Cheap VPS 2018/02 – DigitalOcean vs Linode vs Vultr


In the previous post I compared the above three with their then-current prices.

Guess what, DigitalOcean actually improved their offering and they even tweeted me about it. I must say I’m impressed. At least I wasn’t wrong when I said quality of service is strong with this one.

Let’s recheck the numbers then, shall we? Changes since the last comparison are highlighted in blue.

DigitalOcean Linode Vultr
Price $5 $5 $5
Storage 25 GB 20 GB 25 GB
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
vCPU 1 1 1
Monthly Transfer 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB
Block Storage / GB $0.1 $2 * $0.1
Unattended Datacenter Move yes (snapshots) no yes (snapshots)
Custom ISO Install no yes yes
Official App no yes no

* based on anecdotal evidence, no public pricing on block storage

Is DO competitive in the low-end tier again? Yup, most definitely, I recommend you check them out!