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Posted By Rowanna

M3Server Review


M3Server has come a long way from its humble beginnings back in 1996 when they worked out of a small office and had a single T1 connection and offered the lesser known “dial-up service”.

One thing that is super amazing about this company is that they have some wonderfully loyal clients that have been with them since day 1 (over 2 decades).  Fast forward to today, and M3 Server has several data centers around the world in places like California, Utah, Missouri, Virginia, Washington DC, Amsterdam, and London.  Although they have grown to a great size, M3 Server, still retains the same energy and provide small to large customers with what they call “Great Desire to be Excellent attitude”, no matter what size of account you require.

A Great Desire to be Excellent

M3Server has a simple mission that is “A Great Desire to be Excellent”.  They specialize in managed hosting and want to provide the best-managed hosting experience at the most affordable prices.  They want their customers to experience more, and receive “less hype and more action”, as well as providing quality hardware and networks.  Their expertise and up to date hardware is second to none.  They specialize in fully managed services, so that you have peace of mind that your hosting is organized, and you can focus on your site, knowing that your server is in order.

M3Server: Customer Service

The customer support is very quick and accurate.  When checking out reviews I read that the tech messages are on point, and very concise. This will be due to the fact that M3Server has highly experienced, in-house, US support staff.  They have a very customer-centric approach and will go the extra mile to meet their customer’s needs.  They are highly recommended by their customers, who say that the support is second to none, with around the clock dedicated care.

They have a great super simple blog that has some technical advice, such as how to keep your WordPress site secure.  They advise minimizing the use of WordPress plugins as each plugin is a security risk and some even contain malware.  They also have a knowledgebase that customers can search to find additional technical assistance.

M3Server: Stability and Uptime

M3Server has a great track record with a 99.99% uptime, making them an industry leader.  They make sure servers are up 24/7 via advanced monitoring of all critical services.  They also monitor your server to make sure that if your server is running low on resources you are alerted immediately and have time to maintain the stability of your service.  All of the services are scaleable, so you can upgrade or downgrade directly from your customer portal should you need to.  A great deal of care is taken by M3Server to monitor the quality of the servers and make sure they are never oversold or overprovisioned.

Data Backups

M3Server provide a daily backup service as an optional add-on.  The backups are done in off-site locations to provide maximum safety of your files in times of disaster recovery. You can either have one file restored or a whole database.  Even if you need the full server to be created in a new metal case, that is a service that is offered at a reasonable price.

M3Server: Products and Services

The two key services that M3Server offers are Dedicated Hosting and also VPS Hosting.  There is a wide range of services to choose from in each of these two areas.  However, they do also offer add-on services and also dedicated WordPress hosting.  Let’s firstly look at their VPS services.

FAST VPS HDD STORAGE – Basic – 30 GB Disk Storage, 1 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5TB Transfer.  However, they do offer 4 HDD Storage packages as follows:

v30 – 30 GB Disk, 1 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

v50 – 50 GB Disk, 2 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

v150 – 150 GB Disk, 4 GB RAM, 4 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

v300 – 300 GB Disk, 8 GB RAM, 4 CPU and 10 TB Transfer

FAST VPS SSD STORAGE – Basic 20 GB SSD Storage, 2 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer.  However, they do offer 4 SSD Storage packages as follows:

vs20 – 20 GB SSD Disk, 2 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

vs30 – 30 GB SSD Disk, 4 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

vs60 – 60 GB SSD Disk, 6 GB RAM, 4 CPU and 5 TB Transfer

vs80 – 80 GB SSD Disk, 8 GB RAM, 6 CPU and 10 TB Transfer

NEW VPS PRO – 20 GB HDD Storage, 1 GB RAM, 2 CPU and 5 TB Transfer. VPS Pro Server with Intel® Xeon® Processors.  Where you can add up to 8 vCores and add additional disk storage, up to 500 GB.

DEDICATED SERVERS

M3Server offers fully managed Dedicated Bare Metal Servers in 4 distinct plans.  They are all built with enterprise drives with real hardware raid cards for the best performance and uptime.  Below is an outline of the dedicated hosting plans on offer at M3Server

Business – 1 TB Storage, Raid 1 / 2x HDD, 16 GB RAM, Quad-Core w/HT and 10 TB Transfer

Professional – With 2 TB Storage, Raid 1 / 2x HDD, 16 GB RAM, Quad-Core w/HT and 30 TB Transfer

Extreme – 2 TB Storage, Raid 10 / 4x HDD, 32 GB RAM, Quad-Core w/HT

and 100 TB Transfer

SSD – 256 GB Storage, Raid 10 / 4x HDD, 32 GB RAM, Quad-Core w/HT and 100 TB Transfer

Premium Managed WordPress hosting

M3Server provides premium managed WordPress hosting that comes with a  with a free domain name, fast page load times, easy and quick one-click set up and some dedicated WordPress Support.  In addition, you can request that you have NGINX installed if you are looking to stream content via your WordPress website.

M3SiteTech Services

M3Server offers a service called M3SiteTech, whereby they have a team of web dev’s who can jump on and fix up your website if your webmaster is on holiday.  Rather than searching for a freelancer, M3Server offers a handy web developer service that you can call on to carry out tasks such as updating WordPress instances, benchmarking and stress testing site load times, creating a mirror or copy of a site, scanning and repairing malware, restoring a Backup or modifying htaccess for optimum cache control.

All in All

M3Server is a very experienced hosting provider that offers fully managed hosting services so that you can focus on your website.  They also offer some great add-on services that make sure that your website is functioning as it should be all day, every day.  Such as web development and off-site backup.  For a complete managed server solution, be sure to give M3Server a try.

 


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