Microsoft Azure vs VPS2DAY

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We have tested 11 VPS plans from Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure was founded in 2008.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

VPS2DAY

VPS2DAY was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Start €5.00 1 1.0 25 0 Apr 23 2020
Basic €10.00 2 2.0 50 2000 Jun 28 2020
B1MS $15.11 1 2.0 4 1000 Mar 21 2020
Premium €20.00 4 4.0 100 May 20 2020
B2s $30.37 2 4.0 8 100 Nov 25 2019
F1 $36.00 1 2.0 16 1000 Mar 19 2019
F1s $36.50 1 2.0 16 1000 Feb 02 2020
Enterprise €40.00 6 8.0 250 4000 Mar 11 2020
B2MS $60.73 2 8.0 16 0 Sep 16 2019
F2s v2 $61.00 2 4.0 16 0 Jul 14 2019
D2 v3 $69.12 2 8.0 50 0 May 10 2020

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
Start
€5.00
F F C E F
Basic
€10.00
F E E F F
B1MS
$15.11
C E D F B
Premium
€20.00
D C D F F
B2s
$30.37
B C D F A
F1
$36.00
C E D E B
F1s
$36.50
C E B F B
Enterprise
€40.00
D A C B E
B2MS
$60.73
A C C D C
F2s v2
$61.00
B B C D C
D2 v3
$69.12
C D B E B
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Microsoft Azure VPS2DAY
Number of instance creations in sample 8 8
Provisioning time in seconds 132s 226s

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 Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average response time
Azure
B1MS 52.7ms
B2s 58.3ms
F1s 59.0ms
D2 v3 62.9ms
VPS2DAY
Enterprise 79.6ms
Start 83.5ms
Premium 94.9ms
Basic 166.0ms

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 Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
Azure
F1 317.7
F1s 322.6
B1MS 367.9
D2 v3 488.9
B2s 687.5
F2s v2 701.9
B2MS 714.3
VPS2DAY
Start 260.1
Basic 367.4
Premium 998.0
Enterprise 1605.3

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
Azure
F1 1.8
B1MS 4.3
B2s 6.3
F1s 15.9
F2s v2 22.1
B2MS 23.2
D2 v3 40.8
VPS2DAY
Start 11.9
Basic 21.8
Premium 22.5
Enterprise 160.3

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 Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY 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

Plan Network Download Speed
Azure
F2s v2 284.9Mbps
B2MS 759.1Mbps
F1s 766.6Mbps
B2s 1250.5Mbps
D2 v3 1323.2Mbps
B1MS 1410.0Mbps
F1 1416.9Mbps
VPS2DAY
Basic 89.8Mbps
Start 90.7Mbps
Premium 93.0Mbps
Enterprise 93.9Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY 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

Plan Average ops/hour
Azure
B1MS 1131.4
F1 1596.9
B2s 2349.5
F1s 2966.8
B2MS 3012.4
D2 v3 4274.6
F2s v2 6048.2
VPS2DAY
Basic 1463.9
Start 1791.3
Premium 4606.9
Enterprise 7218.9

Review and compare endurance test results for Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


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

Plan Average remote request duration
Azure
F2s v2 295.6ms
B2s 317.2ms
B1MS 318.6ms
F1s 319.8ms
B2MS 321.8ms
F1 322.8ms
VPS2DAY
Start 470.8ms
Enterprise 481.4ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Microsoft Azure and VPS2DAY on the Remote Timings 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.

Microsoft Azure Review VPS2DAY Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  40 7
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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