MyHosting VPS Hosting Review

MyHosting is a great company and they offer affordable VPS hosting for both Windows and Linux operating systems. For those who prefer cPanel/WHM VPS packages, MyHosting has this option as well. We think MyHosting is a great choice for affordable hosting for those who need Virtualization.

About MyHosting

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Now part of the famous Ingram Micro Inc. (world’s largest B2B distributor of technology), MyHosting was founded in 1997 and has grown to serve over 50,000 hosting customers from more than 170 countries. With the company itself being more than 16 years old and most of the members in the management team having more than a decade of industry experience, MyHosting is steadily moving towards its goal of becoming a world leader in providing reliable yet affordable hosting.

Be it by providing in-house or by partnering up with reputed third party solution providers, the company believes in giving its best to the customers. The quality of their service combined with great customer support has earned them positive reviews from existing happy customers and a good reputation in the market. Though their main focus is on VPS hosting, they also offer shared hosting, email hosting, domain name registration and web designing services.

MyHosting VPS Hosting Plans

MyHosting offers an astounding number of VPS plans so much so that you’d be spoiled for choice. Be it Linux hosting, Windows based hosting, reseller hosting, business hosting, developer hosting or custom hosting, you name it, you get it. With so many plans at your disposal, scalability is the most obvious benefit you get on your platter. Setup too is quick and you get the root access to your server so that you can shut down, reboot and upgrade whenever you need to. You can also install applications and modify files at your will.

Linux VPS Plans

Linux VPS from MyHosting comes powered with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, which in other words translates into lesser downtime, root access from a web based browser and full freedom to configure your server. You get to choose from CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems to run your hosting. There are 4 different plans under this category:

  • Custom Linux VPS starting at $15.95 per month
  • Developer VPS starting at $18.95 per month
  • Business VPS + Plesk starting at $18.95 per month
  • Linux Reseller VPS starting at $55.75 per month

All of these plans come with Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, phpMyAdmin, Webmin, Java and Silverlight.

Windows VPS Plans

Windows VPS servers are Hyper-V virtualized and come with WebMatrix support. The NetAPP SAN backend makes the disk I/O faster. You’ve got Windows 2008 R2 plans and Windows 2012 plans to choose from. Each of these is further divided into 4 different plans: Custom, Developer, Business and VPS. Price ranges from $34.95 per month to $69.95 per month and the various resources you get vary accordingly:

  • Virtual processors 1 or 2
  • RAM from 1024 MB to 4096 MB
  • Disk space from 25 GB to 80 GB
  • Bandwidth from 300 GB to 3000 GB

All plans have remote desktop, ASP, ASP.NET, Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Access.

Business VPS Plans

MyHosting business class VPS plans come with fully configured hosting panel, thus saving you time to focus on your business rather than breaking your head with all the technical stuff of server initialization. But at the same time it gives you enough flexibility to install and modify applications of your choice. There are 3 plans to choose from:

  • SharePoint Services with 80 GB of disk space and starting at $45.95 per month
  • Plesk VPS for business with Linux or Windows option and starting at $18.95 per month
  • Build Your Own VPS with Plesk or cPanel, starting at $15.95 per month

Developer VPS Plans

The Developer plans give you complete admin access; you can install any software or application that your project requires. There are 3 different plans under this category:

  • Windows Developer starting at $36.95 per month comes with Hyper-V cloud, Windows 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL
  • Lamp Developer starting at $18.95 per month is a Linux based plan that comes with the choice of CentOS and Ubuntu operating system
  • Custom VPS starting at $15.95 per month can be either Windows or Linux based.

Custom VPS Plans

MyHosting Custom VPS plans are highly flexible in that you can select almost anything as per your choice and requirements. They are further divided into Barebone, Developer, Business, and reseller plans. To let you know how wide the options are, here is what a typical Barebone plan looks like:

  • Choose an OS from CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows 2008 Standard, Windows 2012 Standard
  • Choose a datacenter between New York, USA and Toronto, Canada
  • Choose between Plesk Panel with 10, 100 or unlimited domains and cPanel with WHM
  • Disk space from 20 GB to 200 GB
  • RAM from 512 MB to 8192 MB
  • Number of virtual processors from 8 to 16
  • IP addresses from 1 to 6
  • Monthly bandwidth from 300 GB to 3600 GB
  • Billing term from 1 month to 3 years

All VPS hosting plans from MyHosting come with 100% uptime guarantee, 24×7 customer support and 30 day money back guarantee.

High Performance Servers

MyHosting uses Dell servers that are powered by Dual Quad Core processors and 16 GB RAM. The server speed is further increased by NetApp arrays in the backend. Diesel generators and backup UPS systems ensure uninterrupted power supply to the server and other infrastructure. To ensure that the servers run in the most ideal conditions, constant temperature of 21 to 24 degrees centigrade with relative humidity of 45 to 55 percent is maintained with the help of multiple air conditioning units.

Enhanced Network Security

The web servers are connected directly to the fiber optic networks in a safe and secure environment. The speed and capacity of the network is maximized by creating alternate data transmission routes on several Tier 1 connections. In addition to installing layered architecture firewall, antivirus software and real time intrusion detection scanners, the network is monitored round the clock by certified security professionals.

The EarthLink Advantage

EarthLink and Equinix need no introduction in the IP infrastructure and data center services sector. Whereas EarthLink has been serving over 1.6 million customers in the US, Equinix operates 87 datacenters in 11 countries. MyHosting servers are housed in these world class datacenters from Equinix and EarthLink located respectively in Toronto, Canada and Rochester, New York, USA.

The datacenters have high end security measures in place. They are under camera surveillance and protected by security guards 24×7. Entry to the datacenters is controlled by means of access cards. To prevent and suppress any fire hazards, the facility is equipped with waterless, environment friendly, FM-200 based fire suppression system.

Awards and Certifications

MyHosting is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner. They were also the launch partner of Microsoft for their Windows Server 2012. They bagged the prestigious Hosting Partner of the Year award from Microsoft, Canada in 2012. Parallels, the world leader in virtualization technology, recognized the excellence of MyHosting in Parallels automation and collaboration services. They have also been approved, verified and awarded generously by various web hosting review sites.

VPS Expert Support

MyHosting is hailed for its quick and responsive support. Their support center works 24×7 all through the year. The average wait time for getting phone support is less than 2 minutes. And if you are contacting them through email, you can expect a response within an hour. You also have the option of online chat support and requesting a call back.

If you are buying a VPS plan with Plesk or cPanel, you are also entitled to their VPS expert support without any charges. This support service is intended to help you with hardware issues like sluggishness and load time, disaster recovery, etc., preinstalled software issues like DNS configuration, OS reinstall, firewall setup, etc., and third party application issues like website troubleshooting and package installation.

Conclusion

Instead of trying to do everything by itself, MyHosting has successfully harnessed the power of partnership to offer the best performance at affordable prices. Though basically targeted at small and mid-sized businesses, I think businesses of all sizes can take advantage of their down-to-earth pricing, so far VPS hosting is concerned. With the 30-day money back guarantee in place, you don’t have anything to lose after all. Why not give it a shot!

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