Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

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Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

This time, we’re reviewing the Gcore France Paris Standard VPS, which offers unlimited bandwidth. This virtual server runs on an Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake) and comes with these specs: 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of memory, 50 GB SSD storage, and a 1 Gbps net connection. Plus, you get unlimited data transfer and a single IPv4 address.

We’ve put this server through a series of tests. These include basic performance checks, speed tests using Yabs and Unix Benchmark, network reach via the Global Node Test, and ping tests for checking how fast it communicates with other sites.

We’ve also checked whether different media services are accessible with the Media Unlock Test, looked at connection quality through the CloudFlare Internet Test, and measured web performance using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Gcore

Gcore Cloud Virtual Instances are a part of the comprehensive suite of cloud services Gcore offers. They provide ready-made virtual instances that can be deployed rapidly, sometimes in as little as 10 minutes. This makes them an excellent choice for businesses and individuals who need to scale up their computing resources quickly.

The virtual instances come in two types: Core and Edge. Core instances are designed for high scalability and come equipped with the latest generation of equipment. They offer up to 1000 cores and 30 TB of RAM. On the other hand, Edge instances are designed to focus on cost-effectiveness. They offer up to 300 cores and 1 TB of RAM. The choice between Core and Edge would depend on the specific needs and budget of the user.

One of the standout features of Gcore’s virtual instances is the flexibility in choosing the hardware architecture. Users can choose between x86-64 and ARM architectures. The x86-64 architecture is known for its compatibility with Linux operating systems and Windows distributions, making it a popular choice for general-purpose computing applications. The ARM architecture, on the other hand, is designed for energy efficiency and low power consumption, making it ideal for high-performance computing tasks.

In terms of software, Gcore offers a wide range of options. Users can choose an OS distribution, a volume, a snapshot, a custom image, or a template from the marketplace. This allows users to tailor their virtual instances to their specific needs.

Gcore also provides a variety of instance types. Users can select the appropriate CPU generation: Intel® Xeon® Scalable, 3rd Gen, or 2nd Gen if they’ve selected x-86-64 architecture, or ARM Ampere® Altra® Max Family if they’ve selected ARM architecture. This allows users to choose the instance type that best suits their workload.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (880.4 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (75.2 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 11 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.01, 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 / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS199524 G-Core Labs S.A.
 Location           : Aubervilliers / FR
 Region             : Île-de-France
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 286 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 441 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 382 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 369.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    3641.51 Mbps      3990.45 Mbps        0.49 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  598.32 Mbps       1431.78 Mbps        135.38 ms   
 Dallas, US       758.46 Mbps       1448.78 Mbps        107.44 ms   
 Montreal, CA     590.04 Mbps       925.85 Mbps         88.63 ms    
 Paris, FR        7353.86 Mbps      6597.99 Mbps        0.88 ms     
 Amsterdam, NL    8498.34 Mbps      4704.15 Mbps        8.61 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     461.03 Mbps       1935.44 Mbps        182.18 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     424.20 Mbps       1425.36 Mbps        188.11 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       411.57 Mbps       2760.61 Mbps        202.84 ms   
 Singapore, SG    256.46 Mbps       2588.60 Mbps        306.75 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        111.23 Mbps       1981.06 Mbps        384.80 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 17 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-30 00:46:56 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-18-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : G-Core Labs S.A.
ASN        : AS199524 G-Core Labs S.A.
Host       : GCL
Location   : Paris, Île-de-France (IDF)
Country    : France

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/sda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 6.02 MB/s     (1.5k) | 96.16 MB/s    (1.5k)
Write      | 6.01 MB/s     (1.5k) | 96.66 MB/s    (1.5k)
Total      | 12.03 MB/s    (3.0k) | 192.83 MB/s   (3.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 252.11 MB/s    (492) | 250.40 MB/s    (244)
Write      | 265.50 MB/s    (518) | 267.08 MB/s    (260)
Total      | 517.62 MB/s   (1.0k) | 517.49 MB/s    (504)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 8.34 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 6.98 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 4.48 Gbits/sec  | 0.538 ms       
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 3.76 Gbits/sec  | 8.55 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 454 Mbits/sec   | 199 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.25 Gbits/sec  | 1.74 Gbits/sec  | 79.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 608 Mbits/sec   | 346 Mbits/sec   | 231 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.24 Gbits/sec  | 854 Mbits/sec   | 143 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1314                          
Multi Core      | 2366                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3782386

YABS completed in 12 min 5 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Thu Nov 30 2023 01:37:44 - 02:05:50
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       38916989.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5541.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4200.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        548495.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          144103.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1557656.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              744708.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 105499.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9080.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11243.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2108.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         421728.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   38916989.0   3334.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5541.5   1007.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4200.6    976.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     548495.3   1385.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     144103.9    870.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1557656.4   2685.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     744708.6    598.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     105499.2    263.7
Process Creation                                126.0       9080.3    720.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11243.0   2651.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2108.5   3514.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     421728.7    281.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1100.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Nov 30 2023 02:05:50 - 02:33:58
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       77339626.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11035.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               7748.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        925678.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          238118.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2699636.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1463254.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 308701.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              20052.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  15981.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2174.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         799826.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   77339626.7   6627.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11035.6   2006.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       7748.4   1802.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     925678.9   2337.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     238118.2   1438.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2699636.2   4654.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1463254.7   1176.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     308701.4    771.8
Process Creation                                126.0      20052.1   1591.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      15981.0   3769.1
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2174.8   3624.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     799826.0    533.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1993.9

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

Looking Glass

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

https://speedtest.gcore.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 198.02 MiB/s | 1584.16 Mbps  | ping   0.188ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping  15.656ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  13.38 MiB/s |  107.06 Mbps  | ping  99.534ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   8.87 MiB/s |   70.97 Mbps  | ping 146.214ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   1.67 MiB/s |   13.39 Mbps  | ping  79.494ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  14.54 MiB/s |  116.32 Mbps  | ping 138.032ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  19.54 MiB/s |  156.34 Mbps  | ping 111.623ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  14.51 MiB/s |  116.09 Mbps  | ping 136.780ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  29.66 MiB/s |  237.31 Mbps  | ping  78.864ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  25.80 MiB/s |  206.37 Mbps  | ping  89.424ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 112.36 MiB/s |  898.88 Mbps  | ping   7.821ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 465.93 KiB/s |    3.64 Mbps  | ping   9.445ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.51 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  13.464ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  90.65 MiB/s |  725.23 Mbps  | ping  12.428ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 144.72 MiB/s | 1157.74 Mbps  | ping   9.751ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.20 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  27.284ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   6.88 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping   4.108ms
 Online, France               : 212.40 MiB/s | 1699.20 Mbps  | ping   0.531ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   3.83 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  14.597ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.54 MiB/s |   20.35 Mbps  | ping 410.923ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     364 B/s |      N/A       | ping 260.436ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  39.12 MiB/s |  312.99 Mbps  | ping  45.060ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 580.82 KiB/s |    4.54 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   5.35 MiB/s |   42.84 Mbps  | ping 176.345ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   7.42 MiB/s |   59.35 Mbps  | ping 219.740ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  12.58 MiB/s |  100.66 Mbps  | ping 150.460ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   6.99 MiB/s |   55.95 Mbps  | ping 213.549ms


 Benchmark finished in 112 seconds

Global Latency Test

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 45.10.59.184, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 45.10.59.184 – RIPENCC /24 AS199524 GCORE – France, Île-de-France, Paris

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Nov 30 01:11:57 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: G-Core Labs SA (45.10.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: FR)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: FR)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: FR)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   FR
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Frankfurt 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Paris  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           FR
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

Gcore’s Cloud Admin Control Panel is a powerful tool that provides users with a comprehensive interface to manage their cloud resources. It’s designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for beginners and experienced users to navigate.

One of the key features of the Control Panel is its ability to connect to a Virtual Machine (VM). Users can easily connect to an instance via the Console in the Control Panel. After clicking on the desired instance, the system will prompt the user to enter their username and password. The login details depend on the instance’s operating system.

For Linux instances, the login is usually the name of the OS, and the password is entered during the creation of the instance. For Windows instances, the login for all instances is “Admin,” and the password is entered in the “Access” field when creating the instance.

The Control Panel integrates with other Gcore products, such as CDN, Streaming, Storage, DDoS Protection, and DNS Hosting. Users can set up, manage, and get support for their entire Gcore experience in one place.

In addition to these features, the Control Panel has been designed with a focus on customization. Users can tailor their experience to their needs, making it a versatile tool for managing cloud resources.

Server Pricing

Gcore France Paris Standard vCPU Unlimited Traffic VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

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Payments

Gcore offers a variety of payment methods for their services. You can pay for Gcore services in USD and euros. The currency depends on your provider.

Here are the payment methods supported by Gcore:

  • PayPal: You can pay via PayPal. However, please note that PayPal charges a commission of €0.35 + 3.4% of the payment amount.
  • Bank Transfer: Bank transfer is another option, with the minimum payment amount being €10. The money will be added to your balance within 5 business days.
  • Bank Card: Gcore supports payments via bank card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Union Pay). The money is typically added to your balance within 5-10 minutes. In some cases, it can take up to 24 hours.
  • Alipay: Alipay is also a supported payment method.

It’s worth noting that while Gcore does not charge a commission for payments made via bank card or Alipay, your bank may apply charges.

In addition to these payment methods, Gcore also offers an auto-payment feature. This allows you to link a bank card and set up automatic payments. You can specify a maximum payment amount debited from your bank card. The amount is calculated based on expected expenses for the current services +10%. You can specify the maximum payment amount by yourself.

Customer Support

Gcore provides a comprehensive customer support system to assist its users. They have a dedicated team ready to answer any questions you may have. You can reach out to them via the following channels:

  • Email: You can contact their sales team at [email protected] and their support team at [email protected].
  • Phone: They have phone lines for Europe (+352 208 80 507) and the USA (+1 888 4148 646).
  • Help Center: Gcore has a Help Center where you can find answers to common questions and issues.
  • Personal Account: You can also send an application via your Account.

In addition to these, Gcore also offers a user-friendly interface integrated with all their products: CDN, Streaming, Storage, Cloud, DDoS Protection, and DNS Hosting. This allows users to monitor performance and manage their services in one place.

Conclusion

During the Basic Benchmark, the server showed consistent I/O performance with an average speed of 369.7 MB/s. Network capabilities were impressive, especially within Paris, where it reached download speeds nearing 6600 Mbps and maintained an exceptionally low latency under 1 ms. International connections varied, with some locations like Tokyo experiencing higher latencies, which is typical due to geographic distance.

The Yabs Performance Bench highlighted a balanced read and write capability, particularly with larger block sizes where the server touched disk speeds over 500 MB/s. Similarly, the Geekbench 6 test reflected solid performance with single and multi-core scores of 1314 and 2366, respectively, indicating good processing power for various tasks.

UnixBench scores revealed robust processing capacity, especially when running parallel copies of tests. The server could manage tasks efficiently, from computation (over 77 million lps on Dhrystone) to high file copy speeds (exceeding 2.6 GB/s with large buffers). This shows that the server could be a strong contender for CPU-intensive and disk I/O-bound applications.

Regarding global content accessibility, the Media Unlock Test indicated mixed results. While the server can access local French content like Dazn, YouTube Premium, and Amazon Prime Video, it is limited to Netflix Originals. It did not provide access to platforms like Disney+ and HotStar. Also, the server was optimized for regional services, with the preferred Netflix and YouTube CDNs being in Paris and Frankfurt, respectively.

The Gcore France Paris Standard VPS exhibits strong performance across various benchmarks, making it suitable for demanding tasks and high-speed networking needs, particularly in Europe. It also caters well to local content access, though global media availability is more restricted.

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

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