Best VPS 2021 under $40

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In the 12 months up to July 2021, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 30 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 2021 rankings are updated approximately every other month. Check out the list of current and past rankings in all price ranges.


This is the 4th revision of the Best VPS under $40 ranking in 2021. These are the older revisions:


1st

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: Jan 20 2021


Score

74


Ranks per Category

7th in Web Performance

B

4th in Raw CPU Power

B

5th in Performance Stability

B

7th in Disk IO Performance

B

11th in Network Performance

B


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 31 2021


Score

71


Ranks per Category

6th in Web Performance

A

1st in Raw CPU Power

A

3rd in Performance Stability

B

19th in Disk IO Performance

E

5th in Network Performance

B


3rd

GenVMs

Genesis VMs

vm.c6sd.xlarge

Price per month: $26.00
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 100 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Jul 14 2021


Score

70


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

A

8th in Raw CPU Power

B

2nd in Performance Stability

A

25th in Disk IO Performance

E

7th 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: [16-20], F: [0-3]. 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

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Jan 20 2021
$40.00 74 B B B B B

2

vm.c5sd.2xlarge
Tests started on May 31 2021
$40.00 71 A A B E B

3

vm.c6sd.xlarge
Tests started on Jul 14 2021
$26.00 70 A B A E B

4

DC108-HK
Tests started on Jan 18 2021
$32.00 69 A C C A C

5

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Nov 12 2020
28.00€ ($32.48) 65 A A B E C

6

Cloud PRO 2GB 1 core
Tests started on May 02 2021
21.60€ ($25.06) 65 B E B B A

7

Shared 4 cores 8GB
Tests started on Mar 17 2021
$40.00 65 A B D C B

8

VC2 8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Jan 24 2021
$40.00 63 C B D B B

9

Cloud VPS XLarge
Tests started on Dec 17 2020
25.00€ ($29.00) 57 D C C B D

10

m.8
Tests started on Jul 21 2021
$28.00 56 C B C D C

11

Smart XS
Tests started on Jun 24 2021
$30.00 54 E B E B B

12

Cloud Server RAM L
Tests started on Jun 27 2021
$40.00 53 C D C C C

13

Jelastic 5.2GHz
Tests started on Mar 16 2021
$30.10 52 C D B B F

14

Dedicated 4GB
Tests started on Feb 25 2021
$30.00 49 E D D B B

15

VPS XL SSD
Tests started on Jan 12 2021
26.99€ ($31.31) 48 D B F C C

16

C2-7
Tests started on Dec 29 2020
$38.40 48 B D C E D

Other Providers

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

1

c6gd.medium
Tests started on Feb 28 2021
$28.44 57 B E A D C

2

t4g.medium
Tests started on Sep 15 2020
$28.20 54 B D C E B

3

CCX12
Tests started on Mar 31 2021
19.90€ ($23.08) 53 D C E B B

4

Medium-2
Tests started on Sep 06 2020
$32.21 52 D D D B C

5

G2 4GB
Tests started on Sep 09 2020
$40.00 52 A C C D E

6

BL2.1x2
Tests started on Nov 02 2020
$25.91 49 C E B C D

7

8GB 2cores
Tests started on Oct 04 2020
$40.00 45 B E C E C

8

ecs.n4.large
Tests started on Feb 21 2021
$35.41 41 D C B E F

9

B2s
Tests started on Mar 13 2021
$30.37 41 C D D F C

10

e2-highcpu-2
Tests started on Mar 24 2021
$36.11 40 D D D E D

11

DEV1-L
Tests started on Feb 09 2021
28.80€ ($33.41) 40 E C E F B

12

n1-standard-1
Tests started on Jan 04 2021
$27.67 38 D E C D E

13

t3a.medium
Tests started on May 28 2021
$31.00 23 F E F E C

14

A1 v2
Tests started on Jul 24 2021
$31.39 14 F F E F E

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