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LaunchtimeVPS vs DigitalOcean


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 Dec 03 2018
Standard 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Aug 20 2018
Budget $14.70 1 1.634 20 15 Sep 27 2018
1GB 3 cores $15.00 3 1.0 60 3000 Jul 08 2018
Standard 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Oct 25 2018
CPU Optimized 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 25 4000 Feb 03 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 (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Plan Name Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
Standard 1GB 1 core D D C D B
Standard 2GB 1 core E E D C D
Budget F F C E E
1GB 3 cores D B D D B
Standard 4GB 2 cores B B D B B
CPU Optimized 4GB B B C B C
General Purpose 2 cores B B E B E


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 VPSs from LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean. 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 73.0ms
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 85.0ms
DOcean 1GB 3 cores 76.0ms
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 55.0ms
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 52.0ms
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 57.0ms
LaunchtimeVPS Budget 94.0ms


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 LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 397.8
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 306.2
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 744.9
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 913.0
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 929.2
LaunchtimeVPS Budget 289.1


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 LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean.


Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 361.8ms
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 336.2ms
DOcean 1GB 3 cores 342.4ms
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 340.8ms
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 364.8ms
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 323.0ms
LaunchtimeVPS Budget 322.2ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean 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 1390.9Mbps
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 198.1Mbps
DOcean 1GB 3 cores 1451.3Mbps
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 1400.3Mbps
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 567.4Mbps
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 404.1Mbps
LaunchtimeVPS Budget 74.9Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests 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 are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
DOcean Standard 1GB 1 core 3023.6
DOcean Standard 2GB 1 core 1398.7
DOcean 1GB 3 cores 3819.9
DOcean Standard 4GB 2 cores 5959.0
DOcean CPU Optimized 4GB 7659.7
DOcean General Purpose 2 cores 3709.1
LaunchtimeVPS Budget 671.6

Review and compare endurance test results for LaunchtimeVPS and DigitalOcean on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at vpsbenchmarks.com will be marked as missing.

DigitalOcean Review LaunchtimeVPS Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  7 6
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 3





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