If 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
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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Impeccable technical support
I really liked Stormwall technical support, they worked even at night, which I didn't expect. I’ll say briefly about the rest of the service - everything works well, I have never had problems with their services. I am glad that I got on Stormwall.
It's a very good service, especially I'm pleased with Stormwall filter from suspicious traffic. I've been testing it for a long time and when I realized that my users wouldn't suffer from it, I transferred to Stormwall. I am satisfied with the work and recommend it to everyone.
Satisfied with how it works
The best hosting service I've ever seen on the market. Given the fact that I don't understand what and where to connect at all, they helped me a lot in technical support. I'm satisfied with the work, I didn't see any glitches and stops, I am glad that I got on Stormwall.
I'm glad I transferred to Stormwall. Very convenient admin panel. They explained, showed, now everything is working in standard mode and there’s no need to change anything, support explains clearly. If Stormwall reads it then say thanks to Oleg, he's great.
Works like clockwork
I wanted to write a review on Stormwall a long time ago. I only once waited for a response from technical support in half a year, but I can't say anything bad about the service, everything running like clockwork. Thanks Stormwall! I'm very pleased with the services!
Got rid of the ransomware
A month ago I came across extortionists who offered to stop the attack for modest sum of $500. Without hesitation, we decided that wasn't the best option, there were no guarantees and our money would be lost. We connected proxying and after 10 minutes the attack stopped. Thank you Stormwall for a job well done.