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It would be nice if there were a web site with a recommended tool that you could install on your VPS and then when you ran it it would upload your results directly to a comparison page. That way you could compare the cost to the performance of each service.

It could run that network test he mentions in the article, and hdparm, something to check CPU load, gather info on the CPUs and memory and whether it was using Xen or OpenVZ or whatever, maybe try a few benchmarks.

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