TTFB vs disk speed
While I’m doing some researches. I bumped into a new player for Cloud servers in Singapore. They are quite similar to the Linode and Digital Ocean.
The price structure is alike. However, they have the Windows version and of course, you pay more for the number of CPU core purchased.
They have claimed their disk read and write speed are faster than Digital Ocean and others. So, I’m keen. Since that, I have been using Linode for my disaster recovery service and this could be my alternative. Hence, I have signed up.
The entire process is no stranger to me since I’m quite familiar with Linode and Digital Ocean. The Cloud server was created quickly but I have to top up at least USD 10 to remove my trial. During the trial, you are not able to update rule in the firewall section.
I planned to DR my website at first but I have taken the opportunity to see if I will able to speed up my website since the disk read and write are faster.
I have used the under-construction template as my test page, and I make sure my SSD VPS is identical to my new cloud server. Both have gzip enabled and HTTP/2.
However, the result is a bit disappointing. Vastspace’s SSD VPS still load better. Frankly speaking, you cannot tell the differences with your naked eyes. Until you use tools like GTmetrix or the speed test at Pingdom.
The VPS with the IP starts with 103.237.X.X is sold by Vastspace. This is the original VPS, not the high-performance VPS. I’m happy to see Vastspace’s VPS outperforms in TTFB despite the speed is better in the disk drive as claimed.