Host Review: TopHostingCenter

July 8, 2008 / Reviews / 0 Comments

See updated review here: TopHostingCenter After 1 Year of Service

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[rating:5]

TopHostingCenter is the current host of Nanyate. Top Hosting Center is a new company based in Montreal, Quebec. They are small company run by wonderful people who genuinely care about their customers and their services.

  • Price – TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! I paid 95USD for a limited Rudolf package of a lifetime worth of hosting (+ free domain, which I haven’t used), which includes 250GB of disk space, 3TB of monthly bandwidth, and unlimited FTP accounts, add-on domains and email accounts. It was so perfect that at first, I seriously thought that it was a scam. But after hosting with them for 8 months – I can assure you that they aren’t! :)
  • Speed – I was one of the earlier customers of TopHostingCenter, so the server speed was blazing fast since there weren’t many other sites. But as more sites are added to the servers, load time became a little slower. Most other web hosts would not care for slower loading time. But not TopHostingCenter. They added more RAM and CPU within weeks! I was very impressed. Two thumbs up!
  • Support – They have a forum, ticket service, online chat, as well as a blog. I find the blog particularly interesting because the company actually replies to your comments and writes very useful blog posts for its blogger and business-owning clients. By regularly visiting their blog, you’re not just establishing a business-client relationship but a blogger-to-blogger relationship. It makes the experience of hosting with them simply one of a kind! I’ve also emailed them once regarding a database issue, and it was replied within 30 minutes. It was sent in the middle of the night too! Amazing people!
  • Uptime TopHostingCenter regularly updates their software and upgrades their hardware, so there is a bit of a downtime. But IMO, an increase in the speed and security of the server is far more important than a measly 25 minutes of downtime. The control panel uses H-SPHERE which has a built-in news system, that lets you know via email/control panel about their updates.
  • For Who? – The Limited Edition Rudolph plan is great for everyone but it is now only available by special request. Their main shared plan is replaced by the new Speedy Plan, which offers 1TB space, 33TB bandwidth, free domain + dedicated IP for $6.75 per month. That’s a really good deal for e-commerce sites, major bloggers and even medium-sized forums! TopHostingCenter also offers Dedicated Servers from 79$ per month. The company is amazing; I’d recommend it for anyone who loves friendly service at a decent price!