Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

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Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

We recently tried out the Privex US California Privacy-Enhanced Virtual Server. It’s loaded with an AMD EPYC Processor with 8 CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, a fast 100 GB NVMe SSD, a 200 Mbps internet connection, and one IPv4 and IPv6 address.

For our review, we ran several straightforward tests. We checked its basic speed and power with Standard Benchmarks, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark. Measured network reach with a Global Node Test and ping times with a Global Ping Test.

We used the Media Unlock Test to understand if it can access different regional media. We gauged connection stability with the CloudFlare Internet Test and tested web performance using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance.

From the brand of Privex

What is Privex?

We are Privex Inc. A small technology company currently focuses on affordable privacy-minded infrastructure, primarily Dedicated and Virtual (VPS) Servers available in various regions worldwide.

At Privex, our services are designed to protect your data without breaking the bank. We promise you’ll be happy with our offerings, and if you’re not, we’ll give you a full refund*

For most of our services, we’ll give you a full refund if you contact us within 14 days of purchase; for claims made past the refund time window, we may offer a partial refund. Please be aware that our refund policy varies depending on the service you purchased. See our order form for more information.

Our beginnings

Privex Inc. was founded in early 2017 in the small country of Belize.

Privex was created to solve an ever-growing problem in the world – privacy has now become a commodity rather than a right, and the price of privacy-minded services is much higher than that of normal services.

Privacy Matters

Many companies handle your information as if it were their property, to be auctioned off to the highest bidder or handed over to Government Agencies for their unlawful and invasive surveillance programs.

Unfortunately, the few companies that care about your privacy generally charge massively inflated premiums that many people can’t afford, or they would rather sacrifice their privacy to save money.

We wanted to change that. Our two slogans are Privacy is Affordable and Privacy Matters because we believe privacy is a human right; you shouldn’t have to pay extra to keep your data safe.

What we offer

As of early 2019, we offer dedicated and virtual servers (VPS) for a price comparable to “normal” hosting providers.

We accept various cryptocurrencies for payment. Unlike certain other hosts, we don’t demand a credit card or PayPal, and we only ask for the bare minimum information required so that we can provide our services to you – a name and an email.

Official Website: https://www.Privex.io

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC Processor
 CPU Cores          : 8 @ 2295.686 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 98.4 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (115.2 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 1 days, 4 hour 5 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.02, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-11-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS400587 Ryamer, LLC
 Location           : Fremont / US
 Region             : California
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1297.1 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    180.35 Mbps       200.68 Mbps         0.33 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  207.84 Mbps       198.10 Mbps         11.44 ms    
 Dallas, US       207.94 Mbps       199.10 Mbps         39.44 ms    
 Montreal, CA     211.79 Mbps       201.57 Mbps         66.43 ms    
 Paris, FR        201.98 Mbps       201.97 Mbps         137.12 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    198.16 Mbps       203.63 Mbps         138.64 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     195.02 Mbps       204.81 Mbps         170.28 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.43 Mbps         0.17 Mbps           215.58 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     190.50 Mbps       202.89 Mbps         181.18 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       175.50 Mbps       201.94 Mbps         244.73 ms   
 Singapore, SG    193.22 Mbps       213.28 Mbps         190.01 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        208.54 Mbps       200.51 Mbps         108.01 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 49 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-22 07:56:38 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 1 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC Processor
CPU cores  : 8 @ 2295.686 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 98.4 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-11-cloud-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Privex US Region - Ryamer LLC
ASN        : AS400587 Ryamer, LLC
Host       : Privex US Region - Ryamer LLC
Location   : Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 259.68 MB/s  (64.9k) | 3.82 GB/s    (59.7k)
Write      | 260.37 MB/s  (65.0k) | 3.84 GB/s    (60.0k)
Total      | 520.06 MB/s (130.0k) | 7.66 GB/s   (119.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 7.70 GB/s    (15.0k) | 8.11 GB/s     (7.9k)
Write      | 8.11 GB/s    (15.8k) | 8.65 GB/s     (8.4k)
Total      | 15.82 GB/s   (30.9k) | 16.77 GB/s   (16.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 186 Mbits/sec   | 190 Mbits/sec   | 130 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 139 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 188 Mbits/sec   | 182 Mbits/sec   | 136 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 168 Mbits/sec   | 164 Mbits/sec   | 216 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 198 Mbits/sec   | 197 Mbits/sec   | 62.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 201 Mbits/sec   | 198 Mbits/sec   | 37.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 206 Mbits/sec   | 200 Mbits/sec   | 10.5 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 188 Mbits/sec   | 130 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 136 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 144 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 160 Mbits/sec   | 219 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 196 Mbits/sec   | 193 Mbits/sec   | 66.6 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 201 Mbits/sec   | 196 Mbits/sec   | 37.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 205 Mbits/sec   | 197 Mbits/sec   | 10.6 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1387                          
Multi Core      | 7647                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4090656

YABS completed in 14 min 34 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Fri Dec 22 2023 08:38:36 - 09:06:35
8 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       40321030.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6553.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6018.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1261745.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          343934.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3478942.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2213535.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  40563.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8722.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12594.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   5162.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2856089.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   40321030.9   3455.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6553.5   1191.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6018.9   1399.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1261745.8   3186.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     343934.0   2078.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3478942.8   5998.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2213535.3   1779.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      40563.6    101.4
Process Creation                                126.0       8722.7    692.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12594.7   2970.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       5162.8   8604.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2856089.6   1904.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1827.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Dec 22 2023 09:06:35 - 09:34:36
8 CPUs in system; running 8 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      324028009.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    53087.7 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              22337.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        511958.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          127336.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1678218.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            17979652.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                1710851.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              57732.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  55320.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   7689.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3312749.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  324028009.2  27765.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      53087.7   9652.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      22337.3   5194.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     511958.6   1292.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     127336.0    769.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1678218.5   2893.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   17979652.9  14453.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1710851.0   4277.1
Process Creation                                126.0      57732.9   4582.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      55320.4  13047.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       7689.4  12815.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3312749.9   2208.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        5230.3

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

Looking Glass

https://lg.privex.io/#/

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  23.80 MiB/s |  190.39 Mbps  | ping   0.726ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   1.298ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  19.92 MiB/s |  159.34 Mbps  | ping  62.630ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  23.44 MiB/s |  187.48 Mbps  | ping   1.993ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 558.59 KiB/s |    4.36 Mbps  | ping  70.251ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  23.05 MiB/s |  184.38 Mbps  | ping  19.418ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  21.85 MiB/s |  174.84 Mbps  | ping  38.845ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  22.80 MiB/s |  182.39 Mbps  | ping  27.104ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  18.53 MiB/s |  148.24 Mbps  | ping  67.287ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  17.19 MiB/s |  137.55 Mbps  | ping  65.952ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  16.44 MiB/s |  131.51 Mbps  | ping 127.736ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  26.40 KiB/s |    0.21 Mbps  | ping 153.353ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     292 B/s |      N/A       | ping 154.463ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  14.36 MiB/s |  114.89 Mbps  | ping 140.925ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  15.32 MiB/s |  122.56 Mbps  | ping 133.579ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     531 B/s |      N/A       | ping 153.886ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     560 B/s |      N/A       | ping 148.926ms
 Online, France               :  10.42 MiB/s |   83.38 Mbps  | ping 409.756ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     328 B/s |      N/A       | ping 145.314ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  13.68 MiB/s |  109.46 Mbps  | ping 142.360ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     388 B/s |      N/A       | ping 169.416ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   5.64 MiB/s |   45.11 Mbps  | ping 179.718ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   9.22 MiB/s |   73.77 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   9.16 MiB/s |   73.25 Mbps  | ping 181.803ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  18.23 MiB/s |  145.84 Mbps  | ping 111.889ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   9.19 MiB/s |   73.51 Mbps  | ping 177.112ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  17.97 MiB/s |  143.76 Mbps  | ping 107.672ms


 Benchmark finished in 111 seconds

Global Latency Test

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

Query: ping 23.145.40.116, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 23.145.40.116 – ARIN /24 AS400587 RYAMER – United States, California, Fremont

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri 22 Dec 2023 08:19:35 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: RYAMER (23.145.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Privex (2a07:e04:3:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: BZ)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Mountain View
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 San Jose, CA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           SE
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

Get Started with Privex.io

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

Getting started with Privex.io is a straightforward process. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Register: To register and purchase a server on Privex, you only need a name and an email address. They will deliver your server details through email.
  2. Choose a Server: Privex.io offers a range of server options. Choose a server that best fits your needs and budget.
  3. Make a Payment: Privex.io supports a variety of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), HIVE, HBD, EOS, Dogecoin (DOGE), and Bitcoin (Bitcoin Core – BTC). They also accept US, UK, EU, and AU domestic bank transfers and international SWIFT transfers for transactions over a certain amount.
  4. Access Your Server: Once you have your server, you can browse to its IP address in your browser with standard HTTP3. For example, if your server’s IP is 185.130.44.10, you would type http://185.130.44.10 into your browser’s URL bar.
  5. Set Up Your Website: If you have a Privex Debian WebBox™, it has a fully functioning web server + PHP ready. You can set up a website on your new Privex WebBox™.

Admin Control Panel

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

Privex.io’s Admin Control Dashboard is a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your server and account. Here are some of the features and functionalities you can expect:

Servers: The dashboard allows you to manage your server. You can add credits to your account, cancel your servers, and more. This gives you full control over your server and its resources.

Account: Besides managing your server, you can also manage your account details through the dashboard. This includes updating your email address, changing your password, and more.

Support: If you encounter any issues or queries, you can raise a support ticket directly from the dashboard. This ensures that you get the help you need promptly.

Security: Privex.io takes security seriously. The dashboard is designed with security in mind to protect your information and your server.

Server Pricing

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

View All Plans: https://www.Privex.io

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Payments

Privex United States California Privacy Protect Virtual Server Test and Review

Privex.io offers a variety of payment methods to cater to the diverse needs of its customers1. Here are some key points about their payment system:

Cryptocurrencies: Privex.io supports a variety of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), HIVE, HBD, EOS, Dogecoin (DOGE), and Bitcoin (Bitcoin Core – BTC). They process crypto payments with their in-house payment gateway and billing system to maximize your privacy during payment.

Bank Transfers: While they generally prefer customers to pay via cryptocurrency, they can accept domestic or international bank transfers if you pay at least $100 / €100 / £100 or equivalent currency. In some cases, they may levy a fee of 1 to 3% or a flat fee of $1.00 to $20.00, depending on the type of bank transfer and currency.

Payment Process: To pay via Bank Transfer, contact their billing department. You need to tell them which type of bank transfer you’ll be sending (Domestic US, Domestic UK, SEPA, International EU SWIFT, International UK SWIFT, etc.), how much you intend to send, and whether you want the money to be added to your account credit, used to pay an invoice or both. They will then give you their bank account details for the type of transfer you’re making, along with a short reference for you to use so they can easily identify your payment.

Account Top-Up: You can also top up your account balance in advance using their self-service automated Account Top-Up service. Your account credit never expires, and it’s held in USD, so you don’t have to worry about cryptocurrency exchange rates.

Customer Support

Their support team is based in North America & Europe. They aim to respond to inquiries within 24 hours and have a support ticket system for fast support. They also provide a US phone number and an SMS service for urgent issues. This shows their dedication to providing excellent customer service and being accessible to their customers.

In addition to their support ticket system, they also have a public Discord chat for customers to join. They regularly post updates about network maintenance, ongoing issues with their systems or networks, and general updates and promotions. This shows their transparency and their commitment to keeping their customers informed.

Conclusion

When it comes to performance, this server didn’t disappoint. Our basic tests showed data transfer speeds (I/O) consistently above 1.2 GB/s, strong both in the first and subsequent trials. The upload/download tests across various global locations reported impressive speeds, mostly around the 200 Mbps mark for both directions. However, an exception was noticed in Chongqing, China, where the upload and download speeds were significantly lower.

The comprehensive Yabs performance tests demonstrated remarkable capability, particularly with larger block sizes, showcasing read and write speeds hitting 8 GB/s. These speeds indicate the server can handle intense I/O operations with ease. The Geekbench and UnixBench results further certified the server’s CPU prowess, showing it can manage a hefty workload smoothly.

Looking at access to global media services, the server boasts entry to many popular platforms, confirming it as a strong candidate for streaming and accessing media content internationally. However, we noted that services like Viu.com and Spotify registration were out of reach.

In summary, this virtual server from Privex in California is a powerhouse, illustrated by its robust performance in our battery of tests. It’s a versatile beast capable of heavy-lifting with data, also showing its strength in accessing diverse media content sans a few geographical restrictions. If you’re after a quick, reliable, and multimedia-friendly server, this could be a match — especially if your requirements fall within the regions it supports.

Official Website: https://www.Privex.io

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