Dreamhost vs Vpsdime

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from Dreamhost and Vpsdime. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


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

Vpsdime

Vpsdime was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
gp1_subsonic $6.00 1 1.0 80 3000 Jun 10 2020
6GB $7 $7.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jan 20 2020
gp1_supersonic $12.00 1 2.0 80 10000 Mar 13 2020
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz $12.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jul 29 2019
12GB $14 $14.00 4 12.0 60 4000 Nov 30 2019
Premium 4GB $20.00 1 4.0 60 2000 May 10 2019
gp1.lightspeed $24.00 2 4.0 80 10000 Nov 27 2019
Premium 8GB $40.00 2 8.0 120 4000 Mar 04 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 Dreamhost and Vpsdime
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
gp1_subsonic
$6.00
F F D E F
6GB $7
$7.00
C A C A B
gp1_supersonic
$12.00
E F B E F
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz
$12.00
E B D B B
12GB $14
$14.00
E B D A C
Premium 4GB
$20.00
F E D D C
gp1.lightspeed
$24.00
C D C E C
Premium 8GB
$40.00
C C E C C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Dreamhost Vpsdime
Number of instance creations in sample 5 6
Average provisioning time 41s 441s

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 Dreamhost and Vpsdime. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average response time
Vpsdime
6GB $7 84 ms
12GB $14 102 ms
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 107 ms
Premium 8GB 118 ms
Premium 4GB 144 ms
Dreamhost
gp1.lightspeed 71 ms
gp1_supersonic 79 ms

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 Vpsdime. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 423
Premium 8GB 854
12GB $14 1387
6GB $7 1401
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1725
Dreamhost
gp1_subsonic 270
gp1_supersonic 274
gp1.lightspeed 570

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Dreamhost and Vpsdime. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 71.3
Premium 8GB 81.7
6GB $7 665
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 923
12GB $14 3522
Dreamhost
gp1_subsonic 18
gp1_supersonic 19.80
gp1.lightspeed 20.73

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 Vpsdime.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Dreamhost and Vpsdime 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

Plan Network Download Speed
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 755 Mbps
Premium 8GB 955 Mbps
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1068 Mbps
12GB $14 1108 Mbps
6GB $7 1270 Mbps
Dreamhost
gp1_supersonic 37.6 Mbps
gp1_subsonic 171 Mbps
gp1.lightspeed 589 Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Dreamhost and Vpsdime 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

Plan Average ops/hour
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 804
Premium 8GB 1813
12GB $14 4151
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 4194
6GB $7 5419
Dreamhost
gp1_subsonic 1286
gp1_supersonic 1356
gp1.lightspeed 2800

Review and compare endurance test results for Dreamhost and Vpsdime 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.

Vpsdime Review Dreamhost Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1
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