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Changing it up a bit this month. No new providers have been added, but by request, I’ve moved the entire operation overseas to test out data centers in London.
Incidentally, every provider covered has a data center that’s actually in London so there’s no concession on location by having to pick a data center that’s near a certain location, as I have to when comparing US-based data centers.
As per usual, I’ve spun up 3 instances with each provider, all running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and have averaged the results together.
Another request I didn’t quite get to, but am hoping to include next month, are benchmarks of NoSQL databases / caching stores, specifically MongoDB and Redis (and maybe even Memcached).
|Location||London 1||London, Zone A||London, UK||London #1||London|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|CPU||1 Core||1 Core||1 Core||1 Core||1 Core|
|SSD||25 GB||40 GB||25 GB||25 GB||25 GB|
|Transfer||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Cache Size (KB)||22016.00||30720.00||512.00||16384.00||16384.00|
|Events per Second||822.67||862.97||1257.41||1064.70||792.91|
|Ops per Second||3580840.03||820462.49||3780496.79||4495479.80||3316380.32|
|Ops per Second||3606109.89||816121.10||3780543.62||4484131.67||3330445.50|
|Reads per Second||1292.30||1342.85||1816.20||3833.18||1987.88|
|Writes per Second||861.52||895.22||1210.78||2555.46||1325.23|
|Fsyncs per Second||2751.33||2856.59||3869.16||8170.37||4233.94|
|Transactions per Second||1521.00||2354.33||3154.00||4230.33||2993.33|
|Queries per Second||30420.00||47086.67||63080.00||84606.67||59866.67|
Apache Benchmark (against
nginx on the servers)
|Requests per Second||174.89||160.50||196.02||194.58||175.18|
|Time per Request (ms) (mean)||2911.50||3133.61||2570.81||2585.30||2858.36|
|Transfer Rate (Kbyte/sec)||146.71||134.63||164.43||163.23||146.95|
Linode crushed the CPU benchmark this time out, and barely inched out on the
UpCloud pulled ahead in nearly every other category with the exception of the speed test. Latency was trivially better than the rest, but Vultr’s upload and download speeds came in at the top.
Amazon Lightsail is still the top provider if you’re looking for the most storage and transfer allotments.
Something quite interesting to note is that both Linode and Lightsail’s distance’s came in exactly the same. Even though those numbers are an average, that particular number usually reports the same distance for each of the servers for a provider. I did verify that was the case this time. I’m guessing they are sharing a data center.
- DigitalOcean, new accounts receive $100 in credit (good for 60 days).
- Linode, new accounts receive $100 in credit (good for 60 days).
- UpCloud, new accounts receive $25 in credit.
- Vultr, new accounts receive $100 in credit (good for 30 days).
Or if you’re feeling really generous, show off your favorite tech stack by picking up a shirt!