Genesis Public Cloud VPS Plans 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:
  • USA

This provider is related to Genesis VMs

Genesis VMs offers low price VPS billed monthly.

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on January 27 2020.

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.

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

OpenStack UI.

Quality of Service 

Genesis Public Cloud Extra Services

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

Backups   Block storage   Object storage   Load balancer   Floating IP addresses  
Teams Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes  
GPU instances

Admin UI Screenshots

Cloud Storage Prices

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

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.080 gp1: General Purpose (3k IOPS max / 0.5GiB/sec max / 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, 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, 10GiB min / 4TiB max)
Object $0.010 S3 and Swift compatible. Triple replication. No additional cost for bandwidth and traffic.
Backups $0.010 Genesis Public Cloud has backups for $0.01/GiB/month and compresses, then stores, the backups onto object storage.

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Genesis Public Cloud Plans

The price is $40/month for the VPS plus $5 for HA router and $5 for floating public IP address. The price also includes a jumphost that is used to create the VM using the OpenStack CLI and scripts provided by Genesis.

Plan Specifications

Price per month $50.00
Warning: storage costs are not included in this price.
Warning: network bandwidth costs are not included in this price.
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Disk GB 0
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 0
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

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Overall Score: 79

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Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis Public Cloud - c5s.2xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the c5s.2xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at The table below shows all trials run on the c5s.2xlarge plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Dec 05 2019 Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS) B

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