LunaNode vs SpryServers

LunaNode
SpryServers

This page was updated with new data on August 14 2019.

We have tested 4 VPS plans from LunaNode and SpryServers. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
LunaNode s.1 $7.00 2 1.0 20 2000 Aug 02 2019
LunaNode s.2 $14.00 4 2.0 35 2500 Mar 04 2019
LunaNode c.1 $20.00 1 5.0 100 3000 May 13 2019
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega $40.00 4 4.0 80 1000 Nov 02 2018

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
LunaNode s.1
$7.00
C C D D D
LunaNode s.2
$14.00
C A E B C
LunaNode c.1
$20.00
E E C F D
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega
$40.00
E A C B C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

LunaNode SpryServers
Number of instance creations in sample 4 1
Provisioning time in seconds 55s 300s

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 LunaNode and SpryServers. 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
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 79.0ms
LunaNode s.1 74.0ms
LunaNode s.2 66.0ms
LunaNode c.1 101.0ms

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 Performances

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of LunaNode and SpryServers. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 1447.0
LunaNode s.1 788.2
LunaNode s.2 1602.1
LunaNode c.1 330.4

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 LunaNode and SpryServers.


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

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 315.4ms
LunaNode s.1 376.6ms
LunaNode s.2 373.2ms
LunaNode c.1 388.4ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the LunaNode and SpryServers 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
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 844.0Mbps
LunaNode s.1 324.4Mbps
LunaNode s.2 532.9Mbps
LunaNode c.1 405.6Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for LunaNode and SpryServers 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
SpryServers SSD KVM Mega 5526.6
LunaNode s.1 2886.8
LunaNode s.2 5933.1
LunaNode c.1 1327.8

Review and compare endurance test results for LunaNode and SpryServers 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.

SpryServers Review LunaNode Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  Yes Yes
Control Panel  WHMCS + SolusVM Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  2 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2


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