VPS.NET was founded in 2009 and is, you guessed it, a virtual private server hosting service. It offers worldwide hosting and the company has 3 global offices in the UK, USA, and Ukraine.
Has VPS.NET managed to "push the market forward" as its website proclaims, or is this just a random uninspiring service to forget about?
Let's find out in this VPS.NET review.
The VPS.NET website has a little more character than you'll find with most VPS hosting sites.
For example, the site includes stats on its staff's beard growth. No, it won't make a big impact on your hosting experience, but it's nice to know your hosting is offered by real people with real senses of humor.
And luckily, the trend of good people doesn't stop there.
The Support Is Helpful
24/7 customer support is offered via live chat as well as UK and USA phone lines.
I tried out both methods and am happy to report that the website's friendly tone was shared by the support staff, who were happy to help me out.
Great Global Reach
I was impressed by how many data centers VPS.NET offers. They cover five continents, letting you pick the most local one to reduce latency.
Signing up to a plan was straightforward and, once I had, I'm pleased to report I didn't experience any downtime. Strangely, given that it helped develop rebootless server upgrades to minimize downtime, VPS.NET doesn't offer an uptime guarantee. It is transparent about maintenance issues, though.
There's a public status page available, which shows plenty of information about the issues, maintenance, and plenty of other things a client could possibly want.
The most popular, SSD VPS Hosting, is offered in six tiers. Prices range from $5/month to $192/month, depending on the specs of the server. Overall, looking at what you get for your money, it seems like a pretty good deal.
But if you wish to extra scalability, you can opt for a Cloud VPS plan. They're pricier, starting at $17/month for 500MB RAM and 10GB storage.
VPS.NET Plans and Features
To see how VPS.NET's pricing breaks down, I'll compare example low, mid and high-end SSD VPS hosting packages.
|No. of Domains||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Email Addresses||Not included||Not included||Not included|
|HDD or SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Customer Support||24/7 live chat and phone||24/7 live chat and phone||24/7 live chat and phone|
Evidently, the VPS SSD Hosting packages offer good value for money. Even the VPS0.5GB plan will be suitable for most users as it includes 20GB storage. Its 500MB memory limit means it won't be able to handle enormous traffic loads, but it should be fine for mid-sized sites.
Business users should consider adding an additional Server Monitoring service for $15/month.
During my VPS.NET review, I tested their servers with Bitcatcha.
I opted for a US-based data center for this review and, accordingly, my site performed well in the USA. Mind you, in a VPS, you'll be able to do plenty of adjustments to make a website faster. This is a base speed - and in the States, the VPS.NET servers are pretty good.
VPS.NET Review - Final Thoughts
Overall, VPS.NET offers solid customer support and excellent value for money.
The only problems to be aware of is the lack of uptime guarantee and only average global site speeds. But if that's not an issue for you, VPS.NET should be a great pick.
But what do you think? Please do add VPS.NET reviews of your own below!
- Wide choice of data center location
- Range of VPS hosting styles
- Friendly 24/7 customer support
- Server monitoring upgrades
- No uptime gurantee
- Not the most professional website