BisectHosting was born in 2011 as a child company of Venture Node LLC and was registered in Ohio. While they mainly focused on providing feature-rich yet user-friendly Minecraft server hosting services, they also managed to cover several other games including Rust, Terraria, 7 Days to Die, Valheim, ARK: Survival. Evolved and more.
Besides letting players around the world come together through a smooth multiplayer experience, BisectHosting also provides other web hosting services such as shared hosting, VPS and dedicated server hosting for those who want launch their own website. They claim that their server support is “fast and reliable” so that every user, novice or expert, can feel right at home with BisectHosting. They add that their main goal is to be the best Minecraft server provider on the market, âoffering the best server hosting at an affordable priceâ. While we find their ambition laudable, their competitors should by no means be underestimated.
BisectHosting’s main website is a good example of a user-friendly approach done right, where you can find everything you need just a click or two away.
All server locations are shown on the map and you can get additional details by clicking on each one. These include several positions in the United States (Los Angeles, Buffalo, Dallas and Miami), two in Canada (Montreal and Hillsboro) and one each in the United Kingdom (London), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), in Germany (Limburg), in France (Roubaix), Poland (Warsaw), Russia (Moscow), Singapore (Singapore) and Australia (Sydney). Overall, BisectHosting’s server network had a smart strategy in mind and that is simply impressive.
BisectHosting’s website has a well-kept official blog that includes news and updates on their products, for the most part. Users can also stay informed by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Discord.
Plans and prices
For those who are only interested in hosting Minecraft servers, BisectHosting offers around forty packages in total (half of which are “Budget” while the other half belongs to “Premium”), which represents a quantity of a choice so considerable that we were struck by the analysis. paralysis right away.
Even the most budget-friendly are packed with core features in Minecraft, including custom JAR support, full FTP access, free MySQL, free subdomain, free DDoS protection, and more. The most affordable âBudgetâ plan will cost you just $ 2.99 per month and provide 1024MB of RAM and support up to 12 slots, in addition to everything mentioned above.
Besides Minecraft, there are suitable packages for other popular multiplayer games including: Terraria, Valheim, ARK: Survival Evolved, Left 4 Dead 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, 7 Days to Die, Rust, Counter Strike: Source, Arma 3, Garry’s Mod and Team Fortress 2.
Besides gaming-focused hosting, BisectHosting offers a few options for anyone looking to host a website (or more of them) that include shared hosting (which starts at $ 2.99 per month), VPS ( from $ 4 per month) and dedicated server hosting solutions (from $ 109 per month).
All hosting packages (except dedicated packages) come with a 3-day money-back guarantee. While it’s well below the industry standard, at least there is one currently being offered.
Regarding payment methods, BisectHosting currently accepts credit cards, PayPal and Paysafecard.
Ease of use
One thing that BisectHosting offers to all of its users is an abundance of choice, with something that is on offer to meet most tastes. Whether you want to host a small multiplayer community or a large community, BisectHosting should have you covered with its unlimited locations.
Those looking for Minecraft server hosting services can choose between Bedrock (mobile) and Java (original), with more pre-designed packages provided for Java. Whichever you choose, the next step is to select a plan and verify all of its details, such as data center location, billing cycle, and add-ons.
If you’re not really determined to save a few bucks, you can go for the more user-friendly ‘Premium’ packages, as they come with all the features you could want without having to pay extra for each one. . . The most notable are: unlimited slots, NVMe SSD space, dedicated IP address, daily backups, Sponge install and modpack updates and installs. Of course, all the features of the âBudgetâ server are also included in this one.
Creating an account with BisectHosting will require you to provide a number of personal details (although nothing fancy) and since instant setup is one of their key features, your server will be up and running in a snap. eye.
All server hosting plans come with a highly modified version of MultiCraft as a control panel, and the variation you will get depends on whether you have chosen a plan under the “Budget” or “Premium” section. Both control panels share the same easy to use functionality and will allow quick navigation for Java and Bedrock users. Even if you’ve never used a version of MultiCraft before, with its user-friendly interface, you should be able to quickly find ways to customize your server by installing modpacks, plugins, server JARs and more.
Speed ââand experience
In order to achieve its goal of becoming one of the top Minecraft server providers, BisectHosting should present us with near-perfect performance, especially since it claims that NVMe or SSDs are used exclusively to run all their game servers. After testing the speed of BisectHosting’s main website using GTmetrix as a tool, we got somewhat expected and very satisfactory results. All vital web speed performance metrics were well above average, resulting in a near perfect A (99%)
While BisectHosting doesn’t offer any uptime guarantees, based on our results after monitoring it for a month (via UptimeRobot), it should be close to 100%. No major wobbles were recorded in response time and not a single second of downtime on top of everything. Granted, a month of perfect performance doesn’t have to be the sign of a whole year, but it certainly sounds like a good start.
As stated by many of their users (and supported by our own first-hand experience), BisectHosting’s customer support team is one of their main selling points. Not only are they available to you 24 hours a day, but the managers are responsive, resourceful and very respectful in their approach to customers. This âdream teamâ can be reached via a support ticket and live chat.
If you want to be more independent, you will find an important source of information in the knowledge base of BisectHosting. It currently has 139 articles in total which are divided into ten corresponding categories (Billing Panel, Domain Management, Game Servers, Minecraft Java / Bedrock Servers, etc.). As far as we can see, most of these articles are easy to follow and often supplemented with images or video tutorials from the official BisectHosting YouTube channel.
We should also give their YouTube channel a special mention, as it’s only less than a year old and yet it’s full of how-to videos that seem to come out every week.
When placed side by side, Shockbyte and BisectHosting seem quite similar in terms of price, features, and support, but there are small differences that might be decisive for some users. Shockbyte is most famous for its overall performance (which means high response time, low latency, and lag unlikely), while the tech team at BisectHosting does a better job with support for unlimited domains, SSL certificates and backups.
Apex Hosting and BisectHosting offer servers of all sizes with a myriad of additional options. However, the cheapest Minecraft server hosting option with Apex Hosting will set you back $ 4.49 per month (and for the first month only, after which it will drop to $ 5.99), while with BisectHosting, it’s only $ 2.99 per month. On the other hand, with Apex Hosting, you will get a little longer money back guarantee.
Besides game server hosting, BisectHosting provides a shared web hosting option with some attractive features and prices to match Bluehost. The cheapest plans with both hosts come at a pretty attractive price, which is $ 2.95 per month with Bluehost and $ 2.99 with BisectHosting. However, with Bluehost’s plan, you’ll get free domain registration, free SSL certificate, and CDN, which is hard to beat.
HostGator is a great alternative to Bluehost and BisectHosting for anyone looking for an easy-to-use yet feature-rich hosting service that is suitable for individual users as well as small businesses. As expected, even with its cheapest plan, HostGator offers users a wide range of useful and beginner-friendly features (free domain registration, one-click installs, free SSL certificate, free domain and website transfer, free MySQL and script transfer, and a generous 45-day money-back guarantee), so this might be a better choice.
On the question of whether BisectHosting is likely to bring your gaming dreams to life, you should say “yes, probably”. It offers great diversity with its Minecraft packages, a full set of great features, fast and knowledgeable customer support and all at an affordable price.
Its web hosting packages are a different matter, however, and omit some of the newbie-friendly bonuses that we’re used to seeing with other providers. Newcomers who want some of these perks are better off with fan favorites like HostGator, Hostinger, or Bluehost.