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Price (3 years): $17.09/mo ($615.2)

Price (2 years): $17.09/mo ($410.2)

Price (1 year): $17.09/mo ($205.1)

Price (1 month): $18.99/mo

Renewal: $227.9/year ($18.99/mo)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: EU or USA

Features: 1 Gbps, Dedicated IP, SSD Storage

OS: Linux or Windows

Price (Windows): +$6.00/mo

Management: Unmanaged

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 4 GB

Storage: 75 GB

Bandwidth: 2 TB

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Optional extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous.

Payment: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

You can lock in a long billing cycle for the best discount. These web hosting plans will renew for the same period length as your initial order, but without the discount.

Scale the VPS

The possibility to scale up or down your plan (except disk space – disk space can’t be scaled down) like in the cloud is neat.

Included features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which gives all your websites https for automatically for and for free.

Now all of the VPS plans by Hostwinds have SSD storage by default.

Extra features

A cPanel cloud license costs $15/mo, and that is also included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans. cPanel is an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2/mo per extra standard IP address. Hostwinds also offer DDoS protected IP addresses, as well as C-Class IP addresses.

Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups make sure your data is safe and accessible and starts at $1/mo and is performed daily.

I would suggest talking to a support representative after purchase to make sure the cloud backups are running.

Datacenter location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA and Amsterdam in the EU to be your server location.

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M3Server VPS Pro
Score95%100

Price (1 year): $15.00/mo ($180)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: EU, USA

Features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate

CPU: 2 vCPU

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 10 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

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Optional Extras: Domain Whois Privacy, IP addresses.

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

This is a really nice VPS offer by the host M3Server. You can customize your own web server with just the resources you need, starting at a really affordable price. This is a great way to ensure you have lots of power while not paying for resources that you don’t use at all.

The starting configuration includes 2 vCPU cores which is great. You can also select between HDD or a smaller SSD disk for storage.

I really like that cloud backups are included also, other hosts can charge $2/mo to $25/mo for this!

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Price (3 years): $10.00/mo ($360)

Price (1 year): $13.75/mo ($165)

Price (1 month): $15.00/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: 1-Click Installer, 24/7 Tech Support, Nginx Web Server, OPcache, Resource Scaling, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Optional Extras: MySQL VPS.

Payment: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

DreamHost allows easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for sites without a lot of traffic already. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at such low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead, they have created their own control panel. cPanel does cost about $13 per month, so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest web hosting plans.

Other features

Their team handles updating and installation of security patches, OS updates, and even WordPress versions.

The 1-click-installer lets you install things like WordPress with 1 click. Always nice to save some time 🙂

The optional MySQL starts at $15/mo. It gives your database its own virtual private server. They suggest going for this if you need to send large amounts of data between your apps and MySQL. You can scale the RAM of this server from 300 MB to 4000 MB.

Web server

Choose between Apache or Nginx.

They do not currently offer support for the Litespeed web server and cannot install it for you either. As their VPS plans do not offer root access you would need to go with another VPS plan from another host or go with the dedicated servers by DreamHost that do offer root access.

Conclusion

A great choice for low-cost VPS hosting. However, the lack of cPanel and no money-back guarantee lowers the score for these plans a little.

You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Cludways & Digital Ocean here.

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iPage Basic VPS
Score85%100

Price (1 year): $17.99/mo ($215.9)

Renewal: $22.49/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 40 GB

Bandwidth: 1 TB

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Optional Extras: Domain Whois Privacy.

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

All VPS plans from iPage comes with cPanel included, SSD storage and one or more Dedicated IP address. You can get an even lower price if you select 2-year billing cycles. Month to month billing will add a little to the price.

Conclusion

Just a decent option for low cost VPS hosting, value wise. It can’t quite compare with the cheapest cloud plan though. That offer from Cloudways and Digital Ocean grants the same amount of resources at a 70% discount compared with this plan. The low amount of resources would however not be enough if you want to host several sites or one site with medium traffic. 1 GB of RAM will be exhaused fast if you use a CMS like WordPress with several plugins.

SSD storage will help your sites load fast, and a nice bonus is the free domain name. Live support is nice, and so is the price of this plan!

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