2019 October 2nd
Veesp is a Russia-based hosting company, offering rental and collocation services, as well as virtual private servers.
This company was founded in 2004, though at first, it went with the name of vStoike. As the company grew, the Russian market became too tight. So vStoike decided to spread worldwide and in 2017 launched the rebranding campaign. That's how the Russian brand vStoike got the more international-sounding name Veesp.
But can this provider compete with the worldwide hosting market? This Veesp review is here to find out!
What Is Veesp?
Veesp is a hosting provider that primarily focuses on dedicated services and VPS rental. It offers Linux and Windows hosting, and has several types of services:
- Linux SSD VPS
- Linux HDD VPS
- Windows VPS
- Dedicated servers
- SSL certificates
- Domain register
As you can see, Veesp can offer both SSD and HDD options for Linux VPS. Another nice thing is that there's a Windows VPS selection for Microsoft hosting fans.
Moreover, you can register your domain and pick one of many SSL options. And if you find yourself lost in the wilderness of SSL keys, there's a lengthy explanation for every one of them:
But for this Veesp review, let's take a look at the VPS hosting and see what the plans offer.
Veesp VPS Hosting Pricing
Veesp has a large list of VPS plans with the cheapest option being Linux HHD Sandbox for $3/mo and going all the way up to $280/mo for Windows 32 plan. Such variety can suit the needs of different users - from startups to established enterprises.
When choosing a plan which suits your needs the best, you can find HDD and SSD storage options for Linux VPS.
And as mentioned before, you can also select Windows VPS if your projects will involve Microsoft services. Windows VPS is a suitable option for everyone willing to host content or develop software on Windows platform.
But before we go into the different types of hosting, I want to mention the Veesp payment methods. And there's a nice variety to choose from.
In addition to various online payment systems, like PayPal or Paysera, it's always nice to have an option to pay with cryptocurrency.
Though you can bump into some problems paying with a card. Veesp requires a 3-D authentication, and if your bank lacks 3-D security, you will not be able to make a purchase with your credit card.
For example, you can get this message if you are using some digital banking alternative. That is a little tricky requirement, but most of the banks provide such authentication method.
Now, let's take a look at the pricing plans for each of VPS options - Linux HDD, Linux SSD, and Windows.
Veesp Review - Linux HDD VPS Pricing
Veesp offers 7 plans for Linux HDD and they start with as little as $3/mo for HDD Sandbox while the highest plan HDD 32 costs $160/mo.
For each plan, you can choose to pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually. By choosing the longer term, you get a discount. This way, the monthly cost is lower, although you have to pay for the entire period upfront.
The good thing is that Vessp pricing is transparent - no shady upsells and you can see each price for what it is.
Although you can find cheaper VPS hosting providers, sometimes it's just a promotion trick. Some providers show low pricing but it's only available for the longest possible term. Veesp, on the other hand, shows prices for the shortest term. This way, when ordering annually you get a discount, and a $3/mo plan then costs $2.10/mo.
Take a look at how the monthly price differs based on the subscription period:
|HDD SANDBOX||$3/month||$8.10 ($2.70/mo)||$14.40 ($2.40/mo)||$25.20 ($2.10/mo)|
|HDD 1||$6.00||$16.20 ($5.40/mo)||$28.80 ($4.80/mo)||$50.40 ($4.20/mo)|
|HDD 2||$10.00||$27.00 ($9/mo)||$48.00 ($8/mo)||$84.00 ($7/mo)|
|HDD 4||$20.00||$54.00 ($18/mo)||$96.00 ($16/mo)||$168.00 ($14/mo)|
|HDD 8||$40.00||$108.00 ($36/mo)||$192.00 ($32/mo)||$336.00 ($28/mo)|
|HDD 16||$80.00||$216.00 ($72/mo)||$384.00 ($64/mo)||$672.00 ($56/mo)|
|HDD 32||$160.00||$432.00 ($144/mo)||$768.00 ($128/mo)||$1,344.00 ($122/mo)|
But let's take a look at what do you get for those prices. The offered 7 plans can be quite overwhelming, but here is a summary of the main features of Veesp Linux HHD plans:
|HDD SANDBOX||HDD 1||HDD 2||HDD 4||HDD 8||HDD 16||HDD 32|
|CPU||1 core||1 core||1 core||2 cores||4 cores||4 cores||4 cores|
|No. of domains||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
As you can see, with the higher plans comes the higher disk space. You also get more RAMs and starting from HDD 4 the CPU also changes to more than one core.
All plans are operated using cPanel which is currently the most intuitive and functional panel in the market.
However, the SSL certificate is not included, and you don't get assisted website transfer.
But what is more disappointing, there's no money-back guarantee. Veesp offers a refund in some cases, but it doesn't look like a proper guarantee. On the other hand, you can get a trial VPS, though it can appear a little bit tricky:
Another disadvantage is that Veesp doesn't do any automated backups. You can use a backup VPS to store your files or use a 3rd party services. That's a bit underwhelming.
The support was kinda meh too. I was asked (via email) to create an account and a support ticket just to get an answer (via email) after an hour. Maybe they could just send me an email with an answer and I could decide if I want to register? This support method is not for impulsive shoppers, for sure.
Veesp Review - Linux SSD VPS Pricing
The 7 Linux SSD plans range from $4/mo with SSD Sandbox plan to $160/mo for SSD 32. All plans higher than Sandbox have unlimited bandwidth and the disk space varies from 10 GB to 320 GB.
Veesp Linux SSD VPS pricing also works by the system where you get the discount for longer subscription terms. Each plan can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. And the provider has no hidden fees - when choosing a plan, you see what you'll be charged for.
Let's now see the pricing for each one of them:
|SDD SANDBOX||$4/month||$11.40 ($3.80/mo)||$21.60 ($3.60/mo)||$40.80 ($3.40/mo)|
|SDD 1||$7.00||$19.95 ($6.65/mo)||$37.80 ($6.30/mo)||$71.40 ($5.95/mo)|
|SDD 2||$12.00||$34.20 ($11.40/mo)||$64.80 ($10.80/mo)||$122.40 ($10.20/mo)|
|SDD 4||$25.00||$71.25 ($23.75/mo)||$135.00 ($22.50/mo)||$225.00 ($18.75/mo)|
|SDD 8||$50.00||$142.50 ($47.50/mo)||$270.00 ($45/mo)||$510.00 ($42.50/mo)|
|SDD 16||$100.00||$285.00 ($95/mo)||$540.00 ($90/mo)||$1,020.00 ($85/mo)|
|SDD 32||$200.00||$570.00 ($190/mo)||$1,080.00 ($180/mo)||$2,040.00 ($170/mo)|
As you can see, although the payable amount looks really expensive, you can save up a lot of money when going for the longer term.
But now let's take a look at the features you'd get. Here is a table with the main characteristics to compare among all 7 plans:
|SDD SANDBOX||SDD 1||SDD 2||SDD 4||SDD 8||SDD 16||SDD 32|
|CPU||1 core||2 core||2 core||4 cores||4 cores||8 cores||8 cores|
|No. of domains||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
Everything is pretty much similar to the HDD plans, except for the disk space and number of cores. The higher CPU is understandable when switching to a much faster SSD.
As you can see, you get unlimited domains and also, each plan has SSL certificate included. Another thing for your convenience - cPanel comes with all Linux SSD plans.
However, there are some pieces missing. You won't get assisted website transfer and even more importantly, no automated backups. So if you plan to use Veesp hosting, get ready to back up all that data yourself.
But let's move on to the last bit - Windows VPS.
Veesp Review - Windows VPS Pricing
Here we find 5 plans starting at $20/mo with Windows 2 and go up to $280/mo for Windows 32. The disk space varies from 1 GB up to 1600 GB and most of the plans have unlimited bandwidth.
Following the pricing system where the longer term means cheaper monthly cost, Windows VPS has four terms to choose from. The promoted prices are for a monthly plan so when going for quarterly, semi-annual or annual periods, you'll get a better deal.
Here you can see, what total amount has to be paid upfront and what is the monthly cost for each plan:
|WINDOWS 2||$20.00||$57.00 ($19/mo)||$108.00 (18/mo)||$204.00 ($17/mo)|
|WINDOWS 4||$40.00||$114.00 ($38/mo)||$215.00 (35.80/mo)||$408.00 ($34/mo)|
|WINDOWS 8||$80.00||$228.00 ($76/mo)||$432.00 ($72/mo)||$816.00 ($68/mo)|
|WINDOWS 16||$140.00||$399.00 ($133/mo)||$756.00 ($126/mo)||$1,428.00 ($119/mo)|
|WINDOWS 32||$280.00||$798.00 ($266/mo)||$1,512.00 ($252/mo)||$2,856.00 ($238/mo)|
Windows servers are easier to upgrade than Linux and security updates are issued on an ongoing basis.
But you'll need to pay for the license of Windows OS and that's why the prices are bigger than seen in the Linux VPS hosting.
And here is a comparison of the main features coming with each Windows VPS plan:
|WINDOWS 2||WINDOWS 4||WINDOWS 8||WINDOWS 16||WINDOWS 32|
|CPU||2 core||4 cores||4 cores||8 cores||8 cores|
|No. of domains||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
As you can see, the Windows 2 plan is really small. But the higher ones offer unlimited bandwidth and the disk space ranges from 200 GB to 1600 GB.
For Windows VPS hosting you'll get more generous though slower HDD storage. Comparing Windows 2 and Linux HDD 2 plans, they are almost identical. The obvious difference is that one is double in price and Windows-based.
And here you'll also miss some features like automated backups or SSL certificates. You get no assistance when transferring a website and there is no money-back guarantee.
The speed test showed that Veesp offers a below average performance. Of course, the results vary between different types of servers, but generally, the performance is not the greatest.
Having only one server location, which is in Russia, Veesp provides the best response time results in Europe and the US. However, viewers in other regions will get slow responses. For example, it takes 760 ms to load the page in South America, and Japan has an even slower result of 834 ms.
As mentioned before, the results differ among the plans. But I've tested several websites hosted by Veesp and they all go around the same numbers.
Another thing to check is the uptime. Veesp offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Not impressive, as this means your webpage can go down for 10 minutes each week.
However, if the uptime falls below the promised percentage, Veesp will refund your full-service cost for the last month. So at least this provider is serious about the guarantee.
Overall, the performance is not horrible, but it won't make your website shine.
Great Variety Of Plans
Lots of plans for Windows and Linux - not every hosting provider can offer 7 different plans for everyone's needs. Also, you can select SSD or HDD storage which is a nice option to have.
The pricing is as transparent as it can be. No additional, annoying fees, surprising billing cycles. It can get even cheaper than promoted prices!
Lots Of Templates For Operating System
From C to V - from CentOS to Vesta CP. The list is quite impressive and you'll be able to choose what suits your needs the best.
Yes, 99.9% uptime is nothing to brag about. But full refund for the last month is wonderful. Just keep in mind that, if you get a notifying email that servers may be down for a few minutes due to an update being done, this doesn't count as a refundable downtime.
Poor Customer Support
The ticket system is lacking by itself. And you are forced to register if you want to get an answer, so the process is long and outdated.
Mediocre response time isn't what you want from your hosting provider. There are VPS hosting providers with way better performance.
Lack Of Server Locations
There are servers only in a small part of Russia and that's just not enough to cover a worldwide audience.
Veesp Review - Conclusion
Overall, Veesp is a reliable VPS service provider. You get many choices of plans to match your needs and it's always nice to see a transparent pricing system.
However, you have to put to the consideration the poor server performance and the lack of such features like backups or SSL certificates. Also, without a money back guarantee, you don't feel so comfortable trying out the services...
So, before you make your choice, take a look at what we found in our list of best VPS providers. Perhaps you will find something better for your needs!
- Clear pricing
- Great selection of OS
- Variety of plans
- Mediocre performance
- Lack of server locations