Amazon EC2 Review

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on May 22 2016.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Not included by default but AWS offers lots of tools to mitigate DDOS attacks for a fee.

Backups  No

Available but charged at the EBS pricing rate.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  10
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Here again, the charts are the most detailed and varied of all providers.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  Yes

Possible but only on optional Elastic IP addresses. Those addresses are free while attached to an instance.

Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No

In VpsBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Most full featured UI of all providers.
  • Many steps to go through to create a VPS.
  • Alarms can be setup for free.
Quality of Service 
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Amazon EC2 Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Amazon EC2 also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage   Load Balancer   Floating Ips  
Teams   Datastores   Serverless   Ddos Protection  

Admin UI Screenshots

Amazon EC2 Plans


Plan Specifications

Url Amazon EC2 m1-small
Cost Per Month $44.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 1.7
Disk Gb 10
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 1
Virtualization Xen

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Amazon EC2 - m1-small. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows the web response times for each one of those tests.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Jun 15 2014 142ms 348ms 14ms
Jun 09 2014 143ms 345ms 14ms
Jun 02 2014 128ms 312ms 14ms
May 26 2014 122ms 291ms 15ms

Plan Specifications

Url Amazon EC2 t2-small
Cost Per Month $28.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 8
Data Transfer Gb 250
Num Cores 1
Virtualization Xen

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing 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?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A F C C B

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Amazon EC2 - t2-small. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows the web response times for each one of those tests.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Mar 24 2018 53ms 100ms 3ms
May 27 2017 45ms 90ms 5ms
Oct 16 2016 72ms 175ms 6ms
Oct 06 2014 38ms 77ms 4ms
Sep 29 2014 36ms 72ms 4ms

Plan Specifications

Url Amazon EC2 t2-micro
Cost Per Month $11.64
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 10
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 1
Virtualization Xen

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing 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?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D F F F -

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Amazon EC2 - t2-micro. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 7 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows the web response times for each one of those tests.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Aug 20 2017 94ms 132ms 24ms
Dec 17 2016 161ms 720ms 15ms
May 21 2016 40ms 81ms 9ms
Dec 07 2015 31ms 62ms 7ms
Jul 19 2015 35ms 81ms 7ms
Mar 09 2015 38ms 76ms 6ms
Mar 02 2015 36ms 72ms 5ms

Plan Specifications

Url Amazon EC2 t2-medium
Cost Per Month $37.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 4.0
Disk Gb 8
Data Transfer Gb 250
Num Cores 2
Virtualization KVM

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing 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?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A C D B B

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Amazon EC2 - t2-medium. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test
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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows the web response times for each one of those tests.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Jan 14 2018 52ms 85ms 3ms
Apr 08 2017 46ms 69ms 3ms

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