RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

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RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

We tried out RackNerd‘s New York VPS for this review, which stands out because it’s part of their special Black Friday 2023 deals. It’s a powerhouse with one of the latest chips, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, with 16 cores, though this plan gives you 2 of those cores to work with. You get 3 GB of RAM, 55 GB of fast NVMe storage, a 1 Gbps net connection, a generous 6 TB data transfer, and an IPv4 Address.

We ran it through a series of tests. First, we looked at the basics—how powerful and efficient is this server? Then, we tested its internet speed from different global locations and response time, which is a fancy way of saying how long it takes to react to a request.

Next, we checked if it can stream local content — can you watch shows and videos usually locked to the region? We also measured how well it connects to CloudFlare, a service that protects and accelerates websites. Lastly, we evaluated how fast web pages load, using popular tools called PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About RackNerd

RackNerd is a renowned Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution provider, offering diverse services to meet various computing needs. One of their standout offerings is the Virtual Private Server (VPS) service, designed with stability and performance in mind.

The VPS service from RackNerd provides dedicated resources to each user. This means the resources you pay for are reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring consistent performance and avoiding the “noisy neighbor” problem often associated with shared hosting environments.

One of the key features of RackNerd’s VPS service is the root access provided to users. This gives you complete control over your server environment, allowing you to configure it exactly as you need. Whether you want to install specific software, tweak system settings, or manage security protocols, having root access gives you the freedom to do so.

RackNerd’s VPS service also offers a choice of operating systems. This flexibility allows you to choose an environment that you’re comfortable with and that best suits the needs of your applications. Whether you prefer a Windows or Linux-based system, RackNerd has you covered.

Scalability is another important aspect of RackNerd’s VPS service. As your needs grow, you can seamlessly upgrade your server resources to match. This ensures that your server can keep up with the demands of your applications and traffic, providing a smooth experience for your users.

In terms of security, RackNerd’s VPS service includes DDoS protection. This helps safeguard your server from malicious attacks that could disrupt your service and potentially cause data loss. With RackNerd, you can have peace of mind knowing that your server is protected.

Official website: https://www.racknerd.com

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

 CPU Model          : AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 4499.996 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 54.8 GB (1.9 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 2.9 GB (56.9 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 1.5 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 2 hour 4 min
 Load average       : 0.07, 0.02, 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 / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS36352 ColoCrossing
 Location           : Buffalo / US
 Region             : New York
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.0 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.7 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.6 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1467.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    904.67 Mbps       950.33 Mbps         32.29 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  762.36 Mbps       886.60 Mbps         79.29 ms    
 Dallas, US       856.35 Mbps       906.83 Mbps         41.92 ms    
 Montreal, CA     913.75 Mbps       909.74 Mbps         18.29 ms    
 Paris, FR        852.63 Mbps       972.53 Mbps         93.15 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    239.33 Mbps       738.65 Mbps         83.80 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     333.78 Mbps       491.64 Mbps         246.04 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    7.10 Mbps         0.39 Mbps           259.59 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       398.47 Mbps       516.14 Mbps         194.65 ms   
 Singapore, SG    329.06 Mbps       868.76 Mbps         236.89 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        392.57 Mbps       748.17 Mbps         192.57 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 4 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-07 22:31:58 EST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes
Processor  : AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 4499.996 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 2.9 GiB
Swap       : 1.5 GiB
Disk       : 53.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-8-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : ColoCrossing
ASN        : AS36352 ColoCrossing
Host       : RackNerd LLC
Location   : Buffalo, New York (NY)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 379.69 MB/s  (94.9k) | 2.32 GB/s    (36.3k)
Write      | 380.69 MB/s  (95.1k) | 2.34 GB/s    (36.5k)
Total      | 760.38 MB/s (190.0k) | 4.67 GB/s    (72.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 2.91 GB/s     (5.7k) | 3.00 GB/s     (2.9k)
Write      | 3.07 GB/s     (6.0k) | 3.20 GB/s     (3.1k)
Total      | 5.99 GB/s    (11.7k) | 6.21 GB/s     (6.0k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 800 Mbits/sec   | 76.9 Mbits/sec  | 78.1 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 59.2 Mbits/sec  | 89.4 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 831 Mbits/sec   | 384 Mbits/sec   | 84.3 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 676 Mbits/sec   | 6.01 Mbits/sec  | 190 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 929 Mbits/sec   | 219 Mbits/sec   | 10.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 913 Mbits/sec   | 131 Mbits/sec   | 32.9 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 820 Mbits/sec   | 88.8 Mbits/sec  | 71.2 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1567                          
Multi Core      | 2680                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3895958

YABS completed in 11 min 40 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 07 2023 22:56:17 - 23:24:10
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       73826816.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    12503.1 MWIPS (9.7 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5821.5 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1131027.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          498536.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1878086.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3979462.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 358370.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              14878.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10087.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1824.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4283176.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   73826816.8   6326.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12503.1   2273.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5821.5   1353.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1131027.3   2856.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     498536.0   3012.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1878086.4   3238.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3979462.1   3198.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     358370.5    895.9
Process Creation                                126.0      14878.1   1180.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10087.7   2379.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1824.0   3040.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4283176.5   2855.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2407.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 07 2023 23:24:10 - 23:52:09
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      144052791.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    24478.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10875.9 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1312737.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          579872.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2859420.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             7766511.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 780167.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              30054.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13970.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2035.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        5222147.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  144052791.6  12343.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      24478.3   4450.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10875.9   2529.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1312737.4   3315.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     579872.2   3503.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2859420.5   4930.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    7766511.0   6243.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     780167.7   1950.4
Process Creation                                126.0      30054.3   2385.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13970.1   3294.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2035.7   3392.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    5222147.0   3481.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3797.5

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

Looking Glass

Test IP: 192.3.81.8

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 107.30 MiB/s |  858.37 Mbps  | ping   2.521ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   9.821ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  53.03 MiB/s |  424.25 Mbps  | ping  16.532ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   5.74 MiB/s |   45.95 Mbps  | ping  79.879ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  85.32 MiB/s |  682.59 Mbps  | ping  11.566ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  37.66 MiB/s |  301.32 Mbps  | ping  54.813ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  68.87 MiB/s |  550.96 Mbps  | ping  32.671ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  31.91 MiB/s |  255.26 Mbps  | ping  71.302ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  99.34 MiB/s |  794.73 Mbps  | ping   9.346ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  84.40 MiB/s |  675.17 Mbps  | ping  24.164ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  28.91 MiB/s |  231.28 Mbps  | ping  80.567ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  40.11 KiB/s |    0.31 Mbps  | ping  94.922ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     373 B/s |      N/A       | ping  98.661ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  25.47 MiB/s |  203.72 Mbps  | ping  90.548ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  27.26 MiB/s |  218.04 Mbps  | ping  83.305ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     231 B/s |      N/A       | ping 130.086ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     586 B/s |      N/A       | ping  88.285ms
 Online, France               :  12.85 MiB/s |  102.80 Mbps  | ping  89.137ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     487 B/s |      N/A       | ping  98.402ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.74 MiB/s |   29.94 Mbps  | ping 274.387ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     196 B/s |      N/A       | ping 253.347ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   8.28 MiB/s |   66.23 Mbps  | ping 130.409ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 750.99 KiB/s |    5.87 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 290.61 KiB/s |    2.27 Mbps  | ping 232.997ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.39 MiB/s |   43.15 Mbps  | ping 188.354ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.40 MiB/s |   27.16 Mbps  | ping 233.912ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   9.12 MiB/s |   72.98 Mbps  | ping 184.822ms


 Benchmark finished in 89 seconds

Global Latency Test

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 107.172.134.24, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 107.172.134.24 – ARIN /21 AS36352 COLOCROSSING – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 07 Dec 2023 10:54:08 PM EST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: ColoCrossing (107.172.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           New York, NY 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

Get Started with RackNerd’s VPS

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

Getting started with RackNerd’s VPS service involves a few steps:

  • Order a VPS: Visit the RackNerd website and choose the VPS plan that best suits your needs.
  • Access the Control Panel: Once your VPS is set up, you will be provided access to RackNerd’s secure VPS Control Panel. This panel allows you to manage your VPS, including features such as reboot, shutdown, set rDNS, and boot.
  • SSH into your VPS: You can SSH into your VPS using a client like PuTTY. This gives you command-line access to your server, allowing you to install software and manage your server’s settings.
  • Re-install a Different Operating System: If you wish to change the operating system of your VPS, you can do so from the control panel.
  • Manage Network Settings: Using a KVM VPS, you can reconfigure the network settings using the Solus VM panel.
  • Change Your VPS Primary IPv4 Address: If you need to change your VPS primary IPv4 address, you can do so using the self-serve client portal.

If you need help, RackNerd has several tutorials on their YouTube channel and Knowledgebase. You can also reach out to their support team for assistance.

Admin Control Panel

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

RackNerd’s VPS Admin Control Panel, powered by SolusVM, is a user-friendly interface that easily manages your Virtual Private Server (VPS). Here are some of the key features:

  • Server Status Management: You can easily change the status of your server. This includes rebooting, shutting down, and booting up your VPS.
  • Operating System Reinstallation: You can reinstall the operating system on your VPS. This feature allows you to choose from a variety of OS templates. Please note that this feature will erase all existing data on your VPS.
  • Usage Statistics: The control panel provides usage statistics for your VPS. To understand your server’s performance, you can monitor these statistics over different intervals.
  • VNC Password Management: You can change the VNC password of your VPS from the control panel. This feature is particularly useful in emergencies when your server is unavailable via SSH.
  • Root/Admin Password Management: Change your VPS’s root/administrator password from the control panel.
  • Activity Log: The control panel maintains an activity log, which allows you to track actions performed within your VPS control panel.
  • Operating System Change: You can change the operating system of your VPS from the control panel.

These features provide comprehensive control over your VPS, making it easy to manage and monitor your server’s performance.

Server Pricing

RackNerd United States New York Ryzen 7950X VPS (Black Friday 2023) Hosting Test and Review

Official website: https://www.racknerd.com

Coupon

Save 15% off for life on all dedicated servers using promo code: 15OFFDEDI

Payments

RackNerd offers a variety of payment methods to cater to customers from different regions and with different preferences. Here are the payment methods they accept:

  • Credit Cards: RackNerd accepts all major credit cards, including American Express (AMEX), Discover, Visa, and MasterCard.
  • PayPal: PayPal is a widely used online payment system that RackNerd accepts.
  • Cryptocurrency: For those who prefer digital currencies, RackNerd accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, USDT, and USDC.
  • Alipay: Alipay, also known as 支付宝, is a popular payment method in China and is accepted by RackNerd.
  • Wire Transfer: RackNerd also accepts payments through wire transfer.
  • iDEAL: iDEAL is a payment method that enables consumers to pay online through their bank.
  • India UPI and India NetBanking: These are popular payment methods in India and are accepted by RackNerd.
  • Boleto: Boleto Bancário, referred to as Boleto, is a payment method in Brazil that RackNerd supports.
  • Union Pay: UnionPay is a Chinese financial services corporation providing bank card services and a major scheme in mainland China.

Please note that more payment methods are supported upon checking out. This wide range of payment options makes it convenient for customers worldwide to purchase RackNerd’s services.

Customer Support

RackNerd is known for its exceptional customer support. They have a dedicated team available 24/7 to assist customers with any technical issues or inquiries they may have. Here are some of the ways you can reach out to them:

  • Support Ticket: You can open a support ticket anytime, and their team will be ready to help.
  • Phone: You can contact them via their hotline at +1 (888) 881-NERD.
  • Email: You can also contact them via email at [email protected].
  • Live Chat: RackNerd offers live chat support, providing real-time assistance.
  • Billing Inquiries: You can contact their billing department for any billing-related questions.
  • Abuse Complaints: If you have any complaints, RackNerd’s abuse department can assist.

RackNerd’s support team is responsive, knowledgeable, and dedicated to assisting customers. They strive to provide top-notch support and personalized service.

Conclusion

Our first round of tests looked at basic I/O speed, with the server showing strong performance across three runs, averaging 1467.7 MB/s—an indicator of the server’s quick data handling capacity. Network speed tests demonstrated solid upload and download speeds across various global locations, though some areas, like Chongqing, showed significantly lower speeds. The average latency was acceptable, with some variation across different cities reflecting the geographic distance from the server.

We deployed Yabs Performance Bench for comprehensive performance analysis, revealing stellar read/write capabilities under various block sizes. Geekbench scores reflected solid single and multi-core performance, indicative of responsive processing power. UnixBench scores, which test a range of tasks, including computational operations and file copying, provided substantial index scores suggesting that the server is well-suited for diverse workloads.

In real-world applicability, the server performed variably in our media accessibility tests. It succeeded in unblocking Dazn (US region), Amazon Prime Video (US region), and TVBAnywhere+, while it didn’t support platforms like Netflix, Disney+, and Hotstar, limiting some streaming options.

To summarize, RackNerd’s New York VPS offered in the Black Friday 2023 sale is a robust and reliable choice for various online endeavors, from hosting websites to handling intensive workloads. Its hardware proved capable in speed and task-processing tests. Although it has excellent local content accessibility and network performance, certain media services remain inaccessible, suggesting a possible focus for RackNerd to enhance its VPS offerings.

Official website: https://www.racknerd.com

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