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Ranked 515th from 1980 Web Hosting
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Features
4.4
Pricing
4.4
Support
4.4
Server locations
San Jose
Miami
Zurich
Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Web Hosting Expert
If your business is in need of a highly dependable, secure, and fast hosting solution, EGI Hosting provides a number of suitable packages. With world-class global data centers, customers from the U.S. all the way to Asia can expect their servers to be highly available with low latency.

Overview

EGI Hosting (or EGN, Energy Group Networks) was established in 2003 and has been focused on providing high-end, available, and redundant server space since its inception. They provide not only exceptionally fast computing resources and bandwidth, but also extremely reliable and robust solutions utilizing BGP networks for their managed colocating customers.

They currently have facilities in the U.S. (San Jose and Miami) as well as Switzerland (Zurich). Recently, they’ve started to make inroads into the Asian market and now provide services in Chinese.

Features and Ease of Use

EGI’s servers are built on the highest and most robust industry standards like SSAE-16 TYPE II Certification, N+1, BGP redundancy, and more. They use advanced hardware geared for specific types of hosting. This provides:

  • Servers running on the most powerful Intel processors
  • Massive amounts of RAM memory per server
  • Superb 100% power and 99.99% network uptime guarantees for most solutions
  • Robust redundancy, which means your data is safe from any catastrophes
  • Extremely high bandwidth (100 to 1000 Mbps)

EGI Hosting also provides a number of other services for clients with specialized needs:

  • Managed hosting: Have a dedicated technician set up and manage your server, looking after both its software and hardware.
  • Streaming hosting: There are specialized plans for those who require dedicated video or audio streaming servers.

Because this is a premium server/hosting solution, customers are guided all the way through the process, especially when setting up your server. With any plan (and as a given with a managed solution), you can request a technician to help you in any way. EGI Hosting doesn’t really cater to casual users; it assumes that you either have the expertise to manage your own servers, or you have your own IT support staff. Otherwise, a managed solution is best.

Pricing and Support

As a higher-end service, you shouldn’t expect to find any prices to compete with lower to mid-end hosting services. However, they do offer quite a lot of variety to choose from for large businesses and enterprises in need of highly robust server space. Servers are divided as follows:

  • Bare Metal Server Plans: These multi-homed and BGP redundant servers have four plans that cater for lower to high-end businesses. Pricier plans provide faster hardware with all plans including 1TB of storage.
  • Managed Colocation Plans: This is for the ultimate level of protection for your information. Your server will be hosted on SSAE-16 TYPE II Certified, N+1 redundant servers. They guarantee 99.99% uptime with this plan.
  • Fully Managed Servers: These are for those who want to take a hands-off approach and let a trained EGI technician take care of their server’s set-up and day-to-day maintenance. Three tiered plans provide faster hardware.

There aren’t any free trials or plans.

EGI Hosting does sell themselves as a premium server space provider. As such, they have highly trained technical staff in place at their server locations to quickly resolve issues. Their 99.99% uptime is proof of this. They also offer 24/7 live chat technical support, and in my experience, they respond quickly to queries (less than a minute). You can also email or call their support center.

Pricing

4.4

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
3.00GHz
4 GB
$75.00
500 GB
4 x 3.00GHz
4 GB
$85.00
500 GB
4 cores
16 GB
$119.00
500 GB
2.00GHz
32 GB
$199.00
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
3.00GHz
4 GB
$75.00
500 GB
4 x 3.00GHz
4 GB
$85.00
500 GB
4 cores
16 GB
$119.00
500 GB
2.00GHz
32 GB
$199.00
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Bottom line on EGIHosting

If you have enterprise-level needs for your site or require a server that’s beyond what’s on offer in the mainstream, then EGI is a great option. They provide a decent spectrum of plans and solutions for high-end clients and deliver a polished experience that makes you feel secure in the knowledge that your servers will always be available and backed up.

Pros

  • An array of high-end pricing plans and solutions
  • Specialized streaming solutions for video or audio
  • Advanced facilities and data centers
  • Professional and highly-trained technical staff

Cons

  • No knowledge base (yet)
  • No lower-end, affordable plans
Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Hi, I’m Hendrik, your web guru. The only two things you need to know about me are: I love making websites, and I love to write about how to do it. That’s why I’m here - to help make it fun and easy for you too.

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