LowEndBox.com’s golden era ends!

Today, I was sad to read the post on my favourite blog lowendbox.com (LEB). I discovered LEB a few years ago and it has helped me learn a lot and try out many different VPS services all under $7/mo. But finally the blog anonymous blog author of LEB whom we call Low End Admin (LEA) has announced that this blog is taking a lot of his time hence he may be selling or giving it to someone who can run it at least as good as LEA himself.

Its a sad day Indeed!

Bought another irresistible dedicated server offer

I just bought another irresistible dedicated server offer from a reputable provider (although I have no use of it at the moment). The details of the mouth watering deal is

Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
4GB DDR3 Memory
500 Gig Sata hard drive
100mbit network
5 IPs

all that for just $49/mo

I got the hard upgraded to a 1TB Sata3 and memory (RAM) upgraded to a whopping 12GB (some one you may be surprised to see ONLY 12GB but for me, this is the heaviest system I have rented to date). I am planning to keep it running even though I have no use for it at the moment.



Classic IO test

[root@kvm ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=iotest bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -fr iotest
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.17903 seconds, 117 MB/s

Classic Network test

[root@kvm ~]# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O 100mb.test
--2012-01-17 00:53:25--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net...
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100mb.test'

100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.2M/s   in 9.0s

2012-01-17 00:53:34 (11.1 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]