CloudSigma vs Hostwinds

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We have tested 4 VPS plans from CloudSigma and Hostwinds. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


CloudSigma

CloudSigma was founded in 2009.
It is headquartered in Switzerland.
It employs 50 people.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland
  • United States

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 27 2020
Small-2 $10.00 1 1.0 50 5000 Mar 25 2020
Cloud 4GB 2 cores $18.99 2 4.0 75 2000 Aug 26 2020
Medium-2 $32.21 2 4.0 60 5000 Sep 06 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 D E D
Small-2
$10.00
E E D B C
Cloud 4GB 2 cores
$18.99
E E D D E
Medium-2
$32.21
D D D B C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

CloudSigma Hostwinds
Number of instance creations in sample 2 2
Average provisioning time 11s 75s

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 CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma and Hostwinds.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma 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 CloudSigma 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.

CloudSigma Review Hostwinds Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 2
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