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Sysbench fileio read tests and the --validate option

May 18 2022

Late in March 2022 a provider reported to VPSBenchmarks a flaw in the sysbench fileio read metrics: when Sysbench writes the files used for testing in a prepare command with the default parameters, the test files are filled with zeros....

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...

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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