What VPS providers do I use – a list

As a VPS enthusiast, I own quite a few and in this article you can read a little bit about ALL of them.

For starters – Oracle Cloud and their AMAZING free tier. 24GB RAM/4 Core ARM CPU/200GB SSD/4 Gigabit Symmetrical Network with 10TB bandwidth

I have quite a few services installed on it – nomachine for a remote desktop I can access from just about anywhere in the world, a web server for sharing files, a socks5 proxy to bypass regional restrictions, and more. All of course works perfectly on this beast of a machine. I also get great ping to their Swiss datacenter which hosts this VPS.

The second on the list is Crunchbits and their INSANE $1.14/month deal. Just look at the specs – 3GB RAM/2 E5-2696 Cores/25GB NVMe/1 Gigabit Network with 4TB bandwidth

This might seem hard to believe but it does actually cost just a little over a dollar a month.

This server hosts another nomachine remote desktop server and also an OpenVPN server. It’s hosted in their datacenter in Washington State.

My third “VPS” comes from RPI Servers/DataIdeas and is actually a physical Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM, all for just $3.14 (funny π reference 😉). As for the rest of the specs it has a 16GB MicroSD card as the boot drive + a 256GB USB Drive for storage/1 Gigabit Network with UNMETERED BANDWIDTH. The CPU is the same standard 4 Core ARM CPU found on any old Raspberry Pi which is certainly a bummer as it’s quite weak.

I currently use this server for file storage and as a VPN server. It’s hosted in their Texas datacenter which means great ping to the vast majority of the US.

The last VPS I want to talk about in this post is my $0.48/month DMCA-ignored NAT VPS from iHostArt.

I use it as a VPN, a socks proxy, a seedbox and a webserver for sharing files. At this laughably low price I get access to: 1.1GB of RAM/1 CPU Core/50GB SSD/A Shared Gigabit port without a traffic limit. This is also the only VPS on this list that doesn’t have a dedicated IPv4 and instead comes with a NAT IP with 20 open ports.

While this may sound great the gigabit port often goes down to less than a megabit up/down due to abuse by other users on the same node, although iHostArt’s Admin seems to have fixed that to some extent in the recent weeks.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my VPS and if you have any questions about this article or VPS’s in general don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below!






One response to “What VPS providers do I use – a list”

  1. that’s actually great advice

    thanks for helping me in the past

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