So, I've used Hosthorde and ONLY Hosthorde for, well, coming up on 5 years next month. I have not had a minecraft server up for that whole 5 years but every time I do it's always Hosthorde. I've referred dozens of friends and not-so-friends to Hosthorde. Hell if they had a better referral program I'd never pay a server bill ever again. At the beginning of this month I had to close my server. It was due to only be down for about a week, my debit card got stolen and I was going to miss a payment. So I figured that was a good opening as any to do some updates and changes to the server then come back in a week. But when I came back I noticed there was a significant jump in prices all of a sudden. Now, my question is what new features are we getting to justify a roughly 40% jump in prices? If anything it seems to be Hosthorde has gotten weaker over the years. I remember on one server a whole back just to show off to a friend of mine that doubted my $25 server could be better than his $60 server. I used world edit to edit in 14,000 blocks of TNT and lit them all off. Then giggled like a madman as half the players watching crashed but the server kept going hardly missing a beat. Now a friend I just got to join a month ago paid for a year up front of the $40 server, supposibly the same specs as the one that mocked 14,000 TNT blocks, struggles to paste in a 14,000 block structure. So, I am launching my server again on the 6th. I spend the month of March going "ehh" at the jump in prices, wondering what justifies this. So now I just need to know, what does my extra 40% get me? Or should I just be going with a cheaper service that offers higher specs such as RS seems to? I originally came to Hosthorde because their prices were the lowest on the market. Even though it seemed like a far fetched scheme that they could offer serves as good as the big names as such lower prices but I didn't need a professional grade server, just one for friends. Now RS offers servers for 25% cheaper while at the same time giving 25-100% higher specs. What does Hosthorde offer anymore that they don't?