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Last reviewed Apr 10, 2013

Key features

  • Uptime Guarantee
  • Phone Support
  • Support Forum
  • Live Chat Support
  • Help Center Live

User Reviews - Total: 2


Since switching to Hivelocity in 2005, I have had incredible uptime. I went from iPowerweb and continuous uptime issues (back then I had a small VPS), to hosting with Hivelocity.

It took a little while for me to decided on a host since I did a lot of research before choosing a host.

One of the first things I did during my research was to call each of the hosts I was considering (Hivelocity, Softlayer [known as ThePlanet back then], iWeb, and LiquidWeb), to see who answered the phone fastest.

Even back then, Hivelocity was smaller, and they answered first before any of the other guys -- and that was one of the deciding factors for me.

I have since built up a really good relationship with Hivelocity, and most of their tech support reps know me on a first name basis (they even know my voice when I call!), as well as their sales and billing department.

What I liked most of all is that initially when moving away from iPowerWeb, I had called Tech Support (for an unmanaged VPS at the time), and they took ownership of the problem, even though they could have told me it wasn't their problem since my machine was unmanaged. Nothing has changed with that to this day, almost 10 years later. I now have 12 servers, and manage around 50-60 for my various clients who are also now hosted with Hivelocity as well.

Hivelocity does shared hosting as well for customers who aren't as experienced as I am managing their own servers and I can't speak for the tech support on a shared environment since all of my servers are dedicated, but I can say for sure they always take care of me and my clients.

In 2009, aside from the economic crisis our country was experiencing, I also went through a tough divorce, and my business almost imploded -- if it weren't for the offerings I could make as a Hivelocity reseller, and hosting provider, I think that would have put the last nail in the coffin for my business back then.

My business has come raging back, and I now host over 4,000 websites on the 12+ servers I have with Hivelocity (some of them are virtualized and I now can offer VPS's to my clients as well), and have been able to turn my business around, where I am now back in the black.

I have since visited the data center since I now live in Florida ( for pics of my visit to the data center), less than 90 minutes from the data center, and they treat me very well.

What I like most about Hivelocity is that even though they easily rival large hosts who have data centers like their data center, they have a "individual" feel in that they know you by name and treat you like you a friend instead of just a customer.

I honestly wish I enjoyed the same kind of relationship with my bank or other providers that I've experienced with Hivelocity -- it seems that they never got that "large host" mentality as they grew over the last 10 years.

I'm always seeing them compared to hosts like HostGator for example, and I always explain to the people I speak to, that HostGator is does not have a data center, they simply lease machines from ThePlanet -- they are basically what I am to Hivelocity but on a larger scale.

I've seen reviews from others where they say Hivelocity didn't deliver or whatever the case is, but based on my own experience, I find reviews like that hard to believe quite honestly, because I receive nothing but the best from them -- every time without exception.

I had a billing issue with them once in the past (where they accidentally charged me twice or something), but they quickly rectified and even returned the funds back to me via PayPal!

I could not ask for more from a host.


A very nonsense and irresponsible web host. One of their user is using my copyrighted material. I requested them many times, but they didn't give any response.


Hivelocity Hosting

Offering a range of enterprise hosting solutions, Hivelocity lets you watch your server’s first
deployment via live webcam feed. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Tampa,
Florida where they have an N+1 data center.


Hivelocity maintains a knowledge base of walk-throughs and videos. Support is available 24/7
via phone, live chat, or trouble ticket.


Your servers are housed in a secure N+1 data center in Tampa, Florida.

  • 100 percent network and power uptime since 2011
  • Redundant Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Four days' worth of diesel backup
  • Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 compliant
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant
  • 'Round-the-clock monitoring and guards
  • Key cards, pin codes, and closed circuit camera
  • Fire detection and suppression
  • Cloud storage available for storage and backup

Dedicated Servers

You may choose from among myriad server options to configure the perfect one for you.

  • Choice of operating system (OS)
  • One to four processors
  • Up to 128 gigabytes (GB) double data rate (DDR) 3 memory
  • Up to 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) III or 480 GB Solid State Drive
  • Four-hour deployment, except quad processors
  • Four-day deployment for quad processors
  • Quad, hexa, and octo-core Xeon central processing unit (CPU)
  • Upgradeable
  • 10 GB self-managed cloud storage
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Domain name server (DNS) management interface
  • Network layer intrusion detection
  • IPv6 support
  • Fully managed services:
    • Server migration
    • Proactive monitoring
    • Security detection and protection
    • 20 GB cloud storage


In addition to the security and physical features of the data center, you’ll enjoy other premium
features with a colocation plan.

  • MyVelocity account panel; create alerts, monitor bandwidth, ticket management, and so
  • Managed storage for backups, data replication, and high availability storage
  • Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) access; transfer data between servers or data
    centers at no charge
  • Colocation lounge so you can take a break when you’re working on your servers
  • Lab space to work on servers
  • Hardware on hand
  • Network optimization with six tier 1 transit providers

Cloud and Virtualization

Choose from several cloud server configurations or create a custom solution.

  • Onapp, Proxmox, Openstack, VMWare, and custom solutions
  • Up to 3 hypervisor servers, depending on configuration chosen
  • Up to 4 storage nodes, depending on configuration chosen
  • One storage area network, depending on configuration chosen
  • Up to two controller nodes, depending on configuration chosen
  • Up to one onapp server, depending on configuration chosen
  • Up to one backup server, depending on configuration chosen


  • Premium support
  • Custom builds
  • Top-notch security


  • No budget hosting plans
  • No site builders

The Verdict

Hivelocity has a secure, modern data center located in the United States. All customers get
premium support and knowledge base access. You won’t find inexpensive, shared hosting plans
here. No site builder or quick blogging platforms. These are serious, enterprise-level servers
and cloud servers. If you want large-scale resources, management options, and security,
Hivelocity probably has a solution that fits your needs.

Hivelocity Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Xen 1GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 50GB 3000GB $19.95/month
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Xen 2GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 100GB 5000MB $49.95/month
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Xen 4GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 200GB 5000GB $79.95/month
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Xen 8GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 500GB 5000GB $139.95/month
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Windows 1GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 50GB 3000GB $19.95/month
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Windows 2GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 100GB 5000GB $49.95/month
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Windows 4GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 200GB 5000GB $79.95/month
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Windows 8GB Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Phone Support Support Forum 500GB 5000GB $139.95/month
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