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Psychz Networks vs Kamatera

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11 hosting plans 21 hosting plans
Starting price $26.10 / month $4.00 / month
Free domain No No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
3.4
4.9
Reliability 3.0
5.0
Pricing 4.5
4.8
User Friendly 3.0
4.9
Support 3.0
4.9
Features 3.5
4.8
User Reviews
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Such a awesome vps that is scaleable
Daniel Chu,
9.2
Have used a lot of other providers such as contabo which take 3h to setup a vps! Heard Kamatera over google and decide to try it out. Nice and easy, go into the page pick my config and click create. Serve my purposes of havin... More g a quick setup test bench for my needs. The pricing are good but i say it can do better compared to linode. Others are just perfect for my needs. Less
Latest negative review
An utterly disappointing experience with DDoS mitigation.
Wyatt T,
4.0
A few months back, we started using Psychz for our DDoS protection through a GRE tunnel. Their new Chicago PoP was particularly attractive because they were offering a decent blend and good capacity from the start, and they w... More ere offering us a good price.
Things started off well enough. We paid them for a few hours of their network admins' time just to make sure the setup was done properly. Unfortunately, this was only the start of a number of problems that caused massive quality of service issues for our customers as we deployed the new solution. Essentially, inbound traffic would be served to our full-time mitigated customers through a Psychz GRE tunnel from their Chicago PoP. We expected some overhead going in, and lower speeds than a cross-connect or direct peering, but what we got out of it was entirely ridiculous.
Long story short, we were only able to download ~30Mbps through the Psychz Chicago GRE tunnel. Not MB/s, but Mbps - which equates to about 3.7MB/s of actual download speeds through a GRE tunnel purportedly capable of 1Gbps. After weeks of back and forth discussions with staff at all levels of the company, including a personal Skype group with senior management, we weren't able to get anywhere. At one point, one of the managers admitted to giving us false promises on their attempted fixes - in essence, admitting to lying to us. It's also worth mentioning that the ticket staff were entirely worthless - the clearly outsourced support, assuming they ever responded at all, were perhaps the most generic and canned we've ever dealt with.
We eventually gave up and set up a GRE tunnel through USDedicated as a temporary solution. This was much better - we're able to push 600-700Mbps through their tunnel without any issues to speak of; much closer to the realistic overhead of a modern GRE tunnel. Because of this, and because of certain information we received from a third party, we can only assume that their newer PoPs are using substandard older-generation hardware to serve GRE tunnels.
I sincerely wish we had a better experience with Psychz. I think colocating or renting from them directly is probably a better overall play. But our experience using them as a third party, but closely located, mitigation provider was an - excuse the pun -unmitigated disaster.
I believe Psychz is growing and expanding far too fast for their own good. I wish they would focus more of their time and effort on making their current PoPs fantastic instead of offering service in every possible corner of the globe at rock-bottom pricing and, according to our experience, rock-bottom quality.
I want to be clear. I want companies like Pscyhz to do well. Mitigation is largely lacking, especially in locations that are relatively underserved like Chicago or Sao Paulo or Singapore, etc. I just wish they would do it a little better.
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Incompetent and rude support
Slavko Lazovski,
4.4
Not recommended.
Support feels rude and apply obsessive marketing, like "Hey, I don't get, why you don't want to give me your mail, no spam guaranteed".
At the end i didn't manage to connect any of my credit cards for unknown... More reason. They said i should write to billing team for manual card connection. Previously not problem with this cards for any services. Less
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19 plans from $4.00 to $2,397.00
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1 vCPU (Type A, 2667MHz, 1024MB)

$4.00 / MO
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  • Space: 30 GB
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Dedicated Server
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Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
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  • Space: 500 GB
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Server Locations
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North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
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Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase No No
CMS support
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WordPress No Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
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Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux No Yes
Language Support
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PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
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MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
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PayPal No No
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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