Vultr VPS Review

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Vultr was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Vultr 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 $10/month, up to 10Gbps. See https://www.vultr.com/products/ddos-protection/.

Backups  No

Backups are available for a fee:
"An instance with automatic backups enabled will have a 20% higher base monthly/hourly fee."

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  30
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network bandwidth, CPU usage, Disk I/O.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Paypal, credit card, crypto, Alipay
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes
IPv6 support  Yes
Firewall  Yes
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Fast and modern UI.
  • Large choice of datacenters.
  • Large choice of instance types.

Vultr Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, Vultr 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 Vultr 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
125s 30s 330s 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
Backups $0.050 Actual price is 20% of the instance.
Backups are automatically scheduled and the 2 most recent ones are preserved at all times.

https://www.vultr.com/docs/vps-automatic-backups
Prices vary depending on instance size
Block $0.100 Each volume is replicated 3 times across a highly available cluster.
https://www.vultr.com/pricing/blockstorage/
10GB minimum
Object $0.020 Includes 1TB of bandwidth.
https://www.vultr.com/products/object-storage/#pricing
250GB minimum
Snapshots $0.050 https://www.vultr.com/news/Vultr-will-begin-charging-for-snapshot-storage-on-October-1/

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Vultr 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: 3 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
Bandwidth usage is based on the highest of either your inbound traffic or your outbound traffic.
https://www.vultr.com/resources/faq/#bandwidthcalculation
$0.010/GB


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Vultr Instance Types and Plans

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All Vultr 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:
Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
High Performance

These virtual machines run atop shared vCPUs, and are suitable for many business and personal applications: low traffic websites, blogs, CMS, dev/test environments, small databases, and much more. Powered by new generations of AMD EPYC or Intel Xeon CPUs and NVMe SSD.

High Performance 1GB 1 1.0GB 25GB $6.00
High Performance 4GB 2 4.0GB 100GB $24.00
High Performance 16GB 8 16.0GB 350GB $96.00
Family:
Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
Regular Performance

Powered by previous generation Intel CPUs and regular SSD.

Regular 1GB 1 core 1 1.0GB 25GB $5.00
Regular 2GB 1 core 1 2.0GB 55GB $10.00
Regular 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 80GB $20.00
Regular 8GB 4 cores 4 8.0GB 160GB $40.00
Regular 16GB 6 cores 6 16.0GB 320GB $80.00
Family:
Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
High Frequency

Powered by 3GHz+ Intel Xeon CPUs and NVMe SSD.

High Frequency 1GB 1 1.0GB 32GB $6.00
High Frequency 2GB 1 2.0GB 64GB $12.00
High Frequency 4GB 2 4.0GB 128GB $24.00
High Frequency 8GB (Off rankings) 3 8.0GB 256GB $48.00
High Frequency 16GB 4 16.0GB 384GB $96.00
Family:
Optimized Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
General purpose

These virtual machines run atop fully dedicated, new generation AMD EPYC vCPUs. Dedicated vCPUs ensure that these machines deliver the fast, consistent performance that many business applications require. Often a good starting point, these VMs provide a typical balance of CPU, RAM, and NVMe SSD resources.

General Purpose 4GB 1 4.0GB 40GB $30.00
Family:
Optimized Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
CPU optimized

These virtual machines run atop fully dedicated, new generation AMD EPYC vCPUs. Dedicated vCPUs ensure that these machines deliver the fast, consistent performance that many business applications require. For compute bound applications, these VMs provide proportionally more CPU than they do RAM and NVMe SSD.

CPU Optimized 1-2-25 1 2.0GB 25GB $28.00
Family:
Optimized Cloud Compute
Instance Type:
Memory optimized

These virtual machines run atop fully dedicated, new generation AMD EPYC vCPUs. Dedicated vCPUs ensure that these machines deliver the fast, consistent performance that many business applications require. For memory bound applications, these VMs provide proportionally more RAM than they do CPU and NVMe SSD.

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

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