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Features and Usability

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

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost OnetSolutions
Hourly Billing  Yes No Yes No
DDOS Protection  No Yes Yes Yes
Backups  No Yes Yes No
Control Panel  custom custom Builtin WHMCS, Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 9 1 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 3 1 1
Monitoring Charts  Yes No No No
Admin REST API  Yes Yes Yes No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No No No Yes
Reverse DNS  No Yes No Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards Credit cards, Paypal, bank transfers, Skrilla Credit cards, Paypal, Check Credit cards, Paypal, Wire transfers, Cryptocurrencies
Hidden CPU Model  No No No Yes
Affiliate Program  No Yes Yes Yes
Firewall  Yes No Yes No
Shelving  No No No No

Extra Services

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

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost 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.

Amazon Lightsail Contabo Dreamhost OnetSolutions
Australia
Canada
France
Germany
India
Ireland
Japan
Singapore
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States
Germany
Singapore
United Kingdom
United States
United States
France

Stengths & Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Amazon Lightsail
  • Significantly lower prices than EC2.
  • Large choice of datacenter locations.
  • Access to a subset of AWS services.
  • Instances are throttled if you push them too hard.
Contabo
  • Modern EPYC CPUs in all VDS servers.
  • Setup fee on all new instances.
  • Management UI has the minimum set of features.
Dreamhost
  • Management UI for cloud hosting disjointed from main management console.
  • No update or improvements to DreamCompute in years.
OnetSolutions

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