Kamatera VPS Review

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Kamatera in its own words

Kamatera is a global cloud services platform provider, providing enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure products to organizations of all types and sizes.

With more than 13 data centers worldwide, Kamatera provides Cloud Services focused mainly on VPS Hosting. Among its many added values Kamatera’s VPS services can be Customized and Tailored to fit the user’s needs. All of Kamatera’s services come with Unlimited Traffic, AND a 30 Day Free Trial to test and scale the services.

In addition, Uptime Guarantee is 99.95% and Kamatera provides 24/7/365 Tech human support.

Kamatera was founded in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Features and Usability

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Available for a fee through the Firewall feature.

Backups  No

Backups are available for a fee: "Extended daily backups" at $3/month for a 20GB VM.

Snapshots are available for a fee ($0.05 per GB/month).

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  13
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, RAM, Network, Disk

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

Available for a fee: $9/month
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/products.php?id=cloud_firewall#prd5.

It consists of a separate VM setup with the pfSense image which implements firewall and router.

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

Professional looking and easy to use management console.

Quality of Service 
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Kamatera Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Kamatera 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 Kamatera instances per plan and time period.

Kamatera CPUs

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Kamatera 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
209s 80s 540s 10

Admin UI Screenshots


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 Restriction Description
Block $0.050 The Cloud Block Storage engine is a fully redundant, enterprise-grade storage system. Storage pricing is calculated by the minute.
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/products.php?id=cloud_block_storage#prd2

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The Screener shows all Kamatera plans side by side with their grades in 5 categories.


Kamatera Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $4.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

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: 62

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C E D B 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 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - Availability 1GB 1core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Availability 1GB 1core plan

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

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Nov 04 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada C
Aug 05 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz New York, USA D

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $9.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization Vmware
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

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: 65

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C D C C 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 Kamatera - General 1GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the General 1GB 1 core plan

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

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 01 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada C
May 21 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697A v4 @ 2.60GHz Amsterdam, Netherlands C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $15.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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: 60

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C D D B 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 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - General 2GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the General 2GB 1 core plan

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

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 21 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $19.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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
B B D B 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 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - Availability 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Availability 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Availability 4GB 2 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jun 22 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada B
Dec 18 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v3 @ 2.60GHz New York, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $24.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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 D B A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - Availability 4GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Availability 4GB 4 cores plan

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

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Mar 17 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $39.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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: 82

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - General 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Live Web Network Transfers Sysbench Remote Timings Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the General 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the General 4GB 2 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Feb 03 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada B

* Only $6/month while the server is turned off. * Bandwidth is extra if choosing hourly billing as opposed to monthly.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $50.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - General 2GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Live Web Remote Timings Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the General 2GB 4 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the General 2GB 4 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Mar 11 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v3 @ 2.60GHz New York, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $90.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization VMWare
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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: 66

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - General 8GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the General 8GB 4 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the General 8GB 4 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 15 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
Price per month $99.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 150
Num Cores 8
Memory GB 16.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Screen Kamatera 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: 85

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Kamatera - Availability 16GB 8 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the Availability 16GB 8 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Availability 16GB 8 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 06 2020 Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6150 CPU @ 2.70GHz Toronto, Canada A

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