Reviews and expert opinion VPSBlocks

Ranked 904th from 2543 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.5
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.3
Server locations
Melbourne
Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Web Hosting Expert
VPSBlocks offers its customers the opportunity either to configure a solution based on their needs or to have one created for them. With their own Australian data center facilities, and big-name networking partners that provide Tier 1 bandwidth infrastructure, you’ll be assured of superior performance.

Overview

VPSBlocks

VPSBlocks is a privately-owned hosting company located in Melbourne, Australia. Since their inception in 2012, their focus has been on providing high-availability, high-performance VPS hosting to the Australian market. By letting customers configure their own servers, or by providing custom solutions, they offer products tailormade for customers’ needs. Their headquarters and data center facilities are located in Melbourne.

Features and Ease of Use

VPSBlocks

VPSBlocks provides scalable, redundant, and high-performance infrastructure so that you can get the most out of your VPS hosting:

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Domain registration
  • Purchasable SSL certificates
  • Twice-weekly offsite backups available
  • Plesk control panel license with unlimited domains is available
  • Up to 500GB of SSD storage and 1000GB of SATA storage with RAID 50 or RAID 10 redundancy
  • Up to 4000GB of monthly bandwidth can be selected

The biggest advantage that VPSBlocks offers is choice. When configuring your VPS server, you can select from a number of Windows and Linux distributions, a Plesk or cPanel control panel, and the exact resources you want. Although the resource limits aren’t the highest, you can set up a powerful solution with up to 40GB of fully-dedicated RAM.

VPS servers also make use of the CloudFlare CDN in conjunction with Tier-1 network infrastructure for better performance around the world. Thanks to this, VPSBlocks performs excellently in terms of high-availability and page load speeds, as can be confirmed by multiple independent testers. With multiple network partners like Telstra, NextGen, and Pipe, they also have a redundant network.

All international traffic is routed through the Melbourne distributed denial of service (DDoS) scrubbing center. However, one blotch on the VPSBlocks copybook is that some of their customers have suffered DDoS attacks.

Pricing and Support

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Pricing works a bit differently at VPSBlocks. Instead of providing premade VPS packages for you to choose from, you build your own solution and get priced accordingly. You can choose the operating system and control panel combos (with the control panel license included in the price) but your choice of operating system can have quite an effect on the base price.

Being able to tailor-make a hosting solution to suit your needs and budget may be nice, but it makes this provider one of the more expensive ones.

There aren’t any unlimited options, and for most configurations, you’ll probably find a cheaper host elsewhere. They do offer a 7-day money-back guarantee on VPS products that have a cPanel or Plesk license, and a 15-day money-back guarantee on ones without. Slightly discounted semi-annual and annual billing is offered as well. If you want any advanced services such as private cloud or dedicated virtualized servers, you’ll need to contact the company for a custom quote.

VPSBlocks offers 24/7 technical customer support for all their VPS hosting products. You can contact their Australian support staff via telephone during office hours, or by ticket/email at any time. You usually receive responses to your support queries fairly quickly, but I have seen some complaints online about how customers were treated. If you like to solve your issues yourself, you can find a great knowledge base with a variety of topics on their website.

Pricing

4.2

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10 GB
100 GB
1 CORE
512 MB
$8.89
500 GB
4000 GB
24 CORES
40 GB
$992.38
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10 GB
100 GB
1 CORE
512 MB
$8.89
500 GB
4000 GB
24 CORES
40 GB
$992.38
More Details

Bottom line on VPSBlocks

VPSBlocks is a hosting provider for discerning customers who don’t mind paying more for the assurance of high-availability and high speed-to-market within Australia and abroad. Configuring your own VPS is a very useful, but it can get costly.

Pros

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Only VPS packages offered
  • Tier 1 bandwidth network infrastructure
  • SSD storage with RAID 50 and RAID 10 controllers

Cons

  • No live chat support
  • Some complaints of DDoS attacks

Tailor-make a high-performance and high-availability VPS at VPSBlocks.

Hendrik Human
Hendrik Human
Hi, I’m Hendrik, your web guru. The only two things you need to know about me are: I love making websites, and I love to write about how to do it. That’s why I’m here - to help make it fun and easy for you too.

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