Specialising in Cloud Hosting for The Masses
ClouDNS offer a specialised service to its customers, and if you haven’t guessed by now the clue is in the title as they provide 4 types of DNS hosting, from a free platform to a custom DNS package.
The prices offered are very good starting with a $2 paid-for plan starting things off and a $15 per month business plan. Generally most people tend to go with the StartUP plan which is a $5 commitment each month. Then you have DDOS protected plans which start from $4.95 and climb to an Enterprise plan of $59.95 per month.
Great Uptime But No Other Information
The DDoS packages provide an impressive 10,000% uptime SLA, but don’t go into too much detail here. There doesn’t seem to be any information on security, network or how reliable the servers are.
Lots of Features and Tools to Get Stuck Into
Depending upon the plan you take out, depends heavily on the features that become available to you. Even in the free plan you can benefit from free DNS hosting in the cloud for 3 domains that have no limits or restrictions on the records or requests. If you want to go for the premium plans then you will be presented with 13 DNS servers, secondary zones, DNS branding, web redirects, and dynamic DNS.
With the business plan you can benefit from every feature available at this level of DNS hosting, before moving towards the DDoS protected hosting plans which are for larger organisations.
Lack of Support and Contact Details
Another let down comes in the shape of the level of support offered, and because they are based outside the UK or USA any kind of phone or email support isn’t offered. The only forms of contact or support that can be found on the site are social networks (Twitter and Facebook), and support wise you only have an FAQ section which is as brief as they come.
A Price Structure For Everybody Out There
Pricing is delivered into several brackets and tiers, and ClouDNS so a great job of offering services for small businesses as well as full enterprise level companies, covering every aspect in-between. The cheapest plan (aside from the free plan) comes in at just $2 per month whilst the top level DDoS Enterprise plan will set you back $59.95 per month but comes jam packed with tools and features.
Well Thought Out, Nicely Presented
What can I say here…well the first thing that jumps out to me is that the first language definitely isn’t English and you will this out for yourself when you hover over some of the tool tips, which make little or no sense.
With that said though, the site itself is very well laid out and you can find everything you are looking for from this ClouDNS hosting provider. The homepage shows you exactly whats on offer, and provides a segment of features and prices so you can quickly jump to that specific area of the site to delve further pinto what’s offered.
The Ideal Cloud DNS Host
Overall ClouDNS provide the ultimate way for you to host a DNS based service, as they focus primarily on this aspect of hosting. If your not looking for cloud DNS hosting then this isn’t going to be for you. Likewise, if you want full support and contact options, you should really look elsewhere.
Prices and features are awesome, with entry level prices and advanced prices offered to the table for small to large scale organisations.
- Features and Tools
- Good Prices
- DNS focused
- DNS Hosting Only
- No based in the UK or USA
- Hardly any Support or Contact Details
- No reliability guarantee