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Genesis VMs 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 VMs 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 Public Cloud

Genesis Public Cloud offers cloud servers billed every 30 seconds with a large array of features.


Features and Usability

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
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  Yes

6 image backups are included with each VM.

Control Panel  WHMCS
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  Yes
Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

30 inbound and 30 outbound rules allowed per VM.

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

WHMCS is not the most user friendly or powerful management console but it does the job.

Quality of Service 
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Genesis VMs Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Genesis VMs 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

CPUs

These are all the CPU types we have seen in Genesis VMs instances per plan and time period.

Genesis VMs CPUs

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Genesis VMs VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
61s 45s 80s 5

Admin UI Screenshots


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Genesis VMs Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms_pricing_table.html
Price per month $5.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 50
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and redundant. See https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms.html for details.

Plan Grades

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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.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 54

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C D B E C
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Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis VMs - vm.t5sd.2xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the vm.t5sd.2xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the vm.t5sd.2xlarge plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Oct 12 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz Illinois, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms_pricing_table.html
Price per month $9.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and redundant. See https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms.html for details.

Plan Grades

Screen Genesis VMs VPS Plans

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.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 73

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A D A D A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis VMs - vm.t5sd.4xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the vm.t5sd.4xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the vm.t5sd.4xlarge plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jan 26 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz Chicago, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms_pricing_table.html
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and redundant. See https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms.html for details.

Plan Grades

Screen Genesis VMs VPS Plans

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.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 73

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B A D C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis VMs - vm.c5sd.xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the vm.c5sd.xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the vm.c5sd.xlarge plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Feb 25 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz Illinois, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms_pricing_table.html
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 200
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and redundant. See https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms.html for details.

Plan Grades

Screen Genesis VMs VPS Plans

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.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 79

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A A A D B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis VMs - vm.c5sd.2xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the vm.c5sd.2xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the vm.c5sd.2xlarge plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 29 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz Illinois, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms_pricing_table.html
Price per month $60.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 300
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 24.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No
Storage Root storage for this plan is networked and redundant. See https://genesishosting.com/genesis_vms.html for details.

Plan Grades

Screen Genesis VMs VPS Plans

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.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 78

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A A B D A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Genesis VMs - vm.c5sd.3xlarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the vm.c5sd.3xlarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the vm.c5sd.3xlarge plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jul 27 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6154 CPU @ 3.00GHz Illinois, USA B

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