RackNerd vs Togglebox

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from RackNerd and Togglebox. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


RackNerd

RackNerd

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

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

Best VPS Awards

1st Best Value January 2023

Togglebox

Togglebox

Togglebox was founded as a VPS provider in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB Ryzen VPS $8.59 1 1.0 20 2000 Jan 19 2023
1GB 1core $9.00 1 1.0 20 10000 Mar 12 2023
2GB 1 core $13.70 1 2.0 40 10000 Jul 27 2023
4GB 2cores $22.75 2 4.0 40 10000 Oct 28 2023
8GB 4cores $41.95 4 8.0 80 10000 Apr 27 2023
12GB 6cores $62.65 6 12.0 120 10000 Dec 12 2022
16GB 8 cores $83.35 8 16.0 160 10000 Jun 12 2023
20GB 10cores $104.05 10 20.0 200 10000 Sep 13 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
1GB Ryzen VPS
$8.59
C E C B E
1GB 1core
$9.00
C F B C C
2GB 1 core
$13.70
C F B C C
4GB 2cores
$22.75
D D C C C
8GB 4cores
$41.95
B C B C C
12GB 6cores
$62.65
B C A B C
16GB 8 cores
$83.35
A B B B C
20GB 10cores
$104.05
C B C B C
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Features and Datacenters

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

RackNerd Togglebox
Backups  Yes No
Block storage  Yes No
Object storage  No No
Load balancer  Yes No
DDoS protection  No No
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  No No
Total Number of Datacenters  2 21
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in RackNerd and Togglebox instances in the past 18 months.

RackNerd Togglebox
All RackNerd CPUs by plan All Togglebox CPUs by plan
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6338 CPU @ 2.00GHz

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.

RackNerd Togglebox
Consistency Score - 62

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

RackNerd Togglebox
Number of instance creations in sample 1 11
Average provisioning time 180s 1497s

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 RackNerd and Togglebox. 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 RackNerd and Togglebox. 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 RackNerd and Togglebox. 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 RackNerd and Togglebox. 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 RackNerd and Togglebox.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the RackNerd and Togglebox 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 RackNerd and Togglebox 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.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.


Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

Review and compare endurance test results for RackNerd and Togglebox on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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