There are several properties of a VPS hosting company that we look at to rank it. Here is our list of properties of a VPS hosting plan
- Reliability - Site uptime and speed
- Security - Server stability and protection
- Size - Storage size and bandwidth limit
- Price - Fair pricing and good features
- Tech Support - Responsive and helpful
SiteGround offers high performing, secure VPS packages. Plans start $62.00/Month for 30GB storage, 800GB of transfer, H1 server monitoring, R1Soft daily backups, fully redundant network, RAID10 storage and more. Technical staff monitors servers full time and are available 24/7 for support via phone, chat and ticket system.
When we talked with SiteGround CEO, Tenko Nikolov, we were impressed by the security measures implemented. They work hard to provide a secure server environment that makes their customers VPS very safe.
SiteGround has the technical expertise to make sure your VPS runs fast, reliably and securely.
Site5 is an excellent choice for VPS Hosting. Prices start at $40/Month for top-of-the-line server hardware, 35GB disk space, 600GB transfer, RAID-10, 100% redundancy, and more. Technical support available 24/7 via phone, chat and ticket system.
Site5 really excels when it comes to advanced hosting. They have a top notch technical team and the support is first rate. When you chat or email support, a picture of the technician helping you, their name and title is shown so you know who you’re dealing with.
If your are in the market for advanced hosting, Site5 is worth checking out. They are a large company that is able to maintain a personal touch.
HostGator is a solid choice for VPS Hosting. Plans start at $19.95/Month for 10GB disk space, 250GB bandwidth, Virtuozzo control panel, root access, and additional features. Tech Support is 24/7 support via phone, live chat and ticket system.
We used a HostGator VPS for over a year with excellent results. We experienced very little downtime and the VPS support staff was extremely helpful. The site performed great and had no issues. Our requirements changed and a VPS was no longer needed otherwise we would still be using it.
When we need the power and flexibility of a VPS, HostGator will be our first choice.
BuyHTTP has good VPS plans. Prices start at $29.95/Month and you get 5GB storage, 100GB data transfer, 128 RAM, Virtuozzo power panel, redundant RAID 10, and 99.9% uptime. Technical support is 24/7 via phone and email.
We have not used BuyHTTP VPS plans, but we have used their shared server plans and had a great experience.
Top 5 Tips for picking the best VPS host
Reliabilityone of the main reasons to purchase virtual private servers is for the ability to have increases in speed and uptime. VPS's can be a little more trouble to maintain, so it's good to know the servers are reliable.
SizeIts crucial you are getting a good amount of space and bandwidth. Sometimes companies will significantly reduce the amount space and traffic you can have. Companies like HostGator, Site5 and Rochen all provide quality VPS solutions.
SecurityVPS servers operated as their own stand alone server but are actually housed on the same physical server as other sites. Ensuring the stability of the server is well kept is crucial. You will also want to improve speeds by using applications like varnish.
PriceWith VPS hosting plans you will pay more than you would for shared hosting but less then dedicated hosting. It has the benefits of a dedicated server with some small drawbacks that a shared server can have. Learn more about the different types of hosting plans.
Tech SupportAll good companies have good tech support. Virtual Private Servers can be complicated. If you have trouble with your server its always nice to know that you can get help from someone that can help.