UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

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UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

This time, we’re putting the UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers to the test. This server uses an AMD EPYC 7543 32-core Processor. It has a 2-core CPU, 4 GB of RAM, 80 GB of SSD Storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, and 4 TB of data transmission capacity. It also has 1 IPv4 and 1 IPv6 address.

We’ll dive into several different evaluations. Firstly, we’ll conduct the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests to measure important server metrics. The Global Node Test will allow us to assess the server’s network reach and quality. We’ll also use the Global Ping Test to measure the delay in communication, known as latency.

Furthermore, we’ll run the Media Unlock Test to check how accessible the server is from various regions. The CloudFlare Internet Test will help us understand the quality of the internet connection. Lastly, we will use tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to test how fast web pages load and perform.

About UpCloud

UpCloud is a cloud service provider offering high-performance and resilient cloud servers with no upfront costs or commitments. Here’s a detailed introduction:

Cloud Servers UpCloud’s Cloud Servers are designed to be fast, flexible, and full of possibilities. They come in three distinct varieties: General Purpose, High CPU, and High Memory. Each configuration plan provides top-of-the-line performance with emphasis on different requirements.

General Purpose Plans These offer balanced sets of allocated CPU cores, RAM, MaxIOPS storage, and a monthly quota of outbound network transfer suitable for most use cases. They are ideal for users who need a balanced distribution of resources.

High CPU Plans High CPU plans are ideal for higher computational needs while being price-competitive. They offer resources with more CPU cores for users needing more computational power.

High Memory Plans High Memory plans provide more system memory for memory-intensive workloads. They are perfect for users who need more RAM for their applications.

Performance UpCloud’s Cloud Servers are powered by enterprise-grade CPUs and enhanced by their in-house developed MaxIOPS storage technology. This ensures high and consistent performance across all plans.

Scalability Users can start quickly and easily with the resources they need, then scale up in just a couple of clicks as their business grows. There’s no need to overprovision services as users can easily change between plans and plan types to scale as required.

Resilience Multiple redundancies eliminate any single point of failure with the capacity to mitigate issues following failure or attack with automated restarts to recover with minimal interruption.

Security UpCloud maintains the highest level of security by keeping the latest security updates and strict access control at their physical locations. This ensures that cloud services are kept safe and secure.

Official Website: https://www.UpCloud.com

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7543 32-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2794.750 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (872.1 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (110.6 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.02, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-18-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS202053 UpCloud Ltd
 Location           : Helsinki / FI
 Region             : Uusimaa
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 394 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 389 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 388 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 390.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    999.01 Mbps       938.88 Mbps         0.50 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  498.06 Mbps       959.00 Mbps         165.49 ms   
 Dallas, US       575.21 Mbps       946.06 Mbps         137.25 ms   
 Montreal, CA     583.87 Mbps       924.74 Mbps         106.87 ms   
 Paris, FR        998.16 Mbps       976.25 Mbps         44.40 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    997.01 Mbps       962.88 Mbps         26.63 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     365.52 Mbps       905.51 Mbps         213.56 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.47 Mbps         0.45 Mbps           268.22 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       602.49 Mbps       951.69 Mbps         136.01 ms   
 Singapore, SG    248.96 Mbps       807.03 Mbps         335.09 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        21.26 Mbps        934.73 Mbps         278.73 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 37 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-10-26 05:48:57 UTC

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7543 32-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2794.750 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 78.7 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-18-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : UpCloud Ltd
ASN        : AS202053 UpCloud Ltd
Location   : Helsinki, Uusimaa (18)
Country    : Finland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 120.43 MB/s  (30.1k) | 371.65 MB/s   (5.8k)
Write      | 120.75 MB/s  (30.1k) | 373.60 MB/s   (5.8k)
Total      | 241.19 MB/s  (60.2k) | 745.25 MB/s  (11.6k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 357.14 MB/s    (697) | 366.48 MB/s    (357)
Write      | 376.12 MB/s    (734) | 390.88 MB/s    (381)
Total      | 733.26 MB/s   (1.4k) | 757.36 MB/s    (738)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 978 Mbits/sec   | 905 Mbits/sec   | 35.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 35.6 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 989 Mbits/sec   | 864 Mbits/sec   | 28.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 925 Mbits/sec   | 831 Mbits/sec   | 92.4 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 929 Mbits/sec   | 814 Mbits/sec   | 101 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 649 Mbits/sec   | 366 Mbits/sec   | 138 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 797 Mbits/sec   | 690 Mbits/sec   | 163 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 980 Mbits/sec   | 898 Mbits/sec   | 35.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 891 Mbits/sec   | 35.5 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 989 Mbits/sec   | 835 Mbits/sec   | 28.4 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 934 Mbits/sec   | 832 Mbits/sec   | 92.0 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 917 Mbits/sec   | 795 Mbits/sec   | 101 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 825 Mbits/sec   | 730 Mbits/sec   | 137 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 740 Mbits/sec   | 680 Mbits/sec   | 163 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1330                          
Multi Core      | 2358                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3251850

YABS completed in 15 min 42 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Thu Oct 26 2023 06:19:21 - 06:47:29
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       48527688.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8269.9 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5441.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1215741.1 KBps  (30.2 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          343998.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3222391.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2251516.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 124044.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              13559.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13899.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2397.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2600015.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   48527688.1   4158.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8269.9   1503.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5441.8   1265.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1215741.1   3070.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     343998.8   2078.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3222391.0   5555.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2251516.0   1809.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     124044.5    310.1
Process Creation                                126.0      13559.4   1076.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13899.5   3278.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2397.5   3995.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2600015.3   1733.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1989.6

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Oct 26 2023 06:47:29 - 07:15:33
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       93853512.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    16507.1 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6043.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1225668.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          298753.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3387008.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4475796.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 514670.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              17850.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  17673.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2006.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3586190.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   93853512.1   8042.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      16507.1   3001.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6043.6   1405.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1225668.2   3095.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     298753.2   1805.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3387008.2   5839.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4475796.0   3597.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     514670.9   1286.7
Process Creation                                126.0      17850.6   1416.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      17673.4   4168.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2006.4   3344.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3586190.3   2390.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2809.6

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Looking Glass

None

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 108.11 MiB/s |  864.86 Mbps  | ping   7.109ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping  15.945ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   2.13 MiB/s |   17.07 Mbps  | ping  96.536ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 787.88 KiB/s |    6.16 Mbps  | ping 156.855ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 633.56 KiB/s |    4.95 Mbps  | ping  91.698ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  12.73 MiB/s |  101.83 Mbps  | ping 159.378ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  15.23 MiB/s |  121.84 Mbps  | ping 124.596ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.50 MiB/s |   99.96 Mbps  | ping 152.313ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  22.96 MiB/s |  183.69 Mbps  | ping 101.008ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  16.48 MiB/s |  131.86 Mbps  | ping 127.026ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  59.00 MiB/s |  471.98 Mbps  | ping  38.315ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  38.64 KiB/s |    0.30 Mbps  | ping error!
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.08 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  25.254ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  72.91 MiB/s |  583.29 Mbps  | ping  30.928ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  81.10 MiB/s |  648.82 Mbps  | ping  28.045ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.45 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  29.250ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.51 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  34.129ms
 Online, France               :  62.91 MiB/s |  503.26 Mbps  | ping  35.665ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      94 B/s |      N/A       | ping  37.915ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.34 MiB/s |   18.72 Mbps  | ping 298.363ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     124 B/s |      N/A       | ping 305.904ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  30.38 MiB/s |  243.01 Mbps  | ping  65.263ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 360.96 KiB/s |    2.82 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   2.09 MiB/s |   16.71 Mbps  | ping 201.262ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.26 MiB/s |   34.05 Mbps  | ping 270.609ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.65 MiB/s |   45.23 Mbps  | ping 325.133ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.02 MiB/s |   24.17 Mbps  | ping 276.664ms


 Benchmark finished in 107 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 94.237.113.70, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 94.237.113.70 – RIPENCC /21 AS202053 UPCLOUD – Finland, Uusimaa, Helsinki

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Oct 26 06:15:30 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud Ltd (94.237.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: FI)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: FI)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Stockholm 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Helsinki  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud Ltd (2a04:3540:1000:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: FI)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Frankfurt 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Helsinki  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

Getting started with UpCloud

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

Getting started with UpCloud is a straightforward process. Here are the steps:

  1. Visit the UpCloud Website: Start by visiting the official website www.upcloud.com.
  2. Sign Up: Click on the signup icon on the homepage. This will redirect you to the registration page. Fill in the necessary details.
  3. Provide Payment Details: When you enter the billing page, you will be asked to provide your payment details.
  4. Deploy a Server: You can deploy a new server after signing up. Deploying a new server with UpCloud is an easy process.
  5. Enable API Access: If you plan to use UpCloud’s Command-Line Interface (CLI) or API, you must enable API access to your UpCloud account. You can do this in your UpCloud Control Panel under the People section.
  6. Install UpCloud CLI: If you want to manage your resources from your local command line, you can install the UpCloud CLI on your computer.

Remember, during your free trial period, you can test their service with no commitment for 72 hours after activating your account. To upgrade your account for full access, see their guide about adding balance to your account for more details.

You can check out their Quick Start Guide and How to Get Start with UpCloud Command-Line Interface tutorials for more detailed instructions.

Admin Control Panel

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

UpCloud’s cloud admin dashboard, also known as the UpCloud Control Panel, is a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your entire cloud infrastructure. Here are some key features:

Accessibility: The admin dashboard is accessible via the port 8090. You can visit your admin panel by entering your server IP address in your browser, followed by the port number.

Manage Resources: The dashboard allows you to manage everything on the server. You can deploy new servers, manage existing ones, scale resources up or down, and more.

API Access: If you plan to use UpCloud’s Command-Line Interface (CLI) or API, you must enable API access to your UpCloud account. You can do this in your UpCloud Control Panel under the People section.

Security: To access the admin dashboard securely, you must create an admin account and set a password.

Kubernetes Dashboard: If you’re using Kubernetes, UpCloud provides a convenient graphical user interface with their web dashboard, which can be used to create, monitor, and manage a cluster.

Server Pricing

UpCloud Finland Helsinki General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.UpCloud.com

Payments

UpCloud offers several payment methods for users to add balance to their UpCloud account. Here are the details:

Accepted Payment Methods

  • Credit Cards: UpCloud accepts Visa and MasterCard.
  • PayPal: You can use your PayPal balance, bank account, or debit and credit cards. The payment methods accepted by PayPal may vary by region.

Adding Balance UpCloud uses a prepaid system where you can add balance to your account by paying at any time. Your services are then deducted from this balance on an hourly basis. They offer two methods for adding balance to your UpCloud account using a credit card or PayPal.

  1. Automated Payment: Automated recurring credit card payments are easy to set up, carefree, and avoid running low on funds. Unlike normal monthly subscriptions that charge once every 30 days, the UpCloud recurring payments look after your account balance and only schedule payments when needed based on your usage and the limits you have set.
  2. Manual One-Time Payment: You can upgrade your account to receive full access to all its features by making a one-time payment. Making a manual payment and adding to your account balance is easy.

VAT At UpCloud, VAT in the EU is paid when adding a balance to your account according to your country’s rules. VAT does not apply to users from outside the EU. Business users registered for VAT should add their valid VAT identification number to their UpCloud account billing details to exclude VAT in the payments.

Coupon

Every new user receives a bonus worth €25 credits when signing up through this link.

Customer Support

UpCloud’s customer support is one of the key aspects that sets them apart from other cloud providers. Here are some details:

Availability UpCloud’s in-house support team operates on three key principles: reliability, performance, and great service culture. They follow the follow-the-sun model, which means their support specialists are available 24/7/365.

Contact Methods

  • Live Chat: UpCloud offers live chat support to their customers 24/7, all year round, in their Control Panel.
  • Email: Customers can also reach out to the support team via email at [email protected]. For abuse-related issues, you can contact [email protected].

Sales Support If you’re considering deploying on UpCloud and need personalized assistance, you can email [email protected].

Global Team UpCloud’s customer care team understands regional needs and requirements. They have offices worldwide, including Helsinki (HQ), London, Singapore, and Seattle.

Conclusion

We conducted the Basic Bench test and found the server to have an impressive average I/O speed of 390.3 MB/s. The upload and download speeds varied greatly depending on the location, ranging from 364.52 Mbps to the striking 999.01 Mbps for downloads and from a mere 0.47 Mbps to almost complete 998.16 Mbps for uploads. The latencies also depended on the location, ranging from 0.50 ms to 335.09 ms.

The server performed well in the Yabs Performance Bench test with the Mixed Reading/Writing rate of 745.25 MB/s and 757.36 MB/s for 64k and 1m block sizes, respectively. Meanwhile, the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test gave a Single-Core score of 1330 and a Multi-Core score of 2358.

During the UnixBench test, the server demonstrated its strongest performance, with the System Benchmarks Index Scores of 1989.6 and 2809.6. These high scores indicate the machine’s remarkable capacity for various operations such as data processing, file copying, and process creation.

In conclusion, the UpCloud Helsinki Server boasts potent performance metrics, fast internet speeds, and decent access to streaming services. It fared well across a range of standard tests, suggesting it would be a reliable choice for those who require strong server capabilities. However, its restriction on some popular media platforms may be a drawback for some users. Nevertheless, the overall results remain quite impressive.

Official Website: https://www.UpCloud.com

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