M3Server 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.
M3Server started out in 1996, offering dial-up and shared hosting services via a single T1 connection from a small office. Today, this company has several data centers in locations including as London, Amsterdam, Utah, California, Washington DC, Missouri, and Virginia.
M3Server specializes in dedicated servers, managed servers, and virtual dedicated servers, and all servers are carefully monitored round-the-clock.
Whether you run a startup or a big business, M3Server is committed to making you successful online. M3Server’s main website supports English, but its client area supports twenty-six additional languages.
Features and Ease of Use
M3Server offers 10 virtual dedicated server plans (including managed WordPress hosting plans, Europe server plans, VPS, and hosting bundles), and 11 bare metal server plans (that give you fully customized dedicated server setups).
The four VPS plans are the ideal way to get started, and they come with:
- 30 GB to 300 GB disk storage
- 1 GB to 8 GB RAM
- 2 to 4 CPUs
- 5 TB to 10 TB data transfer
As an alternative to picking one of the preconfigured VPS plans, you can instead go for the VPS Pro option that lets you configure the exact processor, memory, and storage you want.
For bloggers and small businesses, M3Server’s three WordPress hosting plans (which come with a free domain) would be a good choice.
Servers are managed using the free, lightweight M3 Control Panel. Optional SSD storage should make your web pages load faster, as will the global CDN caching.
M3Server offers daily off-site server backups with ten individual recovery points. These backups are powered by R1Soft, which is the hosting industry’s premier backup solution. The web interface lets you choose individual directories, files, or entire file systems, and restore them within minutes.
M3Server’s hosting plans are backed by a 99.99% uptime guarantee.
Pricing and Support
M3Server’s hosting plans are reasonably priced. You can pay for them monthly via PayPal or credit card in U.S. dollars. Anyone using PayPal or a credit card to pay the first invoice for a reseller or a VPS plan gets an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee.
M3Server’s customer support team can be contacted by telephone (in case of an emergency) and a ticket system (which the website claims will solve 99% of issues). I received a reply after eight hours when I tried the ticket system.
For those seeking self-support, there is a knowledge base, a tutorial-style blog, and a set of WordPress hosting video tutorials.