Reviews and expert opinion VPS.BG

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert

Relative newcomer VPS.BG offers affordable, user-friendly, feature-packed, enterprise-level hosting plans. And you can sign up entirely online.


Overview

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VPS.BG is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

VPS.BG is a Bulgarian enterprise-level hosting provider that has been in business since 2013. This company puts a premium on privacy and places quality of service above the quantity of customers. Its user-friendly website is available in English and Bulgarian.

Features and Ease of Use

VPS.BG only sells SSD-based VPS and dedicated server plans, and SSD-based shared hosting. Here are some of the core features enjoyed by VPS.BG customers:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Backups available by request
  • Various Linux distributions including Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and Fedora
  • Dedicated CPU cores, with no overcommitting or overselling of resources
  • Root access
  • Control panel
  • 30 GB to 480 GB SSD disk space
  • 1 TB to 8 TB of transfer per month

Like its website, VPS.BG’s selection of SSD VPS plans, dedicated server plans, and KVM VDS plans are extremely simple and straightforward.

One of the key selling points of VPS.BG is its strict privacy protection and policies. First, the servers are located in Sofia, Bulgaria, and are not subject to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act ( DMCA). Second, you can run TOR exit nodes for an extra layer of privacy. Third, VPS.BG will not keep backups, snapshots, or archives of your data (although you can ask them to do so). Finally, you can pay with Bitcoin for additional anonymity.

VPS and VDS plans use the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) to isolate you from malicious or heavy traffic that might affect your hosting.  And customers have full root access, so you can easily upgrade, restart, reinstall, or install a custom operating system.

Whilst I’m impressed with the plans, my only reservation is the lack of customization options. Many VPS and VDS hosts provide base packages that are fully customizable in terms of RAM, CPU cores, etc., but VPS.BG does not.

Pricing and Support

The prices are great. You can get a VPS or VDS at a monthly price that is very affordable for the included resources. And unlike many enterprise-level hosts, the simple signup process can be done entirely online. Plans are purchased only on one-month terms, and there is a 14-day money-back guarantee.

24/7/365 support is available for infrastructure, network, and server hardware issues. For non-emergencies, help is available during weekday working hours. When I contacted support at midday on a Wednesday via the online contact form, I received a response within ten minutes that fully and politely answered my question.

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How much does VPS.BG cost?
VPS.BG offers plans from $14 to $247. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which VPS.BG plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. VPS.BG can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from VPS.BG here.
How good is VPS.BG’s customer support?
VPS.BG is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of VPS.BG being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Comparison

How does VPS.BG match up to the competition?

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Bottom line on VPS.BG

VPS.BG currently only sells VPS and VDS packages, but should soon be selling SSD-based shared hosting too. These new plans should perfectly complement the current well-thought-out, affordable virtual server plans.

VPS.BG might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Affordable pricing for enterprise-level plans
  • 24/7 customer support for technical issues
  • Protected by Bulgarian privacy laws
  • Simple, user-friendly website and admin area

Cons

  • Lack of customization options
  • Shared hosting is not available… yet
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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