HostDoc has restocked their Singapore flash sale VPS servers. We are looking at their SG4 server with the following specs:
- Intel i7-7700K host node
- 2 vCPU
- 3GB RAM
- 200GB Disk
- HDD Disk Type
- 1TB Monthly Bandwidth
- 250 Mbps Port
- £4.17 per month (annual payment; otherwise £4.99 per month)
- KVM Virtualization
- Location: Singapore
The results of the LEBRE scoring methodology (using the lower £4.17 amount) is as follows:
Compared to REBOX1, the value of this HostDoc’s Singapore offering is very poor in terms of bandwidth and port speed. However, because bandwidth is generally much more expensive in Asia, the low scores are normal. Disk type also scored poorly because it is HDD, which again is normal. It offers decent value in terms of host node Passmark performance and number of vCPUs, with excellent value in terms of amount of RAM offered. The highlight is no doubt the massive 200GB disk space that completely swallows our REBOX1.
The overall LEBRE score of 93 suggests that this HostDoc offering is of excellent value compared to the reference REBOX1. The main weakness of this box is due to its location in Asia, which unfortunately pulled its bandwidth related scores down compared to REBOX1, which is located in Germany with cheaper bandwidth. If you are in Asia and need a massive storage solution, this HostDoc Singapore flash sale server is very, very worthy of your consideration.
TL;DR An excellent box by Asian standards. Recommended for those located in Asia who suffer from storage obsessive compulsion disorder.
Footnote: if you don’t mind swapping some disk storage for better storage type, you can opt for the HostDoc SG3 instead, which comes with 20GB Nvme + 100GB HDD block storage for the same price of the SG4.