When comparing Vultr vs Luna Node, the Slant community recommends Vultr for most people. In the question“What are the best VPS providers?” Vultr is ranked 3rd while Luna Node is ranked 9th. 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 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 Your own IP Space (BGP AS)
You can announce your own BGP space across all of Vultr's datacenters worldwide.
Pro Daily automatic backup
Vultr is capable of running daily backups with two most recent backups stored. Time of backup can be changed.
Pro Extremely low cost
Plans start at $3.6 per month and include plans where you only pay for the CPU and bandwidth that you use. A 2GB RAM 40GB disk 2 core VPS that is idle most of the time can cost ~$6 per month.
Pro Best Value
Their 1 GB VPS plan (m.1s) is $3.5/mo, haven't noticed any downtime after two years and it is very good price for that much RAM.
Pro Bitcoin payment support
Pay for credit through many payment methods including Bitcoin and Paypal.
Pro Tons of features
They have tons of features like snapshots, block storage, and free e-mail hosting.
Pro Use any OS
Uses KVM so you can use any OS, even more obscure ones like NixOS. Upload your own ISOs ore QEMU images.
Pro VNC access to terminal
Makes it easier to fix boot image issues on unsupported ISOs.
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 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 Bitcoin can only be used as a payment after a credit card has been added to the users account
Bitcoin can only be used once the user has added their credit card info into their Luna node account. This pretty much negates the point of using bitcoin, if you need to hand over your personal information anyways.
Con Occasional downtime
Has planned and unplanned downtime of the network occasionally. More frequent than larger VPS providers, on the order of 5 minutes a month. Not an issue for personal and small business use. They are actively improving this though.