Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Linode Speedtest in Malaysia


If you want to try an offshore VPS, Linode is one of the best value. With a great support team, cool control panel, and not to mention, hassle-free resizing process, Linode has made VPS renting as easy as ABC.

Linode currently have 6 datacenter location which located at, Tokyo, London, Newark, Atlanta, Dallas, and Fremont. As to do speedtest for all of their datacenter, Linode provide a speedtest page for customer to evaluate the speedtest for themselves.

As for me, my main concern for an offshore datacenter is speed. Because most of the time, the clients are located in Malaysia and it will have a frequent contact with the host (VPS).

I know that location is the most important aspect for connection speed, the near we are to the datacenter, the faster connection we'll get. But just to get some quantitative analysis (lol), so I did a bit of a speed evaluation for all the Linode datacenters:

--2012-09-20 05:08:16--  http://speedtest.tokyo.linode.com/100MB-tokyo.bin
Resolving speedtest.tokyo.linode.com... 106.187.96.148, 2400:8900::4b
Connecting to speedtest.tokyo.linode.com|106.187.96.148|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-tokyo.bin'

100%[=========================>] 104,857,600  855K/s   in 2m 30s

2012-09-20 05:10:47 (682 KB/s) - `100MB-tokyo.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

--2012-09-20 05:14:34--  http://speedtest.london.linode.com/100MB-london.bin
Resolving speedtest.london.linode.com... 176.58.107.39, 2a01:7e00::4b
Connecting to speedtest.london.linode.com|176.58.107.39|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-london.bin'

100%[=========================>] 104,857,600  200K/s   in 2m 53s

2012-09-20 05:17:30 (590 KB/s) - `100MB-london.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

--2012-09-20 05:27:31--  http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin
Resolving speedtest.newark.linode.com... 50.116.57.237, 2600:3c03::4b
Connecting to speedtest.newark.linode.com|50.116.57.237|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-newark.bin'

100%[=========================>]104,857,600  943K/s   in 2m 23s

2012-09-20 05:29:55 (716 KB/s) - `100MB-newark.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

--2012-09-20 05:33:56--  http://speedtest.atlanta.linode.com/100MB-atlanta.bin
Resolving speedtest.atlanta.linode.com... 50.116.39.117, 2600:3c02::4b
Connecting to speedtest.atlanta.linode.com|50.116.39.117|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-atlanta.bin'

100%[=========================>]104,857,600  924K/s   in 2m 53s

2012-09-20 05:36:50 (593 KB/s) - `100MB-atlanta.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

--2012-09-20 05:37:00--  http://speedtest.dallas.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin
Resolving speedtest.dallas.linode.com... 50.116.25.154, 2600:3c00::4b
Connecting to speedtest.dallas.linode.com|50.116.25.154|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-dallas.bin'

100%[=========================>]104,857,600  540K/s   in 3m 9s

2012-09-20 05:40:10 (541 KB/s) - `100MB-dallas.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

--2012-09-20 05:11:00--  http://speedtest.fremont.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin
Resolving speedtest.fremont.linode.com... 50.116.14.9, 2600:3c01::4b
Connecting to speedtest.fremont.linode.com|50.116.14.9|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `100MB-fremont.bin'

100%[=========================>] 104,857,600  247K/s   in 3m 26s

2012-09-20 05:14:27 (498 KB/s) - `100MB-fremont.bin' saved [104857600/104857600]

It seems that Newark datacenter is a bit faster than Tokyo, even though Tokyo is nearest to Malaysia. Since my current Linode VPS is located in Tokyo datacenter, maybe I can give Newark a try. With incredibly fast support by Linode, I don't think changing datacenter will be a nuclear-reactor-migration-process.

More information on changing between Linode datacenter, refer here.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, do you recommend to signup Linode as a webserver?

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  2. Hi, do you recommend to signup Linode as a webserver to serve traffic/visitor from Malaysia?

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