SmartHost is offering a VPS flash sale (Nov 2019) with the following specs:
- Intel Xeon E5-2670 host node
- 4 vCPU
- 8GB RAM
- 40GB Disk
- Nvme Disk Type
- 2TB Monthly Bandwidth
- 1Gbps Port
- $5.79 per month (annual payment; otherwise $6.95 per month)
- KVM Virtualization
- Locations: Los Angeles CA, Buffalo NY, & Dallas TX
The results of the LEBRE scoring methodology (using the lower $5.79 amount) is as follows:
LEBRE Scores (higher is better)
Compared to REBOX1, the value of SmartHost’s offering is weak for host node single-core Passmark and bandwidth, but reasonable for disk type, disk size and port speed. However, its value is very strong in terms of number of vCPUs and exceptionally strong for RAM, clearly blowing REBOX1 out of the water.
The overall LEBRE score of 85 suggests that this SmartHost offering is highly competitive relative to the reference REBOX1, especially if number of vCPUs and RAM is a key concern for the intended use case.
TL;DR If you need a dedicated server performance but don’t have the money for one, get this.
Update: real-world VPS benchmarks