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Heficed Expert Review
Formerly known as Host1Plus, Heficed delivers cutting edge services for companies seeking online servers and IP addresses. Unlike many traditional hosting services, Heficed focuses on providing IP blocks and services to users, allowing companies to secure the exact online storage and bandwidth they need while supporting fast, no-frills scalability.
We decided to test the company’s services to see what this new business model has to offer, and we were not disappointed. Between blazingly fast speeds, a model that empowers you to pick and choose exactly what you require along with a wide range of features, Heficed presents a valuable tool for expert web developers and companies looking to host some of their processes and services online.
Pros and Cons
- Get the online bandwidth you need with flexible IP routing and block services
- Keep dedicated IP banks and run your applications from where it’s most efficient
- Pay only for what you need with flexible and easily scalable payment plans and IP block options
- Enjoy a guarantee of 99.9% packets delivered when you sign up for the company’s SLA services
- Easily start a white label business with Heficed’s excellent solutions for resellers and partners
- Choose from a variety of dedicated cloud solutions that reduce hardware needs, limit costs, and keep you flexible
- Choose from up to 2,045 IPs that are black-list free for your apps, business sites, and more
- Manage your IP services easily via Heficed’s Terminal and its unique proprietary API
- The company’s plans aren’t immediately clear, and are not hosting in the traditional sense
- Heficed’s services are more applicable for expert web developers
- No cPanel or other standard control panels makes administration slightly harder for your websites
Pricing and Payment Methods
Unlike many of its hosting competitors, one of Heficed’s strongest advantages is that its pricing is designed for both flexibility and scalability. Our Heficed review dove through the company’s multiple offerings, and we were pleased to see the company presents subscribers with multiple options.
The company’s most basic service, Switch, gives you the ability to lease and switch IP addresses as needed from a fully functional management dashboard. The pricing in this case is a la carte, as your payments will vary based on the IPs you’re attempting to lease.
Additionally, Heficed’s Krono Cloud infrastructure supplies you with a variety of IP resources to manage and scale applications and websites. Thanks to its full hardware virtualization, you can create servers that include full root access and a variety of features. Plans start at $20 a month for a Linux or Windows-based cloud server.
If you need a heavier-duty solution, you can select the company’s Proto Compute plan, which grants you dedicated cloud-based servers. Proto Compute servers start as low as $110 a month and vary based on the technical requirements you encounter. Heficed Connect plans feature similar deals but give you an impressive 100 Gbps of blended traffic, as well as connections through major ISPs to expedite your traffic. These plans are also a la carte, and let you pay as you go.
Finally, Heficed offers reseller programs that let you offer fully managed, white-label IP and cloud server solutions for you clients. The company’s reseller plans start as low as $250 a month but can stretch as high as $15,000 depending on your needs and reseller level.
Ease of Use
Although we found that Heficed delivers an excellent solution for companies seeking more flexible hosting, it is definitely aimed at professional web developers and larger companies. Instead of standard hosting plans, Heficed lets you build your own virtual servers and ecosystems directly on the company’s data centers. This way, instead of hosting, you pay for the IP addresses you’re using, as well as the blocks you’re holding to route traffic.
If you are an advanced user, Heficed is incredibly easy to use thanks to its variety of great developer tools. These include features like full root access to your cloud servers, compatibility for both IPv4 and IPv6, and a fully integrated terminal to manage all your IP addresses. You can also easily scale any of your plans to match your bandwidth requirements, as well as reduce your capacity to save money when not in use.
Load Times and Reliability
Because of the company’s unique architecture, Heficed provides excellent uptimes, and can route your traffic to ensure you achieve the best loading times possible. The company’s IP-based services—as opposed to full servers—means you can always reroute your IP traffic to obtain the best possible speeds. Additionally, Heficed works with several of the world’s largest ISPs, as well as with several regional IP registries, meaning the IPs the company supplies tend to be whitelisted and optimized.
One important factor for us when examining hosting services is their reliability, as downtime can drive away users. If you register for the company’s SLA plans, Heficed guarantees 99.9% packet delivery and uptime. After several months of testing all of the company’s services and exploring their different geolocations, the company easily fulfilled their guarantee.
During our Heficed expert review, we noticed that while the platform is easy to use, its features appear to be custom-made for professionals and expert web developers. All of the company’s plans grant you multi-region compatibility with both Ipv4 and IPv6 addresses, giving you flexibility to host your services and apps. Additionally, you can switch your geo-location on demand as well as change your WHOIS information, which adds a layer of security and privacy to your website.
One of the more intriguing features we uncovered is Heficed’s ability to create custom routing rules, letting you optimize which types of traffic travel through available pipelines. This lets you build faster services and offload non-essential traffic from your main servers. We were also happy to see that cloud servers include full root access, as well as easy scalability—you can add or reduce the number of IP addresses you’re using with a single click. If you choose Protos services, you can also select your operating system, as well as build a web interface to manage your services. Finally, Heficed’s API means you can integrate your server management into any application you’re already using to build and manage your website.
Especially for services as complex as Heficed, it’s important to have quality customer support available. This is one area where the company could improve its offerings considering it currently does not offer a dedicated support channel such as chat or phone. We were impressed with the quality of content in the company’s knowledge center, which features several guides, tutorials, and useful articles that can resolve most of your issues. You can also reach the company via support ticket, though that channel is mostly used for sales inquiries. Overall, we would like to see Heficed offer more support in real time.
Heficed User Reviews
While our reviews give you a bird’s eye view of a company’s services, there’s no substitute for the real thing. To see what others are saying about the company, check our Heficed user reviews:
Overall, we found that Heficed is an intriguing service if you’re looking for a much more customizable and scalable hosting and server solution. While the company ignores the standard plans most companies provide, their IP leasing and routing tools help you construct the exact server and online infrastructure you need to support the best possible website or web application.
We loved the company’s advanced features including the ability to reroute IP traffic, access to white-list IPs, and the super-fast speeds that accompany such a malleable solution. While we would like to see the company offer more real time support, Heficed is still a great choice if you require a scalable, highly customizable online infrastructure tool.
Heficed Prices, Plans & Features - 2019
VPS Hosting Plans
Dedicated Server Plans
|Vega||80 GB||4 x 2.40GHz||7.81 GB||$110.00||8.5||Details|
|Athena||240 GB||4 x 2.00GHz||31.25 GB||$325.00||8.5||Details|
|Minotaur||120 GB||4 x 3.50GHz||31.25 GB||$330.00||8.5||Details|
|Ariane||340 GB||96 x 2.00GHz||125 GB||$400.00||8.5||Details|
|Proton||340 GB||24 x 2.20GHz||62.5 GB||$750.00||8.5||Details|
|Delta||480 GB||24 x 2.20GHz||62.5 GB||$1,100.00||8.5||Details|
|Saturn||480 GB||24 x 2.20GHz||250 GB||$1,200.00||8.5||Details|
|Titan||120 GB||16 x 2.60GHz||125 GB||$1,250.00||8.5||Details|
|Falcon||120 GB||28 x 2.20GHz||375 GB||$1,400.00||8.5||Details|
Cloud Hosting Plans
|LIN1||40 GB||2 cores||2 GB||1 TB||$40.00||8.5||Details|
|LIN2||60 GB||2 cores||4 GB||1 TB||$66.00||8.5||Details|
|LIN4||130 GB||4 cores||8 GB||1 TB||$24.00||8.5||Details|
|LIN8||250 GB||4 cores||16 GB||1 TB||$66.00||8.5||Details|
|LIN16||500 GB||6 cores||32 GB||1 TB||$403.00||8.5||Details|
|LIN32||1000 GB||8 cores||64 GB||1 TB||$784.00||8.5||Details|
|WIN4||50 GB||2 cores||4 GB||1 TB||$65.00||8.5||Details|
|WIN8||100 GB||2 cores||8 GB||1 TB||$111.00||8.5||Details|
|WIN16||250 GB||4 cores||16 GB||1 TB||$212.00||8.5||Details|
|WIN32||500 GB||6 cores||32 GB||1 TB||$403.00||8.5||Details|
|WIN64||1000 GB||8 cores||64 GB||1 TB||$779.00||8.5||Details|
A few words from Heficed
All of the Host1Plus plans include DNS and rDNS management, SSD cached storage, ultimate network speed, up to 8 IPv4 addresses, and Virtuozzo virtualization technology with your choice of Linux operating systems and full root access. Your VPS server can be hosted in any of the data centers in multiple-locations worldwide, according to your preferences.