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Modular Private Trials

April 13 2021

A year ago, VPSBenchmarks introduced **Private Trials**. Private trials allow running the exact same set of tests that are reported for all providers on on your own private servers at a low cost. VPSBenchmarks private trials are the easiest...

Comparing Apple M1 Performance to VPS Servers

January 20 2021

On November 17, 2020 Apple released the MacBook Air with the M1 chip. With all the hype surrounding the release I thought VPSBenchmarks need not be left behind and could add its own benchmarks to provide a server perspective on...

IONOS cuts prices on all VPS plans and adds high RAM options

October 10 2020

Last week, IONOS cut the prices of all its VPS instances by $5. That brings the cost of the VPS L, 2 cores 4GB instance down to $15/month. It's not the lowest price in the market but it's among the...

How do Cloud Providers Protect You from the Greatest Security Threats to a VPS?

October 08 2020

We all know that VPS cloud hosting is a wonderfully flexible solution for any user that demands great performance, user flexibility, and hardened security to protect their investment. It doesn’t matter if the VPS is a virtual machine or a...

EC2 t4g Graviton2 benchmarks

September 17 2020

The first ever trial on an AWS EC2 Graviton2 instance took place this week after Amazon announced the availability of the t4g on September 14th 2020. As a reminder the Graviton2 is the new ARM based CPU designed by Amazon...

Investigating the network upload speeds

July 22 2020

Since the beginning, all network transfer tests at had that strange characteristic where download speeds have been much higher than upload speeds. There's no reasonable explanation for this, providers don't throttle their upload bandwidth any more than the download...

First EC2 C5a EPYC 2nd Gen benchmarks

June 05 2020

On June 5th 2020, Amazon EC2 made their new C5a instances generally available. Those instances are based on AMD EPYC 2nd generation Rome CPUs clocked at up to 3.3GHz (7002 series). The C5 instance type is compute optimized with a...

New VDS line of servers at Contabo

May 25 2020

This week, Contabo is releasing a new line of VPS servers called VDS "Virtual Dedicated Server" with 4 instance types from S to XL, all with AMD EPYC 7282 CPUs clocked at 2.8GHz. They are available in Contabo datacenters both...

New Grades and Best VPS 2020 rankings

April 29 2020

Changes are coming to VPSBenchmarks in the next few weeks that will make it easier to find the VPS you need.

### Best VPS 2020 Rankings
The new Best VPS rankings will no longer limit themselves to a month or...

Private Trials: VPSBenchmarks on your Servers

February 20 2020

It is now possible to run the same benchmarks familiar to all visitors of on your own servers. The new feature is called "Private Trials" and it's makes it possible to know how your servers measure up to every...

Vultr High Frequency Compute Instances

June 25 2019

On June 10th 2019, Vultr announced the launch of **high frequency** compute instances in a Twitter post.

The new instances are powered by high clock speed CPU's and NVMe local. Vultr claims geekbench 55% better performance, 3GHz cpus. In the...

Performance of burstable CPU VM instances

September 18 2018

Burstable CPUs VM instances appeared on Amazon EC2 for the first time in 2014. Since then, they have become ubiquitous at major providers in their entry level plans. The implementation varies between providers but the common denominator is that the...

Evaluating cloud server performance with sysbench

July 31 2018

Finding the best cloud servers for your use case can be challenging. Most providers offer a number of different configurations with varying amounts of resources to choose from. However, depending on your requirements, similar system specifications might not result in...

Amazon Lightsail 1GB is no match for $10 VPS from Linode, DO, Vultr...

December 06 2016

TLDR: Amazon Lightsail 1GB will melt down with less than 15% sustained cpu usage

Amazon Lightsail launched to much fanfare last week, threatening the business of competitors like DigitalOcean, Linode, OVH, and many others who have long offered simple,...


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