Came across this deal for 40% off VaporNode's KVM VPS servers at VaporNode New Year's Sale - 40% off Phoenix HA VPS - VPS Offers valid until January 2, 2015. Discount code = NEWYEAR2014CL They have OpenVZ and KVM VPS plans, for Centmin Mod and for performance, only interested in KVM VPS servers https://vapornode.com/cloud#kvm (click the KVM tab). Important Note: KVM VPS servers are not preinstalled, you need to install CentOS 6.6 64bit minimal ISO via VNC console to complete the server installation. Of course you can choose OpenVZ VPS which has the OS already installed just you can't tweak TCP /etc/sysctl.conf settings or use better kernels with OpenVZ like you can with KVM VPS servers. While bandwidth quota is low, for a testing server it doesn't really matter that much so sweet spot for Centmin Mod LEMP testing seems to be VPR-KVM2 US$5.99 - 1 cpu 512MB 15GB SSD 750GB bandwidth 2Gbps DDOS protection KVM PhoenixNAP located after 40% discount = US$3.60/month VPR-KVM3 US$9.99 - 2 cpu 1GB 30GB SSD 1TB bandwidth 2Gbps DDOS protection KVM PhoenixNAP located after 40% discount = US$6.00/month VPR-KVM4 US$19.99 - 3 cpu 2G 45GB SSD 2TB bandwidth 2Gbps DDOS protection KVM PhoenixNAP located after 40% discount = US$12.00/month FYI, they have 6 month and 12 month discounts too. VPR-KVM1 with 10GB disk space is too small to be honest as a normal CentOS install already occupies around ~7GB. I just picked up a few VPR-KVM2 servers for Centmin Mod LEMP cluster and load balanced testing They're being provisioned right now, so results and benchmarks will come later Happy New Year !