Best VPS 2021 under $40

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In the 12 months up to March 2021, 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 2021 rankings are 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 2021. These are the older revisions:


1st

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

2nd in Performance Stability

A

17th in Disk IO Performance

D

1st in Network Performance

B


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: Jan 20 2021


Score

74


Ranks per Category

5th in Web Performance

B

6th in Raw CPU Power

B

5th in Performance Stability

B

5th in Disk IO Performance

B

8th in Network Performance

B


3rd

ArticHost

ArticHost

LIN-SSD-L

Price per month: $31.99
Number of CPU cores: 8
Disk space: 500 GB
Memory: 16.0 GB
Trial Data: Nov 30 2020


Score

72


Ranks per Category

9th in Web Performance

B

2nd in Raw CPU Power

A

14th in Performance Stability

C

4th in Disk IO Performance

B

10th 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

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

2

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

3

LIN-SSD-L
Tests started on Nov 30 2020
$31.99 72 B A C B C

4

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

5

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

6

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Nov 12 2020
30.00€ ($34.80) 65 A A B E C

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

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

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

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

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