LevelOneServers United States Dallas KVM VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LevelOneServers United States Dallas KVM VPS Hosting Test and Review

We tested the LevelOneServers VPS, hosted in Dallas, to evaluate its performance. This server benefits from robust hardware, including an Intel Xeon E5-2665 processor clocking in at 2.40GHz, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD for storage. It’s also equipped with a high-speed 1 Gbps internet port, 1 TB of bandwidth, and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

In our review, we ran many tests to see how this server holds up. We used simple benchmarks and two tools, Yabs and Unix Benchmark, to check its basic power. For network quality, we looked at how well it connects across the globe and how quickly it responds using Global Node and Ping Tests.

We did the Media Unlock Test to check if you can access regional content. We also tested the server’s connection with Cloudflare Internet Test, and to see how fast websites would load, we used PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About LevelOneServers

LevelOneServers is a dedicated server and colocation provider with a name for itself in the industry. Established in 2017, it is a subsidiary of Dot-Tech LLC and has expanded its services to various locations, including a recent expansion into Tampa, Florida, and Europe.

The company offers various services, including Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and colocation services. They are known for their quality offerings at great prices, and their services are appreciated by their customers for their reliability and excellent customer support.

One of the unique aspects of LevelOneServers is their Tor-friendly policy. They allow their customers to run Tor exit nodes, provided they inform the company in advance. This allows LevelOneServers to handle any abuse complaints and block certain ports to ensure the smooth running of their network.

Customers have praised their dedicated servers for their performance and minimal downtime. Customers have also appreciated the company’s transparency in informing them about scheduled maintenance and promptly dealing with issues.

Regarding colocation services, LevelOneServers offers unbeatable pricing, especially for 1U colors. They also provide decent Path DDoS Protection, ensuring the security of their customer’s data.

Despite the occasional issues common among all providers, LevelOneServers has been commended for their hard work and dedication to providing good service. However, some customers have expressed a desire for stronger DDoS Protection.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2665 0 @ 2.40GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 20480 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 252.0 GB (1.2 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (62.7 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 2.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.06, 0.03, 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       : AS398395 Dot-Tech LLC
 Location           : Dallas / US
 Region             : Texas
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 227 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 314 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 210 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 250.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    772.15 Mbps       900.11 Mbps         0.57 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  788.66 Mbps       844.89 Mbps         29.15 ms    
 Dallas, US       735.64 Mbps       903.20 Mbps         1.06 ms     
 Montreal, CA     712.42 Mbps       846.03 Mbps         39.63 ms    
 Paris, FR        741.22 Mbps       922.07 Mbps         108.50 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    707.18 Mbps       679.38 Mbps         119.95 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     411.67 Mbps       445.53 Mbps         193.73 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       327.79 Mbps       402.75 Mbps         253.30 ms   
 Singapore, SG    396.53 Mbps       902.60 Mbps         216.60 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        590.27 Mbps       570.08 Mbps         137.16 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 2 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-24 22:38:25 EST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2665 0 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 2.0 GiB
Disk       : 249.9 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-8-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Dot-Tech LLC
ASN        : AS398395 Dot-Tech LLC
Host       : Dot-Tech LLC
Location   : Dallas, Texas (TX)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 29.61 MB/s    (7.4k) | 151.22 MB/s   (2.3k)
Write      | 29.63 MB/s    (7.4k) | 152.02 MB/s   (2.3k)
Total      | 59.24 MB/s   (14.8k) | 303.25 MB/s   (4.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 221.69 MB/s    (432) | 162.46 MB/s    (158)
Write      | 233.46 MB/s    (455) | 173.28 MB/s    (169)
Total      | 455.15 MB/s    (887) | 335.75 MB/s    (327)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 585 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 104 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 113 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 774 Mbits/sec   | 639 Mbits/sec   | 110 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 367 Mbits/sec   | 170 Mbits/sec   | 229 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 665 Mbits/sec   | 708 Mbits/sec   | 38.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 727 Mbits/sec   | 904 Mbits/sec   | 0.794 ms       
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 779 Mbits/sec   | 610 Mbits/sec   | 33.8 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 605 Mbits/sec   | 327 Mbits/sec   | 102 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 105 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 641 Mbits/sec   | 624 Mbits/sec   | 109 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 370 Mbits/sec   | 161 Mbits/sec   | 227 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 739 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 37.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 746 Mbits/sec   | 893 Mbits/sec   | 0.955 ms       
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 712 Mbits/sec   | 797 Mbits/sec   | 31.5 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 375                           
Multi Core      | 695                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4128179

YABS completed in 29 min 43 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 25 2023 00:36:22 - 01:04:34
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       25411297.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3565.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2036.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        341828.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           90714.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        931366.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              520890.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  67238.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               4021.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5187.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1090.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         315623.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   25411297.6   2177.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3565.7    648.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2036.8    473.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     341828.1    863.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      90714.0    548.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     931366.9   1605.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     520890.4    418.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      67238.8    168.1
Process Creation                                126.0       4021.2    319.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5187.6   1223.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1090.2   1817.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     315623.4    210.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         646.6

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 25 2023 01:04:34 - 01:32:47
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       50451456.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7337.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3995.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        639441.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          165716.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1844503.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1051363.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 167103.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9078.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8577.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1146.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         611414.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   50451456.0   4323.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7337.3   1334.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3995.4    929.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     639441.5   1614.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     165716.8   1001.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1844503.3   3180.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1051363.9    845.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     167103.5    417.8
Process Creation                                126.0       9078.2    720.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8577.0   2022.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1146.2   1910.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     611414.6    407.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1221.6

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 45.43.13.170

Test IPv6: 2602:ffc5:105:20c::de4e:8db8

Download Files: 25MB 50MB 100MB 500MB 1000MB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 101.52 MiB/s |  812.18 Mbps  | ping   0.789ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   9.087ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  16.17 MiB/s |  129.40 Mbps  | ping  38.234ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  28.89 MiB/s |  231.12 Mbps  | ping  41.946ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  39.34 MiB/s |  314.71 Mbps  | ping  37.317ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  40.16 MiB/s |  321.29 Mbps  | ping  55.042ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 106.95 MiB/s |  855.61 Mbps  | ping   0.986ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  71.02 MiB/s |  568.18 Mbps  | ping  31.128ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  50.27 MiB/s |  402.18 Mbps  | ping  31.595ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  75.93 MiB/s |  607.44 Mbps  | ping  29.766ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  21.55 MiB/s |  172.38 Mbps  | ping 104.197ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  38.73 KiB/s |    0.30 Mbps  | ping 122.729ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     350 B/s |      N/A       | ping 119.112ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  19.93 MiB/s |  159.42 Mbps  | ping 112.589ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  19.98 MiB/s |  159.84 Mbps  | ping 110.056ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     442 B/s |      N/A       | ping 124.586ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     446 B/s |      N/A       | ping 123.467ms
 Online, France               :   5.25 MiB/s |   42.03 Mbps  | ping 112.594ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     416 B/s |      N/A       | ping 115.626ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   6.79 MiB/s |   54.36 Mbps  | ping 213.213ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     316 B/s |      N/A       | ping 206.799ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   9.51 MiB/s |   76.07 Mbps  | ping 149.264ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 714.33 KiB/s |    5.58 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 384.09 KiB/s |    3.00 Mbps  | ping 213.947ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.21 MiB/s |   33.71 Mbps  | ping 138.800ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.37 MiB/s |   26.94 Mbps  | ping 205.413ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  15.08 MiB/s |  120.65 Mbps  | ping 135.053ms


 Benchmark finished in 112 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 45.43.13.183, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 45.43.13.183 – ARIN /23 AS398395 DOT-TECH-LLC – United States, Texas, Dallas

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon 25 Dec 2023 12:26:57 AM EST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Dot-Tech LLC (45.43.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: US)
 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:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Dot-Tech LLC (2606:fc40:0:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Dallas, TX 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dallas, TX  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

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PageSpeed Insights

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GTmetrix Performance

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Admin Control Panel

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Server Pricing

LevelOneServers United States Dallas KVM VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

Coupon

They often provide discount codes, such as DEDI-40 for a 40% discount on any dedicated server and VPS-30 for a 30% discount on any VPS Service1.

Payments

LevelOneServers United States Dallas KVM VPS Hosting Test and Review

LevelOneServers accepts various payment methods to accommodate the diverse needs of its customers. They accept PayPal, Credit/Debit Cards, and Cryptocurrency. This flexibility in payment options makes it convenient for customers from different regions and with different preferences to avail of their services.

Customer Support

LevelOneServers United States Dallas KVM VPS Hosting Test and Review

LevelOneServers is highly praised for its customer support. Customers have reported that the support team is responsive, professional, and able to resolve issues promptly. The staff is friendly and helpful, contributing to a positive customer experience.

The company’s owner, Ian, is also commended for his direct involvement in customer service. Customers have reported being able to message him directly and receiving assistance finding a server that meets their needs.

In addition to their responsiveness, the support team is appreciated for their transparency. They are known to inform customers ahead of time about system maintenance and potential downtimes.

Conclusion

Starting with the basic benchmarks, the server’s input/output operations showed an average speed of 250.3 MB/s, suggesting solid performance for everyday tasks. Network speeds were impressive during the Global Node Test, with the server maintaining excellent upload and download speeds and low latency in multiple locations. These ranged from over 900 Mbps download in Dallas to around 400 Mbps in Asia. The varied performance across different continents highlights the impact of physical distance on data transfer.

In more intensive testing, disk I/O speeds measured through the Yabs Performance Bench revealed consistent and speedy read and write operations across different block sizes. For example, the server handled mixed read/write operations at speeds up to 303.25 MB/s for a 64k block size. The Geekbench test gave us single and multi-core scores of 375 and 695, respectively, offering a glimpse into the server’s processing capabilities.

UnixBench scores, which assess CPU performance, indicated significant power, especially when two CPUs were used in parallel. Scores were more than double when two copies of the tests ran concurrently, with Dhrystone and Whetstone’s tests showing impressive computational performance.

The Media Unlock Test was the final puzzle piece, providing insight into the server’s geographic reach for content services. The server successfully accessed various streaming services and showed it was set up with U.S. region settings based on its ability to unlock U.S. content on platforms like Dazn and HotStar. However, some services like Disney+ and Viu.com were restricted.

In conclusion, the LevelOneServers VPS hosting in Dallas delivered solid and reliable performance across the board, highlighting its suitable features for businesses needing consistent speed and powerful processing capabilities. It stands out for media services access and broad regional coverage, which could benefit users looking to serve content globally.

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

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