Best VPS 2023

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In the 12 months up to August 2023, VPSBenchmarks put 152 cloud servers from 49 providers through a demanding suite of benchmarks to evaluate their performance as web servers, their capacity to handle heavy loads, their stability and the speed at which they can transfer data through the network. These are the Best VPS in 6 price ranges.

See also Best VPS 2022.

A few words about the winners

Togglebox is an American provider that offers Application Hosting and Cloud VPS with either monthly or hourly billing.

Akamai Connected Cloud, formerly known as Linode, is a large US provider offering a large array of cloud services with data centers all over the world.

Klikk is a provider out of Norway which emphasizes security and sustainability. All its servers are powered by 100% renewable energy.

Vultr, based in the USA, has one of the best management UI, a vast array of features and presence all over the world.

Genesis Hosting Solutions is a provider based in the USA with a data center in Illinois, a very wide range of products, a comprehensive set of features based on OpenStack and some of the most cutting edge hardware in the VPS market.

Evoxt has data centers in the US, Germany, the UK and Malaysia. Evoxt features CPUs clocked at 3.5GHz or more in all of its servers.

HostHatch operates in 14 locations and features fast servers along with a simple but effective management UI.

Alwyzon is a provider based in Austria with fast hardware, very competitive prices and a central location in Europe.

Layerstack is a provider based in Singapore and with data centers in 4 locations in south-east Asia and America. Layerstack was the first provider tested at VPSB that deployed EPYC Milan CPUs.

Evolution Host specializes in high performance hardware and innovative Anti-DDoS products. It is present in 8 countries around the world with a total of 11 datacenters.

Monthly Rankings

We also publish a new ranking every month with just the VPS that were tested during the previous 30 days. It's declined in 2 variants: "Best VPS" and "Best Value VPS". The same products have been tested in both but in the Value ranking, the grades and scores are price weighted.

These are the rankings for all servers tested in August 2023 at any price.

Special Mentions

Special Mentions are awards granted to featured providers for being the fastest in a performance category. In addition to grade categories (Web, CPU, Disk IO, Stability and Network), a Special Mention is also awarded to the fastest VPS that costs less than $5/month.

All winners were the fastest in their category based on all public trials run during the 12 months up to May 16th 2023.

Category Provider Plan Value
Fastest overall for less than $5/month Kamatera
Availability 1GB 1core
Cores: 1
RAM: 1.0 GB
Price: $4.00
Trial: Nov 01 2022
Overall Score:
71 / 100 (Price Weighted)
Fastest CPU OnetSolutions
HP-32 NVMe 2022 (Off rankings)
Cores: 32
RAM: 32.0 GB
Price: $87.11
Trial: Nov 19 2022
Raw CPU Power Score:
100 / 100
Fastest Disk IO Klikk
16GB 8 cores
Cores: 8
RAM: 16.0 GB
Price: $96.84
Trial: Apr 24 2023
Disk IO Performance Score:
95 / 100
Fastest Web Server Evolution
Evolution Host Ltd
Cores: 12
RAM: 12.0 GB
Price: $87.20
Trial: Oct 09 2022
Web Performance Score:
93 / 100
Most Stable Genesis PC
Genesis Public Cloud
Cores: 2
RAM: 8.0 GB
Price: $33.20
Trial: Jan 21 2023
Performance Stability Score:
87 / 100
Fastest Network Transfers Alwyzon
Virtual Server M
Cores: 4
RAM: 8.0 GB
Price: $14.70
Trial: Jun 05 2022
Network Performance Score:
84 / 100

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