Los Angeles based hosting firm
Chimehost is a Los Angeles, California based hosting provider that offers a wide range of hosting options that caters to wide range of customers—from the hobbyist to enterprise site owners. They don't make it clear how long they have been in business, but they seem to know what they are doing.
It is important to note that it seems that this company is actually just a reseller of PhotonVPS.com. There is nothing wrong with working with a reseller, of course, as this can be a great way to get good deals on quality hosting
Uptime & Reliability
Good reliable hosting for most types of sites
As an apparent reseller themselves, it stands to reason that Chimehost would only be as reliable as their host, PhotonVPS.com. That being said, 99.9% uptime is guaranteed on the Chimehost site. Also displayed is the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Online Reliability Program, which should provide customers with an enhanced level of confidence.
Facilities are listed as being equipped with fiber-optic networks, on-site personnel 24/7; multiple partnerships with communications providers are also mentioned. “Tier-1 multi-homed providers” are referenced in passing, but a listing of these partners and locations is not listed.
Good features to choose from
While Chimehost offers a variety of services, it would appear that they themselves are a reseller with all offerings linking back to PhotonVPS.com.
A broad array of hosting services are advertised: Cloud, VPS, dedicated hosting, as well as Linux & Windows VPS products are offered. DDOS (distributed denial of service) protection is prominently displayed on the home page and is included with all web hosting packages, something which is often optional for customers at additional cost. As with many providers, a thirty-day money back guarantee and 24/7 support are standard.
The beginner hosting service is run on the Linux platform, and includes trial DDOS protection, unlimited disk space and traffic, a site builder application and an auto script installer. Pro hosting service
A “Web Hosting Affiliate” program is also advertised with lifetime commissions, with a 50% rate for cloud, 15% for VPS and 3% of dedicated hosting packages. Chimehost offers a toolkit to help customers attract clients; their site lists lifetime commissions were chosen over lump-sum payments as lifetime payment will pay more over the long term. An important point is made that the affiliate owner does not have responsibility for support or payment processing; these are maintained by Chimehost.
Windows and Linux cloud storage are available, as are SSD-based cloud services for both platforms. A dedicated customer portal is provided for account management.
Fairly good support from knowledgeable staff
As with many other hosting providers, Chimehost offers a detailed knowledgebase and 24/7 support by phone. Oddly, an online ticketing application is not apparent.
Good pricing options at most levels
Startup website hosting, listed as “great for hosting a single website” is presently offered at 50% off the $9.95 price, with a total of $4.97. This price includes 25GB of disk space, 500GB of monthly bandwidth, dedicated CPU and RAM, 2Gbps of DDoS mitigation, and a single IP address.
Enterprise Hosting, displayed as “great for sites with a lot of traffic” is also offered at 50% off at $9.97 instead of the usual $19.95. The enterprise package option increases disk space to 100GB bandwidth, bandwidth to 1GB, DDoS protection increased to 6Gbps, shell access (SSH) and secure FTP services.
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) starts as low as $5.00 per month for 50GB and goes to $30.00 per month for 2 TB. All CDP services are offered for both Windows and Linux platforms, include encryption, web interface, are based in the Los Angeles data center and come with a thirty day money back guarantee with no contract requirement.
Reputable company to support most types of sites
Based on their website, Chimehost would appear to be a reputable company with considerable redundancy for a broad range of customers and have an easy to use interface for web development and server access. Unlike many organizations, web development is not offered; while this will keep prices to a minimum it may require some businesses to engage a third party to develop and update websites.
- A robust suite of products and services
- Strong redundancy for good reliability
- Links to source hosting solution
- This is a hosting reseller, which some people may not like
Typical ChimeHost Prices
|Service||Monthly Price Range|
|Cloud Hosting||$4.95 - $9.95||3 plans|