Features and Ease of Use
The company doesn’t provide shared hosting servers. If you are looking for a simple website hosting solution, you won’t find it with this provider. Dediserv only offers VPS and dedicated servers, which are high-level solutions that are more suited to E-commerce businesses and other websites with lots of traffic.
These are some of the features that VPS customers enjoy:
- 99.9%% uptime
- Up to 150GB storage space
- Anywhere from 500GB to 2000GB monthly traffic
- Either 1GB or 2GB RAM
Dediserv dedicated servers provide a downtime warranty to its customers. Its service guarantee is 99.9% on an annual basis. If you record downtime, it will compensate you based on the monthly price of your server. You can get up to a 50% credit, depending on the level of downtime that you record.
Dediserv offers CentOS, Debian, and Fedora operating system distributions for VPS. If you’re looking to use other OS distributions, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The company provides up to two free dedicated IP address. That provides you with easy access to your server remotely at any time without having to change your DNS settings. Some applications and scripts require dedicated IPs to run, plus dedicated IPs have email advantages.
Dediserv doesn’t provide much in terms of features. Sure, you get root access, but that’s something that mostly experienced server administrators will benefit from.
If you’re new to web hosting and you’re looking to run things yourself, you’ll have to look elsewhere because installing an easy-to-use management tool like cPanel to smooth things out for you isn’t something that just anyone can do without know-how. You could pay to have Dediserv handle the installation of either cPanel or DirectAdmin just before checkout, though.
Pricing and Support
Dediserv doesn’t offer a free trial for customers to test out its VPS plans. However, the prices are low-cost and its subscription periods for VPS starts from one month. You can also pay for three months, six months, or one year at a time.
For dedicated servers, the prices are low as well, but the subscription period starts from three months. You can pay with PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.
The company doesn’t charge a setup fee for hosting. Be aware that it also doesn’t offer domain registration nor an SSL certificate, so don’t expect those two as free add-ons. This is a downside for beginners, because you’ll have to know how to install SSL and connect your domain to your server.
Dediserv doesn’t have a knowledge base, but customer support agents are available 24/7. You can reach them through fax, live chat, and ticket. I used the live chat and it was a positive experience.