Google Compute Engine Review

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on January 7 2018.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  No

Snapshots and Images are available but are charged extra as storage ($0.026 per GB per month as of 5/8/2016).

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12
Number of Datacenter Continents  3
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, disk and network utilization.

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

In VpsBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

A tad complex but manageable.

Quality of Service 

Google Compute Engine Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Google Compute Engine 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

Google Compute Engine Plans


Plan Specifications

Url http://developers.google.com/compute/pricing#machinetype
Cost Per Month $27.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 1.7
Disk Gb 10
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM
Burstable
Per core CPU allocation: 50%

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
C F C C C

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Google Compute Engine - g1-small. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 16 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the g1-small plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Aug 16 2018 70ms 150ms 5ms
Feb 11 2018 87ms 184ms 8ms
Apr 30 2017 56ms 111ms 5ms
Oct 02 2016 56ms 121ms 6ms
May 08 2016 34ms 73ms 5ms
Jan 04 2016 30ms 57ms 4ms
Jul 27 2015 41ms 95ms 6ms
Feb 23 2015 53ms 137ms 6ms
Feb 15 2015 52ms 131ms 6ms
Sep 22 2014 55ms 149ms 5ms
Sep 15 2014 50ms 127ms 5ms
Apr 21 2014 47ms 105ms 4ms
Apr 15 2014 52ms 114ms 4ms
Apr 08 2014 44ms 113ms 4ms
Apr 07 2014 92ms 240ms 45ms
Mar 31 2014 50ms 125ms 5ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://cloud.google.com/compute/pricing#predefined_machine_types
Cost Per Month $41.5
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 3.75
Disk Gb 10
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM
Burstable No

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
B E B C D

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Google Compute Engine - n1-standard-1. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the n1-standard-1 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Jan 07 2018 64ms 118ms 4ms
Apr 02 2017 63ms 121ms 6ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://cloud.google.com/compute/pricing#predefined_machine_types
Cost Per Month $72.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 7.5
Disk Gb 10
Data Transfer Gb 100
Num Cores 2
Virtualization KVM
Burstable No

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
C C B C C

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Google Compute Engine - n1-standard-2. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test Network Transfers
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Web Test Results

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the n1-standard-2 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Jul 05 2018 66ms 112ms 5ms

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