OVH: Company Overview
Key Selling Points:
- Top most and cheapest VPS and dedicated server provider
- No. 1 web hosting company in France and second largest in Europe.
- Recommended for its CMS, e-commerce, flexible control panel, hosting options and reliance.
- By default customers websites are encryped with free SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) authorised by the open-source Let’s Encrypt authority provided as a part of standard web hosting packages.
Services Offered: VPS Solutions
Target Customers: Developers
Money Back Guarantee: – (NA)
CEO: Octave Klaba
OVH plans are powerful and flexible for customers to choose between VPS Classic and VPS Cloud. VPS Classic applies to Linux OS whereas VPS Cloud is available to both Linux and Windows.
VPS Classic and VPS Cloud are provided with 4 plans respectively. OVH VPS Classic is based on 64-bit OpenVZ virtualization and features 1- 4 vCore CPU, 1 – 8GB RAM, 10 – 100GB RAID 10 hard drive, up to 10TB data transfer, 1 IPv4 and 1 IPv6 IP address KVM, RESTful API, default web control panel, full root access, unlimited reboot and reinstallation at any time, weekly backup and etc.
OVH Dedicated trio plans: Enterprise, Hosting and Infrastructure. It offers boosted RAM and CPU, 256 IPs with no monthly fees, Licenses Windows and various panel licenses, 256 IPs with no monthly fees, vRack and network included
Features and Control Panel
- Ready-made e-commerce and CMS.
- VMware virtualization and pre-installed control panels.
- Development environments to speed up projects and excellent server security.
- Fast disaster recovery is assured along with 99.99% SLA guarantee.
- Windows or Plesk licenses are included with a VPS cloud hosting account which allows user to use Windows on server along with hosting up to 10 sites for free.
It is the responsibility of the customer to report incidents to the company. OVH grants support through phone and email only. The company has three sets of support system for technical, dedicated and data center issues.
- With stable connections, the users face low latency rates.
- Amazing Anti-DDoS system and anti-DDoS pro allows user to customize settings, filter out ports etc.
- The pricing is very competitive.
- By the usage of liquid server cooling system, OVH has been committed to reducing energy consumption in data centers. This reduces the cost of powering the servers and the benefits are passed on to clients.
- Security includes 24-hour backup and snapshots along with data monitoring and reports.
- No binding and long-term contracts to restrain customers to select and choose the best provider.
- 99.99% uptime guarantee along with 5 minute response time is guaranteed.
- Customer support is not satisfactory with absence of live support.
- With a lot of different management interfaces, users are easily confused.
- There are separate accounts for different locations.
- Servers are not that safe and have faced attacks recently.
- For a novice website navigation is a bit confusing.
- No free trials or money-back-guaranteed.
- Customers have to get in line for a service ticket which is annoying.
OVH Cancellation Policy
The products: dedicated servers and VPS products are non-refundable, excluding cases of hardware or network issues causing significant downtime. In case of issues regarding server, the client is free to contact the technical team for assistance.
OVH is a trusted provider owing its excellent uptime record.
OVH Customer Reviews
- Other than my own mistakes, I’ve never had any noticeable downtime or other issues so I’m very happy with them. The one complaint is when I first signed up their site was not very easy to use. It took me a little bit to find what I needed. Not a big deal, but they should really reorganize it. – Tom Johnson
- I have an important business website hosted with OVH and I honestly never give OVH a second thought, which is exactly how web hosting should be. They just provide good, reliable hosting at a fair price. – Sanjeev Kutheri
OVH Social Media Buzz
- We are improving our monitoring tool for #DedicatedCloud to make it more mobile friendly. http://ovh.to/SUkDLF pic.twitter.com/sELR47o62G
- The OVH World Tour will come to Boston. On the agenda: conferences, practical case studies and technical workshops alongside our specialists from all our areas of expertise.
- OVH.com Launches World`s first ARMv8-Based Public Cloud Powered by Cavium`s ThunderX™ Workload Optimized Processors.