VPSCheap Review

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Paul Mahony

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2019 October 2nd

There are hundreds of different web hosting providers out there. Some of them are great, but the vast majority leave something to be desired.

VPSCheap is a provider that I’ve heard mentioned a few times over the past few weeks, so I decided to go looking for some answers.

Let's see what the fuss is all about in my VPSCheap review. 

They Appear To Be Pretty Good

My first thoughts when landing on the VPSCheap website were 'this actually looks okay’. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard the best things about them, so I was kind of expecting the worst.

Their website looks professional and they offer a wide range of different VPS hosting services. They even claim that you can launch your own server in as little as 5 minutes - it looked as if we were off to a good start. 

VPSCheap Review Site

However, things then started to take a turn for the worst.

Although their website looks great and their prices are competitive, VPSCheap service leaves something to be desired. It's not just me that thinks so, either...

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I'll elaborate further on this shortly.

VPSCheap Pricing

Pricing is certainly one of VPSCheap’s strong points. They offer 15 different plans which are all competitively priced.

VPSCheap Review Pricing

If you’re planning on running the average website, then I’d suggest the SSD Premium plan (if any). Based on the specifications and the other price plans listed, you can see why it's labeled as their best deal. 

However, you might be taking a risk with this provider regardless of the plan you choose.

Plans In More Detail

VPSCheap offers a huge range of plans that appear to be reasonable on the surface. These include three types of servers - SSD, NVMe, and HDD - with five plans for each server type.

SSD Basic SSD Business SSD Premium SSD Advanced SSD Enterprise
Disk Space Limit 10GB 30GB 50GB 70GB 150GB
Bandwidth Limit Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
SSD or HDD used in servers SSD SSD SSD SSD SSD
SSL Not included Not included Not included Not included Not included
Website Builder No No No No No
Money back guarantee 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Customer support 24/7, live chat, email, phone 24/7, live chat, email, phone 24/7, live chat, email, phone 24/7, live chat, email, phone 24/7, live chat, email, phone

But although they offer a strong set of options that should provide something for everyone, I found that extended downtime and poorly functioning servers were a constant issue. Not a week can pass by without a VPSCheap server running into some sort of a problem.

I suppose this puts VPSCheap to the back of the "I struggle with the basics" queue.

How Does Their Performance Stack Up?

As we all know, performance is one of the key elements to a good hosting provider. 

Surprisingly, after checking out the performance for my VPSCheap review, I found at that they actually offer amazing response times.

The average response time was around 500 ms, which is quite impressive, although the Japanese response time lets it down a little.

vpscheap performance

But what's the point in having fast response times when your servers are unreliable?

My VPSCheap Review Final Thoughts

Ultimately, I would approach VPSCheap carefully.

They certainly aren’t a joke like some of the other hosting providers in the space, but based on my experience you should be a little cautious of their reliability.

With that said, they do offer very competitive prices on what could be great quality VPS hosting (when your server is actually online). However, unless they can resolve their inconsistencies, I guess this one has to be a no go from me. 

What do you think? Have you tried VPSCheap yourself? If you have any experiences or VPSCheap reviews of your own to share, please do so in the comment section below!

Pros

  • Good pricing
  • High response times

Cons

  • Lots of downtime
  • Support are unreliable
  • Lots of bad reviews

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James Lalande

2019 November 2nd

Don't bother to buy their service, you will be totally scam, nothing else to say.

Don't bother to buy their service, you will be totally scam, nothing else to say.

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sal mansy

2019 October 12th

this is the worst company i have ever dealt with . there servers are trash they keep going offline. and i am unable to install simple programs like php on... Read more

this is the worst company i have ever dealt with . there servers are trash they keep going offline. and i am unable to install simple programs like php on there trash servers. and they refuse to refund. i am calling my credit card company and filing a charge back.

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Harley Davidson

2019 September 11th

We ordered a VPS. Within hours, before we could even use it, they took it offline without intimation. Upon asking, they mentioned 'Your server is getting stopped due to it... Read more

We ordered a VPS. Within hours, before we could even use it, they took it offline without intimation. Upon asking, they mentioned 'Your server is getting stopped due to it causing high load on the node.' Their control panel says 0% Bandwidth used and 0% HDD used and they didn't send any CPU usage log. We didn't even start to use it at all. Their management refused to issue refund through paypal and instead issued 'an internal credit towards future purchases' although their website clearly promotes 30 days money back guarantee. Image at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ud0k6ij5p5iufvq/vpscheap.png?dl=0 clearly shows 0% HDD and 0% bandwidth used.

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greati

2019 March 2nd

AWFUL TO THE EXTEND RUN AWAY AWFUL TO THE EXTEND RUN AWAY The worst hosting i ever seen . Well their cheap means 99% downtown and 1% uptime . meaning... Read more

AWFUL TO THE EXTEND RUN AWAY AWFUL TO THE EXTEND RUN AWAY The worst hosting i ever seen . Well their cheap means 99% downtown and 1% uptime . meaning your server will be down just days later after your payment has been sent . I mean all the time and their customer service is really a headache . They say it's unmanaged but hey you will need them because the servers they provide looks like some old machine so so slow it goes offline every minute you try to reboot . REAL HEADACHE . DON'T EVEN LOOK AT THEIR WEBSITE

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R Bass

2019 January 2nd

I signed up for service with VPS CHEAP. I was advised at the time of signup that the service had a control panel which it did not. I immediately cancelled... Read more

I signed up for service with VPS CHEAP. I was advised at the time of signup that the service had a control panel which it did not. I immediately cancelled the service and asked for a refund. The refund was denied. One year later, I had a charge appear on my PayPal account from VPS Cheap. PayPal refused to remove the charge even though I had requested cancellation a year earlier! This company IS NOT customer friendly! DO NOT USE!!!