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Methodology of the benchmarks

What is the benchmark score?

The score indicated on our site corresponds to the multi-threaded score on the server concerned, calculated by the GeekBench 4 tool, running under Ubuntu 20.04. This represents the "raw" performance of the machine at the CPU level, and allows a quick comparison of the CPU potential of the offers we have. If you want more information, you will find the precise explanation of the tests performed in this document.

Can I run a benchmark myself?

You can run this benchmark software yourself if you wish, and this on any Linux server (we advise you to run it under Ubuntu 20.04). The execution is very simple, and is done in a few command lines:

wget xvf Geekbench-4.3.3-Linux.tar.gzcd Geekbench-4.3.3-Linux./geekbench4

The tool will then calculate the benchmark of your server (which can take 10 to 15 minutes), and will then display a link containing the result. The scores displayed on our site correspond to the "Multi-Core Score" box.

Are benchmark scores guaranteed?

On our VPS offers, the benchmark score is not guaranteed: The VPS offer corresponds to shared resources, which are not dedicated. Although you should have no problem getting the most out of your CPU when you need it, it is possible that your server's benchmark score may go up or down depending on the time of day and the load on our hypervisors (performance is generally better at night, when the infrastructure is less stressed).

To be as representative as possible, the benchmark scores of our VPS were calculated on our production infrastructures, in the middle of the day, on a node containing other clients.

However, if you notice a major discrepancy between the theoretical scores of your VPS offer and those obtained by running the benchmark, do not hesitate to contact our support, so that our teams can verify the situation precisely.

On our dedicated server offers, you have fully dedicated resources: your benchmark score should therefore be very close to the one displayed on the site. There may be a slight variation depending on some specific factors (CPU temperature, silicon quality, RAM frequency, etc.) but these should only slightly affect the score. If the benchmark score you get does not match with what is expected for your offer, we recommend you to contact our support.

Updated on: 17/10/2022

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