Reviews and expert opinion HOTRDP

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Do you want a Windows VPS that’s accessible via RDP? If so, HOTRDP could be exactly right for you. It’s a pity, then, that I couldn’t summon a pre-sales support response.


Overview

HOTRDPHOTRDP’s data center was set up in 2007 to house dedicated and virtual servers (although I can no longer see any evidence of dedicated servers on this host’s website). Currently, HOTRDP’s English-language website sells Windows virtual servers that can be accessed via the remote desktop client app, hence the “RDP” part of this host’s name.

Features and Ease of Use

HOTRDP offers four RDP plans each for France, Russia, and the U.S.A. It also offers four encoding RDP plans.

The “USA RDP” plans provide you with:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Intel Xeon processors with 2 to 6 cores
  • 25 GB to 150 GB SSD storage
  • 2 GB to 10 GB RAM
  • 200 MB to 1 Gbit port speed

Full admin access gives you complete control of your server, and botting is allowed, so you can easily run traffic bots.

HOTRDP’s website assures us that its servers are 100% powered by certified green renewable energy sources, so you could help save the planet by choosing this host. Performance is not compromised, thanks to a combination of the KVM hypervisor and RAID storage (which also helps guard against disk data disasters).

Unfortunately, HOTRDP’s uptime isn’t clear. Some web pages say it’s 99.9% and some say it’s 99.99% (which is actually a big difference), but I couldn’t get customer services to clarify.

Pricing and Support

This host’s Windows virtual servers are cheap, and you can pay for them monthly in U.S. dollars via PayPal. Due to the cost of setting up your server, HOSTRDP offers no money-back guarantee.

Support is poor. There are no self-support resources apart from a few frequently asked questions. The live chat always appears to be unavailable, and my attempt to submit a support ticket was rewarded with the message “No support departments found. Please try again later”:

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Bottom line on HOTRDP

For a cheap Windows VPS that’s accessible via RDP, HOTRDP could be worth a look. However, I’d feel a lot more confident about this host if I’d been able to summon a pre-sales support response.

Pros

  • 12 years of industry experience
  • 100% green energy
  • Low prices
  • High-performance KVM hypervisor and RAID configurations

Cons

  • No money-back guarantee
  • No pre-sales support response

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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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