Full service Internet company
BluePink is a Romanian based company that offers web hosting, online advertising, domain registration, and website design and maintenance. They offer dedicated and virtual servers that run Windows or Linux, respectively, depending on your company needs. Their dedicated servers come with or without management and administration that can run the operating system of your choice. They very specifically state their hardware is not up to date, which is a bit of a concern as many competitors tout about their up-to-date hardware and high tech databases.
BluePink also offers web design and website maintenance services. Their portfolio includes a nice array of redesigned websites that seem appealing. Their team is made up of a number of employees that have varying levels of experience with different script writing and web design experience. If you are looking more for web design services rather than extensive web hosting options, this may be the right option.
Uptime & Reliability
Reliability is very questionable
I could not find any explicitly stated uptime for their servers, which is worrisome. Also, on their front page, there was a blog post about how they were having server issues and some servers were down for close to two days. Additionally, when looking at their server options and availability, they very clearly stated that their hardware is old, but “if used properly, you can obtain excellent results with fewer costs”.
Multiple options to choose from with many extra services
This company offers a number of website support and design options in order to keep your site running and looking appealing. Additionally, they offer hosting, domain registration, and Linux server administration options depending on your needs. They offer dedicated servers and virtual servers with varying levels of power and support based on what you are looking for. They also offer maintenance for each server you need with additional options for other servers. Their web hosting is presented with different packages with many customizable options, including a package option that is 100% custom to your needs.
Good support, but it will cost you
BluePink offers maintenance services at a fairly high price per server. However, their maintenance package includes monitoring via technicians or system administrators that also can work with software upgrades and customizability based on customer needs. This price also includes operating system installation, server hardware maintenance, and consulting. Their sites are monitored 24/7 by technicians and are available when problems arise. They do not clearly mention any sort of ticketing system, but it would be assumed to be through your client or user portal through their site. Additionally they have a phone number and email listed, though they do not state how long their response times are.
Many services are over priced
The pricing seems to be a bit high compared to other web hosting and web design sites I’ve come across. This is especially true when they very clearly state they do not have the most up-to-date hardware and that a lot of their hardware in their data centers are old. Their hosting packages reflect the same higher pricing compared to what they offer in terms of servers and domains. Their domain hosting also comes at a fairly high yearly price, but if you get a Romanian (.com.ro or .com.org), you can just buy the whole thing outright for a flat fee. Additionally, at €50 a month, their maintenance and administration seem very high.
Not bad if you are using their other services too
.BluePink is a more on the expensive side for what they claim to offer. Though they do seem to have decent web design services, their hosting is not very thorough nor do they offer many options. Additionally, pricing for domain hosting is also high, and they do not offer any money back guarantees or any free options to try out their services. However, they do offer a percentage discount if you purchase your plans a certain amount of months or years in advance.
- Good availability for Romania
- Easy to customize your hosting
- Easy to use
- Quality support (for a price)
- Outdated hardware
- Expensive maintenance and support services
- Company is primarily focused on web design and advertising
BluePink Prices, Plans & Features - 2019
Shared Hosting Plans
VPS Hosting Plans
|BPVPS1||10 GB||1 x 2.80GHz||512 MB||$21.62||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS2||20 GB||1 x 2.80GHz||1 GB||$32.43||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS3||40 GB||1 x 2.80GHz||2 GB||$43.24||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS4||40 GB||2 x 2.80GHz||2 GB||$54.05||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS5||100 GB||2 x 2.80GHz||2 GB||$64.86||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS6||100 GB||2 x 2.80GHz||3 GB||$75.66||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS7||100 GB||3 x 2.80GHz||3 GB||$86.47||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS9||100 GB||4 x 2.80GHz||4 GB||$108.09||0.0||Details|
|BPVPS8||100 GB||3 x 2.80GHz||4 GB||$97.28||0.0||Details|
Dedicated Server Plans
|BPDSOS1||36 GB||4 x 3.00GHz||4 GB||$108.09||0.0||Details|
A few words from BluePink
The PERSONAL services are: FreeBP (free of charge but will display ads on user websites) and PersonalBP (6 EUR / yr - apx 8 USD / year with no banners shown on websites)
Both plans are unlimited with respect to disk usage and bandwidth and allow users to setup their own domain.
The CORPORATE services are: StarterBP (15 EUR / year - apx 19 USD / year), StandardBP (20 EUR / year - apx 25 USD / year) and SuperBP (25 EUR / year - apx 32 USD / year).
All plans allow the user to setup 2 domains, unlimited number of ftp accounts, email accounts, websites, subdomains include unlimited traffic and bandwidth, difference between them is StandardBP includes backup and StarterBP includes backup and dedicate ip (to allow SSL certificates)