Best VPS 2021 under $5

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In the 12 months up to December 2021, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 16 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 2021 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 $5 ranking in 2021. These are the older revisions:


1st

OnetSolutions

Price per month: 3.33€
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 20 GB
Memory: 2.0 GB
Trial Data: Nov 15 2021


Score

60


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

C

1st in Raw CPU Power

D

3rd in Performance Stability

B

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

7th in Network Performance

D


2nd

UpCloud

UpCloud

1GB 1core

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 25 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Oct 19 2021


Score

57


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

B

2nd in Raw CPU Power

D

2nd in Performance Stability

B

4th in Disk IO Performance

B

8th in Network Performance

D


3rd

GenVMs

Genesis VMs

vm.t5sd.2xlarge

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 50 GB
Memory: 4.0 GB
Trial Data: Oct 16 2021


Score

53


Ranks per Category

2nd in Web Performance

B

3rd in Raw CPU Power

D

1st in Performance Stability

B

15th in Disk IO Performance

E

2nd 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.


Rankings for all VPS tested during 2021

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

1

GP-2
Tests started on Nov 15 2021
3.33€ ($3.40) 60 C D B B D

2

1GB 1core
Tests started on Oct 19 2021
$5.00 57 B D B B D

3

vm.t5sd.2xlarge
Tests started on Oct 16 2021
$5.00 53 B D B E B

4

Cloud Server S
Tests started on Nov 12 2021
$5.00 41 D F C D C

5

Availability 1GB 1core
Tests started on Sep 19 2021
$4.00 40 D E E B E

6

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on Mar 18 2021
2.79€ ($2.85) 39 E F C B E

7

Shared 1 core 1GB
Tests started on Apr 30 2021
$5.00 39 C E E C F

8

Regular 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Jun 05 2021
$5.00 37 E E E B D

9

Shared 1GB
Tests started on Dec 11 2020
$5.00 32 E E F D C

Other Providers

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

1

Slice 1024
Tests started on Nov 05 2021
$3.50 50 C D C D C

2

CX11
Tests started on Aug 17 2021
4.15€ ($4.23) 43 D F E D A

3

NVMe 2GB
Tests started on Mar 10 2021
$4.00 29 E F D E D

4

LIN-SSD-S
Tests started on Feb 16 2021
$3.50 27 F F E C D

5

1GB 1core
Tests started on Jul 12 2021
$5.00 25 D F D F E

6

KVM Standard 1GB
Tests started on May 19 2021
$5.00 21 E E F E F

7

Cloud 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Apr 07 2021
$4.99 20 F F E E E

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