Vultr VPS Review

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Vultr

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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
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • 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  25
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
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
71s 30s 150s 12

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



This provider offers the following promotion:

Referred customer must link a valid credit card or Paypal method to be eligible for the $100 credit. Unused portion of $100 credit expires after 14 days.

Promo link:

Value: $100

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Vultr Plans

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $5.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 25
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
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: 37

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E E E B D
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 2022 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 Vultr - Regular 1GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Regular 1GB 1 core plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Regular 1GB 1 core plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jun 05 2021 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) New Jersey, USA D
Jun 20 2020 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 Atlanta, Georgia, USA D
Dec 29 2018 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 New Jersey, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $6.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 32
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
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: 58

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C E B B 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 2022 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 Vultr - High Frequency 1GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 1GB plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 1GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Mar 08 2022 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Seattle, WA, USA C
Mar 08 2021 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Seattle, Washington, USA D
Mar 19 2020 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) New Jersey, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 55
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
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: 67

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B D C B B
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 2022 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 Vultr - Regular 2GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the Regular 2GB 1 core plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Regular 2GB 1 core plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Dec 09 2021 AMD EPYC-Rome Processor New Jersey, USA B
Dec 09 2020 Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS) New Jersey, USA C
Dec 23 2019 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) Atlanta, USA C

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

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $12.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 64
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
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: 58

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C E C B B
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 2022 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 Vultr - High Frequency 2GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the High Frequency 2GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 2GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 12 2020 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Georgia, USA C
Jun 21 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 New Jersey, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $20.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
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: 50

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - Regular 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the Regular 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Regular 4GB 2 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Apr 21 2021 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) Georgia, USA C
May 03 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) Atlanta, Georgia, USA B
May 05 2019 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd Atlanta, USA C

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

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $24.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 128
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
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: 76

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

Performance Test Results

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

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the High Frequency 4GB plan

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 4GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 07 2021 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Seattle, Washington, USA B
Sep 13 2020 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Seattle, Washington, USA B
Aug 23 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 Atlanta, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $24.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
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: 53

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

Performance Test Results

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

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the High Performance 4GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Performance 4GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Apr 25 2022 AMD EPYC-Rome Processor Seattle, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $40.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
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: 75

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - Regular 8GB 4 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the Regular 8GB 4 cores plan

This plan was tested 4 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Regular 8GB 4 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jan 23 2022 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) Seattle, Washington, USA B
Jan 24 2021 Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS) Illinois, USA C
Feb 07 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) New Jersey, USA C
Mar 02 2019 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $48.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 256
Num Cores 3
Memory GB 8
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 4000
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: 83

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Frequency 8GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Live Web Network Transfers Sysbench Remote Timings Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 8GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 8GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Oct 30 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 Atlanta, USA A

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/cloud-compute/#pricing
Price per month $80.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 320
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 16
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
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: 70

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - Regular 16GB 6 cores. 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 Regular 16GB 6 cores plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Regular 16GB 6 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Oct 21 2021 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) Illinois, USA B
Oct 26 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) New Jersey, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/?ref=6842810
Price per month $96.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 384
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 16
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
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: 78

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Frequency 16GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the High Frequency 16GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Frequency 16GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jul 20 2021 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) New Jersey, USA B
Aug 02 2020 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) New York, USA B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/pricing/#cloud-compute/
Price per month $96.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 350
Num Cores 8
Memory GB 16
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 8000
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: 68

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Performance 16GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the High Performance 16GB plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the High Performance 16GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jun 09 2022 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) New Jersey, USA B

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