Best VPS 2021 under $5

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In the 12 months up to July 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 4th revision of the Best VPS under $5 ranking in 2021. These are the older revisions:


1st

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

6th in Raw CPU Power

E

7th in Performance Stability

D

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

1st in Network Performance

A


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: Mar 04 2021


Score

56


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

B

3rd in Raw CPU Power

D

1st in Performance Stability

B

4th in Disk IO Performance

C

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 12 2020


Score

54


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

C

2nd in Raw CPU Power

D

2nd in Performance Stability

B

14th in Disk IO Performance

E

3rd 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.


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

1

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

2

1GB 1core
Tests started on Mar 04 2021
$5.00 56 B D B C D

3

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

4

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

5

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on Mar 18 2021
2.79€ ($3.24) 39 E F C B E

6

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

7

VC2 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Jun 05 2021
$5.00 37 E E E B D

8

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

9

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

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

3

NVMe 2GB
Tests started on Mar 10 2021
$5.00 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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