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Beyond Hosting set the standard for customer service that all others should aspire to. They respond within 10 minutes no matter the hour (often quicker) to any enquiry and have helped me as a noob sort out out all my tech stuff without making me feel stupid (source)
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Although you may not have heard of Beyond Hosting, this company has been around since 2007, making it a bit younger than many other website hosting services. It is headquartered in Maineville, Ohio, USA (a community near Cincinnati), where a team of self-professed geeks runs the operation and oversees the datacenter equipped with enterprise ready Dell Poweredge rack servers.
While most of the companies reviewed on this site promote their flagship product as a shared hosting plan, Beyond Hosting is different. They only offer VPS and dedicated hosting, along with an option to add CDN (Content Delivery Network) service to speed up page loading times, for an additional fee. All accounts include Beacon monitoring for free, software that monitors your server’s performance and availability and will also send instant messaging if there is any downtime.
If you opt for VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, you have a choice of using a Windows or Linux OS. All the plans include a cPanel control panel, domain support and access to the Softaculous one-click script installer.
The Linux platform is slightly less expensive and comes in three different options depending on how much RAM, CPU cores, RAID storage and outbound bandwidth you desire. The Starter plan costs $49.99 per month and gives you 512MB dedicated and burstable RAM, a single CPU core, 50GB SSD RAID storage and 500GB outbound transfer bandwidth. What you don’t get with this plan is the WHM management panel or root SSH access. The two remaining plans, VSP2048 and VSP4096, are geared toward larger enterprises and include larger limits on space and memory as well as instant upgrades, root access and the WHM management panel.
Lastly, the option for a Managed Cloud Dedicated Server account is one that allows the user to fully configure their own server via root access. These plans come with full support and management/monitoring service. Prices start at $120 each month and go all the way on up to $1,200 per month – obviously a good option only for very large enterprises.
If you need help with your account, it is available via online support ticket. Support is available 24/7 with direct customer access via the client portal. Find answers to common questions and issues via the online knowledgebase.
This is not hosting aimed at the personal blogger. Beyond Hosting would be a great fit for a medium- to large-sized business. They also have an affiliate hosting plan, making it a reliable choice (with 99 percent uptime) for resellers.