Here is what I’ve noticed from looking at VPS hosting websites:
ArmorVPS.com – Cheaper VPS hosting, good bandwidth allocation (1TB or 1000GB at the lowest plan), and takes only 2 levels to get to 700+ MB of RAM (recommended for cPanel). Unmanaged but you can contact them if you need full or partial management options. Multiple backup add-ons are also available and you have more choice over the VPS size. Uses a custom control panel for the VPS. The size is limited to 16TB bandwidth at the maximum plan. No complaints.
HostGator.com – More expensive, bandwidth is comparable with the disk space but not outstanding, and it takes 3 levels to get to 700+ MB of RAM (again recommended for cPanel). Fully managed if you get level 3 plan or higher. Only backup option is the built-in HostGator one, it’s off-site so it should be reliable. Uses VIRTUOZZO Power Panel for management (learning curve?). The size is limited to 3TB of bandwidth at the maximum plan. Have heard complaints about the VPS service.
KnownHost.com – Cheaper than HostGator for pricing, bigger bandwidth allocation (500GB at the lowest plan), it takes 2 levels to get to 700+ MB of RAM (for cPanel). Fully managed support according to their site (not managed just good support?). Backups every other night, not much detail about that. Uses Virtuozzo PowerPanel like HostGator. The size is limited to 5TB at the maximum plan. No complaints that I know of… no pun intended.
LiquidWeb.com – Seems like the most expensive out of the 5, generous bandwidth but the price reflects it, and it takes only 1 level to get to 700+ MB of RAM (for cPanel but didn’t see cPanel price listed). Full management available but again no price for that. I don’t see anything about backups. Also don’t see anything about a VPS control panel. The size is limited to 2TB of bandwidth at the maximum plan but it looks like they can create a custom plan. Have heard a complaint from one of my clients about their service.
GigaTux.com – Very good starter pricing, 10x bandwidth allocation, and at the 5th level you get 700+ RAM for smooth cPanel usage. Unmanaged VPS but 24/7 support is available. Extra storage is available for use as a backup if needed (backups could be preformed with the control panel too). No listed VPS control but you receive root access like with most VPS’s. The size is limited to 2.4TB bandwidth at the maximum plan. No complaints.
I didn’t list prices since each host has different prices based on what software you may require. Best of luck with picking one! I may not have personal experience with all of these companies but you can decide for yourself based on these observations. Leave a comment if there’s a host you’d like to see added to the list or if this was helpful to you finding a new VPS host!
Today marks the official launch date of ArmorVPS.com! Their services span 6 datacenters and 3 continents. Everything from a small website to a large store can be run through the awe-inspiring VPS services. Right now is the perfect time to start your next online business.
Google, Yahoo, and other search engines take approximately 2 weeks to visit through all the pages on your website and begin ranking it based on links, keywords, and content. Given the current timeframe, this will make your site ready by New Years! With shared hosting you get exactly what you pay for, shared resources, shared disk space, and shared processing power. For a lot of websites this is completely fine and can handle a good amount of traffic without issues.
VPS hosting on the other hand gives you a Virtual Private Server that allots a set amount of resources to you, and you alone!* Whether you have the next social network up your sleeve or you need to stream music videos right off your site, VPS is the way to go. The plans at ArmorVPS™ are not just limited to one website either, you can use WHM/cPanel (Web Host Manager/cPanel Control Panel) to start your own shared hosting business. What better way to start your site than to build upon the best?
Plans start at just $20 and include a terabyte (1024 gigabytes) of bandwidth PER MONTH! This allows your site to be capable of transferring thousands of megabytes of data each and every day. There are premium backup solutions available and additional storage starts at just $10 for every 25GB storage node. Your site is meant to grow, and your hosting plan with ArmorVPS™ will grow along with you. We have a full-featured VPS control panel and power most of our servers with CentOS**. Join our Cloud family today and see why cloud computing will take your site above and beyond the limits of a computer!
*Most VPS hosting companies, even larger ones, give you shared resources, or what’s called “equal share”. We however give you dedicated CPU power.
**Different configurations or operating systems are available upon request.
By now you may (or may not) know that Ink Ignite is run by none other than HostArmor™. They proudly employ our services for web design and we proudly look to them for hosting. We’ve learned that they have plans underway right now for VPS hosting. This will include dedicated VPS plans!
All of us here are very excited for the new launch of their site, www.ArmorVPS.com. When the site launches many of their current customers, and many of our future customers will be given discounts, upgrades, and transfers to take full advantage of the powerful system. In addition to it being faster and quicker to deploy, the new systems are also rumored to have outstanding uptimes.
We’ve been asked by HostArmor™ to pass along that if you would like to pre-order VPS hosting, just contact them via www.HostArmor.com. They are even going to give free shared hosting on their standard servers until the VPS is ready to launch!