Google Compute Engine vs Togglebox

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We have tested 13 VPS plans from Google Compute Engine and Togglebox. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Google Compute Engine

GCE

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

Togglebox

Togglebox

Togglebox was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS 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
1GB 1core $9.00 1 1.0 20 10000 Aug 03 2020
g1-small $13.13 1 1.7 10 100 Jul 21 2020
4GB 2cores $21.25 2 4.0 40 10000 Oct 30 2020
e2-medium $24.46 2 4.0 40 0 Apr 14 2020
n1-standard-1 $27.67 1 3.75 20 0 Jan 04 2021
Jelastic 5.2GHz $30.10 2 1.6 40 1460 Mar 16 2021
e2-highcpu-2 $36.11 2 2.0 0 0 Mar 24 2021
n2-highcpu-2 $41.87 2 2.0 0 0 May 23 2020
8GB 4cores $41.95 4 8.0 80 10000 Dec 13 2020
n1-standard-2 $48.55 2 7.5 10 100 Feb 20 2020
n2d-standard-2 $56.14 2 8.0 40 0 Oct 14 2020
12GB 6cores $62.65 6 12.0 120 10000 Sep 17 2020
16GB 8 cores $83.35 8 16.0 160 10000 Jan 29 2021

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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
1GB 1core
$9.00
E F D B D
g1-small
$13.13
D E C E E
4GB 2cores
$21.25
C C C B E
e2-medium
$24.46
D C B E D
n1-standard-1
$27.67
D E C D E
Jelastic 5.2GHz
$30.10
C D B B F
e2-highcpu-2
$36.11
D D D E D
n2-highcpu-2
$41.87
B B B E C
8GB 4cores
$41.95
D B D C C
n1-standard-2
$48.55
D D B E C
n2d-standard-2
$56.14
E D D E E
12GB 6cores
$62.65
B A B A C
16GB 8 cores
$83.35
D A E B B
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Google Compute Engine and Togglebox instances in the past 18 months.

All Google Compute Engine CPUs All Togglebox CPUs
AMD EPYC 7B12
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.30GHz
Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge)
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz
QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Google Compute Engine Togglebox
Number of instance creations in sample 9 5
Average provisioning time 19s 280s

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 Togglebox. 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 Togglebox. 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 Togglebox. 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 Togglebox. 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 Togglebox.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Google Compute Engine and Togglebox 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 Togglebox 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 Togglebox 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 Togglebox Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Onapp
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  20 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 1
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