DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

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DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

This time, we’ve tested DigitalOcean‘s General Purpose Dedicated Server based in Toronto, Canada. It’s equipped with an Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8358 CPU clocked at 2.60GHz, boasting specs like a 2-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 30GB SSD storage, a 10Gbps internet connection, 4TB of data allowance, and a single IPv4 address.

Our review covers a range of tests to see how well this server performs. We start with basic checks like the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to understand its fundamental performance. To understand its network capabilities, we use the Global Node Test for a thorough look and the Global Ping Test to see how quick the response times are.

For those interested in streaming or accessing media, we assess that with the Media Unlock Test. We also examine the connection quality through the CloudFlare Internet Test, and to understand how well websites can perform on this server, we turn to tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance.

About DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider offering various services, including Dedicated CPU Droplets. These virtual machines provide users with a consistent and high-level performance by guaranteeing access to the full hyper-thread at all times. This is unlike shared CPU Droplets, where the hyper-thread allocated to the Droplet may be shared between multiple other Droplets.

General Purpose Droplets: These have a memory ratio balanced to that of a dedicated CPU, making them suitable for various production workloads. They are best for general-purpose workloads that require dedicated computing power.

CPU-Optimized Droplets: These provide a 2:1 ratio of memory to CPU. This configuration with fast (2.6GHz+) dedicated vCPUs is optimal for applications that demand fast, consistent performance, such as media streaming, gaming, and data analytics.

Memory-Optimized Droplets: These provide 8 GiB RAM for each vCPU. The additional memory can help you avoid excessively swapping to disk or getting out-of-memory errors, significantly impacting your application’s performance and stability.

Storage-Optimized Droplets: These are designed for extra-large apps, NoSQL databases, monitoring software, and other data warehouses.

Each type of Droplet comes with different pricing options, allowing users to choose the one that best fits their budget and requirements. The pricing is predictable, with monthly caps and flat pricing.

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 @ 2593.904 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 4096 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 29.5 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (222.0 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 0.04, 0.11, 0.08
 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           : Toronto / CA
 Region             : Ontario
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 634 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.2 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1030.5 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    10025.76 Mbps     20795.67 Mbps       0.41 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  1232.95 Mbps      12926.24 Mbps       60.54 ms    
 Dallas, US       1154.34 Mbps      13277.05 Mbps       32.60 ms    
 Montreal, CA     935.85 Mbps       913.82 Mbps         19.29 ms    
 Paris, FR        874.95 Mbps       6939.22 Mbps        92.76 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    860.97 Mbps       7698.92 Mbps        100.20 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     337.98 Mbps       2687.98 Mbps        231.18 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     374.27 Mbps       3775.87 Mbps        211.80 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       347.95 Mbps       3351.36 Mbps        230.53 ms   
 Singapore, SG    358.07 Mbps       3436.58 Mbps        226.63 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        382.87 Mbps       3731.66 Mbps        210.49 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 25 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-02-02 00:29:35 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8358 CPU @ 2.60GHz
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2593.904 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   : Toronto, Ontario (ON)
Country    : Canada

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 227.87 MB/s  (56.9k) | 1.57 GB/s    (24.6k)
Write      | 228.47 MB/s  (57.1k) | 1.58 GB/s    (24.7k)
Total      | 456.34 MB/s (114.0k) | 3.16 GB/s    (49.4k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.52 GB/s     (2.9k) | 1.46 GB/s     (1.4k)
Write      | 1.60 GB/s     (3.1k) | 1.56 GB/s     (1.5k)
Total      | 3.13 GB/s     (6.1k) | 3.03 GB/s     (2.9k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 85.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 531 Mbits/sec   | 93.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.65 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 99.4 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 176 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 6.60 Gbits/sec  | 7.82 Gbits/sec  | 12.2 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 5.17 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 34.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 2.55 Gbits/sec  | 2.89 Gbits/sec  | 62.7 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1588                          
Multi Core      | 1795                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4712020

YABS completed in 10 min 53 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Fri Feb 02 2024 00:53:26 - 01:21:27
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       47273477.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6625.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4505.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        802046.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          217423.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2527223.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1299186.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  77835.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8139.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11249.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1812.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         856941.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   47273477.6   4050.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6625.3   1204.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4505.7   1047.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     802046.5   2025.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     217423.7   1313.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2527223.9   4357.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1299186.2   1044.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      77835.7    194.6
Process Creation                                126.0       8139.6    646.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11249.7   2653.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1812.3   3020.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     856941.7    571.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1346.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Feb 02 2024 01:21:27 - 01:49:30
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       53549411.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11886.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6375.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1157749.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          304876.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3747660.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1915625.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 278588.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16580.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13664.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1852.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1430477.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   53549411.9   4588.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11886.5   2161.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6375.2   1482.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1157749.1   2923.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     304876.5   1842.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3747660.6   6461.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1915625.0   1539.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     278588.5    696.5
Process Creation                                126.0      16580.7   1315.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13664.8   3222.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1852.9   3088.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1430477.4    953.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2087.7

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 632.91 MiB/s | 5063.29 Mbps  | ping   0.592ms
 Gdrive   :  11.90 KiB/s |    0.09 Mbps  | ping   0.947ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  43.71 MiB/s |  349.71 Mbps  | ping  18.309ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  32.60 MiB/s |  260.80 Mbps  | ping  60.691ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  12.73 MiB/s |  101.87 Mbps  | ping  13.187ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  41.79 MiB/s |  334.31 Mbps  | ping  56.728ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  62.15 MiB/s |  497.20 Mbps  | ping  34.256ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  35.27 MiB/s |  282.19 Mbps  | ping  65.442ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     : 100.18 MiB/s |  801.41 Mbps  | ping  11.796ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  55.71 MiB/s |  445.64 Mbps  | ping  43.963ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  26.02 MiB/s |  208.17 Mbps  | ping  82.718ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  29.89 KiB/s |    0.23 Mbps  | ping 100.344ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     429 B/s |      N/A       | ping 105.544ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  24.59 MiB/s |  196.68 Mbps  | ping  94.513ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  25.01 MiB/s |  200.05 Mbps  | ping  92.859ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     822 B/s |      N/A       | ping  96.716ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     615 B/s |      N/A       | ping  85.459ms
 Online, France               :  24.58 MiB/s |  196.63 Mbps  | ping  93.337ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     414 B/s |      N/A       | ping 116.281ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.49 MiB/s |   35.88 Mbps  | ping 260.280ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     256 B/s |      N/A       | ping 226.123ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  12.63 MiB/s |  101.01 Mbps  | ping 120.746ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 423.20 KiB/s |    3.31 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 315.72 KiB/s |    2.47 Mbps  | ping 234.231ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  11.17 MiB/s |   89.35 Mbps  | ping 166.391ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.16 MiB/s |   41.30 Mbps  | ping 237.305ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  11.88 MiB/s |   95.07 Mbps  | ping 158.121ms


 Benchmark finished in 85 seconds

Global Latency Test

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

Query: ping 147.182.152.27, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 147.182.152.27 – ARIN /20 AS14061 DIGITALOCEAN – Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri Feb  2 00:50:36 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Digital Ocean (147.182.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: CA)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: CA)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CA)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   CA
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Toronto, ON 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Washington DC  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CAD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           CA
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

The DigitalOcean Admin Control Dashboard is a user-friendly interface designed to simplify the management of your cloud infrastructure. It provides a comprehensive view of your active resources, such as Droplets, Spaces, Load Balancers, Domains, and Reserved IPs.

The Dashboard is designed to help you quickly access your existing resources and key account-related information. It also highlights additional products and features that could be useful when deploying scalable, production-ready infrastructure.

For existing users, the Dashboard replaces the Droplets page as the new default home page of the Control Panel. It offers shortcuts to team management and other common tasks without navigating to different sections of the Control Panel.

The Control Panel Dashboard also includes links to helpful resources such as the status page, Community tutorials, API docs, and the support portal. These resources aim to help keep your applications running smoothly.

Server Pricing

DigitalOcean Canada Toronto General Purpose Dedicated Server Test and Review

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

Payments

DigitalOcean’s billing system is designed to be simple and transparent. Here are some key points about their payment and billing process:

Billing Cycle: DigitalOcean operates on a monthly billing cycle. Your account balance accrues over the calendar month based on your resource usage. Your balance is due on the first day of each month.

Payment Methods: DigitalOcean accepts payments through 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.

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

Automatic Payments: When your balance is due, DigitalOcean first applies any pre-payments and then automatically charges the primary payment method on your account for the remaining balance.

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.

Customer Support

DigitalOcean offers a range of customer support options to assist users with their needs:

Contact Support: Users can email the support team or create a support ticket through the DigitalOcean website. The support team can help with any issues related to your cloud account, products, or services.

Support Plans: DigitalOcean offers several support plans to cater to different user needs. The plans range from the free “Starter” plan, which offers general guidance and troubleshooting, to the “Premium” plan, which offers a response time within 30 minutes, a dedicated customer success manager, a technical account manager, and more.

Community Tutorials

DigitalOcean’s community tutorials are a valuable resource for developers and system administrators. They offer over 7,000 tutorials on a wide range of topics. Here are some key features:

Variety of Topics: The tutorials cover a wide range of topics, from development and system administration to specific technologies like Ubuntu, Linux Basics, JavaScript, Python, Docker, Security, Apache, MySQL, Databases, and Kubernetes.

Quality Content: The tutorials are carefully curated and regularly updated to ensure they provide accurate and up-to-date information.

Searchable: You can easily search for tutorials by adding a tag to the search query. This makes it easy to find tutorials on specific topics.

Community Driven: The tutorials are created by the DigitalOcean community, which includes developers and system administrators worldwide. This ensures a wide range of perspectives and expertise.

Learning Paths: DigitalOcean also offers learning paths, which are collections of tutorials that provide a structured approach to learning a particular topic.

These tutorials are a great way to learn new skills, solve problems, and contribute to the community. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced developer looking for advanced topics, DigitalOcean’s community tutorials have something for everyone.

Conclusion

Our tests started with Basic Bench, focusing on I/O, upload, and download speeds. The I/O speeds started strong at 634 MB/s, quickly ramping up to 1.2 GB/s in subsequent tests, averaging an impressive 1030.5 MB/s, well into the excellent range. Network performance also shone brightly, with upload speeds touching 10Gbps and low latency across various global nodes—demonstrating the server’s capability to handle heavy traffic smoothly and swiftly.

The Yabs Performance Bench showcased the server’s efficiency in handling mixed read/write operations, with speeds hitting over 3 GB/s for larger blocks, indicating superior disk speed. Meanwhile, Geekbench 6 results for single and multi-core performance were also commendable, with scores of 1588 and 1795, respectively, positioning them as good, reflecting a strong CPU performance capable of handling intensive workloads. Finally, the UnixBench scores solidified the server’s reputation for CPU performance, with substantial improvements observed when running parallel tests, highlighting excellent scalability and processing power.

In conclusion, DigitalOcean’s Toronto-based server demonstrates exceptional capabilities across the board—from disk I/O to CPU performance and network speed. Whether for hosting robust web applications or handling high-traffic sites, this server setup promises reliability, speed, and excellent performance, making it a top pick for businesses and developers looking for a powerful hosting solution.

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

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