Compare Provider Features

Select at most 4 providers for comparison

If you already know which features you need, select them in the Cloud Provider Finder to immediately find matching providers.

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at will be marked as missing.

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost OnetSolutions
Hourly Billing  Yes No Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes Yes Yes
Backups  No Yes Yes No
Control Panel  custom custom Builtin WHMCS, Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 9 1 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 3 1 1
Monitoring Charts  Yes No No No
Admin REST API  Yes Yes Yes No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No No No Yes
Reverse DNS  No Yes No Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards Credit cards, Paypal, bank transfers, Skrilla Credit cards, Paypal, Check Credit cards, Paypal, Wire transfers, Cryptocurrencies
Hidden CPU Model  No No No Yes
Affiliate Program  No Yes Yes Yes
Firewall  Yes No Yes No
Shelving  No No No No

Extra Services

Those services are offered by providers independently of their cloud servers.

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost OnetSolutions
Backups  -  Instance backups or snapshots
Block storage  -  Allocate storage volumes independently of instances and attach them to instances of your choice
Object storage  -  Data storage for objects, individual files with API access
Load balancer  -  Distribute traffic across set of instances
Floating IP addresses  -  Allocate IP addresses independently of instances and attach them to instances of your choice
Team Management  -  Management of users who are authorized to handle resources in your account
Managed databases  -  Managed databases such as MySQL, Postgresql, Aurora, ...
Serverless  -  Deploy code as functions and let the provider manage where the code runs
DDoS protection  -  Distributed Denial of Service protection
Kubernetes  -  Management of Docker containers
GPU instances  -  GPU instances to run your AI workload
Private network  -  Use private IP addresses to communicate between your own instances at this provider

Datacenter Countries

The selected providers have datacenters in the following countries.

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost OnetSolutions
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States
United Kingdom
United States
United States

Stengths & Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Amazon Lightsail
  • Significantly lower prices than EC2.
  • Large choice of datacenter locations.
  • Access to a subset of AWS services.
  • Instances are throttled if you push them too hard.
  • Modern EPYC CPUs in all VDS servers.
  • Setup fee on all new instances.
  • Management UI has the minimum set of features.
  • Management UI for cloud hosting disjointed from main management console.
  • No update or improvements to DreamCompute in years.

Performance Comparisons

Compare the performance of the 4 selected providers.


Find the VPS that fits your requirements in seconds


Best VPS 2022

Provider Finder

Share this page

Latest Tweets by @vpsbenchmarks

Provider News and Promotions

Run and visualize Geekbench, Fio and Iperf3 with a single command Did you know that you can run geekbench, fio and iperf3 on your server and get a comprehensive ...



Sysbench fileio read tests and the --validate option Late in March 2022 a provider reported to VPSBenchmarks a flaw in the sysbench fileio read metrics: ...


Be Featured on VPSBenchmarks

Cloud Server Providers, would you like your products to be tested at

Check out our pricing page and sign up


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.

Be the first to learn about new Best VPS rankings. Subscribe to our newsletter.