The same web application with between 100,000 and 200,000 page views every day.
The most popular VPS (Virtual Private Server) providers in the market.
A report on the performances of the web app for a VPS hosting provider every week.
Average response time of the latest trial for each provider and plan. See below for more details on each trial.
The response time is the time spent on the server, it does not include DNS lookup, connection establishment or network transfer time.
Each trial is usually 1 week long which is about 1M requests.
Only dynamic requests served by the application server are accounted for, response time for static assets is excluded.
The plans that were tested and their price.
|Provider||Plan||Price per month|
|A2 Hosting Review||MID 2 cores||$10.0|
|Amazon EC2 Review||t2-small||$28.0|
|Amazon EC2 Review||m1-small||$44.0|
|Amazon EC2 Review||t2-micro||$20.12|
|AtlanticNet Review||S Server||$9.93|
|Bandwagon Host Review||VPS 40G||$9.99|
|Brightbox Review||2GB 2cores||$35.0|
|BudgetVM Review||SSD VPS 1GB||$4.99|
|DigitalOcean Review||1GB $10||$10.0|
|DigitalOcean Review||2GB $20||$20.0|
|Dreamhost Review||1GB $15||$15.0|
|Google Compute Engine Review||g1-small||$27.0|
|Linode Review||2GB $10||$10.0|
|Linode Review||4GB $20||$20.0|
|Microsoft Azure Review||Small - A1 - Basic||$38.0|
|OVH Review||VPS SSD 1||$3.49|
|OVH Review||VPS Cloud 1||$8.99|
|OVH Cloud Review||EG-7||$28.0|
|Ramnode Review||Std KVM SSD 1GB||$10.0|
|Ramnode Review||OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB||$10.0|
|Ramnode Review||KVM SSD Premium 1GB||$14.0|
|Scaleway Review||C1 Server||$3.5|
|StableHost Review||VZ 1GB||$9.95|
|StableHost Review||VZ 2GB||$14.95|
|Vpsdime Review||6GB $7||$7.0|
|Vultr Review||VCI 1GB $10||$10.0|
|Vultr Review||VCI 2GB $20||$20.0|
There are lots of VPS hosting solutions on the market these days and prices are going down fast. However the quality of service varies enormously from provider to provider. Some give their customers fast and stable virtual machines, some give them lots of cpus, disk space or lots of memory and others emphasize support, features and sophistication of their management console.
But too many will simply stuff as many guests as they can on any single host leading to throttled cpus, limited disk access and slow performances in general.
VPS Benchmarks aims to report reliable real world performance and cost information on as many VPS hosting solutions as possible. For each provider, we'll report a variety of metrics on the web application and the system running on the VM. Alongside the performance data, we will also report the cost of hosting the application for the duration of the trial.
VPS Benchmarks uses a "traveling" website to collect all the numbers. This popular website changes VPS hosting provider at least once a month. Every week, a comprehensive set of metrics are collected on the single VM hosting it. The numbers are reported as is at vpsbenchmarks.com.
This medium size website sees between 100,000 and 200,000 page downloads per day. It's powered by a Ruby on Rails application backed by Postgresql and memcached. It fits entirely on a system with ~700MB of memory and 10GB of disk. The network traffic is around 100GB per month and the amount of reads on the database vastly outnumbers the writes.
"The Application" changes very little over time, which makes comparisons between each trial easy and meaningful. The name of the website will not be disclosed to prevent providers from influencing the results of the tests.
All vpsbenchmarks.com trials are conducted without the knowledge and without sponsorship from the provider of the VPS where the benchmarked application is running.
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All tests that were conducted at VpsBenchmarks: