Brinkster Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

Brinkster
our editors
2 votes 2.50 of 5
Not Recommended
Brinkster set off to a start in dedicated and shared web hosting field in the year of 1999. This company, established as an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, has been leveraging its service to a hyper scale by adding Private/Public Cloud, Hosted Desktop, VMware Cloud and Backup solutions. So far, it has hosted over 50,000 global domains across 175 countries.

Speaking to shared hosting, there are three flexible options – Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Note that each plan supports both Windows and Linux operating systems, and all of them are integrated with different price tags. In details, the plans charge for $7.99/mo, $15.99/mo and $34.99/mo separately. A 90-day money back guarantee is provided for money safety.

Out of the blue, Brinkster is said to be more and more unstable in recent years, which puts an end to its popularity. More than that, this company betrays its cost-effectiveness principal and charges for $1/mo per email address afterwards, which is the very complaint that many webmasters have.
Editorial Review

Brinkster Speed Review 2.50 of 5

Brinkster locates data centers in disaster-free Phoenix, Arizona and deploys rock solid IT infrastructure. On top of that, this web host makes use of advanced Internet connectivity so as to ensure enterprise-class server performance. It also protects network by using Cisco Firewall and Radware Attack Protection services.

For another thing, its email servers are said to be very slow and sometimes unresponsive. Besides, its quality has been drastically declining within the past years resulting in slow speed when transferring domain names. In this case, Brinkster is only good for beginners and new learners who are willing to pay some trial fees for first-step learning tool.

Brinkster Reliability Review 2.50 of 5

Brinkster promises 100% uptime by using N+1 redundant power architecture and diesel power generators. As a matter of fact, this is only the tip of the iceberg and not a few customers opt out from its service due to its frequently-occurred server crash.

In the real world, many people point out that their sites go down for almost a week, during which hackers have uploaded malicious pages and files to their servers. Moreover, even when customers contact the technical support to get their sites backed up, the technical staffs simply reset the application pool and the sites go down again in a few hours.

Brinkster Feature Review 2.50 of 5

As for hosting features, all plans are included with FTP access, website builder, daily data backups, domain name manager, Webmail and PHP 5.2. Objectively speaking, those mentioned features cannot be a competitive edge in web hosting industry as they are provided by most firms.

Regarding the built-in server resources, the basic Level 1 plan features 200GB disk space, 2,000GB bandwidth, 50 sub-domains, while the elite Level 3 plan includes 500GB disk space, 6,000 data transfer, 250MB MySQL database, 250MB Microsoft SQL server, 200 sub-domains and 5 free domain names.

To help webmasters get rid of unnecessary hassle in managing files and database, Brinkster uses the industry-leading cPanel as the admin panel. Plus, this company also offers one-click install for website, but there are no related instructions.

Brinkster Technical Support Review 2.50 of 5

Customer Support is attested to be a bitter disappointment for Brinkster clients. Some registrants reflect that whenever they call for a slow server, the support agents always have a litany of excuses. In some cases, they would blame your website design or coding for the slowness and even refuse to help.

To top it all, Brinkster indeed endows live support which often freezes or cannot load normally. Even worse, the online operators tend to stay quiet most of the time, and throw you off the system after giving some useless suggestions like "Try clicking get message". And it takes forever to get a response from one email ticket, and ultimately you only find yourself to be encompassed with many spam emails regarding promotion and marketing services.