This website is running on a Mammoth VPS with the Personal+ plan. It has been setup to:
To monitor availability, we use the third party website Pingdom.com. They have a page you can access (linked above) to see what our availability (uptime) has been on this website. I've also included an IFRAME'd copy above
This website is run on a completely standard VPS, ordered via the Signup page that all customers use. It does not have any preferential treatment or special functionality to enhance availability - we want this website to be completely representative of what all customers see.
We do offer IP failover of two or more VPS; however this site is just a single VPS to demonstrate worst-case availability. Check our IP Failover subsite to see how failover can improve availability.
Please note the "Average response time" is calculated based on the time to download this HTML page byPingdom.com's servers, which aren't based in Australia.
Mammoth VPS has a synchronous connection with 200mbit incoming (from the internet to our facility) and 200mbit outgoing (from our facility to the internet)
To test the amount of bandwidth available from your location, please download the 100MB file linked above. Here is a sample download from my home ADSL in Canberra; it maxes out my 10mbits:
$ wget http://www.mammothvpscustomer.com/test100MB.dat --2010-06-04 07:56:18-- http://www.mammothvpscustomer.com/test100MB.dat Resolving www.mammothvpscustomer.com... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to www.mammothvpscustomer.com|22.214.171.124|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 100000000 (95M) [application/x-ns-proxy-autoconfig] Saving to: `test100MB.dat' 100%[===========================================================================================>] 100,000,000 1.06M/s in 90s 2010-06-04 07:57:49 (1.05 MB/s) - `test100MB.dat' saved [100000000/100000000]
Mammoth VPS is hosted with Soul Communications datacentre in Sydney, Australia.
You can use this website to determine what the latency is like from your location to Mammoth VPS. If you are in eastern Australia with a broadband connection, you should see around 30ms. For example, here is a ping and traceroute from my home connection in Canberra.
$ traceroute www.mammothvpscustomer.com traceroute to www.mammothvpscustomer.com (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 fitpc.lan.bris.mammothmedia.com.au (10.4.2.49) 0.216 ms 0.245 ms 0.309 ms 2 nexthop.act.iinet.net.au (188.8.131.52) 17.289 ms 18.001 ms 19.687 ms 3 gi2-3.cbr-tact-bdr2.iinet.net.au (184.108.40.206) 20.916 ms 22.121 ms 23.335 ms 4 po1.cbr-tact-bdr1.iinet.net.au (220.127.116.11) 30.506 ms 31.458 ms 32.922 ms 5 gi15-1-2.syd-ult-core1.iinet.net.au (18.104.22.168) 33.883 ms 35.096 ms 36.312 ms 6 as7545.sydney.pipenetworks.com (22.214.171.124) 38.335 ms 38.190 ms 39.835 ms 7 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 41.318 ms 21.632 ms 22.426 ms 8 202-7-162-246.tpgi.com.au (184.108.40.206) 23.840 ms 25.037 ms 26.508 ms 9 220.127.116.11.unassigned.comindico.com.au (18.104.22.168) 27.730 ms 28.697 ms 30.165 ms 10 22.214.171.124.unassigned.comindico.com.au (126.96.36.199) 31.385 ms 32.601 ms 34.340 ms 11 unknown.ausgamers.com (188.8.131.52) 36.050 ms 37.031 ms 22.751 ms 12 * * * 13 vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (184.108.40.206) 22.227 ms 23.869 ms 25.091 ms
$ ping -c 10 www.mammothvpscustomer.com PING vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=22.3 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=22.3 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=22.4 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=23.2 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=5 ttl=52 time=22.1 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=22.5 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=7 ttl=52 time=22.7 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=8 ttl=52 time=22.3 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=9 ttl=52 time=22.7 ms 64 bytes from vps.mammothvpscustomer.com (188.8.131.52): icmp_seq=10 ttl=52 time=22.8 ms --- vps.mammothvpscustomer.com ping statistics --- 10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9000ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 22.140/22.590/23.255/0.322 ms
There's plenty of information on our website about the service, but I would like to leave you with one parting thought.
Mammoth are not just another hosting company, we are developers and website operators just like you. We have been building and hosting our own popular website AusGamers.com for over 10 years now, so we truly understand what is required from a hosting service. We have complete trust in our VPS environment, hosting both AusGamers and the Mammoth VPS website within a couple of standard issue VPS (with the use of our free load balancing service).
If you would like to know more, why not have a chat with me on our Online Chat during business hours - just ask for Nathan.
-- Nathan O'Sullivan, 4th June 2010