Vultr's new $2.5/mo plan [Updated: 1th Nov 2017]
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UPDATE: 1st November 2017


The below listed plan is currently only available in Miami, Florida, US and New Jersey, US! All other locations start from $5/month. It is unknown when the other locations will be available for $2.5/month.

This will be updated when new information arrives Smile .


The DigitalOcean competitor Vultr has released a plan that costs only $2.5/mo ($0.004/hour). This is $2.5 cheaper than the cheapest plan on DO. The plan however offers almost all that DO's $5 plan offers for just $2.5 with a small difference in bandwidth.

The $2.5/mo ($0.004/hour) plan has the following specifications:
- 512 MB RAM (same on DO)
- 1 CPU Core (same on DO)
- 20 GB SSD (same on DO)
- 500 GB Traffic/Month (1 TB on DO)
- Free outbound traffic (see post #25)
- Available in any of the Vultr locations (Frankfurt in Germany, Paris in France, Amsterdam in Netherlands, London in UK, Dallas/Miami/Silicon Valey/Atlanta/Chicago/Los Angeles/New York/Seattle in United States, Singapore, Tokyo in Japan and Sydney in Australia)

URL: https://www.vultr.com/pricing/
TOS: https://www.vultr.com/legal/tos/


I got one myself in Tokyo, Japan.
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It's really cheap with ssd disk space and multi location choices
how about the network connectify speed?
Maybe I will change this provider for my private proxy connection
#3
Still can't decide whether to get Singapore or Japan.
Can you include a benchmark from your Singapore vps?
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Hope to have the required minimum deposit of $5 available soon and be able to give them a try. At this price point it becomes really attractive to switch from DO to Vultr...
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Vultr seems to be very cheap compared to Digital Ocean, only thing I see that I get more is the bandwidth, which is double, but I'll live with 500GB. Smile
The pricing makes it very attractive to go to Vultr instead of Digital Ocean now, maybe I should get one from Vultr now...
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#6
Maybe worth to mention that new customers get additional $5 for free on their deposit: deposit $5 get $10 credit, deposit $10 get $15 credit and so on.

You can also get a few free $1 credits by following them on Twitter and do other small Twitter related tasks.


@Lux I have a Japan instance only.
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Their also matching the customer's first deposit, so it's worth it to make a $100 deposit (that's the max they will match) if you need a lot of instances or your staying with them for a long, long time (considering that the cheapest you can go each month is $2.5 :p). Here's the link for that: https://www.vultr.com/match/
They also used to give $50 credits if you made a deposit (I forgot the amount you were required..). Too bad that ended. D:
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@Lux

Code:
System Info
-----------
Processor       : Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5
CPU Cores       : 1
Frequency       : 2399.998 MHz
Memory          : 494 MB
Swap            : 0 MB
Uptime          : 5:45,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 8
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.16.0-4-amd64
Hostname        : sawa-tokyo-jp


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv4 is

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        174MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          7,38MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       9,53MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       15,4MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       13,0MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       2,44MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          93,1MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       18,2MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         2,97MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        8,51MB/s


Speedtest (IPv6 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv6 is

Location                Provider        Speed
Atlanta, GA, US         Linode          377KB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Linode          337KB/s
Newark, NJ, US          Linode          494KB/s
Fremont, CA, US         Linode          423KB/s
Chicago, IL, US         Steadfast       445KB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          27,5MB/s
Singapore               Linode          346KB/s

Frankfurt, Germany      Linode          297KB/s
London, UK              Linode          360KB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        586KB/s


Disk Speed
----------
I/O (1st run)   : 421 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 477 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 473 MB/s
Average I/O     : 457 MB/s
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(2017-03-04, 4:52:40 am)Hidden Refuge Wrote:  @Lux

Code:
System Info
-----------
Processor       : Virtual CPU a7769a6388d5
CPU Cores       : 1
Frequency       : 2399.998 MHz
Memory          : 494 MB
Swap            : 0 MB
Uptime          : 5:45,

OS              : Debian GNU/Linux 8
Arch            : x86_64 (64 Bit)
Kernel          : 3.16.0-4-amd64
Hostname        : sawa-tokyo-jp


Speedtest (IPv4 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv4 is

Location                Provider        Speed
CDN                     Cachefly        174MB/s

Atlanta, GA, US         Coloat          7,38MB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Softlayer       9,53MB/s
Seattle, WA, US         Softlayer       15,4MB/s
San Jose, CA, US        Softlayer       13,0MB/s
Washington, DC, US      Softlayer       2,44MB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          93,1MB/s
Singapore               Softlayer       18,2MB/s

Rotterdam, Netherlands  id3.net         2,97MB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        8,51MB/s


Speedtest (IPv6 only)
---------------------
Your public IPv6 is

Location                Provider        Speed
Atlanta, GA, US         Linode          377KB/s
Dallas, TX, US          Linode          337KB/s
Newark, NJ, US          Linode          494KB/s
Fremont, CA, US         Linode          423KB/s
Chicago, IL, US         Steadfast       445KB/s

Tokyo, Japan            Linode          27,5MB/s
Singapore               Linode          346KB/s

Frankfurt, Germany      Linode          297KB/s
London, UK              Linode          360KB/s
Haarlem, Netherlands    Leaseweb        586KB/s


Disk Speed
----------
I/O (1st run)   : 421 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)   : 477 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)   : 473 MB/s
Average I/O     : 457 MB/s

The specs for the VPS seems to be very good.  I did notice cachefly showing 174MB/s, what connection speed is the VPS on?  Because that's more then one gigabit....
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So many locations ! They even have Tokyo in Japan and now I so badly want to get one of these $2.50 vps with location as Tokyo. Right now I don't have any use for that but still just hard to resist because of super low price and rare location.
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