UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

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UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

Our review of the UpCloud Cloud Server in Amsterdam, with its strong hardware foundations, a 32-core AMD EPYC 7542 processor, 2 CPU cores, 4GB of RAM, 80GB SSD, and a high-speed 1Gbps internet port. The server’s ability to handle data transfer—up to 4TB a month—and its inclusion of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses make it a versatile choice for various workloads.

We’ll cover several tests to see how the server performs:

1. Basic Benchmarks: We’ll use tools like Yabs and Unix Benchmark to check essential performance measures like speed and processing ability.

2. Network Tests: We’ll comprehensively test the server’s internet speed and connectivity to different locations worldwide.

3. Latency Tests: We’ll measure how long data travels from the server to other points on the internet to gauge its response time.

4. Regional Access Tests: We’ll check if the server can access media from various locations, which is crucial for websites that serve global audiences.

5. Connection Quality Tests: Using Cloudflare, we’ll assess the server’s internet connection quality.

6. Web Performance Tests: Finally, we’ll use tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to see how fast websites hosted on this server can load for users.

About UpCloud

UpCloud is a leading cloud service provider that has significantly impacted the tech industry. Originating from Europe, it has expanded its reach globally with a cloud platform that spans four continents.

UpCloud’s primary offering is its cloud infrastructure, designed to be effortless and global, catering to small and medium-sized businesses. It has data centers across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. This wide geographical distribution ensures businesses can maintain data security and GDPR compliance locally, wherever their customers are.

One of the standout features of UpCloud is its speed. It boasts the fastest cloud servers in the market, a claim backed by a proven track record. This speed is crucial for businesses that rely on quick data processing and low latency.

UpCloud also offers a 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA), providing business security with 50x compensation for service outages. This shows their confidence in their infrastructure’s reliability and customer commitment.

UpCloud’s services are not just limited to cloud servers. They also offer private cloud, managed databases, and managed Kubernetes. These services provide businesses with various options to suit their specific needs.

In terms of storage, UpCloud offers block storage and object storage, along with a simple backup solution. Their block storage solution is built on their home-grown high-performance MaxIOPS technology and high-capacity HDD devices.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2894.562 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (872.2 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (112.3 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 21 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 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           : Amsterdam / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 378 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 379 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 381 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 379.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    995.47 Mbps       946.99 Mbps         25.75 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  576.40 Mbps       949.23 Mbps         136.24 ms   
 Dallas, US       754.73 Mbps       945.91 Mbps         107.91 ms   
 Montreal, CA     591.19 Mbps       935.51 Mbps         82.48 ms    
 Paris, FR        995.92 Mbps       952.53 Mbps         11.93 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    999.49 Mbps       957.76 Mbps         6.76 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     410.89 Mbps       930.91 Mbps         188.25 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       691.32 Mbps       950.42 Mbps         114.75 ms   
 Singapore, SG    218.37 Mbps       800.29 Mbps         316.07 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        287.96 Mbps       950.39 Mbps         227.12 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 11 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-24 05:57:22 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2894.562 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   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 103.87 MB/s  (25.9k) | 353.49 MB/s   (5.5k)
Write      | 104.14 MB/s  (26.0k) | 355.35 MB/s   (5.5k)
Total      | 208.01 MB/s  (52.0k) | 708.85 MB/s  (11.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 375.66 MB/s    (733) | 372.60 MB/s    (363)
Write      | 395.62 MB/s    (772) | 397.41 MB/s    (388)
Total      | 771.29 MB/s   (1.5k) | 770.02 MB/s    (751)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.00 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 8.25 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 8.88 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 946 Mbits/sec   | 1.52 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 81.2 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 937 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 79.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | busy            | 124 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 728 Mbits/sec   | 149 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.00 Gbits/sec  | 923 Mbits/sec   | 8.28 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 925 Mbits/sec   | 9.76 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 930 Mbits/sec   | 1.19 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 944 Mbits/sec   | 740 Mbits/sec   | 81.0 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 944 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 79.3 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 868 Mbits/sec   | 780 Mbits/sec   | 123 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 801 Mbits/sec   | 723 Mbits/sec   | 148 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1181                          
Multi Core      | 2092                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3686567

YABS completed in 15 min 0 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Fri Nov 24 2023 06:25:15 - 06:53:15
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       40849946.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7211.4 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5180.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        966342.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          269304.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2352913.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1691583.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 116706.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7300.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11354.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1978.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1945029.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   40849946.8   3500.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7211.4   1311.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5180.5   1204.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     966342.9   2440.3
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     269304.9   1627.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2352913.2   4056.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1691583.5   1359.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     116706.2    291.8
Process Creation                                126.0       7300.9    579.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11354.0   2677.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1978.9   3298.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1945029.1   1296.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1575.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Nov 24 2023 06:53:15 - 07:21:17
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       79770875.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14345.7 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6435.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        577446.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          160756.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1803591.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3349216.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 383747.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              15270.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14802.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2013.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2802116.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   79770875.6   6835.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14345.7   2608.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6435.7   1496.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     577446.2   1458.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     160756.5    971.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1803591.9   3109.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3349216.1   2692.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     383747.6    959.4
Process Creation                                126.0      15270.1   1211.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14802.9   3491.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2013.2   3355.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2802116.7   1868.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2115.9

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 112.36 MiB/s |  898.88 Mbps  | ping   0.808ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   6.694ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  10.28 MiB/s |   82.25 Mbps  | ping  86.496ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.06 MiB/s |   24.51 Mbps  | ping 139.458ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  30.29 MiB/s |  242.35 Mbps  | ping  82.322ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  14.16 MiB/s |  113.26 Mbps  | ping 137.916ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  17.34 MiB/s |  138.70 Mbps  | ping 124.252ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.94 MiB/s |  103.56 Mbps  | ping 147.325ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  20.43 MiB/s |  163.46 Mbps  | ping  79.531ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  22.95 MiB/s |  183.58 Mbps  | ping  98.468ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 108.58 MiB/s |  868.62 Mbps  | ping   5.859ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 528.06 KiB/s |    4.13 Mbps  | ping   7.763ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.91 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  10.502ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  85.45 MiB/s |  683.64 Mbps  | ping   3.426ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 112.74 MiB/s |  901.92 Mbps  | ping   1.137ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.95 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  21.746ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   7.53 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   5.942ms
 Online, France               : 101.02 MiB/s |  808.20 Mbps  | ping   8.857ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   3.32 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  15.818ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.09 MiB/s |   24.76 Mbps  | ping 310.398ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     106 B/s |      N/A       | ping 322.284ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  49.43 MiB/s |  395.45 Mbps  | ping  45.125ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 377.99 KiB/s |    2.95 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   2.16 MiB/s |   17.32 Mbps  | ping 153.187ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.66 MiB/s |   45.25 Mbps  | ping 232.247ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.67 MiB/s |   45.38 Mbps  | ping 229.141ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   6.48 MiB/s |   51.88 Mbps  | ping 225.140ms


 Benchmark finished in 98 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 94.237.46.161, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 94.237.46.161 – RIPENCC /21 AS202053 UPCLOUD – The Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri Nov 24 06:19:31 UTC 2023

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

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud (2a04:3544:1000:*:*) 

============[ 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:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Amsterdam  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

The UpCloud admin dashboard is a user-friendly interface that allows users to manage their cloud infrastructure. It provides a comprehensive overview of the user’s resources, including servers, storage, and networking.

Users can log in to their workspaces through the dashboard. Once logged in, they can access a range of features and tools. For instance, users can add CPUs or storage devices instantly with just a click. This scalability feature allows businesses to adjust their resources based on their needs.

The dashboard also provides a detailed view of the costs associated with the services. UpCloud bills its services by the usage hour up to a monthly total, ensuring predictable costs for every billing cycle.

In terms of security, the dashboard allows users to manage their data security and ensure GDPR compliance. This is particularly important for businesses that operate in multiple geographical locations.

Moreover, the dashboard includes an in-depth control panel and a versatile API for full control and easy automation. This feature benefits businesses that want to automate their processes and improve efficiency.

Server Pricing

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

UpCloud offers a variety of server plans to cater to different needs and budgets. The pricing is transparent and based on the resources you choose.

The General Purpose plans have a balanced and cost-efficient set of resources suitable for most use cases. These plans range from €7/month for 1GB memory, 1 CPU core, 25GB MaxIOPS storage, and 1TB transfer, up to €1992/month for 384GB memory, 64 CPU cores, 2048GB MaxIOPS storage, and 24TB transfer.

In addition to the server plan price, there are additional backup costs. The additional storage cost for the weekly plan is €0.05/mo per GB; for the monthly plan, it’s €0.10/mo per GB.

Starting January 1st, 2023, UpCloud changed its pricing currency from US Dollars (USD) to Euros (EUR) to bring more benefits and reduce customer uncertainty. They continue to accept payments in EUR, USD, SGD, and GBP.

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

Coupon

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

Payments

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

UpCloud offers several payment methods for users to add balance to their UpCloud account. The accepted payment methods include:

  • Credit cards: UpCloud accepts Visa and MasterCard. This allows users to make manual one-time payments and configure automated payments.
  • PayPal: Users can use their PayPal balance, bank account, debit, and credit cards to make payments. The payment methods accepted by PayPal may vary by region.

These payment methods provide flexibility and convenience for users, making it easy to manage their account balance and pay for the services they use.

Customer Support

UpCloud Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Servers Test and Review

UpCloud’s customer support is one of the key features that sets it apart from other cloud service providers. They operate on three key principles: reliability, performance, and great service culture.

The support team is available 24/7/365, ensuring customers can get help whenever needed. Customers can connect with the technical support team via live chat at their UpCloud Control Panel or [email protected]. For abuse-related issues, customers can contact [email protected].

Using the follow-the-sun model, they support specialists in a highly trained, diverse team of engineers worldwide. This means that no matter where you are or what time it is, there’s always someone available to help.

In addition to technical support, UpCloud has a sales team that customers can contact if they’re considering deploying on UpCloud. For a personalized experience, customers can send an email to [email protected].

Conclusion

Performance tests like the Basic Benchmark revealed consistent I/O speeds averaging 379.3 MB/s. Network performance was impressive, with the speed tests demonstrating near-max connection speeds in most locations, with particularly low latency within Europe, specifically a 6.76 ms ping in Amsterdam. The Global Node Test was conclusive in showcasing high upload and download speeds across multiple continents, signifying the server’s proficiency in handling international traffic.

Using Yabs, disk performance under mixed read/write conditions was robust, with speeds hovering around 771 MB/s for larger blocks. The UNIXBench scores, particularly for the Dhrystone and Whetstone tests, further confirmed the server’s computational horsepower. When CPU tests were run in parallel, the server exhibited more than double the performance, illustrating solid scalability under load.

Conclusively, the UpCloud server in Amsterdam stands out for its exceptional central and northern European connectivity and notable server response times, making it a reliable infrastructure piece for businesses targeting those regions. While it may show some content accessibility limitations, its core hosting capabilities, particularly for handling heavy workloads and high-speed data transfers, are impressive and can serve as a solid foundation for various online services.

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

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