When comparing Vultr vs Google Cloud Platform, the Slant community recommends Vultr for most people. In the question“What are the best VPS providers?” Vultr is ranked 2nd while Google Cloud Platform is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Vultr is:
Vultr consistently has great results in benchmarks compared to other VPS providers. It's true that VPS benchmarks are famous for not being very credible because they depend on a myriad of outside variables (most notably instances hosted on the same hardware and distance from the data-center). But still, Vultr scores consistently high in several different benchmarks such as [CPU performance](http://public.due.io/vps_comparison/results/sysbench_cpu/v1024_sc.txt) and [MySQL compilation times](http://public.due.io/vps_comparison/results/mysql_compile/mysql_compile.txt).
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Pro Great performance
Vultr consistently has great results in benchmarks compared to other VPS providers. It's true that VPS benchmarks are famous for not being very credible because they depend on a myriad of outside variables (most notably instances hosted on the same hardware and distance from the data-center). But still, Vultr scores consistently high in several different benchmarks such as CPU performance and MySQL compilation times.
Pro Wide geographic coverage
Vultr boasts more than a dozen datacenters across the world, ensuring maximal geographic coverage and the chance to increase loading speed wherever your largest demographics may be in the world.
Pro Your own IP Space (BGP AS)
You can announce your own BGP space across all of Vultr's datacenters worldwide.
Pro Custom ISO support
Pro Bitcoin payment support
Vultr supports Bitcoin payment. If you want to be extra careful about security and the security of your credit card/bank account/paypal account you can pay with Bitcoins.
Pro Quick-deploy apps
Vultr offers stock "apps", such as LEMP, Wordpress, Mincraft, Webmin, ownCloud, etc, that can be deployed instantly.
Pro Daily automatic backup
Vultr is capable of running daily backups with two most recent backups stored. Time of backup can be changed.
Tensor Processing Units are bare-metal units designed to train your Machine Learning models faster. This is exclusive only to Google Cloud Platform.
Pro Free tier
GCP gives your 365 days of free trial and 300 US$ credit including a Always Free if you upgrade.
Pro Live-migrating VMs
Your VMs will still run even if there is a maintenance work going on to the tenant running your VM - thanks to Google's Live-migration system.
Pro Clear IAM roles
Unlike most Enterprise-grade IAM role systems, GCP has a clearer IAM permissions model, with Azure following.
Pro First-class Kubernetes support
Kubernetes is a project from Google's Borg. GCP is the first Kubernetes-Certified infrastructure.
Pro Secure and efficient to the core
Google datacenters are built with minimal security issues in mind while still reducing carbon footprint, making Google datacenters a much more greener infrastructure than competitors.
Pro Runs on the same infrastructure with Google's Services
Google's datacenters runs your favorite video streaming services and even Google itself. Discord also relies on GCP to handle its workloads.
Con New hardware
Compare to DO hardware are old.
Con Sub-par documentation
While Vultr does offer documentation, it's not of a very high quality. Not everything is covered and it's more aimed at advanced users. So it wouldn't be a good choice for a beginner.
Con No billing-support on sunday
Added 30 dollars of funds to a new account on a Sunday, however Vultr did not allow me to deploy because of a insufficient funds message. Added support ticket, received the answer that billing related issues are only resolved on workdays.
GCP might be cheaper than AWS but it is more expensive than Azure. The main reason for this might be because of the extensive investment done for datacenters being efficient and green and secure.
Con Live Migrating VMs does not apply to GPU-attached VMs
Because this kind of VMs has a direct passthrough to the Processing Unit, this is not available and restart only will be available for the VM attached.
Con Unstable Egress/Ingress
Google Cloud Platform is a bit unstable with its egress and ingress. You may receive subtle blips when maintenance work is being carried on the routing.