Best VPS Fall 2018

This Fall, VPSBenchmarks tested and reviewed 29 VPS hosting plans. We judged them on their speed, stability and affordability. These are the best 3 VPS.

For price weighted rankings, go to Best Value VPS Fall 2018.

The VPS tested between October and December 2018 are a subset of all the VPS we have reviewed over the past 12 months. Go to the Screener to get the entire list of cloud server plans available today, ranked and graded.

We build a new ranking every month and every quarter with all the VPS tested during the interval. Check out the list of all current and past rankings.


1st

UpCloud

UpCloud

8GB 4 cores

Price per month: $40.00
Number of CPU cores: 4
Disk space: 160 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Oct 31 2018


Score

78


Ranks per Category

2nd in Web Performance

A

1st in Raw CPU Power

A

6th in Performance Stability

B

1st in Disk IO Performance

B

14th in Network Performance

C


2nd

Hetzner

Hetzner

CCX11

Price per month: €21.60
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 80 GB
Memory: 8.0 GB
Trial Data: Dec 14 2018


Score

76


Ranks per Category

3rd in Web Performance

A

7th in Raw CPU Power

B

7th in Performance Stability

B

3rd in Disk IO Performance

B

5th in Network Performance

B


3rd

UpCloud

UpCloud

4GB 2 cores

Price per month: $20.00
Number of CPU cores: 2
Disk space: 80 GB
Memory: 4.0 GB
Trial Data: Dec 07 2018


Score

75


Ranks per Category

1st in Web Performance

A

8th in Raw CPU Power

C

3rd in Performance Stability

B

2nd in Disk IO Performance

B

13th in Network Performance

C


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All Grades in a Chart

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.


Rankings for all VPS tested during Fall 2018

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

1

UpCloud
8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Oct 31 2018
$40.00 79 A A B B C

2

UpCloud
4GB 2 cores
Tests started on Dec 07 2018
$20.00 76 A C B B C

3

Clouding.io
8GB 4 cores
Tests started on Oct 15 2018
€30.00 ($33.30) 68 B A B D C

4

Vpsdime
Premium 8GB
Tests started on Dec 12 2018
$40.00 57 E C C C B

5

Aruba Cloud
Cloud VPS Large
Tests started on Oct 22 2018
€12.50 ($13.88) 56 C D B D D

6

Vultr
VC2 2GB $10
Tests started on Oct 28 2018
$10.00 53 D D D C B

Other Providers

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

1

Hetzner
CCX11
Tests started on Dec 14 2018
€21.60 ($23.98) 76 A B B B B

2

1and1 IONOS
Cloud Server L
Tests started on Nov 19 2018
$20.00 69 A D A B D

3

DigitalOcean
Standard 4GB 2 cores
Tests started on Oct 25 2018
$20.00 69 B B D B B

4

OVH Public Cloud
C2-7
Tests started on Oct 08 2018
$77.04 67 A C A D C

5

Hetzner
CX31
Tests started on Oct 18 2018
€8.90 ($9.88) 64 B B C C C

6

Amazon EC2
m5.large
Tests started on Nov 14 2018
$69.12 64 B C C C B

7

SpryServers
SSD KVM Mega
Tests started on Nov 02 2018
$40.00 61 E A D B C

8

Scaleway
START 1M
Tests started on Nov 12 2018
€11.52 ($12.79) 54 D B C D D

9

DigitalOcean
Standard 1GB 1 core
Tests started on Dec 03 2018
$5.00 52 D D C D B

10

Amazon Lightsail
4GB 2cores
Tests started on Nov 05 2018
$20.00 51 C D D D C

11

Linode
1GB $5
Tests started on Nov 26 2018
$5.00 43 E F C C C

12

Microsoft Azure
B1MS
Tests started on Oct 11 2018
$15.11 42 B F D E C

13

Google Compute Engine
n1-standard-1
Tests started on Nov 07 2018
$34.20 39 E E C D C

14

Ramnode
OpenVZ SSD Standard 2GB
Tests started on Oct 04 2018
$7.00 37 F D D C D

15

Linode
2GB $10
Tests started on Oct 01 2018
$10.00 35 E F D C C

16

AtlanticNet
G2 1GB
Tests started on Nov 22 2018
$10.00 35 F F C D D

17

OVH
VPS SSD 1
Tests started on Nov 09 2018
$3.35 34 D F C E E

18

IO Zoom
KVM 2GB
Tests started on Dec 18 2018
$8.00 31 E F D D D

19

LaunchtimeVPS
Budget
Tests started on Sep 27 2018
$14.70 30 E F C E E

20

Dreamhost
gp1_subsonic
Tests started on Nov 29 2018
$6.00 29 E F C E D

21

Alibaba Cloud
ecs.t5-lc1m1.small
Tests started on Nov 16 2018
$10.08 29 D F E E E

22

Microsoft Azure
A1 v2
Tests started on Dec 27 2018
$31.39 20 F F D F D

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