Gdata’s mission is to provide innovative and high-quality hosting services and products to satisfy the needs of its local customers. The company is happy to serve in Vietnam and has no inclination to go global. With a strong infrastructure, a committed workforce, and extremely cheap prices, Gdata aims to become the go-to hosting solution provider for Vietnamese people. The company’s website supports Vietnamese.
Features and Ease of Use
For this review, I will focus on Gdata’s cloud servers. The company offers four plans namely Cloud Server A, Cloud Server B, Cloud Server C, and Cloud Server D. These plans vary in terms of CPU, RAM, SSD, bandwidth, and IOPS (input/output operations per second). All four plans support Linux and Windows OS. Plan A has several variations for you to choose from – CPU with 5 GHz (that goes up to 20 GHz), 4GB+2GB RAM (that goes up to 23GB+2GB RAM in line with your CPU), 90GB SSD (up to 1040GB), and 1500 IOPS. Additionally, you will get
- Unlimited data transfer
- 1 IP address
- 50 Mbps bandwidth
- Free SMS timeout
- Anti DDoS support
Gdata’s plans also offer
- 99% stable server
- Connection performance up to 99%
- 24/7 server monitoring and reporting
- 100% SSD drive
- Periodic testing to ensure continuous data backup
- Periodic system updates
- High-quality system security (server login with SSH key, firewall, pen-test checks etc.)
Pricing and Support
When you consider prices of Gdata’s plans with the industry average, you will find them to be extremely cheap. But this doesn’t mean any compromise with quality. The company optimizes its resources along with automating the processes and updating technologies continuously to decrease its production costs. This enables it to offer such low prices to its customers and yet maintain high quality.
You can pay for Gdata’s cloud server plans monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annually. Payment options include bank transfer, and cash payment at Gdata’s office (in Hanoi).
The company will refund your prepaid charges when you want to stop using its service.
Gdata’s technical support is on offer 24/7 via phone, email, and by submitting a request after you use your login credentials to enter the client portal. For other kind of support, you can reach the company’s Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City office by phone and email. However, I failed to get a quick response for my email query seeking a quotation, which makes Gdata’s claim of 24/7 support questionable.