IO Zoom vs Ramnode

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


IO Zoom

IO Zoom was founded in 2015.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Wordpress hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • USA

Best VPS Awards

3rd Best VPS February 2019

Ramnode

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB $5.00 2 1.0 25 2000 Aug 14 2019
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB $7.00 2 2.0 60 2000 May 27 2019
IO Zoom KVM 2GB $8.00 1 2.0 20 2000 Dec 18 2018
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB $12.00 2 2.0 25 3000 Mar 25 2019
IO Zoom KVM 8GB $30.00 4 8.0 80 6000 Feb 06 2019

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
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB
$5.00
F D D D D
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB
$7.00
F D E C D
IO Zoom KVM 2GB
$8.00
E F D D D
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB
$12.00
C B E C B
IO Zoom KVM 8GB
$30.00
E B C B D
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

IO Zoom Ramnode
Number of instance creations in sample 2 3
Provisioning time in seconds 4100s 35s

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 IO Zoom 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

Provider Plan Average response time
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB 136.0ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 121.0ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 62.0ms
IOZoom KVM 2GB 92.0ms
IOZoom KVM 8GB 84.0ms

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 IO Zoom and Ramnode. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB 856.8
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 527.9
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 960.5
IOZoom KVM 2GB 291.5
IOZoom KVM 8GB 1135.8

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 IO Zoom and Ramnode.


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

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB 324.0ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 331.4ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 327.2ms
IOZoom KVM 2GB 376.4ms
IOZoom KVM 8GB 337.6ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the IO Zoom 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB 378.2Mbps
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 295.7Mbps
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 853.9Mbps
IOZoom KVM 2GB 276.0Mbps
IOZoom KVM 8GB 224.6Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for IO Zoom 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Ramnode KVM SSD Standard 1GB 1219.4
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 2797.0
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 4414.0
IOZoom KVM 2GB 898.2
IOZoom KVM 8GB 4125.4

Review and compare endurance test results for IO Zoom and Ramnode 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.

Ramnode Review IO Zoom Review
Hourly Billing  Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  fleio Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  5 5
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1


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