People think a $10 a year VPS will score good on a benchmark

What do they expect when everybody is running a benchmark at the same time? Obviously it’s going to get shitty results.

I pay $18 or so a month for my VPS. I get a dedicated core, that’s about the only thing dedicated though. The space is dedicated, but the actual I/O isn’t.

It’s cheaper if you don’t want DDoS protection.

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CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz
Number of cores      : 1
CPU frequency        : 3500.018 MHz
Total size of Disk   : 77.0 GB (20.0 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem  : 3956 MB (3447 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 4095 MB (1322 MB Used)
System uptime        : 1 days, 11 hour 6 min
Load average         : 0.12, 0.14, 0.09
OS                   : Debian GNU/Linux 9
Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel               : 4.9.0-6-amd64
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I/O speed(1st run)   : 482 MB/s
I/O speed(2nd run)   : 482 MB/s
I/O speed(3rd run)   : 487 MB/s
Average I/O speed    : 483.7 MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         67.4MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          19.7MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            11.5MB/s
Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           14.6MB/s
Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           13.6MB/s
Linode, Fremont, CA             50.116.14.9             95.7MB/s
Softlayer, Dallas, TX           173.192.68.18           38.2MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA          67.228.112.250          40.9MB/s
Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            8.82MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           8.39MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          9.65MB/s
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Node Name                       IPv6 address            Download Speed
Linode, Atlanta, GA             2600:3c02::4b           35.4MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX              2600:3c00::4b           39.4MB/s
Linode, Newark, NJ              2600:3c03::4b           30.2MB/s
Linode, Singapore, SG           2400:8901::4b           12.2MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP               2400:8900::4b           18.8MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA         2607:f0d0:2601:2a::4    30.7MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, WA       2607:f0d0:3001:78::2    23.3MB/s
Softlayer, Paris, FR            2a03:8180:1301:8::4     11.5MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore, SG        2401:c900:1101:8::2     8.74MB/s
Softlayer, Tokyo, JP            2401:c900:1001:16::4    11.8MB/s
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That’s what you get for $18 a month.

I don’t pay yearly for VPSes. I would for shared hosting, from BUYSHARED. I might pay yearly for a VPS from my current provider, if it had a huge discount.

That’s only $216 a year, cheaper then a year of rent. A year of rent is over two grand. If you pay full price, it’s over seven grand a year.