ORACLE Cloud vs Vultr

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We have tested 10 VPS plans from ORACLE Cloud and Vultr. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



ORACLE Cloud is headquartered in California and the USA.
It offers VPS, Dedicated, Storage and Databases hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



Vultr was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VC2 1GB 1 core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Jun 05 2021
High Frequency 1GB $6.00 1 1.0 32 1000 Mar 08 2021
VC2 2GB 1 core $10.00 1 2.0 55 2000 Dec 09 2020
VC2 4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 3000 Apr 21 2021
E4 2 cores 4GB $22.32 2 4.0 45 Sep 21 2021
High Frequency 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 128 3000 Sep 07 2021
VC2 8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 4000 Jan 24 2021
VM.Standard2.1 (X7) $47.00 2 15.0 45 May 31 2021
VC2 16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 5000 Oct 21 2021
High Frequency 16GB $96.00 4 16.0 384 5000 Jul 20 2021

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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
VC2 1GB 1 core
High Frequency 1GB
VC2 2GB 1 core
VC2 4GB 2 cores
E4 2 cores 4GB
High Frequency 4GB
VC2 8GB 4 cores
VM.Standard2.1 (X7)
VC2 16GB 6 cores
High Frequency 16GB
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Features and Datacenters

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

Vultr ORACLE Cloud
Backups  Yes No
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes Yes
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  20 20
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 4
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These are the CPUs we have seen in ORACLE Cloud and Vultr instances in the past 18 months.

All ORACLE Cloud CPUs All Vultr CPUs
AMD EPYC 7J13 64-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8167M CPU @ 2.00GHz
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS)
Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)

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.

ORACLE Cloud Vultr
Consistency Score - 62


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for ORACLE Cloud and Vultr from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

ORACLE Cloud Vultr
Number of instance creations in sample 2 12
Average provisioning time 42s 59s

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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr. 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr. 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr. 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr. 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the ORACLE Cloud and Vultr 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr 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 ORACLE Cloud and Vultr on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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