BeastNode Review

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Bart Keating

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2019 October 2nd

BeastNode is a chief in Minecraft hosting but that's not everything!

BeastNode is one of the oldest Minecraft server providers in the hosting industry. And this industry experience has helped BeastNode to beef up its services to highest performance at inexpensive prices.

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In this BeasNode review, we'll take a deeper look at this web hosting provider. 

What is BeastNode?

BeastNode is not just a hosting provider, but a hosting provider with class. Looks like all the services, provided by BeastNode, including Minecraft server hosting, cloud VPS hosting, shared web hosting, dedicated servers, are well crafted and tailored to meet all kinds of needs.

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BeastNode has over 100,000 customers served for Minecraft hosting, web hosting, dedicated servers, and more. It is committed to providing all customers, from the least to the greatest, with fair and equal treatment.

BeastNode has a team of young, experienced and committed professionals who are driven by innovations. It accredits all achievements to its goal-oriented staff who are there to re-shape the hosting industry with quality and affordable services.

As we fully embark on this BeastNode review, I want to provide answers to crucial questions such as - are the services provided by BeastNode reliable and stable?

Are the hosting packages genuinely affordable?

Let's move on with...

BeastNode Pricing

The Minecraft server hosting comes in two packages - Premium Minecraft and Budget Minecraft. Below is a quick overview of the two packages.

1. Premium Minecraft package - the package offers 13 plans. The least plan starts at $5/mo with 512 MB RAM and allows up to 10 players while the ceiling plan starts at $120/mo with 12 GB RAM and allows over 100 players. 

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The Premium Minecraft package has the following standard features across the plans:

  • Unlimited Player Slots
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • DDoS protection
  • Free Subdomain
  • Free MySQL Database
  • 1000Mbit Port
  • Multicraft Game Panel
  • Mod Support (Tekkit, Feed the Beast, ATLauncher, and more)

2. Budget Minecraft package - the package offers 8 plans. The smallest plan starts at $2.99/mo with 1 GB RAM and allows up to 15 players while the ceiling plan starts at $35.99/mo with 12 GB RAM and allows over 100 players. 

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The Budget Minecraft package has the following standard features across the plans:

  • Unlimited Player Slots
  • 5GB SSD Disk Space
  • Free MySQL Database
  • DDoS protection
  • 1000Mbit Port
  • Free Subdomain
  • Plugin Support (CraftBukkit, Spigot, and more)
  • Multicraft Game Panel
  • Mod Support (Tekkit, Feed the Beast, ATLauncher, and more)

Before I move on with the BeastNode review, I want to discuss the Minecraft server hosting service briefly.

The principal service delivered by BeastNode is the Minecraft server hosting. It is more or less the most powerful and affordable Minecraft server hosting service you can find in the hosting industry.

BeastNode’s Minecraft server hosting is a high-performance hosting solution built for enthusiasts.

The table below shows a quick comparison between the Budget and Premium Minecraft hosting packages.

Features Budget Premium
Tech Support Limited (guidance, general questions, etc.) Full Tech Support
Disk space 5GB (upgradeable up to 20GB for an extra fee) Unlimited
Default Port (25565) Optional Optional
Subdomain Included FREE Included FREE
Hardware Enterprise Grade, Solid State Drives Enterprise Grade, Solid State Drives
Performance Optimized Maximized

Both the Premium and xi Minecraft packages are comprehensive with standard features, but the Premium package has more high-end features for sophisticated performance.

BeastNode Web Hosting Service

BeastNode web hosting service has 3 plans with prices starting at $3.60/mo for Starter plan, $7.00/mo - Deluxe plan, and the highest plan Extreme is offered for $14.00/mo.

Moving on with this BeastNode review, I want to quickly go over the web hosting service offered by BeastNode:

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  • STARTER- this is an affordable web hosting plan that targets basic sites. The price is $3.60 / month with a 40% discount on the Annual package. The plan includes 10 GB storage, 1 website, unlimited Bandwidth, 10 Email addresses, and 10 FTP users.
  • DELUXE- this is BeastNode’s most popular web hosting package. The price starts at $7.00 / month with a 50% discount on the Annual package. The plan includes 20 GB storage, unlimited websites, unlimited Bandwidth, unlimited Email addresses, and 50 FTP users.
  • EXTREME- this is BeastNode’s most popular web hosting package. The price starts at $14.00 / month with a 50% discount on the Annual package. The plan includes 30 GB storage, unlimited websites, unlimited Bandwidth, unlimited Email addresses, and unlimited FTP users.

As you may have already guessed from the "discount", the prices aren't what they seem to be. The promoted, discounted prices are for the term of 12 months. The more accurate pricing is:

Starter Deluxe Extreme
1-month price $9.00 $14.00 $28.00
3-month price $5.40 ($16.20 total) $9.80 ($29.40 total) $19.60 ($58.80 total)
6-month price $4.50 ($27.00 total) $8.40 ($50.40 total) $16.80 ($100.80 total)
12-month price $3.60 ($43.20 total) $7.00 ($84.00 total) $14.00 ($168 total)

With unmetered bandwidth and disk space starting at 10GB, these hosting plans seem like a good catch. But to get a better view for this BeastNode review, here is a table with detailed information about each plan.

Starter Deluxe Extreme
Disk 10 GB 20 GB 30 GB
Bandwidth Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
How many domains allowed? 20 Subdomains Unlimited Subdomains Unlimited Subdomains
HDD or SDD used in servers? RAID-10 HDDs with SSD caching RAID-10 HDDs with SSD caching RAID-10 HDDs with SSD caching
SSL No No No
Anti-DDoS protection Included Included Included
Anti-malware protection Included Included Included
Email accounts 10 Unlimited Unlimited
FTP accounts 10 50 Unlimited
Website builder No No No
Website Templates No No No
Assisted website transfer No No No
cPanel Included Included Included
Auto-installer Included (Softaculous) Included (Softaculous) Included (Softaculous)
Money back guarantee 7 days 7 days 7 days
Customer support Online ticket, FAQ and Knowledgebase Online ticket, FAQ and Knowledgebase Online ticket, FAQ and Knowledgebase
Choice of server location No, US only No, US only No, US only
Free Automated back-ups Included Included Included

BeastNode plans include anti-DDoS protection as well as anti-malware protection. And you get the cPanel which is always a welcome panel for easy hosting control.

However, the SSL has to purchased separately. And there are no automated backups. So there are some things missing but overall, the features are quite generous.

BeastNode Performance

The performance test showed that the BeastNode server's speed has exceptional response times. The server speed ranges between 0-300 ms.

Moreover, it has a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which makes it a trustworthy provider.

With this, it is evident that BeastNode is among the best hosting providers who feature exceptional server's speed.

BeastNode Pros and Cons

Now in this BeastNode review, I will highlight the different advantages and disadvantages in the web hosting services provided by BeastNode.

BeastNode Pros

Some of the advantages of the BeastNode’s web hosting services include:

  • Great Uptime – BeastNode provides 99.9% uptime for users. The reliable stability gives BeastNode’s customers unrestricted access to their sites, and this culminates to the growth of such businesses.
  • Excellent Support - all the hosting packages from the Minecraft server hosting to web hosting come with 24/7 support. Clients can access them via online ticket, knowledgebase, and Email all-round the clock.
  • Excellent Server Speed – BeastNode server’s speed is rapid. This added advantage will make your scale your businesses.
  • User-friendly control panel – BeastNode offers an easy to navigate cPanel control panel. The control panel enables you to manage and control your Minecraft and web hosting package quickly.

BeastNode Cons

Having looked critically at the services provided by BeastNode, I was able to find a couple of flaws:

  • Only 7-day money back guarantee – this is one of the shorter periods when you can get your money back. Usually, the term is 2 or 3 times longer.
  • Unclear pricing - the promoted prices are only for 12-month billing cycles, but BeastNode doesn't bother mentioning this small detail until you are in the middle of the purchase.
  • Servers only in the USA – you should keep this in mind if your target audience is not USA-based.

BeastNode Review - The Verdict

Sincerely, BeastNode is one of the better hosting providers. It offers exceptional speed, strong customer support, and user-friendly control panel. BeastNode employs cutting-edge technology in crafting all its hosting solutions and that shows.

Sure, you might get discouraged by the unclear pricing with all the renewals and billing cycles. But overall, BeastNode indeed comes to the hosting industry with a compatible solution to every Minecraft hosting need at affordable prices.

However, you should check out reviews of other hosting providers if you're looking for alternatives (and not that much into Minecraft).

But if you're not into the Minecraft, what are you doing here then, my friend?

 

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Pros

  • Wast customer support
  • cPanel
  • Great speed

Cons

  • Unclear pricing
  • Short money-back term

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