Short reviews of various providers popular on here/in the industry

Discussion in 'Hosting Advice' started by vrx64, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. These are gonna be short and to the point and in no particular order, if you have any specific questions re: the service then just ask.

    DeluxeNode: Probably the best low-budget provider, 1 EUR/GB and uses awesome hardware (Ryzen 2700X at the time of writing) though when I used them they were still using E5-26xxv4's and even then the performance was more than expected for the price. MySQL databases are offered and they use Pterodactyl (looks pretty good, starting to prefer it over Multicraft). Only time I wouldn't recommend DL is if you're running a survival server with a large world border or no border like myself since disk space is at a premium there. German datacenter with Voxility scrubbing.

    BisectHosting: $8/gb without promos, handles backups (daily automatic and will pull for you on request) etc. for you. Uses Multicraft, E5-xxxx hardware and SSD's. Support/hardware not very impressive given the the high $ per GB but if you can get one of their 50% off recurring then I guess it's ok. Bunch of locations, some OVH and I think the rest are via ColoCrossing, could be wrong about the latter.

    Nexril: Decent budget provider, slightly over $1/GB. E5-2670 for their budget server w/ SSD (I believe premium is E3-1230v5 w/ SSD's in RAID10). They use Multicraft and offer unmetered disk space. I had a few issues while I was with them but support took care of it quickly and replied to my tickets within 24 hours and resolved issues in less than 48. For some reason I couldn't whitelist people on my server and after some troubleshooting figured out it had something to do with the provider, they confirmed this and upgraded me to a dedicated IP free of charge, which didn't fix the issue. They ended up having to move me to one of their premium nodes (again, for free) and that seemed to solve it. Owned hardware colo'd in Texas (Psychz?) with 20Gbps in-house mitigation.

    ExtraVM: Great provider, Mike is extremely fast at responding to tickets and is well respected within the community. i7-4790K/6700K w/ SSD's (SoYouStart). Vanilla Multicraft with unmetered disk space. $3/GB, can't go wrong here.

    Aquatis: $1/GB with Multicraft and unmetered disk space. It just works, great for test servers. Various Xeon's (E5-1620,1650,2670 etc.) w/ HDD's. Decent support given the price, solved my issue within 12 hours. OVH and ColoCrossing? Again not sure about the latter.

    SoYouStart: Solid as usual. Picked up a GAME-1 and got a 240GB SSD instead of the 120 advertised and 500GB backup instead of of 100G.

    CubedHost: Current provider, $8/GB like Bisect that uses an amazing custom panel (Prisma), pretty quick US based support, nightly backups overwritten after 10 days and unmetered disk space. OVH and PhoenixNAP I think. OC'd 7700K's w/ NVMe at the OVH locations, various E3's at others with SSD's in RAID1.

    I think that's it. Sorry for any formatting/spelling/grammar issues, this isn't supposed to come off as a professional review just my 2c. and some hardware info from hosts I've used. I'd also like to add that this are all semi-recent, oldest service I've used listed here is Bisect in march with everything else being newer.
     
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    • DeluxeNode | https://deluxenode.com/
      Probably the best low-budget provider, 1 EUR/GB and uses awesome hardware (Ryzen 2700X at the time of writing) though when I used them they were still using E5-26xxv4's and even then the performance was more than expected for the price.
      MySQL databases are offered and they use Pterodactyl (looks pretty good, starting to prefer it over Multicraft). Only time I wouldn't recommend DL is if you're running a survival server with a large world border or no border like myself since disk space is at a premium there. German datacenter with Voxility scrubbing.

    • BisectHosting | https://www.bisecthosting.com/
      $8/gb without promos, handles backups (daily automatic and will pull for you on request) etc. for you. Uses Multicraft, E5-xxxx hardware and SSD's.
      Support/hardware not very impressive given the the high $ per GB but if you can get one of their 50% off recurring then I guess it's ok. Bunch of locations, some OVH and I think the rest are via ColoCrossing, could be wrong about the latter.

    • Nexril | https://nexril.net/
      Decent budget provider, slightly over $1/GB. E5-2670 for their budget server w/ SSD (I believe premium is E3-1230v5 w/ SSD's in RAID10). They use Multicraft and offer unmetered disk space.
      I had a few issues while I was with them but support took care of it quickly and replied to my tickets within 24 hours and resolved issues in less than 48. For some reason I couldn't whitelist people on my server and after some troubleshooting figured out it had something to do with the provider, they confirmed this and upgraded me to a dedicated IP free of charge, which didn't fix the issue.
      They ended up having to move me to one of their premium nodes (again, for free) and that seemed to solve it. Owned hardware colo'd in Texas (Psychz?) with 20Gbps in-house mitigation.

    • ExtraVM | https://extravm.com/
      Great provider, Mike is extremely fast at responding to tickets and is well respected within the community. i7-4790K/6700K w/ SSD's (SoYouStart).
      Vanilla Multicraft with unmetered disk space. $3/GB, can't go wrong here.

    • Aquatis | https://aquatis.host/
      $1/GB with Multicraft and unmetered disk space. It just works, great for test servers. Various Xeon's (E5-1620,1650,2670 etc.) w/ HDD's.
      Decent support given the price, solved my issue within 12 hours. OVH and ColoCrossing? Again not sure about the latter.

    • SoYouStart | https://www.soyoustart.com/en/
      Solid as usual. Picked up a GAME-1 and got a 240GB SSD instead of the 120 advertised and 500GB backup instead of of 100G.

    • CubedHost | https://cubedhost.com/
      Current provider, $8/GB like Bisect that uses an amazing custom panel (Prisma), pretty quick US based support, nightly backups overwritten after 10 days and unmetered disk space.
      OVH and PhoenixNAP I think. OC'd 7700K's w/ NVMe at the OVH locations, various E3's at others with SSD's in RAID1.
     
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  3. I've used ExtraVM and DeluxeNode and they are both really good. :p
    Recommend to both of them. :)
     
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  4. Any idea how long ExtraVM has been around and how likely it is to continue being around? It's only managed by one guy which makes me hesitant to buy from him. However, everything else about it seems good and he responded to my ticket incredibly fast. Also, any idea how popular/used the host is? I asked to get an idea if it was safe to use his host and he said hosts don't share that information, but every host (2 not including this one) I've asked has shared it.
     
  5. It's been around for a few years, and will most likely not slow down. Mike is an amazing guy, and he knows that if he needs help, he'll bring in some instead of letting anything at all go to shit. ExtraVM is quite popular from what I can see on the forums, and Mike is very open to helping and answering anything you might need or ask.
     
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  6. Thanks for the review :) , although Nexril no longer offers Minecraft hosting.
     
  7. I thought ExtraVM was managed by two people? The owner of TigerNode, and Mike.
     
  8. I emailed the host to ask questions and Mike said he didn't need other people so he managed the host by himself.
     
  9. Ah, yeah it is in fact owned by only Mike.
     
  10. Nexril no longer provides hosting. The rest are pretty good themselves. In any case, I also tried my server, but it did not work. I tried on my own, but it was possible to think about subtle marketing. After a while I found a good promotion from https://rubygarage.org/services/web-development , but by that time the domain had to be renewed and I had to pay for hosting. I just did not do it after.
     
  11. MikeA

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    It has always only been me, Dylan (TN) is just one of the nice people who also run hosts and has said good things in the past.
    Mid-2014, I don't give out numbers for various reasons, but you can check the status page to get an understanding of what's hosted (it may take 15~ seconds to load) - http://status.extravm.com/
     
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