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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
SeiMaxim is a prominent provider of shared hosting in the Netherlands. Its prices are higher than average, but you do get some good pre-sales support to help you decide.

Overview

SeiMaximAccording to its English-language website, Netherlands-based SeiMaxim claims to be prepared to solve its 12,000 international clients’ toughest problems. This company’s client area supports more than 20 languages.

Features and Ease of Use

SeiMaxim offers four Linux shared hosting packages (in the U.S.A. and the Netherlands), five Linux and five Windows VPS packages (also in the U.S.A. and the Netherlands), a large number of dedicated server packages (in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Russia, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Canada), and six cloud server packages.

SeiMaxim’s Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:

  • 99.999% uptime guarantee
  • 80 GB to 230 GB storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • cPanel control panel
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • POP3, SMTP, IMAP
  • CGI, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, and GD library
  • Cron jobs
  • Weekly backups

The included Softaculous one-click installer helps you install additional CMS or other software programs such as WordPress (to build a website or blog), phpBB (for a web forum), or OpenCart (as an e-commerce solution). Once your website is up-and-running, you can secure it with a free SSL certificate that should give your visitors more confidence.

If you opt for a VPS rather than shared hosting, you can take advantage of the VDP backup and recovery solution that saves virtual machine image backups to disk. If you decide on a dedicated server instead, you can get hold of a GPU-equipped one.

SeiMaxim uses Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centers, so you can rest assured that your servers should stay up almost all the time.

Pricing and Support

SeiMaxim’s Linux shared hosting packages are priced above average. You can pay for them in U.S. dollars, British pounds, or euros using PayPal, credit cards, bank transfer, iDeal, GoCardless, Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, or Ethereum. Billing cycles range from monthly to triennial, with significant discounts for sign-ups longer than semi-annual.

Although this provider’s “refund policy” page alludes to a seven-day money-back guarantee for shared hosting and virtual servers, a customer support agent confirmed a longer 15-day money-back guarantee. There is 24/7 technical support, and you can contact this company for customer service (technical or otherwise) by telephone, ticket, email, online contact form, or live chat.

I received rapid responses via live chat, which were followed up by email:

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For self-support, the knowledge base boasts a vast number of tutorial-style posts.

Pricing

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Dedicated Server

Plan NameStorageBandwidthCPURAMPrice2x Intel Xeon X5650240GB SSD + 2x 1TB SATA20TB 1Gbps2x Intel Xeon X565032GB DDR3$65.00More Details2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 480GB SSD100TB 1Gbps2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 32GB DDR4 $369.00More Details2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v44X 960GB SSD1 Gbps Unmetered2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4128GB DDR4 $879.00More Details1x Intel Xeon X34402x 2TB SATA2 10TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon X344016GB DDR3$65.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E3-1270 v52x 2TB SATA210TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon E3-1270 v516GB DDR4$109.99More Details1x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v42x 240GB SSD20TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4128GB DDR4$220.00More Details1x Intel Xeon 1x Intel Xeon Core i3-43602x 256GB SSD 10TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon 1x Intel Xeon Core i3-43608GB DDR3$119.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E5-1660 v32x 100 GB SSD3TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon E5-1660 v34GB DDR4$200.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v32x 100GB SSD3TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v34GB DDR4$340.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E3-1220 v22x 4 TB SATA3300 Mbps Unmetered1x Intel Xeon E3-1220 v232GB DDR3$69.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 3x 500 GB SSD500 Mbps Unmetered1x Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 96GB DDR4 $172.00More Details2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v32x 4TB SATA or 2x 500GB SSD500 Mbps Unmetered2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3128GB DDR4$260.00More Details1x Intel Xeon Core i5-4570500 GB SATA or 240 GB SSD20TB 1Gbps1x Intel Xeon Core i5-457016GB DDR3$80.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E3-12702x 240GB SSD100 Mbit/s unmetered1x Intel Xeon E3-127016GB DDR3$135.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E5-26202x 2TB SATA3100 Mbit/s unmetered1x Intel Xeon E5-262032GB DDR3$219.00More Details1x Intel Xeon E3-1230 / E3-12601TB SATA / 128GB SSD10 Mbps Unmetered1x Intel Xeon E3-1230 / E3-12608GB DDR3$190.00More Details2x Intel Xeon E5-26701TB SATA / 128GB SSD10 Mbps Unmetered2x Intel Xeon E5-267032GB DDR3$300.00More Details1x AMD EPYC 7401PBoot Drives: 2 x 120GB boot SSD + 960GB SSD (2x 480GB)20 Gbps Bonded Network (2x MELLANOX 10GBPS W/ LACP)1x AMD EPYC 7401P64GB DDR4$844.00More Details
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Bottom line on SeiMaxim

If you’re happy to pay higher-than-average prices for a Netherlands-based provider of shared hosting services, you should look at SeiMaxim.

Pros

  • 99.999% uptime guarantee
  • 15-day money-back guarantee
  • Top-tier data centers
  • Responsive pre-sales support

Cons

  • Some information inconsistencies
  • Higher-than-average prices

See SeiMaxim for shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers.

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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