Amazon EC2 vs Genesis Public Cloud

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We have tested 12 VPS plans from Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


Amazon EC2

EC2

Amazon EC2 was founded as a VPS provider in 2006.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Genesis Public Cloud

Genesis PC

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

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
w6asx.large $12.00 1 2.0 100 0 Jan 25 2024
c6asx.large $13.00 1 4.0 100 0 Apr 21 2023
c5s.large $13.60 1 4.0 20 0 Jul 21 2023
c6s.large $16.60 1 4.0 20 0 Dec 10 2023
w6asx.xlarge $24.00 2 4.0 200 0 Sep 09 2023
m7g.medium $30.98 1 4.0 20 0 Jul 28 2023
c6s.xlarge $33.20 2 8.0 40 0 Mar 10 2024
m7a.medium $43.33 1 4.0 20 0 Mar 18 2024
w6asx.2xlarge $49.00 4 8.0 400 0 Jun 06 2023
m6a.large $65.12 2 8.0 40 0 Nov 06 2022
w6asx.3xlarge $74.00 6 12.0 600 0 Mar 07 2023
c6s.3xlarge $99.60 6 24.0 120 0 Oct 25 2023

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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 Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
w6asx.large
$12.00
C E B B E
c6asx.large
$13.00
D E B B D
c5s.large
$13.60
D E C D D
c6s.large
$16.60
B E B C C
w6asx.xlarge
$24.00
C D B B D
m7g.medium
$30.98
C E A F C
c6s.xlarge
$33.20
B C B C C
m7a.medium
$43.33
C D B F C
w6asx.2xlarge
$49.00
B B B B D
m6a.large
$65.12
C D E F C
w6asx.3xlarge
$74.00
B B B A D
c6s.3xlarge
$99.60
A B C C C
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Features and Datacenters

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

Amazon EC2 Genesis Public Cloud
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes Yes
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  22 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 1
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud instances in the past 18 months.

Amazon EC2 Genesis Public Cloud
All Amazon EC2 CPUs by plan All Genesis Public Cloud CPUs by plan
AMD EPYC 7R13 Processor
AMD EPYC 9R14
unknown
AMD EPYC 7502P 32-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2288G CPU @ 3.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz

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.

Amazon EC2 Genesis Public Cloud
Consistency Score 48 78

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Amazon EC2 Genesis Public Cloud
Number of instance creations in sample 3 12
Average provisioning time 15s 68s

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 Amazon EC2 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


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud. 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 Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud. 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 Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud. 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 Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Amazon EC2 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Amazon EC2 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.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.


Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

Review and compare endurance test results for Amazon EC2 and Genesis Public Cloud on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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