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Caronet Hosting

Beginning as a basic Internet service provider (ISP), Caronet launched in 1995. They now offer
colocation, cloud hosting, managed hosting, and dedicated servers from their two data centers
in Charlotte, North Carolina.


You can get help with tech issues 24/7 via email, ticketing, or telephone. Ticket response time is
guaranteed within 30 minutes. Additional support can be added by choosing a management
add-on which includes features such as daily server backups.


Caronet boasts a powerful network, state of the art data centers, and green initiatives.

  • Fully redundant
  • Guaranteed master status; if a spare server takes over, it will still have master status
  • N+1 power redundancy
  • Two stateside data centers; cement vapor-barrier floors and steel-reinforced concrete
  • 24-hour access
  • Electronic proximity keycards and biometric palm scanning
  • Closed-circuit, motion-sensitive video surveillance indoors and out
  • Solar panels to offset power consumption
  • Reseller and partnerships available

Cloud Hosting

Flexible hosting billed by hourly usage, so you only pay for what you use.

  • Management console; create, launch, and re-configure servers
  • Choice of operating system (OS)
  • Server cloning
  • RESTful application programming interface (API)
  • Choose from 6 plans or build your own solution
  • Up to 16 gigabytes (GB) of memory, depending on configuration
  • Up to 8 cores, depending on configuration
  • Inbound bandwidth free
  • Root access

Managed Hosting

Cornet offers management solutions for all cloud, servers, dedicated servers, and colocation.

  • Managed Cloud
    • Proactive monitoring and migration
    • Daily server backup
    • OS and app support
    • Dedicated account team
    • Choose all, none, or some of your cloud servers to be managed
  • Managed Servers
    • Performance or Pro level management
    • Unlimited* reboots and OS reinstalls
    • Server migration transfer
    • Backup recovery and restoration
    • 25 GB or 100 GB offsite server backup
    • Premium benefits with Pro plan
  • Managed Colocation
    • Network and hardware support
    • Database backup and reload
    • KVM access
    • 30-day temporary storage
    • Rack and stack
  • Managed Dedicated Servers
    • Choice of OS
    • Three control panels supported: Virtuozza, cPanel, or Plesk
    • Performance or Pro level
    • Choose which individual servers you want managed and to what degree


These plans allow you the space you need for your servers without breaking your budget.

  • Custom cage space; up to 2000 square feet
  • Full cabinets; 42 slot units
  • Rack U solutions; One to 20 units
  • Management options
  • 99.99 percent uptime guarantee
  • Onsite Smart Hands support

Dedicated Server

These plans offer plenty of power at a premium price.

  • 99.99 percent uptime guarantee
  • Management options
  • Up to 4,000 GB bandwidth, depending on server configuration chosen
  • Up to 48 GB of RAM, depending on server configuration chosen
  • Up to 6 cores, depending on server configuration chosen
  • Choice of OS
  • Three control panels supported: Virtuozza, cPanel, or Plesk


  • Wide variety of plans
  • Tech support included
  • Premium management options available; fee applies
  • Lots of software choices


  • No pre-installed solutions
  • No unlimited* plans

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of
abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if
they are overburdening the servers.

The Verdict

Caronet offers a spectrum of hosting solutions suitable for individuals to large businesses.
Though tech support is included with all accounts, you may also opt to pay extra for premium
management and support with your account. All kinds of hosting needs may be met by
Caronet’s plans, whether you’re an app developer, WordPress blogger, or a reseller.

How does compare to their competitors?

Overall ★★★★★

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