Host1Plus VPS Review & Rating

Host1Plus VPS Review & Rating

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May 15, 2015

Headquartered in London, the United Kindom, Host1Plus is a web host which was established in 2008 by Vincentas Grinius. It is a provider for shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated hosting. Their first several data centers were established in the Netherlands, Lithuania and UK.

In the following, we specifically review Host1Plus VPS hosting service from many aspects, including technical support, price, feature and performance. Before the comprehensive analysis, we make the overall ratings of Host1Plus VPS hosting. Check the rating chart in below for more information.

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Host1Plus VPS Review

  • Reputation
    rating 3 of 5
  • Features
    rating 2 of 5
  • Speed
    rating 2.5 of 5
  • Support
    rating 1.5 of 5
  • Price
    $2.5/mo

Price

Four VPS packages are launched by Host1Plus, including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The prices of them are based on the server locations. Now you can check the prices of first three plans from the following table.

Server Location Bronze Silver Gold
Los Angeles $2.5/mo $5/mo $15/mo
Chicago $2.5/mo $5/mo $15/mo
Sao Paulo $5/mo $9/mo $22/mo
Frankfurt $2.5/mo $5/mo $15/mo
Johannesburg $3/mo $6.5/mo $19/mo

Six billing cycles with different prices are offered. Taking the primary plan which is based on the Los Angeles server location as an example, 1 month term is charged with $2.5/mo, 3 month term $2.43/mo, 6 month term $2.35/mo, 12 month term $2.28/mo, 24 month term $2.21/mo and 36 month term $2.15/mo.

As for some add-on services, extra-care support is rated at $30/mo, monthly WHMCS branded license $13.8/mo and monthly WHMCS no branding license $18.95/mo. Host1Plus offers 14 days money back guarantee which is not as attractive as other web hosts who include 90-day full refund, such as InMotion. PayPal and credit card are allowed for purchase.

Features

In below, we choose the first three VPS plans of Host1Plus to show you more information about their features.

Features Bronze Silver Gold
CPU 0.5 1 2
RAM 256 MB 768 MB 2048 MB
Disk Space 20 GB 30 GB 40 GB
Monthly Bandwidth 500 GB 1000 GB 2000 GB
Price (US-based) $2.5/mo $5/mo $15/mo

The features above can be customized according to your needs. For instance, if you select 1 CPU core, 1024 MB RAM, 60 GB disk space, 1500 GB monthly data transfer, 2 IP addresses and 2 copies of backups, you need to pay $15.5/mo.

In addition, this company offers automated backups which can restore the data in case of loss. Data encryption, web-based cloud management, auto scaling and rapid deployment are included.

In terms of control panel, Host1Plus offers cPanel and DirectAdmin with extra charge. cPanel is available at $10/mo. Assumed that you want cPanel and WHMCS on your account, the overall cost for Bronze is at least $26.3/mo, which does not seem to be reasonable with so limited resources.

Performance

Host1Plus locates their data centers in many places, including UK, South Africa, Singapore, Brazil, USA, Germany, Lithuania, and so on. With so many choices, customers can choose the nearest one to boost performance and sustain uptime. This web host claims that their data centers are distinguished by server upkeep and high security standards.

The feedbacks from the customers of Host1Plus show that this company can offer fast speed in most cases. However, sometimes, it takes a very long time for their servers to make reactions, which might be unbearable. In short, the performance of this web host can basically meet the industrial standard, but it is not as powerful and stable as some top web hosting providers, such as InMotion.

The following is about the InMotion server response time in the past month.

Technical Support

supportBy providing email, phone call, as well as live chat, Host1Plus aims to offer 24×7 technical support. However, the efficiency of their technical support is not pleasing. Some of their users reflect that if they choose phone call support, they need to wait for more than half an hour before reaching a technician, particularly in peaks. But the tutorials in their support center will give you a hand to fix simple technical issues.

Besides, you need to pay attention that support for technical issues charges extra fees, as is mentioned above.

Conclusion – Not Recommended!

According to our comprehensive review above, it is apparent that Host1Plus is not a brilliant choice for VPS hosting for its mediocre performance and unresponsive customer service. After reviewing more than 100 VPS hosting providers, we recommend you to go with the following options, which offer rich features, affordable prices and responsive technical support.