Ehost Internet Data Center (Ehost IDC) has been in the business of offering dedicated servers, colocation, CDN, and server management services since October 2004. Its website can be switched between the English, French, Korean, and Chinese languages, and its servers sit in data centers in many different locations: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Russia, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S.A., and Vietnam.
Features and Ease of Use
Ehost IDC offers many dedicated server plans, with a choice of location (from 18 possibilities) and these features:
- 99.99% uptime
- Dell and Supermicro servers
- 10 Gbit backbone network
- At least 4 GB RAM
For storage, you can choose between SSDs (for faster speeds and greater reliability) or SATA HDDs (for more storage at the same price). The company’s data center backbone connection is 10 Gbit, whereas each server has a 1 Gbit port connection. You can enjoy unlimited bandwidth at 10 Mbps (upgradeable) as long as your port isn’t congested.
Ehost IDC doesn’t do managed servers, so you’ll have to manage your server yourself, and you don’t get a control panel to make it easier. But you do get root access to install any software you want, and EhostIDC will preinstall your preferred operating system: CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, ESXI, XenServer, or Windows.
If you don’t see the dedicated server plan you need, you can request a quote for a custom configuration.
Pricing and Support
Ehost IDC offers fairly priced plans that can be paid for on one-month, three-month, six-month, or yearly terms. Once you’ve paid by PayPal, credit card, bank transfer, or Alipay, you should see your server provisioned within four hours.
There are quite a few upsells, but they’re relevant ones. You can add more bandwidth, an additional drive, or software RAID at the checkout without having to upgrade to a higher plan. DDoS protection doesn’t come free, so you’ll have to pay for Ehost IDC’s solution or source one from somewhere else.
Customer support can be accessed via telephone, email, live chat, or Skype, but my exploratory email was never answered. For limited self-support, you can refer to the frequently asked questions: