Vultr Review

Vultr



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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • USA

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on August 26 2019.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Available for $10/month.

Backups  Yes

Snapshots are free.

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  16
Number of Datacenter Continents  4
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Network bandwidth, CPU usage, Disk I/O.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  No
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Paypal, credit card, bitcoin
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

The Vultr admin UI was recently upgraded, it feels modern and efficient, is easy to use and has plenty of features.

Quality of Service 

Vultr Extra Services

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

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

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Vultr 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
43s 30s 60s 6

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

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

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Block $0.100 Each volume is replicated 3 times across a highly available cluster.
https://www.vultr.com/pricing/blockstorage/
Backups $0.050 Prices vary depending on instance size 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



This provider offers the following promotion:

$50 credit to test Vultr by using the link.

Promo link:
https://www.vultr.com/?ref=7893612-4F

Value: $50

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Vultr Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/pricing/
Price per month $5.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 50

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D E C C B
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 1GB $5. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VC2 1GB $5 plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 1GB $5 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Dec 29 2018 Web Sysbench 76ms 286ms
Jun 14 2018 Web Sysbench 71ms 273ms
Nov 27 2017 Web Sysbench 109ms 391ms
Mar 12 2017 Web Sysbench 106ms 363ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/pricing/
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 55
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 52

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D D D C B
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 2GB $10. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VC2 2GB $10 plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 2GB $10 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Oct 28 2018 Web Sysbench 78ms 310ms
Jul 12 2018 Web Sysbench 70ms 267ms
Dec 11 2017 Web Sysbench 91ms 320ms
Mar 18 2017 Web Sysbench 113ms 397ms

Instances are powered by high clock speed CPU's and NVMe local storage.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/
Price per month $12.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 64
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 68

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Frequency 2GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 2GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 2GB plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Jun 21 2019 Web Sysbench 45ms 235ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/pricing/
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 62

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C B D B B
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 4GB $20. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the VC2 4GB $20 plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 4GB $20 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
May 05 2019 Web Sysbench 63ms 280ms
Sep 20 2018 Web Sysbench 58ms 246ms
May 03 2018 Web Sysbench 53ms 240ms
Aug 13 2017 Web Sysbench 61ms 225ms

Instances are powered by high clock speed CPUs and NVMe local storage.

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/#pricing
Price per month $24.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 128
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 79

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B B A C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Frequency 4GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Network Transfers Remote Timing Test Sysbench Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 4GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 4GB plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Aug 23 2019 Web Sysbench 39ms 112ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/pricing/
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated 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: 77

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B A C A B
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 8GB $40. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Remote Timing Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the VC2 8GB $40 plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 8GB $40 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Mar 02 2019 Web Sysbench 49ms 240ms

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