BuyVM VPS Plans Review

BuyVM


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BuyVM was founded in 2010.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Luxembourg
  • United States

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No

Ddos protection is an additional $3 per month: https://buyvm.net/ddos-protection/

Backups  No

No backup, no snapshot.

Control Panel  Stallion
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  No
Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Alipay, Coinbase
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

I wish the admin UI (manage.buyvm.net) would include charts and backups, maybe ssh keys storage...

Quality of Service 

BuyVM uses a reseller for hosting its VMs (FranTech). The buying experience involved checking out and paying through FranTech. Then to manage the VM you're going back to buyvm.net on the Stallion interface. Another set of credentials is needed for Stallion that are sent you through email.

BuyVM Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, BuyVM also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Teams Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes
GPU instances

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each BuyVM VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
1806s 30s 7260s 5

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.005 256GB minimum Called Block Storage Slabs. You must own a VPS (Slice) to have a "Slab". Slabs can be attached or moved to any Slice in the same datacenter. Often unavailable.
https://buyvm.net/block-storage-slabs/

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Plan Specifications

URL https://buyvm.net/kvm-dedicated-server-slices/
Price per month $3.50
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 20
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 47

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D E C C C
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Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for BuyVM - Slice 1024. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Slice 1024 plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Slice 1024 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Dec 07 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz D
Apr 19 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz D

Plan Specifications

URL https://buyvm.net/kvm-dedicated-server-slices/
Price per month $7.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 31

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F D F D C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for BuyVM - Slice 2048. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the Slice 2048 plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Slice 2048 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Jun 06 2020 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor E
Jul 07 2019 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 v3 @ 3.50GHz E
Oct 14 2017 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz E

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