Two virtual private server (VPS) hosting plans from two different providers may come with the exact same specifications. That however doesn’t mean that the two plans are of identical quality. VPS hosting providers and plans aren’t created equal.
As we get into 2020, it’s important to know what VPS hosting servers are worth your money and time. Here’s a look at the 5 VPS providers that have proved to be a cut above the rest. They are the perfect blend of pricing, power and reliability.
Hostgator’s Linux-based VPS plans start at $19.95 monthly. The most basic Linux plan, Snappy 2000, features 120 GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and 1.5TB of data transfers per month. The Snappy 4000 plan starts from $29.95 per month and comprises 165GB of storage space, 4GB RAM and 2TB of data transfers monthly.
The Snappy 8000 is Hostgator’s most advanced VPS hosting plan and offers 240GB of disk space, 8GB RAM and 3TB of monthly data transfers. The advanced plan will take you back $39.95 per month if you commit to a 36-month subscription.
AccuWeb has several wallet-friendly Windows- and Linux-based VPS plans that webmasters can choose from. They range from the budget $8.99 per month VPS Mercury plan to the premium $84.97 per month Windows VPS Emerald plan.
The Mercury plan comes with 1GB RAM, 20GB storage space, 150GB worth of data transfers per month and unlimited hosting. The Emerald package is most suitable for heavy-duty users and comprises 8GB of RAM, 125GB of storage and 1TB of data transfers per month. With the Windows-based VPS plan, AccuWeb Hosting has a great solution where you can create up to 250 email accounts. For the Linux plan, there’s no limit to the number of email accounts you can create.
Liquid Web VPS Hosting
Liquid Web’s entry-level VPS hosting plan starts at $4.99 monthly and comprises 30GB of solid-state storage, 1GB RAM, 1TB of data transfers monthly, unlimited email accounts and unlimited domains.
On the premium end, Liquid Web’s most expensive VPS plan (starts at $296 per month) has an impressive 96GB of RAM, 750GB solid-state storage and the choice to either run it on Windows or Linux. Liquid Web offers the flexibility to craft a more customized pro-rated VPS hosting plan especially if you want more power than is available from the off-the-shelf plans.
DreamHost VPS Hosting
DreamHost VPS server plans most outstanding feature is the unlimited domains and monthly data transfers. However, the memory and storage specs are somewhat low for the price when compared to other VPS hosting providers.
For example, the entry-level $13.75 per month plan comes with just 1GB of RAM and 30 GB solid-state storage. It’s most expensive plan begins at $110 per month and comprises 8GB RAM and 240GB solid-state storage. DreamHost’s VPS servers are also limited to the Ubuntu operating system.
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GoDaddy is the world’s big daddy of web hosting. So it’s quite impressive that despite its enormous customer base, GoDaddy still scores pretty well in VPS plans. The plans start at $19.99 per month and offer 240 GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, unlimited monthly data transfers, unlimited domains, a free SSL certificate for one year and the choice of Windows- or Linux-based servers.
As always GoDaddy leverages its numbers to maximize economies of scale. So if you commit to a two-year subscription on the Economy VPS plan, the monthly subscription drops to $9.99 per month.
Signing up for a VPS hosting plan means you get allocated your own virtual server. You have control over the operating system (with some providers, you can even choose the OS you prefer), the applications, the extensions, and other server settings.
Of course, each VPS is a virtual server and still sits on a physical server that it shares with other VPS customers. Still, you enjoy much better performance and greater access than you otherwise would with a shared hosting plan.
Your satisfaction with a VPS plan with greatly hinges on the hosting provider you choose. These 5 hosts should be in your shortlist when you are contemplating the best plan.