PHP-Friends previously provided a very compelling Black Friday 2019 offer and if you didn’t get that offer then, they are back with another delicious offer for Christmas! In case their name doesn’t ring a bell, PHP-Friends is a German provider with a very strong reputation on various lowend hosting forums. The specs of the new PHP-Friends Winterspecial vServer SSD 2019 offer is as follows:
- Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz
- 4 vCPU
- 10GB RAM
- 160GB disk storage
- SSD disk type
- 5TB Monthly Bandwidth (throttled to 10mbits beyond that)
- 1 Gbps Port
- €6.72 monthly without VAT (only for those outside EU, otherwise €8 per month with VAT)
- KVM Virtualization
- Location: Germany
The results of the LEBRE scoring methodology (using the lower €6.72 per month amount) is as follows:
Compared to REBOX1, this PHP-Friends’s Winterspecial vServer SSD offers pretty weak price-performance ratio in terms of the host node CPU and the disk type. In terms of the number of vCPUs and bandwidth offered, though, it offers decent value, although the port speed at its price point is not that great value.
What is really impressive is the jaw-dropping 10GB RAM and staggering 160GB SSD storage space that you are getting, which is much higher than their previous already impressive Black Friday offer. Based on the current exchange rate, this VPS is slightly higher than the $7 per month cap that we set on LEBRE. However, we are of the opinion that we can let that slide this time because it is an excellent offer that LEBRE readers should seriously consider.
The overall LEBRE score of 101 suggests that this PHP-Friends Winterspecial vServer SSD is definitely comparable to our reference REBOX1 in terms of offering great value. In terms of absolute price per month, this offer is marginally higher than what we usually consider to be a low end box pricing side. However, that price tag is more than well-justified with that 10GB RAM and 160 GB fast SSD storage.
If you prefer an European location and you don’t want to go through the hassle of upgrading to a box with more RAM or storage in future, better grab this offer before it is sold out!
TL;DR Excellent value, period. With such large RAM and storage, your server expansion needs are future-proofed at a price point way lower than a dedicated.
Update: real-world VPS benchmarks