Looking for a Cloud/VPS hosting provider that supports FreeBSD? Your search is more than half way done.
That’s because I have gone through the official list of ISPs that support FreeBSD and come up with the most affordable ones, plus one that’s not on that list. The result is given in the table below.
The cheapest service is TransIP, which is based in the Netherlands, but has just one data center. Next is DigitalOcean, a startup Cloud service provider based in New York City, USA. DigitalOcean has data centers in the US, UK, Netherlands and Singapore. For the record, I use DigitalOcean, so if you opt to sign up with them, you may do so using my referral id.
|Hosting Provider||RAM, CPU||Storage||Price||Data Centers||Comments|
|BSD Virtual Machines||512 MB, 1 Core||10 GB||$14.95||One data center - US (Fremont, CA)||Minimum RAM offered is 256 MB. Only offers VPS servers at this time. Cloud servers coming soon. This appears to be a very young company. Offers the latest FreeBSD release.|
|CloudSigma||512 MB, 1 Core||20 GB SSD||$20.67||Data centers in Switzerland (Zurich), US (Honolulu, Washington DC, and San Jose, California)||RAM, CPU, Storage are all customizable. You can spin up an instance with RAM and storage less than what's shown here. Offers demo account.
Company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
|DBI Hosting||512 MB, 1 Core||20 GB||$16.50||One data center - US (Miami, FL)||VPS servers only. RAM starts at 256 MB. Offers FreeBSD 9. Based in Miami, FL (USA)|
|DigitalOcean||512 MB, 1 Core||20 GB SSD||$5.00/month||Data centers in the Netherlands (Amsterdam), US (San Francisco, New York), UK (London), and Singapore.||Offers Droplet snapshots and ability to send snapshots to others. Second cheapest service, after TransIP.|
|GigeNET ||512 MB, 1 Core|
|$0.03/hr, or $21.60 for a 30-day month||US data centers - Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA,|
and Ashburn, VA.
|RAM, CPU, Storage are all customizable. Only offers FreeBSD 9 at this time. Company is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL (USA).|
|Host1||512 MB, 1 Core||15 GB||$32.60||Norway||Lowest RAM and CPU is given here. Company is based in Norway.|
|Interoute (in German)||8 GB, 1 Core||100 GB||59 € plus 29 € setup fee. That's $68.00 USD plus $33.40 setup free. Mimimum contract term is 3 months.||German data center(s).||RAM, CPU and storage given here are the mimimum. Company is located in Duesseldorf, Germany.|
|JohnCompanies||512 MB, 1 Core||40 GB||$12.00/month. Cheaper than a similarly-configured Linux server by $2.00/month.||Two data center in the US (Southern California).||Offers FreeBSD 10.1 and provides backup services for files and directories only, not the entire system.|
|NQhost||512 MB, 2 Cores||30 GB||$12.00/month||Data centers in Germany, US and Russia.||Minimum RAM offered is 128 MB. Company is based in Stodulky, Czech Republic.|
|RootBSD||512 MB, 1 Core||20 GB||$19.97/month||Data centers in Germany (Karlsruhe), US (Raleigh, NC and Dallas, TX).||Company is headquartered in Raleigh, NC USA. Minimum RAM offered is 512 MB.|
|Tier1 Hosting||512 MB, 1 Core||20 GB||$15.99 CAD/month||Data centers in 18 locations in Canada, Netherlands, UK and US.||Aside from VPS servers, also offers customizable Cloud servers. Company has its headquarters in Canada.|
|TransIP||1 GB, 1 Core||50 GB SSD||5 €. That's about $5.77 USD at current exchange rate.||One data center in the Netherlands (Amsterdam)||Minimum RAM offered is 1 GB. Offers demo account. Cheapest service. Headquarters in Leiden, Netherlands.|