price they offer is very very attactive and reasonable. Probably the best plan I have seen so far that fits my hosting budget.

    One thing I am not sure whether I should sign up with them or not is because of the control panel that they use which is Plesk 7.5 Reloaded instead of cpanel/wht. I have been doing a research on cpanel/wht (offered by Servint and Spry) and looking at so many versions of Plesk control panel at Swsoft's site, I am not sure what Plesk 7.5 Reloaded could do. Could it function like cpanel/Wht? I need WHT's capability as I want to be a web hosting reseller. Is Plesk actually better than Cpanel on Virtuozzo's VPS since it was made by the maker of Virtuozzo? So, anyone with info on Plesk 7.5 Reloaded control panel please give me your input as I really appreciate your opinion. I have visited their web site and tried their demo but do not know whether they could be used like cpanel/wht.


    There is no set up fees for Servint and Spry. But Webintellects charges a so-called discounted US$25 for setup fees. I don't know why hosting companies are charging this. Anyway, that is about US$2 per month and that makes Webintellect's VPS Plan 1 about US$37 per month which is still much cheaper than Servint and Spry considering the amount of diskspace and bandwidth they are offering.

    And the reason why I favor Servint's server over Spry is because here at my place in Asia, I found that Spry's web site is very slow to download (but now is better) and I encountered SQL error a few times on one particular page a few weeks ago.

    I know that normally hosting companies will not put you on the same server as their homepage and I know that there are fallacies in my criteria here in looking for a good web host. Anyway, I still use ping to determine what to expect from a hosting company that I am going to sign up. Here is the result of my ping test from http://www.dnsstuff.com


    Pinging spry.com [66.249.3.5]:

    Ping #1: Got reply from 66.249.3.5 in 86ms [TTL=52]
    Ping #2: Got reply from 66.249.3.5 in 74ms [TTL=53]
    Ping #3: Got reply from 66.249.3.5 in 81ms [TTL=52]
    Ping #4: Got reply from 66.249.3.5 in 79ms [TTL=52]

    Pinging webintellects.com [209.216.201.99]:

    Ping #1: Got reply from 209.216.201.99 in 86ms [TTL=54]
    Ping #2: Got reply from 209.216.201.99 in 86ms [TTL=54]
    Ping #3: Got reply from 209.216.201.99 in 87ms [TTL=54]
    Ping #4: Got reply from 209.216.201.99 in 87ms [TTL=54]

    Pinging servint.com [209.50.251.77]:

    Ping #1: Got reply from 209.50.251.77 in 3.5ms [TTL=57]
    Ping #2: Got reply from 209.50.251.77 in 13ms [TTL=57]
    Ping #3: Got reply from 209.50.251.77 in 11ms [TTL=57]
    Ping #4: Got reply from 209.50.251.77 in 3.3ms [TTL=57]

    Done pinging servint.com!


    Why pinging Servint is extremely fast? Why it takes an average of around 4ms for packets to reach Servint's server? Is http://dnsstuff.com on Servint's server? I did a check on dnsstuff and I found that they are not Servint's client (I could be wrong).

    Ping's results at Thunderworx.net


    Spry.com
    PING 66.249.3.5 (66.249.3.5) from 217.27.32.200 : 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=231.234 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=231.687 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=232.114 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=231.765 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=4 ttl=50 time=231.394 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=5 ttl=50 time=231.824 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=6 ttl=50 time=231.909 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=7 ttl=50 time=231.617 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=8 ttl=50 time=231.560 msec
    64 bytes from 66.249.3.5: icmp_seq=9 ttl=50 time=231.538 msec

    --- 66.249.3.5 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/mdev = 231.234/231.664/232.114/0.388 ms


    Webintellects.com
    PING 209.216.201.99 (209.216.201.99) from 217.27.32.200 : 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=223.623 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=223.802 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=223.218 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=224.410 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=222.877 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=222.042 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=6 ttl=54 time=222.261 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=7 ttl=54 time=222.860 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=8 ttl=54 time=224.445 msec
    64 bytes from 209.216.201.99: icmp_seq=9 ttl=54 time=223.715 msec

    --- 209.216.201.99 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/mdev = 222.042/223.325/224.445/0.862 ms



    Servint.com:
    PING 209.50.251.77 (209.50.251.77) from 217.27.32.200 : 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=0 ttl=52 time=162.607 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=163.332 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=163.075 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=162.479 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=163.684 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=5 ttl=52 time=163.132 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=162.650 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=7 ttl=52 time=163.524 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=8 ttl=52 time=162.444 msec
    64 bytes from 209.50.251.77: icmp_seq=9 ttl=52 time=163.512 msec

    --- 209.50.251.77 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/mdev = 162.444/163.043/163.684/0.700 ms


    On second thought Servint offers 4 additional IP addresses, Spry offers 2 for their cpanelVPS 200 plan while Webintellects only 1 . But there is a limit of about 30 IPs that you could use with Servint. Burstable RAM for Spry is only 512MB, Servint is 1GB and Webintellects' busrtable RAM i 4096 MBs.!



    Now, I do not know why Servint lost to other VPS in another thread on VPS benchmark performance. Now, I am aware that what I pinging is not the same as the VPS provided by these hosting companies. I have heard good things about Servint. What I want to know from you is your opinions on Webintellects, because when I did a search on this forum it is very difficult to find the search results that talked about Webintellects that is due to the word "webintellects."

    If you have VPS hosted on Spry, Servint, Webintellects, could you show me your web sites and tell me which plan you are using? Also let me know whether Plesk 7.5 reloaded could do what cpanel with WHT could do.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by koushibasaki; 11-28-2005 at 04:54 AM.

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    Regarding Ping Times -

    Pings are no way to conduct speed test. It is all subjective. While one is faster from one location, the next ping form the other side of the country/globe will be faster for the other. If you connect three houses all different distances away with a water hose from your house and turn on the water, which one will take longer to get there? The one furthest away. This is basically the same for Pings. Of course when all things are considered equal, pings can be a good deciding factor to tip the scale. Run test from 10 locations around the globe and that should give you some better numbers. Unless it has changed, dnsstuff.com test out of the east coast where Servint is. The other two are on the west coast.

    Of course this is a simple generaliztion about Pings. Intelligent routing vs. BGP, what providers have direct drops in a DC, latency issues at the time, etc... will all effect ping times.

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