PacificHost Dedicated Servers Review

By

Cosmo

|

Aug 14 - 2014

PacificHost

Dedicated Server Hosting Review

PacificHostis one of the smaller players in the web hosting industry although it has been around since 1999. It's current CEO, Thomas Perry bought PacificHost from its previous owners in 2009 and has since pursued an expansion program to turn it into a world-class web hosting provider.

From the outset, we note that PacificHost has made numerous partnerships with third-party service providers to give its customers more value-added services on its web hosting plans than most of its larger competitors.


From malware protection and site security to enhanced website performance through the integration of content distribution networks (CDNs), PacificHost’s plans are more feature-rich than many comparable plans on the market today.


Dedicated Server Plans

For the most demanding high-traffic websites, PacificHost offers a broad range ofdedicated server hosting planswith the following specifications :

Plan Entry Core Turbo Extreme

Price

$179

monthly

$219

monthly

$279

monthly

$359

monthly

CPU

Core™ i3-2100 Dual Core

Core™ i5-2500 Quad Core

Core™ i7-2600 Quad Core

Dual Xeon® E5405 Quad Core

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Disk Space

500 GB

x 2

500 GB

x 2

500 GB

x 2

500 GB

x 2

Bandwidth

10 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

10 TB

monthly

3-Hour Hardware SLA

Faulty hardware is replaced within 3 hours.

Level 3 Technician

PacificHost uses level 3 technicians qualified in RedHat & Cisco Networking.

Additional Add-Ons

Plans Entry Core Turbo Extreme

Additional IPs

per IP

$2.00

monthly

$2.00

monthly

$2.00

monthly

$2.00

monthly

Domain Registration

per domain

$15.00

yearly

$15.00

yearly

$15.00

yearly

$15.00

yearly

SSL Certificates

per certificate

$24.99

yearly

$24.99

yearly

$24.99

yearly

$24.99

yearly

Emergency Response

Round the clock monitoring for instant server reboots if it is down.

$15.00

monthly

$15.00

monthly

$15.00

monthly

$15.00

monthly

Softaculous

Leading autoinstaller with 265 scripts, 500 PHP Classes and more.

$1.50

monthly

$1.50

monthly

$1.50

monthly

$1.50

monthly

LiteSpeed Server

High-performance server 9x faster than Apache & 50% faster PHP content delivery.

$32.00

monthly

$32.00

monthly

$32.00

monthly

$46.00

monthly

Automatic Renewal of Plans

Following what is now a standard web hosting practice, PacificHost will automatically renews its customers' plans upon expiry of their initial registered hosting terms. This is stated in PacificHost'sTerms of Servicereproduced below :


7.  Term

Periodic accounts (monthly, annual, biannual) are automatically renewed and are charged in the same manner that you have selected at the commencement of your account. Any Additional services are renewed for the same period as the corresponding hosting service.


So be sure to send PacficHost an email to inform them of your intention to disable its auto-renewal function if you don't want to be caught off-guard later on.


Cancellation / Refund policy

PacificHost's money-back guarantee does not cover its dedicated server hosting plans. PacificHost however offers 100% Network Uptime service level agreement (SLA) which is discussed in the next section.


Uptime

PacificHost's dedicated server hosting plans are backed by a100% Network Uptime SLAthat entitles its customers to a refund for any downtime experienced.


The different refund schemes for all PacificHost's web hosting plans are listed below :


  • Shared and Business Hosting

    1 month of credit to your account.

  • VPS / Hybrid Server Hosting

    Prorated credit for the amount of time that the VPS or Hybrid node was down for.

  • Dedicated Server Hosting

    5% of your monthly service for each 30 minutes of network downtime experience up to 100% of the monthly service fees for the dedicated servers affected.

Plan Features & Add-Ons

PacificHost's dedicated server hosting plans offer the following features and additional value-added services. Do note that some of these add-ons come with additional monthly charges. Check out the links below to learn more.

Green Hosting

PacificHost does not presently have any observable green hosting initiatives. Hopefully, we will see some efforts on this in the near future.


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Conclusion

PacificHostoffers many feature-rich plans which should cater to any customer needs. Its uptime guarantees are also generous and provides compensation even for its dedicated server packages. All these combine into plans that provide great value at reasonable prices. One downside is the present lack of green hosting initiatives.



In a

nutshell

* For web hosting company in general and not to specific plans.

Pros

1.

Uptime Guarantees

PacificHost offers refunds for all its plans for excess downtime experienced even for its dedicated server plans.

2.

Value for Money

PacificHost's plans are good value for money for the extensive features offered.

3.

Proguard Security Setup

All PacificHost's servers are secured and optimized with its Proguard Security Setup which improves the reliability, security and performance of each server.

Cons

1.

No Green Hosting

PacificHost does not have any green hosting initiatives.

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