Today I received an email from Jason at WootHosting that shocked me, they have increased the level of staff and added a new department for cPanel hosting support which is excellent! On top of that, they seem to have added some automatic monitoring tool to their VPS nodes to keep performance in check.
I decided to test this for myself, so I had a look in WHM on one of my reseller accounts which I abandoned a few months ago.. I saw that the server load was down to 7 on 8 threads which is amazing compared to when it was hovering around 40!
I set up a Wordpress page and loaded it with plugins and it worked flawlessly! It's working way better than it did before, and it's exceptional that they can provide such an amazing service for $1 per year! That's for a shared hosting account with 20GB of space in LAX. The plan that I am using to host this website and some of my web design clients only costs $8 per year for a reseller account with 150GB disk and unlimited subaccounts!!
Out of curiosity I opened a support ticket, and to my surprised it was answered and dealt with in less than 10 minutes!! That's shockingly good service for 1 dollar per year service, seriously.
I really wanted to test out these improvements to their VPS nodes too, so I ran a benchmark on a $6/year VPS with 512MB RAM and 15GB disk.
CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz Number of cores: 1 CPU frequency: 2400.288 MHz Total amount of RAM: 512 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 53 min, I/O speed: 115 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 6.73s Download 100MB file: 12.8MB/s
Those are excellent results, that VPS previously was a little bit slow, so I'm extremely happy about the changes they've made.
I am impressed that they've pulled up their socks and made their extremely affordable products work as well as (if not even better than) those of more expensive providers.
Well done WootHosting!