Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

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Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

In this detailed review, we tested Cherry ServersChicago-based Middleweight Dedicated Bare Metal Servers, powered by a 16 Core AMD EPYC 7313P Processor running at 3 GHz. The server hardware includes 64GB of Registered ECC DDR4 RAM, dual 250GB NVMe SSD storage modules, a 3 Gbps uplink, and a generous 100 TB traffic allowance.

We’re going to thoroughly test the server using a variety of detailed benchmarks and tests. First, we’ll set our basic metrics using the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests. Then, we’ll conduct a detailed network evaluation with the Global Node Test and measure latency with the Global Ping Test.

Additionally, we’ll check how easily you can access media content from different regions with the Media Unlock Test. We’ll use the CloudFlare Internet Test to measure the internet connection quality. We’ll use well-known tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance analysis for web performance.

About Cherry Servers

Cherry Servers is a Europe-based Bare Metal Cloud vendor that offers private cloud infrastructure to small and medium businesses. They provide cost-effective and simple-to-use services, making them an excellent choice for businesses looking to maximize their infrastructure efficiency.

Their services are designed to give you full control over your cloud platform, ensuring stable workloads. They also provide free technical support 24/7, which is a significant advantage for businesses that need immediate assistance with their cloud infrastructure.

Cherry Servers offers a variety of services tailored to different needs:

  • Virtual Servers: These are shared or dedicated virtual servers ideal for small and medium workloads. They can be deployed in as little as 3 minutes.
  • Instant Dedicated Servers: These are private bare metal servers designed for high-end workloads. Like the Virtual Servers, they can also be deployed in 3 minutes.
  • Custom Dedicated Servers: This service lets you choose every hardware component. These servers are deployed in a few hours.
  • Public Cloud Platform: This service offers on-demand, spot, or fixed-term billing, a clean API, and an automated network.

One of the standout features of Cherry Servers is their commitment to providing top-quality services. They have received numerous positive reviews from their clients, praising their quick response times, excellent services, and reliable servers.

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

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC 7313P 16-Core Processor
 CPU Cores          : 32 @ 1498.395 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 233.5 GB (9.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 62.7 GB (635.4 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 8.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 1.20, 0.98, 0.53
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-16-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Offline
 Organization       : AS204770 UAB Cherry Servers
 Location           : Chicago / US
 Region             : Illinois
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 228 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 280 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 298 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 268.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    719.72 Mbps       6999.31 Mbps        114.44 ms   
 Los Angeles, US  1810.93 Mbps      7435.52 Mbps        46.29 ms 

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

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Cherry Servers
ASN        : AS204770 UAB Cherry Servers
Location   : Chicago, Illinois (IL)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 385.56 MB/s  (96.3k) | 273.74 MB/s   (4.2k)
Write      | 386.58 MB/s  (96.6k) | 275.18 MB/s   (4.2k)
Total      | 772.14 MB/s (193.0k) | 548.92 MB/s   (8.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 303.00 MB/s    (591) | 305.65 MB/s    (298)
Write      | 319.10 MB/s    (623) | 326.01 MB/s    (318)
Total      | 622.11 MB/s   (1.2k) | 631.67 MB/s    (616)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 47.5 Mbits/sec  | 85.0 Mbits/sec  | 85.3 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 2.11 Gbits/sec  | 1.89 Gbits/sec  | 96.6 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 95.0 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 928 Mbits/sec   | 185 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 323 Mbits/sec   | 17.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 192 Mbits/sec   | 378 Mbits/sec   | 21.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 63.9 Mbits/sec  | 83.0 Mbits/sec  | 80.2 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1498                          
Multi Core      | 12688                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2595830

YABS completed in 9 min 16 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

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Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 14 2023 01:45:57 - 02:13:58
32 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41567260.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6980.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6893.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1304499.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          345025.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4039885.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2139101.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 252663.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7526.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8115.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4929.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3146358.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41567260.3   3561.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6980.4   1269.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6893.4   1603.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1304499.3   3294.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     345025.7   2084.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4039885.7   6965.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2139101.0   1719.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     252663.3    631.7
Process Creation                                126.0       7526.0    597.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8115.1   1913.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4929.5   8215.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3146358.5   2097.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2101.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 14 2023 02:13:58 - 02:13:58
32 CPUs in system; running 32 parallel copies of tests

Looking Glass

You can ping this server to see Linux latency.

ping -c 4 speedtest.us.cherryservers.com

You can ping this server to see the latency of Windows.

ping -n 4 speedtest.us.cherryservers.com

Download 10MB file 100MB file 1GB file

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 432.90 MiB/s | 3463.20 Mbps  | ping   0.401ms
 Gdrive   :  59.59 MiB/s |  476.76 Mbps  | ping   0.450ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  46.91 MiB/s |  375.29 Mbps  | ping  18.982ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  25.88 MiB/s |  207.07 Mbps  | ping  66.497ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 118.34 MiB/s |  946.75 Mbps  | ping  19.959ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  57.67 MiB/s |  461.36 Mbps  | ping  39.455ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  94.79 MiB/s |  758.29 Mbps  | ping  22.860ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  45.64 MiB/s |  365.13 Mbps  | ping  48.519ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  90.83 MiB/s |  726.61 Mbps  | ping  19.989ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  96.04 MiB/s |  768.32 Mbps  | ping  13.667ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  27.96 MiB/s |  223.71 Mbps  | ping  82.905ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  27.88 KiB/s |    0.22 Mbps  | ping 101.742ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   3.58 MiB/s |   28.63 Mbps  | ping 104.772ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  25.53 MiB/s |  204.27 Mbps  | ping  89.975ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  25.49 MiB/s |  203.93 Mbps  | ping  89.889ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     419 B/s |      N/A       | ping 107.254ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     511 B/s |      N/A       | ping 100.114ms
 Online, France               :  23.85 MiB/s |  190.78 Mbps  | ping  96.637ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     418 B/s |      N/A       | ping 111.329ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   8.51 MiB/s |   68.08 Mbps  | ping 187.672ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     276 B/s |      N/A       | ping 229.267ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   2.19 MiB/s |   17.53 Mbps  | ping 131.208ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 278.92 KiB/s |    2.18 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 657.06 KiB/s |    5.13 Mbps  | ping 220.407ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  14.66 MiB/s |  117.27 Mbps  | ping 120.808ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   8.14 MiB/s |   65.12 Mbps  | ping 202.338ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  17.57 MiB/s |  140.59 Mbps  | ping 120.433ms


 Benchmark finished in 91 seconds

Global Latency Test

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Query: ping 185.8.107.23, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.8.107.23 – RIPENCC /23 AS204770 CHERRYSERVERS3 – Lithuania

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 14 Sep 2023 12:57:43 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: UAB Cherry Servers (185.8.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: LT)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Chicago, IL  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Get Started with Cherry Servers

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Getting started with Cherry Servers involves a few steps:

  1. Sign Up: Visit the Cherry Servers website and create an account. You’ll need to agree with their privacy policy and terms of service.
  2. Choose a Service: Cherry Servers offers various services, including Virtual Servers, Instant Dedicated Servers, Custom Dedicated Servers, and a Public Cloud Platform. Choose the one that best fits your needs.
  3. Configure Your Server: If you choose a Custom Dedicated Server, you can select every hardware component yourself. For other services, you can choose from pre-configured options.
  4. Deployment: After placing your order, Cherry Servers can have a pre-built server online in just a few minutes. If you’ve chosen to custom-build a server to your specifications, this could take up to 24 hours.
  5. Management: Once your server runs, you can manage it using various tools. Cherry Servers provides practical service management guides on their Help Center. These guides cover topics like how to use SSH for Linux/MacOS, how to configure xrdp access to an Ubuntu server, how to enable a microphone on Remote Desktop for Windows, and more.

Remember, Cherry Servers provides free technical support 24/7, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any help.

Admin Control Panel

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

The Cherry Servers Client Portal stands as an intuitive and efficient platform for the hands-on management of the services you avail from Cherry Servers. Here’s an elaboration of the features the platform offers:

1. Account Management: Access is accessible via credential-based login or through your social account. In the event of forgotten passwords, a straightforward reset option is provided.

2. Service Management: Once inside, comprehensive control over all Cherry Servers’ services is at your fingertips. This extends from deploying new servers to managing existing ones to fine-tuning your cloud environment to match your workload.

3. Support: The portal ensures instant access to Cherry Servers’ 24/7 technical support. Help can be sought directly from the portal for any snags or queries.

4. Updates: Stay abreast of all the latest features and updates via the portal. For instance, the recently introduced Load Balancer feature is aptly designed to distribute load across servers, enhancing your applications’ availability, performance, and security.

To visit the Client Portal, head to the Cherry Servers’ website and select the “Client Portal” link. If you’re new to the platform, the same page has an option for creating an account. Step into a world of seamless server management with Cherry Servers Client Portal.

Server Pricing

Cherry Servers United States Chicago Middleweight Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Cherry Servers offers an extensive assortment of pricing structures to match the diversity of services available for selection:

  • Virtual Private Server (VPS) Plans begin at a competitive rate of $54.88 monthly.
  • Dedicated Servers: Pricing is directly proportional to the chosen specifications. For instance, a setup encompassing a 4-core CPU, 16GB RAM, and dual 250GB SSD storage costs $122 monthly. A more powerful variant, offering a 6-core CPU, 64GB RAM, and dual 250GB SSD storage, comes at a monthly cost of $199.
  • Cloud Streaming Servers: A highly economical pay-as-you-go bandwidth is applicable for this category, with rates dipping as low as $0.00054 per GB.

An interesting feature Cherry Servers brings is the option to construct your server according to unique requirements that differ from their standard offerings.

It is important to acknowledge that these prices are subject to fluctuations. Hence, they should consult their official website to gather the latest and most accurate pricing information.

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

Payments

Cherry Servers supports a wide range of payment methods for your convenience:

  • Crypto Coins: They accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dai, XRP, TRON, Tether, Bitcoin Vault, Binance USD, SHIBA INU, BitTorrent, Bitcoin Cash, and Nano through Coingate crypto payment merchant.
  • Credit/Debit Card: You can add your Credit Card details to your Client Portal and use this payment method to cover your expenses at Cherry Servers automatically.
  • Bank Transfer: You can cover your expenses wirelessly using Cherry Servers’ bank details.
  • Other Payments: They support popular payment options, including PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and AliPay.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Cherry Servers offers excellent customer support. They provide 24/7 technical and sales support. You can reach them via email or using the live chat feature on their website. They have real people offering support through live chats, and they reply within a few minutes.

You can also contact them through the following numbers:

  • US: +1 332 255 68 52
  • UK: +44 20 3734 1592
  • LT: +370 415 03503

Their email is [email protected]. They strive to provide quick and efficient service to all their customers. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any issues or questions.

Conclusion

1. The Basic Bench test demonstrated impressive I/O speeds, averaging 268.7 MB/s, with an upload speed of 719.72 Mbps and download speeds reaching a stunning 6999.31 Mbps as measured by Speedtest.net. The server’s response times were thus promising, boasting quick connection speeds to major locations like Los Angeles with a latency of just 46.29 ms.

2. The Yabs Performance Bench showed a mixed read/write speed of 772.14 MB/s at 4k block size and a combined speed of 631.67 MB/s at 1m block size, confirming the efficiency of its SSDs. In the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test, this server returned a single-core score of 1498 and a multi-core score of 12688, underscoring a robust, balanced performance.

3. The performance tested through UnixBench gave each category a score, symbolizing performance, with higher scores being better. The “Dhrystone 2 using register variables” score was an impressive 41567260.3, with “Execl Throughput” and “File Copy with 4096 bufsize and 8000 maxblocks” also performing superbly at 6893.4 and 4039885.7 respectively, indicating high computational, execution, and file handling capabilities. The “System Benchmarks Index Score” was a notable 2101.5, showing the server’s significant performance scale.

In conclusion, as rigorous benchmark tests show, Cherry Servers’ Chicago-based Middleweight Dedicated Bare Metal Servers deliver strong, consistent performance. Favorable I/O speeds, robust computational capability, efficient data handling, and a high execution throughput demonstrate its ability to handle high workloads efficiently. It’s a powerhouse option for businesses with demanding server requirements.

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

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