Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

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Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

We recently checked out Rackdog‘s cloud server in London, UK, which boasts unlimited bandwidth. It’s running on a solid Intel Xeon Processor with a decent setup: it has a 2-core CPU, 4 GB of memory, 60 GB of fast SSD storage, a speedy 10 Gbps internet connection, no limits on data usage, and comes with a single IPv4 address.

Our review covered a bunch of tests. We ran performance tests (Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark) to see how the server handles everyday tasks. We checked network performance from various locations (Global Node Test) and measured how quickly the server responds (Global Ping Test).

Finally, we examined whether the server could access media from different regions (Media Unlock Test), tested its connection quality through CloudFlare, and gauged webpage performance with tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Rackdog

Rackdog.com is a global Internet Service Provider (ISP) specializing in offering scalable cloud services, custom colocation, and high bandwidth/low latency solutions. Their services are designed to deliver results that scale and perform, catering to businesses of any size.

Rackdog’s primary offerings include Cloud Compute, Baremetal, and Colocation services. The Cloud Compute service is a pay-as-you-go platform designed to host your projects with a monthly starting price of $3. It offers features like KVM Dedicated Premium Blend, 99.9% uptime, and the ability to deploy in seconds.

Rackdog’s services are built for reliability and scalability. They offer 24/7 dedicated support, allowing customers to reach out and speak with real engineers. This personalized support caters to your business needs.

In addition to its primary services, Rackdog also offers a range of Virtual Private Servers (VPS) under its Cloud VPS service. KVM powers these high-performance cloud servers to provide dedicated resources. They offer a powerful control panel that allows you to manage all functions of your server without needing support to intervene.

Rackdog’s services are available in multiple global locations, allowing you to deploy your project in any of their 9 datacenters. With security and flexibility at the core, Rackdog aims to provide a fast, friendly, and affordable experience.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2699.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 59.0 GB (1.1 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (84.1 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 13 min
 Load average       : 0.11, 0.03, 0.01
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-20-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS9087 Rackdog, LLC
 Location           : London / GB
 Region             : England
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 753 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 811 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 816 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 793.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    426.79 Mbps       7913.88 Mbps        98.40 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  635.87 Mbps       6039.41 Mbps        130.34 ms   
 Dallas, US       790.58 Mbps       7627.34 Mbps        102.43 ms   
 Montreal, CA     592.30 Mbps       881.22 Mbps         76.27 ms    
 Paris, FR        6484.99 Mbps      8324.84 Mbps        11.33 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    6768.96 Mbps      8229.97 Mbps        9.00 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     349.76 Mbps       3520.77 Mbps        218.04 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    13.25 Mbps        0.50 Mbps           255.91 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     443.39 Mbps       4391.33 Mbps        179.26 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       656.74 Mbps       4976.20 Mbps        127.78 ms   
 Singapore, SG    326.83 Mbps       3317.15 Mbps        240.61 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        359.34 Mbps       3050.78 Mbps        222.55 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 10 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-14 02:28:09 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2699.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 59.0 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-20-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Rackdog, LLC
ASN        : AS9087 Rackdog, LLC
Host       : Rackdog, LLC
Location   : London, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 99.21 MB/s   (24.8k) | 794.39 MB/s  (12.4k)
Write      | 99.47 MB/s   (24.8k) | 798.57 MB/s  (12.4k)
Total      | 198.68 MB/s  (49.6k) | 1.59 GB/s    (24.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 777.35 MB/s   (1.5k) | 770.23 MB/s    (752)
Write      | 818.65 MB/s   (1.5k) | 821.53 MB/s    (802)
Total      | 1.59 GB/s     (3.1k) | 1.59 GB/s     (1.5k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 6.98 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 1.85 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 9.00 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 7.87 Gbits/sec  | 8.40 Gbits/sec  | 10.1 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.51 Gbits/sec  | 1.75 Gbits/sec  | 101 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.89 Gbits/sec  | 2.04 Gbits/sec  | 68.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.58 Gbits/sec  | 1.81 Gbits/sec  | 100 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.10 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 136 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1191                          
Multi Core      | 2121                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3979081

YABS completed in 12 min 23 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 14 2023 03:17:49 - 03:45:53
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       43574553.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6545.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3642.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        432118.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          112578.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1310518.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              578108.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  96498.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6951.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9965.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1767.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         302122.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   43574553.4   3733.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6545.3   1190.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3642.8    847.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     432118.1   1091.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     112578.5    680.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1310518.2   2259.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     578108.1    464.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      96498.4    241.2
Process Creation                                126.0       6951.0    551.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9965.6   2350.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1767.7   2946.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     302122.2    201.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         950.6

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Dec 14 2023 03:45:53 - 04:13:58
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       85424647.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    13089.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5998.8 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        602601.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          173261.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1892817.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1139232.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 268184.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              14096.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13464.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1874.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         566201.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   85424647.2   7320.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      13089.6   2379.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5998.8   1395.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     602601.9   1521.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     173261.5   1046.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1892817.5   3263.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1139232.0    915.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     268184.4    670.5
Process Creation                                126.0      14096.4   1118.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13464.6   3175.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1874.9   3124.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     566201.1    377.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1619.3

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 216.176.32.6

https://lg-uk.rackdog.com

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 284.90 MiB/s | 2279.20 Mbps  | ping   1.358ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   1.290ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   2.11 MiB/s |   16.86 Mbps  | ping  76.261ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   7.37 MiB/s |   58.94 Mbps  | ping 142.053ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 863.05 KiB/s |    6.74 Mbps  | ping  70.337ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  15.21 MiB/s |  121.72 Mbps  | ping 133.557ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  22.75 MiB/s |  181.97 Mbps  | ping 100.087ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  15.50 MiB/s |  124.03 Mbps  | ping 129.839ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  29.88 MiB/s |  239.02 Mbps  | ping  89.540ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  27.17 MiB/s |  217.36 Mbps  | ping  84.782ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 724.64 MiB/s | 5797.10 Mbps  | ping   1.904ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 386.38 KiB/s |    3.02 Mbps  | ping  13.257ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.23 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  18.581ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 101.35 MiB/s |  810.78 Mbps  | ping  10.798ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 265.25 MiB/s | 2122.02 Mbps  | ping   8.944ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.67 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  31.021ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   4.28 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  11.482ms
 Online, France               : 257.75 MiB/s | 2062.00 Mbps  | ping   9.067ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.66 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  20.785ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.89 MiB/s |   15.16 Mbps  | ping 327.997ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     318 B/s |      N/A       | ping 303.768ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  36.78 MiB/s |  294.23 Mbps  | ping  46.638ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 174.38 KiB/s |    1.36 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   7.81 MiB/s |   62.45 Mbps  | ping 161.390ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.80 MiB/s |   54.43 Mbps  | ping 223.295ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  12.32 MiB/s |   98.55 Mbps  | ping 156.281ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   6.42 MiB/s |   51.33 Mbps  | ping 223.608ms


 Benchmark finished in 94 seconds

Global Latency Test

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 185.206.69.20, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.206.69.20 – RIPENCC /24 AS9087 RACKDOG-EU – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Dec 14 03:08:00 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Rackdog (185.206.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: GB)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: NL)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 London  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           GB
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

Rackdog’s Admin Control Panel is designed to provide all the features you need to manage your instances. Here are some of its key features:

  • User-Friendly Interface: The control panel has an intuitive and easy-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Instance Management: You can easily manage and deploy instances using the control panel. This includes the ability to customize your instance’s CPU, RAM, and storage size during deployment.
  • Dedicated Resources: With dedicated resources, you can forget about noisy neighbors or periods of high latency. This ensures that your applications run smoothly and efficiently.
  • API Driven: The control panel is API-driven, so you can manage and deploy instances using Rackdog’s cloud API. This allows for more advanced management and automation capabilities.
  • Support Access: If you need help, you can send Rackdog a live chat message directly from the dashboard.

The exact features and functionalities may vary. For more detailed information, refer to the official Rackdog documentation or contact their support team.

Server Pricing

Rackdog United Kingdom London Unmetered Bandwidth Cloud Server Test and Review

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

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Payments

Rackdog operates on a pre-paid billing system. Here are some key points about their payment and billing process; this is a general overview, and the exact details may vary.

  • Pre-Paid Billing: Before deploying instances, you need to top-up your account.
  • Pay-as-You-Go: Rackdog offers a pay-as-you-go system, which means you only pay for the resources you use. This includes hourly billing for KVM systems with unmetered bandwidth.
  • Currency: All prices are advertised in US Dollars.
  • Payment Due: The aggregate fees, whether one-time or periodic, are due in whole, based on the provided services and terms selected.
  • Billing Support: If you have any issues or queries related to billing, you can submit a ticket through the Rackdog Portal.

For more specific information, refer to the official Rackdog documentation or contact their support team.

Customer Support

Rackdog provides 24/7 dedicated support. This means you can reach out and speak with real engineers at any time. Here are some key features of their customer support:

  • Personalized Support: They offer personalized support for your business needs. This ensures that you get the most relevant help for your specific situation.
  • Support Tickets: If you need help, submit a ticket through the Rackdog Portal. This is a convenient way to get assistance for any issues you may be experiencing.
  • Email Support: For general inquiries or if you’re just getting started, you can email [email protected] to book a consultation.
  • Technical Support: Rackdog provides reasonable technical support via their ticket system. They are committed to maintaining basic server functions.

Conclusion

Our tests showed mixed results. For instance, the server displayed strong and consistent input/output operations, averaging 793.3 MB/s. Network speed tests across various global locations revealed some variability: while connections were blazing fast to European cities like Paris and Amsterdam, speeds dramatically dropped in parts of China and teetered off in other Asian regions. Latencies also varied, from a responsive 9 ms in Amsterdam to a slower 255.91 ms in Chongqing, China.

The mixed read/write disk speed tests gave us highs of 1.59 GB/s, showing the server’s rapid data handling capabilities. The Geekbench 6 benchmark offered scores underlining the server’s solid performance for single and multi-core operations.

Operating system-level assessments through UnixBench revealed high-end performance with an index score substantially over the baseline, indicating this server is more than capable of heavy multitasking and complex processing tasks.

However, the Media Unlock Test indicated limited regional accessibility for various streaming services, highlighting potential geo-restrictions. For instance, the server could only access Netflix Originals and had issues accessing content from providers like HotStar and Disney+, yet performed well with others like Amazon Prime Video.

In conclusion, Rackdog’s cloud server in the UK proves to be strong in raw performance, excelling in high-speed, high-volume data processing and networking within certain regions. However, the varied results in global network performance and limited accessibility to some media services suggest there may be restrictions based on geography. This server would be well-suited to tasks demanding robust processing power and swift local network speeds but may require additional solutions for global reach and international media accessibility.

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

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