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2.3
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  • User Friendly
    2.2
  • Support
    2.0
  • Features
    2.2
  • Reliability
    2.1
  • Pricing
    3.2
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Wholesale Internet is a budget dedicated server provider located in the middle of USA with instant access servers starting at just $10.
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Pricing Range

Dedicated Server $10.00 - $89.00

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Caleb Keg

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Caleb Keg,
5.0
I have been using WholesaleInternet for about a year now and I can't say too much bad about them. All the problems I had were handled with maturity and respect (like all should). The support was handl...Read Moreed by about 10-20 different people around the clock making the support blazing fast having my questions answered within minutes. I have had a number of different servers, because I was going through a series upgrades because I needed more power, their prices are the cheapest I could find ANYWHERE. I currently have a plan with 32GB DDR3 Ram, Dual Opteron 6128 with 2.0GHz and 16 Cores with a nice 2TB HDD. All for $39 a month, I cannot complain. Once your server is up and running you have a choice of a number of different operating systems, all sorts of different Unix operating systems, and if you get a plan like mine you'll be able to run windows. After that is done, it will take about 45 minutes to have an amazing server running, with little to no issues. I have literally NEVER, over the year I have spent with these people, had a hardware issue, such as a hard drive. When I did have network issues, it was fixed within 5 minutes. Their support did a speed test and messed with a few wires, and tada, I have a gigabit port once again. These dedicated servers aren't over packed, because they each have their own server. So my server isn't the same as someone else's just with shared resources. Some hosts do that, to cut costs. WholesaleInternet, no. They use one of the oldest tricks in the book, go for more users and cheaper prices to make your pay day. I'm one of those users, I love WholesaleInternet and I hope to see you using one of their amazing servers.

Of course, all hosts have their catches, this one, very little. Their support only handles hard ware issues. Which is fine, if you need software support. There's more than enough helpful websites out there to give ya a hand.
When I say little to no problems, most of my problems (since I'm new to this) were user error. Very few times were the host responsible for the trouble I was having.

Check 'em out!
https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/dedicated/
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Reviews

John B.
John B. from United States,

Very good

4.8
This company has so many negative reviews, but that didn’t stop me from trying out this host, i’ve been with them for about 1 and a half years. Support has always been quick to reply, I’ve had practically zero downtime. When my ha...Read Morerdware failed, they’d replace it instantly (one time my cpu failed, and they replaced it within an hour). Sometimes they might mess up, but they fix it quickly. I have no complaints for the price.Less
Md Shahajahan Ali

Very Bad company

1.2
Yesterday I got a server from wholesaleinternet.net, But I found lot of problem on the server. I submitted ticket to them, The replay one by one, and I follow the instruction But I don't solve my problem. I request to If you have ...Read Morenot able to provide me best type of server and support please refund me. But they said that Our servers are non refundable upon delivery. Basically they are cheat company they sold old punk server. I request to all, Please don't purchase from this cheater company.Less
L Gunsted
L Gunsted from United Kingdom,

Good service and good value for money

4.8
While reading some reviews are negative based on my own personal experience of wholesale Internet. I have had 2 dedicated servers for over a year never had any issues with downtime or speeds. I've never needed to contact support a...Read Mores always managed my servers without the need. Overall good servers, good speeds and cheap price.Less
Annoyed Customer
Annoyed Customer from United States,

Terrible service

1.0
I paid for a box, and customer service is ignorant. Getting root access is key for any use. If you have a customer agent named Cole, he is a moron.
I would say you get what you paid for, but I got nothing out of it but a waste of time
mod
mod,
Did they give you sudo access? I think all you would need to do from there is elevate using sudo su or su and allow root access through SSH
Alex Ross
Alex Ross from Russia,

The worst customer support ever

1.6
What would you feel if you sign up for dedicated server and billing is failing again and again and every time it fails you are charged disconnection fee. Meaning Wholesaleinternet billing system from 90s is failing and each of tha...Read Moret time you pay disconnection fee. Add to this long downtimes. Some of them were over 2 days. And finish it with worst customer support where they close tickets without any reply. That's what you get when you buy cheap unmanaged server from WholeSaleInternet. Our fault. No more WSILess
Paresh Patel
Paresh Patel,
I completely agree with Alex. This is the worst customer service and portal interface. We have hosted for some time, and then I needed to change credit card details. I changed the card and set it to default payment. But I stil...Read Morel was disconnected and there was no attempt to help. And yes they are asking for a disconnection fee. Don't use this provider!!!Less
Jaha Edwards
Jaha Edwards from United States,

bad experience

1.4
I have been using them a few years and over all feel very bad. I was going to add many dedicated servers there if their service is good but stopped at 3. Yesterday I cancel one and I am in the process to cancel the other 2. This c...Read Moreompany would null my IP for occasional SMTP traffic due to back up kick on because of primary MX problem. I contact them several time and I decided to give up. They also got outage a lot.Less
Michael Lavnduski

Expert Review

Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Focused on Dedicated Servers since 1999

Wholesale Internet has been offering affordable dedicated servers for web hosting since 1999. They are based in Kansas City, MO, and in 2008 opened a larger, more advanced facility to meet the growing need. Their datacenter provides excellent features that will help to keep servers up and running smoothly without any trouble. It has fully redundant cooling systems, three sources of power, and much more to allow servers to operate in an ideal environment.

Their main focus is offering dedicated servers that are fast and powerful, but still as affordable as possible. They have also expanded their offerings to include virtual private servers (VPS) for those who are looking for that option. The website they operate seems a little simplistic, or even out of date in some areas, but it does display the information clearly so those shopping for hosting won’t have any trouble finding what they need.

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8.2
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Rated by Michael Lavnduski
  • User Friendly
    8
  • Support
    8
  • Features
    7
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

Excellent Reputation for Stability

The hardware and transfer connections are known for being very stable. They don’t have an uptime guarantee at all, which may be a concern for many people, but it is unlikely that there will be any sort of outage on that end. Since you are responsible for managing your own software, however, that could cause stability issues if you don’t do things properly. You’ll also be responsible for monitoring your own systems, which is something that is taken care of by the hosting company for managed servers. When done properly, however, the stability is very strong.

Features

Quality Features for Affordable Dedicated Servers

All the different features are listed in one big table on the website. They seem to go out and find the most affordable servers possible for their customers because they have lots of different types available. You can choose from servers with AMD processors, or those with Intel. They also have lots of different hard drive sizes, processor speeds, RAM amounts and types, and much more. Their available servers changes on a regular basis based on what they have available at any given time.

Wholesale Internet appears to acquire new servers, configure them for hosting, and then have them available for users once they are ordered. This makes it possible to have a dedicated server ready to go within minutes of making an order. One important feature of this company is that they offer unmanaged servers. This means you will be responsible for things like installing software, rebooting servers, and more.

Support

Good Support for Hardware Issues

The technical support teams are available to work on any issues you have with the hardware in the servers themselves. They can replace parts, check power, and more. If you have an issue with the software or configuration, on the other hand, you are left on your own to figure out how to fix it.

Pricing

Low Costs for Unmanaged Servers

For US based dedicated servers, this company has some of the lowest prices around. Despite the low costs, the quality is still quite good in terms of the hardware you will have access to. For just $10 per month you can get an Intel Core2Duo server with 4 gigs of DDR2 RAM, and 250GB SATA hard drive space. The prices gradually go up as the hardware specs improve. Currently the highest end option is $999 per month for 8 CPU Xeon E7-2850 machine. That is 8 physical CPUs, not just 8 cores. It has a total of 80 cores, 1 TB of Ram and a 16TB drive.

Just keep in mind that the cost is for the hardware and data transmission only. These are unmanaged servers so you will need to do all your own software management, and troubleshooting. This will be difficult for those who don’t have a lot of experience working on this type of thing.

User Friendly

Friendly for Experienced IT Professionals

The website for this company is fairly simplistic and in places even appears to be outdated. It is still easy to find the information that is needed when you need it. Once you get signed up, you will be largely left on your own to make sure everything is working. This is because these are unmanaged servers rather than managed, which is what most people are used to. If there is a suspected hardware issue with a server, you can get in touch with the technical support team easily enough and they will investigate quickly to help ensure the servers themselves are up and running normally.

Summary

Easy & Affordable Dedicated Servers

If you need a dedicated server and know how to manage it on your own, this is a great company to consider. They have been providing high quality services for a very long time, and have a great reputation for quality. If you don’t know how to do things like manage software, install updates, perform backups, and other important tasks, however, you’ll want to go with another company that provides managed services.

Pros:

  • Very Affordable Servers
  • Easy to Understand Feature Lists
  • Well-Established Company

Cons:

  • No Shared Hosting
  • No Option for Managed Servers

Wholesale Internet Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Intel Core2Duo Preconfigured 250 GB 2 x 1.60GHz 4 GB $10.00 5.8 Details
AMD 248 Preconfigured 250 GB 2 x 2.20GHz 4 GB $10.00 4.6 Details
Dual Xeon 5639 4TB Preconfig 3.91 TB 12 x 2.13GHz 32 GB $56.00 3.0 Details
Opteron 6234 Preconfigured 120 GB 12 x 2.66GHz 64 GB $89.00 4.6 Details

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