1GB $15, Feb 09 2015

We have run a full suite of performance tests on the 1GB $15 VPS plan of Dreamhost.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the 1GB $15 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 Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Dreamhost 1GB $15 $15.00 No 16 30 1.0

Datacenter CPU type OS Data transfer (GB) Kernel Ruby Rails Virtualization
Unknown AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4376 HE Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 10000 3.1.9 2.1.5 3.2.21 Unknown

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Test Results

  • Sysbench tests are run once at the end of each trial. They push the VPS to its limit 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 Dreamhost - 1GB $15 web performance with other cloud providers.

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