Low-Cost Cloud Provider Favorites

WARNING: Only use these providers if you can afford to lose your money if they abruptly go out of business or operation. Some have! If you use them, always set up a redundant server with another provider in another location. Incredible Backup is your friend. OpenVZ platform unless KVM noted. Never sign up with these providers for more than a year. Always fund these services using a mechanism such as PayPal which provides a six-month window for refunds if things ever come unglued. With PayPal, you also can (and should) disable recurring payments which seems to be a favorite trick of low-cost providers. You’ve been warned!

NOTE: The KVM/OVZ7 platform providers below are from better established companies and should provide an improved long-term solution. They also provide better security for publicly-exposed servers like OpenSIPS, IncrediblePBX-PUBLIC, and 3CX.

9.30.2019 UPDATE: Just a heads up that most of the low-cost cloud offerings have now disappeared. Some have quadrupled in price in just the last month. Others are simply no longer available. Latest pricing is shown below. The new prices make Digital Ocean, Vultr, and OVH competitive and a much safer long-term bet.

ProviderRAMDiskBandwidthPerformance as of 9/30/19Cost
HostFlyte1GB30GB2TB/month901Mb/DN 855Mb/UP$8/6mos.
Hosting731.5GB25GB2TB/month845Mb/DN 222Mb/UP$45/year
HostBRZ1GB20GB3TB/month445Mb/DN 244Mb/UP$15/year
SnowVPS1GB15GB2TB/month310Mb/DN 351Mb/UP$30/year
SolvedByData2GB20GB2.5TB/month529Mb/DN 126Mb/UP
2CPU Core 2GB swap
WelcomeHosting KVM (LA)1.5GB20GB1.5TB/month302Mb/DN 242Mb/UP$21/year
CrownCloud KVM (LA)1GB20GB +
1TB/month621Mb/DN 428Mb/UP
2CPU Core
Best Buy!
Naranjatech KVM (The Netherlands)1GB20GB1TB/monthHosting since 2005
VAT: EU res.
20€/year w/code:
BudgetNode KVM (LA)1GB40GB RAID101TB/monthAlso available in U.K PM @Ishaq on LET before payment$24/year
FreeRangeCloud KVM (Ashburn VA, Winnipeg, Freemont CA)1GB20GB SSD3TB/monthPick EGG loc'n
Open ticket for last 5GB SSD
$30/year w/code:

* Open a ticket after signup to request a 1Gbit port upgrade or to take advantage of other LowEndBox special offer.

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