Nocster Hosting

In our continuing series of reviews on dedicated hosting solutions for less than $100 a month, we’re taking a look this time at Nocster Hosting. Nocster has one of the few budget priced dedicated server plans that runs on a Pentium 4 Processor, starting at just $69.95 per month. However, there are some serious drawbacks with this plan.

First off, the hard drive is a mere 20 gigs, which while it may be enough for smaller sites, just won’t deliver for large sites that are seeking a dedicated server so that they have more disk space. The current monthly data transfer limit is 200 gigs, which is again, pretty paltry. This plan would be well suited for mid-level sites that are interested in a dedicated server more for reasons of control over their site than for high performance sites.

256 megs of RAM are provided and 5 IP addresses are offered. The amount of RAM is a little low, based on comparable hosting packages, but the amount of unique IP addresses is in line with the rest of the industry. While it’s nice that the server is running on a Pentium 4, the fact that the processor is only 1.5 ghz is an issue. This may be a little slow for sites that have a lot of simultaneous page views or activity. Five different control panels are offered, starting at just $9.95 per month and all are reasonably priced. Other add-ons include extra RAM, Fantastico and the Plesk Power Pack.

This plan comes with Nocster’s Basic Managed management plan, which includes the original configuration for the server, software and control panel as well as control panel and hardware updates. However, you should be aware that Nocster will charge a $65 fee per hour for any support that falls outside of this “Basic Managed” package. Toll-free telephone support is only offered in the event of an emergency or if you need help with a remote reboot.

This plan is well priced, and although it has its failings, it is still nice to see a managed dedicated solution come in well under $100 per month. There are several other dedicated hosting plans with Nocster if you’re looking for a little more functionality and you don’t mind spending a little extra money.

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