There are a lot of factors to consider if your business needs VPS hosting. Here are our recommendations:
Liquid Web offers the best VPS on the market. We actually use them to host this website. They’re based in the United States but recently opened a data center in Amsterdam so they’re also a great choice if you’re in Europe. While Liquid Web definitely isn’t the cheapest option out there, they’re an excellent option if you’re looking for a robust solution.
InMotion Hosting has a solid line up of VPS plans. Both of their data centers are based in the United States (Los Angeles and Washington, DC). Their VPS plans are powered by ultrafast Solid State Drives (SSDs) and come with the option of a “Managed” or “Cloud” variation. One unique feature of InMotion’s VPS offering is their “snapshot” feature which lets you create an instant copy of your VPS instance that can be restored if needed.
Bluehost offers a standard assortment of VPS plans. All of them include cPanel running on top of Cent OS, which includes full root access. The best part of Bluehost VPS hosting is that they are affordable, starting at just $18.99/mo which renews at a modest $29.99/mo. One thing is certain, Bluehost wont break the bank if you need a Virtual Private Server.
HostGator’s VPS hosting is pretty standard when you first look at the specs. All plans include cPanel and WHM running on top of CentOS, which does include root access. One big difference, though, is that HostGator doesn’t use Solid State Drives (SSDs) for their VPS plans. This is an odd cost saving measure on their part. SSDs are cheap nowadays (and are 20x faster than the spinning drives that HostGator uses).