Vultr VPS Plans 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
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Features and Usability

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.

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  17
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, bitcoin
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

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  
Team Management   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 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 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

See all VPS coupons


Compare all Vultr plans in the Screener

The Screener shows all Vultr plans side by side with their grades in 5 categories.


Vultr Plans


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 1.0
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: 41

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E F B C 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 2020 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 - 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 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 1GB $5 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jun 20 2020 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 Atlanta, Georgia, USA D
Dec 29 2018 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 New Jersey, USA C
Jun 14 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey C
Nov 27 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 New Jersey E

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 1.0
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: 72

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B D A 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 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - High Frequency 1GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 1GB plan

This plan was tested 1 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 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 2.0
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
C 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 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

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 with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Dec 23 2019 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) Atlanta, USA C
Oct 28 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey, USA C
Jul 12 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey C
Dec 11 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 New Jersey 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/?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 2.0
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: 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 2020 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
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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 4.0
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: 71

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

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Vultr - VC2 4GB $20. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Live Web Network Transfers Remote Timings Sysbench Endurance
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Performance trials run on the VC2 4GB $20 plan

This plan was tested 5 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the VC2 4GB $20 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 03 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, no TSX, IBRS) Atlanta, Georgia, USA B
May 05 2019 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd Atlanta, USA C
Sep 20 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey, USA B
May 03 2018 Virtual CPU 82d9ed4018dd New Jersey B
Aug 13 2017 Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5 New Jersey 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 4.0
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: 81

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B 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 2 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 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 $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: 67

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 Live Web Network Transfers Remote Timings Sysbench Endurance
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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 with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
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 8.0
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: 81

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A A B 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
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 with its grade and CPU type.

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

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 16.0
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: 80

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A A C B A
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
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Performance trials run on the High Frequency 16GB plan

This plan was tested 1 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
Aug 02 2020 Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS) New York, USA B

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