Hostdime VPS Review

HostDime is a privately-owned hosting organization. They offer services from simple web hosting to managed VPS and dedicated servers.

Hostdime VPS Review

Plans

This company is far more focused on resources rather than pricing, with products including KVM-based managed VPS, co-location and bare metal servers. Their servers are more expensive than other known hosting providers. HostDime’s website highlights its VPS hosting starting from $75 (£57.70) for 1vCPU, 2GB RAM and 60GB storage. 1&1 can give you 4vCPU, 8GB RAM and 160GB of storage for £19.99 ($25.99) a month for the first year, and £29.99 ($38.99) afterward.

HostDime’s $75 figure is for fully managed VPS hosting in the Orlando data center, billed monthly, and if you choose self-managed hosting, and pay annually, the price can drop to an effective $32.08 (£24.67) a month.

Most of HostDime’s basic plans offer great advantages, including a choice of data centers spread across four continents, 15TB allocated bandwidth, a speedy 1Gb/s GigE uplink and a couple of usable IPs. 24/7/365 in-house support is available to get assistance from in case of an issue.

HostDime doesn’t have any form of trial, but that’s no surprise for a business host. They provide a 45-day money-back guarantee, and that should be plenty of time to find out what their service can do.

You can sign up for Hostdime at: https://www.hostdime.com/

 

Performance

HostDime continues to focus on personal customer care and treat customers as partners.

When we signed up for our VPS, for instance, a web form prompted us to enter any custom Apache modules we’d like the company to install or any other special setup instructions. This indicates that the company is trying to provide a truly personalized service.

 

Technical Support

HostDime’s support team is available 24/7/365 by phone, live chat, and has a well-designed ticket system. All these support systems don’t seem to be equal and for instance, the live chat support mainly helps “if your hosting service is unavailable” or “you have other basic technical support issues.”

But via support ticket, you will receive a helpful and detailed response in less than 30 minutes.

 

Final verdict

HostDime is somehow more expensive than other hosting providers, but the well-specified products and powerful management tools could provide the ideal solution for demanding business users.

 

 

BlueHost VPS Review

I have used Bluehost Shared and VPS server hosting plans for more than three years now. I would like to share my experience. Let’s start with BlueHost VPS features.

Bluehost VPS Features List

  • Can handle up to 100 million visits per month
  • Storage is 30 GB
  • Backup is 30 GB
  • RAM is 2 GB
  • You can manage up to 5 sites
  • Any time money back guarantee
  • 24/7 support (through email, chat and phone)
  • Enhanced cPanel to easily manage your sites
  • It also offers SiteLock CDN to boost your site loading times
  • 1 Free Domain for 1 Year
  • Dedicated Core CPU 1
  • 1 TB Bandwidth /mo
  • 1IP Address
  • Enhanced cPanel
  • Access to Root
  • SSH
  • Instant VPS Setup

They offer all of the above features for just $18.99 per month.

Please check all plans at Bluehost VPS Plans

 

How Reliable Is Bluehost VPS Hosting?

Bluehost has been in the hosting business for a long time, they offer hosting services since 1996 and today they have millions of users using their services to manage their sites.

Bluehost VPS is a fully managed service. That means you don’t need to manage the server configurations by yourself. Bluehost itself takes care of all the client side configurations which make your sites load faster, it’s secure and easy to maintain. Their data centers are located at Provo and Utah and are equipped with top-notch servers to provide high site performance and 100% uptime guarantee.

Bluehost uses cloud technology. They offer automated migration due to which it’s easy to upgrade to a VPS or Dedicated server from a shared hosting plan without any delay.

 

Pros And Cons Of Bluehost VPS Hosting

Pros:

  • Bluehost VPS offers many features.
  • They provide access to tons of apps and many integrations.
  • It is used by millions of users and it has a lot of positive reviews from users, so this is a plus.
  • Bluehost VPS uses KVM hypervisors, this provides you guaranteed server resources and 100% uptime no matter how many visitors land on your site at once.

Cons:

  • Sometimes you may get a slower response from the support team.
  • It is slightly slower than other hosting services that offer VPS.
  • Expensive

 

Final Thoughts About Bluehost VPS

Bluehost VPS allocates you your own resources so that it permits you to take enjoy faster loading times. Bluehost provides managed VPS servers hence you don’t have to worry much about maintenance. It also has top-notch customer support, provides great reliability to its clients. It comes with a money back guarantee that no other hosting company provides!

 

 

Digital Ocean VPS Review

Digital Ocean is very similar to Vultr. They are similar in price, packages, features, and price as well. However, there are still a few key differences. Hopefully this Digital Ocean VPS Review will help you see those ever so important differences.

Digital Ocean VPS Review

I have been using Digital Ocean due to their free credit promotion so I have been able to thoroughly test their services. Needless to say, I was satisfied. Their network was fast and the hardware was excellent as well. All Linux distributions ran perfectly and there were no issues whatsoever. Due to the hourly billing, you can experiment to your heart’s content.

Digital Ocean is also extremely beginner friendly boasting with one of the biggest Knowledgebase ever created. The amount of contributors they have is mindboggling, which is no surprise since they pay out 100-200 USD for each article. This often makes them fare very well in the search engines. Many people find Digital Ocean first and they are usually satisfied with it since they don’t have any experience with the other providers.

If you are a beginner just go ahead and pick Digital Ocean. You really won’t regret it.

What was bad

Honestly, the only issue was that I don’t know what to use Digital Ocean for. If you are looking for a VPS long term you are better off looking at a cheaper provider. If you are looking for flexibility for your VPS AWS is a better choice. There is nothing specific that is bad about their service that can be said in this Digital Ocean VPS Review.

Conclusion

If I had to describe Digital Ocean in one word it would be “Quality”. It’s an all round, excellent provider that satisfies all needs at high quality. The issue is it does not fill any niche. It’s not scalable,  and it’s not cheap. Therefore, in my opinion, it’s not a good choice for long-term projects.

Vultr VPS Review

I have been using various VPS providers for years now. They each have their positive and negative attributes, whether it be quality, support or pricing. Vultr is one of the bigger VPS providers and I always liked them for numerous reason. I would like to highlight those reasons in this Vultr VPS Review.

Vultr VPS Review

Vultr offers numerous VPS packages starting at 2.5 USD. Their smallest package currently does not include an IPv4 or IPv6, which will prove troublesome for most customers. They indeed offered IPv4 for the smallest package in the past but even then the performance wasn’t the best. They explicitly stated they make a loss on it, hence they removed the IPv4.

Their 5 USD package and up are quite excellent and offers fast network and hardware speed. As long as I have been using Vultr I have not suffered a single hardware failure or loss of data (at least from their mistakes). Vultr also has features that other providers might not. These include regular automatic snapshot for an additional 20% fee and lightning fast free internal IP-s. Vultr entire VPS provisioning system is custom made which allows a lot of customization and features from their part so big plus there.

You can also pay by the hour which makes renting VPS-s for short durations extremely cost-efficient. You continue to incur the hourly charge until you reach a monthly maximum at around the 20th day of the month.

The bad stuff

There are also some issues, although not many. They are not the cheapest around and even though there was a long price war between Vultr and Digital Ocean their prices are still considered high, especially in the budget community. (For reference a 1 Gig VPS is free at AWS for a year) You also have to pay VAT, which is understandable, but small and micro providers can usually get away with not charging it. The additional VAT can be anywhere between an additional 15-27%.

Conclusion

Vultr is an excellent provider and I hope this Vultr VPS Review showed why. I know this is rather anecdotal, however, this blog should reflect my opinion alone. You can easily find out the specifics at Vultr.com.