Vultr VPS Plans 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 January 27 2020.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  No

Available for $10/month.

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  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
Reverse DNS  No
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   Managed databases 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
55s 30s 120s 9

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
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 1000GB of bandwidth.
https://www.vultr.com/products/object-storage/#pricing



This provider offers the following promotion:

$100 credit to test Vultr by using the link.
Unused portion of $100 credit expires after 30 days.

Promo link:
https://www.vultr.com/?ref=8389311-6G

Value: $100

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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 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
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 CPU Overall Grade
Dec 29 2018 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 C
Jun 14 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd C
Nov 27 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 E

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 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: 65

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

We conducted 6 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 5 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 CPU Overall Grade
Dec 23 2019 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) C
Oct 28 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd C
Jul 12 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd C
Dec 11 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 D

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 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: 69

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 CPU Overall Grade
Jun 21 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 B

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 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: 62

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

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 CPU Overall Grade
May 05 2019 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd C
Sep 20 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd B
May 03 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd B
Aug 13 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 C

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 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: 80

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 CPU Overall Grade
Aug 23 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 B

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 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: 66

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 8GB $40. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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

This plan was tested 2 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 CPU Overall Grade
Feb 07 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) B
Mar 02 2019 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd B

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.vultr.com/products/high-frequency-compute/
Price per month $48.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 256
Num Cores 3
Memory GB 8.0
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 Web Test Network Transfers Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test
Review Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

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 and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial CPU Overall Grade
Oct 30 2019 Virtual CPU 6db7dc0e7704 A

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