VPS Awards: June 2019 - $5 Tier: DigitalOcean vs Linode vs Vultr vs Lightsail

Welcome to the June 2019 VPS Awards. Today we will be covering the most popular VPS Tier, the $5 bracket.

If you wish to learn more about how we compare VPS plans with these Awards, please see our explanatory post here.

This month we will be comparing what is arguably the 4 most popular VPS cloud hosts on the market.

DigitalOcean, Vultr, Linode and Lightsail.


Server Resources

Disk Size (GB) - Winner, Lightsail

DigitalOcean - 25 - 9.6/15
Linode - 25 - 9.6/1…

How we do VPS Awards

It's almost time for our first ever VPS Awards and so to prevent flooding our very first post with a lot of technical information, we decided to create this post explaining the methodology of how we compare servers and award.. well.. the Awards.

We have three (3) main categories; Server Resources, Server Performance and Other with a weighting of 50, 45 and 5 respectively.

Each is further broken down as follows:


Server Resources (Weight: 50%)

Disk Size - …