Genesis Public Cloud VPS Review

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Genesis Public Cloud in its own words

Genesis Hosting Solutions is a leading provider of hosting solutions that are common for businesses of all sizes. Genesis does not focus on any particular vertical, but we have solutions from basic infrastructure hosting to the most critical infrastructure that requires the utmost security and reliability controls.

Genesis Public Cloud was founded in 1997.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

This provider is related to Genesis VMs

Genesis VMs offers low price VPS billed monthly.


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Genesis Public Cloud VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes

Genesis provides network layer DDoS protection and it also provides network protection with Fortinet's FortiGuard, which thwarts various other attacks, including blacklisted IP blocking. It also helps with anti-hammering.

Backups  No

Available for a fee. Stored in object storage for $0.01/GiB per month.

Control Panel  OpenStack
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  No

Granular metrics are available via the OpenStack CLI, API, or SDK.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

Security groups can be configured through the OpenStack CLI or through the UI.

Shelving  Yes

"Powered-off (shut down) VM resources (CPU and Memory) have no cost": https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html
Flavors with local storage are priced the same regardless of power state.

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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Choose precise CPU and storage types when you order.
  • Good documentation.
  • The fastest, cutting edge CPUs in the market are available at Genesis.
  • No charge other than for storage and IP address for turned off instances.

Weaknesses

  • There is a learning curve for the CLI management interface coupled with the jumphost.
  • Network transfer costs are not included in instance prices.

Genesis Public Cloud Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Genesis Public Cloud also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage   Object storage   Load balancer   Floating IP addresses  
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes  
GPU instances   Private network  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Genesis Public Cloud VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
71s 23s 170s 7

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Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Description Restriction
Block $0.080 gp1: General Purpose (3k IOPS max / 0.5GiB/sec max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
1GiB min / 4TiB max
Block $0.100 gp2: General Purpose (3 IOPS/GiB, 50k IOPS and 10 Million IO burst, 300 IOPS min / 3k IOPS max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
10GiB min size / 4TiB max
Block $0.180 gp3: General Purpose (6 IOPS/GiB, 100k IOPS and 20 Million IO burst, 600 IOPS min / 6k IOPS max)
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#volumetypes
10GiB min / 4TiB max
Object $0.010 S3 and Swift compatible. Triple replication. No additional cost for bandwidth and traffic.
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#objectstorage
Backups $0.010 Genesis Public Cloud has backups for $0.01/GiB/month and compresses, then stores, the backups onto object storage.
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#backups

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Genesis Public Cloud for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Free allowance: 0 GB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
https://genesishosting.com/genesis_public_cloud_vm_pricing_table.html#network
$0.005/GB

Genesis Public Cloud Instance Types and Plans

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All Genesis Public Cloud instance types

Plan Num cores RAM Price
Family:
Web Server Optimized
Instance Type:
w6asx

Affordable line of servers featuring EPYC 7502P with 2GB RAM and 100GB local SSD storage for each vCPU.

w6asx.large 1 2.0GB $12.00
w6asx.xlarge 2 4.0GB $24.00
w6asx.2xlarge 4 8.0GB $49.00
w6asx.3xlarge 6 12.0GB $74.00
Family:
Compute optimized
Instance Type:
c6s

C6s instances all feature Xeon E-2288G CPUs with 4GB storage for each core.

c6s.large 1 4.0GB $16.60
c6s.xlarge 2 8.0GB $33.20
c6s.3xlarge 6 24.0GB $99.60
Family:
Compute optimized
Instance Type:
c5

C5 server all feature dedicated Xeon 6154 CPU cores with 4GB RAM for each CPU core

c5s.2xlarge (Off rankings) 4 16.0GB $50.00
Family:
Web Server Optimized
Instance Type:
w6as

EPYC 7702P CPUs with 2GB RAM for each core.

w6as.large (Off rankings) 1 2.0GB $24.60
w6as.xlarge (Off rankings) 2 4.0GB $41.00

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