Reviews and expert opinion VPS Sweden

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4.1
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.1
Server locations
Sweden
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
True to its name, VPS Sweden is a Swedish provider of VPS plans; mainly Windows-based, and maybe Linux too. You can also upload your own ISO image to an empty VMware virtual server.

Overview

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VPS Sweden is part of Elsewhere AB, which has been in business since 1999. Hosting has been a big part of this business since it started (initially with dedicated servers and subsequently with virtual servers), and it now has a base of 400 customers. VPS Sweden’s website is in Swedish.

Features and Ease of Use

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VPS Sweden’s website advertises Windows Web Server packages and Windows Server Standard packages. It’s hard to tell the differences between them (apart from the prices) unless you see the subtleties in the descriptions on the home page: the Windows Web Server package provides a preconfigured solution within eight hours whereas the Windows Server Standard provides a fully customized solution with the ability to install any applications you want.

Although the website also advertises Linux Server solutions, the product page provides no additional details except for the statement, “The last registration date has passed.” It’s a similar situation for the advertised VMware vApp vCloud.

The small, medium, and large Windows Web Server plans provide you with:

  • 40 GB to 120 GB disk space
  • 1024 MB to 4,096 MB RAM
  • 1-core to 2-core processors
  • Pre-installed Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • 500 GB to 3,000 GB monthly transfer
  • VMware console and RDP access
  • Redundant, load-balanced and clustered hardware
  • Daily backups
  • Own internal network and a central firewall

A fourth column in the capabilities table for these plans details the “possible” resources outside of these presets: 30 GB to 3,000 GB disk space, 512 MB to 64 GB RAM, and 1-core to 4-core processors.

Besides its support for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003, this host also claims to support several Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise, SUSE, FreeBSD, CentOS, Solaris, and Ubuntu, but remember that it wasn’t possible to purchase a Linux plan at the time of writing this review. You can also upload and install your own ISO image on an empty virtual machine.

VPS Sweden delivers enhanced capacity and availability thanks to its use of redundant, load-balanced and clustered hardware.

Pricing and Support

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Whereas this provider’s Linux Server plan would be competitively priced (if you could purchase it), the Windows VPS plans seem to be extremely expensive. You can pay for plans in Swedish krona on a monthly basis, but the somewhat convoluted purchase process involves submitting an order form.

VPS Sweden’s support page lists telephone and email as contact options, but the “contact us” page also alludes to fax, postal address, and an online contact form. Unfortunately, my contact form submission went unanswered, and I found there are no self-support resources to rely on instead.

Bottom line on VPS Sweden

If you don’t mind paying the price for a Windows VPS, VPS Sweden could be a good fit for you. It would be better if the advertised Linux VPS were also available, and I’d feel better about this host if I could summon some pre-sales support.

Pros

  • 20 years of industry experience
  • Support for Windows, (possibly) Linux, and your own ISO image
  • Redundant, load-balanced and clustered hardware
  • No setup fees

Cons

  • Pricey Windows VPS plans
  • Advertised Linux VPS may not be available

For a Swedish VPS, visit VPS Sweden.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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