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VPS Hosting Reviews are provided to help give you some insight when making a decision in selecting a VPS host. We base these VPS hosting review on information provided by previous customers of VPS hosts, Webmasters and our own personal experience with VPS hosts.

What is the purpose of a VPS Hosting Review?

Each VPS hosting review is done on one of the top virtual private server providers and highlights their key features so you easily find what you are looking for in a VPS host and compare the various offerings. Then if you want more in-depth information on the company you can click on the in-depth VPS Review to read more. We have also made it easy for you to go to their services with our direct links.

 

Why VPS Hosting Reviews Are Important Reading

I recently had a business owner ask me for some help with their website and when I wanted to upload a file I found out that the VPS hosting provider they were using did not even allow ftp to their website. All they provided was a Drupal (drupal is a freely available  content management system) interface that they managed for you at an hoult rate. You couldn't even upload additional free Drupal modules without asking them to do it for you. They claimed this as virtual private server and allotted the 256 MB RAM, but no root access and even worse no ftp access, or access to log files! As it turns out they were paying nearly double the price of an inexpensive dedicated server that would give them full access to everything and far more resources.

Luckily we put a plan together to migrate them from this VPS hosting provider to a different VPS host, because shortly afterwards we received an email from them that their current provider was suspending all hosting operations and would stop hosting in less than a month. This is one of the reasons why we put together this VPS hosting review so that other people don't make the same mistake when selecting a hosting company.

These VPS Hosting reviews are updated regularly as we take your feedback seriously so be sure to bookmark our page and check back frequently. 

Pros of Virtual Server Hosting

Virtual web server hosting offers two main benefits. First, it is much cheaper than dedicated hosting, because the owner can split the cost of the server machine between several users. Second, because there is a virtual barrier between each user on the host machine, the actions of one user do not impact the performance of another client's website as frequently as they do in a shared server environment. Read more information about the various [Pros and Cons] of virtual server hosting.

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Best VPS Hosting providers are devided into three Catagories: Cheap VPS Hosting, Windows VPS Hosting, and Linux VPS Hosting, we list the top three in each category here, but if you want to see the entire list then you can visite the sections by clicking on the linked categories.

Top 3 Cheap VPS Hosts

Virtual Private Server Provider
Price
Bandwidth
(Data Transfer)
Storage Space
Operating System
VPS Details

iX WB HOSTING
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Package Name:
X2

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$39.95
per month or 2 year term at $29.95 per month
0.5 TB
( 500 GB)
10 GB
CentOS 4
CentOS 5

openSUSE

Debian 4
Debian 5

Recommend for System Admins since
this plan does not come with a control panel. Or you need to have a free panel such as WebMin installed.

1024MB (1GB) RAM Burstable,
384 MB (.3 GB)RAM Guaranteed
Max 1 CPU core (Xeon E5400 series)
24/7 Support, Call center in USA
2 IP addresses
Data Center: USA
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Root Access: Yes

1and1 UK
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£14.99
1 TB
( 1000 GB)
10 GB
CentOS 5 + Plesk 9
CentOS 5 minimal
openSUSE 10.3 + Plesk 9
openSUSE 10.3 minimal
Debian 4.0 (etch) minimal
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS minimal

.UK domain is included
1024 MB (1GB) RAM Burstable, 256 MB RAM Guaranteed
24/7 Express Phone & Email Support
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Plesk 9
30 domains allowed on account
MySQL5 DBMS, IMAP/POP3 E-mail accounts
1 IP address
Data Center: UK
Root Access: Yes
60 Day Money Back Guarantee

1and1 USA
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Package Name: VPS I
$29
0.5 TB
( 500 GB)
10 GB
CentOS 5 + Plesk 9
CentOS 5 minimal
openSUSE 10.3 + Plesk 9
openSUSE 10.3 minimal
Debian 4.0 (etch) minimal
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS minimal

1 (com, .net, .org, .info, .biz) domain included
1024 MB (1GB) RAM Burstable, 256 MB RAM Guaranteed
24/7Phone & Email Support
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Plesk 9
30 domains allowed on account
MySQL5, IMAP/POP3 E-mail accounts
1 IP address
Data Center: USA
Root Access: Yes
90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Top 3 Windows VPS Hosts

Virtual Private Server Provider
Price
Bandwidth
(Data Transfer)
Storage Space
Operating System
VPS Details
1and1 USA
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Package Name: VPS I
$29
0.5 TB
( 500 GB)
10 GB

Windows Server 2003 minimal
or
Windows Server 2003 + Plesk 9

1 (com, .net, .org, .info, .biz) domain is included
512 MB RAM
24/7 Express Phone & Email Support
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Plesk 9
30 domains allowed on account
MySQL, MSDE 2000, IMAP/POP3 E-mail accounts
1 IP address
Data Center: USA
Remote Desktop: YES
90 Day Money Back Guarantee

1and1 UK
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£19.99
1 TB
( 1000 GB)
10 GB

Windows Server 2003 minimal
or
Windows Server 2003 + Plesk 9

.UK domain is included
512 MB RAM
24/7 Express Phone & Email Support
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Plesk 9
30 domains allowed on account
MySQL5 DBMS, IMAP/POP3 E-mail accounts
1 IP address
Data Center: UK
Remote Desktop: YES
60 Day Money Back Guarantee

Lunarpages
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$39.95
1 TB
( 1000 GB)
20 GB

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise

Options:
.NET Framework 2.0
NET Framework 3.0
Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE)
Java Development Kit (JDK)

Free Domain Name with one year plan
512 MB RAM
24/7 Support , 99.9% uptime
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Virtuozzo Power Panel (VZPP), cPanel and Plesk are optional
Maximum of 10 domains on the account
1 GB of FTP backup space
1 IP address
Data Center: USA
Microsoft Silverlight Support, MSSQL Database, 2 Remote Desktop Sessions included
Power Generator
DDoS Protection
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Top 3 Linux VPS Hosts (high end)

Virtual Private Server Provider
Price
Bandwidth
(Data Transfer)
Storage Space
Operating System
VPS Details

iX WB HOSTING
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Package Name:
X8

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As low as: $89.95
per month
2 TB
( 2,000 GB)
100 GB
CentOS 4
CentOS 5

openSUSE

Debian 4
Debian 5

All OS come with cPanel or Plesk


8192 MB (8GB) RAM Burstable, 2048 MB (2 GB)RAM Guaranteed
24/7 Support, Call center in USA
up to 8 CPU cores (Xeon E5400/5500)

Includes Plesk or cPanel

8 IP addresses
Data Center: USA
Root Access: Yes
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

1and1 UK
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£16.99
For 6 Months
Then
£34.99
4 TB
( 4000 GB)
40 GB
CentOS 5 + Plesk 9
CentOS 5 minimal
openSUSE 10.3 + Plesk 9
openSUSE 10.3 minimal
Debian 4.0 (etch) minimal
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS minimal

.UK domain is included
4096 MB (4GB) RAM Burstable, 1024 MB (1 GB) RAM Guaranteed
24/7 Express Phone & Email Support
100MBit Connectivity
Includes Plesk 9
30 domains allowed on account
MySQL5 DBMS, IMAP/POP3 E-mail accounts
1 IP address, Dedicated SSL Certificate
Data Center: UK
Root Access: Yes
60 Day Money Back Guarantee

NetworkSolutions
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$80
2 TB
( 2000 GB)
50 GB
Red Hat Fedora
Core 6

Includes Free Domain Name (with one year contract)
512 MB RAM, Email Support,
24/7 Support
Includes Parallels Plesk
Maximum of 100 domains on the account
200 POP E-mail accounts
1 IP additional IPs are $5 each
Data Center: USA
30 Day Money Back Guarantee