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 14s 10s 35s 8
Atlantic.Net 17s 12s 30s 6
Google Compute Engine 19s 12s 30s 9
Amazon EC2 23s 10s 50s 10
DigitalOcean 23s 18s 35s 9
IDrive Compute 25s 25s 25s 1
AdvancedHosting 27s 25s 30s 2
Scaleway 31s 25s 45s 8
Ramnode 35s 20s 50s 7
Alibaba Cloud 40s 20s 70s 8
MaxKVM 47s 25s 60s 6
Amazon Lightsail 47s 20s 90s 9
Genesis Public Cloud 51s 27s 90s 7
Linode 51s 35s 70s 9
LunaNode 51s 15s 170s 8
Genesis VMs 60s 45s 80s 6
UpCloud 61s 30s 140s 13
Clouding.io 65s 40s 100s 13
Dreamhost 65s 20s 180s 4
Alwyzon 65s 40s 90s 2
Vultr 67s 30s 120s 13
HostHatch 70s 70s 70s 1
OVHcloud 75s 20s 180s 8
IBM Cloud 86s 60s 120s 3
Hostwinds 90s 60s 120s 3
Maxer Cloud 90s 90s 90s 1
Microsoft Azure 112s 60s 230s 8
Kamatera 168s 80s 420s 13
ArticHost 190s 140s 240s 2
Aruba Cloud 196s 125s 240s 13
Hostinger 200s 200s 200s 1
IONOS by 1&1 223s 45s 780s 13
Togglebox 280s 200s 480s 5
Vpsdime 403s 250s 480s 3
LayerStack 626s 30s 3000s 5
VPS2DAY 819s 160s 6600s 12
HostUp 1220s 40s 2400s 2
Contabo 1740s 1200s 3900s 8
A2 Hosting 10800s 10800s 10800s 1
IO Zoom 14700s 600s 28800s 2
BuyVM 19397s 30s 70000s 4
Bluehost 86400s 86400s 86400s 1

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