AdvancedHosting vs LayerStack

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from AdvancedHosting and LayerStack. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.



AdvancedHosting was founded in 2015.
It is headquartered in Netherlands.
It offers VPS, Dedicated, Storage, CDN and Private Cloud hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • United States



LayerStack was founded in 2017.
It is headquartered in Singapore.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Start S $8.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Apr 09 2021
R108-HK $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Jul 24 2020
Smart XS $30.00 4 8.0 80 20000 Jun 24 2021
DC108-HK $32.00 2 6.0 200 5000 Jan 18 2021
High Frequency 04 $48.00 4 8.0 250 6000 Dec 03 2020
R208-HK $53.80 4 12.0 250 6000 Oct 07 2020
Smart M $60.00 8 16.0 160 20000 Jan 26 2021
R408-HK $92.41 8 18.0 350 Unlimited Jul 05 2021
High Frequency 06 (Off rankings) $94.00 6 16.0 350 8000 Dec 07 2020

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Note: "Off rankings" plans are not included in the Screener and are not considered for Best VPS rankings. They may either be previews where the VPS have been directly provisioned by the provider or they may exceed the maximum number of plans that can be listed per provider.

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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Start S
Smart XS
High Frequency 04
Smart M
High Frequency 06 (Off rankings)
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These are the CPUs we have seen in AdvancedHosting and LayerStack instances in the past 18 months.

All AdvancedHosting CPUs All LayerStack CPUs
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6130 CPU @ 2.10GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6230 CPU @ 2.10GHz
AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
AMD EPYC-Milan Processor

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for AdvancedHosting and LayerStack from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

AdvancedHosting LayerStack
Number of instance creations in sample 3 6
Average provisioning time 28s 527s

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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack. 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack. 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack. 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack. 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the AdvancedHosting and LayerStack 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack 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 AdvancedHosting and LayerStack 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.

LayerStack Review AdvancedHosting Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom (websa)
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 2
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