ArticHost vs DigitalOcean

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from ArticHost and DigitalOcean. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


ArticHost

ArticHost

ArticHost was founded in 2020.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

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3rd Best VPS 2021 under $40

DigitalOcean

DOcean

DigitalOcean was founded in 2012.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
LIN-SSD-S $3.99 1 2.0 60 Unlimited Feb 16 2021
Basic 1GB 1 core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Oct 22 2020
Premium AMD 1GB 1core $6.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Apr 04 2021
Basic 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Apr 19 2020
Basic 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Aug 20 2020
LIN-SSD-L $31.99 8 16.0 500 Unlimited Nov 30 2020
CPU Optimized 4GB $45.00 2 4.0 50 4000 Jan 14 2021
General Purpose 2 cores $60.00 2 8.0 25 4000 Jun 08 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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
LIN-SSD-S
$3.99
F F E C D
Basic 1GB 1 core
$5.00
D E D C B
Premium AMD 1GB 1core
$6.00
E E E C F
Basic 2GB 1 core
$10.00
E F C C B
Basic 4GB 2 cores
$20.00
E C D C D
LIN-SSD-L
$31.99
B A C B C
CPU Optimized 4GB
$45.00
C C C D E
General Purpose 2 cores
$60.00
C B C B A
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in ArticHost and DigitalOcean instances in the past 18 months.

All ArticHost CPUs All DigitalOcean CPUs
Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge) DO-Premium-AMD
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6140 CPU @ 2.30GHz

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

ArticHost DigitalOcean
Number of instance creations in sample 2 9
Average provisioning time 190s 23s

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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean. 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean. 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean. 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean. 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the ArticHost and DigitalOcean 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean 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 ArticHost and DigitalOcean 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.

DigitalOcean Review ArticHost Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin WHMCS, Virtualizor
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 1
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