Dreamhost vs IDrive Compute

Last updated on

Go to provider selection to start a new comparison

We have tested 7 VPS plans from Dreamhost and IDrive Compute. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Dreamhost

Dreamhost

Dreamhost was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Shared, Wordpress, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • 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:
  • Ireland
  • 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 Apr 30 2021
gp1_subsonic $6.00 1 1.0 80 Unlimited Jun 10 2020
Shared 2 cores 4GB $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 30 2021
gp1.lightspeed $24.00 2 4.0 80 Unlimited Nov 20 2020
Shared 4 cores 8GB $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Sep 14 2021
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 80 10000 Oct 30 2021
Shared 8 cores 16GB $80.00 8 16.0 320 6000 Jun 15 2021

Compare specs for all plans from all providers

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 Dreamhost and IDrive Compute
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Shared 1 core 1GB
$5.00
C E E C F
gp1_subsonic
$6.00
F F D E F
Shared 2 cores 4GB
$20.00
B C D D C
gp1.lightspeed
$24.00
E E D F C
Shared 4 cores 8GB
$40.00
A A A A B
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB
$40.00
C C E D C
Shared 8 cores 16GB
$80.00
B A D C C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Features and Datacenters

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

Dreamhost IDrive Compute
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes Yes
Load balancer  No No
DDoS protection  No No
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 21
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
Compare more Dreamhost and IDrive Compute Features

CPUs

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

All Dreamhost CPUs All IDrive Compute CPUs
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz 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.

Dreamhost IDrive Compute
Consistency Score - 54

Screenshots


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Dreamhost IDrive Compute
Number of instance creations in sample 2 6
Average provisioning time 105s 30s

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 Dreamhost 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 Dreamhost 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 Dreamhost 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 Dreamhost 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 Dreamhost and IDrive Compute.

Network Transfers

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

Having trouble finding the VPS that fits your needs?

Use the VPS Screener to quickly zero in on the specifications, performance and price that you're looking for.


Compare Dreamhost and IDrive Compute against other providers



Run VPSBenchmarks on your own servers

With "Private Trials", the same benchmarks that run on all VPS at vpsbenchmarks.com will run on the servers of your choice. The results are private and you will be able to compare them to any other public benchmark on this website.

Run your first Private Trial for just $2.



Select 2 VPS providers for comparison

Screeners

Find the VPS that fits your requirements in seconds


Screener

Best VPS 2021

Provider Finder


Share this page

Latest Tweets by @vpsbenchmarks

News

Modular Private Trials A year ago, VPSBenchmarks introduced **Private Trials**. Private trials allow running the exact same...
Comparing Apple M1 Performance to VPS Servers On November 17, 2020 Apple released the MacBook Air with the M1 chip. With all the hype surrounding ...
Investigating the network upload speeds Since the beginning, all network transfer tests at vpsbenchmarks.com had that strange characteristic...

More...

Be Featured on VPSBenchmarks

Cloud Server Providers, would you like your products to be tested at vpsbenchmarks.com?

Check out our pricing page and sign up

Disclaimer

We are proud to provide objective and impartial benchmark data on this website. VPSBenchmarks receives support from some of the providers featured here but all tests are conducted the same way regardless of our relationships with them.

If you find our benchmarks valuable, you can help by making your cloud purchases using the Provider Affiliate Buttons displayed throughout the site.