Best VPS 2021 under $40

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In the 12 months up to December 2021, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 39 VPS hosting plans in the $25/month to $40/month price range. We evaluated them on their CPU power, network, disk speed, web performance and stability.

This Best VPS 2024 rankings are updated approximately every other month. Check out the list of current and past rankings in all price ranges.


This is the 6th revision of the Best VPS under $40 ranking in 2021. These are the older revisions:


1st

IDriveCompute

IDrive Compute

Shared 4 cores 8GB (Off rankings)

Price per month: $40.00
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 160 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Sep 14 2021


Score

85


Ranks per Category

6th in Web Performance

A

3rd in Raw CPU Power

A

1st in Performance Stability

A

1st in Disk IO Performance

A

7th in Network Performance

B


2nd

Genesis PC

Genesis Public Cloud

c6s.xlarge

Price per month: $33.20
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 40 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Dec 02 2021


Score

76


Ranks per Category

2nd in Web Performance

A

12th in Raw CPU Power

B

5th in Performance Stability

B

7th in Disk IO Performance

B

16th in Network Performance

C


3rd

Alwyzon

Price per month: 34.99€
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 400 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Oct 20 2021


Score

74


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

A

15th in Raw CPU Power

B

11th in Performance Stability

B

2nd in Disk IO Performance

A

14th 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: [16-20], F: [0-3]. The total bar length is the Score.


Rankings for all VPS tested during 2021

Click on a grade letter to review detailed performance metrics.

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

1

c6s.xlarge
Tests started on Dec 02 2021
$33.20 76 A B B B C

2

Virtual Server E8
Tests started on Oct 20 2021
34.99€ ($38.14) 74 A B B A C

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

VPS XXL
Tests started on Oct 06 2021
$35.00 67 B A C C C

7

PRO VMware 2GB 1 core
Tests started on May 02 2021
21.90€ ($23.87) 65 B E B B A

8

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

9

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Sep 05 2021
52.00€ ($56.68) 62 C B C B C

10

Cloud Server XL
Tests started on Jan 02 2021
$35.00 60 C B C C D

11

8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Sep 24 2021
28.00€ ($30.52) 59 A B B E E

12

Shared 8GB
Tests started on Oct 13 2021
$48.00 58 E B D C B

13

R108-SG
Tests started on Nov 19 2021
$28.06 58 C C C B E

14

VPS V4I8
Tests started on Oct 31 2021
25.00€ ($27.25) 57 D C D B C

15

Cloud Server RAM L
Tests started on Jun 27 2021
$30.00 53 C D C C C

16

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

17

Dedicated 4GB
Tests started on Feb 25 2021
$36.00 49 E D D B B

18

VPS XL SSD
Tests started on Jan 12 2021
31.49€ ($34.32) 48 D B F C C

19

C2-7
Tests started on Dec 29 2020
$42.24 48 B D C E D

20

B2-7
Tests started on Oct 09 2021
$29.04 45 D D C E D

21

Cloud VPS 4
Tests started on Nov 17 2021
29.00€ ($31.61) 38 D C E F C

Other Providers

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

1

Shared 4 cores 8GB (Off rankings)
Tests started on Sep 14 2021
$40.00 85 A A A A B

2

Smart S
Tests started on Nov 25 2021
$40.00 72 A B D C A

3

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

4

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

5

CCX11
Tests started on Jan 07 2021
21.85€ ($23.82) 56 D D C C B

6

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

7

CCX12
Tests started on Mar 31 2021
21.85€ ($23.82) 53 D C E B B

8

Dedicated 2 cores 4GB (Off rankings)
Tests started on Oct 30 2021
$40.00 50 C C E D C

9

t2d-standard-1
Tests started on Nov 20 2021
$34.24 47 E D C D B

10

U1.2x4
Tests started on Oct 12 2021
$30.24 46 C E B E D

11

8GB 2cores
Tests started on Nov 14 2021
$40.00 43 C E C F C

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

DEV1-L
Tests started on Feb 09 2021
31.54€ ($34.38) 40 E C E F B

16

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

17

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

18

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

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