Source: Linode, DigitalOcean and VULTR Comparison


I’m currently having allot of problems with DigitalOcean, I don’t know if my setup/configuration is bad or DO is just crapping on my VPS…

time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=10000
10000+0 records in
10000+0 records out
163840000 bytes (164 MB) copied, 12.0611 s, 13.6 MB/s

real 0m12.093s
user 0m0.004s
sys 0m0.374s

This is not really giving allot of hope …

// update

I contacted the support and they offered -after confirmation of these results- to move to another hypervisor in the same region. Weirdly enough they asked me to shutdown the machine myself, then respond to the ticket. While I know I could have floating ip/failover/… they could have just shutdown, move and restart. Minimizing the downtime was not an option. That said, they where quick to help me out, see the timeline :

  • me> Created ticket @ 10:24
  • digitalocean> First response @ 10:58
  • My repeat test @ 11:25
  • digitalocean> second response @ 11:54
  • confirmation of move @ 12:08
  • digitalocean> move confirmed. @ 12:43

I had database backed up, and took a snapshot before confirming the move;  Cause I had to shutdown myself the downtime was ~2 hours. The sad part is, the upgrade itself only took 4 min 2 seconds and 8 seconds to boot up again. So a 5 minute “upgrade” took the site out for 2 hours.

Now rerunning this dd the lowest value was 177MB/s and the highest 646 MB/s.

time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=10000
10000+0 records in
10000+0 records out
163840000 bytes (164 MB) copied, 0.253633 s, 646 MB/s

real    0m0.256s
user    0m0.007s
sys     0m0.247s

That is more like a RAID5 SSD speed.