Datasource is a Swiss data center solutions provider. It offers an array of hosting solutions, including colocation services, dedicated servers, and server housing. It began its operations in 1996, and its website is available in both German and English.
Features and Ease of Use
The following are some of the standard hosting features included in this vendor’s hosting packages:
- Access via SSH or Remote Desktop
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 24/7 fault tolerance
- Guaranteed availability
The Datasource data centers are located in Zug, Switzerland. They are interconnected through the vendor’s backbone network as well as global Tier-1 backbones with multiple redundant connections.
Users have the option to choose from several operating systems, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows Server 2012, and Fedora. I would recommend using CentOS version 6.4; it provides enterprise-grade reliability and is one of the most stable Linux-based operating systems.
Datasource entry-level dedicated servers come with hardware from Hitachi, Quantum, Samsung, Toshiba, WD, HP, and Seagate.
For users who intend to run mission-critical applications on this vendor’s hosting platform, the firm would recommend that you use its HP Premium Servers that are equipped with powerful and state-of-the-art enterprise hardware.
Datasource does offer backup solutions, but only upon request. Its colocation solutions include remote hands, a feature that lets them help you with any server tasks you might want to be done on location like exchanging a cable, etc.
This vendor primarily provides information about their hosting solutions in PDF format.
Pricing and Support
Datasource data center solutions are pretty cheap. Users also enjoy flexible monthly billing cycles. The prices are listed in Swiss francs.
Some of this vendor’s hosting solutions include a 99.90% uptime guarantee and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Datasource has made available two means through which would-be customers can make contact: email and telephone. While the vendor boasts of first-class support, my email query to its support team went unanswered.
The Datasource website has no knowledge base.