A2 Hosting vs OVHcloud

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from A2 Hosting and OVHcloud. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.

A2 Hosting


A2 Hosting was founded in 2001.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Shared, Wordpress, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United States



OVHcloud was founded in 1999.
It is headquartered in France.
It offers VPS, Bare metal and Web hosting hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VPS Value 5.80€ 1 2.0 40 Unlimited Dec 19 2022
Runway 1 $8.99 1 1.0 150 2000 Nov 12 2022
VPS Essential 12.50€ 2 4.0 80 Unlimited Mar 29 2023
Runway 2 $14.99 2 2.0 250 3000 Feb 15 2023
VPS Comfort 23.50€ 4 8.0 160 Unlimited Jun 29 2023
B2-7 24.20€ 2 7.0 50 Unlimited Feb 14 2023
VPS Elite 44.00€ 8 16.0 160 Unlimited May 14 2023
C2-15 68.20€ 4 15.0 100 Unlimited Aug 14 2023

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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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
VPS Value
Runway 1
VPS Essential
Runway 2
VPS Comfort
VPS Elite
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

A2 Hosting OVHcloud
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  No Yes
Object storage  No Yes
Load balancer  No Yes
DDoS protection  No Yes
Hourly Billing  No Yes
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 7
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 3
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These are the CPUs we have seen in A2 Hosting and OVHcloud instances in the past 18 months.

A2 Hosting OVHcloud
All A2 Hosting CPUs by plan All OVHcloud CPUs by plan
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4210R CPU @ 2.40GHz Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX)

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

A2 Hosting OVHcloud
Consistency Score - 42


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for A2 Hosting and OVHcloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

A2 Hosting OVHcloud
Number of instance creations in sample 2 6
Average provisioning time 75s 477s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from A2 Hosting and OVHcloud. 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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without timing out.

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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud. 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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud. 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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the A2 Hosting and OVHcloud 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 A2 Hosting and OVHcloud 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.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.

Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

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

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