Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

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Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

Today, we’re examining Virtono‘s cloud service in Manchester, UK. Their Virtual Private Server (VPS) runs on a powerful Intel Xeon Gold 5218 CPU at 2.30GHz, with specs that include 2 core processors, 2GB of memory, 50GB of solid-state storage, 1 Gbps net connection, 2 TB of data transfer, plus one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

Our team runs this server through a series of tests to see how it performs. We’ll check its basic power with standard benchmarks, measure its internet speed from different global spots, and test how quickly it can send and receive small data packets.

We’ll also see if it can stream media from various regions, if it holds up under CloudFlare’s connection test, and how fast it loads web pages using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix. Stay tuned for straightforward results on how this server stacks up.

About Virtono

Virtono is a well-known provider of various hosting services, including Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Their VPS offerings are based on the KVM virtualization platform and are deployed on their global cloud infrastructure. This ensures that customers have dedicated resources and SSD storage, which are key for performance and reliability.

One of the standout features of Virtono’s VPS services is their affordability. They offer a range of plans to suit different needs and budgets. This makes it possible for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the benefits of VPS hosting.

Virtono’s VPS servers are self-managed, giving users more power and control. This is ideal for those with the technical know-how to manage their servers. However, for those who prefer a hands-off approach, Virtono also offers managed cloud servers with cPanel.

In terms of hardware, Virtono uses only professional-grade equipment. This includes DELL servers and Cisco routers. They also utilize NVMe & SSD storage to maximize read/write speeds. Their SSD-based RAID arrays also improve write speed, IOps, and fault tolerance.

Virtono guarantees 99.99% uptime for their nodes and network. This is crucial for businesses that rely on their websites and online services to be available around the clock. To ensure this level of service, Virtono constantly monitors their nodes.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 CPU @ 2.30GHz
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2300.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 22528 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.1 GB (4.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 1.9 GB (191.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 2.0 GB (524.0 KB Used)
 System uptime      : 3 days, 15 hour 5 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.05, 0.02
 OS                 : Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.15.0-91-generic
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS9009 M247 Europe SRL
 Location           : Manchester / GB
 Region             : England
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 361 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 359 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 360 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 360.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    938.43 Mbps       937.73 Mbps         42.20 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  582.87 Mbps       922.67 Mbps         135.65 ms   
 Dallas, US       749.78 Mbps       871.16 Mbps         107.90 ms   
 Montreal, CA     582.53 Mbps       932.24 Mbps         92.73 ms    
 Paris, FR        985.54 Mbps       934.95 Mbps         27.28 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    996.41 Mbps       888.82 Mbps         12.16 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     4.38 Mbps         644.71 Mbps         234.68 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     404.01 Mbps       445.69 Mbps         199.20 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       620.12 Mbps       868.09 Mbps         130.14 ms   
 Singapore, SG    322.02 Mbps       906.95 Mbps         261.05 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        324.46 Mbps       601.27 Mbps         236.67 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 42 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-23 00:15:41 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 3 days, 15 hours, 15 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 CPU @ 2.30GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2300.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 1.9 GiB
Swap       : 2.0 GiB
Disk       : 47.1 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
Kernel     : 5.15.0-91-generic
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : M247 Europe SRL
ASN        : AS9009 M247 Europe SRL
Host       : Virtono Networks SRL
Location   : Manchester, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 90.23 MB/s   (22.5k) | 362.75 MB/s   (5.6k)
Write      | 90.47 MB/s   (22.6k) | 364.66 MB/s   (5.6k)
Total      | 180.70 MB/s  (45.1k) | 727.41 MB/s  (11.3k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 346.19 MB/s    (676) | 341.62 MB/s    (333)
Write      | 364.58 MB/s    (712) | 364.37 MB/s    (355)
Total      | 710.77 MB/s   (1.3k) | 705.99 MB/s    (688)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 993 Mbits/sec   | 941 Mbits/sec   | 6.46 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 934 Mbits/sec   | 23.8 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 989 Mbits/sec   | 939 Mbits/sec   | --             
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 818 Mbits/sec   | 664 Mbits/sec   | 109 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 859 Mbits/sec   | 885 Mbits/sec   | 75.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 680 Mbits/sec   | 282 Mbits/sec   | 114 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 567 Mbits/sec   | 552 Mbits/sec   | 137 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 992 Mbits/sec   | 929 Mbits/sec   | 6.46 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 979 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 22.8 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 984 Mbits/sec   | 927 Mbits/sec   | 14.1 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 674 Mbits/sec   | 724 Mbits/sec   | 107 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 872 Mbits/sec   | 591 Mbits/sec   | 75.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 693 Mbits/sec   | 166 Mbits/sec   | 113 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 558 Mbits/sec   | 493 Mbits/sec   | 137 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 933                           
Multi Core      | 1619                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4514650

YABS completed in 17 min 29 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Tue Jan 23 2024 00:43:24 - 01:11:28
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       34419110.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5476.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2598.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        976821.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          301256.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1586929.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1814214.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 163404.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5586.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7675.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1459.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1766811.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   34419110.1   2949.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5476.5    995.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2598.8    604.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     976821.9   2466.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     301256.8   1820.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1586929.1   2736.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1814214.7   1458.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     163404.6    408.5
Process Creation                                126.0       5586.8    443.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7675.7   1810.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1459.4   2432.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1766811.9   1177.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1327.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Tue Jan 23 2024 01:11:28 - 01:39:35
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       67626406.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10906.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4465.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1185504.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          356878.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2308278.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3538451.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 376417.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              13654.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11336.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1501.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2594427.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   67626406.2   5794.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10906.0   1982.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4465.4   1038.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1185504.4   2993.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     356878.8   2156.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2308278.0   3979.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3538451.3   2844.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     376417.7    941.0
Process Creation                                126.0      13654.8   1083.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11336.4   2673.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1501.1   2501.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2594427.8   1729.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2159.6

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

Looking Glass

Manchester, UK 🇬🇧

IPv4: 81.181.108.19

IPv6: 2a0e:1d80:5:59cc::1

Speed test link

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  63.38 MiB/s |  507.00 Mbps  | ping  31.210ms
 Gdrive   :   4.64 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   7.213ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   8.58 MiB/s |   68.64 Mbps  | ping  79.652ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.23 MiB/s |   25.87 Mbps  | ping 141.901ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 777.09 KiB/s |    6.07 Mbps  | ping  76.002ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  14.33 MiB/s |  114.62 Mbps  | ping 138.632ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  18.57 MiB/s |  148.57 Mbps  | ping 110.844ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  14.17 MiB/s |  113.39 Mbps  | ping 139.062ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  29.49 MiB/s |  235.94 Mbps  | ping  78.090ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  24.54 MiB/s |  196.31 Mbps  | ping  94.967ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 106.50 MiB/s |  852.03 Mbps  | ping   6.621ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  73.13 KiB/s |    0.57 Mbps  | ping  73.446ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.03 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  20.100ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  65.31 MiB/s |  522.45 Mbps  | ping  15.611ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  98.83 MiB/s |  790.67 Mbps  | ping  12.870ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.05 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  33.623ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   3.98 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  10.287ms
 Online, France               :  89.85 MiB/s |  718.77 Mbps  | ping  23.748ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.87 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  29.289ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.04 MiB/s |   24.34 Mbps  | ping 281.235ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     306 B/s |      N/A       | ping 322.539ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   8.10 MiB/s |   64.80 Mbps  | ping  52.699ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 434.29 KiB/s |    3.39 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.90 MiB/s |   15.18 Mbps  | ping 168.156ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.71 MiB/s |   45.68 Mbps  | ping 238.100ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.51 MiB/s |   28.10 Mbps  | ping 230.646ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   6.51 MiB/s |   52.10 Mbps  | ping 235.615ms


 Benchmark finished in 93 seconds

Global Latency Test

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 81.181.108.21, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 81.181.108.21 – RIPENCC /24 AS9009 M247 – United Kingdom, England, Manchester

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Tue Jan 23 12:41:10 AM UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: M247 Europe (81.181.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: M247 Europe (2a0e:1d80:5:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

Get Started with Virtono’s VPS

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

Getting started with Virtono’s VPS services is a straightforward process. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Visit the Virtono Website: Go to the official Virtono website. You’ll find information about their various hosting services, including VPS.
  2. Choose a Plan: Virtono offers a range of VPS plans to suit different needs and budgets. Review the details of each plan to determine which one is right for you.
  3. Sign Up: Once you’ve chosen a plan, you can create an account. You’ll need to provide some basic information and choose a payment method.
  4. Configure Your Server: After signing up, you’ll have the opportunity to configure your server. This includes choosing your server location from their global data center network.
  5. Access Your Server: Once your server is set up, you’ll receive admin privileges, which gives you root access to your server. This allows you to customize and configure your server to meet your needs.

Virtono’s VPS servers are self-managed, so you’ll need technical knowledge to manage your server. Consider their managed cloud servers with cPanel if you prefer a hands-off approach.

Admin Control Panel

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

Virtono’s VPS services have an Admin Control Panel providing various functionalities. Here are some key features and how to use them:

  • Root Access: Virtono provides root access to its Cloud & Dedicated servers. This means you have administrative privileges, allowing you to control and customize your server fully.
  • Server Management: The Control Panel allows you to manage your server. You can start, stop, and reboot your server as needed. This is particularly useful for troubleshooting or making major changes to your server.
  • VNC Access: The Control Panel provides VNC access. This allows you to control your server remotely, making it easier to manage and configure.
  • Rebuilds: If you need to reset your server to its original state, the Control Panel allows you to rebuild it.
  • 24/7 Monitoring: Virtono monitors their nodes to ensure all services are up. You can check the status of your server at any time through the Control Panel.

To access your Control Panel, log in to your account on the Virtono website. Once logged in, click on Services to see all your servers. Select the server you want to manage to access its Control Panel.

Server Pricing

Virtono United Kingdom Manchester KVM-based Cloud VPS Test and Review

View All Plans: https://www.Virtono.com

Payments

Virtono offers a straightforward, secure payment and billing process for its VPS services. Here are some key points:

Pricing: Virtono offers a range of VPS plans with different pricing tiers. The pricing starts from as low as €2.95 per month. The cost varies depending on the resources and features included in the plan.

Payment Methods: Virtono accepts various payment methods. You can use your PayPal, Credit Card, Crypto, Alipay, or Bank transfer.

Instant Activation: The service is instantly activated once the payment is made. You can start using your VPS server immediately after the payment is processed.

Coupon

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Customer Support

In terms of support, Virtono prides itself on being always available, 24/7. They understand that each client has unique needs, and they strive to solve them as a priority. They also pride themselves on their fast response time, ensuring customers never wait longer.

Conclusion

For starters, the server’s I/O speed averaged 360 MB/s across multiple tests, which is quite respectable—it’s not the fastest out there, but it’s well above the baseline for acceptable performance. When it came to moving data to and from the server over the internet, the numbers were pretty solid, especially within Europe, where speeds were just a hair under the 1 Gbps mark. However, this server struggled a bit when reaching out across the globe to places like Shanghai and Tokyo, where speeds dipped significantly.

In more detailed testing with the Yabs Performance Bench, the server flexed its muscles with read and write speeds balancing out at around 700 MB/s for larger files—a good result that positions the VPS well for handling mixed workloads. Geekbench 6 benchmark scores were fair, highlighting that the single-core performance could be better, but the multi-core result indicates this machine can handle multiple tasks without too much sweat.

The UnixBench tests, which dive deeper into the server’s capabilities, returned an index score of 1327.2 for single-threaded operations and a heftier 2159.6 when both CPU cores got in on the action. These scores speak well to the server’s ability to spin many plates simultaneously, ensuring it can cope with many simultaneous tasks or users.

Wrapping up, Virtono’s VPS shows it’s a solid middle-of-the-road option. It’s not breaking any speed records, but it’s doing a lot right: good data handling, decent network connectivity, and scales up well when you’re throwing more at it. For small to medium-sized applications or websites that don’t require bleeding-edge speed, this VPS offering from Virtono is a reliable engine to keep your digital gear running smoothly.

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

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