This is my Vultr review for 2019.
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I spend about $35 USD/mo right now in November 2019 going into December 2019 with Vultr with about 7 active services.
My services are split primarily between New Jersey and Chicago, with both locations having two active services at each, then a service in Atlanta, Los Angeles and an instance running in Tokyo, Japan for testing connectivity between Tokyo and South Korea where I know somebody stationed with the military who wants an encrypted option for his web browsing needs.
The New Jersey and Chicago locations are rock solid.
The New Jersey location is basically Choopa so you have that Choopa reliability with their facilities. I have yet to have an issue with downtime, either network, power and/or hardware at the New Jersey location and along with Chicago.
I can say the same with Atlanta, Los Angeles and Tokyo as Vultr has put a tremendous amount of effort into their infrastructure as they as basically an IaaS (infrastructure as a service) provider. You can spin up virtual machines at an hourly rate which will translate into a fully disclosed monthly rate.
You may only need to test a high resource setup for less than 72 hours, 7 days or an entire 30 days but the billing is fully disclosed to you. You are billed hourly or monthly, whichever you prefer.
Private networking is enabled at each location where multiple services at each location can communicate over a private IP addresses that are not routeable over the public Internet.
Some hosting providers can do this but Vultr has done this flawlessly each time I have deployed private networking at locations.
Vultr, at the time of writing this post, only has object storage at their New Jersey location and no firm ETA of deploying this to other locations.
You have no risk for signing up with Vultr and deploying an instance from their vast OS library.
I have yet to have an issue or need to contact support/billing for any reason. Their client area just works, the management area for services just works and does everything it needs to also and it’s flawless. I know a shill review can say providers are flawless but in my vast VPS experience reviewing providers, I can say that Vultr is at their own level with IaaS/VPS hosting. Everybody else can just to hope to have the stability with the network, power and hardware which translates to a minimal load on their technical support.
I’ve worked for numerous hosting providers so I know when a “low end” provider is having network, hardware or power issues that I can just wait for things to stabilize or just run away after 72 hours but I’ve never had this issue with Vultr at all. I’ve never just terminated instances in certain locations due being unreliable. Every Vultr location, even new ones they deploy, are rock solid.
If you are stuck on a big box web hosting provider, check out my review of ispconfig3 and maybe you should install ispconfig3 on a $2.50/mo Vultr instance to give yourself more freedom, more reliability and better performance for your web/application hosting needs.