Lowendtalk/Lowendbox 2nd Quarter 2014 - *Unofficial* Top VPS Provider Results

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Like the past few LET/LEB quarterlies, here I go again...

These are the unofficial result totals for the Q22014 Lowendtalk Top VPS Provider voting that closed earlier today (albeit 30+ hours late).


+---------------------+--------+-------+----------------+
| name | points | votes | averagevote |
+---------------------+--------+-------+----------------+
| RamNode | 139 | 58 | 2.396551724138 |
| Prometeus | 99 | 36 | 2.75 |
| VPSDime | 52 | 23 | 2.260869565217 |
| Iniz | 49 | 19 | 2.578947368421 |
| Crissic | 48 | 25 | 1.92 |
| Backupsy | 35 | 18 | 1.944444444444 |
| drServer | 34 | 13 | 2.615384615385 |
| Inception Hosting | 32 | 17 | 1.882352941176 |
| Digital Ocean | 31 | 15 | 2.066666666667 |
| BuyVM | 31 | 13 | 2.384615384615 |
| CatalystHost | 26 | 10 | 2.6 |
| vultr | 24 | 16 | 1.5 |
| MyCustomHosting | 17 | 9 | 1.888888888889 |
| HostUs | 14 | 5 | 2.8 |
| Winity | 13 | 5 | 2.6 |
| CloudShards | 13 | 5 | 2.6 |
| SecureDragon | 12 | 6 | 2 |
| iwStack | 9 | 4 | 2.25 |
| DelimiterVPS | 9 | 4 | 2.25 |
| Lowendspirit | 8 | 7 | 1.142857142857 |
| xvmlabs | 8 | 4 | 2 |
| Onepoundwebhosting | 7 | 2 | 3.5 |
| BandwagonHost | 7 | 7 | 1 |
| EDIS | 7 | 3 | 2.333333333333 |
| OneAsiaHost | 6 | 2 | 3 |
| sz1hosting | 5 | 1 | 5 |
| Forthcloud | 5 | 1 | 5 |
| MediaTemple | 5 | 1 | 5 |
| Hostigation | 5 | 4 | 1.25 |
| Castlegem | 5 | 2 | 2.5 |
| VMbox.co | 4 | 4 | 1 |
| Rijx | 4 | 4 | 1 |
| VirtuaClub | 4 | 4 | 1 |
| Fliphost | 4 | 3 | 1.333333333333 |
| FAPVPS | 4 | 3 | 1.333333333333 |
| OVH | 4 | 2 | 2 |
| OpenITC | 4 | 2 | 2 |
| DotVPS | 4 | 2 | 2 |
| BlueVM | 3 | 2 | 1.5 |
| Hosthatch | 3 | 3 | 1 |
| FreshRoastedHosting | 3 | 1 | 3 |
| toshost | 3 | 1 | 3 |
| Wable | 3 | 2 | 1.5 |
| Ramhost | 3 | 2 | 1.5 |
| lunanode | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| Ixam-Hosting | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| Quadcone | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| ITLDC | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| i-83 | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| GoodHosting | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| IperWeb | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| Colorhost.de | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| MCH | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| Terafire | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| WeLoveServers | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| GinerNet | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| AnyNode | 2 | 1 | 2 |
| ChicagoVPS | 2 | 2 | 1 |
| Servarica | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| DeployFalcon | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Torqhost | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| myrsk | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Crowncloud | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Cloudive | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| IPXCore | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Fusioned.net | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| VaporNode | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| XLVPS | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| RansomIT | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| VolumeDrive | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| SSDVirt | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| MaximumVPS | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| ultravps | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Leapswitch | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| domflow.it | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| XenPower | 1 | 1 | 1 |
| Linode | 1 | 1 | 1 |
+---------------------+--------+-------+----------------+


Notes: 

1. These are unaudited.  Subject to fubars and perhaps votes removed by LE* staff

2. Votes designated for Oktay were applied to his first alphasort company Backupsy

3. I have yet to combo meal lump sub-companies for multiple company operators, maybe next time.

4. Total votes cast and counted in Q22014 was: 409

5. Total voters who participated in Q22014 was: 171

6. Compared to Q12014 votes casted were down by: 26%~

7. Compared to Q12014 voters were down by: 29%~

8. Ramnode's total vote points were down 43% compared to Q12014 (244 vs. 171).

9. Prometeus' total vote points were down 24% compared to Q12014 (147 vs. 111).

10.  These are combo totals (might be missing one of their sub companies :) ) for the more well known multiple company operators:

VPSDIME 52
Backupsy 35
Winity 13
DotVPS 4
Cloudive 1
============
105 points


Prometeus 99
Iperweb 2
iwStack 9
XenPower1
============
111 points


Inception Hosting 32
Lowend Spirit 8
======================
40 points
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
These are combo totals (might be missing one of their sub companies :) ) for the more well known multiple company operators:
you left one combo out...

ColoCrossing DC based, LEB/LET heavily promoted

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BlueVM 3

ChicagoVPS 2

123Systems 0

HudsonValleyHost 0

GreenValueHost 0

The 50 or so B2net LEB brands 0

The 50 or so other LEB CC generic brands 0

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TOTAL 5
 
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MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
you left one combo out...

ColoCrossing DC based, LEB/LET heavily promoted

----------------

BlueVM 3

ChicagoVPS 2

123Systems 0

HudsonValleyHost 0

GreenValueHost 0

The 50 or so B2 LEB brands 0

The 50 or so other LEB CC generic brands 0

----------------------------------

TOTAL 5
It is comical that as much coverage these brands get, the egos of those who represent them and their claims... they don't seem to do so hot in these community polls.

I'm sure a few of those brands would claim to be the biggest and best in the industry, but the poll results always show something different than that.
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Of course, that same list showed Linode at the bottom which Linode is certainly better than most of those so it's not a perfect list... but you get what I am trying to say.
Well, Linode isn't lowend... They don't offer anything at $7 or below, right :) ?  So that vote *should* be tossed.

I recall little hissy fit in past voting where someone or sometwo complained about ahhh DigitalOcean being included... who does sell in the price point and who has had a LEB offer...   Both DO and Vultr continue to have good showings in the quarterlies mainly due to their giveways on credit.. Once the credit match fun money gets spent, downhill popularity slide..

Definitely remains challenging and unclear on the voting over there...

As usual the winner will be represented as having 139 votes when in fact,  they had 58 VOTERS vote for them....

Get down to like 10th-12th place and talking about literally 10 votes to get you there...
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I think MCH is My Custom Hosting :p  I could be wrong.
That definitely will get cleaned up later :) and noted.... derp....

Next quarterly I think I will have enhancements... and do group and ungrouped totals... just because people are meh about it...
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Well, Linode isn't lowend... They don't offer anything at $7 or below, right :) ?  So that vote *should* be tossed.
You're fast. You quoted me before I removed that snippit from my post. But yeah, KLinode isn't lowend and most people on LET would be appalled that their price isn't less than drive-through meal. Linode is solid, but probably not as used there due to the price and the fact they don't participate in the community.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
All good @serverian, I didn't catch your original post... Things are subject to distraction fubars, fat fingering values, etc.... Proximate suffices here and there.... ;) 

Congrats on your strong showing in the voting.
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
But even if they gave you $50 somehow, they want like $20 for a plan on the low side, right?
They recently introduced a $10 1GB plan.  It's still not low end but it's competitive with DO/Vultr and the small difference between $10 and $7 might attract some "low end" customers who have been burned by picking the wrong providers and are looking for something with a proven track record of reliability.
 

SwitchBlade

New Member
Oh wow, LET still hasn't posted the results yet. I read both sites and have service with providers listed in the top. Funny to see this here and not there.
 

mikho

Not to be taken seriously, ever!
Oh wow, LET still hasn't posted the results yet. I read both sites and have service with providers listed in the top. Funny to see this here and not there.
Maarten said it will be posted in a week and most likely the post will have offers from the top listed providers (like previous posts).
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Oh wow, LET still hasn't posted the results yet. I read both sites and have service with providers listed in the top. Funny to see this here and not there.
Welcome to vpsB, where the professionals roam ;)

LET gets to results... In fairness counting takes time... about 2 hours...

Contacting the top X winners and getting offers for the results post takes time too...

Give them two weeks.
 

Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
Not counting how long it has to sit waiting in the owner's inbox for approval.  "Can we give the award to these guys, or do we need to doctor the counts and come up with more arbitrary rules?"
 
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