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
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
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.