Amazon EC2 vs VPS2DAY

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We have tested 13 VPS plans from Amazon EC2 and VPS2DAY. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 was founded 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 Kingdom
  • United States

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
Start 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 0 Sep 25 2020
t3.micro $7.49 2 1.0 20 0 Jun 03 2019
Basic 10.00€ 2 2.0 50 2000 Jun 28 2020
t3.small $14.98 2 2.0 8 1000 Apr 17 2020
Premium 20.00€ 4 4.0 100 May 20 2020
t3a.medium $27.07 2 4.0 0 0 Nov 04 2019
t4g.medium $28.20 2 4.0 40 0 Sep 15 2020
t3-medium $29.95 2 4.0 8 200 Jan 04 2020
Enterprise 40.00€ 6 8.0 250 4000 Aug 11 2020
c5a.large $59.44 2 4.0 40 Jun 05 2020
c5.large $65.20 2 4.0 40 0 Jul 26 2020
m5a.large $65.90 2 8.0 40 100 May 21 2020
m5.large $73.12 2 8.0 40 200 Feb 21 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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Start
5.00€
F F D D F
t3.micro
$7.49
C D E E B
Basic
10.00€
F E E F F
t3.small
$14.98
D C E D B
Premium
20.00€
D C D F F
t3a.medium
$27.07
F E F D C
t4g.medium
$28.20
B D C E B
t3-medium
$29.95
C C C D B
Enterprise
40.00€
D A C E F
c5a.large
$59.44
D B C D A
c5.large
$65.20
B B C E D
m5a.large
$65.90
C D C D A
m5.large
$73.12
B C A D A
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Amazon EC2 and VPS2DAY from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Amazon EC2 VPS2DAY
Number of instance creations in sample 11 10
Average provisioning time 24s 227s

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 Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 and VPS2DAY.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 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 Amazon EC2 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.

Amazon EC2 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  22 8
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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