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 12s 12s 12s 1
Atlantic.Net 21s 12s 30s 7
Google Compute Engine 22s 15s 35s 9
DigitalOcean 23s 18s 30s 9
Amazon EC2 23s 10s 45s 9
Hetzner 27s 10s 50s 9
Ramnode 31s 20s 60s 8
Dreamhost 41s 20s 90s 5
Amazon Lightsail 41s 20s 50s 9
LunaNode 43s 15s 90s 9
Linode 46s 30s 70s 9
Clouding.io 53s 30s 70s 10
Scaleway 53s 25s 180s 8
Genesis VMs 55s 45s 60s 3
Vultr 55s 30s 120s 11
Alibaba Cloud 55s 25s 130s 8
Hostwinds 60s 60s 60s 1
UpCloud 66s 30s 140s 13
Genesis Public Cloud 72s 55s 90s 2
CloudCone 120s 120s 120s 1
Microsoft Azure 131s 80s 230s 9
Aruba Cloud 183s 60s 240s 10
IONOS by 1&1 225s 45s 1000s 10
VPS2DAY 290s 230s 400s 5
GigsGigsCloud 300s 300s 300s 1
Kamatera 315s 90s 540s 10
OVHcloud 372s 20s 1800s 10
Vpsdime 461s 60s 1320s 9
BuyVM 580s 120s 1320s 3
Contabo 1935s 1200s 3900s 4
IO Zoom 2933s 600s 7200s 3
HostPapa 3600s 3600s 3600s 1
Bluehost 86400s 86400s 86400s 1

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Latest trials

All tests that were recently conducted at VpsBenchmarks:

Start Provider
Jun 01 2020 Atlantic.Net
May 29 2020 Genesis VMs
May 28 2020 OVHcloud
May 27 2020 Contabo
May 26 2020 IONOS by 1&1
May 25 2020 Clouding.io
May 23 2020 Google Compute Engine
May 21 2020 Amazon EC2
May 20 2020 VPS2DAY
May 18 2020 Ramnode
May 16 2020 Amazon Lightsail
May 15 2020 Kamatera