Founded in 2001, RoseHosting is an experienced website hosting company that is based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The company is privately owned and has the title of being the first hosting company in the world to offer commercial linux virtual servers way back in 2001 (Archive.org verifies this). The company also have a policy of never overselling hosting resources so you never have to worry about the performance of your website being affected because they oversold.
Every hosting company in the world seems to excel in one area. Some larger companies put all their energy into pushing their shared hosting plans, others focus on the dedicated hosting market.
RoseHosting sell shared hosting and dedicated hosting solutions, however they are best known for their VPS hosting packages. It is easy to see why as their prices are very competitive.
Let’s take a closer look at what the company offers.
Their Data Centre
Being privately owned, RoseHosting have full control over all of their equipment. Their data centres are located at their headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
Each server has at least the following specifications:
- 2x Quad xeon CPUs or better
- 128GB of DDR3 system RAM or more
- Gigabit ethernet ports or better
- Enterprise grade SSD storage
Their data centre is a state of the art facility that features:
- Dual redundant Liebert air conditioning systems
- Redundant dry fire extinguishing systems
- Multiple 10 GigE, Gigabit and OC-3 connections through Level3, Broadwing, Savvis, Qwest, etc.
- Redundant Gigabit Ethernet-based internal network, using Extreme Networks and Cisco equipment
- Redundant, geographically dispersed connectivity to all of the world’s major backbones
- Ultra fast backbone connectivity – extremely low latency and ping time
This professional setup ensures that connections for websites hosted on RoseHosting are fast and secure.
VPS Hosting Solutions
Pricing for managed VPS hosting plans cary widely across hosting companies. It is not uncommon to see hosting companies charge just as much for a VPS plan that other companies charge for a dedicated server.
Thankfully, RoseHosting’s VPS hosting plans are very affordable. You will find few companies that will match the resources they offer for the price they charge.
Their VPS hosting plans retail from only $19.95 per month. That gives you two CPU cores, 1GB of RAM, one IP address, 2TB of bandwidth, and 30GB of fast SSD storage. The plan also includes 24/7 support, free website migration, and a weekly website backup.
All of their VPS plans give shell access and are fully managed so that you need not worry about customising your virtual server yourself. You can also choose any Linux operating system you wish: CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE, Arch-Linux, or Scientific.
One of the coolest features of their VPS plans are VPS hosting stacks. These stacks are a collection of pre-install layers of software applications that you can ask to be installed on your VPS plan during the order process.
You can install a control panel such as cPanel, revision systems such as Subversion, and a range of content management systems and scripts.
RoseHosting also allow you to create your own customised VPS package, however when you choose this option the cost seems to be significantly higher.
It is a little bizarre that their custom VPS plans can work out to be three or four times more expensive for the same amount of resources as pre-made plans.
Other Hosting Options
RoseHosting’s shared hosting plans start from only $3.95 per month. That allows you to host one website with 500MB of storage and a healthy 20GB of bandwidth. You can choose from cPanel and DirectAdmin as your hosting control panel and all plans are hosted on fast SSD drives and include a free weekly website backup.
One thing RoseHosting has to be given credit for is the transparent way they market their shared hosting plans. 99% of hosting companies perpetuate the myth to new website owners that their shared hosting plans come with unlimited storage, unlimited CPU, unlimited RAM, and unlimited bandwidth. No hosting company can afford to afford an unlimited amount of resources to customers, yet hosting companies continue to market their shared hosting plans with the lie that unlimited resources can be bought for just a few dollars a month.
The argument that hosting companies use for marketing hosting in this manner is that beginner’s do not know what type of hosting they need and have no idea how much resources they need. That may be the case, but I still prefer the honest way that RoseHosting does business. It is, in my opinion, the way that all hosting companies should be operating.
RoseHosting have a range of dedicated servers available. Prices start from $299 per month for a dual core XEON E3 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 500GB RAID5 storage, 2TB of bandwidth, and one IP address.
Their dedicated servers take around three to five days to set up initially. They also state that if you can find a comparable dedicated hosting plan that is more affordable, you should contact them to see if they can price match it.
All of RoseHosting’s hosting packages are fully managed and include 24/7 support. They support customers through online chat and through an email ticket support system.
You can also contact them via telephone and find solutions to common problems in their knowledgebase.
Although their main focus is hosting, RoseHosting offer additional services such as domain registration, SSL certificates, merchant accounts for online shops, offsite backups, and website monitoring.
If you are looking for a new hosting provider, you should definitely check out RoseHosting. Their shared hosting plans are very well priced, but it is their VPS solutions that really sets them apart from the competition. They have a lot of experience in the VPS market and the hosting stacks system they use gives you a great amount of control over how your virtual private server is configured.
Be sure to check them out if you have outgrown your shared hosting plan and are on the lookout for a solution that gives you more resources and better performance.