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Topic # 216656 6-Jul-2017 15:25
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So a few week ago I discovered my 100gb free promo on my google drive account was about to expire so I decided to look into alternatives.

 

I had 115gb worth of storage space on my google drive account and this was not cutting it as it was almost full, after doing alot of googling I found lowendtalk forum and owncloud and a VPS host called "time4vps" 

 

Looking at the plans available I found one that included 

 

  • 1core of a Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v3 at 1.9ghz
  • 1gb of ram
  • 1tb of hard drive space
  • 10tb of bandwidth
  • 100mbit port

All for $19nzd for 3 months use.

 

After installation of ubuntu 14.04 and SSHing into it I finally managed to get owncloud running with ssl cirt (i'm a fairly novice linux user)

 

So how does it perform?

 

Well surprisingly not terrible I am on a 70/30 VDSL connection through spark and I can basically max out upload to the server downloading however seems to be less consistent but I can go upto my full connection speed eventually.

 

If anyone else wants to test this server that would be interesting

 

Here is a RAW stitched photo I took a few years ago:

 

https://www.th3hub.tk/owncloud/index.php/s/nZM2jgEpCWKa82U

 

And if anyone wants to play with owncloud and do their own testing I have created a geekzone account 

 

https://www.th3hub.tk/owncloud/

 

User: geekzone

 

Password: password

 

So far as I can see it here are a list of pros and cons:

 

Pros

 

  • Cost
  • You can do more things with a VPS
  • It's fun and geeky to set up
  • You can set up accounts for friends or family and set limits ie storage space

Cons

 

  • Data is not backed up (its on raid 6 but no weekly backups)
  • Speed can variable
  • The server is located on the other side of the world
  • It's not user friendly to set up

 

 

Some images of performance

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1813960 6-Jul-2017 15:43
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Time4VPS has been around for yonks and is pretty darned stable. They do heavily limit IOPs and transfer speed and don't make any secret of the fact that software like OwnCloud won't perform very well on their servers. They also advise that their storage range is not designed for frequent accessing. OwnCloud (and the much better offshot NextCloud) are very heavy and like a decent processor/ram combo. From memory Time4VPS host in eastern Europe?. I used them a few years ago for server backups and while they were stable enough the port speed and IOP's were a pain.

 

Have a look at NextCloud if you get a chance. A group of core developers from OwnCloud broke off 18 months or so ago to form NextCloud. I switched over and haven't looked back. More frequent updates, way better security, better quality Apps, very active developer community. They have a good set of instructions and updater script that can convert your install to NC from OC.




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  Reply # 1813973 6-Jul-2017 15:52
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kingjj:

 

Time4VPS has been around for yonks and is pretty darned stable. They do heavily limit IOPs and transfer speed and don't make any secret of the fact that software like OwnCloud won't perform very well on their servers. They also advise that their storage range is not designed for frequent accessing. OwnCloud (and the much better offshot NextCloud) are very heavy and like a decent processor/ram combo. From memory Time4VPS host in eastern Europe?. I used them a few years ago for server backups and while they were stable enough the port speed and IOP's were a pain.

 

Have a look at NextCloud if you get a chance. A group of core developers from OwnCloud broke off 18 months or so ago to form NextCloud. I switched over and haven't looked back. More frequent updates, way better security, better quality Apps, very active developer community. They have a good set of instructions and updater script that can convert your install to NC from OC.

 

 

 

 

Hmmm I have not noticed to many issues in terms of performance? I understand they upgraded that side of things a while back I could be incorrect honestly im very new to this type of thing :)

 

I will definitely check out nextcloud that could be interesting.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1813981 6-Jul-2017 15:57
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I use Backblaze B2 cloud for this sort of thing :

 

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html

 

 


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