Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

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Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

This time, we will check out the Gcore Azerbaijan Baku cloud VPS server that offers unlimited traffic. Its impressive hardware includes an Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake) with 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 5 GB SSD storage, a fast 1 Gbps internet connection, and an IPv4 address.

We’ll be running a bunch of tests to see how it performs. We’ve got the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to look at the basic stuff like speed and power. Then, we will dive into the Global Node Test and Global Ping Test to see how it does with network speed and how quickly it can talk to other computers worldwide.

We’re not stopping there, though. We’re also testing how well it handles media with the Media Unlock Test, checking its connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test, and seeing how fast websites load with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance.

About Gcore

Gcore Cloud Virtual Instances offer a robust and versatile solution for your cloud computing needs. They provide ready-made virtual instances that you can deploy quickly, sometimes in as little as 10 minutes. This speed and efficiency make Gcore an excellent choice for projects that require rapid deployment.

You can create an instance in the Gcore Cloud by opening the Instances tab and clicking Create Instance. You then select the region where you want to deploy the instance. Gcore offers two types of regions: Core and Edge. The type of region determines the specifications of the equipment.

Core regions use the latest equipment designed for high scalability on the fly. They offer up to 1000 cores and 30 TB of RAM. Edge regions, on the other hand, offer up to 300 cores and 1 TB of RAM2. They have shared ports for user traffic and storage.

Next, you configure the image. You select the type of hardware architecture on which your instance will run. Gcore offers two options: x86-64 and ARM. The x86-64 architecture is known for its compatibility with Linux operating systems and Windows distributions. It is commonly used in general-purpose computing applications.

The ARM architecture is designed for energy efficiency and low power consumption. It supports strong performance, making it ideal for high-performance computing tasks. However, ARM instances are compatible with fewer OS distributions.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2194.842 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✗ Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (1.7 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (236.0 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 14 min
 Load average       : 0.01, 0.08, 0.08
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-26-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS199524 G-Core Labs S.A.
 Location           : Baku / AZ
 Region             : Baki
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 495 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 482 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 480 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 485.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    858.54 Mbps       898.85 Mbps         0.68 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  167.32 Mbps       542.17 Mbps         223.05 ms   
 Dallas, US       215.98 Mbps       534.57 Mbps         194.57 ms   
 Montreal, CA     230.13 Mbps       546.22 Mbps         167.15 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    394.24 Mbps       769.89 Mbps         71.13 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     144.81 Mbps       646.07 Mbps         295.09 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    1.77 Mbps         0.19 Mbps           333.28 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     133.55 Mbps       178.97 Mbps         402.87 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       196.39 Mbps       577.15 Mbps         197.80 ms   
 Singapore, SG    156.93 Mbps       751.63 Mbps         354.07 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        158.74 Mbps       348.80 Mbps         291.03 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 19 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-15 03:34:00 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2194.842 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-26-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : G-Core Labs S.A.
ASN        : AS199524 G-Core Labs S.A.
Host       : GCL
Location   : Baku, Baku City (BA)
Country    : Azerbaijan

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 6.02 MB/s     (1.5k) | 96.16 MB/s    (1.5k)
Write      | 6.01 MB/s     (1.5k) | 96.66 MB/s    (1.5k)
Total      | 12.03 MB/s    (3.0k) | 192.83 MB/s   (3.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 252.33 MB/s    (492) | 250.68 MB/s    (244)
Write      | 265.73 MB/s    (519) | 267.38 MB/s    (261)
Total      | 518.07 MB/s   (1.0k) | 518.07 MB/s    (505)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 627 Mbits/sec   | 410 Mbits/sec   | 83.6 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | busy            | busy            | 77.0 ms        
HOSTKEY         | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 549 Mbits/sec   | 642 Mbits/sec   | 90.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 475 Mbits/sec   | 287 Mbits/sec   | 158 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | busy            | 443 Mbits/sec   | 295 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 252 Mbits/sec   | 180 Mbits/sec   | 206 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 396 Mbits/sec   | 605 Mbits/sec   | 156 ms         
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 342 Mbits/sec   | 291 Mbits/sec   | 222 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1614                          
Multi Core      | 2901                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5318945

YABS completed in 13 min 34 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Fri Mar 15 2024 03:54:58 - 04:23:00
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       48600703.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6572.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5236.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        669644.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          174721.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2297211.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              908219.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 102929.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10776.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14455.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2628.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         509545.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   48600703.8   4164.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6572.7   1195.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5236.3   1217.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     669644.4   1691.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     174721.9   1055.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2297211.1   3960.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     908219.0    730.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     102929.7    257.3
Process Creation                                126.0      10776.3    855.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14455.4   3409.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2628.6   4381.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     509545.1    339.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1344.6

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Mar 15 2024 04:23:00 - 04:51:03
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       95590849.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    13200.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               9632.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1175734.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          305384.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4066594.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1802683.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 367825.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              24423.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  19988.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2744.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         954611.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   95590849.8   8191.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      13200.5   2400.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       9632.2   2240.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1175734.3   2969.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     305384.4   1845.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4066594.6   7011.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1802683.5   1449.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     367825.9    919.6
Process Creation                                126.0      24423.8   1938.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      19988.7   4714.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2744.1   4573.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     954611.5    636.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2501.2

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

Looking Glass

https://lg.gcore.lu

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  32.94 MiB/s |  263.50 Mbps  | ping  72.611ms
 Gdrive   :   2.29 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  56.025ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 700.08 KiB/s |    5.47 Mbps  | ping 155.029ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.29 MiB/s |   10.34 Mbps  | ping 214.074ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 368.35 KiB/s |    2.88 Mbps  | ping 148.227ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   7.09 MiB/s |   56.70 Mbps  | ping 208.314ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 296.22 KiB/s |    2.31 Mbps  | ping 176.645ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   7.00 MiB/s |   55.98 Mbps  | ping 205.806ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  11.89 MiB/s |   95.15 Mbps  | ping 162.518ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  11.90 MiB/s |   95.19 Mbps  | ping 160.980ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  27.23 MiB/s |  217.86 Mbps  | ping  80.961ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  51.27 KiB/s |    0.40 Mbps  | ping  75.544ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     424 B/s |      N/A       | ping  82.056ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  17.59 MiB/s |  140.76 Mbps  | ping  80.183ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  30.25 MiB/s |  241.98 Mbps  | ping  75.670ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     498 B/s |      N/A       | ping  76.369ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     566 B/s |      N/A       | ping  81.776ms
 Online, France               :  26.96 MiB/s |  215.64 Mbps  | ping  82.893ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     515 B/s |      N/A       | ping  78.985ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     : 956.23 KiB/s |    7.47 Mbps  | ping 363.172ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     166 B/s |      N/A       | ping 384.692ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  34.46 MiB/s |  275.67 Mbps  | ping  56.834ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 265.49 KiB/s |    2.07 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 678.82 KiB/s |    5.30 Mbps  | ping 215.430ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.07 MiB/s |    8.60 Mbps  | ping 341.693ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.46 MiB/s |   11.72 Mbps  | ping 322.579ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   2.28 MiB/s |   18.24 Mbps  | ping 320.622ms


 Benchmark finished in 115 seconds

Global Latency Test

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 92.223.62.65, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 92.223.62.65 – RIPENCC /24 AS199524 GCORE – Azerbaijan, Baku City, Baku

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri Mar 15 03:21:45 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: G-Core Labs SA (92.223.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: AZ)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: AZ)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: AZ)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Sofia 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Warsaw  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           WW
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

Gcore’s Cloud Control Panel is a central hub for managing your entire Gcore experience. It integrates seamlessly with all of Gcore’s products, including CDN, Streaming, Storage, DDoS Protection, and DNS Hosting. This integration allows you to set up, manage, and get support for all your Gcore services in one place.

Click on the desired instance to connect to a Virtual Machine (VM) via the Control Panel. In the next window, you click on “Access to Console.” The system then prompts you to enter your username and password. The location of these credentials depends on the instance’s Operating System (OS).

You will see the login to the right of the “Access to Console” button for Linux instances. The login often coincides with the name of the OS. For example, it would be “ubuntu” for an Ubuntu instance. You would have entered the password when creating the instance when you filled in the user data in the “Additional options” field.

For Windows instances, the login for all instances is “Admin.” When creating the instance, you would have entered the password in the “Access” field.

The Control Panel also offers a user-friendly interface and detailed documentation. It supports management via API and Terraform, providing a flexible and efficient way to control your cloud resources.

Server Pricing

Gcore Azerbaijan Baku Intel Xeon Unlimited Traffic Standard Cloud VPS Test and Review

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

Payments

Gcore Cloud operates on a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) billing plan. This means you only pay for the exact amount of time you use their Cloud resources. The system charges resources per minute. Once your expenses reach €4/$4, the system deducts this amount from your balance. If your balance lacks sufficient funds, the system charges this amount using the added payment method.

The service is suspended if the payment fails from both your Gcore balance and the added payment method. If you don’t top up your balance within the next seven days, the system deletes basic VMs. Other cloud resources associated with your account will be deleted in 30 days.

You can top up your balance in advance to avoid service suspension and ensure uninterrupted access to Cloud resources. The prices for Cloud resources are available on the Gcore website.

Gcore supports payments via PayPal, bank transfer, bank card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Union Pay), and Alipay.

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Customer Support

Gcore prides itself on offering comprehensive customer support that is available 24/7 worldwide. Firstly, you can reach out to them via email at [email protected]. Secondly, if you prefer a more direct approach, you can submit a ticket to the Gcore Help Center. Alternatively, you can initiate a chat in the Gcore Help Center or Control Panel.

Moreover, they also provide support through the Hosting Panel, where you can submit a ticket. If you’re more comfortable with messaging apps, you can send a message to their WhatsApp number, +352 208 80 507. They are also reachable via LINE. Lastly, if you prefer to talk to a representative directly, call them at +352 208 80 507 for the EU or +1 888 4148 646 for the USA.

Regardless of the channel you choose, they promise to respond promptly. In addition to these contact methods, the Gcore Help Center offers many resources, including troubleshooting guides and community articles. This ensures that you can find answers to your questions and resolve any issues. In conclusion, Gcore’s customer support system is designed to provide you with a seamless and efficient experience.

Conclusion

In our testing, we started with the basic benchmarks. The server pulled off an average I/O speed of 485.7 MB/s, which is quite impressive and falls into the “good” category since it’s just below the “excellent” range of above 500MB/s. Regarding internet performance, it showed solid upload and download speeds around the globe, though speeds varied significantly by location, with notable slowdowns in Chongqing, CN.

The more detailed Yabs performance bench showed mixed read/write speeds hovering around 518.07 MB/s for larger block sizes, indicating a strong I/O performance suitable for various tasks. Meanwhile, the Geekbench 6 results, with a single-core score of 1614 and a multi-core score of 2901, suggest that the server has good processing power and can handle most applications well.

Our UnixBench score highlighted the CPU’s capabilities, showing a significant boost in performance when leveraging both CPUs, with an index score jumping from 1344.6 to 2501.2 in parallel tests. This shows the server can efficiently handle increased loads, making it well-suited for more demanding applications.

In conclusion, the Gcore Azerbaijan Baku cloud VPS server is a solid choice for those needing reliable and robust hosting solutions. Its performance in our tests, from internet speed to processing power, was consistently good, making it a versatile server for various uses. Whether for web hosting, applications, or media, this server combines great speeds with ample resources, all backed by the promise of unlimited traffic.

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

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