Having trouble finding the VPS that fits your needs?

Use the VPS Screener to quickly zero in on the specifications, performance and price that you're looking for.

A2 Hosting vs 1and1 IONOS


Plans

A2 Hosting 1and1 IONOS 1and1 IONOS
Plan Name MID 2 cores Cloud L Cloud M
Cost per Month ($) 10.0 20.0 10.0
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 1.0
Disk Space (GB) 20 80 50
CPU cores 2 2 1
Data Transfer (GB) 1000 9999 10000
Virtualization OpenVZ VMWare VMWare
Latest trial Aug 06 2017 Nov 19 2018 Aug 30 2018

Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

A2 Hosting 1and1 IONOS 1and1 IONOS
Plan Name MID 2 cores Cloud L Cloud M
Web Performance D A C
Raw CPU Power F D F
Performance Stability D A C
Disk IO Performance D B D
Network Performance - D D

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on VPSs from A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.


Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
A2 Hosting MID 2 cores 83.3ms
1and1 IONOS Cloud L 60.5ms
1and1 IONOS Cloud M 70.0ms


During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.


Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
A2 Hosting MID 2 cores 390.1
1and1 IONOS Cloud L 618.9
1and1 IONOS Cloud M 309.8


Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.

Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS.


Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
1and1 IONOS Cloud L 506.8ms
1and1 IONOS Cloud M 364.0ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.

Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
1and1 IONOS Cloud L 390.3Mbps
1and1 IONOS Cloud M 293.1Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
1and1 IONOS Cloud L 2754.4
1and1 IONOS Cloud M 1376.9

Review and compare endurance test results for A2 Hosting and 1and1 IONOS on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at vpsbenchmarks.com will be marked as missing.

A2 Hosting Review 1and1 IONOS Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 2





Select 2 providers for comparison

VPS Screener

VPS Screener

Find the VPS that fits your requirements in seconds with the Screener

Share this page

Latest Tweets by @vpsbenchmarks

News

Best VPS for $10 or less

List of the best Virtual Private Servers, performance tested, that will cost you $10 or less per month.


Performance of burstable CPU VM instances

Burstable CPUs VM instances appeared on Amazon EC2 for the first time in 2014. Since then, they have...


Evaluating cloud server performance with sysbench

Finding the best cloud servers for your use case can be challenging. Most providers offer a number ...


GDPR Compliance in the Cloud

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. This new set of ...

More...

Partners

vpsbenchmarks.com is hosted by:

Hosted by VPSDime

Be featured on VPSBenchmarks

Cloud Server Providers, would you like your products to be tested at vpsbenchmarks.com?

Check out our pricing page and sign up

Disclaimer

Running all the benchmarks featured on vpsbenchmarks.com costs time and money. VpsBenchmarks can only stay online thanks to providers offering affiliate programs.

We are proud to always provide objective and impartial benchmark data on this website, all VpsBenchmarks tests are conducted the same way for all VPS providers whether or not we are affilates with them.

To support us, make your hosting purchases using the Provider Affiliate Links displayed throughout the site.

Latest trials

All tests that were recently conducted at VpsBenchmarks:

Start Provider
Dec 14 2018 Hetzner
Dec 12 2018 Vpsdime
Dec 11 2018 Vpsdime
Dec 07 2018 UpCloud
Dec 03 2018 DigitalOcean
Nov 29 2018 Dreamhost
Nov 26 2018 Linode
Nov 22 2018 AtlanticNet
Nov 19 2018 1and1 IONOS
Nov 16 2018 Alibaba Cloud
Nov 14 2018 Amazon EC2
Nov 12 2018 Scaleway