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Amazon EC2 vs Ramnode


Plans

Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 Ramnode Ramnode
Name t2-small t2-micro t2-medium OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM SSD Premium 1GB
Cost per Month ($) 28.0 11.64 37.0 10.0 14.0
Memory (GB) 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0
Disk Space (GB) 8 10 8 75 28
CPU cores 1 1 2 4 4
Data Transfer (GB) 250 100 250 3000 3000
Virtualization Xen Xen KVM OpenVZ KVM
Latest trial May 27 2017 Aug 20 2017 Jan 14 2018 Jul 01 2017 Feb 04 2018

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.

How are grades calculated?

Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 Ramnode Ramnode
Name t2-small t2-micro t2-medium OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM SSD Premium 1GB
Web Performance A E B A B
Raw CPU Power F F C A A
Performance Stability A F D B D
Disk IO Performance D F C B B
Network Performance - - C - C

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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 Amazon EC2 and Ramnode. 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
Amazon EC2 t2-small 45.8ms
Amazon EC2 t2-medium 52.1ms
Amazon EC2 t2-micro 94.9ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 40.1ms
Ramnode KVM SSD Premium 1GB 64.7ms


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.


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
Amazon EC2 t2-medium 345.0ms
Ramnode KVM SSD Premium 1GB 361.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Amazon EC2 and Ramnode on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Amazon EC2 and Ramnode. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Amazon EC2 t2-small 323.3
Amazon EC2 t2-medium 664.9
Amazon EC2 t2-micro 330.0
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 1652.1
Ramnode KVM SSD Premium 1GB 1379.2


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 Ramnode.


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
Amazon EC2 t2-medium 2186.2
Ramnode KVM SSD Premium 1GB 5348.5

Review and compare endurance test results for Amazon EC2 and Ramnode 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.

Amazon EC2 Review Ramnode Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Builtin + SolusVM
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  10 5
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2






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