Kamatera vs Vultr

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We have tested 20 VPS plans from Kamatera and Vultr. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



Kamatera was founded as a VPS provider in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Vultr was founded as a VPS provider in 2014.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Availability 1GB 1core $4.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Nov 05 2023
Regular 1GB 1 core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Mar 11 2023
Availability 2GB 1 core $6.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Sep 20 2023
High Frequency 1GB $6.00 1 1.0 32 1000 Jun 16 2023
General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Feb 07 2024
Regular 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 55 2000 Sep 16 2023
High Performance 2GB $12.00 1 2.0 50 3000 Feb 06 2024
General 2GB 1 core $15.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Jun 20 2023
Availability 4GB 2 cores $19.00 2 4.0 40 5000 Mar 27 2024
Regular 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 3000 Dec 11 2022
High Performance 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 100 5000 Nov 02 2023
High Frequency 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 128 3000 May 06 2024
CPU Optimized 1-2-25 $28.00 1 2.0 25 4000 Jan 27 2023
CPU Optimized 2-4-50 $40.00 2 4.0 50 5000 Dec 17 2023
General 4GB 2 cores $42.00 2 4.0 40 5000 Aug 05 2023
High Performance 8GB $48.00 4 8.0 180 6000 Jul 31 2023
General 8GB 4 cores $90.00 4 8.0 80 5000 Dec 20 2023
High Performance 16GB $96.00 8 16.0 350 8000 Mar 21 2024
High Frequency 16GB $96.00 4 16.0 384 5000 Apr 29 2023
Availability 16GB 8 cores $99.00 8 16.0 150 5000 May 13 2024

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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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Features and Datacenters

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

Vultr Kamatera
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes No
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  31 18
Number of Datacenter Continents  5 4
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These are the CPUs we have seen in Kamatera and Vultr instances in the past 18 months.

Kamatera Vultr
All Kamatera CPUs by plan All Vultr CPUs by plan
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8358P CPU @ 2.60GHz AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
AMD EPYC-Rome Processor
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel Xeon 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.

Kamatera Vultr
Consistency Score 51 58


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Kamatera Vultr
Number of instance creations in sample 12 12
Average provisioning time 292s 132s

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 Kamatera and Vultr. 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 Kamatera and Vultr. 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 Kamatera and Vultr. 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 Kamatera and Vultr. 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 Kamatera and Vultr.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Kamatera and Vultr 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 Kamatera and Vultr 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.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.

Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

Review and compare endurance test results for Kamatera and Vultr on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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