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:
2 _gateway (192.168.*.*) 0.74 ms * LAN Address
3 22.214.171.124 5.20 ms AS9506 Singapore whizcomms.com.sg
4 126.96.36.199 2.78 ms AS9506 Singapore whizcomms.com.sg
5 ae8-0.tp-cr03.singnet.com.sg (188.8.131.52) 2.87 ms AS9506 Singapore singtel.com
6 ae4-0.tp-er03.singnet.com.sg (184.108.40.206) 2.82 ms AS9506 Singapore singtel.com
7 220.127.116.11 3.23 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
8 18.104.22.168 3.23 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
9 22.214.171.124 3.39 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
10 126.96.36.199 4.38 ms AS7473 Singapore singtel.com
11 188.8.131.52 42.15 ms AS7473 China Hong Kong singtel.com
12 63-218-205-9.static.pccwglobal.net (184.108.40.206) 36.79 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
13 HundredGE0-3-0-0.br02.hkg12.pccwbtn.net (220.127.116.11) 43.27 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
14 rostelecom.be21-194.br02.hkg12.pccwbtn.net (18.104.22.168) 42.75 ms AS3491,AS31713 China Hong Kong pccw.com
15 22.214.171.124 128.54 ms AS12389 Russian Federation Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk rt.ru
16 126.96.36.199 134.30 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.