Cloud services offer many companies, but not every provider will achieve the desired result in server performance. We conducted an objective comparison of cloud services offered by leading providers.
To be compared completely objective, we chose companies that are similar not only from the perspective offered by cloud services, technical background, but also in terms of service, support, and last but not least, the prices of services. The actual testing was conducted in the period 10/2014.
To comparative tests were selected following companies:
• Cloud Server by ZONER software
• VPS by WEDOS
• Cloud Server by DigitalOcean
• BuboCloud by WVG solution
• VPS by COOLHOUSING
• FORPSI Cloud by INTERNET
• VPS by HEXAGEEK
• VPS by HOSTING90 systems
• Hukot VirtualServer by SecurityNet
For each of the selected companies were order the virtual server with full administrative access without additional service. For the objectivity of the results was the main focus is on the basic parameters (CPU, RAM and HDD) services were completely identical.
|RAM size?||1 GB|
|Number of CPU (core)?||1x|
|HDD capacity?||15 GB (minimum value)|
The operating system was chosen Linux distribution Debian Wheezy with all updates.
All performance comparison was carried out on an open testing platform Phoronix Test Suite, which produces a globally recognized set of comprehensive tests for Linux, Windows and Apple OS X.
Phoronix Test Suite is accepted by IT professionals and the public as a reliable tool for the independent performance testing hardware. The test software is used by independent hardware vendor (IHV), who put their results together with end-users are placed on the OpenBenchmarking.org. Tests were conducted on the version Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.1 (11.7.2014).
Testing was divided into five groups, when we examined the performance of the operation of the basic Web server, Web applications, kernel compilation and then we focused on performance-demanding tests.
• Running a Web server (Apache Benchmark - Web Page Serving)
• Operation of the application script (PHP Benchmark)
• Kernel compilation (Linux Kernel Compilation)
• Video compression (H.264 HD to NTSC DV)
• Data compression (Zip Compression)
From the performed tests of all five groups we received the following results.
|Cloud Server Zoner||VPS Wedos||Cloud Server Digital Ocean||Bubo Cloud||VPS Cool Houisng||Forpsi Cloud||VPS Hexa Geek||VPS Hosting90||Virtual Server Hukot|
|Running a Web server?||5304,06||3955,95||3234,37||N/A||2818,02||3809,91||4537,93||1753,73||4083,01|
|Operation of the application script?||76685||54189||45617||10109||38630||42313||59249||23701||61290|
From the results data is clearly evident that cloud services company Zoner software are significantly more powerful than the competition. Zoner Cloud Server is built on high-end six-core Intel Xeon processors (X5650 2.67GHz), branded hardware DELL a high-quality network components, Cisco. The result is a significantly more powerful servers and the service availability of 99,99%.
Objective comparison on a recognized platform Phoronix Test Suite
Tested on a VPS with 1 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 15 GB HDD and Linux Debian
Tests are divided into several groups to more competitive server