phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

We recently reviewed the Single CPU Instances from phoenixNAP‘s Singapore Bare Metal Cloud. This server uses an Intel Xeon E-2388G (8 cores at 3.2 GHz) processor and comes equipped with 64GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB NVMe storage, a 20Gbps bonded internet connection, and a single IPv4 address.

Our comprehensive review covers various benchmarks. We tested server performance with the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tools. To assess network speed across different locations, we checked speeds with the Global Node Test and measured latency with the Global Ping Test.

To check media accessibility, we used The Media Unlock Test. We evaluated connection quality through the CloudFlare Internet Test and checked web performance using PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About phoenixNAP

Unlike traditional cloud environments that rely on virtualization, phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud offers dedicated physical servers. That means you can harness the full processing potential of the server’s physical hardware. It’s like having your supercomputer at your disposal!

You might wonder, “What’s the big deal about having dedicated physical servers?” Well, the answer lies in the performance. Virtualized environments often suffer from what’s known as the “noisy neighbor” effect. This is when multiple users and applications share resources, leading to performance issues and even security threats. With phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud, you don’t have to worry about that. You get the whole server to yourself, ensuring optimal performance and security.

But that’s not all. One of the standout features of phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud is its scalability. Like a public cloud, you can quickly scale your resources up or down depending on your needs. And the best part? You only pay for what you use. This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes.

Another impressive feature is the API provisioning. With this, you can automate your IT infrastructure management, allowing you to focus more on coding and releasing great software. It’s compatible with leading open-source automation tools, making it even more convenient.

Let’s not forget about the wide range of instance types available. Whether you need high-traffic web servers, gaming servers, or machine learning workloads, phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud covers you. Mix and match over 40 pre-configured instance types, each fine-tuned to meet your computing, memory, storage, and networking needs.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2388G CPU @ 3.20GHz
 CPU Cores          : 16 @ 2199.855 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 923.8 GB (10.5 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 62.1 GB (479.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 8.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 11 min
 Load average       : 0.04, 0.08, 0.03
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS59210 PhoenixNAP
 Location           : Singapore / SG
 Region             : Singapore
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 814 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 782 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 799 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 798.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    12084.71 Mbps     17905.70 Mbps       0.65 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  369.91 Mbps       2291.11 Mbps        182.33 ms   
 Dallas, US       223.87 Mbps       1653.71 Mbps        216.70 ms   
 Montreal, CA     254.84 Mbps       923.11 Mbps         248.56 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    71.64 Mbps        2.84 Mbps           239.10 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     1688.11 Mbps      9372.78 Mbps        31.22 ms    
 Mumbai, IN       1203.49 Mbps      6354.18 Mbps        58.52 ms    
 Singapore, SG    6372.48 Mbps      12329.27 Mbps       0.96 ms     
 Tokyo, JP        683.16 Mbps       5549.65 Mbps        79.23 ms    
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 26 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-04-22 00:23:17 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2388G CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPU cores  : 16 @ 1719.356 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 62.1 GiB
Swap       : 8.0 GiB
Disk       : 915.8 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-28-amd64
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : PhoenixNAP
ASN        : AS59210 PhoenixNAP
Host       : Secured Servers LLC
Location   : Singapore, North West (03)
Country    : Singapore

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 535.10 MB/s (133.7k) | 586.05 MB/s   (9.1k)
Write      | 536.51 MB/s (134.1k) | 589.14 MB/s   (9.2k)
Total      | 1.07 GB/s   (267.9k) | 1.17 GB/s    (18.3k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 637.40 MB/s   (1.2k) | 670.48 MB/s    (654)
Write      | 671.27 MB/s   (1.3k) | 715.14 MB/s    (698)
Total      | 1.30 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.38 GB/s     (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 4.42 Mbits/sec  | 349 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | busy            | 45.3 Mbits/sec  | --             
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 348 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 61.2 Mbits/sec  | 311 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 9.32 Gbits/sec  | 6.22 Gbits/sec  | 1.24 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 709 Mbits/sec   | 14.5 Mbits/sec  | 165 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 564 Mbits/sec   | 403 Mbits/sec   | 260 ms         
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | busy            | 5.35 Mbits/sec  | 334 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 2570                          
Multi Core      | 10203                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5812068

YABS completed in 13 min 27 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Apr 22 2024 01:20:12 - 01:48:10
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       77025955.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10105.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10440.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2184969.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          596223.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5692527.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4200064.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 108479.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8661.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12848.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  11438.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4545472.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   77025955.4   6600.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10105.0   1837.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10440.8   2428.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2184969.4   5517.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     596223.9   3602.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5692527.7   9814.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4200064.2   3376.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     108479.5    271.2
Process Creation                                126.0       8661.2    687.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12848.2   3030.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      11438.7  19064.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4545472.1   3030.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3044.0

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Benchmark Run: Mon Apr 22 2024 01:48:10 - 02:16:16
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      503247851.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   123863.9 MWIPS (10.5 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              67550.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1544038.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          402125.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5203253.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            31330319.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                3792350.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                             135600.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                 138428.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  18361.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       12282233.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  503247851.5  43123.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     123863.9  22520.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      67550.5  15709.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1544038.0   3899.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     402125.0   2429.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5203253.4   8971.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   31330319.4  25185.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    3792350.0   9480.9
Process Creation                                126.0     135600.5  10761.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4     138428.9  32648.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      18361.7  30602.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   12282233.2   8188.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                       13171.2

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :      72 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.688ms
 Gdrive   :   4.15 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping   1.217ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 108.15 KiB/s |    0.84 Mbps  | ping 234.053ms
 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     : 901.94 KiB/s |    7.05 Mbps  | ping 228.044ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   4.11 MiB/s |   32.92 Mbps  | ping 194.332ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   4.00 MiB/s |   31.98 Mbps  | ping 211.275ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   4.72 MiB/s |   37.73 Mbps  | ping 178.683ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   2.15 MiB/s |   17.22 Mbps  | ping 257.322ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   5.62 MiB/s |   44.95 Mbps  | ping 221.721ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   1.54 MiB/s |   12.32 Mbps  | ping 300.709ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  17.45 KiB/s |    0.14 Mbps  | ping 234.865ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     146 B/s |      N/A       | ping 304.712ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   1.71 MiB/s |   13.64 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   1.51 MiB/s |   12.05 Mbps  | ping 293.720ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     224 B/s |      N/A       | ping 324.531ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     253 B/s |      N/A       | ping 312.065ms
 Online, France               :   1.36 MiB/s |   10.84 Mbps  | ping 299.918ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     219 B/s |      N/A       | ping 333.216ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  12.60 MiB/s |  100.84 Mbps  | ping  92.332ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     549 B/s |      N/A       | ping 114.926ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     : 232.97 KiB/s |    1.82 Mbps  | ping 333.669ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  50.13 KiB/s |    0.39 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 109.55 MiB/s |  876.37 Mbps  | ping   1.041ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  21.53 MiB/s |  172.23 Mbps  | ping  67.598ms
 Linode, Singapore    : 649.35 MiB/s | 5194.81 Mbps  | ping   0.975ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  18.75 MiB/s |  150.01 Mbps  | ping  67.502ms


 Benchmark finished in 97 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 131.153.159.227, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 131.153.159.227 – ARIN /24 AS59210 PHOENIXNAP-AS-SG1 – Singapore

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Apr 22 00:15:38 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: PhoenixNAP (131.153.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: SG)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: US)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: SG)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: SG)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   SG
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: SG)
 YouTube CDN:                           Los Angeles, CA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Hong Kong  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        SGD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           SG
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Stepping into the phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud world, one cannot overlook the power and convenience of its Admin Control Panel. This is where the magic happens, where you can easily and precisely manage and control your cloud resources.

Firstly, let’s talk about accessibility. To log in to the Bare Metal Cloud portal, navigate their website and enter your credentials. Once you log in, you land on the Home page, which provides quick links to all the Bare Metal Cloud features.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the Admin Control Panel: the Servers section. Here is a table listing all your deployed Bare Metal Cloud servers and relevant details such as location, operating system, billing status, and configuration. You can even use the instant search bar to refine your search if you have many server instances.

But what if you want to deploy a new server? No problem! The “Deploy New Server” button takes you to the server creation page. Here, you can select your preferred location, billing model, server from the pool of single or dual CPU instances, and operating system. It’s as easy as pie!

Moreover, the Admin Control Panel offers a “Buy Bandwidth Package” button for those needing advanced bandwidth. This button is visible only if you do not have a bandwidth package on the locations where reserved instances are deployed.

Server Pricing

phoenixNAP Singapore Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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

Payments

phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud offers two ways to pay for a server: hourly and reserving an instance. This flexibility lets you choose the billing model that best suits your needs.

The Bare Metal Cloud portal provides features to manage payment-related options, track invoices, and view payment history. You can set up a payment method in the portal, which enables auto-charging for unpaid invoices and ensures timely payments and uninterrupted service.

So, how do you add a new payment method? It’s simple! Select “Payment Methods” from the menu on the left side of the screen, then select the “Add Payment Method” button. You enter your card details and address information, and voila! Your new payment method is ready.

The Bare Metal Cloud portal accepts Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Discover, or American Express payment cards. Once you add a new card, you will be charged $1.00 for verification. Don’t worry; this amount will be refunded within seven days.

What if you want to change your payment method? Again, it’s a breeze! You replace the existing card with a new one. Please note that deleting a card from the portal is impossible.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Firstly, phoenixNAP provides excellent customer support. They offer 24/7 assistance, which means you can contact them any time of the day or night. This round-the-clock support ensures that you can get help whenever you need it.

In addition to being always available, phoenixNAP’s customer support is proactive. They don’t just wait for you to report issues; they actively monitor your services to identify and address potential problems. This proactive approach helps ensure smooth operations and minimizes downtime.

But how do you contact phoenixNAP’s customer support? It’s simple! You can contact phoenixNAP directly by completing a form on their website. This easy-to-use form lets you quickly and conveniently contact their support team.

Conclusion

The I/O tests demonstrated strong performance, with the averages settling around 798.3 MB/s, which qualifies as good performance. Network results were also solid, with particularly high download speeds noted in Singapore and Hong Kong, while Amsterdam’s performance indicated room for improvement.

The Yabs performance benchmark backed these findings, showing excellent mixed read/write speeds that exceeded 1 GB/s in larger block tests, underlining the server’s capabilities in handling high data throughput. Geekbench 6 results were excellent, achieving 2570 in single-core tests and over 10,000 in multi-core tests. This indicates robust processing power for individual and combined core operations, which is suitable for intensive applications.

UnixBench scores added proof of a high-performance server, especially when all 16 CPUs worked in tandem. The results here ranged remarkably, especially in multitasking environments, reflected by excellent scores in shell scripts and system call overhead tests, revealing a server that efficiently handles complex, concurrent processes.

In conclusion, our extensive testing of the phoenixNAP’s hardware reveals a server that excels in performance across the board. Its fast I/O, excellent computing benchmarks, and solid network performance make it ideal for applications demanding high speed and multi-threaded capabilities. This mixture of superior data handling and impressive processing power ensures this server can easily tackle demanding workloads, ideally suiting it for intensive web applications and data-heavy tasks.

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

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