Pulseheberg Storage KVM VPS

Pulseheberg Storage KVM VPS

Pulseheberg Storage KVM VPS

from 5 €
8.9

Performance

9.0/10

Uptime

10.0/10

Support

7.0/10

Price

9.5/10

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Big RAM with big space
  • Cheap for a KVM VPS

Cons

  • Slow support

Pulseheberg is a french web hosting company. I was their customer since 2014. Here is my review for their new KVM storage offer.

Pulseheberg Company Overview

Pulseheberg is an associative hosting provider. It means that they are not made to make money. They are volunteers which love to host customers.

They was founded in 2012 and claim to have over 35 000 customers. They was well-known for game servers but it seems that they are not selling anymore a such service. However, we can see in some french gaming forums peoples asking about Pulseheberg reviews, which implies that the brand is known by a lot of people.

More information is available on their website.

Pulseheberg VPS Overview

The company is a serious VPS provider. In 2014, they provided OpenVZ VPS with their own servers housed inside Illiad Datacenter. They used SolusVM as control panel.

Today, they have their own Autonomous System Number (AS62000), their own IP blocks and provides DDoS shield for all VPS.

The VPS Linux Storage 2019 plan is on Proxmox. However, they use a WHMCS module from ModulesGarden to include all VPS management inside the customer area.

They use Intel® Xeon® E5-2665 as CPU, which is not the latest technology but is quite enough for standard usage (2.4 GHz clock).

The storage is powered by RAID 5 HDD array, which provide high I/O performance with HDD drives. They also allow up to 2 snapshot per VPS as a backup.

They also include automatic recovery on incident. I think that this is made with corosync inside Proxmox and ensure maximum availability for VPS.

As the VPS uses KVM technology, you can use any kernel you want. It should be also fine for Windows, but Pulseheberg doesn’t provide any template for this OS.

In the network side, they provide 1 public IPv4 and 1 public IPv6 address. They don’t promote to have any private IPv4, but only contacting support will give precision about this. Network is capped depending on the VPS plan.

VPS Storage Offers

STOR-2

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2665 – 2 vCore @ 2,40Ghz+
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250GB RAID5 storage
  • 250 Mbps network speed
  • 5€ per month

STOR-4

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2665 – 4 vCore @ 2,40Ghz+
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB RAID5 storage
  • 500 Mbps network speed
  • 8€ per month

STOR-8

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2665 – 5 vCore @ 2,40Ghz+
  • 5GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB RAID5 storage
  • 750 Mbps network speed
  • 14€ per month

STOR-16

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2665 – 8 vCore @ 2,40Ghz+
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2TB RAID5 storage
  • 1 Gbps network speed
  • 20€ per month

VPS Benchmark

I took a STOR-4 VPS which have 4 GB RAM and 500 GB storage at only 8 € per month.

During the benchmark, I see that my CPU was a better CPU than shown in the website : an Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 clocked at 2.60 GHz. Disk read rate is at 102 MiB/s and write rate is at 48.83 MiB/s.

Network effective speed is around 60 MiB/s with other french servers, both on IPv4 and IPv6.

root@vps:~# ./nench.sh
-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.03.01 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2019-04-30 19:13:22 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores:    4
Frequency:    2599.998 MHz
RAM:          4,0G
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
sda    500G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    5,380 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    7,960 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    2,267 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 169.7 us / 316.8 us / 12.1 ms / 279.4 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 2.04 k requests in 5.00 s, 510.2 MiB, 408 iops, 102.0 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    46.73 MiB/s
    2nd run:    49.97 MiB/s
    3rd run:    49.78 MiB/s
    average:    48.83 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    89.234.181.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         60.15 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        56.01 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   7.84 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      58.17 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         6.67 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2a07:abc4::xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        38.78 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      58.51 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         0.57 MiB/s
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Please note that this website is currently hosted on Pulseheberg Storage KVM VPS.

I’m sure that the Standard KVM would have better performance. I’ll make another benchmark once I have a standard KVM with them.

Conclusion

Pulseheberg seems to made a very big evolution since my first VPS with them. I would recommend them highly. But I see that the support is currently slow.

VPS Expert

I'm a telecom student which use a lot of VPS and dedicated servers for personal project purposes. I found reviews very helpful so I decided to make reviews for users who want answers.

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