VPS Hosting

Top 100: Top 10 of the Top 10 VPS Hosting Charts [Ranked!]: We analyzed 34 VPS Hosting Providers, 171 Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Plans, then split them into 10 “buckets” [as they are all extremely different in terms of technical specifications and price per month] and conducted a detailed side-by-side comparison to select Top 10 VPS Hosting Companies in each of the 10 “bucket”. That’s why we called it Top 10 of the Top 10! Scroll down to see the Summary, the Top-10 Ranking Methodology, as well as 10 detailed Top-10 VPS Ranking Charts.

What is VPS Hosting?

When dedicated web hosting is way too expensive while shared web hosting does not fully meet your needs the VPS hosting comes to the rescue. Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is a mid-way between the two, providing the best of both the world: exclusiveness of the Dedicated Hosting and the relatively low cost of the Shared Hosting.

When you choose VPS, there will be other websites hosted on the same hardware as yours. However, as the name implies, your website will enjoy its own “virtual” space and processing capacity: your website will be the only domain allocated to your particular “virtual compartment” within a physical server. You can also get your own operating system, dedicated storage, powerful CPU, scalable RAM, and, potentially, unlimited bandwidth. In a nutshell, your “virtual & private” server gives you all the benefits of a physical “dedicated” server, but without the high cost associated with those.

Many people also often ask a question: what is the difference between Managed VPS Hosting and Unmanaged VPS Hosting? With a managed VPS, all aspects of your VPS and its all associated software are professionally managed by the hosting company. With an unmanaged VPS, the responsibility falls on you and your own IT team to ensure things like performance, security, and software are well maintained and are all in order. The Table comparing VPS hosting plans shown below contains only managed VPS hosting plans. Now let’s see what our Top 10 of the Top 10 VPS hosting providers looks like.

Top 10 of the Top 10 Summary

Group #Group Technical Specs
Cores | RAM | Storage
Chosen VPS Hosting ProviderHosting PlanLink to
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Group #11 | 0.5-1GB | 10-40GBLinux VPS RAM 1See all
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Group #21 | 1.5-2GB | 25-60GBLinux VPS RAM 2See all
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Group #31-2 | 2-6GB | 20-80GBPulsarSee all
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Group #42 | 4GB | 60-120GBBasic VPS ServerSee all
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Group #52-3 | 3-8GB | 75-160GBVPS 3See all
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Group #64 | 1-4GB | 25-200GBVPS 1GBSee all
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Group #74 | 5-16GB | 40-400GBQuasarSee all
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Group #85-7 | 5-16GB | 90-300GBHero 6GB CloudSee all
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Group #98 | 8-12GB | 80-400GBWindows 8GB RAMSee all
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Group #108-16 | 16-96GB | 120-1TBWindows RAM 32See all
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The Top VPS Hosting Providers are chosen by the WebHostingColumns.com staff based on a very comprehensive benchmarking analysis of all relevant factors.
Please note, the Chosen VPS Hosting Providers may change as key factors, included in the side-by-side comparison do change over time.

Top-10 Ranking Methodology [Brief]

Unlike Shared Web Hosting or WordPress Hosting services, which are relatively easy to compare across different providers VPS Hosting has a much bigger number of variables to compare:

  • Number of CPU Cores varies from 1 to 16,
  • RAM varies hugely from 0.5GB to 96GB,
  • Storage varies 10GB to 1TB often in 5-10GB increments,
  • Some hosting plans include cPanel or Plesk control panels, some don’t,
  • Some hosting plans include free SSL and some charge for it extra.

To be able to compare the VPS hosting plans as effectively as possible we decided to use one common benchmark against which we compared all 171 VPS hosting plans:  Amazon AWS Lightsail.  The AWS Lightsail offers 6 Linux and 6 Windows VPS hosting plans.  We decided to split 171 benchmarked hosting plans into 10 groups [or “buckets”], with hosting plans within each group comparing to the “closest” AWS plan in terms of technical specs.

Additionally, we analyzed thousands of Consumer Reviews from 6 different sources, such as TrustPilot, SiteJabber, etc. and then weighted all 171 VPS hosting plans both in terms of cost and Consumer Review ratings to come up with Top 10 rankings in each of the 10 Groups [or “buckets”].  Below are the Top-10 VPS hosting plans across 10 different technical spec groups.

 


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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #1

[Group #1 VPS Technical Specs:  1 Core, 0.5-1.0GB RAM, 10-40GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSLightsail1 | 1GB | 40GB$5.00BENCHMARK
#1Linux RAM11 | 1GB | 30GB$10.99Visit HostWinds
#2Windows RAM11 | 1GB | 30GB$16.99Visit HostWinds
#3VPS 11 | 1GB | 20GB$14.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#4VPS 11 | 1GB | 20GB$9.95Visit Hostinger
#51GB DAL1 | 1GB | 30GB$5.00Visit HawkHost
#6Basic Droplets1 | 1GB | 25GB$6.00Visit DigitalOcean
#7VPS S1 | 0.5GB | 10GB$2.00 Visit IONOS
#8Tcloud11 | 1GB | 30GB$4.90Visit TrueHost
#9Basic1 | 1GB | 40GB$24.99Visit FatCow
#10Core 11 | 1GB | 30GB$29.28Visit A Small Orange
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]


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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #2

[Group #2 VPS Technical Specs:  1 Core, 1.5-2.0GB RAM, 25-60GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail1 | 2GB | 60GB$10.00BENCHMARK
#1Linux RAM21 | 2GB | 50GB$21.99Visit HostWinds
#2Windows RAM21 | 2GB | 50GB$27.99Visit HostWinds
#3Basic1 | 1.5GB | 50GB$15.00Visit Omnis
#4VPS 21 | 2GB | 40GB$29.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#5VPS Cloud11 | 2GB | 25GB$20.00Visit MyTrueHost
#6VPS HDD1 | 2GB | 40GB$20.00Visit MyTrueHost
#72GB DAL1 | 2GB | 55GB$10.00Visit HawkHost
#8Basic Droplets1 | 2GB | 50GB$12.00Visit DigitalOcean
#9Tcloud 21 | 2GB | 60GB$14.99Visi TrueHost
#101 vCPU1 | 2GB | 40GB$130.00Visit MediaTemple
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #3

[Group #3 VPS Technical Specs:  1-2 Cores, 2-6GB RAM, 20-80GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail1 | 2GB | 60GB$10.00BENCHMARK
#1Pulsar2 | 2GB | 40GB$14.89Visit NameCheap
#2Hero 2GB Cloud2 | 2GB | 30GB$39.95Visit NameHero
#3Plus1 | 3GB | 75GB$25.00Visit Omnis
#4VPS 22 | 2GB | 40GB$19.95Visit Hostinger
#5VPS 32 | 3GB | 60GB$44.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#6Premium1 | 6GB | 75GB$45.00Visit Omnis
#7VPS SSD12 | 2GB | 20GB$20.00Visit MyTrueHost
#8Linux 2GB RAM2 | 2GB | 40GB$35.00Visit LiquidWeb
#9Cloud RAM11 | 6GB | 25GB$30.00Visit MyTrueHost
#10VPS M2 | 2GB | 80GB$7.00Visit IONOS
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #4

[Group #4 VPS Technical Specs:  2 Cores, 4GB RAM, 60-120GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail2 | 4GB | 80GB$20.00BENCHMARK
#1Basic VPS Server2 | 4GB | 75GB$40.00Visit KnownHost
#2Windows RAM42 | 4GB | 75GB$4599Visit HostWinds
#3Linux RAM42 | 4GB | 75GB$39.99Visit HostWinds
#4VPS 42 | 4GB | 80GB$59.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#54GB DAL2 | 4GB | 85GB$20.00Visit HawkHost
#6Basic Droplets2 | 2GB | 80GB$24.00Visit DigitalOcean
#7VPS L2 | 4GB | 120GB$18.00Visit IONOS
#8Business2 | 4GB | 90GB$59.99Visit FatCow
#9Business2 | 4GB | 90GB$53.99Visit iPage
#10Enhanced2 | 4GB | 60GB$59.99Visit BlueHost
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #5

[Group #5 VPS Technical Specs:  2-3 Cores, 3-8GB RAM, 75-160GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail2 | 8GB | 160GB$40.00BENCHMARK
#1VPS 33 | 3GB | 60GB$39.95Visit Hostinger
#2Windows RAM62 | 6GB | 100GB$56.99Visit HostWinds
#3Linux RAM62 | 6GB | 100GB$50.99Visit HostWinds
#4VPS 52 | 5GB | 100GB$74.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#5Core 33 | 3GB | 75GB$66.55Visit a Small Orange
#6#33 | 4GB | 75GB$43.91Visit HostNine
#7Mach 82 | 8GB | 150GB$74.99Visit A2 Hosting
#8#43 | 8GB | 100GB$55.66Visit HostNine
#9Premium3 | 6GB | 90GB$89.99Visit BlueHost
#10Premium3 | 6GB | 90GB$62.99Visit HostMonster
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #6

[Group #6 Technical Specs:  4 Cores, 1-4GB RAM, 25-200GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail4 | 16GB | 320GB$80.00BENCHMARK
#1VPS 1GB4 | 1GB | 25GB$8.00Visit MidPhase
#2VPS 2GB4 | 2GB | 50GB$16.00Visit MidPhase
#3VPS 4GB4 | 4GB | 100GB$32.00Visit MidPhase
#4Hero 4GB Cloud4 | 4GB | 60GB$49.95Visit NameHero
#5VPS 44 | 4GB | 80GB$49.95Visit Hostinger
#62GB4 | 2GB | 50GB$39.95Visit GreenGeeks
#7Windows 4GB RAM4 | 4GB | 100GB$80.00Visit LiquidWeb
#8VPS 1GB4 | 1GB | 25GB$8.00Visit WestHost
#94GB4 | 4GB | 75GB$59.95Visit GreenGeeks
#10VPS 2GB4 | 2GB | 50GB$16.00Visit WestHost
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #7

[Group #7 VPS Technical Specs:  4 Cores, 5-16GB RAM, 40-400GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail4 | 16GB | 320GB$80.00BENCHMARK
#1Quasar4 | 6GB | 120GB$24.92Visit NameCheap
#2Windows RAM84 | 8GB | 150GB$91.99Visit HostWinds
#3VPS 8GB4 | 8GB | 200GB$64.00Visit MidPhase
#4Windows RAM124 | 12GB | 200GB$111.99Visit HostWinds
#5Linux RAM84 | 8GB | 150GB$79.99Visit HostWinds
#6Standard VPS Server4 | 8GB | 150GB$60.00Visit KnownHost
#7Linux RAM124 | 12GB | 200GB$99.99Visit HostWinds
#8VPS 64 | 6GB | 120GB$89.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#9VPS 74 | 7GB | 140GB$104.95Visit WebHostingBuzz
#10VPS 16GB4 | 16GB | 400GB$128.00Visit MidPhase
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #8

[Group #8 VPS Technical Specs:  1 Core, 0.5-1GB RAM, 10-40GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail4 | 16GB | 320GB$80.00BENCHMARK
#1Hero 6GB Cloud6 | 6GB | 90GB$72.95Visit NameHero
#2VPS 56 | 6GB | 120GB$79.95Visit Hostinger
#3Professional VPS Server6 | 10GB | 250GB$80.00Visit KnownHost
#4Windows RAM166 | 16GB | 300GB$164.99Visit HostWinds
#5VPS XXL6 | 12GB | 240GB$35.00Visit IONOS
#6Linux RAM166 | 16GB | 300GB$146.99Visit HostWinds
#716GB DAL6 | 16GB | 325GB$80.00Visit HawkHost
#88GB6 | 8GB | 150GB$109.95Visit GreenGeeks
#96GB RAM6 | 6GB | 105GB$102.99Visit InMotion
#10Lift 86 | 8GB | 250GB$72.99Visit A2 Hosting
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #9

[Group #9 VPS Technical Specs:  8 Cores, 8-12GB RAM, 80-400GB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail8 | 32GB | 640GB$160.00BENCHMARK
#1Windows 8GB RAM8 | 8GB | 150GB$100.00Visit LiquidWeb
#2Hero 8GB Cloud8 | 8GB | 120GB$87.95Visit NameHero
#3Premium VPS Server8 | 12GB | 300GB$100.00Visit KnownHost
#4VPS 68 | 8GB | 160GB$109.99Visit Hostinger
#5Linux 8GB RAM8 | 8GB | 150GB$85.00Visit LiquidWeb
#6VPS 78 | 12GB | 200GB$164.99Visit Hostinger
#7Business8 | 12GB | 80GB$200.00Visit SiteGround
#88GB RAM8 | 8GB | 140GB$131.99Visit InMotion
#9Earth8 | 8GB | 250GB$129.99Visit HostPapa
#108 vCPU8 | 8GB | 400GB$230.00Visit MeddiaTemple
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans for Group #10

[Group #10 VPS Technical Specs:  8-16 Cores, 16-96GB RAM, 120GB-1TB Storage]

RankVPS HostHosting PlanTechnical Specification
Cores | RAM | Storage
Price ($/mo)1Action
AWSAWS Lightsail8 | 32GB | 640GB$160.00 BENCHMARK
#1Windows RAM 328 | 32GB | 400GB$248.99Visit HostWinds
#2Linux RAM 328 | 32GB | 400GB$224.99Visit HostWinds
#3Windows 16GB RAM8 | 16GB | 200GB$149.00Visit LiquidWeb
#4Windows RAM 6412 | 64GB | 500GB$401.99Visit HostWinds
#5VPS 88 | 16GB | 250GB$219.99Visit Hostinger
#6Linux 16GB RAM8 | 16GB | 200GB$115.00Visit LiquidWeb
#7Linux RAM 6412 | 64GB | 500GB$365.99Visit HostWinds
#8Business Plus12 | 16GB | 120GB$300.00Visit SiteGround
#9Basic Droplets8 | 16GB | 320GB$96.00Visit DigitalOcean
#10Lift 168 | 16GB | 450GB$86.99Visit A2 Hosting
Note (1): 1-year average monthly rate for year 1 [i.e. includes “initial period” promotion or discount]

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