DigitalOcean announced Singapore Datacenter (SGP1)  vi. It is a new node physically in Asia. A lot of Chinese webmasters rushed to it.

I created a new droplet at SGP1. Just minimum size droplet.

  • 512MB/1CPU
  • 20GB SSD Disk
  • 1TB Transfer
  • Singapore Region
  • CentOS 6.5 x32
  • $5/month


Go to ServerBear site and get the testing command and paste into the terminal window. The command will update the system and install the necessary packages, then run the bench tasks.

The result as below:


UnixBench (w/ all processors) 535.2
UnixBench (w/ one processor) 525.4


I/O Pings

ioping -c 10
request=1 time=0.6 ms
request=2 time=0.5 ms
request=3 time=0.4 ms
request=4 time=0.3 ms
request=5 time=0.5 ms
request=6 time=0.5 ms
request=7 time=0.3 ms
request=8 time=0.5 ms
request=9 time=0.3 ms
request=10 time=0.5 ms

10 requests completed in 9007.0 ms, 2285 iops, 8.9 mb/s

I/O Seek Test (No Cache)

ioping -RD
4405 iops, 17.2 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.2/6.4/0.3 ms

I/O Reads – Sequential

ioping -RL
1850 iops, 462.4 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.2/0.5/6.5/0.4 ms

I/O Reads – Cached

ioping -RC
148691 iops, 580.8 mb/s
min/avg/max/mdev = 0.0/0.0/1.3/0.0 ms


dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k conv=fdatasync
5.06857 s, 212 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
5.49591 s, 195 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=1M count=1k oflag=dsync
15.2683 s, 70.3 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=sb-io-test bs=64k count=16k oflag=dsync
90.3871 s, 11.9 MB/s


Read IOPS 17600.0
Read Bandwidth 70.4 MB/second
Write IOPS 7753.0
Write Bandwidth 31.0 MB/second

Download Speed (100MB File)

Location Rate
Cachefly 19.7 MB/s
Linode, Atlanta, GA, USA 7.01 MB/s
Linode, Dallas, TX, USA 7.52 MB/s
Linode, Tokyo, JP 6.03 MB/s
Linode, London, UK 6.78 MB/s
OVH, Paris, France 5.51 MB/s
SmartDC, Rotterdam, Netherlands 6.70 MB/s
Hetzner, Nuernberg, Germany 205 KB/s
iiNet, Perth, WA, Australia 6.71 MB/s
MammothVPS, Sydney, Australia 620 KB/s
Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL 6.74 MB/s
Leaseweb, Manassas, VA, USA 3.66 MB/s
Softlayer, Singapore 58.4 MB/s
Softlayer, Seattle, WA, USA 11.4 MB/s
Softlayer, San Jose, CA, USA 12.6 MB/s
Softlayer, Washington, DC, USA 10.7 MB/s

Benchmark Report of VPS at Singapore Datacenter of DigitalOcean

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