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 22s 12s 30s 6
Google Compute Engine 25s 15s 35s 7
DigitalOcean 27s 18s 50s 8
Amazon EC2 30s 10s 45s 8
Ramnode 31s 20s 60s 6
Hetzner 31s 10s 50s 6
Amazon Lightsail 40s 20s 50s 7
Dreamhost 41s 20s 90s 5
Linode 42s 30s 50s 6
Clouding.io 50s 30s 70s 6
LunaNode 50s 25s 90s 6
Vultr 53s 30s 120s 8
UpCloud 58s 30s 80s 10
Scaleway 61s 25s 180s 7
Alibaba Cloud 62s 25s 130s 7
CloudCone 120s 120s 120s 1
Microsoft Azure 125s 90s 180s 6
Aruba Cloud 169s 60s 240s 6
IONOS by 1&1 232s 45s 1000s 7
SpryServers 300s 300s 300s 1
GigsGigsCloud 300s 300s 300s 1
VPS2DAY 300s 300s 300s 1
Kamatera 403s 330s 540s 6
Vpsdime 488s 60s 1320s 7
BuyVM 580s 120s 1320s 3
OVHcloud 583s 20s 1800s 8
Contabo 1260s 1200s 1320s 2
IO Zoom 2933s 600s 7200s 3
HostPapa 3600s 3600s 3600s 1

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Jan 15 2020 Alibaba Cloud
Jan 13 2020 Ramnode
Jan 11 2020 IONOS by 1&1
Jan 08 2020 OVHcloud
Jan 06 2020 DigitalOcean
Jan 04 2020 Amazon EC2
Jan 02 2020 Atlantic.Net
Dec 30 2019 Google Compute Engine
Dec 28 2019 Scaleway
Dec 26 2019 Amazon Lightsail
Dec 23 2019 Vultr