Nimbus Hosting Review
Nimbus Hosting is a UK hosting company founded by Tim Dunton in 2011. The company has a clear focus on providing stress-free, efficient and progressive hosting services for digital agencies.
Tim Dunton has an impressive 20 years commercial web hosting experience under his belt and has his eye on the ball when it comes to advancements in the industry. Nimbus has a dedicated team of 16 who have come together to bring the best hosting tools for the UK Agency sector.
Nimbus had humble beginnings back in 2011 when Tim was just 16 years of age. The company began with a single server located in his parents’ home. The company was borne out of a need for an Agency focused hosting provider. The aim was to deliver customer-centric hosting specifically for agencies. Fast forward to 2018 and Nimbus is a successful growing hosting enterprise.
Innovative Hosting Partners (Not Just Providers)
Nimbus Hosting is constantly striving to stay at the cutting-edge of technological advancements in the hosting industry. Keeping ahead of industry trends and providing a unique and original hosting experience is where their strengths lie. Just over 1 year ago Nimbus created their signature STORM® platform, designed specifically to offer agencies greater speed and performance.
STORM® is a control panel platform like no other, created in-house by the Nimbus team. STORM® offers a new approach to managing servers allowing their customers to work smarter. STORM® was created in direct response to their client’s requirements, to provide a solution to allow their clients to have full control over their hosting.
Additionally STORM® has its own dedicated infrastructure, rather than being hosted directly on your server like other control panels. This ensures that it does not require use of any precious server space. STORM® also benefits from a central access point, allowing Nimbus clients to manage multiple servers from one central control panel, saving time and simplifying server management.
Offering Managed Migration
Back in 2011 when Nimbus arrived on the scene they were one of the first hosting providers in the UK to offer free migration as standard. It seems that they somewhat set the stage in the hosting scene as it is now commonplace to see free website migration being offered by website hosts.
However, where Nimbus stands out is their eye for detail. Rather than just setting you up with an automated migration that can result in a ported yet un-functional website, Nimbus offers a completely managed service. Thus you can port over as many websites as you like and Nimbus will manually ensure that they are configured correctly.
A Focus on Original Hosting
Nimbus was created with an aim to deliver a more unique and original hosting service. They have always responded directly to the current gaps in the market. Rather than just offering the bog standard hosting packages found elsewhere. One of their core values is innovation, and moreover, the innovation that speaks to the direct requirements of their target market.
Rather than offering the same old race to the bottom discounted price hosting packages. Nimbus has always wanted to work closely with their customers and partner with them to provide an unrivalled service. Partnering directly with digital agencies have always been the core offering at Nimbus. Therefore they don’t provide shared hosting packages and instead focus on VPS and dedicated hosting for their clients.
Complete Agency-Centric Offering
Because Nimbus don’t offer any shared hosting packages, they can dedicate all of their time and energy to their niche market – Digital Agencies. Thus, giving Nimbus a distinct market advantage due to the fact that they can respond quickly to market trends. Nimbus provides a single point of contact and a complete agency solution that responds directly to the needs of their clients. Additionally, they offer domain registration and SSL certificates, which means that their agency clients don’t need to look further than Nimbus to provide an end-to-end hosting service.
Nimbus Customer Support
By narrowing their focus, Nimbus can provide the highest quality of service to their customer base. With a 5 star rating on Google from over 130 happy customers, the customer-centric approach clearly pays off. Since day one they have provided world class customer service to their clients by working closely with them to deliver exactly what they need.
Nimbus offer customer support through phone, email and support tickets and back this up with an impressive knowledge base that can get to the root of any common problem quickly. Offering a premium solution, that caters directly to their clients’ needs, wants and frustrations, Nimbus does not compete on price. They are more dedicated to providing an outstanding quality of service to their customers.
The Nimbus team are all passionate about technology and innovation, so will go the extra mile for their customers. Their team works closely with their clients to offer a personalized service. Rather than focusing on numbers, Nimbus represents high quality and value for their clients. Moreover, Nimbus has gone the extra mile and provided an in-depth, easily accessible Agency Guide to further support their clients in answering many of the common questions they receive.
UK Based Datacenters
Nimbus manages their servers out of their London based datacentre, being based out of the UK means that Nimbus can deliver lightning fast hosting services UK wide. The data center is fully certified to BS27001 & ISO 27001 which ensures enhanced security. With an impressive 100% uptime, their servers are monitored 24/7 which offers peace of mind.
The network is also interconnected with European servers and offers super-fast 4 x 10Gbs fiber connections that provide fast and resilient connectivity to all services. Their resilient solutions ensure that they can quickly resolve problems even when there are connectivity issues.
Nimbus – Packages and Features
Nimbus has two distinct offerings, Storm Cloud and Dedicated servers. Below is an overview of their Storm Cloud Packages and features:
- Helium – Up to 5 sites, 4 cores/ 2GB memory and 100,000 page views per month
- Neon – Up to 20 sites, 4 cores/ 4GB memory and 250,000 page views per month
- Argon – Host Magento/ Shopware store, up to 50 WordPress sites, 6 cores/ 6GB memory up to 500,00 page views per month
- Oxygen – Up to 100 sites, 6 cores/ 8GB memory and traffic up to 1 million page views per month
- Nitrogen – Host multiple High traffic sites, 6 cores/ 12GB memory with up to 5million page views per month
Dedicated Server Hosting with Nimbus
The dedicated server hosting with Nimbus is flexible and customers can design their server to their exact spec requirements. All of their dedicated servers offer their Storm platform as standard.
- Troposphere – HP ProLiant DL360 G10, 1xXeon 4110 2.1 Ghz, 8 core Processor, 16GB Memory, 2 x 240GB SSD (RAID 1), 10TB Bandwidth, Windows or Linux
- Stratosphere – HP ProLiant DL360 G10, 1xXeon 4110 2.1 Ghz, 8 core Processor, 32GB Memory, 2 x 480GB SSD (RAID 1), 15TB Bandwidth, Windows or Linux
- Mesosphere – HP ProLiant DL360 G10, 2xXeon 4110 2.20 Ghz, 2 x 10 core Processor, 64GB Memory, 2 x 480GB SSD (RAID 1), 20TB Bandwidth, Windows or Linux
All in All
Nimbus is a unique hosting provider that has designed their business to provide their offerings directly to the Digital Agency sector in the UK. They have niched down to ensure that their offering is tailored to their target markets individual needs. That being said they offer flexible solutions that can be further optimized to deliver the exact specifications required. Nimbus is a thriving hosting provider that is continually innovating to ensure they are ahead of their game.