Quality VPS hosting in Hong Kong
VPS hosting is a vendor located in Hong Kong, with a target market of China and Asia offering many cloud-based solutions for almost any customer with several available products and services. As their name implies, a focus is set on VPS and promoting the value of leasing cloud server space, software, and storage to business; a particular focus is the expanding Chinese market.
Uptime & Reliability
Very reliable hosting solution
VPS states that their data center is located in Hong Kong with space leased from Equinix and offers Tier 4 operations. With the Tier 4 designation and Equinix’s global presence, it seems probably that uptime would likely exceed VPS’ stated guarantee of 99.9% Climate control, physical security and a local generator with a 72-hour fuel supply are also part of VPS’s stability platform. VPS advertises 99.9% uptime for networks and 99.5% uptime for servers. Unlike many other providers, VPS lists the monthly equivalents of the downtime; as well as specifically noting that the downtime does not include their own scheduled maintenance for which they provide 72 hours’ notice.
Strong set of features
VPS strongly promotes their “next generation” equipment on their home page, stating that Xeon E3 & E5 CPUs are in production along with several options for storage and speed, as well as the Linux and Windows operating systems. Another value-driven proposition off the home page is “FlexCloud” hourly cloud servers where clients pay only for time they require. Advertised are over 90 points of presence worldwide, along with 1/10 Gbps internal networking as well as 24/7 physical reset services. Network topologies, along with bandwidth availability and price are clearly listed. VPS also offers reselling services to other providers. While most hosting companies strictly offer their reselling as a set service, VPS offers partnership affiliation which could help with marketing for their client’s services. Commission rates range up to 10% for resellers and discounts of up to 40% for existing customers who drive new business to VPS. This is an arrangement that is not often seen, but could create a new revenue stream or significant savings for customers.
24/7 support plus a nice FAQ
As with many hosting providers, VPS offers support by phone, online ticketing and chat. A search through their FAQ site reveals numerous in-depth scenarios and solutions which should help customers resolve any issues quickly. The FAQ site is efficiently organized by topic and subject. VPS encourages customers to use the FAQ site, but stresses their 24/7 availability to help with any issues customers may encounter.
Pricing in line with industry standards
All prices are offered in Hong Kong dollars, (HKD) which currently trade at approximately 7.75 to 1.00 or approximately .012 USD. Dedicated server operations are offered as low as $131 US with no setup fees. Linux cloud servers are offered starting at about $27US/month while Windows cloud servers start in the neighborhood of $35. All basic packages include dedicated 2 GB RAM and 80GB disk dedicated memory. This includes a 24/7 basic monitoring service as well as many other safeguards and features.
Nice option for just about any type of site
VPS hosting would seem like a sound business choice for both large and small businesses that desire a presence is Asia or China. With the high level of redundancy advertised, along with partnership with a leader in data center provisioning, customers should quickly gain a sense of confidence of having their hosted or dedicated server operations; the specifics listed for availability only strengthens their claims. One claim that stands out is the 24×7 support at the physical location, as well as a detailed description of how customers get cost adjustments in the event of downtime. Pros:
- Packages are good as is, no need to add on additional features
- Very reliable data center
- Locations of backup sites are not listed
- Really only focused on Asian countries