netcup vs RackNerd

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We have tested 3 VPS plans from netcup and RackNerd. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



netcup was founded in 2008.
It is headquartered in Germany.
It offers VPS, webhosting and domains hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Germany



It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, shared hosting, dedicated servers and colocation hosting products.

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

Best VPS Awards

1st Best Value January 2023

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VPS 200 G10s 2.99€ 2 2.0 40 80 May 09 2022
VPS 500 G10s 5.55€ 4 4.0 80 80 Oct 16 2022
1GB Ryzen VPS $8.59 1 1.0 20 2000 Jan 19 2023

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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
VPS 200 G10s
VPS 500 G10s
1GB Ryzen VPS
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Features and Datacenters

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

netcup RackNerd
Backups  Yes No
Block storage  No No
Object storage  No No
Load balancer  No No
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  1 20
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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These are the CPUs we have seen in netcup and RackNerd instances in the past 18 months.

netcup RackNerd
All netcup CPUs by plan All RackNerd CPUs by plan
QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor

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.

netcup RackNerd
Consistency Score - -


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

netcup RackNerd
Number of instance creations in sample 2 1
Average provisioning time 86490s 180s

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 netcup and RackNerd. 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 netcup and RackNerd. 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 netcup and RackNerd. 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 netcup and RackNerd. 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 netcup and RackNerd.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the netcup and RackNerd 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 netcup and RackNerd 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 netcup and RackNerd on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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