DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

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DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

We’re putting the DirectNode Amsterdam dedicated server to the test. It’s a strong machine powered by an Intel Xeon CPU E5-2680 v4 at 2.40GHz. Here’s what it’s packing: 56 CPU cores, 256 GB of memory, 960 GB of SSD storage, and a super-fast 10 Gbps internet connection.

In our review, we’re covering a bunch of tests. We start with the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to measure its core performance stats. Then, we move on to the Global Node Test to check how the network holds up worldwide, followed by the Global Ping Test to see how quickly it responds.

We’re also looking at whether it can stream media from different regions with the Media Unlock Test, seeing how it ranks in internet quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test, using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix to evaluate web performance.

About DirectNode

DirectNode is a powerful and reliable hosting provider based in the Netherlands. Founded in 2021, it has quickly established itself as a trusted partner for individuals and businesses seeking quality internet services.

DirectNode offers a wide range of hosting products, all housed in tier 3+ data centers under stringent security. These products include Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting, Shared Webhosting, Dedicated Webhosting, Reseller Webhosting, and more.

Their VPS Hosting is known for its high performance and convenience, thanks to pure SSD drives. This service is available with either Linux or Windows, catering to a broad range of customer preferences.

For larger websites with high traffic, DirectNode offers Dedicated web hosting. This service allows customers to enjoy a fully dedicated server without sharing it with other users.

DirectNode prides itself on its powerful hardware and team of experts, which enable it to deliver reliable and secure web hosting and server services to its customers. They use Enterprise Dell PowerEdge servers, fast Xeon processors on DDR4 RAM, and super-fast SSD drives to give their customers the best experience.

DirectNode is committed to environmental sustainability, hosting its services on 100% green power from NL Wind. Their servers are cooled using “Direct free air cooling,” further reducing their environmental impact.

Official Website: https://www.DirectNode.nl

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz
 CPU Cores          : 56 @ 1200.961 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 35840 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 879.1 GB (1.5 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 251.8 GB (809.4 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 3.8 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 7 hour 22 min
 Load average       : 0.27, 0.13, 0.04
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-27-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS211588 Yvan Watchman trading as Xyphen IT
 Location           : Amsterdam / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 362 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 354 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 322 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 346.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9156.92 Mbps      9240.98 Mbps        1.42 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  575.45 Mbps       1748.21 Mbps        138.00 ms   
 Dallas, US       733.49 Mbps       2114.59 Mbps        110.16 ms   
 Montreal, CA     574.96 Mbps       850.64 Mbps         80.12 ms    
 Paris, FR        7383.13 Mbps      8610.81 Mbps        10.08 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    5664.26 Mbps      9128.07 Mbps        2.22 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     280.13 Mbps       2764.11 Mbps        256.03 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     330.66 Mbps       3281.42 Mbps        241.75 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       689.85 Mbps       4822.41 Mbps        119.18 ms   
 Singapore, SG    347.40 Mbps       3210.53 Mbps        250.09 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        334.97 Mbps       3112.66 Mbps        250.19 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 20 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-23 00:31:08 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 7 hours, 27 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v4 @ 2.40GHz
CPU cores  : 56 @ 1200.800 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 251.8 GiB
Swap       : 3.8 GiB
Disk       : 875.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-27-amd64
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Yvan Watchman trading as Xyphen IT
ASN        : AS211588 Yvan Watchman trading as Xyphen IT
Host       : DirectNode
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : The Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.40 MB/s     (2.1k) | 87.68 MB/s    (1.3k)
Write      | 8.44 MB/s     (2.1k) | 88.14 MB/s    (1.3k)
Total      | 16.84 MB/s    (4.2k) | 175.83 MB/s   (2.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 204.53 MB/s    (399) | 237.12 MB/s    (231)
Write      | 215.40 MB/s    (420) | 252.91 MB/s    (246)
Total      | 419.93 MB/s    (819) | 490.04 MB/s    (477)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 8.32 Gbits/sec  | 6.67 Gbits/sec  | 7.62 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 9.67 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 8.37 Gbits/sec  | 9.21 Gbits/sec  | 1.48 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.72 Gbits/sec  | 1.75 Gbits/sec  | 93.7 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.02 Gbits/sec  | 2.28 Gbits/sec  | 83.9 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.33 Gbits/sec  | 1.53 Gbits/sec  | 117 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.05 Gbits/sec  | 1.23 Gbits/sec  | 148 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1101                          
Multi Core      | 7868                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4514699

YABS completed in 11 min 45 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Tue Jan 23 2024 01:12:18 - 01:40:00
56 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       39491948.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7363.3 MWIPS (8.1 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4455.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        629257.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          162713.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2160905.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              856811.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 157961.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               4869.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5271.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3165.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         480557.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   39491948.4   3384.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7363.3   1338.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4455.5   1036.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     629257.5   1589.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     162713.8    983.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2160905.2   3725.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     856811.8    688.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     157961.5    394.9
Process Creation                                126.0       4869.0    386.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5271.3   1243.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3165.5   5275.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     480557.2    320.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1161.6

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Benchmark Run: Tue Jan 23 2024 01:40:00 - 01:40:00
56 CPUs in system; running 56 parallel copies of tests

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  51.33 MiB/s |  410.68 Mbps  | ping  47.994ms
 Gdrive   :   7.20 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   1.505ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 838.49 KiB/s |    6.55 Mbps  | ping  80.672ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   8.29 MiB/s |   66.31 Mbps  | ping 144.564ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   6.55 MiB/s |   52.39 Mbps  | ping  84.646ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  14.29 MiB/s |  114.31 Mbps  | ping 140.635ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   8.73 MiB/s |   69.83 Mbps  | ping 116.986ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.74 MiB/s |  101.90 Mbps  | ping 144.128ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  27.86 MiB/s |  222.89 Mbps  | ping  75.273ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  24.32 MiB/s |  194.53 Mbps  | ping  94.225ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 317.46 MiB/s | 2539.68 Mbps  | ping   8.159ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 428.16 KiB/s |    3.34 Mbps  | ping   7.455ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.73 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   9.894ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 108.62 MiB/s |  868.95 Mbps  | ping   2.920ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 537.63 MiB/s | 4301.08 Mbps  | ping   2.459ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.98 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  22.269ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   4.79 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   6.456ms
 Online, France               : 234.32 MiB/s | 1874.54 Mbps  | ping   9.653ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.20 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  17.124ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.11 MiB/s |   32.91 Mbps  | ping 264.282ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     213 B/s |      N/A       | ping 306.662ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  13.76 MiB/s |  110.04 Mbps  | ping  39.580ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 140.67 KiB/s |    1.10 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   5.65 MiB/s |   45.24 Mbps  | ping 168.337ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.24 MiB/s |    9.93 Mbps  | ping 249.755ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  11.64 MiB/s |   93.08 Mbps  | ping 154.557ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.87 MiB/s |   46.97 Mbps  | ping 219.874ms


 Benchmark finished in 97 seconds

Global Latency Test

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

 

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

Query: ping 217.119.143.19, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 217.119.143.19 – RIPENCC /24 AS211588 XYPHEN – The Netherlands

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Tue 23 Jan 2024 12:51:37 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Xyphen IT (217.119.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: NL)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: NL)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: NL)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [RU VDS] in [Budapest ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           NL
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

Get Started with DirectNode

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

Getting started with DirectNode involves a few steps:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the DirectNode website and create an account. This will involve providing some basic information and setting up your login credentials.
  2. Choose a Service: DirectNode offers various services, including VPS Hosting, Shared Webhosting, Dedicated Webhosting, and Reseller Webhosting. Choose the service that best fits your needs.
  3. Configure Your Service: Once you’ve chosen a service, you must configure it. This will vary depending on your chosen service but may involve setting up your server, choosing a domain name, and configuring your website.
  4. Make a Payment: After configuring your service, you must pay. DirectNode offers a variety of payment options for your convenience.
  5. Access Your Service: Once your payment has been processed, you can access your service. You can manage your service through the DirectNode control panel.

Remember, DirectNode’s customer support can assist you if you encounter any issues or questions during this process. Enjoy your journey with DirectNode!

Admin Control Panel

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

DirectNode.nl’s client admin portal is a platform where clients can manage their services. Here are some key features that you might find in their client admin portal:

Self-Management: The portal allows clients to manage their services independently. This includes setting up servers, managing resources, and configuring settings.

Service Overview: The portal overviews the client’s services, including VPS Hosting, Shared Webhosting, Dedicated Webhosting, Reseller Webhosting, Virtual Private Server, Dedicated Server, and Virtual Private Cloud.

Billing and Payment: Clients can view their billing information and make payments through the portal.

Server Pricing

DirectNode Netherlands Amsterdam Powerful Dedicated Server Test and Review

View All Plans: https://www.DirectNode.nl

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Payments

DirectNode accepts payment methods: PayPal, iDEAL, Creditcard, and Bancontact.

Customer Support

DirectNode offers several ways for customers to get in touch with their support team:

  • Email: You can send an email to their support team, email: [email protected]
  • Phone: They are reachable by phone-085 060 4393.
  • Live Chat: They offer live chat on their website for quick questions.
  • Tickets: For more detailed inquiries, you can open a ticket. They typically respond within 30 minutes.

DirectNode also provides a Knowledge base for customers to find the answers.

Conclusion

Starting with the Basic Bench tests, the server demonstrated impressive network speeds, with especially high marks in local upload and download speeds. Performance remained robust even at distant locations across the globe, though, as expected, latency increased with distance. The I/O speed tests showed mixed results with speeds under 500 MB/s on fio Disk tests, indicating good, but not exceptional, performance in data transfer.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test was notable for more detailed performance metrics, with a single-core score of 1101, placing it above the standard but not in the highest tier. The multi-core score was solid at 7868, reflecting the server’s capability to handle multi-threaded tasks well. On the UnixBench, the server’s overall index score was 1161.6, confirming its potent CPU performance across various operations, from computational tasks to file copying.

In conclusion, the DirectNode Amsterdam dedicated server exhibits strong performance, especially in network speeds and CPU tasks. While the I/O speeds are good, they haven’t reached the ‘excellent’ category. Nevertheless, this server is a reliable choice for businesses or individuals needing robust hosting solutions with dependable throughput, competent multi-core processing, and good connectivity for international and local audiences.

Official Website: https://www.DirectNode.nl

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