expired 40% off VPS / Web Hosting @ Crucial

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Crucial are having a 40% EOFY sale(First invoice only). There is a money back guarantee if you cancel within 10-30 days (depending on the service).

They are a good quality web / VPS hoster. The data center is in Sydney. I was fiddling around with rebuilding the OS and they actually gave me a call to check if I was ok.

If you buy the 2 year option, it'll be $4.475 per month for a 1GB Linux VPS server.

Here's the benchmark of one that I purchased…


wget —no-check-certificate http://wget.racing/nench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash


nench.sh v2019.03.01 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-06-14 07:55:37 UTC


Processor: Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge, IBRS update)
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2199.998 MHz
RAM: 977M
Swap: 1.0G
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda 15G HDD
vdb 1G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
3.687 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
6.872 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.520 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 85.9 us / 142.6 us / 18.1 ms / 382.1 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 10.3 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.52 GiB, 2.06 k iops, 515.9 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 794.41 MiB/s
2nd run: 1049.04 MiB/s
3rd run: 953.67 MiB/s
average: 932.38 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 182.160.xxxx

Cachefly CDN:         9.90 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL):        3.49 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US):   6.66 MiB/s
Online.net (FR):      5.01 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA):         3.80 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected


Here's a benchmark from an older server that I have with them…


wget —no-check-certificate http://wget.racing/nench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash


nench.sh v2019.03.01 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2019-06-13 07:09:06 UTC


Processor: Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge, IBRS update)
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2199.998 MHz
RAM: 977M
Swap: 1.0G
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64

Disks:
vda 15G HDD
vdb 1G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
4.256 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
7.497 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
2.843 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 92.4 us / 167.3 us / 19.1 ms / 201.7 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 10.4 k requests in 5.00 s, 2.55 GiB, 2.09 k iops, 522.2 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 218.39 MiB/s
2nd run: 406.27 MiB/s
3rd run: 566.48 MiB/s
average: 397.05 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 182.160.xxxx

Cachefly CDN:         11.06 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL):        3.30 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US):   2.27 MiB/s
Online.net (FR):      5.59 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA):         1.32 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected


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Comments

  •  

    Seems like a good deal. There's also a $0.10/GB charge.

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      The web hosting comes with unlimited data transfer.

      The VPSes all come with some bandwidth, it'll only be charged when you go over that. The 1GB Linux VPS comes with 512GB per month. The 4GB VPS has 2000GB.

  • +2 votes

    This deal definitely isn't spam (as per current report someone has raised). Crucial is one of the top hosting providers in Australia and a 40% discount is very sharp. You can pre-pay ahead to get the discount across a year of hosting. I've been with them for over a year, and only good things to say.

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    This doesn't look bad but if you're not interested in lock contact other VPS will be cheaper.

  • +1 vote

    What's the difference between this deal and paying for web hosting on AWS?

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      Also have the same question. I like this option because it's fixed price and cloud service pricing confuse me to no end.

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        Just a basic AWS 1GB ram (t3a.micro) will cost you USD$6.89 per month. Not including their bandwidth + I/O requests + storage + IP address + random other charges they wish to add.

        You'll be more likely to speak to a human with a small provider.

        Amazon has more than everything you'll ever need. A normal VPS provider like crucial just has a machine that you login to via ssh. A button to reboot / reinstall, something to monitor your bandwidth usage, that's all. You can use amazon services via their APIs from the VPS. It's similar to getting an EC2 instance + storage on Amazon.

  •  

    How are they comparing to Binary Lane?

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      Considered OzBargain moved from Crucial 3 years ago, you know what my preference is :) Crucial did serve us well from 2010-2016, but the plans weren't flexible enough so ended up very expensive for us.

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        you guys looked at ovh? dont think they were here in aus 3 years ago, i don't think anyone comes close, they've turned me into a bit of a ovh fanboy tbh

        great network, great flexible vps plans, unbeatable price imo

        https://frugalgamer.net hosted off their "classic" hard drive virtual disks, ~$2.5/50gb a month or something ridiculous, seems quicker than ozb but could just be my awesome coding :P

        • +2 votes

          I have one dedicated server at OVH for more than a year. To me it's a bit too "bare metal", even with their VPS offers. BinaryLane does live-migration. For example if the database server is having hard time (bad IO wait, %steal too high, etc) then I'll tell them. They'll live-migrate the VPS to a different host without downtime. They have also been doing kernel updates on all the KVM hosts without downtime to the guests.

          I am pretty sure your awesome coding is making your site fast. I guess your site does not need to serve 25 page views per second also helps :)

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            @scotty: ahh yes.. but it is written in coldfusion which is built on top of java so it's probably 25x less efficient to begin with lol and running off a single crappy virtual processor that you get with their $5 plan, tbf it's cached to the wazoo so it's mainly served off ram

            but yes.. it is pretty much self managed, that type of personalised support wouldn't be viable on these cheap plans, i suspect you'd hear crickets unless you were paying a fair wedge

            that being said in terms of network/hardware ovh are close to unbeatable, the good thing about awesome coding is it scales, imagine rendering a >10MB homepage on a shared crappy adsl connection.. ugghh flashbacks

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            @scotty: challenge accepted, ran a free 25 user load test with loadimpact.com

            went like a champ, > 50 requests/s, peaked very briefly with a ~3500ms delay

            granted this isn't no where near the traffic you guys get but considering its a shitty virtual on ovhs clouds cheapest plan it's pretty impressive

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    Ventraip comparison ?

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    ovh standard pricing on their sydney cloud servers seem better, 2gb ram for around $5/mth, additional virtual hdd is pretty cheap as well, using their slower "classic" virtual disks and they are pretty rapid

    one thing i will say with ovh is both my new cloud instances had blacklisted ips, ovh is still sorting one of them out as it's a subnet blacklist rather than my specific ip

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