Genesis Public Cloud vs Amazon Lightsail

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


Genesis Public Cloud

Genesis PC

Genesis Public Cloud was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

Amazon Lightsail

Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail was founded in 2016.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Best VPS Awards

2nd Best VPS May 2019

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB 1core $5.00 1 1.0 40 2000 Jul 12 2021
2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 60 3000 Dec 23 2020
w6asx.large $12.00 1 2.0 100 0 Apr 12 2021
4GB 2cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Mar 21 2021
w6asx.xlarge $24.00 2 4.0 200 0 Nov 25 2020
8GB 2cores $40.00 2 8.0 160 5000 Oct 04 2020
w6as.xlarge (Off rankings) $41.00 2 4.0 50 0 Jun 24 2020
w6asx.2xlarge $49.00 4 8.0 400 0 Feb 25 2021
c6s.3xlarge $99.60 6 24.0 120 0 Aug 30 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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB 1core
$5.00
D F D F E
2GB 1core
$10.00
D F C E D
w6asx.large
$12.00
B D B B E
4GB 2cores
$20.00
C E C F C
w6asx.xlarge
$24.00
B B A B A
8GB 2cores
$40.00
B E C E C
w6as.xlarge (Off rankings)
$41.00
B B B A C
w6asx.2xlarge
$49.00
A A B B D
c6s.3xlarge
$99.60
A A A B C
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Features and Datacenters

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

Amazon Lightsail Genesis Public Cloud
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  No Yes
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  No Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 1
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail instances in the past 18 months.

All Genesis Public Cloud CPUs All Amazon Lightsail CPUs
AMD EPYC 7502P 32-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7702P 64-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2288G CPU @ 3.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2676 v3 @ 2.40GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2686 v4 @ 2.30GHz

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.

Genesis Public Cloud Amazon Lightsail
Consistency Score 76 65

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Genesis Public Cloud Amazon Lightsail
Number of instance creations in sample 6 6
Average provisioning time 63s 56s

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 Genesis Public Cloud 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


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail. 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 Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Genesis Public Cloud 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail 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 Genesis Public Cloud and Amazon Lightsail on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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