VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

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VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

We recently tested the VMHaus UK London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server (Plan: VMH-4GB). It uses an Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge) Processor and comes with 4 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, and 8 TB of traffic.

Our review includes several performance tests: Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark. We check network speeds from different locations with the Global Node Test and measure latency with the Global Ping Test. For media access, we use The Media Unlock Test. The CloudFlare Internet Test helps us evaluate connection quality. Lastly, we test web performance using PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About VMHaus

VMHaus is a company that provides cloud servers, but what sets them apart is their commitment to performance and quality. They have consciously decided to place all instances on high-speed SSD disks. This means that users can say goodbye to the sluggish performance of mechanical drives and hello to the lightning-fast speeds of solid-state drives.

One of the standout features of VMHaus is the inclusion of BGP Sessions with all instances. For those with their own Autonomous System Number (ASN) or IP Prefix, VMHaus is a welcoming home. This feature allows users to bring their identifiers, making the transition to VMHaus seamless and hassle-free.

VMHaus is not just about great features and competitive pricing. It’s also about location. They have servers available in London, Fremont, and Amsterdam. This geographical diversity ensures that no matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy the high-performance services of VMHaus.

In terms of ownership, VMHaus was acquired by Mythic Beasts, a privately owned hosting provider, in November 2018. This acquisition has allowed VMHaus to leverage the resources and expertise of Mythic Beasts, further enhancing their service offerings.

Finally, let’s talk about their network. VMHaus is located in Digital Realty’s Sovereign House in London. Their premium network blend currently includes Arelion/Telia and NTT. They are also peered with many ISPs and Content Providers on LINX LON1 & LON2. This robust network infrastructure ensures that users enjoy reliable and high-speed connectivity.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2599.994 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 4096 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.1 GB (1.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (208.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.33, 0.36, 0.21
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-8-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS136620 VMHaus Limited
 Location           : London / GB
 Region             : England
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 206 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 225 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 410 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 280.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    2004.53 Mbps      1869.73 Mbps        0.81 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  579.73 Mbps       1161.47 Mbps        131.43 ms   
 Dallas, US       716.39 Mbps       1200.17 Mbps        103.48 ms   
 Montreal, CA     549.68 Mbps       881.55 Mbps         89.91 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    1996.87 Mbps      1809.00 Mbps        6.43 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     280.40 Mbps       1045.14 Mbps        266.78 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.47 Mbps         0.49 Mbps           338.45 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     338.28 Mbps       1129.99 Mbps        218.29 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       513.67 Mbps       1547.55 Mbps        133.65 ms   
 Singapore, SG    69.85 Mbps        20.60 Mbps          237.98 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        245.15 Mbps       1320.65 Mbps        247.61 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 47 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-05-22 00:40:41 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
CPU cores  : 4 @ 2599.994 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.1 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-8-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : VMHaus - London
ASN        : AS136620 VMHaus Limited
Location   : London, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 3.99 MB/s      (998) | 63.98 MB/s     (999)
Write      | 4.02 MB/s     (1.0k) | 64.41 MB/s    (1.0k)
Total      | 8.01 MB/s     (2.0k) | 128.39 MB/s   (2.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 234.46 MB/s    (457) | 264.57 MB/s    (258)
Write      | 246.92 MB/s    (482) | 282.19 MB/s    (275)
Total      | 481.38 MB/s    (939) | 546.77 MB/s    (533)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 1.87 Gbits/sec  | 1.33 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 1.86 Gbits/sec  | --             
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 29.2 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.53 Gbits/sec  | 1.25 Gbits/sec  | 83.4 ms        
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 430 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 278 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.00 Gbits/sec  | 760 Mbits/sec   | 131 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.01 Gbits/sec  | 1.17 Gbits/sec  | 72.9 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 952 Mbits/sec   | 275 Mbits/sec   | 148 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 2.13 Gbits/sec  | 1.84 Gbits/sec  | 1.21 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | busy            | busy            | --             
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.75 Gbits/sec  | 921 Mbits/sec   | 83.4 ms        
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 407 Mbits/sec   | 572 Mbits/sec   | 278 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 977 Mbits/sec   | 689 Mbits/sec   | 131 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.81 Gbits/sec  | 1.51 Gbits/sec  | 72.8 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 915 Mbits/sec   | 323 Mbits/sec   | 147 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 574                           
Multi Core      | 1927                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6210015

YABS completed in 22 min 31 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed May 22 2024 01:05:09 - 01:33:11
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       33482121.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4989.6 MWIPS (9.4 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3006.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        332595.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           88249.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1001877.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              538971.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  79677.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5048.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5781.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2558.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         391038.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   33482121.1   2869.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4989.6    907.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3006.9    699.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     332595.7    839.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      88249.4    533.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1001877.6   1727.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     538971.9    433.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      79677.8    199.2
Process Creation                                126.0       5048.9    400.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5781.4   1363.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2558.6   4264.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     391038.0    260.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         804.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed May 22 2024 01:33:11 - 02:01:19
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      133360321.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    20333.2 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10857.9 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        675198.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          181200.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2214795.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2134511.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 343168.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              26562.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  21626.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3188.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1495598.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  133360321.1  11427.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      20333.2   3696.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10857.9   2525.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     675198.5   1705.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     181200.2   1094.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2214795.1   3818.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2134511.1   1715.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     343168.0    857.9
Process Creation                                126.0      26562.9   2108.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      21626.7   5100.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3188.1   5313.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1495598.3    997.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2514.1

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

Looking Glass

Test IP (v4/v6): 185.214.69.46 / 2a06:82c2:0:88::1

Test Files: 10 MB – 100 MB – 1 GB

Global Latency Test

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 144.48.63.158, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 144.48.63.158 – RIPENCC /24 AS136620 VMHAUSLIMITED-AS-A – United Kingdom, England, Canary Wharf [hosting]

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 210.97 MiB/s | 1687.76 Mbps  | ping   0.470ms
 Gdrive   :   3.74 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  75.962ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   3.66 MiB/s |   29.28 Mbps  | ping  74.991ms
 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     : 784.55 KiB/s |    6.13 Mbps  | ping  74.801ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  15.16 MiB/s |  121.27 Mbps  | ping 137.486ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  20.37 MiB/s |  162.99 Mbps  | ping 109.494ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  14.43 MiB/s |  115.40 Mbps  | ping 135.116ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  30.40 MiB/s |  243.21 Mbps  | ping  71.274ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  25.79 MiB/s |  206.31 Mbps  | ping  88.251ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 215.98 MiB/s | 1727.86 Mbps  | ping   0.722ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 351.95 KiB/s |    2.75 Mbps  | ping  14.713ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.53 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  16.780ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  91.96 MiB/s |  735.72 Mbps  | ping   8.472ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 187.62 MiB/s | 1500.94 Mbps  | ping   6.111ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.68 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  25.792ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   7.19 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   7.880ms
 Online, France               : 142.34 MiB/s | 1138.72 Mbps  | ping  15.761ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.51 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  22.796ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.93 MiB/s |   31.41 Mbps  | ping 268.097ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     235 B/s |      N/A       | ping 307.326ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  29.13 MiB/s |  233.03 Mbps  | ping  46.150ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 299.22 KiB/s |    2.34 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 627.84 KiB/s |    4.90 Mbps  | ping 189.974ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.33 MiB/s |   50.63 Mbps  | ping 227.436ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.84 MiB/s |   14.71 Mbps  | ping 314.887ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   6.09 MiB/s |   48.71 Mbps  | ping 241.987ms


 Benchmark finished in 108 seconds

CloudFlare Internet Test

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed 22 May 00:31:49 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: VMHaus Limited (AS136620) (144.48.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: GB)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: GB)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   GB
 YouTube CDN:                           London 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 London  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        GBP
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           GB
 Wikipedia Editability:                 Yes
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
 ---Forum---
 Reddit:                                No
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: VMHaus (2402:28c0:4:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       No  (Region: CN) 
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           London 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 London  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           CN
 Wikipedia Editability:                 Yes
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
 ---Forum---
 Reddit:                                Failed (Network Connection)
=======================================
Testing Done! 

Admin Control Panel

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

Let’s delve into the heart of VMHaus’s services, their Admin Control Panel. This is where users interact with their services, designed with user-friendliness.

Firstly, the billing happens in the Admin Control Panel. VMHaus has integrated an hourly billing system into its control panel. You only pay for your hours, providing a fair and transparent pricing model.

Secondly, the control panel is also where users can manage their BGP Sessions. If you have your own Autonomous System Number (ASN) or IP Prefix, you can bring them here. This feature simplifies the transition to VMHaus, making it a smooth and hassle-free process.

Moreover, the control panel allows users to open a support ticket if they encounter any issues. This ensures that help is just a few clicks away, providing users with peace of mind.

Interestingly, the control panel also holds cryptographically hashed copies of passwords. This means the passwords remain secure even if there’s a data breach. It’s a testament to VMHaus’s commitment to security.

Server Pricing

VMHaus United Kingdom London Hourly Billing SSD Cloud Server Test and Review

VMHaus has adopted an hourly billing system built into its control panel. This means that users only pay for what they use. It’s a fair and transparent pricing model that ensures users get the most bang for their buck.

VMHaus offers a variety of plans to cater to different needs, from the VMH-512MB plan, which offers 512 MB of RAM and 10 GB of SSD storage, to the VMH-4GB plan, which offers 4 GB of RAM and 50 GB of SSD storage.

Each plan has a certain number of CPU cores and a specific amount of data transfer at 1Gbps. This variety ensures that whether you’re a small business owner or a large enterprise, there’s a plan that fits your needs.

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

Payments

It’s important to note that the payment details do not contain any credit card or bank account numbers. All payments are received via PayPal. This adds an extra layer of security, as VMHaus cannot access your financial information.

Coupon

The merchant did not provide

Customer Support

Users can open a support ticket directly from the VMHaus Admin Control Panel if they encounter any issues. This feature ensures that help is always just a few clicks away, providing users peace of mind.

Conclusion

First, we used a benchmark to measure I/O, upload, and download speeds. On average, the I/O speed was around 280.3 MB/s, which is below the optimal threshold of 500 MB/s but still decent for many applications. The upload and download speeds impressed us, especially on nearby servers like those in Amsterdam, where speeds were nearly 2 Gbps. Global connectivity showed varying results, with lower speeds in distant locations like Singapore and some parts of China.

Next, in the Yabs Performance Bench, disk speed tests for read and write operations showed good results, consistently above 500 MB/s for larger block sizes. This suggests the server handles larger data transfers well, which is critical for heavy-duty applications. The Geekbench 6 benchmark rated the server with a single-core score of 574 and a multi-core score of 1927, indicating standard to good performance, suitable for general purposes and tasks that benefit from multi-threading.

The UnixBench test provided a deeper look into CPU performance. The server scored impressively in several areas, especially in multi-core tests. Scores like 133,360,321.1 lps in Dhrystone and 2,134,511.1 lps in pipe throughput highlight robust processing power. However, file copy and shell script execution saw mixed results, showing excellent scores in high-concurrency scenarios but room for improvement in single-thread scenarios.

In conclusion, the VMHaus UK London SSD Cloud Server offers solid performance for general and specific high-demand applications. Its strong network speeds, particularly in Europe, combined with good CPU and disk performance, make it a reliable choice. However, if your needs include extremely high I/O speeds consistently above 500 MB/s, you might need to consider other options. Overall, it’s a competitive server for various practical uses.

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

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