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
Hetzner 15s 10s 25s 5
Atlantic.Net 20s 15s 25s 3
Amazon EC2 23s 10s 40s 4
DigitalOcean 28s 20s 40s 5
IDrive Compute 32s 15s 50s 10
Google Compute Engine 36s 20s 60s 5
Alibaba Cloud 38s 30s 45s 4
Scaleway 41s 25s 50s 4
UpCloud 50s 40s 80s 12
Alwyzon 52s 30s 90s 5
Ramnode 56s 50s 70s 3
Amazon Lightsail 61s 40s 90s 5
LunaNode 63s 15s 170s 8
Genesis Public Cloud 64s 23s 170s 6
Vultr 65s 30s 150s 12
HostHatch 65s 60s 70s 2
Linode 66s 60s 110s 8
ORACLE Cloud 68s 25s 120s 3
Clouding.io 70s 45s 150s 12
Klikk 71s 40s 100s 6
Microsoft Azure 72s 50s 100s 5
Genesis VMs 75s 60s 110s 6
OVHcloud 75s 25s 150s 8
ScalaHosting 105s 90s 120s 2
IBM Cloud 137s 120s 170s 4
Evolution Host Ltd 160s 130s 190s 2
Aruba Cloud 175s 120s 230s 12
Cherry Servers 186s 90s 280s 5
Togglebox 205s 170s 240s 12
Kamatera 230s 90s 370s 12
SimpliServers 260s 100s 420s 2
IONOS by 1&1 560s 45s 1680s 12
Contabo 733s 120s 1920s 9
VPS2DAY 756s 115s 6600s 12
Vpsdime 770s 770s 770s 1
LayerStack 1926s 30s 15600s 10
OnetSolutions 6512s 90s 43200s 7
IO Zoom 28800s 28800s 28800s 1
BuyVM 35300s 600s 70000s 2
netcup 172800s 172800s 172800s 1

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