Vultr is the next provider in my series of surprise posts! They technically have been featured before in the 2014 Q1 Top Provider Poll, where they came in ninth, but I felt they needed to be in the spotlight just a tad more. Vultr has SSD-based cloud servers starting at $5/month in multiple locations across the globe. Last week they got stock back in their London location. In addition to that, they currently offer services out of New Jersey (NJ, USA), Dallas (TX, USA), Los Angeles (CA, USA), Atlanta (GA, USA), Chicago (IL, USA), Tokyo (Japan), and Sydney (Australia). If you think that’s a long list, keep in mind that their Frankfurt (Germany) and Paris (France) are currently out of stock and will be available again in the future. Contrary to some other “cloud” providers, Vultr offers you the option to deploy any distribution you like by uploading your own ISO, which gives this service a real nice edge. Vultr uses modern hardware with latest generation Intel CPU and pure SSD drives. The bandwidth varies per location, but I see a Level3 and an nLayer logo on their website, so I think they are at least used heavily in the USA and Europe! If you give them a shot, or already have, please share your experiences with us!
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While Frankfurt and Paris are listed as out of stock, you could get lucky by getting an instance there. I clicked on one of those locations to get notified and got a ‘Pending’ instance to see it being deployed about 15 minutes later. So, always worth a shot if you need something there.
Vultr accepts payments via Credit Cards and PayPal. Each instance comes with one IPv4 address, more IPv4 addresses are currently not available but may be in the future. IPv6 is also still under development. SMTP is blocked by default to prevent SPAM. To unblock SMTP you need to contact support and fill out an authorization form. For more information, read their FAQ. And as always, read their Terms of Service before ordering!
To test connectivity to all of their locations, please check this page: https://www.vultr.com/locations/