Best VPS 2021 under $5

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In the 12 months up to January 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.


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: Jul 30 2020


Score

66


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

B

6th in Raw CPU Power

D

3rd in Performance Stability

C

2nd in Disk IO Performance

B

2nd in Network Performance

A


2nd

Kamatera

Kamatera

Availability 1GB 1core

Price per month: $4.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 20 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Nov 04 2020


Score

62


Ranks per Category

3rd in Web Performance

C

7th in Raw CPU Power

E

11th in Performance Stability

D

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

A


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 12 2020


Score

54


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

C

3rd in Raw CPU Power

D

1st in Performance Stability

B

16th in Disk IO Performance

E

6th in Network Performance

C


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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 Jul 30 2020
$5.00 66 B D C B A

2

Availability 1GB 1core
Tests started on Nov 04 2020
$4.00 62 C E D B A

3

vm.t5sd.2xlarge
Tests started on Oct 12 2020
$5.00 54 C D B E C

4

SKVM-1G
Tests started on Oct 20 2020
$5.00 46 D D D D B

5

VC2 1GB $5
Tests started on Jun 20 2020
$5.00 41 E F B C D

6

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on May 11 2020
2.79€ ($3.24) 39 E F C C D

7

1GB $5
Tests started on Dec 11 2020
$5.00 32 E E F D C

8

m.1s
Tests started on Sep 24 2020
$3.50 17 F F E E F

Other Providers

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

1

Basic 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Oct 22 2020
$5.00 50 D E D C B

2

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

3

Slice 1024
Tests started on Aug 14 2020
$3.50 43 D D C D D

4

CX11
Tests started on Feb 05 2020
2.49€ ($2.89) 43 E E C D B

5

KVM Server M
Tests started on Sep 20 2020
4.10€ ($4.76) 40 D D E C D

6

1GB 1core
Tests started on Jul 19 2020
$5.00 37 B F D E D

7

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

8

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

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