Singlehop

Since its launch in 2006, SingleHop has specialized in dedicated servers, cloud hosting, and dynamic servers, which combine both types of technology. Using their LEAP platform SingleHop has won a number of awards for their dedicated servers, windows hosting, and managed hosting. In 2011 and 2012, they were selected as one of the top 25 online companies and the 25th fastest growing companies in the U.S. on Inc.’s 500 list. Continue reading to learn more about SingleHop’s dedicated hosting. 

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  • U.S.A
  • 2006
  • 1-312-447-2580 x300

Reliability & Uptime

The company owns two data centers in Illinois, one in Chicago and one in Elk Grove. Their Chicago center is equipped with over 2,000 servers, redundant N+1 power, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Their suburban facility is even larger at 10,000sq.ft. featuring ultra-redundant power and HVAC to ensure an appropriate environment for servers. Between their 2 data centers, SingleHop has more than 9,000 dedicated servers so that users can easily design, deploy, and begin managing their dedicated hosting within an hour via SingleHop’s platform LEAP. All servers come with a 100% uptime guarantee.

Support

SingleHop offers 24×7 technical support via a ticket system and telephone for all their hosting solutions, even those that aren’t managed. You can call toll-free at (866) 817-2811 ext.1 or direct at (312) 447-2589 ext.1. If you use the ticket system a representative will get back to you within 30 minutes. For sales & billing support, you can chat with a sales representative. Customers can also refer to SingleHop’s online community forum for additional questions. At this time, there does not seem to be a knowledgebase.

Price

Their dedicated servers start from $99-$389/month depending on the resources chosen. The cheapest dedicated server is the ATOM 330 that comes with 250 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, and 10 TB bandwidth. If you’d like this as a managed server, the price rises to $149/month. The cheapest hosting available from SingleHop is their public cloud hosting starting from $50/month. Users can customize their own servers, choosing their own storage (disk space), memory (RAM), and CPU. Their default server starts with 2.4Ghz, 1GB memory, and 25GB storage. The more resources you want, the more costly it is per month.  Private cloud hosting is much more similar to dedicated hosting, but with less to manage since it’s in a cloud environment. This service, also referred to as, dynamic servers, starts from $182/month with 10TB bandwidth, 4 GB RAM, and 250 GB HDD (hard disk drive).  All their servers are completely customizable and priced accordingly.

Technology

SingleHop offers a wide range of brand-name technology including numerous processors from Intel, Linux and Windows servers, control panels from cPanel and PLESK and virtualization containers from Parallels Virtuozzo. SingleHop has also developed their own proprietary control panel, called LEAP, which enables users to choose servers, install and update software, and manage all network operations on your computer or on your mobile.

    Hosting information in short

  • Processors

    Xeon, Pentium, Core2Quad, ATOM, Core2Duo, Core-i3, Core-i5, and Core-i7

  • Operating Systems

    Linux: CentoOS, Open SUSE, and Debian Linux are free, plus other Linux variations.Windows Servers: Web Edition (2003 or 2008), Standar

  • Microsoft Database Platforms

    MSSQL Server 2005 Workgroup & Standard Editions available

  • Control Panels

    cPanel monthly license with Fantastico De Luxe $25/month, or just Fantastico De Luxe for $5/month, PLESK for 100 domains and unlimited domains $22-$32/month

  • Virtualization Products

    Parallels Virtuozzo, license for 1-200 containers/month

  • Servers

    Dynamic, Dedicated, Managed servers available. Users can differentiate by color code on website.

  • Server Resources

    Up to 12 GB RAM, 250 GB-1 TB HDD, Bandwidth 10 TB, 100 Mbps Unmetered RAID 0-10

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