VPSDime Review on Premium VPS Plans

VPSDime Review on Premium VPS Plans

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May 26, 2015

VPSDime is a VPS hosting provider who offers Linux VPS hosting solutions. We make this VPSDime review from the aspects of feature, price, money back guarantee, reliability, speed and technical support to find out whether it is still reliable and cost-effective.

In the beginning, we make the editorial ratings from the vital aspects we mentioned above. You can check the ratings to get a general impression about this company and its services.

VPSDime
VPSDime Review

  • Reputation
    rating 3 of 5
  • Features
    rating 3 of 5
  • Speed
    rating 2.5 of 5
  • Reliability
    rating 3 of 5
  • Support
    rating 2.5 of 5
  • Price
    $20/mo

Price

VPSDime offers multiple Premium VPS plans with different amount of RAM, thus the prices of them vary from $20/mo to $160/mo. The plan with least RAM is priced at $20/mo, including 1 dedicated CPU, 4 GB memory, 60 GB SSD space, 4 TB traffic and 1 Gbit connection. If you want to get an additional IP address, you need to pay extra $2 each. A point you might want to know is that all of this company’s plans are billed monthly in advance.

VPSDime allows their customers to get their full money back within 72 hours starting from the service delivery. To be honest, such refund time is much too short for users to experience and figure out the advantages and disadvantages of their purchasing. When it comes to payment method, only PayPal is allowed, which is not convenient for those who want to purchase services with credit cards.

Features

FeatureThere is no doubt that feature means a lot for a VPS hosting package. Therefore we show you the detailed information about other plans in below.

  • $40/mo: 8 GB RAM, 2 CPU, 120 GB Disk Space, 8 TB Bandwidth and 1 Gbit Connection
  • $60/mo: 12 GB RAM, 3 CPU, 180 GB Disk Space, 12 TB Bandwidth and 1 Gbit Connection
  • $80/mo: 16 GB RAM, 4 CPU, 240 GB Disk Space, 16TB Bandwidth and 1 Gbit Connection
  • $120/mo: 24 GB RAM, 4 CPU, 360 GB Disk Space, 24 TB Bandwidth and 1 Gbit Connection
  • $160/mo: 32 GB RAM, 8 CPU, 480 GB Disk Space, 32 TB Bandwidth and 1 Gbit Connection

Besides the features what we analyzed before, all these plans enjoy some other features. The industry-leading KVM virtualization and fully dedicated resources are offered. Moreover, the managed R1Soft backups are included to back up users’ data in case of loss.

However, as all the plans are self-managed, none of them comes with any control panel, and you will need to pay more money and effort to get a control panel installed on your server.

Performance

From the aspect of uptime, VPSDime performs well. The company guarantees 99.9% uptime and they do what they say. Even sometimes 100% uptime is realized according to their customers’ responses.

VPSDime locates their data centers in US and Europe, to be specific in Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, Texas, Amsterdam, NL, Maidenhead, UK and Piscataway, NJ. However, this company still cannot deliver fast speed which is ensured by some other world-leading companies, just like BlueHost.

According to our monitoring, the server response time of VPSDime is about 600ms on average. You can make a server response comparison between VPSDime and BlueHost to check out which one has a better performance.

Technical Support

Tech SupportAs for technical support, VPSDime promises to offer professional and customer-oriented service. But as a matter of fact, only ticket system is available for users to contact with the technical staffs of this company. In most cases, the supporters can solve problems via email within 24 hours. But sometimes, you might get a delayed assistance.

The biggest disadvantage of the technical support is the absence of live chat and phone call. It is acknowledged that live chat and phone call are two of most efficient and time-consuming methods to fix issues. If you are in an emergent occasion, you cannot get immediate and effective help from this company.

Conclusion – Not Recommended

On the basis of our comprehensive review above, it is apparent that Premium VPS polans are not very stunning choices for VPS hosting because of its slow speed and unresponsive customer service. What’s worse, the company’s Premium VPS plans are sometimes claimed to be out of stock and cannot be purchased at all.

Therefore, for the sake of affordability and VPS hosting performance, we have the following recommendations of managed VPS hosting providers.