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Feb 01, 2024

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VPS Providers Cost Comparison (February 2024)

Written by

Abdelhadi Dyouri

Introduction

This report aims to provide a cost comparison analysis of the following VPS providers:

  • SSD Nodes (that's us)
  • DigitalOcean
  • Linode
  • Vultr
  • AWS EC2
  • UpCloud
  • Hostinger
  • Hostwinds
  • A2 Hosting

The report will cover the costs of each server for each provider.

Notes:

  • SSD Nodes does not provide hourly billing.
  • The servers from SSD Nodes are IPv6-only, to access your servers via IPv4, a fixed fee will be required. The fee for IPv4 is 2$ for the monthly plan, 18$ for one year, and 54$ for 3 years.
  • Keep in mind that this calculation takes only one server into account. If your application needs several servers, then the savings will increase significantly!

8GB RAM (2 vCPU, ~160GB Disk) VPS

Price Comparison

The following table compares the cost of 8GB servers:

Server (8GB Plan) 1-Month Price 1-Year Price 3-Year Price
SSD Nodes $11 $57 $123
Vultr $40 $480 $1440
Linode $48 $576 $1728
DigitalOcean $48 $576 $1728
AWS (EC2 m6gd.large Instance) $48 $538 $1077
UpCloud $55 $660 $1980
Hostinger $19 $228 $684
Hostwinds $39 $468 $1404
A2 Hosting $25 $300 $900

As you can see, SSD Nodes provides a significantly better deal in terms of cost per value.

Savings with Respect to SSD Nodes

The following table showcases the savings you get for the SSD Nodes 8GB 3-year plan (123$) in comparison to other providers:

Provider Name 3-Year Price Price Difference Savings %
Vultr $1440 $1317 (91%↓)
Linode $1728 $1605 (93%↓)
DigitalOcean $1728 $1605 (93%↓)
AWS (EC2 m6gd.large Instance) $1077 $954 (88%↓)
UpCloud $1980 $1857 (93%↓)
Hostinger $684 $561 (81%↓)
Hostwinds $1404 $1281 (90%↓)
A2 Hosting $900 $777 (86%↓)

16GB RAM (4 vCPU, ~300GB SSD) VPS

Price Comparison

The following compares the cost of 16GB servers:

Server (16GB Plan) 1-Month Price 1-Year Price 3-Year Price
SSD Nodes $13 $66 $159
Vultr $80 $960 $2880
Linode $96 $1152 $3456
DigitalOcean $96 $1152 $3456
AWS (EC2 r6gd.large Instance) $61 $685 $1408
UpCloud $127 $1524 $4572
Hostinger $33 $396 $1188
Hostwinds $77 $924 $2772
A2 Hosting $55 $660 $1980

Savings with Respect to SSD Nodes

The following table showcases the savings you get for the SSD Nodes 16GB 3-year plan ($159) in comparison to other providers:

Provider Name 3-Year Price Price Difference Savings %
Vultr $2880 $2721 (94%↓)
Linode $3456 $3297 (95%↓)
DigitalOcean $3456 $3297 (95%↓)
AWS (EC2 r6gd.large Instance) $1415 $1243 (88%↓)
UpCloud $4572 $4413 (96%↓)
Hostinger $1188 $1029 (86%↓)
Hostwinds $2772 $2613 (93%↓)
A2 Hosting $2160 $2001 (92%↓)

32GB RAM (8 vCPU, ~500GB SSD) VPS

Price Comparison

The following compares the cost of 32GB servers:

Server (32GB Plan) 1-Month Price 1-Year Price 3-Year Price
SSD Nodes $18 $99 $237
Vultr $160 $1920 $5760
Linode $192 $2304 $6912
DigitalOcean $252 $3024 $9072
AWS (EC2 r6gd.xlarge Instance) $122 $1370 $2814
UpCloud $255 $3060 $9180
Hostinger $60 $720 $2160
Hostwinds $124 $1488 $4464
A2 Hosting $85 $1020 $3060

Savings with Respect to SSD Nodes

The following table showcases the savings you get for the SSD Nodes 32GB 3-year plan ($237) in comparison to other providers:

Provider Name 3-Year Price Price Difference Savings %
Vultr $5760 $5523 (96%↓)
Linode $6912 $6675 (96%↓)
DigitalOcean $9072 $8835 (97%↓)
AWS (EC2 r6gd.xlarge Instance) $2814 $2577 (91%↓)
UpCloud $9180 $8943 (97%↓)
Hostinger $2160 $1924 (88%↓)
Hostwinds $4464 $4227 (94%↓)
A2 Hosting $3060 $2823 (92%↓)

Summary

$1440

Vultr

91%

Savings

$1728

Linode

93%

Savings

$1728

DigitalOcean

93%

Savings

$1077

AWS

88%

Savings

$1980

UpCloud

93%

Savings

$684

Hostinger

81%

Savings

$1404

Hostwinds

90%

Savings

$900

A2 Hosting

86%

Savings

$2880

Vultr

94%

Savings

$3456

Linode

95%

Savings

$3456

DigitalOcean

95%

Savings

$1415

AWS

88%

Savings

$4572

UpCloud

95%

Savings

$1188

Hostinger

86%

Savings

$2772

Hostwinds

93%

Savings

$2160

A2 Hosting

92%

Savings

$5760

Vultr

96%

Savings

$6912

Linode

96%

Savings

$9072

DigitalOcean

97%

Savings

$2814

AWS

91%

Savings

$9180

UpCloud

97%

Savings

$2160

Hostinger

88%

Savings

$4464

Hostwinds

94%

Savings

$3060

A2 Hosting

92%

Savings

* Analysis over 3-years billing cycle