Tip: Checking & comparing how powerful is your VPS node CPU model
This is a quick how-to, and I guess it's useful for beginners.
Since usually we see in most hosting providers website, a mention of processors used in their nodes (e.g. We use minimum Core 2 Quad Q9550).
Also, once you get a VPS from any provider, you are already able to know that bit of information through ssh using
However, I'm sure that a lot of people doesn't bother to compare node CPU when it comes to VPS, yes I believe that isn't wrong since the performance depends more (we can say most of the time) on how many containers are hosted on same node, or on how overloaded the node is, or how much overselling is taking place.
But how if you would like to compare these CPU models, or in other words to make use of that usually neglected piece of information (CPU model) by many?
Well, it's easy using: http://www.cpubenchmark.net
1- First locate your CPU on that list, here: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
2- Then click on it to display its comparison chart, it displays your CPU model together with a lot of other models so that you can compare easily.
- Of course, bigger numerical value means more (theoretically) powerful CPU.
- The numerical value for a CPU overall result, is taken from PassMark PerformanceTest software. By running it on each CPU. So these overall results are based on PassMark PerformanceTest various tests. But if an other benchmarking software, OR a single real world application run on two CPU's , at times results can go towards the CPU with lower numerical overall result shown there.
- CPU's are classified under few charts for narrowing the number of CPU's your CPU is compared to, like High End
CPU Chart , High to Mid Range CPU Chart , Low to Mid Range CPU Chart , Low End CPU Chart.
Well, that's it!