Microsoft Azure
B1MS, Mar 10 2018

Provider Plan Cost per month Disk space (GB) Memory (GB) Data transfer (GB) Virtualization
Microsoft Azure B1MS $19.25 4 2.0 1000 Hyper-V

Datacenter CPU type Num CPU cores OS Kernel Ruby Rails
East US Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v3 @ 2.40GHz 1 Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS 4.13.0 2.4.2 5.1.4


Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance

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 poser of the VPS as well as its stability over time.

Sysbench CPU Performances

We ran Sysbench tests on this VPS, including CPU tests, random and sequential, read and write IO tests and memory tests.

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Remote Timings

Response times for this VPS were continuously measured from 5+ locations in the world. Each measure includes DNS resolution time, connection time, TLS handshake time and server response time.

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Sustained CPU Endurance Run

Can your VPS handle 24 hours of sustained CPU load without flinching? How much can it handle? Does the provider throttle your CPU after a while?

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Web Performance

Daily Web Metrics

Response time

CPU utilization

Day Num requests Average Total ms P95 Total ms P99 Total ms Average Db ms Cpu idle Cpu steal Iowait
Mar 10 2018 103812 73 140 260 6 89.11% 0.00% 0.28%
Mar 11 2018 115327 73 140 260 7 87.89% 0.00% 0.39%
Mar 12 2018 110069 73 140 260 7 88.17% 0.00% 0.50%
Mar 13 2018 110191 73 140 260 7 87.96% 0.00% 0.59%

Weekly Web Metrics

Day Num requests Average Total ms P95 Total ms P99 Total ms Average Db ms Cpu idle Cpu steal Iowait
Mar 07 2018 533571 73 140 260 7 88.41% 0.00% 0.61%

Web Performance comparison

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

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