Doing anything like apt-get update seems to be taking an absolute age. I did a wget -O /dev/null - http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test and got 30mb/sec, and average speeds for apt-get downloads seemed about 12mb/sec so the problem isn’t there.
But even things like htop, which is just a slightly more advance “top” show as taking 10% of my CPU allowance. It takes a good 5 seconds to show the “welcome” message, when my previous non-SSD basic VPS was completely instant (for comparison, htop either doesn’t show at all, or takes just 1% CPU on the other VPS).
My details are 512MB Ram 20GB SSD Disk Amsterdam 1 Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Server
In the admin setup log, it says it took 115 seconds to provision; as this is 2x as long as it suggests it should take, I’m wondering if there are some issues with that machine or region?
BTW, I rebooted the machine before I started typing this, after giving it some virtual memory (as required by the Dropbox linux client) same as I have with other VPS, and 5 minutes later I’m still getting “connection refused”. I’d normally expect a reboot to take around 20 seconds on a VPS.
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