InterServer

InterServer

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9.3/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #4 in category Hosting
Features
9.5
Performance
9
Uptime
9.5
Support
9
Pricing
9.5
PROS:
  • Has a national (U.S.) fiber optic infrastructure network.
  • Offers a great variety of hosting plans
  • Easily transfer your existing domain, or register a new one, for only $1.99 when registering InterServer.
  • Thanks to InterServer’s automated caching you can have faster load times on your web pages.
  • Easy migration of your existing website for free with very few clicks.
  • Price lock.
CONS:
  • The company’s servers are only located in the U.S., causing minor delays in connection from other countries and continents.
  • VPS and Dedicated hosting plans don’t include a money back guarantee.
  • User area is good but could improve in the future.
  • Presents limits not clearly specified in your unlimited offer.
  • VPS hosting not for newbies / non-techies.
  • Weekly backups (instead of daily).

Founded in 1999 by two teen technical high school students Mike Lavrik and John Quaglieri, very passionate about web technology. InterServer has grown from a unique domain name and virtual hosting reseller account to an international company with two data centers, in Secaucus, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, California, offering services ranging from dedicated servers, virtual hosting, cloud VPS and fast servers.

The two founders continue to lead the company. One of them, Mike Lavrik, is the mastermind behind the design of the company’s data centers; it is often also the hands that implement its vision, while John Quagliery leads InterServer’s technical support team and ensures the proper functioning of the company’s infrastructure.

One of InterServer’s marketing strengths is that it offers an unlimited web hosting package. Starting at just $5.00 a month, it comes with everything you need to get started with a simple website, from domains and unlimited storage space to a powerful cPanel control panel and over 450 cloud applications.

If you require a customizable and fast hosting service, InterServer can have the tools you need so much. They offer features for each level to help you get started easily, from beginner to expert level.
Although InterServer’s prices are not the best in the market, they are within the competitive range and are justified by its long list of features.

With reliable uptime and incredibly fast load times, you can be sure that your websites will be available and will always be well positioned in search engines.

Strong uptime, excellent speed and good customer service, plus the fixed lifetime price make it the best choice for technically inclined webmasters who expect moderate traffic.


Pricing, Hosting Plans

Available Plans:

InterServer offers a guarantee that allows the price you start with to remain your price as long as you maintain your InterServer hosting account.

Most hosting providers attract new customers with low prices for the first hiring and then raise the rate at the time of renewal. Renewal prices increase by more than 200% for some hosting companies.

  • Standard Web Hosting
  • Reseller Web Hosting Plans
  • Linux VPS Plans
  • Windows VPS Plans
  • Wordpress VPS Plans
  • Dedicated Server Plans

Plan NameSpaceNumber of SitesBandwidthUltra Fast Web Server SSLPriceDetails
StandardSSD UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedLiteSpeedFree$5 /moVisit
WindowsSSD Unlimited25UnlimitedIISFree$5 /moVisit
WordPressSSD Unlimited1UnlimitedApacheFree$5 /moVisit

Plan NameSpaceMonthly Bandwidth Unlimited cPanel AccountsPriceDetails
RS One80GB 500GB Yes $19.95 /moVisit
RS Two 100GB 700GB Yes $29.95 /moVisit
RS Three 160GB 1000GB Yes $39.95 /moVisit
RS Four 200GB 1300GB Yes $49.95 /moVisit
RS Five 240GB 2000GB Yes $69.95 /moVisit

SpaceMemoryTransferPriceDetails
30GB SSD2048MB1TB$6.00 /moVisit
60GB SSD4096MB2TB$12.00 /moVisit
90GB SSD6144MB3TB$18.00 /moVisit
120GB SSD8192MB4TB$24.00 /moVisit
150GB SSD10240MB5TB$30.00 /moVisit
180GB SSD12288MB6TB$36.00 /moVisit
210GB SSD14336MB7TB$42.00 /moVisit
240GB SSD16384MB8TB$48.00 /moVisit
270GB SSD18432MB9TB$54.00 /moVisit
300GB SSD20480MB10TB$60.00 /moVisit
330GB SSD22528MB11TB$66.00 /moVisit
360GB SSD24576MB12TB$72.00 /moVisit
390GB SSD26624MB13TB$78.00 /moVisit
420GB SSD28672MB14TB$84.00 /moVisit
450GB SSD30720MB15TB$90.00 /moVisit
480GB SSD32768MB16TB$96.00 /moVisit

CoresMemorySpaceTransferPriceDetails
1 Cores2GB 30GB SSD2TB $10.00 /moVisit
2 Cores4GB60GB SSD4TB $20.00 /moVisit
3 Cores6GB90GB SSD6TB$30.00 /moVisit
4 Cores8GB120GB SSD8TB$40.00 /moVisit
5 Cores10GB150GB SSD10TB$50.00 /moVisit
6 Cores12GB180GB SSD12TB$60.00 /moVisit
7 Cores14GB210GB SSD14TB$70.00 /moVisit
8 Cores16GB240GB SSD16TB$80.00 /moVisit
9 Cores18GB270GB SSD18TB $90.00 /moVisit
10 Cores20GB300GB SSD20TB $100.00 /moVisit
11 Cores22GB330GB SSD22TB$110.00 /moVisit
12 Cores24GB360GB SSD24TB$120.00 /moVisit
13 Cores26GB390GB SSD26TB$130.00 /moVisit
14 Cores28GB420GB SSD28TB$140.00 /moVisit
15 Cores30GB450GB SSD30TB $150.00 /moVisit
16 Cores32GB480GB SSD32TB$160.00 /moVisit

SpaceMemoryTransferPriceDetails
30GB SSD2048MB2TB $6.00 /moVisit
60GB SSD4096MB4TB $12.00 /moVisit
90GB SSD6144MB6TB$18.00 /moVisit
120GB SSD8192MB8TB$24.00 /moVisit
150GB SSD10240MB10TB$30.00 /moVisit
180GB SSD12288MB12TB$36.00 /moVisit
210GB SSD14336MB14TB$42.00 /moVisit
240GB SSD16384MB16TB$48.00 /moVisit
270GB SSD18432MB18TB $54.00 /moVisit
300GB SSD20480MB20TB $60.00 /moVisit
330GB SSD22528MB22TB$66.00 /moVisit
360GB SSD24576MB24TB$72.00 /moVisit
390GB SSD26624MB26TB$78.00 /moVisit
420GB SSD28672MB28TB$84.00 /moVisit
450GB SSD30720MB30TB $90.00 /moVisit
480GB SSD32768MB32TB$96.00 /moVisit

CPUMemorySpacePriceDetails
AMD EPYC 7402P (24 cores)128 GB 2000 GB $199.00 /moVisit
2 x Xeon E5-2678v3 (24 cores) 128 GB 2000 GB $210.00 /moVisit
Xeon E3-1230 (4 cores) 8 GB 2000 GB $70.00 /moVisit
Xeon E3-1230v2 (4 cores) 8 GB 2000 GB $80.00 /moVisit
Xeon E3-1230v3 (4 cores) 8 GB2000 GB $85.00 /moVisit
Xeon E3-1230v5 (4 cores) 16 GB 2000 GB $110.00 /moVisit
Xeon D-1541 (8 cores) 8 GB 2000 GB $95.00 /moVisit
Xeon E3-1230 v6 (4 cores) 16 GB2000 GB $130.00 /moVisit
2 x Six-Core E5-2620 (12 cores) 8 GB 2000 GB $165.00 /moVisit
2 x Xeon Silver 4110 (16 cores) 32 GB 2000 GB $270.00 /moVisit


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Features

Easy to set up and manage

One of the main objectives of InterServer’s plans is to serve the beginner. Any extra steps in account creation and website configuration processes could increase the chances that the customer will turn to a more user-friendly company. This gives them the incentive to make sure the services are as easy to use as possible.

30-day money-back guarantee

Shared hosting and WordPress plans do not have a free trial period, but are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked. If you prefer not to stay too long with InterServer, you are covered by a money back guarantee, and canceling your account is quite easy.

When we tried to cancel, it took a couple of minutes, and as it was in the 30-day money back guarantee window, I was also eligible for a refund.

The hosting has restrictions although it is unlimited

InterServer offers “unlimited” features in its shared hosting environments, such as unlimited bandwidth and hosting space, but really comes with certain limits, not exceeding more than 20% of the server resources at a time. Any shared hosting account is limited to 250,000 inodes. If the SSD hard disk storage exceeds 1 GB of space is moved to SATA disks.

Shared servers with guaranteed email delivery

InterServer uses digital signature technology, checking the content of each email message with a real-time database of known spam signatures. A sudden increase in the number of spam messages identified in this way can result in limiting or blocking the speed of a sender. One of the biggest detriments of using a shared server is the damage it can cause to your emails. Another client of the company can send spam and then all IP addresses are compromised.

This way emails sent to good recipients are received in spam folders or blacklists. With the digital signature InterServer claims to have found a solution to this problem.

Servers only in the United States

If the majority of your website visitors do not come from the United States, you will need a content delivery network (CDN) to ensure that they can access your website quickly from other continents.

InterServer operates in only two data centers, in its office in Secaucus, New Jersey and another in Los Angeles, CA.

Standard control panel

InterServer uses cPanel, with which most website developers have experience. This standard control panel makes it easy to run administration tools on your Linux server, which is the industry standard among most hosting companies.

Interserver Cpanel

SitePad Sitebuilder and themes

SitePad is in its standard plans is not well known but it is acceptable the work you can do with it, it is actually very good at what it does. There are almost 300 themes to choose from and most of them look very acceptable and pretty. Incorporating text, pages and even a blog is very simple, just as you would expect from a professional website builder.

Interserver Sitepad

Complicated VPS Hosting

Because InterServer does not have cPanel and Softculous in its VPS plans, the initial configuration process can be a bit overwhelming for beginners and non-beginners alike. The setup process is very manual and took longer than I expected. You should dedicate more time to learning and configuration if you decide to hire InterServer VPS plans.


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Performance

InterServer exceeded our expectations in server response speed for a $5/month hosting plan.

Recent server speed tests show that InterServer is one of the fastest hosting services on the market.

We created a demo website, which we speed tested using Bitcatcha service from 8 different locations and the response is indeed very good. It’s far from the best, but for an affordable housing provider, it’s pretty nice.

March 2020

US (W) US (E) London Singapore Sao Paulo
75 ms 18 ms 166 ms 482 ms 134 ms
Bangalore Sydney Japan Performance
556 ms 232 ms 141 ms A

InterServer High Speed Infrastructure

The company uses three IP Tier 1 backbone providers:

  • Zayo, with the largest network of contacts on the east coast of the United States;
  • NTT Communications, a global provider with good coverage in Asia; and
  • Cogent, which favors European nodes.

It also has routing and switching equipment from Cisco, Extreme Networks and Riverstone, as well as a BGPv4 intelligent routing protocol.


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Uptime

In the tests performed during 6 months InterServer reached an Uptime performance of 99.98%. Our test page was almost always online and running. Sporadic drops no more than 2 to 4 minutes maximum.

InterServer promises its customers 99.9% uptime, thanks in part to its partnership with Cloudflare and its cache data center. In general, Interserver’s performance is excellent. While most hosting sites are looking for 99.9% uptime, InterServer managed to maintain my site at 100% most of the time.

Latest Uptime Stats

  • February 2020 – 99.99%.
  • January 2019 – 100%.
  • November 2019 – 99.98%.
  • October 2019 – 100%.
  • September 2019 – 99.99%.
  • August 2019 – 100%.

Guarantee of availability

You can get up to 50% credit of the monthly cost of your hosting plan if they do not meet your warranty.


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Customer Support

InterServer includes 24/7 on-site support through live chat, phone and email tickets, in addition to community forums, a broad knowledge base. Instructions and tutorials are clear and illustrated with screenshots of what to do in each case.

The level of support you receive is indifferent to the plan contracted. Everyone has the same access to telephone, ticket or chat support. We tested the support via live chat through the InterServer website was answered quickly.
Please note that support is only provided in English in the website documentation as well as by support staff.

Specification: InterServer

Available Services

Linux Hosting
Windows Hosting
Colocation Domain Hosting
Cloud Hosting
VPS Hosting
Dedicated Hosting
Reseller Hosting
Dedicated WordPress Hosting

Data Centers

Los Angeles, CA (USA), Secaucus, NJ (USA)

Bandwidth

Available with Selected Hosting Plans

Disk Space

Unlimited with Standard Web, Windows and Wordpress plans

Unlimited Website

Available with selected Hosting Plans

Uptime

99.98%

Free Site Migration

Yes

Free Domain

No

Linux Hosting

Yes

Windows Hosting

Yes

Domain Hosting

Yes

Dedicated IP

Yes

SSL Support

Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, Paid SSL Available

Control Panel

cPanel (Linux Hosting), Plesk (Windows Hosting)

One Click Installation

Softaculous

Website Builder

SitePad Website Builder

Security Features

cPhulk protection, CSF firewall, InterShield, ModSecurity, Virus Scanner

Backups

Weekly

Performance Tools

CloudFlare CDN, LiteSpeed, SSD drives

Money Back Guarantee

30 days

24-7-365 Support

Yes

Support Type

Email Support, Forum, Live Chat, Phone Support, Ticket System

Payment Options

American Express, Check, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Money Orders, PayPal, Visa

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