OVH VPS Review | Classic Vs Cloud

OVH is one of the cheapest VPS and dedicated server provider in the world. They makes affordable and reliable VPS solutions for web hosting and for developers starting from low $2.99/mo. I hope as of now we won’t get another VPS hosting less than the $2.99. And the best part of OVH is its comes with free Anti DDoS protection with all their VPS and dedicated server plans. OVH VPS hosting comes with a bunch of linux distributions, Windows servers and Application preinstalled Linux distributons as well. Here is a small OVH VPS review.

Both Classic and Cloud having 4 plans each which having different hardwares like vCPU, RAM, HDD, etc. And OVH really missing the SSD RAID hard disks. All their VPS storage disks are Spinning hard disks in RAID 10 redundancy environment.

OVH Classic VPS are powered with 64bit Open VZ (Open Virtuozzo) technology for creating the Virtual Private servers. As per OVH VPS running in OVH VPS Classic will take 10 minutes to reboot and so the guaranteed uptime (SLA) is 99.98%. But in the VPS Cloud, OVH use VMware vSphere virtualization technology in creating the VPS VMs. OVH guarantees less than 5min reboot in case of a hardware failure and  a 99.99% uptime SLA with cloud VPS.

You will get a dedicated static IP address for your VPS hosting (Both classic and cloud) and if you need more ip address, you can buy ip addresses with extra cost upto 15 nos. You can configure fail over with multiple IP addresses in your VPS cloud. Only Beauharnois, Canada based IP address you get with a Classic VPS plan. But with OVH VPS Cloud you can get US or Canadian IP addresses, and choice is yours. By default all the ports are open in your VPS , and you can configure network and firewall with a free web based interface from OVH.

For backup it costs extra from you, You can choose 200GB extra FTP space for $6.99/mo, or a 1 Snapshot option for $6.99/mo or an automatic backup option with Veeam at extra cost dollars 13.99 a month

Network bandwidth is same for both Classic and Cloud VPS hostings. You will get 100mbps bandwidth upto 10,000GB data transfer monthly. After initial 10,000 GB the bandwidth will reduce to 1mbps. i don’t see any bandwidth plan upgrading options from OVH’s VPS plans.

Only Linux flavoured operatings are available with the VPS classic plan. You can select a wide variety of Linux distros with or without custom applications preinstalled. Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, WordPress(for your WordPress hosting), LAMP, Plesk, cPanel, Ruby, Drupal, blah blah blah.. For some control panels like cPanel, Plesk, etc you have to pay license fee (per month) for the control panel usage.

If you need a Windows Server operating system in your VPS, then you should start with OVH VPS Cloud platform. But if you choose for Windows server in the OVH Cloud VPS (Windows server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 Standard/Web editions available for you) You will get a licensed copy of Windows server along with Cloud VPS (Only OVH Cloud VPS).OVH VPS Review

“Windows License is FREE” with Windows preinstalled VPS

As you can see the OVH VPS Classic starts with $2.99 a month for the 1 vCPU, 1GB, 10GB HDD setup and you can expand your resources upto 4vCPU, 8GB RAM and 100GB HDD within the VPS Classic hosting. The OVH Cloud VPS hosting starts from $14.99 for 2vCores, 2GB RAM and 25GB HDD RAID 10 Storage to $89.99 for the high end hardware 8 vCore 16Gb RAM and 200GB RAID 10 Storage within the Cloud VPS category. Easy one click hardware upgrade option are available within the VPS classic or VPS cloud.

OVH VPS Review | Classic Vs Cloud

OVH VPS Review Classic

Model VPS Classic 1 VPS Classic 2 VPS Classic 3 VPS Classic 4
Price $2.99 /month $6.99 /month $10.99 /month $21.99 /month
Order Order Order Order Order
Virtualization 64-bit OpenVZ
SLA 99.98%, reboot in 10 mins in the event of hardware failure.
CPU 1 vCore 2 vCores 3 vCores 4 vCores
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Hard drive 10 GB Raid 10 25 GB Raid 10 50 GB Raid 10 100 GB Raid 10
Scalability Upgrade whenever you want from your control panel.
No need to transfer your data nor to reinstall your VPS
Bandwidth 100 MbpsGuaranteed up to 10,000 GB data transferred per month, then 1 Mbps
Anti-DDoS Included
IP 1 IPv4 and 1 IPv6 included (all ports open)
Management New Web Control PanelRESTful API , KVM, root access
Reboot and reinstallation Unlimited, at any time via the Control Panel
Monitoring Detailed monitoring and key performance indicators
Backup Once a week*

Source: www.ovh.com

OVH VPS Review Cloud

Model VPS Cloud 1 VPS Cloud 2 VPS Cloud 3 VPS Cloud 4
Price $14.99 /month $22.99 /month $44.99 /month $89.99 /month
Order Order Order Order Order
Virtualization
Powered by VMware®

VMware® ESXi 64-bit, customizable kernel

SLA 99.99%, reboot < 5 mins, in the event of hardware failure.
CPU guaranteed 2 vCores 4 vCores 6 vCores 8 vCores
RAM guaranteed 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Hard drive 25 GB Raid 10 50 GB Raid 10 100 GB Raid 10 200 GB Raid 10
Scalability Upgrade whenever you want from your control panel.
No need to transfer your data nor to reinstall your VPS
Bandwidth 100 MbpsGuaranteed up to 10,000 GB data transferred per month, then 1 Mbps
Anti-DDoS Included
IP 1 IPv4 and 1 IPv6 included (all ports open)

Geolocated IP optionGeolocate IPs and optimize your international website SEO
16 IPv4 maximum (+ $1.50 /month /IP)
Each IP can be located in CA or USA. The choice is yours.
Management New Web Control PanelRESTful API , KVM, root access
Reboot and reinstallation Unlimited, at any time via the Control Panel
Monitoring Detailed monitoring and key performance indicators
Backup Once an hour for the last 24 hours*

Backup Storage option:200 GB available in FTP/NFS/CIFS
(+ $6.99 /month)
Snapshot option:1 snapshot
(+ $6.99 /month)
Automated backup optionYour data backed up every night, backups available for the last 14 consecutive days (+ $13.99 /month)

Source: www.ovh.com

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