PHP-Friends has lined up a Black Friday 2019 offer (probably their first ever Black Friday offer). They are a German provider with a very strong reputation on various lowend hosting forums. The specs of the PHP-Friends vServer SSD Black Friday 2019 offer is as follows:
- Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz
- 2 vCPU
- 6GB RAM
- 100GB disk storage
- SSD disk type
- 5TB Monthly Bandwidth (throttled to 10mbits beyond that)
- 1 Gbps Port
- €24.96 every 6 months (for those outside EU, otherwise €29.70 every 6 months)
- KVM Virtualization
- Location: Germany
The results of the LEBRE scoring methodology (using the lower €24.96 every 6 months amount) is as follows:
Compared to REBOX1, this PHP-Friends’s Black Friday offer is on the weak side in terms of the value you are getting for the host node CPU and the disk type. In terms of the number of vCPUs, it is actually of somewhat decent value, and it exceeds our excellent REBOX1 in terms the bandwidth and port speed offered.
What you should really sit up and take note is the massive 6GB RAM and the 100GB storage space that you are getting. PHP-Friends is not stranger to high RAM VPS plans, but they usually are priced out of the lowend market. This is one of the RARE times where you can score a high RAM VPS for less than 7 dollars per month.
The overall LEBRE score of 122 is indicative that you should seriously consider this PHP-Friends offer because it has managed to beat our excellent reference REBOX1. This is an excellent value proposition especially if you need both lots of RAM and lots of fast SSD storage space, especially if you prefer an European location.
TL;DR This box is of excellent value and should be seriously considered by those with a need for high RAM boxes and plentiful fast SSD storage.
Update: real-world VPS benchmarks