AtlanticNet vs HostPapa

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We have tested 4 VPS plans from AtlanticNet and HostPapa. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


AtlanticNet

AtlanticNet was founded in 1994.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • UK
  • USA

HostPapa

HostPapa was founded in 2006.
It is headquartered in Canada.
It offers Web, Shared, Wordpress and VPS hosting products.


VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
G2 1GB $10.00 1 1.0 40 3000 Sep 13 2019
G2 2GB $20.00 2 2.0 80 4000 Feb 16 2019
G2 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 100 5000 Jun 30 2019
VPS Plus $49.99 4 1.5 50 1000 Jun 27 2019

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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
G2 1GB
$10.00
E F D D C
G2 2GB
$20.00
D D B C C
G2 4GB
$40.00
E D C D D
VPS Plus
$49.99
E B C F D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

AtlanticNet HostPapa
Number of instance creations in sample 5 1
Provisioning time in seconds 24s 3600s

In Depth...

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 cloud servers from AtlanticNet and HostPapa. 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
Atlantic G2 1GB 89.0ms
Atlantic G2 2GB 86.0ms
Atlantic G2 4GB 105.0ms
HostPapa VPS Plus 93.0ms

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 AtlanticNet and HostPapa. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Atlantic G2 1GB 305.1
Atlantic G2 2GB 574.3
Atlantic G2 4GB 498.7
HostPapa VPS Plus 1143.6

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 AtlanticNet and HostPapa.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Atlantic G2 1GB 348.0ms
Atlantic G2 2GB 350.2ms
Atlantic G2 4GB 340.2ms
HostPapa VPS Plus 353.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for AtlanticNet and HostPapa on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the AtlanticNet and HostPapa 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Atlantic G2 1GB 515.0Mbps
Atlantic G2 2GB 568.8Mbps
Atlantic G2 4GB 492.2Mbps
HostPapa VPS Plus 456.3Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for AtlanticNet and HostPapa 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Atlantic G2 1GB 1100.2
Atlantic G2 2GB 1987.0
Atlantic G2 4GB 1989.6
HostPapa VPS Plus 3693.4

Review and compare endurance test results for AtlanticNet and HostPapa 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.

AtlanticNet Review HostPapa Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin WHMCS + SolusVM
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  7 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1


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