Reviews and expert opinion ServerOver

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4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Features
4.0
Pricing
4.0
Support
4.0
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Istanbul
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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Although ServerOver has more than ten years of experience in the website hosting industry, and it offers 24/7 customer service and SSD storage, I found its features and support somewhat lacking for the price point of its services.

Overview

ServerOver

ServerOver claims to be a high-end hosting provider with more than ten years of experience. It’s a U.S. company with an American English website.

Features and Ease of Use

ServerOver

If you’re looking for simple shared hosting, you’ll need to look elsewhere. However, customers looking for enterprise-level services such as dedicated servers, cloud servers, VPS, and colocation can look forward to these features:

  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • Multiple worldwide server locations
  • Six-hour hardware replacement guarantee
  • Full root access and server control
  • Up to 2 x 960 GB SSD (with dedicated servers)

Dedicated servers are located in Chicago or Seattle (U.S.A.) whereas the VPS plans allow you to choose your server location from a list that includes Istanbul, Ireland, London, Frankfurt, Virginia, Ohio, Oregon, Singapore, Tokyo, or Sydney.

Performance is improved thanks to the use of SSD storage that is ten times as fast as traditional storage. What’s more, your resources are fully isolated, so you won’t be sharing bandwidth or disk space with other hosted customers. This said, the 99% uptime is disappointing compared with typical shared hosting, but this service level is not so unusual for virtual and dedicated servers.

Techies get full root access for total control over server configurations.

Pricing and Support

ServerOver does a somewhat poor job of selling its hosting features, and some of its prices are strangely high, but you do get good resource allocations. The Plesk and cPanel control panels incur additional hefty monthly fees.

Since this is an enterprise host rather than a low-end shared hosting provider, you don’t get a domain name, SSL certificate, or CDN. In fact, these are not offered at all on ServerOver’s website.

There is no money-back guarantee, but this is not so unusual when we’re talking about enterprise-level hosting rather than simple shared hosting.

Although customer service is advertised as 24/7 via email, live chat, and online contact form, I waited for 30 minutes for a live chat response that never came (despite looking like it was online).

Ironically, there is a 100% customer satisfaction strategy, but this is not guaranteed. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be disappointed since the knowledge base contains only two entries.

Pricing

4.0

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB SSD
1 TB
1 vCPU
2 GB
$4
40GB SSD
2 TB
1 vCPU
4 GB
$8
50GB SSD
3 TB
2 vCPU
8 GB
$16
100GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
16 GB
$32
120GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
24 GB
$48
160GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
32 GB
$64
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB SSD
1 TB
1 vCPU
2 GB
$4
40GB SSD
2 TB
1 vCPU
4 GB
$8
50GB SSD
3 TB
2 vCPU
8 GB
$16
100GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
16 GB
$32
120GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
24 GB
$48
160GB SSD
5 TB
4 vCPU
32 GB
$64
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40 GB SSD
3 TB
1 vCPU
2 GB
$20
60 GB SSD
4 TB
2 vCPU
4 GB
$40
80 GB SSD
5 TB
2 vCPU
8 GB
$80
160 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
16 GB
$160
240 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
32 GB
$240
480 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
64 GB
$360
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40 GB SSD
3 TB
1 vCPU
2 GB
$20
60 GB SSD
4 TB
2 vCPU
4 GB
$40
80 GB SSD
5 TB
2 vCPU
8 GB
$80
160 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
16 GB
$160
240 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
32 GB
$240
480 GB SSD
10 TB
4 vCPU
64 GB
$360
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
INTEL XEON E5640
16 GB
$89
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
INTEL XEON X5570
16 GB
$99
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5640
16 GB
$109
1x 480GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5570
16 GB
$139
1x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5670
32 GB
$169
1x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5570
64 GB
$219
2x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5670
96 GB
$259
2x 960GB SSD
30 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5-2670
128 GB
$339
2x 960GB SSD
30 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5-2670
256 GB
$469
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
INTEL XEON E5640
16 GB
$89
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
INTEL XEON X5570
16 GB
$99
1x 240GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5640
16 GB
$109
1x 480GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5570
16 GB
$139
1x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5670
32 GB
$169
1x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5570
64 GB
$219
2x 960GB SSD
10 TB
2X INTEL XEON X5670
96 GB
$259
2x 960GB SSD
30 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5-2670
128 GB
$339
2x 960GB SSD
30 TB
2X INTEL XEON E5-2670
256 GB
$469
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Bottom line on ServerOver

My honest appraisal is that I’m not overly impressed by ServerOver. In my opinion, the features don’t meet my expectations for the price point. It’s a pity that no live chat agent took the opportunity to address any concerns I had. 

Pros

  • SSD storage rather than HDD
  • Choice of Windows or Linux OS
  • Multiple worldwide server locations
  • Full root access for server management

Cons

  • The live chat agent did not pick up
  • Prices are higher than expected

For enterprise-level hosting, head over to ServerOver.

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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