Features and Ease of Use
WowDedicated offers five virtual servers and five cloud server plans. These plans come with the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 50GB to 480GB disk space
- From 1TB to 10TB bandwidth
- Automatic backups
- Up to 8 CPU cores
- Up to 34GB RAM
Its servers are powered by Intel Xeon processors and solid state drives (SSD). They also come with the OpenStack infrastructure, which among other benefits, provides improved security and in many cases, lower cost.
The cloud server plans use CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows server operating systems. There are different versions of these OS available at checkout. Also, with the cloud server plans, you can choose the number of dedicated IP addresses you want, up to sixteen.
From the control panel, you can change hostname, root and console password, and set reverse DNS. After installation, you can also re-install your server from the panel and access it via the console.
Aside from cloud and virtual servers, it also offers dedicated server plans. These plans are grouped in such a way that you can select the number of processors (single, dual or quad) you want on your server.
WowDedicated’s hosting plans are for advanced web users. Beginners or non-experts will find it difficult to use these plans, as there’s no beginner-friendly control panel like cPanel nor a website builder and auto-installer.
Pricing and Support
WowDedicated has a few affordable plans with prices that are in line with the market standard for virtual and cloud plans. Generally, the virtual plans are less expensive than cloud server plans. So, if you are looking to save some money, then you can pick the virtual server plans.
It offers a monthly billing cycle only, which is good since you are not forced to commit to long durations. There’s only one payment method available at checkout and that’s PayPal. However, its terms and conditions lists credit cards, bank transfers, and cash as its payment methods, so if you want to make payments using any of those, you will have to contact support. When you purchase a plan, your server will be installed instantly.
Support is available through phone, email, ticketing system, frequently asked questions (FAQ), and live chat. I sent an email, but didn’t get a response even more than a month later.