Reviews and expert opinion RouterHosting

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4.1
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.3
Server locations
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London
Frankfurt am Main
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
RouterHosting has more than 5,000 customers and servers located in multiple worldwide locations. The higher-tier plans get quite pricey, but at the lower end, the plans are good value for money with SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration.

Overview

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If you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as RouterHosting you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!

RouterHosting was founded in 2008 with a vision to make website hosting more affordable and easier. It has servers located in fourteen global data centers, more than 5,000 customers, and an English language website.

Features and Ease of Use

RouterHosting sells a a simple range of enterprise-level hosting plans, which come with the following core features:

  • 995% reliability
  • Backups can be manually configured
  • Choice of Windows or Linux operating system
  • SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration
  • Choice of fourteen data center locations

You can choose to have your servers located in one of multiple worldwide data centers, including ten in the U.S. (New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh) or Europe (London or Frankfurt). There’s also the option to choose from Windows or Linux (multiple distributions), so all-in-all the plans are pretty flexible.

The VPS plans use SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration, which means disk read / write speeds up to ten times faster than HDD and less risk of data loss. Also, there are dedicated containers on the nodes, which means your data will not be shared with your neighbor, and you don’t need to worry about sudden spikes in volume or malicious traffic.

The dedicated servers come in four base packages, although all but one, the Dual Intel Xeon X5650 (12 x 2.67Ghz – 24 x 2.67Ghz Threads), package is sold out. If required, you can contact support and create a fully custom package designed specifically for your business needs and budget.

The website claims a “99.995% reliability”, but without an SLA or uptime guarantee to refer to, it’s hard to tell what this is based on.

Pricing and Support

The plans, particularly the VPS packages, are good value for money. The higher resource packages can get quite costly, but the lower-tier plans are a great way to get started with a private environment for a reasonable price. As you’d expect, SSL certificates and domain names are an added cost.

You can purchase the plans in terms ranging from one month to three years, with the monthly plan reducing with the length of the term. All plans come with a short seven-day money-back guarantee.

Customer service is reportedly available via email, Skype, and telephone, however when I visited the website, I could only find an online contact form / ticketing system and phone number. It’s also not clear what the business hours or average response time is, but in my experience, I contacted the team via the online ticket system and received a polite reply within two hours.

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Bottom line on RouterHosting

RouterHosting has the tagline “Cheap Linux and Windows VPS” and I’d agree with that sentiment. It’s not hard to see why 5,000 customers have purchased the pure SSD plans, although the uptime guarantee could be improved.

Before you make a decision, we highly recommend you check out some alternative hosting companies, which we highly recommend.

Pros

  • Pure SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration
  • Plans are good value for money
  • Fully customizable dedicated server plans
  • Choice of server locations and operating system

Cons

  • A lot of the dedicated servers were out of stock
  • Limited customer service options
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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