The goal of this article is to find 10 of the best VPS hosts with datacenter in India who also charge cheap rates for SSD Disks, high CPU, RAM and other best specifications.
Today, we will embark on the mission to find the best Virtual Private Server (VPS) in India which fulfills the following criteria:
(i) The VPS should be in an India datacenter;
(ii) The charges should be cheap;
(iii) A free trial of the VPS is desirable;
(iv) SSD Disks should power the virtual private server so that it is blazing fast.
The list of the top 10 web hosts referred in this article are the following:
|VPS India | 10 Best Cheapest & Best Hosts|
|(2)||Google Cloud Platform|
Amazon AWS is a multi-billion dollar web host which powers most of the big websites of the World.
Amazon AWS is itself not cheap. It offers extremely reliability in the form of fail-safe and redundant servers and other hosting infrastructure and charges premium charges for that service.
Thankfully, Amazon AWS also started Lightsail with the objective of providing Virtual Private Servers at cheap rates to those who may not require the same degree of sophistication as AWS.
The lightsail Virtual Private Servers Plans are cheap and start at only $3.50 per month.
For the cheap price of $3.50 per month, we get a server with the following specifications:
512 MB Memory
1 Core Processor
20 GB SSD Disk
1 TB Transfer*
Note: VPS in the Mumbai Datacenter comes with lower data transfer allowances of 0.5TB.
All Lightsail VPS plans include the following:
(i) Static IP address
(ii) DNS management
(iii) Server monitoring
(iv) SSH terminal access (Linux/Unix)
(v) Intuitive management console
(vi) RDP access (Windows)
(vii) Secure key management
Amazon allows customers to try Lightsail for free
You can try the $3.50 USD Lightsail plan free for one month (up to 750 hours), the $8 USD plan free for one month when using Lightsail for Microsoft Windows Server, or the $15 USD free for one month when using the Managed databases plan.
Users have to choose the appropriate plan when they launch their first Lightsail server. One free month is credited to the account.
VPS In Mumbai datacenter
The best part is that Amazon has a datacenter in Mumbai, India. The free VPS trial can be availed in the India datacenter.
Google Cloud Platform
Google needs no introduction to us because we are already familiar with the high-quality of its services.
Google allows everyone to try its Cloud Platform for free by offering a generous $300 to try the Google Cloud.
There is a generous 12-Month free trial.
Click here to avail of the free VPS for 12 months
Google also charges on a per-second billing basis which means that we are charged only for that which we use.
There is also 24×7 phone support
Google Cloud is now available at the Mumbai, India datacenter.
The India datacenter is known as ‘Asia-South 1’.
Hosting applications in Mumbai can improve latency from 20-90% for end users in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and of course Mumbai, compared to hosting them in the closest region, Singapore.
The other advantage of Google Cloud, India, is that customers can pay in rupees.
The price of this Google Cloud Virtual Private Server in Mumbai, India, is $5.13 monthly which is equivalent to $0.007 per hour (see image).
The cheapest VPS in Google Cloud is called a ‘Micro’ and has the following specifications:
(i) 1 shared vCPU
(ii) 0.6 GB Memory (RAM)
(iii) 10 GB standard persistent disk
It is true that compared to other VPS Hosts, Google Cloud is not cheap. However, the comparison of pricing has to be made in the context of the reliability that Google offers.
DigitalOcean is yet another reliable VPS host with a datacenter in Bangalore, India.
DigitalOcean offers a $100, 60-day Free Credit for new accounts.
The free credit can be availed of by signing up here:
The free trial can be used on any services provided by DigitalOcean such as Droplet plans, Spaces object storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers.
However it cannot be used for mining BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies.
DigitalOcean’s Virtual Private Servers are quite competitively priced and cheap in relation to the high quality of severs and network that it offers.
How to create a cloud server on DigitalOcean
There is a nice video on youtube which explains how to create a Cloud Server on DigitalOcean. The tutorial screencast is a walk-through creating an Ubuntu server on DigitalOcean. It will also teach you how to use the terminal to log in to your new server via SSH.
How to create a Kubernetes cluster on DigitalOcean with Python and Fabric by @MikeHerman https://t.co/aKwRfdqdcB
— DigitalOcean (@digitalocean) October 31, 2018
BlueHost is a reputed web hosting company. They offer VPS server hosting in India.
BlueHost India claims to have advance SAN based storage, 99.99% server & storage uptime and 24×7 Managed Support.
The server is described by BlueHost India as “next gen linux VPS hosting”.
The advantage of BlueHost India is that it offers managed support which will instantly setup your server and ensure the configuration is perfect.
The charges start at Rs. 1,499 per month.
The specifications of the Virtual Private Servers are the following:
• Rs. 1,499 per month
• 2 Cores
• 2 GB RAM
• 20 GB SSD in RAID
• 1 TB Bandwidth
HostingRaja is also a reputed VPS hosting provider in India.
It provides fully managed and performance-tuned Secure Servers.
HostingRaja uses virtualization platform such as KVM and VMWare for Linux.
It claims to have 1,50,000+ VPS, dedicated, cloud, web hosting and domain customers.
It offers a FREE control panel with enhanced security features.
HostingRaja’s charges are quite reasonable in comparison to other web hosting providers.
The Basic VPS server is at Rs. 732 per month if one signs up for a five year contract.
For that price, HostingRaja offers a VPS with the following specifications:
• Dual Core
• RAM : 2 GB
• Disk Space : 40 GB SSD
• Bandwidth : 1 TB
• Spamassassin included
• Control Panel – FREE Rs. 7200
• Full root/ssh access
• Realtime Malware Injection Scan
• Realtime PHP Vulnerability Check
• Inbuilt CSS/JS optimizer
• High Priority Support
However, a FREE SSL Certificate is not included.
BigRock is also a well known VPS provider with servers in India.
It claims to offer state of the art VPS Hosting Servers for high performing websites and applications.
BigRock’s cheapest VPS in India is priced at Rs. 829 per month.
The specifications of the cheapest VPS are the following:
• IN Location:
• 2 Cores
• 2 GB RAM
• 20 GB SSD
• 1 TB Transfer
E2E Networks | SSD Cloud Computing in India
E2E Networks was founded in 2009 by Tarun Dua.
It is one of the leading Cloud Computing Solutions providers in India.
The cheapest VPS is priced at Rs. 401.50 per month which is equivalent to Rs. 0.55 per hour.
For that price, E2E Networks provides a VPS server with 1 VCPUs, 30 GB SSD, 2 GB Dedicated RAM. The bandwidth quota is not stated. Presumably, it is unlimited and unbilled.
For most startups AWS EC2 is unnecessary costly headache. Stick to Digital Ocean. It's possible to serve 100K daily users on a content site with a 8GB RAM server that costs $40/month on DigitalOcean. Even better, for India get a machine form @e2eNetworks
— Naman Sarawagi (@NamanSr) June 16, 2018
Webwerks offers cheap Linux and Windows VPS Hosting Servers in India with cPanel and Plesk Multi-Support.
The cheapest VPS is priced at 1625.00NR per month.
The datacenter is owned by Webwerks and is located in Mumbai, India.
Web Werks offers both managed and unmanaged VPS hosting choices, so you can pick up the service that best meet your needs.
The VPS web server hosting can be set up on various operating systems which are Linux (CentOS, Fedora, Debian) and Windows.
The managed services include comprehensive assistance ranging from solving issues, configurations and any other request.
Unmanaged solution cuts down a few of the privileges that the customer gets from managed hosting, but continues to provide round-the-clock assistance.
HostGator India offers VPS Hosting at reasonable charges.
Presently, they have an offer in which they are offering a discount of 30% on a 12 months tenure.
The plans start at Rs 699 for a 2 years term.
HostGator India offers the following specifications at the lowest configuration of the VPS server.
2 Core CPU
2 GB RAM
20 GB SSD Disk Space
1 TB Bandwidth
Customers are also entitled to get Integrated Plesk Control Panel, Enhanced Server Security with Full Root Access and 24/7 Support Available.
go4hosting is a well known VPS provider with a datacenter in NOIDA, Delhi and Jaipur, India.
This is useful for those webmasters who are targeting visitors from North India.
go4hosting’s Windows VPS are priced at Rs. 1781.81 per month while the Linux VPS are priced at Rs. 1208.06 per month.
The following are the specifications of the Linux 1 GB Plan Managed VPS
2 Core Processor
1 GB RAM
40 GB Storage
1 TB Data Transfer
Key Features of the Linux VPS Hosting Plan include:
• Free Set-up and quick deployment
• Guaranteed Resources with complete SSH/root access
• Multi-Processor Xen instances
• Dedicated IP address, premium bandwidth, and RAM
• Latest quad/hexa core Intel CPU’s
• 4 drives in RAID10 for maximum redundancy
• OS templates and Control Panel options
• Custom DNS and software configuration
• Unlimited domain hosting
• Tier III Data Center with 99.95% Network Uptime
• Weekly Data Backups
I have personally used Google Cloud and Amazon AWS as well as Amazon Lightsail by availing of the free trial and can vouch for their reliability.
However, the support is very lacking.
This means that the webmaster should be well-versed with operating the VPS without requiring or expecting any support from the web host.
If the webmaster is not capable of self-managing the VPS, the only solution to avail of managed VPS services.
Accordingly, it is not a question of finding the cheapest web host but of deciding whether to take an unmanaged VPS or a managed one!