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Best-Dedicated-ServerYour dedicated web host should be, well… dedicated. To you.

Not only should you get a dedicated server, but your support team should also be invested in your site and they should also provide a dedicated IP.

Gone are the days where hosting providers could stand out on technical capability alone…

In fact, dedicated server technology has increased across the board in recent years: 3GHz CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 500GB of memory space were considered “high-end” a year ago, but are now fairly standard offers.

As the technical playing field levels out, customer service has become the factor which makes the difference among providers.

When it comes to customer service, though, there are still huge differences between dedicated hosting providers. There is really no excuse for poor customer service in 2019. If you’re renting your own server, you should expect informed, speedy responses to your questions.

With that in mind, we signed up for the top dedicated web hosting providers and tested them out, one by one.

In our assessment, we paid more attention to customer service than ever before, taking notes on their technical knowledge and response time to our questions.

Ready to see how they stack up? Let’s get started.

9 Best Dedicated Hosting Services

Let’s start with the best hosting providers first, then move down the list to see which ones you should avoid. Here are the 9 best dedicated web hosting providers in 2019:

1. Liquid Web – Best for Managed Dedicated Servers

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Liquid Web is a hosting service powerhouse which comes with close to perfect statistics, top-notch features for your site and supreme customer support. They can cater to any of your needs and goals – starting from a simple blog all the way up to an enterprise website with thousands of images and videos with heavy traffic.

The only downside is that they’re a bit costly. Otherwise, you can’t really go wrong with picking Liquid Web.

Uptime & Speed Test

LiquidWeb uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

So far, we are very pleased with LiquidWeb’s statistics. In the past two months, their uptime of >99.99% and speed of 658ms is everything you want from a superior host. Although their speed is not dashing, it is good enough.

Support Test

The average time for Liquid Web to respond to support requests was less than 1 minute.

The agent was knowledgeable and he answered all of my questions in detail.

We asked him some very basic questions about the difference in CPU cores and RAM and about their SSL and CDN to which he answered quickly and in human language using metaphors(where needed). The agent also asked about my plans with the website and suggested me the best plan based on my personal needs and goals.

LiquidWeb live chat

Features

Liquid Web’s servers are really good. Even the cheapest package gives you 480 GB of disk space, a huge bandwidth cap of 5 TB, and fast processors with 16 GB of RAM.

However, keep in mind that Liquid Web comes with the best and fastest customer support in the industry and with a package above $1000 you’ll get live access to web architects to solve any of your issues instantly. Obviously, these packages are best for huge enterprises with a ton of traffic and activity on their sites.

Pricing Overview

Liquid Web’s pricing may seem steep in comparison to other providers, but their business model is geared toward professional users who need the best performance. Their plans range from an ‘entry-level’ package at $199 / month, to a truly monstrous server for $599 / month:

Also, if your site uses more bandwidth than you’ve subscribed for, they’ll charge you for overuse. But so do most other providers. Therefore it’s always good to estimate the traffic on your site correctly. Bandwidth is not directly correlated to traffic, it depends on the simplicity and usage of your site. A simple website of 2-3 pages and with approximately 1000 visitors/mo would need around 1GB of bandwidth.LiquidWeb Dedicated Server pricing

There’s more – they charge you an extra $20/mo for using cPanel.

But what is positive about their pricing is that what you see is what you get – the prices don’t increase at renewal because you pay monthly anyway. (No discounts for upfront payments).

  • Cheapest Plan: $199.00/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel($20/mo)
  • Disk Space: 480GB
  • Bandwidth: 5TB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Processor: 4 Cores, 3.5GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 1

All of this adds up to a great dedicated hosting experience.

What really makes Liquid Web stand out, though, is their professionalism. Their marketing materials clearly spell out what you get for your money, without patronizing you or hiding the cost of essential tools.

 

2. Bluehost – Best for High Storage and Bandwidth

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Bluehost is like a good reliable friend – it’s been in the industry for a long time and they never fail to deliver what they promise. You’ll get solid uptime and an impressive speed. What’s best about Bluehost is their low-tier initial pricing. You can’t really go wrong with Bluehost, either. Especially if your budget is limited.

The only downside is that the price is so low only for the long-term commitment.

Uptime & Speed

Bluehost 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: WordPress Managed / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

Bluehost is your most reliable choice. Throughout the few years, we’ve monitored Bluehost sites, we’ve rarely had any significant downtime. Bluehost came in with an uptime of 99.98% and speed of 369ms. Even though they had a slight 19minute outage on January their overall uptime throughout of 2018 was incredible 99.99% with an average speed of 415ms.

If uptime is your no.1 choice, you shouldn’t look any further.

Support

The support offered by the team at Bluehost is also pretty good. In our tests, connecting to a live support agent took 3 mins, and responses to our queries typically came back after 2 mins.

Their answers were simple and precise. They answered exactly what we asked, but nothing more. After LiquidWeb’s supreme support, theirs seemed rather boring and generic. However, they’re still better than many other supports we’ve seen, who barely speak English, copy-paste answers or links and are (in worst case scenario) an early-version of artificial intelligence based program.

With Bluehost support, you will get exactly what you ask about, no more and no less.

Bluehost live chat

Features

The technical specifications of Bluehost’s servers are among the highest we tested. You get a huge 500 GB of disk space as standard, and a bandwidth cap that is so large (5 TB) you are unlikely to ever notice it. 4 GB of RAM is a little on the low side but for a small to medium size website, it should be good.

If your traffic should unexpectedly increase (also, if your site gets really big really fast), Bluehost will not charge you extra. The downside is, that most likely your site will get much slower until next month.

Compared to some other providers, Bluehost is definitely on the cheap side – they offer the same features that you’ll get for double or triple the price, including a fast processor and a ton of bandwidth. Plus, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Pricing

The prices offered by Bluehost are strikingly low. Their plans start at just $79.99 a month, but after the initial package runs out it’s going to climb up to $119.99 a month.

You get very decent stats for less than with some others on the list. If you need good quality dedicated servers, but your budget is limited, Bluehost is your choice.

However, you should note that the shown prices are only if you pay for 3 years upfront. Their monthly options will climb to much higher prices (starting at 149.99$/mo paid monthly).

There are some cheaper choices, but then you’ll have some reliability and speed matters, which are not so flattering.

Bluehost Dedicated Servers pricing

With the cheapest plan, you’ll get some really good features at a rather cheap rate. The memory could be a bit better, but you can always upgrade it if you feel there’s too much activity on your site.

Also, please remember that the prices shown are only for 3 years paid upfront and the fees increase after the initial period. Even then, Bluehost is still on the low-end tier of dedicated server pricing compared to the competition.

  • Cheapest Plan: $79.99/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel
  • Disk Space: 500GB
  • Bandwidth: 5TB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: 4 Cores, 2.3GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 3-5

Offering a fully-featured dedicated web host for $79.99 a month is an impressive achievement, especially considering that cPanel comes as standard. Overall, Bluehost offers great value for money.

 

3. HostGator

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HostGator is another reliable and established player in the field. They have a huge customer base and obviously, they too know exactly what they’re doing. HostGator is definitely your most reliable host. They come with a really good features-pricing relation.

However, the only downside is that sometimes, their sites can be a bit slow compared to the competition nowadays.

Uptime & Speed

HostGator 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

HostGator’s uptime is outstanding (as all of our top 3) – a perfect 100%. There have been no disturbances, whatsoever. As we’ve mentioned a hundred times – uptime and speed are the most important factors.

HostGator does fall short a bit with their speed of 1,113ms – it’s below the industry average of 890ms, but not that far behind so it’s still able to qualify at the top of our list.

Support

HostGator’s support is decent. We connected with them a few times and in our tests connecting to live chat took an average of 3 mins, with a spike of 20min one time. Answering our questions took slightly longer with an average time of 5 mins.

Instead of answering our questions in a personal way (what we loved about Liquid Web), they provided a lot of links which provided more than sufficient information. From their answers and overall info on the website, it is safe to assume, that most of their customers are avid users of WordPress with knowledge of technical details and some coding.

They don’t sugarcoat anything nor make things too complicated. Their site, as well as customer support, is not for total beginners unless you’re willing to spend some time digging into the details and meanings behind the info you find.

HostGator live chat

Features

On paper, the features offered by HostGator’s dedicated web hosting servers are pretty good, especially the fact that you get unlimited bandwidth as long as you stay within their terms of service.

You’ll get a 1 TB of disk space, an unlimited bandwidth (in reality, it’s 10 TB – we asked), 8 GB of RAM and a really fast multi-core processor. These stats are really good, especially with the prices they come with. You will most likely never notice the bandwidth cap. But in case it happens, your site will likely get much slower until next month.

Unlike LiquidWeb, HostGator does not provide any automatic back-ups for your dedicated site. You’ll be responsible for that yourself.

Pricing

HostGator’s prices, like many things about the company, are pretty average. Hosting starts at $119 a month and after the initial plan renews at $189 a month.

Just like BlueHost, HostGator is on the low-end tier compared to other hosting providers. Their prices are for the long-term commitment and they renew at 37-48% higher price packages after the initial 3 years has passed. Don’t worry – even the renewed prices are at a decent level considering the top-notch features you’ll get.

HostGator Dedicated Server pricing

The cheapest plan covers everything you need for a medium-sized photography blog with thousands of monthly visitors. AND, you’ll get it with a real bargain.

  • Cheapest Plan: $119.00/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Processor: 4 Cores
  • Dedicated IP: 3

If you prefer the security of being with a huge and well-established hosting provider, HostGator might be for you. Overall, we are forced to conclude that HostGator is still doing well. The dedicated web hosting services they provide is above average, and their prices are similarly below average.

 

4. A2 Hosting

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Even though A2 is somewhat less known than some others above, they are a fierce competitor. With lightning-fast speeds, decent uptime, good features with good prices, you’d easily be happy with them.

The downside? Besides their supreme speeds, they are only slightly above average in everything else. Also, we weren’t exactly thrilled to find out that cPanel is not included in their price plans as most people kinda need one to set up their site.

Uptime & Speed

A2Hosting 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

In our standard uptime and speed monitoring, A2 hosting has performed really well.

They have by far the best speed we’ve ever seen in the industry(248ms). It’s been proven that visitors leave slow sites in an instant – you will not have this issue with A2.

Their uptime of 99.96% is decent too. It’s not in our top 3, but below 15-minutes of downtime per month does not yet shadow other great features A2 Hosting provides you with.

Support

A2’s support is also good. Connecting to an agent via chat was essentially instant, and their response to our inquiries about CDN and max visit limitations came back within a few minutes.

Their customer support is fast and accurate. You’ll get the answers quickly and in overall, they’re helpful. You might have to do some additional digging if you want to know more, but overall – they cover everything you’d need from a good customer support representative. We’d definitely recommend them to anyone.

A2Hosting live chat

Features

The technical specifications offered by A2 will be more than sufficient for most users. The basic plan offers 1 TB of disk space, a bandwidth cap of 10 TB, a decent 2-core fast CPU, and with 8 GB of RAM A2’s servers are also slightly faster than those of other providers at this price point.

Couple it with the fastest speed ever seen and we have a serious competitor here.

If you find their initial features too slow, too little, you can always upgrade.

Pricing

At $99.59 a month, A2’s dedicated web hosting is among the cheapest available, but with one catch: in order to use cPanel, you will need to pay an extra $39.95/mo. There are also some other features, e.g caching, site backups, etc. that you can pay $$-$$$ extra.

Also, when it’s time to renew your subscription, you’re looking at a 17% price increase.

Their anytime-money-back guarantee is actually 30-day money back guarantee.

A2Hosting Dedicated Server pricing

For 100 bucks a month, A2 really offers seemingly the best features. Their cheapest plan pricing is very similar to Bluehost and HostGator, if you include the issue with cPanel.

If you’re debating between these two, it comes down to uptime, speed and support. We’re clinging more towards Bluehost at this price level, but then again – A2 beats everyone with their speed.

  • Cheapest Plan: $99.59/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel($39.95/mo)
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: 10TB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Processor: 3.1GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 2

Overall, A2 offers a great service given the size of the company. The performance offered by their servers is above average, their pricing is competitive, and they have gathered a knowledgeable customer service team.

 

5. SiteGround

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SiteGround is like the cool kid on the block. It has all the best features and you’d love hanging out with them.

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. For what they offer, SiteGround is a tiny bit expensive.

Uptime & Speed

SiteGround 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

Despite a small mishap in December 2018 where they had 20min of downtime, SiteGrounds uptime has been top-notch.

We can’t really complain about their site speed either – anything below 1sec is still very decent and will leave your visitors happy. And an uptime of >99.99% is respectable, as is a speed of 683ms.

Support

The best thing about SiteGround is their customer service. Connecting to an agent via their support chat was instant and queries were answered within 2 mins.

Even better, their staff knows what they are talking about, seem genuinely eager to help, and speak clear English: this means that even complex exchanges flow smoothly.

The agent seemed personal and interested in our needs. We asked about starting a new site and we received sufficient answers.

Would recommend to beginners as well as advanced users.

SiteGround customer support

Features

With 480 GB of storage, a 10 GB bandwidth cap, and servers with 16 GB of RAM, SiteGround’s dedicated hosting is fairly average. The CPU speed and cores are good, but at that price level, you’d expect that.

Additionally to some other hosting providers, they offer caching which makes sites faster for returning visitors. Other providers charge $50-$100 for that service, depending on your needs and plans.

480 GB of disk space is not actually that much (especially compared to others at this price level) – it would barely cover a good photography and lifestyle blog demands. On the other hand – the emphasis is on the speed with SSD.

It’s also fully managed which means that they will help you with anything – setting up your site, adding additional features for security, caching, etc as well as automated backups.

Pricing

SiteGround is a little more expensive than some other dedicated web hosting providers, but that’s partly because their basic plan offers a relatively high level of performance, with CPUs running at 3.2 GHz as standard.

The good news is that what you see is what you get. There won’t be any additional charges or increasing renewal fees.

Even though SiteGround is slightly on the expensive tier, you will get what you pay for.

SiteGround Dedicated Server pricing

SiteGround’s cheapest plan is definitely not cheap, but you’ll get plenty for what you pay, including dedicated and knowledgable support. If you’re looking at this price range anyway – we’d rather recommend our top choice.

  • Cheapest Plan: $269.00/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel
  • Disk Space: 480GB
  • Bandwidth: 10TB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Processor: 4 Cores, 3.2GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 1

Overall, SiteGround is a great choice for relatively small websites, and for customers who appreciate a good level of support. This makes it ideal if you are looking to transition your site to dedicated web hosting, where having knowledgeable and friendly support agents can be critical.

 

6. GoDaddy

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GoDaddy is your big name which comes with big guns blazing. They have a huge company with a huge customer base. Also, their uptime and speed are very decent.

However, despite their fame, we were rather disappointed with their customer service. I mean, with such a huge client base, you’d expect that they would invest more into a professional and knowledgable staff.

Uptime & Speed

GoDaddy 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

Let’s look at the good news first. GoDaddy’s shared hosting is fast and reliable:

The uptime of 99.99% is pretty much close to perfect. We did experience a whole hour of downtime in July 2018 but other than that – excellent uptime.

Their site speeds of 610ms have been steadily nothing but decent and below of industry standard.

Support

Now the bad news. GoDaddy’s support is painfully slow. Just look at what happened during our first test of their live chat.

At our later trials, the response time was less – we got an answer within 10-15min and the support representative was informative and polite. They provided us with sufficient information and were mildly interested in our goals and needs.

Despite long waiting time, GoDaddy’s support agent was knowledgable and responded fast, on some occasions.

On other occasions, it took them forever to answer simple questions, like a single question about an SSL certificate.

It’s not the best we’ve seen but not the worst either. It’s the inconsistency which can be bothersome. I guess their support depends on the weather.. or your timing.

GoDaddy live chat

One time we had to wait 27 minutes to connect to an agent, and even then our queries were only answered after an average of 7 min wait. When your site is down you don’t want to count on luck to get a hold of a customer support representative.

Features

Other than the terrible support service, GoDaddy servers actually offer pretty good features: 1 TB of storage, a bandwidth that is completely unmetered (it comes with a limit – read their Hosting Agreement). The CPU speed is good enough, but we’re not entirely impressed by the 4GB of memory the first plan comes with. At these prices, you’d expect more.

We were happy to find that cPanel comes as standard and they offer website backups at a really reasonable price – at $4.99/mo.

Pricing

GoDaddy’s dedicated hosting plans start at $169.99 a month, with no added renewal price after the first plan runs out. This is pretty average and would represent reasonable value if their support wasn’t so bad.

GoDaddy Dedicated Servers pricing

GoDaddy offers surprisingly decent plans with good prices. Their RAM could be slightly better, but at a $119.99/mo (initial 2 years) with cPanel included – it’s not bad at all.

  • Cheapest Plan: $169.99/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: Unmetered
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Processor: 4 Cores, 3.1GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 3

In summary, GoDaddy’s dedicated hosting plans are … meh. They are not overpriced and feature decent performance, but all this is undermined by their woeful approach to customer service.

 

7. IONOS 1&1

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IONOS 1&1 has been on the market the longest. It doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily the best. Even though their uptime and speed are decent, we were unpleasantly surprised by their support.

In today’s market, especially when it comes to dedicated servers, live support is crucial. And they don’t have one.

Uptime & Speed

IONOS 1&1 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

IONOS performed relatively well in our tests:

Their uptime of 99.98% has been strong and steady – in February 2019 we experienced a 10-minute gap of downtime but other than that mishap they have been solid.

We’re also happy with their site speed of 530ms. It’s as good as anything you’d expect from your top dedicated server providers.

Support

There is a huge problem with IONOS’s business model: they do not offer live chat support. This means you have to phone them. In practice (and in 2019) we think that the lack of online support is simply not acceptable.

Features

The features offered by IONOS are really quite good. Unlimited bandwidth and 1 TB of disk space are not to be sneezed at, and our speed tests show that their servers are fast. The package comes with 8 GB of RAM and fast processors.

You’ll be happy to find that they toss in a free domain, SiteLock malware protection (which most others charge you $$) and caching features (makes your site faster to returning visitors).

Pricing

IONOS is cheap. At $50 a month for a basic package, their dedicated web hosting is the least expensive on this list. Considering the features that you’ll be getting, it’s a real bargain.

However, there is an additional one-time set-up fee of $50. Even though they come with the lowest price by far, a $20 a month price increase after 3 months is not going to make them many friends.

IONOS 1&1 Dedicated Server pricing

The price is ridiculously low. Even with the $20 add-on, you’re still looking at a (possibly) the best offer for a dedicated server out there.

  • Cheapest Plan: $50.00/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: ?
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Processor: 8 Cores, 2.4GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 1

If only they sorted out their customer support systems, they would be a good choice. They offer above-average performance at a very competitive price, and so on paper, IONOS 1&1 is one of the best dedicated web hosts around.

Unfortunately, the lack of live chat and therefore a whole lot of information, in overall, IONOS is a bit infuriating.

 

8. HostWinds

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HostWinds is a fairly new player on the field. We were intrigued by their good features they offer on their plans for (considerably) low prices.

Unfortunately, we were disappointed as all of their advantages fade away in the light of terrible uptime and speed statistics.

Uptime & Speed

HostWinds 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Shared / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

They had a horrible 99.47% of uptime in last November with more than 3h of downtime and the same kind of inconsistency in December 2018. It’s really bad – considering the potential lost traffic and sales…, especially before Christmas! Their start of the year has been better so far with an uptime of 99.94%, but that is still not good enough compared to industry standard.

Website loading speed has been steady, but unfortunately, steadily slow. With the average page loading speed of 1,200ms, your visitors aren’t gonna be very happy.

Support

On the other hand, HostWind’s customer support is much faster than their servers. In our tests, we got responses to our queries within 1 minute.

We were pleasantly surprised by how fast and accurately the agent answered our inquiries.

The answers were precise and short. Just like with Bluehost – you get exactly what you ask for. Nothing less and nothing more.

If you’re looking to have a chat with someone about your goals and needs for a website, they might not seem quite enough.

HostWinds live chat

Features

The slow speed that our tests revealed is something of a mystery since HostWind’s servers are fully featured, with 8 GB of RAM and 3.5 GHz CPUs. You’ll also get 1 TB of storage and 10 TB bandwidth limit. It’s a great package for the price you pay, especially considering the introductory price.

You can put together your own plan with customized features depending on your preferences. We generally like that.

Pricing

HostWind is also pretty cheap. Their basic package starts at $106 / month after a (brief) introductory period of $79.50 / month. Even better, they allow you a unique level of customization over your package, with an interface that allows you to choose the OS, RAM, RAID, Bandwidth cap, and number of IPs for registration.

The great thing is that the introductory price is anywhere between 1-36 months. After the initial upfront payment, the price increases by 25%.

It’s also important to note that cPanel will cost you an additional $35 / month.

HostWinds Dedicated Server pricing

HostWinds is rather on the low pricing. You’ll get really good features for a decent price, even with the additional cPanel cost and. However, as been said before, it just does not measure up for the dreadful uptime and speed statistics.

  • Cheapest Plan: $79.50/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel($35.00/mo)
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: 10TB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Processor: 3.5GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 1

They offer a customizable server at competitive prices, but the results of our uptime and speed tests cannot be ignored. In reality, HostWind’s servers are simply too slow and too unreliable to offer good value in 2019. We don’t recommend HostWind.

 

9. AccuHosting

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AccuHosting provides surprisingly good features for low prices. We couldn’t really ignore their inconsistent uptime and average speed.

We were also somewhat uneasy about their (slightly) false advertising.

Uptime & Speed

AccuHosting 2019 uptime and speed statisticsTested Hosting Plan: Dedicated Server / Statistics dates: 01.01.2019-02.28.2019

We’ve only been monitoring AccuHosting for a few months, and don’t know what to make of their statistics yet. Namely – the uptime(99.92%). So far December and February have been without any outages, but then again in January, they had over an hour of downtime. We need to monitor them for a little longer to understand if it was just one-time mishaps or if this a recurring issue.

The site speed of 794ms is below the industry standard. However, there are some quicker hosts on this list.

Support

The customer support offered by AccuHosting is above average. In our tests, connecting to their instant chat was, well, instant and their advisers seemed well-informed, answering our queries within 2 minutes.

We were very happy with their support. They understood our questions perfectly and answered within seconds. Besides being accurate and precise, they were also interested in our needs and goals more than the industry average we’ve seen so far.

Definitely, a good customer experience, good for beginners and more advanced users.

AccuWebHosting live chat 2

Features

By far the best feature of AccuHosting, though, is the impressive spec you get on your chosen server. 16 GB of RAM is well above standard for the price of their web hosting, as are CPUs running at 3.4 GHz. You’ll also get a whopping 4 TB of storage space. According to their support, you’ll also get unlimited bandwidth. It almost seems too good to be true – and it is.

cPanel, annoyingly, costs a little more than the standard plan, as do paid SSL services and a CDN. Also, the advertised UK server is currently (at the time of writing this review) not available.

You can also get additional features, e.g more memory, additional security options, other control panels, faster processors, backups, servers in different countries, etc.

Pricing

AccuHosting’s dedicated web hosting is good value, starting at $75 / month. There are plenty of useful add-ons for decent prices, too. The pricing seems very very good for the specs you get. Besides misleading advertising, we haven’t found many disadvantages or hidden costs so far. It’s all laid out in plain sight when you’re choosing your features and plans.

Also, the prices don’t actually go up after the initial subscription.

Even better, you can choose between a number of servers depending on the location of your customers:

AccuWebHosting Dedicated Server pricing

Their cheapest plan comes with really good specs – it’s more than enough for an average-sized website with decent traffic. The only downside is that some of the advertised information is currently not available.

  • Cheapest Plan: $79.50/mo
  • Admin Dashboard: cPanel($35.00/mo)
  • Disk Space: 1TB
  • Bandwidth: 10TB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Processor: 3.5GHz
  • Dedicated IP: 1

But their uptime, extra cost SSL and cPanel cannot be ignored, you are better off with some other provider instead. In conclusion, AccuHosting offers a decent value service, having above-average memory and bandwidth restrictions and solid speed.

 

Conclusion…

Most good dedicated web hosts now offer fast, reliable servers. The big difference between them, as we’ve seen, is the level of support they offer.

In our tests, there are three hosts that stood out. For the majority of websites, Liquid Web offers the best compromise between performance, uptime, and price. Also, their customer support is (so far) unbeatable.

If uptime is the most important factor in your decision, go for Bluehost. Their servers have provided the best and most stable uptime.

If you’re looking for the security of a large and well-established web host, HostGator is your best bet. Their services are reasonably priced, and their huge customer base means you can expect their support team to be experienced if nothing else.

Whichever you choose, though, be demanding. A dedicated server is a big investment, and it pays to shop around and choose the best option.

Remember, if you’re renting a server for your exclusive use, you should expect your hosting provider to be as dedicated to your site as you are.

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