Amazon Lightsail vs LunaNode

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We have tested 10 VPS plans from Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode. 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

LunaNode

LunaNode was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Canada.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • France

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
s.1 $7.00 2 1.0 20 2000 Feb 09 2020
2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 60 3000 Apr 04 2020
s.2 $14.00 4 2.0 35 2500 Dec 16 2019
m.4 $14.00 2 4.0 35 2500 Mar 31 2020
4GB 2cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 May 16 2020
c.1 $20.00 1 5.0 100 3000 Oct 15 2019
m.8 $28.00 4 8.0 70 3000 May 05 2020
8GB 2cores $40.00 2 8.0 160 5000 Feb 13 2020
m.16 $56.00 6 16.0 125 4000 Jul 11 2020
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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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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB 1core
$5.00
B F D E D
s.1
$7.00
D C D B C
2GB 1core
$10.00
C F D E D
s.2
$14.00
C A D B C
m.4
$14.00
D C D B D
4GB 2cores
$20.00
B E D E C
c.1
$20.00
F E D D D
m.8
$28.00
C B D C C
8GB 2cores
$40.00
B D A D C
m.16
$56.00
D A D C E
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Amazon Lightsail LunaNode
Number of instance creations in sample 8 8
Average provisioning time 41s 42s

In Depth...

These are some of the test results that make up the grades above.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode. 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
Lightsail
1GB 1core 50.2 ms
2GB 1core 55.4 ms
8GB 2cores 55.9 ms
4GB 2cores 56.9 ms
LunaNode
m.8 67.7 ms
s.1 70.2 ms
m.4 70.4 ms
s.2 72.5 ms
m.16 79.7 ms

Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without error.



Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better

Plan Max HTTP requests rate
Lightsail
2GB 1core 15 reqs/sec
1GB 1core 15 reqs/sec
8GB 2cores 30 reqs/sec
4GB 2cores 30 reqs/sec
LunaNode
s.1 25 reqs/sec
m.4 25 reqs/sec
s.2 40 reqs/sec
m.8 50 reqs/sec
m.16 60 reqs/sec

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
Lightsail
2GB 1core 327
1GB 1core 333
4GB 2cores 689
8GB 2cores 709
LunaNode
c.1 329
m.4 758
s.1 785
m.8 1563
s.2 1588
m.16 1887

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
Lightsail
1GB 1core 12.50
2GB 1core 13.38
4GB 2cores 16.70
8GB 2cores 29.19
LunaNode
c.1 99.4
m.16 123
s.1 158
m.4 164
s.2 165
m.8 333

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 LunaNode.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode 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
Lightsail
8GB 2cores 567 Mbps
2GB 1core 591 Mbps
1GB 1core 623 Mbps
4GB 2cores 724 Mbps
LunaNode
m.16 299 Mbps
c.1 387 Mbps
m.4 525 Mbps
s.2 592 Mbps
s.1 600 Mbps
m.8 753 Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode 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
Lightsail
1GB 1core 312
2GB 1core 1214
4GB 2cores 2464
8GB 2cores 3114
LunaNode
c.1 1239
m.4 2681
s.1 2776
m.8 5477
s.2 5881
m.16 8168

Review and compare endurance test results for Amazon Lightsail and LunaNode on the Sustained CPU Endurance 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.

Amazon Lightsail Review LunaNode Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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