CheapServers

2019/04/09

Categories: technology Tags: hosting computers

Cheap Servers

I’ve been a fan of LowEndBox type offerings for some time, but lately haven’t been as taken with what’s on offer there. That said, some of the better known cloud providers have LEB type offerings these days.

Scope

For this comparison, I’ve chosen the cheapest option available from each provider. This works for me since what I’m looking for is a minimal server that might be suitable to run a VPN from, and something that works as a backup

Offerings

Note, info extracted on 9th April 2019.

Specs Time4VPS Linux 2 Time4VPS Container Digital Ocean Vultr OVH Hetzner CX11 Hostwinds VPSCheap.NET Prometeus/ iwStack Prometeus Prometeus: XenPower
CPU 1x2.6GHz 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 1 CPU 1 vCore, 2GHz 1 vCPU 1 CPU Core 2 Core 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 2 vCPU
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB 0.5 GB 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 1 GB
HDD 20 GB 20 GB 25 GB 10 GB 20 GB 20 GB (NVMe SSD) 30 GB (SSD) 30 GB 10 GB 25 GB 120 GB
Band 2 TB 2 TB 1 TB 0.5 TB unclear 20 TB 1 TB unmetered 2 TB 2 TB 2 TB
€/m € 3.99 + VAT € 2.99 + VAT $5 $ 2.50 €2.99 + VAT € 2.49 + VAT $ 4.49 €2.16 + VAT €3.90 + VAT
€/y € 39.99 + VAT € 29.99 + VAT €31.58 + VAT $ 20 / yr €36 + VAT €36 + VAT

Notes

Companies that I’ve used in the past (not for these specific products though) are:

All three offered very good products and services, in my limited experience.

The XenPower VPS is a bit of an outlier in terms of power and cheapness. Otherwise there’s a fair bit of uniformity in the offerings available at the bottom price-point.

Update: came upon a site with a pretty comprehensive listing system for vps offerings https://hostadvice.com