Vernode was established in 2010 but its operations were first opened to the general public in 2011. The company’s address is in Tallinn, Harju, Estonia. In just over nine years in the hosting industry, this vendor has grown substantially focusing only on customer satisfaction.
Today, it boasts of a client base in over 25 countries worldwide. It offers shared web hosting, Node.js hosting, WordPress hosting, and domain name registration services.
Features and Ease of Use
Vernode web hosting packages include the following standard features:
- MySQL databases
- Free SSL certificates
- cPanel control panel
- CloudLinux CageFS
- Php version 7 support
- One-click app installer
- SSH access
- Cloudflare CDN support
- Free Cloudflare Railgun support
Vernode web hosting and DNS servers are distributed in several data center locations worldwide. The data centers are equipped with redundant dual power supplies and Dell enterprise SSD storage drive servers. Its servers are configured with RAID architecture that employs several techniques such as striping, mirroring, or parity for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement.
For exceptional stability and continuous function of its servers, this hosting provider has deployed these servers with malware checks, firewalls, and real-time blacklist monitoring systems. This ensures the user’s data is always protected from malicious activities and online attacks, among other threats, that can interfere with the performance of its hosting services.
An outstanding hosting plan offered at Vernode, is the Node.js Hosting that allows users to easily create Node.js applications. The supported Node.js applications range from version 6 to 11. Moreover, this vendor’s hosting solutions enable Cloudflare CDN integration that provides several advantages to the user’s website, including caching to help improve page loading speeds, reduce CPU usage, and reduce the usage of monthly bandwidth.
At the moment, Vernode does not offer any backup options but has put in place plans to provide Acronis cloud backup services very soon.
Pricing and Support
Vernode web hosting solutions are quite pocket-friendly and include satisfactory hosting features. The hosting plans come with several billing cycles: monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, and triennial subscriptions. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars.
New accounts are eligible for a refund policy, but only up to seven days after the first payment is done. Alternatively, user’s can try its one-month free starter hosting, but exclusively to Node.js hosting and WordPress hosting. All the same, this firm does not commit to an uptime guarantee policy.
Customers can contact the Vernode support desk via ticketing system, live chat, or contact form. The vendor has email support, but I had to dig deeper into its Facebook account to get it. That said, this company does not have telephone support.
Although Vernode does not have a knowledge base section, it has an FAQ section at the bottom of each hosting plan’s webpage.