ZAP-Hosting Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Performance
8.0/10
Pricing
7.0/10
User friendly
7.0/10
Support
6.0/10
Features
9.0/10

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.

zaphosting review

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.

First Impressions

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.

zap hosting review

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
  • 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.

zaphosting-review

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.

zap hosting review

ZAP-Hosting Pricing

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.

 $3/month$27/month$120/month
LocationGermanyCanadaThe U.S.
Gameserver slot4 Slots14 Slots36 Slots
RAM2048MB DDR3/45048MB DDR3/413694MB DDR4
HDD or SSD used in servers?SSDSSDSSD
Speed2-3.4 GHz2-3.4 GHz3.4-4.4 GHz
IPv4 Address included?NoYesYes
Customer supportTicket 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.

Zap-Hosting Review

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.

Pros

  • Lifetime game servers available
  • Prices start cheap
  • Reliable uptime
  • Great customer feedback

Cons

  • No phone support
ZAP-Hosting User Reviews

  1. Mohamed Achref Soussia picture Mohamed Achref Soussia
    2019 August 14th
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    Best service in gaming and best support team

  2. APOSTOLOS IATRIDIS picture APOSTOLOS IATRIDIS
    2019 August 9th
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    Terrible performance with unreliable uptime. Also be EXTRA careful of their contract. They give you only a 3 days window to cancel it each month, else they renew and charge their services. They ended up forcing me to pay for 2 extra months of service i did not want and charged late fees while also threatening to give my info to a debt collector agency in Germany. Give their terms & conditions to a lawyer before you sign because you are in for a ride.

  3. Diana picture Diana
    2019 July 31st
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    Very bad experince, for less then a buggy month i paid three times, all mail communication was in German.Even though i had changed the settings multiple times.
    Again i do not recommend anybody to use their horrible services

  4. Lars picture Lars
    2019 July 23rd
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    I bought a KVM Rootserver hosted in Germany. They are supposed to have SSDs, though after bootup, they need a few minutes to initialize, something that only happens to HDDs. I was ignoring this at first. I then installed a gameserver, without any modifications. I joined it, and oh boy, the lag was real. It was a basic Garry’s Mod Sandbox Server, though extreme gamelags and FPS between 5-10 FPS. I contacted support about this, so they merged me to a different Server. Wait, oops! That did not work, so I needed to backup required data, and then they refunded me the Server in their “Zap-Coin” Currency, so I could book a new one. And- surprise- even the new Server had the same problems! I even tried switching from Windows Server to Linux, which also did not work at all. So then, they successfully merged me to a different Server, which was performing a little better, though still not performance you expect from a Server you need to pay 34,90 Euros a Month for. You definitely don’t get “Highspeed SSDs” like they promote they do. I do not recommend Zap-Hosting.

  5. David Peters picture David Peters
    2019 July 3rd
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    Very bad host, scammers! Ordered server and it did not work, how they hell are they still in business i dont know!

  6. N/A picture N/A
    2019 March 12th
    Reply
    Performance Pricing User friendly Support Features

    Hosted 3 FiveM gameservers there, these were okay, and the support could help me with the bugs, most of the time.

    Then i bought a rootserver (not dedicated).
    In the description of the rootserver it said “unlimited traffic”
    After buying it, there was a fixed monthly 1,5TB limit.
    Refund not possible, even tho “Product was not as described”

    After mailing the CEO about my issue he talked down to me and said that there is no hoster in europe that would have unlimited traffic.

    I now am at another hoster, with basically unlimited traffic. In europe.

Get new blog posts by email: