HostPapa vs Scaleway

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


HostPapa was founded in 2006.
It is headquartered in Canada.
It offers Web, Shared, Wordpress and VPS hosting products.


Scaleway was founded in 2015.
It is headquartered in France.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • France
  • Netherlands

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2nd Best Value June 2020

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
DEV1-S €4.99 2 2.0 20 0 Jun 03 2020
DEV1-M €9.99 3 4.0 40 10000 Aug 09 2020
DEV1-L €19.99 4 8.0 80 0 Apr 06 2020
GP1-XS €41.99 4 16.0 150 Feb 17 2020
VPS Plus $49.99 4 1.5 50 1000 Jun 27 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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for HostPapa and Scaleway from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

HostPapa Scaleway
Number of instance creations in sample 1 9
Average provisioning time 3600s 34s

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 HostPapa and Scaleway. 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
GP1-XS 67.8 ms
DEV1-S 92.0 ms
DEV1-L 105 ms
DEV1-M 127 ms

Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from HostPapa and Scaleway. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without error.

Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better

Plan Max HTTP requests rate
DEV1-M 20 reqs/sec
DEV1-S 20 reqs/sec
DEV1-L 35 reqs/sec
GP1-XS 50 reqs/sec

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 HostPapa and Scaleway. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
DEV1-S 977
DEV1-M 1249
DEV1-L 1727
GP1-XS 2134
VPS Plus 1143

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
DEV1-M 57.7
DEV1-S 114
DEV1-L 195
GP1-XS 286
VPS Plus 2.67

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 HostPapa and Scaleway.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the HostPapa and Scaleway 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
DEV1-M 1005 Mbps
DEV1-L 1109 Mbps
DEV1-S 1344 Mbps
GP1-XS 1496 Mbps
VPS Plus 456 Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for HostPapa and Scaleway 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
DEV1-S 2405
DEV1-L 2633
GP1-XS 3339
DEV1-M 3434
VPS Plus 3693

Review and compare endurance test results for HostPapa and Scaleway 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.

Scaleway Review HostPapa Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes
Backups  Yes Yes
Control Panel  Builtin WHMCS + SolusVM
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  2 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 1
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