Amazon EC2
t2-small, Sep 29 2014

Amazon EC2

We have run a full suite of performance tests on the t2-small VPS plan of Amazon EC2.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the t2-small plan.
  • The grades that summarize its performance in 5 categories based on the tests results.
  • Links to the detailed test results that can be compared to other providers and other plans.

Provider Plan Price per month Long term discount Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Amazon EC2 t2-small $16.56 $10.51
Minimum: 365 days
Yes 1 8 2.0

Datacenter CPU type OS Data transfer (GB) Kernel Ruby Rails Virtualization
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 250 Xen

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Test Results

  • Sysbench tests are run once at the end of each trial. They push the VPS to its limits but for a few minutes only.
  • Remote timings are collected continuously from 4 different continents.
  • The Web performance test lasts for the whole duration of the trial (several days) and reports the response time and system metrics of a popular website running a Ruby on Rails application backed by a Postgres database.
  • Endurance performance tests push the VPS CPU to its limits for several hours straight and will reveal the raw power of the VPS as well as its stability over time.
  • Network Transfers measure download and upload speed between the VPS and servers located nearby.

Web Performance

Web performance is measured locally on the VPS and includes Rails app response times as well as system metrics.

Review and compare Amazon EC2 - t2-small web performance with other cloud providers.

Related Article

EC2 t2.small is a good deal Oct 07 2014

Trying a new plan from Amazon this week. The plan a few months ago was pretty disappointing getting the worst response time of all providers.
This new plan called t2.small is unusual as it counts the VM usage of CPU credits. Above 20% of cpu usage, you earn credits, below you earn them. That works quite well for a web application such as our. It works even better because the CPU core that the VM shares with others is pretty damn fast. In the end this trial ended up being the fastest of tests VpsBenchmarks has conducted so far.
Check out the numbers on Amazon's page....

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