Several readers ask me for a recommendation regarding good VPS provider(s). So in this page I will list several VPS providers which I think having good service, great server performance, and maximum uptime. I will try to update this page each time I found a great VPS hosting service that you and me can rely on. So do not forget to bookmark this page.
#1. Digital Ocean
This service is a cloud-based VPS provider. The main advantages of cloud vps hosting is its elasticity as well as its billing system or how they charge you for using their service. Instead of charged monthly, Digital Ocean (DO) charge your hourly. It means you can simply deploy a new droplet (vps node) to learn something then destroy it when you finish or don’t need it any more. That way you don’t have to spend more than $3 just to play around with Linux VPS and learn something. However their plans start from $0.007/hour or $5 for a month (you’ll get 512MB of RAM, 20GB fast SSD storage, 1 CPU power, and 1TB of bandwidth). It means if you deploy that vps and play around with it for a full day long (24 hours), you’ll only be charged for $0.168 (that less than $1). What can you do with it for 24 hours? Well lets say, learning how to install LAMP, how to install Nginx, OpenVPN, etc.
Personally, DO is really my favorite. The very best part, price of DO’s VPS plans are cheaper compared to similar cloud hosting service like Linode and AWS EC2. With Amazon’s $24 per month you’ll get 1.7 GB of memory, 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit), 160 GB of local instance storage plus additional cost for the bandwidth. Linode is another, with $20 per month you’ll get 1GB of memory, 24 GB RAID Storage, 8 cores with lowest priority, 2 TB data transfer included. Additional data at $0.10 per GB. And here it is with DO, for the same $20/month you’ll get 2GB memory, 2 cores, 40 GB SSD storage, 3 TB transfer included, additional data transfer $0.02 per GB. Go ahead try DigitalOcean.
RamNode is a low-end VPS hosting provider run by RamNode LLC. It is an established VPS provider offering stable and fast virtual private servers powered with SSD and Cached-SSD with datacenter located at Atlanta and Seattle. Being a “Low End” vps provider, their service is really beyond the price. I mean they are great and their servers are awesome. Their VPS plans offer both fast SSD and Cached-SSD with OpenVZ or KVM virtualization (you can choose). You get more disk space with SSD cached, because SSD disks are used with a cache compared to all SSD disks. You get a lot for what you pay. Personally, I am a happy customer. I did not trust that “we are fast” but the vps does have a fast I/O. Altlanta has got good routings to Buffalo, NY, Chicago, Austin, etc. Try it and you’ll feel the power of SSD-based VPS. You’ll receive the same speeds with SSD cached versus SSD “pure” but with cached, you receive more disk space which is great for large MySQL databases or web applications you want to run with SSD disks.
Ramnode.com has got a new DC, new servers, new technology (KVM) and SSD Cached plans. You get allot for your money. You have the choice between really fast pure SSD plans with up to 966 MB/S disk speeds (SSD) and slightly slower SSD cached plans with lot more disk space and disk speeds around 700-800 MB/s. So visit RamNode now and get your fast stable VPS there. You may also want to check their last Coupon code to get discounted price.
BuyVM has recently initiated an upgrade of their servers, giving everybody free upgrades to SSD disk space. They are a long well established vps provider offering unbeatable performance. Their newly features include: free nightly backups and snapshot support. Visit BuyVM.
Atlantic.net is a cloud server provider offering faster provisioning time (within 30 seconds). Their cloud infrastructure is rock solid. Yet, while others have hourly billing, Atlantic.net has per second billing. You can read my post about my first hand on with their server. All plans use SSD and have unlimited inbound and up to 7TB of outbound data transfer is included for free.
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#6. OVH Kimsufi
OVH Kimsufi is not offering VPS plans but you can grab world’s cheapest Dedicated server ever (under £3/month). Read: First In The World! €2.99/month Dedicated Server by OVH Kimsufi.
#7. INIZ and OpenVZ.IO
Iniz aka StormVZ is really high quality VPS provider which is now having OpenVZ.IO as sister brand. Read: INIZ Review, Promos and Coupon Codes here.
#8. Prometeus, iPerWeb, iWStack, Overzold
Prometeus aka iPerWeb, a VPS hosting provider plays at all segment of market including: professional, low end, high availability, and cloud. Their network and servers are tuned specifically for maximum performance, and their policies ensure that we remain as efficient as possible. They always get great positive reviews from low end community. In the last years they started offering virtualized services (Xen, KVM, OpenVZ and Vmware) and expanded their infrastructure to include a high performance, high reliable SAN infrastructure and multiple gigabit connections. Their brands / services including: Prometeus (main), iperweb, OverZold (cheap high RAM vps), and of course iwstack (Cloud kvm).
#9. EDIS & WaveRide
Edis is also a well-known and reputable provider. They even offer VPS at unique locations in Europe including Sweden, Poland, Romania, Isle of Man and Austria. Visit Edis here.
#10. VPSDime, Winity and Backupsy
VPSDime mainly offers high RAM and big storage vps. They also get good reputation in low end world. VPSDime’s sister brands including Winity (Windows) and Backpsy (high storage). Currently available locations: Dallas, New Jersey and California. Their node’s specs are pretty awesome: Dual Intel Xeon E5 or Xeon Westreme CPUs, 384GB DDR3 RAM, 8 x 10K RPM HDDs RAID10 or 8 x SATA3 SSD RAID10 or 8 x 7200 RPM HDDs RAID10 + 4 x 240GB SSD RAID10 for caching Visit VPSDime.
#12. Bandwagon Host
Bandwagon Host is a premium service with low end price from IT7 Networks. The brand has been getting so much attention and respect especially from Low End Community. The quality is very good. While many other providers use SolusVM, Bandwagon Host is using KiwiVM as the control panel software to manage your VPS. What I like is its feature to take snapshot backup, a feature that is usually available only in big player like DO. Remember it is OpenVZ. Really recommended. Visit Bandwagon Host.
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