Vultr has a “High Frequency Compute” VPS that has high clock speed and NVMe. It has some excellent performance!
DigitalOcean also recently introduced a similar VPS called “Premium Droplets” powered by Intel and AMD with NVMe SSDs.
So I decided to compare the performance of both with WordPress!
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I created 5 VPS servers in the same region as follows:
- DigitalOcean Regular – $5/month
- DigitalOcean Premium Intel – $6/month
- DigitalOcean Premium AMD – $6/month
- Vultr Regular – $5/month
- Vultr High Frequency – $6/month
Running performance test via Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix is not an ideal way to test servers’ performance as it can vary based on several factors.
So I used loader.io to send requests from 0 to 500 clients per second over 1 min.
DigitalOcean Intel Premium
DigitalOcean AMD Premium
Vultr High Frequency
|VPS||Average Response Time|
|DigitalOcean Intel Premium||5.2s|
|DigitalOcean AMD Premium||3.7s|
|Vultr High Frequency||3.1s|
Vultr High Frequency has the best performance of all. DigitalOcean AMD Premium is also close.
If I had to choose between these, I would probably go with DigitalOcean AMD Premium as I’ve seen better uptime with DigitalOcean than Vultr.
Comment below if you’ve any queries or feedback. I read and reply to each of them within 8 hours!