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Ramnode vs UpCloud


Plans

Ramnode Ramnode Ramnode UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud
Plan Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 1GB 1core 2GB 1core 4GB 2 cores 8GB 4 cores 16GB 6 cores
Monthly Price $10.00 $7.00 $12.00 $5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $40.00 $80.00
CPU cores 4 2 2 1 1 2 4 6
Memory (GB) 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 8.0 16.0
Disk Space (GB) 75 60 25 25 50 80 160 320
Data Transfer (GB) 3000 2000 3000 1000 2000 4000 5000 6000
Virtualization OpenVZ OpenVZ KVM KVM KVM KVM KVM KVM
Latest trial Jan 09 2019 Oct 04 2018 Jul 29 2018 Sep 02 2018 Jan 23 2019 Dec 07 2018 Oct 31 2018 Mar 09 2019

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 Ramnode UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud UpCloud
Plan Name OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 1GB 1core 2GB 1core 4GB 2 cores 8GB 4 cores 16GB 6 cores
Web Performance B E C A B A A A
Raw CPU Power C E C E E C C A
Performance Stability C C D B B A A A
Disk IO Performance B C D C C B B B
Network Performance D D C D D C D C

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 VPSs from Ramnode and UpCloud. 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 44.0ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 59.3ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 168.0ms
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 51.3ms
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 53.5ms
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 54.0ms
UpCloud 1GB 1core 55.3ms
UpCloud 2GB 1core 63.0ms


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 Performances

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


Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 1683.0
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 716.5
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 406.1
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 790.3
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 1648.2
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 2942.1
UpCloud 1GB 1core 415.7
UpCloud 2GB 1core 409.2


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 Ramnode and UpCloud.


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 326.4ms
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 328.8ms
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 331.0ms
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 506.2ms
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 492.2ms
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 504.4ms
UpCloud 1GB 1core 465.2ms
UpCloud 2GB 1core 504.2ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Ramnode and UpCloud 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 OpenVZ SSD Premium 1GB 453.5Mbps
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 761.6Mbps
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 401.4Mbps
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 453.6Mbps
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 452.5Mbps
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 449.7Mbps
UpCloud 1GB 1core 453.2Mbps
UpCloud 2GB 1core 440.8Mbps

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


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 7719.2
Ramnode KVM NVMe Premium 2GB 4954.8
Ramnode OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB 1830.9
UpCloud 4GB 2 cores 3524.1
UpCloud 8GB 4 cores 6785.5
UpCloud 16GB 6 cores 26885.7
UpCloud 1GB 1core 1744.1
UpCloud 2GB 1core 1859.0

Review and compare endurance test results for Ramnode and UpCloud 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 UpCloud Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  WHMCS + SolusVM Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  5 8
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 3





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