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Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby Dossis » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:08 am

Now, first of all. I'm not stupid. I know it's not clever to mine with VPS for various reasons. One of em being that most VPS doesn't have GPU's or dedicated CPU for you, and why I decided to post this little guide where to get cheap/free Virtual Private Server was because there's been questions about where to get one in the MinerGate chat lately.

But as long as it's cheap or free, why not build an army of Virtual Private Servers for CPU mining? So I'm listing here some of the services I'm using currently for CPU mining, some of these require CC for validation, some of these doesn't. If you don't have an CC, you can use prepaid Visa CC for most of em. Some even accept Visa Electron's if you're using "Verified by Visa" service on it. I don't know if every bank has this service or not.

Microsoft Azure: (Requires CC / Visa Electron was fine.)
http://azure.microsoft.com/
BCN hashrate: ~600 H/s [Using MinerGate GUI for Windows and selected that 16 core A11 CPU from their service. You can do two servers for Microsoft, other is that A11 with 16 Cores [+500h/s] then you can do one with 4 cores. [100-120h/s]

Amazon Web Services: (Requires CC / Visa Electron was fine.)
http://aws.amazon.com/
BCN hashrate: ~50 H/s in Ubuntu while using Miner Gate Command Line.

Google Cloud Computing: (Requires CC / Visa Electron was fine.)
https://cloud.google.com/
BCN hashrate: ~2400 H/s [Using MinerGate Command Line for Ubuntu, one Virtual Machine gives you 100-120h/s and you can have four of em. Best CPU to use for mining is "n1-standard-2 (2 vCPUs, 7.5 GB memory)" it gives you 20h/s more than others atleast with BCN.] You can have atleast 6 projects with four virtual machines on each. Meaning you can have total amount of 24 virtual machines that each gives you 100-120 h/s

ServerLove:
http://www.serverlove.com/free-trial/

InterServer: ( 0.01$ per VPS slice [Use coupon: 1CENT] / Paypal or CC needed.)
http://www.interserver.net/
BCN hashrate: ~60 H/s [Using MinerGate Command Line for Ubuntu.]

SoftLayer: (Requires CC)
http://www.softlayer.com/info/free-cloud

ElasticHosts: (Requires CC / Visa Electron was fine.)
http://elastichosts.com/
[i] BCN hashrate: ~30 H/s in Windows Server 2008 while using MinerGate GUI. This is only for 5 days though.


DimensionData: (Might require CC. If it does so Visa Electron was fine.)
https://cloud.dimensiondata.com/am/en/limitedoffer/
BCN hashrate: ~200 H/s with Windows Server 2008 while using MinerGate GUI. I'am running this one: "Win2008 R2 Ent 64-bit with SAP Large PD0 WIN2008R2E/64, 8xCPU, 20480MB RAM, 50GB OS Storage, 350GB Local Storage". Use promotion code: "CSIPCLL02" to get 100$ worth of free use when registering.

CenturyLink: (Might require CC. If it does so Visa Electron was fine.)
https://www.ctl.io/free-trial/
BCN hashrate: ~200 H/s with Windows Server 2008 while using MinerGate GUI. You can do 2 servers, one with 4 cpu and one with 2 cpu. 4 CPU ones gives you ~150h/s, 2 Core CPU gives you ~50h/s. You can run them as long as you have something left from that 500$ trial credit.

With my army (11 currently) of Virtual Private Servers I do get an boost of ~2.2kh/s.

There is more than these offering free/cheap trial for VPS, but these are the ones I know and use. If you decide to use some of these or all of em, you're on your own. I'm not taking any responsibility what may happen or does not happen. And this is not being an profitable way for mining, but it offers a little boost to your hashrates for free/cheap for a month or more. If you need help, or have some other questions, just ask. I can't promise that I can help you out, but I will try at least.

[EDIT] Added Hashrates for ByteCoin mining with these services.
[EDIT 2] Added more information about best CPU's to use with Google cloud computing and with Microsoft Azure.
[EDIT 3] Added hashrate of Amazon Web Services free tier. And updated how much I get boost with all my servers mining.
[EDIT 4] Added ElasticHosts.
[EDIT 5 19.12.2015] Added DimensionData.
[EDIT 6 17.06.2017] Added CentyryLink.
Last edited by Dossis on Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:21 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby GiS » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:20 pm

Excellent article I like.There were questions on this topic.Some will be useful!!! +
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby Dossis » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:20 am

Vision wrote:Excellent article I like.There were questions on this topic.Some will be useful!!! +


Thank you Vision!

I updated it little bit with more information about which CPU is the best for mining as I went through em all and tested those + how many servers they allow you to do with that trial time.

When I'll wake up I will start setting up rest of the VPS's I mentioned in the guide and put their hash rates here too, and maybe try to find even more cheap / free services to use for mining.

So far I've used 3.01 Euros (1 EUR for Google Cloud Computing / 1 EUR for Microsoft Azure / 1 EUR for Amazon Web Services / 0.01 EUR for InterServer) for 10 servers. :P With the current mining power I have I will get that money back in two days if MinerGate's calculator is right, even when mining ByteCoin which is pretty much worthless. :lol:
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby zema » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:11 am

Hi!

Have you "ran into any problems with Microsoft allowing the use of the Azure platform for any Altcoin-mining purposes"?

**Edited - Zema please see Warning sent.
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby MODChase » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:18 pm

Stickied -- awesome work Dossis. Thank you

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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby SirDen » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:44 pm

man, how i need to instal minergate on virtual maschine with linux os? there are only terminal. and i dont know commands.... can u tell me them>?) what i should type in terminal for download miner, install miner and run..?! pls))
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby okane81 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:37 am

HI there! I have i7:
Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 8

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Thread 1 1
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 2
-- Thread 1 3
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 4
-- Thread 1 5
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 6
-- Thread 1 7

Timers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

ACPI timer 3.580 MHz
HPET timer 14.318 MHz
Perf timer 2.338 MHz
Sys timer 1.000 KHz


Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 8)
Number of threads 8 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i7 3630QM
Codename Ivy Bridge
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 988B rPGA (0x4)
CPUID 6.A.9
Extended CPUID 6.3A
Core Stepping E1/L1
Technology 22 nm
TDP Limit 45.0 Watts
Tjmax 105.0 °C
Core Speed 1197.1 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 12.0 x 99.8 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 6 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes


Turbo Mode supported, enabled
Max non-turbo ratio 24x
Max turbo ratio 34x
Max efficiency ratio 12x
Min Power 36 Watts
O/C bins none
Ratio 1 core 34x
Ratio 2 cores 33x
Ratio 3 cores 32x
Ratio 4 cores 32x
TSC 2394.8 MHz
APERF 1396.9 MHz
MPERF 2394.9 MHz

Temperature 0 82°C (179°F) [0x17] (Core #0)
Temperature 1 89°C (192°F) [0x10] (Package)
Power 0 7.88 W (Package)
Power 1 3.80 W (IA Cores)
Power 2 0.09 W (GT)
Power 3 3.99 W (Uncore)
Voltage 0 0.75 Volts (VID)


Thread dumps
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But I only got 85-100 h/s, and my gpu is GT 635M nVidia. How can I tune my computer to get more hashrate/s

Thank you.

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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby Hades » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:50 am

I cant get the console miner to install on google cloud VMs.. I ended up compiling cpuminer-multi and have it running in 3 separate instances, each is running at about 45-55h/s with BCN

any help or suggestions?
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby angrydevil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:09 am

Hi i buy one slice from interserver and hashrate there is only 6-7 H/s and every miners have one error:
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [error] Error! (msg="Timeout" code="-42" method=""), disconnect and sleep...
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [ info] Stratum client stopped
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [ info] Stratum client stopped
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.329] [ info] Successfully connected to pool: stratum+tcp://195.154.181.121:4555. session_id="2cc600d2-8f0b-46e9-9c0a-09f97fe4e0ec"


Can you help me to fix it ?
And how to up hash to 60 like in first post.
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby angrydevil » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:23 am

Hello how long can mining with google free trial with 24 VM on 6 Project ?
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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby okane81 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:37 am

angrydevil wrote:Hi i buy one slice from interserver and hashrate there is only 6-7 H/s and every miners have one error:
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [error] Error! (msg="Timeout" code="-42" method=""), disconnect and sleep...
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [ info] Stratum client stopped
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.048] [ info] Stratum client stopped
[2015-08-22 20:05:46.329] [ info] Successfully connected to pool: stratum+tcp://195.154.181.121:4555. session_id="2cc600d2-8f0b-46e9-9c0a-09f97fe4e0ec"


Can you help me to fix it ?
And how to up hash to 60 like in first post.


You are not proper targeting the stratum server, it shoud be in linux,
root@$./minerd -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://bcn.miningpool.com -u emai@add -p x
what miner you used?

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Re: Free/Cheap VPS's for CPU Mining.

Postby angrydevil » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:39 pm

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