PoundHost Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

PoundHost Rating

  • Reliability
    9 / 10
  • Pricing
    9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
8.8
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

High End Dedicated Hosting

Pound Host has been in business since 2001.  They are part of the Namesco group of hosting providers which has hosting solutions around the world.  In total they have nearly a half a million customers, 8000 dedicated servers, 6000 VPS's and 1.8 Million domains on their network.  This is quite impressive and makes them a very large network of hosting providers.

This particular company is focused just on the high end dedicated servers and cloud options.  While the prices are higher than most other companies, so is the quality.  If you need great quality hosting that will be fast and reliable, this company might be perfect for you.

Uptime & Reliability

Very reliable hosting with all types of servers

The reliability of this company is quite high.  You can make this even better by using their collocation services, but for most companies this will not be necessary.  They use high end hardware, and monitor it closely for problems so that you don’t experience any unnecessary downtime.

They are all housed within high end data centers, so the chances of a power outage or network connectivity failure occurring are quite low.  They do offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee, so if there is an extended outage of any type, you just have to submit a ticket to have credits applied toward your bill.  It is not immediately clear how much credit you will get, but most people won’t have to deal with this anyway.

Features

All the Features You Need

The features list with this company is quite long.  Since you're getting a dedicated server with them, you can basically pick and choose which features you want to build your own hosting solution.  They have 10 gigs of network storage for you, free IP addresses, free reboots, on site tech support, a KVM over IP option for direct interaction with your server and much more.

Suffice it to say that whatever features you want with your hosting company, this company can provide you with them.  Some options, like moving to Windows from Linux, will cost extra, but it is an option.

Support

Great technical support for hardware and datacenter issues

Since this company focuses on providing unmanaged services to their customers, you will not be getting the same type of support that you might be used to with another company.  Specifically, if you install something on your server and it doesn’t work properly, or more likely, you need help installing something, they are not going to be able to provide that service.

This company simply provides the data center space, the physical server, and the connection to the internet.  This is why their prices are lower than many other dedicated hosting companies that also include the management of their servers with their total price.

They do offer a variety of self-help guides and other useful features that you can benefit from, but the bottom line here is that this is not a company for those who don’t already know how to manage a web server.

Pricing

Many pricing options for dedicated hosting services

You’ll have quite a few different price options to choose from.  Of course, they will all be significantly higher than those offered by shared hosting companies, but you will also be getting a lot better services.  They do have the option to configure your own server for entry level dedicated hosting, which is a really nice way to help keep your price down while still getting a dedicated hosting solution.

There is no money back guarantee, but that is fairly standard with dedicated hosting solutions because of the fact that they take a lot more work up front to get them configured.  Overall, however, the prices you’ll get from this company are quite competitive.

Summary

Perfect for UK customers needing high end hosting

This company provides great hosting for those who are looking for dedicated servers.  Of course, if you need shared or other lower end options, this is not the right option.  If you are looking for a hosting company that can give you high quality services for customers in the UK and Europe, this is an excellent option to consider.

Pros:

  • Focused on high end hosting
  • Collocation services available
  • Budget friendly dedicated services

Cons:

  • No entry level hosting
  • No money back guarantee
  • Plans are unmanaged
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Typical PoundHost Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Dedicated Server $15.00 - $296.25 4 plans
Cloud Hosting $23.00 1 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.simplyhosting.com

PoundHost Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
250 GB 2 GB $15.00 0.0
250 GB 1 GB $36.00 0.0
500 GB 4 GB $66.00 0.0
1.17 TB 16 GB $296.25 0.0

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Unlimited 0 B Unlimited $23.00 0.0
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London

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