Using a 5€ VPS (Frankfurt) two months now, I wanted a second 10€ one.
To my surprise, the performance of the new vps was much lower using exactly the same OS (FreeBSD 11) and settings. Recompiling the same project needed almost 30% more time; same when building other FreeBSD ports.
At first I assumed it was something random and destroying that instance I created a third and a fourth and a fifth one on different data centers (Amsterdam, Frankfurt) but the problem persists!
According to system info, CPU is different too!
Old VPS is 2400Mhz ID=0x306c1 model=0x3c but in all new ones is 2394Mhz ID=0x306d2 model=0x3d
After further testing with other OS distros and benchtests I came to the conclusion that Vultr decided to use lower-performance processors in their new boxes.
Any idea what's going on with this really odd situation?
I do like Vultr, but performance is supposed to increase over time not to decline!