CreeperHost is a specialist game server hosting company from London. As the name suggests, it offers Minecraft server hosting, but its catalog also includes titles like ARK: Survival Evolved and 7 Days to Die. With that library, it claims to be 'the one-stop service for all your gaming and server needs'. Is it really?
Let's dig deeper (but not lava-deep) in my CreeperHost review to find out.
CreeperHost First Impressions
CreeperHost's website looks modern and is easy to get around. Ordering a game server was a straightforward process. After picking a title, all I had to do was choose the number of player slots I wanted and select a hosting location. CreeperHost offers data centers around the world, excellent for low latency play!
Limited Game Catalog
Not Just a Game Host
I was impressed to see that CreeperHost lets you host regular websites, not just game servers. It offers VOIP, Desktop, VPS, Dedicated, NGINX, and MySQL servers.
Unfortunately, actually trying to order a MySQL server didn't go very well for me...
Inadequate Customer Support
Sadly, my CreeperHost review was let down by underwhelming customer support. CreeperHost representatives are available by phone and email. However, replies to my emails were slow and service agents were, in general, fairly unhelpful.
What Are Other Customers Saying
When I checked out the CreeperHost Facebook page, I discovered that other clients had also experienced low-quality service from CreeperHost.
Obviously, individual reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. However, given the volume of the complaints, this isn't something that can be ignored. If you're looking for consistently excellent customer support, this isn't the service for you!
CreeperHost game server prices vary depending on the particular game title and the number of player slots you need. For example, a 1-5 player Minecraft server costs $13.45/month while a 10-15 player ARK server costs $43.58/month.
If you're interested in a more flexible hosting system, you can opt for a multi-game CreeperHost VPS server. 14 general VPS server plans are available, they vary in price from $9.60 to $97.44/month.
Plans in More Detail
Let's take a look at exactly what you get with a CreeperHost VPS package. Below, I've compared three plans. One low-end, one mid-range and one top-tier package:
|Magma Cube||Cave Spider||Enderdragon|
|No. of Domains||1||1||1|
|Email Addresses||Not Included||Not Included||Not Included|
|SSL Included?||Not Included||Not Included||Not Included|
|HDD or SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Customer Support||Email and Phone||Email and Phone||Email and Phone|
CreeperHost's VPS servers offer fairly good value for money. The exact game you want to play will determine which is best for you. Note that all plans come with the same 3TB bandwidth cap, which is fairly restrictive.
During my CreeperHost review, I experienced no significant gameplay lag. I also checked my server response time using Bitcatcha. The results showed that load speeds were adequate but not incredibly fast.
CreeperHost Review: Conclusion
CreeperHost offers good value for money and decent gameplay performance but could do better when it comes to customer service. If you don't mind substandard support, consider using this game server host.
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