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
Atlantic.Net 21s 12s 30s 7
Google Compute Engine 24s 15s 35s 8
DigitalOcean 27s 18s 50s 8
Amazon EC2 28s 10s 45s 9
Ramnode 31s 20s 60s 6
Hetzner 32s 10s 50s 7
Dreamhost 41s 20s 90s 5
Amazon Lightsail 41s 20s 50s 8
Linode 46s 30s 70s 7
LunaNode 47s 25s 90s 7
Clouding.io 50s 30s 70s 6
Genesis VMs 52s 45s 60s 2
Vultr 55s 30s 120s 9
Scaleway 56s 25s 180s 8
UpCloud 59s 30s 80s 11
Alibaba Cloud 62s 25s 130s 7
CloudCone 120s 120s 120s 1
Microsoft Azure 140s 90s 230s 7
Aruba Cloud 175s 60s 240s 7
IONOS by 1&1 212s 45s 1000s 8
VPS2DAY 270s 240s 300s 2
SpryServers 300s 300s 300s 1
GigsGigsCloud 300s 300s 300s 1
Kamatera 370s 170s 540s 7
Vpsdime 458s 60s 1320s 8
OVHcloud 522s 20s 1800s 9
BuyVM 580s 120s 1320s 3
Contabo 2140s 1200s 3900s 3
IO Zoom 2933s 600s 7200s 3
HostPapa 3600s 3600s 3600s 1

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Feb 25 2020 Genesis VMs
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Feb 21 2020 Amazon EC2
Feb 20 2020 Google Compute Engine
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Feb 15 2020 Atlantic.Net
Feb 13 2020 Amazon Lightsail
Feb 11 2020 Aruba Cloud
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