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Rochen Performance Hosting . Joomla Hosting & more

Thu, 15th January 2015, 17:27

Rochen Web Hosting

 

Unlike a lot of other web hosts Rochen very much focuses on providing a “performance hosting” solution where you can deploy an installation of a dynamic script (e.g. Joomla, Magento, WordPress, Drupal, etc.) and it will run right out of the box without any configuration hassles, slow downs or performance related problems. In addition to their shared hosting and visualized computing solutions Rochen also offers resellers plans for web design and development firms.

They also offer a range of unique features like the Rochen Vault managed off-server backup platform that takes multiple daily snapshots of your hosting account allowing a website to be easily rolled back to points in time over the past 30 days with the click of your mouse.

Rochen is a strong supporter of the open source community backing projects, including the Joomla content management system (CMS). Rochen is the web hosting partner for the official Joomla! website. Rochen helps sponsor Joomla! Days Worldwide, an event created exclusively for Joomla users and projects.

Founded: In 2000 by Chris Adams
Type: Privately Held
Company Size: Not Disclosed
Headquarters: 11 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee Postal Code, United Kingdom

 

Acquisitions & Brands

Rochen

 

Specialties

Joomla Hosting, Drupal Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Business Hosting and Cloud Hosting

 

Hosting Solutions

Shared Hosting :

Business Hosting Plans (Three Levels of Plans)

Rochen's business hosting plans offer an excellent solution for hosting a small business site, personal homepage or a blog. All hosting plans are performance tuned for hosting dynamic database powered applications such as Joomla!, Drupal, WordPress, phpBB or in fact any PHP / MYSQL script. As your website grows you can seamlessly upgrade to a larger plan without downtime or penalty fees.

Reseller Hosting Plans (Three Levels of Plans)

Rochen privately branded Reseller Hosting service is ideal for web designers and entrepreneurs looking to offer their own web hosting service or for anyone who simply has greater needs than can be met by our business hosting plans. Rochen's flagship reseller service provides a true 'data center in a box' solution with the option to 'Host Unlimited Domains' while leveraging our expertise and revolutionary infrastructure.

Rochen Managed Cloud Servers

Rochen’s Managed Cloud Server platform is an easy-to-use solution for small-to-medium size businesses that want the most control out of their hosting plan. Rochen cloud servers are built with a self-healing architecture, industrial-grade VMware, a fully redundant network, proactive security, and easy user-scalable CPU, RAM and SAN control.

Managed Dedicated Servers (MDS)

Rochen provides a full range of well configured managed dedicated server solutions from both their US and UK data centers in Dallas, Texas and London, England. They can tailor a server or cluster solution to meet your needs.

Managed means Managed

Rochen’s 24x7 trained engineers monitor the machine for trouble, updates the operating system, database server, web services and other software necessary for its operation. Leaving you time to take care of your business, while they take care of the server.

Optional Extras

Various optional services can be added to managed dedicated servers, including Rochen Vault Managed Backups and their Content Delivery Network (CDN) service.

More detailed information about features included in Rochen web hosting packages is available on their web hosting plan pages.

Site Migration & Guarantee: DIY although they’ve included in their Joomla Utilities cPanel plugin a Joomla migration tool. The migration tool will take a copy of your entire Joomla website, and migrate it to your Rochen hosting account using just your FTP credentials from your existing hosting provider.

If you are not 100% satisfied with their services in any way, they’ll refund your money within the first 15 days after your purchase. No questions asked!

 

Unlimited or Limits in the Terms of Service (ToS)

(editor’s note: unless a webhost uses the term “unmetered” then there is likely a limit somewhere)

Terms of Service are amazingly straight forward and easily understood. Hosting plans come with preset package limits.

From the Acceptable Use Section…some limits

Prohibited Resource Use

Users may not:

  1. Run any process that requires more than 128MB of memory space or uses more than 30 CPU seconds. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  2. Consume more than an average of 2% of overall server resources over a 24 hour period. E.g. -- Consuming more than 30 minutes of CPU time would exceed 2% CPU usage over a 24 hour period. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  3. Run any type of interactive chat software that requires server resources. Remotely-hosted services are allowed. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  4. Run background processes at any point in time on the server. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  5. Run any cron jobs or scheduled tasks more than once per five (5) minute period. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  6. Run any software that interacts with an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network.
  7. Run any type of security, port or vulnerability scan or conduct load or benchmark testing either directly or indirectly. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.
  8. Run any process which interacts with the MySQL database service using persistent connections. This limitation does not apply to Managed Virtual Server (MVS), Managed Cloud Server (MCS) or Managed Dedicated Server (MDS) accounts.

 

Additional Information Features

Control Panel: cPanel

Script Installer: Fantastico Auto-Installer

Customer Support: 24/7 technical support and environment monitoring. Email ticket support included with all hosting plans. Rochen does not provide live chat or telephone support.

Payment Options: Credit Card and PayPal are the two forms of payment accepted.

Loyalty Plan: Not really although they do offer non-profit and charities a permanent discount schedule for a 10% recurring discount for the life of the account to qualifying non-profits and charities.

Community: Rochen is a strong supporter of the open source community backing projects, including the Joomla content management system (CMS). Rochen is the web hosting partner for the official Joomla! website. Rochen helps sponsor Joomla! Days Worldwide, an event created exclusively for Joomla users and projects.

Resources: Rochen features a comprehensive Knowledgebase Wiki, Customer Forum, as well as a company blog.

On Twitter: @RochenHost

Rochen Host reviews: https://www.hostjury.com/reviews/rochen

 

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