One Month Review of Dominion Hosting
A month ago I ventured onto a host I had not heard of and one which there were no reviews of here, Dominion Hosting. This is my one month review.
VPS Plan -$4.95/mo 512MB Ram, 25GB HD, 2 IPv4, and DirectAdmin As advertized on WHT
I have a technique I always use when trying a new host, I will contact themduring off hours with pre-sale questions to see the response time. Every question I asked was answered quickly by Flyod, the company owner. I leanred the Domnion was not a new company, but in fact had been around for nearly 20 years under the name NewWebsite.com.
Setup was not automatic, perhaps because I requested DirectAdmin, which is a free addon. But, server was provisioned in less than an hour on a Saturday Evening. Server is hosted in the Windstream datacenter in Cary, NC.
UnixBench score: 1226.4
I/O rate: 52.6 MB/second
Bandwidth rate: 10.8 MB/second
This server has had 100% uptime for the month, I have not experienced any network slow downs or other issues with the server itself.
I have found that support is by far the best feature of Dominion Hosting. I have opened a few support tickets since signing up, all of been my fault. For instance at signup I misspelled my own name which made my Solus login incorrect, that was fixed within minutes of opening the ticket, a simple ticket. But, they have also been able to help me on some more complex DNS related issues. This is when I found that Dominion was a host I could trust and rely on. I had an issue with DNS, which I though was on the DirectAdmin server. Upon their review the issue was not on their server, but on a secondary server I use for DNS. They went above and beyond to help me troubleshoot the issues with DNS on a server that is not hosted with them. Many host once discovered that the issue was not on their server would have, rightly, closed the ticket and let me fend for myself. They helped me to find my configuration error and DNS began resolving correctly on multiple servers.
Overall in my first month with Dominion Hosting, I have been extermly pleased with the service, support, and friendliness of their staff. I have no plans to move away from this host for the forceeible future and if anything may be purchasing an additional DirectAdmin box from them in the future.