Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

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Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

We recently tested the Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server to see how it stands up under different conditions. Equipped with an AMD EPYC-Milan Processor, this server has 2 CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, and 50 GB of NVMe SSD storage. It also boasts a robust 10 Gbps internet connection, up to 5 TB of bandwidth, and includes an IPv4 and an IPv6 address.

We conducted several tests in our review to gauge the server’s performance and capabilities. These included basic benchmarks like Yabs and Unix Benchmark to measure performance, the Global Node Test to check network speeds across different locations, and the Global Ping Test for latency checks.

Our team also ran the Media Unlock Test to assess media access, used the CloudFlare Internet Test to evaluate connection quality, and checked web performance with tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Vultr

Vultr, a high-performance cloud service provider, offers a variety of products. Among these, the Cloud Compute instances are particularly noteworthy. They provide powerful computing capabilities that run on top-tier AMD and Intel CPUs. This ensures that your applications run smoothly and efficiently.

What sets Vultr apart is its affordability. With prices starting at just $5 per month, you can access incredible performance without breaking the bank. For those seeking even more power, Vultr offers an upgrade to NVMe SSD, further enhancing the performance of your applications.

Now, let’s talk about deployment. Vultr prides itself on its instant deployment feature. The moment you click deploy, Vultr’s cloud orchestration takes over. It spins up your instance in your chosen data center in under 60 seconds. This means you can have your applications up and running in no time.

Vultr’s global presence is another key advantage. With cloud computing instances available in 25 locations worldwide, you can deploy servers on five continents with just a few clicks. This global reach ensures that your applications are always close to your users, providing them with the best possible experience.

Flexibility is a core aspect of Vultr’s offering. You can spin up a new instance with your preferred operating system or pre-installed application in seconds. Whether you prefer CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows, FreeBSD, or more, Vultr has you covered. This flexibility extends to uploading your operating system, unlocking infinite possibilities.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 3249.990 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 51.7 GB (7.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (269.5 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 4.8 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 7 min
 Load average       : 0.03, 0.08, 0.04
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS20473 The Constant Company, LLC
 Location           : Haarlem / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.7 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.6 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.5 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1638.4 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    12072.01 Mbps     7034.06 Mbps        0.70 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  651.58 Mbps       6160.65 Mbps        138.17 ms   
 Dallas, US       822.59 Mbps       8280.47 Mbps        110.06 ms   
 Montreal, CA     589.00 Mbps       937.02 Mbps         79.56 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    8494.45 Mbps      9409.81 Mbps        1.71 ms     
 Hongkong, CN     82.99 Mbps        52.25 Mbps          464.63 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       1566.11 Mbps      8946.53 Mbps        139.58 ms   
 Singapore, SG    57.85 Mbps        117.24 Mbps         315.74 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        361.95 Mbps       4205.61 Mbps        245.82 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 10 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-04-24 00:15:59 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 3249.990 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 4.8 GiB
Disk       : 46.9 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-28-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   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : The Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 229.57 MB/s  (57.3k) | 2.13 GB/s    (33.4k)
Write      | 230.17 MB/s  (57.5k) | 2.14 GB/s    (33.5k)
Total      | 459.75 MB/s (114.9k) | 4.28 GB/s    (67.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 2.70 GB/s     (5.2k) | 2.75 GB/s     (2.6k)
Write      | 2.85 GB/s     (5.5k) | 2.93 GB/s     (2.8k)
Total      | 5.56 GB/s    (10.8k) | 5.68 GB/s     (5.5k)

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1959                          
Multi Core      | 3388                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5835630

YABS completed in 6 min 8 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed Apr 24 2024 00:39:10 - 01:07:07
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       58470181.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8823.3 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               7684.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1327061.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          343503.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4522506.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1878272.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  54725.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10758.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14077.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2861.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1128919.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   58470181.1   5010.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8823.3   1604.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       7684.9   1787.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1327061.1   3351.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     343503.3   2075.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4522506.2   7797.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1878272.3   1509.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      54725.4    136.8
Process Creation                                126.0      10758.8    853.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14077.9   3320.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2861.1   4768.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1128919.2    752.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1852.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Apr 24 2024 01:07:07 - 01:35:05
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      111468784.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    17584.8 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10032.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        714019.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          283407.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3042973.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3578839.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 541634.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              29954.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  21633.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2938.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1838459.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  111468784.3   9551.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      17584.8   3197.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10032.9   2333.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     714019.9   1803.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     283407.9   1712.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3042973.0   5246.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3578839.7   2876.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     541634.5   1354.1
Process Creation                                126.0      29954.0   2377.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      21633.4   5102.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2938.7   4897.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1838459.0   1225.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2881.3

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 108.61.198.102

Test IPv6: 2001:19f0:5000:8001:5400:ff:fe00:5366

Download files: 100MB 1GB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 909.09 MiB/s | 7272.73 Mbps  | ping   0.699ms
 Gdrive   :   4.89 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   0.877ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.55 MiB/s |   12.42 Mbps  | ping  92.598ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 704.98 KiB/s |    5.51 Mbps  | ping  82.108ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  38.77 MiB/s |  310.20 Mbps  | ping 141.942ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  47.71 MiB/s |  381.68 Mbps  | ping 116.086ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  36.67 MiB/s |  293.36 Mbps  | ping 138.867ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  37.53 MiB/s |  300.25 Mbps  | ping  78.811ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  35.22 MiB/s |  281.74 Mbps  | ping  95.089ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 369.00 MiB/s | 2952.03 Mbps  | ping   5.796ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 586.73 KiB/s |    4.58 Mbps  | ping   6.747ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.06 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   9.268ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 106.56 MiB/s |  852.45 Mbps  | ping   3.525ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 917.43 MiB/s | 7339.45 Mbps  | ping   0.218ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     382 B/s |      N/A       | ping  21.059ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   4.79 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   7.453ms
 Online, France               : 462.95 MiB/s | 3703.59 Mbps  | ping   9.613ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     182 B/s |      N/A       | ping  24.424ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   8.01 MiB/s |   64.08 Mbps  | ping 278.828ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      69 B/s |      N/A       | ping 339.044ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  17.96 MiB/s |  143.67 Mbps  | ping  41.435ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 166.12 KiB/s |    1.30 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 227.96 KiB/s |    1.78 Mbps  | ping 254.438ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.48 MiB/s |   51.82 Mbps  | ping 231.434ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.10 MiB/s |   32.82 Mbps  | ping 301.536ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  21.29 MiB/s |  170.35 Mbps  | ping 236.723ms


 Benchmark finished in 99 seconds

Global Latency Test

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

Query: ping 199.247.27.139, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 199.247.27.139 – RIPENCC /21 AS20473 CHOOPA – The Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed Apr 24 00:07:26 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (199.247.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 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:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           NL
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Failed
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (2001:19f0:5000:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

The Vultr Admin Control Panel is your command center for managing your Vultr Cloud Account. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools and services accessible through a web-based interface.

Firstly, the control panel allows you to create and view servers. With just a few clicks, you can spin up new instances or monitor the status of existing ones. This makes managing your cloud infrastructure a breeze.

Secondly, the control panel offers a range of server management functions. You can start, stop, restart, reinstall, or destroy servers. This gives you complete control over your instances, allowing you to adapt to changing needs quickly.

In addition to server management, the control panel also supports server backups. This feature enables you to safeguard your data by creating regular backups. You can quickly restore your server to a previous state in a mishap.

The control panel also provides snapshot management. You can create, delete, and view snapshots, giving you the flexibility to capture the state of your server at any point in time.

Server Pricing

Vultr Netherlands Amsterdam General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

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

Payments

Vultr accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. This ensures that you can pay for your services conveniently, regardless of your preferred credit card provider.

In addition to credit cards, Vultr also accepts PayPal. PayPal is a widely used online payment system that allows you to pay for your services securely without revealing your financial details.

The platform accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Paxos Standard, Binance USD, Litecoin, and USD Coin via BitPay. This means you can pay for your services using your preferred cryptocurrency, providing an additional layer of privacy and security.

Vultr also supports Alipay and UnionPay, popular payment methods in China. This ensures that users in China can pay for their services conveniently and securely.

Coupon

Use Code: VULTRMATCH

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Use Code: FLYVULTR250

Try Vultr for free with a $250 free credit. New customers only.

Use Code: 25OFF

New Cloud Compute instances will receive a 25% discount if the instance is active. The offer is valid for new customers only, for instances launched within 30 days of account creation.

Customer Support

Firstly, Vultr provides a robust support page. This page is a treasure trove of helpful guides, FAQs, and support tickets. Whether you need to troubleshoot, optimize, or secure your cloud infrastructure, Vultr’s support page is there to assist you.

Secondly, Vultr offers a convenient way for existing customers to open a support ticket. This feature lets you directly communicate your issues to the Vultr support team. They are committed to resolving your queries in a timely and efficient manner.

Conclusion

In terms of performance, the server demonstrated exceptional capabilities across various benchmarks. The average I/O speed over three tests was an impressive 1638.4 MB/s, placing it well into the ‘excellent’ range. The server’s upload and download speeds were particularly noteworthy for connectivity in Amsterdam, where we recorded 8494.45 Mbps upload and 9409.81 Mbps download speeds, with only 1.71 ms of latency. However, performance dipped significantly in distant locations like Singapore and Hong Kong, highlighting the geographic limitations affecting latency and speeds.

The Yabs performance bench reflected high efficiency in disk operations, with mixed read and write speeds peaking at about 4.28 GB/s for mixed operations, illustrating very strong performance. Our thorough Geekbench testing further supported these findings, with the server scoring 1959 in single-core tests, classifying it as ‘good’ by industry standards, and an outstanding 3388 in multi-core tests. The UnixBench scores were equally impressive, especially when running multiple parallel copies of tests, where the system benchmarks index score jumped from 1852.9 to an excellent 2881.3.

In conclusion, the Vultr server in Amsterdam delivers robust and reliable service, excelling in local connectivity and operational performance. It showcases its potency in high-demand scenarios, making it an excellent choice for demanding web applications and data-intensive tasks. However, for those serving a global audience, geographic influence on performance should be considered. This thorough evaluation points to the server being a highly competent option for anyone looking to harness the power of cloud technology effectively.

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

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