Reviews and expert opinion G-Core Labs

Tony Loton
Tony Loton
Web Hosting Expert
G-Core Labs is a record-breaking international internet infrastructure company that provides powerful cloud and edge solutions mainly to the entertainment and media industries. By its own admission, this company’s services are for serious technophiles.


g-core-labs-mineG-Core Labs is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

G-Core Labs started life in 2011.

In 2012, the company established its first backbone network of seven data centers in six cities, and the following year its network expanded to include 23 data centers. Also in 2013, G-Core Labs’ infrastructure got a Guinness World Record for having the most simultaneous online players on a single MOG server, and in 2014, the company’s delivery network created a new record for simultaneous players.

In 2015, G-Core Labs moved to new headquarters in Luxembourg, and in 2016 it launched the G-Host global hosting service and the G-CDN global content delivery network. The following year, it launched G-Storage (for cloud storage) and G-Protect (to protect against DDoS attacks). In 2018, the company launched its G-Stream media platform.

Today, G-Core Labs has more than 100 nodes on five continents, and it offers an extensive range of CDN, hosting, media platform, security, custom software development, and IT infrastructure management services.

The G-Core Labs website can be switched between the English, Russian, Chinese, and Korean languages.

Features and Ease of Use

G-Core Labs offers much more than merely hosting, but in terms of hosting, it offers dedicated servers and virtual servers that can be configured to your exact specifications using the Server configurator that allows you to specify:

  • CPU: Various Intel Xeon processors (for dedicated servers) or 1-8 vCPUs (for virtual servers)
  • RAM: 64 GB to 256 GB (for dedicated servers) or 512 MB to 32 GB (for virtual servers)
  • Disk: Up to 2 x 2 TB HDD or SSD (for dedicated servers) or 20 GB to 600 GB SSD (for virtual servers)
  • RAID: Hardware or Software (for dedicated servers)
  • Datacenter: 18 international locations (for dedicated servers) and 11 international locations (for virtual servers)

You can also choose a pre-configured dedicated server or virtual server so that you don’t have to decide values for all of those parameters.

Due to the nature of G-Core’s server offerings, you can choose to install pretty much any operating system you like: various versions of Linux, Windows Server, or even Solaris. And SSH access gives you complete freedom to install any software and run any number of sites. You can take control of your hosting server using the pay-for ISPmanager control panel (Lite or Business version).

G-Core supports IPv4 and IPv6, and it offers a wide range of (pay-for) SSL certificates from leading providers.

What you won’t find here is an extensive set of beginner-friendly features such as easy website builders and one-click installers.

Pricing and Support

Although G-Core Labs offers some pre-priced dedicated server and virtual server (VDS) plans, including an attractively-priced “starter” VDS plan, you need to be aware that these are pretty bare servers and there are potentially lots of additional costs. You might have to pay extra for your control panel, for your desired amount of monthly traffic, for additional IP addresses, for SSL certificates, and much more besides.

The costs can get pretty complicated if you want to configure your server completely from scratch using the Server configurator, and there are additional tables of information telling you how much you will pay for monthly traffic depending on your server’s location (plus how much extra you will pay if you exceed your allowance).

You can reach this company’s customer support staff via phone, email, live chat, and an online form. Existing customers can seek support by submitting a ticket from the control panel. When I tested the live chat support, I found the agent to be responsive but not particularly knowledgable.

G-Core Labs shines when it comes to the support documentation for its hosting, CDN, and media platform products. It also provides very detailed documentation about the Application Programming Interface (API) that you can use to manage your services. But beware; this is very technical documentation:


How much does G-Core Labs cost?
G-Core Labs offers plans from $0 to $248. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which G-Core Labs plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. G-Core Labs can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from G-Core Labs here.
How good is G-Core Labs’s customer support?
G-Core Labs is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of G-Core Labs being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.



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Klaus Hertz
Their servers are fast and not overloaded.

Their servers are fast and not overloaded. There has been no website crashes for 1.5 years of use. I configured the following package: 1 vCPU, 512 MB RAM, 20 GB disk and the cost was about 3 euros per month. Such conditions suit me, besides unlimited traffic is included. Quality service, one of the best I've tried.

February 28, 2020
Arwed Kalb
G-core is influential

I am a new user and I want to say that my first impressions are great. First of all, I like the concise and simple dashboard. I don’t need to study the FAQ or other instructions, it is just intuitive. Сustomer service offered me to connect their additional software, which makes a backup. You need to pay for this service, although in some other companies it is provided for free. No, I'm not worried, in everything else G-core is influential.

February 21, 2020
Rodney Andrews
Best CDN ever!

I am a G-core’s customer for 5 months. I chose between several offers and decided that CDN was the best one. It was important for me to provide high-level network performance for my website. Thank you, the website works great and the users are very satisfied Customer support always knows what's going on and helps a lot.

February 17, 2020
Stable speed, does not lag

A hosting is ok. Have been using it for a year, and it hasn't fallen ever. The speed is stable, does not lag. A 20-pager almost flies, even though one of the pages is actually a landing page with heavy videos. With the first payment, the accounting department had several questions regarding the documentation. So support quickly answered the questions, and helped with the docks. Props. Plus the service is on a budget.

October 11, 2019
South Africa
Normal price, quick

Bought their dedicated server a fortnight ago. Normal price, quick. Stable site, reliable data center. Give 5 stars. I want to underline an adequate technical support. They are available around the clock and explain everything very smart.

October 09, 2019
South Africa
Pretty well, will use further

I needed to make heavy calculations on the CPU, so I decided to use the G-Core service to quickly servers deploy in a cloud. Productivity is good, can see it on the official schedule in the server control panel. I also checked it up according to my surveys, everything matches. A few days later, I reconfigured the system so that it takes even less power. I achieved the fact that each server is 50-60% loaded on the CPU. Processes are flying. Fine company, will use further.

September 30, 2019
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Bottom line on G-Core Labs

If you’re looking for virtual or dedicated servers backed by a robust international infrastructure, and you don’t mind paying the price, then G-Core Labs could be your go-to provider. As stated at the outset, G-Core’s services are aimed at serious technophiles, so technophobes need not apply, and if you’re looking for a simple set of shared hosting plans, you should probably be looking somewhere else.

G-Core Labs might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”


  • Tier 3 data centers and redundant network
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Custom configuration and upgrades
  • Full root access


  • Real-time chat uninformative (or uninformed)
  • Not for beginners; only for experts
Tony Loton
Tony Loton
Tony Loton has been a prolific writer and editor of business, technology and finance books, magazine articles, and corporate content for longer than he cares to say. It's a vocation, not a job!

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