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Investigating the network upload speeds

July 22 2020

Since the beginning, all network transfer tests at vpsbenchmarks.com 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...


How to choose a VPS Provider?

April 09 2020

## Why does the VPS provider choice matter?
Selecting a VPS provider is a difficult and important choice. It might seem at first that choosing one over another doesn't matter that much: after all, the advertised price for a single...


Private Trials: VPSBenchmarks on your Servers

February 20 2020

It is now possible to run the same benchmarks familiar to all visitors of vpsbenchmarks.com 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, Atlantic.net and many others who have long offered simple,...


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Investigating the network upload speeds Since the beginning, all network transfer tests at vpsbenchmarks.com had that strange characteristic...
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