BuyVM VPS 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

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BuyVM VPS Features

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
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Sometimes great performance for the price.

Weaknesses

  • 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.

BuyVM Extra Services

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

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer Floating IP addresses
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each BuyVM VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
27300s 600s 54000s 2

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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 Description Restriction
Block $0.005 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/
256GB minimum

BuyVM Instance Types and Plans

How fast are BuyVM servers:  Screen all BuyVM VPS Plans

All BuyVM instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.

Plan Number of CPU cores RAM Storage Price
Family:
Single server line
Instance Type:
General purpose

Affordable servers with SSD storage and unmetered bandwidth.

Slice 1024 1 1.0GB 20GB $3.50
Slice 2048 1 2.0GB 40GB $7.00

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