VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

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VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

We recently checked out a VPS from VPSAG in Sofia, Bulgaria, that packs quite the punch. It has a beefy Intel Xeon Gold processor clocked at 2.4GHz, 2 CPU cores, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of quick SSD storage. For internet speed, it boasts a 1Gbps connection and can handle up to 7TB of data traffic, providing both an IPv4 and an IPv6 address.

In our testing run, we looked at a bunch of different areas. We started with basic benchmarks, including Yabs and Unix Benchmark, to see how well the server performs under general conditions. We then checked out how it connects with other parts of the world using a Global Node Test and used Global Ping to see the response times from various locations.

To test whether this server can stream media from different regions, we ran Media Unlock Tests. We also put it through the CloudFlare Internet Test to judge the quality of its connection. For those wondering how well websites would run on this VPS, we used tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to measure web performance.

About VPSAG

VPSAG.com is a European-based company that provides high-quality Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Cloud Server services. They are known for their full KVM virtualization, SSD-only storage, 1Gbps uplinks, dedicated resources, IPv6, and DDoS protection.

Their services are designed with speed and reliability, aiming to provide high-quality cloud solutions. They use powerful and energy-efficient equipment to provide cost-effective VPSs without any performance degradation.

VPSAG.com offers a range of packages to suit various needs. Their packages start from as low as EUR 3.00 per month, which includes 1 CPU core, 2 GB RAM, 20 GB disk space, and 3 TB bandwidth. The packages scale up to EUR 70.00 per month, which includes 16 CPU cores, 64 GB RAM, 400 GB disk space, and 50 TB bandwidth.

One of the key features of VPSAG.com is its cloud-based infrastructure. This makes it easy for users to build applications and websites on a fast and reliable service that supports heavy enterprise workloads. Each virtual server is hosted on a full SSD platform, ensuring the fastest I/O available today.

In terms of hardware, VPSAG.com uses premium hardware made by Dell to ensure maximum performance and reliability. They also offer native IPv6 on their entire network infrastructure, and each VPS has IPv6 enabled.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6148 CPU @ 2.40GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.0 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (79.4 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 976.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 1 hour 3 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       : AS44901 Belcloud LTD
 Location           : Sofia / BG
 Region             : Sofia-Capital
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 43.9 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 250 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 488 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 260.6 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    296.21 Mbps       389.91 Mbps         0.32 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  291.71 Mbps       394.74 Mbps         168.43 ms   
 Dallas, US       310.28 Mbps       298.17 Mbps         139.93 ms   
 Montreal, CA     358.15 Mbps       405.29 Mbps         116.32 ms   
 Paris, FR        416.66 Mbps       390.66 Mbps         32.05 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    418.53 Mbps       399.79 Mbps         30.34 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     284.96 Mbps       405.63 Mbps         250.83 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     293.28 Mbps       396.06 Mbps         201.27 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       289.08 Mbps       396.54 Mbps         145.03 ms   
 Singapore, SG    263.91 Mbps       400.39 Mbps         287.57 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        324.53 Mbps       398.68 Mbps         215.34 ms   
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 Finished in        : 6 min 40 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-04 22:03:23 EST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6148 CPU @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 976.0 MiB
Disk       : 48.1 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-18-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Belcloud LTD
ASN        : AS44901 Belcloud LTD
Host       : BelCloud Hosting Corporation
Location   : Sofia, Sofia-Capital (22)
Country    : Bulgaria

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/mapper/debian--vg-root):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 114.91 MB/s  (28.7k) | 727.52 MB/s  (11.3k)
Write      | 115.21 MB/s  (28.8k) | 731.35 MB/s  (11.4k)
Total      | 230.12 MB/s  (57.5k) | 1.45 GB/s    (22.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.51 GB/s     (2.9k) | 1.69 GB/s     (1.6k)
Write      | 1.59 GB/s     (3.1k) | 1.81 GB/s     (1.7k)
Total      | 3.10 GB/s     (6.0k) | 3.50 GB/s     (3.4k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 405 Mbits/sec   | 369 Mbits/sec   | 35.9 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 408 Mbits/sec   | 371 Mbits/sec   | 33.8 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 385 Mbits/sec   | 358 Mbits/sec   | 29.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 317 Mbits/sec   | 297 Mbits/sec   | 105 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 374 Mbits/sec   | 313 Mbits/sec   | 103 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 248 Mbits/sec   | 49.7 Mbits/sec  | 134 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 333 Mbits/sec   | 294 Mbits/sec   | 668 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 405 Mbits/sec   | 141 Mbits/sec   | 36.0 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 40.1 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 409 Mbits/sec   | 190 Mbits/sec   | 29.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 351 Mbits/sec   | 267 Mbits/sec   | 105 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 345 Mbits/sec   | 194 Mbits/sec   | 103 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 282 Mbits/sec   | 234 Mbits/sec   | 134 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 323 Mbits/sec   | 167 Mbits/sec   | 164 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 587                           
Multi Core      | 1036                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3856460

YABS completed in 21 min 5 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 04 2023 22:52:10 - 23:20:17
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       21764306.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4963.5 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2386.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        271639.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           75794.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        822982.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              426667.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  30576.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               3746.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5098.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1026.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         230500.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   21764306.5   1865.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4963.5    902.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2386.1    554.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     271639.4    686.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      75794.3    458.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     822982.5   1418.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     426667.4    343.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      30576.5     76.4
Process Creation                                126.0       3746.5    297.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5098.3   1202.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1026.4   1710.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     230500.0    153.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         563.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 04 2023 23:20:17 - 23:48:28
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       40608030.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9919.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4255.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        455986.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          124877.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1411143.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              817193.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 181239.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9346.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7798.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1059.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         437903.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   40608030.5   3479.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9919.7   1803.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4255.6    989.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     455986.7   1151.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     124877.4    754.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1411143.7   2433.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     817193.5    656.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     181239.5    453.1
Process Creation                                126.0       9346.2    741.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7798.1   1839.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1059.3   1765.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     437903.3    291.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1087.9

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 94.156.35.72

Test Files: 10MB 100MB 1000MB 10000MB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  44.78 MiB/s |  358.26 Mbps  | ping   0.643ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.874ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   8.40 MiB/s |   67.20 Mbps  | ping 105.729ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   2.64 MiB/s |   21.15 Mbps  | ping 167.160ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 528.54 KiB/s |    4.13 Mbps  | ping 110.255ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  10.53 MiB/s |   84.21 Mbps  | ping 169.806ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  14.77 MiB/s |  118.20 Mbps  | ping 145.126ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  11.15 MiB/s |   89.18 Mbps  | ping 160.196ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  12.51 MiB/s |  100.10 Mbps  | ping 105.192ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  17.94 MiB/s |  143.55 Mbps  | ping 119.766ms

 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  40.97 MiB/s |  327.73 Mbps  | ping  36.968ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 152.32 KiB/s |    1.19 Mbps  | ping  25.080ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.26 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  28.588ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  40.67 MiB/s |  325.35 Mbps  | ping  33.824ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  41.81 MiB/s |  334.45 Mbps  | ping  31.701ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     938 B/s |      N/A       | ping  44.737ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.10 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  36.677ms
 Online, France               :  31.44 MiB/s |  251.55 Mbps  | ping  33.692ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.13 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  19.850ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.39 MiB/s |   11.10 Mbps  | ping 341.736ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     275 B/s |      N/A       | ping 338.067ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  40.18 MiB/s |  321.41 Mbps  | ping  39.264ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 278.22 KiB/s |    2.17 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   3.41 MiB/s |   27.26 Mbps  | ping 212.175ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.25 MiB/s |   41.96 Mbps  | ping 231.375ms
 Linode, Singapore    : 497.91 KiB/s |    3.89 Mbps  | ping 160.702ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.42 MiB/s |   35.35 Mbps  | ping 254.110ms


 Benchmark finished in 108 seconds

Global Latency Test

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 185.203.118.116, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.203.118.116 – RIPENCC /24 AS44901 BELCLOUD – Bulgaria, Sofia-Capital, Sofia

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon 04 Dec 2023 10:46:21 PM EST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Belcloud (185.203.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: BG)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: BG)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: BG)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           GIGANET in Kiev 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [A1 Bulgaria] in [Sofia ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           WW
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Belcloud (2a07:5741:0:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: BG)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: BG)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           GIGANET in Kiev 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [RU VDS] in [Sofia ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           WW
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

Get Started with VPSAG.com

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

Getting started with VPSAG.com is quite straightforward. Here are the steps you can follow:

  • Sign Up: Visit the VPSAG.com website and click the “Sign Up” button. You must provide your email, create a password, and fill in your personal information.
  • Choose a Plan: After signing up, you can choose a VPS or Cloud Server plan that suits your needs. They offer a range of packages starting from as low as EUR 3.00 per month.
  • Configure Your Server: Once you’ve chosen a plan, you can configure your server. This includes choosing the operating system and other settings.
  • Order and Deploy: After configuring your server, you can order it. The virtual servers are provisioned and delivered within 20 minutes after order completion.
  • Access the VPS Panel: After your server is set up, you can log in to the VPS Panel to manage your services.

Remember, VPSAG.com offers 24/7 customer care service, so if you have any issues or questions, don’t hesitate to contact them.

Admin Control Panel

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

The VPS Admin Control Panel at VPSAG.com is a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your Virtual Private Server (VPS) services. Here are some of the key features and functionalities:

  • Access: You can log in to the VPS Panel to access and control your VPS services.
  • Server Configuration: The control panel allows you to configure your server, including choosing the operating system and other settings.
  • Reinstallation: You can reinstall the OS from the VPS control panel if needed.
  • Connection Speed: Each VPS is featured with a 1Gbps shared connection speed. The speed is shared among all the users on the node, and the guaranteed speed is 100Mbps.
  • Firewall Configuration: You can configure a firewall on your VPS.

Remember, if you encounter any issues or questions, VPSAG.com offers 24/7 customer care service. They have a team of tech experts dedicated to providing high-quality hosting services and working with customers to create solutions to increase productivity and ensure business growth.

Server Pricing

VPSAG Bulgaria Sofia High Performance Full Virtualization KVM VPS Test and Review

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

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Payments

VPSAG.com offers various payment methods for their services. They accept payments through:

  • Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards: You can use your card to make payments.
  • PayPal: PayPal is another convenient option for making payments.
  • Wire Transfer: You can also pay via wire transfer.
  • Bitcoin: For those who prefer cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is accepted.

Please note that all payments should be made using your card, bank account, or PayPal account. Using third parties to make payments without prior approval is prohibited and may result in the immediate termination of the account and services without a refund.

Customer Support

VPSAG.com takes pride in offering high-quality customer support services. They have a dedicated team of technical experts with over 10 years of web hosting experience. This team is committed to providing solutions to customers, working with them to increase productivity and ensure business growth.

Their customer support is available 24/7. This means that no matter what time of the day or night you encounter a problem, someone will be available to assist you. They strive to exceed expectations and increase customer satisfaction.

You can contact their customer support via phone or through their website. Their team is always ready to assist and ensure a flawless web hosting experience with no downtime.

Conclusion

Initial benchmarks showed varied I/O speeds with an average of 260.6 MB/s, indicating that performance can fluctuate but overall remains solid. Network performance was tested extensively, and results were strong across the board—except for expectedly higher latency with distant servers like those in Asia. Upload and download speeds stayed within 263.91 to 418.53 Mbps, displaying the server’s reliable internet capability.

In-depth performance testing with YABS highlighted impressive read and write speeds, especially at larger block sizes, peaking at an impressive 3.50 GB/s. Geekbench scores showed decent processing capabilities, with a single-core score of 587 and a multi-core score of 1036. UnixBench results further supported these findings, showing the VPS could handle various tasks effectively, scoring higher when running parallel tests, which better leveraged the server’s multi-core setup.

Regionally, the server’s ability to bypass geo-blocks was hit or miss. It worked well to access streaming services like Dazn, YouTube Premium, and Amazon Prime Video in the Bulgaria region. However, it was restricted to platforms like HotStar, Disney+, and Viu.com, with Netflix offering only original content. This indicates that while the server is capable of some regional unlocks, it doesn’t work universally across all streaming services.

In conclusion, the VPSAG server in Sofia demonstrates strong performance in terms of processing power and network capability, making it suitable for various tasks. However, potential users looking to access a broad range of international content may face limitations, so this should be considered when choosing this service for media-heavy applications.

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

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