Founded in 2010, ZAP-Hosting was created with game server hosting in mind. It offers a range of services, all of which are gaming orientated.
It's clear that ZAP-Hosting has found its niche. But, are its customers really just 'one button away from being thrilled'...?
Putting this claim to the test, here's my ZAP-Hosting review.
With a wide range of services, ZAP-Hosting appears to offer something for every gamer. It covers game servers, TeamSpeak servers, VPS (Virtual Private Servers), and Root servers.
But there was another option - a rather unique one - that particularly caught my eye:
ZAP-Hosting also offers what it labels as 'The ZAP ONE-Times'.
These are lifetime memberships to certain products that operate on a one-time payment basis.
For instance, you can purchase a lifetime game server for $110 a piece. And there are eight different options to choose from:
- Minecraft Adventure
- Feed The Beast
- AT Launcher
- Voids Wrath Launcher
- Curse Launcher
- Life in the Woods
- Technic Launcher
This is an impressive selection.
As for the regular game servers (non-lifetime) that you pay for monthly, the selection on offer is a little different. The biggest difference is the addition of GTA V mod servers - one on a Linux server and one using Windows.
But perhaps the greatest highlight of ZAP-Hosting's regular monthly game servers is the fact it allows you to switch between any game at any time without incurring any cost.
As for pricing with the monthly game servers, ZAP-Hosting doesn’t offer any specific amounts. It does start at $3/month, but everything is customizable so that you can tweak it to meet your requirements.
As an example, here are a few different custom plans available for a Minecraft Vanilla server.
|Gameserver slot||4 Slots||14 Slots||36 Slots|
|RAM||2048MB DDR3/4||5048MB DDR3/4||13694MB DDR4|
|HDD or SSD used in servers?||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Speed||2-3.4 GHz||2-3.4 GHz||3.4-4.4 GHz|
|IPv4 Address included?||No||Yes||Yes|
|Customer support||Ticket system, email, and live chat.||Ticket system, email, and live chat.||Ticket system, email, and live chat.|
There are tons of different combinations you can create, and you can take it way further than I did in these examples. For instance, the most expensive Minecraft Vanilla plan would be $595/month...
How Does Zap-Hosting Perform?
After testing ZAP-Hosting's response times with BitCatcha, the results didn't particularly influence my opinion. The times were generally average, with only Japan coming in late.
Plus, in my own experience testing a ZAP-Hosting GTA V game server, I received 99.9% uptime over the 4 months I have been using it to date. While other customers' ZAP-Hosting reviews also seemed to agree that performance is relatively stable and causes no major issues.
Concluding My ZAP-Hosting Review
Yes, ZAP-Hosting is targeting a very specific audience. But it's doing it well.
With so many different game-orientated services on offer, widely-customizable plans, and unique products such as lifetime game servers, ZAP-Hosting can really hit it off with PC gamers.
Its game servers are reliable and flexible. And as it has such good TrustPilot reviews (5 stars over 6,000 reviews), it's clearly not just me who thinks so.
Agree? Or have a different opinion? Feel free to drop a comment below with any ZAP-Hosting reviews of your own.
- Lifetime game servers available
- Prices start cheap
- Reliable uptime
- Great customer feedback
- No phone support