Top 9 Best Virtual Private Servers (VPS Hosting) Review


Mangesh Supe

by Mangesh Supe · Updated August 11 2021

Top 9 Best Virtual Private Servers (VPS Hosting) Review

Let's start with the difference between shared hosting and VPS hosting.

If you want to launch a website as soon as possible and get traffic immediately, shared hosting would be the easiest option. But unfortunately, as websites become more and more popular, shared hosting will soon run into performance bottlenecks, as every moment your website is consuming more resources, delivering more sessions, and eventually likely causing the server to crash.

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a more advanced form of hosting than shared web hosting, essentially a part of a physical server that is divided into multiple independent virtual platforms running their own (and independent) operating systems with specific hardware configurations. Unlike shared hosting, a VPS has dedicated processor, memory, hard drive, bandwidth, and other resources and is independent of all other sites on the same server.

In short, if you want the benefits of a dedicated server, but don't want to spend a lot of money, then a VPS is the perfect choice.

  1. What is VPS
  2. What are the uses of VPS
  3. Web Hosting vs.

 

The best VPS

#

VPS

Data Center

Type

Price/month

Linux

Windows

PayPal

1

Vultr

16

Non-managed

$5

 

 

 

2

Kamatera

13

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$4

 

 

 

3

Hostinger

4

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$3.95

 

 

 

4

Tiler

6

Non-managed

$4.17

 

 

 

5

AccuWeb
Hosting

15

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$7.99

 

 

 

6

InterServer

4

Non-managed

$6

 

 

 

7

Hostwinds

3

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$4.99

 

 

 

8

ServerPoint

6

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$5

 

 

 

9

Contabo

2

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

€3.99

 

 

 

10

I/O Zoom

6

Fully Managed
Unmanaged

$5

 

 

 

11

Linode

11

Non-managed

$5

 

 

 

12

DigitalOcean

8

Non-managed

$5

 

 

 

13

SiteGround

5

Fully Managed

$80

 

 

 

14

DreamHost

1

Fully Managed

$13.75

 

 

 

15

Liquid Web

3

Fully Managed

$19.99

 

 

 

  1. An unmanaged (Unmanaged) VPS is equivalent to a bare metal machine, with only a native operating system provided and all the software you need to install yourself. This type of VPS is suitable for professional developers and has a high degree of freedom.
  2. A fully managed (Managed) VPS already has all kinds of website building software installed, so you can build a website with just a few clicks in the background. This type of VPS is suitable for webmasters who do not know how to develop programs. The advantage is that you can focus on your own business and the hosting provider will help you solve all technical problems; however, the disadvantage is also obvious: it can basically only be used to build websites.

 

1. Vultr -- the best VPS hosting provider

Register and get $100

Vultr has data centers in major urban centers around the world, and as of today, they have nearly 20 data centers in total, the most of any competitor. It's easy to find a low-latency VPS solution no matter where you are.

Please note that they have recently launched a Korean data center, which is affordable and currently used by a small number of people, so it should be fast. Click here for a speed test.

Since its inception, Vultr has been very popular with users around the world, and the company cares so much about Global users that not only is its network optimized for many countries and their payment services.

Standard Package List

Monthly Price

Hourly rate

CPU Cores

Memory

SSD Hard Drives

Monthly Traffic

$2.5

$0.004

1

512 MB

20 GB

500 GB

$3.5

$0.005

1

512 MB

20 GB

500 GB

$5.0

$0.007

1

1 GB

25 GB

1000 GB

$10

$0.015

1

2 GB

40 GB

2000 GB

$20

$0.030

2

4 GB

60 GB

3000 GB

$40

$0.060

4

8 GB

100 GB

4000 GB

$80

$0.119

6

16 GB

200 GB

5000 GB

$160

$0.238

8

32 GB

300 GB

6000 GB

$320

$0.476

16

64 GB

400 GB

10000 GB

Note that IPv4 addresses are not available on the $2.50/month plan and are only available on the $3.50/month plan, and both of these low cost packages are permanently out of stock.

How to get a free $3 credit

First register for a Vultr account, then open this offer link (if you are not registered, it will be a login screen when you click on it). Follow the instructions on the page to perform the following three tasks.

  1. Tying in your Twitter account.
  2. Follow Vultr on Twitter.
  3. Post a status about Vultr on Twitter.

You will receive $1 credit for each task, for a total of $3 credit.

17 data centers

North America

Seattle

Silicon Valley

Los Angeles

Dallas

Miami

Chicago

New Jersey

Atlanta

Toronto

Seattle
Washington State

South of San Francisco Bay
California

Los Angeles
California

Dallas
Texas

Miami
Florida

Chicago
Illinois

New Jersey

Atlanta
Georgia

Toronto
Ontario

Europe

London

Paris

Amsterdam

Frankfurt

London
United Kingdom

Paris
France

Amsterdam
Netherlands

Frankfurt
Germany

Asia Pacific

Singapore

Tokyo

Seoul

Sydney

Singapore

Tokyo
Japan

Seoul
Korea

Sydney
Australia

Speed Test

Vultr offers the largest global network, so no matter where you or your customers are from, you can easily find low-latency, scalable infrastructure solutions!
Click here to test the speed of Vultr's data centers

Vultr is doing a campaign where new registered users will get $100 free balance after $10 recharge. Note: The $10 get $100 free campaign is only for new users, old users are not valid, and must be activated by credit card or PayPal, any other recharge methods are not available.

For Linux systems, Vultr does not create swap partitions (called virtual memory by Windows) by default when creating instances, which can lead to a problem: you may run out of memory when compiling and installing large software. Of course, this is not a flaw, creating a swap partition is very easy and requires only a few commands to execute, and, for 99% of users, this problem will not cause any problems at all. Refer to the tutorial: Creating a Swap partition on Linux.

As the world's largest colocation provider with the most data centers, Vultr has won the trust of a large number of customers with its stable service and affordable prices, but this has also led to an increasing number of users (in China), which inevitably makes the network a bit crowded, if you want to find another way, the following Hostinger and Kamatera are very good choices, offering a large variety of hosting options. They have a very good reputation in the world.

Vultr detailed review

Advantages

  1. Good hardware configuration and a large number of Linux distributions to choose from
  2. Provide Windows system server
  3. The largest number of data centers, with 16 worldwide
  4. Customer service response time is very fast, usually your question will be responded to within 2 minutes
  5. The backend control panel is very stylish and simple

Disadvantages

  1. After assigning an intranet IP, it seems to require a reboot to take effect
  2. Windows systems are available at an additional cost of $16/month
  3. Must be linked to a Visa/Mastercard credit card or PayPal account to receive a $100 account balance, and is only valid for 1 month
  4. $2.50/month and $3.50/month servers are out of stock for a long time

 

2. Kamatera - the most cost effective VPS

Official Website

Founded in 1995, Kamatera, an international cloud services platform provider, serves thousands of customers around the world through 13 global data centers. You will have access to a customized cloud infrastructure, escorted by professional technicians 24/7.

If you need more advanced computing power than standard hosting platforms, Kamatera offers flexible and rich computing resources, allowing you to choose between basic cloud VPS and fully managed VPS services, and can scale quickly to meet your growing business needs.

All cloud servers have the following features.

  1. Additional Domains
  2. SMTP, POP3, IMAP service
  3. MySQL or MS SQL database
  4. DNS Management
  5. Anti-Spam Protection
  6. Public IP

With cPanel & WHM Control Panel (for Linux systems), you can use FTP to import files, configure web servers, create/restore backups, deploy SSL certificates, enable and disable domain names, manage account users, and more. In addition, the Plesk control panel supports multiple operating systems, allowing you to easily manage sites and use the various built-in application installers.

Since Kamatera is a Microsoft partner, you are able to purchase software product licenses at a lower price and also enjoy shorter installation times and easier automatic upgrades. The price calculator allows you to calculate the resources required before deploying a cloud server. You can choose parameters such as operating system (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows Server, etc.), SSD storage (30 GB to 1000 GB), number of CPU cores, memory size, public IP, monthly traffic, etc. All plans are transparent, there are no hidden costs, and you get a free 30-day trial, which is not common for high-performance cloud services.

13 data centers

North America

New York

Dallas

Santa Clara

Toronto

New York City
New York State

Dallas
Texas

Santa Clara
California

Toronto
Ontario

Europe

London

Amsterdam

Frankfurt

London
United Kingdom

Amsterdam
Netherlands

Frankfurt
Germany

Middle East

Petach Tikva

Rosh Haayin × 2

Tel Aviv

Jerusalem

Pittah Tikvah
Israel

Roche-Hein
Israel

Tel Aviv
Israel

Jerusalem
Israel

Asia

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
China

Speed Test

Click here to test the speed of Kamatera data center

Can not receive SMS verification code please see here

Please note that new registered users must verify their cell phone number (via SMS verification code) to activate their account, but sometimes, numbers in mainland China may not be able to receive SMS, and this problem can be solved by asking the help of customer service. The specific steps are as follows.

  1. After creating an account, click on the Live Chat button in the upper left corner of the website to open the live chat window and wait if customer service is not available (usually after 19:00 in the evening).
  2. explain to customer service that you cannot receive SMS, at which point customer service asks you to provide your registered email and cell phone number, and then asks you to resend the SMS by clicking on the Send Again link in the background.
  3. Follow the instructions and the customer service will be able to see the SMS verification code sent to you in the system and he will send this code to you using a private cell phone.
  4. After you receive the SMS verification code, enter the verification in Kamatera back office and then bind your credit card to activate your account and start your 30-day free trial journey.

The following is a record of my chat with customer service, for reference only.

Alex:Hi, which email address did you use to sign up please?

Me: [email protected]

Alex:And what is your mobile phone number please?

Me: +86186xxxxxxxx

Alex:Kindly login to the platform and click on "resend SMS"

Me: done

Alex:I have sent you the code using my phone, let me know once received.

Me: REceived

Alex:Which company is your mobile phone operator?

Me: Thank you very much!
Me: China Unicom
Me: China Unicom

Alex: Thank you.

Me: Bye~

As for customer support, you can contact Kamatera's skilled and dedicated engineers and technicians by phone and email (24/7) and let them guide you through the server setup, configuration and updates, so you don't have to worry about technical issues at all.

Advantages

  1. Rich configuration options and a large number of applications that can be installed with the system and are free of charge
  2. Skilled customer service staff with 24/7 technical support
  3. 13 data centers located around the world
  4. Brand operation for more than 20 years, quality assurance
  5. 30-day free trial

Disadvantages

  1. No shared hosting service
  2. Very limited payment options, only multi-currency credit cards can be used for payment

 

3. Hostinger - VPS for everyone

Official Website

Attracting over 20,000 new customer sign-ups every day, Hostinger currently supports over 29 million users in 178 countries and territories with web hosting. It's clear that Hostinger had to always do the right thing to get to where it is today!

Simply put, this is an extremely popular shared hosting, cloud hosting and business hosting provider that offers better than industry averages through low prices without compromising its functionality, uptime, or page load speed.

Your website must load quickly, any slow pages will frustrate visitors and eventually cause them to leave. If a web page takes more than 5 seconds to load, then it is almost certain that people will not be impressed. Hostinger has servers in the US, Asia and Europe (UK) with a backbone network using 1000 Mbps broadband connections, which can dramatically increase your site's loading speed.

Just how fast is it? CNET, a leading review media, calls it the fastest web host, and you can see this on Hostinger's official website. Our test results were also good, with their average page load time of 383 milliseconds, which you can see more information about here.

You've probably never encountered such an easy-to-use control panel before, and a similar concept to the Microsoft Tile is used here. With individual eye-catching buttons, you can always find whatever you need. Hostinger doesn't try to hide features or settings to keep your space looking seemingly cleaner, instead, they put everything on display to make it easier to find what you need.

Most people think all they need is an SSL certificate, but that's not the case, you need more security measures to protect your website, something Hostinger understands and offers to its users. Bitninja is included in all hosting plans, an all-in-one real-time protection suite that protects against XSSDDoS (distributed denial of service attacks) malware, script injection, brute-force cracking, and other automated attacks.

Hostinger is working with a well-known provider of website building tools, which helps to allow you to build unique websites from scratch. They stay away from one-size-fits-all themes so that every website looks different. No matter which option you use, you can find the most suitable template with rich customization.

4 data centers

Hostinger currently offers 4 data centers: Singapore, USA, Netherlands, and Lithuania.

15% off code

On the shopping cart page, you can get 15% off the price by using the coupon code.

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The following pictures show the shopping carts of the English and Chinese websites respectively, showing the price of a 48-month subscription.

  1. Hostinger detailed review

Advantages

  1. Good security and privacy with free real-time protection suite
  2. Knowledgeable customer service team, multi-language support
  3. Easy to use custom back office management system
  4. 30-day money back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Only premium or commercial hosting plans can get a domain name for free
  2. Must be purchased for 48 months to receive the lowest price
  3. No traditional cPanel control panel
  4. For mainland China users, access to the backend is very slow

 

4. BandwagonHost - the most popular VPS (paypal support)

Official Website

Probably one of the largest VPS providers in China in terms of the number of users, with a large number of features, scripts and plugins specifically tailored for mainland users, so you can easily put your VPS to good use even if you know nothing about Linux systems or programming skills.

First established in 2004, it is owned by a Canadian company called IT7 Networks Inc. and focuses on VPS hosting in North America, Europe, Asia and other regions.

Standard Package List

Monthly Price

Memory

CPU Cores

SSD Hard Drives

Monthly Traffic

$4.17 (annual payment)

1 GB

2

20 GB

1 TB

$8.33 (annual payment)

2 GB

3

40 GB

2 TB

$19.99

4 GB

4

80 GB

3 TB

$39.99

8 GB

5

160 GB

4 TB

$79.99

16 GB

6

320 GB

5 TB

$119.99

24 GB

7

480 GB

6 TB

6 data centers

North America

Europe

Asia

Fremont

Los Angeles

New Jersey

Vancouver

Amsterdam

Hong Kong

Follymont
California

Los Angeles
California

New Jersey

Vancouver
British Columbia

Amsterdam
Netherlands

Hong Kong
China

Coupon Code

Bandwagon Host's (mover) Los Angeles data center is optimized specifically for China lines (CN2, GIA) and offers a variety of convenient one-click installation services, which are very popular among mainland users. At the time of purchase, you can use up to 6.58% discount code.

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BandwagonHost (commonly known as a tile mover), mainly operates virtualized VPS hosting services based on OpenVZ and KVM, with all bandwidth access at 1Gbps, so the network transmission speed is very fast. Although it is a non-managed VPS, in order to take care of non-technical people, they thoughtfully provide a backend control surface meal with very rich features, including one-click data center transfer, one-click data backup, one-click build the services you want, change root password, restart the server, reinstall the system, etc., and support PayPalcredit card and other payment methods.

This company focuses on technology development and does not pay any attention to front-end design, so much so that the official website looks too old. They offer multiple server rooms to choose from, including the popular Hong Kong Direct, CN2 GIA, CN2, US, Europe, Canada, etc. You can freely switch between server rooms, create snapshots at any time and keep them forever in the control backend. Movers' system is well streamlined while integrating common various features, which saves a lot of trouble for newbies.

Over the past year, BandwagonHost has ramped up its server and network infrastructure, followed by a significant increase in pricing (but still very cheap). On the bright side, this has helped weed out some users who like to run resource-intensive tasks, resulting in lower server loads and smoother networks, with the result that hosting quality has been further improved, so now you get more value for every penny you spend.

Advantages

  1. Unmanaged VPS with root access and a feature-rich control panel for free
  2. Dedicated network line, very fast, including China Telecom users the fastest
  3. Brand operation for more than 10 years, quality assurance
  4. 24/7 server monitoring
  5. 30-day money back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. The official website looks like a product of the last century
  2. The cheapest package must be purchased on an annual basis

 

5. AccuWeb Hosting -- The Best Korean VPS

Official Website

Founded in 2003 and based in New JerseyAccu Webhosting offers a wide range of hosting plans for both Linux and Windows platforms. They are approved by Microsoft as a WebMatrix compatible hosting company and are a recommended provider for several ASP.NET components.

Accu Webhosting offers a variety of individually configurable hosting plans, including all major types of host-shared, VPS, cloud and dedicated server packages.

VPS hosting allows users to choose between Linux and Windows systems, as well as several different hardware configurations, and you can even choose to host your site in one of the world's data centers. Windows customers have the option to install several configurable options during the registration process, including a control panel, mail server, SQL Server, and more, plus the ability to Access to additional memory and other components makes VPS the most configurable hosting plan available.

The company also offers dedicated hosting services for popular web applications such as WordPress and Drupal, options that cost less than the industry average when compared to other competitors.

15 data centers

North America

Denver

Virginia

Ohio

Oregon

Montreal

Denver
Colorado

Virginia

Ohio

Oregon

Montreal
Canada

Europe

London

Paris

Frankfurt

Ireland

London
United Kingdom

Paris
France

Frankfurt
Germany

Ireland

Asia Pacific

Singapore

Tokyo

Sydney

Mumbai

Seoul

Singapore

Tokyo
Japan

Sydney
Australia

Mumbai
India

Seoul
Korea

Africa

JHB

Johannesburg
South Africa

AccuWeb Hosting operates a large number of data centers worldwide, and customers purchasing a VPS hosting plan can choose from 15 geographic locations and also test network speeds directly from the product details page (by clicking the Test Ping button). The physical data centers are managed by the hosting provider and are fully equipped, secure and reliable, including but not limited to the following configurations.

Daily backups (real time and non-real time)

Entrance pass card protection

Raised anti-static flooring

24/7 security guard on duty

Liebert HVAC Systems

Airedale HVAC Systems

  1. Floor ventilation
  2. Halon fire extinguisher
  3. Multi-alarm system
  4. Video Surveillance System
  5. UPS and natural gas generators
  6. Climate control server room

Depending on the user's system configuration options, the cost of various plans varies widely, especially for VPS and dedicated servers. However, on easily comparable parameters, Accu is very reasonably priced and below the industry average in some categories. This company accepts all major credit cards and PayPal payments, and the best features are the highly configurable VPS and dedicated hosting plans, and for those who need to run a Windows server environment.

Advantages

  1. Affordable servers in Korea compared to other competitors
  2. Excellent results during performance testing
  3. Data centers around the world, 15 in total
  4. Customer service is very responsive and knowledgeable
  5. Windows and Linux hosting options

Disadvantages

  1. Bandwidth, storage and other limitations for most plans
  2. The lowest price ($7.99/month) is only available with annual purchase

 

6. InterServer - a powerful, easy-to-use, affordable VPS

Official Website

Founded in 1999 by Michael Lavrik and John Quaglieri, InterServer is based in New Jersey and initially operated solely as a web host, but as its own business has grown, it now offers solutions including shared hosting, VPS and dedicated server services.

This company offers affordable hosting services and has been extensively verified by customers around the world. Most hosting providers promise 99.9% uptime, but many fall short. InterServer excels in this area, with server uptime exceeding 99.99% during our testing period.

Many companies initially attract new customers with very low prices and then raise the fees when they renew their subscriptions. I'm glad that InterServer avoids this practice and they place more emphasis on customer loyalty, and as long as you keep your account, the renewal price will always remain the same as the initial price.

InterServer claims to have a great customer support team and doesn't just talk the talk - it does. For example, during a recent DDoS attack on another hosting company, InterServer stepped in to help affected customers and set up a dedicated team to help new customers migrate sites for a seamless transition. Many companies don't offer this type of service, at least not for free.

Free site migration is one of InterServer's strengths, and their terms of service are clearly written on the support page, and if the guarantee is not fulfilled within a given month, they will provide the customer with a credit to their account as appropriate.

  1. 4 data centers worldwide, click here for details and speed tests

Unlike many other companies that up-sell bundled software and applications, InterServer only asks customers to pay for what they need and use. With over 20 years of hosting experience, Intersever has become one of the best integrated web hosting providers with an impressive track record of excellence and affordable pricing as well.

  1. InterServer Detailed Review

Advantages

  1. Outstanding server performance with average uptime of over 99.99%
  2. Use the coupon code and pay only $0.01 for the first month, even if you don't use the code, the price is still very affordable!
  3. Very good customer support, free website migration for new customers
  4. Price lock guarantee for shared and VPS hosting
  5. 30-day money back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Unlimited packages are subject to other terms and conditions
  2. Fewer data centers

 

7. Hostwinds - the best integrated hosting provider (can paypal payment)

Official Website

Hostwinds offers the industry's most extensive server hosting plans at affordable prices, designed to appeal to individual users, pop-up store owners, and larger businesses, covering virtually all hosting needs. Overall, Hostwinds is one of the best web hosting providers we've reviewed.

Whether you are a professional developer or a webmaster with no idea about technology, you can find a hosting option that fits your specific needs. For example, an unmanaged Linux VPS is available for as little as $4.99/month with a 1-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 30GB hard drive, and 1T of traffic per month, while a managed VPS is available for as little as $10.99/month. All in all, Hostwinds offers a variety of flexible package plans that far surpass most of its competitors. Therefore, when you start planning to buy a managed server (whether it's a web hostVPSdedicated server, or private subscription), Hostwinds is an extremely good option.

Hostwinds offers a website building tool called Trendy Tools with over a dozen theme templates to choose from, including business, church, photography, and more. With this sleek website builder, you can build powerful HTML5 sites with just a simple drag and drop.

  1. 3 data centers worldwide (Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Seattle, Washington; Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands), click here for details and speed tests

This company supports a variety of payment methods including various credit cards, SkrillPayPal, Bitcoin, and Paypal, see details here. This is an exceptional comprehensive colocation provider that offers a range of powerful, easy-to-use tools needed to build websites and has the most extensive server hosting options in the industry, the only problem being fewer data centers.

  1. Hostwinds detailed review

Advantages

  1. Excellent VPS Colocation Service
  2. Promises 99.9% uptime, actual operation is more stable than promised
  3. Offers a range of advanced security features
  4. Very cheap price
  5. 60-day money-back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Not all packages offer Windows OS
  2. Few data centers, only 3, and high latency to mainland China

 

8. ServerPoint - the low-profile veteran colocation provider

Official Website

In the cloud computing space, ServerPoint has been in business for over 20 years and has served thousands of customers since its inception. They work with some of the biggest names in web hosting, including cPanelPleskWeeblyCloudLinux and many more. One of their strengths is that they do not outsource their infrastructure to third-party companies, preferring instead to deploy and operate their own network of servers, which helps to provide the best hosting services to their customers.

ServerPoint claims to provide perfect support for WordPress websites and to do so, they have fine-tuned their servers a bit in order to bring out the best performance. Their servers fully support the HTTP/2 protocol, thus providing faster page loading in modern browsers. This company has data centers in 6 different locations around the world: 4 in the US, 1 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and 1 in Singapore (check out the details). When you sign up for an account, you can always choose your preferred data center.

  1. 6 data centers worldwide, click here for details

They have partnered with Weebly to provide a free website builder as part of the package. All you have to do is pick one of over a hundred well-designed templates, add content, and publish the site. If you are interested in the paid Weebly package, then you can purchase it directly through ServerPoint and easily use it on your website, so you will get the powerful advanced site building tools and the modern infrastructure of ServerPoint and the best performance for your own website.

ServerPoint has launched a new brand - ColossusCloud - for its VPS and offers hosting services for each operating system and application scenario, including Windows 7Windows 10Windows 2012 Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 2016Windows 2019LinuxcPanel, Remote Desktop, Cloud Computing, Forex, and more.

The Knowledge Base section of the ServerPoint website will answer most of your questions, and for some exceptions, you can always live chat and seek expert support, usually getting the answers you want within 2 minutes. In addition, you can call the toll-free customer service number or submit a support work order to get help, which is usually answered within 10 minutes. They take great pride in their customer service and claim to never outsource this business, which shows that they view the customer experience as extremely important.

Advantages

  1. Good hardware configuration and a large number of Linux distributions to choose from
  2. Provides various Windows versions of the server
  3. Integrated Weebly website builder
  4. Customer service is very good and you can easily get the help you need

Disadvantages

  1. Launched a new brand for VPS, ColossusCloud, which may be confusing for some
  2. Although you can use Weebly for free, you need to pay to unlock more powerful features
  3. No Free SSL Certificate

 

9. Contabo - the most cost effective European VPS

Official Website

Contabo was founded in 2003 and initially operated under the brand name Giga-International. Over the years, they have grown from a small company to one of the largest and most respected colocation companies in Europe.

This company's business philosophy is to always put the customer first, and they prefer to work happily and long term with thousands of regular customers rather than attracting new users who are bustling through. Overall, this is a very good hosting provider that offers a variety of very cost-effective hosting plans.

SSD+HDD VPS Package Price List

Monthly Price

CPU Cores

Memory

Hard Disk

Bandwidth

Flow

€3.99

2

4 GB

300 GB

100 Mbit/s

No restrictions

€7.99

4

10 GB

700 GB

100 Mbit/s

No restrictions

€12.99

6

20 GB

1400 GB

1 Gbit/s

No restrictions

100% SSD VPS Package Price List

Monthly Price

CPU Cores

Memory

Hard Disk

Bandwidth

Flow

€4.99

4

8 GB

200 GB

200 Mbit/s

No restrictions

€8.99

6

16 GB

400 GB

400 Mbit/s

No restrictions

€14.99

8

30 GB

800 GB

600 Mbit/s

No restrictions

€26.99

10

60 GB

1600 GB

1 Gbit/s

No restrictions

Like Hostwinds, Contabo offers a variety of Linux game server plans, including a Minecraft (My World) game server option. The two data centers are located in Munich and Nuremberg, Germany. Because the two facilities are geographically separated and powered through different providers, this means that it is unlikely to experience a simultaneous power outage from both providers -- and even if it does, don't worry because Contabo has multiple uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) on site.

Contabo offers an alternate plugin that allows users to download and save encrypted backup files via FTP. There is also a 100% automatic backup service that provides automatic and regular backups of your website.

Contabo from Europe is a good example of the definition of German precision workmanship, and you probably won't find a hosting server with such a good price/performance ratio anywhere else.

Advantages

  1. Very stable uptime
  2. Super cost-effective that kills all other competitors
  3. Linux and Windows operating systems available
  4. Very useful backup function

Disadvantages

  1. The official website looks rather outdated
  2. Telephone support service is only available from 8:00~23:00 local time
  3. Only 2 data centers, both in Europe

 

10. I/O Zoom - Affordable VPS

Official Website

I/O Zoom is a Houston-based web hosting company that focuses on providing VPS hosting services. They claim that their VPS is much faster than other competitors, targeting a user base of individuals and small businesses that need fast web hosting and gaining market share through amazingly low prices.

In addition to being fast and reliable, this company's VPS is also known for its high reliability. Their failover cloud can replicate your data across multiple servers, keeping your VPS stable and online even during hardware failures. If these guarantees still don't provide you with security, then you can also opt for additional data backup and server management services.

Like Vultr, I/O Zoom focuses on VPS hosting rather than offering various types of hosting services like Hostwinds does. Similar to most VPS providers, this company has developed plan packages with different CPU cores, memory sizes, disk space, and network traffic, and all plans offer free DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) protection, which can give you more peace of mind.

  1. 6 data centers worldwide, click here for details and speed tests

You get a dedicated IPv4 address (IPv6 is also available) and a range of Linux distributions, including CentOSUbuntu and Debian to name a few. There is also a SolusVM control panel that allows you to intuitively manage your VPS server and perform operations such as remote reboots and shutdowns. Since KVM virtualization is available, you can also run your own version of Linux or even a Windows image.

By default, customers who subscribe to a VPS plan have to manage the server themselves, but if you decide to add cPanel, I/O Zoom will do that for you. A number of other components are provided with the VPS plan, and you can install common scripts (such as WordPress and Joomla) with a single click. In addition, you have the option to install CloudLinux on a standard Linux distribution and use Lite Speed (instead of Apache or Nginx) as the web server.

Advantages

  1. Good hardware configuration and a large number of Linux distributions to choose from
  2. Customer service is very responsive and knowledgeable
  3. Allows the use of custom system images
  4. 30-day money back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Server control panels (cPanel and Plesk) are expensive
  2. For mainland China, the Internet speed is very slow, please choose carefully
  3. Many powerful features, but all require payment to use

 

11. Linode - a veteran VPS hosting provider with an excellent reputation

Official Website

If you are interested in VPS hosting, then it is likely that you have heard of the name Linode. This company specializes in VPS hosting services and now includes cloud hosting. Since 2003, they have gradually grown into a multinational company serving customers in 131 countries and territories.

Linode also prides itself on its cloud hosting services, they cater to a wide range of developers and are one of the highest rated VPS and cloud hosting providers on the market, but you do have to pay for it.

This hosting provider offers high quality hosting services for computer and programming savvy customers, however, the price may be a bit expensive for smaller users. By comparison, Vultr's pricing is more affordable.

Good news for new registrants: Linode is offering a $20 discount code, which is equivalent to 4 months of free VPS hosting service. How to get the $20 discount? Please refer here: Linode promo code usage tutorial.

  1. 11 data centers worldwide, click here for details and speed tests

The two fastest nodes from China are Fremont (Fremont, USA) and Tokyo2 (Tokyo, Japan). You may be surprised by the name Tokyo2, it is because all the hosts in Tokyo were sold out before (basically, they were bought by mainland China users), and then Linode added a new data center in Tokyo, so it was named Tokyo2.

  1. Linode detailed review

Advantages

  1. Top hardware configuration, excellent performance and stability is very good
  2. A wide variety of Linux distributions to choose from
  3. 20 off for new registrants
  4. Seamless migration and upgrade/downgrade, and very easy to change server rooms
  5. Provides open API for advanced users to access it programmatically

Disadvantages

  1. Few server options, only unmanaged VPS available, no shared hosting or dedicated servers
  2. Offers a lot of powerful features, but you have to pay to use them
  3. Not available for Windows
  4. Slow access to Unicom and mobile networks

 

12. DigitalOcean - another well-known VPS hosting provider

Official Website

Headquartered in New York City, DigitalOcean was founded in 2011 by Ben and Moisey Uretsky to specialize in cloud hosting for developers and has received venture funding from Andreessen HorowitzIA VenturesTechstars, and Crunchfund.

In 2013, Netcraft saw it as one of the fastest growing cloud hosting services, beating out Amazon's web service, and in 2014 named DigitalOcean the third largest hosting company in the world, with its main competitors being Vultr and Linode, described above.

Their hosting services are created specifically for developers of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. They offer multiple levels of cloud-based hosting, depending on your storage and capacity needs, billed on a monthly or hourly basis. The level you choose will determine the amount of memory capacity, core processors, disk space and transfer limits included in the plan.

Developers can use DigitalOcean to create virtual servers (called Droplet) in less than a minute and gain full root access, including the ability to customize server settings and select an operating system.

All hosting plans also include solid state drives, DNS management, account control panels, replication of system snapshots across data centers, private networks (multiple VPSs in the same data center can communicate with each other without calculating traffic limits), multiple Linux distributions, pre-defined OS images, automatic backups, and cloud firewalls.

If that's not enough, DigitalOcean also offers a variety of convenient one-click installers, including MySQL, Docker, LAMP Stack, Node.js, MongoDB, WordPress, PhpMyAdmin, Ruby On Rails, Ghost, Machine Learning (machine learning) and more.

Advantages

Good hardware configuration and a large number of Linux distributions to choose from

8 data centers worldwide, located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific

A large number of hosting plans to choose from

New registrants get $10 free credit

Disadvantages

  1. Customer service is slow, you usually get a response within 30 minutes
  2. Not available for Windows
  3. The network speed is very slow and not suitable for use in mainland China

 

13. SiteGround Cloud - the best fully managed cloud hosting

Official Website

With cloud hosting, you get redundant storage, high flexibility, rich features, and several other additional services. Now you can customize a variety of software to suit your needs, and they run on multiple servers at the same time and without all the restrictions that come with shared hosting. Each server has its own security software to provide additional stability and security.

SiteGround is a preeminent web hosting company that has been providing hosting services to users around the world since 2004. Today, they manage over 2000 Tickets, 1000 calls and 2000 messages per day through their online chat system.

Although not offering VPS servers, SiteGround's Cloud Hosting is basically the equivalent, and it is one of their most interesting colocation services. This type of hosting is scalable, fast, and fully managed. With the purchase of Cloud Hosting, you also get 24/7 premium support and other important features such as scalable resources, fast platform, free CDN, regular backups, and managed servers, among others.

  1. 5 data centers worldwide, click here for details and speed tests

In addition to all these favorable factors above, what other reasons could make you make up your mind to choose SiteGround?

First of all, SiteGround's services can significantly improve website performance and reduce the impact of your website on the server; secondly, one of the three officially recommended WordPress hosting providers is SiteGround, the other two are DreamHost and BlueHost; finally, Ticket's average response time is less than 15 minutes, with almost no waiting time for chat and phone calls, you'll get the best customer support!

But there are two sides to everything, and as good as SiteGround is, there are some reasons why you might be put off.

First, the $80/month minimum price is rarely affordable; second, if you are a professional developer, then feature-rich hosting can become a constraint instead, and unmanaged Vultr may be a better choice; finally, the full English backend management interface may pose a slight obstacle.

  1. SiteGround Detailed Review

Advantages

  1. Excellent host performance and outstanding uptime
  2. Integration with CloudFlare for improved performance and security
  3. Strict firewall security rules, free daily data backup, free SSL certificate and HTTP/2
  4. Accessible via cPanel and SSH
  5. 30-day money back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Expensive
  2. Fully managed hosting solutions only

 

14. DreamHost -- the most stable fully managed VPS

Official Website

DreamHost has many useful features to meet the web hosting needs of both personal and business users. This company's WordPress VPS and dedicated servers offer webmasters a wealth of options to create an attractive, highly scalable online website with ease.

In addition, you get access to DreamHost's self-developed custom website building software, making it easier than ever to create a beautiful website.

If you need a more powerful server with unlimited traffic, then DreamHost will be one of the best choices. They offer 4 Linux-based VPS web hosting packages (lowest price $13.75/month). In addition to unlimited traffic, you can also bundle unlimited domains. However, for the cheapest package, the RAM and SSD hard drive space is relatively small: the $13.75/month package only offers 1GB of RAM and 30GB of SSD space; on the other hand, the highest priced package ($110/month) is configured with 8GB of RAM and 240GB of hard drive space.

The control panel is beautiful and DreamHost now offers the advanced Remixer website builder with dozens of themes that make it easy to change the functionality and appearance of your website with a simple drag-and-drop design. On top of that, adding photos (either your own, or DreamHost's gallery), text and videos is very easy. Of course, you can also install third-party applications in your account, such as the currently very popular concrete5, Joomla, MediaWiki, Piwigo, and WordPress.

DreamHost offers a range of excellent features that even the most professional users can't fault, and the new website creation tool (Remixer) makes building a website even more novice-friendly.

  1. DreamHost Detailed Review

Advantages

  1. Very high end server performance with zero downtime
  2. Unlimited domain names, unlimited SSD storage, and unlimited traffic
  3. Affordable Entry Level Cloud and VPS Plans
  4. Give a free domain name forever (provided you keep using their hosting service)
  5. Amazing 97-day money-back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Not available for Windows
  2. Generally speaking, most hosting plans are more expensive
  3. Customer service is not very good and response time is slow
  4. Only 1 data center, located in Los Angeles, USA

 

15. Liquid Web - the best high-end VPS

Official Website

Large enterprises need a robust web hosting service to keep them online, and Liquid Web is what many big names rely on.

Liquid Web offers a range of premium hosting packages, including dedicated WordPress hosting, VPS and dedicated servers, with enough flexibility and robust performance to provide reliable hosting support for all types of websites. In fact, Liquid Web is the preferred choice for many enterprise-level web hosting.

However, in order to get a quality service and experience, you need to pay for expensive prices. Liquid Web does not offer cheap hosting services, smaller businesses may prefer Hostwinds or DreamHost as they offer more affordable hosting plans, while professional developers may prefer Vultr and Linode.

Some of the companies that are using Liquid Web's colocation services.

  1. Eddie Bauer: a famous American clothing chain, founded in 1920
  2. FedEx: Official website of FedEx
  3. National Geographic: The official website of National Geographic
  4. Porsche: Official Porsche Website
  5. Motorola: Motorola (USA) official website
  6. Symantec: The official website of Symantec Corporation

Although Liquid Web's VPS and dedicated servers are expensive, you can spend a small budget to try them out first. Unlike many of its competitors, Liquid Web only charges you for the number of days you use each month, a feature that will come in handy if you decide to cancel your account.

Without a doubt, Liquid Web is one of the most powerful and comprehensive hosting providers we've reviewed and is probably the best choice for business websites. They offer a variety of packages, absolutely killer configurations, and some of the best customer service in the industry. However, they don't have a low-end shared hosting service, but with excellent dedicated servers and VPS hosting, this company is good enough to be placed among the web hosting elite.

  1. Liquid Web Detailed Review

Advantages

  1. You can easily switch between VPS and dedicated cloud servers
  2. Provides a powerful API interface for programmatic access to cloud servers
  3. Customer service is excellent and you can get an answer in less than 10 minutes
  4. Commitment to 100% stable online guarantee, if not up to refundable
  5. Free data backup and DDoS protection

Disadvantages

  1. Fewer data centers, all in Europe and the United States, and high latency to mainland China
  2. Industry pricing standards, in order to get the best price, you need to purchase a one-time 24-month hosting plan
  3. Expensive

 

Network speed of VPS hosting

If renting a VPS is only for personal use, and not for building websites, then you better choose according to your broadband operator. As for the congestion of the network abroad, generally speaking, the network is most fluid between 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning, because the number of people using the network at this time is the least, access to sites is very fast; and between 19:00 to 22:00 is the most congested time, this time through SSH to operate a VPS is likely to lag.

Considering the growing number of users of popular VPS (e.g. VultrKamateraHostingerBandwagonHost, etc.), this issue is not really worth mentioning if you are worried about the possible instability of your network.

With the rapid development of technology, open source solutions to most of the tricky problems usually appear soon, and with the KCPTun service designed based on KCP protocol (please search for more details), you will be able to get a flying surfing experience. Even if the latency of the original network is up to 300ms and the packet loss rate is more than 10%, you can browse all kinds of web pages and watch all kinds of videos unhindered and very stable!

Affordable Personal VPS

The VPS listed below are very cheap and stable, however, it is best to use them only for research and study purposes, not for building websites.

VPS Brands

Price/year

CPU

Memory

Hard Disk

OneVPS

$48.00

1Nuclear

512MB

20GB

Digital-VM

$41.00

1Nuclear

512MB

30GB

PacificRack

$24.99

1Nuclear

512MB

25GB

RackNerd

$22.99

1Nuclear

512MB

30GB

BuyVM

$20.00

1Nuclear

512MB

10GB

Hostodo

$19.99

1Nuclear

512MB

8GB

HostFlyte

$12.00

1Nuclear

512MB

10GB

VirMach

$12.00

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192MB

10GB

Like the VirMach (Data Center many) described above, the minimum memory is only 192M, so little memory can not install most of the software, in order to successfully install some of the required tools, you first need to check whether the swap file has been automatically created, refer to the tutorial: Linux Create Swap Partition.

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