Clouding.io vs LayerStack

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We have tested 15 VPS plans from Clouding.io and LayerStack. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Clouding.io

CloudingIo

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Spain

LayerStack

LayerStack

LayerStack was founded in 2017.
It is headquartered in Singapore.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB 0.5 core 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 4000 Feb 11 2021
2GB 1 core 8.00€ 1 2.0 30 4000 Jun 25 2021
4GB 2 cores 16.00€ 2 4.0 60 4000 Mar 26 2021
R108-SG $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Nov 19 2021
R108-HK $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Jul 24 2020
DC108-HK $32.00 2 6.0 200 5000 Jan 18 2021
8GB 4 cores 28.00€ 4 8.0 80 4000 Sep 24 2021
High Frequency 04 $48.00 4 8.0 250 6000 Dec 03 2020
12GB 6 cores 42.00€ 6 12.0 120 4000 Nov 09 2021
R208-HK $53.80 4 12.0 250 6000 Oct 07 2020
DC-208HK $60.00 4 8.0 300 Unlimited Aug 19 2021
16GB 8 cores 56.00€ 8 16.0 160 4000 May 10 2021
R408-HK $92.41 8 18.0 350 Unlimited Jul 05 2021
High Frequency 06 (Off rankings) $94.00 6 16.0 350 8000 Dec 07 2020
24GB 12 cores 84.00€ 12 24.0 240 4000 Aug 10 2021

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Note: "Off rankings" plans are not included in the Screener and are not considered for Best VPS rankings. They may either be previews where the VPS have been directly provisioned by the provider, they may be too old or they may exceed the maximum number of plans that can be listed for each provider.

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?

Screen all VPS from Clouding.io and LayerStack
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB 0.5 core
5.00€
E F D E E
2GB 1 core
8.00€
D F D E E
4GB 2 cores
16.00€
B B C E E
R108-SG
$28.06
C C C B E
R108-HK
$28.06
B C C C B
DC108-HK
$32.00
A C C A C
8GB 4 cores
28.00€
A B B E E
High Frequency 04
$48.00
A B C B D
12GB 6 cores
42.00€
C A C E E
R208-HK
$53.80
A B B B A
DC-208HK
$60.00
B B D B A
16GB 8 cores
56.00€
B A D E D
R408-HK
$92.41
A A A B C
High Frequency 06 (Off rankings)
$94.00
A A C A D
24GB 12 cores
84.00€
A A C E E
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

Clouding.io LayerStack
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  No No
Object storage  No No
Load balancer  No Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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CPUs

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

All Clouding.io CPUs All LayerStack CPUs
High Performance Datacenter vCPU AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
AMD EPYC-Milan Processor

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

Clouding.io LayerStack
Consistency Score 65 85

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Clouding.io LayerStack
Number of instance creations in sample 12 8
Average provisioning time 65s 2350s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine 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 LayerStack. 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 LayerStack. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without timing out.



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 LayerStack. 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 LayerStack. 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 LayerStack.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Clouding.io and LayerStack 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 LayerStack 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 LayerStack on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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