PhotonVPS, the domain registered in 1999 but it's operated newly, is a hosting provider focusing on the supplying of VPS hosting
solutions. Apart from VPS, the company also offers cloud hosting, servers, backups and other relevant services.
PhotonVPS provides VPS hosting plans that support both Linux and Windows platforms. Customers are provided with six solutions for Windows hosting as well as Linux hosting. All plans are semi-managed. PhotonVPS takes the responsibility of installing software at customers' requests, and looking into load issues, hardware/server failure and network problems.
As for the pricing of these plans, the pricing strategy is quite unfair to customers. At the first sight, you may be surprised that PhotonVPS should charge so low for three relatively basic plans – SSD-X, SSD-1 and SSD-2, because the discounted prices of the three plans are $5.95/mo, $10.95/mo and $20.95/mo respectively. However, the average prices of the other three plans are high to $95/mo, which is largely higher than the average in the market.
This is the tricky game that they offer the very cheap plan for your first payment with the very poor service. When you come to their technical support, they always try to persuade you upgrading to their most expensive plan.
According to the oversold machines, you need to know that even the basic three plans are not
cost-effective at all, because they do have limited features, bad loading speed, poor reliability and non-human support, which is explained in detail as following.