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What VPS provider do you use?

VPS (Virtual Private Server) can be the right option between slow/inflexible shared solutions and a dedicated server if you can afford it or don't want to deal with complexity.

Some of the popular choices include: InMotion, DreamHost, Bluehost, A2 Hosting, HostGator, Hostinger, GoDaddy, etc.

What VPS provider do you use/have tried?
How much do you pay monthly? Are you satisfied with the performance, ease of use and support?

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Ted Ngeene

I used to use Digital Ocean, still do for old projects, but recently migrated to Google Cloud Platform. Which is cheaper I'd say.
There's also a provider called vps.ag which is also quite affordable and serves me well.

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Madza Author

Do you like Google Cloud Platform better than DO when it comes to performance, features, ease of use and support? ๐Ÿ‘€

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Ted Ngeene • Edited

I'm still tinkering around with it but for the most part yeah I do. It has a suite of features that I like.
Usability-wise, DO is definitely more beginner friendly.
For performance comparison, I haven't really compared the metrics but I like how easy it is to autoscale and the cloud run functions on GCP.
Overall, I'd attribute my fast pick up of GCP to having used DO and vps.ag for a long time so the shift wasn't as hard for me.

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Madza Author • Edited

Thanks for sharing this useful info! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Andrei Dascalu

Hm, you're listing hosting services that also offer VPS options instead of full-fledged VPS providers.
I'd put DigitalOcean and Hetzner at the top of any list. They both grew from plain VPS providers to mini cloud providers (DO even has a managed K8s service)

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing, this is useful info ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
I see a lot of love for DO, here and elsewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Andrei Dascalu

They're probably the most developer focused provider. I'd say that Hetzner aims to be the new DO, with better prices (and now both DO and Hetzner have Terrsform support as well)

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Madza Author

Excited to try DO services once the necessity arises ๐Ÿ˜‰

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jzombie

I've used DigitalOcean for the past 9 years, and have recently been using Vultr.

Vultr seems to have better performance for the money and you can even upload your own ISO images.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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Amin

I use Gandi which helps many open-source projects to live (which is in accordance with my beliefs) and their platform is really well made with lots of attention for the details and accessibility of their users.

gandi.net/en-US

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Madza Author

Never heard of it, need to check out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bobby Iliev

As of the time being I'm using DigitalOcean for most of my projects. Their Droplets provide me with all of the things I need in terms of performance, reliability and flexibility and pricing is great.

I use a Bulgarian company called NS1 where I host some of my Bulgarian-based projects, but they are very few nowadays.

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Madza Author

DO is definitely a strong contender for me too โœจ
Love the ecosystem they have built and their vision ๐Ÿ˜‰

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peerreynders

Any particular reason linode isn't mentioned (VPSBenchmarks)?

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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Jaime Aleman

I recently started using Netlify for my static sites and will begin transitioning my dynamic projects to Firebase.

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Madza Author

Thnaks for the share ๐Ÿ™โค

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gabriel

I use ovh.
It's rather cheap and work really well for my needs.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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Leonardo Jacon

I've used Google Cloud Platform and DigitalOcean for a long long time for my projects, and now have migrated to Azure which I'm liking a lot.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share! ๐Ÿ™โค