Google Compute Engine vs OVHcloud

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We have tested 16 VPS plans from Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine was founded in 2008.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

OVHcloud

OVHcloud was founded in 1999.
It is headquartered in France.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VPS Value $6.00 1 2.0 40 May 14 2020
S1-4 $8.39 1 4.0 20 May 24 2019
g1-small $13.13 1 1.7 10 100 Jul 21 2020
S1-8 $15.59 2 8.0 40 10000 Jan 08 2020
VPS Comfort $23.00 4 8.0 160 May 28 2020
n1-standard-1 $24.27 1 3.75 20 100 Oct 28 2019
e2-medium $24.46 2 4.0 40 Apr 14 2020
B2-7 $26.40 2 7.0 50 10000 Apr 29 2020
e2-highcpu-2 $36.11 2 2.0 0 0 Dec 30 2019
n1-highcpu-2 $36.23 2 1.8 20 100 May 31 2019
C2-7 $38.40 2 7.0 50 10000 Feb 24 2020
n2-highcpu-2 $41.87 2 2.0 0 0 May 23 2020
VPS Elite $45.00 8 16.0 160 Jul 09 2020
n1-standard-2 $48.55 2 7.5 10 100 Feb 20 2020
B2-15 $50.40 4 15.0 100 Sep 02 2020
C2-15 $74.39 4 15.0 100 10000 Oct 17 2019
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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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
VPS Value
$6.00
C F B B E
S1-4
$8.39
D E D E E
g1-small
$13.13
D E C E E
S1-8
$15.59
D D C E F
VPS Comfort
$23.00
E B D C D
n1-standard-1
$24.27
E D D E D
e2-medium
$24.46
D C B E D
B2-7
$26.40
C D B E E
e2-highcpu-2
$36.11
C C B E D
n1-highcpu-2
$36.23
C C B E C
C2-7
$38.40
B C B E E
n2-highcpu-2
$41.87
B B B E C
VPS Elite
$45.00
C A C B C
n1-standard-2
$48.55
D D B E C
B2-15
$50.40
C B C E E
C2-15
$74.39
B B A B D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Google Compute Engine OVHcloud
Number of instance creations in sample 8 8
Average provisioning time 19s 276s

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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud. 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud. 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud. 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud. 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud 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 Google Compute Engine and OVHcloud 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.

Google Compute Engine Review OVHcloud Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Mixed
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  20 6
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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