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64 Reviews (4.6/5 average rating)
So, I recently migrated my ARK server from Survival Servers to HostHavoc (for many reasons, won't get into it here). One of the setup services is "Free Migration" so they move everything over for you on setup. I had barely put the ticket in, and already had a response. The server finished its setup, tech support transferred the files over. Done. So flawless and quick that I was amazed. The performance is what is to be expected of ARK, 0 connectivity issues, price per slot was good as well with flexible payment options. I was so happy I setup a second server to have a cluster. Ticket was answered almost immediately, so quick in fact I missed it for nearly a day (woops). Yet, when I did reply, customer service immediately replied and began the cluster process. TL;DR - Great Customer Service, good performance, fair price.
My only issue with this company is they don't give partial refunds, so if you pay for 3 or more months at a time but cancel your service a month later you won't get the remaining 2 months refunded. Other companies do this automatically which is why I wont be using this host again. Other than that I never had any major issues with the host and problems where always quickly resolved.
I've rent a few servers from different companies to test out their performance. Host Havoc came out as the best ARK server. It lacked some featers than the other hosts that suchs as scheduled commands for saving, broadcasting and so on. One ticket, Support passed it to CEO and CEO replied to my ticket that he added it to his list, and have it working this week. Never had such a good service, nor did i expect them to even implement the things i have asked, which will be good for everyone looking for an ARK server. Recommended for sure!
I've been with Host Havoc for half a year, and they haven't let me down once. From the beginning to now my Garry's Mod server has ran perfectly. I had 1 issue but it was fixed by support in less than an hour. I would recommend Host Havoc to anyone that needs a host.
I rented an Ark server about a month ago and while I did have some issues in the beginning , Customer Service was always very prompt in responses and knowledgeable in their assistance. I doubt I would ever go to another hosting company now!
I love this host but lately it has been pissing me off. Constantly causing issues on server start ups. They won't help me fix it. But in the past the host was amazing. Arma 3 control panel is getting slower and database is not in the same area as the server so causes more issues but not a bad host. May use them for ark but I am about to cancel my arma 3 server from them.
They are the best you can get. The performance is great and they are for a great price. They have extremely helpful and smart support staff.
Have been hosting from HH for a 6 months now, the server NEVER lags, and I even had a serious memory leak on a mod at one point, was using 34 gig of mem, and still no noticeable in game lag! Their support tickets are answered usually within an hour, but usually less than that, I had one hosting issue, and the ticket was answered in 3 minutes! WOW! Overall an amazing team, with great dedicated servers, and locations. plus, they are one of the cheaper hosts out there!
I bought a Garry's Mod server for DarkRP. It runs great. What's even better is that when you send a question to support, you get a reply within an hour. Very good hosting.
Really nice cheap service :D
So good I bought a second ARK server. As soon as HostHavoc gets DayZ and Space Engineers I'm getting those as well.
First of all the support team is very quick at responding to tickets and very clear at what they are saying which makes things a whole lot easier. My server has absolutely no lag what so ever. And they servers are really cheap a swell. I mean Garry's Mod Servers starting at $8.00 is really cheap. I would recommend this host to anyone. 9.5/10
I rented a rust server from them and I accidentally canceled my service with them instead of canceling my subscription. So i opened a ticket, not only did they respond to my ticket within 3 hours they also had my server back up and running within 4! Can you say customer service? These guys nailed it.
I have rented a server for 3 months now , I never had a problem with my server. If there was something and I made a ticket for it they answered within the 30-60 minutes. Host Havoc will be 1st on my list now. Great host !
I've been with this company for a week as of 02/04/2016. Within this week, the company as went above and beyond to insure that my server (ARK: Survival Evolved) is running correctly. They've covered the majority of certain configurations that I was not aware of doing, along with that, they give advise upon request and are a very friendly staff team. I enjoy the fact that I can talk to this company more as a person, rather than in a company perspective, and they are able to clarify any of my concerns or questions if I believe something is incorrect. So in other words, yes, their prices are more fair and more affordable for anyone who is just starting up on hosting or ownership of a server, and I would highly recommend Host Havoc to ANYONE whom is trying to find a good, affordable, and reliable host. Since I am not exactly here on their behalf, I will state that I did have issues at the very beginning, such as the server they put my account on took a dump on me (and possibly anyone else that was linked to it as well). However, with that out of the conclusion, they credited me the downtime of the server (which was about 10 hours), but instead they gave me 2 days in return to make up for their part. The servers are awesome, as not only myself, but others get an awesome PING off of the Canada one(s). Rating: 9.7/10 and would purchase more in the future. Good job Host Havoc!
for $0.18 /slot, you can't go wrong. With debranding, DDOS protection and file access included? you'd be crazy to turn it down.
I just got an Ark server thru them, first timer here. The costumer support was super fast and hit the nail in the head. This is the best experience with a Host I ever had and I ran a Minecraft server before, but nothing can compare to the service this people will provide you. Super fast and easy and best of all, super cheap, you won't regret it.
great company for the price cheapest around ‘ clay is very nice to deal with on a customer service level
I used Host Havoc to host a TeamSpeak server and an Ark server, Both servers run great and the price I payed for them was cheaper than everyother site I looked at. Their customer service is great, every request or question I have is always handled well. I plan on keeping my TeamSpeak server I have with them for as long as I use Team Speak daily.
They were fast getting the server running after the order, and for a noob like me, they were fast whit the response when I needed help, and got me thru the server set up a I wanted the server
They're there when you need them to respond to your support questions *1hr or Less response times*. They're systems are smooth and lag free, not to mention if something goes wrong it's fixed immediately. Prices are Pretty High but it's worth every $ you put into it. Hope you enjoy great hosting from Host Havoc as we have.
I had never heard of Host Havok before and was a little cautious before buying, but after buying the server I was very happy. They have helped me loads with getting setup and any problems I have had. Can’t Fault them.
I'm super happy with my ARK server at Host Havoc. I have had no crashes, no rubberbanding, no lag of any kind, and I easily managed to set the server up without falling back on the supposedly superb customer support (which I am very glad to have as a backup). Observe how this is coming from a complete noob, this is the first server I'm administrating for any game ever. All in all, for the price, you get all you're paying for and much more. Couldn't be happier, keep it up Host Havoc!
I use Host Havoc for an Ark server. What few support issues I have had, they have taken care of quickly. I wish they offered Space Engineers servers, because I would move my SE server to these guys.
The effort and time that Host Havoc puts into its customers and of course their games are incomparable to anything I've ever experienced. Really professional and fast ticket responses. Will Continue to use this company for many years to come.
Keep up the good work Havoc! Very good service for a dirt cheap price!
I have nothing bad to say about hosthavoc, my server was setup so fast, the ping is good and didnt have a single problem by now. The price is very reasonable and the performance is good. I put 4/5 on support because I didn't have to use it, so I don't really know at all. Come see my ark server, hosted in Montreal, Montreal *PvE* FR/EN Fast Mod [ Change ] 188.8.131.52:27041 cheers!
Have had an ARK server with Host Havoc for about 2 months. Have not had any real problems. Good service. No really big downtime. Not much lag while playing on the server. Customer service seems to be fast. They are affordable. Easy to setup.
Such quality for a pretty low price, considering the differences between price/quality/support. The team's amazing and I just love these guys. Coming from GTX and Gameservers hosting sites, these guys are +A.
Syff | Angry-Mob.com
So far i only have great experiences with HostHavoc. Currently renting a gmod and Reign of kings server hosted in Strassburg (I'm european). TCAdmin control panel being responsive as usual , great support and the pricing is delicious!
I've used many Garry's mod server hosts, a lot are the same, but this one stands out, for the easy access and support.
Well Id have to say I was very hesitant of having a Canadian Server location for my Ark Survival evolved, but i figured hey where can I go wrong and would request a refund if needed. Iv tried even gameservers as well and it takes them like 1 week to respond to a ticket and not even resolve an issue. With Host Havoc i get quick responses. I even ran a 2nd server for a week and they still was willing to refund me quickly no questions asked. But I have had my ark server through with them for 2 months now with minimal problems at all. when my server gets up to about 25 players i do get 1 small lag spike once in a blue moon(Rarely) but I am very impressed with them as iv seen worse from other hosts that are in US and charge a lot more then these folks. I have had great experience from them and will continue doing business with them. here is my server info for ark as well: IP: 184.108.40.206:27072 and feel free to message me for legit confirmation if you need for this review. I highly rate these guys among the best! This is the first review I have submitted due to me being impressed. I usually dont do reviews or surveys.
A amazing company for ARK servers, the customer support is so good it’s almost not believable. I mean responses within a minute is insane! They’re very patient with people who are new to servers and very friendly. The servers have has no problems with lag or rubberbanding. has been a perfect experience the past couple days, thank you Host Havoc! 11/10
Where do I start? I've tried two other providers for my TeamSpeak server: one was a Linux VPS - that did NOT work well. Server kept crashing every 10 mins. Apparently the kernel kept corrupting. It was just too frustrating. Every time I come back home from college, the first thing I do is wash my hands, then open my computer. First program I open is TeamSpeak and connect to my precious TeamSpeak server. You have no idea how frustrating it is when you come back from a hard day at school to find that your TeamSpeak is down and that you must troubleshoot it. Yes, the price is lower for a Linux VPS, but you must be good at SSH. This service, however, is amazing. I have never had any problems with Host Havoc except for one time the server was shut down for some odd reason, but all I had to do was Start it up from the control panel (to be fair, it was up for over 40 days non-stop). Now it's been almost 3 days and the server still runs smoothly. I highly recommend Host Havoc to anyone who wants a low-price TeamSpeak server. Great service, great support. What more can I say?
I am very proud to leave this review. I submitted a ticket and got a answer almost right away. The customer service and quality of the server is on point. I am pleased to say that i spoke to them a couple times, they took great care of me. I will be using this host for all my needs. Thanks again for the great service guys.
We switched serverhosting from company X and tried Hosthavoc. Currently we have rented a ARK server for ~20 days and encountered 3 problems, 1 was our own fault for not reading the FAQ's and 2 was on their end. Regardless of which cause the error had, they all got fixed within 30 min - 4 hours after mention it to support. Really good. Server is running fine and pricing is insanely low. That, with the extremly good and fast support makes us keep Hosthavoc. Would gladly recommend to anyone that asks.
Fast, reliable, and easy. Those 3 things we look for in everyday life but hardly obtain. Except when you buy servers from Host Havoc, I've hosted about 6 servers from HH and I honestly don't think I'm ever going to buy from any other hosting company again. The servers are cheap, like seriously, dirt cheap, fast, and more importantly, reliable. I've hardly had a problem with any of my servers and when I did the support was phenomenal, on-demand and thorough. Never had a better time than with Host Havoc. Highly recommended.
I cant recommend using this company. When ARK first released I used these guys to setup my private server and they failed. The server failed to run, constantly crashed, lag was insane and their support was basically non existent. Contrary to other reviews here I can not recommend them.
Clay and the team are absolutely spot on! I have Ark, Rust and Minecraft servers as well as a teamspeak server all through Host Havoc and they are definitely top notch. Blazing fast support and servers with absolutely no lag. All at a price point that can't be beat! Keep up the great work.
Server performance: No issues at all, honestly there appeared to be occasional lag spikes but with the state of the game. And the fact they have grown less frequent as of late, I honestly believe them to be coding rather than hosting. Server Support: Having never had an issue, how could I possibly give them anything but 5*. The best kind of support is one you don't need to contact. Host Performance: Having had a lengthy conversation regarding the only issue I have had. This is an issue affecting all Hosts, not just Host Havoc. Any Admin that has been suffering with the constant micro patching of mods will agree it can be infuriating. So much so that I have removed some mods due to this because it was causing too many down times. However Host Havoc are very understanding and have stated if the game devs allow they will be introducing 1 click mod updating. I look forward to the day . Server updating, is very easy only click button. Mod installation is easy through either zip files in the CP or FTP. Configuration of the server is easily accessible and up-datable , you can even make changes and save them whilst the server is running. And they take affect the next time the server auto restarts. Looking for a host? Then look no further. I could drop names of other hosts out there which have failed me in the past where Host Havoc haven't, but that wouldn't be fair. Just take my word for it, there are worse hosts out there. And to add insult to injury they actually cost more, go figure. It just proves the most expensive isn't always the best.
A Mildly Perturbed Bear
I am a very new server admin, with no prior experience. Host Havoc's control panel is very user friendly and self explanatory. It was easy for me to jump in and get everything running. The server itself is stable and runs well, with a nice low latency (Server is in Montreal, I'm in Florida). I did run into some problems (caused be myself). The support reps responded quickly and were happy to help me and explained anything that I may have been confused about. All of this compared with their low prices make them an easy recommendation. :)
From the start, with friend we had problems with server… they was trying to fix update problem whole day and nothing… we still waiting and no results… we are one step from refund at this point…
The service for an ark server is super cheap, in fact the cheapest I could find for 30 slots. HOWEVER the down fall is server isn't close to Florida. Customer Support is fairly quick to respond but usally only responds with the EXACT answer that is posted on their knowledge board. I understand that some people may not look that first but I know I did and it was a bit annoying when I already knew those first few steps and it took them a bit to respond; to only respond with what I already tried, making me now wait for a new answer. Other than that no problems with the hosting.
I’m with another host for my Minecraft providers, so I was a little apprehensive going with Host Havoc even though their Ark servers are the most reasonably priced around. I had a few settings I wanted adjusted so I went with the additional fee for manual configuration. The install took about an hour, which I felt was long but only because I was really anxious to play. It was actually pretty fast. Once everything was setup I couldn’t join the server, as I didn’t realize (and wasn’t told) it they didn’t automatically install the most recent version. That said, once I figured that little problem out (and used their steam update button) it connected fine and I was off and running… The server is fast, with hosts in my home country of Canada. I haven’t experienced any crashes or server drops, which is excellent considering the early alpha state of the game. I’m extremely happy with my purchase!
I’ve been using these guys as my provider for Garry’s Mod for quite some time, and now ARK as well. Their support response times are unlike any I’ve experienced anywhere else. You usually get a ticket response within 1 to 5 minutes. If not, they’ll compensate you with a slot increase, or an extended renewal time. Will continue to keep on using and supporting these guys!
Mahmood The Camel Thief
As a first time gaming server purchaser, the task of setting up a gaming server was a little overwhelming to say the least. From server configuration, mod installment, mod enabling, setting up the server so it shows up in multiplayer to Even rolling back into old versions of the hosted game, the customer service was polite, professional and consistent. With the response time of 30 minutes or less the support addressed all my issues where they were needed and when they were needed. I would highly recommend this server provider to any newcomer to ArmA 3 servers. Host Havoc made a difficult task very easy and I learned a lot about maintaining my server in the process.
At first I questioned why of all the other hosting sites, Host Havoc was priced so low, and thought maybe it reflected their service or performance, and I certainly never expected what I got. A service ticket came back with 24 hours, with a solution! Aside from some uploading issues with some files (which I later just edited the existing files, which was also super easy and fast) I have not had an issue, loss of service, or any form of corruption; your data and server are in good hands with Host Havoc.
Great server performance, great customer support of which is rather speedy. Zero problems with this company and it's all at a great price too. Fantastic service.
First I apologize for my english, my natural language is french. The team DTF-FG was looking for a not too expensive ARK SE server. We choosed Host Havoc for their attractive offers. Our server is located in France. After one month i can say Host Havoc have the best offer with top servers. No lag, no DC, a simple but useful game panel and a faq to help newbies. We recommend Host Havoc for their games servers.
I have not encountered any problem at all with HostHavoc. No server crashes, and 100% uptime (except update downtimes) I have not yet needed any support so i cannot give a review this, but with the server quality, i dont need to either. Good Work!
J'ai ouvert mon premier serveur Ark avec Host Havoc et je ne regrette en aucun point. Mon serveur ( avant mod ) roulait en bas de 20 ping aucun roolback, tout etait extremement fluid. Maintenant j'ai plus que 6 mods installer sur mon serveur Ark et mon serveur roule entre 25 et 40 ping et jai minimum 10 a 20 joueur en tout temps. Meme avec tout c'est changement mon serveur est toujours aussi Fluide. Des que j'envoie un ticket, je recoie une reponse en 10min ou 20min maximum. Host Havoc m'offre un service exceptionelle et un aide tres rapide et efficace. Je vous conseil vivement de louer un serveur avec Host Havoc, performence et service de qualiter superieur. DeTred un Client plus que satisfait.
It’s a little bit annoying to see that most hosts charge for more slots then you need. 24 Slots is more then double what I was after but Host Havoc have provided a good service so far and even said that they would be releasing a smaller package in the future when ARK sort out the bugs. Good Host so far :-)
I am having a wonderful experience with havoc. Not only is the customer service top notch, but the server speed is wonderful for the price. 10/10
I haven't needed support (which is GREAT!) and the server performs well. My only issue is that the control panel is a tad slow, which is only a minor issue and certainly isn't going to cause me to switch.
I have had servers with 7 different hosts for several different games. This one wins in all categories. Thank you for wonderful service.
I'm with another host for my Minecraft providers, so I was a little apprehensive going with Host Havoc even though their Ark servers are the most reasonably priced around. I had a few settings I wanted adjusted so I went with the additional fee for manual configuration. The install took about an hour, which I felt was long but only because I was really anxious to play. It was actually pretty fast. Once everything was setup I couldn't join the server, as I didn't realize (and wasn't told) it they didn't automatically install the most recent version. That said, once I figured that little problem out (and used their steam update button) it connected fine and I was off and running... The server is fast, with hosts in my home country of Canada. I haven't experienced any crashes or server drops, which is excellent considering the early alpha state of the game. I'm extremely happy with my purchase!
A amazing company for ARK servers, the customer support is so good it's almost not believable. I mean responses within a minute is insane! They're very patient with people who are new to servers and very friendly. The servers have has no problems with lag or rubberbanding. has been a perfect experience the past couple days, thank you Host Havoc! 11/10
From the start, with friend we had problems with server... they was trying to fix update problem whole day and nothing... we still waiting and no results... we are one step from refund at this point...
great company for the price cheapest around ' clay is very nice to deal with on a customer service level
Billy Lost His Hat
Keep up the good work Havoc! Very good service for a dirt cheap price! :D
I am having a wonderful experience with havoc. Not only is the customer service top notch, but the server speed is wonderful for the price. 10/10
It's a little bit annoying to see that most hosts charge for more slots then you need. 24 Slots is more then double what I was after but Host Havoc have provided a good service so far and even said that they would be releasing a smaller package in the future when ARK sort out the bugs. Good Host so far :D
I've been using these guys as my provider for Garry's Mod for quite some time, and now ARK as well. Their support response times are unlike any I've experienced anywhere else. You usually get a ticket response within 1 to 5 minutes. If not, they'll compensate you with a slot increase, or an extended renewal time. Will continue to keep on using and supporting these guys!
I had never heard of Host Havok before and was a little cautious before buying, but after buying the server I was very happy. They have helped me loads with getting setup and any problems I have had. Can't Fault them.
When we first came across Host Havoc it was a one man organisation that was fairly new onto the scene. Within a few months the reviews started pouring in for this small niche game hosting company showing us that they were a cut above the rest. Over time Host Havoc has been added to several of our major games as being our favourite host and top the price list as the most cheapest.
The company has now grown into a behemoth with a team of staff working around the clock providing some of the best support levels seen across the industry. We strongly recommend Host Havoc for your game hosting and we are almost 100% sure that you will find no problems with them that they cant sort out quickly.
We asked the founder Clay to complete our host questionarre, here are the answers he provided:
I saw a lack of professionalism and responsiveness from a lot of the existing companies at the time, many of which have since failed. I started the business because I felt Host Havoc could provide a level of service most customers were really looking for.
I had previously ran game servers on my own machines and administrated several different types of server platforms for about five years prior to launching, as has most of our team.
24/7/365 support is an absolute necessity, without question. Here we use the motto, “gamer’s never sleep”. Many providers don’t live up to their promises of offering a 24/7 service. Additionally, having team members on call 24/7 to respond to incidents is equally critical. Your ability to work and communicate with your clients in a timely manner is key – regardless of what time it is.
We’d like to continue working more closely with developers as we have these past few months, assisting in the development of their games and handling everything regarding game servers. In addition to this, we plan to push the sales of VPS/dedicated servers to cater to the needs of our more “advanced” customers.
ARK and Minecraft. A lot of our clients will start with one game type and come back for another. I don’t think it’s necessary to push for one game type all that hard. Instead I feel as though making sure your clients understand you can be their one-stop-shop for everything is what’s important.
We reach out to every available team member to assist in coming up with a solution. We have yet to have a case where we’re unable to resolve such an issue within minutes of release.
We have these every day. An example might be when we had to run a kernel change on one of our Unix-based machines to resolve an issue with Java for one customer’s Minecraft plugin – scheduling the update to run at the least active time and preparing the update for <10 minutes of downtime. Another example is when we need to run infrastructure-wide .NET updates on our 400+ Windows machines. Proper scheduling and preparation via RMM utilities makes this easy, although we need to be prepared and aware of the fact that something may go wrong.
We sponsor 50+ at this time. Probably not best to provide the full list.
Free BuyCraft trial, free migration services from their previous provider, free ARK cluster setups, etc.
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Host Havoc giving a demo of their control panel with the game Conan Exiles
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