Cogeco Peer 1 Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 12 user reviews in 1 language
3.8
POOR

Customer score for Cogeco Peer 1

  • Reliability
    3.8 / 10
  • Pricing
    3.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    3.8 / 10
  • Support
    3.7 / 10
  • Features
    4.3 / 10

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Mark Dornian
Canada
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing4
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features6
3.2

Rug pulled out from under feet

Service used: Cloud - Windows 2012 Standard
I have been using the on-demand server offering for a number of years. They just announced in June that the service will be discontinued by the end of September. No compensation, no assistance, no reason, poor communications, no m...Read More
erica weiss
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

CLOWNS - Stay away as far as you can

Service used: Cloud - Windows 2012 Standard
These hacks are the worst. The actual worst. They change contracts without issuing proper paperwork and the support staff seems like they are on sedatives they seem to be working hard to get NOTHING at all done for their clients.
Marcus Arkan
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

Stay away!

Service used: Dedicated Server
My company has been with peer1 since 2010, from the time they merged with Cogeco everything went downhill. They cheated us out of a tremendous amount of money, without any notice or authorization from us. Just because they had our...Read More
Jason Cianchette
United States
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly4
  • Support4
  • Features2
3.2

Out of date service with ridiculous long contracts

Service used: Cloud - Windows 2012 Standard
My company has been using Peer1 for our website hosting. We just decided to switch to Amazon where we created a much better system for 40% less. At Amazon we don't have any long term contracts and only pay for the service that we ...Read More
John
John
So, you broke your contract and they held you to the terms and conditions you agreed to?

Typical Cogeco Peer 1 Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Cloud Hosting $218.75 - $5,541.62 2 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.cogecopeer1.com

Cogeco Peer 1 Expert Review 2019

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Cogeco Peer 1 Rating

  • Reliability
    10 / 10
  • Pricing
    8 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.5 / 10
  • Support
    9.5 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
9
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Years of Experience

Cogeco Peer 1 has been in business since 1999.  They market the company as more than just a hosting solution. They want to partner with those who need high quality hosting and any other web based services. They have a great tech team and offer state of the art colocation services to many companies that need that extra confidence that their site won't go down.

They manage websites for over 10,000 businesses and help them with eCommerce and much more.  Peer 1 is owned by Cogeco, which gives them the stability that many companies will appreciate when looking for hosting.

Obviously this is not a hosting company for a small personal blog or even a small business.  It is, however, a great solution for mid to large sized businesses that need a great hosting experience and more.

Uptime & Reliability

Exceptionally Stable

One of the main points of working with Cogeco Peer 1 is that they will provide you with a stable hosting environment.  While they don't have the typical '99.9% uptime' guarantee or anything like that, the stability will actually be far better.  This is because whenever using cloud or colocation services, stability is built in to ensure customers are always up and running.

Features

Customized Services

As you look through their site you will see that they have customized solutions for lots of different needs.  They offer managed hosting that will help take the responsibility of keeping a site up and running smoothly off of your business so you can focus on what you're doing.  They also break their services down further for differnet types of industries.  If you need a managed hosting experience for your app or online game, for example, they have just what you need.

They also have cloud based 'on demand' hosting that is a great option for companies that need the extra support to keep their site up and running at all times.  This is a nice way to add stability and features, without having to bring on your own tech team to handle it.

One of their biggest features is their colocation services.  Colocation services allow you to have your site hosted at multiple locations to prevent outages.  This also helps your site to load quickly for customers no matter where they are.   Cogeco Peer 1 can help get this set up and in place for your company so you can better serve customers.

Support

High quality Tech Support

You're essentially buying a great tech support team when you use this company.  They will be responsible for all the hardware and network support, of course.  In addition, depending on what services you select, they can also help you with managing your site and other services.

Pricing

Custom Pricing Packages

As with any high end service, they will customize the price just for you.  They will work with you to determine just what you need and then put together a proposal.  This isn't a traditional hosting company where you just click a few buttons to get everything up and going. Cogeco Peer 1 Hosting is a business partner that you will want to develop a long term relationship with.

Of course, the prices are going to be higher than what you would expect for a traditional site, but so are the services.  If you're running a large corporation and need hosting support, reach out to Cogeco Peer 1 to see what they can offer you.

Summary

Nice Option for High End Hosting Needs

If you're looking for high end hosting for your mid to large sized business, this is a good option to consider.  They have been in the industry for years and have done a great job at keeping their business updated and innovative.

Pros:

  • Extremely Stable
  • Focused on What You Need
  • Been in Business since 1999

Cons:

  • Only right for a specific type of customer (larger businesses)
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Cogeco Peer 1 Prices, Plans & Features - 2019

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
42 GB 4 GB Unlimited $218.75 2.8
1 TB 128 GB Unlimited $5,541.62 3.8
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