Best Malaysian VPS

Best Malaysian VPS Providers

If you own a Malaysian business or target Malaysian customers, you are inclined to believe that opting for a Malaysian VPS provider is the right choice. That isn’t necessarily ill-advised, but there are many factors to consider, including the internet penetration rate, infrastructure, speed, cost, how their internet fares compared to neighboring countries, etc.

Benefits of taking a VPS in Malaysia

Internet access:
As a general rule, Malaysia is a good place to host your servers, especially if you intend to target a Southeast Asian clientele. This country has experienced a tremendous increase in Internet users over the past few years, ranking second in Southeast Asia with 68.1% of the population having access to Internet. This is partly the result of the huge investments that have been made by Malaysian telecom companies in partnership with the federal government.

Internet speed:
Internet speeds have also noticeably gone up owing to the fact that the infrastructure has almost completely switched from coaxial (copper) cables to fiber optic. Although they have yet to reach and surpass other Asian countries in terms of Internet speeds (6.8 Mbps compared to 135 Mbps in Singapore alone), Internet subscriptions are also way more affordable, which keeps costs down for every party involved, including web hosting companies and, implicitly, their clients. However, compared to the rest of the world, bandwidth costs are still a little higher.

Hosting services:
With the ongoing development of the Internet in Malaysia, web hosting companies have also tried to keep pace. Their offering is more diverse, customers have become numerous, and costs have gone down in order to remain competitive on the local and international market. This trend is especially true for VPS hosting services.

What to keep in mind before opting for VPS hosting in Malaysia

Malaysia is a cheap country to live in. As such, utility bills are low for everyone, including web hosting companies. However, Malaysia is a very conservative country, still struggling with restricted freedom of speech. You are highly encouraged not to consider hosting your servers in Malaysia for “questionable” activities of any kind, unless your desired hosting company happens to be an offshore hosting provider.

To top it off, since roughly 62% of the Malaysian population is Muslim, your website should not be based on an activity that is forbidden by their religion or otherwise offends them, such as pornography. The cleaner your activity is, the more long-lasting your business/website will be. If you’re looking for hosting providers that nearly allow all content, read our best offshore hosting providers list.

Choosing the best VPS Hosting provider in Malaysia

Below you can find our top VPS hosting providers in Malaysia. In order to rank them, we have considered such aspects as reliability and price. Without further ado, let us begin.

Nr. 8 – DS.MY

http://www.ds.my/

About DS.MY:
Established in 2007, DS.MY is a web hosting provider based out of Selangor, Malaysia. They are in partnership with TM.net, which is the largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Southeast Asia. They claim to own a total of five datacenters spread across key locations in Malaysia. Their offering comprises Dedicated and VPS hosting, but they are more focused on providing services for the latter. They offer a 99.99% uptime guarantee, backed up by a comprehensive SLA.

VPS 1

– 1 vCPU
– 20 GB HDD Raid 10
– 260 GB Bandwidth
– 256×2 MB RAM
– 1 Dedicated IP

$29 per month

VPS 2

– 2 vCPU
– 30 GB HDD Raid 10
– 550 GB Bandwidth
– 512×2 MB RAM
– 1 Dedicated IP

$39 per month

Visit Website

Final remarks:
At first sight, DS.MY seems like a worthy VPS hosting provider. Their business website reveals a lot of commitment to proving to potential customers that their services are indeed excellent. However, from a price/quality ratio standpoint, there is room for improvement. Their cheapest VPS hosting plan starts at approximately $30 per month, but features included in the plan are quite limited nonetheless: 512MB of RAM, coupled with 260GB of monthly bandwidth. If your website hosts a lot of traffic, these features will prove insufficient. Additionally, you must not use their services to conduct any “questionable” activities, a restriction which may not cater to everyone.

Nr. 7 – ServerFreak [Web Hosting Net. MY]

https://www.web-hosting.net.my/

About ServerFreak:

Founded in 2003, ServerFreak is a Malaysian web hosting company located in Selangor, Malaysia. They claim to run their servers from a total of 5 datacenters spread across Malaysia, as well as the United States. Their offering primarily comprises Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting. VPS hosting is subsequently divided into Linux and Windows VPS hosting, each being priced accordingly. If you wish to migrate to their servers, you can request a free transfer by contacting their customer support. Your plan is backed up by a 99.99% SLA uptime guarantee, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.

VPS512

– 25 GB RAID 10 Storage
– 150 GB Bandwidth
– 512 MB RAM
– 1024 MB Swap Memory

$27 per month 

VPS1024

– 50 GB RAID 10 Storage
– 250 GB Bandwidth
– 1024 MB RAM
– 2048 MB Swap Memory

$50 per month 

Visit Website

Final remarks:

Just like our previous entry, ServerFreak provide reliable hosting services, but if we were to consider the price/quality ratio, their plans comprise insufficient resources. For approximately $30 per month, you only receive 512MB worth of RAM and 150GB worth of bandwidth, considerably less than the previous provider offered (260GB). Any pornography-related activity is also strictly prohibited. On the other side of the coin, you can complement your desired plan with many free and paid features, such as SSL certificates, SiteLock, SpamExperts, WHOIS protection, etc.

Nr. 6 – IPServerOne

https://www.ipserverone.com/

About IPServerOne:

Created in 2003, IpServerOne.com is a Malaysian web hosting provider based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Initially starting out in a small office located in Jalan Ipoh, it has now grown into one of the most reputed web hosting providers in Malaysia. They specialize in providing Shared, Cloud VPS and Dedicated Hosting services, with a strong emphasis on Cloud VPS Hosting. If you are transferring from another host, they will guide you through the migration process, but do not mention whether you’ll incur a fee for this service.

Cloud T15

– 1 Core vCPU at 2 GHz
– 3 Mbps dedicated bandwidth
– 1.5 GB RAM
– 75 GB SAS Storage / 40 GB SSD
– 100 GB Bandwidth
– 1 IP Address

$18 per month

Cloud T15

– 2 Core vCPU at 2 GHz
– 3 Mbps dedicated bandwidth
– 3 GB RAM
– 150 GB SAS Storage / 80 GB SSD
– 200 GB Bandwidth
– 1 IP Address

$32 per month

Visit Website

Final remarks:
In contrast with traditional VPS Hosting services, Cloud VPSs benefit from the fact that they can be scaled up as much as it is required in order to keep pace with the evolution of your website, especially in terms of traffic. With regard to IPServerOne’s VPS offering, prices are reasonable. For around $20 per month, you get 1.5GB of RAM and 100GB of monthly bandwidth, which should be enough to bear your business’s content and traffic in its first stages of development. As we’re already accustomed to, pornography and otherwise any offensive content is strictly prohibited from being displayed on your website. Their privacy policy is also pretty sketchy in that they claim to share your personal information to third parties without your consent.

Nr. 5 –  ShinJiru

Shinjiru.com

About Shinjiru

Set up in 1998, Shinjiru.com is an offshore web hosting company located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They claim to run their servers from a total of 5 datacenters located in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as Russia and the Netherlands. There is also a pretty interesting virtual tour of their datacenters available on their website, which you ought to take. They specialize in providing Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting. VPS Hosting is subsequently divided into a total of two plans. They offer a non-SLA 99.99% uptime guarantee, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.

Basic

– 20 GB HDD
– 1 GB RAM
– 1000 GB Bandwidth
– 600 MHz CPU

$14.90 per month

Standard

– 50 GB HDD
– 2 GB RAM
– 1200 GB Bandwidth
– 900 MHz CPU

$20.90 per month

Visit Website

Final remarks:
Due to the fact that Shinjiru is an offshore web hosting company, it’s generally safe to use their services to carry out illicit – but not necessarily illegal – activities, such as pirated or adult content distribution. Just like any other offshore hosting provider, they also ignore the notorious DMCA law, so you need not worry about your website being taken down due to copyright infringements of any kind. In other words, they only comply with Malaysian laws. However, highly illegal and immoral activities remain prohibited, such as mass mailing, fraud and otherwise any other abusing activities that could get them and you in serious trouble.

Nr. 4 – NetKL

https://billing.netkl.com/

About NetKL:

Founded in 2004, NetKL is a Malaysian web hosting company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Their offering comprises Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting, each being subsequently divided into additional plans that cater to different budgets and needs. They claim to be one of the leading web hosting companies in Malaysia, serving over 4300 clients across Southeast Asia.

VPS100

– 50 GB Disk Space
– 300 GB Bandwidth
– 1 GB RAM
– 1 IP Address
– 1 Core CPU

$13.50 per month 

VPS200

– 120 GB Disk Space
– 1000 GB Bandwidth
– 2 GB RAM
– 1 IP Address
– 2 Core CPU

$22.50 per month 

Visit Website

Final remarks:

Considering the price you pay for their VPS plans, you are in to receive great features on a budget. For roughly $13 per month, 1GB of RAM, 300GB of bandwidth, and 50GB of disk space will prove sufficient to start out on the Internet. For hardcore resource usage, you can always opt for the secondary plan, which doubles the existing features. Since they are traditional hosting providers, they do not allow any illegal or obscene activities to be carried out on their servers. It remains at their sole discretion to determine what constitutes “adult content”, so you are encouraged to get in touch with them to sort that out prior to subscribing to their services.

They also seem to have a zero-tolerance policy toward copyright infringement, since their homepage features a “DMCA Takedown” section, where those that have been copyright-infringed can request a specific website hosted on their servers to be taken down.

All prohibitions and inconveniences aside, their prices are to be considered. If your business activity is clean and ethical, you won’t encounter any problems, and will be able to save a lot of money in the process.

Nr. 3 – ControlVM

Untitled design

About ControlVM:

Founded in 2012, ControlVM Technology is a web hosting company located in Selangor, Malaysia. They claim to own two private datacenter facilities located in Cyberjaya, and additional points of presence (PoP) spread across Singapore, the United States and various European countries. They mainly specialize in providing Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting services, along with affordable colocation services. While they provide a 99.99% uptime guarantee for all their plans, they do not provide any money-back guarantee for their VPS plans.

KVM1

– 50 GB Storage
– 2 vCPU
– 1 GB RAM
– 10 Mbps Bandwidth (MY)
– 500 GB Bandwidth (MY)
– 1 IP Address

$10 per month

KVM2

– 60 GB Storage
– 3 vCPU
– 1.5 GB RAM
– 10 Mbps Bandwidth (MY)
– 1000 GB Bandwidth (MY)
– 1 IP Address

$20 per month

Visit Website

Final remarks:
The first thing that is bound to strike you when running an eye over their offering is the rather low price compared to the provided features. For only $10 per month, you will receive 500GB of bandwidth, 1GB of RAM and 50GB of storage, which is quite inexpensive considering the prices we covered with our previous entries. While the 10Mbps port is clearly not the fastest one around on an international scale, it is as good as it gets in Malaysia. They have a zero-tolerance policy toward copyrighted material being used without approval. There is no information regarding whether they allow pornographic content to be hosted on their servers, but you’d be better off getting in touch with them to sort this out. On a final note, you should be completely sure that you want them to host your servers, as their TOS clearly states that they do not issue refunds for VPS plans.

Nr. 2 – ExaBytes

https://www.exabytes.com/

About Exabytes:

Established in 2001, Exabytes.com is a Malaysian reseller hosting company that provides affordable hosting solutions to a large clientele. As such, their offering is split into Shared, VPS and Dedicated Hosting plans. VPS plans benefit from a wide array of guarantees and features, including automated deployment, control panels, root access, as well as a 99.99% uptime guarantee backed up by a comprehensive SLA. If you want to transfer your websites to their servers, they will guide you through the process, but you will incur a cost for this service; it is also provided in the form of two distinct plans.

VPS 1

– 1 GB RAM
– 1 vCPU
– 20 GB SSD Storage
– 2 TB Bandwidth

$8.80 per month (+$22 Setup Fee)

VPS 2

– 2 GB RAM
– 2 vCPU
– 40 GB SSD Storage
– 3 TB Bandwidth

$17.80 per month (+$22 Setup Fee)

Visit Website

Final remarks:
Their VPS plans are probably the most affordable on the Malaysian hosting market if we were to consider the price/quality ratio, but unfortunately they incur additional setup fees, which is quite a turn off, especially for those who do not take upsells lightly at all. You may not use their services to distribute copyrighted content, as they reserve their right to terminate your account and waive eventual refund claims. While they do provide a 100-day money back guarantee, it is not clear whether it applies to VPS Hosting, but external sources suggest that it does.

Nr. 1 – Internet-Webhosting.com

http://www.internet-webhosting.com/

About Internet-Webhosting.com:

Internet-webhosting.com is a Malaysian hosting provider that has been serving clients since 2004. They claim to run their servers from a total of 3 datacenter facilities located in Malaysia, and the United States. Their offering comprises Shared, VPS, Colocation and Dedicated Hosting. From a price/quality ratio standpoint, their VPS hosting plans feature the best prices in comparison with the features that you are offered. If you want to migrate to their servers, you can do so under the wittily-marketed service called “Refugees Specials”. Apart from the fact that this service does not incur any hidden cost, the best thing about it is that they will host your website for the remainder of the plan you purchased from your previous host, without exceeding 6 months. For example, if you have 4 months left with your previous host, Internet-webhosting will host your website for 4 months free of charge.

Basic Container

– 1 vCPU Processor
– 1 GB RAM
– 25 GB Disk Space
– 1 Mbps Bandwidth
– 2 IP Addresses

$8 per month 

Advanced Container

– 2 vCPU Processor
– 2 GB RAM
– 50 GB Disk Space
– 1 Mbps Bandwidth
– 2 IP Addresses

$16 per month 

Visit Website

Final remarks:
Their VPS offering would be perfect if it weren’t for the rock-bottom 1Mbps port featured on both plans, which will render your website really slow, especially for international traffic. However, for roughly $8 per month, this should be rather expected. Another considerable drawback is that the entire website is unsecured, which, for a reputed hosting company such as this, is quite unacceptable. In spite of this, reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and there are no real complaints that would render this hosting provider less worthy without external observation. Still, it would be wise to weigh the advantages and disadvantages before making your final decision.