Vultr is a big player in the cloud hosting space. This article is going to explain server types at Vultr and share Vultr coupon codes, free hosting credits and discounts with readers.

Vultr Server Types

Cloud Compute

A Cloud Compute instance at Vultr is a VPS (Virtual Private Server) with shared CPU. A VPS is a virtual machine (VM) running on a physical server, which uses hypervisor software (such as KVM) to divide CPU, RAM resource and disk space, so as to run many instances of VPS. This is the most common entry-level server among hosting companies.

Each VM has a fixed amount of RAM and disk space to run its own operating system. Customers have root access to their own VPS and can install almost any server software as they see fit. The drawback is that CPU time is shared with other VM. If a VPS instance suddenly gets a lot of traffic, it can impact the performance other VPS instances running on the same physical server. This is known as the noisy neighbors effect.

High Frequency Compute

A high frequency compute instance at Vultr is a premium version of Cloud Compute. It is equipped with 3 GHz CPU and NVMe SSD to achieve blazing fast performance.

Dedicated Cloud

A Dedicated Cloud instance at Vultr is a VPS with dedicated CPU. It’s designed for CPU-intensive workloads such as CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, game servers, databases, data mining, and busy application servers.

Bare Metal

Also known as dedicated server, a bare metal server is a single tenant physical server. Bare-metal servers do not run a hypervisor, are not virtualised. The customer has exclusive access to all resources on the server.

Vultr Features

  • All VPS instances are 100% KVM virtualized.
  • 100% SSD on all server types. High frequency compute is equipped with super fast NVMe SSD.
  • 100% uptime SLA.
  • 1 Gbit/s port speed at minimum. Low latency for IPv4 and IPv6 traffic worldwide.
  • Hourly billing. No need to pay upfront for entire month.
  • Free unlimited snapshot.
  • Very fast response to support tickets.
  • 16 data center locations worldwide.
  • OS templates for CoreOS, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Arch Linux, Alpine Linux, OpenSUSE, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, windows and many more.
  • You can also upload a custom ISO image or an external snapshot image in RAW format.
  • One-click Apps. You can install some common web applications such as CPanel, Plesk, WordPress, Magento, etc in one click.
  • Automatic daily backup

Vultr Coupon Code in November 2019

From time-to-time, Vultr offer coupons and gift codes for their servers. There are currently no active Vultr coupon codes in November 2019, as you can check on this Vultr promo page. However, you can still get $150 credit by registering an account at Vultr through an existing user’s referral link.

$50 Hosting Credit

You can use this $50 hosting credit on any Vultr products and you can obtain it by clicking my referral link -> ( and create an Vultr account.

Note that this $50 credit will expire in 30 days, so I recommend deploying your projects on Vultr as much as possible to fully utilize this credit. If you have projects on other hosting providers, you can also migrate them to Vultr.

60% Off for Bare Metals

Vultr is offering 60% off price for its bare metal servers. This offer is available to any user. You don’t have to create an account via someone’s referral link. However, I think this final price at $120/month is a common price for the server specs.

$100 Credit for Bare Metal Servers

If you created a Vultr account via my referral link, then you can also claim $100 credit for bare metal servers. This credit is not automatically applied to your account. You need to open a support ticket and ask for this credit. The $100 credit can only be used on bare metal servers and it will expire in 30 days, so ask for it only when you are ready to use bare metal server.

You can say this to the support team.


I'm wondering if I can still get $100 free credit to test drive bare metal server?

Your Name.

And the support team will probably reply like below.


We look forward to working with you and sincerely appreciate your interest in our bare metal servers!

We have applied the promotion to your account which expires in 30 days, and any unused portion will be removed from the account after 30 days. Please also keep in mind the promotion only applies to bare metal.

If you have additional questions, please let us know.

Best Regards,

$3 Extra Credit

You can also earn an extra $3 credit by following Vultr on twitter.

How To Create and Manage a Server Instance on Vultr

In the Vultr admin dashboard, you can deploy a new server by clicking the big blue plus button.

Then you need to choose the server type you want to use. Cloud Compute is the default.

Next, you can choose the server location and a Linux distribution. You also have the option to install pre-configured web applications with the OS, upload your custom ISO image, or restore a snapshot.

After that, you can configure additional features like enable IPv6, enable auto backup and private networking.

If you have a startup script or SSH key, you can add it to your server. If you don’t have them, then simply leave them empty.

Finally, give your server a hostname and a label, and click the Deploy Now button.

How to Log Into Your Server via SSH

Once your server is running, you can log into your server via the SSH protocol. In the overview tab of your server instance, you can see the IP address, username and password for login.

If you are using Linux or MacOS on your computer, then simply open up a terminal window and run the following command to log into your server. Replace with your server’s IP address.

ssh [email protected]

You will be asked to enter the password.

If you are using Windows, please read the following article on how to use SSH client.

Example Projects

Here’s some projects to put your server into service.

Wrapping Up

I hope this article helped you claim some free hosting credits on Vultr. As always, if you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter to get more tips and tricks. Take care 🙂

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