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GreenCloud vs Retslav - budget Amsterdam offers

yoyekyoyek Member
edited May 17 in Reviews

Hi All,
I own two budget VPSes in Amsterdam, thought of creating a quick comparison, maybe it will help someone.
The VPSes are:

  • GreenCloud: BudgetKVMNL-1 - $15/year
  • Retslav: Anniversary VPS #1 - €22/year

Yabs for both of them:

Greencloud:

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 8 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 v3 @ 2.50GHz
CPU cores  : 1 @ 2594.400 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM        : 1.9 GiB
Swap       : 1024.0 MiB
Disk       : 18.7 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
Kernel     : 5.15.0-106-generic
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : 365 Online Technology Joint Stock Company
ASN        : AS202602 365 Online Technology Joint Stock Company
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : The Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 214.19 MB/s  (53.5k) | 540.89 MB/s   (8.4k)
Write      | 214.75 MB/s  (53.6k) | 543.74 MB/s   (8.4k)
Total      | 428.95 MB/s (107.2k) | 1.08 GB/s    (16.9k)
           |                      |
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 556.33 MB/s   (1.0k) | 559.41 MB/s    (546)
Write      | 585.89 MB/s   (1.1k) | 596.67 MB/s    (582)
Total      | 1.14 GB/s     (2.2k) | 1.15 GB/s     (1.1k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping
-----           | -----                     | ----            | ----            | ----
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 8.67 Gbits/sec  | 8.51 Gbits/sec  | 7.72 ms
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 6.97 Gbits/sec  | 8.89 Gbits/sec  | --
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 28.8 ms
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.01 Gbits/sec  | 2.04 Gbits/sec  | 90.1 ms
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 585 Mbits/sec   | 685 Mbits/sec   | 317 ms
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 1.24 Gbits/sec  | 147 ms
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.08 Gbits/sec  | 2.44 Gbits/sec  | 75.1 ms
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 1.08 Gbits/sec  | 787 Mbits/sec   | 231 ms

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping
-----           | -----                     | ----            | ----            | ----
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 9.03 Gbits/sec  | 5.89 Gbits/sec  | 7.79 ms
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | busy            | busy            | --
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.80 Gbits/sec  | 1.93 Gbits/sec  | 90.1 ms
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 383 Mbits/sec   | 501 Mbits/sec   | 317 ms
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.03 Gbits/sec  | 1.06 Gbits/sec  | 147 ms
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.12 Gbits/sec  | 2.41 Gbits/sec  | 75.0 ms
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 675 Mbits/sec   | 782 Mbits/sec   | 231 ms

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value
                |
Single Core     | 908
Multi Core      | 907
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6134234

YABS completed in 21 min 14 sec

Retslav:

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes
Processor  : Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2199.990 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 1.9 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 30.9 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS
Kernel     : 5.15.0-107-generic
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : RoyaleHosting BV
ASN        : AS212477 RoyaleHosting BV
Host       : RoyaleHosting BV
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : The Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 5.64 MB/s     (1.4k) | 41.66 MB/s     (651)
Write      | 5.65 MB/s     (1.4k) | 41.98 MB/s     (655)
Total      | 11.29 MB/s    (2.8k) | 83.64 MB/s    (1.3k)
           |                      |
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
Read       | 53.34 MB/s     (104) | 52.74 MB/s      (51)
Write      | 56.24 MB/s     (109) | 56.41 MB/s      (55)
Total      | 109.59 MB/s    (213) | 109.16 MB/s    (106)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping
-----           | -----                     | ----            | ----            | ----
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 754 Mbits/sec   | 288 Mbits/sec   | 6.87 ms
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 756 Mbits/sec   | 707 Mbits/sec   | 0.618 ms
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 26.6 ms
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 693 Mbits/sec   | 27.4 Mbits/sec  | 98.2 ms
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 384 Mbits/sec   | 74.3 Mbits/sec  | 317 ms
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 510 Mbits/sec   | 30.8 Mbits/sec  | 148 ms
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 701 Mbits/sec   | 35.9 Mbits/sec  | 75.5 ms
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 514 Mbits/sec   | 15.0 Mbits/sec  | 162 ms

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value
                |
Single Core     | 602
Multi Core      | 1066
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6134551

YABS completed in 20 min 56 sec

I've been using GreenCloud for almost a year, the Retslav is pretty new.
Both are mainly used as a Wireguard gateway of residential traffic.
The biggest issue I had with GreenCloud was that their IPs are located by Google as Vietnam. I even had an original IP changed - that helped for few days, but then it also changed from Netherlands to Vietnam. All geoip databases are correctly showing these addresses as Netherlands though. Retslav's IPs are owned by Dutch entity, so they are properly located by Google. In Google dominated internet of human traffic this is a big deal.

Both provide quick support responses, no issues here.

On the performance side the difference is unfortunately quite big (please check the yabs).
Two pain points I have for now with Retslav are disk and network.
@MrRetslav already wrote on LET that they are working on disk performance. Hopefully this will be better.

The network issues: download speeds are way lower than upload speeds (random speedtest done directly on the VPS: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/2f90c0e2-8390-4e6b-ab7d-e56ba79d686d). Another bit is that the network is not as stable as GreenCloud's. I'm monitoring ping times and packet losses to several locations, and on Retslav the spread of ping response times are quite big, there are also some occasional ping losses.
1.1.1.1 ping times and packet losses for last 12h on Retslav:

Same on GreenCloud:

I know that @MrRetslav are way earlier on their journey, I hope they will work on getting the platform even more stable (with IPv6!). Anyway, for now I don't regret getting the yearly offer.

Comments

  • lirrrlirrr Member

    what did you use to produce those graphs? look nice

  • yoyekyoyek Member

    Telegraf ping plugin and Grafana

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