Sharktech Expert Review 2017

Written by: Max Ostryzhko

Sharktech Rating

  • Reliability
    10 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.5 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
9
Rated by Max Ostryzhko

Experienced DDoS Protection & Quality Hosting

SharkTech has been in business since 2003 providing customers with good quality hosting as well as DDoS protection. When the company first started they were primarily focused on DDoS attack mitigation through protected IP addresses and other filtering services. They were one of the first companies to provide this type of service at an affordable price. This is because DDoS attacks were primarily focused on larger companies until then. Today, however, DDoS attacks are a threat to every site on the web.

Unlike many companies that offer DDoS mitigation services, this one also offers good quality hosting to go along with it. The convenience of having both of these services through one company will be very attractive to many people. Their dedicated servers are powerful enough to run most any type of site, and the included features help to ensure customers are happy. They currently operate out of four locations, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam.

Uptime & Reliability

10

Exceptional Reliability

Uptime and reliability are exceptionally high with this company. Anytime you’re working with a hosting provider that offers DDoS protection you are almost certainly going to get a good reliable service. Studies have shown that as many as 1/3 of website outages are caused by DDoS or similar attacks, so hosting with SharkTech will do a lot to help keep things stable. Their hardware is also name brand and configured well so there won’t likely be any outages caused by that either.

Features

8

Higher End Hosting & DDoS Features

For hosting, the options include VPS, dedicated servers, and colocation packages. They are all primarily focused on small to mid-sized companies as well as individuals who are running popular sites. They allow you to configure your servers to be just the way you want them, especially with the VPS options. You can also upgrade or downgrade the features you need at any time. Servers include high quality hardware, solid state hard drives, DDR2 memory, and more.

The hosting packages come with 20 GBPS DDoS attack mitigation included. This is going to be enough to stop the most common types of attacks that sites experience. If there is a special need for mitigation against higher bandwidth attacks, they can offer that as well based on need.

Support

9

Responsive Technical Support Teams

Most of the services that are offered by SharkTech are self-managed, meaning the tech teams aren’t going to fix problems for free. They will, however, monitor hardware and make sure that is running properly at all times. They will also help you with any questions you have, and provide you with the information needed to ensure your experience is excellent.

Pricing

8.5

Reasonable Price Points

The pricing is quite affordable at each level. VPS solutions start at just $19 per month, and go up to $59 based on the features you need. Dedicated servers are priced based on the specs you require, and can be custom built to your exact needs. They start at $149 per month, and go up from there. The DDoS protection is either included with the actual hosting, or it can be purchased separately if needed. The prices will be based largely on the amount of data that needs to be scrubbed.

User Friendly

9.5

Advanced Services with Friendly Help

Hosting from this company is a little more advanced than you will find with most other providers. This necessarily brings in a little bit more confusion and complication for customers who don’t have experience in this area. Their customer service and tech support teams, however, are quite helpful. They can explain the systems to you, and help to get things configured the way they are needed. The interfaces for customers are also laid out nicely to help make it easier for people to find what they need.

Summary

Excellent Hosting for Most Customers

This company really has a lot to offer for almost all types of customers. Individuals, small businesses, medium sized businesses, and even some larger companies can all use this company’s hosting and DDoS protection to help keep their site up and running smoothly. They have a lot to offer, and a great reputation for quality.

Pros:

  • 20 GBPS DDoS Protection Included
  • Very Stable Hosting Environment
  • Hosting & DDoS Mitigation in One

Cons:

  • No Shared Hosting Options
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