Reviews and expert opinion VPS-Server

Ranked 2268th from 2654 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.1
Support
4.0
Server locations
USA
France
Netherlands
Germany
Russia
Bethenny Carl
Bethenny Carl
Web Hosting Expert
VPS-Server offers website hosting on a low-cost global server network. Its shared hosting plans offer good value relative to the competition, but e-commerce merchants looking for VPS hosting will find the value undermined by processing power that doesn’t match the data storage capabilities.

Overview

VPS-Server

VPS-Server is a Russian web hosting company with 10 years of experience. It offers website hosting on a low-cost global server network encompassing the US, France, Holland, Germany, and Russia. Support is apparently provided only in Russian, but VPS-Server’s website can be switched between Russian and English.

Features and Ease of Use

The most standout feature of VPS-Server’s web hosting plans is the geographic coverage of its servers. Webmasters running sophisticated e-commerce stores with a global presence can use a single provider for access to servers in the US, Europe, and Russia.

One web hosting plan includes an SSL certificate, but a certificate must be purchased for all other plans. You get no free domain, and backups must be purchased separately. Deep down in this vendor’s terms and conditions is a service level guarantee for 99% uptime.

The web hosting features include:

  • SSD
  • PHP 7.2
  • MySQL
  • FTP
  • ISPManager
  • SSH

The VPS-Server website indicates that it is “Easy to create and release your site with popular CMS: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress,” and further implies “Easy CMS installation,” which I take to mean some kind of one-click installer. Similarly, a website builder is implied but is not spelled out in any detail. A “convenient” control panel is provided, but I don’t know which one.

VPS services are available for advanced webmasters. All plans include root access, and the VPS feature list also includes:

  • SSD
  • 1 GB/s second bandwidth
  • OpenVZ
  • RAM and storage upgrades

Backups come with FTP and Rsync access, but must be purchased separately.

Pricing and Support

Not for the first time, you have to dig very deep into the terms and conditions to find this, but all VPS-Server hosting plans come with the right to cancel the plan at any time and receive a refund for unused services. However, refunds are only given for remaining whole months, and all come with a 10% return fee.

The entry-level shared hosting plan comes with the ability to host five sites, which makes it more expensive relative to other providers’ plans that allow you to host a single site. Unless you really do want to host five sites, of course.

Every plan comes with unlimited MySQL and FTP accounts, and the highest-tier plan comes with enough disk space for all but the largest sites. The prices for the higher-tier plans are excellent compared with what you can get elsewhere.

Confusingly, plans with higher disk space don’t come with SSL certificates, so for your e-commerce store, you will have to choose between buying an SSL certificate (for a high storage plan) and paying for additional storage (on a plan that includes an SSL certificate).

There are several SSD-based Linux VPS hosting plans that all come with the same features but different resource allocations of 1 or 2 CPU cores, 1 GB to 4 GB RAM, and 30 GB to 100 GB disk storage space. There are also some HDD-based VPS hosting plans with higher RAM and storage allocations but still only 1 o 2 CPU cores. Unfortunately, I feel that the lack of sufficient CPU cores and memory for the amount of data offered will make it nearly impossible to maintain speeds.

The Windows VPS plans are more attractive than the Linux plans. They include 2 to 8 CPU cores, 2 GB  to 8 GB RAM, and 160 GB of disk space. However, they also come with traffic limits of 6 TB  to 8 TB before additional capacity must be purchased, so webmasters who run large sites should be sure of their traffic needs before signing up.

The “VPS for Startups” plans are best avoided altogether since (for the price) they offer too little memory to handle the amount of disk space.

Support options are pretty poor. I sent an email to support that remained unanswered for 24 hours. They also state you can reach a representative by phone, Skype, Telegram, WhatsApp, and Viber from morning until early evening, but my attempt to reach out to them via Skype did not receive a response after three days:

VPS-Server

There is a fairly extensive self-help database, but it is in the Russian language only.

Pricing

4.1

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
25 GB
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$3.32
1 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$4.98
5 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.54
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.54
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$6.64
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$8.86
20 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$8.86
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$11.07
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$14.39
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$16.61
250 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$16.61
70 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$19.93
500 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$22.15
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$27.68
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$27.68
1 TB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$38.76
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$43.18
200 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$44.29
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.32
1 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$4.98
5 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.54
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$5.54
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$6.64
10 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$8.86
20 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$8.86
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$11.07
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$14.39
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$16.61
250 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$16.61
70 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$19.93
500 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$22.15
50 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$27.68
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$27.68
1 TB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$38.76
100 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$43.18
200 GB
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$44.29
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
1 core
250 MB
$7.75
30 GB
1 core
512 MB
$8.86
40 GB
1 x 1.20GHz
1000 MB
$13.29
50 GB
1 x 1.50GHz
1.5 GB
$16.61
100 GB
1 x 2.00GHz
2 GB
$22.15
150 GB
1 x 2.30GHz
2.6 GB
$27.68
60 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$54.26
80 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$65.33
160 GB
8 cores
8 GB
$76.40
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB
1 core
250 MB
$7.75
30 GB
1 core
512 MB
$8.86
40 GB
1 x 1.20GHz
1000 MB
$13.29
50 GB
1 x 1.50GHz
1.5 GB
$16.61
100 GB
1 x 2.00GHz
2 GB
$22.15
150 GB
1 x 2.30GHz
2.6 GB
$27.68
60 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$54.26
80 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$65.33
160 GB
8 cores
8 GB
$76.40
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
640 GB
2 x 1.80GHz
4 GB
$25.47
1000 GB
4 cores
8 GB
$32.11
1.95 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
8 GB
$32.11
2.93 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
12 GB
$33.22
2.93 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
16 GB
$39.86
3.91 TB
8 x 2.40GHz
32 GB
$43.18
512 GB
8 x 2.40GHz
32 GB
$43.18
2.19 TB
4 x 3.30GHz
16 GB
$44.29
512 GB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$54.26
3.91 TB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$54.26
2.93 TB
4 cores
16 GB
$54.26
3.91 TB
2 x 4.20GHz
32 GB
$55.36
500 GB
2 x 4.20GHz
32 GB
$55.36
512 GB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$59.79
3.91 TB
2 x 4.20GHz
64 GB
$65.33
500 GB
2 x 4.20GHz
64 GB
$65.33
5.86 TB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$65.33
1 TB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$65.33
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
640 GB
2 x 1.80GHz
4 GB
$25.47
1000 GB
4 cores
8 GB
$32.11
1.95 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
8 GB
$32.11
2.93 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
12 GB
$33.22
2.93 TB
4 x 2.30GHz
16 GB
$39.86
3.91 TB
8 x 2.40GHz
32 GB
$43.18
512 GB
8 x 2.40GHz
32 GB
$43.18
2.19 TB
4 x 3.30GHz
16 GB
$44.29
512 GB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$54.26
3.91 TB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$54.26
2.93 TB
4 cores
16 GB
$54.26
3.91 TB
2 x 4.20GHz
32 GB
$55.36
500 GB
2 x 4.20GHz
32 GB
$55.36
512 GB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$59.79
3.91 TB
2 x 4.20GHz
64 GB
$65.33
500 GB
2 x 4.20GHz
64 GB
$65.33
5.86 TB
4 x 3.60GHz
32 GB
$65.33
1 TB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$65.33
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Bottom line on VPS-Server

With servers in the U.S., Europe, and Russia, VPS-Server offers excellent geographic coverage for e-commerce merchants. However, the value of the VPS hosting plans is undermined by a pricing scheme that doesn’t do a good job of matching power with storage capacities. Advanced webmasters can take a look, but be sure about your needs before signing up.

Pros

  • SSD
  • PHP 7.2
  • Free SSL certificate (not all plans)
  • WordPress, Joomla, Drupal

Cons

  • No free backups
  • No 24/7 support
Bethenny Carl
Bethenny Carl
Bethenny eats, sleeps, and breathes digital marketing. She helps clients take charge of brand awareness and create lead generation strategies via a number of marketing channels, including email, social media, SEO, and content. When not a marketing superwoman, you can find her playing with her three dogs on her five-acre property, or planting yummy treats in her vegetable garden. (She is also a bit of a Real Housewives junky, #guiltypleasure!)

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