The best cheap vps

I am about to move some of my websites from shared hosting to VPS as it seems VPS is much faster than shared hosting and you won’t be affected by your bad neighbors on the same shared ip. The reason I choosed shared hosting is that I thought VPS is too expensive for me but now the situation has changed. Today there is plenty of cheap vps that are better than shared hosting at the same price level. The reason that some people still use shared hosting service is that shared hosting is relatively easy to use and it includes free CPanel which makes the maintenance work smooth and easy. But my major is computer science and managing vps box is a piece of cake for me. So I decide to move to the vps service.

The first consideration factor is still the price. I would like to buy a VPS at the same price level as my current shared hosting service. So the price should be lower than 5$/month. I searched google for low-end vps and found many websites that provide comparison/reviews for the prices/features of various VPS providers. Some websites(such as has a neat chart listing all low-price vps and you can sort them by various criterions such as memory, hard disk capacity, architecture, and price of course. If you are newbie in the VPS world, you may be dazzling checking all those VPS plans. But I am savvy and know what I would use. The experience of using many software on VPS and knowing how the resource is used by these software gives me the insight on the parameters of the VPS plans. First I would filter out all those OpenVZ VPS as they are very like shared hosting with many customers squeezed together and affecting each other. OpenVZ architecture makes it easy to oversell so you can see the price of OpenVZ VPS is relatively cheaper than KVM and XEN VPS with the same parameters as to memory,ect. Second I would like to order a VPS with 512M or more memory because I know after installing apache/mysql and some common software, the memory used is close to 500M, and I need more free memory to accept more incoming visitors. Also after installing Linux OS(such as CentOS) and common software, the disk usage is near 4G, so the minimum disk space would be 5G. The other parameters, e.g., monthly traffic, are not important for me because my sites are not video or download sites and the traffic limit is not a problem. After applying these criterions, finally I got the following candidate VPS to buy. SSD VPS Plans – SSD-VPS-0.5

  • 512MB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 10GB SSD Storage
  • 1TB Bandwidth
  • 40$ Annually

Note that the selling point is that this VPS plan includes 2 IP addresses. KVM VPS Hosting – Winter – KVM 1GB Special

    (interestingly I cannot find this link on the product pages of weloveservers websites and it took time to dig this special offer out.)

  • 30 GB Disk Space Storage
  • 1 TB Bandwidth (100Mbps)
  • 1024 MB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 IP Address
  • SolusVM Access
  • Full Root Access
  • Choice of Linux OS’s
  • Self Managed
  • 30$ Annually

I also found some weloveservers VPS coupon codes(KVM15, GLOBAL, 15% off) but have not yet tried to see if they work. KVM SSD Cached — 512MB

  • 512MB Dedicated Ram
  • 15 GB SSD Cached Disk Space
  • 300 GB Bandwidth
  • 100Mbit Port
  • 1xIPv4 Address
  • KVM Virtualization
  • 25$ Annually Sailor KVM.

  • 512 MB RAM
  • 512 MB SWAP
  • 20 GB HDD
  • 2 Cores
  • 1 Gbit Port
  • 512 GB Bandwidth
  • 1 IPV4 address
  • Unlimited IPV6
  • Hosted in Netherlands
  • $40.69 Annually
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