Best VPS 2021 under $5

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In the 12 months up to September 2021, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 13 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 5th revision of the Best VPS under $5 ranking in 2021. These are the older revisions:


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: Mar 04 2021


Score

56


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

B

1st in Raw CPU Power

D

1st in Performance Stability

B

4th in Disk IO Performance

C

6th in Network Performance

D


2nd

DOcean

DigitalOcean

Basic 1GB 1 core

Price per month: $5.00
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 25 GB
Memory: 1.0 GB
Trial Data: Oct 22 2020


Score

50


Ranks per Category

4th in Web Performance

D

4th in Raw CPU Power

E

3rd in Performance Stability

D

5th in Disk IO Performance

C

2nd in Network Performance

B


3rd

Hetzner

Hetzner

CX11

Price per month: 4.15€
Number of CPU cores: 1
Disk space: 20 GB
Memory: 2.0 GB
Trial Data: Aug 17 2021


Score

43


Ranks per Category

6th in Web Performance

D

8th in Raw CPU Power

F

7th in Performance Stability

E

8th in Disk IO Performance

D

1st in Network Performance

A


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

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

2

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

3

Cloud VPS Small
Tests started on Mar 18 2021
2.79€ ($3.07) 39 E F C B E

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

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

CX11
Tests started on Aug 17 2021
4.15€ ($4.56) 43 D F E D A

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

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