11 Best Hong Kong VPS Hosting Providers

11 Best Hong Kong VPS Hosting Providers

This list gives you the best Hong Kong VPS Hosting companies. You may either need a server in Hong Kong, and/or a company that operates out of Hong Kong. I’ve included both of those here.

Now, a VPS  is quite different from a shared server, is it not? Hence, the things you look for in a VPS differ as well.

So, for each of these companies, I’ve highlighted the most important aspects you’d want to look for.

Let’s get started then?

The 11 Best Hong Kong VPS Hosting companies in 2023

These are the Hong Kong hosting companies I’ve included on this list:

  • ICD Soft
  • VPS Server
  • Layer Stack
  • G Core Labs
  • Internet Solutions
  • Host Hong Kong
  • Filetruth
  • HostUS
  • Koddos
  • SinoHosting
  • Control VM

Quite a few options, eh? Let me help you out.

How to choose the best Hong Kong VPS servers?

Here’s how to choose the best VPS hosts from Hong Kong:

  • Managed vs. Unmanaged hosts: I’ve mentioned which of these are managed and which are unmanaged hosts. If you’re very new to VPS, go with managed hosts, else, unmanaged hosts are generally cheaper but require a bit more hands-on approach.
  • Freebies: Some hosts provide free domain, control panel, backups and other freebies. Compare the other features for each of these hosts and then see if the freebies do or don’t make a difference for you.
  • Migrations: Some hosts will migrate your server from your current host for free. Others will either charge, or not provide any such service. If you already own a site and aren’t comfortable moving it on your own, choose a host that offers free migrations. If you self-migrate or don’t own a site yet, this feature doesn’t matter.
  • OS Choice: Check if your choice of OS is readily available with the VPS. Custom installations are generally painful and require a bit more skills.
  • Backend features: I’ve mentioned speed, uptime and security if and when possible for these hosts.
  • Support: Some of you may need constant support. I’ve included the availability (or the lack of) live-chat for each of these hosts. Managed hosts generally offer better support.
  • Root access: Not all Hong Kong VPS hosts provide root access to the servers. It offers more control but also requires more technical skills. Do you need this?
  • Pricing/refunds/free trial: Pay attention to the pricing, as well as the refund policies (if any).

Although, I’m guessing if you’re on this list you’ve got a pretty decent idea as far as choosing VPS hosts go. Let’s get you some servers then!

1. ICD Soft

Website: https://www.icdsoft.com/ICD Soft

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 3
  • cPanel: Free
  • Root access: No
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No. 15-day moneyback.
  • Management: Managed only

ICD Soft is the best Hong Kong VPS hosting for multiple reasons. For starters, it offers a completely free control panel! This essentially gives you the ease of shared hosting with the power of a VPS. It also lets you install and manage WordPress, as well as many other applications.

It even includes daily backups for free. On top of that, even a free SSL certificate is included. You get “Let’s Encrypt” on cheaper plans, and RapidSSL on the more expensive packages.

Finally, you even get a free domain on most plans!

Already have a website? ICD Soft will migrate your website absolutely free, even if you’re on their cheapest VPS plan!

As you continue on this list, you’d notice that most of these features are either absent, or paid with most other HK VPS companies.

Only managed VPS plans are available. As on most managed servers, root access isn’t offered.

Obviously, you get to select Hong Kong as your server location. Except Hong Kong, you can also choose from USA and Europe.

Finally, there’s a 24X7 live-chat to help with any queries! Paid plans start at $1.90. There’s even a 15-day moneyback guarantee if you don’t like what’s offered.

2. VPS Server

Website: https://www.vpsserver.com/hong-kong-vpsvpsserver

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 15+
  • cPanel: Basic dashboard included for free
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: No
  • Free trial: Yes
  • Management: Unmanaged + managed

VPS Server, as the name suggests, is a company that specializes in VPS. It offers a total of 15+ locations to choose from, and one of its data centres is in Hong Kong.

Apart from HongKong, it offers Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, London, New York and many other locations.

Now, the website does mention managed VPS, however, it’s not actually available. Rather, they provide optional advanced technical support for an additional $49.95/month.

All the common operating systems, including  Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Windows, ClearOS, Arch Linux etc.

It does offer root access. Optional cPanel can be purchased as well. However, it does offer a free basic control panel/dashboard. This lets you manage your server to some extent without a command line.

It has dozens of plans you can choose from, depending on CPU, RAM, space and other resources. You don’t get free migrations though.

The best part? There’s a 7-day free trial! You only pay if you continue your subscription, which start at EUR 2.99/month.

The company does offer a 24X7 live-chat. It’s very responsive, fast, and informative.

As for the server’s quality, we did a few. For starters, the ping test was pretty impressive:

Hong Kong VPS hosting

I even downloaded a 1GB file off the server. The speed was at par with my normal Internet speed, indicating the server isn’t slow.

Finally, payments can be made using both fiat modes (traditional money) or Cryptocurrencies.

3. LayerStack

Website: https://www.layerstack.com/LayerStack

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 4
  • cPanel: Optional, paid.
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Both managed & Unmanaged

LayerStack is a Hong Kong VPS hosting that offers both managed and unmanaged servers.

Except Hong Kong, you can also select from Japan, Singapore, and Los Angeles for your VPS location.

What makes it special? It has direct CN2 routing to China, something that you may find useful if you’re searching for Hong Kong VPS servers.

It does offer a few OS choices. You get to select from Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows Server, Alma Linux and Rocky Linux.

Root access is provided by default. cPanel can be purchased additionally. Automated backups aren’t free, but are available and can be purchased.

For some locations (Hong Kong included) it offers load balancers. These let you distribute the load across servers for better performance.

As for the server’s performance, I tested its Hong Kong servers, and here are the results:

VPS hosting in Hong Kong

I did a test file download (500 MB) and the speed was pretty impressive.

The company does offer completely free migrations if you already own a server with another company.

Finally, for payments, you can use the traditional payment modes (no Cryptocurrencies). Support is pretty impressive with its 24X7 live-chat!

Paid plans start at $10.04/month on its yearly plan.

4. G Core Labs

Website: https://gcorelabs.com/hosting/vds/hong-kong/

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 35+
  • cPanel: Optional, paid.
  • Root access: Optional
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: No
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Unmanaged (60 EUR/hour for management)

G Core Labs is a company that offers a lot more than just VPS servers. However, its Hong Kong based datacenters are why it’s on this list. It does claim to offer the best Hong Kong VPS hosting, obviously, that’s debatable.

Except HK, you can choose from over 2 dozen locations. These include multiple cities/regions in the U.S, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and everywhere else. Regions close to HK such as Singapore and Seoul too are available.

Servers are unmanaged by default. Management costs 60 EUR/hour!

The website doesn’t mention other OS except Windows and Linux, however, you do get to choose from Debian, CentOS and others.

Unfortunately, they do not offer root access by default. On  Linux servers, you get SSH (so you must have a bit of prior experience with VPS) and for Windows they offer access over RDP.

If you get in touch with them, root access is sometimes possible.

Free migrations aren’t offered. You must move your site manually if you already use a different host.

They do have a live-chat team. In fact, it’s one of the friendliest, most informative and fastest support teams on this list. Automatic Acronic backups are available, starting at EUR 5.99/month.

VPS Plans start at EUR 4.49/month. Cryptocurrencies not accepted.

5. Internet Solutions

Website: https://www.internetsolutions.hk/

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 1
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: No
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Unmanaged + free basic management

This is a Hong Kong based company. All its servers are located in Hong Kong and that qualifies it for this list, doesn’t it?

Because it has China routing, Chinese search engines can totally crawl your websites despite their heavy censorship!

Free migration is available on all VPS plans! Moreover, it offers basic management for free on all servers!  This is pretty rare and would let anyone use the VPS without a lot of technical skills.

It also includes automated backups.  The last 2 weeks’ worth of data can be recovered for free. Root access is offered on the servers.

Plans start at $30.00/month (or, $300.00/year). For payments, you can use both traditional currencies as well as Cryptocurrencies! It’s actually one of the first VPS providers to start accepting crypto!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a live-chat! There are no free trial for VPS (7-day trials available on their Shared plans though). There’s a 1-day refund period though.

6. Host Hong Kong

Website: http://www.hosthongkong.net/

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 1
  • cPanel: Optional, paid.
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No (14-day moneyback)
  • Management: Optional

As the name suggests, this is a Hong Kong  VPS company that specializes in Hong Kong servers. In fact, only Hong Kong servers are available!

Now, by default all servers are unmanaged. However, if you get a cPanel/DirectAdmin license, they’d manage your server for free.

Root access is sure provided on all plans and packages. They do offer free migrations if you have a pre-existing website.

They do have a live support feature. Now, it may take about 5 minutes for you to get a representative. However, once you’re connected the chats are pretty fast and instant.

The normal operating systems including Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, Red Hat etc.

Fair warning though, the site looks extremely basic. They’ve been here for over 13 years and probably forgot to update the layout.

Paid VPS plans start at HK$280.00. The VPS plans are non-refundable.

7. Filetruth

Website: https://www.filetruth.com/vps-kvm-hosting.html

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 5+
  • cPanel: Enhanced cPanel free
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No (15-day moneyback)
  • Management: Both managed and Unmanaged

Filetruth is one of the less popular yet a decent Hong Kong VPS provider. Without doubt, you can start with servers located in Hong Kong. Other locations include Singapore, France, Germany, and the USA.

It offers both managed, as well as unmanaged servers. It offers free domain names on its VPS plans which is pretty desirable and rare.

Obviously, full root access is provided with the VPS plans. The company does keep and offer free automatic backups. However, this is at the company’s discretion and may not always be available.

Enhanced  cPanel is included for free with every VPS package. There’s a 24X7 live-chat available.

VPS plans start at $50.00/month. There’s a 15-day moneyback guarantee on all server plans.

8. HostUS

Website: https://hostus.us/managed-vps.html

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 9
  • cPanel: Paid/ free with Managed servers
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: No
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Both managed and Unmanaged

HostUs offers servers from Hong Kong, as well as 9 other locations including 5 regions in the U.S, London, Netherlands, and Singapore.

It offers both managed and unmanaged servers. The more expensive plans do include a “free” domain name, SSL, as well as cPanel.

Even on its managed plans, they do offer complete root access. The managed services extend just beyond the “server”. As in, they help with WordPress installations, plugin installations and almost everything else.

Up to 20 free migrations are included with the managed plans.

A wide range of OS including Windows, Linux, Arch Linux, openSUSE, Slackware, Fedora and many others are available.

Dozens of plans are available depending on the server resources. The cheapest plans start at about $5.95/3 months.

Unfortunately, there’s no live-chat.

9. Koddos

Website: https://koddos.net/hong-kong-vps.html

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 3
  • cPanel: Paid
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: No
  • Free migrations: Yes (with managed servers)
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Both managed and Unmanaged

Koddos does offer VPS servers from Hong Kong. All VPS plans offer complete root access.

Except its Hong Kong datacenter, you can also opt for Netherlands or the USA.

Daily backups too are included for free. All plans also offer 1 free dedicated IP address. DDoS protection is available if you pay a tad-bit extra.

Its managed plan includes cPanel by default as well as free website migration. Note that the migration isn’t included on the unmanaged VPS.

The managed Hong Kong VPS is limited to CentOS, however, the unmanaged package lets you chose from Fedora, Debin, SUSE, Ubuntu and others.

Unfortunately, there’s no live-chat support. You do get 24X7X365 support but only on the managed plan.

10. SinoHosting

Website: http://sinohosting.net/

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 3
  • cPanel: Paid
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes (cPanel required)
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Both managed and Unmanaged

SinoHosting claims to be one of the “top hosting solutions in China”. Again, I haven’t verified the legitimacy of this claim.  However, they do offer VPS servers in Hong Kong and hence are on this list.

It offers unmanaged servers by default. They simply install the server and get you the root access.

However, management services can be procured for an additional RMB 1,000.00/month, equivalent to about $157.00/month. Basic management such as cPanel installations and other basic issues are sorted for free.

They do offer free migrations but only if you’ve got cPanel at your old host as well as at SinoHosting.

Except Hong Kong, you can choose from US and Mainland China.

A 24X7 live-chat is available and it’s pretty fast as well as helpful.

11. ControlVM

Website: https://controlvm.com/

  • Hong Kong servers: Yes
  • Total server locations: 4
  • cPanel: Paid
  • Root access: Yes
  • Live chat: Yes
  • Free migrations: Yes
  • Free trial: No
  • Management: Both managed and Unmanaged

ControlVM is another contender for the spot of the best VPS in Hong Kong. The other locations it offers are Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.

Root access is included with all the VPS plans. Servers are unmanaged by default. There are 3 management plans you can go for, starting at about $69.00.

Backups aren’t free but can be purchased. You need to specify the “number of backup retention” as well as  the size of the backups.

The OS-choices are bit thin. You get Linux or Windows to choose from.  A free  control panel is available although it needs to be installed manually.

As for free migrations, they’re provided as long as your source host isn’t using some custom configuration or OS.

Which is the best Hong Kong VPS hosting?

There’s no one absolute best hosting on the planet.

It majorly depends on your personal requirements. The amount of traffic you’re expecting, the content you’re trying to host, your requirement of a managed/unmanaged server and so on.

However, you can’t go wrong with either of these. That’s because I’ve included those VPS companies in Hong Kong that offer the most options to you. This will let you easily pick the company you’re most comfortable with.

If you still need a concrete answer, LayerStack is a decent place to start at.

Go now, pick a Hong Kong VPS hosting, that site won’t built itself now, would it?