Genesis VMs vs LayerStack

Last updated on

We have tested 5 VPS plans from Genesis VMs and LayerStack. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Genesis VMs

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

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

This provider is related to Genesis Public Cloud.

Genesis Public Cloud offers cloud servers billed every 30 seconds with a large array of features..

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

Best VPS Awards

3rd Best Value July 2020

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
vm.t5sd.4xlarge $9.00 1 8.0 100 5000 Jan 26 2020
vm.c5sd.xlarge $20.00 2 8.0 100 5000 Feb 25 2020
R108-HK $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Jul 24 2020
vm.c5sd.2xlarge $40.00 4 16.0 200 5000 May 29 2020
vm.c5sd.3xlarge $60.00 6 24.0 300 5000 Jul 27 2020

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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
vm.t5sd.4xlarge
$9.00
A D A D A
vm.c5sd.xlarge
$20.00
A B A D C
R108-HK
$28.06
B C C C B
vm.c5sd.2xlarge
$40.00
A A A D B
vm.c5sd.3xlarge
$60.00
A A B D A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Genesis VMs LayerStack
Number of instance creations in sample 4 1
Provisioning time in seconds 61s 40s

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on cloud servers from Genesis VMs 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

Plan Average response time
GenVMs
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 40.8ms
vm.c5sd.2xlarge 42.2ms
vm.c5sd.xlarge 43.8ms
vm.c5sd.3xlarge 46.0ms
LayerStack
R108-HK 45.9ms

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance 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 VMs and LayerStack. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
GenVMs
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 480.7
vm.c5sd.xlarge 1012.4
vm.c5sd.2xlarge 2031.8
vm.c5sd.3xlarge 2795.1
LayerStack
R108-HK 1201.4

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Genesis VMs and LayerStack. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
GenVMs
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 16.5
vm.c5sd.xlarge 18.9
vm.c5sd.2xlarge 29.1
vm.c5sd.3xlarge 44.5
LayerStack
R108-HK 92.0

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 VMs and LayerStack.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Genesis VMs 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

Plan Network Download Speed
GenVMs
vm.c5sd.xlarge 718.4Mbps
vm.c5sd.2xlarge 934.9Mbps
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 1246.1Mbps
vm.c5sd.3xlarge 1607.3Mbps
LayerStack
R108-HK 1681.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Genesis VMs 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

Plan Average ops/hour
GenVMs
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 4482.7
vm.c5sd.xlarge 8849.4
vm.c5sd.2xlarge 17578.6
vm.c5sd.3xlarge 26436.8
LayerStack
R108-HK 2850.8

Review and compare endurance test results for Genesis VMs and LayerStack on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average remote request duration
GenVMs
vm.c5sd.xlarge 322.8ms
vm.t5sd.4xlarge 323.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Genesis VMs and LayerStack on the Remote Timings 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 VMs Review LayerStack Review
Hourly Billing  No No
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  Yes No
Control Panel  WHMCS Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
Compare more Genesis VMs and LayerStack Features

Screenshots


Having trouble finding the VPS that fits your needs?

Use the VPS Screener to quickly zero in on the specifications, performance and price that you're looking for.




Run VPSBenchmarks on your own servers

With "Private Trials", the same benchmarks that run on all VPS at vpsbenchmarks.com will run on the servers of your choice. The results are private and you will be able to compare them to any other public benchmark on this website.

Run your first Private Trial for just $2.0.



Select 2 VPS providers for comparison

Screeners

VPS Screener

Find the VPS that fits your requirements in seconds


Screener

Best VPS 2020

Provider Finder


Share this page

Latest Tweets by @vpsbenchmarks

News

Investigating the network upload speeds Since the beginning, all network transfer tests at vpsbenchmarks.com had that strange characteristic...
First EC2 C5a EPYC 2nd Gen benchmarks On June 5th 2020, Amazon EC2 made their new C5a instances generally available. Those instances are ...
New VDS line of servers at Contabo This week, Contabo is releasing a new line of VPS servers called VDS "Virtual ...

More...

Be featured on VPSBenchmarks

Cloud Server Providers, would you like your products to be tested at vpsbenchmarks.com?

Check out our pricing page and sign up

Disclaimer

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.

Latest trials

All tests that were recently conducted at VpsBenchmarks:

Start Provider
Aug 07 2020 Ramnode
Aug 06 2020 Kamatera
Aug 04 2020 Aruba Cloud
Aug 03 2020 Togglebox
Aug 02 2020 Vultr
Jul 30 2020 UpCloud
Jul 29 2020 MaxKVM
Jul 27 2020 Genesis VMs
Jul 26 2020 Amazon EC2
Jul 24 2020 LayerStack
Jul 21 2020 Google Compute Engine
Jul 19 2020 Amazon Lightsail