Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

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Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

We recently tested the Shock Hosting‘s Los Angeles Virtual Server. It’s a flexible, budget-friendly option that runs on a modern virtual processor with these specs: 4-core CPU, 8GB of memory, 120GB of SSD, a fast 1Gbps internet connection, 8TB data transfer, and both an IPv4 and IPv6 address.

Our thorough review included a range of tests to measure performance: basic benchmarks, speed tests using Yabs, and general system checks with Unix Benchmark. We looked at network reliability through a worldwide connection test and checked how fast it responds with a global ping test.

We also assessed if the server could access media from different regions, checked its connection stability with CloudFlare, and ran it through online tools, PageSpeed Insights, and GTmetrix, to see how well it would handle web performance.

About Shock Hosting

ShockHosting.net is a web hosting provider offering fast, reliable, secure, and affordable hosting services since its inception. Their primary goal is to provide high-quality hosting at an affordable price to every client, regardless of size. They believe that their success is tied to the success of their clients, which motivates them to provide the best possible service without compromising on quality or features.

They offer a variety of plans and services to suit different needs. These include Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Virtual Servers, and Dedicated Servers. Each of these services comes with different pricing options, and the cost can be reduced further if you choose to pre-pay for more than a month.

The Shared Hosting plan starts at $2.99 monthly and includes unlimited SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, one hosted domain, and unlimited email accounts. On the other hand, the Reseller Hosting plan starts at $19.99 per month and offers unlimited SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited hosted domains, and 10 cPanel accounts.

For those needing more control and customization, ShockHosting.net offers Virtual Servers starting at $4.99 monthly. These servers come with 1 x 3.2+ GHz CPU Core, 2 GB Memory, 30 GB SSD or 300 GB HDD, and 2 TB Bandwidth. If you need even more power and resources, you can opt for their Dedicated Servers, which start at $49.99 per month and come with 4 x 3.5+ GHz CPU Cores, 32 GB Memory, 480 GB SSD or 2 TB HDD, and 10 TB Bandwidth.

One of the standout features of ShockHosting.net is its use of enterprise-grade hardware for all its server and network hardware. This ensures the highest level of performance and reliability. They also boast a blazing-fast network capable of transferring a website in under a second.

Official Website: https://www.ShockHosting.net

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

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 3199.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✗ Disabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 119.9 GB (2.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (62.0 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 7 hour 33 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-8-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS395092 Shock Hosting LLC
 Location           : Los Angeles / US
 Region             : California
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 944 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1065.6 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    899.68 Mbps       905.08 Mbps         0.25 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  888.39 Mbps       919.26 Mbps         0.72 ms     
 Dallas, US       836.58 Mbps       892.66 Mbps         28.78 ms    
 Montreal, CA     730.35 Mbps       927.05 Mbps         67.41 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    471.06 Mbps       540.15 Mbps         137.59 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     499.73 Mbps       418.25 Mbps         167.44 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.48 Mbps         0.19 Mbps           206.21 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.93 Mbps         0.35 Mbps           150.41 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       338.33 Mbps       370.65 Mbps         242.38 ms   
 Singapore, SG    421.46 Mbps       942.09 Mbps         178.33 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        116.72 Mbps       2.74 Mbps           616.78 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 28 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-06 22:58:04 EST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 9 hours, 2 minutes
Processor  : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
CPU cores  : 4 @ 3199.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ❌ Disabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 512.0 MiB
Disk       : 119.3 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-8-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Shock Hosting LLC
ASN        : AS395092 Shock Hosting LLC
Host       : Shock Hosting LLC
Location   : Los Angeles, California (CA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 351.93 MB/s  (87.9k) | 2.48 GB/s    (38.7k)
Write      | 352.86 MB/s  (88.2k) | 2.49 GB/s    (38.9k)
Total      | 704.80 MB/s (176.2k) | 4.97 GB/s    (77.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 2.55 GB/s     (4.9k) | 3.06 GB/s     (2.9k)
Write      | 2.68 GB/s     (5.2k) | 3.26 GB/s     (3.1k)
Total      | 5.23 GB/s    (10.2k) | 6.32 GB/s     (6.1k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 557 Mbits/sec   | 89.5 Mbits/sec  | 127 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 624 Mbits/sec   | 90.7 Mbits/sec  | 142 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 584 Mbits/sec   | 117 Mbits/sec   | 140 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 651 Mbits/sec   | 3.48 Mbits/sec  | 242 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 760 Mbits/sec   | 111 Mbits/sec   | 56.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 499 Mbits/sec   | 71.0 Mbits/sec  | 28.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 888 Mbits/sec   | 908 Mbits/sec   | 1.61 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 544 Mbits/sec   | 34.2 Mbits/sec  | 127 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 141 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 563 Mbits/sec   | 112 Mbits/sec   | 140 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 547 Mbits/sec   | 19.9 Mbits/sec  | 240 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 745 Mbits/sec   | 68.6 Mbits/sec  | 56.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 806 Mbits/sec   | 101 Mbits/sec   | 29.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 890 Mbits/sec   | 0.414 ms       

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 789                           
Multi Core      | 2554                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3883416

YABS completed in 20 min 37 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 07 2023 01:30:22 - 01:58:25
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       46899144.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5538.5 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4925.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        491846.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          127767.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1404051.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              806446.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  60272.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9120.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12613.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3966.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         510886.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   46899144.1   4018.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5538.5   1007.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4925.6   1145.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     491846.8   1242.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     127767.5    772.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1404051.2   2420.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     806446.4    648.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      60272.6    150.7
Process Creation                                126.0       9120.8    723.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12613.2   2974.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3966.0   6610.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     510886.5    340.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1145.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 07 2023 01:58:25 - 02:26:28
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      185184708.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    22152.5 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              15814.2 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        840631.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          226852.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2913309.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3191945.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 360700.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              43650.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  33182.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4644.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1879293.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  185184708.1  15868.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      22152.5   4027.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      15814.2   3677.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     840631.5   2122.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     226852.9   1370.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2913309.2   5022.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3191945.8   2565.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     360700.5    901.8
Process Creation                                126.0      43650.2   3464.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      33182.6   7826.1
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4644.4   7740.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1879293.6   1252.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3362.6

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 199.87.210.4

Test IPv6: 2607:a680:1:9::7476

Speedtest Files: 100MB 1GB 2GB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  63.98 MiB/s |  511.84 Mbps  | ping   0.288ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.410ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  23.26 MiB/s |  186.06 Mbps  | ping  61.041ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  87.81 MiB/s |  702.48 Mbps  | ping   7.959ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   5.06 MiB/s |   40.49 Mbps  | ping  63.458ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  79.74 MiB/s |  637.96 Mbps  | ping  27.701ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  44.19 MiB/s |  353.51 Mbps  | ping  33.657ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 105.26 MiB/s |  842.11 Mbps  | ping   0.327ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   5.95 MiB/s |   47.61 Mbps  | ping  56.026ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   2.03 MiB/s |   16.23 Mbps  | ping  44.683ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  15.84 MiB/s |  126.73 Mbps  | ping 138.293ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  33.42 KiB/s |    0.26 Mbps  | ping 146.808ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     302 B/s |      N/A       | ping 144.164ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  13.35 MiB/s |  106.80 Mbps  | ping 146.565ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  14.80 MiB/s |  118.37 Mbps  | ping 139.079ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     541 B/s |      N/A       | ping 158.610ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     556 B/s |      N/A       | ping 135.724ms
 Online, France               :   7.05 MiB/s |   56.44 Mbps  | ping 141.925ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     454 B/s |      N/A       | ping 157.195ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.93 MiB/s |   39.45 Mbps  | ping 191.765ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     360 B/s |      N/A       | ping 179.804ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   3.67 MiB/s |   29.32 Mbps  | ping 182.131ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 584.44 KiB/s |    4.57 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 631.92 KiB/s |    4.94 Mbps  | ping 184.619ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  12.28 MiB/s |   98.22 Mbps  | ping  98.610ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.07 MiB/s |   40.58 Mbps  | ping 173.817ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  21.82 MiB/s |  174.52 Mbps  | ping  98.755ms


 Benchmark finished in 97 seconds

Global Latency Test

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

Query: ping 146.71.81.25, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 146.71.81.25 – ARIN /22 AS395092 SHOCK-1 – United States, California, Los Angeles

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 07 Dec 2023 12:50:14 AM EST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Shock Hosting LLC (146.71.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Shock Hosting LLC (2607:a680:8:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: US)
 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:                           Los Angeles, CA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Los Angeles, CA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

CPanel and WHM are industry-leading web hosting control panels, power ShockHosting.net’s Admin Control Panel. These control panels have been used for over 20 years, providing a reliable and efficient interface for managing web hosting.

The cPanel allows you to create accounts on demand for your clients or yourself. It provides a user-friendly interface to manage all aspects of your website, including file management, email accounts, databases, security, and more.

On the other hand, WHM (Web Host Manager) is a tool that allows you to manage all of your cPanel accounts from one place. This is particularly useful if you’re a reseller and need to manage multiple client accounts.

One of the great features of these control panels is their compatibility with various devices. You can access cPanel and WHM with a computer, tablet, or smartphone, making it easy to manage your hosting account wherever you are.

In addition to these, ShockHosting.net also provides a password generation tool to help you create secure passwords. This ensures that your accounts are protected with strong, unique passwords.

Server Pricing

Shock Hosting United States Los Angeles Scalable and Affordable Virtual Server Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.ShockHosting.net

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Payments

ShockHosting.net offers a variety of payment methods for its customers’ convenience. They accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, Alipay, WeChat Pay, and Crypto Currency payments. This wide range of payment options makes it easy for customers worldwide to avail of their services.

All services are free of fees or charges, meaning you only pay for your chosen plan. They encourage clients to pay by credit or debit card as it is the easiest way to handle payments.

In terms of billing cycles, they offer flexibility with monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual billing options. The cost can be further reduced if you pre-pay for over a month. This lets customers choose a payment schedule that fits their budget and needs best.

Customer Support

ShockHosting.net’s customer support is one of its standout features. They have an experienced support team available 24/7 to assist with any issues that may arise. This means that no matter what time of day, you can reach out to them for help.

Their support team is not only available around the clock, but they are also committed to providing quick and efficient solutions to any problems you might encounter. This is evident from the positive reviews they have received from their customers. Many customers have praised their fast and satisfying service; some have even mentioned specific staff members who were particularly helpful.

In addition to their 24/7 support, they also offer a 7-day Money-Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with their services within the first week, you can get a full refund. This shows their confidence in the quality of their services and their commitment to customer satisfaction.

You can contact their support team through the email address [email protected]. This ensures direct communication with their support team, making getting the help you need easier.

Conclusion

Initial speed tests showed impressive storage performance, averaging over 1 GB/s on multiple tries. Internet speed tests across various locations revealed high upload and download speeds, particularly within the United States. However, performance varied globally, with some regions experiencing significantly lower speeds and higher latency, which is expected due to the distance from the server.

The server showed robust mixed read/write capabilities according to the Yabs performance test, boasting speeds upwards of 5 GB/s. The Geekbench scores indicated a strong single-core performance and even more impressive multi-core capability, which is great for multitasking and handling multiple user requests.

UnixBench benchmarks, which measure the overall performance, painted a picture of a highly capable server. High test scores confirm the server’s solid computational and data-handling abilities. The server performed equally well when all 4 cores were engaged, showing it can handle increased loads effectively.

In terms of media accessibility, the server had mixed results. While it passed several tests, indicating it could access content from certain streaming services like Dazn and Amazon Prime Video in the US region, it did not support others like Netflix’s full library, Disney+, or Hotstar. This could matter if your hosting needs include access to a broad range of regional content.

In conclusion, Shock Hosting’s virtual server in Los Angeles offers considerable power and speed, especially considering its affordability. While it shines in local connectivity and data handling, there is variability in global performance. Content access is also limited for certain services. Nevertheless, it is a robust option for users prioritizing a strong local presence with occasional international reach.

Official Website: https://www.ShockHosting.net

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