vpsRus is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
vpsRus was founded to improve the productivity of customers with services that are reliable, affordable, and with ongoing support. Although its name is vpsRus, the company has stopped offering VPS service. It now only offers web hosting and dedicated servers.
It uses servers that are located in Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri, United States, and Paris, France. Its website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
vpsRus offers three shared hosting plans: Startup, Growbig, and GoGeek. Customers on any of these plans receive the following resources:
- 99.9% uptime
- Daily backups
- Unlimited add-on domains
- 10GB, 20GB, or 30GB storage space
- From 500GB to 1.5TB bandwidth
Its servers are backed up every hour to an offsite location. This ensures that your files and databases are saved in the event of a disaster, and you can get them restored.
Attacks against applications are common and with the use of many software pieces and plugins that may have vulnerabilities, it is imperative for websites to have security against threats. For this reason, vpsRus offers web application firewalls to stop malicious traffic and threats from reaching your website by analyzing all requests before they reach the server and applying rules to determine if the requests are legitimate or not.
vpsRus offers cPanel for hosting management. You can set up cron jobs, manage your website files, access your database, set up SSL certificates and more from the control panel.
One downside that vpsRus has, though, is the lack of sufficient provisions for beginners. It does offer Softaculous auto-installer, which is great if you’re familiar with using a CMS or an application to set up a website.
However, if you are totally new to the scene, you’ll need a website builder, preferably one with a drag-and-drop tool. With this web hosting vendor, you will have to painstakingly build your website yourself.
Pricing and Support
vpsRus offers low-cost prices; it’s one of the lowest priced plans for the features on offer. However, beware that you won’t get free add-ons like domain registration and SSL certificates. In fact, it doesn’t even offer domain registration service or SSL. That means that you’ll have to purchase your domain from another provider and connect the DNS to the vpsRus server.
Also, you can only pay for a year at a time; there are no month-to-month payment plans. There’s no money-back guarantee either, which increases your risk and locks you into a long-term contract.
If you’re DIY-inclined and like to solve issues quickly by yourself, you can use the knowledge base text and video tutorials to solve them. If you’d rather contact customer support, note that vpsRus claims that it responds to tickets within two hours. Many vendors offer less time – about 15 minutes – to respond to customers.
It also has email, live chat, and a phone number that you can reach 24/7. I sent an email and received a very brief reply, but it wasn’t within the two hours it promised. In fact, it came in more than seven hours later.