MassiveGRID, or MG, has a track record of 15+ years offering fully customized and streamlined IT infrastructure services. Its website can be slightly overwhelming due to the vast range of products and services, but it’s still easy to browse.
With its mission of turning high-availability services from a pricey luxury into a cost-effective necessity, MassiveGRID aims to give developers and software companies peace of mind when hosting their applications. Read on to find out more.
Features and Ease of Use
All of MassiveGRID’s hosting solutions are powered by Tier IV certified data centers. You can choose to deploy its IT infrastructure with worldwide Equinix data centers. The company’s servers are in the U.S., Germany, Singapore, and the U.K.
MassiveGRID offers the following as standard with its hosting solutions:
- 100% Uptime SLA
- 99.9999% data center uptime
- Instant activation
- Free software installation (new subscribers will get free SysAdmin support for the first month)
- Free server migration (complete migration for cPanel accounts and free file transfer for non cPanel accounts)
- Free DDoS protection (24/7 for free up to 1500 Gbps, but not available on the Singapore server)
For the sake of this review, I’ll focus on MassiveGRID’s cloud web hosting plans. MassiveGRID offers six cloud web hosting plans on UK, German, and U.S. servers with these key features:
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly backups
- Free restoration
- 2Gbps of bandwidth
- SSD storage
- Unlimited FTP, MySQL databases, and email accounts
MassiveGRID’s cloud web hosting plans come with generous storage space making it suitable for startups and enterprises. You can get from 10 GB to 500 GB of SSD storage. The monthly traffic varies from 200 GB to 10 TB.
If you want more specialized cloud hosting, MassiveGRID has more web hosting packages – WordPress hosting, Kubernetes web hosting, and Magento web hosting – each comes with distinguishing resources to help serve your purpose.
Kubernetes hosting comes in a production-ready, developer-friendly environment with flexibility and automatic scaling.
On the other hand, Magento web hosting helps you launch your store quickly and runs a complex, container-based failover topology. The plans also include MySQL database clusters, Nginx PHP, and varnish technology.
Pricing and Support
MassiveGRID’s cloud hosting prices vary from cheap to chewing a hole in your pocket, especially upon renewal. Cloud plans are backed by a 15-day money-back guarantee, whereas specialized hosting plans (WordPress and Magento hosting) come with a 14-day free trial.
It’s also worth noting that MassiveGRID doesn’t provide a free domain, which will increase the total cost of your subscription. If you think MassiveGRID isn’t right for you, look at this in-depth top web hosting comparison.
The support desk is available round-the-clock, and you can reach out via phone, email, online chat, support ticket, or contact form. I sent the support team an email query and received a response over 48 hours later.
Its knowledgebase also has several tutorials, articles, and FAQs available that could be helpful to DIY customers.