Genesis Public Cloud vs LayerStack

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Genesis Public Cloud

Genesis PC

Genesis Public Cloud was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

LayerStack

LayerStack

LayerStack was founded in 2017.
It is headquartered in Hong Kong.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
w6asx.xlarge $24.00 2 4.0 200 0 Nov 25 2020
w6as.large $24.60 1 2.0 20 0 Apr 25 2020
R108-HK $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Jul 24 2020
w6as.xlarge $41.00 2 4.0 50 0 Jun 24 2020
w6asx.2xlarge $49.00 4 8.0 400 0 Aug 29 2020
c5s.2xlarge $50.00 4 16.0 0 0 Dec 05 2019
R208-HK $53.80 4 12.0 250 6000 Oct 07 2020
c6s.3xlarge $88.00 6 24.0 0 0 Mar 27 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?

Screen all VPS from Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
w6asx.xlarge
$24.00
B B A B A
w6as.large
$24.60
B D A B C
R108-HK
$28.06
B C C C B
w6as.xlarge
$41.00
B B B A C
w6asx.2xlarge
$49.00
A A B B A
c5s.2xlarge
$50.00
A A A B E
R208-HK
$53.80
A B B B A
c6s.3xlarge
$88.00
A A A A B
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack instances in the past 18 months.

All Genesis Public Cloud CPUs All LayerStack CPUs
AMD EPYC 7502P 32-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7702P 64-Core Processor
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2288G CPU @ 3.70GHz
AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Genesis Public Cloud LayerStack
Number of instance creations in sample 5 2
Average provisioning time 56s 35s

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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack 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 Genesis Public Cloud and LayerStack 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.

Genesis Public Cloud Review LayerStack Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  OpenStack Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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