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  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • SSD
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Packet3 Hosting

Packet3 Hosting Introduction

Packet3 Hosting is a UK provider specializing in high quality, managed web hosting services. Based in Cornwall, they offer servers in the United Kingdom and United States. They have been in business since 2011.

Services and Specializations

Packet3 Hosting offers 3 shared hosting solutions. All shared plans include unlimited bandwidth, domains, email accounts, and FTP accounts. They are hosted on Apache servers with CentOS and feature the cPanel control panel, Softaculous 1-click installations, and SSD storage. Plans vary based on storage space and the number of MySQL databases they can support.

Packet3 Hosting offers multiple VPS configurations, all of which include SolumVM control panel, Raid-10 SSD storage, and full root SSH access. Plans vary based on storage space, RAM, number of CPU cores, and bandwidth. Servers can be configured with 64-bit versions of CentOS, Ubuntu, or Debian operating systems. Managed servers and cPanel/WHM are available for an additional charge.

Packet3 Hosting offers 3 pre-configured dedicated server plans. Plans are fully managed and feature cPanel control panel, full root access, 1 Gbps dedicated port speed, 10 TB bandwidth, a combination of SSD and HDD storage, 5 dedicated IP addresses, DDoS protection, backup services, and email management. Plans vary based on the number of CPU cores, RAM, and storage combinations. All plans can be fully customized to include additional resources, RAID-10 configurations, and your choice of Linux or Windows operating systems.

Packet3 Hosting also offers dedicated gaming servers, located in their private New York datacenter. All gaming servers are fully managed and feature Intel Xeon processors, SSD storage, Windows Server 2012 R2, 5 IP addresses, DDoS protection, an a 1 Gbps dedicated port.


Packet3 Hosting utilizes datacenters in the UK and US. Their UK servers are hosted at multiple N+1 datacenters to provide quick disaster recovery, all of which feature redundant power, 24/7 staffing, and multiple Tier 1 network carriers. Their US datacenter is located in Phoenix, Arizona, providing low-latency redundant paths to the east and west coast.

Uptime Guarantee

Packet3 Hosting offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Billing and Payment Policies

Packet3 Hosting accepts payment via PayPal or credit card. All plans are pre-paid and auto-renewed. In the event of late payment, a small interest charge may be applied to the account; however, service will continue to be provided until payment is made, or until a sufficient time has passed and the account is canceled.

What We Couldn’t Find

There were a few small details we were unable to confirm:

  • There customer support times and methods are not listed on their website.
  • It is unclear whether or not backup services are provided with their shared hosting plans. Regardless, it’s always best to maintain your own backup sets.
  • While their shared and VPS hosting plans are available in the UK and US, the location of their dedicated servers is not provided.


Packet3 Hosting offers a good variety of high-quality, competitively-priced SSD servers. Their shared hosting plans offer plenty of unlimited features, and their dedicated servers are highly customizable. The only drawback we can see is that their VPS servers are not customizable in the same way. But if you’re looking for a high-end server with direct access to the United States or the UK, they are definitely worth considering.

Last updated: 2017-07-30

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Personal WordPress PHP MySQL Cloud SSD 500MB Unlimited $3.52/month
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