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Features and Usability

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

ArticHost DigitalOcean IONOS by 1&1 OnetSolutions
Hourly Billing  No Yes Mixed No
DDOS Protection  Yes No No Yes
Backups  Yes No No No
Control Panel  WHMCS, Virtualizor Builtin Custom WHMCS, Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 12 4 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 3 2 1
Monitoring Charts  Yes Yes Yes No
Admin REST API  No Yes Yes No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse DNS  No No Yes Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal Credit cards, Paypal Credit cards, Paypal Credit cards, Paypal, Wire transfers, Cryptocurrencies
Hidden CPU Model  No No No Yes
Affiliate Program  No Yes Yes Yes
Firewall  No No Yes No
Shelving  No No No No

Extra Services

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

ArticHost DigitalOcean IONOS by 1&1 OnetSolutions
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.

ArticHost DigitalOcean IONOS by 1&1 OnetSolutions
United States
United Kingdom
United States
United Kingdom
United States

Stengths & Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Free backups.
  • DDoS protection included with VPS.
  • Single datacenter.
  • Numerous datacenter locations.
  • Modern, intuitive and fast UI.
  • Large catalog of cloud services.
  • Not the best performance on average.
IONOS by 1&1
  • Free load balancer.
  • Unlimited traffic.
  • Slowish management UI.

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