DigitalOcean vs VPS2DAY

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We have tested 10 VPS plans from DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


DigitalOcean

DOcean

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
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS2DAY

VPS2DAY

VPS2DAY was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Basic 1GB 1 core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Oct 22 2020
Start 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 1000 Mar 22 2021
Premium AMD 1GB 1core $6.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Apr 04 2021
Basic 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Apr 19 2020
Basic 10.00€ 2 2.0 50 2000 Dec 21 2020
Basic 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Aug 20 2020
Premium 20.00€ 4 4.0 100 3000 May 07 2021
CPU Optimized 4GB $45.00 2 4.0 50 4000 Jan 14 2021
Enterprise 40.00€ 6 8.0 250 4000 Feb 07 2021
General Purpose 2 cores $60.00 2 8.0 25 4000 Jun 08 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?

Screen all VPS from DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Basic 1GB 1 core
$5.00
D E D C B
Start
5.00€
F F E D F
Premium AMD 1GB 1core
$6.00
E E E C F
Basic 2GB 1 core
$10.00
E F C C B
Basic
10.00€
E E C D E
Basic 4GB 2 cores
$20.00
E C D C D
Premium
20.00€
D B D E E
CPU Optimized 4GB
$45.00
C C C D E
Enterprise
40.00€
D B E E E
General Purpose 2 cores
$60.00
C B C B A
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY instances in the past 18 months.

All DigitalOcean CPUs All VPS2DAY CPUs
DO-Premium-AMD
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6140 CPU @ 2.30GHz
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, IBRS)
Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX, IBRS)
Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge, IBRS update)

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

DigitalOcean VPS2DAY
Number of instance creations in sample 8 12
Average provisioning time 24s 803s

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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY. 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY. 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY. 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY. 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY 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 DigitalOcean and VPS2DAY 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 VPS2DAY Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12 8
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 2
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