DigitalOcean vs Genesis Public Cloud

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We have tested 7 VPS plans from DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean was founded in 2012.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

Genesis Public Cloud

Genesis Public Cloud was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • USA

This provider is related to Genesis VMs.

Genesis VMs offers low price VPS billed monthly..


VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Standard 1GB 1 core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Jan 06 2020
Standard 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Jun 14 2019
Standard 1GB 3 cores $15.00 3 1.0 60 3000 Aug 26 2019
Standard 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Nov 06 2019
CPU Optimized 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 25 4000 Feb 03 2019
c5s.2xlarge $50.00 4 16.0 0 0 Dec 05 2019
General Purpose 2 cores $60.00 2 8.0 25 4000 Apr 05 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
Standard 1GB 1 core
$5.00
C D C D B
Standard 2GB 1 core
$10.00
E D D E C
Standard 1GB 3 cores
$15.00
D B D D D
Standard 4GB 2 cores
$20.00
C B B C C
CPU Optimized 4GB
$40.00
B B C B C
c5s.2xlarge
$50.00
A A B A D
General Purpose 2 cores
$60.00
B B E B D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

DigitalOcean Genesis Public Cloud
Number of instance creations in sample 8 0
Provisioning time in seconds 27s 0s

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 DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 78.0ms
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 105.0ms
DOcean Standard 1GB 3 cores 83.0ms
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 73.0ms
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 52.0ms
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 57.0ms
Genesis PC c5s.2xlarge 42.0ms

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 Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 363.2
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 395.6
DOcean Standard 1GB 3 cores 1012.5
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 761.8
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 913.0
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 929.2
Genesis PC c5s.2xlarge 2028.8

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 DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud.


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

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 327.6ms
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 359.0ms
DOcean Standard 1GB 3 cores 326.0ms
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 334.0ms
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 364.8ms
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 370.2ms
Genesis PC c5s.2xlarge 327.0ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 899.9Mbps
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 658.8Mbps
DOcean Standard 1GB 3 cores 211.8Mbps
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 758.5Mbps
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 567.4Mbps
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 404.1Mbps
Genesis PC c5s.2xlarge 256.5Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 3059.2
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 2549.0
DOcean Standard 1GB 3 cores 5835.2
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 4153.1
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 7659.7
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 3709.1
Genesis PC c5s.2xlarge 17784.7

Review and compare endurance test results for DigitalOcean and Genesis Public Cloud 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.

DigitalOcean Review Genesis Public Cloud Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin OpenStack
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 1
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