Wiredtree Hosting Review – Wiredtree is a web hosting company based out of Chicago, IL. The web hosting services provided at Wiredtree fall under VPS, Hybrid, or Dedicated packages. Wiredtree builds their own custom servers by hand and manage them on site in person. Their live support is open nonstop with average wait time for open ticket very quick at under 15 min. Support is not outsourced. They can customize a hosting solution to suit your business requirements.
Wiredtree Review of Most Popular Plans
Managed VPS is Wiredtree’s most popular package starting at $49/mo with 6TB bandwidth, 100GB storage, 2GB ram.
Full stats & assets of this plan are as followed:
SSD Accelerated VPS 2000
Intel Dual Xeon CPUs (16+ Cores)
Equal Share CPU
100GB SSD-Accelerated RAID-10 Storage
cPanel / WHM Included
CentOS Linux 7 x64 OS
ServerShield® Server Hardening
100% Node Uptime SLA
24×7 Phone and Help Desk Support
24×7 Proactive Service Monitoring
Proactive Security Updates
Managed Hybrid is Wiredtree’s 2nd most popular package starting at 99/mo while Wiredtree’s Dedicated (your own server) starts at 150/mo. Every plan comes with Wiredtree 24/7/365 fully managed with proactive monitoring. Wiredtree also has allowed its customer’s to notice how the server is performing using their provided Grove software you can check status of server load, CPU usage, disk space, memory, and bandwidth. They provide you with the same means the staff has at checking into these graphs for assessing performance of your server.
Wiredtree Review of Security
All Wiredtree plans come with ServerShield Security. With this you get an advanced firewall and brute force protection, email protection, anti-spam and malware scanning (SpamAssassin) and antivirus protection (ClamAV Anti-Virus) which are kept up to date constantly.
Wiredtree Review of Pros & Cons
We like how they are based out of Chicago IL which is strategically a good location to serve all of the continental USA. We also like how they offer VPS so that those who have finally outgrown their Shared hosting plans can graduate to fast performing VPS packages available at Wiredtree and how the price starts at a reasonable 49/mo. The only negatives to be said is the price points are a bit high for beginners at no less than 49/mo and their no refunding policy which is clearly stated in their legal terms. As stated in our Review Summary, this can become much less of a risk when you pay on a monthly basis.
- Your choice of Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annually, or Annually billing
- Managed VPS Hosting
- Managed Hybrid Hosting
- Managed Dedicated Hosting
- Chicago IL based Data Center and support
- no shared hosting packages
- no refunding (read their user agreement)
Wiredtree Review Summary
If you’re looking for the utmost performance at a price point that is still affordable and you are comfortable with their strict no refunds under any circumstances policy than you will likely be a very happy WiredTree customer. Despite their no refunds policy seeming like a big risk to take to not have a chance at getting a refund in case you are unhappy, Wiredtree has gotten a lot of great reviews published. In reading these reviews and looking into all aspects of Wiredtree at different angles, we can summarize that Wiredtree is a good company that has been around and provides very good quality of hosting services even though they differ greatly from the way a lot of other hosts do hosting business but then again other hosts are selling much cheaper plans (shared) plans which is a lot different than VPS, VPS Hybrid, and Dedicated plans. In this regard, we can see why Wiredtree has a strict no refunds policy because it makes a lot more sense from their standpoint as they are providing a high amount of resources with every plan they have versus your typical hosting which is costly on their end also. How they have structured their billing is you can sign up for a plan to pay by the month, by choosing Monthly, or opt to pay on a Quarterly, Semi-Annually, or Annually basis. While other hosts force you to sign up for a one year agreement, it becomes much less of a risk regarding their no refunding policy when you sign up for one month to ensure you are completely satisfied with every facet of your hosting experience at Wiredtree and you can even continue to do so if you wish on a monthly basis. This puts much needed dampening on the fact that they will not provide a refund under any circumstances. So again you should think to consider that if you choose Wiredtree you may want to continue with paying monthly just in the case of dissatisfaction with your hosting experience at any point in time should you ever experience any major problems that cannot be resolved by Wiredtree down the road. In this way you will never be out too much money in the unlikely circumstances that you ever become dissatisfied. With that said, although we have not personally gone with Wiredtree as we are quite happy with another provider called Media Temple, of Los Angeles CA, we think Wiredtree is still one of your best choices for delivering you with high performance and all the resources your monstrous databases will need.