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AtlanticNet vs Amazon Lightsail


Plans

Atlantic Atlantic Lightsail Lightsail Lightsail
Plan Name G2 2GB G2 1GB 4GB 2cores 1GB 1core 2GB 1core
Monthly Price $20.00 $10.00 $20.00 $5.00 $10.00
CPU cores 2 1 2 1 1
Memory (GB) 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 2.0
Disk Space (GB) 80 40 80 40 60
Data Transfer (GB) 4000 3000 4000 2000 3000
Virtualization KVM KVM Xen Xen Xen
Latest trial Feb 16 2019 Nov 22 2018 Nov 05 2018 Sep 06 2018 Jan 20 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?

Atlantic Atlantic Lightsail Lightsail Lightsail
Plan Name G2 2GB G2 1GB 4GB 2cores 1GB 1core 2GB 1core
Web Performance C D B C C
Raw CPU Power D F D F E
Performance Stability B B D E C
Disk IO Performance D E D E D
Network Performance C D C C D

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 AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail. 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
Atlantic G2 2GB 86.3ms
Atlantic G2 1GB 116.2ms
Lightsail 4GB 2cores 54.0ms
Lightsail 1GB 1core 58.3ms
Lightsail 2GB 1core 61.5ms


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 AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Atlantic G2 2GB 574.3
Atlantic G2 1GB 279.0
Lightsail 4GB 2cores 665.4
Lightsail 1GB 1core 327.4
Lightsail 2GB 1core 324.5


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 AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail.


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.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Atlantic G2 2GB 350.2ms
Atlantic G2 1GB 346.8ms
Lightsail 4GB 2cores 341.0ms
Lightsail 1GB 1core 353.0ms
Lightsail 2GB 1core 339.2ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail 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
Atlantic G2 2GB 568.8Mbps
Atlantic G2 1GB 474.4Mbps
Lightsail 4GB 2cores 416.2Mbps
Lightsail 1GB 1core 463.7Mbps
Lightsail 2GB 1core 346.8Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail 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.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Atlantic G2 2GB 1987.0
Atlantic G2 1GB 1163.7
Lightsail 4GB 2cores 2208.1
Lightsail 1GB 1core 403.5
Lightsail 2GB 1core 1254.3

Review and compare endurance test results for AtlanticNet and Amazon Lightsail 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.

AtlanticNet Review Amazon Lightsail Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  6 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1





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