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Shockbyte vs VpsCraft - Who comes out on top?
When it comes to gaming servers, especially Minecraft servers – Shockbyte is very popular. But does that mean they are the best on the market?
Think about it – If you own any domain names, you probably know that Godaddy sucks. They are expensive – way more than almost everyone else, yet they are the leader in their field.
So what does this have to do with our review? Simple – just because Shockbyte is one of the leaders in their field doesn’t mean they are the best choice. Read on to see our comparison between Shockbyte and one of their much smaller competitors – VpsCraft.
We’ll let you make your own decision.
Let’s take a look at a pricing comparison between the two services. The first table is if you don’t want a dedicated ip from Shockbyte. Hint: Dedicated ip’s are FREE from Vpscraft
You want or need a dedicated ip for your Minecraft server and want to stick with Shockbyte? As you’ll see from the table below, prepare to shell out up to 74% more than Vpscraft. That’s a big difference!
No matter what size server you are interested in, you can see from the table above that Vpscraft.com is always a better value compared to Shockbyte.com.
How do we come up with these numbers?
Simple. The best recurring discount Shockbyte offers is 10%. Yes, they do have a 50% off offer, but that’s only good for one month so we don’t count that. We have a promo code for Vpscraft.com for 30% off for life so that’s the numbers we use.
Even if you took both services at full price, Vpscraft is always cheaper.
And one thing we don’t take into account in this price comparison: All paid Vpscraft plans include a dedicated ip, which would cost an extra $5 per month at Shockbyte. If you want that feature, that makes Shockbyte more than double the price on most plans!
But you might be saying to yourself, “price isn’t everything”. And you’d be right. I’m more than happy to pay a premium for a good product or service that will satisfy my needs. On the other hand the old saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true. Take our Godaddy example. They are way more expensive than their competitors yet give the same or less service. Sometimes you’re just paying for a name. And that’s just not right.
“Sometimes you're paying for a name. And that's just not right.”
Don’t take our word for it. Check out some of the reviews of Shockbyte and Vpscraft.
There seems to be a common theme with Shockbyte here:
- They don’t like to give refunds even though they clearly state a 24 hour refund policy. This complaint is repeated over and over again by many people.
- Their support leaves a lot to be desired. In fact they have a ‘fast track’ system where you can pay to get faster support. Umm, maybe you should just provide your customers with reasonable support in the first place? Crazy to have to pay to get a response.
How to save at Vpscraft
Vpscraft.com doesn’t make it too obvious on how to use promo codes to save money on services on their site. To enter a promo code, just go to the second page of the order form, and you’ll see a small link saying “Promo?” just to the right of the Subtotal. See our screenshot below.
Just click the link and you’ll get a box allowing you to enter the promo code from our site.
Better hosting for less. That is Vpscraft.com vs. Shockbyte.com in a nutshell. Why would you want to pay more for less?
Click below to go to our Vpscraft coupon page and give this great service a try. Remember – they have a 7 day money-back guarantee so if you’re not satisfied in any way, you can get a refund. HINT: They actually give refunds as promised!
Can a rookie hit a homerun?
We are pleased to present our review of Surfshark vpn. Is the new kid on the block ready to take on the competition? We think so. Check out our detailed review and decide for yourself.
Our Rating: 10/10
On my normal internet connection, I got a download speed of 176.61 Mbps and an upload speed of 15.64 Mbps. Ping was 41 ms.
Here are my results RUNNING Surfshark:
Running Surfshark, I got a download speed of 160.24 Mbps and an upload speed of 9.46 Mbps. Ping was unchanged at 41 ms.
The download speed was extremely fast and though it was about a 9% drop in speed, that difference would be unnoticeable in real life. The upload speed changed considerably but that isn’t that big of a concern and cable connections like mine are notorious for having abysmal upload rates.
Testing with Netflix and Youtube showed no lag or stutter.
Connecting to servers was extremely fast as well. Even connecting to servers a long distance from me was no problem. Though I’d suggest leaving the setting to ‘optimal’ and letting them figure it out for you unless you need to use a server in a specific location.
I tested both the Chrome extension and the Windows app. Both gave me similar results although the Chrome app seems to connect to the server slightly faster.
Even though these speeds are the fastest I’ve ever seen from any vpn, I didn’t rate it a 10 because I won’t ever give a vpn service that high of a rating. 9.5 is the highest I’ll go and the highest I’ve ever given on any test so kudos to Surfshark.
Our Rating: 9.5/10
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Our Rating: 9.5/10
Sure, they are still a little rough around the edges in a couple of areas. But none of those issues are major and none of them affect me or probably you either. If their few shortcomings are a show stopper for your particular needs then take a look at some our other reviews and choose another provider. Otherwise, choosing Surfshark is likely to be a choice you won’t regret.
Overall Rating: 93%
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Sometimes it is not so easy to figure out how to use Promo Codes and Coupon Codes on some websites. Here we present tutorials for using our promo codes on various sites. Please leave a comment or drop us an email if there is a site you would like added to the list.
We have created a simple walk-through to use our Torguard Promotional Code:
Step 1: Head to Torguard website
Hint: You should already have a new tab open to Torguard if you clicked our ‘Show Coupon’ button. This will also give you the special promo code to use on their website. Click on ‘Buy VPN now’.
If you are only concerned about secure web browsing, you could order the anonymous proxy but if you want secure downloads as well, we strongly recommend the anonymous VPN.
Step 2: Choose Billing Cycle
Hint: To get the best value, we suggest to choose an annual account which works out to half the price as ordering Torguard monthly. You could also choose semi-annual (six months) but for us, the ease of one payment a year was what we find easiest. And we are too cheap to pay for two years in advance. Kudos to you if you’re not as cheap as us.
Another hint: Torguard offers a 7 day moneyback guarantee so there is no concern about ordering for a full year as you can just ask for a refund if for some reason you are not satisfied.
Step 3: Add to Cart
Don’t worry that the website still shows the full price, the next step will get you the savings!
Step 4: Add Promo Code
You should have already copied the Torguard Promo code to your clipboard from our website, so just right click in the box shown below, select ‘Paste’ from the menu and click the GO button.
Step 5: Save your money!
Confirm that the promo code was entered properly by checking the total column. Here you can see that we have saved 50% or $30 a year. And remember – this is a recurring discount, so you get the same low price as long as you remain a customer – not like a lot of other companies that charge you huge after your first year.
Godaddy is not evil. They won’t eat your baby like a Dingo would. But there are literally thousands of other, better choices out there and this article is here to hopefully convince you choose someone – almost anyone – other than Godaddy. Whether it’s for registering a domain, hosting a website, or as an email provider, there are better and cheaper alternatives around every corner.
Some might think I’m crazy writing an article like this about a company worth about $9 Billion dollars at this time. Perhaps I am crazy but it is my belief, and that of many others that Godaddy uses their market share to sell inferior services at ridiculously high prices. Continue reading »