I came across a new(ish) VPS provider that I find to be very interesting. They are owned by Incero so I don't think they are going anywhere anytime soon. www.wable.com The most interesting thing about them is this promotion: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1478426 For $8 per month you get the following resources that you can divide into as many VPS's as you'd like. You could use this bucket of resources to make 5 VPS machines each more powerful than the $5/mo digitalocean droplet 5 CPU's 6GB RAM 80GB SSD All sitting on a 2-10Gbps Port 6TB monthly bandwidth (though its currently unmetered) The server performance is also great. Here is a benchmark from my box Code: CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHz Number of cores : 1 CPU frequency : 2100.046 MHz Total amount of ram : 1024 MB Total amount of swap : 1024 MB System uptime : 1 min, Download speed from CacheFly: 81.5MB/s Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 40.3MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 80.8MB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 14.5MB/s Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 4.08MB/s Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 28.2MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.64MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 3.73MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 4.39MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 11.8MB/s I/O speed : 406 MB/s The only concern that I have with them (for VOIP) is that they use OpenVZ. I read about some issues with Asterisk failing to compile on OpenVZ however I was successfully able to run the steps detailed here (Introducing Incredible PBX with Incredible GUI for CentOS and Scientific Linux) and I now have what seems to be a working Incredible GUI install sitting on top of CentOS 6.5. Whats the current state of VOIP/PBX sitting on an OpenVZ Image? Are there any pitfalls that I need to be aware of? Update (7/9/2015): This (excellent) community has uncovered some quirks running a PBX on an OpenVZ container. Some of these are documented throughout this thread, but the most important reason to think twice about OpenVZ may be because port knocker isn't an option. This can still be a great deal for many, but please be aware that there are limitations.