Microsoft Azure vs Vpsdime

Microsoft Azure
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We have tested 13 VPS plans from Microsoft Azure and Vpsdime. This page is a summary and 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

Vpsdime

Vpsdime was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Vpsdime 6GB $7 $7.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Sep 23 2018
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz $12.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jul 29 2019
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo $14.00 4 12.0 60 4000 Feb 27 2019
Microsoft Azure B1MS $15.11 1 2.0 4 1000 Oct 11 2018
Vpsdime Premium 4GB $20.00 1 4.0 60 2000 May 10 2019
Microsoft Azure B2s $30.37 2 4.0 8 100 Aug 06 2018
Microsoft Azure A1 v2 $31.39 1 2.0 10 200 Dec 27 2018
Microsoft Azure F1 $36.00 1 2.0 16 1000 Mar 19 2019
Microsoft Azure F1s $36.50 1 2.0 16 1000 May 14 2018
Vpsdime Premium 8GB $40.00 2 8.0 120 4000 Dec 12 2018
Microsoft Azure B2MS $60.73 2 8.0 16 0 Sep 16 2019
Microsoft Azure F2s v2 $61.00 2 4.0 16 0 Jul 14 2019
Microsoft Azure D2 v3 $69.12 2 8.0 50 0 May 16 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
Vpsdime 6GB $7
$7.00
E B D B C
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz
$12.00
E B D B B
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo
$14.00
E A D A B
Microsoft Azure B1MS
$15.11
B F D E C
Vpsdime Premium 4GB
$20.00
F E D D C
Microsoft Azure B2s
$30.37
B D D D B
Microsoft Azure A1 v2
$31.39
F F D F D
Microsoft Azure F1
$36.00
C E D E B
Microsoft Azure F1s
$36.50
B E D D B
Vpsdime Premium 8GB
$40.00
E C C C B
Microsoft Azure B2MS
$60.73
- - - - -
Microsoft Azure F2s v2
$61.00
B B C D C
Microsoft Azure D2 v3
$69.12
B D B E C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Microsoft Azure Vpsdime
Number of instance creations in sample 5 5
Provisioning time in seconds 114s 576s

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 Vpsdime. 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
Azure B1MS 62.0ms
Azure B2s 57.0ms
Azure A1 v2 196.0ms
Azure F1 61.0ms
Azure F1s 61.0ms
Azure B2MS 53.0ms
Azure F2s v2 48.0ms
Azure D2 v3 64.0ms
Vpsdime 6GB $7 80.0ms
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 107.0ms
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo 80.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 144.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 87.0ms

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 Microsoft Azure and Vpsdime. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Azure B1MS 333.2
Azure B2s 647.0
Azure A1 v2 134.1
Azure F1 317.7
Azure B2MS 714.3
Azure F2s v2 701.9
Azure D2 v3 505.3
Vpsdime 6GB $7 1169.7
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1725.6
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo 1526.6
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 423.3
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 764.5

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 Vpsdime.


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
Azure B1MS 318.6ms
Azure B2s 316.2ms
Azure A1 v2 324.2ms
Azure F1 322.8ms
Azure F1s 318.0ms
Azure B2MS 321.8ms
Azure F2s v2 295.6ms
Azure D2 v3 322.6ms
Vpsdime 6GB $7 320.6ms
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 323.2ms
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo 321.4ms
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 319.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 318.0ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Microsoft Azure and Vpsdime 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
Azure B1MS 904.7Mbps
Azure B2s 1415.2Mbps
Azure A1 v2 594.3Mbps
Azure F1 1416.9Mbps
Azure F1s 1599.2Mbps
Azure B2MS 759.1Mbps
Azure F2s v2 284.9Mbps
Azure D2 v3 735.5Mbps
Vpsdime 6GB $7 452.7Mbps
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1068.4Mbps
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo 1403.7Mbps
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 755.3Mbps
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 1430.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Microsoft Azure and Vpsdime 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
Azure B1MS 1028.9
Azure B2s 2124.8
Azure A1 v2 614.5
Azure F1 1596.9
Azure F1s 1308.6
Azure F2s v2 6048.2
Azure D2 v3 2281.9
Vpsdime 6GB $7 5338.7
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 4194.6
Vpsdime 12GB $14 Virtuozzo 8252.9
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 804.2
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 3519.8

Review and compare endurance test results for Microsoft Azure and Vpsdime 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.

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


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