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Ramnode vs Hetzner


Plans

Ramnode Ramnode Ramnode Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner
Plan Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB CX31 CX21 CCX11
Cost per Month ($) 10.0 12.0 7.0 11.1 6.0 23.0
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 2.0 8.0 4.0 8.0
Disk Space (GB) 75 25 60 80 40 80
CPU cores 4 2 2 2 2 2
Data Transfer (GB) 3000 3000 2000 20000 20000 20000
Virtualization OpenVZ KVM OpenVZ KVM KVM KVM
Latest trial Apr 11 2018 Jul 29 2018 Oct 04 2018 Oct 18 2018 Aug 09 2018 Dec 14 2018

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 (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Ramnode Ramnode Ramnode Hetzner Hetzner Hetzner
Plan Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB CX31 CX21 CCX11
Web Performance A B F B C -
Raw CPU Power A B E B B -
Performance Stability C D C C A -
Disk IO Performance C B C E C -
Network Performance C C D C C -

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 VPSs from Ramnode and Hetzner. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.


Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 48.5ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 59.3ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 168.0ms
Hetzner CCX11 55.5ms
Hetzner CX31 75.5ms
Hetzner CX21 91.8ms


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 Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Ramnode and Hetzner. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 1586.1
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 782.5
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 458.6
Hetzner CX31 740.2
Hetzner CX21 714.4


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 Ramnode and Hetzner.


Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 356.2ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 328.8ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 331.0ms
Hetzner CX31 515.2ms
Hetzner CX21 506.0ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Ramnode and Hetzner on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Ramnode and Hetzner 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 761.6Mbps
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 401.4Mbps
Hetzner CX31 907.8Mbps
Hetzner CX21 1111.7Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Ramnode and Hetzner on the Network Transfers Comparison page.


Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests 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 are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 6817.6
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 4954.8
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 1830.9
Hetzner CX31 5863.4
Hetzner CX21 4878.7

Review and compare endurance test results for Ramnode and Hetzner on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

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

Ramnode Review Hetzner Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  5 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1





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