Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

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Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

Our recent exploration of the Vultr General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server in London, UK, revealed impressive features and performance metrics. Powered by an AMD EPYC-Rome Processor, with 2 CPU Cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB NVMe SSD Storage, coupled with a 1 Gbps Internet connection, 5 TB data transfer, and both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, this server is built to impress.

This review covers a range of tests: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to see how it performs, the Global Node Test to check internet speed from different locations, and the Global Ping Test to measure how fast it responds. We also ran The Media Unlock Test to check media access, the CloudFlare Internet Test to assess connection quality, and looked at web performance through PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Vultr

Vultr, a name that resonates with power and versatility, is a beacon in cloud computing. With a user base exceeding 200,000 from over 150 countries, Vultr has etched its name as one of the industry’s leading cloud computing providers.

Let’s understand what makes Vultr a preferred choice for businesses and developers worldwide. At its core, Vultr offers cloud servers equipped with elastic SSD storage. This feature ensures all customers can access flexible and fast storage solutions regardless of size or needs.

But what truly sets Vultr apart is its advanced cloud platform. This platform is the backbone for delivering top-notch hosting services and robust cloud infrastructure. Whether you’re a small business looking to scale or a developer working on the next big thing, Vultr provides the tools and resources you need to succeed.

One of the unique aspects of Vultr is its commitment to global reach. With 25 optimized locations worldwide, Vultr ensures that your applications and services are always close to your users, providing them with the best possible experience.

Vultr also offers the Vultr Creator Program, a unique initiative that allows users to contribute to Vultr’s technical documentation and creative videos. Whether you are a technical writer or a video creator, the Vultr Creator Program offers a platform to showcase your skills and contribute to the Vultr community.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC-Rome Processor
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 1996.250 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 (268.5 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 4.8 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 7 min
 Load average       : 0.36, 0.22, 0.10
 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           : London / GB
 Region             : England
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.3 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1331.2 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    8955.57 Mbps      9044.21 Mbps        0.46 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  692.95 Mbps       7682.68 Mbps        130.88 ms   
 Dallas, US       871.97 Mbps       9207.22 Mbps        103.11 ms   
 Montreal, CA     555.62 Mbps       628.13 Mbps         78.24 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    7879.05 Mbps      5828.56 Mbps        7.78 ms     
 Hongkong, CN     18.79 Mbps        1678.67 Mbps        330.46 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       1521.91 Mbps      8764.97 Mbps        142.83 ms   
 Singapore, SG    23.43 Mbps        123.49 Mbps         305.85 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        382.56 Mbps       4347.85 Mbps        234.41 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 44 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-04-03 00:19:09 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC-Rome Processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 1996.250 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   : Shoreditch, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 163.71 MB/s  (40.9k) | 1.50 GB/s    (23.4k)
Write      | 164.14 MB/s  (41.0k) | 1.51 GB/s    (23.6k)
Total      | 327.85 MB/s  (81.9k) | 3.01 GB/s    (47.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.83 GB/s     (3.5k) | 1.63 GB/s     (1.5k)
Write      | 1.92 GB/s     (3.7k) | 1.74 GB/s     (1.7k)
Total      | 3.75 GB/s     (7.3k) | 3.37 GB/s     (3.2k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 9.04 Gbits/sec  | 7.85 Gbits/sec  | 1.28 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 8.88 Gbits/sec  | 6.14 Gbits/sec  | 8.12 ms        
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 5.88 Gbits/sec  | 3.11 Gbits/sec  | 32.3 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 3.12 Gbits/sec  | 1.74 Gbits/sec  | 92.4 ms        
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 3.68 Gbits/sec  | 3.01 Gbits/sec  | 163 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 1.67 Gbits/sec  | 131 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 7.73 Gbits/sec  | 4.11 Gbits/sec  | 73.6 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 3.32 Gbits/sec  | 1.78 Gbits/sec  | 141 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 9.03 Gbits/sec  | 7.50 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 9.70 Gbits/sec  | 10.7 Gbits/sec  | 7.97 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 3.73 Gbits/sec  | 665 Mbits/sec   | 92.6 ms        
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 3.20 Gbits/sec  | 4.42 Gbits/sec  | 164 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.26 Gbits/sec  | 1.62 Gbits/sec  | 131 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 4.80 Gbits/sec  | 73.5 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 4.69 Gbits/sec  | 1.43 Gbits/sec  | 141 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1385                          
Multi Core      | 2549                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5573241

YABS completed in 15 min 20 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed Apr 03 2024 00:37:57 - 01:05:55
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41433721.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7177.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5026.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1076528.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          285406.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3195639.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1825516.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  49774.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12377.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  11918.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2536.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1482658.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41433721.5   3550.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7177.5   1305.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5026.2   1168.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1076528.4   2718.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     285406.7   1724.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3195639.2   5509.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1825516.8   1467.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      49774.1    124.4
Process Creation                                126.0      12377.4    982.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      11918.6   2811.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2536.6   4227.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1482658.6    988.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1606.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Apr 03 2024 01:05:55 - 01:33:56
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       81609606.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14291.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10246.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1302409.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          413018.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4218107.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3641373.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 447470.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              21893.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  15650.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2313.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2322125.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   81609606.9   6993.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14291.5   2598.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10246.3   2382.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1302409.6   3288.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     413018.0   2495.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4218107.0   7272.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3641373.0   2927.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     447470.4   1118.7
Process Creation                                126.0      21893.8   1737.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      15650.0   3691.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2313.7   3856.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2322125.5   1548.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2878.8

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 108.61.196.101

Test IPv6: 2001:19f0:7400:8001:5400:ff:fe00:5367

Download files: 100MB 1GB

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 581.40 MiB/s | 4651.16 Mbps  | ping   0.396ms
 Gdrive   :   7.85 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   0.538ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   2.11 MiB/s |   16.88 Mbps  | ping  74.117ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 581.96 KiB/s |    4.55 Mbps  | ping 137.002ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 776.06 KiB/s |    6.06 Mbps  | ping  70.828ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  41.82 MiB/s |  334.59 Mbps  | ping 131.814ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   1.87 MiB/s |   14.96 Mbps  | ping 107.477ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  41.74 MiB/s |  333.89 Mbps  | ping 130.006ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  33.36 MiB/s |  266.86 Mbps  | ping  69.603ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  31.70 MiB/s |  253.64 Mbps  | ping  87.058ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 552.49 MiB/s | 4419.89 Mbps  | ping   0.426ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 205.74 KiB/s |    1.61 Mbps  | ping  13.939ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.30 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  16.922ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  90.83 MiB/s |  726.61 Mbps  | ping   9.928ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 387.60 MiB/s | 3100.78 Mbps  | ping   5.852ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.55 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  28.563ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   9.31 KiB/s |    0.07 Mbps  | ping   4.457ms
 Online, France               : 326.60 MiB/s | 2612.81 Mbps  | ping   8.154ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.92 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  23.132ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  10.16 MiB/s |   81.30 Mbps  | ping 281.451ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     106 B/s |      N/A       | ping 309.401ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  40.70 MiB/s |  325.60 Mbps  | ping  48.399ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 131.79 KiB/s |    1.03 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 337.51 KiB/s |    2.64 Mbps  | ping 161.747ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.16 MiB/s |   49.25 Mbps  | ping 238.525ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   6.23 MiB/s |   49.86 Mbps  | ping 227.874ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  24.07 MiB/s |  192.55 Mbps  | ping 231.579ms


 Benchmark finished in 94 seconds

Global Latency Test

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

Query: ping 45.77.225.176, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 45.77.225.176 – ARIN /21 AS20473 CHOOPA – United Kingdom, England, Shoreditch

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed Apr  3 00:11:19 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (45.77.*.*) 

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


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Vultr (2a05:f480:1000:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: GB)
 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:                           London 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               No
 Bing Region:                           FR
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

The Admin Control Panel is the heart of your interaction with Vultr. It’s where you can manage your server and offer managed cloud hosting services through a web-based interface. This includes services such as a web server, DNS, email, FTP, databases, and firewall configuration.

Secondly, Vultr supports all popular Linux control panels for controlling your cloud server. This means you can choose the control panel that best suits your needs. Some supported control panels include Ajenti, CentOS Web Panel, cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hestia Control Panel, Plesk, VestaCP, Virtualmin, and Webmin.

Thirdly, Vultr’s Admin Control Panel is not just about managing your server. It’s also about expanding and managing your infrastructure. Whether running a small business or a large enterprise, the Admin Control Panel gives you the tools to scale and grow.

Moreover, Vultr has a mobile app called Cloud Admin for Vultr. This app provides a control panel to manage your Vultr Cloud Account, instances, and snapshots. It supports functionalities like creating, viewing, starting, stopping, restarting, reinstalling, and destroying servers. It also allows you to enable or disable server backups and create, delete, or view snapshots.

Server Pricing

Vultr United Kingdom London General Purpose Cloud Dedicated Server Test and Review

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

Payments

Vultr accepts a wide range of payment methods. This includes major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. The flexibility of payment options ensures that users from different regions can easily access Vultr’s services.

Secondly, in addition to traditional payment methods, Vultr embraces the digital age by accepting cryptocurrencies. Users can make payments directly from their crypto wallets using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other popular cryptocurrencies.

Thirdly, Vultr supports popular digital payment platforms like PayPal, Alipay, and UnionPay. These platforms are known for their convenience and security, making them a preferred choice for many users.

Coupon

Use Code: VULTRMATCH

Double your deposit! When you open a new account, Vultr will match your first deposit dollar for dollar, up to $100. It cannot be combined with other offers, only for new customers.

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

Vultr provides a comprehensive support page with helpful guides, FAQs, and support tickets. Whether you need to troubleshoot, optimize, or secure your cloud infrastructure, Vultr’s support team is ready to assist you.

You can contact Vultr through their contact page with any questions or concerns. Existing customers can open a support ticket directly from their account. This ensures that your queries get directed to the right department, providing a swift and efficient resolution.

Conclusion

The Basic Bench tests demonstrated outstanding I/O speeds consistently around 1.3 GB/s, surpassing the excellent mark. Network performance varied across global locations, with especially high speeds within Europe and notable performance across major cities in North America and Asia, albeit with some latency challenges in farther regions like Hong Kong and Singapore. The mixed read/write operations in the Yabs Performance Bench showed remarkable disk performance, achieving speeds up to 3.75 GB/s for larger blocks – indicating superior hardware capabilities at work.

Our Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test yielded a single-core score of 1385 and a multi-core score of 2549, marking the server’s CPU performance as solidly good. UnixBench scores further validated the server’s muscle, particularly in multi-core settings where performance metrics like system call overhead, shell script execution, and context switching exceeded baseline values, earning a high system benchmarks index score of 2878.8 on dual CPU runs.

In conclusion, the Vultr London server packs a serious punch across the board, from dazzling I/O speeds and robust network performance to commendable CPU power, as evidenced by Geekbench and UnixBench testing. Its ability to handle high-load tasks and maintain performance consistency underpins its suitability for demanding web applications and services. It is an excellent choice for developers and businesses looking for reliable, high-performing web hosting solutions.

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

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