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Overview

What is Vultr?

Vultr is an independent cloud computing platform on a mission to provide businesses and developers around the world with unrivaled ease of use, price-to-performance, and global reach.

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Recent Reviews

Best cloud services

10 out of 10
August 04, 2022
It's very easy to use. The web interface is perfect and very easy to follow. The instances I created run my server are always delivering …
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Popular Features

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  • Operating system support (14)
    7.2
    72%
  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (13)
    6.7
    67%
  • Pre-configured templates (12)
    6.3
    63%
  • Pre-defined machine images (13)
    5.7
    57%

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Pricing

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Block Storage

$1

Cloud
per month

Cloud Compute

$2.50

Cloud
per month

Object Storage

$5

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.vultr.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $2.50 per month
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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

5.9
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Vultr?

Vultr aims to simplify the world of cloud computing and launching a cloud server environment in more than 20 global locations around the globe. Vultr helps developers deploy cloud servers, bare metal, and storage worldwide.

Led by veterans of the managed hosting business, the Vultr Team boasts 20+ years of experience in complex hosting environments and a mission to simplify the cloud. Vultr states it is their priority to offer a standardized highly reliable high performance cloud compute environment in all of the cities where they are active.

Vultr Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features

  • Supported: Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
  • Supported: Dynamic scaling
  • Supported: Elastic load balancing
  • Supported: Pre-configured templates
  • Supported: Monitoring tools
  • Supported: Pre-defined machine images
  • Supported: Operating system support
  • Supported: Security controls
  • Supported: Automation

Vultr Screenshots

Screenshot of Vultr's control panel helps users spend less time managing infrastructure.Screenshot of Vultr's services offer additional configuration and inside of the simplified control panel.Screenshot of Displays when peak activity happens on an application. The server health graphs provide insight from the moment the server is created.Screenshot of Vultr's interface allows users to deploy high performance servers worldwide from any device.Screenshot of 24/7/365 technical support team available through Vultr's ticketing system.

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Vultr Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Español, Deutsch, Chinese, Japanese, Português

Frequently Asked Questions

Vultr is an independent cloud computing platform on a mission to provide businesses and developers around the world with unrivaled ease of use, price-to-performance, and global reach.

Vultr starts at $2.5.

DigitalOcean, Akamai Connected Cloud, and Ace Cloud VDI are common alternatives for Vultr.

Reviewers rate Operating system support highest, with a score of 7.2.

The most common users of Vultr are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
we use Vultr for our servers. We thought it would be a great hosting providers and is incredibly poor
They shut down my website on multiple occasions. We are a small business that requires our website to take bookings. They have shut it down and are not threating to destroy it in 48 hours. We have done absolutely nothing wrong or anything considering poor practives. DO NOT USE
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Vultr provides the best cloud servers, SSD VPS servers and etc which we feel very premium. The systems comes with a lot of features that makes our business run easily. This helps us to simplify a lot of things and helps us to save our time so much. From this we can concentrate on our business with high potential. Overall it's good experience with Vultr.
  • Cloud Computing
  • SSD VPS computing
  • Access controlling
  • Dashboard
  • monitoring
  • customer support
  • Email marketing
  • Social media marketing
Vultr is best suitable for cloud computing and VPS management systems. The best part of Vultr is providing the genius dashboards and monitoring the access controls. Even the performance management is so well from Vultr. The alerts and notifications based in our system is so good and acceptable for configuration managements.
September 11, 2023

Above average solutions

Grigor Baghdasaryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
High-end, reliable, scalable and affordable cloud compute in different locations. We were able to easy deploy server nodes in different locations and scale them once it was need. The website is really good, it is fast, with intuitive and modern UI. The choice of servers and OS is rather wide. The only drawback is the support. They seem to be rude and negligant even if you are a long-time user. One of the reasons I stopped using Vultr as the main solution provider was the poor experience with the support. My account was blocked because I had a VPN enabled while accessing their website to manage my servers. They refused to unblock it until I presented a passport and a selfie, which is hillarious for such a service. I have no guarantee they are capable of keeping my passport photo safe.
  • Easy-to-use website
  • Easy-to-understand services and pricing
  • Different locations
  • Wide variaty of solutions and OS
  • Support quality needs to be improved
  • Attitude towards customer should change
  • It would be great to add more locations, in Eastern Europe and Asia
Solutions and pricing is great, the support quality is worse. It will be great to see more locations for servers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are considering using Vultr to support our search engine that rely on bare-metal infrastructure. Their global presence is an important advantage to support our global distributed business.
We appreciated our experience using Vultr bare-metal, from server creation using Web Console or API that is really straightforward (relying on iPXE) to usage in production that behave smoothly. We also appreciate technical support reactiveness even we did not have so much issues to face until now.
  • Customer Portal Interface
  • API
  • Global Presence
  • Hardware Specification
  • Support Reactiveness
  • Better support integration using mailing
I think it is well suited from global distributed business that are ready to rely on bare-metal hardware to achieve better cost efficiency. Good challenger of major cloud providers but still lack the availability zone model that can reduce their reliability if you need to expose a service achieving an important SLA
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have a constant need for reliable hosting solutions. We run all kinds of web operations: websites, web services, file services, headless applications, etc. The main issue is always cost. The leading solutions like AWS or Azure are too complex and expensive to set up and maintain if you factor in the maintenance of the actual application we develop and run. Therefore we seek a simpler and more straightforward solution. For a long time, we were relying on Linode. However, we've been seeking an on-par solution for a while now. We tested several options and decided to choose Vultr.
  • Easy and straightforward UI.
  • Quick and effortless infrastructure deployment.
  • Simple and attractive pricing model.
  • Option to deploy predefined templates with a single click.
  • Option to pay for the costs with natively transferred cryptocurrencies.
Vultr is best suited to deploy classic web applications, web services, and websites. It's well suited for mid-level traffic but has a wonderful option of expanding the disk storage, making it very well suited to run applications and services that need to consume a lot of data but don't need a lot of computing power. It may not be well suited to run applications that rely on a vast number of web services and require a vast number of data centers.
Maxim King | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Vultr for our US and UK servers for our SaaS platform.
  • Customer service
  • Uptime and reliability
  • Price
  • Hosted MongoDB databases.
  • The billing portal sometimes doesn’t show invoices on I’ve seen but this isn’t major as they usually show the next day.
It has a great developers API which can speed up provisioning of new servers.
Daniel Gheorghe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We host our customer's websites on Vultr, but Vultr is not our only provider. We use a series of VMs, Database Servers, Block Storage and other services that they have.
  • Reliable
  • Good Support
  • Predictive
  • Redis is not part of their service yet. But coming soon
  • Hoping for volume discounts
We are a Web & App Development company and Vultr is a great fit for hosting the applications and websites that we build. The main reason I recommend them is because they are reliable and their service and pricing is competitive and predictable.
Ken Purcell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been using Vultr for almost 6 months, over the short time I have used them, I have found that even the most basic support is lacking. One of our WordPress sites had a false positive result from Netcraft as phishing. We immediately tested their finding and found that it was clean. Even Netcraft revised the report that the issue was resolved. What I did not know was that Vultr had sent me additional email saying that they were suspending my VPS with them. Apparently their level of support is to forward any issues along without checking. Now my server is suspended over a holiday weekend and no help from support.
  • Quick spinup of new servers
  • Nice dashboard of your running services
  • Fair price
  • Almost no active support, only tickets
  • Ticket processing is very slow and almost non-existant on weekend or holidays
Beware needing any assistance from Vultr over the weekend or holidays. Even for issues they created!
August 04, 2022

Best cloud services

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's very easy to use. The web interface is perfect and very easy to follow. The instances I created run my server are always delivering 100%. I'm a very satisfied customer and I'll recommend others to use it. AH! One more thing. It can be really cheap. For example, for a small application I may around 4-5$ USD per month and that's really really cheap from my point of view.
  • Extremely easy to use web interface.
  • Virtual machines are 100% uptime.
  • It is really cheap.
  • I love it.
  • Reserving a DNS takes a lot of time (sometimes).
Anybody who have small to medium side organization or anyone new to server technology can make use this service. It's very effective, scales, elastic and robust. And definitely cheap.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Short review - Vultr is the best VPS provider in the world by far. 11/10 amazing. A++++. Bare Metal doesn't have an unlimited bandwidth option and runs on the expensive side (unlike their VPS products which are so reasonably priced, 10 of my friends have the $3.50 full web server deal. Incredible (1 core, 512 MB RAM) If the Bare Metal had an unlimited transfer, and better specs, it would be worth the price. However in VPS you will never find a company I have been using Vultr, and Vultr's products for longer than 3 years, but I figured since they won't let me review the cloud compute or the high-performance cloud computes, I am going to anyway, and take a year off of my "experience" according to the site, as I have only been using Bare Metal on one client account, and it's fairly the same. Vultr is by far the best VPS provider in the world, but because of the prices of dedicated servers, and Vultr's strict per core / per dollar rules, I can't say I would recommend a bare-metal server from them. Why? $120 is the STARTING price for bare metal, and we're talking about 4 cores and 8 threads. Anyone who uses dedicated servers knows that for that price you can get a fully managed server, and have the company do most of the heavy lifting. Or for the same price at many competitors like Hivelocity, Reliable site, OVH, Hetzner, you get 16 cores, 32 threads, 64 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, etc. With Vultr you get 4 cores, 8 threads, 32 GB RAM, 2 x 240 SSD (yikes), and a "10 Gigabit connection". Now if there was ACTUALLY a full speed 10 Gbps connection attached to the bare metal servers, then the value would be incredible as 10 Gbps is usually a $300+ add-on to a server. Trust me, I've bought over 100 dedicated servers and 1000+ VPS machines. I still manage 30 VPS, 3 Dedicated Servers, and an entire basement of a building on Wall Street's actual servers. I know exactly what I am talking about. So let's assume the 10 Gbps is true, and when someone wants to download from your site, they actually DO get 600 MB/s and can download full-length DVDs in 2-3 seconds, you're still limited to 5 TB, which means you can burn through that very quickly if your server is being accessed by many people. Not even many. Let's say you have a file for users to download. If it is 1 GB you could have 5000 downloads. That's not TERRIBLE, but considering even the $800 Bare Metal only goes up to 10 TB, you really don't want to be serving files from it. And that's it for the bad news. Their OS management is 10/10. Their DNS is 10/10. The intuitiveness of the site is 10/10. The level of support received (remember they are unmanaged) I would say is 9/10. Their VPS tools are 10/10. They have tons of server locations, optional ipv6, optional ipv4, additional IPs, extended storage, the fastest DNS I have ever seen propagate, reverse, and primary DNS built-in. 30 Apps to choose from for beginners from WordPress to Drupal to a blank slate. You can choose from any possible configuration from $2.50 for the most basic (can still run a website though!) and goes all the way up to $1000. You get any flavor of Linux or over 40+ apps that can be preinstalled, as I said. The speed of all their servers in terms of CPU, RAM, and SSD, is top of the line, state of the art. I will never ever host a website without them unless it's free.
  • Speed
  • Precision
  • Accuracy
  • Ease
  • beginner
  • Price
  • Bandwidth
  • Tiers (more)
  • Remove redundancy. Why have 3 things with 1 CPU and 2 GB of RAM? Just let them pick intel or AMD at the end.
Bare Metal costs too much for what it is. $120 for 4 cores is 2010. It's 2022, $189 gets you a fully managed dedicated server with better specs. Plus no unlimited bandwidth option.
Mason Curry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We started using Vultr for small virtual machines for various tasks but have slowly moved all of our infrastructures over, especially now that bare metal offerings are becoming available at more locations. We have been able to almost completely avoid large cloud providers by switching everything to Vultr.
  • Powerful & reliable servers
  • Very diverse product offerings and locations
  • Awesome pricing
  • Constantly improving their offerings and services
  • Object & Block storage in more locations would be very helpful
  • There should not be a charge for reserved IPs in use
Vultr is very well suited for development workloads and workloads that may require a diverse group of locations. For production workloads, if the region you're looking to invest in has availability, it will be great. We're running both our development and production workloads on Vultr currently. Unfortunately for us, we chose one of their least available locations as a home base which has made it very challenging to expand within the region.

Update to review:
Availability was an issue until the surprise announcement of the new Optimized Compute. It appears now that they were not restocking the hardware we were using as they intended to replace it.
Mike Niner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I discover Vultr in 2015 after using some resources from DigitalOcean. Since that, Vultr is my main partner in deployment in several scenarios. For me, they are the best choice, over other options like DigitalOcean, Linode, whatever. Easy to manage, has strong support and their data centers are well distributed.
  • localisation of their data centers
  • easy control panel
  • affordable prices
  • maybe more options to work with some kind of CMS
Well suited in affordable prices, easy control panel and documentations
March 03, 2022

Good for Game Servers

Adam McKern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Using the server as a Game & Web Server, love the fact that it's a shared server and it never feels like your server is being impacted by other servers or yours is impacting theirs. Love that the server farm is local and provides low latency connections.
  • low latency
  • local
  • easy to deploy
  • Price
Complete flexibly with lots of OS options. Running a full version of Server 2012, and all related apps and services are working as expected. Love the option for the core count, but hate the price I am paying for it. It is much easier to manage compared to AWS EC2 that I was running prior.
Humphrey Mpairwe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Vultr Servers are steadily reliable, and super-fast, I have used them for 2 years now, and I have no regrets, I have tried other providers, but they'll never offer the same support as Vultr in case things don't work out. I must say, these folks are the best in not just Bare Metal, but also the Cloud Compute Servers they offer.
  • Super Fast
  • Highly Reliable
  • Easy to Scale and Manage
  • Increase on the Offered Monthly Network Cap
It's good if you're into hosting fast framework web and mobile applications based on my experience. And comfortably the best since it offers affordable plans for all server types aside from easy scalability on the instances.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Vultr Block Storage with our virtual machine powered by Vultr and it allowed us to solve the storage issue because it connects with our existing computer instant[ly], and it's scalable so we can add more space as we grow which is awesome. We don't have to pay for resources that we don't need because we can scale only when it's necessary.
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Super fast
  • The only suggestion I have is adding more data centers to choose from.
I would definitely recommend Vultr Block Storage to anybody considering it because it's very reliable and scalable and it's the best choice for a lot of growing startups like ours. I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a cheaper alternative to AWS because in my opinion is the best switch they could make.
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Vultr Block Storage along with our VM's to host our company websites. The price is cheaper than any other provider and has been really reliable. Running VM's on top of Vultr has allowed us to host our websites with more control and given us the performance we can't get anywhere else.
  • Cheap
  • Fast
  • Reliable
  • Would be nice to have more data centers
  • Would be nice to have more speed options per data center
Vultr Block Storage is great for adding VM's to host websites. We have moved all our main websites to Vultr because of the speed, cost, and reliability they provide. If you need to have data in many data centers then you might be better moving to AWS or Azure
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As our main product is an education platform, we need to host the website. The site being a heavyweight application, I can't use typical hosting. So we bought VPS from Vultr. Vultr is one of the best in the market according to our need because our platform is non-profit, so we can't afford big servers all month long, so we needed resizing facility. But Vultr didn't give us the flexibility to resize servers when the load increases. Soon we had to shift to another provider
  • Uptime
  • Hosting
  • Reasonable Pricing
  • Resizing
  • Dashboard
  • Customer support
If you are a large organization where you have a lot of traffics in your web app, Vultr Bare Metal is good for you. If your scenario is something like, you sometimes have high traffic, and sometimes low traffic, Azure might not be the best choice if you want to cut your cost.
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