Having some interests in cloud infrastructure. Wanna host a website, service API, database, etc… Is there any option besides AWS, Google Cloud?
Let’s look over Vultr
The cheapest option is 2.5 bucks per month for a cloud instance with 1 CPU, 20Gb SSD storage, 512Mb and 0.5Tb bandwidth. That price is unbeatable compared to AWS and Google Cloud. But the offer looks like fixed-price not hourly like AWS, Google Cloud.
The cheapest cloud instance does include an ipV6 only. You may need to add a reserved IP for ipv4. It costs $3/month. It’s kind of tricky. The other way, you may need to find a dynamic DNS which support ipV6 for free.
Anyway, At this time Vultr offers the lowest deal I believe.
For the first time user, it requires you to deposit at least $10. Vultr also supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Debit/Credit card, and Paypal payment. But for Cryptocurrency payment, you must pay the first time in Debit/Credit card or Paypal. Hence there’s no chance for hiding identity.
If comparing to AWS, Google Cloud Engine, Vultr has limited available location. Most of them are US-based.
Available OS and applications
Vultr supports 64bit OS, 32bit OS, a bunch of application as well as ISO library.
There are 35+ ISOs in its library at this moment. You also can upload your ISO.
GUI, Control Panel & functionalities
Unlikely AWS or Google Cloud, Vultr has enough functionalities for most regular use cases. Actually AWS, Google Cloud provides too much, look complex and redundant. I would like something simpler.
The Vultr GUI panel is also a plus point. Simple, elegant. I like it.
Soft price, minimal functionalities, simple GUI panel. That’s all. If you’re a guy who doesn’t like something complex like AWS, Google Cloud, then Vultr is a choice.