I have been a customer of Vidahost for some years now. During that time I have used most of their services. I do like Vidahost because for 99.9% of the time, their hosting just works. Today I have decided to write a review of their VDS product.
Off the bat I should say that I stopped using the VDS sometime ago and dropped back to their Classic Cpanel Hosting Product. This was because I stopped hosting some many individual blogs as I had stopped chasing the whole making money online thing.
That being said I did host on a VDS for quite a while and feel this would be a fair review.
During the time I had a VDS 10 with Vidahost, it never let me down. The thing just worked and wasn’t needy at all. I opted for the lowest spec VDS as it was more than adequate for me needs and came fully managed at a reasonable price.
There isn’t much else I can say other than the VDS was indeed reliable and hosted my many WordPress blogs quite happily over the time I used it.
Vidahost Support has always been very good for me overall. Sometimes there has been occasions where things haven’t been answered in the right way but pretty quickly you get there in the end. Replies to support questions are typically very quick, even for more complex questions.
The new support portal is a big improvement over their old one and allows you to see your past tickets without too much trouble. You can also add additional services quite easily such as an SSL Certificate if you need one. The portal also shows all the usual stuff such as a list of products and services.
You can also quite easily cancel your services via the portal should the need arise.
Control Panel and Access
The Control Panel used on the VDS is CPanel which also includes access to WHM for more advanced configuration. Those of you familiar with CPanel will feel right at home. The one click installers didn’t work for me straight away as the system said I needed the paid for version of Softaculous. A quick support ticket with Vidahost soon sorted that and I was up and running.
You can also get SSH access to the box but this is not root access as the server is managed by Vidahost. You can still do everything you might want to do. If you need anything installing or a reboot then it is a case of submitting a ticket. If you work late into the night ie 3AM then you may find you won’t get a response until the early morning as from memory, their support runs from 7am to 12 midnight 7 days a week.
Backups are taking and retained for 30 days. Restoring either databases or files is very simple and quick. I used this functionality a couple of times and was able to retrieve the data I needed without any issues. That being said, I would always recommend taking a backup to your PC just in case. You don’t want to end up reading my ‘Recovering a WordPress Site without Backups‘ article because something has gone terribly wrong.
The lowest VDS which is the one I had contains the following: –
- 768MB RAM.
- 20GB Hard Disk Space.
- 400GB Bandwidth.
- Centos Linux.
- 2 Virtual Xeon Processors.
You can of course opt for a higher spec VDS although that would be more expensive.
Vidahost Discount Codes
Everyone likes to save some money so listed below are a few discount codes you can use to save a bit of cash.
You can save 20 percent off an SSL Certificate using the code DDGSSL.
You can save 15 percent off a Premium VDS using the code DDGVDS.
Save 10 percent off hosting using code DDG10.
Alternatively you can click here to get to the Vidahost site and enter the above codes.
In the interest of being honest, I do get a commission fee if you do choose to use that code or click on the link. It helps pay for the running of this blog.
I will soon write a review of their other services too so please check back when you have a moment.
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