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Features and Usability

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

A2 Hosting Amazon EC2 BuyVM ORACLE Cloud
Hourly Billing  No Yes No Yes
DDOS Protection  No No No No
Backups  No No No No
Control Panel  Builtin + SolusVM Builtin Stallion Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4 22 3 20
Number of Datacenter Continents  3 4 2 4
Monitoring Charts  Yes Yes No Yes
Admin REST API  No Yes No No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No No Yes No
Mobile Friendly UI  No No Yes No
Reverse DNS  No Yes Yes No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards Credit cards Credit cards, Paypal, Alipay, Coinbase Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No No No No
Affiliate Program  Yes No Yes No
Firewall  No Yes No No
Shelving  No Yes No No

Extra Services

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

A2 Hosting Amazon EC2 BuyVM ORACLE Cloud
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.

A2 Hosting Amazon EC2 BuyVM ORACLE Cloud
United States
South Africa
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States
United States
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States

Stengths & Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
A2 Hosting
  • Predatory pricing (requires very long term contracts to get advertised prices)
Amazon EC2
  • Numerous datacenter locations.
  • The largest catalog of cloud services you can find.
  • Not the easiest UI.
  • Storage speed throttled based on volume size.
  • Sometimes great performance for the price.
  • Unreliable performance, large variations are to be expected between one day and the next.
  • Often out of stock.
  • Slow VPS provisioning (days sometimes).
  • BuyVM does not allow ordering VPS from any location that is away from the address you have on file.

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