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.
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...
I'll elaborate further on this shortly.
Pricing is certainly one of VPSCheap’s strong points. They offer 15 different plans which are all competitively priced.
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|
|SSD or HDD used in servers||SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|SSL||Not included||Not included||Not included||Not included||Not included|
|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.
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!