How to check your VPS Performance

Jovani

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I bought a VPS some months ago. Although my web hosting showed me featured and statistics about your VPS but I have still wanted to know exact things about my VPS getting. But how to check VPS performance, after some researches, I have some easy ways to check my VPS performance :D

Check the number of the number of cores, processor, CPU speed..etc on your VPS

Although these parameters showed out their websites and you can see them before you buy, but it's best to manually check whether these parameters coincide with things you are paying for.

To view the number of processors, you can use the command to check with nproc, after entering the command, the server will return the results as the number of processors are available.

Command:
Code:
nproc
*
That means you have 4 processors on a server.

To test more parameters such as CPU speed, number of cores, cache,..etc. Using the following command:

Code:
less /proc/cpuinfo
For example, the result returned:
processor: 0
vendor_id: GenuineIntel
cpu family: 6
model: 60
model name: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU 3.40GHz @ v3 E3-1231
stepping: 3
cpu MHz: 3400.321
cache size: 8192 KB
physical id: 0
siblings: 8
core id: 0
cpu cores: 4
apicid: 0
initial apicid: 0
FPU: yes
fpu_exception: yes
cpuid level: 13
wp: yes
flags: FPU VME de PSE TSC MSR pae mce apic sep mtrr pge mca CX8 cmov dts acpi mmx pat pse36 clflush fxsr SSE SSE2 ss ht tm syscall nx PBE pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon PEBS BTS rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf PNI pclmulqdq dtes64 ds_cpl VMX monitor SMX est tm2 cx16 SSSE3 FMA xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave AVX f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm Arat epb xsaveopt PLN pts dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority EPT VPID fsgsbase Bmi1 hle AVX2 smep bmi2 Erms invpcid RTM
bogomips: 6800.64
clflush size: 64
cache_alignment: 64
address sizes: 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
............................................................
Press enter to view next

Press Ctrl + Z to exit.

It is the manipulation of test performance server that I use most often because of the thorough inspection will help you not to waste your money because sometimes, we spent money to buy one VPS or Dedicated is not cheap. Hopefully it will be more useful to you. :D
 

Alex Thompson

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Good tips
I want to add additional information by checking speed of your network for a VPS
Because network speed is a very important factor since it directly affects the speed of your website. Even if you have a powerful server anywhere but possesses a poor line speed is slower then usual.

Therefore, you should test by entering the following command:
Code:
wget put_a_download_link_file_here -O - -o /dev/null | bash
Press Ctrl + Z to stop testing

The result returned is the speed of downloading files from many different servers around the world.

:)
 

andrewbenn

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Instal SpeedTest.net. It is a well known Internet speed test available by simply accessing their site on any web browser that supports Flash. But they do also provide another way to conduct the test, via command line. So here it is the tutorial is all about.
 

Marc van Leeuwen

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I think nproc and less /proc/cpuinfo are commands to check server specs than showing you performance of your server.
If you want to know your server performance, you can run this command

Code:
(curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash) 2>&1 | tee nench.log
for example, I got the result when running it on my VPS

Code:
[[email protected] ~]# (curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash; curl -s wget.racing/nench.sh | bash) 2>&1 | tee nench.log

-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2018-05-13 14:45:32 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel Core Processor (Broadwell)
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    3504.000 MHz
RAM:          971M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.32-696.23.1.el6.x86_64 x86_64

Disks:
sda     30G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    2.683 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    5.607 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    1.046 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 102.7 us / 248.3 us / 2.03 ms / 150.6 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 6.88 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.68 GiB, 1.38 k iops, 344.0 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    339.51 MiB/s
    2nd run:    348.09 MiB/s
    3rd run:    330.92 MiB/s
    average:    339.51 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    123.45.678.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         11.63 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        3.19 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   1.13 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      5.53 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         6.43 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
-------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------
 nench.sh v2018.04.14 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
 benchmark timestamp:    2018-05-13 14:47:01 UTC
-------------------------------------------------

Processor:    Intel Core Processor (Broadwell)
CPU cores:    1
Frequency:    3504.000 MHz
RAM:          971M
Swap:         -
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.32-696.23.1.el6.x86_64 x86_64

Disks:
sda     30G  HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
    2.661 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
    5.656 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
    1.063 seconds

ioping: seek rate
    min/avg/max/mdev = 104.5 us / 248.4 us / 1.62 ms / 146.0 us
ioping: sequential read speed
    generated 6.88 k requests in 5.00 s, 1.68 GiB, 1.38 k iops, 343.9 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
    1st run:    348.09 MiB/s
    2nd run:    349.04 MiB/s
    3rd run:    341.42 MiB/s
    average:    346.18 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
    your IPv4:    123.45.678.xxxx

    Cachefly CDN:         11.64 MiB/s
    Leaseweb (NL):        3.27 MiB/s
    Softlayer DAL (US):   2.20 MiB/s
    Online.net (FR):      3.48 MiB/s
    OVH BHS (CA):         3.23 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
-------------------------------------------------
 
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