Cloud Server Performance, Prices, Specs and Features
Our mission is to test the performance of Virtual Private Servers (VPS) in depth, find those that give users the best value and report the results in a way that facilitates comparisons.
Best VPS Rankings
Every month, we test between 10 and 15 new VPS. For every one of them, we measure 25 different metrics over several days and we use them to calculate grades in 5 categories including CPU power, disk IO speed and network speed.
Finally we rank all instances tested during the past 12 months
into 6 price ranges going from $0-5 to $60-100.
Find all rankings in the Best VPS pages.
Finding a fast VPS that will be reliable and that won't break the bank is no easy task. In the Screener you can review more than 60 VPS plans from 25 providers with their prices, performance and specifications all in one page. Each VPS is tested in depth and graded in 5 categories.
The Screener lists all VPS from all hosting companies with their grades. It allows filtering by price, by size (number of CPU cores, memory, disk space,...) or by provider and the list can be sorted by performance in the category of your choice.
Benchmark your own servers
With "Private Trials", the same benchmarks that run on all VPS at vpsbenchmarks.com will run on the servers of your choice. The results are private and you will be able to compare them to any other public benchmark on this website.
Run your first Private Trial for just $2.
Generate a customized report in a few clicks that compares the performance of any server from any provider tested at VPSBenchmarks. All results are certified by VPSBenchmarks and the PDF report can be freely distributed.
Cloud Storage Prices
Cloud storage is essential to share or move data around servers and it is critical to backup your data. But there are many types of storage to choose from, the options vary slightly between providers and the pricing is complex, making comparisons difficult.
The Cloud Storage Pricing page explains and summarizes all options. Storage prices are collected from all providers that offer storage and are presented in a way that facilitates comparisons.
In Depth Performance Analysis
There is a lot more to vpsbenchmarks.com than just synthetic grades and scores. For every trial, a complete set of metrics is collected and processed. They can all be reviewed in the individual VPS trial pages and individual metrics can be compared for any given set of plans. There is a performance or stability metric for every possible usage of a VPS:
- Web Server: compare the Web and Remote Timings tests metrics.
- CI testing, CPU intensive tasks: compare the Sysbench CPU and Endurance test metrics.
- File server: compare the Sysbench Disk IO and Network Transfers test metrics.
For a side by side, high level comparison of 2 providers, go to the main comparison page.
CPU Models by Provider
If you're curious about the CPU models that providers run inside in their host systems, then take a look at the List of CPUs used by each provider.
Performance by CPU models
But what kind of performance can you get out of a specific CPU model? The CPU model list by Sysbench performance has the answer, it shows the performance level that be reached for each CPU model.
All metrics, prices and providers in one chart
If only this could all be laid out in a simple chart! No problem, you can correlate VPS plans, performance, stability metrics in the Metrics Correlation Chart.
VPS Provisioning Times
How long does it take for a VPS to be ready for use after it's ordered? We have collected the provisioning times for all VPS tested at vpsbenchmarks.com.
How does it work?
Every few days, VPSBenchmarks purchases a new VPS and runs a live high traffic website on it. We collect web server response time, remote response times and system metrics while it runs. This is followed by network bandwidth tests at maximum speed. Then we run a full suite of Sysbench tests to measure CPU, disk and memory performance. And as if this was not enough, to make sure the provider is not going to steal your resources when you most need them, we run a 24 hour sustained CPU endurance test.
The full set of tests is called a "trial". You can follow the progression of the tests while they run by exploring the Trials page.