Reviews and expert opinion StormWall

James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert

StormWall offers a variety of VPS hosting plans, but these are lacking in many features compared to other plans. They’re also overpriced for the features offered.


Overview

stormwall-mineIf you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as StormWall you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!

StormWall is a privately-held Slovakian company offering a variety of internet and hosting services. They specialize in VPS and dedicated server hosting, but they also have premium SSD shared hosting with automatic DDoS protection for extremely security-conscious individuals willing to pay extra for the coverage. Their VPS packages, unfortunately, are average at best and provide fewer features than you’d see on standard providers.

Features and Ease of Use

StormWall offers a variety of VPS plans with average features that include:

  • 20GB or more of SSD storage
  • Between 512MB and 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Intel XEON E5-2660v3 @ 2.6GHz processors
  • Bandwidth from 10 to 100Mbps
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • L3-L7 DDoS protection standard

I like the unlimited traffic, DDoS protection, and bandwidth speeds, but I’m not a fan of some of the other available features such as the amount of RAM and storage. Servers at this level should offer higher features, especially considering you’ll pay considerably more for this than shared hosting.

Regarding usability, this is not an option for beginners as you’ll need to be able to set up and maintain your own server. You can have the OS pre-installed for you, but beyond that, you need to know what you’re doing.

Other value-added features available for purchase include a CDN, cloud web application firewall, website proxying, and TCP/UDP IP protection. This is in line with StormWall’s company name and mission to give their users the best possible protection against hacking and DDoS attacks.

StormWall’s SSD shared hosting packages are essentially light on resources but comparatively heavier on performance and security. Their three pre-made packages include as standard:

  • HTTPS support
  • SSD storage
  • SSL certificates
  • Optional add-on domains
  • Optional dedicated IP address
  • Maximum support response time of one hour (30 minutes for Business ONE plan)
  • SLA-guaranteed availability of 98%
  • Free website transfer service

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Pricing and Support

StormWall offers VPS services that are semi-customizable. Here’s a quick rundown of the primary differences in servers:

WEB-VDS-0WEB-VDS-1WEB-VDS-2WEB-VDS-3WEB-VDS-4
CPU Cores11224
DDR4 RAM512MB1GB2GB4GB8GB
SSD Storage20GB30GB40GB60GB80GB

These plans allow you to customize the amount of bandwidth, operating system, management panels, and the number of WebSocket ports for an additional fee.

Regarding pricing, these VPS setups are a bit pricier than the industry average. Also, I’d like to see more customizable options for these plans. Many VPS hosts will allow you to customize multiple features such as storage and RAM or even offer a fully customizable option. Some providers will provide more in terms of storage and RAM for a lot less.

The same goes for their SSD shared hosting plans. The main value-add of these plans are the extra security features, but quite frankly, I don’t see them providing that much more utility above and beyond their competition — definitely not enough to justify their high prices for shared hosting. All in all, even if you’re security-conscious, there are far better options elsewhere for a lower price point.

Regarding support, there don’t appear to be many options. They do list contact phone numbers, but their email and live chat are for sales only. They don’t offer a support section or a knowledge base on their website. I tried contacting them via live chat, but other than them saying they would provide help, they wouldn’t give me any actual information on how to contact support.

Granted, if you’re using VPS, you should already know how to do most basic admin tasks. However, a clearer statement regarding what support they do offer is sorely needed.

How much does StormWall cost?
StormWall offers plans from $66 to $95. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which StormWall plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. StormWall can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from StormWall here.
How good is StormWall’s customer support?
StormWall is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of StormWall being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

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Roger
Germany
July 09, 2020
I don't feel Ddos attacks

The Internet is the best platform for selling goods. I have been having my store here for more than a year. Problems began after the first month, the site constantly shut down, and it was impossible to work. This began to bring me financial losses. Fortunately, I quickly resolved the issue. I chose Stormwall according to customer reviews and I am more than satisfied with it. I get to know about the problems of my store only from reports, the site works perfectly. Attacks are reflected quickly, special thanks to the technical support of the company.

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Loan Dupuy
France
June 30, 2020
Problem with my stores

I have several online stores in different countries in Europe, there were some cases when the sites simply didn't work, but I didn't know why, it turned out to be ddos attacks. When I found it out, I realized that I needed to connect protection. My choice was Stormwall, because my friends recommended it to me. I am completely satisfied with it.

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Harrison Dunn
USA
June 15, 2020
Protect my case

Customers constantly complained about my company, the site was permanently shutting down, and I just didn't know what to do. I was lucky that the employees of my modest Internet business understood a little what was going on and offered to get protection. I personally chose StormWall, I was drawn to the number of customers and service around the world (it immediately shows the level). Further, consultants of this company were helping me. The tariff was chosen together, and everything was explained clearly to me. After a conversation with consultants, I began to get to the root of the problem a bit, and immediately paid for protection. Now I see familiar words in the report, because of which my business almost collapsed, but I don’t see any problems.

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Caleb Thompson
USA
May 22, 2020
A ddos attack is terrible

Yesterday my site was completely shut down, I contacted my programmers and they said that was a ddos attack. We had a discussion and decided we need better protection. We made an agreement with Stormwall. While they were formalizing documents, they found out that it was already clear how to stop this attack. In general, it took more time to complete documentation than to stop the attack. I'm really satisfied with the service.

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Jörg Haas
Germany
May 12, 2020
We will switch to hosting soon

According to price and quality, Stormwall fits our company perfectly. We use an average protection package. We haven't switched to their hosting yet, but we're planning to do so. Attacks periodically happen, it can be seen from the reports, but there was nothing serious so far. And I hope it won't be. I often call in support, because I don't quite understand all the functions of the application and ask to explain them. So far, everything seems to be clear.

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Manon Bias
France
April 27, 2020
We have been using it for a long time

When we were just creating the site - it was about 8 years ago, there were no normal protection services yet. I had to use quite inconvenient services. Then we found out that there is stormwall, switched to it a few years ago and still, everything works like clockwork.

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Bottom line on StormWall

StormWall’s VPS packages offer “average at best” features compared to other providers. Other providers offer a lot more for the same price as you’d pay here. Honestly, you’d be better off using shared website hosting versus overpaying for this service.

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Pros

  • Intel XEON E5-2660v3 @ 2.6GHz processors
  • Bandwidth from 10 to 100Mbps
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • L3-L7 DDoS protection standard

Cons

  • Few customizable features
  • Expensive for the number of features offered
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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