VPS Provisioning Times

During each VPS trial, we recorded the time it took for the VPS to start accepting connections after it was ordered. Sometimes, the instance provisioning was delayed by billing shenanigans: those delays are excluded from the numbers below.

All numbers below are numbers of seconds.

Provider Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
CloudSigma 11s 10s 12s 2
Atlantic.Net 18s 12s 30s 7
Hetzner 20s 10s 50s 8
Google Compute Engine 20s 12s 35s 9
Amazon EC2 22s 10s 40s 10
DigitalOcean 24s 18s 35s 9
Ramnode 30s 20s 50s 8
Scaleway 32s 25s 50s 9
LayerStack 35s 30s 40s 2
MaxKVM 40s 25s 60s 3
Alwyzon 40s 40s 40s 1
Alibaba Cloud 40s 20s 70s 8
Dreamhost 41s 20s 90s 5
Amazon Lightsail 41s 20s 50s 9
LunaNode 45s 15s 90s 9
Linode 48s 35s 70s 9
Vultr 59s 30s 120s 13
Clouding.io 60s 40s 75s 11
Genesis VMs 61s 45s 80s 5
Genesis Public Cloud 63s 30s 90s 4
UpCloud 66s 30s 140s 13
Hostwinds 75s 60s 90s 2
IBM Cloud 80s 80s 80s 1
Microsoft Azure 118s 70s 230s 9
IONOS by 1&1 177s 45s 612s 11
Aruba Cloud 195s 125s 240s 11
Hostinger 200s 200s 200s 1
Kamatera 247s 90s 540s 11
VPS2DAY 283s 160s 400s 8
OVHcloud 326s 20s 1800s 9
Togglebox 390s 300s 480s 2
Vpsdime 441s 60s 1320s 6
IO Zoom 600s 600s 600s 1
Contabo 1697s 1200s 3900s 7
BuyVM 2227s 30s 7260s 4
Bluehost 86400s 86400s 86400s 1

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