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Last reviewed Jun 16, 2014
$ 60.00 / Month
At Tutor for Good, we provide free online math tutoring to students, regardless of grade level or household income. Because we serve a variety of individuals, we require a host with a stable, scalable infrastructure, and 100% uptime.
Prior to using Codero, we were using two separate shared hosting and dedicated hosting services. Although the shared host had decent customer service, they were lacking in terms of scalabiity. They did not offer dedicated hosting, and when we inquired, informed us that they did not plan on doing so in the future. Meanwhile, our dedicated host was lacking in terms of customer serice, and quality. Everytime we called, there was a 10 minute wait and the techs were inexperienced.
The tipping point for us was when our servers got attacked by a malicious, unknown force. We consulted a technology expert who suggested that we try Codero. Switching to Codero was a refreshing change that has impacted our business for the better. The speed and performance of their servers has enabled us to increase our teaching base and provide students with increased storage space for their online tutoring sessions. We have enjoyed Codero's easy to use interface We also appreciate that Codero's technicians are willing to perform additional services that our previous provider would have charged us extra for.
Thanks Codero for being so reliable and secure. We trust that you will continue to do so in the future!
Codero has the best sales and support team, and that's the main reason we use them. We feel completely supported in everything we do.
I was assigned a task of finding a new data center and hosting services for our servers by my boss. I happened to run across Codero, and followed them for a few months. Then I decided to make the leap. We signed up for our servers, and have been nothing but pleased with the services and support provided. I have only had to contact support once in almost 1 year, and they were on top of things and quick to reply. We couldn't be happier! grt job Codero!
Codero Sucks. So I get talking to this guy about taking a hosting plan. He wants to know what my business is, how much advertising I plan to do, how much growth I expect, and what my marketing plans are.......... so that gets me started. I asked him if his company was a hosting provider or a marketing consultant. He goes on to say that they are a hosting company, but they are interested in my success (He does not even know who is talking to). He goes on and on about how their company helped a dating agency which started from scratch to grow in a very short time.
Finally I asked him point blank if he had answers to my questions which were? These are my requirements in terms of disk space and bandwidth. What kind of hosting plan do you have? He comes up with a two solutions: a virtual server or a shared server which he says "can crash" depending on the database and number of concurrent user. Which company scares customers about their site crashing. I told this guy that I was going to look elsewhere.
If you want a company that is stable, where the first impression is good, keep away from CODERO. This review is 100 percent genuine and true.
I've been with codero for a year and I have not had any issues that are datacenter-related. You have to keep in mind however that on these review sites, the "bad" reviews tend to come from people whose software is problematic, and that "server going down" is not reflective of a datacenter's value. Uptime 100% for my servers I enjoy hosting my servers at Codero :)
I dont agree with someone who posted about Codero's server uptime. For me the server intermittently crashes every 5 or 8 days. Sometimes it even crashes twice in 2 days. We have used two Codero Windows Servers and we had to agree that "you get what you pay for." Dont expect good quality from a cheap thing.
Selecting Codero as my dedicated server provider was probably the easiest decision I have ever made. When researching who to go with they outranked top names like Rackspace, Amazon and a few other big name players in customer support and service. For the cost you definitely can not beat their promotions or products. I have spoken with their tech support multiple times and there is never a wait to speak to someone and everyone is more than willing to resolve your issue. If they can't resolve it over the chat you can submit a ticket and all my tickets have been responded to within the first 15-30 mins. That's ridiculous!! Most other companies its a day before you hear something and by then you are already losing money. If your looking for a hosting provider look no further because Codero has what your looking for!
After years of hosting with another provider who only cared about my money, I moved to Codero and was quickly impressed by the customer service, the low cost but high quality of the servers, and most of all, the ease of use. Thank you for the great experience – I won’t be going anywhere.
Codero’s web hosting services are aimed squarely at business and corporate users. With a 100% uptime guarantee and SSAE 16 certification, Codero’s price plans skip shared hosting entirely, pushing dedicated, cloud and managed hosting at the forefront of their homepage.
Founded in 1992, Codero now benefit from the leadership of a CEO with extensive experience in the industry. Sayegh previously worked for HP, Dell and Rackspace and has nine patents to his name. He joined the company in early 2012. The entire management team boast impressive qualifications and extensive experience in the IT industry.
The company is based in the US and appears to be privately owned. Codero have two offices, one in Lenexa, KS and the other in Austin, TX.
Codero don’t offer shared hosting. They do offer a myriad of high-end hosting plans, with multiple options for each type of hosting in Linux and Windows variants. It would be impossible to cover each one in detail due to the sheer number of options, but I’ll run through some key features.
If you’re looking for dedicated hosting, Coder offer more than 35 options which vary based on on the server hardware, RAM, cache, processor and price. It’s possible to filter and compare the list to get a shorthand overview of the dedicated packages you’re looking at.
You can also choose from three data centres (Phoenix, Ashburn or Chicago) to get the best possible response time from your dedicated server. Smart Servers combine features of cloud hosting with the convenience and power of dedicated, although these plans come at a higher cost.
Cloud hosting can be purchased hourly or monthly and comes in three variants: one core plus 1 GB RAM, two cores plus 2 GB RAM or 4 cores plus 4 GB RAM. All offer 50 GB storage.
Clients who want to go for a managed hosting plan have four options: Dedicated with paid support, Basic Managed, Select Managed and Premium Managed. Troubleshooting and backups are included in the most expensive plan only, and on these plans, paid support is also discounted.
Unlike many shared web hosts, Codero place huge emphasis on uptime - so much so that they offer a 100% uptime guarantee.
The company owns and runs three data centres: one in Ashburn, one in Chicago and one in Phoenix. The company website says Codero will be opening two more data centres in 2013: one in the UK, and one in Amsterdam. Speed testing tools allow clients to determine which data centre is best for them.
All Codero’s facilities are impressively kitted out. Each has 12 inch reinforced concrete walls, rubber insulated ceilings and Tier III specs. Security is provided via 24/7 staffing, CCTV, mantraps, biometric locks and more. In terms of uptime, Codero have diesel backups, redundant power, N+1 UPS modules and 48-hour power backup capabilities.
Codero offers green hosting, and this goes further than some shared hosts who simply purchase credits to offset emissions, although the company do this as well. But in addition, Codero actually allows customers to opt for low-power servers, and it pushes cloud hosting as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional hosting services. Its data centres have been modified to use less electricity, and they also plant trees to offset emissions.
Backups are chargeable, as they are aimed mainly at dedicated hosting customers. All budgets are covered, from FTP backups to full managed backup provision with scheduling.
Codero are one of the few hosting companies that specify the location of their technical support department. All support is provided from US teams, and support is available round the clock, all year. Highly technical datasheets are provided detailing the exact specs of their servers and serviecs.
The tech support department is available via telephone (US numbers only), Skype, live chat (two channels, one for sales and one for support), a sparse but active Twitter feed and a support ticket system. It’s also possible to contact Codero via an email form or search their knowledgebase, which is comprehensive and detailed.
The company have a status page which is regularly updated, and customers can also subscribe to status updates very easily via RSS. With white papers, background documentation and glossaries freely available on the site, this is clearly a company which takes support seriously.
In March 2011, Codero were subject to a massive DDOS attack originating from China. The attack was targeted at one particular Codero-hosted site, although it affected many other web hosts too.
Up to 5,000 of its servers were said to be affected in its Phoenix data centre, and its phone and chat services were also disrupted, meaning that worried customers were unable to get through to find out what was wrong. The company did post updates on Twitter.
The company’s CEO at the time, Jonathan Ewart, moved quickly to post a blog on the company website explaining the origins of the attack and how Codero staff had acted to contain it. Judging by the comments on his post, customers’ faith in Codero did not seem to be shaken, despite the downtime.
As Codero concentrates on dedicated hosting plans, the choice of control panel software is entirely down to the user. Cpanel, Plesk and WebMatrix are all available (the Linux options do cost extra).
In addition, users can choose their operating system from a range of different Linux and Windows versions. Windows installation comes with a setup fee and monthly licence fee attached; Linux installation is free.
Codero doesn’t offer traditional free gifts and vouchers to entice users, but it does have a number of discounts and offers.
New clients are offered a discount which applies as long as the user is a paying customer, which is impressive. Codero also operate a price match guarantee and other discounts and bandwidth offers.
There doesn’t appear to be a money-back guarantee in place for Codero customers. However, the 100% uptime guarantee is a plus point. Any customers who are affected by network failures receive automatic refunds of 5% for every hour of downtime, up to a maximum of a 100% refund in any given month.
Codero’s commitment to excellence is obvious, and its hosting plans are marketed on quality rather than quantity. This kind of service never comes cheap, but 100% uptime guarantees are a rarity, and Codero is one of the few hosts to offer that on its dedicated plans.
With extensive experience in the industry, a massive amount of support material and a plethora of dedicated and cloud hosting packages to choose from, corporate clients will enjoy the stability and convenience Codero offers. Yes, this kind of service costs money, but the fact that a company can come out of a massive DDOS attack with customers on their side is testament to the loyalty it inspires.
Codero offers both Linux and Windows hosting. For Linux servers, the company specializes in Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distributions, but they also offer Debian, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as FreeBSD UNIX. The company can also install any operating system that can be downloaded or provided by the customer. The company’s offerings are aimed at small to mid-sized businesses and many of the options and choices available reflect that focus. As a result, many applications and services that other hosting companies provide are not offered by Codero, although customers can install the software of their choice on dedicated servers.
The company offers significant discounts on the first month of service.
Codero offers fully managed hosting plans. The company offers two levels of managed hosting, Essential and Proactive. The Proactive managed plans, in particular, offer a high level of support and options that compete favorably with VPS plans from other companies.
Codero does not advertise free domain registration.
The company does not advertise stand-alone domain registration.
Codero does not advertise a money-back guarantee, only that their services do not require a contract.
The company does not advertise VPS services. They specialize in managed hosting and dedicated servers.
Codero offers 24/7/365 support via phone, Skype, live chat and support ticket.
Technical support is only advertised in English.
Corporate offices are located in Overland Park, KS and Austin, TX.
The company's data centers are located in Phoenix, AZ, Dallas, TX and Ashburn, VA.
The individual hosting platforms should support the standard programming languages commonly found on such platforms, such as PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc.
Codero offers four reseller packages, as well as the necessary support to help you make the most of their packages.
Yes, Codero offers an affiliate program. Affiliates can earn cash for sales.
Codero does not advertise free migration services.
Codero offers full support for WordPress.
Codero's plans allow unlimited domains. VPS plans are also an excellent option for multiple sites.
The company does not advertise any kind of site builder software.
Codero offers enterprise-level firewall services to protect dedicated hosting plans.
The company does not offer PrestaShop support, although there is no reason you should not be able to install it on your own dedicated server.
Yes, Codero has positioned their dedicated servers as good options for e-commerce sites and all of the company’s UNIX and Windows servers support SSL certificates.
The company does not offer image gallery applications or services by default. Third-party applications can, however, be installed on dedicated servers.
The company does not advertise Magento support, although there is no reason you should not be able to install it on your own dedicated server.
Managed hosting plans come with the Plesk control panel. Dedicated plans can be configured with Plesk or cPanel while dedicated Windows servers can also be configured to use Microsoft’s WebMatrix control panel.
In addition to major credit cards, customers can also pay via PayPal.
Codero advertises a 100% uptime guarantee.
Load balancing is available to help distribute incoming traffic, increase scalability and create a failsafe solution.
The company does not advertise CDN services.
The company does not require contracts.
The company does not advertise domain registration services.
Codero provides automated nightly snapshots that provide up to four months of retention.
Yes. Codero’s dedicated servers are an excellent choice for customers who need to host multiple websites.
Codero's hosting plans do not advertise unlimited space or bandwidth, although the limits should be high enough to meet the needs of most customers.
Codero does not advertise free hosting for non-profits.
Codero does not advertise any kind of ad credits.
The dedicated hosting plans are a good option for media streaming.
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