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About Heymman Servers

With over 13 years of experience, Heymman Servers is able to deliver exceptional value to its hundreds of discerning, small to medium-sized business clients from around the world. We combine the best hardware, sourced at the lowest price with cost-effective, reliable datacenters. Our specialization is in providing high-specification servers, best suited for heavy-duty virtualization (web hosting / virtual machines resellers) or serious data crunching. Our staff and leadership is composed exclusively of veteran engineers (no bean counter or outsourced level 1 support) and we are committed to offer you efficient, highly personalized support.
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Network Infrastructure & Datacenter

Heymman Servers operates from the NOCIX / Wholesale Internet datacenter in central Kansas City. True pioneers of web hosting, our datacenter operators are in business since 1999 and are regarded as one of the most respectable operators. The datacenter facility features redundant UPS systems, natural gas and diesel backup generators and is fed by 2 separate power grids. Their excellent staff is available 24/7. We operate from AS62164 and AS64236 and we use their network, which features a rich blend of network carriers.

Network Looking Glass
AS62164 / AS64236
GIGABYTE H261-Z61
Coming soon : Introducing the 2nd generation of AMD EPYC "Rome" processors. These remarkable systems take the crown of Intel, with nearly triple the performance and core count against the then popular dual E5-2699 v4. We offer them with top-of-the-line dual EPYC 7702 processors for a total of 128 cores / 256 threads and 512GB of DDR4 memory to match. At this low price, these are your perfect machines for heavy-duty virtualization. Get ready to turbo-charge your web hosting business or data crunching workload.
Cinebench R20 : --
CrystalDiskMark (seq. writes) : -- MB/s
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
EPYC Zen 2
2x 7702
128c/256t @ 2.00GHz 512GB DDR4 ECC 2TB Samsung 990 PRO NVMe 100TB @ 1Gbps $219/mo
HP DL360 Gen9
The Gen9 family of HP servers introduces support for UEFI, allowing PCI-E devices to be bootable. We offer the mid-range, dual-socket HP DL360 Gen9 server platform in a configuration ideal for virtualization. With support for up to 2 screaming fast Samsung NVMe drives (each up to 10 times faster than SATA SSD's), the traditional SATA SSD bottleneck is finally gone. Take full control of the Broadwell cores and heaps of DDR4 system memory.
Cinebench R20 (dual E5-2650L v4) : 5604
CrystalDiskMark (seq. writes) : 3016 MB/s
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
BROADWELL
2x E5-2650L v4
28c/56t @ 1.70GHz 256GB DDR4 ECC 1TB Samsung 980 NVMe 100TB @ 1Gbps $99/mo
BROADWELL
2x E5-2697 v4
36c/72t @ 2.30GHz 512GB DDR4 ECC 2TB Samsung 980 PRO NVMe 100TB @ 1Gbps $189/mo
BROADWELL
2x E5-2697 v4
36c/72t @ 2.30GHz 768GB DDR4 ECC 2TB Samsung 980 PRO NVMe 200TB @ 10Gbps $239/mo
HP DL560 Gen8
The HP DL560 Gen8 is a high-end, quad-socket server platform supporting up to 48 memory modules. It is ideal for heavy-duty virtualizations and other very compute intensive workloads. We offer it in a well-balanced combination of 4x flagship E5-4657L v2 (Ivy Bridge) processors, for a total of 48 processing cores (96 threads) clocked at 2.40GHz, and 48x 8GB memory modules, for a total of 384GB memory. This configuration supports up to 4x SFF drives connected to an high-end LSI 9361-8i hardware RAID controller.
Cinebench R20 (quad E5-4657L v2) : 10348
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
IVY BRIDGE
4x E5-4657L v2
48c/96t @ 2.40GHz 384GB DDR3 ECC 2TB Crucial MX SSD
LSI 9361-8i (1GB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $149/mo
IVY BRIDGE
4x E7-8880L v2
60c/120t @ 2.20GHz 768GB DDR3 ECC 4x 1.88TB NVMe PCI-E SSD 100TB @ 1Gbps $239/mo
IVY BRIDGE
4x E7-8880L v2
60c/120t @ 2.20GHz 1.3TB DDR3 ECC 4x 1.88TB NVMe PCI-E SSD 100TB @ 1Gbps $259/mo
HP DL360p Gen8
The HP DL360p Gen8 is a mid-range, dual-socket server platform ideal for web hosting and growing projects. Its 1U standalone format allows greater expandability compared to the HP SL230s server blades. It is offered with either 8x SFF or 4x LFF drive bays, allowing the use of up to 8x SSD's or mixing SSD's with high-capacity HDD's. This well balanced configuration includes 192GB memory and a choice of dual Intel Xeon E5 v2 processors. Each server is equipped with an HP P420i (512MB cache) hardware RAID controller.
Cinebench R20 (dual E5-2660 v2) : 4706
Cinebench R20 (dual E5-2695 v2) : 5924
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2640 v2
16c/32t @ 2.00GHz 192GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD
HP P420i (512MB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 192GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP P420i (512MB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2660 v2
20c/40t @ 2.20GHz 192GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD
HP P420i (512MB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $59/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2695 v2
24c/48t @ 2.40GHz 192GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD
HP P420i (512MB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $64/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2695 v2
24c/48t @ 2.40GHz 192GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung 980 NVMe
1TB SATA HDD (boot drive)
HP P420i (512MB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $64/mo
HP SL230s Gen8
The HP SL230s Gen8 is a high-density, general-purpose, dual-socket compute node that is ideal for just about any workload or integrated as part of a servers cluster. It supports 4x SFF or 2x LFF drives. We offer it with a choice of dual Intel Xeon E5 v2 processors and 128GB memory. The enclosure is equipped with N+2 redundant power supplies.
Cinebench R20 (dual E5-2650L v2) : 3482
Cinebench R20 (dual E5-2670 v2) : 5266
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $44/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 500GB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $44/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 500GB Samsung EVO SSD
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $49/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 4x 500GB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 500GB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $54/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 4x 500GB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $64/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $64/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2695 v2
24c/48t @ 2.40GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 1TB Samsung EVO SSD
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $64/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 4x 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $74/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2650L v2
20c/40t @ 1.70GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 2TB Crucial MX SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $74/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 4x 1TB Samsung EVO SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $84/mo
IVY BRIDGE
2x E5-2670 v2
20c/40t @ 2.50GHz 128GB DDR3 ECC 2x 2TB Crucial MX SSD's
HP H220i HBA
100TB @ 1Gbps $84/mo
Supermicro Misc.
We offer a number of Supermicro X9 and X10 generation servers, ranging from low-cost 5038ML-H12TRF compute nodes (pictured above) up to high-end, mission-critical, quad-socket systems.
Cinebench R20 (quad E7-4980 v2) : 14255
Cinebench R20 (D-1540) : 2175
PROCESSOR CORES / THREADS MEMORY (ECC) STORAGE TRANSFER PRICE AVAILABILITY
HASWELL
E3-1240 v3
4c/8t @ 3.40GHz 16GB DDR3 ECC 4x 250GB enterprise HDD's 100TB @ 1Gbps $19/mo
HASWELL
E3-1240 v3
4c/8t @ 3.40GHz 16GB DDR3 ECC 4x 240GB Crucial SSD's 100TB @ 1Gbps $19/mo
HASWELL
E3-1240 v3
4c/8t @ 3.40GHz 32GB DDR3 ECC 1.92TB Samsung PM863A SSD 100TB @ 1Gbps $29/mo
BROADWELL
D-1540
8c/16t @ 2.00GHz 64GB DDR4 ECC 2x 240GB Crucial SSD's
4TB enterprise HDD
100TB @ 1Gbps $39/mo
IVY BRIDGE
4x E7-4890 v2
60c/120t @ 2.80GHz 512GB DDR3 ECC 2TB Crucial MX SSD
Adaptec ASR-71605 (1GB) HW RAID
100TB @ 1Gbps $249/mo

Frequently Asked Questions

General

How long have you been in business?

We've been in business since November 2011. We started with a single colocation server and we progressively scaled to hundreds of high-end servers in multiple datacenter facilities. Although we host most servers from the United States, our headquarter and staff are located in Canada.

Why are you so often out of stock?

We are a relatively small business working closely with a small group of clients. Most of our clients order in bulk or on a regular basis. If what you want isn't in stock, please contact us and we will try to help.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept bank transfers, PayPal and credit cards (via Stripe). Clients who pay by bank transfer (ACH) will receive 4% cash back. We also accept all major cryptocurrencies, except for USDT. This exclusion is because we bank in Canada and the Canadian government has banned USDT. If paying by cryptocurrency, we will sell, as soon as possible, your cryptocurrency for USD and credit the proceeds from the sale plus 3% cashback. The cash back is a store credit that is automatically applied to future invoices. You can also send 1/1.04 (96.15%) or 1/1.03 (97.09%) of the amount due. Please open a ticket for payment instructions.

Do you own the servers, IP addresses and datacenters?

We own all servers offered. We do not lease, rent or resell anyone else's servers. We own all access and distribution layer network equipment connecting our servers. We own all IP addresses assigned to our customers (other than those imported by clients). We do not own the datacenter facilities we operate from. We rent colocation space and we leverage the datacenters' remote hands services and NOC.

What operating systems can you install?

We can install any custom or off-the-shelf operating system provided that it is freely available for download or provided an ISO from you. This includes all Linux variants, Windows Server, VMware ESXi, etc. You are also welcome to install your own operating system yourself using the IPMI remote console of your server.

Do you offer software licenses?

We do not offer any software (operating system, control panel, etc.) license. Such licenses must be purchased from your own channels.

Do you offer server management services?

We do not offer server management services; our servers are sold as unmanaged services. The responsibilities of Heymman Servers are limited to ensuring that your server is powered up, has healthy hardware and is connected to a functioning, healthy network. For issues related to the software being run on your server, we typically have to ask you to obtain assistance from your own channels. Our services are targetted at IT professionals or organizations with access to such resources. We can reinstall your operating system on request, if needed.

What are your policies regarding abuse?

All abuse reports (copyright infringement, phishing attacks, spam, etc.) are manually screened, then forwarded to the corresponding customer. Customers are generally allowed 24 hours to resolve the abuse before a null route is instated. In case the abuse isn't resolved and/or the customer isn't responsive or the severity of the abuse demands immediate termination, then the abusive IP address will be null routed. Customers who do not adequately manage their network or who are believed to be directly engaged in abusive activities will be terminated. For more details about our policies, please refer to our Acceptable Use Policy and our Terms of Service.

What are your policies regarding incoming network attacks?

Our Kansas City datacenter facility isn't designed to filter network attacks. In case of an incoming network attack, we are generally able to only null route the targeted IP address. The null route will be maintained until the attack has subsided. If this is a recurrent issue, then we may have to ask you to seek a solution from a third party provider, such a service offering tunneling of clean traffic, or your service may be terminated.

Does your network support IPv6?

We fully support IPv6. You are welcome to submit a demand for a free IPv6 assignment. Because of hardware limitations, we can dynamically route traffic for /116 and smaller subnets only. Larger subnets will require justification and a static route.

What's the cost for additional IP addresses?

Additional IP addresses can be ordered in CIDR subnets for $0.60 per IP address per month, subject to availability and proper justification.

Can you announce a subnet or provide a BGP session?

Demands for announcing subnets are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We charge a one-time setup fee of $25 per request (which can be made for multiple subnets). We do not provide BGP sessions, so all subnets must originate from AS62164.

Is there any bandwidth or port limitation?

Most services are permitted up to 100TB of monthly traffic (measured as the sum of ingress and egress traffic). See your order form. There is no port speed limitation and we do not block any port. Budget providers tend to run congested networks. We don't. You can expect to be able to use your network port to its full extent at any time. However, bare in mind that Asia is an oftten congested destination with naturally high latency. Also remember that achieving high single-threaded transfer speeds is often difficult. If you intend to benchmark an enterprise network, we encourage you to use multiple iperf threads to and from a private iperf server.

The server takes a long time to boot, why?

Modern desktop computers are designed to boot very quickly. The highest quality, enterprise-grade servers have a very long POST routine during which a large number of tests and checks are performed to ensure the proper operation of the server. Additionally, the presence of an hardware RAID controller also adds approximately a minute to the routine.

Specific to the HP SL230s systems

Important information about these servers?

The SP SL230s comes standard with an HP H220i HBA (host bus adapter), which is a rebranded LSI 2308. These systems are also equipped with an HP B320i RAID controller (with no cache memory).

Note : Before enabling the HP B320i RAID controller, the first and last sectors of each drive must be erased (there must be no metadata present on the drives). Before exiting the HP ACU, the newly created virtual drive must be selected as the primary and secondary boot drive in the "Set Bootable Logical Drive/Volume". Failure to follow these instructions will result in the system failing to POST until the drives are physically detached.

To wipe out the first and last sectors of the drives, a proposed method is to boot the server into a rescue environment (e.g. from a CentOS installation disc) and to run :

# dd bs=512 count=10000 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda seek=0
# dd bs=512 count=10000 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda seek={last_sector - 10000}

You can find the number of sectors using :

# blockdev --getsz /dev/sda

Subsract 10,000 to this number and write 10,000 sectors to overwrite the last 10,000 sectors. Repeat for each drive, replacing /dev/sda accordingly.

The following screenshot shows how to set the bootable drive :

Setting the bootable drive for the HP SL230s

We tested the HP H220i HBA and HP B320i RAID controller with CentOS 7.6 and the XFS filesystem. For the following command :

# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

We obtained the following results :

- No RAID on HP H220i (1x 500GB Samsung 860 EVO) : 200 to 220 MB/s.
- Software (mdadm) RAID-10 on HP H220i (4x 500GB Samsung 860 EVO) : 350 to 380 MB/s.
- No RAID on HP B320i (1x 500GB Samsung 860 EVO) : 400 to 450 MB/s.
- Hardware RAID-10 on HP B320i (4x 500GB Samsung 860 EVO) : 550 to 590 MB/s.

We ran disk benchmarks on Windows Server 2016, using CrystalDiskMark and ATTO Disk Benchmark. The CrystalDiskMark results are as follows :

CrystlaDiskMark benchmarks for the HP SL230s

The ATTO Disk Benchmark results are as follows :

ATTO Disk Benchmark benchmarks for the HP SL230s

These results show a tremendous improvement when enabling the HP B320i RAID controller. In fact, in the single drive scenario, the drive can roughly reach the full manufacturer's specification of 550 MB/s sequential reads and 520 MB/s sequential writes. In the RAID-10 scenario, we observe that the HP B320i performs roughly 15% less (both in reads and writes) than a modern, top-of-the-line RAID controller in Write Through mode (e.g. an LSI 9361, see the same article in the "Specific to the quad E7-4870 offer" section of this FAQ for additional benchmarks). We therefor conclude that the HP B320i controller does not constitute a substantial bottleneck to modern SSD's, in comparison to modern, top-of-the-line RAID controllers in Write Through mode. On the other hand, the HP H220i HBA significantly bottlenecks the write performance of the SSD's. We therefor strongly recommend to enable to HP B320i RAID controller.

The HP B320i RAID controller can be enabled from the "HP Dynamic Smart Array B320i RAID Controller" menu in the system's BIOS. The RAID array can be created from the HP Smart Storage Administrator (ACU) utility. Our tests show that it is crucial to enable the "Physical Drive Write Cache State" setting in the "Modify Controller Settings" menu. We recommend to disable the controller cache setting. We did not measure any significant difference between a 128 KiB / 265 KiB and a 256 KiB / 512 KiB Stripe Size.

Creating a logical drive for the HP SL230s

Changing drive write cache setting for the HP SL230s

All conventional operating systems have built-in drivers for the HP H220i HBA. HP provides closed source drivers for the HP B320i RAID controller for a number of operating systems, including and limited to Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and (unofficially) 2019 as well as VMware ESXi 6.5 and older and Red Hat / CentOS 5, 6 and 7. If installing a supplemental, custom kernel (e.g. Proxmox or CloudLinux), compatibility will be lost. For Windows operating systems, the drivers have to be slipstreamed in the installation media. For VMware ESXi, a custom ISO, freely available on VMware's website, has to be used. For Red Hat based operating systems, a driver disc has to be created and the drivers have to be loaded using, for instance, the inst.dd boot option. Here are articles to assist with these tasks :

- Tool to slipstream drivers to Windows 10 : https://www.ntlite.com/
- Creating a CentOS 7 driver disk : https://www.marcanoonline.com/post/2016/07/red-hat-enterprise-linux-and-centos-7-driver-disk/
- Loading drivers to the CentOS 7 installer : https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/installation_guide/sect-driver-updates-performing-ppc

Heymman Servers will install all Windows, Red Hat based and VMware ESXi operating systems with the HP B320i RAID controller enabled to ensure that our customers benefit from the highest level of performance.

Video tutorials

How to use the IPMI management interface of my HPE ProLiant G7 server (iLO 3)?

To access the iLO3 IPMI management interface of your HP server, please direct your web browser to the URL ("IPMI address") that was given to you and use the username and password that were given to you when your server has been provisioned. From this interface, in the "Remote Console" tab, in the left panel, and the "Remote Console" menu element, you may launch the IPMI remote console by clicking on "Launch" under "Java Integrated Remote Console", which will provide you with KVM access to the server. Please make sure that your Java security settings allow the Java application to run. To be able to run unsigned Java applets, the IPMI IP address has to be added to your Java "Exception Site List", in the Java Control Panel. From the Java applet, you may also emulate an ISO of an operating system, in the "Virtual Drives" tab and "Image File CD/DVD-ROM" menu element, should you want to install your own operating system. Should it ever be needed, you may also power cycle your server from the "Power Management" menu, under "Server Power".

If you need further assistance, please consult the following video tutorial or contact us.