99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

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99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

We’re testing the 99Stack Australia Sydney Standard VPS Instance this time. It’s running on an Intel Core Processor (Broadwell series, without TSX, IBRS), and here’s what it’s packed with: 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 80 GB SSD storage, a 10 Gbps internet port, 3 TB of traffic allowance, and both an IPv4 and IPv6 address.

We’ll put it through a series of tests. We have the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark for performance. We’ll run the Global Node Test and measure latency with the Global Ping Test to see how fast it connects worldwide.

Our team also checks media access with The Media Unlock Test, tests connection quality through the CloudFlare Internet Test, and evaluates web performance with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About 99Stack

99Stack Cloud stands out as a decentralized cloud. This means it doesn’t rely on a single data center or provider. Instead, it harnesses the power of numerous independent data center operators. This decentralization eliminates vendor lock-in and centralized dependencies, offering you a flexible and resilient cloud experience.

Secondly, 99Stack Cloud places a high emphasis on privacy. Unlike many other providers, they collect only the bare minimum of personal information required to establish a contract. They even accept payments in major cryptocurrencies, including privacy coins. This approach ensures that your privacy remains intact while you enjoy their services.

Next, let’s talk about their global presence. 99Stack Cloud has resources on every continent, allowing you to boost your global presence. They serve areas typically under-served by other cloud providers and the major popular regions. This means you can reach your customers no matter where they are.

Moving on to their pricing model, 99Stack Cloud operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means you only pay for what you use, making it a cost-effective solution compared to many Big Tech clouds. They offer enterprise-grade infrastructure at a fraction of the cost.

In terms of performance, all 99Stack Cloud services are powered by KVM virtualization. This technology is tweaked for performance and kept simple to ensure security, redundancy, and maximum performance.

Official Website: https://www.99stack.com

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 82.8 GB (11.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (264.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 7.7 GB (524.0 KB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.08, 0.22, 0.17
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-27-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS20473 The Constant Company, LLC
 Location           : Sydney / AU
 Region             : New South Wales
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 405 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 388 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 382 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 391.7 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    4393.94 Mbps      6600.68 Mbps        0.39 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  567.24 Mbps       2973.35 Mbps        165.72 ms   
 Dallas, US       424.13 Mbps       2392.92 Mbps        225.19 ms   
 Montreal, CA     336.06 Mbps       600.06 Mbps         203.31 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    278.85 Mbps       2608.43 Mbps        262.04 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     502.69 Mbps       2184.56 Mbps        148.79 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     657.62 Mbps       812.76 Mbps         0.31 ms     
 Mumbai, IN       1049.29 Mbps      4096.56 Mbps        185.02 ms   
 Singapore, SG    2255.27 Mbps      2502.27 Mbps        130.42 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        631.66 Mbps       1562.39 Mbps        139.83 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 10 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-19 00:21:55 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes
Processor  : Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2399.996 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 7.7 GiB
Disk       : 75.1 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-27-amd64
VM Type    : MICROSOFT
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : The Constant Company, LLC
ASN        : AS20473 The Constant Company, LLC
Host       : The Constant Company, LLC
Location   : Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)
Country    : Australia

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 92.55 MB/s   (23.1k) | 152.78 MB/s   (2.3k)
Write      | 92.80 MB/s   (23.2k) | 153.59 MB/s   (2.3k)
Total      | 185.35 MB/s  (46.3k) | 306.37 MB/s   (4.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 175.39 MB/s    (342) | 182.79 MB/s    (178)
Write      | 184.71 MB/s    (360) | 194.96 MB/s    (190)
Total      | 360.11 MB/s    (702) | 377.76 MB/s    (368)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 575 Mbits/sec   | 401 Mbits/sec   | 307 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 1.86 Gbits/sec  | 2.18 Gbits/sec  | 325 ms         
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | 479 Mbits/sec   | 352 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.93 Gbits/sec  | 2.22 Gbits/sec  | 385 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 2.51 Gbits/sec  | 2.30 Gbits/sec  | 106 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.20 Gbits/sec  | 749 Mbits/sec   | 140 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.11 Gbits/sec  | 2.19 Gbits/sec  | 278 ms         
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | busy            | 654 Mbits/sec   | 308 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 290 Mbits/sec   | 307 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 2.13 Gbits/sec  | 2.64 Gbits/sec  | 325 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 280 Mbits/sec   | 385 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 4.62 Gbits/sec  | 3.36 Gbits/sec  | 104 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 140 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.47 Gbits/sec  | 2.25 Gbits/sec  | --             
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | busy            | 978 Mbits/sec   | 308 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 764                           
Multi Core      | 1412                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5371559

YABS completed in 23 min 24 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Tue Mar 19 2024 00:49:46 - 01:18:00
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       28826386.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5490.8 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2599.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        408684.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          112628.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1004627.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              618949.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  68942.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5617.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   7109.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1352.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         353605.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   28826386.6   2470.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5490.8    998.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2599.5    604.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     408684.6   1032.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     112628.2    680.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1004627.4   1732.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     618949.8    497.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      68942.5    172.4
Process Creation                                126.0       5617.7    445.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       7109.3   1676.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1352.5   2254.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     353605.1    235.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         792.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Tue Mar 19 2024 01:18:00 - 01:46:06
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       57074166.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11046.8 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5244.2 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        640811.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          193537.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1622260.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1279136.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 278999.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12286.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10888.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1384.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         674735.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   57074166.2   4890.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11046.8   2008.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5244.2   1219.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     640811.4   1618.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     193537.8   1169.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1622260.3   2797.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1279136.7   1028.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     278999.1    697.5
Process Creation                                126.0      12286.6    975.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10888.2   2568.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1384.8   2307.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     674735.9    449.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1488.4

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 108.61.212.117

Sydney, Australia, is an ideal data center location for a cloud server due to its reliable infrastructure, access to diverse internet networks, and reliable power sources. The city has multiple Tier 1 internet service providers, enabling access to global networks and a large range of local ISPs for local and intra-regional connections. The city is also home to two of Australia’s largest internet exchanges, making it a hub for local and international data traffic.

Additionally, Sydney has a reliable power grid with multiple sources of electricity, including two major hydroelectric power plants, making it an ideal location for server hosting. The city also has a favorable climate for hosting, with temperatures rarely falling below freezing, reducing the risk of hardware failure due to cold weather. Finally, Sydney’s central location in Australia is an ideal base for serving customers nationwide.

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 769.23 MiB/s | 6153.85 Mbps  | ping   0.446ms
 Gdrive   :   1.66 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping   0.961ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  82.59 KiB/s |    0.65 Mbps  | ping 207.211ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 858.63 KiB/s |    6.71 Mbps  | ping 155.545ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 233.57 KiB/s |    1.82 Mbps  | ping 212.846ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  32.28 MiB/s |  258.23 Mbps  | ping 169.087ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  29.21 MiB/s |  233.71 Mbps  | ping 175.725ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  37.76 MiB/s |  302.11 Mbps  | ping 143.293ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   2.66 MiB/s |   21.28 Mbps  | ping 315.860ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   2.44 MiB/s |   19.50 Mbps  | ping 251.638ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  10.35 MiB/s |   82.82 Mbps  | ping 337.640ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :   6.37 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping 312.428ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :      78 B/s |      N/A       | ping 360.705ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   7.43 MiB/s |   59.48 Mbps  | ping 268.015ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  14.14 MiB/s |  113.15 Mbps  | ping 269.927ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     237 B/s |      N/A       | ping 313.293ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     139 B/s |      N/A       | ping 274.030ms
 Online, France               :   6.20 MiB/s |   49.62 Mbps  | ping 262.393ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 336.372ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     : 442.48 MiB/s | 3539.82 Mbps  | ping   0.454ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     228 B/s |      N/A       | ping 209.963ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     : 614.74 KiB/s |    4.80 Mbps  | ping 299.255ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  66.41 KiB/s |    0.52 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   9.10 MiB/s |   72.82 Mbps  | ping  92.988ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.01 MiB/s |   32.06 Mbps  | ping 249.055ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   6.17 MiB/s |   49.35 Mbps  | ping 207.768ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  45.00 MiB/s |  360.04 Mbps  | ping 123.261ms


 Benchmark finished in 167 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 45.76.112.63, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 45.76.112.63 – ARIN /20 AS20473 CHOOPA – Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Tue 19 Mar 2024 12:11:40 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (45.76.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: AU)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: AU)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   AU
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Sydney, N.S.W. 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        AUD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           AU
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (2401:c080:1800:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

Firstly, the dashboard is fully responsive and works efficiently on any device. You can easily manage everything using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. The elements on the dashboard scale responsively, ensuring efficient use of screens of any size.

Secondly, the dashboard provides quick access to relevant pages in their knowledge base. This feature allows you to easily find more information on how to get started.

Next, the dashboard offers customization options. You can switch between dark and bright modes based on your preferences. By default, dark mode is enabled.

Furthermore, all available features are first added to their API and later added to the more simplified graphical control panel. This includes managing accounts and payments if you prefer an extra layer of privacy by using their public cloud completely without JavaScript.

Lastly, the dashboard features a configurable budget system and an option to stop servers before they exceed bandwidth limitations. This ensures that you can manage your resources effectively and avoid unexpected costs.

Server Pricing

99Stack Australia Sydney Intel Xeon Processor VPS Instance Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.99stack.com

Payments

99Stack Cloud operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means you only pay for what you use. This model particularly benefits businesses with fluctuating workloads, allowing flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

They accept payments in major cryptocurrencies, including privacy coins. This feature is a testament to their commitment to privacy. It allows users who prefer digital currencies to pay for the services easily.

Next, they are implementing monthly subscriptions as a payment method via PayPal and Coinbase. This would provide users with more flexibility and convenience in managing their payments.

Furthermore, there are discussions about providing more options for up-front payments. Users have expressed interest in having options for 3, 6, 9 months, or three years, which is common on other clouds. This feedback shows 99Stack Cloud’s commitment to continuously improving its services based on user needs.

Coupon

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Customer Support

99Stack Cloud has a reputation for being quick to respond and always helpful. They are known for their ability to solve problems efficiently. However, it’s important to note that all servers are unmanaged. While they help you get your servers up and running, you’re largely on your own.

They have a well-documented, flexible, and easy-to-use API. This API is designed with proper version management and no breaking changes. This means that you can manage your public cloud resources with ease.

Next, 99Stack has a community for developers. This community is a platform for developers to learn and share their knowledge and best practices in cloud computing, programming, security, and privacy. This is a valuable resource for users to get support from peers.

Furthermore, they have launched a new support site. To open a “ticket,” click on the Contact link in the page’s upper right corner. This will open a simple form from which you can email [email protected].

Conclusion

Our exploration spanned a variety of benchmarks to gauge its performance, including I/O speed, upload/download speeds, latency across various global locations, and a comprehensive look at its CPU and disk performance through more technical tests.

In the Basic Bench test, the VPS demonstrated good I/O speeds, averaging 391.7 MB/s, just below the threshold for excellent performance. Its connectivity prowess was highlighted in the node test, showcasing impressive upload and download speeds across the globe, with a particularly standout performance in Singapore. On the detailed tech side, the Yabs performance bench showed mixed read/write speeds, peaking at around 185.35 MB/s for the smaller block sizes and reaching just under 378 MB/s for the larger blocks, showcasing good disk performance.

The Geekbench 6 results further detailed the server’s capabilities, with a single-core score of 764 and a multi-core score of 1412, positioning the VPS’s performance within the standard range for this setup. The UnixBench scores painted a picture of robust CPU performance, especially in multi-threaded tasks, with a notable increase in system benchmarks index score when running parallel copies of tests.

Conclusively, the 99Stack Australia Sydney Standard VPS Instance boasts solid performance credentials, particularly in its network capabilities and disk performance, with generally good CPU performance indicators. While it’s not breaking new ground in single-core processes, its multi-core and disk performance metrics signify a reliable choice for various web hosting needs.

Official Website: https://www.99stack.com

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