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LiteUnit LLC KVM-512 VPS Review

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The 512M VPS has a monthly subscription of P89 RUB, which is approximately SGD1.67 at the time of writing, making it super affordable for various small projects — leaving your computer’s power on for a month would effectively cost more than this amount. Additional discounts are available if you go for a 3/6/12-month prepayment options.

An Ookla Speedtest from within the VPS shows that the download bandwidth seems to be capped at around 100Mbps, while the upload is in the healthy 700Mbps range:

A quick glance of the system information:

System Information
  Operating System              Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 x86_64
  Model                         Red Hat KVM
  Motherboard                   N/A
  BIOS                          SeaBIOS 1.11.0-2.el7
Processor Information
  Name                          Intel Xeon X5660
  Topology                      1 Processor, 1 Core
  Identifier                    GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2
  Base Frequency                2.67 GHz
  L1 Instruction Cache          32.0 KB
  L1 Data Cache                 32.0 KB
  L2 Cache                      256 KB
  L3 Cache                      12.0 MB
Memory Information
  Size                          483 MB

Results of a Geekbench 5.1.1 run can be found herein. In short, the CPU performance is just average, with the AES-XTS benchmark threading at speeds of slightly over 300MB/s, it is quite a far cry from the 1.5-1.6GB/s burst performance offered by the entry Alibaba Cloud ECS or AWS Lightsail plans. It is, however, still sufficiently faster than the PacificRack single-core offerings.

Network routing and latency from Singapore is decent. With my ISP, the data is transiting through PCCW Hong Kong before reaching Rostelecom Russia:

1  *
2 _gateway (192.168.*.*) 0.74 ms * LAN Address
3 103.67.168.130 5.20 ms AS9506 Singapore whizcomms.com.sg
4 103.67.168.129 2.78 ms AS9506 Singapore whizcomms.com.sg
5 ae8-0.tp-cr03.singnet.com.sg (202.166.122.50) 2.87 ms AS9506 Singapore singtel.com
6 ae4-0.tp-er03.singnet.com.sg (202.166.123.70) 2.82 ms AS9506 Singapore singtel.com
7 203.208.191.197 3.23 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
8 203.208.158.190 3.23 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
9 203.208.171.109 3.39 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
10 203.208.183.250 4.38 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
11 203.208.158.94 42.15 ms AS7473 China Hong Kong singtel.com
12 63-218-205-9.static.pccwglobal.net (63.218.205.9) 36.79 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
13 HundredGE0-3-0-0.br02.hkg12.pccwbtn.net (63.218.174.193) 43.27 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
14 rostelecom.be21-194.br02.hkg12.pccwbtn.net (63.217.237.30) 42.75 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
15 188.128.106.14 128.54 ms AS12389 Russian Federation Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk rt.ru
16 212.20.23.235 134.30 ms AS12389 Russian Federation Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk rt.ru
17 185.244.*.* 127.92 ms AS47158 Russian Federation Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk vamu.ru

Payment is a bit tricky for International customers, though, as credit card / Stripe payment doesn’t seem to work at the moment and Yandex.Money account verification is cumbersome for some regions. YMMV.

Lastly, only IPv4 stack is currently being offered.

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