When comparing Vultr vs LayerStack, the Slant community recommends Vultr for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud providers in terms of CPUs used in servers?” Vultr is ranked 3rd while LayerStack is ranked 4th. 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.
Pro 7/24 technical support
Can always find their support whenever I need.
Pro Unlimited traffic
Unlike most of the providers, it provides unlimited data transfer without any extra cost. It's good for data-intensive tasks.
The year plan server is much cheaper than most of the top cloud providers in similar cloud specifications. It does always offer extra discounts to new and renew customers.
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.