Vultr
VC2 1GB $5, Nov 27 2017

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We have run a full suite of performance tests on the VC2 1GB $5 VPS plan of Vultr.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the VC2 1GB $5 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 Cost per month Disk space (GB) Memory (GB) Data transfer (GB) Virtualization
Vultr VC2 1GB $5 $5.00 25 1.0 1000 KVM

Datacenter CPU type Num CPU cores OS Kernel Ruby Rails
New Jersey Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 1 Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 4.4.0 2.4.2 5.1.4

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 Vultr - VC2 1GB $5 web performance with other cloud providers.


Sysbench Performance


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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