UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

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UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

This time, we’re putting the UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server to the test. An AMD EPYC 7543 32-core Processor powers it and comes equipped with a solid setup: 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, 160 GB of NVMe SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, 5 TB of traffic, and both one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

We’ll cover a variety of tests in our review. To understand the essential metrics, we’re looking at three key benchmarks: Basic, Yabs, and Unix. We’ll dive into network performance with the Global Node Test and check how quickly it responds to the Global Ping Test.

For media fans, we’ll see what content you can access with the Media Unlock Test while connection quality gets scrutinized in the CloudFlare Internet Test. Lastly, we’ll assess web performance using PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to see how fast and efficient the server is.

About UpCloud

UpCloud, a name that resonates with high performance, reliability, and security, has significantly impacted the cloud computing industry. This platform has earned recognition for its exceptional services, establishing itself as a leading provider in the industry.

So, what exactly is UpCloud? It’s a platform that offers businesses an unparalleled cloud computing experience worldwide. The heart of UpCloud’s offering lies in its cutting-edge technology, which is designed to deliver outstanding performance and efficiency.

UpCloud’s virtual machines, powered by state-of-the-art Intel Xeon Scalable processors, ensure lightning-fast processing speeds and optimal resource utilization. Integrating NVMe SSD storage further enhances performance, enabling businesses to access and process data rapidly. This facilitates seamless workflows and reduces latency.

UpCloud’s networking infrastructure is meticulously engineered to provide businesses with low latency and high throughput connectivity. This optimized network environment ensures smooth and responsive data transmission, enabling real-time interactions and supporting applications that demand instant responsiveness.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7543 32-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2794.750 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 157.5 GB (1.6 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.7 GB (285.9 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 6 min
 Load average       : 0.04, 0.08, 0.03
 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           : Stockholm / SE
 Region             : Stockholm
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 370 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 375 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 372 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 372.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    997.22 Mbps       940.85 Mbps         6.38 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  518.71 Mbps       949.44 Mbps         156.19 ms   
 Dallas, US       636.03 Mbps       954.13 Mbps         128.13 ms   
 Montreal, CA     604.84 Mbps       882.91 Mbps         99.86 ms    
 Paris, FR        1001.26 Mbps      970.37 Mbps         32.75 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    1000.03 Mbps      957.93 Mbps         25.79 ms    
 Hongkong, CN     342.19 Mbps       956.45 Mbps         241.54 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       589.97 Mbps       948.50 Mbps         134.81 ms   
 Singapore, SG    243.14 Mbps       851.99 Mbps         311.34 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        33.41 Mbps        957.22 Mbps         275.87 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 40 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-02-26 00:33:29 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC 7543 32-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2794.750 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.7 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 157.5 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 SE Sto1
Location   : Stockholm, Stockholm County (AB)
Country    : Sweden

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 100.50 MB/s  (25.1k) | 355.78 MB/s   (5.5k)
Write      | 100.76 MB/s  (25.1k) | 357.65 MB/s   (5.5k)
Total      | 201.27 MB/s  (50.3k) | 713.43 MB/s  (11.1k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 390.98 MB/s    (763) | 381.71 MB/s    (372)
Write      | 411.75 MB/s    (804) | 407.13 MB/s    (397)
Total      | 802.73 MB/s   (1.5k) | 788.84 MB/s    (769)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 987 Mbits/sec   | 946 Mbits/sec   | 23.8 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 985 Mbits/sec   | 942 Mbits/sec   | 29.4 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 995 Mbits/sec   | 947 Mbits/sec   | 21.1 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 950 Mbits/sec   | 912 Mbits/sec   | 76.5 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 778 Mbits/sec   | 907 Mbits/sec   | 102 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 861 Mbits/sec   | 875 Mbits/sec   | 119 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 657 Mbits/sec   | 863 Mbits/sec   | 147 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 986 Mbits/sec   | 933 Mbits/sec   | 23.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 928 Mbits/sec   | 28.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 992 Mbits/sec   | 935 Mbits/sec   | 21.0 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 954 Mbits/sec   | 902 Mbits/sec   | 76.1 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 895 Mbits/sec   | 102 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 865 Mbits/sec   | 867 Mbits/sec   | 118 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 809 Mbits/sec   | 418 Mbits/sec   | 146 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1474                          
Multi Core      | 4669                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5071019

YABS completed in 12 min 49 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Feb 26 2024 00:55:36 - 01:23:42
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       50246328.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8584.1 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5800.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1355847.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          356964.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4249811.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2369846.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  63924.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              11304.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  16581.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4162.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2687727.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   50246328.9   4305.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8584.1   1560.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5800.8   1349.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1355847.0   3423.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     356964.5   2156.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4249811.0   7327.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2369846.1   1905.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      63924.3    159.8
Process Creation                                126.0      11304.4    897.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      16581.4   3910.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4162.6   6937.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2687727.3   1791.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2078.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Feb 26 2024 01:23:42 - 01:51:49
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      196535498.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    34170.3 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              13207.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        696406.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          181132.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2310601.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             9209887.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                1043878.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              34755.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  33197.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4626.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3939148.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  196535498.2  16841.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      34170.3   6212.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      13207.0   3071.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     696406.5   1758.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     181132.5   1094.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2310601.3   3983.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    9209887.1   7403.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1043878.1   2609.7
Process Creation                                126.0      34755.1   2758.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      33197.1   7829.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4626.8   7711.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3939148.6   2626.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        4072.6

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 109.29 MiB/s |  874.32 Mbps  | ping   0.854ms
 Gdrive   :   5.69 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   1.907ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   8.07 MiB/s |   64.55 Mbps  | ping  90.970ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.16 MiB/s |    9.25 Mbps  | ping 154.043ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 605.27 KiB/s |    4.73 Mbps  | ping  89.226ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  13.75 MiB/s |  110.01 Mbps  | ping 144.214ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  18.32 MiB/s |  146.54 Mbps  | ping 134.302ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  13.49 MiB/s |  107.90 Mbps  | ping 145.841ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  17.32 MiB/s |  138.52 Mbps  | ping 101.735ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  20.69 MiB/s |  165.48 Mbps  | ping 108.838ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  79.55 MiB/s |  636.44 Mbps  | ping  29.826ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  72.34 KiB/s |    0.57 Mbps  | ping  23.410ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     833 B/s |      N/A       | ping  29.930ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  88.14 MiB/s |  705.12 Mbps  | ping  24.685ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  93.11 MiB/s |  744.88 Mbps  | ping  21.430ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.29 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   1.177ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.74 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  30.918ms
 Online, France               :  19.77 MiB/s |  158.13 Mbps  | ping  29.294ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.03 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  40.142ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.31 MiB/s |   10.47 Mbps  | ping 339.472ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     148 B/s |      N/A       | ping 336.743ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  35.56 MiB/s |  284.50 Mbps  | ping  54.142ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  66.06 KiB/s |    0.52 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 595.56 KiB/s |    4.65 Mbps  | ping 169.048ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.07 MiB/s |   40.58 Mbps  | ping 262.014ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.01 MiB/s |   40.10 Mbps  | ping 245.026ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.77 MiB/s |   30.13 Mbps  | ping 284.889ms


 Benchmark finished in 106 seconds

Global Latency Test

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 95.111.210.130, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 95.111.210.130 – RIPENCC /22 AS202053 UPCLOUD – Finland [hosting]

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Feb 26 00:33:59 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud (95.111.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: FI)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: FI)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: SE)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Frankfurt 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Stockholm  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           SE
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UpCloud (2a04:3541:8000:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

UpCloud’s Admin Control Dashboard is a powerful tool that simplifies server management. It serves as the central hub for managing all your cloud resources.

You’ll notice the dashboard’s user-friendly interface when you first log in. It’s designed to be intuitive and easy to navigate, making it simple for users of all skill levels to manage their servers.

The dashboard provides a comprehensive overview of your cloud resources. You can view the status of your servers, monitor resource usage, and manage your account settings. This gives you a clear picture of your cloud environment at a glance.

One of the standout features of UpCloud’s dashboard is its server creation and configuration capabilities. The dashboard simplifies these complex tasks, allowing you to set up and configure servers with just a few clicks.

In addition to server management, the dashboard offers assistance with software stack installation. This feature helps you decide what to install on your server based on your website’s needs.

Routine tasks such as monitoring, backing up, and managing permissions are streamlined through the dashboard. These tasks are automated, saving you time and effort.

Server Pricing

UpCloud Sweden Stockholm General Purpose Cloud Server Test and Review

UpCloud’s pricing structure is both simple and flexible. You can deploy a server for as little as $5.00 per month. This plan includes 1GB of memory, 1 CPU, 25GB of storage space, and 1TB of data transfer. This makes UpCloud’s services accessible and affordable, even for small businesses or individual users.

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

Payments

UpCloud’s payment system is designed to be as straightforward and user-friendly as their cloud services1. When you sign up for UpCloud, you can use their services in trial mode. This allows you to test out their services without fully committing.

Once you decide to continue with UpCloud, you deposit your account. This deposit is your gateway to accessing the full range of services offered by UpCloud. It’s important to note that the amount you deposit is flexible, allowing you to control your spending based on your needs.

In some cases, UpCloud offers promotions such as referral bonuses. For instance, if you sign up using a referral link, you may receive a credit after making your initial deposit. However, these promotions are subject to change and may not always be available.

Coupon

Every new user receives a bonus worth €25 credits when signing up through this link.

Customer Support

UpCloud’s customer support is a cornerstone of their service, reflecting their commitment to user satisfaction. UpCloud’s support team is ready to help when you encounter a challenge or need assistance.

The support team operates 24/7, ensuring help is available whenever needed. This round-the-clock availability is crucial in the cloud services industry, where issues can arise anytime.

You can reach out to the support team through various channels. These include live chat, email, and telephone. The average response time for live chat is under two minutes, demonstrating UpCloud’s dedication to prompt and efficient service.

UpCloud’s support team is not only responsive but also resourceful. They are equipped to handle various issues, from technical difficulties to account-related inquiries. This ensures that you receive comprehensive support tailored to your specific needs.

Conclusion

Starting with the Basic Bench test, the server showed consistent I/O speeds of around 372 MB/s across multiple runs, which indicates good performance. Its network capabilities shone in various locations worldwide, delivering high upload speeds near the 1 Gbps mark and impressive download speeds with remarkably low latency in most tested regions.

The Yabs performance bench further highlighted its capabilities, especially in mixed read/write operations, showing strengths in handling small and large block sizes. Although its I/O speed didn’t break the 1,000 MB/s threshold for excellence, it still performed admirably.

The Geekbench 6 results were promising, with a single-core score of 1474, marking it as good, and a multi-core score of 4669. The UnixBench results underscored the server’s solid CPU performance, particularly when running parallel copies of tests, which showed the server’s ability to handle high workloads efficiently.

In conclusion, the UpCloud Sweden Stockholm server demonstrates strong performance across a broad range of benchmarks, making it a solid choice for various hosting needs. While its I/O speed sits in the good category, its network performance and CPU capabilities stand out, particularly for businesses looking to manage heavy workloads or global operations with minimal latency. This server is a robust and reliable option for those prioritizing efficient and powerful web hosting solutions.

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

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