Best VPS 2020 under $5

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In the 12 months up to June 2020, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 14 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 2nd 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: Jan 22 2020


Score

60


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

C

4th in Raw CPU Power

E

1st in Performance Stability

B

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

6th in Network Performance

C


2nd

DOcean

DigitalOcean

Standard 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

3rd in Raw CPU Power

E

8th in Performance Stability

C

3rd in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

B


3rd

BuyVM

BuyVM

Slice 1024

Price per month: $3.50
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 20 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Dec 07 2019


Score

47


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

D

5th in Raw CPU Power

E

3rd in Performance Stability

C

7th in Disk IO Performance

C

5th 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

1GB 1core
Tests started on Jan 22 2020
$5.00 60 C E B B C

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

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on May 11 2020
€2.79 ($3.01) 39 E F C C D

5

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

Other Providers

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

1

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

2

Slice 1024
Tests started on Dec 07 2019
$3.50 47 D E C C C

3

DEV1-S
Tests started on Jun 03 2020
€2.99 ($3.23) 46 E C D D C

4

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

5

CX11
Tests started on Feb 05 2020
€2.49 ($2.69) 43 E E C D B

6

1GB 1core
Tests started on Dec 26 2019
$5.00 34 D F D E D

7

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

8

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

9

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

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