Kamatera VPS Review

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Kamatera in its own words

Kamatera is a global cloud services platform provider, providing enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure products to organizations of all types and sizes.

With more than 13 data centers worldwide, Kamatera provides Cloud Services focused mainly on VPS Hosting. Among its many added values Kamatera’s VPS services can be Customized and Tailored to fit the user’s needs. All of Kamatera’s services come with Unlimited Traffic, AND a 30 Day Free Trial to test and scale the services.

In addition, Uptime Guarantee is 99.95% and Kamatera provides 24/7/365 Tech human support.

Kamatera was founded in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Kamatera VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Available for a fee through the Firewall feature.

Backups  No

Backups are available for a fee: "Extended daily backups" at $3/month for a 20GB VM.

Snapshots are available for a fee ($0.05 per GB/month).

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  14
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, RAM, Network, Disk

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

Available for a fee: $9/month
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/products.php?id=cloud_firewall#prd5.

It consists of a separate VM setup with the pfSense image which implements firewall and router.

Shelving  Yes

You're only charged for storage when the VPS is turned off if you choose hourly billing.

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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Large choice of instance types.
  • Large choice of datacenters.

Weaknesses

  • When billed hourly, network transfer costs are extremely high ($50 for 5000GB).

Kamatera Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Kamatera 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 Kamatera 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
280s 165s 370s 12

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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 $0.050 The Cloud Block Storage engine is a fully redundant, enterprise-grade storage system. Storage pricing is calculated by the minute.
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/products.php?id=cloud_block_storage#prd2

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Kamatera for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Charged (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is charged by the provider.)
Free allowance: 5 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
5TB free for plans billed monthly. No free allowance for plans billed hourly.
https://www.kamatera.com/express/compute/
$0.010/GB

Kamatera Instance Types and Plans

How fast are Kamatera servers:  Screen all Kamatera VPS Plans

All Kamatera 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:
Global
Instance Type:
Availability

Server CPUs are assigned to a non-dedicated physical CPU thread with no resources guaranteed.
Ideal for variety of general purpose application like micro-services, small-medium application, development environment, container services or any server use that does not require guaranteed CPU resources.

Availability 1GB 1core 1 1.0GB 20GB $4.00
Availability 2GB 1 core 1 2.0GB 20GB $6.00
Availability 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 40GB $19.00
Availability 4GB 4 cores (Off rankings) 4 4.0GB 20GB $24.00
Availability 16GB 8 cores 8 16.0GB 150GB $99.00
Family:
Global
Instance Type:
General Purpose

Server CPUs are assigned to a dedicated physical CPU Thread with reserved resources guaranteed.
Ideal for all general purpose scenarios of production-use such as application server, web server, database server, container node, storage server, HPC, etc.

General 1GB 1 core 1 1.0GB 20GB $9.00
General 2GB 1 core 1 2.0GB 20GB $15.00
General 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 40GB $42.00
General 2GB 4 cores (Off rankings) 4 2.0GB 20GB $50.00
General 8GB 4 cores 4 8.0GB 80GB $90.00
Family:
Global
Instance Type:
Burstable

Server CPUs are assigned to a dedicated physical CPU thread with reserved resources guaranteed. Exceeding an average CPU usage of 10% will be extra charged for CPUs usage consumption.
Ideal for all general purpose scenarios of production-use such as application server, remote desktop server, web server, storage server, etc. and when CPU usage requirements are burstable during a small period of the time used.

Burstable 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 40GB $19.00
Family:
Global
Instance Type:
Dedicated

Server CPU are assigned to a dedicated physical CPU Core (2 threads) with reserved resources guaranteed.
For all general purpose scenarios of production-use such as application server, web server, database servers, container node, storage server, HPC, etc.

VPSBenchmarks has not tested any plan for this instance type yet.

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