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
AtlanticNet 26s 20s 30s 3
Google Compute Engine 29s 15s 35s 5
DigitalOcean 30s 20s 50s 6
Dreamhost 31s 30s 35s 3
Hetzner 32s 20s 50s 4
Amazon EC2 33s 15s 45s 6
Ramnode 33s 20s 60s 4
Clouding.io 40s 30s 45s 3
Linode 42s 30s 50s 4
Vultr 43s 30s 60s 6
Amazon Lightsail 45s 40s 50s 5
UpCloud 53s 30s 80s 7
LunaNode 55s 30s 90s 4
Scaleway 72s 30s 180s 5
Alibaba Cloud 85s 30s 130s 4
Microsoft Azure 112s 90s 130s 4
CloudCone 120s 120s 120s 1
Aruba Cloud 173s 60s 240s 3
SpryServers 300s 300s 300s 1
GigsGigsCloud 300s 300s 300s 1
1and1 IONOS 357s 60s 1000s 4
Kamatera 412s 330s 540s 4
Vpsdime 576s 60s 1320s 5
OVH Public Cloud 633s 40s 1800s 3
BuyVM 720s 120s 1320s 2
OVH 900s 720s 1200s 3
Contabo 1200s 1200s 1200s 1
HostPapa 3600s 3600s 3600s 1
IO Zoom 4100s 1000s 7200s 2

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Latest trials

All tests that were recently conducted at VpsBenchmarks:

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Aug 23 2019 Vultr
Aug 20 2019 Amazon EC2
Aug 18 2019 OVH Public Cloud
Aug 14 2019 Ramnode
Aug 12 2019 Google Compute Engine
Aug 09 2019 Scaleway
Aug 07 2019 Amazon Lightsail
Aug 05 2019 Kamatera
Aug 02 2019 LunaNode
Jul 29 2019 Vpsdime
Jul 26 2019 Aruba Cloud