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Ramnode vs Scaleway


Ramnode Ramnode Scaleway Scaleway
Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB C2S START 1M
Cost per Month ($) 10.0 12.0 13.5 9.6
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 8.0 4.0
Disk Space (GB) 75 25 50 100
CPU cores 4 2 4 4
Data Transfer (GB) 3000 3000 10000 10000
Virtualization OpenVZ KVM None Unknown
Latest trial Apr 11 2018 Jul 29 2018 Aug 13 2018 May 28 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 (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and can be made of one or more of the metrics generated during the tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Ramnode Ramnode Scaleway Scaleway
Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB C2S START 1M
Web Performance A B D D
Raw CPU Power A B E A
Performance Stability C D B B
Disk IO Performance C B D D
Network Performance C C D D

More details...

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 VPSs from Ramnode and Scaleway. 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
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 48.5ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 59.3ms
Scaleway START 1M 127.2ms
Scaleway C2S 137.7ms

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.

Remote Timings

During the whole duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the average connection + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations.

Note: Remote timings may not be available for all plans.

Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 356.2ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 328.8ms
Scaleway START 1M 469.4ms
Scaleway C2S 470.0ms

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

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Ramnode and Scaleway 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
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 761.6Mbps
Scaleway START 1M 835.3Mbps
Scaleway C2S 698.7Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Ramnode and Scaleway on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sysbench CPU Performances

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

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 1586.1
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 782.5
Scaleway START 1M 1874.8
Scaleway C2S 850.9

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 Ramnode and Scaleway.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans very hard for 24 hours straight.

This kind of tests 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 are.

Note: Endurance metrics may not be available for all plans.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 6817.6
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 4954.8
Scaleway START 1M 4088.2
Scaleway C2S 371.9

Review and compare endurance test results for Ramnode and Scaleway on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at vpsbenchmarks.com will be marked as missing.

Ramnode Review Scaleway Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No Yes
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  5 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 1

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