Today I was looking for the absolute cheapest VPS that I could possibly find that wasn't a NAT VPS - on other words, one that comes with a dedicated IP as opposed to a shared one.
I found this neat little VPS:
- 10 GB HDD
- 1 CPU (Xeon E5620)
- 1 IPv4
- 128MB RAM
- 250GB Bandwidth
$5 per year barely covers the cost of an IP, let alone the rest of the specs you get!
I paid with Bitcoin, and it was set up instantly.
Here are some benchmarks:
CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz Number of cores: 1 CPU frequency: 2400.119 MHz Total amount of RAM: 128 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 5 min, I/O speed: 33.4 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 10.42s Download 100MB file: 11.3MB/s
Getting the full speed out of the network, the I/O is what you'd expect for $5/year.
CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz Number of cores: 1 CPU frequency: 2400.119 MHz Total amount of RAM: 128 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 18 min, I/O speed: 68.5 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 11.15s Download 100MB file: 11.1MB/s
Looks a little bit better in the IO department this time, network is consistent.
This would be perfect for running an Iodine DNS tunnel! It would also suit running as a VPN, an IRC bouncer, a small web server, even for playing with Linux for the first time.
128MB of RAM is the only real limitation on this VPS, but again, for the price it's hard to beat.
If you want one of these, click here :)