Vultr is wonderful for VPS, not so much for Dedicated..
April 04, 2022

Vultr is wonderful for VPS, not so much for Dedicated..

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Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vultr Bare Metal

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 cost me $120 for a nice store, and we made lots of money, but we switched it to a $96 VPS, as it was far more efficient. FAR.
OVH is cheaper overall, but Vultr is more reliable. Especially with support. Even when I have issues that sometimes shouldn't be covered by Vultr they point me in the right direction so I can get things moving. Not that it happens often. I've probably contacted Vultr a total of 2 times in 6 years.

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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.

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