ServerMaxi has been in business for over 25 years. The company helps individuals and companies get online and stay online through dedicated servers, cloud servers, and Virtual Private Servers (VPS). It also provides storage solutions and colocation.
The company’s office is located in Oregon, in the United States, and it stores its servers in data centers that are located in Turkey, U.S., France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Singapore. Its website is in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
ServerMaxi’s offers are not for small websites. If you want to host your personal blog or a small local business website, you’ll have to look elsewhere. For large businesses that need top performance, security, and storage space, ServerMaxi likely has what you need.
It’s simplest of plans is the VPS, and within that category, you can choose any one of its three plans in two countries. If you do, you get the following:
- 1GB to 4GB RAM
- 1TB or 2TB bandwidth
If you want to use the Linux operating system on your server, you can take any of the three plans, but the Windows operating system is limited to only the top two plans. The company supports most major OS distributions namely, CentOS, SUSE, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and FreeBSD.
ServerMaxi provides Solid State Disks (SSD) which can handle tasks more efficiently and faster than hard disk drives (HDD). Its Intel processors are reliable and designed for long-term continuous operation so that they don’t fail at critical times and continue to provide you with a high level of performance.
One of the perks of VPS is being able to fully utilize your resources while maintaining total control. Getting that full flexibility and control to manage a server is great for experienced users, but beginners to web hosting and development will find this extremely hard to use, except with sufficient step-by-step guides.
Also, you get to implement your own security measures, which is great if you know what you’re doing. On the other hand, beginners will need to hire a whiz at server management.
Pricing and Support
When it comes to prices, ServerMaxi is reasonably competitive. It offers three low-cost VPS plans, and its private cloud and public cloud plans offer enough resources for the prices at which they’re provided. The dedicated server plans are low-cost.
Subscription periods include one-month subscriptions and given the low cost, it’s worth signing up just to test the service and see if it’s satisfactory. You can also pay for three months, six months, and twelve months at a time. If you sign up for annual billing at the time of writing this review, you get two months off.
Although the vendor doesn’t sell domain registration or SSL certificates, you can buy backup storage and a control panel to make managing your account easy. It offers cPanel and Plesk, which you can add to your cart before checkout. You can pay with PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Technical support work 24/7 and you can reach the support agents through email, a toll-free phone number, Skype, and ticket. There’s also a knowledge base where you can search for answers. I sent an email to the customer support but unfortunately, didn’t get a response.