Summary: In this post, @vyas has compiled offers for VPS hosting in Singapore by providers on LES forum. Links to the KVM and NAT based offers are included as a table.
Since July 2020, there has been a flurry of deals for Virtual Private Servers in Singapore, in the LowendSpirit Forums. This prompted me to write this post that lists the offers for VPS hosting in Singapore posted at LES. Many of the providers have launched a ‘new’ location in the Merlion City. Hosting in datacenters in Singapore area is more expensive compared to North America or Europe, but many have managed to break that perception. They have presented offers with KVM VPS Ryzen Processors and NVMe disks, but at very low pricing. In addition, the deeply discounted NAT server by Webhorizon, and the free VPS hosting offer courtesy MicroLXC will surprise you!
Note: a. As with any discounted deal, some of these offers may be time bound. In other words, they might not be available within a few days of publishing this post. As a prudent measure, check with the provider(s) before ordering.
b. A few weeks ago, I had compiled a list of providers who offer free shared hosting offers. Keeping a similar objective in mind, this post is written as a compilation, and not a comparison of offers.
c. This post lists the VPS (KVM) and NAT based offers. If you are looking for discount offers for dedicated server hosting, or low priced manged web hosting offers, you will be disappointed.
Background: VPS Hosting in Singapore
Before we discuss the offers for VPS hosting, let us take a look at what makes Singapore an important location for web hosting traffic.
Let us take a look at Singapore as a location, why it is important to have data centers in that country. It offers great connectivity to most parts of Asia, for example, I get 45 ms latency from my city, Bengaluru. Connectivity to China, Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia is also fair. Perviously, Hong Kong used to be the preferred location for many providers in the LE world. But with the recent developments, I think Singapore, which always had great demand, has gained prominence.
Singapore is a great location for setting up your virtual private server, as this image for the modern day internet betwork shows.
As a sidenote,
This location always had some good options when it comes to shared web hosting, reseller hosting, and even managed web hosting. Some providers such as Indovirtue, RansomIT, sometimes post offers for shared hosting or VPS in Singapore. During special sales, Indovirtue in the past have posted offers for cPanel based web hosting at the other green forum. Some of these offers had SSD high performance drives to improve the performance of the VPS, while others had Windows based VPS hosting.
In the ‘cloud’ space, bigger players like Amazons AWS, Google Cloud, and Alibaba, offer cloud VPS hosting in Singapore. Others include Linode, Digital Ocean and recently, OVH Cloud. In the past, some providers who have posted offers for web hosting in Singapore include MikeA (extravm.com, for KVM VPS in Singapore), Mikho (MrVM, for NAT servers) and Smallweb (shared hosting offers in Singapore).
Options for Cheap Web Hosting in Singapore
Every so often there would be requests in the LES Forums from members asking for web hosting offers in Singapore. The thresholds lie between US $7 and US $10.
But the offers are far and few between, and the price to specifications ratio are often not favourable. One of the main reasons is that web hosting in Singapore is expensive, because of hosting costs in particular, bandwidth. This has been discussed and acknowledged by many providers in the past. As we move towards the world of High Performance servers, with higher RAM, dedicated processors cores, faster SSD disks, the costs spiral up quickly. The kind provider folk at LET are often generous in offering technical assistance. But, web hosting offers in Singapore were rather limited so far in spite of the excellent connectivity this location offers.
Until now. Which brings us to the core of our discussion:
Offers for VPS Hosting Offers in Singapore
Without further ado, lets us take a look at what these offers are. I hope the features from the hosting offers will help you decide which is the best VPS hosting solution in Singapore for you. Note dedicated VPS hosting solutions or managed web hosting solutions are not a part of these offers. I thought of presenting the information in the form of a table, so that you can follow with ease.
Low Priced VPS Offers in Singapore Posted on LowEndSpirit (July- August 2020)
Links to Offers:
Singapore location for VPS seems to have found some new love
MicroLXC offer for Singapore
user @Neoon has extended the MicroLXC empire to Singapore. You can check the offer page for this generous (and gratis) service.