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Are We Approaching the $1/GB/Month Price Point? NohaVPS is Getting Close!

NohaVPSCommunity Provider NohaVPS posted an offer in Dallas, and it’s really nice.  I’ll cut to the chase and tell you it’s $2.50/month for 2GB of RAM, or $5/month for 4GB.

That’s $1.25 per month per GB of RAM.  This kind of pricing was once unthinkable.

Part of it is the usual “back in 2004 a 64MB VPS cost $10/month” march of time, but there’s also inflation to consider.  Yes, every year, thanks to the miracles of miniaturization, mass production, and human ingenuity, there is downward pressure on the cost of motherboards, RAM, and storage is cheaper.

But there’s also upwards pressure thanks to inflation.  What cost $1 in 2019 costs $1.23 today.

So I am curious when we’ll reach $1 per GB per month.  It’s fair to ask if we’ll ever reach it, though if you take the negative track you’re assuming some hefty inflation.

In my mind it’s two lines intersecting.  One is rising inflation, the other falling hardware and network costs.  There is a floor to providing VPS service – you need staff, colo fees, etc.  That cost is constantly rising due to inflation.  So will “floor” cost eventually crest $1 per server per month?  If so, $1/GB is out.

I think we’re a long ways away from that.  Indeed, some people run promotions with a 1GB system in the $15/year ballpark.  But will we get to a point where $1/GB/month becomes common?  What do you think?

Meanwhile, enjoy NohaVPS’s offer!  Participate in their thread and you might even win a free VPS!


1 Comment

  1. lukast__:

    I would even go as far as saying that depending on the VPS $1/GB/month is pretty much, I have a VPS (with an old CPU) for $2.6/month with 8 GB DDR4 ECC (=$0.3/GB/month!), and an AMD Ryzen 7950X3D VPS with 8GB DDR5 ECC for $8.1/month (OK, a bit over $1/GB/month). And I have a VPS for $1.1/month with 1GB RAM.
    And the sellers are not some new ones deadpooling in half a year, so it has to be somehow profitable for them.

    May 19, 2024 @ 2:50 am | Reply

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