I’s in search for a cheaper cloud service and VULTR is definitely one of them.

My first impression isn’t so great as it took more than 20min to provision a CentOS 7 instance. I’m starting to doubt if the instance will ever come up, or they have really really slow SSD, or their provisioning module isn’t working.


The CentOS 7 instance, according to VULTR, uses more resources and could not fit into the smallest instance. That’s silly but since I’ve already paid my initial investment, I have to burn my credits anyway. Yup, you need to charge the account before you can deploy the first instance.

The portal is awfully simple, there isn’t a whole lot of options to play with. CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, FreeBSD, CoreOS, and Windows 2012 R2 instances are available. Interestingly, there is an option to deploy custom-ISOs. Location-wise, they have 13 PODs to choose from:


I’m still waiting for the instance to spin up before I can write more. It’s been 30minutes now. At this point, I don’t really recommend VULTR but if you’re interested to give it a try, help me out here, use the referral link before to join VULTR and a $10 credit will be added to my account – http://www.vultr.com/?ref=6825570

Update: 75 minute later, the instance is still “installing”. I got in touch with their support half hour ago,┬átheir support responded immediately despite it’s 3am their time. Initial response time is great, but resolution time is not so good.

Update 2: Support indirectly acknowledging the provisioning problem and offered to spin up the instance manually. I told them no and asked for a refund. Perhaps I’ll come back and give it another try in a few months.

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