Curious to know if you should go with the big name Google/Amazon or traditional providers (Linode, DO, Vultr) for your VPS?
I’ll break it down for you.
Which is better?
If what you need is a high-performance/low-cost VPS…
Stick with the traditional VPS providers (Linode, DO, Vultr). They offer better performance at lower cost. Presumably, it comes from their long datacenter experience.
If what you need is simple integration with other cloud services (storage, remote database, etc)…
Go with the big name cloud services (Google, Amazon, or even Azure/Alibaba). The tighter integrations with all their other services makes your life so much more convenient. You can handle all your different cloud services from one place instead of logging into 10 different portals and configuring cross-platform integrations and what not.
Here’s a great simple VPS benchmark done by Jack Slingerland over at Kernl.us.
Stay away from Alibaba, bad service
Hahaha, I’m very sorry to hear that. What did you not like about them?
I come from Vietnam, I tried registering and using VPS at Alibaba but it was bad
1. The control panel is difficult to use
2. VPS very slowly, regular downtime
CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8163 CPU @ 2.50GHz
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 2499.988 MHz
Total size of Disk : 25.0 GB (1.8 GB Used)
Total amount of Mem : 991 MB (62 MB Used)
Total amount of Swap : 0 MB (0 MB Used)
System uptime : 0 days, 0 hour 2 min
Load average : 0.51, 0.13, 0.04
OS : CentOS 7.6.1810
Arch : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel : 3.10.0-957.21.3.el7.x86_64
Virt : kvm
Date : Thu Sep 5 11:30:26 CST 2019
I/O (1st run) : 135 MB/s
I/O (2nd run) : 139 MB/s
I/O (3rd run) : 139 MB/s
Average : 137.7 MB/s
Read performance : 7909kB/s
Read IOPS : 1930
Write performance : 2636kB/s
Write IOPS : 643
Node Name IPv4 address Download Speed
CacheFly 220.127.116.11 14.0MB/s
Vultr, Los Angeles, CA 18.104.22.168 8.27MB/s
Vultr, Seattle, WA 22.214.171.124 7.70MB/s
ping: speedtest.tokyo.linode.com: Name or service not known
Linode, Tokyo, JP
Linode, Singapore, SG 126.96.36.199 13.9MB/s
Softlayer, HongKong, CN 188.8.131.52 10.7MB/s
VNPT, Ha Noi, VN 184.108.40.206 13.2MB/s
VNPT, Da Nang, VN 220.127.116.11 12.3MB/s
VNPT, Ho Chi Minh, VN 18.104.22.168 9.72MB/s
Viettel Network, Ha Noi, VN 22.214.171.124 14.5MB/s
Viettel Network, Da Nang, VN 126.96.36.199 12.7MB/s
Viettel Network, Ho Chi Minh, VN 188.8.131.52 13.0MB/s
FPT Telecom, Ha Noi, VN 184.108.40.206 7.69MB/s
FPT Telecom, Ho Chi Minh, VN 220.127.116.11 18.5MB/s
Just curious. Which Alibaba datacenter did you use?
Yes, Datacenter in China