Reviews and expert opinion HostCircle

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4.1
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.2
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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
U.S. host HostCircle could be ideal if you're looking for a custom-quoted colocation service. However, if you're looking for shared hosting or a VPS, you'll have to look somewhere else.

Overview

HostCircle

According to its Facebook page, HostCircle was established in October 2008. From its multiple data center facilities, it provides colocation (including managed colocation), network services, and network management solutions. Its website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

Although HostCircle’s website advertises managed and unmanaged server colocation, plus dedicated servers, I couldn’t find any details about the dedicated servers.

The colocation plans offer a choice of data center location, so you can choose between New Jersey, Los Angeles, Tampa, Toronto, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, and Sydney. You can also choose your colocation space (e.g., 1U, half-rack, full-rack) and bandwidth (from 1 Gbps to >10 Gbps).

Most colocation plans provide DDoS protection as an add-on service, and the N+1 redundancy ensures that servers still function if a single component fails.

The managed colocation solutions come with additional services, including technical guidance, set-up support, infrastructure management, system administration, OS reinstall, backup and restore, on-premises and on-call experts, monitoring, and more.

The 99.9% network uptime SLA will “refund 100% of the money paid” if uptime falls below the specified level. You can also request a 50% refund if the redundant power fails, and refunds of 10% to 100% if hardware replacements are delayed.

Pricing and Support

You can pay for HostCircle’s services in various currencies (USD, EUR, CAD, AUD) by PayPal, credit card, bank transfer, or BitPay on monthly to triennial terms. While there is a 30-day money-back guarantee, anyone paying by bank transfer or WesternUnion will have to claim this as an account credit.

Since HostCircle’s colocation solutions are customized, you’ll have to contact the company to get a quote, which you can do by telephone, ticket, email, online contact form, or live chat. Although the support team is supposedly 24/7, the live chat was unavailable when I wanted to try it, and I received no response to my exploratory email.

HostCircle

There are no self-support resources as far as I know, but this is not that unusual for a provider solely of colocation services.

Bottom line on HostCircle

HostCircle could be the host for you if you’re looking for customized colocation solutions. But if you’re looking for shared hosting or a VPS, you’ll have to look somewhere else.

Pros

  • 11+years of industry experience
  • Customized colocation solutions
  • Multiple payment methods
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • No shared hosting or VPS plans
  • No details about the advertised dedicated servers

Contact HostCircle for a customized colocation solution.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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