ShiftHosting United States Chicago Budget Cloud Server Test and Review

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ShiftHosting United States Chicago Budget Cloud Server Test and Review

We recently reviewed the Chicago Budget Virtual Server from Shift Hosting. It’s equipped with an Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6258R CPU at 2.70GHz, supported by 16 CPU cores, 32 GB of RAM, 320 GB of SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet connection, 16 TB of data transfer, one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

Our review included several key tests: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to gauge performance, the Global Node Test to check network reach; and the Global Ping Test to measure how quickly the server responds.

Also, we checked if it can access media content from different regions using the Media Unlock Test and tested the connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test. Finally, we used tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to assess how well websites would run.

About ShiftHosting

ShiftHosting is a web hosting provider gaining recognition for its services. The company offers various hosting solutions, including dedicated servers, which have been praised for their reliability and performance.

One of the standout features of ShiftHosting is its commitment to customer service. Users have reported swift responses to their queries and issues, which is a testament to the company’s dedication to providing a seamless hosting experience. This level of customer service also extends to their technical support, with knowledgeable staff on hand to assist with any issues.

ShiftHosting’s infrastructure is another aspect that users have commended. The stability and performance of their hosting services have been highlighted as key strengths. This is crucial for businesses and individuals who rely on their websites to be accessible and functional at all times.

In addition to their standard hosting services, ShiftHosting also offers dedicated servers. Users who have tested these servers have reported excellent uptime and no issues with connections or hardware. This suggests that ShiftHosting can cater to more demanding hosting needs, making it a versatile choice for various users.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6258R CPU @ 2.70GHz
 CPU Cores          : 16 @ 2693.634 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 39424 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 320.0 GB (3.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 31.3 GB (295.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 42 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-20-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS394177 SHIFT HOSTING LLC
 Location           : Chicago / US
 Region             : Illinois
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1262.9 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9412.58 Mbps      9435.74 Mbps        0.30 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  1543.86 Mbps      4341.93 Mbps        55.20 ms    
 Dallas, US       3680.14 Mbps      9283.62 Mbps        22.35 ms    
 Montreal, CA     923.17 Mbps       938.52 Mbps         22.19 ms    
 Paris, FR        661.91 Mbps       2789.25 Mbps        115.41 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    854.52 Mbps       3209.79 Mbps        96.21 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     370.57 Mbps       3136.55 Mbps        221.63 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.57 Mbps         3.89 Mbps           207.33 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       347.42 Mbps       3071.66 Mbps        231.99 ms   
 Singapore, SG    355.85 Mbps       3519.12 Mbps        242.66 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        529.29 Mbps       5103.04 Mbps        155.36 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 23 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-12-26 22:03:08 CST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 2 hours, 13 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6258R CPU @ 2.70GHz
CPU cores  : 16 @ 2693.634 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 31.3 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 320.0 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-20-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Shift Hosting LLC
ASN        : AS394177 SHIFT HOSTING LLC
Host       : Shift Hosting LLC
Location   : Harvey, Louisiana (LA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 382.95 MB/s  (95.7k) | 1.48 GB/s    (23.1k)
Write      | 383.96 MB/s  (95.9k) | 1.49 GB/s    (23.3k)
Total      | 766.92 MB/s (191.7k) | 2.97 GB/s    (46.4k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.84 GB/s     (3.6k) | 1.88 GB/s     (1.8k)
Write      | 1.94 GB/s     (3.7k) | 2.01 GB/s     (1.9k)
Total      | 3.78 GB/s     (7.3k) | 3.90 GB/s     (3.8k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.86 Gbits/sec  | 2.12 Gbits/sec  | 86.8 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 90.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.71 Gbits/sec  | 1.95 Gbits/sec  | --             
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 784 Mbits/sec   | 960 Mbits/sec   | 189 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 7.67 Gbits/sec  | 8.50 Gbits/sec  | 17.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 8.20 Gbits/sec  | 8.72 Gbits/sec  | 20.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 3.30 Gbits/sec  | 3.60 Gbits/sec  | 52.4 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.87 Gbits/sec  | 878 Mbits/sec   | 87.2 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 91.5 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.74 Gbits/sec  | 1.96 Gbits/sec  | 91.6 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 716 Mbits/sec   | 929 Mbits/sec   | 188 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 5.68 Gbits/sec  | 7.86 Gbits/sec  | 17.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 8.75 Gbits/sec  | 9.16 Gbits/sec  | 20.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 3.29 Gbits/sec  | 3.56 Gbits/sec  | 52.2 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1239                          
Multi Core      | 9832                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4153781

YABS completed in 14 min 15 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed Dec 27 2023 00:23:25 - 00:51:26
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       43611221.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6501.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4649.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1269198.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          350819.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3599377.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2292502.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  68261.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8910.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12201.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   5167.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2550494.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   43611221.2   3737.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6501.2   1182.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4649.7   1081.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1269198.1   3205.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     350819.2   2119.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3599377.4   6205.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2292502.7   1842.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      68261.8    170.7
Process Creation                                126.0       8910.1    707.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12201.5   2877.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       5167.1   8611.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2550494.9   1700.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1874.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Dec 27 2023 00:51:26 - 01:19:30
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      699330509.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   104131.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              30093.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        576902.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          149273.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1924483.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            36294081.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                2746218.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              51377.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  87091.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  10502.9 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4118549.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  699330509.9  59925.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     104131.0  18932.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      30093.1   6998.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     576902.6   1456.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     149273.2    902.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1924483.6   3318.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   36294081.5  29175.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    2746218.9   6865.5
Process Creation                                126.0      51377.3   4077.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      87091.7  20540.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      10502.9  17504.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4118549.1   2745.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        7421.4

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 170.39.178.5

Test Files: 100M 1GB 5GB 10GB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 520.83 MiB/s | 4166.67 Mbps  | ping   0.273ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.328ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  56.83 MiB/s |  454.62 Mbps  | ping  20.985ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  44.24 MiB/s |  353.88 Mbps  | ping  46.160ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 717.71 KiB/s |    5.61 Mbps  | ping  26.690ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  51.26 MiB/s |  410.05 Mbps  | ping  43.659ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 104.17 MiB/s |  833.33 Mbps  | ping  21.994ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  42.88 MiB/s |  343.05 Mbps  | ping  52.227ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  81.51 MiB/s |  652.08 Mbps  | ping  17.008ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  75.33 MiB/s |  602.64 Mbps  | ping  13.618ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  25.63 MiB/s |  205.02 Mbps  | ping  87.136ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  47.86 KiB/s |    0.37 Mbps  | ping 106.774ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     414 B/s |      N/A       | ping 106.787ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  25.01 MiB/s |  200.09 Mbps  | ping  89.922ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  24.13 MiB/s |  193.01 Mbps  | ping  92.414ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     409 B/s |      N/A       | ping 101.885ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     519 B/s |      N/A       | ping  94.499ms
 Online, France               :  25.61 MiB/s |  204.87 Mbps  | ping  90.838ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     392 B/s |      N/A       | ping 107.313ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.05 MiB/s |   32.38 Mbps  | ping 264.109ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     253 B/s |      N/A       | ping 260.391ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   8.64 MiB/s |   69.09 Mbps  | ping 139.531ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 845.40 KiB/s |    6.60 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   2.34 MiB/s |   18.73 Mbps  | ping 229.020ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  11.19 MiB/s |   89.55 Mbps  | ping 155.346ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   6.03 MiB/s |   48.25 Mbps  | ping 232.743ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  13.25 MiB/s |  105.98 Mbps  | ping 146.383ms


 Benchmark finished in 92 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 170.39.178.137, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 170.39.178.137 – ARIN /24 AS394177 SHIFT-HOSTING-LLC – United States, Illinois, Chicago

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed 27 Dec 2023 12:03:01 AM CST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Shift Hosting LLC (170.39.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Shift Hosting LLC (2607:29c0:2001:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

ShiftHosting United States Chicago Budget Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

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GTmetrix Performance

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Admin Control Panel

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Server Pricing

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Customers can swiftly contact the ShiftHosting support team for assistance by opening a support ticket and ensuring timely and accurate responses.

For sales inquiries, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, if you prefer to speak with a representative, contact us at +1 (877) 340-2250 for immediate assistance.

ShiftHosting also offers a comprehensive knowledgebase. This self-service resource allows customers to explore and discover solutions to their queries independently.

ShiftHosting United States Chicago Budget Cloud Server Test and Review

Conclusion

The initial tests, focusing on Input/Output (I/O) speed, showcased impressive results with an average of around 1.3 GB/s, demonstrating that the server can quickly read and write data. Regarding upload and download speeds across various global locations, the server showed robust performance, especially in North American cities, with speed tests yielding over 9000 Mbps. However, in some Asian cities, the speeds dipped significantly, indicating the server’s variable performance based on geographic location.

For more detailed performance analysis, the Yabs Performance Bench indicated strong mixed read and write operations, with outputs ranging from 766.92 MB/s on smaller files to 3.90 GB/s on larger ones. The server showed a strong single-core score of 1239 and an even stronger multi-core score of 9832 on Geekbench, reflecting its ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Delving further into CPU performance with UnixBench, the single CPU run achieved a score of 1874.9, while utilizing all 16 CPUs, the server ramped up its capabilities, achieving a score of 7421.4. This indicates the server’s substantial ability to handle parallel processing.

In conclusion, Shift Hosting’s Chicago server has proven to be robust in handling single and multi-core tasks with flying colors in local speed tests. Though its performance may vary globally, its overall capability makes it a strong contender for intensive tasks and hosting solutions that require high I/O performance and multitasking.

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

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