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A2 Hosting vs BuyVM


Plans

A2 Hosting BuyVM
Name MID 2 cores Slice 2048
Cost per Month ($) 10.0 7.0
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0
Disk Space (GB) 20 40
CPU cores 2 1
Data Transfer (GB) 1000 10000
Virtualization OpenVZ KVM
Latest trial Aug 06 2017 Oct 14 2017

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.

How are grades calculated?

A2 Hosting BuyVM
Name MID 2 cores Slice 2048
Web Performance D F
Raw CPU Power E E
Performance Stability D F
Disk IO Performance E E
Network Performance - -

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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 A2 Hosting and BuyVM. 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
BuyVM Slice 2048 142.6ms


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 BuyVM. 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
BuyVM Slice 2048 399.8


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 BuyVM.


Features and Usability

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

A2 Hosting Review BuyVM Review
Hourly Billing  No No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM Stallion
SSH Keys Setup  No No
Total Number of Datacenters  3 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 2






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