Dreamland Metaverse outscored the two other major providers in every category in this year’s OpenSim hosting providers survey, while CloudServe, the new kid on the block, scored a close second.

2015 Hosting survey scores

Zetamex scored last in four out of five categories. Zetamex also had an ownership change this past year, and had long stretches of time when it was not accepting new customers.

“In the past seven years I have done business with Oliveria, Zetamex, and Dreamland,” wrote one customer. “Dreamland is by far the best grid hosting provider! In over a year of service with Dreamland there has been zero downtime, no random or unexpected changes to interface or tinkering with services, and stability of ownership. Dreamland gives you exactly what you want in a grid with fast service.”

“Since moving over to Dreamland, the reliability and accessibility for my grid has been unrivaled by any other host I have been with outside closed grids,” wrote another. “Any questions that I have are answered promptly and with experienced detail. Would and have recommended them to colleagues and community friends.”

There was one positive comment about Zetamex

DigitalOceanKalasiddhiGridOliveira Virtual LandsSirinHGpole, and Your2live got only one response each, while DS40 and DigiWorldz got two responses.

Community and content were most wished-for by OpenSim hosting customers.

2015 Missing features

In addition, 29 percent of respondents said they wanted to see a web-based viewer, and 26 percent said they wanted an online marketplace.

The features most appreciated by OpenSim hosting customers were the ability to have their own grid, which was a plus for 51 percent of respondents, followed by the hypergrid at 29 percent. There was a four-way tie for third place, with 46 percent of respondents saying they appreciated higher prim limits, region and inventory backups, and low prices.

2015 most appreciated features

 

Finally, respondents were overwhelmingly positive about OpenSim pricing. Only one respondent said that OpenSim hosting was overpriced. Slightly more than half said the prices were reasonable for the services provided, and 43 percent called it a bargain.

2015 OpenSim pricing

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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