Cogeco Peer 1 is a Canadian hosting and IT services provider established in 1999 with its head office in Toronto and seven data centers in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. With more than 10,000 business clients, this internet giant is mainly dedicated to working with large corporate clients.
Features and ease of use
Cogeco has a vast choice of services, mainly designed for large corporate clients. Their overall offer includes hosting solutions, cloud computing services, managed IT solutions, and colocation services.
Their hosting solutions are customizable, enabling users to craft their own set of features to suit their needs. Additionally, the company offers hosting solutions designed with such accuracy that you could even ask for a hosting solution for online apps, e-commerce, and many other specific purposes. Managed hosting option is an excellent feature for those who don’t want to waste their time thinking about security, backups, and software updates.
The company is proud of their top-tier hardware and network solutions, as well as their tech support expertise.
What separates Cogeco Peer l from many other hosting companies on the market is the fact that their hosting plans offer “The first call promise” feature which means that it takes only one call in order to get your problem solved. This is really good news as there is no uptime guarantee whatsoever.
No matter how much I liked to experiment and craft various server configurations I was happy to see that there was also a default offer with four pre-made configurations which I could choose only after registering and talking to a sales agent who really wanted to make sure that default offer is the right one for me.
Cogeco owns some really powerful machines including series E3 and E5 Xeon quad and octa-core processors with 2TB of monthly bandwidth, which is too much for bloggers or small business owners in my opinion, but that’s just me.
Cogeco Peer 1 features flexible storage options which means that you can choose between shared or dedicated storage for any essential data. In addition, all servers offer PCI-DSS compliant hosting, which is important for any business that requires credit card payments on their website.
Since there are so many specific hosting options, it’s fairly easy to set up your account and decide which hosting plan works for you and your business.
Pricing and support
Because they offer a high-end service, Cogeco Peer 1 offers custom pricing to their users. This means that you won’t find prices on their website. However, if you decide to contact their sales support they will create an optimal value according to what you need.
The tech support is very professional. In case your problem can’t be solved over the phone, level II and level III support agents will address the situation instantly. Depending on your choice, they can even fully manage your website, leaving you worry-free.