LeaseWeb Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

our editors
4 votes 3.00 of 5
Started as an online business directory site in 1997, LeaseWeb has evolved into a sizable hosting provider with over 300 employees and 60,000 servers. It offers a wide range of hosting solutions including bare metal servers and cloud hosting.

LeaseWeb holds a pretty good reputation in the hosting industry. Its products are popular among medium and large-sized enterprises, including some very prominent ones like HP. Therefore, this is a company worth our attention.

To figure out whether LeaseWeb lives up to its reputation, our editors have carefully studied its hosting services with special emphasis on its virtual servers and present our findings in the LeaseWeb review.

The company releases 4 types of virtual servers named as S, M, L and XL, each priced at $16/mo, $33/mo, $64/mo and $49/mo originally. Currently all the plans are on sale and the discounted rate for each plan goes as $7/mo, $16/mo, $31/mo and $49/mo. Additional discounts are available for long-term purchases.

Despite the attractive discounts, there are also 2 major concerns users should be aware of. One is that the company does not specify any refund policy so there might be purchasing risks. The other is about possible hidden fees. According to voice found on Google, the company charged huge fees for setup which was promised to be free.

Instead of LeaseWeb, we recommend some managed & affordable VPS alternatives as following,
Editorial Review

LeaseWeb Speed Review 3.00 of 5

LeaseWeb houses thousands of severs in multiple data centers located in Netherlands, Germany, US and Singapore to better serve the customers around the world. The data centers are featured by multiple redundancy, such as redundant components for cooling and multiple paths for power distribution.

According to our monitoring, the performance of its virtual servers are better than average. However, we did find some customers beefing about slow page loading speed over the internet. For example, a customer said that sometimes his virtual server was even slower than the shared server. Maybe this is because that server happened to be overloaded.

LeaseWeb Reliability Review 3.00 of 5

To ensure real-time connectivity, LeaseWeb utilizes a pair of geographically separated routers that are connected to the whole network. Besides, it also cooperates with multiple global transit providers to extend global reach and connectivity. With these measures, LeaseWeb is able to maintain a pretty good uptime but not as good as the reported 99.9999%.

According to our research, there has been lots of downtime in recent years. For example, a VPS user called Valentin Mitoiu said that he once got stuck in a server outage lasting for at least 2 weeks. In August, 2014, Another user called Richard Hordijk also encountered frequent downtime due to server maintenance, causing great loss to his online business. These unpleasant cases all suggest that LeaseWeb needs to try harder to improve network stability.

LeaseWeb Feature Review 2.50 of 5

The 4 plans are packaged with varied CPU cores, RAM and disk space. For example, the S plan comes with 1 CPU core, 1GB RAM, and 40GB disk space while the XL plan offers 8 CPU cores, 8GB RAM and 160GB disk space. The projected bandwidth is 500GB for all plans and premium bandwidth is available at $5 to $95. Users can make decisions according to their needs.

The company does not offer many free tools for site building, developing and management. We only know that it supports multiple operating systems and offers a Basic Firewall. As for control panel, both cPanel/WHM and Plesk Panel are available but must be paid. To be accurate, the former costs $15 and the latter $16. Such fees make the plans less competitive.

LeaseWeb Technical Support Review 3.00 of 5

LeaseWeb offers live chat and email support on a 24-hour basis and phone support during business hours. Note that live chat is exclusively open to sales or billing issues. For those who have technical concerns, they can either reach LeaseWeb technicians by phone or email, or search the knowledgebase to solve the problems by themselves.