Best VPS 2020 under $40

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In the 12 months up to May 2020, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 23 VPS hosting plans in the $25 to $40 price range. We evaluated them on their CPU power, network, disk speed, web performance and stability.

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Like 99% of the systems we test, the VPS in this ranking are unmanaged servers.

This Best VPS 2020 ranking is updated approximately every other month. Check out the list of current and past rankings.


1st

Kamatera

Kamatera

General 4GB 2 cores

Price per month: $39.00
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 20 GB
Memory: 4.0 GB
Trial Data: Feb 03 2020


Score

82


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

B

7th in Raw CPU Power

B

3rd in Performance Stability

B

6th in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

A


2nd

UpCloud

UpCloud

8GB 4 cores

Price per month: $40.00
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 160 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Dec 03 2019


Score

81


Ranks per Category

2nd in Web Performance

A

2nd in Raw CPU Power

A

11th in Performance Stability

B

4th in Disk IO Performance

B

2nd in Network Performance

A


3rd

Hetzner

Hetzner

CCX21

Price per month: €34.90
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 160 GB
Memory: 16.0 GB
Trial Data: Apr 02 2020


Score

71


Ranks per Category

16th in Web Performance

C

3rd in Raw CPU Power

A

8th in Performance Stability

B

7th in Disk IO Performance

B

6th in Network Performance

B


All Grades in a Chart

How are grades calculated?

Each horizontal bar section in the chart below represents a grade value: A = 20, F = 0. The total bar length is the Score.


Rankings for all VPS tested during 2020

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Plan Price Score Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf

1

General 4GB 2 cores
Tests started on Feb 03 2020
$39.00 82 B B B B A

2

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Dec 03 2019
$40.00 81 A A B B A

3

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Apr 10 2020
€30.00 ($32.40) 70 A A B E C

4

Cloud Server RAM L
Tests started on Jan 11 2020
$40.00 69 B B A B D

5

VC2 8GB $40
Tests started on Feb 07 2020
$40.00 67 C B B C C

6

Cloud VPS XLarge
Tests started on Feb 11 2020
€25.00 ($27.00) 64 C B C B C

7

m.8
Tests started on May 05 2020
$28.00 62 C B D C C

8

Dedicated 4GB
Tests started on Jan 28 2020
$30.00 59 C D B C B

9

8GB $40
Tests started on May 13 2020
$40.00 58 D B E B B

10

C2-7
Tests started on Feb 24 2020
$38.40 52 B C B E E

11

B2-7
Tests started on Apr 29 2020
$26.40 45 C D B E E

Other Providers

Plan Price Score Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf

1

CCX21
Tests started on Apr 02 2020
€34.90 ($37.69) 71 C A B B B

2

8GB 2cores
Tests started on Feb 13 2020
$40.00 64 B D A D C

3

t3-medium
Tests started on Jan 04 2020
$29.95 59 C C C D B

4

CPU Optimized 4GB
Tests started on Feb 29 2020
$40.00 58 C D D B A

5

B2s
Tests started on Nov 25 2019
$30.37 52 B C D F A

6

Standard 2GB
Tests started on Mar 09 2020
$29.99 51 D D C C D

7

e2-highcpu-2
Tests started on Dec 30 2019
$36.11 50 C C B E D

8

Premium 8GB
Tests started on Mar 04 2020
$40.00 50 C C E C C

9

F1s
Tests started on Feb 02 2020
$36.50 49 C E B F B

10

ecs.c5.large
Tests started on May 07 2020
$37.52 47 C C B E F

11

G2 4GB
Tests started on Feb 15 2020
$40.00 39 E D D C E

12

t3a.medium
Tests started on Nov 04 2019
$27.07 28 F E F D C

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