Gullo’s Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

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Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

We recently reviewed the budget-friendly VPS from Gullo’s Hosting in Finland. This VPS uses a shared version of an Intel i7-8700 processor and includes a minimalistic setup: 1 CPU core, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a fast 1 Gbps internet connection, 500 MB of bandwidth, and 20 usable ports plus one for SSH access.

To evaluate its performance, we ran several simple tests. We checked how fast and capable the VPS is with standard benchmarks, measured its network speed and reliability across various locations, and tested its ping times to check for delays. We also checked if the VPS could access content from different regions and assessed its connection quality through CloudFlare.

About Gullo’s Hosting

Gullo’s Hosting is a service provider that offers various hosting solutions, including web hosting, network address translation (NAT), virtual private servers (VPS), and so on. NAT VPS is a unique offering that allows users to host their websites and applications on a shared IPv4 network, with each user having access to a specific number of ports.

The NAT VPS service is unmanaged, meaning users are responsible for managing their servers. This self-managed approach helps keep the service cost low, making it an affordable option for users with the technical skills to manage their servers.

One of the key features of Gullo’s NAT VPS is its compatibility with IPv6. Users who have native IPv6 or are running a tunnel can connect to their server via their IPv6 address. For those who do not have native IPv6 or a tunnel, Gullo’s Hosting suggests getting an IPv6 tunnel.

For users who want to host a website but do not have a dedicated IPv4 address, Gullo’s Hosting recommends using Cloudflare’s free IPv6 to IPv4 proxy service. This service works on a reverse proxy, where the public sees a Cloudflare IP for your site while it proxies your actual IP to load it.

However, there are some limitations to the NAT VPS service. For instance, with private addresses, rDNS records cannot be set for IPv4; only in some cases will this be possible for IPv6. Email services may not be a reliable option; in some locations, email may be blocked completely to avoid abuse. Additionally, installing software that requires specific ports to run may not be viable over IPv4.

Official Website: https://hosting.gullo.me

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
 CPU Cores          : 1 @ 2149.902 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 12288 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 7.9 GB (1.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 512.0 MB (18.5 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 1 days, 8 hour 53 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
 OS                 : CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 3.10.0
 TCP CC             : 
 Virtualization     : OpenVZ
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS24940 Hetzner Online GmbH
 Location           : Tuusula / FI
 Region             : Uusimaa
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 635 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 638 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 629 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 634.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    774.08 Mbps       795.65 Mbps         24.18 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  487.23 Mbps       616.53 Mbps         162.84 ms   
 Dallas, US       433.94 Mbps       610.89 Mbps         134.95 ms   
 Montreal, CA     566.98 Mbps       751.01 Mbps         121.59 ms   
 Paris, FR        281.69 Mbps       550.13 Mbps         41.59 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    914.71 Mbps       877.11 Mbps         27.20 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     318.15 Mbps       428.95 Mbps         294.91 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     419.41 Mbps       573.08 Mbps         205.89 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       484.25 Mbps       645.19 Mbps         144.78 ms   
 Singapore, SG    74.66 Mbps        641.20 Mbps         351.91 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        241.86 Mbps       520.51 Mbps         255.78 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 59 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-10 00:06:05 GMT

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 1 days, 9 hours, 0 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPU cores  : 1 @ 2071.093 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 512.0 MiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 7.9 GiB
Distro     : CentOS Linux 7 (Core)
Kernel     : 3.10.0
VM Type    : OPENVZ
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Hetzner Online GmbH
ASN        : AS24940 Hetzner Online GmbH
Location   : Helsinki, Uusimaa (18)
Country    : Finland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 50.60 MB/s   (12.6k) | 281.40 MB/s   (4.3k)
Write      | 50.65 MB/s   (12.6k) | 282.88 MB/s   (4.4k)
Total      | 101.26 MB/s  (25.3k) | 564.28 MB/s   (8.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 271.73 MB/s    (530) | 207.22 MB/s    (202)
Write      | 286.16 MB/s    (558) | 221.02 MB/s    (215)
Total      | 557.90 MB/s   (1.0k) | 428.25 MB/s    (417)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 872 Mbits/sec   | 665 Mbits/sec   | 33.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 36.7 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 871 Mbits/sec   | 903 Mbits/sec   | 27.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 863 Mbits/sec   | 500 Mbits/sec   | 94.2 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 807 Mbits/sec   | 375 Mbits/sec   | 92.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 717 Mbits/sec   | 254 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 757 Mbits/sec   | 261 Mbits/sec   | 170 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 493 Mbits/sec   | 770 Mbits/sec   | 33.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 499 Mbits/sec   | 771 Mbits/sec   | --             
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 467 Mbits/sec   | 631 Mbits/sec   | 27.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 621 Mbits/sec   | 424 Mbits/sec   | 94.2 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 448 Mbits/sec   | 371 Mbits/sec   | 92.6 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 429 Mbits/sec   | 431 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 379 Mbits/sec   | 348 Mbits/sec   | 170 ms         

Geekbench test failed and low memory was detected. Add at least 1GB of SWAP or use GB4 instead (higher compatibility with low memory systems).

YABS completed in 9 min 14 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: 1/10/2024 00:53:04 - 01:26:12
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       23344739.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     3216.4 MWIPS (18.6 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2269.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        228627.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           60178.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        756002.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              327141.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  83066.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5053.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3417.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    466.1 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         226841.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   23344739.1   2000.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       3216.4    584.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2269.7    527.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     228627.6    577.3
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      60178.0    363.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     756002.3   1303.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     327141.4    263.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      83066.8    207.7
Process Creation                                126.0       5053.3    401.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3417.8    806.1
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        466.1    776.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     226841.6    151.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         515.3

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

Looking Glass

Helsinki, Finland

Services: NAT VPS

Test IP: 95.216.20.157

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  93.11 MiB/s |  744.92 Mbps  | ping   6.968ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   7.364ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  16.90 MiB/s |  135.23 Mbps  | ping 119.671ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   7.89 MiB/s |   63.12 Mbps  | ping 168.170ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   2.49 MiB/s |   19.89 Mbps  | ping 103.693ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  10.60 MiB/s |   84.79 Mbps  | ping 168.002ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  14.93 MiB/s |  119.43 Mbps  | ping 133.693ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   8.99 MiB/s |   71.89 Mbps  | ping 153.881ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  24.81 MiB/s |  198.49 Mbps  | ping  92.222ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  18.05 MiB/s |  144.37 Mbps  | ping 120.832ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  64.26 MiB/s |  514.07 Mbps  | ping  32.867ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 126.93 KiB/s |    0.99 Mbps  | ping  34.946ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     674 B/s |      N/A       | ping  23.798ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  67.68 MiB/s |  541.42 Mbps  | ping  29.839ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  70.94 MiB/s |  567.53 Mbps  | ping  28.198ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.17 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping   8.038ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     896 B/s |      N/A       | ping  28.107ms
 Online, France               :  36.26 MiB/s |  290.08 Mbps  | ping  36.639ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     746 B/s |      N/A       | ping  39.734ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   0.97 MiB/s |    7.78 Mbps  | ping 316.147ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     172 B/s |      N/A       | ping 334.951ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  24.16 MiB/s |  193.28 Mbps  | ping  48.388ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 190.48 KiB/s |    1.49 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   3.96 MiB/s |   31.71 Mbps  | ping 200.322ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.09 MiB/s |   24.72 Mbps  | ping 270.201ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   8.03 MiB/s |   64.24 Mbps  | ping 275.981ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.77 MiB/s |   38.12 Mbps  | ping 253.014ms


 Benchmark finished in 104 seconds

Global Latency Test

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 95.217.89.204, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 95.217.89.204 – RIPENCC /16 AS24940 HETZNER – Finland, Uusimaa, Helsinki

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: 2024 01 10 00:23:19 GMT

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Hetzner Online (95.217.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: FI)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: FI)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: FI)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Stockholm 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed (CDN IP Not Found)
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           FI
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Hetzner Online (2a01:4f9:4a:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: DE)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: FI)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Stockholm 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed (CDN IP Not Found)
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           FI
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

Gullo’s Hosting provides users with a VPS Admin Control Panel, an integral part of their hosting service. This control panel is powered by DirectAdmin or SolusVM, depending on the hosting package.

DirectAdmin and SolusVM are popular control panel software that provides an intuitive interface for managing VPS servers. They allow users to perform routine tasks such as setting up email addresses and managing MySQL databases. This makes it easier for users to manage their servers, even if they do not have extensive technical knowledge.

Users can access the SolusVM control panel for NAT VPS or connect via SSH using their console username and password. This allows users to choose the method that best suits their needs.

However, it’s important to note that Gullo’s Hosting’s VPS services are unmanaged, meaning users are responsible for managing their servers. While the control panel simplifies many tasks, users still need technical skills to manage their servers effectively.

Server Pricing

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

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Payments

Gullo’s Hosting offers a variety of payment options for its services. The web hosting service is activated immediately after a successful payment via PayPal or Credit Card. This instant setup ensures no waiting time for users to use their hosting services.

Customer Support

Gullo’s Hosting provides a friendly and professional ticketing system. They handle all tickets quickly and professionally, aiming to be as transparent as possible.

Their customer support is divided into several categories:

  • NAT IPv4 or Ports: For issues with NAT IPs, Ports, or SSH.
  • Network or Service Outage: To report any downtime or uptime-related issues.
  • General Support: For pre-sales questions and basic non-technical questions.
  • Technical Support: This is a paid service.

Their support is available Monday to Friday with a 24-hour response time. However, they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and ReviewIn addition to their ticketing system, Gullo’s Hosting also provides a knowledge base on their website to help users get started. This is a valuable resource for users to find answers to common questions and learn more about their services.

Gullo's Hosting Finland OpenVZ Virtualization NAT IPv4 VPS Test and Review

Conclusion

In our Basic Bench test, which looked at input/output (I/O) performance and internet speed, the VPS showed consistent I/O speeds of around 634 MB/s. Internet speeds were impressive at most test locations, peaking at 914.71 Mbps upload and 877.11 Mbps download in Amsterdam, although the Singapore test showed dramatically lower speeds at 74.66 Mbps upload. Latency was generally low but varied depending on the distance from the test server, with the lowest being 24.18 ms via Speedtest.net and the highest reaching 351.91 ms in Singapore.

The VPS was put through further stress tests with mixed read/write tasks, where it maintained a balanced performance, delivering over 100 MB/s for smaller block sizes and well over 400 MB/s for larger ones. However, we faced a snag during the Geekbench test, which couldn’t run due to insufficient memory, suggesting a need for more than 512 MB of RAM or an adjustment in the choice of benchmarking tools for low-memory environments.

With the UnixBench tool, we assessed the CPU’s capabilities. The VPS showed it could handle various computing tasks adequately, from mathematical operations to system calls. The final Index Score came to 515.3, indicating the VPS is more than capable for a range of basic tasks but may not suit more extensive, memory-intensive operations.

In summary, Gullo’s Hosting’s Finland VPS is a solid choice for those requiring a cost-effective solution for lightweight applications. It delivers reliable and fast performance for basic tasks and browsing, though it would struggle with anything demanding more memory without some upgrades or optimizations.

Official Website: https://hosting.gullo.me

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