We have run a full suite of performance tests on the t2-micro VPS plan of Amazon EC2.
On this page, you'll find:
|Provider||Plan||Cost per month||Disk space (GB)||Memory (GB)||Data transfer (GB)||Virtualization|
|Datacenter||CPU type||Num CPU cores||OS||Kernel||Ruby||Rails|
|us-east-1a||Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz||1||Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS||3.13.0||2.1.5||3.2.21|
There was a time when the EC2 micro instances (t1.micro) were to be avoided like the plague, the CPU was so severely throttled that just setting up the VM for a web server would almost freeze halfway through the process and the response times were extremely high and unpredictable.
Times have changed. With the introduction of the t2.micro and t2.small instances, we're seeing very fast cpus and stable performances over time. How do they do it? Well, modern hardware for one and CPU credits accounting. When the instance is started for the first time, it has more than enough credits to go through the full setup. As long as cpu usage stays below 10% (t2.micro), you keep earning credits,...
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