VPSDime offers virtual private server hosting to a global customer base, though most of their customers come from the United Kingdom and United States. Their specialty is in offering VPS hosting with high memory and high storage at the cheapest rates possible. Their servers are based in six different locations – one in the Netherlands, another in the U.K., and four in the United States.
Features and Ease of Use
VPSDime supports a variety of Linux Distros. These include OpenSUSE, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, ScientificLinux, and Fedora. You get full root access and can connect via SSH, which allows you to be in full control of your hosting account at all times. Your account comes with a SolusVM control panel where you can manage all the functions of your VPS with ease, right from the client area.
Their infrastructure is quite modern and includes full SSD storage, which will be helpful in running data-intensive applications and high-traffic websites smoothly. Their 10Gbps network helps avoid processing bottlenecks as well. This is a plus point with VPSDime, since many VPS providers only offer 10Mbps or 1Gbps networks. Their servers are virtualized with OpenVZ — not the best in the industry by most accounts, but fairly decent.
One thing I didn’t quite like about VPSDime, however: their servers don’t come with any basic DDoS protection. If an attack is detected, they’ll automatically null route your IP address so that the invasion won’t spill over to other accounts on the server. However, it’s up to you to install the necessary security measures to protect your own websites. Furthermore, they don’t provide any automatic backups: they only do system backups for disaster recovery purposes, so they can’t restore your account from any backups on demand. Once again, the task of keeping your data safe is left in your hands — which makes them not as user-friendly as one would hope for.
VPSDime offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Also note that all of their VPS plans are unmanaged, meaning you’ll need the necessary technical experience and expertise to utilize these virtual servers.
Pricing and Support
VPSDime offers primarily Linux-based VPS, with Windows VPS available from an affiliate company, Winity. Their regular Linux packages come in six different plans. All of them include 4 vCPU and a 10Gbps uplink while the storage, memory, and bandwidth can be altered according to your requirements. True to their mission, VPSDime has kept their VPS packages highly affordable, especially compared to leading competitors. They also have more premium VPS and storage VPS packages available; the former comes with anywhere from one to eight dedicated cores, while the latter affords you significantly more SSD storage space.
VPSDime does have a knowledge base, but this doesn’t seem very well-developed: they don’t have many articles at the moment. It seems you’ll be expected to know how to do most things yourself — or find answers elsewhere. Alternatively, you can get in touch with them by creating a help ticket. They’ll do their best to maintain an average response time of fewer than 15 minutes. In my experience, this has been accurate. The FAQ section is also quite useful and focuses mainly on questions you may have before you sign up for their services.
How much does VPSDime cost?VPSDime offers multiple plans priced highest to lowest. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which VPSDime plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. VPSDime 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 VPSDime here.
How good is VPSDime’s customer support?VPSDime is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of VPSDime 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.