Best VPS 2020 under $5

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In the 12 months up to September 2020, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 15 VPS hosting plans in the $0 to $5 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 3rd revision of the Best VPS under $5 ranking in 2020. These are the older revisions:


1st

UpCloud

UpCloud

1GB 1core

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 25 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Jul 30 2020


Score

66


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

B

4th in Raw CPU Power

D

2nd in Performance Stability

C

2nd in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

A


2nd

DOcean

DigitalOcean

Basic 1GB 1 core

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 25 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Jan 06 2020


Score

49


Ranks per Category

11th in Web Performance

E

5th in Raw CPU Power

E

8th in Performance Stability

C

3rd in Disk IO Performance

B

2nd in Network Performance

B


3rd

Linode

Linode

1GB $5

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 25 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Nov 17 2019


Score

46


Ranks per Category

7th in Web Performance

E

6th in Raw CPU Power

E

12th in Performance Stability

E

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

3rd 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

1GB 1core
Tests started on Jul 30 2020
$5.00 66 B D C B A

2

1GB $5
Tests started on Nov 17 2019
$5.00 46 E E E B B

3

VC2 1GB $5
Tests started on Jun 20 2020
$5.00 41 E F B C D

4

KVM Server M
Tests started on Sep 20 2020
4.10€ ($4.76) 40 D D E C D

5

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on May 11 2020
2.79€ ($3.24) 39 E F C C D

6

VPS Best Value
Tests started on Nov 23 2019
$2.99 21 E F C F F

7

m.1s
Tests started on Sep 24 2020
$3.50 17 F F E E F

Other Providers

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

1

Basic 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Jan 06 2020
$5.00 49 E E C B B

2

KVM SSD Standard 1GB
Tests started on Mar 07 2020
$5.00 44 D D D C E

3

Slice 1024
Tests started on Aug 14 2020
$3.50 43 D D C D D

4

CX11
Tests started on Feb 05 2020
2.49€ ($2.89) 43 E E C D B

5

1GB 1core
Tests started on Jul 19 2020
$5.00 37 B F D E D

6

Cloud 1GB
Tests started on Dec 13 2019
$5.00 28 F F C C F

7

Cloud 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Apr 27 2020
$4.99 24 F F D E D

8

Starter 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Mar 15 2020
$4.50 21 E E E D F

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