Reviews and expert opinion Sharktech

Ranked 2225th from 2895 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.1
Support
4.0
Server locations
Los Angeles
Chicago
Denver
Amsterdam
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert
Sharktech has been offering server solutions since 2003. It focuses on providing dedicated servers, VPS, and colocation services.

Overview

Sharktech

Sharktech is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., and it has four data centers located in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Amsterdam. Its 25 employees support more than 5,000 clients with colocation services, dedicated servers, VPS, and DDoS services.

Features and Ease of Use

Sharktech

Sharktech’s server solutions include the following standard features:

  • DDoS protection
  • SAS, SSD storage
  • RAID 5, RAID 10
  • Linux, BSD, Windows OS
  • Free setup

Servers are housed in four state-of-the-art data centers located in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, and Amsterdam. All the DDoS-protected servers with IPv4 addresses run on Intel Xeon and Dual Intel Xeon processors with a dual storage system that includes SAS and SSD storage in RAID 5 and RAID 10 configurations, and they are connected to 100 Gbps ports.

VPS solutions use servers with between 12 and 16 cores, and users can choose Windows, Linux or BSD as the operating system platform. Remote backups place backup data in an entirely separate data center from the originating data center.

Sharktech makes a big thing about its DDoS mitigation services that include a network intrusion detection system to tackle multi-layered DDoS attacks, plus remote network DDoS protection that deals with advanced attacks on web servers, applications, hit-and-run attacks, and significant threats.

This provider doesn’t offer SSL certificates, but it does encrypt all sensitive information using SSL technology to safeguard clients’ data and files.

Pricing and Support

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Sharktech’s server plans are competitively priced. Customers can commit to a monthly subscription through this vendor’s flexible billing cycle. All its prices are listed in U.S. dollars. Dedicated server clients have access to free setup.

This company claims to offer a “six 9’s network uptime guarantee” (99.9999%) yet customers occasionally report with its servers. Indeed, this provider’s servers have been a cause for concern for many customers; they’ve complained of system instability and incessant fluctuations.

Sharktech offers no money-back guarantee. In fact, the vendor categorically states that it does not give refunds under any circumstances whatsoever, but this is not as unusual for VPS and dedicated server solutions as it would be (for example) for shared web hosting plans.

You can contact Sharktech’s 24/7 support team via live chat, email, telephone, and ticketing system. However, my exploratory email as a prospective customer received no reply.

The Sharktech website has a very sketchy knowledgebase.

Pricing

4.1

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon X3470
12 GB
$79
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v2
16 GB
$99
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1270v2
16 GB
$109
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1270v5
16 GB
$159
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon L5520
24 GB
$119
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon L5639
24 GB
$129
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670
32 GB
$189
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670v2
32 GB
$229
2TB HDD (12 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670
48 GB
$219
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2637v2
32 GB
$229
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon X3470
12 GB
$79
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1230v2
16 GB
$99
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1270v2
16 GB
$109
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Intel Xeon E3-1270v5
16 GB
$159
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon L5520
24 GB
$119
2TB HDD (4 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon L5639
24 GB
$129
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670
32 GB
$189
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670v2
32 GB
$229
2TB HDD (12 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2670
48 GB
$219
2TB HDD (6 Drive Bays)
10 TB
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2637v2
32 GB
$229
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB SSD
4 TB
1 CORE
2 GB
$11.95
40GB SSD
8 TB
2 CORES
4 GB
$23.95
50GB SSD
16 TB
2 CORES
8 GB
$47.95
70GB SSD
32 TB
4 CORES
16 GB
$95.95
130GB SSD
64 TB
4 CORES
32 GB
$191.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB SSD
4 TB
1 CORE
2 GB
$11.95
40GB SSD
8 TB
2 CORES
4 GB
$23.95
50GB SSD
16 TB
2 CORES
8 GB
$47.95
70GB SSD
32 TB
4 CORES
16 GB
$95.95
130GB SSD
64 TB
4 CORES
32 GB
$191.95
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Bottom line on Sharktech

Sharktech is clearly not a provider of self-service shared web hosting packages that are backed by a self-support knowledge base. Its solutions are aimed instead at I.T. experts who want a physical or virtual server on which to install their own software for hosting or otherwise. Its main selling point seems to be its focus on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Pros

  • DDoS-protected servers
  • SAS, SSD storage with RAID 5, RAID 10
  • 24/7 support team
  • SSL encryption of sensitive data

Cons

  • No technical support for application-specific issues
  • No knowledge base, ticketing system

For virtual and dedicated servers with DDoS protection, check out Sharktech.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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