Brief History

Computing systems were initially introduced by the USSR in the 1950’s. In 1952 Moscow’s Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer worked on an automated missile defense system which relied on a computer network to calculate and decipher radar data. This data was communicated with various base sites located several hundred kilometers away. After the fall of the USSR, the Russian Federation inherited the country’s vast communications infrastructure, and in the early 1990’s as the economy transformed, several internet service providers burst onto the scene.

In 2007 it was announced that all Russian schools would soon be connected to the internet. A report by the European Council in 2012 found that the number of users subscribed to fiber to building (FTTx) technology in Russia had increased by 2.2 million people. With a total of 7.5 million people connected to the internet using FTTx technology, this means that over 40% of Russian broadband users were connected through fiber optic technology. And since this report was published in 2012, that number is only expected to be higher today.

Much of Russia’s large fiber optic infrastructure can be attributed to the Chelyabinsk-Khabarovsk Fiber Optic Communication Line, which was laid out in 2005 and extends over 10,000 kilometers, with a minimum connection rate of 120 Gbps. In 2007 the Golden Telecom company created the world’s largest urban wireless network in Moscow for commercial use.

Up to 2011, most of Russia’s infrastructure backbone was centered on DWDM technology, which had a connection rate between 10 and 40 Gbps and was owned primarily by former state-owned Rostelecom and Transtelecom. The construction for a stronger fiber optic infrastructure, specifically for a better Transit Europe – Asia transit line, has been ongoing since 2011.

Speed And Reliability

A report published in the middle of 2016 by Russian-based company Qrator Labs, found that Russia’s national internet network, RuNet, ranked as the third most reliable network in the world. This is largely due to the over 1,000 active network operators currently active within the country, with Rostelecom being the largest. This study was also based on a nation’s vulnerability to DDoS attacks.

A Q3 report conducted by content delivery network Akamai, which analyzes global internet speeds, found that Russia has the 17th fastest average peak connection with a speed of 54.2 Mbps. This is just above Finland, Hungary, Thailand, Bulgaria, the US and UK, and just behind Iceland, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Today the country has an average connection speed of 10.2 Mbps and an average peak connection speed of 57.9 Mbps. So with all this said, Russia ranks middle of the pack when it comes to connection speeds. This isn’t great, since they have yet to be included as having one of the top 10 fastest national internet speeds, but it’s definitely better than most countries.

All-in-all, Russia is a solid and reliable location for housing a VPS, especially if you’re targeting a European or Asian audience. Here’s our comprehensive list of the best VPS providers in Russia. Categorically ranked with speed, technology, reliability, and prices in mind.

Web Hosting
Fozzy
Starting Price
- 0.5 Cores
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
€7.5/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 50 Mbps Uplink
- Root Access
- OpenVZ Virtualization
- 30 Days Money Back
Web Hosting
Sherlockhost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- 3 TB Bandwidth
599 RUB/Per Month
Features
- 24/7 Support
- Root Access
- 30 Days Money Back
- Free Backups
Web Hosting
MegaHoster
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 40 GB Disk Space
- 4 TB Bandwidth
$9/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- RAID10 Storage
- 99.99% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
4
HyperHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 5 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$3.79/Per Month
Features
- 10 Mbps Uplink
- SSD Storage
- 24/7 Support
- KVM Virtualization
- Free Setup
Web Hosting
5
SmartApe
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$6.12/Per Month
Features
- 99.98% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
- 200 Mbps Uplink
- SAS Storage
- KVM Virtualization
Web Hosting
6
Eurobyte
Starting Price
- 2 CPU Cores
- 512 MB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- ISPManager Control Panel
299 RUB/Per Month
Features
- 24/7 Support
- 30 Days Free Trial
- Free Data Migration
- SSD Storage
Web Hosting
7
QHoster
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 40 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$14.95/Per Month
Features
- Root Access
- Free DNS Cluster
- DDoS Protection
- SolusVM Control Panel
- Xen Virtualization
Web Hosting
8
ScopeHosts
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€4.99 /Per Month
Features
- 200 Mbps Uplink
- SSD Storage
- 24/7 Support
- Free Data Migration
Web Hosting
9
Hosting Telesystems
Starting Price
- 2 CPU Cores
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
468 RUB/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- Root Access
- 10 Days Free Trial
- Free Data Migration
Web Hosting
10
BlazingFast
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 30 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€5/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- DDoS Protection
- 99.95% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
11
Legionbox
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$7/Per Month
Features
- Xen Virtualization
- Instant Setup
- 24/7 Support
- 14 Days Money Back
- 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
Web Hosting
12
BlueAngelHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$8/Per Month
Features
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- SolusVM Control Panel
- Root Access
- Tier III Data Center
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
13
CloudArion
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$10/Per Month
Features
- 14 Days Money Back
- SolusVM Control Panel
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
14
ArionVPS
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$7/Per Month
Features
- Xen Virtualization
- RAID10 Storage
- Free Setup
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
15
VPS9
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€8/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 24/7 Support
- Root Access
- 200 Mbps Uplink
- OpenVZ Virtualization
- 30 Days Money Back
Web Hosting
16
UnixHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$7.5/Per Month
Features
- RAID10 Storage
- 1 Dedicated IP
- Root Access
- KVM Virtualization
- Vesta Control Panel
Web Hosting
17
HostKey
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
€6.5/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 5 Days Money Back
- Root Access
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
18
Warez-Host
Starting Price
- 2 CPU Cores
- 1 GB RAM
- 30 GB Disk Space
- 1000 GB Bandwidth
$17/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- Instant Setup
- 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
19
VDSCOM
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$8/Per Month
Features
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- RAID10 Storage
- Instant Setup
- Root Access
- 99.99% Uptime Guaranteed
Web Hosting
20
BPW.sc
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 50 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$80/Per Month
Features
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 24/7 Support
- Free Backups
Web Hosting
21
A2Hosting
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- 2 TB Bandwidth
€4.47 /Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- Root Access
- Anytime Money Back
- 24/7 Support
- 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
Web Hosting
22
HostBuy BD
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$7.27/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- Instant Setup
- 24/7 Support
- SolusVM Control Panel
Web Hosting
23
UltratechHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€7.99/Per Month
Features
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- 1 Dedicated IP
- DDoS Protection
- SSD Storage
- Instant Setup
Web Hosting
24
AlexHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€10/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- KVM Virtualization
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- DDoS Protection
- Free Setup
Web Hosting
25
WebCare360
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€9.99/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- KVM Virtualization
- Root Access
- Instant Setup
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
26
Legionhoster
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 2 GB RAM
- 50 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$19.99/Per Month
Features
- KVM Virtualization
- DDoS Protection
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- 1 Dedicated IP
- SSD Storage
Web Hosting
27
SuperBitHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
$25/Per Month
Features
- 24/7 Support
- Root Access
- SSD Storage
- 1 Dedicated IP
- cPanel Control Panel
Web Hosting
28
Pallada
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$12/Per Month
Features
- Root Access
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 24/7 Support
- 1 Gbps Uplink
Web Hosting
29
Edis
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- 1 TB Bandwidth
€4.99/Per Month
Features
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- Free Setup
- 1 Dedicated IP
- IPv6 Ready
- Auto OS Installer
Web Hosting
30
ParkInHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- 100 GB Bandwidth
€4.99/Per Month
Features
- Instant Setup
- 200 Mbps Uplink
- Root Access
- KVM Virtualization
- 99.98% Uptime Guaranteed
Web Hosting
31
King Servers
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 15 GB Disk Space
- 500 GB Bandwidth
$2.50/Per Month
Features
- 100% Uptime Guaranteed
- DDoS Protection
- 24/7 Support
- Instant Setup
- SSD Storage
- Root Access
Web Hosting
32
Inoventica Services
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 5 GB Disk Space
- 10 Mbps Uplink
€1.3/Per Month
Features
- KVM Virtualization
- SSD Storage
- Root Access
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 99.95% Uptime Guaranteed
Web Hosting
33
MagicNet
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
€12/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- 24/7 Support
- 99.99% Uptime Guaranteed
- Instant Setup
- Root Access
Web Hosting
34
VPSFast
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- 500 GB Bandwidth
$4/Per Month
Features
- 1 Dedicated IP
- KVM Virtualization
- 99% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
- Root Access
- 7 Days Money Back
Web Hosting
35
Miran
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
609 RUB/Per Month
Features
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- SSD Storage
- 1 Dedicated IP
- KVM Virtualization
Web Hosting
36
LimyVPS
Starting Price
- 256 MB RAM
- 6 GB Disk Space
- 250 GB Bandwidth
- 100 Mbps Uplink
$10/Per Month
Features
- 24/7 Support
- Root Access
- 30 Days Money Back
- Free Setup
Web Hosting
37
FirstVDS
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 30 GB Disk Space
- 100 Mbps Uplink
159 RUB/Per Month
Features
- Root Access
- Free Data Migration
- Instant Setup
- 99.6% Uptime Guaranteed
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
38
Veesp
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 10 GB Disk Space
- 100 GB Bandwidth
$3/Per Month
Features
- 200 Mbps Uplink
- 99.9% Uptime Guaranteed
- Tier III Data Center
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
39
NousHost
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$10.99/Per Month
Features
- Instant Setup
- SolusVM Control Panel
- 100 Mbps Uplink
- OpenVZ Virtualization
- 99.89% Uptime Guaranteed
- SSD Storage
Web Hosting
40
NisarSoft
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 512 MB RAM
- 20 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$3.75/Per Month
Features
- Free Data Migration
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 99.99% Uptime Guaranteed
- Free IPv6
- Instant Setup
- 24/7 Support
Web Hosting
41
Shinjiru
Starting Price
- 1 CPU Core
- 1 GB RAM
- 25 GB Disk Space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
$11.90/Per Month
Features
- SSD Storage
- 1 Dedicated IP
- 1 Gbps Uplink
- 24/7 Support
- DDoS Protection
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By Henry Gemmer
Henry Gemmer is a professional hosting reviewer with a decade of experience working with the biggest brands in the IT sector.