Choosing the right VPS hosting service can be a daunting task, making the right choice is crucial to your business. So here's a comparison of sorts of two very popular VPS hosting services: VPS.net and HostGator.com. Both VPS.net and HostGator offer some great services and at reasonable prices.
Both VPS.net and HostGator offer some amazing offers or plans for both customers and resellers. The best thing about what VPN.net has to offer is the wide range of server locations that you can enjoy. With servers located in 13 different locations around the world, you can have your server hosted in the location that your business plans to target. HostGator, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of packages that cater to every kind of VPS hosting need.
VPS.net provides elastic scaling of the VPS. This means that you can dynamically scale the server's resources without having to worry about wastage and costs. It boasts flexible resource allocation, which enables you to plan ahead. VPS.net also offers smart scaling service that automatically scales the server up or down based on the requirements, without rebooting the server or causing downtime of any sort.
HostGator lets you use unlimited domains, email accounts, FTP accounts and databases with each VPS account. Apart from these, it also offers full root access to the servers. A power panel and free site building software are also provided. All VPS are hosted on Dell's PowerEdge Servers, which boast of high speed DDR3 RAM, fault tolerance and RAID 10 arrays for storage and data safety.
Plans and Prices
Both VPS.net and HostGator offer plans for every kind of VPS hosting need.
VPS.net has 3 packages (Small, Medium & Large) each of which cater to a specific VPS hosting need. The small package provides dedicated processing speeds of up to 3 GHz (can be scaled up to 6GHz), 1880MB RAM (can be bumped up to 3760MB) and 50GB storage space (can be upgraded to 100GB), with 5TB bandwidth and at a price of $112 per month. The Medium Package picks up where the Small left: 6Ghz processor with 3760MB RAM, 100GB storage space with 10TB bandwidth (This plan too can be scaled up). The large package comes with dedicated processing speeds of 12 GHz 7520MB RAM and 200GB storage space with 5TB bandwidth at a price of $416 per month.
HostGator offers 9 different packages in the form of levels. The first level comes with 0.57 GHz processing speed, 384MB RAM, 10GBdisk space and a bandwidth of 250GB, priced at $15.96 for the first month, and $19.95 from second month onwards. With every higher level, the resources increase in quantity. The highest level (9) comes with a 5.95GHz CPU, 4435MB RAM and 231GB hard disk space at a price of $167.96 for the first month, and $209.95 from the second month.