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Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price in plans tested at will be marked as missing.

Bluehost Genesis Public Cloud Hetzner LayerStack
Hourly Billing  No Yes Yes No
DDOS Protection  Yes Yes Yes No
Backups  Yes No No No
Control Panel  Custom OpenStack Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 1 3 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 1 1 2
Monitoring Charts  No No Yes Yes
Admin REST API  No Yes Yes Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No Yes No Yes
Reverse DNS  No Yes Yes Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards Credit cards Credit cards, Paypal Credit cards, Alipay
Hidden CPU Model  No No Yes Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes Yes No Yes
Firewall  No Yes No Yes
Shelving  No Yes No No

Extra Services

Those services are offered by providers independently of their cloud servers.

Bluehost Genesis Public Cloud Hetzner LayerStack
Backups  -  Instance backups or snapshots
Block storage  -  Allocate storage volumes independently of instances and attach them to instances of your choice
Object storage  -  Data storage for objects, individual files with API access
Load balancer  -  Distribute traffic across set of instances
Floating IP addresses  -  Allocate IP addresses independently of instances and attach them to instances of your choice
Team Management  -  Management of users who are authorized to handle resources in your account
Managed databases  -  Managed databases such as MySQL, Postgresql, Aurora, ...
Serverless  -  Deploy code as functions and let the provider manage where the code runs
DDoS protection  -  Distributed Denial of Service protection
Kubernetes  -  Management of Docker containers
GPU instances  -  GPU instances to run your AI workload
Private network  -  Use private IP addresses to communicate between your own instances at this provider

Datacenter Countries

The selected providers have datacenters in the following countries.

Bluehost Genesis Public Cloud Hetzner LayerStack
United States
United States
Hong Kong
United States

Stengths & Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Misleading pricing.
  • Long commitments needed to get advertised prices.
Genesis Public Cloud
  • Choose precise CPU and storage types when you order.
  • Good documentation.
  • The fastest, cutting edge CPUs in the market are available at Genesis.
  • No charge other than for storage and IP address for turned off instances.
  • There is a learning curve for the CLI management interface coupled with the jumphost.
  • Network transfer costs are not included in instance prices.
  • Choice of local or network storage.
  • Choice of dedicated CPU resources.
  • 3 datacenters but all in Europe.
  • Hong Kong datacenter with direct China network route available.
  • Fast and modern management UI.
  • Pricing is complex, varies by datacenter location and billing cycle.

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