When comparing Vultr vs RamNode, the Slant community recommends Vultr for most people. In the question“What are the best VPS providers?” Vultr is ranked 2nd while RamNode 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.
Ramnode is a very cheap VPS provider. With its cheapest plan being only $15/yr for 128MB of RAM. Which is not much but for a small website not expecting a lot of traffic is pretty good. Plus, not many other VPS providers offer this kind of option. There is CPanel shared hosting for $4/mo and a $10 VPS will get you twice the resources as most competitors.
Pro Good performance
RamNode usually has some pretty good performance according to benchmarks. Of course, VPS benchmarks are not very reliable but RamNode consistently ranks pretty high in them.
Pro Support is responsive
Even on a Saturday night RamNode support responds to a ticket in less than 15 minutes.
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.
Con Doesn't give you many advanced functionalities
Compared to other VPS providers, the Admin interface for RamNode is rather limited. For example, scaling your instances up and down is not as advanced.