CheapServersII

2020/05/03

Categories: technology Tags: hosting computers

Cheap Servers

Returning to this topic! I’ve been a fan of LowEndBox type offerings, though some of the offerings are a bit random. However, some of the better known cloud providers have LEB type offerings these days.

Scope

As before, 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 point of presence.

Offerings

Note, info extracted on 3rd May 2020.

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 10 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 €5.95 + VAT € 2.49 + VAT $ 4.49 €2.16 + VAT €3.90 + VAT
€/y € 39.99 + VAT € 29.99 + VAT $ 20 / yr €36 + VAT €36 + VAT
Note No change No Change No Change No Change No change No change No Change No Change No Change No Change

Summary

So in summary, pretty much no change over the course of 54 weeks.

Work to do: checking more broadly on whether there are other new options that might have emerged.