Best VPS 2020 under $40

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In the 12 months up to August 2020, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 26 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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This Best VPS 2020 ranking is updated approximately every other month. Check out the list of current and past rankings in all price ranges.


This is the 2nd revision of the Best VPS under $40 ranking in 2020. These are the older revisions:


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

8th in Raw CPU Power

B

5th in Performance Stability

B

5th in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

A


2nd

GenVMs

Genesis VMs

vm.c5sd.2xlarge

Price per month: $40.00
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 200 GB
Memory: 16.0 GB
Trial Data: May 29 2020


Score

79


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

A

1st in Raw CPU Power

A

3rd in Performance Stability

A

18th in Disk IO Performance

D

4th in Network Performance

B


3rd

CloudingIo

Clouding.io

8GB 4 cores

Price per month: 30.00€
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 100 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Apr 10 2020


Score

70


Ranks per Category

2nd in Web Performance

A

3rd in Raw CPU Power

A

8th in Performance Stability

B

20th in Disk IO Performance

E

13th in Network Performance

C


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.


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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

vm.c5sd.2xlarge
Tests started on May 29 2020
$40.00 79 A A A D B

3

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Apr 10 2020
30.00€ ($34.80) 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

R108-HK
Tests started on Jul 24 2020
$28.06 67 B C C C B

6

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

7

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Jun 15 2020
$40.00 66 D A D B B

8

Cloud VPS XLarge
Tests started on Feb 11 2020
25.00€ ($29.00) 64 C B C B C

9

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

10

Cloud PRO 2GB 1 core
Tests started on Jun 17 2020
21.60€ ($25.06) 62 C E A C B

11

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

12

VPS XL
Tests started on Aug 19 2020
$30.00 57 C B C B F

13

8GB $40
Tests started on Jul 15 2020
$40.00 55 E B D C C

14

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

15

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

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

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