Why not check out the latest comparison?
New month, new batch of benchmarks!
An FYI for the folks that send me requests to include different providers, I want you to know that you are heard I’m feeling like I’ve optimized my workflow enough that adding in a new provider or two soon wouldn’t take much additional time, so be on the look out in the coming months for more providers :)
Also, here’s my usual disclaimer. The following benchmarks are an average of benchmarks on three server instances, at the $5 price point, for each of the providers. I’ve chosen data centers nearest the New York area as possible, all running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
This month I’ve added in bolding of the metrics that are the best, either lowest, for things like time taken, or highest, for things like operations per second. I think it will help with discerning things at a glance.
|Location||New York 1||Virginia, Zone A||Newark, NJ||New York (NJ)|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|CPU||1 Core||1 Core||1 Core||1 Core|
|SSD||25 GB||40 GB||25 GB||25 GB|
|Transfer||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Cache Size (KB)||30720.00||30720.00||16384.00||16384.00|
|Events per Second||824.89||863.65||706.25||748.54|
|Ops per Second||3419509.73||824231.64||697902.98||3258869.36|
|Ops per Second||3387521.30||824928.49||662037.26||3261505.75|
|Reads per Second||1561.10||1210.87||1153.16||1847.46|
|Writes per Second||1040.70||807.22||768.76||1231.64|
|Fsyncs per Second||3326.29||2577.36||2454.87||3937.64|
|Transactions per Second||2867.33||2178.33||1898.00||2533.00|
|Queries per Second||57346.67||43566.67||37960.00||50660.00|
Apache Benchmark (against
nginx on the servers)
|Requests per Second||306.19||288.72||299.48||259.32|
|Time per Request (ms) (mean)||1633.27||1732.31||1674.07||1992.21|
|Transfer Rate (Kbyte/sec)||256.86||242.20||251.22||217.54|
Looking at the raw numbers, Amazon Lightsail has more to offer than the rest in regard to storage and transfer allotments, but DigitalOcean outperformed in nearly every single other category.
Obviously YMMV and you should take your application’s system requirements into consideration when making a hosting decision.
While not featured in these benchmarks, it’s worth noting that Linode has recently released a dedicated CPU plan. DigitalOcean is also moving more into the managed services space with a managed PostgreSQL database as well.
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