Founded in Switzerland in 2011, Swiss-Vps provides its proudly “Swiss Made” Linux and Windows hosting plans with HDD or SSD storage. Servers use Intel Xeon processors, and the hosting plans are backed up by a 99.9% uptime guarantee.
The Swiss-Vps website can be switched between English and Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Swiss-Vps offers various tiers of HDD-based or SSD-based hosting that features:
- Stable 99.9% uptime guarantee
- HDD or SSD storage
- Linux or Windows
- Choice of control panels including cPanel
- Quick response customer support guarantee
The lowest priced Linux plan includes 1 GB of dedicated RAM, one CPU core, 10 GB of SSD storage, and 1,000 GB of bandwidth. The entry-level Windows plan features 1 GB of dedicated RAM, four CPU cores, 30 GB of disk space, and 1,500 GB of bandwidth.
Power-hungry customers can satisfy their hosting needs with one of several additional plans such as the SSD VPS8 Linux plan (with 8 GB RAM, 4 CPU cores, 50 GB SSD storage, and 3,000 GB bandwidth) or the top Windows-based plan (with 8 GB RAM, 150 GB storage, and 5,000 GB bandwidth).
Depending on the type of VPS hosting, customers can choose from several different operating systems including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, LinuxMint, Scilinux, and Windows Server.
Swiss-Vps lists its most popular server configuration to be Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) framework that is well suited to:
- CMS platforms such as Joomla or Drupal
- E-Commerce shopping carts
- Blogging platforms such as WordPress
Swiss-Vps uses a secure data center in Zurich, Switzerland, which is managed round-the-clock and protected against unauthorized entry. The network used by Swiss-Vps is connected to multiple upstream providers to ensure redundant internet connectivity.
Pricing and Support
Swiss-Vps hosting plans are priced competitively compared to Swiss and international VPS web hosting providers. The entry-level Linux SSD VPS plan costs little more than many top shared hosting plans elsewhere. These plans are priced around 10-20% higher than what other top Swiss providers charge for similar features.
VPS hosting plans can be paid for either monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually, but there are no discounts for longer term lengths. At the checkout, you can choose paid add-on options to upgrade your operating system, bandwidth, control panel, or add extra IP addresses.
Customer support is provided by telephone, email, or ticket system, and Swiss-Vps offers a “quick response guarantee” whereby it guarantees to respond to any customer request within six hours. I received no such rapid response (actually no response at all) when I reached out to sales support as a prospective customer. Maybe I shouldn’t be too surprised since this provider’s blog hasn’t been updated since 2014.
How much does Swiss-Vps cost?Swiss-Vps offers plans from $10 to $128. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which Swiss-Vps plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. Swiss-Vps 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 Swiss-Vps here.
How good is Swiss-Vps’s customer support?Swiss-Vps is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of Swiss-Vps 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.