I have two low-end VPS. One from UBServers where I paid about $25 per year (pre-discount) and the other from AlienLayer ($12 p.a.).
I don't want to talk about the AlienLayer VPS for obvious reasons but the UBServers VPS is noteworthy.
- It does have occasional & random downtime.
- It offers 128MB RAM & 25GB space
- I've installed Centos 6 32 Bit
- Its powered with Centminmod auto-installer (nginx + memcache etc)
- I've installed wordpress, mariadb (mysql) & phpmyadmin
- I use it to house my low-traffic website and also as a back-up store house for my production sites.
- Its performance is as follows:
[root@abc ~]$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 18.1943 s, 59.0 MB/s
[root@abc ~]$ wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
--2012-04-24 19:40:54-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 126.96.36.199
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|188.8.131.52|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‚100mb.test‚
100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 72.3M/s in 1.4s
2012-04-24 19:40:55 (72.3 MB/s) - ‚100mb.test‚
[root@abc ~]$ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 128 121 6 0 0 90
-/+ buffers/cache: 30 97
Swap: 128 53 74
Frankly, the performance is better than what I have paid for more expensive plans. Also, support is quite fast.