LunaNode vs Vpsdime

LunaNode
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We have tested 10 VPS plans from LunaNode and Vpsdime. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


LunaNode

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • France

Vpsdime

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
s.1 $7.00 2 1.0 20 2000 Feb 09 2020
6GB $7 $7.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jan 20 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
s.2 $14.00 4 2.0 35 2500 Dec 16 2019
m.4 $14.00 2 4.0 35 2500 Mar 31 2020
Premium 4GB $20.00 1 4.0 60 2000 May 10 2019
c.1 $20.00 1 5.0 100 3000 Oct 15 2019
m.8 $28.00 4 8.0 70 3000 May 05 2020
Premium 8GB $40.00 2 8.0 120 4000 Mar 04 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
s.1
$7.00
D C D B C
6GB $7
$7.00
C A C A B
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz
$12.00
E B D B B
12GB $14
$14.00
E B D A C
s.2
$14.00
C A D B C
m.4
$14.00
D C D B D
Premium 4GB
$20.00
F E D D C
c.1
$20.00
F E D D D
m.8
$28.00
C B D C C
Premium 8GB
$40.00
C C E C C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

LunaNode Vpsdime
Number of instance creations in sample 9 8
Provisioning time in seconds 43s 443s

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 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
Vpsdime
6GB $7 84.0ms
12GB $14 102.0ms
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 107.0ms
Premium 8GB 118.0ms
Premium 4GB 144.0ms
LunaNode
m.8 71.0ms
s.1 74.0ms
s.2 74.0ms
m.4 80.0ms
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 Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan Operations per second
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 423.3
Premium 8GB 854.3
12GB $14 1387.3
6GB $7 1401.7
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1725.6
LunaNode
c.1 329.3
m.4 758.7
s.1 785.9
m.8 1563.0
s.2 1588.9

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Plan MiB per second
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 71.3
Premium 8GB 81.7
6GB $7 665.9
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 923.5
12GB $14 3522.3
LunaNode
c.1 99.4
s.1 158.6
m.4 164.9
s.2 165.7
m.8 333.2

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 LunaNode and Vpsdime.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the LunaNode 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
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 755.3Mbps
Premium 8GB 955.9Mbps
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1068.4Mbps
12GB $14 1108.8Mbps
6GB $7 1270.4Mbps
LunaNode
c.1 387.5Mbps
m.4 525.8Mbps
s.2 592.3Mbps
s.1 600.3Mbps
m.8 753.0Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for LunaNode 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
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 804.2
Premium 8GB 1813.7
12GB $14 4151.5
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 4194.6
6GB $7 5419.5
LunaNode
c.1 1239.0
m.4 2681.9
s.1 2776.1
m.8 5477.4
s.2 5881.9

Review and compare endurance test results for LunaNode 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
Vpsdime
Premium 4GB 319.0ms
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 323.2ms
6GB $7 364.6ms
Premium 8GB 375.6ms
12GB $14 384.2ms
LunaNode
m.8 364.0ms
s.2 366.4ms
m.4 373.8ms
c.1 378.6ms
s.1 431.0ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for LunaNode 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 LunaNode Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 2
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