Contabo vs IDrive Compute

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We have tested 20 VPS plans from Contabo and IDrive Compute. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Contabo

Contabo

Contabo was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers Web, Dedicated and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

IDrive Compute

IDriveCompute

IDrive Compute was founded in 2021.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Storage hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdoms
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Shared 1 core 1GB $5.00 1 1.0 40 1000 Dec 15 2021
VPS S SSD (Off rankings) 4.99€ 4 8.0 200 Unlimited Apr 16 2021
VPS S NVMe 4.99€ 4 8.0 50 32000 Mar 08 2022
VPS M SSD 8.99€ 6 16.0 400 Unlimited Jul 16 2021
VPS M NVMe (Preview) (Off rankings) 8.99€ 6 16.0 100 32000 Aug 18 2021
Shared 1 core 2GB $10.00 1 2.0 60 2000 Jan 29 2022
VPS M NVMe 10.99€ 6 16.0 200 32000 Jun 07 2022
VPS L NVMe 14.99€ 8 30.0 200 Unlimited Oct 17 2021
Shared 2 cores 4GB $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Apr 29 2022
VPS XL NVMe 26.99€ 9 60.0 400 Unlimited Dec 07 2021
VDS S 36.99€ 6 24.0 180 32000 Jan 22 2022
VDS S NVMe 36.99€ 3 24.0 180 32000 Sep 07 2022
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 80 10000 Jul 28 2022
Shared 4 cores 8GB $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Sep 13 2022
VDS M 47.99€ 8 32.0 240 32000 Apr 22 2022
VDS M Singapore (Off rankings) 64.99€ 4 32.0 240 Unlimited Apr 21 2021
VDS L 68.99€ 12 48.0 360 32000 Sep 01 2021
Shared 8 cores 16GB $80.00 8 16.0 320 6000 Mar 14 2022
VDS XL NVMe 88.99€ 8 64.0 480 32000 Jul 22 2022
Shared 10 cores 20GB $100.00 10 20.0 400 6500 Jun 14 2022

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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 Contabo and IDrive Compute
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Shared 1 core 1GB
$5.00
B E D B D
VPS S SSD (Off rankings)
4.99€
E C F D D
VPS S NVMe
4.99€
C B E C E
VPS M SSD
8.99€
D A E C C
VPS M NVMe (Preview) (Off rankings)
8.99€
A A C B D
Shared 1 core 2GB
$10.00
D E E E C
VPS M NVMe
10.99€
D B E C D
VPS L NVMe
14.99€
C A D B C
Shared 2 cores 4GB
$20.00
D C C C D
VPS XL NVMe
26.99€
D B F D C
VDS S
36.99€
B B C A E
VDS S NVMe
36.99€
B B B C E
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB
$40.00
C D B C B
Shared 4 cores 8GB
$40.00
B B C B B
VDS M
47.99€
B A C A D
VDS M Singapore (Off rankings)
64.99€
A A B A C
VDS L
68.99€
B A B A C
Shared 8 cores 16GB
$80.00
C A C A B
VDS XL NVMe
88.99€
E C F C C
Shared 10 cores 20GB
$100.00
C A C A B
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Features and Datacenters

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

Contabo IDrive Compute
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  No Yes
Object storage  Yes Yes
Load balancer  No No
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  No Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  9 26
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 2
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Contabo and IDrive Compute instances in the past 18 months.

All Contabo CPUs All IDrive Compute CPUs
AMD EPYC 7282 16-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz
AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)

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.

Contabo IDrive Compute
Consistency Score 74 63

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Contabo and IDrive Compute from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Contabo IDrive Compute
Number of instance creations in sample 10 12
Average provisioning time 454s 35s

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 Contabo and IDrive Compute. 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute. 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute. 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute. 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Contabo and IDrive Compute 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute 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 Contabo and IDrive Compute on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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