Xcore’s servers are located in Frankfurt and Berlin. Its website is German, with the option of switching into other languages including English (but not very well).
Features and Ease of Use
Xcore offers game hosting as well as team voice server and regular website hosting packages.
For small hosting needs, the Web Starters plan provides 1 GB of SSD storage, 1000 GB of monthly traffic, hosting for one domain, five email mailboxes, and one SQL database. Next comes the Web S SSD plan with 10 GB SSD storage and 100 email mailboxes, then the Web M SSD plan with 25 GB SSD storage and 250 email mailboxes. The highest Web XL SSD plan includes 100 GB of SSD storage and 1,000 email mailboxes.
Aside from the starter plan, all the hosting packages include unlimited monthly traffic as well as:
- SSD storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
- DDoS protection
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Optional Weebly website builder
- Free or paid SSL certificates
- Plesk control panel
Customers looking for an easy website builder will be interested in Xcore’s Weebly option. Weebly is the popular drag-and-drop website design-and-build platform that is apparently used by 40 million worldwide website owners. Just choose a template, then customize it with content and images. Weebly also offers e-commerce options but takes a percentage cut from every sale you make.
Since Xcore specializes in game server hosting, it would be remiss of me not to mention it. The game server hosting uses Intel Xeon servers with SSD storage to guarantee low ping times of less than 20 ms within Germany. Some of the included games are Far Cry 2, Call of Duty 4, Battlefield 2, Unreal Tournament 2004.
To complete the hosting picture, Xcore hosts the TeamSpeak team voice software that is the number one voice-over-IP (VoIP) used by professional gamers.
Pricing and Support
Xcore’s website hosting prices are highly competitive, with the starter package coming in at less than half the price of competitors’ comparable plans. Since it comes with SSD storage and plenty of bandwidth, it’s a bargain.
You can purchase a hosting plan on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. And you get a free domain with any annual commitment.
Xcore’s 24/7 customer support team can be contacted via telephone, email, or live chat. I received a response the next day when I reached out to sales support via email: