Vpsdime vs Vultr

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We have tested 12 VPS plans from Vpsdime and Vultr. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Vpsdime

Vpsdime was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • USA

Vultr

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
VC2 1GB $5 $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Dec 29 2018
6GB $7 $7.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Sep 27 2019
VC2 2GB $10 $10.00 1 2.0 55 2000 Oct 28 2018
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz $12.00 4 6.0 30 2000 Jul 29 2019
High Frequency 2GB $12.00 1 2.0 64 2000 Jun 21 2019
12GB $14 $14.00 4 12.0 60 4000 Nov 30 2019
Premium 4GB $20.00 1 4.0 60 2000 May 10 2019
VC2 4GB $20 $20.00 2 4.0 80 3000 May 05 2019
High Frequency 4GB $24.00 2 4.0 128 3000 Aug 23 2019
Premium 8GB $40.00 2 8.0 120 4000 Dec 12 2018
VC2 8GB $40 $40.00 4 8.0 160 4000 Mar 02 2019
High Frequency 8GB $48.00 3 8.0 256 4000 Oct 30 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 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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
VC2 1GB $5
$5.00
D E C C B
6GB $7
$7.00
B A C B D
VC2 2GB $10
$10.00
D D D C B
6GB 4cores 3.3GHz
$12.00
E B D B B
High Frequency 2GB
$12.00
B D C B B
12GB $14
$14.00
E B D B C
Premium 4GB
$20.00
F E D D C
VC2 4GB $20
$20.00
C B D B B
High Frequency 4GB
$24.00
A B B A C
Premium 8GB
$40.00
E C C C B
VC2 8GB $40
$40.00
B A C A B
High Frequency 8GB
$48.00
A A A B B
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Vpsdime Vultr
Number of instance creations in sample 7 7
Provisioning time in seconds 488s 54s

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 cloud servers from Vpsdime 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

Provider Plan Average response time
Vpsdime 6GB $7 67.0ms
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 107.0ms
Vpsdime 12GB $14 102.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 144.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 87.0ms
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 76.0ms
Vultr VC2 2GB $10 79.0ms
Vultr High Frequency 2GB 46.0ms
Vultr VC2 4GB $20 65.0ms
Vultr High Frequency 4GB 39.0ms
Vultr VC2 8GB $40 50.0ms
Vultr High Frequency 8GB 52.0ms

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 Vpsdime and Vultr. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Vpsdime 6GB $7 1387.9
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1725.6
Vpsdime 12GB $14 1387.3
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 423.3
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 764.5
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 313.1
Vultr VC2 2GB $10 422.8
Vultr High Frequency 2GB 448.9
Vultr VC2 4GB $20 775.4
Vultr High Frequency 4GB 1029.6
Vultr VC2 8GB $40 2058.7
Vultr High Frequency 8GB 1302.3

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 Vpsdime and Vultr.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Vpsdime 6GB $7 318.8ms
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 323.2ms
Vpsdime 12GB $14 384.2ms
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 319.0ms
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 318.0ms
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 338.8ms
Vultr VC2 2GB $10 337.8ms
Vultr High Frequency 2GB 380.2ms
Vultr VC2 4GB $20 365.0ms
Vultr High Frequency 4GB 338.8ms
Vultr VC2 8GB $40 343.4ms
Vultr High Frequency 8GB 337.8ms

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


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Vpsdime 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Vpsdime 6GB $7 343.3Mbps
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 1068.4Mbps
Vpsdime 12GB $14 1108.8Mbps
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 755.3Mbps
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 1430.8Mbps
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 1255.7Mbps
Vultr VC2 2GB $10 1211.2Mbps
Vultr High Frequency 2GB 1499.2Mbps
Vultr VC2 4GB $20 1361.1Mbps
Vultr High Frequency 4GB 630.3Mbps
Vultr VC2 8GB $40 806.1Mbps
Vultr High Frequency 8GB 740.1Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Vpsdime 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

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Vpsdime 6GB $7 5498.3
Vpsdime 6GB 4cores 3.3GHz 4194.6
Vpsdime 12GB $14 4151.5
Vpsdime Premium 4GB 804.2
Vpsdime Premium 8GB 3519.8
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 1402.5
Vultr VC2 2GB $10 3172.6
Vultr High Frequency 2GB 3386.5
Vultr VC2 4GB $20 7268.1
Vultr High Frequency 4GB 6513.5
Vultr VC2 8GB $40 17086.8
Vultr High Frequency 8GB 7961.0

Review and compare endurance test results for Vpsdime and Vultr on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Vpsdime Review Vultr Review
Hourly Billing  No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Builtin Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 16
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 4


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