Do you need super-fast servers for your website? Or do you need a dedicated server for something entirely different? Whatever's your mission, there will be plenty of dedicated hosting providers offering you their services. One of them is NOCIX.
Previously known as DataShack, NOCIX knows the business well enough - it's been around for some time now and has plenty of dedicated users. Have they found the best option around? Or should they - and you - choose something entirely different? Let's try finding that out in this NOCIX review.
NOCIX - Plans and options
NOCIX only focuses on dedicated hosting server as of now. You will see an option to buy VPS hosting solutions on their homepage. However, that buying option leads to nowhere, and there is no other way to access it. Have a look:
Therefore, we had to conclude that they don't offer VPS hosting anymore and forgot to make the necessary changes in their main homepage. On the other hand, their dedicated server plans have a broad collection to choose from. So that's what this NOCIX review is going to be about.
Dedicated hosting prices
NOCIX has more servers than you will ever need. The focus is mostly on AMD processors, but there are also Intel options.
There are separate plans for gaming servers, enterprise level servers, storage based servers, and so much more. Putting everything together, you get 73 server types.
Believe it or not - the table below barely scratches the surface of what you can get.
|Plan Name||Disk Space (HDD)||Bandwidth||RAM||Monthly Rate|
|AMD 1||120 GB (SSD) + 2 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR3||$25|
|AMD 2||2 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR3||$25|
|AMD 3||2x1 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR3||$30|
|AMD 4||120 GB (SSD) + 2x1 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR3||$30|
|AMD 5||4 TB||100 TB||32GB DDR3||$50|
|AMD Opteron 1||2x 250GB||100 TB||16GB DDR2||$25|
|AMD Opteron 2||2 TB||100 TB||32GB DDR2 ECC||$35|
|AMD Opteron 3||2 TB||100 TB||32GB DDR3||$39|
|AMD Opteron 4||2 x 1 TB||100 TB||32GB DDR3||$39|
|AMD Opteron 5||120GB (SSD) + 4TB||100 TB||64GB DDR3||$89|
|Intel Xeon 1||60GB (SSD) + 2x 500GB||100 TB||16GB DDR2||$25|
|Intel Xeon 2||2 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR2||$30|
|Intel Xeon 3||240 GB (SSD)||100 TB||16GB DDR2||$30|
|Intel Xeon 4||2 x 1 TB||100 TB||16GB DDR2||$30|
|Intel Xeon 5||4x 250GB||100 TB||16GB DDR3||$30 ($0.13/hr.)|
|Intel Xeon 6||3 TB||100 TB||24GB DDR3||$40 ($0.17/hr.)|
|Intel Xeon 7||240 GB (SSD)||100 TB||24GB DDR3||$40|
|Intel Xeon 8||120 GB (SSD) + 3TB||100 TB||24GB DDR3||$45|
|Intel Xeon 9||500 GB SSD||100 TB||32GB DDR3||$49|
|Intel Xeon 10||240GB (SSD) + 3TB||100 TB||24GB DDR3||$50 ($0.21/hr.)|
|Intel Core Series 1||2 TB||100 TB||16 GB DDR3||$25|
|Intel Core Series 2||1 TB||100 TB||16 GB DDR3||$30|
|Intel Core Series 3||2 TB||100 TB||16 GB DDR3||$35|
|Intel Core Series 4||2 TB||100 TB||16 GB DDR3||$45|
|Intel Core Series 5||120GB (SSD) + 2TB||100 TB||16 GB DDR3||$49|
|Intel Core Series 6||2x 480 GB SSD||100 TB||32 GB DDR4||$79|
|Intel Core Series 7||960 GB SSD||100 TB||32 GB DDR4||$79|
|Intel Core Series 8||480GB SSD||100 TB||32 GB DDR4||$79|
|Intel Core Series 9||2x 480 GB SSD||100 TB||32 GB DDR4||$105|
|Intel Core Series 10||2x 480 GB SSD||100 TB||32 GB DDR4||$129|
Their Intel Xeon series actually has 34 different server types, but we only included ten servers in this list. You can find the rest easily on their website (link on the sidebar!)
Other than these, you may also order a custom server, that will be specifically optimized for your tasks.
Best NOCIX features
High-Class Security Level
Dedicated servers need special kinds of security measures. If the sdatacenters go down, so does the data inside them. On that note, you might be glad to know that NOCIX thrives in providing the necessary amount of support it needs.
Their server facilities are monitored by CCTV cameras and can be accessed only through biometric measures. Other than that, they also have security personals.
Here's some fun trivia - according to NOCIX, at all times, the servers are secured by a trained staff member, wielding a firearm.
So should someone try to meddle with your website, one of NOCIX's employees is going to turn them into a pasta strainer.
NOCIX run their own servers, and in addition to guns, they also have multiple UPS systems working at all times - so chance of a server going completely down are incredibly slim. We've already heard stories of big dedicated server centers going down. NOCIX is doing what it can to not join the club.
Pros of NOCIX
Extraordinary response time
Performance has been and will always be our number one priority for all our hosting reviews, and this NOCIX review won't be an exception to that. That being said, NOCIX was able to hit the right mark in response time. They average just around 200 ms! Interested in performance? This is a great option, that's for sure.
Many server options
The vast number fascinated us. Not only they have a super broad collection, but they also have flexible options for you. For example, for users on budget, there are plans starting at only $25 a month. That's way less steep compared to a lot of the competition and it's a great deal.
But you can also go much, much further and get premium or even entirely custom servers. It's entirely up to you.
Cons of NOCIX
No Live Chat
Unfortunately, they don't have any live chat options. You can contact them via email only; you can't even call them on the phone either. We had a few questions in mind regarding the plans, so we had to email them.
Customer support unresponsive
Speaking of email...We were really bothered by the lack of feedback. We tried our best to get the answer. However, we didn't get any reply whatsoever. That is not good.
And as we know, an email response time could take days! On top of everything, NOCIX also doesn't seem to be providing a knowledge base answering the most common technical questions. So if you get stuck, congratulations - you're on your own.
NOCIX review - Conclusion
Generally speaking for a dedicated server provider NOCIX can be a good choice. They have quite the collection with reasonable pricing. Additionally, they also have super speedy servers to back you up.
However, they have a major flaw – their customer support. Lack of communication might drag them down, they should clearly improve that section. And looking at the history of many NOCIX reviews and customer updates, it seems that there are often issues with the services of this provider. So it would be nice to have someone responding to them.
So, should you use NOCIX? In the end, the last call is yours. We'd recommend you to check them out as their performance seemed quite top-notch. Or, you can check out our other reviews for a better judgment.
- Great response time
- 99.9% uptime
- Vast number of servers
- No live chat
- Unresponsive customer support
- No knowledgebase