LWS Low Cost VPS

LWS Low Cost VPS

LWS VPS LowCost

from 2.99€ HT
9.8

Performance

9.0/10

Uptime

10.0/10

Support

10.0/10

Price

10.0/10

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • SSD storage
  • Extremely cheap

Cons

  • No Docker Support
  • Shared kernel
  • Hostname can't be changed

LWS (Ligne Web Service SARL) is a high reputation french web hosting company. I was their customer since 2015. Here is my review for their LWS Low Cost VPS.

LWS Company Overview

LWS, acronym of “Ligne Web Services” is a SARL company (Société Anonyme à Responsabilité Limitée – just like an LTD company in UK or LLC company in US).

They were founded in 1999 and claim to have over 195 000 websites hosted. LWS is a reputable company and is a good alternative for french hosting companies like OVH, PlanetHoster, …

More information is available on their company website.

LWS VPS Overview

As I see on multiple forums and as I had with their support, it seems that VPS is their main (and best-seller) product. Currently, they mainly provide OpenVZ VPS. However, they are starting to sell LXC powered VPS. This review article will use a LXC VPS. Their KVM VPS are coming soon.

They also have their own ASN with their own IP block. About their network protections, they rely on their house-made firewalls. Datacenter is an Equinix Datacenter.

LWS VPS plans

There are multiple plans:

  • VPS Low Cost: cheapest VPS without backup and minimum support.
  • VPS Starter: better support and free server management with ISPConfig as control panel, regular backup, Xeon CPU (LC CPU are mainly AMD).
  • VPS Pro: same as VPS Starter but with higher quotas and less VPS per physical host (means better CPU and I/O performances).
  • Cloud: same as VPS Starter & VPS Pro but with better up time (backup with VPS Starter sometimes requires that the VPS is offline). For managed Cloud with cPanel, they provide a WHM/cPanel account on a cloud cPanel server. So, it is not really a VPS but resources are warranted (using CloudLinux advantages).
  • Private Cloud: almost like a dedicated server. Big resources, almost one customer per physical host.

VPS Benchmark

I took two LC1 VPS (2.99 €). Some remarks:

  • The CPU is Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 1.20 GHz with these two VPS. Not AMD Opteron.
  • All other ZFS partitions of other VPS (and ZFS pool of the host) were found during the benchmark, however only my own storage can be mounted. But I think it can be used to count how much VPS is on each physical host.
  • Disk rate is over 400 MiB/s, 4x better than Pulseheberg KVM VPS, but network is slower.
  • Long time download (and upload) reduce network speed. There is QoS policies on their network.

First VPS :

root@vps:~# ./nench.sh
-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2019-09-23 11:14:39 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    1200.006 MHz
RAM:          1.0G
Swap:         1.2G
Kernel:       Linux 5.0.21 x86_64

Disks:
sda    1.8T  SSD
sdb    1.8T  SSD
zd0     15G  SSD
[...]
zd2240     15G  SSD
[...]

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    4.997 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    10.072 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    3.055 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 4.16 us / 8.51 us / 105.8 ms / 308.0 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 43.9 k requests in 5.00 s, 10.7 GiB, 8.78 k iops, 2.14 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    405.31 MiB/s
    2nd run:    423.43 MiB/s
    3rd run:    449.18 MiB/s
    average:    425.97 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    31.207.35.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         11.33 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        10.83 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   5.70 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      11.31 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         8.73 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2a00:7ee0:9:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        10.92 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   6.81 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      11.04 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         9.35 MiB/s
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Second VPS :

root@vps:~# ./nench.sh
-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2019-09-23 11:15:45 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    1200.164 MHz
RAM:          1.0Gi
Swap:         1.2Gi
Kernel:       Linux 5.0.21 x86_64

Disks:
sda    1.8T  SSD
sdb    1.8T  SSD
zd0     15G  SSD
[...]
zd960     15G  SSD
[...]

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    5.566 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    10.190 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    3.468 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 4.10 us / 9.00 us / 105.6 ms / 284.9 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 36.2 k requests in 5.00 s, 8.84 GiB, 7.24 k iops, 1.77 GiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    230.79 MiB/s
    2nd run:    350.95 MiB/s
    3rd run:    329.02 MiB/s
    average:    303.59 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    192.162.68.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         11.29 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        11.14 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   4.66 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      11.29 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         9.26 MiB/s

IPv6 speedtests
    your IPv6:    2a00:7ee0:2:xxxx

    Leaseweb (NL):        11.02 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   5.74 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      11.11 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         8.45 MiB/s
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