Searching for VPS provider to host your website or services in Singapore like i do? I have been searching for a VPS provider in Singapore to target Asia market readers and Singapore seems to be a place where i would like to host my services due to its fast and reliable network. But there are so many companies who are providing VPS in Singapore, so who do i go for?
Here are my requirements for a VPS machine
- 20GB-30GB of SSD hard disk space
- At least 512MB of Ram
- At least 1TB of Bandwidth Transfer
- At least 100Mbps of speed across multiple part of the Asia
- At least 1 vCPU processor speed
- Minimum of 99%-99.99% Uptime
- Budget of 10-20USD/month
My requirements isn’t that difficult for a solid VPS services in today context. But its a minimum requirement if i want my website to climb up the ladder in SEO.
Top 10 VPS provider in Singapore
After a lot of time researching, here are my top 10 VPS provider in Singapore that reputation or pricing attracts me.
New Media Express
A Singapore based company which starts at SGD90 which is around 64USD a month. Why New Media Express is being added in here is due to the fact that they have their own ASN network which offer 100Mbps-1Gbps network port.
Softlayer do provider their VPS services in Singapore but with a premium of 26.80 USD and running on Enterprise 15k HDD instead of the ideal SSD with lower bandwidth allowances, most likely its targeting businesses with reliability as its finest priority.
SimplerCloud is a Singapore based cloud service provider from the founders of Webvisions Pte Ltd providing real-time, scalable and easily managed cloud infrastructure for start-ups and business throughout Asia. Looking at the ping, scares me off though. They have great bandwidth within Singapore but outside Singapore, its something to worry about.
I bet most of us will know who is Amazon and their product AWS. It can be said that Amazon AWS is one of the leading Cloud VPS in Singapore as well (despite the cost when you starts to grow). The point here is that there is a free tier where you can use Amazon AWS in Singapore for free. This is great if you have a small website and wish to use it for 12 months for free! Especially a startup project! But if you are picky like i am, you won’t go for AWS since their SSD isn’t cheap. You pay peanuts, you get monkey.
“Simple Cloud Infrastructure for Developers” are their slogan. I kinda like what they offer. They are very popular among developers in Asia, especially with the small requirement like mine. It’s affordable and run by very skillful group of teams which also explains the huge adoption among developers.
Linode also a very popular choice among developers who is a very close competition with Digital Ocean. They offer similar attractive packages and provide top tier infrastructure in Singapore with 99.9% network uptime as well. It even provides speed test on their footer for you to test out their network speed. They also offer nodeBalancer in the case you are expanding i guess.
WebFaction seems like a crazy startup if you ask me. They have a datacenter in Singapore and packages wise, looks pretty attractive.
Z.COM Cloud packages definitely ring a bell. Z.COM is the largest internet provider in Japan and they have Singapore, Japan and the US for their cloud services. The packages they provide is also one of the most attractive ones with better support and services. Click here to get $10 and to use for free!
Alibaba is here to fight! And Alibaba is providing Cloud VPS in Singapore with its service call AliCloud!
Well, this is all i could find in 2015. Google App Engine isn’t in Singapore yet so it wasn’t included in the list. But what is currently in my list are Amazon AWS first and moves to Ocean Digital later as it provides me with the best value with the least amount of money when i started to grow. At the same time, i can experience two different platforms at the lowest cost i could squeeze out of these providers. That’s the plan for now.