DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

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DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

We recently reviewed the DigitalOcean server in Frankfurt, Germany. This machine has a top-tier Intel Xeon Platinum 8358 processor at 2.60GHz. Here are the configurations: 2-core CPU, 8 GB of memory, 30 GB of NVMe SSD storage, a 10 Gbps network connection, and 4 TB data transfer.

For our testing, we ran several straightforward checks. We started with basic performance tests to understand its power and speed. Then, we looked at how well it connects globally, testing how quickly it sends and receives data worldwide and how stable the connection stays under different conditions.

We also tested how well it accesses media from different regions. Finally, we used popular tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to see how well websites would run on this server.

About DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean Dedicated CPU Droplets are a type of virtual machine (VM) that provide a consistently high level of performance by ensuring that your Droplet has access to the full computing power of your virtual server at all times, unlike shared CPU Droplets, where the hyper-thread allocated to the Droplet may be shared between multiple other Droplets.

There are four dedicated CPU Droplets: General Purpose, CPU-Optimized, Memory-Optimized, and Storage-Optimized. The Droplet plan you choose determines the amount of resources allocated to Droplet.

One of the key features of Dedicated CPU Droplets is their consistent and robust performance. They utilize some of the latest generations of Intel® Xeon® CPUs, providing consistently high application performance.

Another important feature is their super fast NVMe storage. NVMe solid-state drives (SSD) use parallelism to deliver faster disk performance than regular SSDs. Workloads that require many transactions will have much lower latency with NVMe SSDs.

Dedicated CPU Droplets are also known for their high outbound data speeds. With five times higher outbound network speeds when compared to their Regular variant, the new Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets make delivering high-quality digital experiences easier than ever.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8358 CPU @ 2.60GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2593.906 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 4096 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 29.5 GB (1.1 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (79.1 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 11 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-23-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS14061 DigitalOcean, LLC
 Location           : Frankfurt am Main / DE
 Region             : Hesse
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 613 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 989.4 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9993.15 Mbps      24919.26 Mbps       1.91 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  535.58 Mbps       5376.71 Mbps        146.64 ms   
 Dallas, US       653.65 Mbps       6637.88 Mbps        118.17 ms   
 Montreal, CA     560.35 Mbps       849.09 Mbps         86.35 ms    
 Paris, FR        7769.89 Mbps      9321.37 Mbps        10.27 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    4605.14 Mbps      7853.94 Mbps        13.11 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     326.70 Mbps       3258.53 Mbps        232.47 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     366.34 Mbps       3591.19 Mbps        240.20 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       670.24 Mbps       5191.76 Mbps        120.49 ms   
 Singapore, SG    318.41 Mbps       3257.02 Mbps        244.23 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        322.21 Mbps       3200.97 Mbps        251.07 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 29 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-03 00:28:02 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8358 CPU @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2593.906 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 29.5 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-23-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : DigitalOcean, LLC
ASN        : AS14061 DigitalOcean, LLC
Host       : DigitalOcean, LLC
Location   : Frankfurt am Main, Hesse (HE)
Country    : Germany

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 220.99 MB/s  (55.2k) | 1.58 GB/s    (24.7k)
Write      | 221.58 MB/s  (55.3k) | 1.58 GB/s    (24.8k)
Total      | 442.57 MB/s (110.6k) | 3.17 GB/s    (49.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.69 GB/s     (3.3k) | 1.80 GB/s     (1.7k)
Write      | 1.78 GB/s     (3.4k) | 1.92 GB/s     (1.8k)
Total      | 3.48 GB/s     (6.8k) | 3.73 GB/s     (3.6k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 5.95 Gbits/sec  | 9.12 Gbits/sec  | 19.0 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 8.58 Gbits/sec  | 21.3 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 8.72 Gbits/sec  | 12.2 Gbits/sec  | 12.9 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.88 Gbits/sec  | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 88.5 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 1.92 Gbits/sec  | 91.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.18 Gbits/sec  | 1.46 Gbits/sec  | 121 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy            | 147 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1537                          
Multi Core      | 1737                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4238104

YABS completed in 11 min 52 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 03 2024 00:49:38 - 01:17:39
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       46370394.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6414.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4396.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        784684.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          209670.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2396986.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1263737.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  65866.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8002.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10999.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1769.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         835417.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   46370394.8   3973.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6414.6   1166.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4396.7   1022.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     784684.1   1981.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     209670.2   1266.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2396986.8   4132.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1263737.6   1015.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      65866.7    164.7
Process Creation                                126.0       8002.6    635.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10999.1   2594.1
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1769.7   2949.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     835417.7    556.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1295.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 03 2024 01:17:39 - 01:45:43
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       52063286.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11513.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6326.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1130459.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          291643.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3569051.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1862975.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 279310.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16281.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13427.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1823.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1408654.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   52063286.8   4461.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11513.2   2093.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6326.3   1471.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1130459.0   2854.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     291643.9   1762.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3569051.8   6153.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1862975.3   1497.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     279310.1    698.3
Process Creation                                126.0      16281.3   1292.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13427.6   3166.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1823.7   3039.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1408654.0    939.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2040.0

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 787.40 MiB/s | 6299.21 Mbps  | ping   0.874ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.855ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   2.09 MiB/s |   16.72 Mbps  | ping  94.008ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   9.15 MiB/s |   73.22 Mbps  | ping 148.901ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   1.06 MiB/s |    8.48 Mbps  | ping  89.580ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  12.41 MiB/s |   99.26 Mbps  | ping 157.809ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  17.08 MiB/s |  136.64 Mbps  | ping 122.096ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.72 MiB/s |  101.78 Mbps  | ping 143.249ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  25.08 MiB/s |  200.67 Mbps  | ping  89.973ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  22.49 MiB/s |  179.90 Mbps  | ping  99.979ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 134.05 MiB/s | 1072.39 Mbps  | ping  17.079ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 406.20 KiB/s |    3.17 Mbps  | ping  13.433ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   5.46 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   3.755ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  93.96 MiB/s |  751.66 Mbps  | ping   9.143ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 180.18 MiB/s | 1441.44 Mbps  | ping  12.704ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   3.11 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  25.490ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   3.59 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  16.332ms
 Online, France               :  83.29 MiB/s |  666.32 Mbps  | ping  21.093ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.30 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  23.554ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.13 MiB/s |   33.04 Mbps  | ping 280.128ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     160 B/s |      N/A       | ping 314.729ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  44.98 MiB/s |  359.87 Mbps  | ping  42.029ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 219.46 KiB/s |    1.71 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.24 MiB/s |    9.94 Mbps  | ping 165.203ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.62 MiB/s |   36.92 Mbps  | ping 252.202ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.27 MiB/s |   42.18 Mbps  | ping 266.235ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.96 MiB/s |   31.70 Mbps  | ping 218.889ms


 Benchmark finished in 82 seconds

Global Latency Test

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

Query: ping 134.209.245.53, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 134.209.245.53 – ARIN /20 AS14061 DIGITALOCEAN – Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed Jan  3 00:46:56 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Digital Ocean (134.209.*.*) 

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

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

DigitalOcean’s Cloud Admin Control Panel is a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your websites and applications. It’s divided into the “Servers” and the “IaaS” sections.

The control panel is accessed by clicking the “Control Panel” link on the DigitalOcean home page. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

One of the key features of the Cloud Admin Control Panel is CloudPanel. CloudPanel is a next-generation server control panel that focuses on simplicity. It allows you to run PHP, Node.js, Static Websites, Reverse Proxies, and Python Applications on a high-performance technology stack.

Server Pricing

DigitalOcean Germany Frankfurt General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

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

Coupon

Free trial with a $200 credit for 60 days

Your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean if you are eligible. You will need a credit card so that DigitalOcean can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.

Payments

DigitalOcean offers several payment methods for its services.

Billing Cycle: DigitalOcean billing cycles are monthly. Your account balance accrues over the calendar month based on your resource usage. Your balance is due on the first day of each month. For new or unverified users, the balance may be due when your balance exceeds your usage threshold.

Payment Methods: DigitalOcean accepts payments using credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, Diners Club, and JCB), debit cards, and third-party providers (including PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay). For qualifying customers, they also support ACH direct debit from U.S. banks.

Pre-Payments: At any time during the month, you can manually pay using any valid payment method. This lets you pay for your month-to-date resource usage before it’s due, pay an overdue balance, or make a pre-payment. Pre-payments let you pay ahead of time for future resource usage.

Customer Support

DigitalOcean offers a variety of customer support options to assist its users.

Contacting Support: Email DigitalOcean’s support team or create a support ticket. You can use the form on their contact page if you cannot sign in.

Support Plans: DigitalOcean offers several support plans:

  • Starter: This plan is included for all customers and provides general guidance and troubleshooting.
  • Developer: For teams developing and testing with non-production workloads.
  • Standard: For teams deploying and maintaining production workloads. This plan includes live chat.
  • Premium: For businesses serving large customer bases with mission-critical applications. This plan offers response times within 30 minutes.

Each plan offers different levels of support, response times, and additional features like live chat, dedicated Slack channels, video calls, and more.

Self-Service Tips: DigitalOcean’s product documentation offers self-service tips that you can try.

Support Team: DigitalOcean’s support team is ready to help with your cloud account, product, or service issues.

Conclusion

The first round of tests focused on basic performance. We measured input/output (I/O) operations, getting speeds ranging from 613 MB/s to 1.2 GB/s, averaging 989.4 MB/s. Notably, high speeds were recorded in internet performance, with upload speeds peaking at 9993.15 Mbps and download speeds reaching up to 24919.26 Mbps in various global locations.

We also conducted mixed read/write speed tests that showcased the server’s ability to handle simultaneous operations. Here, results showed read and write speeds comfortably hitting over 1.5 GB/s in 64k block tests. Similarly impressive performance was noted in the Geekbench and UnixBench scores, with the latter providing an index score of 2040.0 when operating on all cores—signifying strong overall CPU performance.

Concluding, the DigitalOcean server in Frankfurt demonstrates robust capabilities across the board, excelling in raw data transfer and processing power. These findings signal that this server is well-suited for businesses with high demands for stable and speedy online operations. Whether serving web pages or handling complex datasets, this server can easily handle heavy loads.

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

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