HostHatch is probably one of the vps providers who provide very affordable prices for their vps services. HostHatch is a registered incorporation based in Tampa, Florida, US and already known as a good vps provider with ssd vps (both OpenVZ and KVM based), 10 gbps vps, and colocation specialties. In this post, I will give a short review about their SSD VPS OpenVZ plan, based on 30 days impressions.
HostHatch Review : SSD VPS OpenVZ Plans
All SSD VPS plans provided by HostHatch hosted on their own networks and equipments at Serverius Datacenter- one of the best datacenter in Netherland. Its has good connectivity and reachable all around the globe by utilising BGP4+ networks. Each VPS nodes powered by Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs and RAID 10 SATA3 SSDs to gain best performances.
You may take a peek to their own equipments on this page.
SSD VPS OpenVZ plans are offered in affordable price, starting at 2 USD per month (SSD OpenVZ 1 Plan) with this specification :
- 1x 3.7GHz Core
- 128 MB DDR3 ECC RAM
- 128 MB vSwap
- 7 GB SSD RAID10 Storage
- 1 Gbps connection (10Gbps to the node)
- 500 GB bandwidth
- TUN/TAP, PPP and FUSE support
Other SSD OpenVZ plans also available if you need more power and more resources.
At this review, I am using HostHatch OpenVZ SSD VPS v1 – NL – Package 1 – 256MB (ordered on mid November 2013).
- 1x 3.5GHz Core
- 256 MB DDR3 ECC RAM
- 256 MB vSwap
- 10 GB SSD RAID10 Storage
- 1 Gbps connection (10 Gbps to the node)
- 2 TB bandwidth
- TUN/TAP, PPP and FUSE support
Its a kinda different from what they offer for current OpenVZ SSD VPS – NL VZ 2 – 256MB plan – especially on bandwidth limit and storage space, since they made some adjustment for their SSD VPS plans at the early of December 2013. What I am using now has more bandwidth (2 TB) but has lesser storage space (10 Gb) and lower CPU clock.
HostHatch Review : SSD VPS OpenVZ Benchmark and Performance
This benchmark has made in my VPS that is running fazar.net with 30 days uptime, which is running on LEMP [Linux (Debian 6 32b-bit), nginx (engine-x), MariaDB, PHP] stacks.
# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.31844 s, 814 MB/s # dd if=/dev/zero of=test2 bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 1.02365 s, 1.0 GB/s
ioping showing good results, since HostHatch’s vps nodes powered by SSD.
# ioping / -c 10 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=1 time=67 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=2 time=76 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=3 time=74 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=4 time=81 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=5 time=72 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=6 time=76 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=7 time=88 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=8 time=75 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=9 time=91 us 4.0 kb from / (simfs /vz/private/2667): request=10 time=77 us # ioping -R / --- / (simfs /vz/private/2667) ioping statistics --- 60.0 k requests completed in 3.0 s, 20.7 k iops, 80.7 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 1 us / 48 us / 3.2 ms / 51 us # ioping -RL / --- / (simfs /vz/private/2667) ioping statistics --- 16.8 k requests completed in 3.0 s, 6.1 k iops, 38.0 mb/s min/avg/max/mdev = 135 us / 162 us / 2.5 ms / 82 us
This one was taken using the famous freevps.us benchmark script. It shows good I/O and nice connections.
# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/nul | bash CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz Number of cores : 1 CPU frequency : 3491.991 MHz Total amount of ram : 256 MB Total amount of swap : 256 MB System uptime : 30 days, 9:02, Download speed from CacheFly: 2.18MB/s Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 19.3MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 18.6MB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.44MB/s Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 106MB/s Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 94.8MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 6.99MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.2MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 15.0MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 27.0MB/s I/O speed : 1.1 GB/s
Some people also like to test download and upload speed using speedtest.net, so here it comes…
# ./speedtest-cli --share --simple Ping: 8.345 ms Download: 876.49 Mbit/s Upload: 537.45 Mbit/s Share results: http://www.speedtest.net/result/3192299248.png
Speedtest result :
The result as just like they advertised on their website, nearly 1 gbps download and half gbps upload.
HostHatch Review : SSD VPS OpenVZ Uptime
Once my VPS online, I am also fired up uptime monitoring using Pingdom, and you can see its public uptime results here. Please note that I set Pingdom to do query on port 80 at my VPS IP address, once a minute (its expected able to detects HTTP service downtime even for a single minute). There is some minors downtime happens during December 2013 but it seems caused by network / nodes connectivity issues since no downtime happens on node side.
HostHatch Review : Customers Support
Support is available via online web chat (available if their support/billing staffs is online) and tickets – currently, no phone support available.
I have opened some tickets and getting vary response time from HostHatch’s staff – sometimes its answered instantly, and sometimes it take some hours. Their staffs (I got response from some names – Abdullah, Adam, and Kelvin) is friendly and helpful.
HostHatch Review : Price / Value for Money
HostHatch’s VPS plans bundled with affordable prices and good specifications. HostHatch has been featured for a couple times on Lowendbox community. They offering flexible payments and unrestricted cancellation policy.
I am happy hosted by Hosthatch – their VPS nodes performances is outstanding, friendly supports, acceptable uptime – all you can get with an affordable price. If you a budget-limited VPS user – or looking for mid-low budget VPS services, I would like recommended you to take a shot on HostHatch VPS plans.
FYI, fazar.net has been hosted by HostHatch since 8 months ago using their shared hosting plan, and this blog has been upgraded to use HostHatch’s SSD VPS (OpenVZ) plan since HostHatch has discontinued their shared hosting service.
Thank you for reading my HostHatch review! :)