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 10s 10s 10s 1
Hetzner 12s 10s 20s 6
Atlantic.Net 15s 12s 20s 3
DigitalOcean 27s 20s 35s 7
Google Compute Engine 27s 12s 50s 6
IDrive Compute 30s 15s 50s 6
AdvancedHosting 32s 25s 40s 5
Amazon EC2 32s 15s 50s 7
Scaleway 34s 25s 50s 6
Alibaba Cloud 36s 20s 50s 6
ORACLE Cloud 42s 25s 60s 2
Alwyzon 48s 30s 90s 4
Ramnode 50s 30s 70s 5
LunaNode 51s 15s 170s 7
UpCloud 51s 30s 80s 12
Amazon Lightsail 55s 40s 90s 6
Linode 57s 45s 65s 7
Vultr 59s 30s 110s 12
Genesis Public Cloud 63s 27s 170s 6
Clouding.io 65s 45s 100s 12
Genesis VMs 69s 60s 80s 6
HostHatch 70s 70s 70s 1
OVHcloud 70s 25s 150s 8
Microsoft Azure 75s 60s 100s 6
Klikk 100s 100s 100s 2
SimpliServers 100s 100s 100s 1
Dreamhost 105s 30s 180s 2
Hostwinds 105s 90s 120s 2
IBM Cloud 112s 60s 170s 5
Kamatera 165s 80s 370s 12
Aruba Cloud 187s 120s 240s 12
Hostinger 200s 200s 200s 1
Togglebox 239s 170s 480s 10
Cherry Servers 243s 170s 280s 3
ArticHost 290s 140s 480s 4
IONOS by 1&1 446s 50s 1680s 12
Maxer Cloud 495s 90s 900s 2
OnetSolutions 593s 100s 960s 3
Vpsdime 770s 770s 770s 1
VPS2DAY 792s 115s 6600s 12
HostUp 920s 40s 1800s 2
Contabo 1100s 300s 1920s 9
LayerStack 2350s 30s 15600s 8
A2 Hosting 10800s 10800s 10800s 1
BuyVM 19472s 30s 70000s 4
IO Zoom 28800s 28800s 28800s 1

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