The name “Pro-Managed LTD, Belize” suggests it should be Belize-based, but its Russian telephone dialing code and its Russian-language website (which can be switched into English) suggest it’s actually (or in practice) a Russian provider.
While this provider’s primary business is the provision of managed dedicated servers, it also does DDoS protection. It houses clients’ servers in Russian and Ukrainian data centers, but it uses independent IP addresses to create geo-distributed systems. It also uses data centers in other locations such as Dallas and Amsterdam.
Features and Ease of Use
Pro-Managed provides its customers with many features, including:
- MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
- PHP with the necessary modules
- SAS and SSD storage
- Free installation
- Apache or Nginx webserver
- Configured firewall
- 24/7 monitoring
- Website statistics
If you are looking for high-performance web hosting options, you should check out the managed dedicated server solutions that come with Intel processors for maximum performance, and with the option of either SAS or SSD storage. These servers are monitored around the clock by dedicated technical staff.
If you have critical applications running on your servers, you’ll need the distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. And when it comes to security, you can get a configured firewall, and you can even secure game servers with this provider’s game protection. The Pro-Managed control-panel is easy to use, so I didn’t have any problems installing SSL certificates or enabling DDoS protection.
Services are guaranteed by a 99.9% SLA, which is around the industry average.
Pricing and Support
The dedicated servers provided by Pro-Managed are affordably priced, and you can add DDoS protection. Pay using PayPal, credit card, Bitcoin, and other methods on billing cycles from one month to one year, with a 50% discount when you sign up for at least a year. Pro-Managed relies on reliable third-party payment services and doesn’t store your details itself, so you needn’t worry about entering your credit card details.
The only issue I encountered is that whenever I clicked the “Ask about availability” button for any particular plan, it led to an HTTP 404 (not found) error page, so I couldn’t purchase the package.
The 24/7 customer support service should be second to none, and it can be accessed via telephone, email, live chat, ICQ, Skype, and Jabber. Response times are some of the fastest I have ever encountered, and the support technician I spoke to was super-supportive.
Although it’s not uncommon for dedicated server providers (as opposed to shared hosting providers), the self-support resources seem to be limited to a simple set of FAQs: