BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

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BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

This review delves deep into evaluating BitLaunch‘s UK-based VPS Hosting service in London, particularly their standard privacy offering. This specific VPS server is privacy-oriented and features the following specifications: a dual-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, unrestricted traffic, and an IPv4 address.

Our rigorous analysis subjects the server to tests to measure critical performance parameters. These comprehensive assessments include the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark, which are instrumental in evaluating core metrics. We further conduct an extensive network examination through the Global Node Test and measure latency through the Global Ping Test.

Our review doesn’t end there: we assess regional accessibility using the Media Unlock Test. We also evaluate connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test and scrutinize web performance using analytical tools such as PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance. These exhaustive assessments give you an in-depth understanding of the overall server performance.

About BitLaunch

BitLaunch presents a unique and niche-oriented hosting solution specializing in cloud-based Virtual Private Servers (VPS) with transactions exclusively in various cryptocurrencies. Since its inception in late 2017 and headquartered in Panama, BitLaunch has been the go-to choice for customers who prioritize privacy and anonymity.

A notable feature of BitLaunch’s offerings is its robust, industry-leading DDoS attack protection that extends to all their servers. This ensures that your server will remain safeguarded against potential security risks.

BitLaunch accommodates a diverse assortment of Operating Systems—ranging from various Linux distributions to Windows Desktop and Server iterations—allowing you to host anything from the most modern Ubuntu instance to a Bitcoin-enabled Windows RDP.

It’s also worth highlighting BitLaunch’s dedication to fostering a developer-friendly atmosphere. They provide an extensive developer hub with thorough guides and documentation designed to help you swiftly get up and running on the BitLaunch platform.

For coding enthusiasts and developers who prefer working with Go, BitLaunch even provides a Golang package that facilitates API interaction. To leverage either the BitLaunch Command Line Interface (CLI) tool or their API, you’ll be required to generate a Personal Access Token. This token must be handled securely and not exposed, much like your application password.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Common KVM processor
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2095.076 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Disabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Disabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (1.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 1.9 GB (67.1 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 5 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-9-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Offline
 Organization       : AS399629 BL Networks
 Location           : London / GB
 Region             : England
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 543 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 807 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 893 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 747.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    935.60 Mbps       928.81 Mbps         0.60 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  619.55 Mbps       900.25 Mbps         134.26 ms   
 Dallas, US       781.29 Mbps       907.38 Mbps         104.14 ms   
 Montreal, CA     869.32 Mbps       926.72 Mbps         80.86 ms    
 Paris, FR        947.48 Mbps       946.54 Mbps         12.26 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    935.65 Mbps       925.71 Mbps         6.04 ms  

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes
Processor  : Common KVM processor
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2095.076 MHz
AES-NI     : ❌ Disabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 1.9 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-9-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : BL Networks
ASN        : AS399629 BL Networks
Host       : BL Networks GB
Location   : London, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 148.01 MB/s  (37.0k) | 790.79 MB/s  (12.3k)
Write      | 148.40 MB/s  (37.1k) | 794.95 MB/s  (12.4k)
Total      | 296.41 MB/s  (74.1k) | 1.58 GB/s    (24.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 837.58 MB/s   (1.6k) | 835.90 MB/s    (816)
Write      | 882.09 MB/s   (1.7k) | 891.57 MB/s    (870)
Total      | 1.71 GB/s     (3.3k) | 1.72 GB/s     (1.6k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 933 Mbits/sec   | 933 Mbits/sec   | 0.891 ms       
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 8.23 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 7.18 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 166 Mbits/sec   | 191 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 56.9 Mbits/sec  | 79.0 Mbits/sec  | 70.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 38.2 Mbits/sec  | 63.2 Mbits/sec  | 103 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 31.3 Mbits/sec  | 39.1 Mbits/sec  | 125 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 612                           
Multi Core      | 1107                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2694840

YABS completed in 18 min 30 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 21 2023 05:22:47 - 05:50:53
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       36521218.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4830.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3354.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        313271.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           82525.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        931018.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              496507.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  87028.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               4822.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8741.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1699.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         281495.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   36521218.8   3129.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4830.2    878.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3354.1    780.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     313271.1    791.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      82525.9    498.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     931018.0   1605.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     496507.9    399.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      87028.2    217.6
Process Creation                                126.0       4822.5    382.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8741.2   2061.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1699.1   2831.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     281495.9    187.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         778.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 21 2023 05:50:53 - 06:19:01
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       73010776.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9673.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6039.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        563715.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          146629.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1815196.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1007224.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 252568.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              14078.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13096.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1770.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         547050.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   73010776.6   6256.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9673.9   1758.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6039.3   1404.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     563715.8   1423.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     146629.4    886.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1815196.5   3129.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1007224.1    809.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     252568.6    631.4
Process Creation                                126.0      14078.4   1117.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13096.3   3088.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1770.7   2951.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     547050.5    364.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1485.9

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  94.70 MiB/s |  757.58 Mbps  | ping   0.637ms
 Gdrive   :  48.17 MiB/s |  385.36 Mbps  | ping   0.689ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   4.04 MiB/s |   32.35 Mbps  | ping  75.016ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.11 MiB/s |    8.87 Mbps  | ping 140.152ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  32.25 MiB/s |  257.98 Mbps  | ping  70.160ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  16.29 MiB/s |  130.35 Mbps  | ping 128.009ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  20.94 MiB/s |  167.50 Mbps  | ping 106.566ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  16.46 MiB/s |  131.69 Mbps  | ping 124.791ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  33.43 MiB/s |  267.42 Mbps  | ping  69.385ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  25.99 MiB/s |  207.94 Mbps  | ping  88.269ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 106.95 MiB/s |  855.61 Mbps  | ping   1.146ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 406.10 KiB/s |    3.17 Mbps  | ping  11.402ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   6.80 MiB/s |   54.39 Mbps  | ping  18.390ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  98.83 MiB/s |  790.61 Mbps  | ping   7.342ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 105.26 MiB/s |  842.11 Mbps  | ping   6.084ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.62 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  26.785ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   6.59 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping   7.718ms
 Online, France               : 100.70 MiB/s |  805.64 Mbps  | ping   8.019ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     910 B/s |      N/A       | ping  21.473ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.41 MiB/s |   27.26 Mbps  | ping 278.616ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     316 B/s |      N/A       | ping 309.680ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  39.56 MiB/s |  316.46 Mbps  | ping  46.640ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 290.17 KiB/s |    2.27 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 646.65 KiB/s |    5.05 Mbps  | ping 166.442ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   2.91 MiB/s |   23.27 Mbps  | ping 233.961ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.84 MiB/s |   38.73 Mbps  | ping 158.207ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.55 MiB/s |   44.43 Mbps  | ping 229.813ms


 Benchmark finished in 102 seconds

Global Latency Test

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 195.85.115.165, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 195.85.115.165 – ARIN /24 AS399629 BLNWX – United Kingdom, England, London

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Sep 21 05:18:48 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: BLNWX (195.85.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: GB)
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: GB)
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: GB)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   GB
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 New York, NY  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        GBP
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

Get Started with BitLaunch

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

Getting started with BitLaunch is quite straightforward. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Sign Up: First, sign up for an account on the BitLaunch website.
  2. Confirm Your Email: After signing up, confirm your email address.
  3. Add Funds: Once your email is confirmed, press the “Add Funds” button in the top right of your control panel to top up.
  4. Choose Payment Method: You can use BitLaunch’s new payment system to pay with Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum.

You can talk to their support team for free test credit. Once you’ve added funds to your account, you can start launching servers.

For more detailed instructions and guides on using BitLaunch, visit their Help Center or check out their developer documentation if you want to use their API.

Remember, if you need help with your implementation or have questions about the API or CLI tool, don’t hesitate to contact their support team. They’re there to help! 😊

Admin Control Panel

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

The BitLaunch Admin Control Panel offers a range of features that make managing your servers easier. Here are some key features:

  • Console Access: This feature lets you interact with all first-party BitLaunch servers without leaving your browser. You can quickly access your VPS in just two clicks without third-party programs. Debugging issues with your VPS connection is also useful as an out-of-band service.
  • VPS Management: The control panel provides tools for managing log files and monitoring your VPS.
  • One Click Apps: Instructions on how to use BitLaunch apps such as WireGuard VPN are provided.
  • Developer API: You can use the Developer API to create and manage servers for your project.

To use the console access functionality, press the three dots next to any BitLaunch server and click “Console.” You’ll be able to log in and run commands as normal via a pop-out browser window. Once connected, you can use the buttons at the top of your window to paste and activate Ctrl + Alt + Del.

How To Launch a New Server?

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

Sure, here are the steps to launch a server with BitLaunch:

  1. Click the big green Create a Server button on the BitLaunch website.
  2. Choose BitLaunch as your host.
  3. Select your preferred operating system under the Images section.
  4. If you want to use any BitLaunch apps, such as WireGuard VPN, you can select it under the Apps section.
  5. Choose the data center region of your choice.
  6. Enter a secure, unique password.
  7. Finally, click Launch Server at the bottom of the screen.

Your server should now be launching!

Server Pricing

BitLaunch United Kingdom London Standard Privacy VPS Hosting Test and Review

BitLaunch allows you to rent servers on an hourly basis. This means you can rent a server for as little as one hour, giving you the flexibility to use and pay for only what you need. This can be particularly useful for short-term projects or testing environments.

BitLaunch offers a variety of plans with prices starting at $10 a month or $0.015 an hour. The highest prices you can pay through BitLaunch go up to the $1,500 range a month or over $2 an hour.

After signing up and verification via e-mail, you’ll be presented with several monthly plans ranging from $10 (with BitLaunch) to $1,408 (with Linode). Users can choose if they want to be charged hourly or every month.

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

Payments

BitLaunch believes privacy is a fundamental human right and should be kept out of the reach of traditional payment services. By hosting your website anonymously with VPS servers and paying via cryptocurrencies, you’ll keep your data safe and your privacy intact and support a more open and better internet.

BitLaunch accepts payment exclusively with Cryptocurrency. They currently directly support BitcoinEthereum, and Litecoin. They use their own in-house payment processing service, which offers them the most flexibility and enables them to provide their customers with the best possible user experience and payment privacy.

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Customer Support

BitLaunch’s customer support is a core part of the service they offer. They have a dedicated team that is ready to help you succeed. They never use bots, automated responses, or outsourced support staff. The best way to contact them is via their Intercom chat widget. This can be found at the bottom-right of most pages.

In addition to the Intercom live chat, you can email them at [email protected] or tweet them at @bitlaunchio. Their support team is known to be kind, knowledgeable, and responsive.

However, it’s worth noting that while they offer a few deep how-to guides on their blog, they do not have a comprehensive knowledge base, video center, or support forum. Despite this, their support team can readily assist you with any issues.

Conclusion

In our deep examination of BitLaunch’s UK-based VPS Hosting service in London, particularly their standard privacy offering, we employed a range of rigorous tests to gauge the server’s performance characteristics.

The Basic Bench test painted an impressive image of the server’s capabilities, especially regarding its I/O Speed, which averaged 747.7 MB/s. Network performance from different global locations also returned promising results, with respectable upload and download speeds and low latency practically from all nodes.

Subsequent tests, like the Yabs Performance Bench, indicated strong performance in mixed Read/Write operations, consistently delivering high speeds across different block sizes. Such robust performance underscores the server’s efficiency in managing I/O-heavy processes or data-transfer-intensive workloads. The server’s performance in 512k and 1m block sizes was particularly noteworthy, achieving read-write speeds of over 1.7 GB/s.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test results present a single-core score of 612 and a Multi-Core score of 1107, while the UnixBench showed high scores in numerous areas, with the server performance virtually doubling when running two parallel copies of tests compared to a single copy. Especially standing out were its Dhrystone 2 and Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) scores, which significantly exceeded the baseline.

In conclusion, BitLaunch’s Standard Privacy VPS Hosting undoubtedly delivers impressive performance, scoring high in pivotal areas such as I/O speed, network performance, disk speed, and CPU performance. This server would constitute a reliable choice for various hosting needs, ranging from data-intensive applications to demanding web hosting scenarios, supported by its high-quality infrastructure and commitment to privacy.

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

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