IONOS vs Ramnode

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We have tested 10 VPS plans from IONOS and Ramnode. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



IONOS was founded in 1988.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It employs 4000 people.
It offers Web, Wordpress, Dedicated and VPS and Cloiud Server products hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Ramnode was founded in 2012.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VPS Linux M $9.00 2 4.0 160 Unlimited May 19 2023
Cubes S $11.00 1 2.0 50 0 Nov 16 2022
KVM Standard 2GB $12.00 2 2.0 65 3000 Feb 26 2023
Cloud Server L $20.00 2 4.0 80 Unlimited May 13 2022
KVM Premium 4GB $26.00 2 4.0 100 4000 May 28 2022
Cloud Server RAM L $30.00 2 8.0 80 Unlimited Jan 05 2023
Cloud Server XL $35.00 4 8.0 120 Unlimited Feb 13 2022
Cubes L $44.00 4 8.0 160 Jul 02 2022
Cloud Server XXL $85.00 8 16.0 160 Unlimited Oct 01 2022
Cubes XL $88.00 6 16.0 320 Unlimited Apr 05 2023

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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 IONOS and Ramnode
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
VPS Linux M
Cubes S
KVM Standard 2GB
Cloud Server L
KVM Premium 4GB
Cloud Server RAM L
Cloud Server XL
Cubes L
Cloud Server XXL
Cubes XL
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

IONOS Ramnode
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  No Yes
Load balancer  No Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Mixed Mixed
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  5 7
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 2
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These are the CPUs we have seen in IONOS and Ramnode instances in the past 18 months.

IONOS Ramnode
All IONOS CPUs by plan All Ramnode CPUs by plan
AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6230R CPU @ 2.10GHz
AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

IONOS Ramnode
Consistency Score 45 65


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

IONOS Ramnode
Number of instance creations in sample 8 2
Average provisioning time 69s 45s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine the grades above.

Web Response Times

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

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 IONOS and Ramnode. 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 IONOS and Ramnode. 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 IONOS and Ramnode.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the IONOS and Ramnode 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 IONOS and Ramnode 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 IONOS and Ramnode on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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