Clouding.io vs Hostwinds

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Clouding.io and Hostwinds. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


Clouding.io

CloudingIo

Clouding.io was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Spain.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Spain

Hostwinds

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
  • United States

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 07 2021
1GB 0.5 core 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 4000 Feb 11 2021
2GB 1 core 8.00€ 1 2.0 30 4000 Aug 17 2020
4GB 2 cores 16.00€ 2 4.0 60 4000 Mar 26 2021
Cloud 4GB 2 cores $18.99 2 4.0 75 2000 Aug 26 2020
8GB 4 cores 30.00€ 4 8.0 100 4000 Nov 12 2020
12GB 6 cores 42.00€ 6 12.0 120 4000 Dec 27 2020
16GB 8 cores 56.00€ 8 16.0 160 4000 Jul 02 2020
24GB 12 cores 84.00€ 12 24.0 240 4000 Oct 01 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
Cloud 1GB 1 core
$4.99
F F E E E
1GB 0.5 core
5.00€
E F D E E
2GB 1 core
8.00€
C D C E E
4GB 2 cores
16.00€
B B C E E
Cloud 4GB 2 cores
$18.99
E E D D E
8GB 4 cores
30.00€
A A B E C
12GB 6 cores
42.00€
B A C E E
16GB 8 cores
56.00€
B A D E C
24GB 12 cores
84.00€
A A C E C
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Clouding.io and Hostwinds instances in the past 18 months.

All Clouding.io CPUs All Hostwinds CPUs
High Performance Datacenter vCPU Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Clouding.io Hostwinds
Number of instance creations in sample 13 3
Average provisioning time 65s 90s

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 Clouding.io 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


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Clouding.io and Hostwinds. 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 Clouding.io and Hostwinds. 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 Clouding.io and Hostwinds. 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 Clouding.io and Hostwinds.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Clouding.io 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Clouding.io 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

Review and compare endurance test results for Clouding.io and Hostwinds 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.

Clouding.io 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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