The virtual private server industry becomes larger than anyone can imagine. We all agree that, it’s the best way to run a website at maximum speed and performances, without affecting your budget. It is not easy to find the best VPS hosting service without passing by many tests, and comparing lots of technic characteristics, and compare all that with the price that the hosting customer will pay.
If you look at some popular companies, you will notice that the majority of them offers a VPS plan. But, what makes a difference is a clear comparison to find your best choice in the end, based on your needs and your budget.
I’ve spent some time searching for the top hosting companies with a great VPS services, and I’ll compare them based on their performances to make things easy to understand.
What I want to add is that you should be careful about what you read on directory review websites. They are all promises a real customer review, but when it comes to the truth, they publish a positive review for companies that pay them in advertising.
In other words, not all of their reviews are correct, and even they publish fake hosting reviews with non-existing customers, just to make money from the advertiser that is the hosting company itself.
What I want from you, is to take care about your blog or website first, and your business second, because an online business cannot succeed without a great website hosted on fast servers, and protected with the latest technologies and virus scanning software.
You can do all that by comparing the below table that I’ve created for VPS services, and make sure to visit each website and compare their plans to find the one that suit your needs.
As you can see, I only selected the top trusted companies with quality VPS. Many other companies that you can find today are resellers of the above list. They use their data centers and rent hosting plans from them, this is why I just listed the above list.
Now, you have your own conclusion to decide what VPS service you want to select. But, if you want the Best VPS hosting service? Then, I the response will be different from what you are looking for:
If you are looking for the high-speed, powerful resources, and a great price, then, the winners are Bluehost and 1&1. They offer 2 GB of storage that is the twice of what their competitors offer for the same cheapest plan. Both companies have a price that reflects the services value. At the same time, we all know that they have the best customer support.
At the same time if you want the maximum RAM with the same resources as Bluehost but with lowest prices, then you can go with FatCow, they have the Optimum plan but that includes 8 GB of RAM for $99.99 per month.
Forget the Dreamhost VPS, simply because it is not logical at all, their prices and the RAM are not going in parallel. They have a great Shared hosting that I recommend always, but not their VPS.
Please be careful about fake promises from companies who talk all the time about their 100% uptime guarantee. Simply, because there is a super machine on earth that can work all the time during years without even some minutes of maintenance. That only exists on other planets but not in ours.
They use that nomination just to attract more customers. So, forget that and expect some minutes of downtimes every year for your VPS server.
Everything needs maintenance and server need more than that. Technicians need to verify its security settings and update the hardware from time to time, and that’s what good companies should have. You can read more about the 100% uptime guarantee: the truth and limits about Web hosting promises.
I wish you good luck with your website and hosting, and your business in general. Please share any experience you have with your VPS hosting to let us know some stories.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.