Difference: Vultr vs DO


Never used Vultr, currently checking their spaces. So can’t say about the insight story. :slight_smile:


My site was down around 8 times today in NYC (DO) despite having 32GB RAM and 8VCPU.

Shall I switch to vultr (NCY)? cc @GulshanKumar


Our engineering team has implemented a fix to resolve the issues with network connectivity in NYC3 and all events have been re-enabled. We will be operating at a reduced redundancy and will be performing additional work to fully resolve this issue. We will notify users in advance of scheduling this. If you experience problems in the meantime, please open up a support ticket.
Posted about 2 hours ago. Mar 05, 2018 - 07:15 UTC

There’s not even a single day without problems on DO.

Paying $230 to DO is not WORTH!!


Yes, you are right. I am also facing this in NYC server, just purchased 4-days ago.


From where did you find this data? UP again / X minute downtime?


Pingdom :smiley:


When my site not opened, I tried cmd command to check ping.

ping yoursite.com -t

BTW, thanks!



My site loading very slow after i moved to DO


It was down times, and every downtime was 3 minutes. So total downtime: 24 minutes and for a couple of minutes the site was turtle slow.

Remember such downtime negatively affects your SEO :wink:


@GulshanKumar Will appreciate a DO vs Vultr comparison post. Couldn’t find anything any useful comparison on the web, so asking you!

I’m interested in latency test between Vultr/DO (NYC) to Mumbai/London. @GulshanKumar any idea?


Of course, yes.


Okay, I will check. Thanks for the suggestion.


You should choose as per your target audience. That’s most important.


I’m targeting 3 of them, as I’m getting the same traffic. But the US is the focus, so I prefer having a server in NYC. While CDN will help, the server latency to Mumbai and London will still matter.


Pinged Vultr support about the latency thing and got a reply in just 8 minutes :stuck_out_tongue:


I had said no, they reply earliest.


I had conversations with them multiple times, they have been quick, polite and helpful.


Well, unmanaged servers are fun… but it’ something I would like to avoid after having a pathetic experience with an Indian host (E2E Networks).

So it’s Cloudways, Kinsta, WP Engine always for me :stuck_out_tongue:

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.026 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.065 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.053 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.058 ms

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3068ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.026/0.050/0.065/0.016 ms

@GulshanKumar The latency is 3068ms?


That is a total RTT(Round Trip Time), not TTFB(Time to First Byte).

To check TTFB easily, simply login to GTMetrix and run test from your target location. Then click on Timing tab.