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
Hetzner 11s 10s 15s 7
Atlantic.Net 19s 12s 30s 4
Google Compute Engine 21s 12s 30s 7
DigitalOcean 25s 20s 35s 7
Amazon EC2 27s 10s 50s 9
IDrive Compute 28s 15s 50s 5
AdvancedHosting 30s 25s 35s 4
Scaleway 33s 25s 50s 7
Alibaba Cloud 41s 20s 70s 6
ORACLE Cloud 42s 25s 60s 2
Ramnode 45s 25s 70s 5
LunaNode 51s 15s 170s 8
Linode 53s 35s 65s 9
Amazon Lightsail 54s 40s 90s 7
Alwyzon 55s 35s 90s 3
UpCloud 57s 30s 140s 13
Vultr 59s 30s 110s 13
Clouding.io 65s 45s 100s 14
Genesis VMs 65s 60s 80s 6
Genesis Public Cloud 65s 27s 170s 8
HostHatch 70s 70s 70s 1
OVHcloud 78s 25s 180s 8
Microsoft Azure 78s 60s 100s 6
Hostwinds 90s 60s 120s 3
IBM Cloud 97s 60s 130s 4
Klikk 100s 100s 100s 1
Dreamhost 105s 30s 180s 2
Kamatera 151s 80s 370s 13
Aruba Cloud 186s 120s 240s 13
Hostinger 200s 200s 200s 1
Cherry Servers 225s 170s 280s 2
Togglebox 243s 170s 480s 9
ArticHost 290s 140s 480s 4
IONOS by 1&1 397s 50s 1680s 13
LayerStack 457s 30s 3000s 7
Maxer Cloud 495s 90s 900s 2
VPS2DAY 769s 115s 6600s 13
HostUp 920s 40s 1800s 2
OnetSolutions 960s 960s 960s 1
Contabo 1122s 300s 1920s 10
A2 Hosting 10800s 10800s 10800s 1
BuyVM 25763s 30s 70000s 3
IO Zoom 28800s 28800s 28800s 1

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