IONOS by 1&1 vs Vultr

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We have tested 19 VPS plans from IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


IONOS by 1&1

1and1

IONOS by 1&1 was founded in 1988.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It employs 7000 people.
It offers Web, Wordpress, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Vultr

Vultr

Vultr was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VC2 1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Jun 20 2020
VPS M $5.00 2 2.0 80 Unlimited May 26 2020
High Frequency 1GB $6.00 1 1.0 32 1000 Mar 08 2021
Cloud Server S $8.00 1 1.0 40 Unlimited Nov 17 2020
VC2 2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 55 2000 Dec 09 2020
High Frequency 2GB $12.00 1 2.0 64 2000 May 12 2020
VPS L $15.00 2 4.0 120 Unlimited Feb 14 2021
VPS M RAM $15.00 2 6.0 80 Unlimited Oct 08 2020
VC2 4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 3000 May 03 2020
High Frequency 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 128 3000 Sep 13 2020
Cloud Server L $24.00 2 4.0 80 Unlimited Mar 29 2021
VPS XL $25.00 4 8.0 160 Unlimited Aug 19 2020
VC2 8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 4000 Jan 24 2021
Cloud Server RAM L $40.00 2 8.0 80 Unlimited Jan 11 2020
High Frequency 8GB $48.00 3 8.0 256 4000 Oct 30 2019
Cloud Server XL $50.00 4 8.0 120 Unlimited Jan 02 2021
VC2 16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 5000 Oct 26 2020
High Frequency 16GB $96.00 4 16.0 384 5000 Aug 02 2020
Cloud Server XXL $100.00 8 16.0 160 Unlimited Jul 05 2020

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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 or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

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

How are grades calculated?

Screen all VPS from IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
VC2 1GB $5
$5.00
E F B C D
VPS M
$5.00
B B C B E
High Frequency 1GB
$6.00
C E C B E
Cloud Server S
$8.00
D E C C E
VC2 2GB $10
$10.00
E E D B A
High Frequency 2GB
$12.00
C E C B B
VPS L
$15.00
C D B C D
VPS M RAM
$15.00
C C B B E
VC2 4GB $20
$20.00
C B C B B
High Frequency 4GB
$24.00
B B A B B
Cloud Server L
$24.00
C D C C C
VPS XL
$25.00
C B C B F
VC2 8GB 4 cores
$40.00
C B D B B
Cloud Server RAM L
$40.00
B B A B D
High Frequency 8GB
$48.00
A A B B B
Cloud Server XL
$50.00
C B C C D
VC2 16GB 6 cores
$80.00
D B D C C
High Frequency 16GB
$96.00
A A C B A
Cloud Server XXL
$100.00
C A D B E
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr instances in the past 18 months.

All IONOS by 1&1 CPUs All Vultr CPUs
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5120 CPU @ 2.20GHz
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704
Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

IONOS by 1&1 Vultr
Number of instance creations in sample 13 13
Average provisioning time 223s 67s

In Depth...

These are some of the test results that make up the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without error.



Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better


During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, rate metrics and CPU 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 Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better


Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

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 IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

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

This test 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 may be.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Review and compare endurance test results for IONOS by 1&1 and Vultr on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Vultr Review IONOS by 1&1 Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Mixed
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  17 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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