HostDoc is offering a VPS flash sale with the following specs:
- Intel Xeon E7-4870 host node
- 4 vCPU
- 8GB RAM
- 50GB + 50GB Disk
- SSD + HDD Disk Type
- Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
- 1Gbps Port
- £4.16 per month (annual payment; otherwise £4.99 per month)
- KVM Virtualization
- Location: Kansas
The results of the LEBRE scoring methodology (using the lower £4.16 amount) is as follows:
Compared to REBOX1, the value of this HostDoc’s offering is very weak for host node single-core Passmark, lacking quite a bit of juice compared to recent offers on LEBRE. Disk type and port speeds are reasonable, but it truly shines in number of vCPUs, RAM and disk size. The highlight is no doubt the unlimited bandwidth at 1Gbps port speed that blows to bits our REBOX1.
The overall LEBRE score of 216 suggests that this HostDoc Kansas offering is of extreme exceptional value, obliterating the reference REBOX1. The host node CPU is pretty weak, but everything else more than makes up for that weakness. If your use case requires lots of RAM and fast bandwidth, look no further.
TL;DR Just buy it now if you don’t need a powerful CPU.
Update: real-world VPS benchmarks