UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

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UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

We’re checking out the Warsaw-based general-purpose cloud server from UpCloud in Poland. These powerful servers run on a 32-core AMD EPYC 7542 processor. The setup includes a dual-core CPU, 4GB of memory, 80GB of solid-state storage, and a super-fast 1 Gbps internet connection. Plus, we get a generous 4TB of data transfer, IPv4 and IPv6 address.

Our team put this server through their paces with a bunch of tests. First, we’ll do some standard benchmarks, including Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and the Unix Benchmark, to see how they handle the basics. We’ll do the Global Node Test to understand how they connect globally and check how quickly they respond to the Global Ping Test.

We’re also testing how these servers access content across different regions with the Media Unlock Test. To assess the internet connection quality, we’ll use the CloudFlare Internet Test, and for website speed, we’ll rely on PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance. Stay tuned for the results.

About UpCloud

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering high-performance, resilient cloud servers with no upfront costs or commitments. It provides users with the computing, storage, and networking needed to develop and run applications and workloads in the cloud.

UpCloud’s cloud servers are powered by enterprise-grade CPUs and enhanced by their in-house developed MaxIOPS storage technology. This technology allows UpCloud to offer the fastest cloud servers with a proven track record in the market.

They offer three distinct types of cloud servers: General Purpose, High CPU, and High Memory. Each of these configurations provides top-of-the-line performance with an emphasis on different requirements. This flexibility allows users to choose the type of server that best fits their needs.

One of the key features of UpCloud’s cloud servers is their scalability. Users can get started quickly and easily with the needed resources and then scale up in just a few clicks as their business grows. This eliminates the need to overprovision services, as users can easily change between plans and plan types to scale as required.

UpCloud’s cloud servers are also resilient to faults. They have multiple redundancies that eliminate any single point of failure, with the capacity to mitigate issues following failure or attack with automated restarts to recover with minimal interruption.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2894.562 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 78.7 GB (1.6 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (265.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 13 min
 Load average       : 0.10, 0.14, 0.06
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-18-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS202053 UpCloud Ltd
 Location           : Warsaw / PL
 Region             : Mazovia
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 375 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 368 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 367 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 370.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    997.52 Mbps       942.24 Mbps         15.64 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  518.89 Mbps       952.19 Mbps         156.07 ms   
 Dallas, US       628.40 Mbps       945.94 Mbps         127.69 ms   
 Montreal, CA     597.38 Mbps       913.08 Mbps         99.22 ms    
 Paris, FR        999.56 Mbps       968.77 Mbps         28.86 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    1000.17 Mbps      954.72 Mbps         25.64 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     369.58 Mbps       902.43 Mbps         215.89 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     397.39 Mbps       965.13 Mbps         202.52 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       621.56 Mbps       949.88 Mbps         134.89 ms   
 Singapore, SG    224.92 Mbps       836.95 Mbps         336.37 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        308.50 Mbps       944.91 Mbps         268.62 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 42 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-19 00:42:01 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2894.562 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 78.7 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-18-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : UpCloud Ltd
ASN        : AS202053 UpCloud Ltd
Host       : Upcloud PL Waw1
Location   : Warsaw, Mazovia (14)
Country    : Poland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 125.96 MB/s  (31.4k) | 389.50 MB/s   (6.0k)
Write      | 126.29 MB/s  (31.5k) | 391.55 MB/s   (6.1k)
Total      | 252.25 MB/s  (63.0k) | 781.06 MB/s  (12.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 391.50 MB/s    (764) | 388.13 MB/s    (379)
Write      | 412.30 MB/s    (805) | 413.98 MB/s    (404)
Total      | 803.81 MB/s   (1.5k) | 802.12 MB/s    (783)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 987 Mbits/sec   | 946 Mbits/sec   | 27.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 27.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 994 Mbits/sec   | 947 Mbits/sec   | 21.3 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 914 Mbits/sec   | 884 Mbits/sec   | 93.8 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 924 Mbits/sec   | 902 Mbits/sec   | 99.3 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 809 Mbits/sec   | 871 Mbits/sec   | 140 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 838 Mbits/sec   | 805 Mbits/sec   | 168 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 987 Mbits/sec   | 932 Mbits/sec   | 26.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 986 Mbits/sec   | 929 Mbits/sec   | 28.5 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 994 Mbits/sec   | 934 Mbits/sec   | 21.5 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 938 Mbits/sec   | 889 Mbits/sec   | 93.3 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 924 Mbits/sec   | 888 Mbits/sec   | 98.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 816 Mbits/sec   | 860 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 845 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 167 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1284                          
Multi Core      | 2286                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4451075

YABS completed in 15 min 54 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Fri Jan 19 2024 01:27:29 - 01:55:29
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41128212.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7395.1 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5438.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1009410.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          275794.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2626621.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1744668.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 120008.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8433.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11253.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2091.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2009768.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41128212.8   3524.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7395.1   1344.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5438.1   1264.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1009410.0   2549.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     275794.4   1666.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2626621.1   4528.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1744668.6   1402.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     120008.1    300.0
Process Creation                                126.0       8433.5    669.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11253.9   2654.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2091.7   3486.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2009768.6   1339.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1648.4

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Jan 19 2024 01:55:29 - 02:23:28
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       81477422.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14799.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6459.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        625741.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          152322.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1967212.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3468026.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 385691.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16863.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  15492.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2139.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2815164.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   81477422.3   6981.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14799.4   2690.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6459.5   1502.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     625741.7   1580.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     152322.5    920.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1967212.0   3391.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3468026.2   2787.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     385691.1    964.2
Process Creation                                126.0      16863.9   1338.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      15492.2   3653.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2139.8   3566.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2815164.9   1876.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2191.2

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

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  95.15 MiB/s |  761.18 Mbps  | ping  20.564ms
 Gdrive   :   4.86 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping  26.359ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.36 MiB/s |   10.89 Mbps  | ping 111.993ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 897.38 KiB/s |    7.01 Mbps  | ping 168.020ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   2.26 MiB/s |   18.04 Mbps  | ping 101.853ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  12.33 MiB/s |   98.61 Mbps  | ping 156.805ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  14.62 MiB/s |  116.99 Mbps  | ping 151.864ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  10.49 MiB/s |   83.93 Mbps  | ping 171.620ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  19.32 MiB/s |  154.59 Mbps  | ping  97.993ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  18.10 MiB/s |  144.83 Mbps  | ping 117.455ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  87.57 MiB/s |  700.53 Mbps  | ping  25.514ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  85.63 KiB/s |    0.67 Mbps  | ping  21.717ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.00 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  27.137ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  83.51 MiB/s |  668.07 Mbps  | ping  23.064ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  91.91 MiB/s |  735.29 Mbps  | ping  20.503ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     931 B/s |      N/A       | ping  32.310ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.86 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  27.739ms
 Online, France               :  72.19 MiB/s |  577.55 Mbps  | ping  28.047ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     560 B/s |      N/A       | ping  36.085ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.60 MiB/s |   12.82 Mbps  | ping 336.890ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     134 B/s |      N/A       | ping 337.060ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  29.97 MiB/s |  239.74 Mbps  | ping  63.250ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 202.55 KiB/s |    1.58 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 274.23 KiB/s |    2.14 Mbps  | ping 298.266ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.56 MiB/s |   28.47 Mbps  | ping 264.434ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.22 MiB/s |   33.75 Mbps  | ping 253.567ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.99 MiB/s |   47.95 Mbps  | ping 234.063ms


 Benchmark finished in 111 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 185.70.197.149, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.70.197.149 – RIPENCC /22 AS202053 UPCLOUD – Poland

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri Jan 19 01:23:37 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud (185.70.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: PL)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: PL)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: PL)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           London 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Stockholm  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        PLN
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           PL
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud (2a04:3544:8000:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

UpCloud’s Cloud Admin Hub, often called the control panel, is the central interface for managing your cloud servers. It provides a user-friendly and intuitive way to interact with and manage your resources on UpCloud.

The Cloud Admin Hub allows you to perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Creating, configuring, and managing your cloud servers.
  • Monitoring the performance of your servers.
  • Managing your storage and network configurations.
  • Implementing and managing security measures such as firewalls.

One of the key features of the Cloud Admin Hub is its ease of use. Its clean, intuitive interface makes navigating easy for beginners and experienced users. This allows users to focus more on their work and less on managing their cloud infrastructure.

In addition, the Cloud Admin Hub is accessible from anywhere, allowing you to manage your resources on UpCloud from any location. This makes it a convenient tool for businesses and individuals who need to manage their cloud servers remotely.

Server Pricing

UpCloud Poland Warsaw General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

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

Payments

UpCloud operates on a prepaid system, where users can add balance to their accounts anytime. The services are then deducted from this balance on an hourly basis. The current selection of accepted payment methods includes:

  • Credit cards: Visa and MasterCard.
  • PayPal: PayPal balance, bank account, debit, and credit cards (payment methods accepted by PayPal may vary by region).

There are two methods for adding balance to your UpCloud account:

  1. Automated payment: This is a recurring credit card payment system that schedules payments based on your usage and the limits you have set. This ensures your servers run uninterrupted, providing 100% uptime for your web applications and services.
  2. Manual one-time payment: This allows you to make a one-time payment and add it to your account balance whenever you decide.

Please note that virtual debit cards tend to get rejected by their payment processor, and they cannot support them directly. If you encounter any issues or have any questions about the payment methods, you can contact their support at [email protected].

Coupon

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Customer Support

UpCloud’s customer support is one of the key aspects that sets them apart from other cloud providers. Their in-house support team operates on three key principles: reliability, performance, and a great service culture. The team is a diverse group of highly trained engineers working worldwide using the follow-the-sun model.

Customers can connect with the technical support team 24/7/365 via live chat at their UpCloud Control Panel or by emailing them at [email protected]. For abuse-related issues, customers can contact [email protected].

UpCloud’s support team can always assist with any technical problem or inquiry. This ensures that users receive timely and effective help when they need it.

In addition to their technical support, UpCloud also has a sales team that can be reached at [email protected]. This team of trusted advisors is there to help users who are considering deploying on UpCloud.

Conclusion

Starting with the Basic Bench, the Input/Output (I/O) speed averaged 370 MB/s across three runs — that’s in the good range, not too far off from the excellent category. Our server also flexed its muscles in various global locations, managing nearly 1 Gbps upload and download speeds with impressively low latency, especially in European nodes. However, some locations like Singapore and Tokyo fell short due to higher latencies, which is somewhat expected given their distance from Poland.

The Yabs Performance Bench gave us more insight. For disk speeds, we got mixed reads/writes of up to 802 MB/s for the larger block sizes, which is decently fast, aligning with the good category again. Regarding CPU performance, Geekbench 6 scores paint a positive picture: with a single-core score of 1284 and a multi-core score of 2286, the server’s CPU performance is comfortably good, well above the standard threshold.

UnixBench showed that it was phenomenally fast when the server ran single-threaded tasks, particularly in file copying and shell script execution. When it ran parallel operations, the speeds almost doubled, hitting high gear, which indicates efficient multi-tasking capabilities.

In conclusion, this server from UpCloud in Warsaw delivers a solid performance across the board. Its I/O speed, while not touching the excellent mark, is still firmly in the good zone. The server has strong CPU capabilities and handles international data transfers well, barring typical latency issues for farther regions. It seems a reliable choice for general-purpose cloud hosting, especially if your audience is in Europe.

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

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