Who has two thumbs and is crazy?
The name of the game is simple: each provider’s VPSes run through the same gauntlet of tests:
- Memory Read & Write
- File I/O
- Apache Benchmarks
- MySQL Benchmarks
- Network Speed Test
and one VPS each from a provider’s respective 1GB, 4GB, and 8GB is tested. Here’s the entire list of providers that’ll be tested in this mega ultra VPS benchmark showdown extravaganza:
- Digital Ocean
Better still, providers that have compute-oriented and high RAM classes are also up against one another in those categories, one from each. Compute-class offerings are those specifically labeled as being for compute-type tasks. Of the basic list of VPS providers being tested, only Digital Ocean and Atlantic.net offer such a thing so it makes sense that we bring in the Tier 1 Heavyweights: AWS and Azure. Compute-class tests will be done on whatever 8-core offering is provided by each company. In the case of AWS and Azure, we’ll use the following instance configurations:
It’s about to be a party. I look forward to writing this mega post in the coming weeks. If you have an iead for a host you’d like to see in this test, comment below. My original Linode v. Digital Ocean post got a decent amount of traction and folks seemed to enjoy it so why not shoot for the moon, yeah?