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
Pricing and Support
StormWall offers VPS services that are semi-customizable. Here’s a quick rundown of the primary differences in servers:
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.
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Protection in place
Attacks are simply unnoticeable. At first I thought that it was a low and slow attack, but as it turned out the site wasn't put down by neither of 3 attacks. I have already had Stormwall for 4 months, but I was able to appreciate the work only last month.
I really didn’t like my hosting because of the constant problems with the online and I wasn't going to listen every time that they were under DDoS attacks, so I moved immediately to the secure Stormwall hosting. It works steadily, the amount of offline time has been reduced almost to zero.
Stability is the key to success.
Stability and reliability is all I need. I was very worried about the attacks. Cool service, worth the money. If you still suffer and you have stability problems, you should try Stormwall, it’s like a breath of fresh air after all these incompetent hosters.
I took the bait of extortioners who offered not to use ddos attacks for a fee. Unfortunately, I agreed and that was my biggest mistake, because the next time they asked twice as much. I turned to Stormwall for help, literally in half an hour they fixed everything. The site is working in a standard mode and there should be no more problems.
I’m looking forward to further cooperation
Let’s start with their website. There I found almost all the information about work, payment, services provision. The support has already told how their protection against DDoS works and they also helped me to choose a tariff. Admin panel is simple and clear, I’m satisfied with their services and I’m looking forward to further cooperation.
Stormwall has a higher than average price in the market, but the admin panel seems a little better than the others
Stormwall has a higher than average price in the market, but the admin panel seems a little better than the others (I tried both American cloud and other analogues). As a result, I remained on Stormwall and absolutely satisfied so far.