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SpryServers vs Kamatera



Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Kamatera 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 May 21 2019
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores $19.00 2 1.0 20 5000 Jan 11 2019
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega $40.00 4 4.0 80 1000 Nov 02 2018
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores $50.00 4 2.0 20 5000 Mar 11 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 (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?

Plan Name Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega E A D B C
Kamatera 1GB 1 core B E C C B
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores C B D C C
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores D A D C C
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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 SpryServers and Kamatera. 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
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 79.0ms
Kamatera 1GB 1 core 63.0ms
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores 64.0ms
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores 80.0ms

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 SpryServers and Kamatera. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 1447.0
Kamatera 1GB 1 core 391.7
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores 817.5
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores 1318.2

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 SpryServers and Kamatera.

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.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 315.4ms
Kamatera 1GB 1 core 494.8ms
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores 347.6ms
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores 341.8ms

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

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the SpryServers and Kamatera 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
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 844.0Mbps
Kamatera 1GB 1 core 2146.9Mbps
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores 1006.4Mbps
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores 1051.5Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for SpryServers and Kamatera 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.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 5526.6
Kamatera 1GB 1 core 1630.8
Kamatera 1GB 2 cores 4549.5
Kamatera 2GB 4 cores 5307.4

Review and compare endurance test results for SpryServers and Kamatera 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.

SpryServers Review Kamatera Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  Yes No
Control Panel  WHMCS + SolusVM Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No No
Total Number of Datacenters  2 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 4

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