Vultr Review

Why did I choose this VPS as Web hosting?

I’m using Vultr as my main web hosting now.

But in the past, I have used many web hosting services for my web apps and client projects.

From the basic shared web hosting service (ex: Godaddy, Bluehost, etc.) to VPS (like Digital Ocean, Scaleway, AWS Lightsail).

But before sharing you my review on Vultr, you might want to know what exactly Vultr is.

Vultr or more precisely Vultr Holdings Corporation is a company established in 2014.

Mainly focused on Cloud services and offers reliable servers and hosting solutions for developers and start-up companies.

Their position on the market is still minor comparing to other Cloud services like Digital Ocean or Linode, but step by step gaining popularity.

Why choose Vultr VPS?

Even if a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is more suitable for developers and technical people, VPS tends more and more to be a legit solution for individuals.

Indeed what attracts me the most in Vultr is the Quality-Price-Ratio.

You can get a good server at a low price.

I will talk about general benefits concerning VPS but give you my thoughts and reasons that made me choose Vultr.

Low cost

You can start with a cheap private server for only 2.5$ – 5$ per month, it’s the same or even cheaper than shared web hosting servers! (2.5$ plan doesn’t offer IPv4)

So, for 5 bucks what you will have?

25 GB SSD disk space
1 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz
1 GB (1024MB) RAM
1TB Bandwidth

For your information, it’s nearly impossible to find that kind of specifications (100% allocated to you and not shared) with a normal shared web hosting service like Godaddy, Siteground or else…

If you are running only 1 website, the 5$ plan will be fair enough.

But I recommend you to take a 6$ (High-Frequency) plan if you have many websites.

32 GB NVMe SSD disk space
1 CPU clocked at 3+ GHz
1 GB (1024MB) RAM
1TB Bandwidth

I use the 6$ plan for 3-4 websites.

Here you can find the htop screenshot of my VPS. It is an actively working webserver with moderate traffic. (Powered by HestiaCP, free and open-source control panel)

Powerful CPU

High-Frequency Compute plans are very interesting.

Those plans include a powerful CPU with more than 3GHz just for a few extra bucks.

This powerful CPU is one of the reasons that I have decided to choose Vultr.

Faster website is great for Google SEO!

Access to files faster with SSD and NVMe

Generally, all VPS providers (including Vultr) are already equipped with SSD (Solid-State Drive).

But a lot of shared web hosting providers still using old HDD (Hard Disk Drive).

Technically, an SSD is 5 to 20 times faster than an HDD.

It will access your website’s pages and data more rapidly.

You’ll probably already visited a website that takes a lot of time to load all the images.

SDD can improve the fetch time of your images stored on your webserver.

With their new High-Frequency Compute plans, Vultr also offers storage with the NVMe interface.

It has been measured to be 2 times faster than previous SSD’s interfaces.

A VPS is like a single machine, but running virtually.

It means that you can install everything you want from scratch.

For example pick the Operating System (ex: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu…) of your choice, choose the version of PHP (for information PHP7 or PHP8 gives better performance with WordPress), run programs written in different languages (Perl, Python, Ruby), use MariaDB as database instead of MySQL, run more specific apps like a realtime chat service or a game server (ex: Minecraft)….

You’ll understand that you can also run many websites on the same server and for the same price.

The flexibility of a VPS allows you to scale easily by upgrading your machine online (ex: RAM, Disk Space…).

Vultr VPS Locations

Tokyo (Japan), Singapore, Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Atlanta (United States), New York (United States), Chicago (United States), Dallas (United States), Los Angeles (United States), Miami (United States), Seattle (United States), Silicon Valley (United States), Toronto (Canada)

Great performance

Vultr VPS shows great performance concerning Disk speed and Network speed.

You can find some benchmark tests on the internet to give you an idea of the server’s performance.

How do I get a VPS on Vultr?

To get your VPS on Vultr, you can go to their website (vultr.com).

Then create an Account, then subscribe to their “Cloud Compute” or “High Frequency” product.

  • You can get $100 credit by subscribing via my link:

https://www.vultr.com/?ref=8960241-8H

It’s perfect to test the service for a few months with that giveaway credit.

Conclusion

I have been using Vultr since 2018 and I’m very satisfied with it.

Also, my server (6$ plan) using very low resources on CPU (1% – 30%) and Memory (1000MB) for 4 websites running on it.

I highly recommend you to get your own VPS on Vultr.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.