In February this year, we upgraded our cloud servers to the latest Intel Xeon E5-2687W CPU with DDR4 RAM. Following the upgrade, we decided to benchmark the performance of our new Cloud VPS platform and compare it to DigitalOcean and AWS.
The server type/size used:
- RedyHost: Cloud 2 VPS, featuring 2CPUs and 2GB RAM, cost: A$26/mo US$19.68
- DigitalOcean: droplet featuring 2CPUs and 2GB RAM, cost: US$20/mo
- AWS: m3.large instance, featuring 2CPUs and 7.5GB of RAM, cost: US$135/mo
In all 3 clouds, all 3 servers run default Ubuntu 14.04 x64 bit template. All 3 servers used apt-get to install the Phoronix test suite.
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This is the hardware specification identified by the Phoronix software for the VPS/Droplet running in our tests:
RedyHost Cloud VPS hardware
DigitalOcean droplet hardware
AWS Instance Hardware
As the numbers outline, RedyHost Cloud outperforms both AWS and DigitalOcean in the majority of tests, we leave the final analysis to our readers.