RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

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RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

We will review the Seattle-based RamNode Dedicated CPU VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) in the USA. This server uses an Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 Processor and offers the following specs: a dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 200GB of SSD storage, a fast 1 Gbps internet connection, 10TB of monthly data transfer, along with one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

Here’s a rundown of the tests we’ll conduct:

1. Basic Performance Tests: We’ll start with standard benchmarks, including Yabs and Unix Benchmark, to measure the server’s basic performance, like processing power and memory speed.

2. Network Tests: To gauge the server’s internet speed and connectivity, we’ll use the Global Node Test, which looks at how the server connects with the rest of the world, and the Global Ping Test to check how fast it responds to requests.

3. Regional Access Test: With the Media Unlock Test, we’ll determine which regional content this server can access, which is crucial if you’re serving content to a particular area.

4. Connection Quality Check: The CloudFlare Internet Test will help us understand the server’s internet connection quality.

5. Web Performance Tests: Finally, we’ll use tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to analyze how quickly web pages load and perform on this server.

Stay tuned for straightforward and helpful insights on how this server stacks up!

About RamNode

RamNode is a renowned hosting provider serving its customers with dedication and commitment since its inception in 2012. The company’s primary mission is to offer affordable servers with powerful features, ensuring their customers always come first. This customer-centric approach has been the cornerstone of RamNode’s success and growth.

The company offers a variety of hosting solutions to cater to the diverse needs of its customers. One of their flagship offerings is the Cloud VPS Hosting, designed to provide high performance at unbeatable prices. This service is built on a simplified OpenStack cloud platform, offering hyperfast NVMe SSD and HDD storage options. The versatility of this service makes it suitable for all types of projects, big or small.

In addition to Cloud VPS Hosting, RamNode also offers Virtual Dedicated Servers. These fully virtualized SSD compute instances have dedicated CPU cores, providing mission-critical performance. This service is ideal for businesses that require high performance and reliability.

RamNode offers OpenVZ VPS on their legacy SolusVM system for customers looking for a low-cost solution. Despite its affordability, this service does not compromise on performance or features, making it a popular choice among many customers.

RamNode also offers cPanel Shared Hosting, which includes free migration services. This service provides hassle-free server management, making it an excellent choice for customers who prefer not to deal with the technical aspects of server management.

One of the standout features of RamNode is its global coverage. Customers can choose from data centers in various locations, including Atlanta, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and The Netherlands. This allows customers to select a data center closest to their target audience, reducing latency and improving the user experience.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 3400.006 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 196.8 GB (848.3 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (83.8 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 18 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-15-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS3842 InMotion Hosting, Inc.
 Location           : Seattle / US
 Region             : Washington
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 163 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 731 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 745 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 546.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    777.40 Mbps       789.50 Mbps         45.94 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  874.06 Mbps       860.02 Mbps         26.56 ms    
 Dallas, US       790.24 Mbps       791.61 Mbps         54.55 ms    
 Montreal, CA     786.42 Mbps       838.00 Mbps         61.68 ms    
 Paris, FR        534.30 Mbps       942.01 Mbps         152.31 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    617.01 Mbps       667.02 Mbps         130.75 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     184.43 Mbps       76.53 Mbps          211.29 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    7.38 Mbps         1.22 Mbps           233.62 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       313.34 Mbps       460.14 Mbps         265.23 ms   
 Singapore, SG    335.94 Mbps       927.41 Mbps         225.77 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        628.28 Mbps       737.20 Mbps         127.06 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 38 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-20 08:09:48 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 3400.006 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 196.8 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-15-cloud-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : InMotion Hosting
ASN        : AS3842 InMotion Hosting, Inc.
Host       : RAMNODE
Location   : Seattle, Washington (WA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 29.09 MB/s    (7.2k) | 200.50 MB/s   (3.1k)
Write      | 29.10 MB/s    (7.2k) | 201.55 MB/s   (3.1k)
Total      | 58.19 MB/s   (14.5k) | 402.06 MB/s   (6.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 412.70 MB/s    (806) | 465.49 MB/s    (454)
Write      | 434.63 MB/s    (848) | 496.49 MB/s    (484)
Total      | 847.33 MB/s   (1.6k) | 961.99 MB/s    (938)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 591 Mbits/sec   | 45.8 Mbits/sec  | 135 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 138 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 627 Mbits/sec   | 77.8 Mbits/sec  | 136 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 23.1 Mbits/sec  | 234 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 851 Mbits/sec   | 112 Mbits/sec   | 59.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 394 Mbits/sec   | 58.5 Mbits/sec  | 52.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 186 Mbits/sec   | 25.3 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 594 Mbits/sec   | 63.6 Mbits/sec  | 134 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 138 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 618 Mbits/sec   | 115 Mbits/sec   | 136 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 580 Mbits/sec   | 26.4 Mbits/sec  | 240 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 841 Mbits/sec   | 85.1 Mbits/sec  | 59.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 854 Mbits/sec   | 79.8 Mbits/sec  | 54.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 875 Mbits/sec   | 202 Mbits/sec   | 25.0 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 599                           
Multi Core      | 1026                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3629681

YABS completed in 22 min 31 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Nov 20 2023 08:49:24 - 09:17:24
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       38780220.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5891.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3467.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        505537.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          139091.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1473466.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              829031.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 111231.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7389.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9704.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1823.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         529337.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   38780220.4   3323.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5891.7   1071.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3467.0    806.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     505537.0   1276.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     139091.4    840.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1473466.6   2540.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     829031.0    666.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     111231.2    278.1
Process Creation                                126.0       7389.6    586.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9704.2   2288.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1823.3   3038.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     529337.4    352.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1063.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Nov 20 2023 09:17:24 - 09:45:27
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       76709167.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11758.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6582.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        807659.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          227837.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2420679.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1524926.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 226992.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              14608.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12696.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1781.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         973925.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   76709167.7   6573.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11758.2   2137.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6582.5   1530.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     807659.0   2039.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     227837.9   1376.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2420679.1   4173.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1524926.2   1225.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     226992.3    567.5
Process Creation                                126.0      14608.5   1159.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12696.9   2994.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1781.7   2969.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     973925.6    649.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1802.2

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 168.235.72.22

Test IPv6: 2604:180:3:1::f1

Test files: 100MB 1000MB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 105.26 MiB/s |  842.11 Mbps  | ping   0.267ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.523ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   9.45 MiB/s |   75.63 Mbps  | ping  54.093ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  66.15 MiB/s |  529.18 Mbps  | ping  18.015ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  29.19 MiB/s |  233.51 Mbps  | ping  62.174ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        : 106.84 MiB/s |  854.70 Mbps  | ping   0.849ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  36.56 MiB/s |  292.50 Mbps  | ping  62.105ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  80.84 MiB/s |  646.73 Mbps  | ping  25.469ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  37.86 MiB/s |  302.87 Mbps  | ping  59.074ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  29.43 MiB/s |  235.48 Mbps  | ping  80.077ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  15.54 MiB/s |  124.34 Mbps  | ping 133.723ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  27.08 KiB/s |    0.21 Mbps  | ping 147.094ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     299 B/s |      N/A       | ping 150.129ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  14.85 MiB/s |  118.82 Mbps  | ping 134.148ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  15.01 MiB/s |  120.07 Mbps  | ping 140.563ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     461 B/s |      N/A       | ping 155.423ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     361 B/s |      N/A       | ping 143.546ms
 Online, France               :   7.30 MiB/s |   58.37 Mbps  | ping 138.197ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      61 B/s |      N/A       | ping 164.912ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   7.14 MiB/s |   57.14 Mbps  | ping 209.630ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     271 B/s |      N/A       | ping 254.978ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   4.48 MiB/s |   35.87 Mbps  | ping 180.593ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 918.59 KiB/s |    7.18 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 343.44 KiB/s |    2.68 Mbps  | ping 170.228ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   9.53 MiB/s |   76.22 Mbps  | ping 110.144ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.89 MiB/s |   39.12 Mbps  | ping 182.597ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  20.04 MiB/s |  160.35 Mbps  | ping 109.951ms


 Benchmark finished in 97 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 107.161.24.201, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 107.161.24.201 – ARIN /22 AS3842 RAMNODE – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Nov 20 08:46:46 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: RamNode LLC (107.161.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Seattle, WA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Seattle, WA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: RamNode LLC (2604:180:f2:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

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The Cloud Control Panel provided by RamNode is a user-friendly interface that allows customers to manage their cloud services efficiently. There are several ways to access the Cloud Control Panel:

  1. Via the Client Area: The easiest way to log into the panel is via the single sign-on link in the Client Area. Select ‘RamNode Cloud Account’ under ‘Your Active Products/Services’ in the Client Area, then click the ‘Access Cloud Control Panel’ button.
  2. Direct Access: Alternatively, you can sign in directly at the Cloud Control Panel with your email address. The control panel credentials are currently separate from the Client Area, so you must set a password from the profile edit page or use the ‘Forgot Password’ link to access it directly.

The Cloud Control Panel is designed to provide you with all the necessary tools and information to manage your cloud services. It allows you to keep track of your usage, manage your billing, and access other important features of your cloud services.

Remember, your ‘RamNode Cloud Information’ email contains the relevant information you need upfront. You can find your RamNode emails from the Client Area at any time.

Server Pricing

RamNode United States Seattle Dedicated CPU VDS Server Hosting Test and Review

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

 

Coupon

Get an extra 25% Cloud Credit! Promo code: CLOUD25.

Notes:

  • Matching credit will be added within 24 hours.
  • Limited to one use per customer.
  • This does not apply to moving general account credit to the cloud.
  • Only for Cloud (KVM, VDS) service. This does not apply to OpenVZ VPS.

Payments

RamNode provides a variety of payment methods to cater to the diverse needs of its customers. They accept payments through PayPal, a widely used online payment system that is secure and convenient. Customers can also pay using credit cards, a common and straightforward payment method.

In addition to these traditional payment methods, RamNode accepts several cryptocurrencies via BitPay and Payssion. This allows customers to use digital currency to pay for their services easily.

For customers in China, RamNode offers the option to pay using Alipay and WeChat Pay via Payssion. These are popular payment methods in China, making it convenient for customers in this region to avail of RamNode’s services.

Customer Support

RamNode provides a dedicated customer support team available 24/7 to assist with any issues or queries you may have. They are known for their quick and friendly responses, and their experts are always ready to help professionally solve your problems.

You can reach out to RamNode’s customer support through various channels. The primary method is submitting a support ticket via the Client Area. This allows you to choose the department that best fits your query, whether it’s technical support, account issues, or sales and general inquiries.

In addition to the ticket system, RamNode has an impressive knowledge base covering over 400 topics. This is a great resource for customers who prefer to find solutions independently before contacting the support team.

Furthermore, RamNode offers an unusual form of support in the form of an IRC community support forum. This allows customers to interact with each other, share experiences, and provide mutual assistance.

Conclusion

Initial speed tests gave us mixed I/O speeds with an average of 546.3 MB/s. Network performance was tested across various global locations, showing exceptional upload and download speeds, particularly within the US, reaching up to around 860 Mbps. The server’s response time or latency was reasonable in the US but increased with distance, as expected, with the highest being in Mumbai, India, at 265.23 ms.

The Yabs benchmark revealed strong read and write speeds, particularly with larger block sizes, peaking at 961.99 MB/s. Geekbench scores reflected solid single and multi-core performance, indicative of the server’s ability to handle tasks requiring multiple processors.

In tests simulating real-world usage like UnixBench, the server showcased a high capability with a System Benchmarks Index Score of 1063.2 in single-tasking environments and a more impressive 1802.2 while multitasking. Our server testing concluded with accessibility checks among various multimedia services, confirming the availability of services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Dazn for US regions.

In conclusion, the RamNode VDS demonstrates robust performance credentials for storage speed, processing power, and network capability, particularly within the United States. Its ability to access multimedia services in the US also makes it a viable option for hosting content with regional restrictions. This server would be well-suited for businesses requiring a reliable and fast hosting solution that can easily handle significant workloads.

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

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