Limestone Networks Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

Limestone Networks
our editors
3 votes 3.50 of 5
Based in Dallas, TX, Limestone Networks is a fast growing web host which started hosting business in 2007. It does not have a very long history, but the increasing praises from customers make it well-known in the market of dedicated server hosting.

Limestone Networks now has an expanded product line covering dedicated servers, cloud servers, reseller hosting, enterprise solutions and Content Delivery Network (CDN), while its focus has been always on offering scalable dedicated servers for gamers, enterprises and resellers. The cloud servers, launched in 2014, are also gaining increasing popularity.

The web host claims that they can offer a solid network and superior customer service to guarantee users simple hosting experiences. According to our investigation, the dedicated servers from Limestone Networks can deliver outstanding uptime and fast speed indeed, but they are not designed for everyone due to the expensive price and the feature set.
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Limestone Networks Technical Support Review 3.00 of 5

Limestone Networks has been known for responsive technical support. The major way for their users to ask for support is the ticket system which can usually send a response back in the guaranteed 10 minutes.

The technical support offered by this web host is divided into two types: unmanaged support and server management, both of which consist of more than one plan. Except for the basic plan named Standard Support included in unmanaged support, all other support plans charge additional fees ranging from $10/mo to $80/mo.

Live chat and premier phone support are offered from 6 AM to 10 PM during weekdays (Monday to Friday), but these two communication channels are only available for the users purchasing advanced support plans charging more than $20/mo.

Limestone Networks Dedicated Server Plans & Features 3.50 of 5

Limestone Networks divides its dedicated servers into three groups: Single-Processor servers, Dual-Processor servers and Quad-Processor servers. Each type of servers comes with different specifications and pricing. All processors are Intel Xeon branded.
  • Single-Processor servers: Priced from $94/mo to $189/mo, with nine choices of processor, 3.2 GHz – 3.7 GHz CPU, 8 GB – 16 GB RAM, 500 GB disk storage, and 10 TB bandwidth.
  • Dual-Processor servers: Priced from $162/mo to $522/mo, including ten choices of the processor, 250 GB or 500 GB disk storage, 8 GB – 24 GB RAM, and 10 TB bandwidth.
  • Quad-Processor servers: Priced from $742/mo to $1138/mo, covering three options for processor, 500 GB enterprise SATA storage, 16 GB RAM, and 10 TB bandwidth.
All dedicated servers can be provisioned in 4 hours. Besides, during the purchase of any dedicated server, users are able to select a control panel with/without extra fees. Webmin is free, while cPanel charges $25/mo. A large number of core configurations like RAM, storage and operating system are also accessible, so that users can set up their own servers.

By default, the disks of servers are not protected with RAID, webmasters who want the additional layer of protection need to pay $35/mo for RAID 1, $40/mo for RAID 5, or $45/mo for RAID 10.

Limestone Networks Clearance Servers 3.50 of 5

Limestone Networks has a special offer of Clearance Dedicated Servers which are equipped with older model processors and are much cheaper than the plans mentioned above. A quad core processor clearance server with 500 GB disk space, 4 GB RAM and 10 TB bandwidth costs $76/mo only. Dual quad core processor servers are also available. Clearance servers are the same with the new dedicated servers in most features.

Limestone Networks Speed Review 4.00 of 5

Limestone Networks runs a Tier 3+ SAS 70 Type II and SSAE 16 certified data center. Both the hardware and network facilities are top-notch, so that uptime and speed are guaranteed.

The company offers a speed test on its official website with an IP which you can use to test your latency. Below are the test results we get (in milliseconds). The speed for American users is satisfactory, but that for users in other countries is not that fast, especially for those in Asia.

Limestone Networks Speed

Limestone Networks Money Back Guarantee 0.50 of 5

Limestone Networks does not offer any refund for any of its services. Besides, the pre-payments and account credits are neither refundable nor available for transferring to another Limestone Networks account. This policy is one of the most obvious drawbacks of the web host. If you do not like the services you have purchased from Limestone Networks, there is no way to get so much money back.

Therefore, in the case that you need to perform enterprise-level tasks, Limestone Networks has the right solutions which are expensive but excellent. But if you would like to build a personal website or blog, this provider is not the choice for you.