CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

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CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

Our recently tested the CrownCloud USA Los Angeles VPS, which boasts a high-speed solid-state drive and runs on a powerful Intel Xeon processor. Its specs include a 4-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 100GB of SSD storage, a fast 1Gbps internet connection, 2TB of data transfer allowance, and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

We started with some standard benchmarks – Basic, Yabs, and Unix – to see how well it handles common tasks. Then, we tested its network performance worldwide and checked how quickly it could respond to pings from different locations.

To see if it could stream media from various regions, we performed a Media Unlock Test. We also used tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to evaluate how quickly websites would run on this server.

About CrownCloud

CrownCloud is a leading provider of web hosting services, offering various solutions, including VPSes, dedicated servers, and colocation services across the United States and Europe. One of their standout offerings is the Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS, designed to cater to businesses and individuals requiring high-performance virtual private servers.

The 12th Generation Intel Core i9 12900K processors power the Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS. This ensures super-fast disk access, making it perfect for running intensive applications requiring much computing power. SSDs (Solid State Drives) in these VPSes provide faster data access than traditional hard drives. This results in improved performance and efficiency, which can be crucial for businesses that rely on speed and reliability.

CrownCloud’s Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS is available in various locations, including Los Angeles, USA; Atlanta, USA; Miami, USA; Frankfurt, DE; and Amsterdam, NL. This geographical diversity allows users to choose a server location closest to their target audience, reducing latency and improving the user experience.

One of the key features of CrownCloud’s service is the control panel for reboots, reinstalls, snapshots, etc. This gives users full control over their VPS, allowing them to manage their servers effectively. Additionally, each plan has 1 dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 Subnet, and rDNS support is included for IPv4 and IPv6.

CrownCloud uses enterprise-grade hardware and data centers, ensuring high stability and reliability. They also use hardware RAID arrays for data preservation, providing an extra layer of data security. All nodes have a 1 Gbit/sec uplink for fast data transfer.

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

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

CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2299.996 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 98.4 GB (1.1 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (77.1 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 487.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 13 hour 19 min
 Load average       : 0.19, 0.05, 0.01
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-23-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS8100 QuadraNet Enterprises LLC
 Location           : Los Angeles / US
 Region             : California
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 160 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 519 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 601 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 426.7 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    544.97 Mbps       933.31 Mbps         0.42 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  579.39 Mbps       938.74 Mbps         1.09 ms     
 Dallas, US       531.37 Mbps       933.26 Mbps         28.93 ms    
 Montreal, CA     529.10 Mbps       935.01 Mbps         67.39 ms    
 Paris, FR        499.39 Mbps       892.17 Mbps         144.33 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    519.34 Mbps       584.48 Mbps         139.63 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     418.43 Mbps       637.21 Mbps         178.10 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    7.72 Mbps         3.02 Mbps           199.31 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.44 Mbps         0.33 Mbps           150.86 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       340.50 Mbps       618.72 Mbps         237.78 ms   
 Singapore, SG    296.11 Mbps       846.73 Mbps         191.48 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        460.95 Mbps       515.44 Mbps         162.13 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 43 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-10 13:06:20 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 13 hours, 26 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v4 @ 2.30GHz
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2299.996 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 487.0 MiB
Disk       : 97.9 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-23-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Web2Objects LLC
ASN        : AS8100 QuadraNet Enterprises LLC
Host       : Crowncloud US LLC
Location   : Los Angeles, California (CA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda2):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 215.07 MB/s  (53.7k) | 1.49 GB/s    (23.3k)
Write      | 215.64 MB/s  (53.9k) | 1.50 GB/s    (23.5k)
Total      | 430.71 MB/s (107.6k) | 3.00 GB/s    (46.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.73 GB/s     (3.3k) | 1.88 GB/s     (1.8k)
Write      | 1.82 GB/s     (3.5k) | 2.01 GB/s     (1.9k)
Total      | 3.56 GB/s     (6.9k) | 3.89 GB/s     (3.8k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 414 Mbits/sec   | 501 Mbits/sec   | 136 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 415 Mbits/sec   | 343 Mbits/sec   | 143 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 394 Mbits/sec   | 541 Mbits/sec   | 147 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 376 Mbits/sec   | 171 Mbits/sec   | 242 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 423 Mbits/sec   | 659 Mbits/sec   | 66.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 410 Mbits/sec   | 886 Mbits/sec   | 36.6 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 480 Mbits/sec   | 938 Mbits/sec   | 0.396 ms       

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 783                           
Multi Core      | 2354                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3928844

YABS completed in 12 min 51 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Sun Dec 10 2023 13:35:11 - 14:03:14
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       30937543.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5954.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2691.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        446616.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          116316.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1425185.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              642417.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  60935.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5230.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7565.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2245.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         376624.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   30937543.3   2651.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5954.7   1082.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2691.6    625.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     446616.8   1127.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     116316.5    702.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1425185.6   2457.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     642417.7    516.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      60935.6    152.3
Process Creation                                126.0       5230.2    415.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7565.9   1784.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2245.7   3742.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     376624.3    251.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         871.4

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sun Dec 10 2023 14:03:14 - 14:31:27
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      118024597.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    23783.5 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               8248.9 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        544659.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          132936.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1556090.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2501645.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 538696.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              19553.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  18767.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2606.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1352323.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  118024597.5  10113.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      23783.5   4324.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       8248.9   1918.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     544659.4   1375.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     132936.5    803.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1556090.9   2682.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2501645.5   2011.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     538696.0   1346.7
Process Creation                                126.0      19553.5   1551.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      18767.6   4426.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2606.4   4344.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1352323.1    901.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2263.8

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

Looking Glass

Test IP: 204.152.203.65

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 110.86 MiB/s |  886.92 Mbps  | ping   0.402ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.359ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  13.37 MiB/s |  106.93 Mbps  | ping  58.384ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  87.66 MiB/s |  701.25 Mbps  | ping   7.967ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 862.83 KiB/s |    6.74 Mbps  | ping  70.273ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  77.70 MiB/s |  621.60 Mbps  | ping  30.647ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  58.55 MiB/s |  468.38 Mbps  | ping  38.180ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 108.70 MiB/s |  869.57 Mbps  | ping   0.486ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  35.19 MiB/s |  281.53 Mbps  | ping  65.301ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  49.39 MiB/s |  395.10 Mbps  | ping  45.659ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  15.08 MiB/s |  120.65 Mbps  | ping 136.551ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  34.59 KiB/s |    0.27 Mbps  | ping 150.394ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     300 B/s |      N/A       | ping 152.049ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  14.29 MiB/s |  114.33 Mbps  | ping 144.930ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  13.23 MiB/s |  105.85 Mbps  | ping 147.834ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     501 B/s |      N/A       | ping 166.004ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     593 B/s |      N/A       | ping 134.157ms
 Online, France               :   7.48 MiB/s |   59.81 Mbps  | ping 143.436ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     294 B/s |      N/A       | ping 167.304ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.09 MiB/s |   32.73 Mbps  | ping 255.779ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     379 B/s |      N/A       | ping 182.413ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   6.93 MiB/s |   55.43 Mbps  | ping 178.575ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 516.90 KiB/s |    4.04 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 364.07 KiB/s |    2.84 Mbps  | ping 178.252ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.97 MiB/s |   47.77 Mbps  | ping 155.844ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.76 MiB/s |   38.10 Mbps  | ping 177.649ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  21.71 MiB/s |  173.68 Mbps  | ping  99.444ms


 Benchmark finished in 99 seconds

Global Latency Test

CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 104.200.67.171, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 104.200.67.171 – ARIN /24 AS8100 QUADRANET – United States, California, Los Angeles

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Sun 10 Dec 2023 01:32:55 PM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: QuadraNet (104.200.*.*) 

============[ 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
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

PageSpeed Insights

CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

CrownCloud USA Los Angeles Premium SSD Powered KVM VPS Test and Review

CrownCloud’s VPS Admin Control Panel, or CrownPanel, is a proprietary tool designed to provide users comprehensive control over their virtual private servers (VPS). It’s a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your VPS with ease and efficiency.

One of the key features of CrownPanel is its power control functionality. You can start, shut down, or reboot your VPS with a single click. This eliminates the need to wait for a support ticket to handle these requests, providing you with immediate control over your server.

CrownPanel also offers snapshot capabilities. You can create, restore, or destroy snapshots anytime with a single click. This feature is particularly useful for data backup and recovery, allowing you to restore snapshots on other VPSes under your account.

In addition to these, CrownPanel supports SSH keys. You can manage, add, and remove SSH keys, which can be inserted into your VPS via the panel for quicker access. This feature enhances the security of your server by enabling secure shell (SSH) access.

CrownPanel also includes a one-click operating system reinstall feature. This is especially useful when testing new software or requiring quick and easy reinstalls.

Server Pricing

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Payments

CrownCloud offers a variety of payment methods to cater to the diverse needs of its customers. Here are the payment options they provide:

  1. PayPal: This is a widely used online payment system that allows users to make payments and money transfers over the Internet.
  2. Debit/Credit Card: CrownCloud accepts payments through debit and credit cards. This is a common and convenient method of payment for many users.
  3. CoinPayments: This platform allows users to make payments using various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Monero, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, and many more.
  4. BTCPay (Bitcoin): BTCPay is a payment gateway that accepts Bitcoin cryptocurrency. It’s a popular choice for those who prefer to pay with digital currency.
  5. AliPay: This is a popular payment platform in China. To enable AliPay for your account, you must contact CrownCloud’s support department via a support ticket.

In terms of payment security, CrownCloud does not hold any card details. All payments are processed via an external processor, and no details are held. This ensures that your payment information is secure.

Services are set up manually by CrownCloud and delivered within 1 hour(s) of the service order and payment. This ensures a quick and efficient setup process for your VPS.

Customer Support

CrownCloud’s customer support is designed to provide timely and effective assistance to its users. Here are some key aspects of their customer support:

  1. 24/7 Support: CrownCloud boasts an active and in-house 24/7 customer support team. This ensures that help is available at any time of the day or night, providing peace of mind for users across different time zones.
  2. In-House Team: The support team is in-house, which means they are well-trained and have in-depth knowledge of CrownCloud’s products and services. This allows them to provide accurate and helpful responses to customer inquiries.
  3. Global Presence: The support team includes members from Australia and the US, giving CrownCloud near 24/7 support capability. This global presence allows them to provide timely support to customers worldwide.
  4. Support Channels: CrownCloud offers multiple channels for support. Users can reach out to the support team via the CrownPanel, which is their proprietary control panel. This allows users to get help directly from the platform where they manage their services.

In summary, CrownCloud’s customer support is comprehensive and accessible, ensuring that users can get the help they need when they need it. Whether you’re a beginner needing guidance or an experienced user facing technical difficulties, CrownCloud’s customer support is ready to assist.

Conclusion

Initial tests focused on disk I/O speed, with results ranging from 160 MB/s to 601 MB/s, averaging 426.7 MB/s—a respectable figure. Network performance also took center stage, with upload and download speeds tested across global points. Speedtest.net showed promising results with speeds nearing the gigabit mark and latency as low as 0.42 ms. However, variability was observed in India and China, where speeds decreased significantly.

Further analyses were made with the Yabs Performance and UnixBench benchmarks. The CrownCloud server showed impressive disk speeds, handling mixed read/write operations up to 3.89 GB/s depending on block size. CPU tests demonstrated the server’s raw power, operating with high scores in multitasking and processing abilities. For instance, the Dhrystone 2 and Whetstone benchmarks put the server’s performance well above the standard baseline.

In the arena of media services, this server managed some regional restrictions, offering access to platforms like Dazn, YouTube Premium, and Amazon Prime Video in the US market. Despite that, some services, such as Disney+ and HotStar, were inaccessible, limiting the server’s potential for delivering a full spectrum of multimedia content.

In summary, the CrownCloud USA Los Angeles VPS demonstrates robust processing and network capabilities performance, especially within the United States. While its ability to circumvent region locks on media is somewhat mixed, it provides a solid foundation for web hosting and server tasks with rapid data processing and transmission. This server is well-suited for businesses seeking a reliable and powerful hosting solution, particularly for US-based operations or with their main user base near Los Angeles.

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

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