CloudCone vs Hostwinds

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


CloudCone

CloudCone was founded in 2005.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • USA

Hostwinds

Hostwinds was founded in 2010.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Cloud 1GB 1 core $4.99 1 1.0 30 1000 Apr 27 2020
2GB 1 core $5.78 1 2.0 40 3000 May 01 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
Cloud 1GB 1 core
$4.99
F F D E D
2GB 1 core
$5.78
F F E E D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

CloudCone Hostwinds
Number of instance creations in sample 1 1
Provisioning time in seconds 120s 60s

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 CloudCone and Hostwinds. 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
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 225.0ms
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 115.0ms

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 CloudCone and Hostwinds. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 207.7
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 248.7

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 25.4
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 22.4

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 CloudCone and Hostwinds.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the CloudCone and Hostwinds 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
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 261.9Mbps
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 569.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for CloudCone and Hostwinds 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
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 681.8
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 1047.5

Review and compare endurance test results for CloudCone and Hostwinds 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
CloudCone
2GB 1 core 321.0ms
Hostwinds
Cloud 1GB 1 core 336.4ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for CloudCone and Hostwinds 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.

CloudCone Review Hostwinds Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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