Reviews and expert opinion RU-TLD

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4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.1
Server locations
Washington
San Francisco
London
Frankfurt am Main
Haarlem
Singapore
Hong Kong
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Russian company RU-TLD, which (among other things) is a representative of leading Dutch company Leaseweb, offers a complete set of virtual and dedicated server solutions.

Overview

RU-TLD

RU-TLD started out in 2008 to provide domain registration and hosting services in Russia and abroad. Since then, it has notched up several achievements including signing an agreement with leading Dutch company Leaseweb to lease servers in the EvoSwitch multi-tenant data center in Haarlem. It has entered into other agreements (e.g., with Microsoft) and has deployed its own geographically distributed DNS servers.

RU-TLD now offers virtual and dedicated servers along with domain registration and other I.T. services. Its website can be switched between the English and Russian languages.

Features and Ease of Use

RU-TLD offers five Linux (KVM) virtual servers and four Windows virtual servers along with dedicated servers located in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Germany, China (Hong Kong), and Singapore.

The Linux virtual server plans provide you with:

  • 1 GB to 16 GB RAM
  • 40 GB to 160 GB SSD storage
  • 1-core to 16-core
  • 3 TB to 5 TB transfer
  • Free IPv6

Since this is a provider of servers rather than shared hosting, it’s more about the hardware and the infrastructure than the value-adding features.

Performance and reliability are assured thanks to the use of IPv6 (for more efficient packet processing), SSD storage (which is better than HDD), CDN (for improved page loading speeds and protection against some security threats), and N+1 to 2N power redundancy (for less chance of downtime).

Pricing and Support

RU-TLD’s Linux servers (but not Windows servers) are cheap. Even the starting Windows plan is 3-4 times as expensive as the Linux plan, but it’s not unusual for Windows servers to cost extra.

You can pay for plans in various currencies (U.S. dollars, euros, or Russian rubles) via various methods (credit cards, PayPal, Qiwi, WebMoney, and OKPAY) on billing cycles from quarterly to triennial. Longer billing cycles give bigger discounts, but there is no money-back guarantee (as far as I can see) to make you feel better about making a major commitment.

Renting a server from RU-TLD gives you Gold SLA level support to address your questions, concerns, and equipment failures. You can contact the support team via telephone, ticket, email, ICQ, or Skype, but (unfortunately) I received no response to my pre-sales support questions.

This provider has a help system, which is a good thing, but it looks old-fashioned, and some of the content is only available in Russian.

RU-TLD

Pricing

4.2

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40GB SSD
1Gbit 3TB
1x Core
1GB
$7.00
60GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
2x Core
2GB
$13
80GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
4x Core
4GB
$23
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
8x Core
8GB
$38
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
16x Core
16GB
$90
60GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
2x Core
2GB
$26
80GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
4x Core
4GB
$50
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
8x Core
8GB
$74
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
16x Core
16GB
$112
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40GB SSD
1Gbit 3TB
1x Core
1GB
$7.00
60GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
2x Core
2GB
$13
80GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
4x Core
4GB
$23
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
8x Core
8GB
$38
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
16x Core
16GB
$90
60GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
2x Core
2GB
$26
80GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
4x Core
4GB
$50
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
8x Core
8GB
$74
160GB SSD
1Gbit 5TB
16x Core
16GB
$112
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x1TB SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
1x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1220
8GB
$46
2x1TB SATA2
1 Gbps / 100TB
1x Intel Dual Core G850
4GB
$58
4x2Tb SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel Hexa-Core Xeon E5-2420
32GB
$94
12x1Tb SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel Quad Core Xeon E5620
8GB
$118
2x240Gb SSD
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel 6-Core Xeon E5-2420
32GB
$118
2x2TB SATA2
1 Gbps / 25TB
1x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1270v5
16GB
$106
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x1TB SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
1x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1220
8GB
$46
2x1TB SATA2
1 Gbps / 100TB
1x Intel Dual Core G850
4GB
$58
4x2Tb SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel Hexa-Core Xeon E5-2420
32GB
$94
12x1Tb SATA2
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel Quad Core Xeon E5620
8GB
$118
2x240Gb SSD
100 Mbps / 10TB
2x Intel 6-Core Xeon E5-2420
32GB
$118
2x2TB SATA2
1 Gbps / 25TB
1x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1270v5
16GB
$106
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Bottom line on RU-TLD

For robust virtual and dedicated server plans from a company with over ten years of industry experience, you could do worse than look at Russian provider RU-TLD. The long-term discounts would be more attractive if there were a refund window, but this is not unusual for rental servers rather than shared hosting.

Pros

  • 11 years of industry experience
  • Partnership with leading Dutch company Leaseweb
  • Cheap Linux (KVM) virtual servers
  • N+1 to 2N power redundancy

Cons

  • No money-back guarantee or test period
  • Windows servers cost extra

For reliable Russian server rental, see RU-TLD.

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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