Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

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Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

In this evaluation, we will conduct an exhaustive investigation into the capabilities of the Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU Virtual Private Server. Under its hood, the server runs on the impressive power of an AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor.

The configuration comprises 4 CPU cores, a robust 8 GB RAM, and a fleet-footed 160 GB SSD storage. With 5 TB of traffic capacity and both IPv4 and IPv6 support, this remarkable server promises a comprehensive and rewarding experience.

Our analysis encompasses various rigorous tests: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark for essential metrics, the Global Node Test for extensive network assessment, and the Global Ping Test for latency measurement.

The Media Unlock Test for regional accessibility, the CloudFlare Internet Test for connection quality, and web performance evaluations via PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance. You will gain profound insights into overall server performance through these exhaustive assessments.

About Linode

Linode, a pioneering US-based enterprise in cloud computing, is renowned for providing developers with a complete toolset required for getting off to a smooth start. The company champions robust, high-speed hosting infrastructure serving over 800,000 global customers. This infrastructure is designed to facilitate seamless cloud server deployment, leverage the speed of native SSDs over a blisteringly fast 40GB/s network, and utilize high-end hardware such as E5 processors.

The suite of services provided by Linode extends beyond primary offerings. These include tailored infrastructure management, NodeBalancers (load balancers rendered as a service), a resourceful DNS manager, block and object storage solutions, and professional consulting services.

Linode’s remarkable global presence encompasses eleven data centers strategically placed worldwide. These include four U.S. locations (Atlanta, Dallas, Fremont, and Newark) and others in the U.K. (London), Germany (Frankfurt), Canada (Toronto), India (Mumbai), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), and Australia (Sydney).

Linode promises a customizable and flexible cloud platform for diverse applications. While this affords cost savings and control to the users, it requires manual deployment and configuration for many services typically included in shared hosting. A 2GB Linode is sufficient for more straightforward projects, and its capabilities can be expanded according to the project’s growth and needs.

Users have praised its superior performance, swift and straightforward setup process, cutting-edge hardware, diversified server options, cost-effective cloud products, and a broad selection of data centers. Potential drawbacks include additional backup charges, a lack of domain registration services, a steep learning curve for novices, and a limited 7-day money-back guarantee.

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

Looking Glass

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

Speed Test: http://speedtest.singapore.linode.com

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7713 64-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2000.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Disabled
 Total Disk         : 156.9 GB (1.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (84.8 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 512.0 MB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 12 min
 Load average       : 0.05, 0.05, 0.01
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-23-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
 Location           : Singapore / SG
 Region             : Singapore
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 1.8 GB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.8 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.8 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1843.2 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    5336.53 Mbps      17485.28 Mbps       0.50 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  472.31 Mbps       4592.84 Mbps        178.11 ms   
 Dallas, US       364.00 Mbps       3530.58 Mbps        228.20 ms   
 Montreal, CA     327.44 Mbps       928.70 Mbps         238.25 ms   
 Paris, FR        340.29 Mbps       2941.67 Mbps        232.35 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    501.39 Mbps       4888.39 Mbps        160.21 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     178.00 Mbps       90.49 Mbps          333.24 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      327.34 Mbps       786.97 Mbps         226.94 ms   
 Singapore, SG    4998.97 Mbps      9056.30 Mbps        1.42 ms     
 Tokyo, JP        1153.08 Mbps      11183.82 Mbps       66.75 ms    
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 23 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-07-27 00:32:07 UTC

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

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akamai Technologies
ASN        : AS63949 Akamai Connected Cloud
Host       : Linode
Location   : Singapore, North West (03)
Country    : Singapore

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 266.15 MB/s  (66.5k) | 3.00 GB/s    (46.8k)
Write      | 266.85 MB/s  (66.7k) | 3.01 GB/s    (47.1k)
Total      | 533.01 MB/s (133.2k) | 6.01 GB/s    (94.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.92 GB/s    (17.4k) | 8.94 GB/s     (8.7k)
Write      | 9.39 GB/s    (18.3k) | 9.53 GB/s     (9.3k)
Total      | 18.31 GB/s   (35.7k) | 18.47 GB/s   (18.0k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 674 Mbits/sec   | 726 Mbits/sec   | 222 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.27 Gbits/sec  | 1.18 Gbits/sec  | 156 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 1.03 Gbits/sec  | 231 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 258 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 672 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 217 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | busy            | 201 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 975 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 167 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 530 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 222 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 803 Mbits/sec   | 751 Mbits/sec   | 231 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 231 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 258 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | busy            | 217 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 795 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 201 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 884 Mbits/sec   | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 168 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1264                          
Multi Core      | 2941                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2049832

YABS completed in 13 min 38 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Jul 27 2023 00:50:04 - 01:18:03
4 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       42637064.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7195.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5043.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1169465.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          309316.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3739526.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2029241.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 167901.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12296.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13043.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3399.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2348616.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   42637064.2   3653.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7195.6   1308.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5043.8   1173.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1169465.4   2953.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     309316.2   1869.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3739526.5   6447.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2029241.1   1631.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     167901.8    419.8
Process Creation                                126.0      12296.6    975.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13043.1   3076.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3399.1   5665.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2348616.0   1565.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1980.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Jul 27 2023 01:18:03 - 01:46:04
4 CPUs in system; running 4 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      118781463.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    24775.2 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              13637.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1263693.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          315719.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4233730.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             5606502.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 801314.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              37875.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  27244.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3775.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        6307736.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  118781463.3  10178.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      24775.2   4504.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      13637.8   3171.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1263693.5   3191.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     315719.8   1907.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4233730.6   7299.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    5606502.5   4506.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     801314.5   2003.3
Process Creation                                126.0      37875.6   3006.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      27244.3   6425.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3775.4   6292.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    6307736.1   4205.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        4196.4


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

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  12.21 KiB/s |    0.10 Mbps  | ping   0.483ms
 Gdrive   :  45.85 MiB/s |  366.80 Mbps  | ping   1.332ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 172.21 KiB/s |    1.35 Mbps  | ping 236.453ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.04 MiB/s |   24.29 Mbps  | ping 167.269ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 185.89 KiB/s |    1.45 Mbps  | ping 242.492ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  10.86 MiB/s |   86.91 Mbps  | ping 195.089ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   7.10 MiB/s |   56.79 Mbps  | ping 203.773ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   2.50 MiB/s |   20.04 Mbps  | ping 208.279ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   7.54 MiB/s |   60.35 Mbps  | ping 218.770ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   6.90 MiB/s |   55.16 Mbps  | ping 217.871ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  12.11 MiB/s |   96.89 Mbps  | ping 158.246ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  12.85 KiB/s |    0.10 Mbps  | ping 232.650ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   6.74 MiB/s |   53.92 Mbps  | ping 168.769ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  12.25 MiB/s |   98.02 Mbps  | ping 159.573ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  10.69 MiB/s |   85.51 Mbps  | ping 165.273ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     143 B/s |      N/A       | ping 288.749ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     105 B/s |      N/A       | ping 238.663ms
 Online, France               :  11.34 MiB/s |   90.69 Mbps  | ping 156.347ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     161 B/s |      N/A       | ping 205.278ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  21.40 MiB/s |  171.20 Mbps  | ping 103.293ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      85 B/s |      N/A       | ping 223.777ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   3.29 MiB/s |   26.28 Mbps  | ping 184.952ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  95.38 KiB/s |    0.75 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :  56.25 MiB/s |  450.02 Mbps  | ping   1.171ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  34.70 MiB/s |  277.59 Mbps  | ping  68.150ms
 Linode, Singapore    :1351.35 MiB/s | 10810.81 Mbps  | ping   0.231ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  31.75 MiB/s |  253.97 Mbps  | ping  84.793ms


 Benchmark finished in 153 seconds

Global Ping Test

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 192.53.115.38, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 192.53.115.38 – RIPENCC /21 AS63949 AKAMAI-LINODE-AP – Singapore

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 27 Jul 2023 01:51:49 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (192.53.*.*) 


============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: SG)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   SG
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: SG)
 YouTube CDN:                           Singapore 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Singapore  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        SGD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akamai Connected Cloud (2400:8901::*:*) 


============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: SG)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Singapore 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Singapore  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

On Linux systems, a control panel is a graphical user interface (GUI) that displays a simplified set of controls for your system. Control panels can install, configure, and update common software packages and perform Linux system administration tasks.

Standard features of control panels include file management, web servers, databases, nameservers, email, firewalls, logging, monitoring, and analytics. The GUI, a control panel, helps beginner Linux users run a server without needing expertise with the command line interface. These GUIs hide much of the complexity inherent in Linux administration and often provide marketplace interfaces for processes that would otherwise involve some steps.

Server Pricing

Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU VPS Hosting Test and Review

Linode, now Akamai, offers a variety of plans for their cloud computing services with predictable pricing. CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM are bundled into one flat price across all data centers. They offer several types of plans, including Shared CPU Plans, Dedicated CPU Plans, High Memory Plans, and Premium CPU Plans. The prices for these plans vary depending on the amount of RAM, CPUs, storage, and transfer included.

For example, their Shared CPU Plans start at $5 per month for the Nanode 1 GB plan, which includes 1 GB of RAM, 1 CPU, 25 GB of storage, and 1 TB of transfer. Their Dedicated CPU Plans start at $36 per month for the Dedicated 4 GB plan, which includes 4 GB of RAM, 2 CPUs, 80 GB of storage, and 4 TB of transfer.

You can use their Cloud Pricing Calculator to price and configure features to match your needs. You can select your distribution, desired region, product plan size, backup features, professional service hours, and more to create a simple single-instance estimate or a highly complex enterprise configuration.

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

Coupon

Free trial with a $100 credit for 60 days

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Conclusion

The I/O Speed results showed consistent readings across three runs, each clocking in at 1.8 GB/s with an average I/O speed of 1843.2 MB/s. The server’s capabilities were further tested with different server locations, showing impressive upload and download speeds, particularly with Speedtest.net and in locations close to Singapore.

The disk speed tests spotlight the server’s handling of mixed read and write operations under various block sizes. For example, using a block size of 4k and 64k, the server achieved read, write, and total speeds of 266.15 MB/s (66.5k IOPS), 266.85 MB/s (66.7k IOPS), and 533.01 MB/s (133.2k IOPS) respectively. With a block size 512k and 1m, the server demonstrated its ability to handle larger requests with impressive efficiency – 8.92 GB/s and 9.39 GB/s read and write speeds, respectively.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test results revealed a robust single-core score of 1264 and a multi-core score of 2941. The server also underwent two system benchmarks, with impressive index scores of 1980.3 and 4196.4, indicating its unstinting performance in various tasks, from data processing to process creation.

In conclusion, the Linode Akamai Singapore Dedicated CPU Virtual Private Server demonstrates premium performance across different benchmarks, heralding it as a robust, high-performing server solution ideal for demanding applications. The server proves reliable in data handling and exhibits outstanding consistency in handling various operational tasks.

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

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