Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

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Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

We recently tested Websavers Canada‘s Montreal VPS Hosting, which is pretty powerful. It runs on an AMD EPYC 7413 24-core Processor and comes with this setup: 4 CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet connection, 5 TB of monthly data transfer, and one IPv4 address.

Our team did some basic benchmarks to see how well it performs overall, tested the network thoroughly from different places worldwide, and checked how quickly it responds to commands from various locations.

Also, We looked into whether you can access regional media services, tested the connection quality via CloudFlare, and checked how fast websites on this server would load using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Websavers

Websavers.ca is a Canadian company based in Halifax that offers a wide range of web services. They are known for their performance-optimized Plesk hosting, touted as one of the fastest WordPress hosting services. In addition to this, they offer SSD VPS hosting, Exchange email hosting, and domain registration services.

One of the unique aspects of Websavers.ca is its commitment to providing free advice on various web-related topics. Whether you have questions about performance, development, WordPress, SEO, or dealing with a hacked site, Websavers.ca is ready to help.

Their hosting services are designed to offer high performance with friendly support at an affordable price. Their shared Canadian web hosting plans are competitively priced and located in Canada. They also offer specialized hosting services for WordPress and Plesk, designed for speed and ease of use.

For those who need more control, Websavers.ca offers scalable VPS hosting. This service provides full root access to a server in the cloud at a fraction of the price of a dedicated server. Resources can be upgraded in seconds, with no reboot required.

In addition to hosting, Websavers.ca offers a range of other services. Their Canadian Exchange Email Hosting provides fully synced, business-class email, contacts, and calendar hosting. They also offer website repair services for those struggling with their website or looking to implement new ideas.

Official Website: https://www.Websavers.ca

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7413 24-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 1500.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 53.1 GB (699.9 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 8.0 GB (30.4 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 4.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 19 min
 Load average       : 0.05, 0.04, 0.02
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 4.19.0
 TCP CC             : 
 Virtualization     : OpenVZ
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS16276 OVH SAS
 Location           : Beauharnois / CA
 Region             : Quebec
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.6 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     
 Los Angeles, US  959.73 Mbps       1305.64 Mbps        68.08 ms    
 Dallas, US       832.23 Mbps       2560.53 Mbps        37.80 ms    
 Montreal, CA     937.96 Mbps       929.90 Mbps         1.06 ms     
 Paris, FR        184.96 Mbps       3632.98 Mbps        86.42 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    943.85 Mbps       2597.28 Mbps        82.17 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     548.50 Mbps       1406.33 Mbps        209.11 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     390.26 Mbps       1389.83 Mbps        222.93 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       542.60 Mbps       1541.28 Mbps        203.64 ms   
 Singapore, SG    73.82 Mbps        2683.78 Mbps        254.46 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        451.49 Mbps       1497.69 Mbps        171.33 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 37 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-25 01:54:10 AST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7413 24-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2650.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 8.0 GiB
Swap       : 4.0 GiB
Disk       : 49.1 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 4.19.0
VM Type    : OPENVZ
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : OVH SAS
ASN        : AS16276 OVH SAS
Host       : OVH Hosting, Inc
Location   : Montreal, Quebec (QC)
Country    : Canada

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 633.12 MB/s (158.2k) | 440.53 MB/s   (6.8k)
Write      | 634.79 MB/s (158.6k) | 442.85 MB/s   (6.9k)
Total      | 1.26 GB/s   (316.9k) | 883.38 MB/s  (13.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 680.73 MB/s   (1.3k) | 631.87 MB/s    (617)
Write      | 716.90 MB/s   (1.4k) | 673.95 MB/s    (658)
Total      | 1.39 GB/s     (2.7k) | 1.30 GB/s     (1.2k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 901 Mbits/sec   | 1.29 Gbits/sec  | 81.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 87.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 896 Mbits/sec   | 1.80 Gbits/sec  | 87.6 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 843 Mbits/sec   | 432 Mbits/sec   | 169 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 964 Mbits/sec   | 3.91 Gbits/sec  | 8.53 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 929 Mbits/sec   | 1.44 Gbits/sec  | 43.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 1.61 Gbits/sec  | 68.0 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1688                          
Multi Core      | 5049                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4129046

YABS completed in 10 min 47 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 25 2023 02:32:48 - 03:00:45
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       49389815.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8344.8 MWIPS (9.7 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3144.7 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1218172.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          320724.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3386743.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2066189.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 144303.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9293.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9759.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3351.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2261794.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   49389815.0   4232.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8344.8   1517.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3144.7    731.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1218172.8   3076.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     320724.5   1937.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3386743.3   5839.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2066189.8   1660.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     144303.0    360.8
Process Creation                                126.0       9293.0    737.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9759.1   2301.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3351.2   5585.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2261794.1   1507.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1828.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Dec 25 2023 03:00:45 - 03:28:50
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      189312491.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    32701.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              15707.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1389703.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          346271.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4169267.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             7818958.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                1147870.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              32172.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  30934.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4523.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        5824618.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  189312491.1  16222.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      32701.5   5945.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      15707.9   3653.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1389703.9   3509.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     346271.0   2092.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4169267.7   7188.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    7818958.6   6285.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1147870.4   2869.7
Process Creation                                126.0      32172.6   2553.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      30934.8   7295.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4523.3   7538.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    5824618.8   3883.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        4881.2

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  53.13 MiB/s |  425.08 Mbps  | ping   6.866ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   8.763ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  37.18 MiB/s |  297.45 Mbps  | ping  21.718ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  29.66 MiB/s |  237.29 Mbps  | ping  62.321ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 152.44 MiB/s | 1219.51 Mbps  | ping   8.509ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  32.45 MiB/s |  259.57 Mbps  | ping  68.030ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  49.85 MiB/s |  398.80 Mbps  | ping  38.825ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  33.56 MiB/s |  268.46 Mbps  | ping  68.015ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  94.05 MiB/s |  752.41 Mbps  | ping   8.245ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  79.01 MiB/s |  632.10 Mbps  | ping  28.064ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  28.24 MiB/s |  225.92 Mbps  | ping  78.761ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  42.36 KiB/s |    0.33 Mbps  | ping  86.727ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     310 B/s |      N/A       | ping  95.838ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  26.44 MiB/s |  211.52 Mbps  | ping  90.458ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  26.02 MiB/s |  208.17 Mbps  | ping  87.249ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     365 B/s |      N/A       | ping 107.733ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     637 B/s |      N/A       | ping  82.666ms
 Online, France               :  13.10 MiB/s |  104.78 Mbps  | ping  87.023ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     363 B/s |      N/A       | ping  99.221ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.13 MiB/s |   33.04 Mbps  | ping 246.780ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     152 B/s |      N/A       | ping 250.981ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  10.79 MiB/s |   86.28 Mbps  | ping 124.950ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   1.38 MiB/s |   11.04 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 873.13 KiB/s |    6.82 Mbps  | ping 243.284ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.46 MiB/s |   27.69 Mbps  | ping 197.088ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.62 MiB/s |   44.98 Mbps  | ping 240.879ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   9.76 MiB/s |   78.11 Mbps  | ping 177.289ms


 Benchmark finished in 96 seconds

Global Latency Test

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 51.161.76.5, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 51.161.76.5 – ARIN /17 AS16276 OVH – Canada, Quebec, Montreal

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Dec 25 02:28:04 AST 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: OVH Hosting (51.161.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: CA)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: CA)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CA)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   CA
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Montreal, PQ 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CAD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           CA
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

The Client Centre Control Panel at Websavers.ca is a powerful tool that gives users self-managed control over their hosting and domain details. It is the primary interface for managing services, domains, support requests, and payments.

To access the Client Centre, users must log in to the Websavers.ca website. Once logged in, they can select the “Dashboard” from the menu at the top of the screen. From the dashboard, users can manage their services and domains.

Users can access the Plesk hosting control panel directly from the Client Centre for shared or reseller hosting accounts. They need to click the “Settings” button beside the hosting plan they wish to work on. From there, they can choose the “Login to Plesk” or “Access Plesk” button to log in to Plesk.

For VPS hosting users, the process is similar. They must click the “Settings” button beside the VPS they wish to work on. Under “Configuration,” they will find a small “Access Plesk” button.

The Client Centre also provides users with access to support resources. Users can check the system status, search the knowledge base, or ask an expert for help. This makes it easy for users to find the information they need and resolve any issues they may encounter.

Server Pricing

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.Websavers.ca

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Payments

Websavers Canada Montreal Scalable Canadian VPS Hosting Test and Review

Websavers.ca offers a straightforward and secure payment process for its services. Customers can complete payment on one or more invoices through the following steps:

  1. Log in to the secure Client Centre on the Websavers.ca website.
  2. Navigate to the relevant invoice.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the payment.
  4. Websavers.ca accepts payments via credit card and PayPal. This flexibility allows customers to choose the payment method that is most convenient for them.

If a credit card payment is declined, Websavers.ca provides support to help resolve the issue. This ensures that customers can maintain uninterrupted access to their services.

Customer Support

Websavers.ca offers a comprehensive customer support system to assist their clients. They have a dedicated “Ask an Expert” feature in their Client Centre, where users can submit their technical queries or website update requests. This ensures that the request reaches the right place and is addressed promptly.

In addition, they provide a wealth of guides and tutorials for users who prefer to solve issues independently. These resources cover various topics, from performance and development to WordPress and SEO.

For more complex issues or for users who need assistance with their website, Websavers.ca offers website repair services. They also support users whose web developer, host, or registrar no longer responds to their queries.

Conclusion

In our initial set of tests, we looked at I/O speeds and network performance. The VPS showed impressive I/O speeds, with an average of 1467.7 MB/s. Network performance varied by location, with excellent speeds in North American and European cities and slower results in Asia, reflecting typical geographical influences. These results suggest that the server is well-suited for high-speed operations and can handle substantial transfers effectively, especially within its closest network nodes.

Yabs testing gave us mixed read/write speeds for more detailed performance insights, illustrating the server’s capacity to handle data-intensive tasks, with over 1 GB/s in most scenarios. The Geekbench 6 Benchmark underlined the VPS’s solid performance with a multi-core score of 5049, indicative of its ability to manage concurrent processes well.

The UnixBench scores confirmed robust CPU performance, revealing the server’s strong processing capabilities – particularly when handling multiple tasks at once, demonstrated by a benchmark index score of 4881.2 when running four parallel copies of tests. This robust performance is crucial for applications that demand intensive computation and multi-threading.

From a media accessibility standpoint, the server was verified to unlock various media services in Canada, including Dazn and YouTube Premium, which points to its utility for regional content delivery. However, some global services, like Netflix and Disney+, were inaccessible, suggesting a potential limitation depending on the use case.

Overall, Websavers Canada’s Montreal VPS delivers strong and reliable performance with particularly good results for tasks within regional networks. This makes it a viable choice for customers looking to host their applications on a robust platform, with the slight caveat of limited access to certain global media services.

Official Website: https://www.Websavers.ca

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