Amazon Lightsail vs Vpsdime

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.

Amazon 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

This provider is related to Amazon EC2.

EC2 is the full featured cloud offering from Amazon.


Vpsdime was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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 19 2020
6GB $7 $7.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jan 20 2020
2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 60 3000 Apr 04 2020
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz $12.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jul 29 2019
12GB $14 $14.00 4 12.0 60 4000 Nov 30 2019
Premium 4GB $20.00 1 4.0 60 2000 May 10 2019
4GB 2cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 May 16 2020
Premium 8GB $40.00 2 8.0 120 4000 Mar 04 2020
8GB 2cores $40.00 2 8.0 160 5000 Feb 13 2020

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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB 1core
6GB $7
2GB 1core
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz
12GB $14
Premium 4GB
4GB 2cores
Premium 8GB
8GB 2cores
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Amazon Lightsail Vpsdime
Number of instance creations in sample 9 7
Provisioning time in seconds 41s 421s

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 cloud servers from Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.

Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average response time
6GB $7 84.0ms
12GB $14 102.0ms
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 107.0ms
Premium 8GB 118.0ms
Premium 4GB 144.0ms
8GB 2cores 53.0ms
4GB 2cores 58.0ms
2GB 1core 58.0ms

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 Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
Premium 4GB 423.3
Premium 8GB 854.3
12GB $14 1387.3
6GB $7 1401.7
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1725.6
2GB 1core 327.3
1GB 1core 333.5
4GB 2cores 689.3
8GB 2cores 709.1

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
Premium 4GB 71.3
Premium 8GB 81.7
6GB $7 665.9
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 923.5
12GB $14 3522.3
1GB 1core 12.5
2GB 1core 13.4
4GB 2cores 16.7
8GB 2cores 29.2

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 Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime 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

Plan Network Download Speed
Premium 4GB 755.3Mbps
Premium 8GB 955.9Mbps
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1068.4Mbps
12GB $14 1108.8Mbps
6GB $7 1270.4Mbps
8GB 2cores 567.4Mbps
2GB 1core 591.7Mbps
1GB 1core 623.4Mbps
4GB 2cores 724.2Mbps

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

Plan Average ops/hour
Premium 4GB 804.2
Premium 8GB 1813.7
12GB $14 4151.5
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 4194.6
6GB $7 5419.5
1GB 1core 313.0
2GB 1core 1214.7
4GB 2cores 2465.0
8GB 2cores 3114.3

Review and compare endurance test results for Amazon Lightsail and Vpsdime on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Plan Average remote request duration
Premium 4GB 319.0ms
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 323.2ms
6GB $7 364.6ms
Premium 8GB 375.6ms
12GB $14 384.2ms
4GB 2cores 343.8ms
8GB 2cores 347.4ms
2GB 1core 350.0ms

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

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Vpsdime Review Amazon Lightsail Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Builtin custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 4
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