LimeISP Hosting Research Report

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LimeISP Hosting Windows VPS Plan's Research Report

Prons

Unlimited bandwidth

Free rebuild of Operating System

100% uptime in our 15 days of testing

Cons

No Free Backup

19.51 seconds to respond to 500 concurrent connection

Do not provide pre-installed hosting tools

Failed to resolve the issue we had reported

Research summary

Their core expertise lies in Linux system so evidently not a good choice for Windows lovers. The best part of their services is their uptime.

Our Exemplary Methodology

We could have chosen the uncomplicated way out, and simply collated data from the provider’s respective websites. That’s lazy, though. Instead, we undertook, and continue to undertake, an extensive research program to reach a far more objective and scientifically authoritative conclusion for users of our VPS hosting directory. The above analysis indicates some of the information we analyze, and to perform it, we leased a Windows VPS server from LimeISP and conscientiously monitored it to evaluate their services over a duration of approximately one month. All critical elements were rigorously examined: uptime, backup procedures, support skills, load capacity, as well as any other relevant key features.

Rating Summary
  • Overall Rating
  • Load test rating.
  • Support rating.
  • Backup rating.
  • Uptime rating.

Stress Testing

Left Verticle axis is active users & Right Verticle axis respond to every users and Horizontal axis is showing the time
The URL used to test the load.

This URL was setup and hosted on LimeISP Windows VPS's server and all tests were performed using this URL.

http://limeisp.jobs2jobz.com
.Net application hosted.

The application that we hosted on LimeISP Windows VPS's for stress testing.

Nopcommerce with sample data was hosted while we tested it.
Concurrent users.

Total number of users were simultenously online for stress testing.

500
Test duration.

Total time span lasted to carry out this test.

30 minutes
Load time recorded.

Total number of seconds taken to respond to each connection.

It took 19.51 seconds to respond to each request when there were 500 concurrent users
Test server location.

Location of the load generating server.

The testing server was located in Dublin, Irland
Location of LimeISP's VPS server.
LimeISP Windows VPS's server was located in Paris, France.
Rating - Overall load handling capacity
Our Comments
During the test, we found the Windows VPS was fairly stable to handle 300 concurrent users of NopCommerce Ecommerce Store with a response time being one second. However, as the number of concurrent users were increased by another 200, it resulted in a higher response time of 19.51 seconds for each user.

Support

  • Technical depth of their service desk.
  • Depth of their knowledgebase articles
  • How easy is their service desk to use?
  • How far they are courteous and patient?
  • How securely they handle sensitive data?
Service desk rating.

Overall performance of their support team.

Service desk availability.

Availability of their support team on live chat, ticket system and phone support.

Live Chat
Phone
Support Ticket
Average time consumed to send the first acknowledgement of a new issue received at their end.
Instant
Within 0 to 3 Minutes
Above 3 Minutes
Error reported to their service desk.

The error that we reported to their service desk.

403 Forbidden
Error resolution time.

The time taken by their service desk to resolve the error.

Within 1 Hour
Within 1 to 4 Hours
Within 4 to 6 Hours
Within 6 to 24 Hours
Within 24+ Hours
Unresolved
Our Comments
Their technical team failed to resolve the Windows based issues. The reason being they are mainly trained on Linux system and had very limited knowledge on Windows platform. Also, their knowledgebase requires to be improved further.

Backup Report

Backup rating.
Backup frequency.

What is the frequncy of taking backup of your VPS? Daily, weekly , monthly?

Daily
Backup facility.

How do they backup your VPS? Whether they backup your VPS as a virtual disk or they take file level backup?

Free / Complimentary
Virtual disk level backup
File/Folder level backup
Paid
Virtual disk backup
File/Folder level backup
Restoration requested.

We requested them to restore our data from the available backup.

Not requested
Restoration result.

What was the result of our data restoration request?

Not Applicable
Our Comments
They offer only file level paid backup. Any offering of complimentary backup will add up to value addition.

Uptime Report

Server uptime rating.
The URL used to monitor uptime.

This URL was setup and hosted on LimeISP Windows VPS's server and all uptime tests were performed using this URL.

http://limeisp.jobs2jobz.com
Uptime test duration.

Total time span lasted to carry out uptime monitoring test.

15 Days
Server uptime recorded.

Total server uptime recorded during the test period.

100%
Uptime monitoring tool.

The tool that was used to record uptime of Windows VPS server.

Uptimerobot.com
Our Comments
During our test, we did not experience any downtime. In this research, we undertook a test to monitor uptime of thier Windows VPS for a period of 15 days using Uptimerobot.com tool. The service we checked was HTTP on port 80.

Pre-installed Tools

Server roles installed.

List of the server roles that were pre-installed by LimeISP when the Windows VPS was setup.

IIS
DNS
FTP
Application softwares.

List of the application softwares that were pre-installed by LimeISP when the Windows VPS was setup.

.Net framework
Control Panel
Document processing tools like Notepad++
WebpI
MSSQL Db server
MYSQL Db server
Email Server(SmarterMail or MailEnable or similar)
PHP & PHP Manager IIS
Free usable disk on VPS.

The amount of usable disk space after the installation of operating system and other applications.

18GB out of total 45GB

Perks

Unlimited bandwidth.

Do they offer unlimited bandwidth option?

Yes
Upload Speed

File upload speed to their server

302.86 Mbps
Download Speed

File download speed from their server

542.76 Mbps
Rebuild of operating system.

Do they offer rebuild of operating system at no additional cost?

Yes
Free domain name registration.

Do they offer free domain name registration with your Windows VPS order?

No
Green hosting.
No
Our Comments
In this research, we verified the additional perks offered by LimeISP along with their Windows VPS plan. Please see the list of the perks available when you sign up.

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Contact Details

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+443300271032 34 Sidney Avenue limeisp.com
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Nikolay Mandradzhiev (CEO)
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Cheapest SSD VPS on earth. Management and backup is included in the price.

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Data Center Location

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Paris France

Paris (France)

Nuremberg Germany

Nuremberg (Germany)

Kansas US

Kansas (US)

Recommendations

Cono Dalto

"There's not a single best feature, between the price point, the reliability, and the friendly staff it was easy to decide that LimeISP is a quality host. I've used DewLance, and OVH, and both of them convoluted the registering process having my jump through hoops to prove my identity. With LimeISP I was treated like a regular person looking to buy a service. Anytime I needed help the staff was more than knowledgable, and even went above and beyond to help with some issues they didn't need to support me with."

Published on Aug 30, 2016

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