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1and1 vs Amazon Lightsail


Plans

Amazon Lightsail Amazon Lightsail 1and1 1and1
Name 1Gb 1core 2GB 1core Cloud Server L Cloud Server M
Cost per Month ($) 10.0 20.0 19.99 9.99
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0
Disk Space (GB) 30 40 80 50
CPU cores 1 1 2 1
Data Transfer (GB) 2000 3000 9999 10000
Virtualization Xen Xen VMWare VMWare
Latest trial Apr 19 2018 Oct 21 2017 Oct 08 2017 May 10 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?

Amazon Lightsail Amazon Lightsail 1and1 1and1
Name 1Gb 1core 2GB 1core Cloud Server L Cloud Server M
Web Performance A A B C
Raw CPU Power F F C F
Performance Stability D C D B
Disk IO Performance E C B E
Network Performance C - - C

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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 1and1 and Amazon Lightsail. 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
Amazon Lightsail 2GB 1core 53.6ms
Amazon Lightsail 1Gb 1core 59.3ms
1and1 Cloud Server L 62.7ms
1and1 Cloud Server M 84.5ms


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.


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
Amazon Lightsail 1Gb 1core 344.8ms
1and1 Cloud Server M 365.6ms

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


Sysbench CPU Performances

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


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Amazon Lightsail 2GB 1core 329.3
Amazon Lightsail 1Gb 1core 333.8
1and1 Cloud Server L 605.7
1and1 Cloud Server M 312.6


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 1and1 and Amazon Lightsail.


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
Amazon Lightsail 1Gb 1core 509.5
1and1 Cloud Server M 1390.6

Review and compare endurance test results for 1and1 and Amazon Lightsail 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.

Amazon Lightsail Review 1and1 Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2





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