Kamatera vs Vultr

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We have tested 16 VPS plans from Kamatera and Vultr. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


Kamatera

Kamatera

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

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

Vultr

Vultr

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • 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 Sep 19 2021
VC2 1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Jun 05 2021
High Frequency 1GB $6.00 1 1.0 32 1000 Mar 08 2021
General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Feb 04 2021
VC2 2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 55 2000 Dec 09 2020
High Frequency 2GB (Off rankings) $12.00 1 2.0 64 2000 May 12 2020
General 2GB 1 core $15.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Aug 04 2021
Availability 4GB 2 cores $19.00 2 4.0 40 5000 May 04 2021
VC2 4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 3000 Apr 21 2021
High Frequency 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 128 3000 Sep 07 2021
VC2 8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 4000 Jan 24 2021
General 4GB 2 cores $42.00 2 4.0 40 5000 Dec 19 2020
VC2 16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 5000 Oct 21 2021
General 8GB 4 cores $90.00 4 8.0 80 5000 Mar 19 2021
High Frequency 16GB $96.00 4 16.0 384 5000 Jul 20 2021
Availability 16GB 8 cores $99.00 8 16.0 150 5000 Jun 19 2021

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Note: "Off rankings" plans are not included in the Screener and are not considered for Best VPS rankings. They may either be previews where the VPS have been directly provisioned by the provider or they may exceed the maximum number of plans that can be listed per provider.

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 Kamatera and Vultr
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Availability 1GB 1core
$4.00
D E E B E
VC2 1GB $5
$5.00
E E E B D
High Frequency 1GB
$6.00
C E C B E
General 1GB 1 core
$9.00
C D D B C
VC2 2GB $10
$10.00
E E D B A
High Frequency 2GB (Off rankings)
$12.00
C E C B B
General 2GB 1 core
$15.00
B D B B D
Availability 4GB 2 cores
$19.00
B C C B C
VC2 4GB $20
$20.00
E D C C B
High Frequency 4GB
$24.00
B C A B B
VC2 8GB 4 cores
$40.00
C B D B B
General 4GB 2 cores
$42.00
D C D B D
VC2 16GB 6 cores
$80.00
C A D B B
General 8GB 4 cores
$90.00
E B E B C
High Frequency 16GB
$96.00
A A C A B
Availability 16GB 8 cores
$99.00
B A C A B
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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  19 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 4
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Kamatera and Vultr instances in the past 18 months.

All Kamatera CPUs All Vultr CPUs
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6258R CPU @ 2.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8270 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
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 60 62

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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 13 14
Average provisioning time 151s 58s

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.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

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

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